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Foundation Scholarships

All students are invited to apply for the following Foundation scholarships. All applicants will be evaluated by these criteria and a list of the final candidates will be presented to the Scholarship Committee to be recommended for award approval. Scholarships are awarded based on availability of funds for the academic year.

Applications received after deadline will be considered ONLY if funds are available.

Deadline for Fall : July 1st
Deadline for Spring : November 1st - Now December 1st - see below



Application is currently offline due to upgrading and restructuring,
Application will be online by October 22nd.
Deadline for the Spring 2015 semester has been extended to December 1st.
Please contact the Foundation office with any questions 432-335-6648.

Tips for Applying for a Scholarship

Scholarship Requirements
A.C. "Johnny" & Melba Bassett Endowment Must be a graduate of Ector County Independent School District and 2.0 GPA. Award depends on available funds. Award pays tuition, fees, and /or required books.
Becker Educators Endowment 3.0 GPA, enrolled full and part-time, declared Education major, ECISD graduate, drug testing required and 10 hours of community service in Education. Award pays tuition, fees and 1/2 of required books as interest funds are available. (Not to exceed $1000).
Brandon Borchert Art Endowment High school graduate with freshman or sophomore status, Art major, 3.0 GPA, full or part-time, Must complete all courses enrolled. Award is $500 per semester to be used. Candidates will be recommended by Art instructor, Barry Phillips, younger. Award pays tuition, fees, and/or required books.
George Brewer "All It Takes Is Money" Memorial Scholarship Preference to students pursuing a degree in mathematics and/or science related field. Student must be enrolled in 9 credit hours per semester of award. Must take at least one mathematics course or one science course (such as Geology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy/Physiology, or Computer Science) each semester of the award. Student must be a citizen of the United States. 3.0 GPA required. Pays towards tuition, fees, and books. May be used for summer courses with enrollment of 6 hours.
Gene Calvert Scholarship Student majoring in Computer Science. 2.5 GPA. Full or part-time student.
Chevron Instrumentation Scholarship Awarded to Instrumentation Majors or those seeking a certificate in Instrumentation, with a GPA of 2.5 overall and 3.0 in instrumentation courses, MUST BE APPROVED BY DEPARTMENT CHAIR. May receive other aid.
Troy Doelling Endowment EMT/Paramedics only. Graduate of ECISD schools or a non-traditional student returning for a career change or professional development. 2.0 GPA, all courses must be completed during the semester, full or part-time. Award depends on the available funds.
M. S. Doss Endowment 2.5 GPA must be maintained for the duration of the semester. High school graduated of OC service area. Full time, 12+ hours. Goal of graduating with an associates degree. No student athletes. Award for tuition, books, and fees. Can receive other aid.
ECISD Education Foundation ECISD graduates, 2.5 GPA, can be part or full-time, must complete ALL hours enrolled during the semester. Award depends on enrollment status: 6-8 hours = $500; 9-11 hours = $600; 12+ = $700. 10 hours of community service will be required for the semester awarded; anything on the Texas Scholars list will be accepted.
The Energy Industrial Scholarship Electrical, Electronics, OSHT, Welding, Automotive or Diesel Technology Major or pursuing a Certification. GPA 2.5 overall (including academic and technical courses) with a 3.0 in technical courses. MUST BE APPROVED BY DEPARTMENT CHAIR. Scholarship will be used for Tuition, Fees, and Books or Kits from OC Bookstore. MAY receive other aid.
Ben and Ruth Florey Endowment Award pays for tuition, fees, and/or required books. Full or part time students. Must complete all courses for the semester. ECISD graduate. Award pays for tuition, fees, and/or required books. Only for students who do not qualify for the Pell Grant.
Clara Hazel Freel Endowment 3.0 GPA, enrolled full or part-time and complete ALL hours during the semester. Award pays tuition, fees and required books as interest funds are available. (Not to exceed $1000).
Department of English and Foreign Languages Majors Scholarship Designated for English and Spanish Majors. Must have the equivalent of a High School Diploma. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA in all English and Spanish Classes. 3.0 GPA must be maintained for the duration of the award. Full time - 12+ Hrs. Must be enrolled in a course in your major and provide proof of involvement in community service. Student may receive other aid, such as federal and state grants and other scholarships.
The Ace G. and Bertha L. Doran Endowed Scholarship Designated students: Outstanding health studies major interested in an Allied Health or medical technology field or any medical field; also, an outstanding student in pre-medical studies can be considered. Must maintain 3.0 GPA and have interest in an Allied Health or medical technology career, or any medical field. Must have recommendation by the chair of the department. Pays full tuition, fees, and books. Full time enrollment.
The Russell K. and Maureen Doran Endowed Scholarship Designated Student: Outstanding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) major interested in medicine and/or related field(s). High School Graduate or non-traditional student. Must maintain 3.0 GPA and have declared a major in a STEM field of study. Student must be recommended by the chair of the department. Full-time enrollment. Full scholarship to pay for tuition, books and fees.
Gilmour Endowment Business Administration Major, preferably an accounting student with a GPA of 3.0. Must be a graduate of ECISD or OC service area. Full or part-time student.
Half-Century Endowment 3.0 GPA, enrolled full or part-time and complete ALL hours during the semester. Award depends on enrollment status: 6 - 8 hours=$500; 9 - 11 hours=$600; 12+ hours=$700. Award pays for tuition, fees and required books up to designated amounts.
Health Sciences Full or part-time students accepted into health science fields. 2.7 GPA. Award depends on enrollment status: 6-8 hrs. = $500, 9-11 hrs. = $600, 12 + hrs. = $700.
Bill and Sharon Lipham Endowment 2.5 GPA must be maintained for the duration of the semester. High school graduated of OC service area. Full time, 12+ hours. Goal of graduating with an associates degree. No student athletes. Award for tuition, books, and fees. Can receive other aid.
Dr. Ashok Khosla Endowment Must have a declared major in Science or English (physics majors will receive preference); Must complete a minimum of 9 hours at OC or have instructor's consent; Must be currently enrolled in a course in the required major; 3.0 GPA in the major courses and must have an overall GPA of 3.3 at OC. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE OFFICE OF ARTS DEAN.
H.L. Mangrum Endowment 3.0 GPA, enroll and complete 12 hours per semester. Award pays tuition, fees and/or required books up to $1000.
Memorial Scholarship Endowment All students, traditional and non-traditional. 2.5 GPA. Full or part-time student. Must complete all courses enrolled in that semester of award. 10 hours of community service required.
Mexican- American Scholarship Endowment High School Graduate or Non-traditional students; 2.25 GPA must be maintained for the duration of the award; Class attendance and GPA eligibility must be maintained and courses must be completed during each semester of the award; Full or part time student.
Jim & Marilyn Morris Endowment Sophomore who has completed at least 30 hours, be an athlete in Men/Women's Basketball and or Golf, 3.0 GPA, 1st generation student. Award pays $800 per semester as funds are available.
Odessa Rotary Club Scholarship 3.0 GPA, enrolled full or part-time. Ector County resident at high school graduation. Must complete all courses enrolled for the semester. Class attendance and GPA must be maintained; Cannot be related to a member of the Odessa Rotary Club; Excess money from award will be credited back to the scholarship fund. Renewable for up to 4 semesters total. For tuition, books, and fees only.
PBWDB Child Care Scholarship The purpose of the scholarships is to improve the quality of child care offered in the facilities serving the Permian Basin. PBWDB believes trained/skilled caregivers can have the greatest impact on the care provided to our children. Quality child care has a long-term impact on the lives of children and positively impacts society by reducing the dropout rates and incarnation rates, and children are less likely to repeat a grade.
Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for a scholarship, a caregiver must:
• Must be employed by a child care facility participating in the Board’s child care management services program as verified by the Board or the Board’s child care contractor for at least 30 hours per week at less than $15 per hour;
• Be 18 years of age or older;
• Be a Texas resident; and
• Be a U.S. citizen or a noncitizen authorized to work in the United States.
• 3.0 GPA maintained during duration of scholarship
• May receive other aid
• Must complete Level 1 Certification first
Dr. Edwin Rathbun Endowment High school graduate, freshman or sophomore accepted in Nursing program from Iraan. 3.0 GPA, full-time status, 12 hours must be completed each semester, awarded per semester to 2 students as funds are available. Must complete 15 hours of Community Service in Iraan and or Sheffield Health Facilities (Iraan hospital district). Award pays tuition, fees, and/or required books
Isabel Rea Endowment Awarded to music students, full or part time, 3.0 GPA, the music director will recommend recipients to the committee for selection. Award will be per semester as funds are available. Award pays tuition, fees, and/or required books.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rochester Endowment Graduate of Permian or Odessa High, Career Center in Ector County or graduate of the OC service area, 3.0 GPA, full or part-time, Award pays per semester as funds are available. Award pays for tuition, fees, and /or required books.
Jack & Ruth Rodgers Endowment Recipients must not be receiving state or federal aid. 3.0 GPA, enrolled full or part-time. ECISD graduate, 13 hours of community service is required in a Rotary Club. Award pays tuition and fees as interest funds are available. (Not to exceed $1000).
Jerry Reffner Golf Scholarship High School graduate; GPA of 2.5; Full time enrollment, must complete all courses enrolled for during semester; Class attendance and GPA must be maintained to continue award; Eligible are students who exhibit the desire and determination to excel in the golf game. Student may receive other aid. Recommendation from the OC Athletic director.
Jimmy Russell Scholarship Full time enrollment with a 2.5 GPA. Golf Athlete with approval from OC Athletic Director. May receive other aid.
Chloe Shinn Scholarship Endowment Students must be pursuing an Associated Degree; 3.0 GPA; all courses must be completed during the semester; full or part time; award is per semester.
Jordan Squyres Scholarship Endowment

Full or part-time student; 2.5 GPA; Award pays towards tuition, fees and/or books.

Cress and Pauline Steele Scholarship Full time student with a GPA of 2.5 maintained during duration of award. All courses registered for must be completed each semester. Students MAY receive of other aid.
Stripes College Scholarship Fund

To qualify, students must have a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average (GPA), be enrolled as a full time student (at least 12 hours), be a US citizen or legal permanent residents. Recipient must be a resident of a Stripes operating county. Selected students must write a thank you note and complete a release agreement, obtained from the Foundation office, before award can be received.

Student Success Scholarship 2.5 GPA, enrolled full or part-time and complete ALL hours during the semester. Award depends on enrollment status: 6 - 8 hours=$800; 9 - 11 hours=$1000; 12+ hours=$1300.
10 hours of Community Service is required for this scholarship and must be completed at an approved Agency* before the semester ends to maintain eligibility. Award pays for tuition, fees and required books up to designated amounts. Any money left over will be returned to the Foundation.
*A list of Approved Community Service Agencies is provided at www.odessa.edu/dept/ia/community.htm
The Jim Watkins Rodeo Scholarship Endowment

Students must be in good standing with OC or last school attended. 2.5 GPA; Class attendance and GPA eligibility must be maintained and courses must be completed during each semester of the award; Full time enrollment per semester; Students must be accepted into the Varsity Rodeo Program at OC.

Well Fargo OC Honors Scholarship High school graduate or non-traditional student wanting an Associate’s degree in Education; 3.0 GPA which must be maintained for the duration of the award; Courses must be completed during the each semester of the award; Full or part time status per semester. $500 per semester.
Woods Boots Rodeo Endowment

High school graduate, freshman or sophomore status in the Rodeo program, 2.0 GPA, full time enrollment, must complete all courses enrolled in for the semester. Award pays per semester as funds are available. Recipients will be recommended by the Wrangler Rodeo Coach.

*Approved Community Service Agencies

Community Service Time Record Form

Click here to apply to Foundation Scholarships.

You can still apply for normal financial aid. If you are a new or transfer student to OC you must submit your transcript(s) to us and submit a general OC Financial Aid Application and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For more info please contact The OC Foundation at 432.335.6646.

 
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