SFA Assistant Football Coach Todd Schonhar and wife Julia show off their custom SFA license plate.

Lumberjack fans may now ride with pride and contribute to student scholarships at the same time by purchasing a newly designed Stephen F. Austin State University license plate.

Since 1993, SFA has had an official Texas license plate that supporters could purchase to help raise scholarship money and show their Lumberjack spirit. Last year, SFA had 229 plates on the road, raising more than $7,000 for scholarships.

Previously, each license plate sold delivered $22 in scholarship money. The new plates could more than triple that amount.

SFA has partnered with My Plates to market and sell the newly designed plate. New options include giving plates as gifts, purchasing a plate for one, five, or 10 years, and layaway.

To order, visit www.myplates.com, click on the SFA design and choose the level of personalization you desire. The number of letters you choose determines the plate price. Your plate will arrive at a county tax office for pick up in about three weeks.

Those who purchased the previous SFA plate design may continue to renew those plates. All terms are grandfathered as long as the plates are renewed on time.

Customers who have the previous design may switch to the new SFA plate design at www.myplates.com or 888-7MY-PLAT (888-769-7528). Plates start at $55 a year. Personalization is an additional cost. Purchasing for a five- or 10-year term provides the best value.