Mary Ann Bishop-Hebel Scholarship

Business Bank of Texas has established a merit-based scholarship at Southern Methodist University’s SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) in honor of the bank’s co-founder Mary Ann Bishop-Hebel. SWGSB is considered one of the nation’s top banking educational institutions. The Mary Ann Bishop-Hebel Scholarship will be awarded each year to an outstanding female candidate attending the business school, enabling more young women to follow Mary Ann’s legacy into successful careers in banking.

Mary Ann spent 40 years in the financial services industry, working her way up from a bank teller at State National Bank in Odessa to co-founder and Executive Vice President of the Business Bank of Texas. In the course of her career, she became an influential voice in the banking industry, working to improve operational and regulatory conditions in the industry at large. Mary Ann’s contribution to the creation and success of the Business Bank of Texas is clear to everyone who worked with her.

In memory of an outstanding woman whose work helped fuel the success of many others, our CEO Ed Lette has established the fund for the scholarship, and we have committed to donating $1,000 a year for at least the next five years. The fund is accepting donations to supplement the amount awarded to scholarship recipients. For all those interested in helping support women in business, donations can be sent to:

SW Graduate School of Banking Foundation
Edwin L. Cox School of Business
Southern Methodist University
3150 Binkley Avenue, Suite 324
P.O. Box 750214



Bishop_SaenzTD Winters presented SWGSB student Lisa Saenz with the Mary Ann Bishop-Hebel scholarship at the SWGSB awards banquet on June 5.
Dallas, TX 75275-0214