Two of the three recent Brookshire’s scholarship winners are from Pine Bluff, according to a news release.

Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market stores sponsored the “Because History Matters” Scholarship Program, which honored three recent Arkansas high school graduates.

Winners were:

• Kevin Crumpton Jr. from Pine Bluff High School — the first-place winner in Arkansas. He will receive a $5,000 scholarship for his original essay about President Barack Obama’s impact on history, according to a news release.

• Khalil Brownlee from Malvern High School — the second place winner. Brownlee will receive a $3,000 scholarship for his essay on Dr. Samuel L. Kountz.

• Abigail Herrin from Watson Chapel High School — the third place winner. She will receive a $1,500 scholarship for her essay on Madame C.J. Walker.

Brookshire Grocery Co. awarded $38,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, where the company operates stores, including separate scholarships for company employees.

“Recipients were selected based on the content of their essay, along with their academic achievement, financial need and demonstration of leadership including awards, achievements, extracurricular activities and community service,” according to the release.

Applicants were required to have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

“Our company is proud to offer this scholarship program that celebrates history and spotlights outstanding students in communities we serve,” said Brad Brookshire, chairman and chief executive officer for Brookshire Grocery Co. “We are excited to recognize these deserving recipients for their accomplishments as student leaders in our communities and provide support as they further their education.”