Our Donors

Friends and family of Judge Lucius Bunton

Friends and family of Judge Lucius Bunton

In 2001, friends and family of Judge Lucius Bunton established a scholarship fund in his memory. A highly respected lawyer, Judge Bunton served as federal judge from 1979 until his death in early 2001. The Judge Lucius Bunton Memorial Law Scholarship is awarded...

Friends and family of Kristen Corbin

Friends and family of Kristen Corbin

When Kristen tragically died at the young age of 17, her family and friends chose to remember her life by establishing the Kristen Corbin Memorial Scholarship. Kristen was activity in her community and at Andrews High School (AHS), where she was a dedicated student...

Friends of Dorothy and Bob Deavenport

Friends of Dorothy and Bob Deavenport

Friends of longtime Martin County residents Dorothy and Bob Deavenport established the Bob and Dorothy Deavenport Scholarship in 2003 for the benefit of generations of high school graduates to come. In 1981 Mr. Deavenport was appointed Martin County Judge, elected...

Friends of Grace and Bob King

Friends of Grace and Bob King

Created to honor Grace King’s spirit of service to the Odessa community for more than five decades, the Grace and Bob King Scholarship pays tribute to this Odessa couple. Grace served on the Foundation’s Board of Governors and the Grants Committee. As an Advisory...

Guyma and Billy Neace

Guyma and Billy Neace

In 2008, Guyma and Billy Neace created the Stephen Neace Memorial Scholarship in loving memory of their son. The Neaces together with other family and friends continue to honor Stephen’s memory with annual contributions to the scholarship fund, which benefits...

Hank Paup and Ted Paup

Hank Paup and Ted Paup

Hank Paup and Ted Paup created the Mary Frances “Chan” Driscoll Kappa Alpha Theta Scholarship in loving memory of their mother. Hank and Ted grew up in Midland. As Midlanders, the brothers had a keen appreciation for Chan’s love of this community. Chan was an active...

Harry Spannaus; friends and family of Mary Spannaus

Harry Spannaus; friends and family of Mary Spannaus

Established in 2006 by her husband, Harry, and other family and friends, the Mary Spannaus Medical Education Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a nursing student at Midland College. Mary and Harry were the parents of two daughters and one son. She passed...

James Crawford

James Crawford

Mr. James Crawford established the Shelley Eudaly Crawford Memorial Scholarship in memory of his wife who was a piano teacher and a longtime resident of Midland.

Jane and Ray Riddle

Jane and Ray Riddle

Longtime Midlanders Jane and Ray Riddle gave generosity of their time, talent, and resources to support a multitude of worthy causes. One of their greatest passions was education and its importance to young people. In 2010, the Riddles established the Riddle Family...

Janelle and Bill Gardner

Janelle and Bill Gardner

Established and funded by her parents, Janelle and Bill Gardner, and other family and friends, the Amy Gardner Memorial “Louis Armstrong” Scholarship benefits Andrews High School (AHS) band students. Amy, a 2001 AHS graduate, was enrolled at The University of Texas...

Jerry J. Lea

Jerry J. Lea

Jerry Lea established the Shannon S. Lea Memorial Scholarship in 2010 to honor his daughter, Shannon, for the benefit of the City of Midland Police Department and Fire Department and the Midland County Sheriff’s Office.

Jimmie and Dorothy Mashburn

Jimmie and Dorothy Mashburn

Jimmie and Dorothy Mashburn, long-time residents of Martin County, created the Jimmie and Dorothy Davis Mashburn Scholarship to fund educational opportunities that would enable young adults to make productive contributions to society. Through a planned gift, the...

Joe M. Parsley

Joe M. Parsley

Midlander Joe M. Parsley established the Joe M. Parsley Engineering Scholarship in 1996 for the benefit of undergraduate students enrolled in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas (UT). Mr. Parsley, co-founder of Parker and Parsley Petroleum,...

John Connell

John Connell

In 1997, John Connell, a Stanton native who was a master cabinetmaker, established the Connell Family Fund for the benefit of Martin County residents. With deep appreciation for Mr. Connell’s philanthropic vision, the Connell Family Scholarship honors John’s...

John Magness

John Magness

In loving memory of her service as a teacher and guidance counselor for 30 years, John Magness established the* Patricia Cobb Memorial Scholarship* in his mother’s name in 2001. Since its creation, the scholarship continues to receive support from family and friends...

Judith A. and James L. Roberts

Judith A. and James L. Roberts

Former Fire Chief James Roberts and his wife, Judy, creating a lasting legacy in 2015 when they established a named scholarship for the benefit of graduating seniors attending Midland County public high schools. Judy and James created the scholarship for the benefit...

Judy and Frank Norwood

Judy and Frank Norwood

In 1993, longtime Midlanders Judy and Frank Norwood established the Tommy Norwood Memorial Scholarship in loving memory of their son. The scholarship’s criteria reflect this outstanding young man who was active at Midland High School and in his community. For more...

June Cowden

June Cowden

During their marriage, June and Frank Cowden were community leaders and philanthropists who gave generously to improve the lives of their West Texas neighbors. When Frank passed away in 2006, Mrs. Cowden created the Frank Cowden, Jr. Memorial Scholarship to honor...

Junior League of Midland

Junior League of Midland

The Junior League of Midland created the Katy and Paul Morrow Scholarship of Junior League of Midland in 2009 to honor this Midland couple who exemplifies the philanthropic spirit of West Texans. Involved in numerous nonprofit organizations, Katy and Paul give...

Kay Windham Bishop

Kay Windham Bishop

Kay Windham Bishop created the Thelma Bayless Windham Scholarship in 1999 to honor her mother. Kay and her husband, Don, generously support numerous philanthropic endeavors across West Texas including education. Mrs. Windham’s legacy as a longtime resident of McCamey...

Lamesa Golden Tornado Jubilee Committee

Lamesa Golden Tornado Jubilee Committee

In 2001, the Lamesa Golden Tornado Jubilee Committee established this component fund to provide scholarships to graduating seniors of Lamesa High School.

LaNell Honeyman

LaNell Honeyman

LaNell Honeyman established the Les Honeyman Memorial Scholarship in honor of her late husband Les Honeyman. Mr. Honeyman was a Vietnam veteran where he received the Army Commendation Medal and the Bronze Star for his service.

Linda Avery and Sandy Culpepper

Linda Avery and Sandy Culpepper

Linda Avery and Sandy Culpepper created the Daffy Tabor Memorial Scholarship in loving memory of their aunt Dephane “Daffy” Tabor. Daffy attended Midland High School and graduated from Baylor University in 1955, with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Education.

Longbotham Bowers family

Longbotham Bowers family

Geraldine Longbotham Bowers honored her daughters with scholarships named in their honor in 2002. Established in memory of Candy Sue and in honor of Linda Ann, these scholarships provide financial assistance to Midland High School students. In 2007, Geraldine’s...

Lupe and Randy Decker

Lupe and Randy Decker

In 2012, Lupe and Randy Decker established the first of three scholarships for students pursuing a college degree. Honoring Randy’s grandmother, the Laura Catherine Van Gundy Young Memorial Scholarship embodies the Deckers’ love and deep appreciation for her and for...

Lyn Fishman

Lyn Fishman

Lyn Fishman established the Noah Fishman Memorial Scholarship in honor of her late husband, Noah Fishman. Mr. Fishman spent his years as a geologist, first for the Zambian government and then in Midland, Texas. He was active in many organizations such as the West...

Lynn and Ralph Henry

Lynn and Ralph Henry

In 1993, Lynn and Ralph Henry established the Elizabeth Henry Memorial Scholarship in loving memory of their daughter, Elizabeth, whose life was tragically cut short.

Margaret and Charles Semple

Margaret and Charles Semple

In 1989, Margaret and Charles Semple established the Brian A. Semple Memorial Scholarship in loving memory of their son, Brian. One of the first component funds to be created at Permian Basin Area Foundation, this scholarship fund is generously supported by the...

Martin County Community Fund

Martin County Community Fund

In 2004, the Martin County Community Fund established the Grace Loveless Jones Scholarship to honor Grace’s generosity and vision. It was Ms. Jones, a philanthropist in the field of education, who was instrumental in establishing the Martin County Community Fund in...

Mary and James W. Mims

Mary and James W. Mims

Created in loving memory by her parents, Mary and James, the Nancy Jo Mims Geers Memorial Scholarship pays tribute to Nancy’s commitment to serving her patients. Nancy was an occupational therapist who devoted her life to assisting patients realize their potential.