May, 2009H-E-B donated $50,000 to St. Philip’s College to supply a new source of scholarship money to the East Side community college.
H-E-B officials presented the money to St. Philip’s President Adena Williams Loston at the school’s recent dedication of a three-building $49 million complex at the college’s Martin Luther King Campus.
The $50,000 grant reflects the strength of the relationship the grocer and college have shared over the years.
“St. Philip’s College has such a longstanding reputation of excellence in education,” H-E-B public affairs director Dya Campos says. “Many of our H-E-B employees and partners have benefitted from the excellent education the college provides.”
Loston says students who receive scholarship funding through H-E-B will be required to engage in community service and participate in campus programs related to their studies.
St. Philip’s College is the oldest community college within the Alamo Colleges system. The school is America’s only dual-designation Historically Black College and Hispanic Serving Institution. St. Philip’s has an enrollment of nearly 10,000 credit and 6,000 continuing education students.