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Here They Are: Border Foods and Carol Williams 2022 Scholarship Winners!


Border Foods is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Border Foods and Carol Williams scholarships. Introduced together in 2019, these scholarships were created as a way to help our team members reach higher education goals. 


The Carol Williams Scholarship holds special meaning as it carries on the legacy of former Border Foods VP of Operations Carol Williams, who is credited for founding the company’s deeply rooted family culture. Carol passed away in 2018.

“Carol was a person who had tremendous belief in people,” according to Carol’s husband, Border Foods’ Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams.

The following bright, determined individuals were proudly awarded $5,500 in Carol’s honor: 

  • Lauren Servais — Nicollet, MN
  • Manuel Ramirez-Lopez — Hudson, WI
  • Jaydlyn Skinner — Bettendorf, IA
  • Benson Richards — Bettendorf, IA
  • Niles Hite — McFarland, WI
  • Grant Gillen — Monmouth, IL
  • Uda Kimba — Rock Island, IL

Equally deserving and dedicated, Border Foods Scholarship winners each receive $3,000 and this year’s recipients are:

  • Serafin Patino — Northfield, MN
  • Harmony Goodman — Allegan, MI
  • Rose Pankiewicz — Allendale, MI

About Border Foods and Carol Williams Scholarships

Border Foods team members who are seeking higher education may be eligible to apply for the Border Foods and Carol Williams scholarships. Applicants must have been employed with the company for at least six months (averaging an 18-hour work week) as of the application deadline and be actively pursuing secondary education. Any money awarded to individuals should be used for tuition and other school costs. Recipients can stack Border Foods scholarship wins with Taco Bell Foundation’s Live Más Scholarship, which ranges from $5,000 to $25,000 (check out our lucky 2022 Live Más winners).