Scholarships


2016-2017 Irving Schools Foundation
Scholarships


$1,000


AVID Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating AVID Senior who has been in the AVID system at least three years. The student must have a record of leadership in AVID or in another school organization and plan to attend a four year college or university. Must include an essay: How has AVID changed me as a student and a person?

 


$2,000


Barbara Cardwell Future of Education Scholarship

The Barbara Cardwell Future of Education Scholarship is named for the longest serving Irving ISD School Board Trustee, Barbara Cardwell. Mrs. Cardwell strongly believed in public education and that it is the foundation upon which our country is built. This Scholarship is for a graduating senior who is in the top 20% of his/her class and who intends to major in education in order to become an educator in public schools. The recipient of this scholarship should have a record of community service and the intent to continue community service while in college.


(4) $3,000


Baylor Medical Center at Irving Scholarship

(Applicants must also conduct a short face-to-face interview with Baylor Medical Center staff.) Awarded to four graduating students who demonstrate a connection to Baylor Irving by having volunteered at the hospital, completed a junior student rotation or completed a senior internship through the HOSA program. The student must plan to pursue higher education at a four-year university or college to major in a health care related field. The student must rank in the top 10% of his/her high school class. The student must demonstrate good character as evidences in at least 2 letters of reference and must have actively participated in community activities or community service during his/her high school years. The student must demonstrate active participation in extra- curricular activities or organizations for two years during his/her high school years.


$1,000


BCCP Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory senior who has attended BCCP for at least two years who has a grade point average of 80% or above and have an attendance record of at least 90%. The scholarship may be used for any degree/certification at any type of school (trade, technical, community college, four year university).


$1,500


Beatrice Ponce Garcia Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating Irving High School Hispanic senior with an overall average of 85 who plans to pursue a college/university degree in education.


$1,250

$750

$500


Bobby Lindamood Scholarship for Girls

Established by Ed Farrow and awarded to a graduating female senior from Nimitz High School who will be attending Dallas Baptist University. Student must also have a B average or greater.


$1,000


Britain Mustangs Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who singularly attended Britain Elementary School, demonstrates community service, submitted three letters of recommendation, and has a GPA of 3.0 or higher.


$1,500


Carol Wood Culinary Arts and Small Business Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who plans to obtain a degree in culinary arts and/or small business and, is involved in school and community activities, has an economic need and plans to attend culinary school, secondary school or college.


$1,000


Carolyn and David Yarborough Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating High School senior who attended Austin Middle School and has financial need.


$1,000


Chandra Maxey Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Barbara Cardwell Preparatory. Preference will be given to a student with an interest in pursuing a degree in science, technology, and/or engineering in college or trade school. Student must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.


$1,000


Coach Pam Owens Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a female student from Nimitz High School who is a basketball player, trainer, or manager during their senior year. Must be pursuing a certification or degree in higher education.


$1,000


Crystal Graham Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who attended Lamar Middle School for at least one year, has served a minimum of 150 hours of community service and maintained an attendance record of 90% or better.


$1,000


Cubbies Against Cancer Scholarship

Awarded to a senior that attended Bowie Middle School. Must have been directly involved with (ex: self, relative, friend) to someone who had been diagnosed with Cancer. The student must also be in financial need. Included in this application should be an explanation of how cancer has directly affected your family.


$1,000


Dalton Debrick B.I.G. D.O.G.S. Organization Scholarship

Established in 2015 in memory of Dalton Debrick by The B.I.G. D.O.G.S. Youth Organization and family. Dalton was a 2014 graduate of Nimitz High School who was active in youth sports in the Irving community for over 13 years including the B.I.G. D.O.G.S. Organization. Awarded to a male graduating Nimitz Senior. The student must have been involved in at least 4 consecutive years in City of Irving and/or YMCA Sports. The student must demonstrate academic success by holding at least a 3.0 GPA and has given back to the Irving community.


$1,750


David H. Brune Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who ranks in the top 25% of their class, participates in academic achievement beyond basic high school course curriculum and pursues a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts/pre-law degree program at an accredited university or college in Texas.


$1,000


Don Brown Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a Nimitz athlete in good standing with letter from Coach stating they ended/or is currently in the program as an eligible athlete (not cheer or drill team). Student must show involvement in community service projects and hold a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship may be used for College, University, Community College or Vocational School.


$1,000


Dr. Doug Won Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior with academic achievement and financial need. Must include an essay on how they plan to contribute back to their community.


$1,000


Dr. John McCaa Scholarship

Awarded to a senior pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism. 


$1,500


Dr. John Townley Scholarship

Awarded in honor of former IISD Superintendent, Dr. John F. Townley, to a graduating senior who plans to major in education at a college or university.



(4) $1,000


Dr. Pepper Scholarship

Awarded to 4 graduating seniors from 4 unique IISD High Schools that plan to pursue a degree or additional education at a technical institute or college/university.


$2,000


D-UP for Deebs Scholarship in Memory of Dalton August Debrick

Established in 2015 in memory of Dalton “Deebs” Debrick, a 2014 Nimitz graduate, who passed away his first week of college at Texas Tech. This scholarship will be awarded to a male graduating Nimitz senior who intends to pursue an educational degree to teach and coach. The student must have been involved in team sports at the high school varsity level, exemplifies school spirit, have academic success and holds at least a 3.0 GPA and has given back to the Irving community.


$1,250


Erika and German Clouet Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Hispanic senior seeking a major in education and/or music with an overall average of 85.


$1,000


Espanita Homeowners Association Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student that lives in the Espanita Addition, who plans to attend community college, four year college or accredited technical school. Additionally, the student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.


$1,000


Evelyn Clifton Scholarship

Established by Evelyn Clifton and awarded to a graduating senior who attended Clifton Early Childhood School. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who plans to major in education at a college or university; preferably with emphasis on early childhood education.

$1,000


Fernando Garcia Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior and former Bowie student who has overcome obstacles to achieve academic success.


$1,000


Gladys Valchar Opportunity Scholarship

Established to celebrate her 44 years of association with Irving High School students, this scholarship will be awarded to an Irving High School graduate who will be the first in his/her family to attend college. The applicant must rank in the top 20% of the class, have financial need, be involved in at least one extracurricular activity during their senior year, have at least 25 hours of documented volunteer service (other than the SAVE teacher assistant program) and plan to attend either a Dallas Community College or the University of North Texas. Included with this application should be copies of volunteer service forms signed by the adult sponsor of the activity and an essay (100-250 words) explaining who most influenced you to consider going to college.


$1,400


Hank Kimbriel Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2015 in loving memory of Harry A. Kimbriel, III, devoted husband, friend and community leader. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who can demonstrate leadership skills, preferably on the Lacrosse field. However, consideration will be given to other sports, in addition to leadership in school, church or community. In a world where things are often “all about me,” candidates must be a team player and give examples of what they have learned about being part of a team, how they have contributed, and how they have made a difference. Students must enroll full-time in a college or university with the goal of a 4-year degree and plan to continue participation in activities developing their leadership and team skills. Candidate must have held a GPA of 3.0 or higher for 2 years in high school.


$1,000


Hayden Morgan Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior pursuing a four year college degree, who has demonstrated involvement in both extracurricular and community activities while maintaining a high academic standard.


$1,000


HIPPY Academic Scholarship

Created and supported by the National Council of Jewish Women, this scholarship is awarded to two graduating seniors from the following high schools: Irving, Nimitz, MacArthur, Singley Academy or Barbara Cardwell Preparatory Center. The student must have completed at least one year in the HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) program, have a minimum of a B grade point average and have completed a minimum of 20 hours community service or volunteer work.


$1,500


IIWC Sophia Stimpson Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating female student who was born in a country other than the United States and is pursuing a degree in a STEM related field at any institution of higher learning. This student has maintained a GPA of at least 3.0.


$1,750


Inelda Alaniz Scholarship

Established in 2009 by Inelda Alaniz and awarded to an Irving High School graduating Hispanic student with a grade point average of 90.0 or above who plans to attend an accredited junior, college, college or university.


$2,000

Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau Hospitality Industry Scholarship*

Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a course of study in the hospitality industry at an institution of higher learning and enter the hospitality field as a career. Applicants must have an overall grade average of 85 or above and submit a written statement (approximately 250 words) on why or how he/she has chosen the tourism/hospitality field as his/her particular area of interest. *Hospitality industry includes programs of study such as: Food and Beverage/Restaurant Management Programs, Hotel-Motel Programs, Convention and Visitors Bureau Programs, Tourism Programs and Hospitality Industry Programs.


$2,000

Irving Friendship Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from any school that is located in Irving, Texas. This student must be involved in their community through active volunteer service. Students that demonstrate economic need will receive special consideration.


$2,000

Irving High School Mathematics Scholarship

Awarded to a senior from Irving High School, the student must have successfully completed at least one AP Math Class, have community service hours, and has high overall academic achievements.


$1,000

Irving Las Colinas Rotary Irving High School Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior from Irving High School that exhibits academic, community and leadership success. The student must be a graduate of the Future Leaders of Irving to be eligible for this scholarship. Also, the student will have participated in either RYLA or Rotaract Club.


$1,000

Irving Las Colinas Rotary Doug Fox MacArthur High School Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior from MacArthur High School that exhibits academic, community and leadership success. The student must be a graduate of the Future Leaders of Irving to be eligible for this scholarship. Also, the student will have participated in either RYLA or Rotaract Club.


$1,000

Irving Las Colinas Rotary Nimitz High School Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior from Nimitz High School that exhibits academic, community and leadership success. The student must be a graduate of the Future Leaders of Irving to be eligible for this scholarship. Also, the student will have participated in either RYLA or Rotaract Club.


$1,000

Irving Las Colinas Rotary Singley Academy Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior from Singley Academy that exhibits academic, community and leadership success. The student must be a graduate of the Future Leaders of Irving to be eligible for this scholarship. Also, the student will have participated in either RYLA or Rotaract Club.


$1,000

Irving News/Whitmer Memorial Journalism Scholarship

Established in 1990 and given in memory of Louise Whitmer, a former editor of the newspaper, and awarded to a graduating senior who plans to major in journalism at a college/university.


(2) $1,000


Irving Noonday Lions Club Scholarships

Awarded to a graduating senior from Singley Academy that exhibits academic, community and leadership success. The student must be a graduate of the Future Leaders of Irving to be eligible for this scholarship. Also, the student will have participated in either RYLA or Rotaract Club.


(2)$1,000


Irving Quilt Guild Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a degree in fine arts and has proven academic achievement. He/she must have participated in school and community activities and have a financial need.


$1,500


Irving Schools Foundation Academic Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior at each high school who ranks in the upper 10% of his/her class and plans to pursue a college/university degree.


$6,000


Irving Schools Foundation 30th Anniversary Scholarship

Candidates were selected by their principals based on the following criteria: leadership, attendance, community service, and academic achievement. Special consideration was given to students that completed all 12 years of school in Irving ISD. Applicants submitted an application and participated in an interview process with an independent panel of community members.


$1,000


Irving Symphony League – Scholarship for the Performing Arts

Awarded to a graduating senior who has participated in a school or community based arts organization or who has taken private lessons for a minimum of two years and plans to pursue a degree in the performing arts (music, dance, drama) at a college or university. The student must have a minimum grade point average of 85 or above and demonstrated good character. Two (2) letters of recommendation; one school-related and community-related are required.


(3) $1,000


Jack E. Singley Academy 10th Anniversary Scholarship

Awarded to a senior from the Singley Academy that has had great academic achievement, participated in school and community activities and has a financial need. This scholarship will be awarded to one student from each floor. Academy medical/Legal specialties, Academy STEM specialties, and Academy Arts & Communications specialties.



(4) $1,500


Jack E. Singley Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior, one from each High School, who exhibited outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular activities and community service.


$1,000


Jerry P Shaw Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the top 10% of their class, who is pursuing a college degree and who has been active in school and community services.


$2,000


Jerry Roe Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who has participated in a performing music organization for two years, demonstrates good character and plans to pursue a four-year college degree with a major in music. Must possess an overall average of 90 or above in music and be active in school and community activities.


$2,000


Jessica Renee Chermely Scholarship

Awarded to a high school senior that plans to pursue a career as a teacher. The student must have community service hours.


(2) $1,500


Joe and Mella Ponce Scholarship

Awarded to two graduating seniors who have an overall average of 85 and plans to pursue a college/university degree.


$1,000


Joe Ponce Memorial Football/Track Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who participated in football and/or track during his/her junior or senior year, plans to pursue additional education at a technical institute or college/university, has financial need, and takes part in school and community activities.


$1,000


John & Margie Stipes Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating Nimitz High School senior who has participated in athletics, athletic training, cheerleading, or drill team his/her junior and senior years, has an overall average of 85 or above, and plans to pursue a degree in education or athletic training at a college/university.


(4) $5,000


John Stipes Motivational Scholarship

Awarded to four (4) graduating senior who has overcome adverse social, economic, or personal situations to graduate from high school. Must include your financial need in your essay.


$1,500


Jordan Wayne Luddeke Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who ranks in the upper 20% of his/her class, must provide proof of community service, must be enrolled in a school organization or activity, describe financial need, provide a paragraph on: “What is school spirit?” and is open to any area of undergraduate study.


(4) $8,000


Joy and Ralph Ellis Scholarship for Athletes

Awarded to four graduating seniors from any Irving ISD high school who have participated in junior/senior athletic programs. A varsity letter is not required. $1,000 per semester will be paid to each recipient for a maximum of eight semesters. Applicants must rank in the upper 40% of the graduating class, must attempt and pass twelve (12) hours per semester, and must be enrolled as a full-time student for continued participation in the scholarship program. An essay of 200 words or less stating how the applicant plans to take advantage of the scholarship must be attached. Participation in college athletic programs is NOT required. Drill team and cheerleading participation does not qualify.


(4) $1,000


Judy Coyle Irving ATPE Scholarship

Established in 2009 by the Association of Texas Professional Educators and given in memory of Mrs. Judy Coyle. This scholarship is awarded to 4 graduating seniors who have proven academic achievement, are involved in community and school activities, and plan to major in education.


(2) $2,000


Judy Hammond Memorial Athletic Scholarship

Awarded to graduating seniors from any Irving ISD high school who has participated in junior/senior athletic programs. A varsity letter is not required. An essay of 200 words or less stating how the applicant plans to take advantage of the scholarship must be attached. Participation in college athletic programs is NOT required. Drill team and cheerleading participation does not qualify.


(2) $2,250


Lance CPL. Nazario Serrano Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to two graduating seniors in the upper 25% of his or her class, who has demonstrated community service involvement and must submit an essay explaining the importance of giving back to your community and describing the traits of unselfishness and loyalty and how they demonstrate these qualities in their life and in their community involvement.


$1,000


Larry Allen Spriggs Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior Graduating senior with an overall average of 85 or above. Plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy or special education and has shown an interest in volunteering with physically/mentally challenged individuals.


$1,000


Larry Parrish Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Carla Parrish and faculty and staff of Bowie Middle School in memory of Larry, a teacher and coach at Bowie for 29 years. This scholarship will be awarded to a Bowie Middle School graduate who is a dedicated student athlete, because athletics were Larry’s heart and soul at Bowie.


$1,500


Las Colinas Cancer Center Foundation Scholarship by Dr. Gregory A. Echt, M.D.

Awarded to a graduating Irving ISD senior who ranks in the top 10% of their class and has a desire to pursue a degree in the medical field. An essay explaining desire to major in the medical field must be attached to the scholarship application.


$1,000


Lauralee Hubbard Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student who has demonstrated the desire to pursue a college degree, has shown the capacity to succeed in the face of adversity and who has a financial need. Community service and/or school involvement are important criteria which will be considered.


$2,000


Lindsey Lear Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student who has demonstrated the desire to pursue a college degree, has shown the capacity to succeed in the face of adversity and who has a financial need. Community service and/or school involvement are important criteria which will be considered.


(3) $1,000


Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson Scholarship

Awarded to a student that has demonstrated academic achievement. The student must have been involved in extracurricular activities throughout their high school education such as: community services, school activities, and work.


(2) $5,000


Live2Lead Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who attended the Live2Lead leadership conference in the Fall of 2016.


$1,000


Lively Elementary Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who attended Lively Elementary School for at least three years. This scholarship may be used for trade school, community college, technical college, or four-year university.


$1,250


Loren and Hattie Bell Houtchens Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a college/university degree in any field and whose family's primary source of income is from education.


$1,000


MacArthur High School Architecture, Construction and Engineering Scholarship

Awarded to a senior that has participated for three years in the architecture, engineering and construction program at MacArthur High School. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have maintained good citizenship and plans on attending a community college or university to pursue further education in architecture, construction or engineering.


$1,000


MacArthur OBGYN Scholarship in memory of Dr. David Wollenman

Awarded to a graduating senior is presently participating in teen pregnancy program or has in the past. The student must have academic achievement with emphasis on science and math.


$1,000


Marcella Porter Health & Physical Education Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior in the upper 25% of his/her class who plans to pursue college certification to teach or coach health and/or physical education.


$1,500


Marilyn Polous Community Service Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who has actively participated in community service. Applicant must provide 1) documentation of community service of at least 80 hours in the last 2 years and community service cannot be court mandated 2) An essay (at least 200 words) explaining how this community service impacted their life and their plans for the future.


$1,000


MarQualyne Farr Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior in Macarthur High School band, has a cumulative GPA of 80, has participated in band all four years of high school, and is college-bound (music major is not required). Please provide an essay explaining why you would like to be considered for the MarQualyne Farr Memorial Scholarship.


$2,750


Michael Sigurdson Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who has actively participated in art and has an overall average of 85 or above with an average of 90 or above in art and plans to pursue a college or university degree in art. A portfolio of your art work must accompany the scholarship application.


$1,000


Mr. Pike’s Special Pals Scholarship

Available to any graduating senior from the Irving Independent School District that is: physically handicapped or certified to have special needs and the student must also be involved in their


$1,000


Nicholas’ Scholarship

Established in 1996 by Sam and Carla Smith in memory of their grandson, Nicholas. It is awarded to a graduating senior who has demonstrated leadership qualities, a commitment to higher education, who has an interest in journalism or the arts and ho has financial need.


$1,000


Nissan - Irving Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior with an average of 80 or above, active in the community, and relative to an Irving Firefighter.


$2,250


Nissan North America Scholarship

Awarded to graduating senior in the top 10% of their class, active in extracurricular and community activities and who is pursuing a four-year college degree with a business or engineering major. The final recipient selected for this scholarship will be asked to speak for 2 minutes in the spring at the next Breakfast with the Stars.


$1,000


Nita Patrick Fine Arts Scholarship

Established by Nita Patrick and awarded to a graduating senior who must have a B Average and Plans to attend a 4 year university or junior college of their choice. The recipient must be involved in music (private lessons or through IISD) and plans to major or minor in fine arts


(2)$1,250


Phyllis Lyster Memorial Academic Scholarships

Established in 1992 in memory of Phyllis Lyster and awarded to 2 Irving High School graduating seniors who plan to pursue a four year degree at a college or university.


$1,250


Phyllis Lyster Memorial Vocational Scholarship

Established in 1992 in memory of Phyllis Lyster and awarded to an Irving High School graduating senior who plans to pursue education at a vocational school.


$1,000


Physical Therapy/Athletic Training Scholarship

Established by Physical Therapy Associates of Irving and awarded to a graduating senior who has worked in physical therapy and/or in an athletic training setting for at least six months, has an overall average of 85 and plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy or athletic training.


$1,000


Physical Therapy/Athletic Scholarship


$1,000


Plastronics Perseverance Scholarship

Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has been forced to work full time to support themselves due to misfortune. He/she must have college admission grades. No direction for a major is required and will be open to all students in day or night classes.



$1,000


Rebecca Gordon Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior actively participating in fine arts who has demonstrated good grades and a financial need. (Must have attended Bowie Middle School.


$1,250


Robyn Noneman Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Robyn Noneman, awarded to a graduating senior who is in the top 10% of their class. He/she intends to pursue a degree in nursing and works part-time while in high school.


$1,000


Sarah Cahill Good Citizen Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior that must have attended TJ Lee or Brandenburg Elementary for at least one year and is interested in pursing a service related career. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher.


$1,000


Scott Cagle

In memory of Scott Cagle, awarded to an Athlete from Irving High School. This student must be involved in the inclusion program in Irving ISD. The student must maintain passing grades in college, trade school or community college. The student must have high moral character and self-discipline.


$3,000


Spc. Josiah Vandertulip Memorial Scholarship

Established in October 2004 by Louise and Robert Vandertulip to affirm Josiah's life and honor his legacy of courage and sacrifice. Awarded to a graduating senior pursuing a four year college degree that has a B average or higher and shows creativity and humor. This scholarship will honor the type student Josiah was and offer that student a chance to continue on with their education especially if their family is unable to provide for higher education.


$1,000


Stipes 10th Anniversary Scholarship in Honor of Margie Stipes

Awarded to a student who attended Stipes for at least one year, has maintained a GPA of 85 or better, and participated in school activities.


$1,000


Technology Leadership Council Scholarship

Established in 2006 by the Technology Leadership Council of the Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and funded by local high technology companies. Awarded to a student achieving a high standard of academic success who will be pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics at a four year college.


$1,000


Terry Davis Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who has demonstrated an interest in photography, is involved in school and community activities, has an economic need, and plans to major in the arts at a college/university.


$3,000


The Albert T. Botello Jr. Scholarship

Established by Garry Drummond, the recipient of this scholarship is awarded to a senior from MacArthur High School who participated in varsity sports their senior year, demonstrates community service, and is in the top 20% of their class.


$1,000


The Angel Flores Scholarship

Established by Ingrid Rothe in memory of Angel Flores. The recipient of this scholarship must have participated in the ESL Program at Austin or Bowie MS. Graduate is required to complete an essay on how the ESL program has helped them succeed and what hardship they have overcome in their lifetime.


$1,000


The Crystal Graham Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who attended Lamar Middle Schools for at least one year, has served a minimum of 150 hours of community service and maintained an attendance record of 90% or better.


$1,000


The Irving Art Association Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior from any high school in Irving who intends to pursue the study of art in an accredited school of higher learning in which they will either major or minor in an art related field.


$1,000 minimum


The James Tews Memorial Leadership Scholarship

Established by Dennis and Diane Ortiz in memory of their son, James Tews, in 2017. The recipient of this scholarship must have attended MacArthur High School and been involved in Fine Arts.


$1,000


The Marjorie Sue Lee Memorial Scholarship

Established by Bill Werner in memory of his sister Marjorie Sue Lee. Awarded to a graduating senior from Nimitz High School. Must have attended Britain Elementary and Bowie Middle School. Recipient must plan to major in education and become an elementary teacher for the Irving Independent School District.


$500


The Norma and Cecil Memorial Scholarship for First Generation High School Graduates

This scholarship is awarded to a senior graduating from Nimitz High School who has maintained a “B” average, has been accepted into a undergraduate program, submitted an essay and, and demonstrated financial need.


$2,250


Tiffani Cain Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who has demonstrated an interest in photography, is involved in school and community activities, has an economic need, and plans to major in the arts at a college/university.


$1,500


Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds Scholarship

Connect a Million Minds is an initiative designed to inspire students to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Time Warner Cable is pleased to award a scholarship to a graduating senior who will pursue a college education in the areas of science, technology, engineering or math.


$1,500


Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds Diversity Scholarship

Connect a Million Minds is an initiative designed to inspire students to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Girls and minority students have long been underrepresented in STEM fields. Time Warner Cable is pleased to award a scholarship to a graduating senior (female student or minority student) to pursue a college education in the areas of science, technology, engineering or math.


$1,000


Travis Bobcats Excel Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who attended Travis Middle School, has maintained a GPA of 2.8 or higher, and demonstrated financial need.


$1,000


Wings to Fly Scholarship from the MacArthur Faculty and Staff

Established in 2017 by the faculty and staff at MacArthur High School, this scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from MacArthur who has maintained a GPA of 80% or higher, an attendance record of 97% or higher, and been involved in school activities.


$1,000


Verizon Eureka Alumni Scholarship

Established in 2006 by the North Texas Chapter of the Hispanic Support Organization. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has actively participated in the HSO/MacArthur High School mentoring program and who plans to attend an institution of higher learning. The minimum GPA for this scholarship is 3.0.


(2)$2,000


Women’s Alliance Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber Scholarship

Awarded to 2 graduating senior women who plan to pursue a degree or additional education at any accredited institute of higher learning.


$1,000


Women of Irving High Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior woman from Irving High School who has demonstrated good grades, attendance, community involvement and financial need. Please explain any extenuating circumstances (i.e. medical reasons) for any unusual absences from school.


$1,000


Woody Schober Music Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior who has actively participated in a performing music organization for two years, has an overall average of 85 or above, with an average of 90 or above in music, and who plans to pursue a college/university degree in music education.

Staff Scholarships


(3)$1,000


Auxiliary Staff Scholarship

Awarded to a staff member of Irving ISD who plans to pursue continuing education to further his/her skills in their respective professions. He/She must be continuing with IISD for the following school year.


(3)$1,000


Classroom Teacher Scholarship

Awarded to a classroom teacher in the Irving ISD who plans to pursue continuing education to further. his/her skills in the teaching profession. He/She must be continuing with IISD for the following school year.


(3)$1,000


IISD Staff Scholarship

Awarded to a staff member of Irving ISD who plans to pursue continuing education to further his/her career skills at a Community College or a 4 year University. He/She must be continuing with IISD for the following school year.


$1,500


IISD Librarian Scholarship

Awarded to a librarian in the Irving ISD who plans to pursue continuing education to further his/her skills as a librarian. He/She must be continuing with IISD for the following school year.