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Annual Report Story: Education

One Fund that was of great importance to Judy Matthews and is still active today is the Greater Abilene Ministers Alliance scholarship fund, which was established in 1988 to provide scholarships to minority students who are members of GAMA churches.

Tamika Braye, a 2013 recipient of the GAMA scholarship, graduated this year with her bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University and is now working on her master's.

"Being a recipient of the GAMA scholarship made a great impact on my undergraduate experience at Abilene Christian University, "Tamika said. "Earning this scholarship award instilled a sense of pride and motivation throughout my educational journey because I knew that someone in the Abilene community believed in me."

Number of Scholarship funds: 104

Amount awarded in FY 17: $362,889

Assets under management: $9,827,635