(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The San Benito Industrial Foundation Inc. is making the collegiate dreams of some San Benito residents come true with a gift of $75,000 through the TSTC Foundation for scholarships to attend Texas State Technical College.
The scholarship money will help fund tuition, course materials, uniforms, and testing fees for students residing within the city of San Benito or within the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District.
Founded in 1964 by a group of business owners, the San Benito Industrial Foundation focuses on promoting business and industry in the Resaca City.
San Benito Industrial Foundation Vice President Ben Fry said that education is an important component of the organization’s mission.
“We felt that scholarships to our San Benito residents attending TSTC would have a direct and positive impact on our young citizens,” he said. “Education provides a markedly higher lifetime income. It benefits the student, and also the city in which that student lives, in countless ways.”
TSTC Senior Field Development Officer Richard Mesquias knows that the scholarship will change lives.
“This amazing gift from the San Benito Industrial Foundation will greatly impact residents of San Benito,” he said. “We are thrilled to have their support for this initiative that will provide critical financial assistance to TSTC students.”
Fry said that student encouragement will go a long way.
“Every young person needs support when they are beginning to think of a career,” he said. “We are very blessed to have such an excellent educational facility such as TSTC so close to our homes.”
Ultimately Fry wants residents of San Benito to know that they will have others in their corner in their pursuit of higher education.
“Our San Benito residents need to be made aware that our organization encourages education, and we are providing these scholarships to encourage and provide financial support to our young citizens,” he said. “With the education that TSTC can provide, our San Benito students can earn a good salary to comfortably support their families and become a great benefit to our city and its population.”
To learn more about TSTC, visit tstc.edu.