Our Donors

Memorial Christian Church

Memorial Christian Church

In 2016, Memorial Christian Church created this permanent charitable fund for the purpose of assisting organizations which serve people through Christian ministries and missions. Brite Divinity School was chosen as an organization to receive funds for student...

Midland Reunion 2000 Committee

Midland Reunion 2000 Committee

In 2002, the Midland Reunion 2000 Committee established a scholarship fund to assist graduating seniors from Midland Independent School District (MISD) attend an accredited technological school or college.

Mrs. Monroe Wickman and other family members

Mrs. Monroe Wickman and other family members

Mrs. Monroe Wickman and other family members established the Philip Wickman Memorial Scholarship in 2001 for the benefit of Midland High School students.

Nettie Millhollon Trust

Nettie Millhollon Trust

In 2014, the Nettie Millhollon Educational Trust created the Nettie Millhollon Scholarship at Permian Basin Area Foundation to benefit residents of Martin County in their pursuit of a bachelor’s or advanced college degree. Although she had no children of her own,...

Olga T. Banks

Olga T. Banks

Olga T. Banks, a retired Midland teacher, established this scholarship before her death at 102 years of age. Olga did not have children of her own, but strongly impacted the lives of her students. She was a home economics teacher at San Jacinto Junior High, Midland...

Permian Basin Area Foundation Board of Governors

Permian Basin Area Foundation Board of Governors

The Foundation’s Board of Governors created the Cindy B. Jenkins Scholarship in fall 2009 to honor her 20-year service to the Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of Foundation Board, staff, family, and friends, the scholarship is awarded annually to students in a...

Permian Basin Geophysical Society

Permian Basin Geophysical Society

Permian Basin Geophysical Society established this named scholarship in 2004 to honor the 75th Anniversary of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the parent society of the local chapter.

Permian Basin Restaurant Association

Permian Basin Restaurant Association

The Permian Basin Restaurant Association Scholarship was established for the pursuit of higher education and vocational opportunities in Culinary Arts. Scholarship awards will be based on the following criteria: *applicants must have earned a high school diploma in...

Permian High School Class of 2013

Permian High School Class of 2013

Permian High School Class of 2013 established the Permian High School Class of 2013 Scholarship to benefit graduating seniors of Permian High School, Odessa, Texas.

Randy Henson and Jimmy Henson

Randy Henson and Jimmy Henson

Established by his father, Randy, and his grandfather, Jimmy, the Clayton Welch Henson Memorial Scholarship pays tribute to Clayton’s service to our nation in Iraq. Clayton, a graduate of Stanton High School, also attended Greenwood schools. His many friends and...

Randy Lee

Randy Lee

Randy Lee, a Midland attorney, established the Randy Lee Scholarship to honor outstanding seniors at Midland High School, Lee High School, and Greenwood High School.

Rankin community

Rankin community

Thanks to the generosity of residents in the community of Rankin, Texas, graduates of the local high school benefit from the Rankin Community Education Scholarship.

Ruby Haggard

Ruby Haggard

Originally created by Ruby Haggard to honor the legacy of her late husband, Alex, the J. Alex and Ruby Haggard Scholarship now honors both of these longtime Martin County residents. Alex passed away in 2002; Ruby in 2009. Larry Haggard, Alex’s and Ruby’s son,...

Sandra and Bill Shiplet; other family and friends

Sandra and Bill Shiplet; other family and friends

Following his death in 2003, Todd’s parents together with other family and friends chose to honor Todd with a scholarship at Permian Basin Area Foundation. Sandra and Bill Shiplet continue to be generous supporters of the Todd Shiplet Memorial Scholarship and to...

Scholarship Supporters

Scholarship Supporters

A variety of generous donors provide financial support to graduating high school seniors from any of the counties served by Permian Basin Area Foundation.

Scot Northern

Scot Northern

In 2005, Scot Northern, longtime Midlander, paid tribute to his parents, Ann and Roy, by establishing a named scholarship at Permian Basin Area Foundation. Criteria for the scholarship reflect the traits for which Ann and Roy were greatly admired: involvement in the...

Standard Sales

Standard Sales

In 2006, Standard Sales established the Ted G. Roden Memorial Scholarship in honor of the company’s founder. As a longtime Odessan, Mr. Roden earned a reputation as an accomplished businessman, philanthropist, and community leader. At the time of his death in 2008,...

Stanton Buffalo Booster Club

Stanton Buffalo Booster Club

The Stanton Buffalo Booster Club created the Stanton Buffalo Booster Club Scholarship in 2019. The scholarship provides financial assistance to graduating seniors from Stanton High School with a parent as an active member of the Stanton Buffalo Booster Club.

Thelma Pitts

Thelma Pitts

Thelma Pitts established the James C. Pitts., Jr. Memorial Scholarship in 2001 to honor her late husband’s devotion to the education of children. Mr. Pitts is remembered as a man of compassion and integrity.

Tiffani A. and Ryan C. Hamilton

Tiffani A. and Ryan C. Hamilton

Tiffani and Ryan Hamilton created the Hamilton Family Texas Tech Petroleum Engineering Scholarship to benefit college sophomore students pursuing degrees in petroleum engineering at Texas Tech University.

Von Dean Lawson

Von Dean Lawson

Von Dean Lawson established the Ted Lawson Memorial Scholarship in 2006 to honor this recognized leader in the Permian Basin oil an gas industry. Upon her death in 2012, the scholarship was renamed the Ted and Von Dean Lawson Memorial Scholarship to also honor Von...

Wally Kleine

Wally Kleine

Originally named the Bulldog Excel Scholarship, Wally Kleine established this scholarship to benefit fellow Midland High School graduates for generations to come. Wally was a football standout at Midland High, Notre Dame, and later for the Washington Redskins. Years...

Ward County Community Endowment, Citizens of Monahans

Ward County Community Endowment, Citizens of Monahans

Citizens of Monahans and Ward County began an initiative in December 2006 to raise at least $200,000 to start a perpetual charitable fund to serve community needs. Permian Basin Area Foundation, which currently administers the endowment, offered a challenge to match...

Wes-Tex Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

Wes-Tex Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

Annually, Wes-Tex Telephone Cooperative, Inc., gives back to the communities it serves by recognizing an outstanding graduating senior at each of 10 area school districts.

Willa Jo Yater

Willa Jo Yater

Willa Jo Yater created the J. J. Yater Memorial Scholarship in loving memory of her husband. Established in 2004, this scholarship recognizes Mr. Yater’s contributions as an educator in Martin County schools. Through contributions to his scholarship fund, family and...

William A. "Bill" Wallace

William A. "Bill" Wallace

Midlander William A. “Bill” Wallace established the Permian Basin Petroleum/Mechanical Engineering Scholarship in 2007 for the benefit of undergraduate students enrolled in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas (UT). The scholarship is...