Applications are being accepted from now through March 10, 2017 for the annual Ruiz 4 Kids scholarships. High school seniors attending a high school within a 35-mile radius of Denison can apply, as well as Grayson College students planning to transfer to a four-year university.

High school applicants must have a 2.5 grade point average if they plan on attending a two-year college or vocational institution. Applicants who will be attending a four-year college or university must have a grade point average of 3.0 or more. Community college students must have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or above at the community college level. Guidelines, information and applications are available at

The Ruiz 4 Kids scholarship program is available to students in select high schools in specific geographic area where Ruiz Foods has manufacturing facilities - Denison, Dinuba/Tulare, California and Florence, South Carolina. More than 600 scholarship applications are received each year and reviewed by teams comprised of several dozen Ruiz Foods team members. In the past seven years, the non-profit group has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships. Money for the scholarships is raised by the annual Louis F. Ruiz Golf Invitational. This year’s tournament will be on April 4 at the Valley Oaks Golf Course in Visalia, California.