Downing-Nelson Geology Scholarship established at FHSU Endowment Association

Local company Downing-Nelson Oil has established a scholarship at Fort Hays State University for future geologists.

Ron Nelson and Alan Downing set up the Downing-Nelson Geology Scholarship through the FHSU Endowment Association for geology majors in the university's Geosciences Department. Two scholarships will be awarded each year, with preference given to juniors or seniors who have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.

The FHSU Endowment Association is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support and promote educational undertakings at Fort Hays State University. Gifts donated to the association, and income generated from those gifts, are used for scholarships, departmental programs, faculty development and overall enrichment of the University.

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