STEPHENVILLE (April 17, 2018) — During the early 20th century, Daniel B. McMillin moved his family of eight to a farm in Erath County just so his six children could attend college at Tarleton. When his middle daughter, Glynda, graduated from high school in 1930, McMillin went to the bank and borrowed $100 to fund her two years at Tarleton, where she studied home economics.
This morning, on Tarleton’s Giving Day, the Meador family donated $20,000 to endow a scholarship in honor of McMillin, who never got to go to college himself.
Judith Meador, Glynda McMillin Martin’s daughter, and her son, Jeff, presented the family’s second scholarship endowment to Tarleton President F. Dominic Dottavio at Alumni Island on the Stephenville campus. The scholarship will benefit Texas public school teachers pursuing graduate degrees.
“We’re a family of four who all have master’s degrees and believe in helping graduate students,” Judith Meador said. “My grandfather would be proud that his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren have gone to college. Youth and education are the hope of this country.”
Tarleton’s annual Giving Day challenges supporters, alumni and parents to pay it forward to the university’s students through donations to scholarships, programs and activities. Gifts can be made online at http://givingday.tarleton.edu until midnight today.