Current Scholarships

The Community Foundation of West Texas offers a number of scholarships created through the generosity of individuals, families and businesses for which local area students can apply.

The following scholarships are endowed funds within the Foundation. The application process will vary depending on whether recipients are chosen by a Foundation committee or by an external scholarship committee – please note the contact information included with each scholarship fund description.

In all cases, scholarship payments are made directly to the educational institution and can be used for tuition, fees and books only. Unused funds are returned to the Foundation at the end of the academic year.

Please feel free to contact us by clicking here, or call us at (806) 762-8061 if you have any questions.

If you would like to donate to a scholarship fund, please click the "donate" button below and write the name of the scholarship you wish to give in the notes section.

If donating by check, please make the check out to The Community Foundation of West Texas with the name of the scholarship on the memo line and send or drop it by our office. 

Advantage Medical Staffing Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd St. 8B, Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

Use the following link to apply:

This scholarship was established by Advantage Medical Staffing for the benefit of students who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing.

​ELIGIBILITY:
- Students who are 25 years of age or older and are pursuing a career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse.
- Current enrollment or application for admission to a college/university in the Lubbock area is required.
- Past recipients are eligible to reapply.
- Financial need.

Association of Texas Leaders for Education Scholarship

Deadline: March 15

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd St. 8B, Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

Use the following link to apply:

This scholarship was established by the Association of Texas Leaders for Education (ATLE) for Texas resident graduating seniors who will be attending a Texas school to pursue a secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY:
- Graduating senior
- A 3.5 or higher GPA
- Financial need may be considered
- Demonstrated service to community and to school
- Intent to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, or technical school in Texas during the fall semester following graduation from high school with the intent of receiving a degree
- Positive personal, school, and community references

Association of Texas Leaders for Education TASFAA Scholarship

Deadline: March 15

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd St. 8B, Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

Use the following link to apply:

This scholarship was established by the Association of Texas Leaders for Education (ATLE) for Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA) members who are Texas resident graduating seniors who will be attending a Texas school to pursue a secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY:
- Be a current member of the Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA)
- Intend to enroll at least as a half-time student (e.g., a minimum of 6 credit hours for an undergraduate) during the upcoming fall semester at an accredited Texas college, university, or technical school
- Intend to enroll with the purpose of earning a degree
- Demonstrated service to TASFAA or the community
- Provide a positive personal reference letter from a current employer, community leader, or leader within TASFAA (i.e., board member, committee chair, etc.)
- Preference for those with financial aid

Autumn Day Scholarship

Deadline: April 1

CONTACT:
Principal or Counselor – Brownfield High School, Meadow High School, Wellman High School

Use the following link to apply:

This scholarship was established by Larry & Karen Day as a way of saying thank you to the residents of Terry County for the kindness shown their family when their niece, Autumn, sustained life-threatening injuries in a horse-riding accident.

​ELIGIBILITY:
Terry County High School Seniors

​SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Graduating seniors from Terry County High School
- Financial need
- Student must be committed to furthering their education at the post-secondary level

Bill Mulder SEAL Spirit Award

CONTACT:
Counselor, Plainview High School
1501 Quincy Street
Plainview, TX 79072

This scholarship was established by Melissa and Leland Brockman and Pam and Bret Barnett in honor of Bill Mulder.

The William C. "Bill" Mulder SEAL Spirit Scholarship will be presented annually in May to a senior Plainview High School (PHS) athlete who exemplifies many of the traits and attributes that Bill was known for.


SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Student should be respectful of teachers, adults, and others
- Demonstrates tenacity toward the objective in athletics and in the classroom
- Demonstrate a "never quit" attitude and encourage the same in others
- Demonstrate leadership and accountability
- Demonstrate a love for others and for country

The student also must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. They should also have a reputation as a hard worker in the classroom as well as in athletics - someone who works hard and puts forth their very best effort.

Charles A. & Grace Guy Scholarship

CONTACT :
Office of the Dean, School of Mass Communications
P.O. Box 43082
Lubbock, TX 79409-3082

This scholarship was established by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Diekemper in honor and now in memory of Mr. Charles Guy, civic leader and former editor of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal.

ELIGIBILITY:
Students majoring in Journalism in the Mass Communications Department, College of Arts and Sciences at Texas Tech University

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Financial need
- Personal integrity
- Scholastic potential or achievement
- Dedication to making the world a better place in which to live

Cheryl Scott Thompson Scholarship

CONTACT:
Counselor, Estacado High School
1504 Itasca
Lubbock, TX 79403

This fund was established by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Diekemper in memory of Cheryl Scott Thompson.

ELIGIBILITY:
Graduating Seniors of Estacado High School (Lubbock)

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- 3.0 GPA in academic subjects for their junior and senior years
- Preference given to students of black heritage

Clay R. Warren Memorial Scholarship

CONTACT:
Counselor, Plainview High School
1501 Quincy Street
Plainview, Texas 79072

This fund was established by Mark and Freada Warren in memory of their son Clay, who was tragically killed in 2002. It is because of Clay’s spirit this scholarship was created so that many who have made this possible, can rejoice at the opportunity to help a PHS student of the Choral Music Department performance group member to enroll in a post-secondary education program.

ELIGIBILITY:
Plainview High School Seniors who are members of a performance group in the Plainview High Choral Music Department.

​SELECTION CRITERIA:
Weighed equally-academic standing, citizenship and financial need

Danny Gunn Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 30

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd Street, Suite #8B
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

Use the following link to apply:

This scholarship was established by Melinda Gunn in memory of Danny Gunn, a dedicated agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. Danny Gunn was proud of his students’ accomplishments and throughout his life impacted innumerable lives throughout his teaching career.

ELIGIBILITY:
- Graduating seniors at an Area 1 FFA Texas high school
- Area 1 includes the following counties: Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, King, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher and Wheeler

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Financial need
- Intent to enroll as a full-time student (at least 12 hours) at either Texas Tech University or Texas A&M University during the fall semester following graduation from high school with the intent of receiving an agriculture related degree
- Must have been a member of FFA in high school with a letter of recommendation from agriculture teacher or FFA sponsor

Diekemper Endowment for the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

CONTACT:
Sofia University
1069 E. Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Lou Dunn Diekemper, a former student of the global program who felt it to be a life-changing experience and wished to offer support and encouragement to older students of the program.

ELIGIBILITY:
Students 40 years of age and older in the global program of Sofia Univeristy in Palo Alto, California

Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship

Deadline: March 15

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd Street, Suite #8B
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

Use the following link to apply:

This prestigious scholarship was established for the benefit of truly exceptional students from Lubbock County High Schools who wish to pursue their education in the fields of Mathematics, Physical Sciences or Engineering.

ELIGIBILITY:
- Lubbock County high school seniors
- Pursuit of degree in Physical Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering
- Minimum SAT score of 1290 or ACT score of 28
- High school GPA of 3.5 or higher

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Scholastic potential or achievement
- Financial need may be considered

Don Taylor Endowed Scholarship

CONTACT:
Counselor, Roosevelt High School
1406 CR 3300
Lubbock 79403

The Don Taylor Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in memory/honor of Don Taylor’s family members, including Charline Taylor, David Taylor, Donna Rocha, Devin Rocha, and Kylie Rocha.

ELIGIBILITY:
This scholarship will be awarded to the students with the top GPAs of the graduating class of Roosevelt High School who will be pursuing a post-secondary education. (Number of awards vary year to year.)

Dunco R.E. "Peck" Williams Tuition Scholarship

CONTACT:
Financial Aid Counselor, South Plains College
1401 College Ave.
Levelland, TX 79336

This scholarship was established by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Diekemper to honor R.E. “Peck” Williams who worked in the oil fields for many years and then later became the manager of the Dunco Oil Field Supply store in Levelland, Texas.

ELIGIBILITY:
History, Technology and Petroleum Technology Students at South Plains College, Levelland

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Financial need
- Personal integrity
- Scholastic potential or achievement

Fallen Heroes Fund Scholarship

CONTACT
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd Street, Suite #8B
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

Use the following link to apply:

The Community Foundation of West Texas has established the Fallen Heroes Fund to assist with educational expenses of dependent survivors of service men and women and first responders who have died on active duty since September 11, 2001. Dependent survivors would include spouse, sons, and daughters (biological, adopted or step children). The scholarships are available as supplements to financial aid and survivor educational benefits. The applicant may be registered as a full or part-time student. Scholarship funding will not exceed the cost of a four-year degree at Texas Tech University.

George & Bessie Yantis McCleskey Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd Street, Suite #8B
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061 or Rotan High School counselor

Use the following link to apply:

This fund was established by the descendants of George & Bessie McCleskey in memory of George and Bessie McCleskey and their courage, hard work, and dreams for their children.

ELIGIBILITY:
Rotan High School seniors who plan to pursue an education at the post-secondary level

​SELECTION CRITERA:
- Financial need may be considered
- Demonstrated service to the community and to school
- Intent to enroll as a full-time student (12 hours) at an accredited college, university, or technical school during the fall semester following graduation from high school with the intent of receiving a degree
- Eligible students will be asked to interview with the Scholarship Advisory Committee

George Scott Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 15

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd Street, Suite #8B
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

This fund was established by Mr. Kent Hance in memory of his good friend George Scott Jr.

ELIGIBILITY:
Lubbock County High School seniors

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Student will be attending Texas Tech University
- Preference given to African American students

Girl Scouts Gold Award Scholarship

Deadline: July 1

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd Street, Suite #8B
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

Use the following link to apply:

This fund was established by Frances Winn to benefit Girl Scouts members who have achieved Gold Award level.

ELIGIBILITY:
These are competitive awards with the primary areas of qualifications being: a High School senior who will graduate from an accredited Texas High School who has achieved the level of Gold Award in Girl Scouts.

Preference will be given to Lubbock County Girl Scouts.

Hannah Grace Venable Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

CONTACT:
Counselor, Cooper High School
16302 Loop 493
Lubbock, Texas 79423

Use the following link to apply:

The Hannah Grace Venable Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor. Hannah Grace was a work of heart. She was born on Feb. 7, 2000, to Keith and Karla McGill Venable in Lubbock. She gave life everywhere she went. She loved cheering with her girls at Laura Bush Middle School and being with her therapy horse Hank. This scholarship will be for a Graduating senior of Lubbock Cooper High School who attended Laura Bush Middle School for all 3 years and LCHS for all 4 years.


ELIGIBILITY:
Without discrimination toward race or sex, the following eligibility requirements shall apply to candidates for the Hannah Grace Venable Scholarship:
• Graduating senior of Lubbock Cooper High School who attended Laura Bush Middle School for all 3 years and LCHS for all 4 years

SELECTION CRITERIA:
• student who demonstrates a strong work ethic both inside and outside of the school setting
• student who treats others with dignity and respect

Heather Robinson Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: July 1

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd Street, Suite #8b
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

Use the following link to apply:

This scholarship was established by Cindy Best in memory of Heather Robinson. This scholarship is intended for medical students specializing in the field of oncology or cancer research.

ELIGIBILITY:
- Intent to pursue a degree related to cancer or cancer research
- Financial need
- Current enrollment at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
- Academically motivated with a clear career path.

J. B. Mason Memorial Scholarship

CONTACT:
Principal or Counselor, Lubbock High School
2004 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79401

This fund was established by Mr. Robert Snell in memory of J.B. Mason to benefit outstanding graduating seniors of Lubbock High School who have been selected as recipients of the All-Westerner Award.

​ELIGIBILITY:
Graduating seniors of Lubbock High School

SELECTION CRITERIA:
Recipient of All Westerner Recognition

Joan Bailey Merritt Scholarship

CONTACT:
Office of the Dean, Texas Tech University School of Nursing
3601 4th Street, Stop 6264
Lubbock, TX 79430-6264

This scholarship was established by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Diekemper to honor Joan Bailey Merritt, a longtime resident of Lubbock and head pediatric nurse at a local hospital for many years.

ELIGIBILITY:
Texas Tech University School of Nursing Students

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Financial need
- Personal integrity
- Scholastic potential or achievement

John T. Montford Scholarship

CONTACT:
Scholarship & Financial Aid Office, TTU
Box 45011
Lubbock, TX 79409
or TTU Health Sciences Center
3601 4th Street MS8310
Lubbock, TX 79409

We are fortunate to have many among us who have provided inspirational leadership and given of themselves to better our community. In honor of these Lubbock heroes, the Community Foundation of West Texas hosts an annual Hero’s Luncheon to recognize their many great accomplishments. This scholarship fund was established through contributions to the 2001 Hero’s Luncheon honoring former State Senator and Texas Tech University Chancellor John Montford.

ELIGIBILITY:
Students at Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (one award per school)

SELECTION CRITERIA:
First generation students

Johnny Clanton Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 30

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd St. 8B, Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

Use the following link to apply:

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Beth Clanton and her daughters in memory of her husband Johnny for the benefit of a graduating Seminole High School student who will be pursuing a post-secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY:
- Students must be a graduating senior of Seminole High School who has been in the Seminole school district since the 7th grade.
- The student must be continuing their education at the post-secondary level.
- Student must have participated in an agricultural project while in high school. (This may be in the form of membership on a judging team or animal project. This may be through the FFA or 4-H.)

L. Edwin Smith Tuition Scholarship

CONTACT:
Office of the Dean, Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business
(806) 742-3188

This fund was established by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Diekemper to honor Mr. L. Edwin Smith, a distinguished alumnus of the Texas Tech University accounting program.

ELIGIBILITY:
Accounting majors at Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Financial need
- Personal integrity
- Scholastic potential or achievement

Lion Heart Scholarship

CONTACT:
Principal, Trinity Christian High School
7002 Canton
Lubbock, TX 79413

This fund was established by Mr. Robert Snell to benefit outstanding graduating seniors of Trinity Christian High School who have been selected as recipients of the Lion Heart Award.

ELIGIBILITY:
Graduating seniors of Trinity Christian High School

SELECTION CRITERIA:
Recipient of Trinity Christian High School Lion Heart Award

Lubbock Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Chapter Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 1

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd Street, Suite #8B
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

Use the following link to apply:

This scholarship was established by the former Lubbock Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists.

ELIGIBILITY:
- Full-time student
- Faculty nomination
- U.S. citizen

This scholarship is intended for students pursuing a PhD in the natural sciences. These include:
- Agriculture (scientific research areas)
- Arts and Sciences: Geologic Sciences, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Environmental Toxicology (scientific research areas)
- Engineering (scientific research areas)
- Human Sciences: Nutrition (scientific research areas)

Lubbock Art Association Scholarship

Deadline: March 19

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd Street, Suite #8B
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061 or any Lubbock County high school art teacher or counselor

Use the following link to apply:

​Founded in 1951, the Lubbock Art Association was a community based visual arts organization that played an active role in promoting the fine arts and art education in the South Plains region until its dissolution in 2003. In furthering the Association’s efforts to strengthen the importance of the fine arts in this region for artists and art lovers, the Lubbock Art Association Scholarship Fund awards are made to talented young artists so they may continue their art education at the post-secondary level.

ELIGIBILITY:
Lubbock County seniors who plan to pursue art education at the post-secondary level.

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Graduating senior of Lubbock County high school
- High school credits in advanced art courses

Lubbock Independent School District - New Directions Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

CONTACT:
Counselor – LISD New Directions
Matthews Alternative High School
417 N. Akron Lubbock, TX 79415

Use the following link to apply:

This fund was established by Mrs. Lou Diekemper to provide educational support to graduating New Directions seniors who wish to pursue some type of higher education.

ELIGIBILITY:
Students graduating from New Directions who wish to pursue higher education

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Financial need may be considered
- Academically motivated

Lubbock Manufacturers Scholarship

Deadline: July 1

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd St. 8B, Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061 or Industrial Arts & Technology Teachers at Lubbock County high schools

Use the following link to apply:

Established through the combined efforts of a group of Lubbock manufacturers, the purpose of this scholarship is to promote the study and practice of industrial technologies and metal trades in the Lubbock area, provide educational opportunities for deserving students and provide a quality workforce for area manufacturers to grow and prosper.

ELIGIBILITY:
Lubbock County seniors who plan to pursue post-secondary education in industrial technology

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 for overall curriculum and 3.0 for Industrial Technology courses
- Exceptional interest, ability and aptitude to perform in the fields of Industrial Technology
- Interview may be conducted

Lubbock Optimist Club Phoenix Award Scholarship

This scholarship was created for Lubbock and South Plains area graduating high school seniors planning to attend a post-secondary institution. Students must be "At Risk", have dropped out of school, overcame obstacles and difficulties and have returned to high school to graduate, and show academic performance. Due date, number of awards and award amount may vary.

Please contact school guidance counselor or the Foundation for more information and/or application.

Lubbock Women's Study Club Scholarships

Minnie Lee Garrett Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY
Students of the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business Administration

​​Christine DeVitt Education Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY
Students of the Texas Tech University College of Education

​​Hortense & E. H. Boedeker Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY
Students of the Texas Tech University School of Law

​Helen DeVitt Jones Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY
Students of the Texas Tech University School of Nursing

LWSC Engineering Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY
Students of the Texas Tech University College of Engineering

Christine DeVitt Medical Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY
Students of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine​

Madeline Hegi Scholarship

CONTACT:
Principal or Counselor, Tahoka High School
P.O. Box 1500
Tahoka, TX 79373

Searching for a meaningful way to honor their mother, Madeline, who was a teacher in Tahoka schools for many years, John and Fred Hegi established this scholarship to further their mother’s lifelong interest in the children of her community. In doing so, they have created a legacy to Madeline’s love and concern for children.

ELIGIBILITY:
Graduating Seniors from Tahoka High School

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Demonstration of academic achievement
- Selection is based on class rank within the top 15 students, national test scores (ACT 20 or higher; SAT 1000 or higher)
- Intent to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college, university or technical school
- Character and Integrity
- Community service
- Intent to graduate
- Personal references
- Financial need may be considered

Mark and Becky Lanier Raider/Mustang Scholarship

Deadline: April 1

CONTACT:
Counselor, Coronado High School
4910 29th Drive
Lubbock, TX 79410

Use the following link to apply:

This scholarship was established by Mark and Becky Lanier and the McKenzie Middle School PTA to honor and recognize a graduating Coronado High School senior who attended Coronado High School for four years and Mackenzie Middle School for three years.

ELIGIBILITY:
- Graduating Coronado High School senior who attended Coronado High School for four years and Mackenzie Middle School for three years
- 3.0 or higher GPA
- Involved in extracurricular activities and community service
- Intent to enroll as a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours) at an accredited junior college, university or technical school during the fall semester following graduation from high school with the intent of receiving a degree
- Financial need will be considered

Mary E. Massingill Honey Bear Scholarship/Legacy of Learning Scholars

Deadline: April 1

Use the following link to apply:

The Mary E. Massingill Scholarship Fund was launched in 2019 to honor the many contributions of Mary E. Massingill who retired from Lubbock ISD at the age of 85 after a 44-year career as a Kindergarten Teaching Assistant. She began teaching at Murfee Elementary, then moved to Honey Elementary as part of the inaugural staff when the school opened in 1983. During her career, Mary supported literacy for generations of children, but more importantly, she helped fuel a love of learning. The scholarship for Honey Bear Scholars recognizes the promise found in high school students graduating, ready for college and career. This Legacy of Learning Scholar recognizes the promise found in a college student, ready for student teaching and a career in education, as well as the critical importance of a caring and qualified teacher in every classroom.

Please note the Honey Bear Scholars will be awarded to a graduating high school senior in even years. The Mary E. Massingill Legacy of Learning Scholar recognition will be awarded to a student teacher from Texas Tech in odd years.

ELIGIBILITY:
These are competitive awards with the primary areas of qualifications being:
Graduating high school senior who attended Honey Elementary (confirmed by LISD)
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Planning to attend an accredited College or University in Texas

SELECTION CRITERIA:
Scholastic potential or achievement
Record of service to community or school
Financial need may be considered
Preference given to student pursuing post-secondary study in Education

Maude A. Brown Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd St. 8b, Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

Use the following link to apply:

This scholarship was established by the Maude A. Brown Scholarship Trust Fund. The scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating Spur High School student who will be furthering their education at the post-secondary level. Preference shall be given to a student who will be majoring in Education.

​ELIGIBILITY:
- Graduate of Spur High School
- Financial need
- Majoring in Education
- If already attending college, must have 12 hours completed and a 3.0 GPA

McMahan Family Scholarship

We are fortunate enough to have many among us who have provided inspirational leadership and given of themselves to better our community. In honor of these Lubbock heroes, the Community Foundation of West Texas hosts an annual Hero's Luncheon to recognize their many great accomplishments. This scholarship fund was established through contribution to the 2017 Hero's Luncheon honoring Linda and George McMahan. The McMahan family is pleased to present this scholarship to a graduating Frenship High School senior.

ELIGIBILITY:
- Graduating Frenship High School senior who is number three (3) in their graduating class, or the first one after the valedictorian or salutatorian who will be attending Texas Tech University.
- The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Monterey High School Class of 1959 Scholarship

CONTACT:
Counselor, Monterey High School
3211 47th Street
Lubbock, TX 79413

This fund was established by the MHS Class of 1959 to benefit graduating seniors of Monterey High School who have achieved graduation despite severe circumstances in their lives.

ELIGIBILITY:
Graduating Seniors of Monterey High School (Lubbock)

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Desire to graduate
- Obstacles and difficulties overcome in reaching graduation
- Academic performance

Mr. & Miss All Saints High School Scholarship

CONTACT:
Counselor, All Saints High School
3222 103rd St.
Lubbock, TX 79423

This fund was established by Mr. Robert Snell to benefit outstanding graduating seniors of All Saints High School who have been selected as Mr. & Miss All Saints High School.

ELIGIBILITY:
Graduating Seniors of All Saints High School (Lubbock)

SELECTION CRITERIA:
Recipient of Mr. & Miss All Saints High School Recognition

Mr. & Miss Cooper High School Scholarship

CONTACT:
Counselor, Cooper High School
16302 Loop 493
Lubbock, Texas 79423

This fund was established by Mr. Robert Snell to benefit outstanding graduating seniors of Cooper High School who have been selected as Mr. & Miss Cooper High School.

ELIGIBILITY:
Graduating seniors of Cooper High School

SELECTION CRITERIA:
Recipient of Mr. & Miss Cooper High School recognition

Mr. & Miss Coronado High School Scholarship

CONTACT:
Counselor, Coronado High School
4910 29th Drive
Lubbock, TX 79410

This fund was established by Mr. Robert Snell to benefit outstanding graduating seniors of Coronado High School who have been selected as Mr. & Miss Coronado High School.

ELIGIBILITY:
Graduating seniors of Coronado High School

SELECTION CRITERIA:
Recipient of Mr. & Miss Coronado High School recognition

Mr. & Miss Monterey High School Scholarship

CONTACT:
Principal or Counselor, Monterey High School
3211 47th Street
Lubbock, TX 79413

This fund was established by Mr. Robert Snell to benefit outstanding graduating seniors of Monterey High School who have been selected as Mr. & Miss Monterey High School.

ELIGIBILITY:
Graduating seniors of Monterey High School (Lubbock)

SELECTION CRITERIA:
Recipient of Mr. & Miss Monterey High School Recognition

Noyce Burleson Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

CONTACT:
Principal or Counselor – Meadow High School
604 4th Street
Meadow, Texas 79345

Use the following link to apply:

This scholarship was established by Mr. Joe Burleson in memory of his wife, Noyce, who taught theater and speech at Meadow High School for many years.

ELIGIBILITY:
Meadow High School seniors

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Graduating seniors from Meadow High School who have attended Meadow High School for the past 2 years and who are currently active for at least 2 years in UIL Speech and/or Drama
- Student must demonstrate good character and be in satisfactory academic standing

Owen W. McWhorter Scholarship

CONTACT:
Office of Admissions, TTU School of Law
admissions.law@ttu.edu

This fund was established by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Diekemper in honor and now in memory of Mr. Owen McWhorter, founder of the McWhorter Cobb & Johnson law firm and a gentleman of high ethical standards.

ELIGIBILITY:
TTU Law School Students

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Financial need
- Personal integrity
- Scholastic potential or achievement
- Dedication to making the world a better place in which to live

Philip Johnson Tuition Scholarship

CONTACT:
Office of the Dean, Department of Petroleum Engineering
Box 43111
Lubbock, TX 79409-3111

This fund was established by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Diekemper to recognize Mr. Philip Johnson for his contributions as an engineering educator and as a participant in the petroleum engineering industry.

​ELIGIBILITY:
Full-time student at Texas Tech University pursuing a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- American citizen
- Financial need
- High personal integrity
- Scholastic potential or achievement

Plainview High School Class of 1965 Scholarship

CONTACT:
Counselor, Plainview High School
1501 Quincy Street
Plainview, Texas 79072

This fund was established by members of the Plainview High School Class of 1965 who have enjoyed telling PHS stories for over 50 years and have decided to celebrate their past by helping future PHS graduates successfully launch their college careers.

Scholarships will rotate yearly with an outstanding woman receiving the scholarship on even numbered years and an outstanding man on odd numbered years.

ELIGIBILITY:
Graduating Plainview High School seniors who will be attending an accredited college or university

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Academic standing
- Personal integrity and determination

Polly Kiker Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

CONTACT:
Counselor, Estacado High School or
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd St. 8B, Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

Use the following link to apply:

This fund was established by Mary Mills in memory of her sister Polly Kiker. Polly Kiker began the magnet program at Estacado High School after serving as a teacher for many years. Her belief in Estacado, its students and the magnet program lives on through the Polly Kiker Memorial Scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY:
Without discrimination toward race or sex, the following eligibility requirements shall apply to candidates for the Polly Kiker Memorial Scholarship:
- Graduating senior who are members of one or more magnet programs at Estacado High School
- Exemplary academic achievement
- Citizen of the United States
- Financial need may be considered
- Intent to enroll as a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours) at an accredited college, university or technical school during the fall semester following graduation from high school with the intent of receiving a degree

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- American citizen
- Financial need
- High personal integrity
- Scholastic potential or achievement

Post Antelope Scholarship

Deadline: April 1

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd St. 8B, Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

This scholarship was established by the Post Garza County Endowment for a graduating senior of Post High School, or a past graduate of Post High School, or a current resident of Garza Co. and/or a current employee of Post ISD who is currently enrolled in or is intending to enroll in an accredited college, university, or technical school in Texas. Non-traditional students (i.e. employed full-time or part-time students) are encouraged to apply.

ELIGIBILITY:
A graduating senior of Post High School, or a past graduate of Post High School, or a current resident of Garza Co. and/or a current employee of Post ISD who is currently enrolled in or is intending to enroll in an accredited college, university, or technical school in Texas

ROTC Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

CONTACT:
Lubbock County High School Counselors

Use the following link to apply:

The ROTC Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor. This scholarship will be for a graduating senior of a Lubbock County High School involved in the ROTC program at their school.

ELIGIBILITY:
Without discrimination toward race or sex, the following eligibility requirements shall apply to candidates for the ROTC Scholarship:
- Graduating senior of a Lubbock County High School
- Involved in the ROTC program

Roy Voyles Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd St. 8B, Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

The Roy Voyles Scholarship was established by his family to honor his memory. Mr. Voyles was a very hardworking, self-taught (by reading every manual he ever had!) and wise man. He taught evening classes at South Plains College teaching the HVAC class.

​ELIGIBILITY:
Without discrimination toward race or sex, the following eligibility requirements shall apply to candidates for the Roy Voyles Scholarship:
- Enrolled in the Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program at South Plains College.
- GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Work part-time while attending school
- Demonstrated financial need

Texas Boys Ranch Scholarship

CONTACT:
Communications Coordinator, Children’s Home of Lubbock/Texas Boys’ Ranch
P.O. Box 5665
Lubbock, TX 79408

ELIGIBILITY:
Young men who have attended the campus at the Texas Boys’ Ranch or the Children's Home of Lubbock and wish to pursue higher education

The Don R. and Yadira Pendergrass Lubbock High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund in Memory of Don R. & Yadira Pendergrass

Deadline: April 15

CONTACT:
Counselor, Lubbock High School
2004 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79401

This fund was established by the Lubbock High School Alumni Association to benefit graduating seniors of Lubbock High School who will be attending an accredited college or university in the Texas Panhandle-Plains area. Scholarship will alternate in the name of Don R. and Yadira Pendergrass, Jimmy Welch, Jerry Crawford, and William A. Meador.

(Alternate year scholarships will be: The Don R. and Yadira Pendergrass Lubbock High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund in Memory of Don R. & Yadira Pendergrass; The Don R. and Yadira Pendergrass Lubbock High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund in Memory of Jimmy Welch; The Don R. and Yadira Pendergrass Lubbock High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund in Memory of Jerry Crawford; and The Don R. and Yadira Pendergrass Lubbock High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund in Memory of William A. Meador.


ELIGIBILITY:
- Graduating Seniors of Lubbock High School who will be attending an accredited college or university in the Texas Panhandle- Plains area.
- Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA, be enrolled in 12 residential hours or more each semester, and be promoted to Sophomore after the first full year, Junior after the second full year, Senior after the third full year, and graduate after the fourth full year to receive subsequent awards. The four year period may be divided between qualifying junior and senior colleges.

SELECTION CRITERIA:
The following criteria will be weighed equally: financial need (not eligible for Pell grants, but family income not sufficient to pay for college education expenses); academic standing; and citizenship

The Floyd Honey Westerner Spirit Scholarship

CONTACT:
Counselor, Lubbock High School
2004 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79401

This scholarship was established by the Senior Class of 1955 to pay tribute to former Lubbock High School principal, Floyd Honey.

ELIGIBILITY:
Lubbock High School seniors

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Demonstration of the Westerner Spirit of friendship, loyalty and service
- Only slight or no recognition from other sources

Theodore R. Phea Sr. Tuition Scholarship

CONTACT:
Director of Student Financial Aid, Texas College
2404 North Grand Ave.
P.O. Box 4500
Tyler, TX 75712-4500

This scholarship fund was established by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Diekemper to honor Theodore R. Phea, Sr., a long time civic and religious leader in Lubbock, and a man who many in our community believe led a life worthy of example.

ELIGIBILITY:
Students at Texas College in Tyler

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Financial need
- Personal integrity
- Scholastic potential or achievement

Tomorrow Youth Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: April 30

CONTACT:
Counselor, Lockney High School
Box 1058
Lockney, TX 79241

Use the following link to apply:

This fund was established by Mr. John Tye to support the educational endeavors of graduates of Lockney High School.

ELIGIBILITY:
Graduates of Lockney High School who are or will be attending Texas Tech University with a major in Engineering, Science or Business Administration

Weldon and Ruth Gibbs Scholarship

CONTACT:
Office of the Dean, Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences
Box 1034
Lubbock, TX 79409-1034

This scholarship was established by Mr. Weldon Gibbs and Mrs. Ruth Gibbs who worked their way through school during the Depression. The Gibbs family values service to community and church and the ability to persevere to overcome obstacles even more than a strong academic record. This scholarship was established to foster those qualities.

ELIGIBILITY:
Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences students

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Financial need
- Record or reputation, as a youth, of substantial community involvement and/or church involvement
- Above average academic record is NOT a requirement or prerequisite to qualification

West Texas Paralegal Association Scholarship

Deadline: May 1

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd Street, Suite #8B
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

Use the following link to apply:

This scholarship was established by the West Texas Paralegal Association to provide educational support for students pursuing a degree in a paralegal program.

ELIGIBILITY:
Legal residents of Crosby, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, or Terry counties who are enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours in a paralegal program approved by the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division.

​SELECTION CRITERIA:
Student's intent is to pursue a degree as a paralegal in a program approved the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division

Winfred & Ellen Tucker Scholarship

Deadline: March 15

CONTACT:
Counselor, Meadow High School
604 4th Street
Meadow, Texas 79345

Use the following link to apply:

This fund was established by the family of Winfred & Ellen Tucker

​ELIGIBILITY:
Graduating senior of Meadow High School who will be pursuing a post-secondary education in Viticulture and/or Agriculture.

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Student must have a 2.5 GPA or higher
- Financial need
- Intent to enroll as a full-time student (12 hours) at an accredited college, university, or technical school during the fall semester following graduation from high school with the intent of receiving a degree

Woman-to-Woman Scholarship

Deadlines: May 30 and November 15

CONTACT:
Community Foundation of West Texas
6102 82nd Street, Suite #8B
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-8061

Use the following link to apply:

This scholarship fund was established by Dr. Lou Diekemper in order to provide support for women who are 50 years of age or older and find themselves in need of additional education or vocational training in order to obtain employment or to make a needed change in their current employment situation.

ELIGIBILITY:
South Plains resident who will be attending a South Plains college/university or vocational training program

SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Women 50 years of age or older
- Financial need
- Desire to obtain an undergraduate degree or certificate