Carlen Smith of Boyd, Texas (northwest of Fort Worth) has been awarded RMOWP’s annual $2,000 scholarship of to help her continue her education at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.
Ms. Smith is majoring in Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences, and after receiving her B.S. degree plans to attend graduate school with the goal of becoming a wildlife researcher to explore ways to protect and improve the lives of the species that inhabit the world.
She tells us “It always seemed like being outside was the place for me. It didn’t matter what I was doing, if I was outside, I was happy. My family often took weekend trips out of town to have a picnic, to go hunting and fishing, to hike, or even just see what’s new in a different neck of the woods… I have discovered my interests and developed my goals that will help me be a successful wildlife manager.”
Ms. Smith is a member of the college’s Wildlife Society and Future Farmers of America, and an accomplished pole-vaulter.