The Mexia High School Class of 1959 presented $45,000 to Texas A&M University-Commerce in June 2019 to establish an endowed scholarship fund. This fall, the new scholarship will be available to a deserving A&M-Commerce student for the first time.
The scholarship is open to Mexia High School graduates of any age who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at A&M-Commerce. The scholarship recipient must be a sophomore or above, and students who are enrolled at A&M-Commerce at Navarro College will receive priority consideration.
The Mexia High School Class of 1959 has a history of giving. For decades, the class members have enjoyed a close bond as they work together to provide educational opportunities to Mexia graduates.
In 2019, the class was gifted a portion of the Ina Cooper estate. With this gift, the group agreed to establish the Mexia High School Class of 1959 Scholarship at A&M-Commerce.
April Carl, director of development for Institutional Advancement at A&M-Commerce, expressed gratitude on behalf of the university.
“We are honored to be a part of the legacy created by the Mexia Class of 1959 and truly appreciate their generosity in giving so others may succeed,” Carl said.
The scholarship application deadline is November 1, 2020, and full scholarship details are available at https://tamu-commerce.academicworks.com.