Brookshire establishes endowment at Henderson

Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) has announced the “Focus on the Future” scholarship program in partnership with Henderson State University and more than 40 other universities and colleges in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

BGC established a $25,000 endowment at Henderson. Students majoring in business, communications, and computer science are eligible for the scholarship.

“We are 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 the company. “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 towards their dreams.”

The scholarship will provide tuition assistance to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in participating institutions starting in fall 2021. Requirements will vary by school, but the program aims to reward recipients based on financial need and leadership.

The majority of the scholarships are established perpetually.

Henderson Foundation is offering approximately $400,000 in scholarships to new and returning Henderson students for the 2021-2022 academic year. The BGC scholarship is one of 300 open for applications at hsu.academicworks.com. 

Deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2021.

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 870-230-5347.