Motiva Endowed Scholarship established

Lamar University is proud to announce the establishment of the Motiva Endowed Scholarship, aimed at supporting students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, math, or business. This scholarship initiative underscores Motiva's commitment to fostering education and empowering future leaders in critical fields.Motiva Science Generic

“Like Lamar University, Motiva is committed to supporting and advancing the lives of all in the Southeast Texas community,” Associate Vice President for University Advancement Jeff Spoeri said. “This new Motiva Endowed Scholarship will provide much-needed financial assistance to Lamar students hailing from Southeast Texas and majoring in the STEM disciplines or business, but more importantly, it will create pathways for students to achieve their educational goals and fulfill their ambitions to serve our area in these high-demand professional fields.”

The Motiva Endowed Scholarship is open to sophomore, junior, and senior-level students who are enrolled on either a full-time or part-time basis, with a primary focus on nurturing talent within the specified academic disciplines. Recipients pursuing engineering degrees must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, while those in other fields must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, math, or business
  • Enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior-level student
  • Maintaining a 3.0 GPA (for engineering majors) or a 2.5 GPA (for other disciplines)
  • Not employed by Motiva
  • Residing in Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Jasper, or Chambers County

Full-time recipients of the Motiva Endowed Scholarship will be awarded an annual sum of $5,000, which will be distributed evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Part-time recipients will receive an annual award of $2,500, also distributed evenly between semesters.

The initial endowment for the Motiva Endowed Scholarship amounts to $100,000, which will be supplemented with annual gifts of $15,000. Furthermore, Motiva has pledged an additional award supplement of $35,000 specifically for scholarship recipients during the upcoming fall 2023 and spring 2024 academic year.

Motiva is committed to promoting a healthy economy in the Golden Triangle, which includes providing sustainable job opportunities for Southeast Texas residents. Motiva’s global energy impact starts with community and endures thanks to ongoing educational and research support for Lamar University. This endowment was established to financially support the educational goals of Southeast Texas residents.

“Lamar University deeply appreciates Motiva’s generosity and celebrates this opportunity to partner with local industry, thereby accomplishing their mutual objective of providing and securing talented, well-prepared scientists, engineers, and business professionals for the benefit of our entire region,” Spoeri said.

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