Need-Based Scholarship Information



(See Guidelines for Specific Long Fund Scholarship Programs)

  1. Pg. 1  Guidelines for the Presidential Scholarship Program (see pg. 1; 1 – 8)
  2. Pg. 3 Guidelines for The Teresa Lozano Long Physician Assistant Scholarship Program (see pg. 3; 1 – 5)
  3. Geographical areas:  (attach map)

Requirements include:

  1. Applicant must meet one of the following:
    First in family to pursue a degree in the medical profession; First in family to obtain a college degree; demonstrated financial need; Applicants should have an understanding of the importance of serving as mentor to others in the So. Texas /Border Region
  2.  Applicants must submit a single spaced 12pt. font, two page essay describing how you meet the criteria and describe personal, academic and family experiences that brought you to a career in medicine
  3. Applicants must be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  4. Applicants are approve by (SEE LIST OF APPROVALS) of the Joe & Teresa Lozano Long Presidential Scholarship Selection Committee. (SOM, SON, GS, DS, SHP)

University-wide not on rotation

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In the winter of 2007 Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long generously established an endowed scholarship that will benefit Medical, Nursing, M.D. /Ph.D. and Physician Assistant Students.

As a former teacher, Dr. Teresa Long has experienced first-hand that education is at the very heart of a society’s success. Entering teaching at a time when Caucasian and Mexican-American children were being taught together for the first time, her experience and hard work attracted the attention of state and federal government, leading her to serve in the U.S. Office of Education on Migrant Education and the Head Start Program, implementing education policies nationwide.

Beginning his career in United States Army, Mr. Joe Long served in the Korean War earning the rank of First Lieutenant. After being honorably discharged, Mr. Long took his leadership skills to the Office of the Attorney General and eventually into the banking industry. As the Founder and Executive of First State and Community National Banks, Mr. Long built an empire of customer-service driven banks which not only survived the recession of the 1980’s, but flourished. In 1998, Mr. Long sold his banks to Norwest Corporation.

Together, Dr. and Mr. Long, bring their passion and talents to philanthropy Dr. Teresa Lozano Long and Joe Long are among South Texas’ most admired civic leaders. Through the Long Foundation and their unwavering commitment to the arts, higher education, and medical advancement, they have enriched the social well-being of South Texas and have endowed generations to come with a brighter, more prosperous future.

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