William Austin Scrogin Memorial Agricultural Aviation Scholarship

Austin Scrogin, 26, passed away doing what he loved on August 8, 2023. He was born May 19, 1997, in Marshall, Missouri, the son of Chris Scrogin and Kimberly Scrogin.

Austin was so happy in the pilot seat. He loved what he did and looked forward to each day. He has loved flying since watching his daddy fly. As a co-pilot, he couldn’t wait to take over and fly his dad around. He started at the flying service as part of the ground crew to management of farmers, but his goal was to get in the plane. That’s where he was the happiest.

Austin and his Dad, Chris Scrogin, partnered with Delta State University in the Advanced Turbine Training Program. Austin was boldly active in helping Delta State’s Aerial Applicator Pilot Training program to develop ag pilots by assisting in the educational process and soliciting for the program. He was a passionate young man and devoted to the industry.

Chris and Kimberly Scrogin have established this memorial scholarship as they wish to carry on the dreams of their son by helping others who aspire to be pilots.

Full obituary at Ermert Funeral Home, Inc.

Memorial gifts may be made to the William Austin Scrogin Memorial Agricultural Aviation Scholarship through this online portal or by mail to: DSU Foundation, DSU Box 3141 Cleveland, MS 38733.