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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 July 1st will be considered ONLY if funds are available.



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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).
Ben & 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.
Bill & 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.
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.
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.
Chloe Shinn 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gene Calvert Scholarship Student majoring in Computer Science. 2.5 GPA. Full or part-time student.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Jordan Squyres Endowment Full or part-time student; 2.5 GPA; Award pays towards tuition, fees and/or books.
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.
M. S. Doss Endowment Full time student in pursuit of an Associate’s degree and must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Award depends on available funds. Award pays tuition, fees and required books. (Not to exceed $1,000). Student must be from high schools located in Western Texas anywhere WEST of a line drawn between Wichita Falls, Texas and Laredo, Texas or a high school located in Southeastern New Mexico.
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.
Mr. & 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.
Odessa Rotary Club Scholarship 3.0 GPA, enrolled full or part-time, Ector County resident at high school graduation; Must complete all the 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. Renewable for up to 4 semesters total; Tuition, fees and books.
Student Success Scholarships 2.5 GPA, enrolled full or part-time and complete ALL hours during the semester. Award depends on enrollment status: 6 - 8 hours=$750; 9 - 11 hours=$900; 12+ hours=$1100. 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 here.
The Energy Industrial Scholarship Electrical, Electronics, OSHA, 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.
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.
Wells 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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