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Sheryl Prestidge has established the Sheryl and James H. “Jim” Prestidge Jr. ’80 Endowed Scholarship. Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Jim graduated from Texas A&M in 1980 with his degree in mechanical engineering. During his time at Texas A&M, Jim was a member of the Corps of Cadets Squadron 7 and the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta. After graduation, Jim joined Halliburton Energy Services as a field engineer in Alice, TX. He later went on to earn his Executive MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2004.
Jim passed away in March of last year and is survived by his wife, Sheryl and daughters Kelsey and Hailey. Jim loved Texas A&M and through this scholarship, Sheryl is able to honor his legacy and help future generations of Aggies.
Sheryl made additional preferences that this scholarship be awarded to a student pursuing undergraduate degree in either mechanical engineering or petroleum engineering, a student who is either junior or senior classification, a Texas resident or a student who demonstrates leadership skills, participates in extracurricular activities and/or community service activities.

The College of Engineering is one of the leading engineering programs in the United States, ranking first in undergraduate enrollment and ninth in graduate enrollment. Endowments supporting the students in the college have an immeasurable impact on their education. If you are interested in supporting the College of Engineering and its departments or would like more information on how you can give, please contact Kelly Cocoran, senior director of development.