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MTS Houston Section awards over $25,000 in scholarships and student support each year, thanks to the generosity of our members and event sponsors. Click here to view a recent "thank you" letter from Alvin College.

MTS Houston Section Member Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2005 winners of the MTS Houston Family Scholarship:

$2500 scholarship awarded to; Ms Katherine Hemlin, daughter of Evalyn Shea
$1500 scholarship awarded to; Ms. Alpana Praphudesai
$1000 scholarship awarded to; Ms. Amelia Royce, daughter of Charles Royce

The application criteria for the 2006 awards is as follows:

  • MTS sponsor must attend at least three (3) MTS events over the past six months, including luncheon sessions and other events like the golf tournament, barbeque, sporting clays, etc.
  • Student must be a direct relation to the Sponsor (son or daughter-step / foster, grandson or grand daughter-step / foster, niece or nephew-step / foster).
  • Student must plan to attend an accredited college or university on a full time basis
  • Student must have a Grade Point Average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Student must have acquired acceptance to the college of his/her choice
  • Student must have a financial need
  • Scholarship monies will be paid to the institution in the student’s name
  • Applications and supporting documents must be received no later than April 30, 2005.

Please download and mail completed application form and all requested documents to:

Dewayne Hollin
Texas Sea Grant College Program
2700 Earl Rudder Fwy South Suite 1800
College Station, TX 77845
email: [email protected]

The Selection Committee will review and score all applications submitted and each applicant’s references may be contacted by telephone. The scholarship recipients will be notified by June 15, 2005.

MTS ROV Committee Scholarship

To be considered for a 2005/6 scholarship, candidates must submit the following items by April 15, 2005:


Official Transcript

One page essay describing his/her interest in ROVs aor underwater work which furthers the use and development of ROVs

Scholarship Winners

Outstanding Ocean Engineering Student Award - $100 - Jeremy Young (also winner of Ingram Scholarship)

Jeremy Young (shown left with Bob Randall, Texas A&M) has been the president of the student chapter of MTS and SNAME for two years. He was also president and treasurer of the Lamda Chi Alpha social fraternity. He has been a member of the Human Powered Submarine Team for two years and participated in the races in 2003 and 2004. Jeremy served as vice president and treasurer of the Ocean Engineering Honor Society, Omega Epsilon. Jeremy has a scholarship from the US Navy and will begin active duty upon graduation in May 2005.

MTS Houston Section Member Scholarship - 2005

Three students were selected to receive MTS Family scholarships in 2004. Congratulations to these students.
Scholarship winners were:

First, a $2500 scholarship awarded to; Ms Katherine Hemlin, daughter of Evalyn Shea

Second, a $1500 scholarship awarded to; Ms. Alpana Praphudesai

Third, a $1000 scholarship awarded to; Ms. Amelia Royce, daughter of Charles Royce

ROV Committee - 2004 Scholarship Winners"

Ms. Lauren Cooney - Ocean Engineering Major at MIT - $5,000
Mr. David Bryan - Marine Biology Major at Nova Southeastern Oceanographic Center - $2,500
Mr. John Fassero - Ocean Engineering Major at Texas A&M - $1,250
Ms. Bridget Brett - Ocean Engineering Major at MIT - $1,250

These students will be recognized at Underwater Intervention 2005 in New Orleans.

Other recent scholarship winners include:

TAMU Freshman Scholarship winners ($1,000 each):

Sean P. Finn, (2003)
Eric C. Keith, (2003)
Jieh L. Larson. (2003)

Ingram Scholarship winner ($2500)

Jeremy Young (2004)
John Fassero (2003)

Glen Lochte Scholarship

Ryan Koska (Junior) - 2004

CA Richards Scholarship

Christopher Aurich (Junior) - 2004

John C.Freeman Scholarship

Eric Lieb (Freshman) - 2004
Kristen Todd (Freshman) -2004

MTS Scholarship winner ($1500)

Ashley Frey

Human Powered Submarine Project - $1500

TAMUG Scholarship winners ($2000 each):

Josh Bass (2003)
Thiago Carvalho (2003)
Ira Snyder (2003)

TAMU Marine Archeaology Scholarship ($1000 each)

Ayse Devrim Atauz, Nautical Archaeology Program (2003)
Eric Morley, Nautical Archaeology Program (2003)
Randall James Sasaki, Nautical Archaeology Program (2003)

Alvin Community College: ($1000):

ROV in a bag project: $1000.

Science fair scholarship winners:

Bryce Cambell $2000 (2004)
Troung-Dzuy Troung-Cao $1000 (2004)