Jean and Curly Hays Scholarship Fund
Jean Hays established this scholarship because she feels strongly that higher education is important to a person’s career advancement and increases a person’s awareness of the world around him including local community, civic and cultural needs. Jean continues to be involved with numerous civic and cultural organizations in Abilene including The Grace Museum, the Woman’s Club, and Alliance for Women and Children. .
Her late husband, Curly Hays, was the farm and ranch representative for West Texas Utilities. His work with 4-H, stock shows and local football touched many young lives. Because of his agriculture ties, the West Texas Hereford Association named a scholarship in his honor in 1988. See the West Texas Hereford/Curly Hays Memorial Scholarship.