The Don & Reba Blaschke Scholarship for the Protection of the San Marcos River for Texas State University Students
The Don and Reba Blaschke Scholarship of $500 is awarded annually by the Meadows Center. In 2002, Jon Kurt Blaschke established the Don and Reba Blaschke Scholarship in honor of his parents’ dedication and life-long commitment to environmental appreciation and protection. This scholarship gives Kurt and the university community an opportunity to participate in the preservation of San Marcos’ most significant natural resource: the San Marcos River. Kurt is a Texas State University Geography alumnus, graduating in December 1996 with a B.S. in general geography. Kurt established the scholarship to pay tribute to his parents and to share his own good fortune with future Texas State students.
The application period for the Don and Reba Blaschke Scholarship is currently closed. Applications will be available in Spring 2020.
To be eligible for consideration, each Don and Reba Blaschke Scholarship candidate must submit
- an application,
- a recent college transcript (can be an unofficial copy), and
- a 300-word essay
The scholarship is open to all majors and classifications of students attending Texas State University. Recipients will demonstrate a significant service to preserve and protect the San Marcos River and its surrounding environment as unique resources of San Marcos and Texas State University. Recipients will have a minimum overall GPA of 2.25 in their major and 2.0 in their minor. Scholarship applications will be submitted to the Scholarship Selection Committee within The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment for the selection of the recipient.
In order to be considered, scholarship application packets must be submitted electronically on or before May 15, 2019.
The Scholarship Committee will announce the award recipient on or before June 15, 2019. The decisions of the Scholarship Committee are final. The winning applicant for the scholarship will receive notification of the Committee’s decision by U.S. Mail and by phone. Please be sure to include correct phone and email contact information in the application. The scholarship committee must be able to reach the winning candidate in order to distribute the scholarship award.
Each applicant for the Don and Reba Blaschke Scholarship is required to submit a 300-word essay that shows the Scholarship Committee how the applicant demonstrates a significant service to preserve and protect the San Marcos River and its surrounding environment as unique resources of San Marcos and Texas State University.
2019: Eryl Austin-Bingamon, Department of Biology
The Meadows Center Graduate Fellowship Endowment
With generous support from the Meadows Foundation, a permanent Graduate Fellowship Endowment was established in 2015 to provide fellowships to Texas State University graduate student(s) pursuing a degree related to water or the environment.
2018, 2019: Aaron Raper, Department of Geography
Ozarka Natural Spring Water "Every Drop Counts" Earth Science Scholarship
As part of Ozarka's commitment to Texas, the company created an annual "Every Drop Counts" Earth Science Scholarship Fund in 2002. Through Ozarka and parent company Nestlé Waters North America's recent partnership with The Meadows Center for Water and Environment, an annual $10,000 scholarship is awarded to a Texas State University student who is pursuing an Environmental or Earth Science degree.
*Examples of Earth/Environment Sciences: Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Environmental Law, Environmental Education, Forestry, Oceanography, Ecology, Sustainability, Ecology
The application period for the Every Drop Counts” Earth Science Scholarship is currently closed. Applications will be available in Spring 2020.
To be eligible for consideration, “Every Drop Counts” Earth Science Scholarship candidates must submit a:
- Completed application
- Complete college transcript (can be an unofficial copy)
- Completed essay
- Signed 'General Rules & Guidelines' document
Candidates for the “Every Drop Counts” Earth Science scholarship must, through a combination of the completed application and the required supporting documentation, demonstrate to the satisfaction of the scholarship committee that they:
- Are a United States citizen and a Texas resident at the time of application
- Have a 3.0 or above grade point average (G.P.A.)
- Are currently pursuing higher education in the Earth/Environmental Sciences* at Texas State University
- Are not employees or related to employees of Nestlé Waters North America or Ozarka Natural Spring Water
* Examples of Earth/Environmental Sciences: Aquatic Resources, Water Resources, Resource & Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, Aquatic Resources and Integrative Biology, and Geography Resource & Environmental Studies
2019: Dawn Houston, Department of Biology