February 27, 2014
The Corky Boyd Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by family and friends of Corky Boyd in 2007. The scholarship is awarded to students of any classification majoring in Range and Wildlife Management in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with preference to be given to Texas students from Fisher and Smith Counties. Corky was born on January 20, 1958 in Corsicana, TX. His family moved to Ennis, TX shortly after he began elementary school where he continued his primary education until his high school graduation in 1976. At EHS, Corky participated in 4 years of football, baseball, and track where he received several awards. His senior year, Corky enjoyed being one of the starting tailbacks on Ennis' first state championship football team. Upon high school graduation, he attended Tyler Junior College. After college, Corky joined American National Insurance Company, as an agent, and later became a partner at F.D. & S Insurance Agency, where he remained until his passing in 2001. Corky was always an enthusiastic outdoorsman enjoying all types of hunting and fishing. He first became acquainted with Rotan, TX through bird hunting in the early 1980's. Corky quickly established an annual tradition of arriving in Rotan on September 1, for opening day of dove season. After a few years, golf was added as another required weekend activity. After Corky's passing in 2001, "The Corky Boyd Memorial Shoot and Slice" was established as an annual gathering in Rotan on opening weekend. The event is a reunion of his many friends and family for a weekend of hunting, golfing, and remembering Corky. Since its inception, memorial proceeds have been awarded each year to deserving scholarship recipients. Today, event proceeds are on the threshold of establishing an endowment for the Texas Tech Range Program in Corky's name. The funds assist deserving students in achieving their educational goals.