FORT MILL, SC — Broad River Retail (BRR), one of the largest and fastest-growing independently owned and operated Ashley Store licensees, awarded $65,000 in scholarships to nine recipients through its Founders Scholarship Fund for the 2024-2025 academic school year.

“Broad River Retail extends its sincerest congratulations to these exceptional individuals for their remarkable academic achievements,” Manny Rodrigues, Broad River Retail Chief Operating Officer said. “In these individuals, we’ve seen an unwavering dedication to academic excellence. We wish them every success as they continue their journey towards what is undoubtedly a bright future.”

The Founders Scholarship Fund winners:

  • Amahri Boykin​
  • Mark Deulley
  • Denasia Dixon
  • Emelyne Henderson
  • Kaiya McDonald
  • Tamya Ormond
  • Claire Phillips
  • Vincent Sayles​
  • Jenna Webb

Scholarships were granted across five tiered levels (bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and diamond) with amounts reaching up to $15,000 per year, split evenly between two semesters. Funds may be utilized for academic-related expenses including tuition, books, fees, and school-approved housing.

“It brings us great joy to present these scholarships to such remarkable individuals,” said Charlie Malouf, President and CEO of Broad River Retail. “Education can transform lives in profound ways. The Founders Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 as a gesture of appreciation from our co-founders and demonstrates Broad River Retail’s dedication to furnishings life’s best memories for our Memory Makers and their families by helping to offset the cost of higher education.”