$61,000 awarded to Florence area students

May 15, 2019 GMT

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Ruiz 4 Kids is helping the dreams of continued education for current and future college students.

A total of 61 Florence and surrounding area students are recipients of the 2019 Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarships. Each student was awarded a $1,000 scholarship and received a generous number of El Monterey product coupons for those quick lunches or late-night study snacks.

This year’s total of $600,000 sets a new record for the Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship Program. Last year Ruiz 4 Kids awarded $575,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college transfer students.

“Ruiz 4 Kids has always believed in helping local students’ pursuit of higher education,” said Kimberly Goble Beck, Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship Program Chairman. “They are our future teachers, tradesman, CEO’s, Doctors, contractors, artists and many other professions. After putting in four or more years of hard work into their education, the cost of tuition or even a textbook should not prohibit them from achieving their dream.”


All scholarship dollars are raised via the Louis F. Ruiz Golf Invitational. The very first scholarships were awarded in 1987 when Ruiz 4 Kids raised $2500. Since then, close to $4M in scholarships have been awarded to students in the areas where Ruiz Foods Team Members live and work: Dinuba, California; Denison, Texas; and Florence, South Carolina.