Garcia Family Provides TAMIU Student Scholarship Gift

Four Zapata County students will benefit from the generosity of a Laredo family that has provided a scholarship gift of $5000 to the Texas A&M International University . The Galo Garcia Family has provided the Gift, known as the Galo Garcia Scholarship. Four scholarships will be awarded beginning in the Fall of 1996. The Galo Garcia Scholarship will be awarded to students planning on attending or currently attending Texas A&M International University who are graduates of the Zapata Independent School District and who have a primary residence in the Zapata County area. Zapata County natives who maintain active ranching and business interests in the area, the Garcia Family said they wanted their Scholarship Gift to assist students in the area. " We are happy to be able to provide this Gift and help students from Zapata County realize their educational goals at Texas A&M International University. We would encourage others to join in supporting our University through similar gifts or support," said Galo Garcia. Joe Garcia, Texas A&M International University Interim President, said the University is grateful for the support provided by the Garcia Family. " While the State of Texas has been most generous to Texas' newest four-year University, the need for scholarships is critical. We are especially happy to be able to provide scholarship assistance to Zapata County residents, many of whom have attended and graduated from our University over the last 26 years," he explained. Criteria and application procedures for the Galo Garcia Scholarship will be forthcoming from the University's Office of Financial Aid. Persons wanting information on furthering the University's advancement through similar gifts can contact the University's Office for Advancement and External Affairs at (210)326 - 2175. Texas A&M International University office hours are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.