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.

Woody Schober Music Scholarship

This scholarship is 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 or university degree in music education.

Women of Irving High Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior woman from Irving High School who has demonstrated good grades, attendance, and community involvement, and has financial need.

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.

William Walker Viking Scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded to a student that mentored a younger student in high school, earned volunteered hours, and attended Nimitz High School. Applicant must submit volunteer hours and short statements regarding how giving back has changed their life as well as the letter of recommendation from a teacher, adult volunteer, or administrator from NHS.

Vistra Energy Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a degree in business

Virginia L. Compton Kinkeade Kangaroo Scholarship

The Virginia L. Compton Kinkeade Kangaroo Scholarship has been established by the faculty and staff at Kindeade Early Childhood School and is awarded to a graduating senior who attended Kinkeade for Pre-K, maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and who has at least 80 hours of community service.

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 plans to attend an institution of higher learning. The student must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0.

TXU Energy Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a degree in marketing.

Scholarship Name Criteria for Awarding:
John F. and Polly Townley Endowed Scholarship Completed through 5th grade at Townley Elementary Schools Must be an Irving ISD graduate Student must plan to major in elementary or secondary education leading to certification as a Texas Professional Educator. Student must attend a 2 or four year college or university. Consideration will be given to students with the following: Respectable GPA Participation in extracurricular activities Participation in community service Proven leadership skills A recognized financial need
John Stipes Memorial Motivational Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to four graduating seniors who have overcome adverse social, economic, or personal situations to graduate from high school.
Medical City Las Colinas Scholarship - Jack E. Singley Academy Senior - Majoring in: Nursing Science, Physical Therapy or EMT program. - Involved in Health Occupational Students of America or medical internship experience.
Joy and Ralph Ellis Scholarship for Athletes This scholarship is 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. Applicants must rank in the upper 40% of their graduating class, attempt and pass twelve (12) hours per semester, and be enrolled as full-time students for continued participation in the scholarship program. Participation in college athletic programs is not required.
Exxon Mobil Hispanic Scholarship Awarded to a graduating Hispanic senior with a financial need who has an overall average of 85% and plans to pursue a college or university degree.
Hitachi Women Engineering Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating female senior who has exhibited academic achievement, has financial need, and plans to pursue a degree in engineering, math or science at a college or university.
Hitachi Minority Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of a minority culture who has exhibited academic achievement, has financial need, and plans to pursue a degree in engineering, math or science at a college or university.
Irving News/Louise Whitmer Memorial Journalism Scholarship Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to major in journalism at a college or university.
Schoolworks Scholarship Awarded to a graduating senior from an Irving ISD high school who has been part of the Lunch Buddy program at Sam Houston Middle School (selection is made at their 7th or 8th grade year). Up to $2500 per semester will be paid to the recipient for a maximum of eight semesters. To maintain eligibility for the scholarship, students must maintain an 80% grade point average each year of high school and a 90% attendance record. Applicants must rank in the upper 40% of the graduating class. In college, the student must attempt and pass twelve (12) hours per semester for continued participation in the scholarship program. (An appeal could be made to the School Works Motivational Scholarship committee in the case of extenuating circumstances.)
Mary Rudisell Honorary Scholarship Awarded to student who attended Clifton Early Childhood School and has a record of community service and/or extracurricular activities. Student must have a commitment to learning.
Larry Allen Spriggs Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior with an overall average of 85% or above. The recipient plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy or special education and has shown an interest in volunteering with physically/mentally challenged individuals.
Physical Therapy/Athletic Training Scholarship Established by Physical Therapy Associates of Irving, this scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has worked in physical therapy and/or 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.
Verizon Eureka Alumni Scholarship Awarded to a graduating senior who has actively participated in the HSO/MacArthur High School mentoring program and plans to attend an institution of higher learning. The student must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Robert C. Harris Scholarship Endowment 1. Must be intersted in CTE.
Joe Ponce Memorial Football/Track Scholarship This scholarship is 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, college or university, has financial need, and takes part in school and community activities.
Irving Noonday Lions Cardwell Preparatory Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Barbara Cardwell Preparatory to use for tuition at a college or technical university of his/her choice and obtain skills and/or professional certification to be used in the job market. Preference will be given to a student who has served the community outside of the school environment.
Irving Noonday Lions Community Service Club Scholarships Demonstrated service to their community outside the school environment, and plan to continue after college. These recipients must have at least 50 hours of community service outside the school.
Nissan-Irving First Responder 9/11 Memorial Scholarship 1. Demonstrates academic success. 2. Participates in various high school activities and community service. 3. Demonstrates a responsible attendance record 4. Studnet is a relative to an Irving Firefighter. 5. Must have a financial need.
Lauralee Hubbard Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is 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 has a financial need. Community service and/or school involvement are important criteria that will be considered.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center- Irving Scholarship This scholarship is 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 college or university to major in a healthcare-related field. The student must rank in the top 10% of his/her high school class. The student must demonstrate good character as evidenced in at least two letters of recommendation, and have actively participated in community activities or community service during his/her high school years. The student must demonstrate active participation in extracurricular activities or organizations for two years during his/her high school years.
Carolyn and David Yarborough Scholarship Awarded to a graduating high school senior who attended Austin Middle School and has financial need.
Terry Davis Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a graduating senior who attended J.O. Davis Elementary School and is planning to pursue a college or university degree.
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated academic achievement. The student must have been involved in extracurricular activities throughout his/her high school education, such as community service, school activities, and work.
Irving High School Mathematics Scholarship 1. Enrolled in either AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC 2. Will pursue a degree in a STEM related field 3. Overall academics 4. Community/school involvement
MacArthur High School Architecture, Construction and Engineering Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a senior that has participated for three years in the Architecture, Construction and Engineering program at MacArthur High School. The student must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0, have maintained good citizenship, and plan on attending a community college or university to pursue further education in architecture, construction or engineering.
NCJW HIPPY Scholarship 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 average and have completed a minimum of 20 hours of community service or volunteer work.
Sarah Cahill Good Citizen Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who must have attended T.J. Lee or Brandenburg Elementary for at least one year, and is interested in pursuing a service-related career. The recipient must hold a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Espanita Homeowners Association Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a student who has lived, or currently lives, in the Espanita Addition, and plans to attend community college, a 4-year college or an accredited technical school. Additionally, the student must hold a minimum GPA of 2.5.
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 4-year college or university.
MacArthur OBGYN Scholarship in memory of Dr. David Wollenman This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who is presently participating in the TAPPS program or has in the past. The student must have academic achievement with emphasis on science and math.
Lola Ernsting Preforming Arts Scholarship Student has participated in music, theater, band, orchestra, choir or dance. Student plans to attend a 4 year university. Student must have a 3.75 GPA.
Irving Sunrise Rotary in honor of Austin Connelly Must live in Irving.
Travis Bobcats Excel Scholarship 1. Must have attended Travis Middle School. 2. Must have maintained a GPA of 2.8 or higher. 3. Must have demonstrated financial need.
Live2Lead Scholarship Awarded to a graduating senior who attended the Live2Lead leadership conference in the Fall of 2017.
B.I.G.D.O.G.S Organization Scholarship in Memory of Dalton Debrick Must have 3.0 GPA, participated in Irving Sports programs for 4 years, have high performance and male from Nimitz high school.
John R. Good Alum Scholarship Student who attended John R. Good Elementary for at least 3 school years. The recipient must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0, have participated in school activities, and earned at least 100 hours of community service. This student must demonstrate that he/she has overcome adverse economic, social or academic hardship. The recipient must be a graduating from Irving High School.
Jim Bennett Dream Big Scholarship Awarded to a student who played soccer, football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, wrestling, cheerleading or swimming their junior and senior years, a 2.5 gpa and a graduate from Irving HS.
Pierce Early Childhood Scholarship 1. Must have attended Pierce for at least one year. 2. Must have community service hours. 3. Must have at least a B GPA.
Dr. Richard Bates Scholarship Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to major in education or pre-med.
Hayden Morgan Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior pursuing a 4-year college degree who has demonstrated involvement in both extracurricular and community activities while maintaining a high academic standard.
Women of Irving High Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior woman from Irving High School who has demonstrated good grades, attendance, and community involvement, and has financial need.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John J. Brandenburg Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a student that has attended at least 1st-5th grade at Brandenburg Elementary School and demonstrate at least 50 hours of community service throughout their high school career.
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.
BCCPC Scholarship Student must have attended BCCPC for at least 2 years and be pursuing any degree/certification at any type of school (trade, technical, community college, four year university with an 80% GPA and attendance record of 90%.
James Tews Memorial Leadership Scholarship The recipient of this scholarship must have attended MacArthur High School and been involved in Fine Arts. Preference given to first in family to attend college.
Singley Culinary Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has participated in Singley Academy's Culinary and Hospitality program and plans to pursue an education in a field that relates to the Travel and Tourism industry - Hospitality - Culinary - Nutrition- or Family and Consumer Sciences.
Nora and John McCaa Scholarship This scholarship was established in 2017 to honor Dr. John & Nora McCaa and is awarded to a graduating senior pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism.
STUCO Viking Leader Scholarship Awarded to a Nimitz graduating senior who participated in Student Council for at least two years and served as a Student Council officer.
Gary L. Schepf Servant Leader Scholarship Must have served as class officer for at least two years, must have served as student council officer for at least two years, must have served as career and technical student organization officer or at least two uears. Must complete essay.
Gary L. Schepf Servant Leader Scholarship-Singley Must have served as class officer for at least two years, must have served as student council officer for at least two years, must have served as career and technical student organization officer or at least two uears. Must complete essay.
Kline Family Scholarship Attended John Haley for at least three years, has a GPA of at least 3.0 and has community and athletic involvement.
Crockett Middle School Scholarship This scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating senior who attended Crockett Middle School.
Farine Elementary Scholarship 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.
MRB Contractors Scholarship 1. Must be a senior from Nimitz High School. 2. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. 3. Must be involved in athletics and community service.
Lisa Cartwright Memorial Scholarship from Irving ISD Libraries This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has a GPA of at least 3.0, attended Crockett Middle School all three years of middle school, has exemplary attendance and plans to attend a four year university.
Paul Burke Memorial Scholarship Scholarship awarded to MacArthur graduate.
TXU Energy Scholarship 1. Must be planning on majoring in marketing.
Luminant Energy Scholarship Awarded to a student intending to major in STEM.
Vistra Scholarship 1. Must be intending to major in business.
Toyota of Irving Endowed Legacy Scholarship in Honor of Vernon Shoemaker Awarded to a graduating senior who has interest in the automotive industry--sales, service, or marketing.
Irving Hispanic Chamber Education Foundation Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to student of hispanic heritage, interested in business or entrepreneurship, must participate in the community and is in financial need.
Deborah George Scholarship for GT Mathematics GT student, taken AP Calculus AB or AP Statistics, GPA of 3.0 and must be pursuing a STEM degree at university or college.
Tiger Stripes Scholarship 1. Student must have a 97% or higher attendance rate. 2. Student must have a 80% or higher grade point average for their senior year.
Tiger Stripes Scholarship #2 1. Student must have a 97% or higher attendance rate. 2. Student must have a 80% or higher grade point average for their senior year. 3. Student must submit an essay answering-Most students have an identity, an interest, or a talent that defines them in an essential way.
Forever a Bulldog Scholarship Student must have attnded John Haley Elem for minimum of 2 years, have a B average, and visit John Haley before graduation to inspire future Bulldog graduates.
Virginia L. Compton Kinkeade Kangaroo Scholarship 1. Must have attended Kinkeade Early Childhood School.
Ladybird Johnson Middle School Scholarship Awarded to a graduating senior who attended Johnson Middle School and has maintained a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
Now and Forever Scholarship Student attended Irving ISD for two years, hae GPA of 80 or higher during high school, submit essay, student awarded will be rquired to spend 1 hour at John Haley Elem talking to 5th graders.
Sam Houston Texan Scholarship GPA 3.0 or higher Attendance
Keyes to Success Scholarship Scholarships to be awarded to student who has attended Paul Keyes Elementary school is pursuing a degree in education.
Townsell Timberwolf Scholarship in memory of Pamela Grady Awarded to a graduating senior who attended Townsell Elementary School and wants to pursue a degree in education.
Randy Stipes Memorial Athletic Trainer Scholarship Must be a graduating senior from any Irving ISD high school, must have participated in athletic training during their junior and/or senior years, have a GPA of at least 3.0, and must plan to pursue a degree in athletic training/kinesiology/exercise sports science.
Barton Alumni Scholarship 1. Must have attended Barton for more than three years.
Richarte-Alvarez Scholarship - Must be Hispanic - Must be the first generation to attend college. - Must have at least a C grade average - Must have a financial need - Must have community service hours - Preference given to student seeking career in education - Preference given to a student raised by single parent
Tom & Linda Ladusau Family Scholarship Student must be at MacArthur HS, have "B" average or letter for the last 2 years, must support his teammates and coaches at all times, must letter in baseball a minimum of 2 years, must display passion for the game and dedicated to improving academics and baseball skills and must be humble in victory.
Lee South Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to an IHS band member who plans to major in Instrumental Music Education.
HMS Scholarship Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a degree in computer science.
Reverend Dr. Bill & Joan Labarr Pay It Forward Scholarship 1. Must have a GPA of 3.0. 2. Must have at least 200 community service hours.
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating female pursuing a STEM career path who has maintained a 3.0 GPA, had a 95% attendance rate and has community service hours.
Mary McKean Memorial Scholarship Must have attended Bowie or Lamar Middle School for 2 years and have been involved in either volleyball (no other sport) and/or choir at Nimitz High School.
Mary McKean Volleyball Scholarship 1. Student must have attended Bowie Middle Schools 2. Student must attend Nimitz High School 3. Student must have been on the volleyball team all four years.
Phil Sims Memorial Scholarship "1. Student must have attended MacArthur High School. 2. Student must be a part of Avid or the CTE program. 3. Student must have community involvement. 4. Student must be impacted by adoption and/or the foster care system."
Mary Duran Memorial Scholarship Scholarship will be awarded to student of Hispanic heritage and graduated from Irving High school and will use funds to pursue a degree at any higher educational institution including trade schools.
William Walker Viking Scholarship Student that mentored a younger student in high school, earned volunteered hours and attended Nimitz High School. Applicant must submit volunteer hours and short statement regarding how giving back has changed their life as well as letter of recommendation from teacher, adult volunteer or administrator from NHS.
Mike Luttrell Athletic Scholarship High school athlete.
Clint Roddy Athletic Scholarship Participated in high school athletics, 3.0 GPA, 50 documented hours of community service.
Jeff Youngblood Fastsigns Scholarship Financial need, 3.0 gpa and 50 document community service hours.
Murphy Webster Athletic Scholarship Athlete played football and is planning on be a coach.
Raul Tapia Spirit of De Zavala Service Scholarship • Student must plan to attend a two (2) or four (4) year post-secondary school. • Student must have attended deZavala a minimum of two (2) full school years. • Student should have participated in an extra-curricular activity in high school for at least two years. Students can combine time from multiple activities or organizations. (documentation required) - Examples: student government, sports, fine arts, clubs, etc. • Student must have completed a minimum of 120 community service hours during 8th-12th grade. (documentation required) • Student must have maintained a cumulative “B” average (80 or above) during high school. (documentation required)
Eddie Vernon Scholarship 1. Graduate of Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center or Irving High School 2. To be used at a four-year Texas state university or trade school in Texas 3. Student has been through hardship/trials and shown perseverance 4. Financial Need
Albert L. Crayton Memorial Scholarship 1. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA. 2. Applicant must be actively applying for or has accepted an offer to attend a university. 3. Applicant must be interested in pursuing higher education in the field of Mental Health. 4. Answer the following essay questions: What has prompted you to pursue a career in the field of Mental Health? How do you plan to utilize the skills and knowledge acquired to assist those suffering from mental health issues?
Nimitz Legacy Scholarship Student must have attended Nimitz High School for four years. Student must submit an essay: What impact has your four years at Nimitz had on your high school years and/or future? Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 Student must have at least one year of extracurricular participation. Student must have community service/volunteer hours.
Scott Zandt Memorial Scholarship 1. Must be an Irving High School graduate. 2. Must have participated in high school football. 3. Must be pursing a trade or college degree. Preference will be given to student attending a trade school.
Irving High School AVID Scholarship 1. Must be enrolled in the AVID elective for three of the four years of high school at Irving High. 2. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 3. Must enroll in a two-year or four-year educational institution.
Nimitz Veterinary Science Scholarship in honor of Cynthia (Cindy) Brown 1. Students must be enrolled in the Veterinary Science pathway for four years. 2. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA (according to the 4.0 scale). 3. Student must hold at least 1 industry certification (that is offered in the veterinary pathway). 4. Students must have gained at least 50 community service hours.
Once a Grizzly Always a Grizzly - Gilbert Elementary Scholarship Must have attended Gilbert 3rd-5th grade and a Gilbert graduate. Student may use funds for any form of higher education
Jearlene Miller Book Scholarship Student must have a GPA of at least 2.5. Student must have participation in school, community activities, and volunteerism with at least 150 documented hours. Student must have held a leadership role. Student must be an Irving Public Library card holder. Student must be a registered voter if eligible.
Bioworld Foundation Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who plans to attend the University of Texas at Arlington.
Christina Mainard Memorial Scholarship Recipient will be a student who received Special Education Services. The scholarship will provide funding for college or job training.
Margaret Young Memorial Scholarship Strive to do their very best both in and out of the classroom. A "Can Do" attitude Value of reading Community service Strong work ethic Values kindness and helping others Pursuing degree in elementary education
Irving Amateur Radio Club Scholarship Pursuit of science or electronics related fields of study. Interest in RF/wireless/radio technology is also desirable. Priority to those with financial need who meet these criteria. The recipient may use these funds to pursue a degree at any higher educational institution (including university. college or trade school).
Irving HS Be a Tiger in the Business World Scholarship Student must be a current Irving High School student. Student must be enrolled in business class or DECA member. Student must have a 3.0 GPA in their CTE classes.
Nimitz Advanced Mathematics Scholarship