The Don and Reba Blaschke Scholarship for the Protection of the San Marcos River (SB5080)

The Don and Reba Blaschke Scholarship is awarded annually by the Meadows Center. In 2002, Kurt Waldhauser and Dr. Glen Blaschke established the Don and Reba Blaschke Scholarship in honor of their parents’ dedication and life-long commitment to environmental appreciation and protection. This scholarship gives Kurt, Glen and the university community an opportunity to participate in the preservation of San Marcos’ most significant natural resource: the San Marcos River. Kurt is a Texas State University Geography alumnus, graduating in December 1996 with a B.S. in general geography. Glen is a Texas State University Biology alumnus and first Texas State student to be admitted to Baylor College of Medicine. Kurt and Glen established the scholarship to pay tribute to their parents and to share their own good fortune with future Texas State students.

The scholarship is open to all majors and classifications of students attending Texas State University. Recipients will demonstrate a significant service to preserve and protect the San Marcos River and its surrounding environment as unique resources of San Marcos and Texas State University. Recipients will have a minimum overall GPA of 2.25 in their major and 2.0 in their minor. Scholarship applications will be submitted to the Scholarship Selection Committee within The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment for the selection of the recipient(s).

To be eligible for consideration, each Don and Reba Blaschke Scholarship candidate must submit a:

  • Complete college transcript (can be an unofficial copy)
  • Completed 300 – 400 word essay

Selection Process
In order to be considered, scholarship applications must be submitted on or before July 1, 2021.

The Scholarship Committee will announce the name and the award recipient on or before August 15, 2021. The decisions of the Scholarship Committee are final. The winning applicant for the scholarship will receive notification of the Committee’s decision by email and by phone

Distribution of Funds
The Scholarship will be distributed according to the winning candidate(s) college or Texas State University Financial Aid department. Scholarship checks will not be given to the recipients.

Essay Instructions
Each applicant for the Don and Reba Blaschke Scholarship is required to submit a 300- 400 word essay that will show the Scholarship Committee how the applicant is demonstrating a significant service to preserve and protect the San Marcos River and its surrounding environment as unique resources of San Marcos and Texas State University.

Award
Varies
Deadline
07/01/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Each applicant for the Don and Reba Blaschke Scholarship is required to submit an essay that will show the Scholarship Committee how the applicant is demonstrating a significant service to preserve and protect the San Marcos River and its surrounding environment as unique resources of San Marcos and Texas State University. Recommended essay length: 300-400 words
  2. Upload your most recent college transcript.