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 filled with joy and vitality. Virginia loved being with her large family at their ranch in Silver Valley near Coleman as well as taking trips with her mother, Alesa Kiker, and her daughter, Susan Hughes Kratt, to Alaska, the Caribbean and many places in Europe. After Virginia’s husband, Veryl Hughes, passed away, she helped her sons carry on the family’s oil business. Virginia’s expertise and attention to detail about all aspects of drilling and completion are legendary.


  • Graduating senior from a Region 14 school
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited institution that provides a certification or degree in a vocational/technical feild (THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS NOT MEANT FOR A STUDENT PURSUING A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE SUCH AS REQUIRED FOR NURSING)

Virginia Kiker Hughes
$3,000.00 renewable for 2 yrs
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you plan to attend an accredited vocational/technical college (such as TSTC or Cisco College)?
  2. What is your estimated tuition cost per semester?
  3. Please provide an essay that discusses the following subjects (250-300 words): Why do you want to go to trade, vocational or technical 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/goals and what has motivated you toward them? Feel free to disclose a major obstacle in your life that you have overcome.
  4. Provide the name and email address of an adult who knows your character and is willing to submit an online reference on your behalf (No relatives).