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East Texas dealership donates large amount to West Rusk Students

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TYLER SMITH COUNTY - (KYTX) - An East Texas car dealership makes a generous donation to  help pay the tuition of West Rusk students planning to attend East Texas Baptist University. 

 Scholarships for students were originally promised by Robert Jordan and Nicholas Sturghill of Houston.

 Part of that money was due by 4-o'clock this afternoon but never came through. 

 The university tells us 15 out of 16 students accepted have completed requests for financial aid.

 They have been awarded a total of $150,000.

   And late this evening, Tyler native Lance Fenton, owner of the Fenton Motor Group, donated an additional $100,000 to the students.

  That's a one time donation to get them through the first semester.

  Fenton Motor Group will host a press conference tomorrow to further discuss the details of their donation and to encourage more people and organizations to donate as well.

 

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