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Fred H. Mize Scholarship established

A new scholarship has been established at the Lamar University Foundation for the College of Business. The Floyd H. Mize Scholarship in Business will provide funds to exceptional students to further their studies in higher education.

Mize earned an associate of arts degree from Lamar in 1940. He served his country in the Army with the 43rd Infantry in the Pacific. He remained in the reserves after returning from overseas and served with the 111th Engineers, the 36th division of the National Guard, in Port Neches. Mize received a bachelor’s degree in management after returning to Lamar in 1958. He completed his education at Stephen F. Austin State University in 1960 earning a master’s degree in counseling.

Mize spent a significant portion of his career working in student personnel at South Dakota State University. During this time, he was responsible for writing grants for students to help finance their college education before Pell grants were available. His hard work led to securing millions of dollars for students needing financial assistance.

After years of dedicated service, Mize continues to assist students in funding their education. He established a scholarship in forestry at Stephen F. Austin State University, one at Sam Houston State University in elementary education in memory of his wife and now this scholarship, in his name, at Lamar University.

“I believe in education and know how much it has helped me,” said Mize. “I have a heart for students and have kept in touch with many throughout the years.”

For information about establishing an endowed scholarship, contact the Lamar University Foundation at (409) 880-2117.