Texas Tech University

Amarillo National Bank Gives $250,000 for Scholarship Support to the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine

Weston Brooks

January 17, 2023

Check Presentation

The transformative gift will change the lives of many students.

Amarillo National Bank provided a gift of $250,000 for scholarship support to the Texas Tech UniversitySchool of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo, which will provide students with affordable world-class education and more opportunities.

Amarillo National Bank is one of the School of Veterinary Medicine's Trailblazers, a term coined for long-time supporters who helped establish the school.  

“Helping students achieve their dreams at an affordable price is a major goal of our giving,” said William Ware, Amarillo National Bank's president. “We are proud to support these future veterinarians who will fill a critical role in our area for generations to come.”

Amarillo National Bank's donation supports the School of Veterinary Medicine's goal of educational affordability – an important determinant of success when students graduate and start serving the veterinary needs of rural and regional communities. 

“Their generosity will change the lives of so many of our students and set them up for future success,” said Guy Loneragan, dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine. “I am so grateful to Amarillo National Bank and the Ware family. They are changing the face of veterinary medicine in rural and regional communities across Texas and New Mexico.” 

John Dascanio, senior associate dean for academic and student affairs, commends the Ware family for going “above and beyond” in their efforts to elevate the school's success.

“Their scholarship support is extraordinary and will be lifechanging for the students, allowing many to seek careers in underserved regions due to reduced student debt,” Dascanio said. “We thank Amarillo National Bank for their partnership as we watch our school grow to new heights.”