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Scholarships Available for Human Sciences Students

The Department of Human Sciences has a number of scholarships available for its majors.  Scholarship applications are available on the department website.  For most of the scholarships, students need to complete only one form.  On it, they can designate the scholarship or scholarships for which they wish to apply.  Two recommendation forms are needed to complete the application.  These should be sent directly to the Department of Human Sciences.  Scholarships are for undergraduate study unless otherwise indicated.  For all scholarships students must be enrolled in at least 15 credit hours the semester they are receiving the scholarship.  Distribution of most awards is split between the Fall and Spring semesters with the exception of awards that are for less than $250 which will be distributed fully in the Fall semester. 

INCOMING FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS:

MYRTLE WATT NELSON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. 

Amount $1600.  This scholarship was established by Robert Nelson in honor of his mother, Myrtle Watt Nelson, who was a home economics teacher.  Candidates for the scholarship must be (1) Texas high school graduates in the top twenty-five percent of their graduating class or score a minimum of 1000 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or 23 on the ACT, (2) a freshman entering Texas A&M University-Kingsville to pursue a degree in Human Sciences, (3) and a citizen of the United States of America.  Preference will be given to a graduate of a Kingsville high school.  Maintenance requirements are a minimum 2.75 GPA and satisfactory completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours each academic year.  Recipients who change majors to pursue a degree in a field other than human sciences will forfeit all rights and claims to future scholarship benefits.  Recipient of this scholarship will be selected by the Human Sciences Department Chair.

SCHOLARSHIPS REQUIRING ONE OR MORE SEMESTERS COMPLETED AT TEXAS A&M- KINGSVILLE INCLUDING HUMAN SCIENCES COURSES:

FAYE DEHN BIBLE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. 

Application deadline: March 1st.  Amount: $200.  This endowment was established in honor of Faye Dehn Bible, a faculty member in the Department of Home Economics for many years.  Originally a loan fund, it was converted to a scholarship fund in 1992.  It is available to a human sciences major who has completed at least one semester of work at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, which includes courses taken in Human Sciences.  A 3.0 GPA is required.

OPAL OWEN YOUNTS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. 

Application deadline: March 1st.  Amount: $1000. This scholarship was endowed by Mrs. Younts in the Fall of 1992.  Mrs. Younts graduated from Texas A&I University with a degree in home economics.  She taught home economics in Banquete prior to her marriage to Bobby Younts.  She retired from teaching elementary education in Agua Dulce in 1985.  Her scholarship is available to a Human Sciences student in any major/concentration after at least one semester of work at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, which includes courses taken in Human Sciences.

FOOD AND NUTRITION SCHOLARSHIPS:

RUTH W. GAULDIN DIETETICS SCHOLARSHIP. 

Application deadline: March 1st  Amount: $720.  This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Ruth W. Gauldin, a former faculty member in the Department of Home Economics in the dietetics program.  The Corpus Christi Dietetic Association contributes annually to the scholarship.  It is awarded in the spring for the following academic year.  It is available to students in the Human Nutrition major who are planning to be dietitians.  At the time of application, the student must have completed at least one semester of work at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, which includes courses taken in Human Sciences.

CHARLES AND MAYDINE ROSLYN SCHOLARSHIP. 

Application deadline: March 1st  Amount: $425.  This scholarship was established by Ron and Patricia Sanders and her brothers and sisters in honor of Charles and Maydine Roslyn, supporters of higher education and home economics in particular.  Mrs. Roslyn is a retired home economist and dietitian who continues to serve as a consultant.  The scholarship is available to students in the Human Nutrition major.  At the time of application, the student must have completed at least one semester of work at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, which includes courses taken in Human Sciences.

SANDRA SIMONS SCHOLARSHIP. 

Application deadline: March 1st  Amount: $1000.  This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Sandra Simon.  Dr. Simon was a former faculty member at Texas A&M University – Kingsville in the dietetics program.  The scholarship is available to a Human Sciences student with a major in Human Nutrition.  At the time of application, the student must have completed at least one semester of work at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, which includes courses taken in Human Sciences.

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This page was last updated on: July 02, 2013