Endowments are gifts in perpetuity
An endowment is a gift that is placed in a permanent fund. Your gift is invested. Some of the earned interest is disbursed for the purpose you designate. The remaining income goes back into the fund to be able to stay ahead of inflation. This ensures that endowments will provide the same benefits in perpetuity. New endowment donors may name their endowments.
You can specify your gift as "unrestricted" and allow the Midland College Foundation more flexibility in using your gift to respond to new priorities.
Chaparral Circle Endowment Fund/Court of Honor
On October 14, 1992, the Midland College Foundation Board of Directors proposed placing in the foundation's permanent endowment the sum of $5.75 million. This was to be accomplished within five years, concluding in 1997 on the 25th anniversary of Midland College's founding.
The $5.75 million goal was met in early 1996, and, to date, over $10 million has been received. 92% of the Midland College faculty and staff contributed to the campaign. The Chaparral Circle Endowment Fund includes the Court of Honor, a plaza of personalized bricks and benches surrounding the Blakemore Fountain, which continues to be a tradition to honor loved ones. Income from the endowment enables the college to continue its record of excellence while providing a lasting buffer from the "roller coaster" economics we experience in Texas.
Beginning in Fall 1996, the interest ($7,320,670) from the endowment has been placed into Midland College operating budgets for campus upgrades, technology, instruction and miscellaneous projects. Funding is based upon the recommendation of the Administrative Council to the Midland College Foundation via the College President.
Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series
In May 1996, Steve Davidson and Susan Davidson McClenahan of the Davidson Family Charitable Foundation announced the endowment of the Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series with a gift of $250,000. The principal funds the series in perpetuity, and only the dedicated interest is used twice each year to bring the finest minds in the world to our community. In October 1999, the Midland College Foundation elected to place an additional $10,000 into the corpus each year. In February 2005, Bank of America placed $10,000 in the campaign as well. The Friends of the Series also supplements this fund.
The series began with a lecture by David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning historial and author, on March 6, 1997, and this lecture also inaugurated the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Midland College. The Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series presents, twice a year, speakers whose academic accomplishments, civic leadership and/or public achievements will interest, enrich and enlighten Midland students and citizens. To accommodate as many students and community members as possible, the lectures are held on the Midland College campus.
Phyllis & Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series
In August 1999, Phyllis and Bob Cowan announced the endowment of the Phyllis & Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series. The principal funds the series in perpetuity, and only the dedicated interest is used twice each year to bring cultural opportunities and the finest performers in the world to our community at no cost to all citizens. The Friends of the Series also supplements this fund.
A performance by Marvin Hamlisch, pianist and Oscar-winning composer, on September 14, 2000, inaugurated the Phyllis & Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series. The series presents, twice a year, performers who offer the finest artistic and cultural opportunities to the students and the citizens of Midland by providing events of an international interest and scope. Performances in this series stimulate and inspire the Midland arts community, which prides itself on a rich tradition of excellence in the performing arts.
Anonymous Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2006, this fund provides tuition, fees and books for students majoring in education.
This Anonymous Endowed Scholarship was established in 2006. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per term, pursue a degree in an academic field with the intent of transferring to a university to pursue a career in education, show ability to ultimately succeed in the field of education and provide evidence of satisfactory academic achievement. Recent high school graduates must be in the top 25 percent of their classes, and non-traditional students who have been out of high school for a number of years must demonstrate a 3.0 GPA in recent college work.
Dr. Gregory Bartha Health Sciences Scholarship
The Dr. Gregory Bartha Health Sciences Scholarship was established in 1997 by an anonymous donor who wised to honor his physician. This fund provides scholarships to students enrolled in diagnostic medical sonography, emergency medical services, health information technology, long-term care administration, nursing, radiography and respiratory care courses.
Dr. Gregory Bartha Pre-Physician Assistant Scholarship
The Dr. Gregory Bartha Pre-Physician Assistant Scholarship was established in 2000. This fund provides scholarships to students enrolled at MC with a long-term goal of becoming a physician assistant.
Elizabeth and Herb Blankinship Endowed Scholarship
This fund provides tuition, fees and books. Recipients must enroll or be enrolled in classes and make consistent progress toward his or her degree in an academic field with the intent of transferring to a university or in a career/technical discipline.
Dr. Marshall Box Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2009, this fund provides tuition, fees and books for students enrolled in classes and making consistent progress toward a certificate or degree in a technical field.
Frances Brown Endowed Scholarship
Honoring his wife's wish to provide scholarship opportunities so that students who struggle financially—who do not qualify for federal or state assistance or other forms of financial aid—could have an equal opportunity to pursue higher education, Midlander Jack E. Brown generously funded the Frances Brown Endowed Scholarship in 2006.
The Bryant Scholarship was established in 1980 by Colonel and Mrs. Walter B. Smith in memory of Leona Bryant, and provides for tuition, fees and books. Requires 3.0 GPA, enrolled in six hours. Minimum award is $100; maximum award is $400.
Dara Perry Bush, RN Nursing Scholarship
The Dara Perry Bush, RN Nursing Scholarship was established in 2007 and provides for tuition and fees for Associate Degree Nursing Students who plan to pursue their B.S.N. following graduation from MC.
John P. & Alva Butler Scholarship
The John P. & Alva Butler Scholarship was established in 1977 and provides for tuition and fees. First priority: students in musical field who need financial assistance. Second priority: students residing outside of Midland County with outstanding musical ability.
Lois L. Buxton & Lawrence F. Buxton Health Sciences Scholarship
The Lois L. Buxton & Lawrence F. Buxton Health Sciences Scholarship was established in 1999, and provides for tuition and fees for Health Sciences students.
Patricia Lechwar Byrd Memorial Scholarship
The Patricia Lechwar Byrd Memorial Scholarship is offered to students enrolled in the associate Degree Nursing or Licensed Vocational Nursing certificate/degree plans at MC, and provides for tuition, fees and books.
The Collegiate Scholarship was established in 2006 through an anonymous contribution. It provides $1,400 per year, divided equally between the fall and spring semesters, and may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and be enrolled in twelve hours.
Jack A. Dalious Memorial Golf Scholarship
The Jack A. Dalious Memorial Golf Scholarship was established by Ella Mae Dalious to honor her husband who died in 1996. This scholarship benefits academic programs and provides golf scholarships for students of high academic achievement. The scholarship provides for tuition, fees, books, room and board for golf students holding a high school or college 3.5 GPA. The students must maintain a 3.5 GPA to receive the scholarship in subsequent semesters.
Davidson Family Charitable Foundation & C.J. "Red" Davidson Scholarship
The Davidson Family Charitable Foundation & C. J. "Red" Davidson Scholarship was established at Midland College in 1984.
James A. "Buddy" Davidson Endowed Veterinary Technology Scholarship
The James A. "Buddy" Davidson Endowed Veterinary Technology Scholarship was established in 2007 for students in the Midland College Veterinary Technology program and provides for tuition, fees, books and supplies.
Linnie Hall Davidson, RN Nursing Endowed Scholarship
The Linnie Hall Davidson, RN Nursing Endowed Scholarship was established in 2002 for RN or LVN nursing students at Midland College. It provides for tuition, fees and books or needs as determined by the appropriate committee for the nursing programs.
Henri de Compiegne, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship fund provides scholarships to Midland College students who demonstrate financial need but do not qualify for federal assistance or any other scholarship aid.
Dragisic Memorial Scholarship
The Dragisic Memorial Scholarship, given in memory of Elsie and Nick Dragisic, was established by the couple's children in 2003, following the death of their mother Elsie Janos Dragisic. This endowed fund provides scholarships to deserving students who are in good academic standing at Midland College.
Clara Eastham Endowed Scholarship
In 1975, Harris G. Eastham, Jr., established the Clara Eastham Endowed Scholarship at Midland College to honor his wife Clara. It provides tuition, fees and books for both full- and part-time students enrolled in at least six hours.
Margaret R. Farrell Art Scholarship
The Margaret R. Farrell Art Scholarship was established in 1996 and provides $400 per student for books and supplies.
Angelique Webb Harrill Scholarship
The Sam Harrill Scholarship was established in 1989, and provides for tuition, fees and books. Divorced females, 25 years or older, that are single parents with one child, demonstrating financial need, may receive the scholarship for up to a total of 64 semester hours.
Celia Harris Nursing Scholarship
The Celia Harris Nursing Scholarship was established in 1998. It provides for tuition, fees and/or books. One scholarship per semester is awarded for $250.
David Hoy Harrison Endowed Music Scholarship
The David Hoy Harrison Endowed Music Scholarship was established in 2001 and provides for tuition and fees for deserving students.
Florence Henderson Ceramics Scholarship
During her lengthy and joyous involvement with pottery-making, Florence Henderson assisted Midland College ceramics instructors Stan Jacobs, John Harmon and Carol Wright Bailey with their students, passing on skills at the potter's wheel, glazing secrets and firing techniques. She and her late husband brought potters of national and world renown to Midland to present workshops for the students at the college, reveling in the opportunity to share what she had gained from these artists herself. Knowing that clay was her last great passion, her family established the Florence Henderson Scholarship for Ceramics in 2005 following her death. The endowed fund provides scholarships to deserving ceramic students who are in good academic standing at Midland College.
Marie Hinkle Scholarship
The Marie Hinkle Scholarship was established in 1998. One $200 scholarship will be awarded via the voucher system for books in the fall and another in the spring. The scholarship is for a female single parent students who are 25-years-old or older and have returned to college. The student must be enrolled 3/4 to full-time and have a 2.5 GPA or higher.
"I Can Do IT" Scholarship
The "I Can Do IT" Scholarship was established in 1998 and provides for tuition, fees and books. Payments are made through the voucher system. Students must be recipients of services from Safe Place and recommended by the Safe Place staff. Students may enroll in college credit or workforce continuing education courses.
Wallace W. & Kathleen Irwin Nursing Scholarship
The Wallace W. & Kathleen Irwin Nursing Scholarship was established in 1997. The scholarship awards three book grants per semester to first-year associate degree nursing students for an amount up to $750, two tuition and fees scholarships per semester for an amount up to $500, three book grants to vocational nursing students with financial need in the fall of each year for an amount up to $750 and four tuition and fee scholarships to the four highest academic performers who are in financial need at the end of the fall semester to be used during the spring semester for an amount up to $500 per semester.
Dr. Sylvia Major Krusekopf Scholarship
The Dr. Sylvia Major Krusekopf Scholarship was established in 1996 and provides $500 each fall for English students.
Mary Anne Lindley Endowed Art Scholarship
The Mary Anne Lindley Endowed Art Scholarship was established by the Willard & Ruth Johnson Charitable Foundation in December of 2005 with a corpus of $150,000. The scholarship is reserved for art students and pays for their tuition, fees, books and art supplies. Lindley had a love of the arts both as an artist and a supporter of art-related endeavors. During her many years in Midland, she supported and was active in a number of organizations, including Midland College, where she was both a donor and a student.
Mary Anne Lindley Endowed Nursing Scholarship
In addition to the art scholarship in Mrs. Lindley's memory, Willard and Ruth Johnson also established the Mary Anne Lindley Endowed Nursing Scholarship in 2011. The scholarship provides tuition, fees, books and supplies to a Midland College nursing student who has a 3.0 GPA and demonstrates financial need.
Captain Charles V. Lyman and Rachel Lyman Scholarship
The Captain Charles V. Lyman and Rachel Lyman Scholarship was established in 1999. It is a scholarship for athletes, and is awarded by the MC Athletic Office.
Barbara Magruder Veterinary Technology Scholarship
The Barbara Magruder Veterinary Technology Scholarship was established in 1993. MC veterinary technology faculty and financial aid staff select students who are enrolled in MC's veterinary technology program and who are in the greatest financial need each semester.
C. R. Mallison Scholarship
This scholarship provides students enrolled in at least nine credit hours $200 for the first semester and another $200 for the second semester, provided the student has at least a 2.75 GPA. Students must be nominated by their high school counselors. This scholarship, which was established in 1975, is also referred to as the High School Counselors Recommendation Scholarship.
The Clayton McKinney Law Enforcement Scholarship
The Clayton McKinney Law Enforcement Scholarship was established in 2004 in memory of Clayton McKinney, who dedicated his life to law enforcement. A well-respected and widely known Texas Ranger, he also worked as the Chief Deputy for the Midland County Sheriff's Department and was a pilot and game warden for the Texas Parks and Wildlife department. A lifetime member of the Former Texas Ranger Association, he was also inducted into the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame. This fund provides scholarships to students enrolled in criminal justice at Midland College.
Midland Northside Lions Club Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2002. Students may receive this scholarship for one semester only.
Mills Family Endowed Scholarship
John and Frances Mills, on behalf of the entire Mills family, established the Mills Family Endowed Scholarship in 2007. It provides for tuition, fees and books.
Wayne & Joann Moore Foundation Scholarship
Established in 2011, the Wayne & Joann Moore Foundation Scholarship assists with tuition, fees and books. It is awarded each semester to a student who has a minimum 2.0 GPA in high school or previous college work and shows financial need. The student must be a U. S. citizen and should not receive any other financial assistance, either federal or private.
Susie G. Noble Endowed Business Scholarship
The Susie G. Noble Endowed Business Scholarship was established in 2005 by Elma Jean Henderson to honor her mother's accomplishments. The scholarship is open to students studying in the Business Studies Division at Midland College. Susie Noble owned her own business, West Texas Abstract, and was the first woman elected to the office of Midland County and District Clerk. She served 16 years as County Clerk. She was also the first woman appointed to the Midland Planning and Zoning Board and was a charter member of the Midland Business and Professional Women's Association.
Jack B. Nobles Endowed Scholarship
The Jack B. Nobles Endowed Scholarship provides for tuition, fees, books and residence hall costs for a Midland College student committed to pursuing a degree in an academic field with the intent of transferring to a university or to a student pursuing a degree in a career/technical discipline.
Barbara O'Shaughnessy Scholarship
The Barbara O'Shaughnessy Scholarship was established in 1999 and provides for tuition, fees and books.
I. A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
The I. A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation, Inc. Scholarship was established in 1981 and provides for tuition, fees and books.
Max Perry Optimist Club Scholarship
The Max Perry Optimist Club Scholarship was established in 1997. To be eligible, full-time students must demonstrate financial need and maintain a 2.0 GPA. One scholarship is awarded to an MC graduate who is seeking a bachelor's degree and another scholarship is given to an MC student.
Beverly & Joe Pevehouse Endowed Scholarship
The Beverly & Joe Pevehouse Endowed Scholarship was established in 2005 and provides for tuition, fees and books. To obtain this $1,000 scholarship each semester, students must not be eligible for federal grants or receive any other scholarship. Joe was a founding member and the first president of the Midland College Foundation Board. He passed away in 1992. Beverly continues his legacy of service on the Foundation Board. She was president of the Board from 2000-2005.
Potts & Sibley Foundation Scholarship
The Potts & Sibley Foundation Scholarship was established in 1979 and is available for music majors.
Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust Scholarship
The Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust Scholarship was established in 1989. Midlander Hahl Mitchell Proctor was active in the ranching industry and pursued an interest in Midland civic organizations. She was a strong supporter of arts and education.
Isabel & Bryce Rea Music Scholarship
The Isabel & Bryce Rea Music Scholarship was established in 2002. Students must be enrolled full-time (12 hours minimum) in the music field. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, books and campus room and board for a maximum of $2,500 per semester. Awards are based on recommendations of the students' former teachers, and students must audition for the MC music faculty. The scholarship is renewable based on Midland College music faculty recommendation.
Chloice Shofner Scholarship
The Chloice Shofner Scholarship was established in 2007. Shofner, who died in 2007, was a favorite teacher among students and faculty at Midland College.
Mary Ruth Thomas Endowed Scholarship
The Mary Ruth Thomas Endowed Scholarship was established in 2010 by MC President Dr. Steve Thomas and his family—wife Vicki, daughter Lindsay, and his mother Ruth Boyd. Mary Ruth Thomas was born in Matador, Texas, in Motley County. She grew up in Crane, Texas, where she graduated from high school. Because she spent most of her life in rural West Texas, preference for scholarship awards will be given to MC students from rural counties. She died in 1971 at the age of 29 due to complications resulting from diabetes.
Ann and Lloyd Ugland Endowed Scholarship
In 2011 Dr. David Ugland of Charlotte, North Carolina, established an endowed scholarship in memory of his parents Ann and Lloyd Ugland. The scholarship awards $1,000 annually to a Midland College associate degree nursing student. Ann and Lloyd Ugland lived in Midland for many years and raised their children—David and his two sisters, Joanne and Susan—in the community. Lloyd passed away in July 2007, and Ann passed away in April 2009.
Lissa & Cy Wagner Foundation Scholarship
The Lissa & Cy Wagner Foundation Scholarship was established in 1986 and provides for tuition, fees and books for full-time students. Five scholarships are awarded each year as follows: two for children of employees of Wagner & Brown with a 2.5 GPA or better, two to be awarded to Midland High School or Lee High School graduates with a 3.0 GPA or better and one to be awarded to a student enrolled at Midland College with a 3.0 GPA or better and in need of financial assistance.
Howell Watkins & Betty Gaines Behavioral Science Scholarship
The Howell Watkins & Betty Gaines Behavioral Science Scholarship was established in 2008 and provides for a sophomore student. It is based on merit, not financial need.
John & Charlene Younger Endowed Scholarship
The John & Charlene Younger Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007. It provides tuition, fees , books, room and board for students who transfer to Texas A&M University to pursue a degree in an academic field.