An MBA is the most common advanced degree for business school graduates, but a Juris Doctor is a close second. Mays Business School students who are pursuing law school will receive financial assistance through a new scholarship: The Joy W. ’88 and Nathan P. Moore ’89 Endowed Award. Funded by a $100,000 gift from Joy and Nathan Moore, the award is designated for a Mays student who has been accepted into a law school and will support studies at that law school. Preference will be given to a student who was a member of the Business Honors Program during his or her undergraduate studies at Texas A&M.
Nathan, who serves as Mary Kay’s Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, received a finance degree at Texas A&M and a law degree from St. Mary’s University. Joy received an education degree from Texas A&M.
“Our main goal was to give back to the school that taught us so much and has provided such a good foundation for us both,” Nathan explains. “It was also important to know we could customize our giving to include the acceptance to law school. The flexibility to expand beyond the business programs was key. So much of what I do right now is business-related, but what initially opened the doors for me was my law degree.”
“Many times, an impediment for students pursuing advanced degrees is the additional cost of that education,” said Mays Dean Jerry Strawser. “The Moores’ most generous commitment will make a significant difference in the ability of our students to pursue studies at leading law schools across the United States.”
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. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and developing ethical leaders for a global society.