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John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation Funds Scholarships to Assist Deserving University Students

October 11, 2013

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – For the ninth consecutive year, the John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation has pledged $50,000 to fund scholarships to deserving students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

“The Kenedy Memorial Foundation has had an immense impact on the lives of students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi,” said University President/CEO Dr. Flavius Killebrew. “Their consistent support to further education sets off a domino effect of progress for South Texas.”

The 2013-2014 Kenedy Memorial Foundation Scholarship will benefit full-time students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. To be eligible for the scholarships, recipients from the South Texas area must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate financial need.

“Receiving the Kenedy Foundation Scholarship is a key component to my future success,” said Jacquelyn Vaught, a Kenedy Memorial Scholarship recipient.  “And, after having received the scholarship, I am confident that upon graduation I will be capable of teaching to the best of my ability, which would have only been possible with this financial assistance.”

Since 2007, more than 240 students have been recipients of the Kenedy Memorial Foundation Scholarship. Each year, a Kenedy Memorial Foundation scholarship luncheon is held on campus giving honors students who receive Kenedy Memorial Foundation scholarships the opportunity to meet Kenedy Foundation members and to thank them for their generosity.

The Kenedy Memorial Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes.  Founded in 1961 by Sarita Kenedy East, granddaughter of Mifflin Kenedy and Petra Vela Kenedy, the Foundation has donated more than $200 million to charitable causes and organizations in Texas.  In South Texas, where the majority of its contributions have been made, the Foundation is one of the major charity contributors. 

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