June 1, 2006
Texas Tech University System Chancellor's Council Announces 18 New Scholarships
The Texas Tech Chancellor's Council has announced the creation of 18 new scholarship opportunities, with funds to be matched through the Chancellor's Council.
The matching portions of the scholarships are endowed through a charitable gift from a bequest of the late James E. LaMunyon of Amarillo. Each scholarship requires a minimum contribution by the donor(s) of $5,000 to be matched by an amount in the sum of $5,000 from the LaMunyon bequest.
The donor(s) can increase these endowments at any time. However, the Chancellor's Council will match only the first $5,000 to the scholarship funds, guaranteeing that each of the scholarships will be worth at least $10,000.
The scholarships will be administered through the Chancellor's Council but can be designated for a specific scholarship purpose by donors. The Chancellor's Council is accepting gifts for the scholarship match immediately.
LaMunyon earned a degree in management from the College of Business Administration in 1952. He owned LaMunyon Implement Company in Amarillo. He died Sept. 2, 2005.
“The Texas Tech University System is most appreciative of Mr. LaMunyon for his generosity,” said Interim Chancellor Dr. Donald Haragan. “We are pleased that because of his contribution and those of other donors, future students will receive assistance in funding their education.”
Marcie Beasley, executive director, Chancellor's Council, Texas Tech University System, (806) 742-0012.