In the year 2000 Bill and
Ellen Carter, founders of Carterís 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.
What am I eligible for?
Fifteen (15) scholarships of $2,000.00 each will be available for the
2016-2017 school year. These will be awarded via mail by July 15,
2016. 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
How do I enter this scholarship
These scholarships are available to graduating high school students,
first and second year college students (entering Freshman or Sophomore
year), including Carter's Country Associates' family members.
Scholarships are also available to third and fourth year college students
(entering Junior or Senior year) who are pursuing a wildlife outdoor field