Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) is proud to announce the “Focus on the Future” scholarship program in partnership with more than 40 universities and colleges in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, including Paris Junior College. This more than $1 million donation is a substantial representation of BGC’s dedication to educatioœn and giving back to those who aspire to build a better future in the communities it serves.
“We are very excited to launch a lasting program which will help thousands of students achieve their dreams for years to come,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman, and CEO of Brookshire Grocery Co. “We support our local communities and value education, which is one of our top philanthropic efforts. The pandemic has financially impacted so many families and individuals. We are proud to be able to help those aspiring towards their dreams.”
We designed this program to reward students in BGC’s market areas for their dedication, hard work, and outstanding academic achievements. The Brookshire’s and Super 1 Food’s “Focus on the Future” scholarship will provide tuition assistance to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the participating institutions starting in fall 2021.
Brookshire’s has set up an endowed scholarship with the PJC Memorial Foundation that will provide a scholarship. The requirements are as follows: applicants are first considered based on need, must maintain a 2.5 minimum Grade Point Average, and have a confirmed significant relevant to the company business, including business/accounting, management, finance, computer information systems, communications, advertising, marketing, public relations, and related majors.
“We are grateful to Brookshire Grocery Company for funding an endowment to provide scholarships for students,” said Dr. Pam Anglin, PJC President. “We are excited to be able to offer scholarships for students majoring in areas related to the Brookshire Company business.”
Focus on the Future is representative of BGC’s values. Since 1928, the company has operated on a strong foundation of core values. One of the six core values is “Results-Driven with a Future Focus,” meaning BGC strives for positive results every day, which allows the company to serve our customers, communities, and employee-partners better.
BGC intends for this scholarship program to award students who need financial assistance to obtain higher education and focus on their endeavors to become tomorrow’s community leaders.
Based in Tyler, Texas, BGC is a regional family-owned grocery business that employs more than 15,000 individuals throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. The company operates more than 180 stores under the Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, FRESH by Brookshire’s, and Spring Market banners, along with three distribution centers and corporate offices.