Educating Future Texas Bankers

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. Download Contribution Form .

Sam Houston State University

  • 70% of Total Goal
  • 176,192 Total Gifts Received

Goal: $250,000

Mr. James E. Baine, The WoodlandsBAINE, JAMES
Community Bank & Trust, WacoLACY, WILLIAM
Woodforest National Bank, The WoodlandsDREIBELBIS, JAMES

Texas A&M University

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

Goal: $250,000

First Community Bank, Corpus ChristiHOSKINS, W. WESLEY
Moody National Bank, GalvestonPIERSON, VICTOR
Woodforest National Bank, The WoodlandsDREIBELBIS, JAMES

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.

Future Banker Scholarship