Stripes Convenience Stores Scholarship Fund campaign to assist 18 VC students
March 29, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.
Updated March 28, 2014 at 10:29 p.m.
Stripes Convenience Stores gave $18,000 in customer donations with Victoria College as part of its 2013 Stripes College Scholarship Fund campaign.
Store customers contributed more than $545,000 to the campaign from Dec. 2-29, exceeding its goal of $400,000. Customers purchased $1 Stripes College Scholarship Fund paper cutouts during the December 2013 campaign to help local students receive a college education.
"We originally thought we would be able to award four scholarships but, thanks to the overwhelming number of customers that donated to the Stripes Scholarship Fund, the scholarships will help 18 students in our area reach their educational goals," said Amy Mundy, VC Foundation executive director.
In its inaugural year, the Stripes College Scholarship Fund will award $1,000 scholarships to 545 students in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. All funds raised from the in-store campaign will be distributed as student scholarships in the 2014-15 academic year. Stripes Convenience Stores is underwriting all administrative costs to run the scholarship program.
"Young people are our future, and there's no better investment we can make in the communities where we live and work than helping our youth go to college," said Sam L. Susser, chairman, CEO and president of Susser Holdings Corporation, the parent company of Stripes LLC. "As we look to the future, we believe that education is the key to unlocking the potential for success. Today, historically disadvantaged students are not reaching the same level of educational attainment as the general population, and it is our hope that by partnering with our customers and our team members, Stripes can positively impact this critical issue."
For more information about the Stripes College Scholarship Fund, visit StripesFoundation.com.