Individuals Can Apply for 2014-2015 Scholarships Through April 30

Article by: Melinda Eddleman

They exceeded their goal. Now, Del Mar College students can benefit.

Stripes Convenience Stores customers contributed more than $545,000 in just four weeks to the 2013 Stripes College Scholarship Fund campaign in December, far exceeding the goal of $400,000. In just the first year of its existence, the Stripes College Scholarship Fund will award $1,000 scholarships to 545 students in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

Del Mar College received $47,000 toward student scholarships.

“We are so grateful to Stripes for supporting education,” said Mary McQueen, CFRE and Executive Director of Development and the DMC Foundation. “Their $47,000 donation will allow 47 Del Mar College students to pursue their dreams right here in Corpus Christi. What an incredible gift to the community!” 

The DMC Foundation is accepting applications for all scholarships available at the College through April 30. To apply for the Stripes College Scholarship and all others available through DMC, go online at www.delmar.edu/scholarships/.

Questions? Individuals can contact the College’s Office of Development at 361-698-1317 or foundation@delmar.edu.

“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 (NYSE: SUSS), the parent company of Stripes LLC in a release distributed by Stripes. “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.”

“By supporting our students, Stripes is investing in the potential and power of our local workforce,” added McQueen.

The four-week in-store fundraising campaign was held at all Stripes locations throughout the Stripes operating area Dec. 2-29. The scholarship awards will be selected and managed by participating community colleges and universities enrolled in the program.

For more information about the Stripes College Scholarship Fund, visit www.stripesfoundation.com.

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