Andrew H. Falls named Texas A&M University President's scholar, Sep 1973
TEXAS A&M Andy Falls Named President's Scholar Special to the News-Herald COLLEGE STATION- Andrew H. Falls of Del Rio has been named a President's Scholar at Texas A&M University. The Del Rio High School senior was chosen for superior scholastic ability and outstanding leadership potential. He will enroll with Texas A&M's Class of 1978 next fall with the University's most prestigious scholarship. As President's Scholars, the 40 honorees will each receive $1,000 a year for up to Ove yean undergraduate study. TAMTJ has recognized 151 student* with the prestige award inaugurated in 1967. Twenty-nine President's Scholars enrolled this fan. The award is made in the high school senior year to give the Scholar extra recognition. The program is designed to acknowledge academic prowess and leadership potential. It also helps keep the state's "top students in Texas for their university studies. The first awards in 1967 were supported with university funds. New grants were made possible by Texas A&I former students and friends through the President's Endowed Scholarship program. President s Scholars are nominated by the student's high school principal. Selection from more than 600 nominees by the Faculty Scholarships Committee is based on high scholastic achievement and Indication, through church. ANDREW H. FALLS . . . President's Scholar school and 'community activities, of non-academic interest and leadership ability. Falls, son of Laughlin Wing Commander Col. and Mrs. Harry Falls Jr., 9021 Arnold Blvd., Laughlin AFB, ranks first academically in the 400-member Del Rio High senior class. He plays football, runs track and has won outstanding student awards in English/ Spanish and chemistry. Falls participated in a National Science Foundation summer physics Institute at Baylor. The Texas A&M President's Scholar is an officer of Youth Enlisted for Services (YES).