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 $600 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 each year on May 1. Complete applications must be submitted online through the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS) on or before July 1.
The scholarship application period will open each year on May 1. Complete applications must be submitted online through the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS) on or before July 1.
2019: Eryl Austin-Bingamon, Department of Biology
2020: Haley Johnson, Department of Geography
2021: Haley Tacker, Department of Geography
2022: Lauren Chappell, Department of Biology
2023: Madison Mitchell, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
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.
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 BlueTriton Brands, Inc.'s partnership with The Meadows Center for Water and Environment, an annual $10,000 scholarship is awarded to a Texas State University student pursuing an Environmental or Earth Science degree.
*Examples of Earth/Environmental Sciences: Aquatic Resources, Water Resources, Resource & Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, Aquatic Resources and Integrative Biology, Geography Resource & Environmental Studies, Oceanography, Environmental Science(s), etc.
To be eligible for consideration, each “Every Drop Counts” Earth Science Scholarship candidate must submit a:
- Completed, signed application
- Complete college transcript (can be an unofficial copy)
- Completed essay
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*
- Are not employees or related to employees of BlueTriton Brands, Inc. or Ozarka Natural Spring Water
* Examples of Earth/Environmental Sciences: Aquatic Resources, Water Resources, Resource & Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, Aquatic Resources and Integrative Biology, Geography Resource & Environmental Studies, Oceanography, Environmental Science(s), etc.
Each applicant for the “Every Drop Counts” Earth Science Scholarship is required to submit a typed 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 the sponsor and will not be returned.
In order to be considered, scholarship application packets must be emailed to email@example.com on or before Friday, May 10, 2024.
The scholarship committee will announce the name of the award recipient on or before June 1, 2024. The decisions of the Scholarship Committee are final. The winning applicant for the scholarship will receive notification of the Committee’s decision 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
2019: Dawn Houston, Department of Biology
2020: Matthew Stehle, Department of Biology
2021: Derek Hausmann, Department of Geography
2022: Andrew Adams, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
2023: Tyler Hartwick, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies