Maxey Companies Finance Scholarship

Merlin Maxey, left, and SRSU President Bill Kibler sign the scholarship agreement.—Laura Nelson photo

By Laura Nelson

Merlin Maxey, CEO of Maxey Companies, recently met with Sul Ross State University President Bill Kibler and Sul Ross Rio Grande College Associate Provost/Dean Paul Sorrels in Uvalde to sign a scholarship agreement.

The first scholarship will be awarded for the fall 2015/spring 2016 academic year. Students who qualify for the $2,000 per year scholarship will be enrolled full time and seeking a degree at Rio Grande College. They will also have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.00 for undergraduate students and 3.50 for graduate students, be a resident of a county served by Maxey Companies (Kerr, La Salle, Maverick, Val Verde or Uvalde) and will attend an approved financial literacy course.

Merlin Maxey believes local education is important to train and equip its citizens to work in the area. He is active in the Texas Food and Fuel Association, a professional organization of petroleum, grocery and convenience store retailing industries that also awards a number of scholarships each year.

Maxey Companies makes its home in Uvalde and embodies a diverse group of businesses that includes wholesale petroleum products, convenience stores, food establishments, check cashing services, and commercial real estate.

The substantial gift from the Maxey Companies will offer more Rio Grande College students the means to complete a degree and continue serving the communities in which they live.