Winners of the HOTRHF Ruben Santos Memorial Scholarship Award

The Ruben Santos Memorial Scholarship honors the longtime director of the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair. Ruben Santos served for thirty-five years as director of the Bill Daniel Student Center here at Baylor, and also served the city of Waco as a member of the city council and a term as mayor. For much of that time, Ruben was also the director of the history fair, a volunteer position in which he worked tirelessly to develop, promote, and organize our fair. Ruben Santos died in March 2008, and this scholarship award honors his memory and our indebtedness to his service.

Students in their junior or senior year of high school who have qualified for entry in any category of HOTRHF may apply for this award. This award provides $1,000 tuition to Baylor University.

1998 ● Hector Sabido ● University High School

1999 ● Nina Hathi ● Robinson High School

2000 ● Hollis Henley ● A. J. Moore Academy

2000 ● Cherise Wesley ● A.J. Moore Academy

2003 ● Brittany Anderson ● A.J. Moore Academy

2004 ● Belinda Herrera ● University High School

2005 ● Stevie Walker-Webb ● A.J. Moore Academy

2009 ● Kaitlyn Wooley ● Riesel High School

2010 ● Jennifer Clendening ● Riesel High School

2011 ● Alan Hoeft ● Riesel High School

2012 ● Thomas A. Pendleton ● Waco High School

2013 ● Reed Cooper ● Waco High School

2014 ● Noah Jones ● Riesel High School

2015 ● Abigail Garner ● Waco High School