Erath County Bar Association
The Garry Lewellen Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who is of junior or senior classification, is majoring in Political Science, English, Social Services, Criminal Justice, or Law related. The Erath County Bar Association provided the first gift in the creation of an endowed scholarship honoring the memory of Garry Lewellen who practiced law in his Stephenville office from 1973 until his death at age 68 in 2015. He was a legendary trial lawyer and was named one of the top ten criminal defense attorneys in Texas by the National Academy of Criminal Defense. He worked criminal defense, family and personal injury trial work and was often hired by the State of Texas as a Special Prosecutor in high profile trials. He served as the Tarleton State University Legal Advisor, assisting both students and faculty with legal issues for over thirty consecutive years. He was an active member of the President’s Circle and promoted scholastic achievement and scholarships at TSU.