Multi Million Dollar Gift to WT

West Texas A and M University has received a 2 point 8 million dollar gift that’ll endow three professorships and a scholarship fund.

The fund will also support a significant legacy to expand holdings and programs of Cornette Library’s Texas Poet’s Corner.

The gift comes from the estate of the late Doctor Jenny Lind Scott, a former Texas Poet Laureate WT Assistant professor of English.

Part of the gift will create a 160-thousand dollar scholarship fund, which will disperse awards annually for outreach initiative in the department of Communicatio and through a creative writing contest in the department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages