The family and friends of Scott Bickel have established the Scott A. Bickel Endowed Scholarship Fund in his memory.
Bickel, a 1992 graduate of Copperas Cove High School, was a Sam Houston State University student and worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice when he died in a car accident.
"His family and friends, wishing to commemorate his love of life and his dedication to helping others, are establishing this scholarship to assist other Sam Houston students who, like Scott, are working as corrections officers with TDCJ while pursuing goals in higher education," according to the endowed scholarship agreement.
The first $500 scholarship will be awarded prior to the 1998 fall semester, with the goal of eventually offering two $500 scholarships per year as endowment funds accumulate.
Eligible students must be full or part-time, majoring in any discipline, and working as a corrections officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Applicants should contact the Office of Academic Affairs, (409) 294-1001, for information.
Contributors who would like to participate may do so by sending donations to the Office of University Advancement, Box 2537, Huntsville, TX 77341-2537. Call (409) 294-3625 for more information.
Media Contact: Frank Krystyniak
March 18, 1998
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