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PBAF Emergency Relief Fund
Gifts to the PBAF Emergency Relief Fund are currently being granted to nonprofit organizations addressing the immediate needs in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
In 2014 Amy Bell of Weatherford, Texas, daughter of Ellen and Larry Bell of Midland, Texas, passed away very unexpectedly from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 33. Amy was known as a tenacious horsewoman, a seasoned traveler, an accomplished hunter, a dedicated philanthropist and a “best friend” to many. She touched lives across the world.
During her short life she began a very private, but significant work dedicated to making life better for those less fortunate. Throughout her life Amy was involved in numerous charitable and humanitarian efforts. As Amy’s travels took her to some exciting new places far away from her Texas roots her desire to show her “love and compassion for children” extended to projects all over the world. It was her wish that her love for children and her efforts to help those less fortunate would be perpetuated. Amy left some very specific instructions on how those passions of hers and projects she started could continue. Amy’s family is deeply committed to honoring those final wishes by supporting Amy’s programs and projects and sharing her “Pay It Forward” spirit throughout the world.
Created by Scot Northern, in honor and in memory of his parents, the Ann & Roy Northern Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Midland High School. Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:
financial need, exhibition of extracurricular involvement in school and the community, exhibition of work ethic through ongoing or summer employment, desire and dedication to succeed in a college environment.
Established by the local AESC chapter, the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC) Scholarship benefits children of employees who work for a variety of energy service companies throughout the Permian Basin.
Established by an anonymous donor, the Barbara Yarbrough Scholarship pays tribute to Barbara as an inspirational educator, tireless volunteer, and community leader. Preference is given to graduating seniors of Midland County public high schools who demonstrate character and leadership by his/her personal behavior and participation in church and civic activities, plan to attend a college or university located in the United States.
The Bill Mims Memorial Scholarship was established by his sister, Dixie, in 2001 to benefit graduates of Midland County high schools. Bill was a Midland High School graduate who was left a paraplegic from a football injury in the 1950s. Despite his disability, he lived a life of service to his community until his death. Scholarships are based on the following criteria graduate of a Midland County high school and attend an accredited state-funded college or university in the state of Texas.