list of scholarships

Scholarships are endowed in honor or memory of individuals with strong ties to Irving ISD or via sponsorships from corporate or community/civic organizations. Criteria for consideration usually centers around need, academic or extra-curricular achievement, community service, or aspirations to pursue study in a particular career field.
Scholarship Description
Albert L. Crayton Memorial Scholarship $1,000 This scholarship is in memory of Albert L. Crayton, a Vietnam War veteran who suffered from PTSD after his service in the United States Air Force. Albert felt many of those afflicted with trauma from their service were unable to access necessary support needed to handle the transition from military life back into the community. He also felt that it was even more difficult to receive help if these supports were needed later in life, rather than right after discharge. This scholarship will go to an individual who desires to work with those who have served our country, along with many others who suffer from mental health issues.
AMS Bronco Pride Scholarship $1,000 Created for students who attended Austin Middle School for at least two years. The recipients must write an essay discussing the most important lesson they learned from their time at AMS. Additionally, the recipients must have 95% or greater attendance during their senior year and hold a minimum cumulative average of 80% or above.
Angel Flores Scholarship $1,000 This scholarship was established by Ingrid Rothe in memory of Angel Flores. Angel was just beginning high school when he was struck by a car. He loved life, his family, and school. He wanted to make his parents proud and set a good example for his sisters. The recipient of this scholarship must have participated in the ESL Program at Austin or Bowie Middle Schools, and written two essays: one describing how the program has helped them succeed and one about a hardship they have overcome.
Angela Smyers Digital Learning Scholarship Graduate of any IISD high school, must have minimum 2.75 overall GPA, and be pursuing a degree in a STEM-related field or technology. Angela Smyers is the epitome of a Teacher�s Teacher and a Coach�s Coach! After serving 37 years in Irving ISD, this scholarship will serve as a lasting tribute to her dedication and inspire future generations to follow in her footsteps. Angela goes above and beyond for teachers to ensure that students are prepared for success in each academic challenge they may encounter, and she recognizes technology is only as useful as the intention behind it. Building capacity in teachers is a personal objective of hers, and that capacity is exemplified when teachers come to her to continue to glean from her wealth of knowledge. This scholarship is dedicated to her determination to make the world a better place through using technology in innovative and meaningful ways.
AVID Scholarship $1,000 This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has been in the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) system for 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.
Barbara Cardwell Future of Education Scholarship $1,500 Over forty-five plus years, Barbara Cardwell served Irving ISD faculty, staff, and students in a myriad of ways culminating in her 21 years of service as an IISD Board of Trustee, with the highest quality of education services for the students of Irving as her driving force. Mrs. Cardwell knew securing top-notch educators was necessary to achieve excellence. In continued support of the students of Irving ISD and to encourage students to consider teaching as a profession, the Barbara Cardwell Future of Education Scholarship was established to assist a senior pursuing a college degree and certification to teach.
Barton Alumni Scholarship $1,000 The Barton Alumni Scholarship was established by the faculty and staff of Barton Elementary School and is awarded to a graduating senior who attended Barton for more than three years.
(4) Baylor Scott & White Medical Center- Irving Scholarship $1,500 This scholarship is awarded to four graduating students who demonstrate good character, as evidenced in at least two letters of recommendation, and have participated in community activities or community service during high school. Additionally, the students must have participated in extra-curricular activities or organizations for at least two years. The students must plan to pursue higher education at a four-year college or university and major in a healthcare-related field, as well as ranking in the top 10% of their high school class.
BCCPC Scholarship $1,000 Awarded to a graduating Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center (BCCPC) senior who has attended BCCPC for at least two years, has a minimum GPA of 2.7, and an attendance record of at least 90%. This scholarship may be used for any degree/certification at any type of school (trade, technical, community college, four-year university).
Be T.R.U.E., Be YOU: Hanes Elementary Future Leaders $1,000 This scholarship was created to benefit students who attended Hanes Elementary for at least one year and have a financial need.
Beatrice Ponce Garcia Scholarship $1,500 This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Irving High School Hispanic senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who plans to pursue a college or university degree in Education.
B.I.G. D.O.G.S. Youth Organization Scholarship in Memory of Dalton Debrick $1,000 This scholarship was established in memory of Dalton Debrick by his family and the B.I.G. D.O.G.S. Youth Organization in 2015. Dalton was a 2014 graduate of Nimitz High School and was active in youth sports in the Irving community, including the B.I.G. D.O.G.S. Youth Organization, for over 13 years. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Nimitz senior with at least four consecutive years in the city of Irving and/or YMCA Sports. The student must demonstrate academic success by holding a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have given back to the Irving community.
(4) Bioworld Foundation Scholarship $2,500 This scholarship is awarded to four graduating seniors who plan to attend the University of Texas at Arlington and pursue a degree in Engineering.
Bobby Lindamood Scholarship for Girls $1,000 Established by Ed Farrow, this scholarship is awarded to a graduating female senior from Nimitz High School who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and will be attending Dallas Baptist University.
Bowie AVID Legacy Scholarship Must have attended Bowie Middle School, participated in AVID in grades 7-12, has a minimum 3.0 overall GPA, and answers essay questions: What does AVID mean to you? How has AVID shaped you to be the scholar you are today?"
Britain Mustangs Scholarship $1,000 Awarded to a graduating senior who singularly attended Britain Elementary School, demonstrates community service, has letters of recommendation, and has a minimum GPA of 3.0.
(2) Bryan Esstman Memorial Scholarship $5,000 This scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Bryan Esstman, a beloved and respected long-time teacher at Lively Elementary School. The recipients of this scholarship must have attended Lively in 3rd-5th grade, hold a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have demonstrated service to others through volunteer work or philanthropy.
Cancer Fighters Scholarship in Memory of Jessica Robison Preston $1,000 Having too many family members and friends fight UGLY cancer, Renee Copeland and friends established this scholarship to honor Jessica Roanna Robison Preston, a loving wife and mother of two young children. Jessica passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, just two days shy of her 34th birthday. The Cancer Fighters Scholarship is awarded to a senior who has or has had an immediate family member battling cancer and who authors an essay detailing the effects the disease has had on their lives.
Carol Wood Culinary Arts and Small Business Scholarship $1,000 Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to obtain a degree in Culinary Arts or Small Business, participates in school and community activities, and has an economic need.
Chandra Maxey Scholarship $1,000 This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center. Preference is given to a student with an interest in pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, and/or Engineering in college or a trade school. The student must hold a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Coach Pam Owens Memorial Scholarship $1,000 This scholarship is awarded to a female student from Nimitz High School who is a basketball player, trainer, or manager during her senior year and plans to pursue certification or a degree in Higher Education.
Credit Union of Texas - Jerry Christian Spirit of Achievement Scholarship $1,000 The Credit Union of Texas - Jerry Christian Spirit of Achievement Scholarship was established to recognize retired IISD Assistant Superintendent Jerry Christian for his long-term service and dedication to Irving ISD, the Irving ISD Board of Trustees, and the Credit Union of Texas Board of Directors. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Irving ISD senior with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and over 200 hours of community service.
Crockett Middle School Scholarship $1,000 Established by the faculty and staff at Crockett Middle School, this scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who attended Crockett Middle School.
Crystal Graham Scholarship $1,000 Awarded to a graduating senior who attended Lamar Middle School for at least one year, has completed a minimum of 150 hours of community service, and maintained an attendance record of 90% or better.
Cubbies Against Cancer Scholarship $1,000 This scholarship is awarded to a senior who has been directly involved with someone who has been diagnosed with cancer and has a financial need.
D-Up for Deebs Scholarship in Memory of Dalton Debrick $2,000 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 is awarded to a male senior at Nimitz who intends to pursue a degree in Education to teach and coach. The student must have been involved in team sports at the high school varsity level, exemplify school spirit, have academic success with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have given back to the Irving community.
David H. Brune Memorial Scholarship $1,750 This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who ranks in the top 25% of their graduating class, participates in advanced academic courses, and plans to pursue a bachelors degree in Liberal Arts/Pre-Law at an accredited four-year college or university in Texas.
Deborah George Scholarship for GT Mathematics $1,000 The Deborah George Scholarship for GT Mathematics was established in honor of Debbie George when she retired from Irving ISD and is awarded to a graduating senior who participated in Gifted and Talented classes and is pursuing a STEM degree.
Dixon Proctor Dean Alumni Scholarship $1000 The family legacy with Irving ISD began with Linda Dean and Vernon Proctor graduating from Irving High School in 1961. They married in 1963. Linda Proctor returned to Irving ISD as an elementary teacher. They chose to raise their family in Irving. Mary Kay Proctor graduated from Irving High School in 1982 and Tim Proctor graduated from Irving High School in 1986. During this time, Linda?s mom, Kathryn Dean, was a homemaking teacher at MacArthur High School. Mary Kay married an Irving ISD 1980 grad, David Dixon.? Mary Kay Dixon became an IISD elementary teacher in 1985. She worked in a variety of positions and campuses across the district and is currently the Principal at Stipes Elementary School. David and Mary Kay also chose to remain in Irving and raise their family. Jeremy Dixon graduated from Irving High in 2006 and Jared Dixon graduated from Irving High in 2011. Jeremy married Kari Jackson who taught at Irving High for two years. Jared married Lauren Coronado who graduated from Irving High in 2013.? Lauren is currently teaching PreK at Pierce Early Childhood Center. This family truly invests in the education provided by Irving ISD as well as investing their lives in helping to educate others. We want to recognize the legacy to our district as well as honor a senior who has a parent who graduated from Irving ISD or who works for Irving ISD.
Dr. Doug Won Scholarship $1,000 This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior with academic achievement and financial need. The candidate must author an essay on how he or she plans to give back to the community.
Dr. John Townley Scholarship $1,750 Established in memory of former IISD Superintendent Dr. John F. Townley, this scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who plans to major in Education at a college or university.
Drs. Bill and Joan LaBarr Pay It Forward Scholarship $1,000 This scholarship was created in honor of the years of service that Dr. Bill LaBarr gave to the Irving community through Plymouth Park United Methodist Church. The recipient of this scholarship must have a minimum GPA of 3.0? and at least 200 community service hours.
(2) Eddie Vernon Career Scholarship $1,000 The recipients of this scholarship must be graduates of Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center or Irving High School and have been through hardships/trials and shown perseverance.
Erica Malzer Memorial Scholarship for Aggies $1,000 Established in 2022 in memory of IISD alumna and Clifton Pre-K Assistant Principal Erica Malzer, this tuition-only scholarship is awarded to a senior attending Erica's beloved alma mater, Texas A&M University.
Erika and German Clouet Memorial Scholarship $1,500 This scholarship is awarded to a Hispanic senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is seeking a major in Education and/or Music.
Espanita Homeowners Association Scholarship $1,000 This scholarship is awarded to a student who lives or has lived in the Espanita Addition and plans to attend community college, a four-year college, or an accredited technical school. Additionally, the student must hold a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Evelyn Clifton Scholarship $1,000 Established by Evelyn Clifton and endowed by her children and friends to honor her memory, this scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who attended Clifton Early Childhood School and plans to major in Education at a college or university, preferably with emphasis on Early Childhood Development.
Farine Elementary Scholarship $1,000 This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Irving ISD senior who is planning to pursue a post-secondary education and who attended Farine Elementary School for at least three years.
(15) Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Scholarship $1,500 This scholarship is awarded to 15 graduating female students pursuing a STEM career path. The students must have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0, had a 95% attendance rate, and demonstrate extensive community service hours.
Fernando Garcia Memorial Scholarship $1,000 The FernandoGarcia Memorial Scholarship was the first scholarship set up at Bowie Middle School. Fernando was killed in a drive-by shooting at his apartment complex. Fernando had made such strides from 6th grade to 8th grade; it was Bowie?s way of honoring his hard work. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior and former Bowie Middle School student who has overcome obstacles to achieve academic success.
Forever a Bulldog Scholarship $1,500 The Forever a Bulldog Scholarship was established by the faculty and staff at J. Haley Elementary School and is awarded to a graduating senior who attended J. Haley for more than two years and has a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Gladys Valchar Opportunity Scholarship $2,000 This scholarship was established in 2013 by Gladys Valchar to celebrate her 44 years of association with Irving High School students as a Teacher and Counselor. Having personally and professionally seen how the opportunity for a college education can change a person?s future, Ms. Valchar intends for this scholarship to 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 his/her 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.
(2) Gilbert Grove Lodge No. 263 P.H.A. Scholarship in Honor of Michael T. Anderson $2000 This scholarship was created because the Gilbert Grove Lodge No. 263 feels it is important that students in low-income families have the same opportunity to better themselves. It is through this scholarship that students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds will be given the chance to develop their skills & gain an education so that they grow into a productive citizen and build a better life for themselves.
Gilbert Grove Lodge No. 263 P.H.A. Scholarship in Honor of Michael T. Anderson $1000 This scholarship was created because the Gilbert Grove Lodge No. 263 feels it is important that students in low-income families have the same opportunity to better themselves. It is through this scholarship that students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds will be given the chance to develop their skills & gain an education so that they grow into a productive citizen and build a better life for themselves.
Ginger's Gift Scholarship $1000 This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who wants to work with special needs adults or children. Preference will be given to students who attended Bowie Middle School for at least two years.
(2) Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Community Scholarship $1,000 The Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Community Scholarship is awarded to two graduating seniors who have maintained a GPA of 2.0 or greater and have been involved in the community.
(2) Haim Vasquez Newcomer Scholarship $1000 This scholarship is awarded to a student who was a Newcomer, with preference given to those who arrived in the country for two years or less when enrolled in high school. The recipient must be enrolling in a post-secondary institution and hold a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Hanes Elementary Future Achievers Scholarship $1000 know that teaching lasts far beyond the walls of our classrooms, and want to ensure our students continue to feel our love and support throughout their educational careers. Go Cowboys!
Hank Kimbriel Memorial Scholarship $1,500 Established in 2015 in loving memory of Harry Hank A. Kimbriel, III, devoted husband, friend and community leader, this scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who demonstrates sports leadership skills, as well as leadership in school, church, and the community. In a world where things are often ?all about me,? candidates must be team players 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 four-year degree and plan to continue participation in activities developing their leadership and team skills. The candidate must have held a minimum GPA of 3.0 for at least two years in high school.
IIWC Sophia Stimpson Memorial Scholarship $1,500 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 minimum GPA of 3.0.
Irving Amateur Radio Club Scholarship $1,000 The Irving Amateur Radio Club is partnered with Betcha Bingo to distribute charitable funding to our community. The club encourages young people to enter science and electronics-related technical fields, which are involved with radio frequency communication.
Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau Hospitality Industry Scholarship $2,000 This scholarship is 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. The hospitality industry includes programs of study such as: Food and Beverage/Restaurant Management, Hotel-Motel, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tourism and Hospitality.
Irving Friendship Foundation Scholarship $3,500 This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from any IISD high school in Irving, Texas. This student must be involved in his/her community through active volunteer service. Students that demonstrate economic need will receive special consideration.
Irving High School AVID Scholarship $1,000 Regardless of their life circumstances, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students overcome obstacles and achieve success. They graduate and attend college at higher rates, but more importantly, they can think critically, collaborate, and set high expectations to confidently conquer future challenges that await them. This scholarship was created to help our Irving High School AVID students lessen the financial burden of higher education.
Irving High School Be a Tiger in the Business World Scholarship $1,400 The Irving High Business/ Marketing Scholarship is awarded to a deserving Irving High School senior who is in a CTE-business class or is a DECA member.
Irving High School English Scholarship $1,000 "Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible" -Barack Obama. The Irving High School English Department scholarship was established on behalf of the Irving High School English Department in hopes that our students will share their love of learning in their post-secondary pursuits.
Irving High School Mathematics Scholarship $1,000 The Irving High School Mathematics Scholarship was created to recognize a top performing mathematics student and to reward them for their hard work throughout their high school career. As potential recipients are pursuing a career in a STEM related field, the scholarship was also created to raise student awareness of the importance of pursuing careers in STEM fields.