The LTC Sam E. Jeffers ROTC Scholarship was establish by B.D. O’Neal in memory of his dear friend. Mr. Jeffers attended Tarleton from 1949 until 1951. After graduation from Texas A&M, Mr. Jeffers joined the Army and retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Green Berets. He served two tours in Vietnam during his career in the Army. After his retirement, Mr. Jeffers received a Master’s degree in agricultural education from Tarleton. He passed away in May 1992. This scholarship is awarded to a student with a desire to serve his/her country.