Tyler Junior College has received a $25,000 “Focus on the Future” scholarship from Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC).
BGC recently established the Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods “Focus on the Future” scholarship program in partnership with more than 40 universities and colleges in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. This $1 million-plus commitment represents 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 a lasting program which will help thousands of students achieve their dreams for years to come,” said Brad Brookshire, chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “We support our local communities and value education which is one of our top philanthropic efforts. So many families and individuals have been financially impacted by the pandemic. We are proud to be able to help those aspiring toward their dreams.”
This program is designed to reward students in BGC’s market areas for their dedication, hard work and outstanding academic achievements. The Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods “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. The majority of the scholarships are established in perpetuity to be annual scholarships.
“TJC is grateful to Brookshire’s and Super 1 for their commitment to helping students achieve a college education during these challenging times,” said Mitch Andrews, TJC vice president of institutional advancement and executive director of the TJC Foundation. “Their endowed scholarship with the Tyler Junior College Foundation through the ‘Focus on the Future’ program will benefit generations of East Texas students. We are thankful for their vision and generosity.”