Hallettsville-based foundation makes $25,000 donation to UHV for scholarships

Jan. 29, 2011 at 9:05 p.m.
Updated Jan. 28, 2011 at 7:29 p.m.

A Hallettsville foundation donated $25,000 to assist area students attend the University of Houston-Victoria.

The Dickson-Allen Foundation, established in 1961, made the donation to assist students from Lavaca, Wharton and Gonzales counties.

The private foundation makes donations for a wide range of interests, including educational programs, medical research and facilities. The donation will assist eligible students from the three counties where the foundation is most active. Students from those counties represented nearly 5 percent of UHV's total fall 2010 enrollment.

"We are pleased to help rural students from our area take advantage of the educational opportunities at UHV," foundation trustee J.L. Allen said. "The university is a regional asset that helps raise the education level throughout the Coastal Bend and returns a more educated worker to our communities."

Fifty percent of the scholarships must be awarded to students from Lavaca County, with the remaining 50 percent split between students from Wharton and Gonzales counties. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a need, and remaining awards will be based on merit.



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