Book grants available to Sul Ross students


The George Bechtel Fund is taking applications for its book grants for the spring 2016 semester at Sul Ross State University.

The Book Grant program provides money to qualified Sul Ross students to help them purchase textbooks.

Certain requirements apply. Qualified students must have graduated from a high school in Brewster, Jeff Davis or Presidio counties, have taken at least 24 semester credit hours of college work, maintain a 3.0 grade point average or better, and be a full-time student in good standing at the university.

A certified transcript must accompany new applications.

Returning Bechtel recipients must complete an application and include a grade report for the semester just ended and the planned coursework for the commencing semester.

Completed applications must be received by noon Jan. 15, 2016.

Established in 1994 by the late Dr. George Bechtel of Alpine, who worked with the U.S. Department of Defense, the fund is a charitable philanthropy dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the residents of the tri-county area.

Applications and more information are available from one of the directors. You may also return completed applications to them, in person, or attached to an email.

John Ferguson, Presidio, 432-229-3365 or

Robert Halpern, Marfa, 432-729-4342 or

Matt Walter, Alpine, 432-837-8735 or

Caroline Fox, Alpine,

Robert Alvarez, Fort Davis, 432-244-8712 or

Jesus ‘Chuy’ Calderon, Valentine, 432-467-2061 or