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Record $2.5 Million in Scholarships Announced

February 2005

Private donors gave a record $2.5 million for scholarships during recent months. The funding includes $1.5 million from The Robert J. Kleberg Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation in support of residents in the School of Medicine, and $240,000 from the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Inc., which operates the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The San Antonio Livestock Exposition scholarships aid medical and nursing students at the Health Science Center.

Donors who gave $100,000 or more also included The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Foundation, which is supporting the education of South Texas medical students; The Mrs. Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation, also supporting medical students; Herbert Pearce and Dr. Martha Wood, whose gifts are aiding students in the Dental School; and the South Texas Academic Rising Scholars (STARS) program, supporting medical students.

Other donors include Dr. William and Mrs. Rita Head, whose scholarships are helping medical and nursing students; the Dental School Alumni Association; the Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. and Congressman Henry Bonilla; Howard A. Halff; members of the Health Science Center Presidentís Council; and the Allied Health Student Scholarship Fund.

"Our generous donors have made a strong commitment to stand by the physicians, nurses, dentists, bench researchers and allied health professionals we are educating for the future," President Cigarroa said.

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