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 Elementary, Madison Middle School and Cooper High School. He was a member of the Cooper Freshman Football Team. He excelled in several sports: Dixie Baseball, Family Life Basketball, Pop Warner Football and Big Country Soccer “Magic” Teams (which was his favorite sport).Ross was a high spirited young man who loved life to the fullest and dearly loved his family and friends. Ross Jones died tragically in an accident in 2001. This memorial scholarship is to honor his life.


  • Graduating senior from Cooper High
  • Must have participated in varsity football or soccer for the past two years

Ross Jones Memorial Scholarship
$500.00 single award
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you participated in varsity football or soccer for the past two years.
  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/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 an adult who knows your character and is willing to submit an online reference on your behalf (No relatives).