Angela Singleton, Thomas, Daniel L. | 6/2/2006 12:00:09 AM
The T. H. Scott Scholarship was established in 1972 to honor T. H. Scott, a farm machinery dealer in
Equipment dealers first met in 1945 in
The T. H. Scott Scholarship was established by the Deep South Equipment Dealers Association and named to recognize and honor a person who has demonstrated leadership and management capabilities and who is well known for his intense interest in business, agriculture, mechanization, and education.
T. H. Scott received a degree in Agricultural Engineering from Mississippi State College in 1933. He began his career with International Harvester as a warehouse helper. He moved from warehouse helper to salesman, to zone manager, and eventually to store manager. In 1939, he bought his first International Harvester Dealership in
Tom Scott was the first president of the Monroe Jaycees and is past president of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Deep South Equipment Dealers Association, and the National Farm and Power Equipment Dealers Association. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for Central Bank. Mr. Scott was the recipient of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce's Dave Silverstein Award and their Agricultural Businessman of the Year Award. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Louisiana University Foundation and he received an honorary doctorate degree from the university. Mr. Scott is extremely active and serves in numerous capacities in his church and community.
Tom and his wife, Mayme, have two children, Tom and Betty, who are active in the family business. They have four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
The Louis A. Windham Scholarship was established in 1960, at first to honor and later to memorialize Louis A. Windham, a former County Agent in
During World War II (1941-1945), ammonia was used by the military to make explosives that were used in the war effort. When the war ended, ammonia became available for use as an inexpensive source of nitrogen fertilizer for agriculture. Its major drawback was that it had to be handled under pressure by farm employees who had little training or experience in dealing with high pressures or potentially toxic substances. The need for close regulation of this new industry was recognized by equipment dealers. A group of dealers interested in selling anhydrous ammonia and others, including Louis A. Windham, joined together to form the Louisiana Anhydrous Ammonia Dealers Association. Their primary objective was to assure safe practices in handling, storing, and using anhydrous ammonia.
The Louis A. Windham Scholarship was established to pay tribute to a person who provided leadership in establishing rules, regulations, and standards for the anhydrous ammonia industry. This scholarship also acknowledges Windham's foresight for safety as exemplified in programs he developed to train persons to handle, store, and apply anhydrous ammonia safely.
Louis Windham received a B.S. degree in Animal Husbandry from
Louis and his wife, Ruth, remained firm supporters of LSU. Their commitment to education can best be seen by their example. Their three daughters all graduated from LSU and have continued to support its programs.
For more than 20 years, the T. H. Scott and Louis A. Windham scholarships funds have provided significant scholarships for students majoring in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. However, inflation has impacted these scholarships to such an extent that the frequency of awarding the scholarships in recent years decreased from annually to every third or fourth year. Further, recent increases in the cost of tuition, books, and living expenses have resulted in the need for larger scholarship awards. With endorsements by those involved with the establishment and funding of these scholarships, a decision was made by the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Scholarship Committee to merge the two funds, endow the resultant fund, and target it for an increase to a level that would provide a significant scholarship annually. In 1994, the T. H. Scott and the Louis A. Windham scholarship funds were merged to create the Scott-Windham Scholarship fund.
The Scott-Windham Scholarship is given annually (February) and preference is given to sophomores that are enrolled as full-time students. Selection is based on a minimum GPA of 2.5 and the need for financial support. Contact your undergraduate advisor for an application.