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 Whitaker. He attended Wylie High School where he was very active in sports, theatre, choir and P.A.L.S. He graduated in 2002 and was named “Best All-Around Boy” in his class. It is obvious that Nick loved people and loved life. He was passionate about theatre and music as well as many other things. However, Nick will most likely be remembered for the way he treated others. One of Nick’s teachers, Kim Cheek, remembers that “Nick was always such an advocate for the underdog.” His memory will live on through the Nicholas Whitaker Memorial Scholarship.


  • Graduating senior of Wylie High
  • Participated in music or theatre in high school
  • Planning on studying music or theatre in college

Nicholas Whitaker Memorial Scholarship
$1,000.00 single award
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you planning to study music or theatre in college?
  2. Did you participate in Music or theatre in High School? Please list information below.
  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).