Kroger Central Division announced that Michael Weber of Fort Wayne, Indiana received a Kroger Scholars scholarship of $1,000. Michael is the son of William Weber, an associate at Kroger's Chestnut Plaza store in Fort Wayne, Illinois. Michael is a junior at Indiana University majoring in pre-medicine.
According to Kroger Central Division President Bob Moeder, "Strong support of education is an important responsibility for every corporate citizen. Education is one of five national priorities for The Kroger Co. and this operating division of Kroger places special emphasis on supporting K-12 education. That is why in February 2011 we launched a $3.8 million, three-year K-12 education strategy. Kroger associates are involved in and concerned about their children's education. Our decision to strengthen historical support of education going back more than 100 years is motivated by two priorities; improving the educational opportunities available to our children and building the best possible workforce for our future. We are pleased that one component of our strategy includes scholarships for 21 children of Kroger Central Division associates each year, including Michael. We are very proud of Michael's academic accomplishments and other achievements and it is our privilege to honor him in this way."