Scholarships

Students receiving an Endowed Scholarship and/or a Private Scholarship must use the award while attending FPC. Funds will not be disbursed to a student for transfer to another college or university, or for personal use.

If an FPC student is awarded an outside scholarship or grant which covers tuition, fees, books, meals, or resident hall in full, the Endowed Scholarship and/or Private Scholarship will be returned to the specified scholarship fund. All scholarships at FPC are established to aid FPC students while attending school at Frank Phillips College.

 

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Below is a listing of all current FPC Scholarships.

Endowed Unrestricted Institutional Scholarships
Endowed Named Scholarships
Private Scholarships
Dual-Credit Scholarships
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Endowed Unrestricted Institutional Scholarships

Institutional Scholarships

These funds are available to students through the Presidential, Dean’s, and Re-Entering Adult Learners (REAL) scholarships.  These funds are permanently endowed and are managed through the college and the Development Corporation’s Investment Plan. Recipients are selected by the FPC Scholarship Committee.

The Presidential Scholarship

  • Award is a $1,000 one-year award at $500 per semester.
  • Criteria:  Incoming freshmen from high schools in the college's service area (top nine counties of the Texas Panhandle) who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership in extra-curricular high school and community activities.  Requires a minimum 3.5 high school GPA.

The Dean's Scholarship

  • Award is a $600 one-year award at $300 per semester.
  • Criteria:  Students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership in extra-curricular high school/college and community activities.  Requires a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Re-Entering Adult Learner (REAL) Scholarship

  • Award is a $400 one-year award at $200 per semester.
  • Criteria:  Full and part-time incoming students who have been out of high school for at least one year and demonstrate an initiative in pursuing a degree or certificate to help them fulfill professional goals.  Requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Endowed Named Scholarships

Endowed Named Scholarships

An endowment fund carries the name of the loved one and can provide general, unrestricted support to FPC or can be designated for a specific program.  The individuals and organizations listed in this category contribute significantly to the scholarship opportunities of Frank Phillips College students by establishing endowed scholarships.

These scholarships are awarded based upon the criteria established by the donor and the Frank Phillips College Office of College Advancement and the Development Corporation.

Joel Douglas Adkins Memorial Scholarship

Joel Douglas Adkins was born on July 1, 1988, in Canadian, Texas. He grew up in Stinnett and attended school in the Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips CISD system through the sixth grade before his family moved to Perryton, Texas, in the spring of 2001. Joel was a sophomore at Perryton High School at the time of his accidental death on May 21, 2005.

Joel was active in football, basketball, track, choir, and drama, and also participated in church youth activities. His easy-going nature, caring heart, and sense of humor endeared him to his classmates in Stinnett and Perryton. “He could always make you laugh,” a friend said of Joel days after his death. “He always put other people before himself and was a friend to everyone.”

Joel loved music and the Lord and, as a self-taught guitarist, played in a church youth group band. One of the coaches said, “He was a great Christian kid.”

Joel’s grandparents, Doug and Wanda Adkins of Borger, Texas, established this scholarship to annually benefit a graduate from Perryton High School and a graduate from West Texas High School in Stinnett. The scholarships will target students who need extra assistance for their opportunities to attend college.

After his passing, Joel’s mother said, “He brought joy and laughter into our lives.”

Through this memorial scholarship, lives of others will be touched in Joel’s name and recipients will receive the opportunity to experience the joys of richer lives through higher education. Awardees may attend the FPC Borger campus or the Perryton Allen Campus.

Award: (2) One-Year Awards

Criteria: (1) West Texas High School graduate; (1) Perryton High School graduate

Clay Bolin Rodeo Memorial Scholarship

Clay was born on June 21, 1961, in Borger. He graduated from Sanford-Fritch High School in 1979. He then graduated from Frank Phillips College where he was a member of the FPC Rodeo Team. In 1997, Clay earned his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Resources from Southwest State University in San Marcos.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: The recipient will be a FPC Rodeo student.

Dale & Joyce Chadwick

Dale & Joyce Chadwick established this scholarship to aid students in their quest of higher education.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: Any student with one or more children who has completed their first year requirements.

W.W. "Bill" Cornelius Memorial Scholarship

William W. “Bill” Cornelius was born June 13, 1933, in Hobbs, New Mexico. Bill attended Frank Phillips College where he played on the Plainsmen basketball team. He was honored as the All-Around Athlete and graduated from FPC in 1951. Bill served on FPC’s Board of Regents from 2000 until his death in 2010.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: The recipient shall be a student who demonstrates an intent and potential to be successful.

Bobby Counts Memorial Scholarship

The Bobby Counts Memorial Scholarship was established by Tommy and Linda Counts in April 2009. The scholarship will be awarded to students going into nursing or the medical field. Bobby graduated from Borger High School in 1996 and then attended Frank Phillips College, completing the nursing program in 1997.

Award: (2) One-year awards

Criteria: Students going into nursing or the medical field.

Mickie Gassaway Memorial Scholarship

The Mickie Gassaway Memorial Scholarship was established by Roy and Judy Gurley in 1993. Mrs. Gassaway became a Borger resident in 1947 and married Clyde M. Gassaway, a Borger attorney, in 1956.

She spent many hours visiting the ill and nursing home residents, sending them cards and flowers, and caring for and being concerned for them.

She was stricken with cancer in 1987. During many trips to M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, she was always in high spirits and was a real encouragement and inspiration to other patients and the staff. Her cheerfulness in trying circumstances was a great blessing for the many people whose lives she touched. Her death occurred on May 19, 1993.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: A nursing student who has been admitted to the Licensed Vocational Nursing Program. This student must maintain a minimum of 3.0 grade point average and continue enrollment at FPC for at least one academic year. Deadline to apply is November 15.

Greater Texas Foundation Scholarship

The Great Texas Foundation supports excellence in education by increasing access for all Texans and improving educational quality through public/private scholarships. The GTF believes that universal access to education will help Texans realize their dreams and bolster the common good of the State of Texas and the nation.

The GTF strives for a system of education without social or economic barriers to individuals’ pursuit of fulfillment. Texas is a rapidly-growing state, with an increasingly diverse population. An educated workforce is essential for our dynamic economy, particularly as Texas businesses continue to expand and new companies relocate to Texas.

In the hope to maintain that momentum and help young people achieve their dreams, access to higher education is essential. The funds that the Greater Texas Foundation has granted to FPC are for need-based scholarships.

Harold Hudson Family Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funding for tuition, fees, and books for a student who primarily attends the FPC Allen Campus in Perryton, but may also be completing some coursework on the Borger campus.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: Perryton resident

Pam Maxwell Memorial Scholarship

Pamela (Pam) Maxwell bubbled with enthusiasm for life and a special, compassionate love of all things. Pam’s active interests were widely varied and included sharks, dogs, astronomy, and music.

Pam attended Oak Park Elementary School in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and graduated from Dumas High School. Pam completed the required hours for an Associate’s degree from FPC, majoring in pre-law. While attending FPC, Pam was on the Dean’s Honor Roll and a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the national junior college honor society.

Pam died in an auto accident in December 1982. To provide a living memorial to their daughter, Wanda and James Maxwell set up the Pamela Louise Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Fund at Frank Phillips College. This scholarship is now governed by Ron, Pamela’s brother, and Donna Maxwell.

Award: (4) One-Year Awards

Criteria:  A minimum of 2.5 GPA.  (1) Student Senate President; (1) Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society President; (1) Borger High School Graduate; (1) Dumas High School Graduate

Inez & H.C. McCarley Foundation Trust Scholarship

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: Scholarship recipients must be from or living in Pampa, Texas.

Phillips High School Alumni Association (PHSAA) Scholarships

The Phillips High School Alumni Association established the following scholarships to honor the memories of many of the outstanding faculty, administrators, and students who attended Phillips High School.

PHSAA: Ada E. Creel Scholarship

In conjunction with the 56th Blackhawk Homecoming, Morris and Joy Creel established the Ada E. Creel Memorial Scholarship.

Mrs. Creel was born into a family of musicians. She began giving private lessons in 1933. In 1948, Mrs. Creel acquired a teaching certificate and joined the Phillips Independent School District where she worked until her retirement in 1973.

Recipients are not required to pursue music in their selected college curriculum.

Award: (2) One-Year Awards

Criteria:  Participated in the band program.  Achieved “first chair” position at least once.  Above-average grades.

PHSAA: Opal Flanders Scholarship

As a daughter of a poor cotton farmer growing up in Princeton, TX, Opal Flanders worked tirelessly to pursue her goal of getting an education, for she realized early in the importance of doing so. She borrowed money from her older brother and taught in a one room school house in her hometown to put herself through college. She received her teaching degree at North Texas State Teacher’s College. She began her teaching career at Phillips Elementary School in 1937 where she taught for 33 years until retiring in 1970.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: Based primarily on need, but GPA is taken into consideration.

PHSAA: Maurine Forbus Scholarship

Maurine Forbus, a native Texan and graduate of West Texas State College, taught math at PHS her entire 33 –year career. Her first year was 1944; however, she stayed at home when her daughter was young, then resumed teaching. She taught math until she retired in 1985. The majority of her classes were Algebra II, Trigonometry, and the preparatory Calculus class, but also taught Physics and 8th grade math when needed. She was the consummate professional, taking her work home every night and grading papers at the kitchen table.

She cared deeply about her students, coaxing them to learn, teasing them about their social lives, and keeping up with their extracurricular activities. She coached UIL Slide Rule and, later, Number Sense, in which one of her students won at the state level.

After her students graduated, she enjoyed their visits back to her, their letters, and their successes. When a former student worked at NASA on Neil Armstrong’s space suit, she knew she had helped put a man on the moon. When a student graduated from college, she was so very proud. When a student failed to live up to his potential, she grieved.

A lifelong learner, Mrs. Forbus also studied the Bible, enjoyed traveling and learning about other cultures, played bridge, and watched birds. In 1991, she and her husband Joel moved to Kerrville to be closer to their daughter in Houston. For 11 years, they enjoyed summers at their Red River home, trips abroad, and making new friends in their church in Kerrville.

In 2001, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and she died in 2003, the day after she turned 80. She lived to be 80 by sheer force of will—that same determination that caused her to take each and every student to heart and help him or her learn. She would have been very pleased to have a scholarship endowed in her memory.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: Based on financial need

PHSAA: Cecil George Memorial Scholarship

Cecil George, a Texas native, taught American History at Phillips High School from 1948 to 1970. He was an extremely popular teacher and inspired many of his students to pursue teaching careers. His teaching style was animated, colorful, and emotional as he brought famous historical figures to life through his impersonations, re- enactments, and antics in the classroom. By the time they reached high school, many students already knew and respected him. As a Little League coach during many summers, “Mr. George” was a fan favorite.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: Based primarily on need, but GPA is taken into consideration.

PHSAA: Louise Gunter Memorial Scholarship

Louise (Glidewell) Gunter was born in 1923 in Burkburnett, Texas, but moved to Phillips, Texas, as a young girl. She graduated from Phillips High School in 1940, married a few years later, and had three sons who also graduated from PHS.

Louise was a charter member and past president of the Phillips Alumni Association which was formed in 1952. She was so active and such a dedicated member of the Association that her name became synonymous with the Phillips Blackhawk spirit and pride.

The scholarship in her name is awarded to a graduating high school senior. Equal consideration is given to both merit and financial need.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: Graduating senior; need-based

PHSAA: Joe Hayes Memorial Scholarship

Joe Hayes, born in Clarksville, TX, graduated from high school in Allison and went on to receive his Masters at West Texas College. As an outstanding athlete, he lettered four years in both football and basketball.

After being discharged from the Navy in 1945, he began his career coaching boys’ basketball at Phillips High School and eventually became principal at the junior high school. In 1983, he retired as the business manager and tax collector for Phillips ISD. In 1994, Joe was inducted into the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame. He also served as a member on the Board of Trustees at Frank Phillips College and was very proud of his Phillips ISD association. He was loved and admired by the hundreds of students with whom he came in contact both during his coaching days as well as after retirement.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: Based primarily on need, but GPA is taken into consideration.

PHSAA: Evelyn Hubbard Education/Music Scholarship

Evelyn Plunkett Hubbard was born in Wortham, Texas. She began playing the piano at the age of four. In her early years of formal instruction, she complained of the necessity of “note-learning” and scales, but with maturity she realized the importance of education and with it the “note- learning” and theory.

Her dream of becoming a concert pianist changed to being a wife, mother, and teacher when she married D. H. Hubbard. She began private lessons in a studio in Crane, Texas. Upon moving to Phillips, Texas, in 1940, the private lessons continued in her home.

In 1942, Mrs. Hubbard began her teaching career. She taught for 20 years in the Phillips schools, moving from elementary to middle school and on to the Phillips High School Choral Director. Her sweepstakes-winning choirs became legendary. During the time at Phillips, she also earned her Masters in Music Education from West Texas State University.

In 1962, Mrs. Hubbard became the Director of the Music Department at Frank Phillips College. She established the Plainsmen Combo which consisted of the FPC choir and students who played musical instruments. These students practiced on their own time under the direction of “Mother Hubbard”. The Combo played for FPC basketball games and performed for surrounding schools and civic groups.

The Combo eventually became known as The FPC Medicine Show. This show promoted FPC to many new and eager students.

In 1970, she became the Chairman of the Division of Fine Arts at FPC. Evelyn had the ability to build programs and to promote the abundant talent at FPC. Her dreams were realized on-stage when it required two nights to accommodate the crowds that attended productions such as the annual Hootenanny.

Mrs. Hubbard and FPC graduate Paul Biggs created the Phil-Originals. This group became known internationally. They sang for such events as Governor John Connally’s programs and the Lions International Convention in Chicago. The sponsor of this scholarship, Donna Haddock Forbes, was a member of this group. Mrs. Hubbard was a member of the 20th Century Club, the Music Club, Tri-City Concert, Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers, and Alpha Chi.

She was the organist/pianist for the Phillips and Fairlanes Baptist Churches for 50 years. She was awarded The Altrusa International Community Services Award in 1973.

Evelyn’s teaching and motivation of students was outstanding, but her greatest attribute was her ability to understand, encourage, and love her students. Many of her students reached goals they had never dreamed of.

Mrs. Hubbard inspired her students to see their potential and to succeed.

Evelyn and D.H. were married for 69 years. They had one daughter, JoAnn Kuhrt, who, with her husband Harry, gave them four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: A student majoring in education or music.

PHSAA: Lee Johnson Scholarship

Mr. Johnson served as the Superintendent for the Phillips school system from 1946 to 1957. He also had a passion for band and choir and was involved in travelling with the students to school competitions and events.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: Awards are based on financial need.

PHSAA: James Irvin Kimmins Scholarship

Mr. Kimmins was born in Ector, Texas, in 1912 and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from West Texas State University in Canyon. He joined the staff at PHS in 1939 as a math teacher and coach. Following Army service during World War II, Mr. Kimmins returned to PHS and, at the request of the school board, became the principal. Mr. Kimmins applied a “work hard, do right, play-to-win-and-be-the-best- you-can-be” attitude in everything he did. He looked for the best in people and believed there was good to be found in everyone. Mr. Kimmins considered his PHS students and staff his second family, and they rewarded him with a very full professional and personal life that he cherished.

Mr. Kimmins’ awards and accomplishments include serving as President of the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals in 1962, being elected as Elder Emeritus of the First Christian Church in Borger, helping to found the first Boy Scout troop in Phillips, and serving as director of a Phillips Petroleum-sponsored summer recreation program for 22 years. Awards are based on financial need.

Award: (2) One-Year Awards

Criteria: A Sanford-Fritch High School graduate.

PHSAA: Ray Robbins Scholarship

Mr. Robbins’ band had a record 14 straight UIL sweepstakes awards and won permanent possession of the marching and concert trophies in its class at the Tri- State Music Festival at Enid, Oklahoma. His band also won the Enid Festival’s Million Dollar parade 11 times and was featured twice in the Cotton Bowl games in Dallas.

Mr. Robbins was selected Bandmaster of the Year by the Texas Bandmasters Association in 1969 and was installed in the Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame.

He retired in May 1969 after a 35-year career in music education and resided in Amarillo until his death on May 22, 1990. Awards are based on financial need.

Award: (4) One-Year Awards

Criteria:  (2) Borger High School graduates; (2) West Texas High School graduates.

PHSAA: Unrestricted Scholarship

Anonymous donor.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: Awards are based on financial need.

PHSAA: Chesty Walker Softball Scholarship

Mr. Walker was the famous Head Football Coach for the Phillips Blackhawks. He served in that position from 1939 to 1957.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: Softball player who has not received an athletic award.

PHSAA: The Williams Brothers Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the wives and children of the Williams brothers, Bobby, Don, Clinton, Jimmie, and P.D., all of whom attended Phillips High School between 1939 through 1951 and represented the school well with each brother making contributions on the Phillips Blackhawk football field.

As quoted by a regional sports writer, “It’s doubtful any one family has given so much talent to a school as the Williams brothers did.” All the boys received area and regional status in football while playing at Phillips High and Jimmie was the first All-State football player named from Phillips. All are deceased with the exception of P.D., who currently lives in Duncan, Oklahoma.

Raised with strong personal and family values, along with hard work ethics, this family demonstrated these values not only on the playing field but in the classroom and work careers.

They furthered their education by attending college on football scholarships. Bobby, Don, and Jimmie played college football at Texas Tech, Clinton played at West Texas State University, and P.D. played at Tyler Junior College.

Business, farming, ranching, education, and coaching covers the successful work careers of these five brothers.

Award: (2) One-Year Awards

Criteria:  Texas Panhandle graduate.  Full-time Honor Student.  Maintain a 2.5 GPA.  Equal consideration given to both merit and financial need.

Mike R. Richardson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of Mike Richardson to honor his memory by giving students a way to further their education.

Mike grew up in Vega, Texas, and graduated from Vega High School where he participated in band and athletics. He then attended Texas Tech University and received a BBA in accounting. He became a CPA and was involved in the oil and gas industry in Perryton. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Richardson Seeds, Inc., a privately-held, family-owned  sorghum and seed development agribusiness. With Mike’s accounting expertise and business acumen, he facilitated the transition from a second-generation-operated company to a third-generation. With this transition, he was instrumental in guiding the company to become the largest private packaging sorghum company in the U.S.

Today, largely due to his efforts and foresight, Richardson Seeds, LTD, is the largest private packaging company of sorghum products in the world. While living in Perryton, Mike was an active member of the community, serving terms on both the city council and as mayor.

He volunteered at First United Methodist Church, with many opportunities for ministry, including cooking lunch for high school students one day a week. He and his brother annually distributed coats to the underprivileged in the Amarillo area.

One of the things Mike most enjoyed was teaching accounting classes for Frank Phillips College before a campus was envisioned in Perryton. He would have been so very impressed and pleased at how the campus has flourished and enabled so many people to get an education.

Mike had a love for family, music, and fishing. He was an avid reader. He enjoyed close relationships with many friends, and entertained friends and family with his unique wit and humor.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria:  Recipient must attend the FPC Allen Campus.  Full-time student.  High school graduate/GED recipient.  Maintain a 2.5 GPA.  Returning student must be a returning adult learner who has completed at least one successful 2.5 or better GPA semester at the FPC Allen Campus.

Sherman Smith Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is to provide need-based scholarships to students going forward after graduation from Frank Phillips College to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: Full-time freshman 3.0 or higher GPA.

D. Russell Weston Business Management Memorial Scholarship

Wilma Weston established this scholarship in loving memory of her late husband.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria:  High school graduate or currently enrolled FPC student.  Student majoring in Business Management.  Student with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

D. Russell Weston Engineering Memorial Scholarship

Wilma Weston established this scholarship in loving memory of her late husband.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria:  High school graduate or currently enrolled FPC student.  Student majoring in Pre-Engineering or related major.  Student with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Wilma Weston Education Scholarship

Wilma Weston established this scholarship to assist a student majoring in education.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria:  High school graduate or currently enrolled FPC student;  Student majoring in Education;  Student with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Private Scholarships

Private Scholarships

The individuals and organizations listed in this category contribute significantly to the scholarship opportunities of Frank Phillips College students by establishing private scholarships. 

These scholarships are awarded based upon the criteria established by the donor, the Frank Phillips College Office of College Advancement, and the Development Corporation.  The selection process may include the involvement of a private selection committee.

Altrusa Club Scholarship

Altrusa is an international non-profit organization that strives to make our local communities better through leadership, partnership, and service. Altrusa is a community service organization with a focus on literacy and other local needs.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: 2nd semester student

Borger Bank GED Graduate Scholarship

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: GED graduate

Brumley Foundation Scholarship

It is the desire of the Brumley Foundation to provide as much benefit for as many persons as possible, with particular emphasis on helping people to help themselves, as well as on helping those most in need.

The funds the Brumley Foundation has granted to Frank Phillips College are for need-based scholarships. Students wishing to apply for the Brumley Scholarship must be residents of the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.

Chevron Phillips Mentor Scholarship

Chevron Phillips Chemical is committed to supporting the community by helping individuals who want to pursue a technical education in areas that will both provide them with career opportunities and to create a robust workforce in the panhandle of Texas. The scholarship will provide financial support and career mentoring to students who are pursuing a certificate or degree in Process Technology, Rotary Equipment Craft, or Instrumentation and Electrical Craft.

Award: (2) Two $2,500 awards per academic year ($1,250  per semester)

Criteria: Be enrolled at FPC in the Process Technology, REC, or I/E Programs; reside in the Borger area, to include Sanford-Fritch, Panhandle, and Stinnett (generally, a 25-mile radius from FPC); demonstrate financial need; be willing and able to communicate with the CPChem mentor, as required.

Louise Forman Scholarship

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria:  English teacher (Education Major);  Currently enrolled FPC student with a minimum 3.0 GPA in at least 15 hours of completed course work;  Recipient must maintain a minimum of 3.5 GPA with a 4.0 in English.

H&H Federal Credit Union FPC Scholarship

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: Must be a student who is a member of H&H Federal Credit Union.

Harrington Regional Medical Campus Scholarship

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria:  Student should be pursuing a credential in a healthcare field;  Must express a desire to remain in the Texas Panhandle after graduation.

Evelyn Hubbard Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Donna Haddock Forbes in the fall of 2003, in loving memory of her longtime music teacher.

Evelyn Plunkett Hubbard was born in Wortham, Texas. She began playing the piano at the age of four. In her early years of formal instruction, she complained of the necessity of “note-learning” and scales, but with maturity she realized the importance of education and with it the “note- learning” and theory.

Her dream of becoming a concert pianist changed to being a wife, mother, and teacher when she married D. H. Hubbard. She began private lessons in a studio in Crane, Texas. Upon moving to Phillips, Texas, in 1940, the private lessons continued in her home.

In 1942, Mrs. Hubbard began her teaching career. She taught for 20 years in the Phillips schools, moving from elementary to middle school and on to the Phillips High School Choral Director. Her sweepstakes-winning choirs became legendary. During the time at Phillips, she also earned her Masters in Music Education from West Texas State University.

In 1962, Mrs. Hubbard became the Director of the Music Department at Frank Phillips College. She established the Plainsmen Combo which consisted of the FPC choir and students who played musical instruments. These students practiced on their own time under the direction of “Mother Hubbard”. The Combo played for FPC basketball games and performed for surrounding schools and civic groups.

The Combo eventually became known as The FPC Medicine Show. This show promoted FPC to many new and eager students.

In 1970, she became the Chairman of the Division of Fine Arts at FPC. Evelyn had the ability to build programs and to promote the abundant talent at FPC. Her dreams were realized on-stage when it required two nights to accommodate the crowds that attended productions such as the annual Hootenanny.

Mrs. Hubbard and FPC graduate Paul Biggs created the Phil-Originals. This group became known internationally. They sang for such events as Governor John Connally’s programs and the Lions International Convention in Chicago. The sponsor of this scholarship, Donna Haddock Forbes, was a member of this group. Mrs. Hubbard was a member of the 20th Century Club, the Music Club, Tri-City Concert, Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers, and Alpha Chi.

She was the organist/pianist for the Phillips and Fairlanes Baptist Churches for 50 years. She was awarded The Altrusa International Community Services Award in 1973.

Evelyn’s teaching and motivation of students was outstanding, but her greatest attribute was her ability to understand, encourage, and love her students. Many of her students reached goals they had never dreamed of.

Mrs. Hubbard inspired her students to see their potential and to succeed.

Evelyn and D.H. were married for 69 years. They had one daughter, JoAnn Kuhrt, who, with her husband Harry, gave them four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria:  A student majoring in education or music

Hutchinson County Cornelison Scholarship

Established by R.D. and Ella Cornelison.

Award: (1) One-year award

Criteria:  Hutchinson County High School graduate; Participated in FFA, 4-H or an agriculture major; Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Hutchinson County Retired School Personnel Association Scholarship

Award: (1) One-year award

Criteria: Hutchinson County High School graduate. This scholarship has a rotation process among Borger High School, Sanford-Fritch High School, and West Texas High School.  Minimum 3.0 GPA.  Student majoring in Education.

Jane Phillips Society Scholarship

Award: (1) One-year award

Criteria:  High school graduate, re-entering adult, or currently enrolled FPC student;  Resident of Hutchinson County;  Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Jimmy Jones Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Jimmy, who grew up in Borger, Texas. Jimmy was known to have many friends. He was dedicated to education. During his college career at West Texas, Jimmy was a teammate on the Buffaloes football team.

Award: (1) One-year award

Criteria: A student interested in teaching/education.

Joseph Levi "Joey" Killins Memorial Scholarship

Joseph Levi Killins was a member of the 10th Mountain Division in the United State Army and proudly served his country in both Kosovo and Afghanistan. Joey was proud to be an American soldier.

He was a man of immense generosity and integrity. He put his family and friends before himself. His incredible sense of self and great attitude about life made Joey a man among men.

Joey was tenacious, funny, hard-working, smart, dedicated, and loved. The Killins Scholarship was first established by the Summers family.

Award: (1) One-year award

Criteria: The scholarship is to meet the financial need of a military veteran or a person in the military.

Leadership Perryton Alumni Troy Barclay Memorial Scholarship

Leadership Perryton was established to increase personal leadership skills that will be used personally, in the family, in career, and in the community. The Alumni desire to help other adult learners improve their lives with a formal education.

Award: (2) One-year awards

Criteria:  Ochiltree County resident;  Returning adult learner;  Maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Joel Lynch Scholarship

Joel Lynch, after graduating from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, started his career in 1959 as a teacher in Shamrock, Texas.  He met and married Leona in June of 1960 and started a new job at Phillips High School in the fall of 1960.  PHS was a good fit for Mr. Lynch because he remained there for 27 years serving as a Teacher, Coach, Principal, Business Manager, and Superintendent, until the doors closed.  In 1987, he served as the Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of the PSP Consolidated District until he retired in 1994.

He had many joys in his career, the first and primary source was teaching Civics, challenging students’ beliefs and how to participate in the political system.  He enjoyed throwing a discussion topic out and as the students started to come to a consensus, he would throw a “curveball” that would make his students wish they hadn’t gone out on that limb.  His love of coaching was another highlight in his career.  He enjoyed finding that “diamond in the rough” and working with them to reach their potential.  This towel-wringing basketball coach was very happy in his role as an Assistant Coach.  He was the king of giving nicknames but I personally know they had a few nicknames for him, as well.

Joel Lynch is always telling his family that we are his legacy but we all agree that his legacy extends to all those students and athletes he influenced or enlightened.  We hope the recipient of this scholarship will leave their mark on people as Joel Lynch did with character, morality, compassion and hard work.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria:  2.0 GPA;  Panhandle are student (top 9 counties).

Pay It Forward Scholarship

The Pay It Forward Scholarship was created by a former single parent who struggled in college. She has now succeeded in her education and would like to assist others who may be going through the same thing. Her motto is: No matter the circumstances, you can still succeed!

Award: (2) One-Year Awards

Criteria:  Reside or have graduated from West Texas HS;  Need-based with preference given to single parents.

Wes McElreath Memorial Scholarship

To honor the memory of Wes McElreath, family and friends established the Wes McElreath Memorial Scholarship Fund at FPC in the spring of 1998.

Wes was a graduate of Borger High School. While attending FPC as an agriculture major, he was in a fatal car accident.

Wes was a Presidential Scholarship recipient and was active in both agriculture and baseball.

Award: (2) One-Year Awards, renewable for (4) semesters

Criteria:  Borger High School graduate;  Involved in 4H, FFA, or interested in agriculture;  Full-time student.

Kevin McKinney Memorial Scholarship

Kevin Miles McKinney was a happy, friendly person who loved his family, sports, and people from all walks of life. He was caring, competitive, and compassionate.

Kevin was born and raised in Borger and attended Crockett Elementary, Borger Middle School, and Borger High School. He participated in Tri-City Youth Football, Little Dribblers Basketball, and Borger Little League. Kevin was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He was awarded a football scholarship to Southern Methodist University in 1983. He played there for four years and graduated in 1988. He was a graduate assistant in football for the University of Utah for two years and received a Master’s degree in 1991.

Kevin began teaching and coaching football at Pampa High School in August of 1994. He had been coaching for five months when he was killed in an automobile accident. His parents, Mike and Marlene, and his brothers, Kelly and Joshua, established a living memorial to their beloved son and brother by setting up the Kevin McKinney Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is a way of providing worthy young people with funds to further their education at FPC.

Award: (2) One-Year Awards

Criteria: Borger High School graduate

Nell K. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

To honor Nell Killough Mitchell, her daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Randy Hanna, established a Memorial Scholarship Fund in her name.

Nell was the third generation of her family to be a part of the Borger community, owning and operating the Crutch Ranch. She was the mother of three, a granny to eight, and a friend to many. Nell died of leukemia in August of 1995.

Nell was a champion for people actively trying to better themselves and a champion for children, parents, and young adults trying to find their way in the world. There are few people with such a compassionate and generous heart as hers.

To honor Nell’s memory, the Hannas would like to continue her giving spirit. To Nell, faith, home, and family were always first. She believed education and determination were the keys to the betterment of anyone’s life situation.

A semi-annual scholarship was begun in her honor. Scholarship recipients receive $250 per semester. The recipient is eligible for the award while enrolled in the FPC Cosmetology program.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: Cosmetology student

Phillips 66 Marketable Skills Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to five FPC students in the Industrial Arts, Math, Science, or Welding disciplines.

Award: (5) One-year awards

Criteria: To benefit students in the Industrial Arts, Math, Science or Welding disciplines.

 

Rotary Club of Borger

Award: (2) One-Year Awards

Criteria: Students with high academic achievement and guiding principles underpinned with the Rotary Four-Way Test: 

  1. Is it the truth? 
  2. Is it fair to all concerned? 
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

One female Borger High School graduate;  One male Borger High School graduate.

Rotary Club of Perryton - Allen Campus

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist with tuition, fees, and book costs associated with a returning adult learner who demonstrates a financial need and is attending the Allen Campus in Perryton.

Award: (2) One-Year Awards

Criteria:  Must attend the FPC Allen Campus;  Must be a full-time student;  High school graduate/GED recipient;  Must have financial need;  Must be involved in volunteer service and community-active.

Gloria Rummel Scholarship

The Gloria Rummel Scholarship was established by Dr. Andy and Sue Ann Hicks to honor Gloria’s retirement from Frank Phillips College.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: a student going into business.

Donna Haygood Sarchet Memorial Scholarship

Mary Lou Haygood established this scholarship in memory of her daughter. Donna was born on August 16, 1958. She graduated from Borger High School in 1976, then received an Associate of Arts degree in business from Frank Phillips College.

Donna was the first student to receive a full FPC Faculty Scholarship. She then earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Hardin-Simmons University, where she was recognized as highest ranking senior in the January 1979 graduating class. Donna received her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University. In 1983, she joined the faculty at Wayland Baptist University as an Assistant Professor of Business Administration.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: Business major

Kim and Dr. I.Q. Sewell Memorial Scholarship

Dr. I.Q. Sewell and Viva Sewell established the Kim Sewell Memorial Scholarship Fund at Frank Phillips College upon the death of their son, Kim Sewell. When Dr. I.Q. Sewell died a few months later, Mrs. Sewell and her two sons, Randy Sewell and Dr. Ron Hendrick, decided to continue the scholarship in memory of Kim and I.Q.

All members of the Sewell family were returning adult learners. Viva is a past Frank Phillips College Governing Board of Regents member and retired educator. Dr. I.Q. Sewell obtained both his Bachelor of Science degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine later in life and, at the time of his death, he was a student at FPC.

This scholarship benefits serious adult students interested in pursuing their education at FPC.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria:  A student who is at least 22 years of age;  A returning student who has completed at least 6 hours of coursework;  A student with a minimum of 2.5 GPA.

Ernie Shira Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Ernie Shira loved nursing students and encouraged many men and women to enter the field of nursing as his wife had. When Ernie died of cancer in 2016 his family established this scholarship as a way to carry on Ernie’s legacy of compassion and love.

Award: (1) One-Year award

Criteria: Nursing student with a GPA of 2.5 or above.

Gene and Dot Sizemore Memorial Scholarship

The Sizemore’s were natives of Boise City, Oklahoma. Mr. Paul Gore of Dalhart, Texas, a longtime close friend and business associate of Mr. and Mrs. Sizemore, is honored to establish the scholarship in their memory. The memorial scholarship will benefit students who are serious about attending college and who have a need to pay for college classes, whether they are a first-time student or re-entering adult learner.

Award: To be decided annually

Criteria: Need-based and have a GPA of a C or better.

Elaine Sowder Memorial Scholarship

Elaine Mona (Weatherly) Sowder was born February 24, 1915 in England and came to the United States at the age of five. Along with her husband Thad and her son and daughter, she moved to Borger, Texas, in 1950.

After Thad passed away in 1981, Elaine became one of Borger’s most active senior citizens.

She served Meals On Wheel, joined the First Christian Church choir and a community theater group as well as a philatelic (stamp collecting) club, to name a few. Elaine also became a fitness enthusiast and was proud to accomplish a strenuous hiking trip in the mountains of New Zealand, along with several other international trips.

Two of Elaine’s greatest joys came from volunteering as a nurse’s aide at Golden Plains Community Hospital and attending Frank Phillips College. Elaine became well-known as an avid supporter of the FPC athletic teams and an honorary cheerleader for men’s basketball. In 1986, at age 71, she graduated from FPC with her Associate’s Degree. Elaine continued her volunteer work at the hospital until her death in 1994. It was her wish that this scholarship be established to assist nursing students at FPC.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria:  A nursing student (Note: a student may re-apply for a second year if they maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA); Deadline is November 15.

Fritz and Peggy Thompson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Peggy Thompson in loving memory of her late husband.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: A currently enrolled FPC student, Minimum 3.0 GPA in at least 12 semester hours of completed course work, a resident of Hutchinson County, a student majoring in Business, Government, Public Service, or Law Enforcement.

Roy and Robbie Tilson Memorial Scholarship

Established by Lonnie and Patricia Tilson to honor his parents, this scholarship fund is for both traditional and non-traditional students in need of financial assistance and who are serious about continuing their education.

Roy R. Tilson was born March 17, 1901 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He moved to Fannin County in 1920. He met Robbie Mae Payne in Fannin County and they were married there in 1927. He worked as a farmer and farm owner until 1943 when the family moved to Borger.

Mr. Tilson worked for Phillips for a short time, then opened a grocery store in the Clearview Addition. He operated this store until about 1962, when he and his wife built a new home and antique store next to Westlawn Memorial Cemetery on the Fritch highway. He continued to operate the antique store until his death in 1983.

Several news stories were published over the years about his “western antiques”. He was a long-time supporter of civic and charitable organizations in Hutchinson County, including Girls’ Town, which later became Cal Farley’s Family Program.

Mrs. Tilson continued to live in the home until near her death in October of 1998. She was very active in the United Pentecostal Church and served in various functions with the Women’s Auxiliary.

The Tilson’s six children attended Borger High School. Lonnie and Patricia Woodfill Tilson were the first married students to attend Frank Phillips from 1955-1956. An article about them was published in the college newspaper. They then attended WTSU in Canyon where they received their degrees.

The Tilson’s long-term connection to Borger, the Borger schools, and Frank Phillips College is the primary reason for establishing this memorial scholarship fund.

The incoming freshman recipient of this award will receive this scholarship for two years provided all requirements are met.

Award: (1) One-Year Award

Criteria: A student with a minimum of 3.0 GPA

Julia Williams Charitable Scholarship

Julia Bird Williams was born February 7, 1916 in Bastrop, Texas, but grew up in Borger, Texas. Mrs. Williams passed away on December 30, 2012.

She had a philanthropic heart for giving. It was her wish to begin a scholarship at Frank Phillips College to assist graduating seniors within the college service area who need assistance in paying for their education.

The Julia Williams Charitable Scholarship is administered through the Trust Department at Amarillo National Bank.

Award: Multiple one-year awards

Criteria: Need-based

Roy and Dixie Young Memorial Scholarship

Roy Young and family established an annual memorial scholarship in memory of Dixie Young. Dixie passed away on June 4, 2007, after a 13- year battle with cancer. She is remembered by her family and friends as a positive, courageous, and caring person.

Dixie was born on June 18, 1937, in Pampa, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Fritch Baptist Church in Borger. Dixie married Mr. Roy Young on December 28, 1984 in Perryton, Texas.

Roy was a coach for many years throughout the State of Texas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Borger, an active member of the Lions Club for 15 years, on the Board of Regents at Frank Phillips College, and a board member of H&H Federal Credit Union. Roy was an avid supporter of all the FPC athletic teams. Mr. Young passed away on November 12, 2009.

Award: (1) One-year award

Criteria: To benefit a student from Borger, Stinnett, Fritch, Perryton, or Panhandle who is pursuing a degree in the field of education.

Dual-Credit Scholarships

Dual-Credit Scholarships

The Frank Phillips College Dual-Credit Scholarship program provides the opportunity for high school students to earn college credits while satisfying high school requirements for graduation. Scholarships may be competency or need- based.

Doug and Wanda Adkins Memorial Concurrent Scholarship

Award: $500 per year

Criteria:  Borger High School or Sanford-Fritch High School Concurrent (Dual-Credit) student;  Need-based.

Brumley Foundation Dual-Credit Scholarship

Award: Varied

Criteria:  Students must be residents of the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle;  Need-based.

Dr. Andy and Sue Ann Hicks Scholarship

Dr. Andy and Sue Ann Hicks dedicated much of their working careers in the Texas Community College system, both as faculty and administration.

This scholarship is awarded in the hope of providing high school students a chance to begin the college experience in which the Hicks believed and invested so much.

Award: (1) One-Year $500 Award

Criteria:  Students taking dual-credit classes at FPC from any service area high school;  Based on financial need and academic performance.

Pantex Federal Credit Union Spring Dual Credit Scholarship

Award: (2) $500 per year awards

Criteria:  A student who is a member of the Pantex Federal Credit Union, and;  A student who attends either Borger High School or Sanford-Fritch High School.

Provenance Dual-Credit Scholarship

This fund was established in April of 2016 to assist with paying for the courses of ten dual-credit students in Hutchinson County.

Award: (10) One-Year $500 awards

Criteria:  Students must attend high school in Hutchinson County.

Gene and Dot Sizemore Dual-Credit Memorial Scholarship

Award: Varied

Criteria:  Need-based;  Have a GPA of C or better.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Other Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to the other scholarships noted, many civic clubs, organizations, and businesses offer scholarship programs for community members, employees, and/or dependents. You are encouraged also to search for scholarship opportunities on the Internet; however, if you are asked to pay for access to scholarships, it is not a credible site. You should never pay for scholarship applications.

Amarillo Area Foundation

The Amarillo Area Foundation's Scholarship program offers a variety of scholarships for students graduating from high schools located in the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.  Eligibility for scholarship funds is based on a student's county of residence or high school, planned college or university, and/or anticipated field of study.  While most of the scholarship funds available are for graduating high school seniors, currently enrolled college students are eligible for some of AAF's scholarships.  

To apply: Visit the Foundation's website AmarilloAreaFoundation.org/scholarships.  

  • High School Students - click on High School Senior, then click the county you live in or go to school in.
  • College Students - click on College Student, then click on the institution you will be attending.

Please note: The scholarship application is available online in early November of each year.  The application deadline is the 2nd Friday in February at noon.

Kiwanis Club of Borger - Tri-City Educational Fund

This fund was established to benefit students who attend Frank Phillips College. This fund will be treated as a loan and forgiven upon securing an Associate’s Degree from FPC within two years.

Award: $250 per semester

Criteria: A Hutchinson County resident. (The recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA and take at least 12 hours per semester.)

Contact: Opportunity Plan, Inc., Kathy Wright, P.O. Box 1035, 504 24th St., Canyon, TX 79015. Phone: 806-655-2528; Fax: 806-655-9513.

To apply: Send the following information to the above contact: 1) A letter of reference from student’s religious leader or write an essay centered around the objective of Kiwanis International:

▪To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.

▪To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.

▪To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.

▪To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.

▪To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities.

▪To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

  • A letter of reference from the student’s favorite school
  • A letter from each of two character references for the

To break any tie—the award will go to the student with the greatest financial need.

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