ODESSA, TX (KWES) - There is now a new scholarship that UTPB students can earn.
The Mexican-American Scholarship Committee presented a $25,000 check to the university to establish the Vickie Gomez Endowed Scholarship.
Gomez is the retired Vice President of Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions and is now a retention officer.
Gomez tells NewsWest9 she is honored and grateful for the scholarship to be named after her.
"I am very humbled," says Gomez. "This is the most humbling experience that I have ever experienced."
In order to earn the new scholarship, students must be pursuing a degree in education or nursing.
There is no word on how much the scholarship will be worth to the students, but it will be available in 2016.