This calls for a celebration!
The Hector and Gloria López Foundation (HGLF) has awarded a more than $2.1 million grant to St. Edward’s University — benefiting first-generation Latino students. Beginning in the Fall of 2023 and for the next five years, 15 López Scholars will receive full tuition assistance, as well as other resources including mentorship, tutoring, housing, study abroad programs, paid internships, leadership development and more.
St. Edward’s is the only Austin institution — and the first private university in Texas — to receive this grant. Through our new partnership with HGLF, the López Scholars grant will solidify the hilltop as a destination university for first-generation Latino students.
Our photo gallery and video below capture the joyous moments shared among HGLF CEO Sergio Rodríguez, St. Edward’s University President Montserrat Fuentes, Diocese of Austin Bishop Joe S. Vásquez and other St. Edward’s University supporters as they celebrated this historic occasion at the hilltop!
Enjoy our photo gallery and video celebrating The Hector and Gloria López Foundation gift to St. Edward’s University
St. Edward's University President Montserrat Fuentes thanks The Hector and Gloria López Foundation for supporting our first-generation Latino students.
Invocation by Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, Diocese of Austin.
Student Government Association President Ella Ochoa ‘23 shares her experience as a first-generation student at St. Edward's University.
The Hector and Gloria López Foundation CEO Sergio Rodríguez awards St. Edward's University with a more than $2.1M grant.
HGLF CEO Sergio Rodríguez and St. Edward's University President Montserrat Fuentes prepare to unveil the generous gift from the foundation.
HGLF CEO Sergio Rodríguez and St. Edward's University President Montserrat Fuentes unveil the $2.1M+ check benefiting our future first-generation Latino students.
The $2.1M+ grant from HGLF is a historic moment for the hilltop!
Director of Foundation Relations Meghann Bolton and Vice President for Advancement Joe DeMedeiros show off their Hilltopper pride!
Students share their excitement about the generous gift from The Hector and Gloria López Foundation.
A huge turnout for the announcement and celebration!
Enjoy media coverage of The Hector and Gloria López Foundation's historic announcement for first-gen Latino students at St. Edward's University!