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A Letter from Bogle Agency Texas Tech CASNR Creative Scholarship Recipient, Eric Howard



Dear Ms. Lauren Bogle,


My name is Eric Howard and I am a recipient of your generous donation to The Bogle Agency Creative Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. I am originally from Williamstown, KY and moved to Dallas, TX seven years go. I married a little over 3 years ago and began my path to completing a bachelor's degree in Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech. I quickly complete my associate degree locally in Dallas at Brookhaven College prior to transferring to Texas Tech in the Fall of 2018.


I am a Senior at Texas Tech University and this Fall semester will be my last as an undergraduate. After hard work and dedication, I will be graduating in December of this year. The best part of attending Texas Tech is that I can complete this degree online while living in Dallas, TX. I currently work full-time as a Plant Healthcare Specialist for a small locally owned business in Arlington, TX. Prior to this, I spent almost 15 years in corporate procurement and was very unhappy until my passion for plants was revived when I moved to Texas.


My decision to major in Horticulture was something that I thought long and hard about, as I have tried many different science related majors, but never found a subject that I truly connected with as much as I do with plants. With my new career path in plant healthcare, my next step is to complete the examination to become an ISA Certified Arborist.


I am very grateful to receive this assistance as I will not receive any student loans during this academic year. In addition to this scholarship I also receive the Dub, Liz & Dr. Dennis Wollard Family Scholarship based on my academic performance. With these scholarships combined, my financial burden has decreased so that I can focus on my studied.


Again, thank you for providing the funds to this scholarship. It is truly appreciated on many levels.


Best regards,

Eric Howard

Class of 2020

Phone. (806) 445-1205

1720 Belle Place, Fort Worth, TX 76107

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