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 native of Carbon, Texas, Mrs. Bailey married Eastland County Judge Scott Bailey in 1965 and they made their home in Cisco. She worked tirelessly to support the youth of Cisco in their many endeavors both at work and as a volunteer. She was also active in her church and her community. Mrs. Bailey passed away in the fall of 2012. Her children have established this fund in her memory to honor her desire to help students from Cisco achieve their fullest potential.


  • Cisco High School graduating senior
  • Planning to study at a two-year or four-year college or accredited vocational/technical school in Texas

Mary Bailey Memorial Scholarship
$1,000.00 per recipient, single award
Supplemental Questions
  1. Will receiving this scholarship be the deciding point for whether you attend college?
  2. Please provide an essay that discusses the following subjects (250-300 words) Why do you want to go to college and how would this award impact your ability to attend? What do you hope to accomplish with your life? What are your career interests and goals and what has motivated you toward them? Feel free to disclose a major obstacle in your life that you have overcome.
  3. Provide the name and email address of a teacher/professor who knows your character and is willing to submit an online reference on your behalf (No relatives).