The Leland Chandler Scholarship Endowment was established by friends and colleagues
of Dr. Leland Chandler in 1995. The scholarship is awarded to graduate students studying
entomology or integrated pest management.
Dr. Leland Chandler was an entomologist at Texas Tech University and taught agronomy,
horticulture, and entomology courses. His research interests included insect pest
management in rain-fed cropping systems. At the International Conference of Sustainable
Agricultural Systems in 1989, he presented his research on “The Research-Production
Paradox of Dry Beans in Brazil.” He had several other areas of research and gave numerous
presentations throughout his career. He was also an author and co-author of several
publications, including co-authoring “The Response of Beans to Phorate in Rainy and
Dry Season Planting” in the Annual Report, Bean Improvement Coop.