Baylor/Waco Foundation Announces Scholarship for Local High School Students

Aug. 20, 2011

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Baylor University announced today the establishment of the Baylor/Waco Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund benefitting students who are graduates of McLennan County high schools.

This endowed scholarship supports The President's Scholarship Initiative, a three-year, $100 million effort to increase endowed scholarships at the University.

Baylor's President Ken Starr will recognize the fundraising efforts of the volunteer Steering Committee at a reception at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in the White-Beckham room of the Bill Daniel Student Center on Baylor's campus. President Starr will present an endowed scholarship plaque to Scott Rogers, the president of Baylor/Waco Foundation.

"It is a privilege to continue this more than 50-year partnership between the Waco community and Baylor University," said Rogers, BBA '05, who is vice president of Alliance Bank Central Texas in Waco. "It is even more exciting to contribute to that legacy with an endowed scholarship that will change the lives of local area students for generations to come."

Since 1959, Baylor/Waco Foundation has served as the official hometown support for Baylor University. The Foundation utilizes 100 percent of donations to sponsor projects that enhance life in the Central Texas community. In seeking to fulfill its mission, the Foundation partners with both individuals and local businesses, increasing awareness and securing funding for projects that serve the interests of the University, local partners and the Central Texas community as a whole.

The mission of the Baylor/Waco Foundation is to serve as the bridge between Baylor University and the Waco community by funding projects that create community impact and student support.

For more information, visit www.baylor.edu/bwf, or contact Amber Adamson, director of Baylor/Waco Foundation, at Amber_Adamson@baylor.edu or (254) 710-8435.

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.

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