Texas Tech University

The Parten Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Agricultural and Applied Economics Memorial Endowed Scholarship


The Parten Foundation Scholarship Endowment in Agricultural and Applied Economics was established by the Parten Foundation in 2010. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students of all classifications, majoring in Agricultural and Applied Economics who show a financial need and have a minimum 3.2 GPA.

The Parten Foundation was created by Mr. Austin Parten. Austin graduated from the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University in 2005. He continued on to receive his MBA from Texas Tech in 2007. Upon graduation, he became the Vice-President of Parten Operating, Inc., an oil and gas leasing company out of Houston, TX.

He is married to Faith Parten and they have two children, Paige and Rhett.

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Alex Yack
Senior Director of Development

Matt Williams
Associate Director of Development

Tanner Rex
Assistant Director of Development