In the year 2000 Bill and Ellen Carter, founders of Carter’s Country Outdoor Stores headquartered in Spring, Texas, established the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Texas. The primary mission of the foundation is to award scholarships to assist high school graduates and college students who are studying to pursue careers in the outdoor field, be it wildlife or agriculture.
The Carters, also longtime owners of the Sombrerito Ranch in Webb County, Apache Springs Ranch in Kerr County and Cotton Mesa Ranch in southeast Colorado, felt that one way to help insure that firearms ownership, hunting and wildlife conservation will be around for future generations was to help young students to get an education and pursue a career in the outdoor field.
Fifteen (15) scholarships of $2,500.00 each will be available for the 2022-2023 school year. These will be awarded via mail by July 16, 2022. The selection process will be based on a point-scale scoring system and each application will be reviewed and ranked by an area-wide scoring committee.
These scholarships are available to graduating Texas high school students, first and second year Texas college students (entering Freshman or Sophomore year), including Carter’s Country Associates’ family members. Scholarships are also available to third and fourth year Texas college students (entering Junior or Senior year) who are pursuing a wildlife outdoor field of study.
Applications are available for download by clicking the link below or in any Carter’s Country Store.
No application will be accepted until it is complete. Note - the necessary info will probably not be available to you until May/June 2022. Do not send an incomplete application as it will not be accepted or processed.
All applications must be postmarked by June 22, 2022.