Richard C. Harrel Scholarship established

Lamar University, in collaboration with Southeast Texas Clean Air and Water, has announced the establishment of the Dr. Richard C. Harrel Scholarship. The $16,000 scholarship, named in honor of Dr. Harrel's unwavering commitment to environmental conservation, aims to foster the next generation of environmental leaders and advocates. Stock Microscope

Dr. Richard C. Harrel, a distinguished environmental scientist and long-time advocate for clean air and water in the Southeast Texas region, has dedicated his life to raising awareness about the importance of sustainable practices. His tireless efforts have not only contributed to the improvement of local air and water quality but have also inspired countless individuals to take action for a healthier environment. 

The scholarship will be available for junior, senior, and graduate level biology and environmental science majors who maintain a 3.0 GPA. Funding for the Dr. Richard C. Harrel Scholarship will begin in the 2024 fall semester. 

For more information on establishing an endowed scholarship, contact the Lamar University Foundation at (409) 880-2117.