Texas Tech University

Jack R. Gipson Memorial Endowed Scholarship


The Jack R. Gipson Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 1993 by Mrs. Edna Gipson, family and friends in memory of her husband, Jack Gipson. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students classified as a sophomore or above interested in agronomy.

Jack Gipson came to Lubbock, Texas I 1963 to conduct cotton physiology research with the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. He joined the Texas Tech University faculty in 1977 and pursued research on weed control in field crops along with his teaching and advising duties with the department of Plant and Soil Science. His positive attitude and personal friendships inspired many of his students.

Dr. Gipson was a beloved teacher, receiving the Outstanding Teacher Award in the College of Agricultural Sciences in 1982, the President's Excellence in Teaching Award in 1985, and the Texas Tech Collegiate FFA Outstanding Professor Award in 1985. He was called “whispering Jack” by the hundreds of students whose lives he touched during his 12-year tenure at Texas Tech.

Dr. Gipson died July 28, 1989 in a two-vehicle accident while on vacation in New Mexico. He was 58 years old.

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Alex Yack
Senior Director of Development

Matt Williams
Director of Development

Shelbey Havens
Assistant Director of Development