Tom and Bitsey Hail Endowed Presidential Scholarship
Tom and Bitsey are both Longhorn graduates from Houston. Tom graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering in 1957, and Bitsey earned her degree in home economics education the following year.
Tom and Bitsey have a heart for UT and for helping those who aspire toward a college education. They have quietly served their community in Houston and throughout Texas. This endowment is created to honor their spirit.
Melinda and Mike give this endowment in the spirit of faith, family, and education that Tom and Bitsey inspire in those around them.
The Tom and Bitsey Hail Endowed Presidential Scholarship was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System on March 13, 2013, to benefit The University of Texas Office of Student Financial Services. The endowment honors Mr. Thomas Lynch Hail and Mrs. Edith Elliott Hail. Gift funds were provided by Mr. Michael James Lafitte and Mrs. Melinda Hail Lafitte.