Press release…press release…press release…
It’s back to school time with many of our 2015 Dripping Springs High School graduates heading off to colleges and universities around the country. But our bright and talented scholars don’t need to go far from home to get a world-class education. That is the belief of Susan and Richard Santamaria, Financial Advisors with Edward Jones here in Dripping Springs. When they endowed a scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin in 1993 through the Ex-Students Association of UT (Texas Exes), they chose to have it awarded to a graduating senior from DSHS choosing to take advantage of all that UT in Austin has to offer rather than travel far away. “We both attended UT in Austin and saw our scholarship as a chance to help local area students who recognize that they don’t need to go out of state or even across the state to get an outstanding college education,” commented Richard Santamaria.
This summer, the Susan and Richard Santamaria scholarship was awarded to DSHS graduating senior, Emma Riggins, who is entering UT-Austin this Fall. Emma hopes to major in mechanical engineering. During her DS High School career, she was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated in the top 5% of her class. She competed as a varsity swimmer and golfer and was an active participant in numerous other extracurricular activities. This year, the Texas Exes will award approximately 340 students like Emma with over $980,000 in Named Scholarships such as the Susan and Richard Santamaria Scholarship. “As financial advisors, we understand all too well the financial challenges students and their parents face today in paying for a college education and we are hopeful our scholarship will help in some small way to offset some of the costs associated with heading off to school,” said Susan Santamaria. Congratulations to Emma!!