Outside Scholarships

Apply classroom learning to the real world

Franklin Pierce University students have the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the professional work environment through a partnership with C&S Wholesale Grocers. The C&S Scholars Program provides networking opportunities, internships, and a co-op pathway to employment after graduation.


This program fosters professional connections, hands-on learning, and access to the latest technology. Students work as part of a $25 billion sales operation that was ranked one of the ten largest privately held companies in the U.S. by Forbes.

  • Learn more about C&S during your FYI class
  • Polish your presentation at the Resume Review Day
  • During the Career Panel connect with Franklin Pierce alumni that have found success at C&S
  • Prepare your application to the C&S Scholars Program during sophomore year

Choose either the fall or spring semester to explore a paid internship at C&S in Keene. Pursue interesting, challenging, and meaningful work while contributing to the bottom line. This three-credit course allows you to explore a wide range of business functions, including:

  • Accounting
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Procurement
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain Logistics

After successfully completing an internship at C&S, you may be selected to join the competitive co-op program, which can lead to direct employment after graduation. You’ll spend an entire semester senior year working full time, which will count for three classes at Franklin Pierce—and a paycheck, too!

Upon completion of your undergraduate degree, this program can lead you directly into a successful career. Join the C&S team as full-time employee and receive tuition assistance to continue into graduate school after one year of employment.

Ready to Apply?

Download an application and review the requirements. Please submit the application, essay, and other materials to CollegeRelations@cswg.com.

About C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 14,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 140,000 different products.

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