Matthew T. Hood Memorial Scholarship
Matthew was born on January 31, 1998 in Temple Texas. In 2001 the family moved to Pressath, Germany until 2004. After moving back to the United States Matthew attended Double File Elementary, Hernandez Middle School and Stony Point High School. Matthew was an avid lover of sports and outdoor activities. During his young life he played baseball at every level, beginning with T-ball in Germany and then the Round Rock Youth League. His primary position was Catcher and he ultimately played High School baseball with the Stony Point Tigers. Matthew also played football with the Round Rock Youth League; his team won the National Youth Championship in Las Vegas, NV in 2009. He was an avid fan of Texas A&M and had aspirations of attending the University one day.
An outdoor enthusiast, Matthew loved the special times hunting and camping in South Texas with his dad, and he treasured his salt-water kayak fishing trips with his uncles and cousin. Matthew’s love of fishing wasn’t limited to salt-water; just about any lake or pond would do. He had numerous friends and fishing buddies, including his sisters.
An entrepreneurial young man, Matthew began mowing lawns at age 12 and later formed his own lawn care business complete with business cards, flyers and a detailed logbook. His business sense and many satisfied customers enabled him to cover half the cost of his truck, as well as his fuel and insurance expenses at a very young age.
Matthew will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a loving, caring, spiritual young man that anyone would be proud to call their son, brother, grandson and friend.