TIFT Awards Twenty Scholarships in 2015

Posted on May 12, 2015 in Blog, Scholarships

tift-logo-200The Texas International Fishing Tournament and TIFT Endowment Fund Boards of Directors are pleased to announce that twenty outstanding young people have been selected to receive $2,000 scholarships. Each was selected on the basis of personal tournament involvement and grades.

Funds are payable through the student’s colleges and can be used only for tuition, books, lab fees and other direct expenses at the accredited school of their choice.  The 76th Texas International Fishing Tournament will be held July 29 – August 2, 2015.  For more information or to get involved, please contact Kristi Collier at (956) 802-3475 or by email at info@tift.org.

The 2015 scholarship recipients include:

Charlie Barnett, the son of Charles and Janie Barnett of Dallas, is a sophomore at Texas A & M University and is studying civil engineering.

McKenzie Brunnemann, the daughter of Mark and Melody Brunneman of Progreso Lakes, is a sophomore at Texas A & M University and is studying international business and marketing.

Hunter Douglas, the son of David and Patience Douglas of Kingsville, is a senior at Kaufer High School with plans to attend Texas A & M-Kingsville or Tarleton State  to study wildlife management.

Carsten Flores-Hansen, the son of Thomas Carsten Hansen and Frances Flores Douglass of Fair Oaks Ranch, is a senior at International School of the Americas in San Antonio with plans to attend the University of Texas-San Antonio to study biology.

Kieler Gentry, the son of Kip and Sandi Gentry of South Padre Island, is a junior at Texas A & M University studying outdoor wildlife and tourism and hospitality management.

Carla Godinez, the daughter of Donico and Nelda Godinez of McAllen, is a senior at Achieve Early College High School with plans to attend the University of North Texas or Texas Woman’s University to study communications or public relations.

Hunter Green, the son of Billy Green and Gail Gower of San Antonio, is a sophomore at San Antonio College with plans to attend Texas A & M-San Antonio or Texas State University in the fall to study radio production.

Jared Guerrero, the son of Jaime and Lisa Guerrero of Harlingen, is a sophomore at Texas A & M University and is studying technical science.

Carley Hagar, the daughter of Curtis and Terrie Hagar of Harlingen, is a senior at Harlingen High School South with plans to attend Texas A & M University to study biomedical science.

Kurtis Lester, the son of Rick and Terresa Lester of League City, is a freshman at Texas Tech studying politics.

Alison Magouirk, the daughter of Mark and Sandy Magouirk of Harlingen, is a sophomore at Blinn Junior College studying pediatric dentistry.

Chelsea Magouirk, the daughter of Mark and Sandy Magouirk of Harlingen, is studying dental assisting at Texas State Technical College.

Emma Manning, the daughter of Brent and Suzanne Manning of Harlingen, is a sophomore at the University of Texas and is majoring in public relations.

Rafe Matz, the son of Frank and Alisa Matz of Harlingen, is a freshman at Texas A & M University with plans to be an entreprenuer.

Bailey Miller, the daughter of James and Becky Miller of Harlingen, is a junior at Texas A & M studying business-marketing with a minor in communication.  Bailey is also the official 76th TIFT Hostess

Gabriella Navarro, the daughter of Rochelle Acosta of Harlingen, is a senior at Harlingen High School with plans to attend Texas A & M University to study interior design.

Alexis Pinkerton, the daughter of Robert and Veronica Pinkerton of Laguna Vista, is a senior at Port Isabel High School with plans to attend the University of Texas-San Antonio to study business.

Alexa Ray, the daughter of Bryan Ray of Laguna Vista, is a sophomore at the University of Texas with hopes of becoming a documentary film director.

Madeline Rowe, the daughter of Dr. Jim Rowe and Carrie Buchen of Harlingen, is a sophomore at Texas State University majoring in education.

Devin Stiers, the son of the late Karen Stiers and the nephew of Lou Anne and Bobby Bell of Mission, is a freshman at Angelo State University with plans to one day be a teacher of agriculture or a game warden.

Rich Tarpey, the son of Richard and Stephanie Tarpey of Laguna Vista, is a senior at Brownsville’s Veterans Memorial High School, with plans to attend Texas A & M to study petroleum engineering.