Mert Bishop Scholarship

The Executive Board established the Mert Bishop Memorial Scholarship in 2013 to be awarded annually to one person to attend the annual TOEA workshop that year, including membership for one year.   Eligibility is open to Texas residents 18 years and older. 

Mert was a charter member of TOEA, served as president in 1984 and continued to present various sessions relating to fishing at the annual workshops.  Mert was a valuable member of TOEA and was a talented and respected leader in education, recreation, outdoor recreation, and other areas.  He passed away on June 6, 2013 from complications from brain cancer. 

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE and send the completed application to the current TOEA President (contact info under "current leadership").