Graduating seniors have a chance to pay homage to black Americans who’ve made significant contributions to society while also earning money for college through Brookshire Grocery Company’s Because History Matters Scholarship Program. It awards scholarships to high school students within market areas in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
The first place award is $3,000; second place $2,000; and third place, $1,000. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 22. Winners will be notified on Feb. 28 or after.
All students, regardless of ethnicity, may apply for the Because History Matters scholarship. This program is designed to reward local students in the company’s market areas for their dedication, hard work and outstanding academic achievements.
The 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 2017. Recipients will be selected based on eligibility, an original essay, academic achievement, leadership and financial need.
Apply for the Because History Matters scholarship here.
Brookshire Grocery Company partners and their immediate family members are eligible, but must apply for the partner version of this scholarship by clicking here. Immediate family members refers to parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, whether or not living at the same residence.
Applicants may apply only once. For more information, visit the scholarship page.