Apr 21, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog Vol. 79 
    
2018-2019 Catalog Vol. 79

Scholarships


 

A large number of endowed scholarships are available to Blinn students. For additional information including the online application, please visit www.blinn.edu/finaid/scholar, or call the Blinn College Foundation at (979) 830-4017.

Unless otherwise stated, these scholarships are given to fulltime Blinn students who have completed one semester at Blinn College, have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and have met the requirements of the specific scholarship.

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Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Scholarship: This scholarship is sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa community-based alumni chapter, Alpha Beta of Texas. Established in 1992, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding sophomore member of Beta Alpha who has exhibited superior academic and leadership skills as a freshman student.

Alumni Lettermen / Dr. James H. Atkinson Scholarship: Established in 2000 in honor of Dr. James H. Atkinson, the former football coach, director of athletics, dean and President of Blinn College, by the Buccaneer Alumni Lettermen Association, Inc. in recognition of his many contributions to Buccaneer Athletics. The scholarship recipient will be a deserving sophomore student-athlete.

Agnes Karlik Anderson Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship: Anges “Andy” Karlik Anderson, R.N. was a 1942 graduate of The Providence Hospital School of Nursing in Waco, Texas. The career she loved as a registered nurse spanned 48 years in Brenham. In 1956, she joined the Brenham Clinic as the first nurse working with W.F. Hasskarl, Sr., M.D., Thomas H. Giddings, M.D., W.F. Hasskarl, Jr., M.D. and Joel H. Johnson, M.D. As the clinic grew, she served as the director of nursing. The Anderson family in 2010 wanted her love and legacy in nursing to continue by establishing this scholarship in her memory. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student in the Associate Degree Nursing program.

Agnes “Andy” Anderson Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Agnes “Andy” Anderson, R.N., and her family. Mrs. Anderson believes in the associate degree nursing program and wishes to help deserving students pursue that goal. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Washington County student in the associate degree nursing program.

Clinton G. Anderson Scholarship: Established in 1995 by Mr. Anderson, this scholarship is awarded without regard to major. Mr. Anderson graduated from Blinn College in 1936 and had a distinguished career as a Broadway actor.

Elton B. Anderson Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1997 in memory of Elton B. Anderson by his wife, Agnes, and family. Mr. Anderson, a man of integrity, strength, and generosity, gave unselfishly of his time to others. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Washington County student without regard to major.

Billye Jean and Arleigh Appel Scholarship: Established in 2003 by Billye Jean and Arleigh Appel, this scholarship is offered to a deserving student without regard to major. Mr. and Mrs. Appel both attended Blinn College, and Mrs. Appel graduated in the class of 1943.

Caroline and Robert C. Appel Scholarship: Established in 1988 in memory of Caroline and Robert C. Appel by their children Arleigh Appel, Robert Appel, Jr. and Mrs. Elwood Jaeger. This scholarship will be given to deserving students from Washington or Lee counties without regard to major.

Mary Lou and Robert Appel, Jr. Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Appel, this scholarship is given to deserving students from Texas without regard to major. The Appels are lifelong residents of Washington County where Mr. Appel is an active businessman, civic leader and former mayor of Brenham.

Oleis H. Arlitt Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2005 by Jack W. Arlitt in memory of his late wife, Oleis Heineke Arlitt, this scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student without regard to major. Mrs. Arlitt, a Blinn graduate, and her family have long been affiliated with Blinn College. Her mother, Ruby Heineke, was a 1919 graduate of Blinn; and her father, Dr. Gus Heineke, served on the college’s Board of Trustees (1947-1953). Marie Heineke Memorial Gymnasium on the Brenham campus is named for her grandmother. In 1999, Mrs. Arlitt and her husband established the Dr. and Mrs. Gus Heineke Memorial Scholarship.

Ashorn Brothers Scholarship: Established in 1998 by J.K. and Lillian Ashorn Wilhelm and family in honor of Herbert, Edmund and Walter Ashorn. This scholarship is awarded to deserving students with financial need and without regard to major.

Eva Beazley Atkinson Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is given annually to a deserving Blinn College student majoring in chemistry or mathematics. It was established in 1986 in memory of Eva Beazley Atkinson, former Dean of Women and Chairperson of the Blinn College Division of Natural Science.

President Emeritus James H. Atkinson Scholarship: Established in 1993 in honor of Dr. James H. Atkinson, it is given to a deserving student who shows special talents for leadership and integrity.

Katherine Smith Atkinson Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is given to deserving students majoring in English or journalism. It was established in 1971 in memory of Katherine Smith Atkinson, a Brenham civic leader.

Nancy Sheppeard Atkinson Scholarship: Established in 1993 in honor of Nancy Sheppeard Atkinson by her husband, former Blinn College President Dr. James H. Atkinson, this scholarship is awarded to an American History or English major with at least a 3.5 overall grade point average. Mrs. Atkinson is a former member of the Blinn College English faculty and an active volunteer in the Brenham community.

Auggie Darr Babbitt Physical Therapy Assistant Scholarship: Established in 2012 by family and friends in honor of Auggie Babbitt who provided many years of service and dedication to the physical therapy profession and her community. Auggie pioneered and was instrumental in the establishment of the Blinn College PTA Program and in achieving initial accreditation. Throughout the years, Auggie devoted herself to transferring invaluable physical therapy knowledge from the classroom to the clinical setting in order to improve the quality of patient care, and volunteered countless hours to assist students in preparing for the state licensure exam. The scholarship will be awarded to a second year exemplary student in the PTA program who demonstrates financial need.

Inez Berger Memorial Real Estate Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2000 by the Bryan/College Station Association of Realtors and friends of Ms. Berger. Ms. Berger was very active with the real estate industry in the Bryan/College Station area. Preference will be given to students who plan on working in real estate or a related field in the Bryan/College Station area.

Blinn College Alumni & Friends Association Scholarship: Established in 1995 by the then Blinn College Ex-Students Association, this scholarship was made possible by monies from membership fees and donations from former students. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding full-time sophomore student who participates in extracurricular activities and exhibits superior leadership and academic skills.

Blinn College Foundation Scholarship (Brenham): Established in 2003 by the Blinn College Foundation with donations designated for scholarships to students attending classes on the Brenham Campus. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student selected by the scholarship committee.

Blinn College Foundation Scholarship (Bryan): Established in 2003 by the Blinn College Foundation with donations designated for scholarships to students attending classes on the Bryan Campus. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student selected by the scholarship committee.

Blinn College Jaster-Krause Trust: Established in 2007 by her Last Will and Testament, Gladys Krause bequeathed a portion of her estate to Blinn College to be placed in a trust and utilized for scholarships. Mrs. Krause contributed to the successful lives of many students through her years as librarian at Brenham Middle School. The Board of Trustees of Blinn College shall determine who will be eligible for this scholarship which shall be based on financial need and demonstrated academic ability.

Blinn College Professional Association (Brenham) Scholarship: Established in 1996 by the Blinn College Professional Association in Brenham, this scholarship is awarded to a returning full-time sophomore on the Brenham campus who maintains a grade point average of 3.25 or above and has participated in extracurricular activities.

Blue Bell Creameries / E.F. Kruse Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1987 by Blue Bell Creameries in memory of E.F. Kruse, a noted Brenham civic and business leader, this scholarship is given to a deserving student majoring in business, mathematics, engineering or natural science.

Henry and Ethel Boehm, Sr. Scholarship: Established in 1986 by Henry and Ethel Boehm, Sr., this scholarship is awarded to a deserving Blinn student from Washington County. Mr. Boehm was a former academic dean of Blinn College.

Dr. and Mrs. Henry J. Boehm, Jr. Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Boehm, Sr. in honor of their son and daughter-in-law. Mr. Boehm served for many years as the Dean of the college prior to his retirement.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert William Boehm Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Boehm, Sr. in honor of their son and daughter-in-law. Mr. Boehm served for many years as the Dean of the college prior to his retirement.

Ben W. Boehnke Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2012 by the Boehnke Family. “Coach Ben” as he was referred to by his students, began his career at Blinn College in 1963 as assistant Football Coach and head Track Coach. He became head football coach in 1972 and led the football program to its first undefeated football season in Blinn College history and a Wool Bowl victory that same year. He was named National Junior College Coach of the Year in 1972 and was also Texas Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year in 1972 and 1987. In 1998 he was inducted into the NJCAA Football Hall of Fame. This scholarship will be awarded to a student Football or Track Athlete.

Sue Boehnke Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Sue and Ben Boehnke. Mrs. Boehnke organized Blinn College’s first drill team and was its director for 20 years. This scholarship will be awarded to a member of the drill team.

Henry and Martha Boenker and Esther Boenker Scholarship: Established in 2006 by Mrs. Lee Bernice Leissner in honor and memory of her sister Esther Boenker. Their mother managed the Blinn College Bookstore for many years. This scholarship will be awarded to students interested in agriculture or agriculture business.

The Wilburn “Bill” Bohne Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2011 by Wilburn Bohne through his estate. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student attending the Blinn College Brenham Campus majoring in Math, Engineering, or Science. Preference will be given to entering freshman. Recipients must be a Washington County resident, must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Mr. Bohne was a strong advocate of education.

The Wilburn “Bill” Bohne Technical Education Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2011 by Wilburn Bohne through his estate. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student enrolled in Technical Education on the Brenham Campus. Students must be a Washington County resident with a high school diploma or GED. Mr. Bohne was a strong advocate of education.

Brazos County Go-Texan Scholarship: Established in 1995, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving first-year student from Brazos County who has participated in 4-H and FFA activities and has displayed leadership skills.

Brenham B.P.O.E. No. 979 Charity Scholarship: Established in 1992 by the Brenham Elks Lodge, this scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Brenham Evening Lions Club Scholarship: Established in 1994 by the local civic club, this scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman who is a graduate of Brenham High School and a resident of Washington County. It is a two-year scholarship that will extend to the student’s sophomore year provided he/she remains a full-time student in good academic standing.

Brenham Noon Lions Club Scholarship: Established in 2001 by the local civic club, this scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman with financial need who is a graduate of Brenham High School.

Brenham Rotary Club Scholarship: Established in 1999 by the largest civic organization in Brenham. The Brenham Rotary Club is a member of the world’s first and largest service club, an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide that provides humanitarian service, promotes high ethical standards in all vocations and helps build good will and peace in the world. This scholarship is open to sophomore students at Blinn, but with first preference given to Washington County residents.

Brenham University Women’s Scholarships: Established two scholarships in 1994 and in 2003 to be awarded to Brenham High School girls attending Blinn College the fall semester after high school graduation. The selection of a recipient is based on academic standing and participation in school and community activities.

Travis and Lucille Broesche Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1995 by Travis Charles Broesche, a Houston attorney, in honor of his parents Travis and Lucille Broesche of Brenham. The Broesches are alumni of Blinn College. Mr. Broesche is a noted architect and designed two of the Brenham campus buildings. This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student on the Brenham campus without regard to major.

Brown Family Scholarship: Established in 1990 by Mrs. Edwina Day Hallstein in honor of the L.D. and Fannie Brown Family and Beatrice Brown Bouldin. This family has contributed much to the education of minority students and to the civic improvement of Brenham.

Raymond G. Bryant Scholarship: Established in 1986 by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Bryant, this scholarship is awarded to students interested in engineering, mathematics or science. Need for financial assistance is a basic requirement. Mr. Bryant is a graduate of Blinn College and was formerly the Director of Engineering for Freeport Mineral Company.

Porscha Rae Buck Scholarship: Established in 2000 in memory of James Brewer by Mildred Brewer, his widow, and Karen Buck, his daughter, this scholarship is available only for students majoring in an Applied Sciences Education program. It is open to both certificate and degree seeking Applied Sciences students and is established as an incentive to those who have experienced unusual academic obstacles such as a learning disability, but have triumphed to become successful students.

Bob Bullock Scholarship: Established in 1994 by friends and supporters of Texas Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock in recognition of his work to improve higher education in the State of Texas, this scholarship is awarded to a business or computer science major.

Susan Burkhart Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1991 by the family and friends of Susan Burkhart to provide financial assistance to Blinn College students majoring in mathematics or mathematics education.

Burleson County Go-Texan Committee Scholarship: Established in 1993, this scholarship is awarded to a student from Burleson County.

Waldo F. Burt Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1996 in memory of Waldo F. Burt by his family and friends. Mr. Burt served as an instructor of business and as Registrar at Blinn College prior to his retirement. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student majoring in education.

Burton Lions / Sid B. Stevenson Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1996 by the Burton Lions Club in memory of noted civic leader and educator Sid B. Stevenson, a charter member of the Burton Lions Club. Mr. Stevenson taught at Blinn College and served as Superintendent of the Burton Independent School District. This scholarship is awarded on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Burton I.S.D. to a student from Burton High School based on academic achievement, leadership ability, character and integrity.

Cantey Family Scholarship: Established in 1998 on behalf of the Cantey family, and in memory of Craig C. Cantey, Jr., to encourage the attainment of advanced education and the development of leadership of deserving individuals. This scholarship is awarded without regard to major or financial need.

William Kenneth Carnes Scholarship: Established in 1995 by the Brenham Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and supporters to honor William Kenneth Carnes, former City of Brenham police chief and teacher of law enforcement classes at Blinn College. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student majoring in criminal justice/law enforcement with preference given to freshmen graduates of Brenham and Burton High Schools.

J.B. Carrington Scholarship: Established in 1991 in honor of the many contributions Mr. J.B. Carrington has made to students and Blinn College. This scholarship has been established by his friends and colleagues to support the education of students attending the Bryan Campus of Blinn College.

Margaret Chesley Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1996 by the Josephine C. Zeiske Estate, Elroy Kiecke, trustee, in honor of her mother, Margaret Chesley. Preference will be given to students from Bellville High School with good academic records.

Doyle Coatney Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Doyle Coatney, this scholarship is specifically for graduates of Montgomery High School, Montgomery, Texas. The scholarship recipient is selected by Montgomery High School and goes to a student who has exhibited athletic, entrepreneurial and leadership skills. The need for financial assistance is a basic requirement. Mr. Coatney is a successful businessman who is a graduate of Montgomery High School and Blinn College. While at Blinn College, Mr. Coatney was a member of the football, basketball, baseball and track teams.

Joseph B. Collerain, Sr. Scholarship: Established in 2006 by Joseph B. Collerain and his family to honor Mr. Collerain’s late wife who was a nurse. A daughter, Mary Alfred, worked for Blinn in the English department. This scholarship will be awarded to deserving students in the Associate Degree Nursing program.

Robert David Commander Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1996 in memory of Robert David Commander by his brother, Dr. Allen Commander of Brenham, and his sister, Mrs. Charles Stanley of Conroe. It is awarded to a full-time student without regard to major.

Charles and Grace Crawford Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2011 by Charles and Grace Crawford. Grace and Charles were engaged in numerous student activities while attending Blinn and are proud graduates. Grace serves on the Blinn College Foundation Board of Directors and both are lifetime members of the Blinn College Ex-Students Association.

Cutright and Allen Architects Scholarship: Established in 2006, in appreciation to the College for the opportunity to master plan, renovate, and design facilities for the Brenham, Schulenburg and Sealy campuses. Cutright & Allen offers this scholarship to applicants residing in Fayette County. The scholarship is available to applicants without regard to major.

C.D. Dallmeyer-Brenham Wholesale Grocery Co., Inc. Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1999 by Brenham Wholesale Grocery Co., Inc. in memory of Mr. C.D. Dallmeyer. Besides serving as president of Brenham Wholesale Grocery Co., Inc. for a number of years, Mr. Dallmeyer was a Board member of Blinn College and served several terms as its chairman. Mr. Dallmeyer was a former mayor of Brenham and was very active in local and civic affairs. This scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Debban-Eaton Nursing Scholarship: Established in 2003 by the families and friends of Rhonda Debban, nursing instructor at Blinn College, and John Eaton, a nurse at St. Joseph’s emergency services department. This scholarship will be available to qualified students who have been accepted into the Blinn ADN program, with preference given to single parents.

Gerald “Pat” Derrick Athletic Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2005 by Pat Derrick through his estate. Mr. Derrick attended Blinn College and was a member of the Buccaneer Football Team. Because he was an active supporter of Blinn College athletics, this scholarship will be awarded to a student athlete, preferably in the football program.

Oscar and Lillie Meinecke Dietrich Memorial Scholarship: Established by their family in 2006: Nevi Lee Lauter and the late Bennie Lauter; Raymond and Virginia Dietrich; and Drs. Wilfred and Bobbie Dietrich. Since their mother and father farmed and ranched for 70+ years on the family Century Farm, the family would like for the scholarship to be given to an agriculture major at Blinn College. The student should have a 3.0 average, be involved in community activities, and be active in Blinn College agriculture organizations.

W.O. and Bobbie Dietrich Scholarship: Established in 1995 by Drs. Wilfred and Bobbie Dietrich to be awarded to a student majoring in speech, drama or English. The Dietrichs, instructors at Blinn College, are authors and civic leaders in Brenham and Washington County.

James F. Dillon VFW Post 7104 / Melvin H. Reddehase Scholarship: Established in 1989 by the Brenham Veterans of Foreign Wars James F. Dillon Post in memory of Melvin H. Reddehase, a disabled American veteran who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. This scholarship is awarded to a veteran, or child of a veteran, with preference given to students from Washington County.

Beatrice Bednar Donisi Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2013 in memory of Ms. Beatrice Bednar Donisi by her son, John Philip Donisi. Ms. Donisi was a Phi Theta Kappa graduate of Blinn College and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Houston. She was very thankful for the opportunities made available to her as a result of the education she received at Blinn College. This scholarship is awarded to deserving first-generation college students exhibiting financial need.

Leroy and June Dreyer Scholarship: Established in 1994 by former Blinn College athletes, family and friends to pay tribute to Coach Leroy Dreyer and his wife, June. Coach Dreyer, a former student and athlete at Blinn College, served as coach and athletic director for 36 years. This scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a deserving athlete, trainer or manager without regard to major.

Ora Lee Edwards Vocational Nursing Scholarship: Established in 1995 in honor of Mrs. Edwards by friends, ex-students and family members. This scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in the Brenham campus Vocational Nursing program. Mrs. Edwards served as director of the Vocational Nursing program at Blinn College prior to her retirement.

M.H. and Irene Ehlert Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2007 in memory of M.H. and Hazel Irene Ehlert for their lifelong contributions to the field of education in Washington County. M.H. served as the Washington County school superintendent and Irene taught English at Blinn College. The scholarship was funded by three of their grandsons: Scott Ehlert, Jeffrey Ehlert and Melvin Ehlert, Jr.; and will be awarded to students majoring in education who demonstrate financial need.

Arthur H. Ehrig and Myrtle Ehrig Scholarship: Established in 2007, the Last Will and Testament of Myrtle Ehrig directed that the Arthur H. Ehrig and Myrtle Ehrig Scholarships, previously established in 1997, be consolidated into a single scholarship fund named the Arthur H. Ehrig and Myrtle Ehrig Endowed Scholarship and also provided for the addition of significant funds to the scholarship. Following the requirements of the first two, this scholarship will be awarded to students pursuing agricultural related majors and nursing students from Washington, Burleson or surrounding counties.

Alma Amsler Eversberg and Heber H. Drumm Scholarship: Established in 1996 in memory of the first woman graduate of Blinn and her son-in-law, by Florence Eversberg Drumm, daughter and wife. Mrs. Eversberg was also the valedictorian of her graduating class at Blinn. Mr. Drumm was a longtime business and civic leader. This scholarship is awarded to a Washington County resident and U.S. citizen without regard to major, who is a full-time student and who, because of family circumstances, may not qualify for federal or state grants or loans.

Joel and Pam Franke Scholarship: Established in 2002 by colleagues, friends and former students, this scholarship honors the contributions made to students by Joel and Pam Franke. Joel, a faculty member at Blinn College and Chairman of the Social Sciences Division, is a former sponsor of the Circle K International service organization and the Student Government Association and founded the Blinn College Republicans. Pam, a teacher in the Brenham Independent School District, served many years in the special education department. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student maintaining a 2.5 GPA or better and majoring in the social sciences.

N.W. and Norma Freeman Scholarship: The N.W. and Norma Freeman Scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in business or agriculture. This fund was established in 1972 by N.W. and Norma Freeman. Mr. Freeman was the Chairman of the Board of Tenneco.

Friends of Blinn College from Fayette County Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2008 by local businessmen, and organizations for the purpose of assisting students from Fayette County with the purchase of textbooks. The student must be an entering freshman attending the Schulenburg campus who demonstrates financial need and is awarded at the discretion of the Campus Director or his/her designee.

Rosa Lee Fuchs Scholarship: Established in 2006 in memory of Rosa Lee Fuchs. Ms. Fuchs attended Blinn College and was named Outstanding Alumnus in 2003 by the Blinn College Ex- Students Association. She served as Washington County Treasurer for 41 years and received many awards honoring her service. She was a “special person” and an inspiration to all who met her. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student without regard to major.

Milton Gaskamp Memorial / Washington County Go-Texan Committee Scholarship: Established in 2002, this scholarship is named in honor of the late Milton Gaskamp and the Washington County Go-Texan Committee. Milton was a member of the Washington County Go-Texan Committee and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for 25 years until his death in January of 2001. During those years, he strongly supported the youth of Washington County by working to raise money for scholarships. This scholarship will be given annually to a graduating senior from Brenham or Burton High School who meets the requirements.

Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Association Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Association. This Brenham based insurance company endowed the scholarship in honor of its 100th anniversary. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student without regard to major.

Robert L. Giles / Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: Established in 1988 by the alumni and friends of the Blinn College Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa in memory of its longtime and distinguished sponsor, Robert L. Giles. This scholarship is awarded to a returning sophomore who is a member of the Beta Alpha Chapter and who has exhibited superior academic and leadership skills.

Graham Masonic Lodge Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2012 by the Graham Masonic Lodge, one of the oldest Masonic Lodges in Texas, charted in 1845 and in keeping with the Masonic commitment to education. This scholarship is open to Washington County residents, without regard to major, and preference will be given to students with a Masonic connection.

David Keith Griffin Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1984 in memory of David Keith Griffin, a 1981 graduate of Blinn College, by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Griffin, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving Blinn student with preference given to students from Burleson County.

The Edwina Hallstein-Board of Trustees Scholarships: These scholarships are offered to students from high schools in the Blinn College service area who do not qualify for the valedictorian or salutatorian scholarship but who are in the top five percent of their class. These scholarships cover the cost of tuition and fees at Blinn College for up to two years.

Fred J. and Edwina Day Hallstein Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1991 by the Board of Trustees of Blinn College in memory of Mrs. Hallstein, a longtime teacher of foreign languages at the college and active civic leader in Brenham. Mrs. Hallstein left a substantial sum of money to the college at the time of her death in 1989. This scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Fred Hartman / Brenham Banner-Press Scholarship: Established in 1984 by the Brenham Banner-Press and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moser in honor of Fred Hartman, a noted newspaper publisher and civic leader, this scholarship is awarded to a student planning a career in journalism or communications. Preference will be given to students from Washington County and surrounding areas and to students with superior academic records.

Katherine Mgebroff Hasskarl Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1989 in memory of Mrs. Hasskarl by her family and friends. Mrs. Hasskarl attended the Brenham schools and Blinn College, was a registered nurse and an active and prominent civic leader in Brenham. This scholarship will be given to a student attending the college’s Associate Degree Nursing program.

Dr. and Mrs. Gus Heineke Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1999 by Jack and Oleis Arlitt in memory of her parents who were both active participants in civic and business affairs in Brenham. Mrs. Heineke was a graduate of Blinn College in 1919. Dr. Heineke, a local dentist for thirty-five years, served on the Blinn College Board of Trustees for over eleven years, serving as President of the Board for seven years (1947-1953). The Marie Heineke Memorial Gymnasium, formally opened and dedicated in March 1941, was named in memory of Dr. Heineke’s mother.

John E. Hejl-Caldwell High School Scholarship Fund: This scholarship was established in 2006 by John Hejl to be awarded to Caldwell High School students. Mr. Hejl is a resident of Caldwell and attended Blinn College in the 1950’s.

John E. Hejl-Caldwell High School Technical Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2010 by John Hejl to be awarded to Caldwell High School students in technical education. Mr. Hejl is a resident of Caldwell and attended Blinn College in the 1950’s.

Lawrence H. Hemann Scholarship: Established in 2004 in honor of Lawrence H. Hemann who was an employee at Blinn College for 36 years where he taught agriculture courses. He was Chairman of the Applied Arts and Sciences Division and also the Director of Transportation. This scholarship is to be given to a sophomore Agriculture or Industrial Arts major with a grade point average of 2.5 or better.

L.G. Herzog Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2006 by L.G. Herzog through his estate. Mr. Herzog graduated from Burton High School, Blinn College and attended Sam Houston State Teacher’s College. L.G. was a part of the Blinn College Family working in the mailroom for 14 years before his retirement. He was involved in numerous community activities and organizations. L.G. was an active supporter of Blinn College athletics and could usually be found keeping the clock at football or basketball games. This scholarship will be awarded to Brenham campus students without regard to major.

Kathryn Kyle Hicks Scholarship: Kathryn was a student in the Blinn College Associate Degree Nursing program. Her family and the Associate Degree Nursing Class of 2000 established this scholarship in her memory in 2003. The scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a deserving student in the registered nursing program with at least a 3.0 overall grade point average.

Judy and Larry Holt-Still Creek Ranch Endowed Scholarship: Established in 2007 and created for students who have been residents of Still Creek Ranch’s Still Creek Christian School in Bryan, Texas. The scholarship shall pay for all tuition, fees and books for seventy (70) semester hours performed over a time period not to exceed 36 months at Blinn College.

Walter Henry and Geneva Housley Holle Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Pierre and Sarah Holle Roberts of Brenham in memory of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Holle. Mr. Holle, a Brenham native, was a Blinn graduate. He and Mrs. Holle were active participants in the business, civic and church interests of Brenham. The education of the youth was very important to them.

Myrtle Gebert Isensee Scholarship: Established in 2009 by Myrtle Gebert Isensee, who was a graduate of Blinn College where she majored in library science. Myrtle married George Isensee, a geophysicist for Mobil Corporation and, during their 25 years of marriage, they lived in 20 locations in the United States and Canada. After her husband’s death, Myrtle moved back to Schulenburg and gave her time to the Schulenburg Public Library for 25 years. She was a member of the Literary Guild and was named Citizen of the Year in 1989. This scholarship will be awarded to a student attending the Schulenburg campus without regard to major.

Eugene Janner Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1998 in memory of Eugene Janner by his family and friends. Mr. Janner was a teacher at the Brenham schools and at Blinn College where he also served as chairman of the business and computer science department. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student with preference given to accounting or business majors, and has at least a 3.0 grade point average or better.

Jones and Carter, Inc. - Pledger, Kalkomey, Inc. Engineering Scholarship: Established in 2008 by Jones and Carter, Inc. and Pledger and Kalkomey, Inc. to promote academic excellence, character, and leadership development in the field of engineering. This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in engineering.

Atwood C. Kenjura Scholarship: Established in 1998 by Marilyn Kenjura in honor of her husband, Atwood C. Kenjura, who has served on the Blinn College Board of Trustees since 1976. A graduate of Blinn, Mr. Kenjura is a prominent Brenham pharmacist, businessman and civic leader.

Alice Kowles Scholarship: Established in 2009 by Alice Kolwes through her Estate in memory of the H.F. Kowles Family, H.F. Kolwes, Alice Kowles and Diane Kowles. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student enrolled at the Brenham campus or a Washington County resident enrolled at any Blinn campus without regard to major.

Steven Krolczyk Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1995 in memory of Steven Krolczyk, a Blinn graduate, by his family and friends. Preference will be given to students from Washington and surrounding counties with a need for financial assistance. This scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Bertha Quebe Kruse Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Bertha Quebe Kruse, this scholarship is awarded without regard to major to a Texas resident and U.S. citizen attending the Brenham campus as a regularly enrolled student carrying a full-time academic class load.

Ed F. Kruse Scholarship: Established in 1990 by key management employees of Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham to honor Mr. Kruse who serves as that company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. This scholarship is awarded to a returning sophomore with a 3.0 or better grade point average without regard to major.

Ed and Evelyn Kruse Scholarship: Established in 2006 by Ed and Evelyn Kruse to demonstrate their love of education. Having educators in their family, they recognize the influence teachers have. This scholarship is their way of saying thank you to those who teach our youth.

Howard W. Kruse Scholarship: Established in 1993 by employees of Blue Bell Creameries in honor of Howard W. Kruse who serves as that company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time returning sophomore with a 3.0 grade point average or better and majoring in business or agriculture.

Dan Kubiak Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1998 in memory of Representative Dan Kubiak, a dedicated public servant. A former athlete and graduate of Blinn College, he was a strong advocate of higher education in the Texas Legislature. This scholarship will be awarded without regard to major to a full-time student with a 3.0 or better GPA who is involved in student activities.

L.J. and Norma Lacina Family Scholarship: Established in 1999 in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Lacina by their children and their families: L.J., Jr. and Carey Lacina; Dr. Lorna and Russell Gifford; and Tim Lacina. This scholarship will be awarded to deserving students who have shown community service through youth organizations such as religious groups, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Wadene Lampe Academic Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2010 by Wadene Lampe through her Estate. Her husband attended Blinn College and her daughter taught English at Blinn College from 1982 to 2008. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving academic student enrolled at the Bryan Campus without regard to major.

Dr. Marilyn R. Lane Memorial Scholarship: Dr. Marilyn Lane taught English at the Bryan campus of Blinn College and dedicated her professional life to education. In 2003 her family established this scholarship in her memory to recognize her many achievements resulting from her dedication and diligence. This scholarship is intended to assist a deserving student majoring in English or the arts.

Norwood and Barbara Lange Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of Mrs. Lena Lange, a strong supporter of Blinn College and a friend and mentor to foreign students through her work at the Student Center and Bookstore. Norwood is a graduate of Blinn College where he lettered in basketball and baseball. This scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a deserving student without regard to major.

Ruth Dallmeyer LaRoche Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1996 by Brenham businessman and civic leader, Paul F. LaRoche, Jr., in honor of his wife Ruth Dallmeyer LaRoche. Mrs. LaRoche, a graduate of Blinn College, was the daughter of a former member of the college board of trustees. This scholarship is given without regard to major.

Otto Q. Lehrmann Scholarship: Established in 2004 in honor of Otto Q. Lehrmann’s retirement after 53 years in accounting. This scholarship is offered to full-time Blinn students attending the Brenham campus. Recipients must declare accounting as their major, must maintain a GPA of 2.5 and must demonstrate financial need.

Otto Q. Lehrmann Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2012 in memory of Otto Quade Lehrmann, a dedicated and loyal supporter of education at Blinn College, by his friends and family. Mr. Lehrmann served 8 years on the Blinn College Board of Trustees. This scholarship is offered without regard to major to full-time students on the Brenham campus.

Reese B. Lockett Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1977 in memory of Reese B. Lockett, former mayor of Brenham and civic leader, this scholarship is awarded to deserving students majoring in agriculture or business.

The Lone Star Scholarship: Established in 2011 from royalty income from the sale of A Lone Star Reader (the Texas history reader used in classes) which was edited by Bryan campus faculty members Chuck Swanland and Kirk Bane. The Lone Star Scholarship will be awarded to a student attending the Bryan campus and majoring in Social Science (preferably History) or Education.

Aletha Look-Engel Scholarship: Established in 1998 by Aletha Look Engel in order to encourage students to pursue studies in historic preservation and architecture. Mrs. Engel has worked closely with the Somerville and Brenham Museums and has been involved with the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of the American Revolution and an active member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

Look-Lyon Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Aletha Look Engel in honor of her parents Charles B. and Mae Lyon Look of Somerville. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has a superior academic record and outstanding character. Preference will be given to students from Burleson County.

Kenneth Lovett Scholarship: Established in 1995 by Kenneth Lovett, a former student athlete, to provide financial assistance to a deserving Blinn College student. This scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Clyde Martin Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2002 by his friends and family, this scholarship honors the memory of Clyde H. Martin, a dedicated Blinn College agriculture and science instructor for more than 30 years. Mr. Martin’s sense of humor and love of learning inspired generations of students. This scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in science or agriculture science.

Jon Dee May Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2001 by the family and a friend of the late local radio personality. This scholarship is awarded to a student from Washington or Austin County who will participate in either the Blinn College softball or volleyball athletic program.

Dottie Miller Scholarship: Established in 2008 in memory of Dottie Miller by her family and friends. As a resident of Brenham for many years, Dottie was active in community functions and was an avid supporter of Blinn College. She enjoyed a career in real estate and motel management. This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in business and demonstrating financial need.

H.L.P. Moore Family Scholarship: Established in 1998 in memory of H.L.P. Moore and James P. Moore, former Blinn students. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving Blinn student without regard to major.

Clarence and Ettie Richburg Morrow Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2006 by members of the Morrow family: Drs. Wilfred and Bobbie Morrow Dietrich, Joyce Morrow Keller, Gary Morrow, and the late Larry Morrow. This scholarship shall be awarded to a speech, drama, restaurant or agriculture major.

Lee C. Munke Estate Scholarship: Established in 2003 by a bequest from Lee C. Munke who attended Blinn College and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in accounting. Mr. Munke was a Certified Public Accountant. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student with financial need without regard to major.

Ronald Lee Muske Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1982 in memory of Ronald Lee Muske, a former Blinn student, this scholarship is available to a deserving Blinn student without regard to major.

Gus and Gertie Mutscher Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2008 by Dr. Herbert L. and Margie A. Foelber (daughter) to recognize that Mother and Dad Mutscher were great believers in the value of a good education and worked hard to provide for each of their children. All four children graduated from Blinn College; Goeke (‘48), Gus F. (‘52), Betty (‘56) and Margie (‘58). The scholarship shall be awarded to a deserving student aspiring to a career in business, government or education.

Ralph and Daye H. Oelfke Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Ted E. Bailey, Jr. from the estates of Ralph L. and Daye H. Oelfke in their memory. This scholarship is given to deserving students majoring in business, mathematics, engineering or natural science.

Richard J. and Marcena O’Malley Scholarship: Established in 1998 by O’Malley Engineers, Inc., a Brenham based professional engineering firm, in honor of the company’s 30th anniversary and in honor of the two owners who have contributed timeless effort and hours to the engineering profession and the community of Brenham. This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time engineering student from Washington or one of the surrounding counties who has demonstrated superior academic and leadership skills.

William O’Shea Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1978 in memory of William O’Shea, a longtime Texas journalist, this scholarship is given to deserving students majoring in journalism or physical education.

Phillips Sharpe and Winkler Scholarship in the Natural Sciences: Established in 1997 by these three authors who are instructors at Blinn College with the royalties generated from the sales of the Lab Manual “Biological Reflections I & II” in cooperation with the publisher Simon and Schuster.

Joe Al and Merle Picone Scholarship: Joe Al and Merle and their sons, Kyle and Kevin, are all Blinn Alumni and were all members of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Joe Al served on the Blinn Board from 1974-1991 and was Chairman from 1976-1980. Believing strongly in scholarship, the donors require the recipient to have an overall GPA of at least 3.25 and be a Mathematics, Mathematics Education or Business major. This scholarship was established in 2007.

Laura Lee Wilson Pieratt Memorial Scholarship: Laura Lee Wilson Pieratt (1917-1989) was the proud descendant of a pioneer Texas and Lee County family. She graduated from Giddings High School as did her four children and two of her grandchildren. In order to perpetuate her interest and commitment to the youth attending Giddings High School, this scholarship will be awarded to a Giddings High School graduate with a true need for financial assistance and is given without regard to major. This scholarship was established in 1999.

W.H. “Bill” Pieratt Memorial Scholarship: W.H. (Bill) Pieratt (1915-1997) was a Lee County rancher and businessman. He also served the state and federal government in executive positions. Always interested in education, he served on the local school board. Also, serving as a member of the Texas State House of Representatives Committee on Higher Education, he led a successful drive to grant the University of Houston the privilege of becoming a state-supported university. This scholarship is awarded to a Dime Box High School graduate with a true need for financial assistance and is given without regard to major. This scholarship was established in 1999.

Maisie Louellen Pledger Scholarship: Established in 2004 by Mrs. Louellen Pledger who dedicated her career to teaching in the Brenham Independent School District and at Blinn College. Mrs. Pledger taught most grades at the elementary level and English at the secondary level and at Blinn College. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student demonstrating high scholastic ability and majoring in the Liberal Arts.

Betty Cantrell Plummer Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1998 by A.Q. Plummer in memory of his wife, Betty Cantrell Plummer. Betty Plummer obtained a master’s degree in history from Texas A&M University and was also listed in Who’s Who in Texas, World’s Who’s Who of Women and the Heredity Register of the United States. She was a local historian, author of numerous books and articles about the history of Washington County, co- founder of the Washington County Historical Society and also a teacher of History and English at Blinn College. This scholarship will be awarded to students graduating from Brenham High School majoring in History or English.

Sarah Beth Pohlmeyer Scholarship: Established in 2004 by the Estate of Melvin and Dorothy Pohlmeyer in memory of their daughter, Sarah Beth. Sarah was a 1975 graduate of Brenham High School, a member of the National Honor Society and a member of Christ Lutheran Church. This scholarship will be awarded to deserving students at the discretion of the Blinn College Scholarship Committee.

Al and Elizabeth Rampmeier Endowed Scholarship: Established in 2001 by W.A. (Al) Rampmeier, owner of a personnel services business with locations in Brenham and Bryan. Recipients of this scholarship must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average while working their way through college and be involved in college activities. This scholarship is also designed to assist parents who must make financial sacrifices to support their children in furthering their education.

Barbara and Richard Powell Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2008 by Barbara and Richard Powell in recognition of the importance of Blinn College to the community. This scholarship will be awarded to a Washington County student attending the Brenham campus.

Mary Stone Rankin Scholarship: Established in 1999 by C.W. Rankin, Jr. in honor of Mary Stone Rankin on the occasion of their 55th wedding anniversary. This scholarship is awarded to a returning sophomore demonstrating outstanding academic achievement. Preference is given to residents of Washington County.

Martha Jane (Pat) Ratcliff Scholarship: In 2003 her family and friends established this scholarship in loving memory of Martha Jane (Pat) Ratcliff. Their beloved Pat wanted to do something that would make a difference. As a registered nurse, she wanted to help alleviate the shortage of registered nurses. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student accepted to the Associate Degree Nursing program at Blinn College.

Harry M. and Macey Hodges Reasoner Scholarship: Established in 1991 by the Blinn College Board of Trustees to recognize the contribution of Mr. Harry Reasoner to higher education in Texas. This scholarship will support a returning sophomore student whose career interest is in law or education.

Hoffman and Katherine Reese Memorial Scholarship: Endowed in 1997 by the four daughters of Hoffman and Katherine Reese; Erette Red, Martha Sterling, Kathyrine Jones and Inez Rymer, in loving memory of their parents. Mr. Reese was Sheriff of Washington County for many years. He and Mrs. Reese were active in civic, church and business interests of Washington County. This scholarship will be awarded to students carrying a full-time academic load and maintaining a 3.0 or better grade point average.

Doug and Trish Rodgers Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1993 in memory of Gary Douglas Rodgers and Trish Christine Rodgers, this scholarship is given to deserving students who, because of family circumstances, may not necessarily qualify for national grants or loans.

Lillian Rossing-Dobson RN Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2001 by Lillian Rossing-Dobson, in honor of her mother, Bertha Rolles Rossing, and friends Anna Caperson and Dr. Gerald Garwood. Lillian began her nursing training at age 22 while working to pay her expenses. In recognition of the hardships of pursuing a nursing education with limited funds, this scholarship is awarded to a nursing major with demonstrated financial need.

Robert A. and Emilie L. Schaefer Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2012 in memory of Robert A. and Emilie L. Schaefer by their son, Mr. Michael Schaefer, Division Chair, Business, Information Technology and Public Service. Mr. and Mrs. Schaefer were active members of the Blinn family for many years. Robert taught accounting at Blinn for 15 years and retired in 1983. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who is a child of a Blinn College Brazos County faculty or staff member, and has at least a 2.5 GPA.

Janette and Ruben Schmidt Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2011 by Ruben O. Schmidt through his Estate. Janette and Ruben were supporters of Blinn College displaying a strong belief in any type of education. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of Round Top-Carmine High School with a GPA of at least 2.5.

Dr. C.W. Schoenvogel Family Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2012 by the Schoenvogel Family for his many years of service at Blinn College and the community. Dr. Schoenvogel was the team physician for the football team for many years. Dr. Schoenvogel’s father, Dr. O.F. Schoenvogel, served on the Blinn College Board of Trustees from 1944-1948. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student demonstrating financial need in the LVN or ADN nursing program.

C.W. “Walt” Schoenvogel, Jr. Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2012 by Mrs. Clarence Schoenvogel to honor her son, Walt Schoenvogel, for his many years of support to Blinn College and the community. Walt Schoenvogel’s father, Dr. Schoenvogel was the team physician for the football team for many years. Dr. Schoenvogel’s father, Dr. O.F. Schoenvogel, served on the Blinn College Board of Trustees from 1944-1948. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student demonstrating financial need in the LVN or ADN program.

Dr. Clarence Schoenvogel Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2010 by Mrs. Clarence Schoenvogel to honor Dr. Clarence Schoenvogel for his many years of service at Blinn College and the community. Dr. Schoenvogel was the team physician for the football team for many years. Dr. Schoenvogel’s father, Dr. O.F. Schoenvogel, served on the Blinn College Board of Trustees from 1944-1948. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student demonstrating financial need in the LVN or ADN nursing program.

Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Schoenvogel Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2010 by Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Schoenvogel. Dr. Schoenvogel’s father, Dr. O.F. Schoenvogel, served on the Blinn College Board of Trustees from 1944-1948. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student demonstrating financial need in the LVN or ADN nursing program.

Dr. C.W. Schoenvogel Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2011 by Mrs. Clarence Schoenvogel to honor Dr. Clarence Schoenvogel for his many years of service at Blinn College and the community. Dr. Schoenvogel was the team physician for the football team for many years. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student demonstrating financial need in the LVN or ADN nursing program with a GPA of at least 3.0.

Melton Schoenvogel Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2012 by Mrs. Clarence Schoenvogel, who has been a supporter of Blinn College and the community for many years. Mrs. Schoenvogel’s husband, Dr. Schoenvogel was the team physician for the football team for many years. Dr. Schoenvogel’s father, Dr. O.F. Schoenvogel, served on the Board of Trustees from 1944-1948. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student demonstrating financial need in the LVN or ADN nursing program.

Dennis W. Schomburg, Jr. Scholarship: Established in 2001 by his wife, Doris Schomburg, in recognition of his devotion to his family, community and belief in helping others. Mr. and Mrs. Schomburg are graduates of Blinn College. This scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Doris Schomburg Scholarship: Established in 1998 by Doris Schomburg’s husband Dennis, in recognition of her devotion to her family and community. Mr. and Mrs. Schomburg are long-time friends of Blinn College. This scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Melvin and Mary Schomburg Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Arthur Schomburg, lifelong Washington County resident who had been very active in the livestock business, the Washington County Fair and the Houston Livestock Show. He established this scholarship in memory of his parents. This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student without regard to major.

Allan R. Schroeder Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1997 in memory of Allan R. Schroeder by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Schroeder of Brenham. Mr. Schroeder was a graduate of Blinn College and a Brenham businessman. This scholarship is available to a deserving Blinn student without regard to major.

Don and Debbie Schroeder Scholarship: Established in 2008 by Don and Debbie Schroeder. Mr. Schroeder is a graduate of Blinn College and was a two year letterman on the Blinn track team under track coach Ben Boehnke. Mr. Schroeder’s father, Rudy Schroeder, was also a Blinn graduate and served on the Blinn College Board of Trustees from 1963-1980. He was Chairman of the Board from 1972-1976. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student without regard to major.

Irene Bohne Schroeder and Gliffard Merle Schroeder Scholarship: Established in 2007 by Irene Bohne Schroeder, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving Brenham High School graduate to attend Blinn College, Brenham campus without regard to major. Preference will be given to entering freshmen. Recipients must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average and must demonstrate financial need. Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder both attended Blinn College.

Rudolph and LaThel Schroeder Scholarship: Established in 2000 by Mrs. R.W. Stolz in honor of her brother and sister-in-law, Rudy and LaThel Schroeder. Mr. Schroeder was a graduate of Blinn College and served on the Blinn College Board of Trustees from 1963 to 1980 and was chairman from 1972 to 1976. The Schroeders are long-time residents of Washington County.

Zane Schulte Memorial Student Athlete Scholarship: This scholarship will be offered to a Brenham High School or Brenham Christian Academy student needing financial assistance. The recipient should be in good academic standing and have participated in a varsity sport, and/or cheerleading, his or her senior year. Special consideration should be given to applicants who are “walk-on” athletes at Blinn College. Students may apply or their athletic director may recommend them. This scholarship was established in 2000.

Annie Belle Schwartz Scholarship: Established in 1991 in honor of Mrs. Schwartz, a retired teacher and the wife of Walter C. Schwartz, the 11th President of Blinn College, by her family and friends. This scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Annie Belle Schwartz Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of Annie Belle Schwartz by her family and friends. Mrs. Schwartz was a graduate of Blinn College and was a band director and a teacher in the public schools. She was the wife of Walter C. Schwartz, the 11th president of Blinn College. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student without regard to major.

Annie Belle and Walter C. Schwartz 50th Anniversary Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1997 by friends of Annie Belle and Walter C. Schwartz on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz are both graduates of Blinn College and Mr. Schwartz served as the 11th President of Blinn.

Charles W. Schwartz Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1997, endowed by Mr. Schwartz’s partners at Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P., to be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in the legal field. Mr. Schwartz is also a Blinn alumnus.

Walter C. Schwartz Scholarship: Established in 1992 in honor of the 11th President of Blinn College by the citizens of Washington and surrounding counties, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student without regard to major.

Walter C. Schwartz Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2003 in memory of Walter C. Schwartz by his friends and family. Mr. Schwartz began his career at Blinn College as a night school instructor in 1948 and served the College in numerous capacities, including President and Chancellor, until his death in July of 2003.

Ernest H. Seelhorst Education Fund: Established in 1997 by Ernest H. Seelhorst, a former pre-engineering student at Blinn College, to be awarded to a returning sophomore majoring in engineering, mathematics or natural science. The recipient must earn a 3.0 or better grade point average, be a member of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and demonstrate superior academic and leadership skills.

Ozell Henderson Sharp Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Established in 2012 in memory of Ozell Henderson Sharp by her children, Don Sharp, Elaine Sharp Smith and Kenneth Sharp. This scholarship will be awarded to an African-American LVN student at the Brenham campus, during the spring/summer semester, who has demonstrated attributes in ability, character, and integrity necessary for success in the field of nursing. Mrs. Sharp, a graduate of the Blinn School of Nursing, has a genuine love for the nursing profession and will be remembered for her “yes, you can do it” attitude when encouraging prospective students. Once graduated, she attended many annual pinning ceremonies, served as President of the local LVN division and was recognized as LVN of the year by the LVN Association of Texas.

Lucille Click Sheppeard Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1992 in memory of Mrs. Lucille Click Sheppeard by her family to support a student majoring in business. Mrs. Sheppeard had a lengthy and distinguished career in business and a love for learning which has resulted in this memorial scholarship to assist others.

Evelyn Marie Wilson Smith Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2002 to honor the life and memory of Evelyn Marie Wilson Smith. Evelyn was a graduate of Blinn College and served as the Learning Center Director at the Bryan campus from August 1998 until her death in July 2001. This scholarship will provide a female student, 35 years of age or older, with financial assistance without regard to major.

Janis Sneed Scholarship: Established in 1993 in honor of Janis Sneed, a longtime teacher, administrator and sponsor of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Blinn College. This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore level member of Phi Theta Kappa.

Social Science Scholarship: Established in 2003 from royalty income generated from the sales of a Blinn College reader in U.S. History which was compiled and annotated in three editions by Blinn College faculty members: Dr. Irvin May, Dr. Jim Thomas, Dr. Larry Watson and Mr. Ron Wright. This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in the social sciences.

Gregory Ray Speir Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1993 by the family and friends of Gregory Ray Speir of Missouri City who was a student at Blinn College at the time of his death. This scholarship will be awarded without regard to major.

Thomas Morris and Rachel Bradham Spencer Scholarship: Established in 1991 by the family and the Board of Trustees of Blinn College in honor of Dr. Thomas Morris Spencer who served as President of Blinn College from 1947 until 1957 and his wife, Rachel Bradham Spencer. This scholarship is awarded to a member of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa who has maintained at least a 3.25 grade point average.

Delbert Stark Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1986 in memory of Dr. Delbert Stark by his wife Sudie Schaer Stark, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving Blinn student with preference given to an athlete planning a career in the medical field. Dr. Stark, a Brenham dentist and civic leader, attended Blinn College where he served as captain of the football team.

Lonnie Henry Stern Scholarship: Established in 2012 by Floriene P. Stern. Mr. Stern attended grade school in a one room school for eight grades and rode a pony to school. He is a graduate of Brenham High School, Blinn College and Texas A&M. He also attended Harvard University and M.I.T. His professional career involved agriculture. He organized Producers Marketing Association in Levelland, Texas, and also received the Agri-Business Personality of the Year Award. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student with a major in Agriculture.

Paula K. Stoltenberg Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1995 in memory of Paula K. Stoltenberg who died at age 38 leaving behind three children, a husband and many close friends. Music was her great love. She was a wonderful singer and songwriter, and was an active member of a local band. This scholarship was established to help students pursue their interest in music.

LaVerna Stolz Music Foundation Scholarship: Established in 1996 in honor of LaVerna Stolz, this scholarship is given to a student that is talented in music.

R. W. Stolz Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Mrs. LaVerna Stolz in memory of her husband. Mr. Stolz, having been in business for many years, always tried to hire young people graduating from Blinn. Mr. Boehm, Dean of Men, could always suggest some bright, intelligent graduates eager to work.

Robert F. Strange Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Robert F. Strange, a Washington County civic leader, this scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Technical Education Scholarship: The Technical Education Scholarship was created largely due to an anonymous gift and a gift from the Alice Kolwes Estate. Additional amounts were given by community supporters of the Blinn College Technical Education Program. Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in the A.W. Hodde, Jr. Technical Education Training Center.

Elton Tiemann Scholarship: Established in 2008 by Elton “Lon” Tiemann in memory of his father who graduated from Blinn College. His father was on the track team while he attended Blinn. His mother is an instructor in the division of social science. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student.

Linda Tiemann Scholarship: Established in 2011 by Elton “Lon” Tiemann. Linda is an instructor in the division of social sciences. The scholarship was established to further Blinn’s mission to provide opportunity and education to the community. The scholarship should be awarded to students who are studying to become educators or work in a field with an emphasis on education or working with students.

Ronna and Lon Tiemann Scholarship: Established in 2011 by Elton “Lon” Tiemann, the Ronna and Lon Tiemann Scholarship is in recognition of the role of Blinn College in providing the opportunities for a quality education. Lon, his brother, Treyce, and his sister, Brooke attended Blinn College. His father, Elton, was a graduate of Blinn and his mother Linda, is an instructor in the division of social sciences. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student.

Bernita Tomachefsky Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1995 by the family and friends of Mrs. Tomachefsky, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time student majoring in education. Mrs. Tomachefsky was a former Blinn College student and elementary school teacher. Both her husband and son served as legal advisors for the college.

Odis Tomachefsky Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1977 in memory of Odis Tomachefsky, former legal advisor for Blinn College and Washington County Judge, this scholarship is given to deserving students majoring in pre-law.

Edyna Kuehn Tomlinson Scholarship: Established in 2001 in memory of Edyna K. Tomlinson who was a 1923 graduate of Blinn College and had a life-long passion for music. Established by her family to honor her memory and the enjoyment she derived from music, this scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in the fine arts.

Ruth Elizabeth Paris Tottenham Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1996 by the children of Mrs. Tottenham, the founder and longtime director of the vocational nursing program at Blinn College.

Milton Toubin Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1999 by Sara Toubin in memory of her husband Milton Toubin. He was a Brenham businessman born in Lithuania, lived in Cuba for seven years before joining his brother in Brenham, Texas. He became an American citizen, served in World War II and returned to Brenham where he resided for the rest of his life. He spoke fluent Spanish and enjoyed great success from his business investments. This scholarship is awarded to a business, finance, economics, or agriculture major who must be a resident of Austin, Fayette, Lee, or Washington County.

Sam and Rosa Toubin Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1993 in memory of Sam Toubin and his wife Rosa Levin Toubin by the Toubin family. Sam Toubin, long-time businessman, owned and operated the New York stores in nine towns in Texas. Rosa Toubin, a Brenham native, attended local schools, Blinn College and Rice University. Both were civic leaders and well respected in the Brenham area for their philanthropic endeavors. This scholarship will be awarded to a student in health science, nursing, business, or agriculture from Austin, Fayette, Lee, or Washington County.

Keith and Elizabeth Twiggs Scholarship: Recognizing the importance of education and the role of Blinn College in the community, the Keith and Elizabeth Twiggs Scholarship was established in 2013 by Keith and Elizabeth Twiggs. Mr. and Mrs. Twiggs have been long time supporters of Blinn College through generous donations with particular interest in the Blinn Band and music program. The scholarship will be awarded to a member of the Blinn College Band without regard to major or financial need.

Theodore M. Vanderwerth, Jr Technical Education Scholarship: Established in 2013 by Mrs. Theodora V. Boehm in memory of her father, Mr. Theodore M. Vanderwerth, Jr. Mr. Vanderwerth was involved in the technical and mechanical field for many years. He always appreciated the value and significance of education.

Van Dyke-Rankin Scholarship: Established in 1988 by Brenham insurance executives Eddie Van Dyke and Bob Rankin, this scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1995 by the Houston law firm of Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. which assisted the college in the establishment of its new Bryan campus. This scholarship was created to celebrate that achievement and is awarded without regard to major to a full- time student on the basis of distinguished academic achievement.

Oliver and Virginia Wagner/Graham masonic Lodge Endowed Scholarship: The Brothers of Graham Masonic Lodge #20 of Brenham established this scholarship in honor of Master Mason Oliver and Virginia Wagner for their commitment to aid and assist those in need. The scholarship is open to Washington County residents, without regard to major, and preference will be given to students with a Masonic connection.

Warren Masonic Lodge Scholarships: Established in 2013 the Warren Masonic Lodge #56 has been a strong supporter of higher education since its beginning on January 24, 1850 when it was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Texas. The establishment of this endowed scholarship is an example of this continued support. The Warren Masonic Lodge Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a student from the Caldwell Independent School District. Preference will be given to students with a Masonic Connection.

Washington County Go-Texan Committee Scholarships: Established two scholarships, the first in 1991 and the second in 2008, by the Washington County Go-Texan Committee which is associated with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. These scholarships are awarded to Washington County students.

Leona Mazoch Watzlavick Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Established in 1999 in loving memory of Mrs. Leona M. Watzlavick by her family and friends. Mrs. Watzlavick was a registered nurse and active in nursing and education for over 50 years. She was a respected member of the South Texas medical community.

Dorothy Kunrad Wehring Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2009 by the Gus Wehring Estate in memory of his first wife Dorothy Wehring. Mr. Wehring attended Blinn College in the 1940s. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student with a business major from Washington County and those counties contiguous with Washington County.

Mr. Glenn and Mrs. Kathryn Boehm Wehring Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Boehm, Sr. in honor of their daughter and son-in-law. Mr. Boehm served for many years as the Dean of the college prior to his retirement.

F.W. Bert and Mae Dean Wheeler Nursing Scholarships: Established in 2003 in memory of F.W. Wheeler, these scholarships will be awarded to students accepted to the Associate Degree Nursing program at Blinn College. Recipients must be academically qualified, be dedicated to the nursing profession and have the greatest financial need.

Larry and Mary Whigham Scholarship: Established in 2003 by Larry and Mary Whigham, this scholarship is awarded to students majoring in theater arts with preference given to those with greatest financial need. Active supporters of theater in Washington County and surrounding areas, Mr. and Mrs. Whigham endowed this scholarship to attract students to the field of theater arts.

Timothy Ray Whigham Scholarship: Established in 2004 by Larry and Mary Whigham in memory of their son, Timothy, this scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in theatre arts and demonstrating financial need. As active supporters of the Navasota Theatre Alliance and other area theaters, the Whighams endowed this scholarship to attract more students to the field of theater arts.

Tom S. and Edythe Whitehead Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Tom S. Whitehead, Jr. and Bonnie Whitehead in memory of his parents, Tom S. and Edythe Whitehead. Mr. Whitehead was noted for his civic leadership and progressive editorials. He published the Banner-Press for 25 years and founded both Brenham’s first radio station and its cable TV system. This scholarship is awarded without regard to major. First preference is given to students from Washington County.

Jean Winkelmann Whitmore Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1991 in memory of Jean Winkelmann Whitmore by her parents, F. C. and Floy Winkelmann, to provide financial assistance to a deserving Blinn College sophomore student majoring in the natural sciences.

Wilder Family Scholarship: Established in 1998 by the Donald M. Wilder family for any deserving student and awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

Oran “Sonny” Wilks, IV Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1995 in memory of Sonny Wilks, a Blinn College student, by his family and estate. Mr. Wilks believed that education is important and wanted to make a difference in helping people pursue that goal. This scholarship is awarded without regard to major.

F.C. and Floy Winkelmann Scholarship: Established in 1997 by F.C. and Floy Winkelmann for a deserving Blinn student.

Sam and Helen King Winkelmann Scholarship Fund: Established in 2004 by the late Dr. Sam King Winkelmann in honor of his parents, Sam and Helen King Winkelmann, from proceeds of the sale of the Sam King Winkelmann Ranch. Both father and son served as members of the Blinn College Board of Trustees: Sam from 1956 to 1972 and Sam King from 1984 to 1990. This scholarship will be awarded to students with financial need without preference as to major.

Woodson Lumber Company Technical Education Scholarship: The Yager Foundation and Woodson Lumber Company established this scholarship in 2011 as a technical education scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a recipient with an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and demonstrating financial need. Preference will be given to employees or employee family members of Woodson Companies.

Yager Foundation/Woodson Lumber Company Scholarship: The Yager Foundation and Woodson Lumber Company established this scholarship in 2010 as an academic or technical education scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a recipient with an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and demonstrating financial need. Preference will be given to employees or employee family members of Woodson Companies. Preference will also be given to construction science or agricultural business majors.

Meredith Garrett York Memorial Scholarship: The Meredith Garrett York Memorial Scholarship was established in 1993 by Miriam York of Giddings in memory of her husband, a former Lee County School superintendent. Preference will be given to students from Lee County with good academic records.

Milton Garrett York, Sr. Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1994 in memory of Milton G. York, a teacher, rancher, commissioner and legislator, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving student interested in becoming a teacher. Preference will be given to students from Lee County who have a superior academic record and outstanding character.

Miriam York Scholarship: Established in 2000 by Miriam York, a former educator and widow of a former educator. This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in education who is in need of financial assistance. Preference will be given to students from Lee County.

Miriam York Nursing Scholarship: Established in 2003 by Miriam York, this scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student majoring in the nursing profession with financial need. It is the third scholarship endowed by Mrs. York, an educator and widow of a former educator.

Melvin and Gladys Ziegenbein Scholarship: Established in 2003 in memory of Melvin and Gladys Ziegenbein by their son and daughter-in-law, this scholarship will be offered to a student in good academic standing and needing financial assistance. Special consideration will be given to applicants from Burton High School and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Melvin was principal at Burton High School from 1961-1977, and both Melvin and Gladys attended Blinn College.

Blinn College Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships given by the college to deserving Blinn students. These include various activity scholarships, valedictorian and salutatorian scholarships and the Blinn College Trustees Scholarship. The college-sponsored scholarships are listed here.

Athletic Scholarships - Blinn College provides a number of scholarships in varying amounts to its student athletes in football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, cheerleading and dance team. For information on these contact the office of the Director of Athletics at (979) 830-4170.

Band Scholarships - These scholarships are available to qualified musicians with successful backgrounds in a high school band program and awarded through an on-campus audition. Auditions consist of region tryout etudes, sight-reading and/or class one UIL solos. Color Guard must prepare a representative routine and must have experience in a high school color guard. All applicants must provide a recommendation from their high school director. For complete arrangements contact the coordinator of instrumental music (979) 830-4262.

The Exemplary Student Scholarship - These scholarships are available to qualified students attending and living on the Blinn College Brenham campus. The scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 50 eligible students. Qualified students must: be a recent high school graduate on the recommended or distinguished high school plan; have a GPA of 84 or higher in ALL Math, Science, Social Studies, Economics, and English classes; have displayed leadership qualities while in high school; register as a full-time student; and live in on-campus housing on the Blinn College Brenham campus. Students receiving the scholarship in the Fall semester are required to maintain a 3.00 GPA to receive the scholarship for the Spring semester. For more information, contact the Prospective Student Relations Office at (979) 830-4152 or visit: http://www.blinn.edu/recruiting/scholarship.html.

Choral Scholarships - Blinn College provides scholarships in varying amounts for students who participate in choir and/or choral ensemble. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of an audition consisting of a prepared solo piece such as Class I UIL solo and sight reading. Prospective choir members are expected to provide a recommendation from their high school choir director. Requests for information and applications should be made to the Choral Director at (979) 830-4239.

Theatre Arts Scholarships - These scholarships are available to qualified theatre arts majors through audition only. Recipients of these scholarships must declare theatre arts/communications as a major, audition and take part in all Blinn College dramatic productions, and also be enrolled in at least three semester hours of theatre arts or speech classes. For more information on these scholarships contact the Theatre Arts Director at (979) 830-4269.

UIL Scholarships - Blinn College will give a $1000 per semester scholarship for Fall and Spring only for one year to each applicant who participated in the literary or academic contest for the University Interscholastic League at the state meet. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at scholarships@blinn.edu (979) 830-4144 or (979) 209-7230 or visit http://www.blinn.edu/finaid/scholar.html

Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarships - Blinn College offers the Valedictorian of any Texas high school a scholarship that covers tuition, fees and use of books. The Salutatorian will receive a scholarship that covers tuition and fees. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (979) 830-4144 or (979) 209-7230.

Other Scholarships

Community Scholarships are given each year by individuals, businesses and civic organizations. Recipients are normally selected by the donor.

Fiestas Patrias Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2006 by the Fiestas Patrias Committee in Bryan, Texas. The scholarship recipient will be selected by the organization.

Professional Association Scholarship: The Blinn College Professional Association, Bryan campus, awards a scholarship to a returning Blinn College student who is a sophomore. Applications are accepted and selections are made by the organization during the spring semester. Recipients are notified by the organization.

Sunshine Auxiliary Health Career Scholarship: Established in 1990 by the Humana Hospital Sunshine Auxiliary of College Station, this scholarship is to be awarded to student health care majors selected by the Auxiliary. This financial support provides students the opportunity to complete their health care education.