Scholarships

Scholarships Available from SHSU Department of Agricultural Sciences

The department is pleased to have available the scholarships listed below. Scholarships are one-time awards and are not automatically renewable (exceptions: Ann Crump and Charles T. Mallery Endowed Scholarship; San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarships; Rodeo Austin Scholarships). A student may reapply in subsequent years if eligibility requirements are met. Students MUST be registered for six or more agricultural science hours each semester or forfeit the scholarship for that semester.

The Scholarships 4 Kats program must be used to apply for departmental scholarships. The program enables you to apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible, including those outside of the Department of Agricultural Sciences. The application deadline for departmental scholarships is November 1; non-departmental scholarship deadlines vary. You must apply and be accepted for admission to SHSU before you can apply for scholarships. The following link will redirect you to the Scholarships 4 Kats program:

https://samweb.shsu.edu/schx01wp

 

Scholarships

Allen and Joan Triplett Agricultural Sciences Endowment Scholarship: At least $1,000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate or graduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; minimum GPA of 2.75 (undergraduate) or 3.00 (graduate); U.S. citizen; good moral character with Christian beliefs; preference to horticulture/ crop science majors (undergraduate).

Ann Crump and Charles T. Mallery Endowed Scholarship: $2,000/year; at least one award annually to full-time entering freshman; major in Agribusiness. Selection based on academic performance in high school, demonstrated financial need; demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities and community service; natural born citizen of the United States; must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA for renewal in subsequent years.

Ann Morgan Christian Memorial Endowed Scholarship: $1,000; awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing and enrolled at Sam Houston State University; major in Agriculture; have been a member of 4-H and/or FFA in high school; and maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to graduates of high schools in Walker County, Texas

Arthur Lynn Talk, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship: At least $1,000; number of awards varies annually; major in field of agriculture; character and financial need will be considered.

Billy Harrell Endowment Fund Scholarship: At least $1,000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in agricultural mechanization; minimum GPA of 2.75.

Capital Farm Credit Scholarship: $1,000; one to five awards annually; major in agricultural business; minimum GPA of 2.75 (returning and transfer students); minimum SAT of 900 or ACT score of 19, and rank in top 50% of graduating class (entering freshmen students); demonstrated financial need and leadership.

Clemon and Carolyn Montgomery Endowed Scholarship: Amount varies; one award annually; major in field of agriculture; minimum 2.75 GPA; demonstrated financial need.

College Farm Boys Scholarship: $1,000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; minimum GPA of 2.50; financial need considered but not a determining factor; preference given to students living and working at Gibbs Ranch. 

Dale Brown Scholarship: $1,000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; minimum GPA of 2.75.

Danny and Cindy Pierce Family Endowment Scholarship Fund: At least $1,000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in agricultural business; minimum GPA of 2.5; financial need considered but not a determining factor.

Dean and Mrs. W.E. Lowry Scholarship Award: Amount varies; at least one award annually; must have completed two semesters at SHSU, be active in Collegiate FFA, and possess good character and scholarship; other criteria same as previous scholarships.

Dr. Herb Schumann Leadership Endowed Scholarship: Amount varies; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture with minor in secondary education; must be student teaching at time scholarship is awarded; demonstrated financial need; completed at least two full semesters at SHSU; previously assisted in conducting leadership development events (LDEs) as a student in an agricultural education-based course at SHSU; student teacher member of the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT); minimum GPA of 2.50.

Dr. Stanley F. Kelley Endowed Animal Science Scholarship: $1,000; awarded to a full-time graduate student majoring in agriculture, animal science, or related field of study; be a teaching assistant and/or research assistant in the Animal Science Program; and maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

Ducks Unlimited of Huntsville Scholarship: At least $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture or biology with minor in wildlife ecology or wildlife management; minimum GPA of 2.75.

Edgar A. and Carolyn L. Reeves Family Endowment Scholarship: At least $1,000; at least one award annually; full-time sophomore, junior or senior at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; minimum 3.0 GPA; demonstrated financial need.

Fred Pirkle Endowed Scholarship: at least $5,000; awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in a discipline with curriculum dedicated to engineering technology; maintain a minimum GPA of 2.50.

Glyn and Martha Gilliam Scholarship Endowment Fund: $1,000; two awards; full-time undergraduate student in good standing at SHSU; one award to a student majoring in agricultural business and one award to a student obtaining teaching certification in agriculture; minimum GPA of 2.5; demonstrated financial need; demonstrated financial need; must meet selection criteria to be awarded funds in years following initial award.

Heath Schielack Agricultural Business Club Memorial Endowed Scholarship: at least $1,000; awarded to a full-time undergraduate student majoring or minoring in Agricultural Business or a graduate student majoring in Agriculture; maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.8.

Homer and Vera Rawlinson Scholarship: Amount varies; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; minimum GPA of 2.50.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Endowed Scholarship: $1,000-2,000; awarded to incoming freshmen, junior college transfer students, and currently enrolled undergraduate agriculture majors (number of awards may vary); minimum 2.75 GPA; major in field of agriculture; permanent citizens of the United States.

James Marcus Smith Trust Scholarship: $1,000; at least one award annually; animal science major; full-time undergraduate students; selection based on academic record (minimum 2.75 GPA), extra-curricular activities, leadership, and demonstrated financial need.

Jeff Rohde Memorial Endowed Scholarship: at least $1,000; awarded to a full-time graduate student pursuing a M.S. in Agriculture or related subject; maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0; serving as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Research Assistant (RA) for the Ag Business program in the Department of Agricultural Sciences.

Joe Glenn Burleson Agribusiness Endowment Fund Scholarship: Amount varies; four awards annually of equal value; full-time undergraduate student in good standing at SHSU; major in agribusiness; graduate of Baytown Robert E. Lee High School entering as a freshman, or graduate or transfer student from Lee College in Baytown, Texas (or meets all other qualifications if no qualified candidates meet Baytown-related criteria); minimum overall GPA of 3.00; demonstrated financial need; high performing high school student with demonstrated involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service; natural born citizen of the United States.

John Gayle Winkelmann Endowed Scholarship: $1,000 to $2,500; awarded to a full-time sophomore or junior seeking a degree in any agriculture discipline; maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.

Kenneth Wren Memorial Endowed Scholarship: $1,000; awarded to a full-time junior, senior or graduate student majoring in any Agricultural Science discipline; maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.

Letts-Hopper Endowed Scholarship: Amount varies; one award annually; must be junior or senior at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; selection on basis of character, academic achievement and financial need.

McCaffety Electric Company, Inc. Agricultural and Engineering Sciences Endowment Fund Scholarship: At least $1,000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agricultural or engineering sciences; minimum GPA of 2.0; financial need considered but not a determining factor.

Preston Leo Reeder Endowed Scholarship: Amount varies; one award annually; major in field of agriculture; minimum 3.0 GPA; preference to students from Fannin County, TX; selection based on demonstrated financial need.

Rodeo Austin: $16,000/four years; awarded to full-time entering freshmen only; major in field of agriculture; enrollment in minimum of 12 credit hours per semester; must maintain minimum 3.0 GPA for renewal; Texas residents only; must comply with Rodeo Austin requirements.

Ruth and J. A. Chandler Endowment Fund Scholarship: At least $1,000; at least one award every third year; full-time junior or senior student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture with intent to receive teacher certification; minimum GPA of 2.5; financial need considered but not a determining factor.

San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship: $12,000/four years; number of awards given annually varies; awarded to full-time entering freshmen only; major in field of agriculture; enrollment in minimum of 12 credit hours per semester; must maintain minimum 3.0 GPA for renewal; Texas residents only. Must comply with S.A.L.E. requirements.

San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Scholarship (Equine Graduate): $15,000/two years; one award annually; awarded to full-time graduate student; pursuing course of study in equine science; citizen of the United States; resident of Texas; minimum 2.0 GPA.

San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Scholarship (Graduate): $5,000/2 years; two awards annually; awarded to entering full-time graduate students only; citizen of the United States; resident of Texas; minimum 2.5 GPA.

Seitz Gift Fruit/Golden Valley Farms Scholarship: $250; two awards annually (one award to senior prior to student teaching, one award to senior during student teaching block); major in field of agriculture and seeking teacher certification; minimum 2.5 GPA.

SHSU Agriculture Alumni Association Scholarship: $1,000; one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; minimum GPA of 2.75.

Southwest Meat Suppliers Association Scholarship: $1,000; one award annually; major in field of agriculture with interest in career in the meat industry.

Wallace Erwin Ernst Memorial Agricultural Engineering Technology Scholarship:$2,000; awarded to a full-time junior or senior majoring in Agricultural Engineering Technology or a graduate student majoring in Agriculture with a specialization in Agricultural Engineering Technology; maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.

Willie Frank and Virginia Hall Trust Scholarship: Amount varies; two equal awards annually; major in field of agriculture with consideration given to students seeking teacher certification; minimum 2.50 GPA; may not be receiving any Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo scholarship, including Go-Texan; must have graduated in upper one-half of high school class; other selection criteria same as previous scholarship.

Willie Jerry Jones, Sr. Endowed Scholarship: $1,000; awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing and enrolled at Sam Houston State University; major in any discipline within Agricultural Sciences; and maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 if an undergraduate or a GPA of 3.0 if a graduate student.

Wilson-Warner Endowed Scholarship: Amount is approximately $13,000 and based on actual cost to attend the university; at least one award annually; major in field of agriculture; sophomore, junior, or senior standing; selection criteria based on academic record (minimum 3.5 GPA), extra-curricular activities, and leadership.

CONTACT:  Dr. Kyle Stutts, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Box 2088, Huntsville, TX 77341; (936) 294-1219; stutts@shsu.edu

 

SHSU Rodeo Scholarships

The following scholarships require a Sam Houston Rodeo Team Scholarship Application. The application deadline is July 1. Rodeo scholarships are one-time awards and not automatically renewable. Many rodeo scholarships are skills and performance based.

SHSU Rodeo Team Scholarship: Over $100,000 awarded annually to rodeo athletes with high school and/or college rodeo success; number and amount of scholarships vary.

Texas Best Rodeo Program Endowed Scholarship: $1500; at least one award annually; full-time student in good standing at SHSU; major in any discipline; acceptance into SHSU Rodeo program and meet NIRA eligibility; demonstrate financial need; minimum 2.25 GPA.

Tommy Castenson Memorial Scholarship: at least $1000; at least one award annually; full-time student; major in any discipline; acceptance into SHSU Rodeo program and meet NIRA eligibility; minimum 2.0 GPA.

Wes Neyland Memorial Endowed Rodeo Scholarship: $500; one award annually; minimum 2.25 GPA; major in field of agricultural sciences; competitor in the sport of college rodeo.

Byrd Family and Friends of SHSU Rodeo Scholarship: at least $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student; major in any discipline; acceptance into SHSU Rodeo program and meet NIRA eligibility; minimum 2.0 GPA.

Copenhagen/Skoal – U. S. Tobacco Scholarship: $500-5000; number of awards varies annually; acceptance into SHSU Rodeo program and meet NIRA eligibility.

Sonny Sikes Rodeo and the Sikes Family Endowed Scholarship: Amount varies; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate or graduate student; major in any discipline; acceptance into SHSU Rodeo program and meet NIRA eligibility; minimum 2.0 GPA.

CONTACT:  Mr. Edward “Bubba” Miller, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Box 2088, Huntsville, TX 77341; (936) 294-3867; elm014@shsu.edu