Bruners add to Tarleton scholarship to honor 20 years of educational support
For two decades, area students have been attending Tarleton State University with the help of local auto dealership Bruner Auto Family, a philanthropic family and employees.
The Dwain and Carolyn Bruner Endowed Scholarship was established with the Tarleton State University Foundation, Inc., in February 1999 with a gift of $10,000. Employees of Bruner’s have also participated in the scholarship, making annual donations each December. A recent donation of $5,000, to commemorate the Bruners’ 50th year in business locally, has been added to the scholarship fund.
“What began as an idea to honor Dwain and Carolyn has turned into a 20-year journey of
supporting students in their academic pursuits,” said the couple’s son, Greg. “It has been a
privilege to see these students accomplish great things after completion of their education
and to know we had a small part of that success.”
The recipients of the scholarship are entering freshmen who graduate from an Erath County High School with a 3.2 GPA or above and demonstrate leadership skills and financial need.
In the 20 years since the scholarship’s creation, more than 40 students have been awarded an estimated $200,000.