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Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

1250 N.E. Loop 410, Ste. 810

San Antonio, TX United States 78209-1539

Telephone: (210) 525-8494


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $25,049,375

Total giving: $495,500






Incorporated in 1950 in TX

Purpose and Activities

Giving especially to contribute toward the education of worthy students. The foundation administers a student loan fund, annual Piper Professor Awards to recognize teaching excellence at the college level, Piper Scholar Awards of four-year college scholarships to outstanding high school graduates in TX, a student aid library and information center, and a scholarship clearinghouse. Grants to individuals as educational loans, scholarships, and teaching awards are made only through the programs operated by the foundation.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Educational loans and scholarships to TX residents who are full-time college or university students pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree.

Piper Professor Award

Awards are made annually to recognize outstanding college professors across Texas. Selection is made on the basis of nominations submitted by each college or university in TX. The foundation will honor ten professors during the academic year for their dedication to the teaching profession and for their outstanding academic, scientific, and scholarly achievement. Each professor receives a certificate of merit, a gold pin and a $5,000 honorarium.

Piper Scholars Program

Four-year scholarships are awarded to academically promising and superior high school seniors, to attend the college or university of their choice in TX. Applicants must be U.S. citizens/permanent residents and TX residents. Students selected must maintain a B average throughout their undergraduate college career to remain in the program. Participation in this program is by invitation only. Nominations are made by principals or counselors for invited high schools in certain counties throughout TX.

Student Aid Center and Bexar County Scholarship Clearing House

Established in 1961, the Student Aid Center provides information through the Student Aid Library regarding college admissions, financial assistance, career planning, and international study to students, parents and counselors. The Bexar County Scholarship Clearing House, established in 1965, as an adjunct to the library, serves as a liaison between applicants and scholarship donors. Complete information is available on the foundation web site.

Student Loan Program

Loans are made to full-time students who are U.S. citizens/permanent residents and TX residents, attending TX colleges or universities. Maximum of $10,000 may be loaned to one student.

Fields of Interest

  • Community college education
  • Education
  • Higher education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $25,049,375 (market value)

Gifts received: $900

Expenditures: $2,070,678

Total giving: $495,500

Qualifying distributions: $1,647,201