Thank you for partnering with Permian Basin Area Foundation to meet the needs of your West Texas neighbors.
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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.
A community endowment fund to support the charitable and educational organizations in Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties. Grants requests from each county received during the two competitive grant cycle are awarded through this fund.
Created by Jerry J. Lea in loving memory of his daughter, the Shannon S. Lea Memorial Scholarship assists Midland County public school graduates who attend Midland College. To be eligible for consideration, students must be children of current or retired employees from one of the following public service organizations:
– City of Midland Police Department
– City of Midland Fire Department
– Midland County Sheriff’s Office
Created in 2019 by the Stanton Buffalo Booster Club to provide one-time scholarships to graduating seniors from Stanton ISD. Each scholarship shall be limited to the first year of college attendance and must be used within a year of being awarded.
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.