Odessa, Texas/March 16, 2021-The UT System Board of Regents approved the creation of a new $300 million dollar endowment to reduce the cost of higher education for undergraduate students and their families of seven UT academic institutions, that includes UTPB. The UT System, leaders and faculty of UTPB joined with elected officials and community leaders and students to hear details of the Promise Plus program.
(Kevin Eltife, Chairman of the Board/UT Board of Regents)
This $300 million dollar endowment is an important investment in the expansion of educational opportunities by making it possible for more students to earn a degree at a low cost.
(D.B. Milliken, Chancellor/Univeristy of Texas System )
The new Falcon Free program can raise its family income threshold to $100,000 and make it possible for 700 additional students to have their entire tuition covered.
(Sandra Woodley, President-University of Texas of the Permian Basin)
The Ballet Folklorico, the Mariachis and the dance group of the University of Texas performed during the announcement of the Falcon Free Program. Brandon Lippert, a student at UTPB will be benefiting from the Promise program.
(Brandon Lippert, Student/Student Body Vice-President/Drum Major-UTPB Marching Band)
For more information on the Falcon Free progaram visit the UTPB website.
For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera.