Dr. James H. Langston Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. James H. Langston Memorial Scholarship supports SFA students pursuing any major.

Langston spent much of his youth in Nacogdoches and Garrison and in Shreveport, Louisiana. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from SFA in 1937 and his advanced degrees from the University of North Carolina.

He taught chemistry for 12 years at Clemson University and 26 years at Samford University. In the 1960s, he was awarded two Fulbright Fellowships, traveling to Quito, Ecuador, and Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and sharing his knowledge by participating in the international academic exchange program.

Langston was an excellent conversationalist and wonderful teacher and storyteller who enjoyed sharing his knowledge and interests with others.

While on a Baptist mission trip to Nigeria, Langston met his wife, Edith. They married in 1984 and enjoyed 23 years together until her death in 2007. Langston passed away in January 2015.