The Lebermann Foundation, established by former University of Texas System Regent and Plan II student Lowell H. Lebermann Jr., is donating $2.5 million to The University of Texas at Austin to help recruit top students for the Plan II Honors Program.
Recently ranked among the top honors experiences in the country, Plan II is a four-year degree program that leads from a broad core curriculum in the early college years to a student’s own choice of coursework in the later ones.
A $2 million portion of the gift will support the construction of the home of Plan II in the new Liberal Arts building, to be named the Lowell H. Lebermann Jr. Plan II Honors Suite. The remaining $500,000 will be dedicated to the launch of the Lowell H. Lebermann Jr. Scholarship Program, a full four-year scholarship program for Plan II students.
Completion of the new Liberal Arts building is expected by January 2013. Fundraising and recruitment for the Lowell H. Lebermann Jr. Scholarship Program will start immediately with the goal of selecting the first Lebermann Scholars for the 2013-2014 academic year.