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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and WestStar announced Wednesday their $25,000 scholarship contribution for recruiting local students back to El Paso or who are from the area and want to pursue a degree at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.
The local bank is contributing the amount to the Decade Scholarship as a major sponsor of TTUHSC El Paso’s “Red Tie Affair For A White Coat Occasion” celebration on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
The event celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the Foster School of Medicine, which opened its doors to an inaugural class of 40 students in 2009. With help from community supporters like WestStar, the Foster School of Medicine is educating the future of health care and has graduated 422 students to date.
“Supporting educational opportunities at the Paul L. Foster School of Medline provides medical students a path to success that will impact future generations,” said WestStar Chairman and CEO Rick Francis.
WestStar joins Peter Piper Pizza and GECU as premiere sponsors of the February celebration.
WestStar is a Borderplex bank that is not only an active economic driver serving our Paso del Norte region but is deeply committed to community involvement. WestStar’s officers serve on over 75 boards and committees and team members contribute over 3,000 volunteer hours in numerous and varied community development efforts and philanthropic causes.
All event proceeds will go toward medical student scholarships with a focus on recruiting students from El Paso and across West Texas who will remain or return to the region to serve their community. The Foster School of Medicine was established to serve the mission of improving access to quality health care in the Borderland.
For information on the “Red Tie Affair For A White Coat Occasion” celebration, visit the 10-year anniversary website. Also on the site is an opportunity for alumni of the Foster School of Medicine to share memories and experiences during their time as medical students.