Billy G. Moore Endowed Scholarship (SM0013)

This scholarship honors Billy G. Moore (1943 – 2013), who earned an AA degree at Odessa Junior College and moved to Texas State in 1963, where he earned a BA in English and a MA in English/Counseling and Guidance. In 1968, he enrolled at Louisiana State University where he pursued a doctorate in English literature. Billy began his thirty-five-year employment at Texas State in 1965. He taught in the English department for fifteen years, served as Director of Public Affairs from 1986-1999 and Director of Regional and Economic Planning from 1999- 2003. Beginning in 1980, he served also on the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission and, from 1988 to 2000, on the City Council, including two terms as Mayor (1996-2000). His concern to preserve the Edwards Aquifer and San Marcos River culminated in a Habitat Conservation Plan designed to protect endangered species and set limits on aquifer pumping. The Billy G. Moore Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in literature.

Students eligible for this scholarship will:

  • Be enrolled and complete coursework as a full time English major student each semester of the academic year for which the scholarship is held. Students graduating Fall term of the academic year for which the scholarship is held are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • Be enrolled in at least one English course each semester of the academic year for which the scholarship is held.
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in the Fall in order to receive the scholarship for the Spring.

If you have any questions about this scholarship, please consult the English Scholarship FAQ here: If you have further questions, contact Dr. Chevaillier in the English Department at

College of Liberal Arts, CoLA - English
Supplemental Questions
  1. Applicants must submit a single PDF with the following in this order:.

    • An essay explaining why you are majoring in English (500 words maximum).
    • Transcript(s) (may be unofficial).
    • 2-3 sentences introducing yourself to the donors.
  2. You must also obtain two letters of recommendation by the deadline. (Please note: English Department Scholarship Committee members may not submit letters of recommendation. Committee members are Elizabeth Skerpan-Wheeler, Deb Balzhiser, Cyrus Cassells, Leah Schwebel, Eric Leake, and Kathryn Ledbetter).
    • Recommender: Name and Email Address
  3. Will you graduate before Spring 2023?