Texas A&M-Texarkana has received a significant scholarship donation from a local organization.

The Texas Pioneer Foundation today announced a $20,000 donation to Texas A&M University-Texarkana to be used for student scholarships.

“The Texas Pioneer Foundation is pleased to support the current and future students of A&M-Texarkana,” said Fred Markham, president of the foundation. “This donation represents an investment in the future of our community, our state and our region.”

Dr. Emily Cutrer, president of A&M-Texarkana, said the funds will be applied toward a scholarship endowment in the name of the Texas Pioneer Foundation.

“We are extremely grateful for the generous support of the foundation and its members,” Dr. Cutrer said. “Over the years, the foundation has provided much-needed funding for student scholarships and other campus initiatives. Our students’ lives are better because of the funding we receive from wonderful organizations such as the Texas Pioneer Foundation.”

For more information on giving to Texas A&M University-Texarkana, contact LeAnne Wright, associate vice president for University Advancement at LeAnne.Wright@tamut.edu or (903) 223-3078.