2022 FOR Scholarship Winners
Posted on May 9th, 2022
Six 2022 high school graduates were awarded $2,000 scholarships from Friends of the River (FOR) San Bernard. Over 30 applications were received this year from the high schools in our watershed. Scholarship recipients will receive $1000 for the first semester and $1000 for the second semester to help cover actual college tuition and book expense during their freshman year. The academic, extracurricular, volunteer and environmental stewardship credentials presented by the students were truly outstanding and made for a very competitive selection process.
“Congratulations to these six outstanding young men and women. Thank you to all of the school counselors and staff who help promote the FOR scholarship program, and we wish the best of luck to all of the 2022 graduates.” – Jack Muskopf, Scholarship Chairman
FOR Scholarship Committee members are Barbara Fratila, Mike Goodson, Tom Ronayne, and David Roquemore.
Brayden Bialas is a graduate of Boling High School and plans to attend Wharton County Junior College and then transfer to Texas State University to earn a degree in Civil Engineering. After receiving his degree, Brayden plans to use his knowledge to improve efficiency of roadway construction to lessen pollution and the negative impacts on the environment.
Thomas Clark is a graduate of Sealy High School and will be attending Texas A&M University with plans to major in Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management. After graduating from Texas A&M, Thomas hopes to become a Texas State Game Warden where he can protect the wildlife he has grown to love.
Zander Crawley is a graduate of Sealy High School and will be attending Texas State University to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Zander plans on using his degree to make more efficient and sustainable machines and technologies. He specifically hopes to work for NASA, Boeing, or Lockheed Martin and design and build low emission rockets and plans.
Mason Crist is a graduate from East Bernard High School and will be attending Blinn College in Bryan TX. After earning his associates degree, Mason will transfer to a four year university where he plans to study agronomy. Mason would like to be a crop consultant working with farmers on the upper gulf coast.
Meagan Demny is a graduate of Brazos High School and will be attending Texas A&M University in College Station in the fall. Meagan plans to earn a degree in Animal Science, and after college she hopes to work full time in the animal nutrition field. Meagan has passion for the environment and the animals that live in it!
Bobby Ray Stephens
Bobby Ray Stephens is a graduate of Brazosport High School and plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin to earn bachelor and a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. After college, Bobby hopes to use his education to make an impact on developing methods of energy generation and help engineer new fuel sources and processes.