GOOD NEWS: Nursing scholarship established at Sul Ross

ALPINE The family of Rudy F. Rodriguez has established an endowed scholarship for nursing students at Sul Ross State University.
The Rudy F. Rodriguez Nursing Scholarship Endowment and Scholarship Fund will benefit eligible students at both the Rio Grande College and Sul Ross-Alpine campuses (at Alpine when the program is established). Family representatives Nanca Rodriguez, Ruben Rodriguez and Nilvia Rodriguez-Yarbrough signed the agreements Feb. 10 with Sul Ross President, Bill Kibler. Ruben Rodriguez and Nilvia Rodriguez-Yarbrough are also Sul Ross graduates.
“It is with great affection and pride that we are pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship to honor our brother, husband, and father, Rudy F. Rodriguez,” the family stated in an announcement. “It is our hope that in establishing a scholarship in Rudy’s name, you will join us in honoring and assisting others, selflessly, as Rudy did throughout his work and life.”
The Nursing Scholarship Committee will make scholarship awards, with preference given to Alpine and Del Rio residents. Eligible applicants must have full admission to the Sul Ross nursing program, a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and be a junior or senior in good standing. Applicants will submit a 200-word essay discussing future plans in the nursing profession. Scholarship renewal is contingent upon maintaining full enrollment and the required grade point average.
Sul Ross’ endowment fund presently exceeds $18 million with over 230 separate endowments.