Horton Scholarship Information
A new scholarship has been set up to honor late NAU Hall of Fame basketball player Wiley Horton, '61 BS, who passed away this spring.
During his years playing college basketball as a forward from 1956 to 1960, Horton was one of the nation's scoring leaders in the number of baskets made in a season. He's a member of the 1000 Point Club, with 1250 points before the "three pointer" was introduced. Horton was inducted into the NAU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999.
"It is our hope to have this scholarship open many opportunities for other deserving students to get their education while enjoying NAU campus as we did," says Wiley's widow Betsy Horton, '61 BS and '73 MS. "They will find the friends they make here will last a lifetime. There will be a special bond with their fellow team mates and the strong values they learn at NAU will be the foundation for their future. Wiley was a special person and he touched many lives in many ways. By continuing his memory we hope his legacy will help others achieve their goals."
To donate to the Wiley Horton Basketball Endowment send checks with "Wiley Horton Basketball Endowment" in the memo line of the check and/or in a letter accompanying the donation to:
PO Box 4094
Building 10, Old Main
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
Students with the following criteria can apply for a Wiley Horton Basketball Endowment scholarship:
Enrolled full-time [12 credits or more per semester] at Northern Arizona University;
Member of the NAU Men's Basketball Team;
Maintains a grade point average of 2.6 or higher [where A = 4.0];
Must be a returning Sophomore, Junior, or Senior;
Past recipients are eligible for this award;
Preference toward a student-athlete who's only scholarship offer was from NAU;
Demonstrates high moral character as recognized by the athletic department.
For more information about this fund, contact Jason Roundy at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-523-1256.