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Reynolds and Reynolds Company Foundation Pledges $100,000 In New Scholarships For SHSU

March 21, 2023
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

The Reynolds and Reynolds Company Foundation announced it is pledging $100,000 in scholarship funding for 20 exceptional students per year at Sam Houston State University, starting with the 2023–2024 academic year.

This gift marks the beginning of a relationship between the company and the university, and demonstrates the commitment Reynolds and SHSU have to the region.

“As a graduate of SHSU, I know firsthand how much these scholarships will benefit the students,” said Sheri Robinson, chief financial officer of Reynolds and Reynolds. “I know the high-quality education they receive will prepare them for roles in our organization and others, both as interns and graduates.”

Richard RojasRichard Rojas is a junior at SHSU majoring in accounting, finance and banking and is part of the first cohort to receive the Reynolds and Reynolds Annual Scholarship. He believes the award provides valuable support to ensure he reaches his career goals. 

"As a first-generation minority male, financial support is just as important as academic support. With an opportunity as important as this one, students like me can have the chance to not just attend college but also finish with academic excellence,” Rojas said. “Through my education and the skills acquired in college, I can aspire to be a professional in the business industry, either as a banker or an auditor. I am grateful. Opportunities like this make me proud to call myself a Sam Houston State Bearkat.”

An annual scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to 10 undergraduate students who are in good standing, enrolled full-time with the College of Business Administration, and majoring in any discipline. An additional 10 undergraduate students who are in good standing and enrolled full-time in the College of Science & Engineering’s Department of Computer Science will be awarded scholarships.

SHSU is nationally recognized for student success, particularly for first-generation students and those traditionally underserved. The university’s award-winning programs, nationally and internationally recognized scholars, innovative initiatives and inclusive environment help students engage, succeed and meet critical workforce needs.

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