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About Dr. Worsham

Dr. Raymond “Ray” Worsham served as the director of SFA’s intramural program for 43 years. During his tenure, the program saw high involvement, and thousands of students spent nights playing on the intramural fields, in the HPE Complex and around campus. To celebrate his dedication to the department and lasting impact, the scholarship was created.

Academic scholarship for Campus Rec employees

The Campus Recreation professional staff created the Dr. Raymond Lee Worsham Endowed Scholarship to provide financial assistance to current student employees of Campus Rec. The Dr. Raymond Lee Worsham Scholarship was established in 2011 to provide financial assistance for tuition and books to one undergraduate or graduate (non-GA) Campus Rec student employee each year who upholds the values of the department in his or her work.

Receive up to $1,000

The recipient is announced during the annual Campus Rec employee banquet in late April/early May, and the scholarship funds will be disbursed in the amount of $500 at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. To receive the full $1,000 academic scholarship, the recipient must remain employed for the duration of the fall and spring semesters in which the scholarship is applied.

Students who are graduating in December of the same year are encouraged to apply if they meet the eligibility and criteria with the opportunity to receive $500 toward their fall semester.

Applying for the scholarship


SFA students are eligible who:

  • are current employees of Campus Rec
  • have worked for the department at least two consecutive semesters or more
  • are pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree in any major at SFA
  • and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of the application.


What criteria will be considered for awarding the scholarship?

  • Compelling, thoughtful, genuine and thorough essay response
  • Expected graduation date
  • Level of dedication to the department
  • Level of dedication to SFA
  • Willingness to serve on the departmental Special Events Committee

Application process and deadline

All applications must be completed and submitted through the SFA scholarship page. Apply through mySFA by following these steps:

  • Log in to mySFA.
  • Select the “Financial Aid” tab.
  • Select “Apply for Scholarship Opportunities” on the right side of the page.
  • Search for “Worsham,” and follow the necessary steps.

All paperwork must be completed by midnight Feb. 1.

Exceptions will not be made for special circumstances. For questions regarding the scholarship application process, contact Jessica Waguespack at 936.468.6056 or

Past scholarship recipients

  • 2021: Avery Ellis-Byerly
  • 2020: Katherine Crook
  • 2019: Victoria Myers
  • 2018: Payton Coburn
  • 2017: Samantha Aguirre
  • 2016: Kaleb Castor
  • 2015: Shawn Hall
  • 2014: Caryn Berkowitz
  • 2013: Shelby Winthrop
  • 2012: Brittany Lee



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Physical Address:
Student Recreation Center
1817 Wilson Drive

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13016, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962