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McMurry University creates new opportunity for Hispanic students in Abilene and Taylor County

By Gary Ellison, Associate Director of Communications - McMurry University



To enrich its long history of serving the Hispanic community both on and off campus, McMurry University has created the McMurry Promise for talented and highly qualified Hispanic students from Abilene and Taylor County in need of significant financial assistance.Beginning in the fall of 2016, eligible commuter students will receive free tuition during their first year. The McMurry Promise Scholars will then only need the Federal Loan Program for the remaining three years. This will allow them to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from McMurry with no more than $10,500 in loans, 58% less than average Texas graduates.The McMurry Promise Scholars must have an 1150 SAT or above in Critical Reading/Mathematics, or a 23 ACT or higher, or earn a GPA of 3.25 or above and have no expected family contribution from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid . The student must file the FAFSA by March 1, 2016, to qualify.In addition, applicants must have a recommendation from either a teacher, counselor or principal at their school, participate in the work-study program and remain in good academic standing.To learn more about the McMurry Promise visit us online at or contact Augustine Gutierrez at 325-793-4719 or email McMurry Promise continues McMurry’s traditions of service, academic excellence and genuine focus on student success within our growing Hispanic population.

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