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"Focus on the Future" Scholarship Will Make College More Affordable for LSUS Students

November 02, 2020
Brookshire's and Super 1 Foods' Focus on the Future Scholarship

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Brookshire Grocery Co. has endowed a new scholarship for students at LSU Shreveport.

The company is partnering with LSUS and more than 40 other universities and colleges through its “Focus on the Future” scholarship program. Brookshire’s is investing more than $1 million in the program to support communities in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas.

The Brookshire’s Super 1 Foods “Focus on the Future” Endowed Scholarship at LSUS will offer financial assistance to students studying any field related to grocery operations. The scholarship will provide tuition assistance to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the participating institutions starting in fall 2021.

“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 towards their dreams.”

At LSUS, the scholarship will be available to any incoming freshman majoring in any area related to grocery operations. Students must have a grade point average of 2.75 and must demonstrate financial need.

“Brookshire's has just made earning a college degree more accessible for generations to come. Thank you for choosing LSUS to make this difference,” said LSUS Foundation Executive Director Laura Perdue.

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, along with three distribution centers and corporate offices.

“We are so thankful to the Brookshire Grocery Co. for this amazing endowment. Brookshire’s has been a stalwart brand in communities where so many of our students come from,” said LSUS Chancellor Larry Clark. “Supporting the academic development of students from these communities is a testament to their social and civic leadership.”

About the LSUS Foundation

The LSUS Foundation promotes philanthropic support for LSUS programs and areas of study while recognizing the all-important growth and success of economic development in northwest Louisiana. The LSUS Foundation houses 58 endowed professorships and chairs and awards over 150 scholarships each year.

About LSU Shreveport

Founded in 1967, Louisiana State University Shreveport offers a wide array of nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a doctoral degree. The university’s mission is to educate a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students; engage in regional and global thought leadership through community collaboration and service; and innovate to enhance the application of knowledge and intellectual discovery through faculty and student research and creative endeavors.

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