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Brookshire’s – Focus On Future


Brookshire Grocery Co. Establishes ‘Focus on the Future’ Scholarship Endowment at Jarvis Christian College Hawkins, Texas, Sept. October 1, 2020. Jarvis Christian College is pleased to announce the endowment of a scholarship for its students as part of Brookshire Grocery Company’s (BGC) “Focus on the Future” scholarship program. The $25,000 endowment is part of a larger initiative involving more than 40 colleges and universities in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

In addition to the scholarship endowment, the Company has granted Jarvis Christian College $10,000 to help address COVID-19 – induced food insecurity among its students while accessing their classes remotely. A recent survey sponsored by the College showed that many of its students live in food-insecure environments, compromising their learning while they are at home.

All College classes are being offered remotely for the Fall 2020 Semester. Together, the two initiatives represent BGC’s dedication to education and giving back to those who aspire to build a better future in the communities it serves. “We are very excited to launch the “Focus on the Future” 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.” They 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.

Requirements will vary by school, but the program intends to reward recipients based on financial need and leadership. 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 a higher education to focus on their endeavors to become tomorrow’s community leaders. “Jarvis Christian College is most pleased to receive this gift from Brookshire Grocery Company. The scholarship will help many deserving Jarvis students fulfill their dreams of a solid collegiate education in perpetuity, “said Dr. Lester Newman, President of the College. “We at Jarvis are also thankful for the Company’s assistance as we continue to find ways to address the food insecurity challenges facing many of our students. It takes the generosity of individuals and companies like Brookshire’s for higher education institutions like Jarvis Christian College to fulfill their missions. We hope that this is the beginning of a mutually-beneficial long-term partnership with Brookshire Groclong-termny,” Dr. Newman noted.

Jarvis Christian College (JCC) is a historically Black liberal art, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The College’s mission is to prepare students intellectually through academic programs that promote excellence in teaching and learning. Socially, through student-centered support programs that encourage positive and constructive communication among peers, faculty, and staff; spiritually, through programs that stimulate spiritual growth and worship; and personally, through interaction that fosters self-development and maturity.

The mission further seeks to prepare students for professional and graduate studies, productive careers, and function effectively in a global and technological society.

Media Contacts Cynthia Stancil | Public Relations | (903) 730-4890 Ext. 2510 | or Gwen Winters | Public Relations | (903) 730-4890 Ext. 3004 | 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, and three distribution centers and corporate offices. Media Contact Morgan Countryman, 903-534-3115 #


Jarvis Christian College to Host Its Annual ‘Jarvis Fest’ The week-long event will feature Actress and Social Activist Aunjanue Ellis, Dr. Dominique Robinson, Award-Winning Producer Amir Windom and more. Hawkins, TX – Jarvis Christian College has officially kicked off their annual multi-day event, Jarvis Fest, this week. The annual scholarship fundraising event benefits the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and will occur this year from October 29 – November 7.

Thursday morning, the college began its annual event with the virtual Get Out to Vote Virtual Awareness Day candid panel discussion. Both the Dean of Chapel at Wiley College, Dr. Dominique Robinson, and Actress and Social Activist Aujanue Ellis gave the presentation.

“Given the current climate we are in, our staff is taking additional measures to ensure safe social distancing by hosting Jarvis Fest 2020 online where students, faculty, staff, and families can come together and raise funds to support UNCF scholarships at JCC.,” said Olivia Mathis, the Director of Public Relations for Jarvis Christian College.

This year’s multi-day virtual festival will include events for the whole family, such as
 October 29 – “Rock the Vote” session with special guest Dr. Dominique Robinson and “Be Woke and Vote” candid discussion with special guest Aunjanue Ellis.
 November 4 – Jarvis Spirit and Social Media Day Challenge. Post and share your pictures and videos on social media using #JarvisFest2020 to show your Bulldog spirit! The virtual coronation of Mr. and Miss Jarvis Christian College.
 November 5 – Virtual 2020 Graduate and Professional School Fair. Master Class; Using Entertainment to Entertain and Change the World hosted by Amir Windom, award-winning record producer, and friends. Jarvis Got Talent, celebrate, and vote for your favorite student. Contestants can upload audition videos to Instagram using #JarvisFest2020.
 November 7 – Day of Giving. A special day of giving will close out fundraising efforts to support Jarvis Fest 2020! Join us on social media and donate to help raise $10,000 to benefit the UNCF. All funds raised support UNCF scholarships at Jarvis Christian College. Jarvis Fest, Virtual House Party, is benefiting UNCF hosted by Shani Scott featuring DJ Big Bink, Celebrity the Comedian, and Soulful Sounds Band.

More details, links, and local numbers are on the Jarvis Christian College Facebook page, Twitter, or by visiting For voter information and resources, please visit