Brendan Scott: Agricultural & Applied Economics

Fueled by faith and his desire to grow the Lord’s kingdom, Brendan Scott dedicates much of his free time to assisting with college and youth ministries.

The junior agricultural and applied economics major from Blackwell, Texas, believes his purpose at Texas Tech University is much deeper than just receiving a diploma.

“I am trying to serve the King as much as I can while I’m here,” said Scott.

Before coming to Texas Tech, Scott said he spent many hours praying over the community, connections, and friendships he would be a part of in Lubbock, Texas.

“I have been so blessed with a good community here in Lubbock,” Scott said. “Tech has given me such an opportunity to be successful.”

In addition to his ministry involvement, Scott is heavily involved in various student organizations, such as Agri-Texans, and he is a student worker at the Texas Tech University Horticulture Gardens and Greenhouse Complex. As a third-generation red raider, Scott said he was born with a passion for Texas Tech.

As an Agri-Texan, Scott travels to high schools, trade shows, and other events to visit with

prospective students and advocate for the Davis College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Fellow Agri-Texan, Kara Clement, a sophomore agricultural communications major from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, said Scott always has a smile on his face while working Agri-Texan events.

“He is so kind to everyone he comes in contact with,” Clement said. “Brendan’s passion for the Lord, agriculture, and Texas Tech always shine through when he is visiting with future students.”

This semester, Scott has applied for many internships and opportunities in different sectors of the agricultural industry in hopes of broadening his perspective and developing his overall understanding. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in agricultural lending to combine his passions of helping people and agriculture.

“Now and in the future, I’ll try to put myself in a position where, hopefully, I can make an impact.”