Samuel Welch Endowed Scholarship Established To Benefit Hispanic Students
Finis Welch has established a $150,000 Foundation Excellence Award through the Texas A&M Foundation to benefit Hispanic students who have graduated from Texas high schools, demonstrate economic need and are pursuing a degree from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on the College Station campus.
The award was created by Welch, a 1966 University of Chicago graduate. He is a retired economics professor who taught at Texas A&M for 12 years. Welch funded the gift in memory of his son, Samuel, a former student in Texas A&M’s agriculture program.
“The Foundation Excellence Awards provide critical financial assistance to support Texas A&M’s efforts to increase student diversity,” said John Stropp, interim president of the Texas A&M Foundation. “A diverse Texas A&M is a stronger Texas A&M. We appreciate and acknowledge the generosity of Dr. Welch.”
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