The Dick Laursen Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of Dick Laursen, a life-long irrigation specialist. Dick was born in 1942 into a
TAIA will award scholarships based on the applicant’s qualifications. Scholarships will be available to registered, full-time students either entering college or continuing a college education. Graduate students are also eligible. A recommendation from a TAIA member would be beneficial but is not mandatory. Scholarship funds will be given to the student's selected college to use towards enrollment expenses.
The scholarship committee will start taking applications October 1, 2013. The deadline for the 2014 scholarship will be March 1, 2014.
For Fed-Ex deliveries please send to the following address:
Texas Agricultural Irrigation Association
c/o Kern Stutler
6028 79th Street
Lubbock, TX 79424
ARTICLE X – Special Programs & Finances Section 1.
Scholarships: There shall be a separate bank account designated for scholarships. The board of directors will develop a scholarship policy and application. The board will determine annually the amount of money to transfer from the general fund into the scholarship account. Additional money contributed specifically for scholarships shall be placed in the scholarship account.
The Board of Directors shall appoint a scholarship committee chair at each annual meeting. The committee chair will select a minimum of two additional TAIA members to serve on the scholarship committee. The scholarship committee will determine the recipient of each scholarship awarded based on the scholarship application and policy.