Eddie Hernandez ’15
John D. Moseley Alumni Scholar
The Morris Foundation Sponsored Scholarship
PROFILE: 2015 JanTerm at U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC; 2014 Vice-President Student Assembly; Elections Chair Student Assembly; STAT (Students Today Alumni Tomorrow/Philanthropic Organization); residential advisor; campus and community volunteer through Service Station; Alpha Phi Omega (local chapter of national service fraternity); Service Chairman of Zeta Chi Beta (local fraternity); volunteers at Dallas homeless center and with Presbyterian youth ministry.
MAJOR: Political Science
GOALS: Attend law school. Become a lawyer, enter politics and become a legislative representative.
Words of appreciation to donors: “I would not be able to attend Austin College without your assistance. Thank you for your contributions.”
Sophie Higgs ’15
Plachy Family Sponsored Academic Honors Scholarship
PROFILE: 2014 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship for environmental science work (1 of 50 nationally recognized students); participant in National Science Foundation supported ecology research at Kent State University and Holden Arboretum; 2014 JanTerm in Berlin, studying regional history and culture; Co-President of THINK (campus environmental group); officer of Sherman Community Garden; recipient of 2014 Oscar C. Page Service Award; women’s cross country team; volunteer with ACtivators group, assisting Presbyterian Church (USA) youth ministry.
MAJOR: Biology and Environmental Studies/Double Major
GOALS: Enter graduate school with focus on ecology.
Words of appreciation to donors: “The only reason students like me can engage in such a wonderful learning environment is because of people like you.”
Scott McCollum ’15
Andrew D. Campbell Memorial Scholarship
PROFILE: Football; 2015 JanTerm Antigua, Guatemala, for Spanish language immersion; officer of HEAT (Human, Environmental, and Animal Rights organization); 2014 marketing internship in Dallas.
MAJOR: Business Administration (Minor/Spanish)
GOALS: Pursue business interests.
Words of appreciation to donors: “I sincerely appreciate the opportunities made available to me (through) the generosity and selfless giving spirit of our Austin College scholarship donors.”
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