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 Description and Criteria
72-73 Nimitz 50th Reunion Randy Stipes Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Albert L. Crayton Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is awarded at a student who has a minimum 2.5 GPA, is actively applying for or has been accepted an offer to attend a university, is interested in pursuing higher education in the field of mental health, and answers the following essay: 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?
AMS Bronco Pride Scholarship Awarded to a student who attended Austin Middle School for at least two years, with a minimum GPA of 80 and a 95% attendance their senior year.
Angel Flores Memorial Scholarship The recipient of this scholarship must have participated in the ESL program at Austin Middle School or Bowie Middle School.
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.
B.I.G.D.O.G.S Organization Scholarship in Memory of Dalton Debrick This recipient must have 3.0 GPA, participated in Irving Sports programs for four years, have high performance, and be a male from Nimitz High School.
Barbara Cardwell Future of Education Scholarship The recipient must be in pursuit of a degree and teaching certification, be able to clearly articulate the reason s/he seeks to be an educator. The need of funding could be a determining factor between candidates, but it is not necessary for application.
Barton Be HERD Scholarship Must have attended Barton Elementary School for at least three years; will increase to five years if the candidate pool needs to be narrowed down. Must have 3.0 minimum GPA. Must submit an essay describing the impact of their experiences at Barton. Attendance rate of 95% will be used in case of tie or need to narrow candidate pool.
Barton Alumni Scholarship Recipient must have attended Barton Elementary School for more than three years.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center- Irving Scholarship 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.
BCCPC Scholarship Student must have attended BCCPC for at least two years and be pursuing any degree/certification at any type of school (trade, technical, community college, four year university) with a minimum 3.0 GPA and attendance record of at least 90%.
Be T.R.U.E., Be YOU: Hanes Elementary Future Leaders Student must have attended Hanes Elementary for 1 year and demonstrate financial need.
Beatrice Ponce Garcia Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a Hispanic senior from Irving High School with a minimum 3.5 GPA who plans to pursue a college or university degree in education.
Bioworld Foundation Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who plans to attend the University of Texas at Arlington and pursue a career in engineering.
Bobby Lindamood Scholarship for Girls Graduating female senior from Nimitz High School who will be attending Dallas Baptist University. The student must also have a minimum of a B average.
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.
Bryan Esstman Memorial Scholarship Student must have attended Lively Elementary School in 3rd- 5th grade and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates service to others, community service, or philanthropy. The scholarship is open to students who will attend a four-year university, trade school, or any other form of higher education.
Cancer Fighters Scholarship Students are eligible if they or an immediate family member has had or is currently battling cancer. Student must write an essay about the effects cancer has had.
Chandra Maxey Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a gradating senior from Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center. 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.
Christina Mainard Memorial Scholarship Recipient will be a student who received Special Education Services. The scholarship will provide funding for college or job training.
Coach Pam Owens Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a female student from Nimitz High School who is a basketball player, trainer, or manager during her senior year. Must be pursuing a certification or degree in higher education.
Credit Union of Texas-Jerry Christian Spirit of Achievement Scholarship This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Irving ISD senior with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and over 200 hours of community service.
Crockett Middle School Scholarship This scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating senior who attended Crockett Middle School.
Crystal A. McQueen Memorial Scholarship Eligible students are high school senior girls planning to pursue studies/a career in the STEM field.
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 has maintained an attendance record of 90% or better.
Cubbies Against Cancer Any student who attended Bowie for at least two years and who has been directly affected by cancer is eligible.
D-UP for Deebs Scholarship in Memory of Dalton August Debrick Awarded to a graduating Nimitz senior 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 This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who ranks in the top 25% of his/her 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 This recipient is a GT student, has taken AP Calculus AB or AP Statistics, has a minimum GPA of 3.0, and must be pursuing a STEM degree at university or college.
Dixon Proctor Dean Alumni Scholarship
Dr. Doug Won Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior with academic achievement and financial need. The candidate must write an essay on how he/she plans to give back to his/her community.
Dr. John Townley Scholarship Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to major in education at a college or university.
Dr. Richard Bates Scholarship Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to major in education or pre-med.
Eddie Vernon Scholarship Recipient must be a graduate of Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center or Irving High School, be attending a four-year state university in Texas or trade school in Texas, has been through hardship/trials and shown perseverance, and is in financial need.
Erica Malzer Memorial Scholarship for Aggies Awarded to an Irving ISD graduate who will attend Texas A&M University.
Erika and German Clouet Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a Hispanic senior seeking a major in education or music with an overall average of 85% (3.0 GPA).
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 four-year college, or an accredited technical school. Additionally, the student must hold a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Evelyn Clifton Scholarship Awarded to a graduating senior who attended Clifton Early Childhood School. This scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to major in education at a college or university, preferably with emphasis on early childhood development.
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.
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.
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.
Fernando Garcia Memorial Scholarship Recipient must have attended Bowie Middle School for at least two years and have overcome some hardship (Example: A 504 student, dyslexic student, extended illness, attended many schools due to moves, death of someone close to you) or situation which caused struggles in school.
Fly Like an Eagle Scholarship Awarded to one boy and one girl who attended Ladybird Johnson Middle School for at least two years.
Irving High School Flying Tigers Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a senior at Irving High School who participated in the Aviation Signature Studies program for a minimum of three years.
Forever a Bulldog Scholarship Student must have attnded John Haley Elementary School for a minimum of two years, have an overall B average, and visits John Haley ES before graduation to inspire future Bulldog graduates.
Gilbert Grove Lodge No.263 P.H.A. Scholarship in honor of Michael T. Anderson Recipient must have a community impact with at least 150 hours of community service, a GPA of at least 3.0, and have a financial need. Preference will be given to minority students of Hispanic or African American heritage. The scholarship can be used for a two or four-year secondary education as well as trade school.
Ginger's Gift Awarded to a student who wants to work with special needs adults or children; may be a graduate of any IISD high school, but preference given to students who attended Bowie Middle School for at least two years. Essay: What is your goal in working with special needs adults or children?
Gladys Valchar Opportunity Scholarship Must be 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) or have worked for at least the last two years, and plan to attend either a Dallas County Community College or the University of North Texas-Denton.
Haim Vasquez Newcomer Scholarship ○ A student that was a newcomer (student that has been in the country for two years or less) when enrolled in high school ○ Enrolled in a post-secondary institution (university, college, trade school) ○ GPA 2.5
Hank Kimbriel Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a graduating senior who demonstrates leadership skills, preferably on the lacrosse field. However, consideration will be given to other sports, as well as leadership in school, church and the community. 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 4-year degree and plan to continue participation in activities developing his/her leadership and team skills. The candidate must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 for 2 years in high school.
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.
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.
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.
Gainwell Cares Scholarship Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a degree in computer science.
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.
Ingrid Rothe Scholarship This is awarded to a student who went through the ESL program at either Austin Middle School or Bowie Middle School.
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 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.
Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau Hospitality Industry Scholarship 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 Industry.
Nimitz Cross Country Alumni Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to one student from Nimitz High School who has participated in Cross Country for at least two seasons, including their junior and senior years. The students must also exhibit academic excellence with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This scholarship is selected by a panel of Cross Country Alumni.
Irving Elks Lodge Scholarship
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 his/her community through active volunteer service. Students that demonstrate economic need will receive special consideration.
Irving High School AVID Scholarship The recipient must be enrolled in the AVID elective for three of the four years of high school at Irving High School, must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must enroll in a two-year or four-year educational institution.
Irving High School English Scholarship This scholarship is for a current Irving High School student with academic achievement and has financial need.
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
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.
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.
Irving High School Social Studies Student must be a current Irving High School student. Student must be studying social studies or humanities. Preference given to students who participated in AcDec or Speech and Debate for 1 year.
Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Community Scholarship Awarded to a graduating senior who has maintained a GPA of 2.0 or greater and been involved in the community.
Irving Las Colinas Rotary Doug Fox (MacArthur) Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from MacArthur High School who exhibits academic, community and leadership success. Special consideration will be given to students who are graduates of RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) or the Rotaract Club.
Irving Las Colinas Rotary Irving High School Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Irving High School who exhibits academic, community and leadership success. Special consideration will be given to students who are graduates of RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) or the Rotaract Club.
Irving Las Colinas Rotary Nimitz High School Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Nimitz High School who exhibits academic, community and leadership success. Special consideration will be given to a student that is a graduate of RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) or the Rotaract Club.
Irving Las Colinas Rotary Singley Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Singley High School who exhibits academic, community and leadership success. Special consideration will be given to a student that is a graduate of RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) or the Rotaract Club.
Irving Marathon Series Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated both community service and financial need.
Irving News/Louise Whitmer Memorial Journalism Scholarship Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to major in journalism at a college or university.
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.
Irving Police Department David Paris Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a Singley Academy graduate enrolled in the Law Enforcement Specialty Program who plans to pursue a career in criminal justice.
Irving Sunrise Rotary in honor of Austin Connelly Must live in Irving.
Irving Symphony League Scholarship for the Performing Arts This scholarship is 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% and demonstrate good character. Two (2) letters of recommendation; one school-related and one community-related are required.
Irving Women's Network Scholarship for Project PASS In Memory of Sandy Lobdell This scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating senior girl who participated in Project PASS, has a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and a minimum of 50 hours of community service.
Irving Las Colinas Rotary Elaine Free Robertson Scholarship benefiting Barbara Cardwell High School This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center who exhibits academic, community and leadership success. Special consideration will be given to students who are graduates of RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) or the Rotaract Club.
Jack E. Singley Academy 10th Anniversary Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a senior from Singley Academy who has had great academic achievement, participated in school and community activities, and has a financial need. This scholarship is awarded to one student from each floor. Academy Medical/Legal specialties, Academy STEM specialties, and Academy Arts & Communications specialties.
Jack E. Singley Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior, one from each High School, who has exhibited outstanding achievement in academics, extracurricular activities and community service.
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.
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.
Jerry Roe Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has participated in a performing music organization for two years, demonstrates good character, and plans to pursue a 4-year college degree with a major in music. This student must possess an overall average of 90% or above in music, and be active in school and community activities.
Jessica Renee Chermely Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who plans to pursue a career as a teacher. The student must have community service hours.
Jim & Wanda Riddle Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a Nimitz High School student with a GPA of at least 3.0, four years participation in any sport, at least 50 hours of community service, and an essay telling what s/he has gained by participating in sports at Nimitz and what the scholarship would mean to him/her.
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.
Jo Carol Adamson Stallion Strong Scholarship 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
Joe and Mella Ponce Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to two graduating seniors who have an overall average of 85% and plan to pursue a college or university degree.
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.
John & Margie Stipes Scholarship This scholarship is 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 or university.
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 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.
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.
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.
Jordan Wayne Luddeke Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is 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, and be open to any area of undergraduate study.
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.
Judy Coyle Irving ATPE Scholarship Awarded to graduating seniors who have proven academic achievement, are involved in community and school activities, and plan to major in education.
Judy Hammond Memorial Athletic Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors from any Irving ISD high school who have participated in junior/senior athletic programs. A varsity letter is not required. Participation in college athletic programs is not required.
Kay Branch "Old Squirt" Scholarship Must have attended Bowie Middle School for at least 2 years. Must have been involved in athletics for 4 years in high school (band, cheer leading, athletics do not count). Must have at least 25 community service hours (those associated with a class will not count).
Keyes to Success Scholarship Scholarships to be awarded to student who has attended Paul Keyes Elementary school is pursuing a degree in education.
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.
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.
Lance CPL. Nazario Serrano Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to two graduating seniors in the upper 25% of their class who have demonstrated community service involvement.
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.
Larry Parrish Memorial Scholarship Must have attended Bowie Middle School for at least 2 years, been in athletics in high school for at least 2 years with plans to become a teacher / coach.
Las Colinas Cancer Center Foundation Scholarship by Dr. Gregory A. Echt This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Irving ISD senior who ranks in the top 10% of his/her class, and has a desire to pursue a degree in the medical field.
Lauralee Hubbard Memorial Scholarship