Dan and Peggy Pitts Endowed Scholarship
Dan Pitts entered The University of Texas on a track scholarship, but a leg injury during his sophomore year ended his track career. Financially it was a struggle to continue at the University, but with some help from his parents and part-time jobs he was able to graduate from the McCombs Business School in 1983 with a bachelor of business administration. The Dan and Peggy Pitts Endowed Scholarship is his way to help students who otherwise might not be able to afford a University of Texas education because they do not qualify for financial aid because of their parents’ income level.
The University of Texas played a very important role in Dan’s life. The education he received at UT gave him the opportunity to be successful in the business world, and through the Dan and Peggy Pitts Endowed Scholarship, he and Peggy hope to help others realize a similar success in their lives. Already he sees his daughter and son-in-law reaping the rewards of their UT education.
Dan and Peggy feel a sense of satisfaction when they see the difference the scholarship makes in the lives of the students who receive the endowment. It is a wonderful feeling when they get the opportunity to meet the student recipients and talk about their goals. Dan and Peggy enjoy giving back to the University that made Dan’s success possible.