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Gardere Endowed Scholarship in
        Memorial of Ron Gaswirth ‘68
            The Gardere Endowed Scholarship in Memorial of Ron Gaswirth offers financial assistance to a
            qualified student who has overcome socio-economic obstacles, exhibits good moral character and
            a strong work ethic.  Preference will be given to a student who has financial need and/or family
            obligations.

            Donor:  Gardere, Wynne, Sewell LLP
            Recipient:  Xiaohua Wei
        Roxella T. Cavazos ‘82 Endowed Scholarship in Law
            Committed to service and leadership, Roxella Cavazos has served in leadership roles with the American
            Bar Association (ABA), worked on projects for the Texas Young Lawyers Association and wrote papers
            and chapters in several books published by the ABA. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment
            Law. She established this scholarship to recognize a student who has financial need, exhibits good
            moral character and a strong work ethic.
            Donor:  Roxella T. Cavazos
            Recipient:  Austin M. Falcon

        Houston Chapter of Tax Executives Institute, Inc. (TEI)
            “Tax Executives Institute, Inc. (TEI) is a professional organization of business executives who are
            responsible for taxation matters on an administrative or policy-making level, or whose work is
            otherwise primarily concerned with the problems of business taxation.” - Tax Executives Institute.
            The TEI Houston Chapter awards scholarships to students pursuing a law degree from the
            University of Houston Law Center focusing in tax, and who also express an interest in pursuing a
            career in the tax profession.  Further, students selected for this award must have good academics,
            and show a financial need for the scholarship award.
            Donor:  Houston Chapter of Tax Executives Institute, Inc.
            Recipient:  Marcos R. Sonthay

        Houston Bar Association, Tax Section Scholarship
            The purpose of the Tax Section Scholarship is to promote the objectives and standards of
            professionalism of the Houston Bar Association within the field of tax. This scholarship is awarded
            to a law student who has shown exemplary success in coursework in the area of tax.
            Donor:  Houston Bar Association, Tax Section Scholarship
            Recipient:  Marcos R. Sonthay
        Ira B. Shepard Memorial Scholarship
            In memory of Ira Shepard, one of the nation’s leading experts on tax law, who had a passion for
            teaching tax courses and speaking at various conferences around the country on cutting edge tax
            law issues. This scholarship recognizes a student who shows interest in a career in tax law, through
            coursework, internships, and other activities.
            Donor:  Family and Friends of Ira Shephard
            Recipients:  Fariha Jawed
                    Marcos R. Sonthay








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