Our Opportunities

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

IMPORTANTREAD BEFORE PROCEEDING

  • Began by filling out a General Application
  • Apply to Individual Scholarships from the list of scholarships “Recommended” for you. Keep in mind “Recommended” does not constitute qualified. You will need to answer additional questions.
  • Award Amounts – The number and amount of scholarship awards shown are for general information purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of what you will receive if selected.

Please remember that you need to apply to each scholarship separately. Completing the General Application does not mean that you have applied for any scholarships. Also be aware that INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE AT RISH OF NOT BEING SENT TO THE SELECTION COMMITTEE FOR CONSIDERATIONS.

Scholarship Deadlines: The Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame and the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame offered by Nancy and Ted Paup Scholarships will be March 1, 2020. The deadline for all other scholarships will be April 1, 2020.

If you have any questions contact the Community Foundation of Abilene’s Scholarship Director at 325-676-3883 or email Jennifer at jweber@cfabilene.org

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Award Amount Varies 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...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Award Amount Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Award Amount Varies 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...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Award Amount Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00 per recipient, single award
Deadline04/01/2020
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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Award Amount Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$3,000.00 per year, renewable X 4 years Ashley and Sara Abel Memorial Scholarship
The Ashley and Sara Abel Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor two sisters who loved as only sisters can and were best friends, too. ...
The Ashley and Sara Abel Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00 per year, renewable X 4 years
Deadline04/01/2020
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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: 500.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Award amount varies
Deadline04/01/2020
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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Award Amount Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Amount Varies Casey Leo Huff Memorial Scholarship
The Casey Leo Huff Memorial Scholarship is to go to a student that is challenged physically, financially and/or academically. A student that...
The Casey Leo Huff Memorial Scholarship is to go to a student that is...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Amount Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,500 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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,250.00 per recipient, single award
Deadline04/01/2020
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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: 500.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $750.00 per recipient, single amount
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00 per recipient, single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$2,000 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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000 renewable for 4 yrs
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,000 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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000 per recipient, single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/01/2020
$2,500.00 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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00 renewable for 2 yrs
Deadline04/01/2020
$4,000.00 Renewable for 4 yrs Jack Mildren Memorial Scholarship
The Jack Mildren Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by the Cooper High School Class of 1968 in memory of Jack Mildren , a fellow...
The Jack Mildren Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by the...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $4,000.00 Renewable for 4 yrs
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,000.00 single award 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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$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,...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$2,500.00 per recipient, renewable for 2 yrs Jean and Curly Hays Scholarship
Jean Hays established this scholarship because she feels strongly that higher education is important to a person’s career advancement and increases...
Jean Hays established this scholarship because she feels strongly that...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00 per recipient, renewable for 2 yrs
Deadline04/01/2020
$2,000.00 renewable for 4 years Jesse M. and Bernice M. Pyeatt Scholarship
The Jesse M. and Bernice M. Pyeatt Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to deserving single mothers who are currently...
The Jesse M. and Bernice M. Pyeatt Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00 renewable for 4 years
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,250.00 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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,250.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$0.00 Kay Whitton & Lessie McCormick Terry Scholarship
The Kay Whitton and Lessie McCormick Terry Scholarship will recognize students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence in both...
The Kay Whitton and Lessie McCormick Terry Scholarship will recognize...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/01/2020
$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,...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,000.00 single award 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,...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00 per recipient, single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$500.00 renewable for 4 years McClellan "Think On" Memorial Scholarship
The McClellan “Think On” Memorial Scholarship was established by brothers Russell and Stan McClellan to honor the memory of their parents, Billy...
The McClellan “Think On” Memorial Scholarship was established by...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00 renewable for 4 years
Deadline04/01/2020
2,000.00 McMahon Surovik Suttle, PC Scholarship
The McMahon Surovik Suttle, PC Scholarship is in honor of Steve Suttle and Bob Surovik. It is intended for students of the Big Country area who...
The McMahon Surovik Suttle, PC Scholarship is in honor of Steve Suttle...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: 2,000.00
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Award Amount Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$2,000.00 Renewable for 4 years R.C. and Elizabeth Hoppe Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to a graduating senior from Abilene High School, ATEMS, or Holland Medical School with a gpa 3.0 or above who plans to...
This scholarship is offered to a graduating senior from Abilene High...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00 Renewable for 4 years
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00 per recipient, renewable for 4 yrs
Deadline04/01/2020
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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Award Amount Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
Award Amount Varies 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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Award Amount Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$2,000.00 renewable for 2 yrs Serendipity Scholarship
The Serendipity Scholarship was established to assist students in obtaining workforce skills and a certification that would enable them to find...
The Serendipity Scholarship was established to assist students in...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00 renewable for 2 yrs
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,000.00 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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00 single award
Deadline04/01/2020
$5,000.00 renewable for 3 yrs The Dollie Lane Harp Memorial Scholarship Fund for Classical Music
This scholarship was established by Ruth Harp Gibson of Nolan County to honor the memory of her mother, Dollie Lane Harp. The applicant must have...
This scholarship was established by Ruth Harp Gibson of Nolan County to...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00 renewable for 3 yrs
Deadline04/01/2020
Award Amount Varies The Senora Stacy Horton Sanchez Scholarship
The Senora Stacy Horton Sanchez Scholarships was established to honor the love, passion and spirit that Stacy was able to share with the world. ...
The Senora Stacy Horton Sanchez Scholarships was established to honor...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Award Amount Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,500.00 renewable for 2 yrs Tillie Odam Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by John Odam and his family to honor his mother Tillie Odam. Tillie Odam served as Director of Hendrick Medical...
This scholarship was established by John Odam and his family to honor...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00 renewable for 2 yrs
Deadline04/01/2020