Our Donors

Anonymous donor

Anonymous donor

In 1996, an anonymous donor established the Jeb Worthy Scholarship for the benefit of Howard College students. Thanks to the generosity of this philanthropic individual, countless students for generations to come will receive financial assistance to complete their...

Anonymous Donor, family and friends of Gene Hawley

Anonymous Donor, family and friends of Gene Hawley

The creation of the Gene Douglas Hawley Memorial Scholarship was the inspiration of an anonymous donor who sought to recognize Ms. Hawley’s leadership and involvement at St. Luke’s Methodist Church. Congregants, family, and other friends gave generously to this...

Anonymous donor; friends of Barbara Yarbrough

Anonymous donor; friends of Barbara Yarbrough

Her many years of dedicated service to educating Midland children was the impetus for an anonymous donor establishing the Barbara Yarbrough Scholarship in 2014. Barbara is regarded as an inspirational educator who gives generously of her time and talents to the...

Association of Energy Services Companies (AESC)

Association of Energy Services Companies (AESC)

The Permian Basin chapter of AESC established this scholarship in 2006 for the benefit of children of employees who work in the energy services field. As one of nearly 20 AESC chapters, the local organization provides annual support for the Association of Energy...

Bob and Peggy Cowan

Bob and Peggy Cowan

In establishing the Grace Osadchuk Memorial Merit Scholarship in Music, philanthropists Bob and Peggy Cowan pay tribute to the music contributions of Dr. Osadchuk.

Bo Baskin

Bo Baskin

In 1995, Bo Baskin, a former Midland High School (MHS) student and football player, paid tribute to this avid MHS sports enthusiast and former Midland Independent School District employee with a named scholarship in honor of Galberson Zachery. The scholarship is...

Bonnie Brumley

Bonnie Brumley

Bonnie Brumley chose to honor her parents, Bobbie and Bob Hill, with a named scholarship at Permian Basin Area Foundation. Bob, who is deceased, and his wife, Bobbie, were longtime residents of Martin County. Ms. Brumley established the Bob and Bonnie Hill...

Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation

Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation

Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation established the Alec D. Ritzell Memorial Education Scholarship in memory of Alec D. Ritzell.

Carole and David Wayland; family and friends of Patrick Wayland

Carole and David Wayland; family and friends of Patrick Wayland

Carole and David Wayland together with family and friends created the Patrick Wayland Memorial Scholarship in 2012 in loving memory of this outstanding young man. In August 2011, Patrick sustained injuries in a military training exercise from which he was unable to...

Carolyn Stone

Carolyn Stone

Carolyn Stone, a native of Martin County, established the Gordon & Inez Stone Memorial Scholarship to honor her parents’ deep West Texas roots and to continue their legacy of giving back to the community. Ms. Stone has served on the Foundation’s Board of Governors...

Conrad Dunagan

Conrad Dunagan

Conrad Dunagan conceived Permian Honor Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship program, in 1976 and initiated fundraising in 1977. During its early years, funding for scholarships was provided primarily by Mr. Dunagan’s own company, Permian Coca Cola Bottling, but was...

Curtis Pool

Curtis Pool

Curtis Pool established this named scholarship in 1993 to assist students at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Decker Dawson, friends of Dawson Geophysical

Decker Dawson, friends of Dawson Geophysical

More than 60 years ago, newlyweds Lou and Decker Dawson combined their life savings to start a fledgling company in West Texas called Dawson Geophysical. Today, with offices in several states, the company and its founder Mr. Dawson enjoy a reputation of integrity,...

Della Campbell and the Campbell family

Della Campbell and the Campbell family

In 2000, Della Campbell established a scholarship that continues today to perpetuate her passion for supporting the vital works of those in the healthcare field. Della was a dedicated “Pink Lady” volunteer at Midland Memorial Hospital (MMH) for more than 35 years. ...

Dianne and Alan Williams

Dianne and Alan Williams

Following Cole’s tragic death in 2009, his parents, Dianne and Alan, established the Cole Williams Memorial Scholarship as a way to honor this outstanding young man and those who share the special gifts and talents of students with learning challenges. Each year,...

DiAnn Koehl

DiAnn Koehl

DiAnn Koehl established the George Koehl Soli Deo Gloria Scholarship in honor of her late husband George Koehl. Mr. Koehl served as Minister of Music and Worship at First Baptist Church of Midland for 23 years.

Dixie Mims, friends and family of Bill Mims

Dixie Mims, friends and family of Bill Mims

Established in 2001 by Dixie Mims, the Bill Mims Memorial Scholarship pays tribute to her brother’s life of service. Bill, a Midland High School graduate, was left a paraplegic from a football injury in the 1950s. Ms. Mims, who passed away in 2013, was a graduate of...

Dollie Ruth Neal

Dollie Ruth Neal

The Dollie Ruth Neal Legacy Scholarship was created to highlight Dollie’s philanthropic desires to support the Permian Basin needs in the area of education.

Elayne Hunt

Elayne Hunt

In 2011, Elayne Hunt created the Daryl Lynn Hunt Memorial Scholarship in loving memory of her son who died suddenly from a heart attack in July 2010. Daryl, a graduate of Permian High School, was a football standout for the University of Oklahoma and the Houston...

Employees, Midland Municipal Employee Scholarship Fund

Employees, Midland Municipal Employee Scholarship Fund

Created by employees contributing to the Midland Municipal Employee Scholarship Fund, this scholarship benefits City of Midland employees.

Estelle and Kenneth Munsell; friends and family of Donnie Munsell

Estelle and Kenneth Munsell; friends and family of Donnie Munsell

In 1993, Estelle and Kenneth Munsell established the Donnie Munsell Memorial Scholarship in loving member of their son. The scholarship, which is generously supported by Kenneth and his wife Marsha together with friends and family, annually provides financial...

Family and friends of Blanche Plunkett

Family and friends of Blanche Plunkett

Blanche Plunkett, a retired Midland teacher, was beloved by family and friends. Following her passing away in 2005, Blanche’s colleagues, family, and many friends created a named scholarship to celebrate her life. Her nephews, Rich and Larry Tullos, remain engaged in...

Family and friends of Daniel Herd

Family and friends of Daniel Herd

Patty and Tevis Herd established the Daniel Parker Herd Memorial Scholarship in 2000 in loving memory of their son. The Herds are community leaders whose daily lives embody the word philanthropy. Each year, friends and family members join with Daniel’s parents in...

Family and friends of Jacob Power

Family and friends of Jacob Power

Jacob’s parents and sister together with other family and friends created the Jacob Power Fighting Rebel Memorial Scholarship as a loving tribute to this Lee High School (LHS) graduate. Jacob, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 2012, was a member...

Family and friends of Tyler Berry

Family and friends of Tyler Berry

Carolyn and Gaylan Berry established the Tyler Berry Memorial Soccer Scholarship in 1995 as a memorial to their son, Tyler. Family, friends, and Midland High School soccer enthusiasts continue to support Tyler’s scholarship fund since it was first created. Tyler’s...

Family of Madhuri Vindhya Kumar

Family of Madhuri Vindhya Kumar

Madhuri’s husband and parents established two scholarships in 2009 to honor the legacy of this highly-accomplished woman. Born in India, Madhuri graduted from Permian High School, Baylor University, and St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio. Madhuri held a deep...

F. Marie Hall

F. Marie Hall

A native of Big Spring, Marie Hall generously supported a broad range of philanthropic endeavors across West Texas. Of particular interest to Ms. Hall were the educational achievements of deserving young men and women. Ms. Hall was an Advisory Governor of Permian...

Friends and business associates of Joe E. Morales

Friends and business associates of Joe E. Morales

In 2005, friends and business associates created the Joe E. Morales Memorial Scholarship as a lasting tribute to this former Odessa District Engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation. Honoring Mr. Morales’ many years of service to the department, the...

Friends and family of Billye and Dan Saunders

Friends and family of Billye and Dan Saunders

In 1995, friends and family recognized longtime Martin County Sheriff Dan Saunders and his wife, Billye, with a scholarship named in their honor, In a fitting expression of appreciation, the scholarship was established to benefit Martin County residents, giving...

Friends and family of Johnny Peugh

Friends and family of Johnny Peugh

Longtime friends and family honored this outstanding high school coach in 2007 by establishing the Johnny Peugh Memorial Scholarship. A graduate of Sands High and Texas A&M University, Johnny coached at Grady High School and Sands High School for 13 years.