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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, Kurt Waldhauser and Dr. Glen Blaschke established the Don and Reba Blaschke Scholarship in honor of their parents’ dedication and life-long commitment to environmental appreciation and protection. This scholarship gives Kurt, Glen 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. Glen is a Texas State University Biology alumnus and first Texas State student to be admitted to Baylor College of Medicine. Kurt and Glen established the scholarship to pay tribute to their parents and to share their own good fortune with future Texas State students.

The scholarship application will open on May 1, 2020 and complete applications must be submitted online on or before July 1, 2020.

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  • The scholarship application will open on May 1, 2020. Complete applications must be submitted electronically on or before July 1, 2020. 

    To be eligible for consideration, each Don and Reba Blaschke Scholarship candidate must submit a:

    1. Completed application
    2. Complete college transcript (can be an unofficial copy)
    3. Completed 300 word essay
    4. Signed ‘General Rules & Guidelines’ document

     

    Selection Criteria


    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(s). 

     

    Selection Process


    In order to be considered, scholarship application packets must be submitted electronically on or before July 1, 2020.

    The Scholarship Committee will announce the name and the award recipient on or before August 15, 2020. 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(s) in order to distribute the scholarship award.

     

    Essay Instructions


    Each applicant for the Don and Reba Blaschke Scholarship is required to submit a 300 word essay that will show the Scholarship Committee how the applicant is demonstrating 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. 

     

    Terms of Award and Distribution of Funds


    By signing the Don and Reba Blaschke Scholarship application, the scholarship winner agrees to the terms of the award. This agreement includes being enrolled at Texas State University by the application date.

    The Scholarship will be distributed according to the winning candidate(s) college or Texas State University Financial Aid department. Scholarship checks will not be given to the recipients.

     

  • 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

    2020: Anjani Chaudhary, Ingram School of Engineering


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 scholarship application and supporting documents (see application instructions tab below) must be postmarked by July 1, 2020.

  • Scholarship applications and supporting documents for the "Every Drop Counts” Earth Science Scholarship must be postmarked by July 1, 2020.

     

    To be eligible for consideration, each “Every Drop Counts” Earth Science Scholarship candidate must submit a:

    1. Completed application
    2. Complete college transcript (can be an unofficial copy)
    3. Completed essay
    4. Signed ‘General Rules & Guidelines’ document

    * All materials submitted must be postmarked on or before July 1, 2020
    ** Please do not staple or paperclip any paperwork

     

    Essay Instructions


    Each applicant for the “Every Drop Counts” Earth Science Scholarship is required to submit a typed (double-spaced) one to two page essay about why they are currently pursuing a degree in Earth/Environmental Sciences, detailing courses of study. The essay is to be submitted with the scholarship application form and other required documents. Applications become the property of sponsor and will not be returned.

     

    Selection Criteria


    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:

    1. Are a United States citizen and a Texas resident at the time of application
    2. Have a 3.0 or above grade point average (G.P.A.)
    3. Are currently pursuing higher education in the Earth/Environmental Sciences* at Texas State University
    4. 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

     

    Selection Process


    In order to be considered, scholarship application packets must be postmarked on or before July 1, 2020. Mail to:

    Ozarka Natural Spring Water
    “Every Drop Counts” Earth Science Scholarship Fund – Texas State
    Attn: Herter Communications / Trey Mixon
    PO BOX 303273
    Austin, TX 78703

    The scholarship committee will announce the name of the award recipient on or before July 31, 2020. 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(s) in order to distribute the scholarship award.

     

    Questions?  Please email the Scholarship Committee at: cjherter@gmail.com

  • 2019: Dawn Houston, Department of Biology