The Central Texas College (CTC) Foundation was the recent beneficiary of a new endowed scholarship thanks to a $25,000 donation by James and Kim Fikes, owners of CEFCO Convenience Stores. The C.E. (CEFCO) Fikes Endowed Scholarship will be used to assist students majoring in business to include accounting, marketing and management as well as human resources and information technology.
The endowed scholarship is named in honor of Mr. C.E. Fikes, a native of Cameron, Texas . He is the founder of Fikes Wholesale, Inc., the holding company for CEFCO Convenience Stores, Fleet Fuel, Sunbelt Ice, CORD Financial Services, Group Petroleum Services and JF Air Traffic, Inc.
A $25,000 check was recently presented to Judy Heartfield, CTC Foundation director, during a banquet at the conclusion of CEFCO’s annual golf tournament fundraiser in Salado. “We are so thrilled to receive this endowment and CEFCO’s choice to support higher education in this manner,” noted Heartfield. “This donation is evidence of the company’s dedication to helping others in the communities it serves and highlights the company’s goal which is to ‘do the right thing.’ We look forward to presenting the first CEFCO scholarship next year.”
CEFCO Convenience Stores have been in operation since 1979 and is headquartered in Temple, TX . It is a fast growing chain of convenience stores with 124 locations across Texas, Mississippi and Alabama. It has also become a community leader through its’ 10-year corporate sponsorship of the Children’s Miracle Network.
The CTC Foundation was incorporated in 1992 for the purpose of providing scholarships for deserving people who seek the opportunity for self improvement. Last year more than 220 scholarships totaling nearly $157,000 were presented to deserving students.