CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Nearly 400 scholarship recipients enrolled at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi were honored during the annual Endowed Scholarship Banquet held the evening of October 27, in the University Center. During the event, scholarship recipients had the opportunity to personally meet their donors and thank them for their generosity. More than 80 donors attended the banquet.
“Scholarship endowments are vital to the growth of this University,” said Dr. Trent Hill, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. “They enable the University to keep a college education within reach financially. It also helps us recruit and retain well-qualified students and recognize outstanding performance and exceptional potential in students.”
An endowed scholarship is a gift held in perpetuity and invested to provide a stable funding source. The gift is placed in a fund and a portion of the income earned from that fund finances a scholarship for deserving students, now and in the future.
“The endowed renewable scholarship that I received has given me the ability to pursue my degree and not worry about post-college debt,” said James ‘Gus’ Ladwig, a geographical information science major who received the Presidential Top Scholar award, the University’s most selective scholarship.
For more information on ways to support student scholarships, contact the Texas A&M -Corpus Christi Scholarship Office at 361.825.3703.