The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Local News

January 8, 2014

Scholarships for East Texas students announced

PALESTINE — The East Texas Communities Foundation is currently accepting applications from East Texas students for its 39 scholarship funds. Deadline for submission is 5 p.m March 3, unless noted otherwise. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online.

A student may apply for every scholarship for which he or she meets the eligibility requirements, though applicants should complete a unique application for each scholarship.

Detailed eligibility criteria and links to the applications are available under the “Scholarships / Students / Student Guide and Available Scholarships” tab of the ETCF website at www.etcf.org/pages/scholarships/students/student-guide-and-available-scholarships.  

Three new scholarships were established this year:

• Art Excellence Scholarship — For art majors, preferably non-traditional students, at the University of Texas at Tyler. Amount: $500.

• Ben and Florine Ramsey Scholarship — For graduating seniors or prior graduates of San Augustine High School. Amount: $750.

• Glenn and Vivian Prater Memorial Scholarship — For an Eagle Scout graduated or graduating from a high school in East Texas and Liberty County, TX who has been accepted to or is currently attending Texas A&M University. Amount: $500.

Other scholarships being offered this year include the following:

• David G. and Jacqueline M. Braithwaite Scholarship for Vocational/Technical Study in Medically Related Fields — For East Texas students pursuing a vocational/technical associate’s degree or certificate in a medically related field. Amount: $1,500 – renewable for the length of the program.

• David G. and Jacqueline M. Braithwaite Scholarship in Chemistry — For East Texas graduating seniors majoring in chemistry. Amount: $3,000 – renewable for a total of four years.

• David G. and Jacqueline M. Braithwaite Scholarship in Medicine, Biotechnology and Veterinary Medicine — For East Texas graduating seniors who plan to major in biology, mathematics, engineering or a related field which will allow them to pursue a career as a doctor, dentist, veterinarian or biotechnologist. Amount: $3,000 – renewable for a total of four years.

• J.M. Braithwaite TJC Nursing Scholarship — For East Texas students pursuing a nursing degree at Tyler Junior College. Amount: $1,000 – renewable for the length of the program.

• Dr. Elbert H. Caldwell Scholarship — For an East Texas resident wishing to pursue a career in a medically related field, with a preference for nursing. Amount: $2,500 – renewable.

• East Texas Geological Society Scholarship — For students pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree in geology in the State of Texas. Must be a sophomore or higher in college at time of application. Amount: $1,500 – renewable for a total of two years.

• Winifred George Scholarship — For a graduating senior from a Smith County high school attending Abilene Christian University. Amount: $1,000 – renewable for a total of four years.

• J.L. Gulley, Jr. Texas Tech Scholarship — For a graduating senior or a previous graduate from a high school in East Texas or Quanah, TX who plans to attend Texas Tech University. Amount: $5,000 – renewable for a total of four years.

• Richard B. and Mary Lou Hamm Scholarship — For Bullard High School graduating seniors planning to attend the University of Texas at Tyler. Amount: $1,000 – renewable for a total of four years.

• Allen and Nancy Locklin Scholarship — For graduating seniors from Smith County attending the University of Texas at Tyler. Amount: $2,000 – renewable for a total of five years.

• Gladys and Thomas “TB” Stewart Scholarship — For graduating seniors from Smith County and surrounding high schools. Amount: $2,000 – renewable for a total of four years.

• Adam Carroll Scholarship — For a Grand Saline High School graduating senior who has participated in high school athletics or cheerleading (Van Zandt, Wood or Smith County only). Amount: $500.

• Citizens 1st Bank/Perkins Family Foundation Scholarship — For children of State of Texas employees who are residents of Cherokee, Nacogdoches or Smith County. Prior recipients may reapply. Amount: $1,000.

• Betty and Roy Erickson Scholarship — For graduating seniors from East Texas high schools with all “A” averages. Amount: $1,000.

• Alex Fleming Infinity Scholarship — For a graduating senior from Whitehouse High School who has participated in band for four years. Amount: $1,500.

• Tim King Memorial Scholarship — For a graduating senior from Robert E. Lee H.S. in Tyler who plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in business. Amount: $2,500.

• Lauren Lewis Scholarship — For a graduating senior from Robert E. Lee High School or All Saints Episcopal School of Tyler who is accepted to attend Texas A&M University. The deadline for this scholarship is April 1. Amount: $1,000.

• Juliette Low's Amazing Girls Scholarship — For a female student who is a graduating senior from a Smith County high school and who was involved in Girl Scouting. Amount: $1,000.

• Christopher Lyon Memorial Scholarship — For art majors at the University of Texas at Tyler. Amount: $1,000.

• Natural Gas Society of East Texas Scholarship — For State of Texas college students at the undergraduate or graduate level who have declared a major which directly relates to the energy industry. Amount: $1,000.

• Gary Neel Memorial Scholarship — For a Robert E. Lee High School graduating senior who will be attending the University of Texas at Austin. Amount: $2,500.

• Partners in Arts Scholarship — For Smith County graduating seniors planning on pursuing a degree in one of the performing or visual arts. Amount: $1,000.

• Leslie Reid Memorial Scholarship — For any female Henderson County graduating senior who has participated in horse shows. Amount: $1,000.

• Retail Merchants Association Scholarship — For graduating seniors from Smith County and select surrounding high schools who plan to major in business. Amount: $1,000.

• Samsung Scholarship — For graduating seniors from Tyler ISD and Marshall ISD. Amount: $8,000.

• Samsung Math Science Technology Scholarship — For graduating seniors from Tyler ISD and Marshall ISD majoring in math, science or technology. Amount: $8,000.

• Samsung Football Scholarship — For a graduating senior from Tyler ISD or Marshall ISD who is a  member of the football team. Amount: $5,000.

• Kristen and Joey Seeber Scholarship — For a graduating senior from Robert E. Lee High School or John Tyler High School. Amount: $500.

• Sharyland Utilities Scholarship — For a graduating senior from select high schools in Hunt, Collin and Fannin County, Texas who plans to major in engineering. Amount: $400.

• Smith County Baptist Ministers Scholarship — For dependent children of ordained ministers serving congregations that are members of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Prior recipients may reapply. Amount: To be determined.

• Gerald and Charlie Stoker Memorial Scholarship — For a graduating senior from Winnsboro High School. Amount: $500.

• Texas Rose Festival Scholarship — For a graduating senior at a Smith County high school or a current college student who graduated from a Smith County school. Amount: $350.

• Tyler Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association Scholarship — For children of current employees of the City of Tyler Police Department. Prior recipients may reapply. Amount: $5,000.

• Sherilyn A. Willis, M.D. Medical Scholarship — For a student attending medical school in the State of Texas. Amount: $500.

• A.D. and Mary Winston Scholarship —  For a Smith County public school graduating senior planning to attend Texas A&M University. Amount: $1,000.

• Tiffany Lynn Zanolini Memorial Scholarship — For a female graduating senior at a Smith County high school who has participated in varsity soccer. Amount: $1,000.

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For more information, contact ETCF Program Officer Mary Lynn Smith at 903-533-0208 or log on to the website at www.etcf.org.

East Texas Communities Foundation is a nonprofit corporation serving 32 counties in East Texas. The mission of the foundation is to support philanthropy by offering simple ways for donors to achieve their long-term charitable goals. The foundation distributed $5 million in grants in 2012 and currently manages over $64 million in 212 unique charitable funds which support non-profit organizations and student scholarships. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded $48 million in grants and scholarships. The foundation will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2014.

 

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