Floydada couple endows scholarship

PLAINVIEW – Two longtime Floydada residents were on the Wayland campus Thursday for the acknowledgement of a scholarship in honor of her parents.

The Robert and May Montague Garrett Endowed Scholarship was established by their daughter, Roberta Garrett Hardin, who attended Wayland from 1951-53, and her husband, William “Bill” Hardin “in grateful appreciation for her parents’ Christian ideals.”

Mrs. Garrett was a member of a Floyd County pioneer family and Mr. Garrett was a member of a Gainesville pioneer family. She was an alumna of the University of Texas and he was a graduate of Peacock Military Institute in San Antonio and was a World War I veteran.

Mrs. Garrett was a homemaker, businesswoman and a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Floydada while he was a bookkeeper, lumberman and member of First Methodist Church in that community for many years.

“They were devout Christians and active in the betterment of their community. This scholarship is intended to benefit deserving students,” said their daughter, a longtime Floydada school teacher, who also played the organ at First Baptist Church for many years. Bill Hardin is a retired county judge and former county court reporter.

Anyone wishing to make contributions to the Robert and May Montague Garrett Endowed Scholarship may do so in care of Wayland Baptist University, 1900 W. Seventh, Box 1295, Plainview, TX 79072 or by calling the Advancement office at 806-291-3426. More information on endowed scholarships is available by calling the same number.