Purpose: Established in memory of Roy Smith by his family to assist students in Nueces County who intend to pursue a degree in Agricultural Sciences. Mr. Smith rose from humble beginnings as a farmer to developing commercial real estate landmarks in Corpus Christi such as Padre Staples Mall now named La Palmera Mall and the shops at La Palmera.
Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Be a graduating senior at any high school in the CBCF seven-county service area, with preference given to Nueces County residents
  • Be enrolled full-time at any accredited college or university in Texas
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in order to be eligible to receive the second half of the award
  • Students must be enrolled in classes leading to a degree in agricultural science