Youth/Scholarships


The Kendall County Wild Game Dinner provides scholarships to youth attending the Texas Hill Country Independent School Districts, including private and home schools.

The Kendall County Wild Game Dinner provides scholarships to youth attending the Texas Hill Country Independent School Districts, including private and home schools. Funds raised are used to provide scholarships, assist with 4-H and FFA leadership programs. We share common goals and have the ability to reach hundreds of future leaders who participate through KCJLS. Previous scholarship recipients have served and given much to our community. To date we have awarded Twenty Two (22) Scholarships. We are proud to share their accomplishments. We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit focused on providing scholarship and leadership opportunities for the youth of the Texas Hill Country Please see "About" page for the 2019 Kendall County Wild Game Dinner Scholarship Application"

Kendall County Wild Game Dinner Kendall County Wild Game Dinner Board of Directors

Graduated From: Boerne High School Major: Fine Art University: University of Texas at Austin Bella Hollis, daughter of Richard and Anne Hollis, is a gifted artists. "One day I would like to start a program that exposes underprivileged kids to the fine arts," said Bella. Hollis didn't really begin engaging in art until her junior year, but once she started she was all in. Hollis added, "I was lucky enough to get into a program in the Southwest School of Art during my senior year in high school. The program is called Teen Studio Intensive and the excellent instruction within the program made it a great learning environment." In Addition to art, Bella also participated in choir and colorguard. A couple of her other interests include goats and iced tea."

Bella Hollis Bella Hollis Awarded a KCWGD Fine Arts Scholarship in 2018

Graduated From: Samuel V. Champion High School Major: Agricultural Engineering University: Blinn University Merina Jackson has a passion for agriculture and plans to pursue that through a degree in Agricultural Engineering. "With this degree I hope to participate in the advancement of agriculture technology", said Jackson. Jackson was the vice president of her high schools FFA chapter and showed steers through 4-H. In addition to agriculture and raising steers for stock shows, Jackson says she "enjoys anything outdoors!" Merina is the daughter of Alesia Young and has a sister named Morgan. Jackson added, "I am grateful for this scholarship because it is helping me pursue my education!""

Merina Jackson Merina Jackson Awarded a KCWGD Agricultural Scholarship in 2018

Graduated From: Comfort High School Major: Animal Science University: Texas A&M University Jessica Spenrath has been involved in the agricultural industry since she can remember. "I grew up on a ranch outside of Comfort, raising market goats and lambs with my family. Jessica has participated in several agricultural activities that have helped her grow and understand the industry. She has participated in stock shows across the state for the past 14 years, exhibiting market goats, " The shows taught me discipline, dedication and humility." Jessica has been heavily involved in the Texas FFA organization which she credits for helping her develop leadership qualities and public relations skills. "The moment I have spent advocating for agriculture have helped me solidify my decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and inspired me to remain involved with agriculture as a market goat breeder," she said. Spenrath has decided to pursue a career in veterinary pharmacy that allows her to be involved in agriculture animals and medicine. She hopes this field of study will allow her to inform youth across the nation of the importance of agriculture, while still allowing for time to begin a successful market goat operation."

Jessica Spenrath Jessica Spenrath Awarded a KCWGD Animal Science Scholarship in 2018

Graduated From: Boerne High School Major: Wildlife Conservation University: Western State Colorado University Dustin Smith, the son of Robert and Jennifer Smith, as always had an interest in wildlife. As a freshman in high school he began doing lots of wildlife events and competitions for FFA. "This experience helped me to focus my interests and decide on a major in Wildlife Conservation. With this degree I hope to become a game warden or wildlife biologist," said Dustin. Dustin was very involved in his local FFA Chapter and served as the Centinal his junior high school and as the Treasurer during his senior year. He also raised Boer Goats and Rambouillet Sheep. In his spare time he enjoys hiking and backpacking."

Dustin Smith Dustin Smith Awarded a KCWGD Wildlife Scholarship in 2018

Graduated: Geneva School, Class of 2017 Major: Fine Arts, Creative Writing University: University of St. Andrews, Scotland, Class of 2020 It seems that Coggin Calbreath spent his life exploring options and he's keeping them open. His Mom decided she wanted to be a doctor at age four and never wavered. Coggin's passions fit together in fine arts. Already this year he has published a short story, performed in an opera for pay and sold a drawing at auction. This fall, Coggin begins his studies at the University of St. Andrews, where for more that 600 years student have been treated to the finest education in Scotland."

Coggins Galbreath Awarded a KCWGD Fine Arts Scholarship in 2017.