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Kroger awards 12 college scholarships

Martha SparksSociety editor

December 5, 2012

ROANOKE, Va. — Among the 12 $1,000 college scholarships the Kroger Co. Foundation awarded to children of Kroger associates in the Mid-Atlantic region was a local student.


Jenna Turner of Chapmanville, who is attending Marshall University, is the second member of her family to be awarded the scholarship.


Jenna brother received a Kroger Scholarship in 2005. Their mother, Judith Turner, who works at the Kroger store in Danville, wrote about the program: “Kroger knows that children are our future and the company is making a very important investment in children of associates, and at the same time, relieving associates’ minds of the burden of the high cost of college education. The amount invested in our children will help them attend classes and pursue professional careers that will help build a strong working America.”


Since the program began in 2007, 1,520 students have received scholarships valued at $1,000. Of those students 72 were awarded to children of associates in the Mid-Atlantic region.


Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic region operates 122 stores in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the eastern portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio from its headquarters in Roanoke.