For years Texas Tech's Center for the Integration of STEM Education and Research has offered an authentic research experience for College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources undergraduates, starting with what's known as the Undergraduate Research Scholars. STEM is shorthand for science, technology, engineering and math.
The Don Morrison Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of Don Morrison by Mrs. Frances Morrison and family. Mr. Morrison was born Nov. 5, 1928, in Wichita, Kan. He came to Pampa in 1942 from Wichita. He was a 1947 graduate of Pampa High School and received a bachelor's degree in animal science from Texas Tech University in 1951. He married Fran Huff on June 10, 1954, in Hemphill County. He was a longtime rancher in Roberts County. He was a 50-year member of Pampa Masonic Lodge No. 966 AF&AM, York Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite Bodies and Khiva Temple in Amarillo. He was a former Roberts County Commissioner, former director of Production Credit Association and served on Roberts County Soil Water Conservation Board. He was a board member of Texas Tech Division of Opportunity Plan Inc. He was an active adult leader in 4-H. He was a veteran of the Army, serving during the Korean conflict. Available scholarships for rodeo team members who demonstrate a high level of all-around participation, good character, and academic dedication.
The General Rodeo Scholarship was established in 2004 by various donors. The scholarship is awarded to students of all classification and must be eligible to compete at the National Intercollegiate Rodeo while maintaining at least 12 academic hours.