Slaughter endows scholarship for chemical engineering students

James D. “J.D.” Slaughter of Houston recently established the J.D. Slaughter Scholarship through the C.D. Holland Scholars Program within the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering.

“J.D. is an avid supporter of the college and the university as evident through his service on the department’s advisory council and by his recent endowment to the chemical engineering department,” said Thadd Hargett, director of development with the Texas A&M Foundation.

Slaughter’s scholarship focuses on undergraduate students pursuing a degree in chemical engineering and will be awarded in accordance to the C.D. Holland Scholars Program criteria and Texas A&M University policy.

Slaughter received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1996 from Texas A&M. He is currently the vice president of SMB Engineers and Constructors, a company founded by his grandfather. He also is an active member of the chemical engineering advisory council.