Scholarship Recipients Honored at Annual Endowed Scholarship Banquet

Published: October 30, 2013

Scholarship Recipients Honored at Annual Endowed Scholarship Banquet

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – More than 200 scholarship recipients enrolled at the Island University were honored during the annual Endowed Scholarship Banquet held Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom.

During the event, the recipients had the opportunity to meet with more than 125 donors who have made it financially possible for them to pursue a college degree. Newly-created scholarships were also announced.

“There is no better investment than one that is made in people,” said Dr.  Trent Hill, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. “An endowment is an investment that changes people’s lives and continues to do so for generations to come.”

During the program, Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, thanked the donors for helping students pursue their educational goals and helping them reach their full potential. Killebrew also congratulated students on their hard work and dedication in their efforts for academic excellence.

Dilpreet Lidhar, a junior biomedical science major with a 4.0 grade point average, gave a student testimonial expressing her appreciation in receiving three different scholarships. She received the Academic Achievement Scholarship; the Honors Sophomore Scholarship funded by the Kenedy Foundation Scholarship; and the Partnership for Primary Care Scholarship funded by the Ruth Campbell Endowed Scholarship.

“These wonderful scholarships have made it possible for students, like myself, to attend this University,” said Lidhar, who is from Mission, Texas. “Without the help of these donors, obtaining our degrees would be incredibly difficult.”