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LAMAR BRUNI VERGARA EDUCATIONAL FUND
The Lamar Bruni Vegara Trust was established in 1989. The legacy of its namesake continues through the enhancement of the Catholic Church, educational and health institutions, and numerous local social services organizations.
As her health deteriorated in later years, she sought to ensure that her care for her community would continue. She was a Laredo philanthropist whose vision and legacy of assisting higher education continues through the benevolent acts of the Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust. Her cousin, J.C.Martin, Jr. and friend Solomon Casseb, Jr. formed a trust to provide continuous support of the social, religious, health and educational initiatives of the community. The Trust has provided gifts and support for the DR.F.M.Canseco School of Nursing and its programs, student scholarships, faculty research, the Lamar Bruni Vergara Memorial Garden and most recently, the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center.
A fellowship award is a financial award to a graduate student for part-time work (10 hours per week) in teaching or research while pursuing an advanced degree. Fellowship awards will be up to $6,000 per year.
An assistantship is a financial award to a graduate student for part-time work (20 hours per week) in teaching or research while pursuing study towards an advanced degree. Graduate Assistant awards will be up to $18,000 per year depending on your work assignment.
Application deadline is April 1