TYLER, Texas (January 25, 2019) – The University of Texas at Tyler announced it has received $20,000 from the Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation to support UT Tyler veterans.

The Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation has joined with the Dew Boys golf group from Eagle’s Bluff Country Club to present UT Tyler with the Richard and Madeline Lewis Scholarship. The two groups have given this scholarship annually to the University since 2014, totaling more than $100,000 for veterans.

“Thanks to the support from the Dew Boys and the Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation, veterans at UT Tyler will receive support to supplement their Veterans Affairs benefits,” said Kim Harvey-Livingston, interim dean of students.

The scholarship fund is named for Richard Lewis, an Air Force veteran and member at Eagle’s Bluff Country Club, and his wife, Madeline, who have been strong supporters of veterans, especially in East Texas. The Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness, to honor and to empower our Wounded United States Military Warriors who live in Texas and surrounding states, enabling them to assimilate back to daily life upon their return from combat.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.