Texas Tech University

Cecil I. Ayers Scholarship Fund


The Cecil I. Ayers Scholarship Fund was established by friends and colleagues of Cecil Ayers in 1983. The scholarship is awarded to juniors and seniors based on financial need.

Cecil Ayers graduated from Texas Tech University in 1936 and 1944 with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Soil Science, respectively. He began teaching at Texas Tech University in 1942 and became the crops judging team coach. From 1947 to 1953, the team placed either first or second at the International and American Royal competition under Ayers' coaching. By 1959, Ayers' teams had won the International five times and the American Royal six times, giving Texas Tech University the crops team the most first places in national competition of any of Tech's agricultural teams.

Cecil was married to Charlotte Wheat Ayers. All together they had eight children.

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Alex Yack
Senior Director of Development

Matt Williams
Director of Development

Shelbey Havens
Assistant Director of Development