Sonny Sikes Rodeo and the Sikes Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Sonny Sikes Rodeo and the Sikes Family Endowed Scholarship was created in 2004 with the combining of two existing endowments. The Sonny Sikes Rodeo Scholarship Endowment was established by the Department of Agricultural Science in honor of L.N. “Sonny” Sikes, Jr., a Sam Houston State University alumni and long-time coach of the rodeo team. The Sikes Family Endowment was originally established in memory of L.N. and Helen Sikes by their son Sonny Sikes. The two endowments combined to provide financial assistance to deserving students at SHSU. It is the Donor’s intent for the endowment to provide one or more annual scholarship awards to be announced in the spring and disbursed the following academic year, half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester. Scholarship awards shall not exceed 75% of the earnings of the endowment. This scholarship was established to assist with education expenses.