Thorndale’s Fisher wins $10,000 scholarship
SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF) and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (SALE) 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 natural resource related field such as agricultural science, wildlife science, forestry, range science, etc.
Scholarships were awarded to Weston Fisher of Thorndale (Texas A&M), Kaleigh Anderson of Blanco (Tarleton St.); Ross Weishuhn of Columbus (Blinn); Zachary Pearson of La Vernia (A&M-Kingsville) and Brandon Hall of Stephenville (Tarleton St.). Each will receive a $10,000 scholarship.
“As our population has grown, the strain on our natural resources has grown proportionately,” said TWAF President Charles Davidson. “Our future depends on our ability to manage our natural resources wisely, balancing the needs of man and nature. It just makes sense to identify our future leaders and support them while they are getting their educations. We all will benefit from their expertise in the years to come.”
This is the fourth year that TWAF and SALE have teamed up to offer scholarships to future natural resource professionals. The organizations have awarded $150,000 in college scholarships.
“Last year, we were gratified by not only the number of applications, but by the high quality,” Davidson said. “There are a lot of talented young people who are committed to caring for our natural resources. TWAF and SALE are dedicated to supporting their efforts.”
The scholarships were awarded based on participation in activities and experiences related to the field of natural resource conservation, honors, awards, leadership skills, grade point average and answers to a series of essay questions about natural resources conservation in Texas.