Erin Byrd Receives Bob Lager Endowed Scholarship


Posted on December 1, 2016 by


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Erin Byrd Receives Bob Lager Endowed Scholarship 

The University of South Alabama Baldwin County has awarded Erin Byrd the Bob Lager Endowed Scholarship. USA awards a student who attends the Baldwin County campus and has a minimum GPA of 3.0. Congressman Bradley Byrne, and his wife, Rebecca Byrne, created the scholarship in 2007, to provide funding for an additional annual tuition award. The scholarship is in honor and memory of Dr. Robert Lager who was the Director of the School of Continuing Education and Special Programs Center for International Trade and Commerce.

“Rebecca and I are honored to once again support the Bob Lager Endowed Scholarship to allow a student to attend the University of South Alabama’s Baldwin County Campus. As someone who was a financial aid student in college, I understand the importance of scholarships and endowments to help students make their way through college. This scholarship is just one small way to honor Dr. Lager and give back to the community that has been so good to our family over the years.” – Congressman Bradley Byrne

To qualify for this scholarship students must be in good standing and enrolled in at least one class at the USA Baldwin County Campus. Erin Byrd is currently majoring in K-6 Elementary Education & Special Education.

“I’m very appreciative of this scholarship and have always wanted to be a teacher. I took a break for a while and worked as an office manager but returned to South in 2014, to finish my degree. I’m currently a Tier 3 at J. Larry Newton Elementary School’s Kindergarten Class and love this school and everything it stands for. My sincere desire is to work in Baldwin County after I graduate.” – Erin Byrd, Scholarship Recipient.

The University of South Alabama recognizes the importance of a quality education. It’s the goal of the university to help students find realistic and workable solutions to fund their education.

“Last year, USA awarded more than $17 million in scholarship dollars, through a variety of programs. We are committed to recognizing and rewarding academically talented students, while also helping students receive need-based aid. The face of United States business has changed, and a college education is increasingly crucial. We never want unexpected financial barriers to hinder a student’s path to success.” - Dr. Tony G. Waldrop, President, University of South Alabama

To learn more about scholarships offered by the Baldwin County campus visit SouthAlabama.edu/departments/usabc. 


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