Distinguished Young Bobcat Award

5 Feb

In August I officially graduated from the best university in Texas – Texas State University.

I was fortunate during my time at Texas State to have participated in the Stelos Alliance’s Housley Principled Leadership Program. I discovered a tremendous amount about myself, and those lessons put me on the path to becoming the young man I am today.

In the closing session we discussed the debt that we owe; that we all should pay it forward and give back to society immediately, not just when we’re older and have resources.

I’m excited to say, that two years after going through the Housley program, I am getting the chance to begin paying back my debt.

In collaboration with one of my close friends and fellow Texas State alum, Maggie Worthington, I’m excited to announce the establishment of a new statewide scholarship award called The Distinguished Young Bobcat Award.

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated success in both academics and extracurricular activities.

Maggie describes the Distinguished Young Bobcat Award this way:

“This award represents so much more than just standing out in the crowd; it represents ultimate dedication to academics as well as determination to be involved on campus. This award goes to someone who consistently goes out of their way and expects nothing in return.”

We’re seeking confident, determined and well-presented future Bobcats; we believe it is this kind of student who will carry on the legacy of Texas State University. We are excited to present the scholarship this April at the Stelos Alliance Awards Banquet in San Marcos.

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

This is our way of paying our debt and honoring our beloved alma mater. If you would like to contribute to this scholarship, please click here. To learn more about the requirements and to find an application, click here.

It’s a great day to be a Bobcat!


Andrew Henley is a935892_623275317693372_2145703198_n 2013 graduate of Texas State University, where he received his Bachelor of Public Administration. He currently works as the Marketing Coordinator for Commercial Wireless Solutions – a telecommunication company based in Houston. Andrew is a long time member of the Stelos Alliance family, as he is a Housley alum, a former Stelos Fellow and a past scholarship recipient. Andrew is actively “coming alive” through his job, volunteer work, this Distinguished Young Bobcat Award or his personal blog – My Freshman Year of Life. This native Houstonian is a proud Texan, but an even prouder Texas State Bobcat.


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