Our Donors

Higher education is the key that can unlock a mind and offer opportunities for a better way of life. These generous donors in the Wichita Falls area recognize this and have established scholarship funds. If you are interested in helping students achieve their educational goals, please contact us at (940) 766-0829 for all the information needed to get a scholarship fund ready for the upcoming academic year.

Katherine Marshall Memorial

Katherine Marshall Memorial

The Quanah High School Class of 1976 and 1977 are honored to present the Katherine Marshall Memorial Scholarship. Johnnie Katherine Marshall was born November 3, 1912, and passed away in 2007, at the age of 94. Miss Marshall retired as a QHS English and Journalism...

Ken and Lysle Huddleston

Ken and Lysle Huddleston

Lysle and Ken Huddleston established this scholarship to help Caribbean students attending Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX.

Lee and Danette Murchison

Lee and Danette Murchison

Willowbend Investment employees originated this scholarship in honor of their employer, Lee Murchison. Lee then named the scholarship fund in honor of his grandmother, Muzzie McDaniel. This scholarship is for the graduating seniors from Menard, Texas High School...

Leslie Mayo Schaffner and David Mayo

Leslie Mayo Schaffner and David Mayo

The Louise Mayo Wages Memorial Scholarship was established by Leslie Mayo Schaffner and David Mayo in memory of their mother, a long time educator at Petrolia High School. Before her retirement in 1994, Ms. Wages was the business teacher at PHS for 31 years. Her...

Mandy Mahoney

Mandy Mahoney

Mandy Mahoney established this scholarship to honor the memory of her father Bill Mahoney and his contributions as an educator. Bill was an art and IB instructor at Hirschi High School and a driving force for the school and his students. He was an inspiring teacher...

Mark Schroeder

Mark Schroeder

Mark Schroeder established this scholarship with the intent of helping others with disabilities. Mark became a tetraplegic at age 19, after diving into shallow water at Lake Arrowhead. Through his life experiences he has realized that education and training can...

Midway ISD

Midway ISD

The Midway Independent School District established this scholarship to encourage students to continue their educational goals after graduating from Midway ISD.

Mike Ehlert

Mike Ehlert

Mike Ehlert initiated this fund in memory of his brother, Pat Ehlert. The Pat Ehlert Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to graduating Iowa Park, TX seniors.

MLK Center of Wichita Falls

MLK Center of Wichita Falls

The Martin Luther King Scholarship fund was originally set up at the MLK Center of Wichita Falls, independent of the City of Wichita Falls. In 2001 the scholarship fund was moved to the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation as an Endowment and Scholarship fund. ...

Mrs. Nelda Bivins

Mrs. Nelda Bivins

Doyle and Nelda Bivins have lived in various locations throughout the United States and have always been great supporters of the community they have lived in. They have a passion for helping young adults accomplish their educational goals in order to achieve their...

Mrs. Pat Morgan Thacker

Mrs. Pat Morgan Thacker

Mrs. Pat Morgan Thacker initiated the Bridge Builder fund to assist students who were aging out of the foster care system. Mrs. Thacker would like to help these students realize there are people in the world that believe in them and want to help them realize their...

MWH Group

MWH Group

MWH Group, P.C. is a full-service certified public accounting firm offering individuals, corporations, governmental, and tax-exempt organizations a complete spectrum of accounting, financial, consulting and tax compliance services. Our team of professionals is...

Olney Education Foundation

Olney Education Foundation

ONCE UPON A TIME, a group of volunteers met to discuss the potential need for an education foundation in Olney, Texas. Excitement built as proposals and possibilities were explored. With a generous donation from BP Energy and the support of the Olney ISD, the Olney...

Olney One Arm Dove Hunt

Olney One Arm Dove Hunt

History – One Arm Dove Hunt The One Arm Dove Hunt was created in 1972 by two local Olney, TX, residents, Jack Northrup and Jack Bishop (a/k/a “The One-Armed Jacks”), both of whom have had a limb amputated at the shoulder. Jack Bishop lost his arm when he was two...

Paul and Libby Clark

Paul and Libby Clark

Paul and Libby Clark established this scholarship in memory of their beloved parents, A.P. and Christine Clark. A.P. was the first one of his family to go to college. He had a good job in Ft Worth in the late 30s and his mom argued with him about quitting it to go to...

Petrolia Alumni

Petrolia Alumni

The Petrolia High School Class of 1954 established this scholarship in support of future graduates of PHS. Other alumni have contributed over the years to help endow this fund as a lasting opportunity to encourage students to pursue their academic dreams.

Quanah High School Alumni Association

Quanah High School Alumni Association

Established by the Quanah High School Alumni Association for the benefit of students graduating from Quanah ISD in Quanah, Texas, to pursue their educational goals.

Robert and Loma Rugeley

Robert and Loma Rugeley

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Rugeley, longtime residents of Wichita Falls, wish to extend the opportunity they realized through education at Midwestern State University. By creating the Rugeley Scholarship, Dr. Rugeley, an oral surgeon in Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Rugeley, a...

Ron and Kathleen Duncan

Ron and Kathleen Duncan

This scholarship was initiated by Ron and Kathleen Duncan, the parents of Andrew Raymond Duncan, in late 2013 after Andrew’s untimely death. Andrew was a favorite in the performing arts scene in Wichita Falls and West Texas, e.g. Backdoor Theatre, Wichita Theatre,...

Rotary Club of Burkburnett, Texas

Rotary Club of Burkburnett, Texas

The Burkburnett Rotary Club Scholarship Fund was created in late 2016 by the Burkburnett Rotary Club. This is for the benefit of Burkburnett ISD graduating seniors. The Burkburnett Rotary Club places American flags throughout Burkburnett neighborhoods six times a...

Sarah Watson

Sarah Watson

Sarah Watson established the “Dominic Watson – Be A Hero” scholarship in December 2018, in memory of her son. Dominic was a bright young man, with a joyful sense of humor, who knew what it meant to “Be A Hero” in today’s world. In Dominic’s words: “You don’t need...

Shirley Crane and family

Shirley Crane and family

Shirley Crane, Trenda St. Claire, and 1st Christian Church of Burkburnett have collaborated on this memorial scholarship fund for John Crane, Shirley’s husband and Trenda’s father.

Ted and Deedy Conrady

Ted and Deedy Conrady

The Ted and Deedy Conrady family established this scholarship from funds obtained from wind mill energy easements. Alterra Power’s 20 year-easement payment will go to this fund set up for the benefit of Windthorst ISD graduating seniors.

Ted and Nancy Paup

Ted and Nancy Paup

Ted and Nancy Paup initiated this fund to honor Ted’s grandparents, T. Edgar and Robbie Davis Johnson. This scholarship is for the benefit of students graduating from Vernon, TX High School. Johnson, Thaddeus Edgar (1889–1972) T. Edgar Johnson, attorney and...

Teresa Pontius Caves

Teresa Pontius Caves

Going back to college at 35 to complete a business degree started 17 years earlier, this woman knew it would be tough. She worked, had three children and now full time school and how to pay for it! With support from three awesome children who studied with their...

The Chairman Tommy Taylor Memorial Scholarship

The Chairman Tommy Taylor Memorial Scholarship

Tommy Taylor, former Board Chairman for the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, was taken from this earth in 2014 in an airplane crash. The Chairman Tommy Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to memorialize him and his contributions to the Texas Alliance...

The Family of Brea Little Moore

The Family of Brea Little Moore

Brea Little Moore was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of twenty-two in May 2013, one week after graduating from Midwestern State University with a Social Work degree. Despite her illness, she continued to live life to the fullest, and touched many people...

The Family of Lawrence and Helen Berend

The Family of Lawrence and Helen Berend

Because of the great influence Mom and Dad had on their children’s education, we want to honor them by setting up a Scholarship Fund in their name. Dad only completed 8th grade, to the dismay of the Catholic nuns teaching him, to help his family meet their financial...

Virginia Biscari

Virginia Biscari

This scholarship was established to benefit graduating seniors from Burkburnett High School. John and Virginia Biscari often talked about providing assistance for students needing help to further their education. John passed away in 2019 and Virginia decided to set...

Wichita County Bar Association

Wichita County Bar Association

The Wichita County Bar Association established two scholarship funds with the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation scholarship program. Barry Macha is the fund advisor to both of these scholarship funds and they are awarded through the Martin Luther King...