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Incarnate Word Brainpower Connection

Buckner Fanning School at Mission Springs (BFSMS) graduates who complete the 8th grade with a B average or better (minimum 3.0 GPA) will be awarded annual $2,500 scholarships to one of The University of the Incarnate Word’s two Brainpower Connection high schools as well as UIW. This scholarship is independent of any additional scholarships the student may receive.
“We’re pleased to be in a position to continue the academic and faith formation these outstanding students already receive. We feel they’ll excel in our Brainpower schools.”  - UIW President Dr. Louis Agnese Jr
UIW is a part of the Brainpower Connection that includes Incarnate Word High School for young women;
  • St. Anthony Catholic High School (co-ed)
  • St. Anthony Elementary School
  • St. Peter Prince of Apostles Elementary School.

The Brainpower Connection is a circle of support, influence, and collegiality established when the five institutions connected to share their brainpower through their faculties and students. The goal of the shared vision, shared faculties, and shared facilities is to help break down the walls that traditionally separate elementary schools, high schools, and universities.

  • The scholarships will allow students who have flourished in a private school environment to continue their studies beyond BFSMS while receiving one-on-one attention from quality instructors.
  • They will be distributed as $2,500 per year from 9th grade through the fourth year of college. Reverend Fanning was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Incarnate Word in 1992 in recognition of his many humanitarian contributions.
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