New Sanchez Scholars Introduced at Reception

New Sanchez Scholars Cohort
Introduced at TAMIU Reception

A select group of  20 Texas A&M International University students have been named Sanchez Scholars by the Sanchez Family Foundation at a reception  for Scholars and their families held recently at TAMIU's  Student Center. (photo) 

Sanchez Foundation Members Antonio R. "Tony" Sanchez and his wife Maria G. "Tani" Sanchez and daughter Ana Lee Sanchez Jacobs were present for the evening reception.

The students are the beneficiaries of a scholarship gift from The Sanchez Family Foundation that provides books, fees and tuition for four-year degree program completion at TAMIU. The Scholarship Award is $5000 per student per school year.

This is the third Sanchez Scholar cohort to date, bringing the total Sanchez Scholars currently enrolled at TAMIU to 60.

The Sanchez Foundation considers its gift an investment in the future of Texas.

"We have long maintained that higher education is the only true catalyst to change. These scholarships reflect a commitment to the city and state that has been home to us for generations and that continues to bless us," Sanchez has said.

The Scholars and their high schools of origin are as follows:

Alexander High School - Tulio A. Alvarado and Guillermo E. Sandoval.

Carrizo Springs High School - Ana C. Castañeda and Cristina Criel.

Cigarroa High School - Edgar R. González.

Hebbronville High School - Alyssa M. Hinojosa.

LBJ High School - Sylvia M. Hinojosa and Samantha D. Venegas.

Martin High School - Nancy E. De La Fuente and John Paul M. Sánchez.

Nixon High School - Karla L. Guevara, Jose A. Sánchez and Robert L. Tenorio.

United High School - Kristina D. Velásquez.

United South High School - Nora E. García, Araceli M. Ramos and Ronnica A. Salazar.

Zapata High School - Amanda L. Chapa, Ramona E. Martínez and Jorge H. Nazarín.

For additional information on the Sanchez Scholars, please contact the TAMIU Office of Student Success at 956.326.2278, visit offices in the Killam Library, room 160 or e-mail csarabia@tamiu.edu

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