February 26, 2014
The Flora Mayfield and Ross Ayers Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established by the Estate of Burton R. Ayers in memory of Flora Mayfield and Ross Ayers in 2003. Major General Ross Ayers was one of seven children born to G. M. and Linda Ayers. He began his military career in 1931 by enlisting in Service Battery, 131st Field Artillery Battalion, and 36th Infantry Division of the Texas National Guard. Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, Artillery in 1939. Mobilized with the 36th Division in 1943, served in the Europe Theater. Awards: Silver Star (for landing the first Artillery Piece on the beach head at Salerno, Italy). The Scholarship is awarded to students in the Departments of Plant and Soil Science, Landscape Architecture, or Natural Resources Management. The students must have completed at least 12 semester credit hours. Preferences are given to students who intend to teach.