When Jake died, his brother John suggested we start a scholarship at Texas A&M. Jake loved being an Aggie and he loved being part of the Corp. (He was such an idealist.) We aren’t the first family to look for ways to make a difference in the face of sorrow. It’s almost something you have to do.
Through the generosity of so many people whose hearts were seeking to comfort ours (and with a few, beautiful golf tournaments) the scholarship became a reality and the first recipient was awarded in 2008.
By the way, if you are an Aggie or just love Aggies, you can still give:
Texas A&M Foundation, 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, Texas 77840-2811. In the memo line write, Jacob Samuel Siefert.
And then of course, there is always the hope there is another golf tournament on the horizon…
2008 – John Griffin, ’09 Bio
2009 – Bradford Barrett, ’10
2010 – Bradford Barrett, ’10 Bio
2011 – Nathan Alsbrooks, ’12 Bio
2012 – Thomas Prioleau Ball IV, ’13
2013 – 2014 – Simon Joseph Park ’15 Bio
2015 – 2016 Rocio Gutierrez ’17 Bio and Aaron Schneider ’17 Bio