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Lubbock, Texas-based regional retailer United Supermarkets has awarded scholarships via its United Supermarkets Graduate Fellowship Endowment at Texas Tech University for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The students are Lubbock natives Cassandra Huey, Lindsay Huffhines and Stephany Wines; Callan Olive of Amarillo, Texas; Robert Imel of Pampa, Texas; Amanda King of Plainview, Texas; and Philena Farmer of Lamesa, Texas.
Additionally, four recipients will continue to receive the endowment scholarships they received last year: Lubbock natives Valeria Hernandez, Cameron Oliver and David Tombs, as well as Emily Hammer of Perryton, Texas.
The endowment resulted from a $3 million gift from United to the Texas Tech Foundation to endow two scholarship programs at the university. Scholarships are available to both new and continuing graduate students pursuing any area of study at Texas Tech.
“This year’s deserving recipients are active in the Lubbock community and working toward graduate degrees from Texas Tech University,” said Shelby Crews, executive director of the United Supermarkets Community Foundation. “With financial help from the endowment, we hope these students have a successful, more affordable college experience.”
Recipients will be honored at a reception Oct. 17 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center on the Texas Tech campus.