(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College is known for providing hands-on learning to students who enroll in its many programs. Throughout every semester, one thing is certain: Students are its top priority.

Various resources exist at the college to ensure that those enrolled have everything they need in order to succeed. Grants, scholarships and even the TSTC Food Pantry are all available to assist when necessary.

The Food Pantry has been helping some students during the unforeseen circumstances presented because of the coronavirus.

“Many students are facing additional stressors during this pandemic,” said TSTC Advocacy and Resource Center coordinator Patty Flores. “Students are able to get items usually the same day, based on availability. They can even stop by when we are open or schedule an appointment.”

Additional resources at TSTC come in the form of gifts from organizations throughout the community.

TSTC and the Harlingen Medical Center recently created the Harlingen Medical Center Scholarship Fund, which will assist TSTC nursing students with tuition, course materials, testing fees and campus housing.

Richard Mesquias, a TSTC senior field development officer, said that partnerships between TSTC and organizations like the Harlingen Medical Center are abundantly beneficial to student success.

“Harlingen Medical Center has been an invaluable partner in investing in a scholarship fund,” he said. “They have helped in creating student clinical experiences and career opportunities for hundreds of TSTC students and alumni.”

Ultimately, community support will ensure that TSTC students know they are not on their educational journey alone.

“Support from regional businesses — including financial, talent and in-kind — creates winning programs and ensures student success at TSTC,” Mesquias said.

For more information about the TSTC Food Pantry, contact Patty Flores at patty.flores@tstc.edu.

To learn more about giving to TSTC, visit https://tstc.edu/tstcfoundation.



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