Stripes Convenience Stores Scholarship Fund Drive for Students Continues
Posted: 12/10/14

Stripes Convenience Stores College
Scholarship Fund for Students Underway

Since Dec. 1, local and area Stripes Convenience Store customers have been able to donate to the Stripes College Scholarship Fund and assist Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) and other students.

 This is Stripes’ second in-store fundraising campaign, inviting customers to participate by donating as little as $1.  In appreciation for their contribution, customers receive a recognition cutout displayed in the store, along with a free 12-ounce Slush Monkey coupon and a buy-one-get-one-free regular-size Snickers candy bar.

Last year, the Fund provided TAMIU a $21,000 gift for TAMIU student scholarships.

Eduardo Pereda, vice president of Marketing for Stripes, LLC, said Stripes wants to make a difference in the lives of students pursuing their higher education goals.

"Last year, we raised $545,000 in scholarships… thanks to the help of our passionate Stripes team members and generous customers. As we look to the future, we believe that education is the key to unlocking the potential for success. It is our hope that by partnering with our customers and our team members, Stripes can positively impact our market areas by helping local students achieve their dreams of obtaining a college degree," Pereda said.

He noted the goal this year is to raise $600,000 to award scholarships to students in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

“All proceeds raised from the in-store campaign will be distributed to students in the 2015-2016 academic year.  Stripes is underwriting all administrative costs to run the scholarship program,” he concluded.

The month long in-store fundraising campaign will be held at all Stripes locations throughout the Stripes operating area ends Saturday, Dec. 31. 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  

TAMIU’s Spring 2015 semester begins Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

See a video about the Stripes College Scholarship Fund here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIgk92DVG1M

The Company operates over 645 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, over 580 under the Stripes banner and 47 under the Sac-N-Pac banner. Restaurant service is available in over 400 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo Taco Company brand. 

For more information about Stripes Convenience Stores visit www.stripesstores.com

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu