Ford Motor Company Establishes Endowed Science, Math Scholarship at A&M International

Texas A&M International University students wanting to study science and mathematics have a new corporate ally with the announcement of a new endowed undergraduate scholarship.

Representatives of the Ford Motor Company have announced the establishment of The Ford Motor Company Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Science and Mathematics at A&M International. The $25,000 gift was presented in ceremonies Wednesday.

Ford Motor Company Plant Manager Aldo Ochoa joined A&M International president Dr. Charles Jennett for the presentation, noting the importance of helping to educate future generations.

"We are happy to be able to provide this assistance to deserving students who will become leaders in their field. Ford is honored to be a part of the most important investment of all -- higher education," Ochoa said.

Dr. Jennett applauded the support provided by Ford and encouraged others to follow the leadership example provided by Ford.

"We are grateful for this special gift for our students and know that it will make a distinct difference in their lives of our students and those of their families. We would urge others to follow the fine example provided by Ford," Dr. Jennett said.

The scholarship will be available to students beginning this Fall at the University.

It will provide for tuition, books and fees for study at A&M International for students majoring in Science or Mathematics. The Scholarship will be renewable provided the recipient continues to meet established criteria.

For more information on the new Ford Motor Company Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Science and Mathematics, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 326.2225 or visit offices located in Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall room 302.

For information on additional opportunities to support student scholarships at the University, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 326.2175 or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 262.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 pm. Monday-Friday.

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