$50,000 In College Scholarships Awarded by TWAF and S.A.L.E.

The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF) and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (S.A.L.E.) have awarded five $10,000 Natural Resource-Excellence in Education Scholarships to five deserving Texas youth. The scholarships were awarded to five freshmen at Texas universities who are majoring in a natural resource- related field such as agricultural science, wildlife science, forestry, range science, etc.

Scholarships were awarded to Jacob Locke of Center (Texas A&M University); Myca Reed of Mathis (Tarleton State University); Andrew Skipton of Dripping Springs (South Plains College); Carolyn Swize of Goliad (Texas A&M University), and Trevor Vaughn of Windthorst (Texas A&M University). Each will receive a $10,000 scholarship.

“These deserving students are our future natural resource leaders who are needed now more than ever. Our partnership with the San Antonio Livestock Exposition helps to ensure those who have shown the passion and commitment to natural resources education will have the opportunity to achieve their goals,” says Tina Buford, TWAF President.

This is the eighth year that TWAF and S.A.L.E. have teamed up to offer scholarships to future natural resource professionals. With the inclusion of the 2014 scholarships, the organizations have partnered to award a total of $350,000 in college scholarships.

The scholarships were awarded based on participation in activities and experiences related to the field of natural resource conservation, honors, awards and leadership skills, grade point average, and answers to a series of essay questions about natural resources conservation in Texas.
Additional Information: In 1991 leaders of the Texas Wildlife Association created the Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF) to help fund the organization’s education and conservation initiatives. Currently, TWAF invests in projects that educate Texans on the positive effects of land stewardship, foster habitat and wildlife conservation, and preserve our hunting heritage. TWAF supports programs that promote natural resource literacy in schools, through its Learning Across New Dimensions in Science (L.A.N.D.S.) initiative. TWAF also supports youth hunting and youth wildlife leadership programs. In addition, TWAF trains land stewards and conservation leaders through workshops, field days, and effective conservation collaborations. If you would like to support TWAF, please contact Caroline Cage, Director of Development, at 800-TEX-WILD.