Endowments and Scholarships


AT&T Professorship in the College of Business

Established in 2000 by the 58C Foundation. Funds distributed from the endowment are used to recruit and retain faculty in the Information Technology program in the UTEP College of Business Administration.

Betty M. MacGuire Professorship in Business Administration

Established in 1985 by Betty M. MacGuire, a 1948 graduate of the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (now UTEP). Income earned from this fund is used to enhance the teaching and research activities of the College of Business Administration and provide salary support for a distinguished Business professor.

Andrew R. Guevara Family Scholarship Endowment

Established in 2004 by the Andrew R. Guevara Family to provide annual scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the College of Business Administration.

Bernard S. and Judith Lauterbach Scholarship in Accounting

Established in 1998 by Bernard S. and Judith Lauterbach. Income distributed from the endowment is used to provide scholarship support for junior or senior Accounting students in the College of Business Administration.

Daniel L. Hill, Jr. Scholarship

Established in 1967 as a perpetual scholarship endowed by family and friends in memory of Daniel L. Hill. The endowed scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student of Accounting.

Department of Accounting Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2004 by Patricia and Glen H. Shelton to provide scholarships to students majoring in Accounting.

El Paso Chapter - Data Processing Management Association Scholarship Fund

Established in 1992 by the El Paso Chapter - Data Processing Management Association, with additional support from the UTEP College of Business Administration. Income from the endowment is used to award one academic scholarship annually to a graduating senior in the College of Business Administration, with preference given to a student majoring in Computer Information Systems.

Everett F. and Thelma Morris Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1995 by longtime friends of the University, Mr. and Mrs. Everett F. Morris, to support an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or any computer-related field, with first preference given to a first-generation college student attending UTEP. Recipient must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. If there is no scholarship candidate who meets the above criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to a qualified student pursuing a degree in the academic area with the greatest need of scholarship funding. Mrs. Morris passed away in 2002.

George Hervey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1987 by Bette D. Hervey in memory of her husband, founder of the El Paso Association of Home Builders. Income earned from the endowment provides scholarships for qualified students in the College of Business Administration.

Helen O'Shea Keleher Memorial Presidential Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1982 by Mrs. Helen O'Shea Keleher who, together with her mother, Agnes O'Shea, ran the Rio Vista Farm, a safe haven for the poor, from 1929 until its closing in 1964. Funds distributed from the endowment provide Presidential Scholarships for Texas residents who attend UTEP and study in the fields of Business, Education, Engineering, Science or Nursing.

Ignacio Urrabazo, Jr. and Yolanda Urrabazo Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. Ignacio (Yolanda) Urrabazo, Jr., to provide annual scholarships to students pursuing degrees in Business Administration, English or Spanish and who are in need of financial assistance to attend the University full time. Preference is given, in order, to students from Laredo, Texas; Del Rio, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; South Texas; or El Paso, Texas.

JC Penney Company Inc. Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2002 by JC Penney Company Inc. to provide annual scholarships to students pursuing degrees in business administration, with preference given to students in need of financial assistance in order to attend UTEP on a full-time basis, although they need not meet the state or federal tests for proving financial need.

J. Ernest and Elizabeth Rouse Sipes Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1992 by J. Ernest and Elizabeth Rouse Sipes. Mrs. Sipes was a professor in the College of Business Administration from 1966 to 1989 and is an alumna of UTEP. Mr. Sipes, who died in 1993, received his Master's in Civil Engineering from UTEP in 1969. Income from the fund is used to award an annual scholarship to an undergraduate student who is majoring in either Business or Engineering.

Jack Eisenberg/Coca-Cola Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2000 by American Finance Investment Co., Inc., in honor of its Chief Executive Officer, Jack Eisenberg. Matching funds were provided by The Coca-Cola Foundation. Income distributed from this endowment provides annual scholarships to students pursuing degrees in Finance, with preference given to graduates of El Paso High School in El Paso, Texas.

James A. ("Jack") Cardwell Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2004 by the El Paso Electric Company in honor of James A. "Jack" Cardwell, a retired member of the company's board of directors. Funds distributed from the endowment provide scholarships to students pursuing degrees in Business Administration.

John and Helen Green Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2005 by John and Helen Green to provide scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the College of Business Administration.

Kathleen Bruce/Coca-Cola Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1997 by Harry and Patricia Bruce, and family, in memory of their daughter, Kathleen Bruce. Matching funds were provided by the Coca-Cola Foundation. Income from this endowment provides scholarships to students in the College of Business Administration.

Lanward Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund in Honor of Nesa Azar

Established in 1992 by the Lanward Foundation to honor Mrs. Nesa Azar, one of the original founders of the foundation. Mrs. Azar passed away in 2002. Income from the endowment is used to award one annual scholarship to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Business, Engineering or Science.

Lola B. Dawkins Fund for Excellence in Business Administration

Established in 1986 by alumni, friends and faculty honoring UTEP Professor Dr. Lola B. Dawkins upon her retirement in May 1984. Income earned from the endowment provides scholarships to junior and senior students majoring in Management, Marketing, Accounting and Computer Information Systems, with first preference given to students who intend to teach Business Education at the high school level.

Patrick H. DeWitt Memorial Presidential Scholarship Fund

Established in 1986 in memory of Patrick H. DeWitt, a partner of DeWitt and Rearick Inc. Income earned from the endowment provides a Presidential Scholarship in the College of Business Administration for a qualified student majoring in Real Estate.

R. C. Morgan Scholarship Fund

Established in 1988 by the Government Employees Credit Union of El Paso upon the retirement of R.C. Morgan from the credit union. Morgan was a pioneer in the national credit union movement. Income earned from this endowment provides scholarships to outstanding students from the El Paso metropolitan area who attend UTEP and major in Business Administration.

Robert and Sally Cave Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2005 by UTEP alumni Robert M. and Sally Cave, this endowment provides scholarships to students in the College of Business Administration. Mr. Cave was the President of the University's 1955 Student (Government) Association and is a Past President of the UTEP Alumni Association.

Robert C. Heasley Endowed Scholarship in Business Administration

Established in 1997 by Steve and Martini DeGroat, both UTEP alumni and recipients of the College of Business Administration Gold Nugget Award, in honor of their friend and mentor, Robert C. Heasley, also an alumnus of the university. Income from this endowment provides scholarships to El Paso High School and other El Paso-area high school graduates pursuing degrees in the UTEP College of Business Administration.

State Farm Insurance Company Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2000 by the State Farm Insurance Company. Income from this endowment provides annual scholarships to students pursuing degrees in Business Administration.

The American Society for Quality Section 1401 Scholarship Fund

Established in 1993 by a gift from the Rio Grande Section of the American Society for Quality in El Paso, Texas. Income earned from the endowment is used to provide a scholarship to a student attending the University of Texas at El Paso who is the winner of the society's El Paso/Rio Grande Section annual essay competition on quality assurance. Should the essay competition cease, the income from the endowment is to be used for a scholarship in Engineering, Business Administration or Science for a student whose educational objective is a professional position in the field of total quality assurance.

The Brooks Dawson Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1970 by friends of Brooks Dawson, a former UTEP student who was an outstanding football player and student leader. Funds distributed from this endowment provide scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the College of Business Administration.

The Maxon Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1999 by Jack G. and Carroll Maxon, El Paso business leaders and longtime friends of the University. Funds distributed from this endowment provide annual scholarships for deserving students who demonstrate financial need to attend UTEP on a full-time basis.

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