West Texas Strong Memorial Scholarship winners announced

Three Midland students have been awarded $2,500 for the upcoming Fall semester from The Kent Companies West Texas Strong Memorial Scholarship. The award winners are Joaquin Armendariz, Jayce Heinemann and Andrew Martinez.

Joaquin Armendariz will be attending Texas A&M University and is a Biomedical Sciences major.

Jayce Heinemann is attending the University of Texas Permian Basin and is an Environmental Sciences Major.

Andrew Martinez will be attending Midland College and is a Criminal Justice Major.

Congratulations to all our award winners. The next round of scholarships will go out for the Fall of 2023 and the application will open in April of 2023.

Registration Now open for Bountyland chartiy golf tournament

Join us at the Cross Creek Country Club in Seneca, South Carolina, for the Bountyland Charity Golf Tournament. This day will feature a 4-man team shotgun start at 12:30 pm, ending with raffle prizes and a steak dinner at the clubhouse. Sponsorship and team spots are now open for registration. Please click the below link to fill out your registration form.

Registration now open for the kent companies 2022 charity golf tournament

Join us Thursday, June 16th, for The Kent Companies 2022 Charity Golf Tournament at Odessa Country Club in Odessa, Tx. The day will consist of an 8am shotgun start and a 1pm shotgun start. Raffle prizes will be given out at lunch for the morning round and at an evening reception for the afternoon round.

Buckner in Midland will be the recipient of this year’s donations. Bucker provides adoption services as well as resources for single-parent families. You can learn more Bucker here.

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The Kent Companies Give $14,000 in College Scholarships to Team Members

On Thursday, Aug. 19th, The Kent Companies hosted its second Team Member Scholarship day where Owner and CEO, Bill Kent, gave out $14,000 in college scholarships to Team Members across all entities of the company. Recipients of the scholarships were Team Members who are currently students and newly hired to Baskin Robbins, Huddle House, Rustic Cafe, Kent Car Wash and Kent Kwik Convenience Stores. To receive the scholarship, the students had to work full-time from June to August.

Team Members and their families gathered at the corporate office of The Kent Companies where they were welcomed with balloon towers, finger food and a Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Cake. Before the handing out of the checks, Bill Kent, Owner, and Todd Watkins, President, spoke to the students and their families about the importance of education and the pride The Kent Companies takes in being able to help students. The students were then called up to receive their $1,000 checks and get their pictures taken.

The 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Braleigh Blanchette
Cameron Curry
Claire Endy
Hadley Hough
Lydia Lee

Brelyn Carrillo
Shubhi Dhamija
Cadence Gee
Amber Kelly
Felicity Vicars

Jessica Colwell
Gold Egot
Jordan Granado
Hannah Lee

This is the second year this event has been hosted, the first being in 2019, and the hope is to continue this program for many summers to come. In addition to this program, The Kent Companies also offers tuition reimbursement to all team members enrolled in college classes. To learn more about this and other benefits visit, https://thekentcompanies.com/employment.php.

Thank you to the Odessa American for attending our event. Read their article here: https://www.oaoa.com/local-news/kent-companies-awards-students-scholarships/

Application Process for The West Texas Strong Memorial Scholarship Program is Now Open

The application process for our West Texas Strong Memorial Scholarship is now open! Three students will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship for the upcoming school year. This scholarship is open to all Midland and Odessa residents enrolled full-time at a two- or four-year university or vocational school. The Kent Companies have established a scholarship program to assist residents of Midland or Odessa Texas who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

Founded locally by the late Buck Kent in 1957, The Kent Companies began as Kent Oil and Kent Distributors and still remains a family-owned business. The Kent Companies is comprised of multiple entities including 58 Kent Kwik Convenience Stores; 15 Mr. Payroll Check Cashing locations; 3 Rustic Cafés; 5 Huddle House Restaurants; 3 Baskin Robbins; 7 Kent Car Washes and 2 Kent Tire Stores. The Kent Companies continues to expand their business both locally and out of state. The company continues to win “Best of” in each of the markets they serve.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.