Robert (Bob) ’77 and Janet Loeffler wanted to help students with financial needs gain degrees in business, so they contributed $100,000 to fund the Robert D. ’77 and Janet K. Loeffler Scholarship in Business.

Janet and Bob Loeffler '77, together with their daughters Leslye and Lyssa
Janet and Bob Loeffler ’77, together with their daughters Leslye and Lyssa

The scholarship is intended to aid students whose academic record and personal commitment qualify them for admission into Mays Business School, but who do not have the financial resources needed to fund their time at Mays. The fund will provide a scholarship to a new full-time student, and the student will continue to receive the scholarship each year he or she is a full-time student in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree at Mays.

Bob Loeffler said he learned a lot about leadership and engineering from his undergraduate degree at the U.S. Naval Academy, but he got his start in business at Texas A&M, where he earned an MBA in 1977. “I was with H-E-B for 33 years, and over that time we hired many graduates of Texas A&M who have gone on to have their own very successful careers with the company.”

Loeffler said many bright students don’t have the financial resources needed to attend a school like Mays. “Hopefully this endowment will result in a Mays school undergraduate degree every four years for a deserving and bright student — and a subsequent successful and rewarding career.”

“The Loefflers’ generosity is truly a gift from the heart,” said Mays Dean Jerry Strawser. “They are providing the opportunity of a lifetime for an outstanding young person. Bob and Janet’s most gracious gift will have such a significant impact on the young people who receive their scholarship.”

About Mays Business School

Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,000 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for faculty research. Its mission is to create knowledge and develop ethical leaders for a global society.