Press Release From Sodexo-Attention Military Families, Sodexo-Sponsored Scholarships Available Now Through Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

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GAITHERSBURG, MD, February 7, 2013 – The application period for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is open; children of U.S. Marines and Navy Corpsmen looking to attend college and embark on a career path in the hospitality or business sectors are encouraged to apply for one of five $5,000 scholarships. Sodexo, Inc., leading Quality of Life services company, donated $100,000 in scholarships to the Foundation over four years, offering five scholarships annually to qualified dependents of a current Active Duty, Reserve or Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy Corpsmen.

“Our company is committed to supporting military families, and we have dedicated significant resources to hiring and training those who have served,” said David Scanlan, president, Sodexo Government. “This scholarship program is just another way Sodexo can make a quality of life impact for this important community we proudly serve.“

In addition to the $5,000 scholarship for education, recipients also receive access to internships with Sodexo, as well as the opportunity to develop mentoring relationships with highly experienced professionals, an important part of being career-ready for any graduate.

“We are extremely honored to partner with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation to support the dependents of our veterans through scholarship and internship opportunities,” added Scanlan.

Scholarship applications are currently available at www.mcsf.org until March 1.

Sodexo, the official foodservice provider of the U.S. Marine Corps, also supports important programs like the Marine Corps Marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run and Healthy School Award program, and the Marine Corps Community Service Youth Sports Association. Sodexo also hired over 500 veterans this year honoring its commitment as a corporate sponsor of White House initiative Joining Forces.

About the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to U.S. military families. Since 1962, the Foundation has provided more than 27,000 scholarships valued at over $67,000,000 to Marine Corps sons and daughters whose parents have been killed or wounded in combat or have demonstrated financial need. The Foundation is proud to have been named by Independent Charities of America as ‘Best in America’ for demonstrating “the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.” For more information on the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation please visit www.mcsf.org.

About Sodexo
Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more than 45 years of experience: from reception, safety, maintenance and cleaning, to foodservices and facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance and concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 420,000 employees throughout the world.

Sodexo in North America
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), leading Quality of Life services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Services in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.SodexoFoundation.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at www.sodexoUSA.com/blog.

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