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The 1899 Society

Support Future Leaders. Join the 1899 Society.

With an annual gift of $1,000 or more to the 1899 Scholarship Endowment, you can join Texas State University’s 1899 Society. Your generosity will build a lasting scholarship that supports the 1899 Scholars, a group of exceptional students that demonstrate academic excellence and leadership in our campus community.

By joining the 1899 Society, you make it possible for our future leaders to achieve their dreams. Scholarship funds signi­ficantly impact high-achieving students, giving them the help they need to fulfill their potential. Your support will help attract and retain top students, enhancing the university’s reputation. Like all endowments, the 1899 Scholarship Endowment funds will be carefully invested to create a reliable source of income. As a result, your gift will leave a permanent legacy at Texas State.

Your membership gives you special access to 1899 Society news and events, including updates on the scholars throughout the academic year. And you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your gift will help Texas State students now and in the future.

For more information, please contact our leadership gift officers at (512) 245-2395 or

Meet the 1899 Scholars

We are proud to introduce the inaugural class of 1899 Scholars. These remarkable students were chosen based on their academic excellence and leadership potential. As this endowment grows, so will the number of scholars it supports.

Laura Sebile

“I am so thankful to receive this award. With the help of this scholarship, I will be able to attend this wonderful university.”  

Laura Sebile is a freshman biology major at Texas State. Since graduating in the top 10 percent of her high school class in Beaumont, Texas, Sebile hopes to pursue a career as an anesthesiologist. During her time at Texas State, she plans on joining Freshman Council and other student organizations.

Andi McMillin

“I am honored to receive the 1899 Society Endowed Scholarship to help pay for my educational expenses. I am excited to pursue a career as a registered nurse.”

Andi McMillin is a freshman hoping to pursue a career as a registered nurse. In high school, McMillin was involved in a variety of activites including FFA, tennis, and cheerleading. She is thrilled to attend Texas State.

Makayla Gutierrez

“Thank you for believing in me and supporting my journey toward becoming a nurse.”

Makayla Gutierrez is a freshman nursing major from Luling, Texas. Because she took college credit courses while attending high school, Gutierrez will nearly be a sophomore. She looks forward to her time here at Texas State.

Marlee Russell

“Your generosity means the world to me and to my future at Texas State. Thank you for providing me the opportunity to grow and develop my talent and skills.”

Marlee Russell is a freshman planning on majoring in the theatre, performance, and production program at Texas State. Born and raised in Sherman, Texas, Russell is thrilled to work alongside students and staff to grow and celebrate her craft of theatre.