Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Community Foundation of Abilene’s Scholarship Application Portal.

*The application process for the 2019-2020 Scholarship Cycle will open November 1st.

  • Please explore the scholarship opportunities and their requirements below. You can also explore “External” scholarship opportunities by clicking on the Opportunities tab above.
  • If you meet the requirements for any of the scholarship opportunities listed “Sign Up” and create an account.
  • Fill out the General Application and apply to scholarship opportunities for which you are eligible. You will need to answer opportunity specific questions for each scholarship opportunity to apply to that scholarship.

Please note that the award amounts and number of awards given is general information and should not be considered a guarantee of what you will receive if selected.

If you need future assistance contact the CFA office at 325-676-3883.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000.00 per recipient, renewable for 2 yrs Hays - Jean and Curly Hays Scholarship
Designated for College Level students (Junior and Senior) or college graduate students. The Jean and Curly Hays Scholarship Fund was established in...
Designated for College Level students (Junior and Senior) or college...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00 per recipient, renewable for 2 yrs
Ended
$2,000 Wes-Tex Drilling - Bob Cockrell Memorial Scholarship
This renewable scholarship is offered to Taylor County seniors with a minimum 88 gpa (3.52) who plan to enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours per...
This renewable scholarship is offered to Taylor County seniors with a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$2,500.00 renewable for 4 yrs Wilson - Stanley and Claudie Wilson Scholarship
The Stanley and Claudie Wilson Scholarship was established to assist deserving young people from the following designated Abilene area (Taylor...
The Stanley and Claudie Wilson Scholarship was established to assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00 renewable for 4 yrs
Ended
$4000.00 Renewable for 4yrs Hazel Nunn Scholarship for HSU General Studies
This fund provides scholarships to Nolan County high school graduating seniors (recent or current) (Sweetwater ISD, Blackwell CISD, Roscoe ISD and...
This fund provides scholarships to Nolan County high school graduating...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4000.00 Renewable for 4yrs
Ended
$1,500.00 single award Odam - Tillie Odam Memorial Scholarship
High School Senior or Alumni. This fund was established by John Odam and his family to honor of his mother, Tillie Odam, for her 24 years of...
High School Senior or Alumni. This fund was established by John Odam...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00 single award
Ended
$500.00 single award Mary and George Minter Memorial Scholarship
The Mary and George Minter Memorial Scholarship was established by their daughters, Martha Ferguson and Sally Duncan Walls, to honor their parents’...
The Mary and George Minter Memorial Scholarship was established by their...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00 single award
Ended
Varies Abilene Alumnae Panhellenic Missy Bridwell Memorial Scholarship
The Abilene Chapter of the National Alumnae Panhellenic Association established the scholarship in memory of Missy Bridwell. This scholarship is...
The Abilene Chapter of the National Alumnae Panhellenic Association...
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  • Award: Varies
$3,000.00 per recipient, single award Abilene Founder Lions Club - A.E. Wells Scholarship
The Abilene Founder Lions Club established this scholarship in 1975 in honor of A. E. “Poly” Wells. Mr. Wells was a prominent Abilene educator,...
The Abilene Founder Lions Club established this scholarship in 1975 in...
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  • Award: $3,000.00 per recipient, single award
Award Amount Varies Abilene Geological Society Scholarship
The objective of the Abilene Geological Society is to promote the sciences of petroleum geology, environmental geology and related technologies in...
The objective of the Abilene Geological Society is to promote the...
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  • Award: Award Amount Varies
500.00 single award Barney Popnoe Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created in honor of Mr. Barney Popnoe, an educator, coach and mentor who passed away on November 3, 2013. The scholarship was...
This scholarship was created in honor of Mr. Barney Popnoe, an educator,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: 500.00 single award
1,000.00 Single award Bergman Scholarship
The Bergman Family Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who might not qualify for other funds and who will be attending Texas Tech...
The Bergman Family Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who...
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  • Award: 1,000.00 Single award
$1,000.00 per recipient, single award Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship
The Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame began as the AISD Hall of Fame in 1988. The AISD Hall of Fame inducted 10 inaugural members, but was...
The Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame began as the AISD Hall of Fame in...
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  • Award: $1,000.00 per recipient, single award
$500.00 per recipient, single award Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship offered by Nancy and Ted Paup
This fund was established by Nancy and Ted Paup in 2011 to award scholarships to students from Abilene High School or Cooper High School and Albany...
This fund was established by Nancy and Ted Paup in 2011 to award...
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  • Award: $500.00 per recipient, single award
Award amount varies Big Country County Medical Society Alliance Scholarship
The Big Country County Medical Society Alliance Scholarship Fund (formerly Taylor-Jones-Haskell-Callahan County Medical Society Alliance) was...
The Big Country County Medical Society Alliance Scholarship Fund...
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  • Award: Award amount varies
Award Amount Varies Bob R. Hefner Scholarship
The Bob R. Hefner Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. Hefner prior to his death in June, 2010. Mr. Hefner was a businessman in Coleman,...
The Bob R. Hefner Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. Hefner...
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  • Award: Award Amount Varies
Award Amount Varies Burton - Ruth and Bill Burton Memorial Scholarship
The Ruth and Bill Burton Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by their daughter, Shellie B. Evans, in their memory. Ruth and Bill Burton were...
The Ruth and Bill Burton Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by...
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  • Award: Award Amount Varies
$500.00 single award Catherine Aileen Smith-Jones Memorial Scholarship
Catherine Aileen Smith Jones was born in Norwich, CT to Arthur D. and Frances G. Smith. She grew up in Abilene, graduated from Cooper High School...
Catherine Aileen Smith Jones was born in Norwich, CT to Arthur D. and...
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  • Award: $500.00 single award
$1,000 single award Chuck and Doris Moser Scholarship
Chuck Moser was born in Chillicothe Missouri and went on to play football at the University of Missouri. During his time in the Army Air Corps he...
Chuck Moser was born in Chillicothe Missouri and went on to play...
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  • Award: $1,000 single award
$1,250.00 per recipient, single award Clack Educational Fund
Tommie and Bobbie Clack were born on their parents’ ranch about three miles southeast of Abilene. Tommie started her education at Colony Hill rural...
Tommie and Bobbie Clack were born on their parents’ ranch about three...
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  • Award: $1,250.00 per recipient, single award
500.00 single award From Harm to Home Scholarship
Despite being a new arrival to West Texas in 1995, Dr. Angela Nicolini credits being embraced with open arms by the people of Abilene for the fact...
Despite being a new arrival to West Texas in 1995, Dr. Angela Nicolini...
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  • Award: 500.00 single award
$750.00 per recipient, single amount Gilbert Cook Memorial Scholarship
This memorial scholarship fund was established to honor Gilbert Cook (1960-2001). Gilbert Cook was born November 7, 1960. He was a devoted husband,...
This memorial scholarship fund was established to honor Gilbert Cook...
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  • Award: $750.00 per recipient, single amount
$1,500.00 per recipient, single award Ginny Michelle Ryan Memorial Scholarship
Ginny Michelle Ryan, the only child of Hal and Nancy Ryan, was born on December 13, 1976 in Quanah, Texas. Ginny attended school at Paducah until...
Ginny Michelle Ryan, the only child of Hal and Nancy Ryan, was born on...
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  • Award: $1,500.00 per recipient, single award
$1,500.00 single award Gold Star Memorial Scholarship
An anonymous donor established the Gold Star Memorial Scholarship to honor the families of the men and women who sacrificed their lives protecting...
An anonymous donor established the Gold Star Memorial Scholarship to...
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  • Award: $1,500.00 single award
$2,000 per recipient, renewable for 4 yrs Greater Abilene Ministers Alliance Scholarship
The Greater Abilene Ministers Alliance (GAMA) Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 to provide scholarships to African-American graduates who...
The Greater Abilene Ministers Alliance (GAMA) Scholarship Fund was...
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  • Award: $2,000 per recipient, renewable for 4 yrs
$2,000 per recipient, single award GySgt Robert K. Keller Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Nicole Keller in memory of her husband Robert Keith Keller. Keith was a Marine who spent his career...
This scholarship was established by Nicole Keller in memory of her...
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  • Award: $2,000 per recipient, single award
$0.00 Harold Dean Wade Memorial Scholarship
Harold D. Wade spent much of his adult life serving others as a Christian educator. As a first generation college graduate, he believed strongly...
Harold D. Wade spent much of his adult life serving others as a...
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  • Award: $0.00
$2,000 renewable for 2 yrs Hazel Nunn Scholarship for TSTC Sweetwater
Mrs. Hazel Nunn, a long-time resident of Nolan County, Texas, through a bequest from her estate established the Hazel Nunn Endowed Scholarship...
Mrs. Hazel Nunn, a long-time resident of Nolan County, Texas, through a...
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  • Award: $2,000 renewable for 2 yrs
$2,000.00 single award James P. Hopper Memorial Scholarship
James Pernell Hopper was born on August 30, 1969 to Loyd and Edwina Hopper. James attended school at Talpa-Centennial (which later became part of...
James Pernell Hopper was born on August 30, 1969 to Loyd and Edwina...
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  • Award: $2,000.00 single award
$1,000.00 Jane A. Rhodes Young Life Scholarship
The Jane A. Rhodes Young Life Scholarship Fund was established for graduating seniors from Abilene High, Cooper High or Wylie High who were active...
The Jane A. Rhodes Young Life Scholarship Fund was established for...
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  • Award: $1,000.00
$1,500.00 single award Janet Parkey Memorial Scholarship
Janet Grace Parkey was born on January 1, 1942, in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in home economics from Oklahoma...
Janet Grace Parkey was born on January 1, 1942, in Kittanning,...
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  • Award: $1,500.00 single award
$500.00 single award Jay Hatcher Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, established by the Alumni Association of the Abilene Citizens Police Academy, honors the memory of Abilene police detective Jay...
This scholarship, established by the Alumni Association of the Abilene...
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  • Award: $500.00 single award
$1,000.00 single award Johnathan Tschaar Memorial Scholarship
Johnathan Wesley Tschaar was an optimistic young man who was actively involved in high school and the community. Some of his particularly...
Johnathan Wesley Tschaar was an optimistic young man who was actively...
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  • Award: $1,000.00 single award
$1,000.00 per recipient, renewable for 3 yrs Leo and Piney Scott Scholarship
The Scott’s believe in education and active community involvement. Born February 12, 1933 in Milan County, TX., Leo notably served as the first...
The Scott’s believe in education and active community involvement. Born...
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  • Award: $1,000.00 per recipient, renewable for 3 yrs
$2,000.00 single award Margaret Wheeler Kennedy Scholarship
The Margaret Wheeler Kennedy Scholarship, established by her children, R. Michael Wheeler, Gay Wheeler Gilroy, Susan Wheeler Johnson, and J. Greg...
The Margaret Wheeler Kennedy Scholarship, established by her children,...
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  • Award: $2,000.00 single award
Award Amount Varies Marguerite and Ike Chism Scholarship
Marguerite Chism was born in Azle, Tarrant County, Texas on July 23, 1911 and moved with her family to Jones County in 1915 where they lived near...
Marguerite Chism was born in Azle, Tarrant County, Texas on July 23,...
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  • Award: Award Amount Varies
$1,500.00 single award Marie Denham Memorial Scholarship
Marie Denham (1921-2002) worked with the children of Abilene for 29 years as a class-room teacher, counselor and administrator. She was a counselor...
Marie Denham (1921-2002) worked with the children of Abilene for 29...
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  • Award: $1,500.00 single award
$1,000.00 per recipient, single award Mary Bailey Memorial Scholarship
Mary Bailey worked as a teacher’s aide, secretary, and bookkeeper for the Cisco Independent School District for over 30 years, retiring in 2011. A...
Mary Bailey worked as a teacher’s aide, secretary, and bookkeeper for...
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  • Award: $1,000.00 per recipient, single award
$1,000.00 single award Nicholas Whitaker Memorial Scholarship
Nicholas Whitaker was a compassionate young man who cared deeply about his friends and family. Nick was born in Austin, Texas to Bit and Bill...
Nicholas Whitaker was a compassionate young man who cared deeply about...
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  • Award: $1,000.00 single award
Award Amount Varies Nolan County Foundation Scholarship
The Nolan County Foundation Scholarship is a merit based scholarship for Nolan County High School seniors who will be attending a Texas College or...
The Nolan County Foundation Scholarship is a merit based scholarship for...
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  • Award: Award Amount Varies
Award Amount Varies Petroleum Club of Houston Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Petroleum Club of Houston to provide scholarship opportunities to the children and grandchildren of its...
This scholarship was established by the Petroleum Club of Houston to...
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  • Award: Award Amount Varies
$1,000.00 single award Randy Polk Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Marla Polk to honor the memory of her husband, Randy Polk. Throughout Randy’s life, his passion for sports,...
This scholarship was established by Marla Polk to honor the memory of...
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  • Award: $1,000.00 single award
$500.00 single award Reach for a Difference Scholarship
The Reach for a Difference Scholarship is offered to any graduating senior with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or diagnosis on their...
The Reach for a Difference Scholarship is offered to any graduating...
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  • Award: $500.00 single award
$1,000.00 per recipient, renewable for 4 yrs Rentech Boiler Systems, Inc. Scholarship
This fund was established by Rentech Boiler Systems, Inc. to provide scholarship opportunities to the children of its current employees. The...
This fund was established by Rentech Boiler Systems, Inc. to provide...
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  • Award: $1,000.00 per recipient, renewable for 4 yrs
Award Amount Varies Rodney Holder Memorial Scholarship
Rodney Holder was born April 18, 1960, (Auburn, Alabama,) and moved to Abilene at age 3. Rodney lived a life of service. He was a 28-year police...
Rodney Holder was born April 18, 1960, (Auburn, Alabama,) and moved to...
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  • Award: Award Amount Varies
$500.00 single award Ross Jones Memorial Scholarship
Ross William Whyte Jones was born in Abilene, Texas on January 7, 1986 to William F. “Sonny” and Cynthia “Cindy” Jones. He attended Austin...
Ross William Whyte Jones was born in Abilene, Texas on January 7, 1986...
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  • Award: $500.00 single award
$750.00 single award Sheriff John Middleton Memorial Scholarship
Friends of the late Sheriff John Middleton established this fund to honor the Sheriff who passed away on September 21, 1991. John Middleton...
Friends of the late Sheriff John Middleton established this fund to...
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  • Award: $750.00 single award
$2,500.00 renewable for 2 yrs Todd Moore Memorial Scholarship
Todd Moore was an optimistic young man who was as passionate about golf as he was about life. With the support of his parents, Wayne and Reba...
Todd Moore was an optimistic young man who was as passionate about golf...
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  • Award: $2,500.00 renewable for 2 yrs
Award Amount Varies Virginia Ruth Kiker Hughes Memorial Scholarship
The Virginia Kiker Hughes Memorial Scholarship, established by Bill and Sherry Kiker in loving memory of their aunt, honors her productive life...
The Virginia Kiker Hughes Memorial Scholarship, established by Bill and...
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  • Award: Award Amount Varies
$2,000.00 single award West Texas Hereford / Curly Hays Memorial Scholarship
Curly Hays, late husband of Jean Hays, died in 1987. Curly was the farm and ranch representative for West Texas Utilities. His work with 4-H, stock...
Curly Hays, late husband of Jean Hays, died in 1987. Curly was the farm...
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  • Award: $2,000.00 single award
Award Amount Varies Winters Area Foundation Scholarships
The Winters Area Foundation has designated these scholarships for Winters High School. By applying to the Winters Area Foundation Scholarship you...
The Winters Area Foundation has designated these scholarships for...
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  • Award: Award Amount Varies