Wilson Endowed Scholarship
The F. Ray Wilson Endowed Scholarship provides need-based financial assistance for academically gifted, first-generation, current students enrolled in the Honors College. Recipients will be known as "Wilson Scholars."
A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university. This means that you will be the first in your family to attend a four-year college/university to attain a bachelor's degree.
Basic requirements for scholarship eligibility:
• Must be enrolled in the Honors College
• Must be a first-generation college student (see definition above)
• Must be a full-time student during the scholarship period
• Must complete CSS Profile and FAFSA with Student Financial Services.
If you are awarded the scholarship, we will renew it automatically the next academic year provided you meet the basic requirements listed above and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
More about F. Ray Wilson
One of Baylor's most beloved faculty members, Dr. F. Ray Wilson II was a professor of biology, director of the Honors Program, and a Master Teacher -- the highest honor granted to Baylor faculty members. His distinguished career at Baylor spanned three decades, beginning in 1973. Renowned as a teacher and mentor, Dr. Wilson was honored with numerous teaching awards, including recognition as the Collins Outstanding Professor by Baylor's 1977 senior class, acknowledgement as "Top Professor" by Mortar Board on seven occasions, and selection eight times to the academic honor society's Circle of Achievement for Outstanding Professors.
Above all, Dr. Wilson was a legendary mentor whose commitment to academic excellence was matched by a genuine devotion to his students. Determined to get his students "fired up" about their duties, he was a tremendous encourager with a great sense of humor. He helped many students find their sense of calling and direction in life and did all he could to prepare them for bright futures.