Philanthropist Bob Haas has established a new scholarship, deemed the Francisco “Pancho” Lopez Scholarship, after his close family friend, talented horseman, and Rancho Santa Fe resident. According to Haas, the scholarship is both a birthday present to his wife Colleen, a symbol of his respect for Pancho Lopez, and a helpful tool for those talented students looking to become veterinarians and help animals as Pancho has done. The scholarship will provide four years of support for Hispanic students entering veterinary school.

Jose Guerrero Cota received the first Francisco “Pancho” Lopez Scholarship during the annual UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine ceremony and was congratulated by both the Haas and Lopez families.