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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.
The Midland Reunion 2000 Scholarship provides funding to graduating seniors from Midland Independent School District high schools. The one-time scholarship award is based on the following criteria:
– graduate of a Midland Independent School District high school,
– financial need,
– good citizenship,
– desire and dedication to succeed in a college or an accredited technological school environment.
Mary and James W. Mims created the Nancy Jo Mims Geers Memorial Scholarship in memory of their daughter, a professional occupational therapist who devoted her life to assisting patients realize their full capacity. Scholarship selection is based on the following criteria:
– resident of Midland County,
– pursuing education and career service in the field of Occupational Therapy,
– demonstrates desire and capacity to succeed in an academic environment toward fulfillment of requirements for a college degree,
– practices good citizenship.
Created in 2014 by the Nettie Millhollon Educational Trust, the Nettie Millhollon Scholarship benefits residents of Martin County. Potential recipients must be a permanent resident of Martin County at the time of their initial application and pursuing a course of study that culminates in a bachelor or advanced degree.
This fund was established by Olga T. Banks, a retired Midland teacher, who passed away in 2018 at the age of 102. She graduated from Texas Women’s University and earned her Master’s degree from Texas Tech University. Olga did not have children of her own, but strongly impacted the lives of her students. She was a home economics teacher at San Jacinto Junior High, Midland High and Lee High schools. In 2012, she was inducted into the Lee Legacy Wall of Honor in recognition of her outstanding service to Robert E. Lee High school. This fund provides scholarships for graduates of Midland High School, Lee High School, and Midland College students. The award is based on the following:
– financial need,
– good citizenship,
– desire and dedication to succeed in a college environment.
Family and friends created the *Patricia Cobb Memorial Scholarship* in her honor for graduates of Midland High School active in athletics. Ms. Cobb was a school teacher and guidance counselor in the Midland Independent School District for 30 years until her retirement. The scholarship award is based on the following criteria:
– good character,
– three-year participation in MHS athletics,
– desire, dedication and leadership,
– financial need.
Created by his family and friends, the Patrick Wayland Memorial Scholarship honors Patrick’s life as an outstanding scholar, athlete, Marine Corps officer, and person of faith and character. A graduate of Midland High School and the U. S. Naval Academy, Patrick sustained injuries in a military training exercise from which he was unable to recover. This scholarship provides financial assistance to graduating seniors of Midland High School possessing these characteristics:
– achieved academic excellence by graduating in the top 10 percent of their graduating class,
– lettered in at least one sport while in high school,
– demonstrates Christian character and good citizenship by their personal behavior and participation in church and civic activities,
– accepted to a college or university located in the United States.