ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Thursday morning, Tera Crossland presented a check for $25,000 to Odessa College establishing the Nathaniel Silvas Memorial Scholarship.

On October 1, 2017, Tera’s world changed forever when she received the news that her son was the victum of a head-on collision.

Nathaniel Silvas, a Permian High School student, was driving home when a drunk driver crossed the median on Highway 385 and ran head on into his truck.

"Be kind, be wise, don't drink and drive, don't text and drive. Pay attention to what you're doing and just think about...

Posted by Odessa College on Thursday, March 21, 2019

Since losing her son, Tera Crossland has chosen to honor her son’s memory through fundraising efforts and establishing scholarships to help others.

The Nathaniel Silvas Memorial Scholarship will be available to qualifying students in the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Automation and Occupational Safety and Management degree programs.

Tera donated the money in time for Nate’s birthday, Saturday, March 23.

#Wranglers if you are pursuing a Bachelors of Applied Arts and Sciences...Then this scholarship is for you!

Posted by Odessa College on Thursday, March 21, 2019