Wayland's lubbock campus receives grant to fund scholarships

June 2, 2011

Wayland Baptist University’s Lubbock Campus recently received a $4,000 grant from the Lubbock Area Foundation (LAF) to fund four $1,000 scholarships for Estacado High School graduates.

              Wayland Baptist University’s Lubbock Campus is a faith-based, nonprofit organization serving students in Lubbock and the surrounding area. Associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees are provided in business administration, education, religion and many other fields of study. Formed in the early 1970s, Wayland’s Lubbock Campus has helped thousands of local men and women to achieve economic stability and growth through higher education.

              The Lubbock Area Foundation grant is one of three grants totaling $11,500 which are intended to help increase the number of Estacado High School graduates who enter higher education programs. 

              Dr. Kent Brooks, Director of Development for Wayland’s Lubbock Campus, stated that, “It behooves us to provide greater opportunities for higher education to those who have been left out.”

              The Lubbock Area Foundation is a nonprofit organization that exists to help people who care about the Lubbock area to invest, at any level, in its future. As the community foundation of the South Plains, the Lubbock Area Foundation provides a vehicle for building permanent charitable endowments for the benefit of this area. Grants awarded from funds based on the interests of the donor or through an open, competitive process that is responsible to the changing needs of our community.

              Wayland Baptist University is accepting donations to fund new teaching technology, facilities development, and student scholarships. For more information on Wayland Baptist University-Lubbock Campus, or how you can support its community efforts, contact Dr. Kent Brooks at (806) 535-2827 or kbrooks@wbu.edu.