Whataburger Funds Scholarships

Members of the local Whataburger team recently met with Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College adminisrators to celebrate inking a scholarship agreement. Pictured from left to right are Sul Ross State University President Bill Kibler, Whataburger employees Michael Pieczkiewicz, General Manager, Eagle Pass; Roy Garza, Area Supervisor; Lulu Favela, General Manager; Del Rio, Matt Morales; General Manager, Uvalde, and Rio Grande College Vice President Paul Sorrels.

By Laura Nelson

The company behind the iconic orange and white striped roofs seen all across southwest Texas has financed generous scholarships to benefit Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College students.

Whataburger scholarships are now available to qualifying RGC bachelor’s and master’s degree students who reside in one of the RGC communities served by the company, specifically Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde.

The scholarships will be available beginning in the fall of 2017 and in addition to the residency requirement, other criteria include an overall grade point average of 3.00 for undergraduates and 3.50 for graduate students and completion of an approved financial literacy course. Preference will be given to full-time students; however, students must be enrolled in at least six hours per semester to qualify. To apply, visit http://www.sulross.edu/page/2015/scholarships.

“College can be stressful and expensive, and Whataburger is proud to provide scholarships to help students focus on their studies,” said Whataburger Director of Operations Mike Mulloy. “The Lobos at Sul Ross State University have been loyal fans to us over the years and we’re honored to donate $1,500 to students at Rio Grande College.”