Smith's Food & Drug Stores

Smith’s Food & Drug Stores

LAS VEGAS – In partnership with The Public Education Foundation, Smith’s Food & Drug Stores is pleased to announce the four recipients of the Smith’s “Personal Best” Scholarships. The class of 2017 scholarship winners are: Kiana Mendiola from Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts; Cassandra Pascua from Valley High School; Megan Davis from Moapa Valley High School; and Aung Oo from Durango High School.


On behalf of Smith’s, the PEF accepts applications annually from CCSD seniors who have overcome a serious personal challenge or adversity, and a team of Smith’s associates select four students to receive scholarships in the amount of $2,000. Recipients are most often students who may not be eligible for other scholarships that require exceptional grades as a requirement. All applicants must plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution and verification of college enrollment is required. The scholarship funds are applied toward their tuition, fees and other appropriate educational expenses, and disbursed in equal payments over two semesters.


“Smith’s is proud to invest in Nevada’s youth and their future,” said Smith’s vice president public affairs Marsha Gilford. “Every year we see many bright students who need a little help funding their education. We look forward to helping these students reach their full potential, so that they don’t miss future opportunities because of financial hardship.”


Smith’s has a long history of supporting the Personal Best Scholarships since the program’s inception back in 1995, and has donated more than $200,000 to The Public Education Foundation’s programs.


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About Smith’s Food & Drug Stores

Smith’s is a division of the Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), one of the nation’s largest retail grocers. From its division office in Salt Lake City, Smith’s 15,600 associates serve customers in 133 stores throughout seven western states including 37 stores in southern Nevada In 2016, $2.3 million was donated in smith’s name to Nevada nonprofit organizations. For more information, please visit