Supporting Our University Partners & Students

TBA aligns the long-term growth and diversification needs of our banks with our university partners and students through both financial and programmatic support, including:

  • Matching grants up to $250,000 to Sam Houston State, Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University.
  • Distribution of Future Banker and TBA Diversity Scholarships for individuals pursuing a career in banking.

Sam Houston State University and Texas A&M University Matching Gifts Fund

Texas is fortunate to have two universities that are dedicated to educating future Texas bankers. Sam Houston State University was the first university in the country that offers AACSB accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Banking and Financial Institutions. Texas A&M University offers the Commercial Banking Program in the Department of Finance that is designed to equip students for a career in commercial banking.

To support these programs and the future of the industry, the Texas Bankers Foundation has established a matching fund to support both programs. The Foundation will match up to $250,000 in donations for each program. One hundred percent of donations will go directly to the program(s) you choose. Corporate and personal donations are accepted and are tax deductible.

Sam Houston State University

  • 71% of Total Goal
  • 176,292 Total Gifts Received

Goal: $250,000

Mr. James E. Baine, The WoodlandsBAINE, JAMES
Community Bank & Trust, Waco 
Ms. Marsha L. Williams, Oklahoma CityWILLIAMS, MARSHA
Woodforest National Bank, The Woodlands 

Texas A&M University

  • 58% of Total Goal
  • 146,000 Total Gifts Received

Goal: $250,000

First Community Bank, Corpus Christi 
Moody National Bank, Galveston 
Woodforest National Bank, The Woodlands 

Future Banker Scholarship

The Texas Bankers Foundation has also established the Future Banker Scholarship to assist those who have chosen to pursue a career in banking. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving undergraduate student in the Banking and Financial Institutions program at Sam Houston State University and a student in the Commercial Banking Program at Texas A&M University.