Raven Scholars

Raven Scholars of Sam Houston

Raven Scholars is an exclusive award program dedicated to honoring outstanding upperclassmen and graduate students at Sam Houston State University. The purpose of the Raven Scholars program is to recognize our top students who have achieved academic success as well as integrated campus life, service, and leadership into their college career. This is a brand new SHSU award program, taking the place of our previously used Who's Who Among Students national program. An annual award banquet will be held each spring to distinguish these exemplary students, where they will individually receive a certificate and a gift.


For a student to be eligible for Raven Scholars, he or she

  • Must be nominated by a University faculty, staff, or registered student organization president
  • Must have a SHSU GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Must be currently enrolled for at least 12 hours at SHSU
  • Must be classified as at least a Junior standing by the beginning of the semester nominations are conducted
  • Transfer students must have at least 2 long semesters at SHSU for a total of 30 semester hours
  • Graduate students must have an undergraduate degree from SHSU or have completed 18 hours at SHSU and be presently enrolled for 9 hours (an  exception should be made for assistant instructors who are teaching a full load of 6 hours and enrolled in 6 hours)

2019 Raven Scholars

Katelyn Allen

Marylyn Alvarado

Samantha Anderson

Caitlin Arrigali

Lauren Beall

Cassidy Bean

Hali Behrens-Russell

Heather Bess

Matthew Bloss

Melissa Briones

Erika Brown

Lindsey Burcham

Cassidy Burke

Jerome Butler

Louis Butler

Jessica Caceres

Kaylee Campbell

Kacey Campos

Noemi Cazares

Madison Cowdrey

Emily Davis

Kaitlynn Dawson

Alyssa Deason

Maria Del Valle

Diamond Dickson

Brittany Eckenrode

Benjamin Edwards

Chaise Edwards

David Eller

Devan Elliott

Valeria Escobedo

Cherese Evans

Taylor Michelle Evans

Brita Fagerstorm

Carissa Ferguson

Devyn Fitzpatrick

Karoline Frankeny

Julia Gernhart

Ashley Gilbert

Kacie Ging

Madeleine Goldwait

Lucia Gonzalez

Rebekah Groth

Lori Guerin

Alexus Hardy

Jessie Harris

Allison Harsy

Daijah Hickman

Jessica Hightower

Courtney Hoke

Taylor Hollier

Jennifer Holton

Hunter Honish

Rayne Horton

Alexandra Howard

Dorothea Hudson

Kendra Ireland

David Johnson

Skylar Jones

Makenzie Kuehn

Amanda Lee

Matthew Lopez

Samuel Lopez Perez

Lindsay Loughran

Addison Martindale

Makayla Mason

Cameron Mathews

Donyelle Mcvey

Katherine Meeker

Lorena Mena

Sarah Mendez

Erika Minnix

Sydney Morrison

Destinee Morton

Lucero Nava

Brianna Newton

Gyeongseok Oh

Aryn Pena

Yuliya Pervakova

Jamie Pizano

Claudia Placencia

Jenny Puente De Patlan

Carlee Sachs-Krook

Hannah Scott

Shelby Semands

Taylor Shelley

Chabrell Shepherd

Nicholas Sims-Rhodes

Gabriel Smith

Nicole Smith

Courtney Stanhope

Marley Stark

Evelyn Toh

Jonathon Tovar

Maggie Tullius

Makenzie Wethington

Bailey White

Brooke Wilder

Charday Williams

Michaela Yost


For more information about the Raven Scholars Program, please contact the Office of Student Engagement & Retention.

Email: engage@shsu.edu

Phone: (936) 294-2714