Texas Tech University

Henry A. Wright Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Henry A. Wright was born June 1, 1935 in Modesto, California and died October 23, 1994 in Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Wright was a Horn Professor at Texas Tech University and served a Chairman of the Department of Range and Wildlife Management from 1980 to 1990.

Without question Henry's research in the use of prescribed burning on rangeland revolutionized traditional brush and weed control. Through his research, extension efforts, classroom education, and special workshops, fire became an accepted ecological tool used to control brush and weeds on rangelands and to restore grasslands as we believe they once existed. His legacy is evidenced by the many students that he trained who became leaders in the natural resources professions.

Dr. Wright and his wife Janet had four children -- Their oldest is a son Michael, then a daughter Sandy, third is a son Paul and their youngest child is another son, Trent. Mrs. Wright is currently employed in the College of Mass Communications at Texas Tech University as an Academic Advisor.

The scholarship was established upon Dr. Wright's death with a contribution from the family and with donations from friends and colleagues. The scholarship is awarded annual with preference given to junior and senior students majoring in Range Management. The number and amount awarded annually varies.