Last Friday, Fran Mathers, the owner of Via Real Restaurant, awarded scholarships to six children of Irving police officers on behalf of the Pat Mathers Scholarship Foundation.
For nearly ten years, the foundation has raised money through the generosity of the Irving community to provide college scholarships to deserving students. The scholarships are also in appreciation of the services provided to the community by the Irving Police Department.
Mathers invited the students to a lunch Friday to pass out the scholarships. The recipients are Ryan Mitchell, Preston Cullison, Tori Zettle, Sydney Peel, Shayna Richardson and McKenna LeCroy.