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April 2003

Release Date: April 8, 2003

Greater Texas Foundation Gives $20,000 for Angelo State Scholarships

The Greater Texas Foundation has donated $20,000 to Angelo State University as part of a statewide "quot;Removing Educational Barriers Schola"ship" program.

The donation will go to support ASU undergraduate scholarships, either as scholarships directly to one or more individuals with financial need or as contributions to an existing or a new endowment supporting students with financial need.

ASU President James Hindman accepted the $20,000 Greater Texas Foundation check from Terrie Criswell, West Texas regional marketing manager for LoanSTAR Educational Loans. LoanSTAR is one of the largest Texas-based holders of student loans and a for-profit subsidiary of the Greater Texas Foundation.

Hindman said the scholarship contribution comes at a critical time when the university is seeking additional monies to help provide the benefits of a college education to more and more students.

Greater Texas Foundation is providing $1.36 million in scholarship funds through 2005 to 34 four-year colleges and universities throughout Texas. Criswell said the Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship program reflects the foundation's commitment to the students and the future of Texas.

She said the program is not only designed to remove barriers to education, but also to increase the opportunity for academic success and to enhance the quality of graduates' lives after graduation.