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The Celeste Duncan Holt Scholarship

Celeste Duncan Holt

The Celeste Duncan Holt Scholarship was established by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Judy Holt of Bryan. The scholarship will be eligible to be awarded for the first time in fall 2021 to students from Shelby County pursuing a major in interdisciplinary studies, in good standing with the university and demonstrating financial need.

Holt began her first semester at SFA in fall 1935. She received her primary of elementary certification in May 1938 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in fine arts in 1952. A native of Shelby County, Holt taught in the Texas public school system for 29 years, including in the Shelby County school system and independent school districts in Snook, College Station and Bryan. She passed away Aug. 13, 2005, at the age of 88.

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