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 Grove City County Market Owners Endow Scholarship at SRU 




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              SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Dave and Vicki Knopp, owners of the Grove City County Market, a community-oriented grocery, have endowed the Grove City County Market Scholarship with a gift of $25,000 as part of The Campaign for Slippery Rock University. It is the second scholarship established by the couple to help area students attend SRU.

“Slippery Rock University is indeed fortunate and proud to count Dave and Vicki Knopp among its friends and benefactors, said President Robert Smith. “Already the David and Victoria Knopp Scholarship has provided thousands of dollars in support of Grove City County Market employees and their families pursuing an education at Slippery Rock University. The culture of giving at Slippery Rock University was initiated by caring individuals such as Dave and Vicki.”

            The Grove City County Market Endowed Scholarship will provide financial assistance to students matriculating to SRU from Grove City, Mercer and Slippery Rock school districts who demonstrate dedication and perseverance in their academic work. It will be available to first-year students regardless of their academic major beginning with fall semester.

           The endowed scholarship is further evidence of Grove City County Market’s community spirit. With more than 85 percent of undergraduates in need of financial aid to attend the university, scholarship support provided by alumni and friends is critical.

           “Vicki and I are pleased to permanently endow this scholarship to encourage the academic initiatives of area students,” said Dave Knopp, a member of the Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc., board of directors. “This July will mark the 20th year the Grove City County Market has served the area. We are remodeling the store for customer convenience, and we will continue to find ways to better serve area residents,” said Knopp.


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