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Family and friends of Stephen created the Stephen Neace Memorial Scholarship in 2008. A graduate of Monahans High School and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Stephen was working as a scientist at the time of his death. Scholarship awards based on the following criteria:
– graduating senior from Monahans High School,
– attends the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, with preference given to those majoring in biology,
– demonstrates financial need,
– exhibits good citizenship and the desire and dedication to succeed in a college environment.
For more information including an application, contact Teresa Burnett, Monahans Chamber of Commerce. Applications are turned in to the high school counselor.
Originally established as the Ted Lawson Memorial Scholarship by Von Dean Lawson, this scholarship honors Mr. Lawson, who was a recognized leader in the Permian Basin oil and gas industry. The scholarship was later renamed to also honor Von Dean, an elementary school teacher for more than 30 years, who passed away in 2012. The scholarship benefits Sul Ross State University students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Scholarship awards are based on the following criteria:
– attendance at Sul Ross State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree,
– financial need,
– desire and dedication to succeed in a college environment.
Established in honor of its company founder, the Ted G. Roden Memorial Scholarship of Standard Sales is open to full-time company employees or spouse/qualifying child (as determined by IRS criteria) of full-time company employees. To be considered, an applicant must be a high school senior (or graduate) and enroll at a two- or four-year academic institution that results in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or post-graduate degree. Attendance at a state-funded technical college is permissible if the course of study results in an associate’s degree.
Full-time employees are permitted to enroll in a minimum course load of 6 hours; dependents (spouses and qualifying children) are required to enroll as full-time students.
Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic performance, participation in extracurricular activities, potential to succeed in a college environment, and good citizenship.
An outstanding role model, James C. Pitts, Jr. devoted his life to the education of children. The James C. Pitts, Jr. Memorial Scholarship perpetuates his legacy of love, compassion, commitment and integrity. In 2019, his wife Thelma passed away and the scholarship was renamed to honor her as well. The scholarship, awarded to outstanding Midland Independent School District graduates, is based on the following criteria:
– graduate of a Midland ISD school, with preference given to African American students,
– financial need,
– good character,
– desire, dedication and leadership.
Thelma Bayless Windham, a longtime resident of McCamey and Upton County, is honored by her family with a scholarship in her name. The Thelma Windham Scholarship provides financial assistance to average or above average graduates of Upton County high schools for continued education. Scholarship awards are based on the following:
– graduate of an Upton County high school,
– attend an accredited college or university in the state of Texas,
– financial need.