Cody Tran receives nod from Texas Business Hall of Fame, awarded Ben J. Rogers scholarship

The Texas Business Hall of Fame (TBHF) announced Cody Tran, a finance major from Port Arthur, Texas, will be awarded the Ben J. Rogers scholarship and inducted to the Texas Business Hall of Fame.Head shot of Cody Tran

The TBHF has recognized Tran as one of the 37 award recipients chosen across the state during this summer's selection process. The scholarship honors promising business students from Texas universities who exhibit aspirations of becoming future business leaders and entrepreneurs.

The accolade accompanies an invitation for Tran to attend the prestigious annual TBHF Scholar and Veteran Award Luncheon on Thursday, November 2, where he will be celebrated alongside fellow scholarship winners. Furthermore, he will be a guest of honor at the TBHF Induction Dinner, a notable event that pays homage to celebrated Texas entrepreneurs. 

With devoted commitment to nurturing aspiring business talent, the TBHF equips each scholarship recipient with a grant of $15,000, offering financial support to empower their academic and entrepreneurial pursuits. 

Tran's gratitude extends to his supportive family, whose encouragement has played a pivotal role in his accomplishments.

"My family's unwavering support is my driving force, and I approach this opportunity with profound humility. My belief in victory remained steadfast, as I always knew I had the capabilities to triumph,” Tran said.

The induction will incorporate Tran into the TBHF community as an alumnus, where there are countless business leaders and founders among the more than 800 alumni members. Hall of Fame members include Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott jewelry,  Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and other entrepreneurial ventures, and Gerald Smith, CEO of Smith, Graham & Company, to name a few.

Lamar University’s participation in the scholarship program is made possible through the Hall of Fame’s Ben J. Rogers Scholarship, funded by Regina Rogers in honor of her late father, Ben J. Rogers, founder of Texas State Optical and 1991 Hall of Fame inductee.