UTSA alumnus Tim Chapman '84 understands the importance of supporting hardworking students through college. As a former UTSA scholarship recipient himself, he is dedicated to paving a way for students through school. To help UTSA students on their paths toward graduation, Tim established an annual scholarship fund in 2000 and named it The Frank Edward and Beverly Hill Chapman Scholarship in honor of his parents.

"When you're in college, working part-time and trying to make it as a student, every little bit helps," said Tim. "I was really grateful to have some financial support when I was in college."

In 2016, he met with Kim West, UTSA's Executive Director of Gift Planning, and Tim learned just how far his contribution could go. By endowing his annual scholarship through a gift in his will, Tim would be able to award UTSA students with annual scholarships in perpetuity. So, on December 25, 2016, Tim presented his mother with an unforgettable Christmas gift – his heartwarming decision to permanently endow the Frank and Beverly Chapman Endowed Scholarship.

Tim has always recognized the potential of UTSA college students as many alumni have graduated and made major strides in multiple industries. His devotion to helping students achieve their goals has certainly been fruitful as his investment in annual scholarships has already supported 14 students. Today, many of the Frank Edward and Beverly Hill Chapman Scholars have graduated and received acceptance into esteemed doctoral programs, medical school, or have gone on to work for successful companies.

Tim plans to continue providing annual scholarships until his scholarship is fully endowed, which is on track to be funded well ahead of his initial plans. He has increased his funding while also leveraging a generous match from his employer. In the meantime, he has been overjoyed with the immediate impact his annual scholarship has had on the lives of UTSA students while honoring his beloved parents, bringing this tribute gift full circle.

"I have the ability to share the fruits of my labor and help others, and that makes me happy."