SHSU Freshman Wins Alumni Tuition Raffle

The winner of the 2008 SHSU Tuition Raffle Scholarship Drawing is freshman Trevor Geary (second from left).  Offering congratulations at the drawing were (from left):  SHSU President Jim Gaertner, Sammy Bearkat, Trisha Pollard and State Rep. Patrick Rose. -- Photo by Brian Blalock

Trevor Austin Geary of Azle will not have to worry about paying for classes at Sam Houston State University next year.

That’s because his name was selected during the Third Annual SHSU Tuition Raffle Scholarship Drawing on Nov. 22. The SHSU Alumni Association held the drawing during the SHSU vs. Texas State University-San Marcos football game.

The Alumni Association has awarded more than $33,000 in scholarships to 33 individual students as a result of the tuition raffle during the program’s first two years. In addition, two lucky students have won over $2,400 each in financial assistance because their names were selected in the annual drawing.

This year, over 7,000 tickets were purchased, and the award is 24-hours of undergraduate in-state tuition, an approximate value of $3,500.

Texas State Rep. Patrick Rose of Dripping Springs and vice-chairman for the Texas State University System Board of Regents and SHSU alumna Trisha Pollard of Bellaire drew the winning name. Also on hand was the executive committee of the SHSU Alumni Association board of directors.

The SHSU Alumni Association will award net proceeds from the tuition raffle in $1,000 increments to eligible students for the following fall. Students interested in applying for alumni scholarships should complete the ScholarX Application by Feb. 15, 2009, to be considered. Criteria for Alumni Scholarships can be found on the alumni Web site at

For more information on the tuition raffle or alumni scholarships, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 800.283.7478.



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