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Agricultural Leaders Scholarship endowment established at Texas A&M-Kingsville

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Cutline: Pictured here are donors to the new Agricultural Leaders Scholarship Endowment at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Shown from left, are Dr. Mark Hussey, president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Tom Best, Glenda Best, Judy Colston and Bill Colston Jr.

by Elaine Barnes

Coordinator, Alumni & Donor Communications

Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Office of Alumni Services & Giving

Feb. 12, 2021 (Kingsville, TX) – The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation announced the recent establishment of the two new scholarships at Texas A&M University-Kingsville – the Agricultural Leaders Matching Scholarship Endowment and the Bill and Judy Colston Kleberg Kenedy County Junior Livestock Show Scholarship Endowment.

Inspired by the Future Farmers of America motto of “learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve,” and the 4-H motto, “to make the best better,” these scholarships encourage students who embody the characteristics of hard work, dedication and leadership – which these programs cultivate – to pursue an education at Texas A&M-Kingsville.

“Show me a high school student who has been involved in programs like 4-H and FFA, and I will show you someone who is destined to be successful not only in college but in life,” stated Dr. Mark Hussey, President of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. “These students pursue college degrees in a variety of majors – not just agriculture- and we are excited to be able to offer scholarships to help us attract these future leaders to Texas A&M University-Kingsville.”

Intended for first-time college students from the South Texas area, the Agricultural Leaders Scholarship will provide financial support for students who have demonstrated leadership in their 4-H programs or high school associated FFA. The Colston KKJLS Scholarship will be available in 2022 and will support students who regularly participated in their local junior livestock show. Students can utilize this support in any field of study at the university.

In addition, the Agricultural Leaders Scholarship offers one-to-one matching funds, as the donors hope to inspire others to create scholarships for these students. Up to $125,000 in matching funds is currently still available for donors to utilize.

To apply for the Agricultural Leaders Scholarship, please visit Interested in making an impact on students at Texas A&M University-Kingsville? Visit our website at for more information about how you can establish an endowment, create a scholarship, or support current and future Javelinas.

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