More than 80 students will benefit in the 2002-2003 academic year from some $500,000 in new scholarship money at St. Mary’s University, Charles L. Cotrell, Ph.D., president, announced today.

Ten incoming freshmen will each receive a $10,000 four -year scholarship from the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Inc. The San Antonio Livestock Exposition scholarships will be given to students from Bexar County who major in the biological sciences.

“The generous grant from the San Antonio Livestock Exposition is a vital source of support and enhances the ability of the School of Science,
Engineering and Technology to compete against larger, public institutions for attracting the best and the brightest students to St. Mary’s,” Cotrell said.

In honor of its 150th year, St. Mary’s awarded 10 Sesquicentennial Scholarships totaling $100,000 for the 2002-2003 academic year. The
scholarships cover full tuition, room/board, books and fees. Three incoming freshmen, three sophomores, three juniors and one senior will receive the aid. In addition to the Sesquicentennial Scholarships, these students will receive $2,500 in grants from the
Sesquicentennial funds.

The funding for the Sesquicentennial Scholarships and Grants comes from corporate and individual donations to the St. Mary’s Sesquicentennial Gala, which was held in January 2002. More than $275,000 was raised by the gala to
fund the scholarships.

The St. Mary’s Alumni Association provided $275,000 in scholarship monies to St. Mary’s students for 2002-2003. Nine full scholarships, one $5,000 law school scholarship, one $5,000 graduate school scholarship and 50 partial scholarships were awarded.

Note to Media: Keith Martin, executive director of San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc., is available for interviews about the SALE Scholarship program. Contact him at 225-5851.

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