Applications Accepted For Harold Taft Scholarship

By Reginald Hardwick
|  Thursday, Mar 6, 2014  |  Updated 11:29 PM CDT
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Applications Accepted For Harold Taft Scholarship

Harold Taft, NBC 5 Chief Meteorologist, 1949-1991

NBC 5 and the Lone Star Emmy Educational Foundation are now accepting applicants for the Harold Taft Scholarship.  The deadline is Monday, June 16, 2014.

 
 
NBC 5 Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock, a protege' of Taft, serves as the Scholarship Chairman.
 
To be considered for a scholarship, a student must meet the following eligibility requirements:
 
- Any undergraduate (going into their junior year or higher in the fall) may apply. If the undergraduate student is classified as a senior they must either have one more spring (January-May) semester to complete after the scholarship is awarded.
 
- The student must be in good standing (not on academic probation) with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
 
- The student must study Meteorology, Atmospheric Science or a related field.
 
- The student must (a) be enrolled in a Texas institution of higher learning or (b) have attended four years of high school in Texas.
 
 
Past recipients include KOB-TV Meteorologist and Texas A&M University graduate Jorge Torres, University of Oklahoma graduate Lauryn Gonzalez and Texas A&M University students Ayrton Bryan, Amanda Robinson and Joshua Johns. Johns, a native of Godley, won the award in 2013.
 
Winners will be announced in September 2014.  They are eligible for a $2000 scholarship sent directly to the winner or winners' university.  
 
Winners will be invited to attend the Lone Star Emmy Awards Gala in November 2014.

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