Pictured left to right, SAU Foundation Executive Director, Macy Braswell; SAU President, Dr. Trey Berry; Brookshire Grocery Company Store Manager, Brandon Jones, and SAU Vice President for Advancement, Josh Kee.

Brookshire Grocery Company recently announced the establishment of the “Focus on the Future” scholarship program which is in partnership with more than 40 universities and colleges in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

A $25,000 gift to the Southern Arkansas University Foundation created an endowed student scholarship fund to reward students for their dedication, hard work, and outstanding academic achievements. The scholarship is intended for a student preparing for a career in Business, Computer Science, Information Technology, or Communications.

To qualify, applicants must be full-time students in good standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Brookshire has made more than $1 million in contributions to Focus on the Future.

“We are very excited to launch a lasting program which will help thousands of students achieve their dreams for years to come,” Brad Brookshire, chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery 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.”

SAU Vice President for Advancement Josh Kee said, “On behalf of the Mulerider family, we are forever grateful to partner with Brookshire’s to create opportunities for future generations of students. Scholarships provide the margin of excellence that makes all the difference to our students.”

This grant was part of the University’s Love and Loyalty Campaign, an effort that is in its fifth and final year seeking to raise $22.275 million. Increasing the number of scholarship endowments available through the SAU Foundation is a major focus of the campaign.

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