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Hector P. Garcia Memorial Celebrated with Scholarship Donation

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

The late civil rights pioneer, Dr. Hector P. Garcia, was remembered in a unique way on Wednesday.

The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation announced its first scholarship donation to Incarnate Word Academy. That donation, a check for $10,000, was presented to IWA in association with Frost Bank and HEB.

Wednesday marked the state of Texas' recognition day for Dr. Garcia, as set forth by the Texas legislature.

Before the presentation, a memorial mass for Dr. Garcia was celebrated with family, friends and the IWA community.

The donated funds will be used to provide scholarships for veterans and other non-veteran students at the post-secondary education level who demonstrate a passion for the promotion of civil liberties.