Sánchez Family Foundation Gift Supports TAMIU Student Scholarships

Sánchez Family Foundation Gift Supports TAMIU Student Scholarships

The Sanchez Family Foundation representatives announced their gift of $400,000 to establish the Antonio R. and Maria G. Sánchez Family Scholarships at a small reception for students and their parents at Texas A&M International University this week. (photo)

Twenty incoming freshmen were selected based on their high school academic achievement.

Antonio R. "Tony" Sánchez and Maria G. "Tani" Sánchez, president and vice president respectively of the Foundation, said the gift is considered an investment by the Foundation in the future of Texas.

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

"We are proud of the recipients and are confident they will succeed at TAMIU," said Tani Sánchez.

Dr. Ray Keck, TAMIU president, applauded the Foundation's generosity and the vision of the Sánchez Family.

"The Sánchez' are no stranger to TAMIU and have provided gifts through the years which have funded popular initiatives such as the Sánchez Distinguished Lecture Series which has broadened perspectives and minds for the past three years. How fitting that they now choose to further broaden our students' horizons by making higher education possible for these 20 students for their entire undergraduate experience here," Dr. Keck said.

The students will be known as Sánchez Scholars. The Scholarships will provide books, fees and tuition for a four-year degree program completion.

For additional information, contact the Office for Institutional Advancement at 326.2175, visit offices in Killam Library 262 or e-mail chein@tamiu.edu

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