Mohr named recipient of Prater Memorial Scholarship


East Texas Communities Foundation announced recently that Joseph Mohr of Whitehouse is the 2017 recipient of the Glenn and Vivian Prater Memorial Scholarship.

Mohr, a sophomore at Texas A&M University majoring in Geoscience, was recognized for his academic achievements, community service, and most importantly his attainment of the rank of Eagle in Boy Scouts of America.

“Joseph sets remarkably high standards for himself as proven in his academic success and extracurricular activities that he participates in,” said Major Melissa Mueller, Assistant Professor of Naval Science at Texas A&M University, “His attention to detail, humble but honest nature, and well thought out personal leadership development plan exemplifies his overall character.”

The Glenn and Vivian Prater Memorial Scholarship was established to assist Eagle Scouts in East Texas attending Texas A&M University in College Station. Judge Prater served Liberty County for many years as DPS trooper, postmaster, City of Dayton Judge, and Justice of the Peace. Most notably, he was a long-time scoutmaster who helped many young men reach their Eagle Scout award. Vivian Prater supported all of the family’s scouting activities and was an active member of the Aggie Moms.

The Prater Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving Aggie and Eagle Scout from one of the 32 counties East Texas Communities Foundation serves or Liberty County. Any qualified scholar should contact Mary Lynn Smith, ETCF Program Officer at to apply.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the Glenn and Vivian Prater Memorial Scholarship can make a tax deductible gift at


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