At Brookshire Grocery Company, we support our local communities and value education. Our mission is to make our communities better through our people, products, stores and service, and making opportunities like scholarships available to local students is one way we’re making communities better.
We recognize Black History Month as a time to pay special homage and celebrate the achievements of African Americans throughout history. In honor of Black History Month, BGC presents the “Because History Matters” Scholarship Program, which will award $38,000 in scholarships to 9 high school seniors and 3 BGC partner students within our market areas in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
We encourage all students, regardless of ethnicity, to apply for the Because History Matters scholarship. This program is designed to reward local students in our market areas for their dedication, hard work and outstanding academic achievements. The Because History Matters scholarship will provide tuition assistance to graduating seniors enrolling in a junior college, four-year institution or an accredited technical college in the fall of 2018. Recipients will be selected based on eligibility, an original essay, academic achievement, leadership (including awards, extracurricular activities, community service, etc.) and financial need.
To apply for the Because History Matters scholarship, please complete the online application by clicking the link for “General Application” below. Partners who work in Brookshire’s, Spring Markets or Super 1 Foods stores, along with their immediate family members are eligible, but must apply for the partner version of this scholarship by clicking on the “Partner Application” button below or under the link located on the company portal. “Immediate Family Members” shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, whether or not living at the same residence.
Scholarship Awards: First Place $5,000; Second Place $3,000; Third Place $1,500
Deadline: Applications must be received by February 23, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Winners will be notified on March 21st , 2018, or after.
Applicants may apply only once.