Wednesday, November 18th 2020

Brookshire Grocery Co. gifts $25,000 to KC as part of $1 million scholarship program

Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) is proud to announce a $25,000 gift to the Kilgore College Foundation to create an endowed student scholarship fund.

As part of the “Focus on the Future” scholarship program, BGC has committed $1 million to create student scholarships for more than 40 colleges and universities in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

BGC’s dedication to education is shown by giving back to those who aspire to build a better future in the communities the company 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, BGC chairman and CEO.

“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 the 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. Applicants can find a complete list of schools with the Focus on the Future scholarship program at

Focus on the Future is representative of BGC’s values. Since 1928, the company has operated on a strong foundation of core values.

One of the six core values is “Results-Driven with a Future Focus” meaning BGC strives for positive results every day which allows the company to better serve its customers, communities and employee-partners.

BGC intends for this scholarship program to award students who need financial assistance to obtain a higher education, and to focus on their endeavors to become the community leaders of tomorrow.

For information on philanthropic opportunities to support students and student success at KC, visit the KC Foundation website:

About Brookshire Grocery Company:

Based in Tyler, 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.

PHOTO ABOVE: Chris Martin, Kilgore Brookshire’s store director, and Joe Stephens, Brookshire's district manager, present a $25,000 check to the KC Foundation to create an endowed student scholarship fund. Photo by Rachel Stallard/KC