The Hord Scholarship Challenge
Born Out of a desire to meet one of the University’s greatest needs, the Hord Scholarship Challenge calls upon the Baylor Family to give $30 million in scholarship support for Baylor students.
Dan, B.B.A. ’89, and Jenni, B.B.A. ’92, Hord took the opportunity to use their own giving as a way to inspire others. Together, they believe the Baylor Family can match their giving and build invaluable support for future Baylor students.
The Hord family's decision to provide such transformational support for Baylor and scholarships came about as they learned about the funding challenges many students face in coming to Baylor. Currently, more than 90 percent of Baylor undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid, whether from scholarship support, federal loans or private grants.
For some students, having the right grades and accomplishments on their transcript may not be enough to bridge the divide between their financial aid offer from Baylor and their total financial need. Gifts to scholarships through such initiatives as the Hord Scholarship Challenge will empower the University to attract and retain students who have received merit awards from Baylor based on their success through high school rankings and standardized testing, yet still have unmet and inhibiting financial need.