Scholarships


Scholarship Application Information

 

The Angelina College Scholarship Committee recommends that the first thing a student should do when making application for scholarships is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This application is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Completion of this application will indicate to students if they qualify for Federal financial aid, which includes the Pell Grant, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, and College Work-study programs. It could also qualify a student for the Texas Public Education Grant or Texas Grant. Also, eligibility for several of the Angelina College scholarships depends upon Federal financial aid eligibility.

 

Angelina College offers over 200 scholarship awards during the fall and spring semesters. The eligibility criteria for those scholarships vary considerably. Listed below are the major categories of scholarships available at Angelina College. When you begin completing the application for scholarship, you will be asked to check one or more of the following scholarship categories for which you are applying.

 

Category One – General Academic Scholarships

These scholarships are available primarily to recent high school graduates who have demonstrated academic excellence in high school. However, some academic scholarships are awarded to continuing students at AC or transfer students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their college courses. To be considered for an academic scholarship, the student is strongly encouraged to submit ACT or SAT test scores with the scholarship application.

 

Category Two – Angelina Challenge Award

This scholarship is reserved for recent graduates of accredited high schools in Angelina County and is awarded on a first-come first-served basis. To be eligible for this award, students must apply for the Pell Grant, and must not qualify for more than $1,000 in Federal financial aid, scholarships, or other financial aid.

 

Category Three – Boon Scholarships

There are two Boon Scholarships, the Boon Opportunity Scholarship and the Boon Teaching Award. The Boon Opportunity Award is reserved for adult students returning to college from the world of work, homemaking, or students completing their GED. The Boon Teaching Award is reserved for students in a pre-education major from one of the counties in the college service area who plan to teach in this area upon completion of their degree.

 

Category Four – Health Careers Scholarships

These scholarships are reserved for students currently enrolled in a health careers program.

 

Category Five – Vivian Ezelle Johnson Scholarships

These scholarships are reserved for students who have a documented physical disability.

 

Category Six – Shands Family and Ellen C. Temple Scholarships

These scholarships are reserved for recent graduates of accredited public high schools in Angelina County and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible for these awards, students must complete the FAFSA as well as an Angelina College general scholarship application, and must not qualify for more than $1,000 in other aid. The award will cover mandatory tuition and fees for up to 12 semester hours, or $700 each semester for the first two semesters of enrollment. Students must enroll during the first academic year following high school graduation. The award does not apply to summer semesters unless the student has been enrolled and received the Angelina Challenge award during the preceding Fall or Spring semester.

 

Scholarship Programs

A number of scholarships are made available to students by individuals and organizations interested in the education of worthy students in the community. Various divisions of the college, local businesses, organizations and the college scholarship committee award these scholarships. The Angelina College Scholarship Application is available  online at www.angelina.edu/angelina-college-scholarships/. Recent high school graduates are strongly encouraged to submit ACT or SAT results with scholarship applications.

 

Scholarship amounts vary from $100 per semester up to full tuition and fees. Most scholarships are awarded for a period of four semesters of consecutive enrollment. Unless otherwise stated, all scholarship recipients must maintain a GPA of at least 2.75. Listed below are the categories of scholarships offered and the many scholarships that fall within those categories.

 

Angelina Challenge Award

A unique scholarship program that challenges all high school students to graduate from high school and set goals that lead to college or technical careers, and ensures that graduates will have the resources to begin college. This scholarship was established on the 25 anniversary of Angelina College through an endowment started with a donation from the estate of Ms. Effie Boon, a lifelong public school teacher from Angelina County who valued the opportunity of public education.

 

This scholarship is reserved for recent graduates of accredited public high schools in Angelina County and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible for this award, students must complete the FAFSA as well as an Angelina College general scholarship application, and must not qualify for more than $1,000 in financial aid. (i.e. Pell, other federal and state grants, Angelina College scholarships and other aid). The award will cover mandatory tuition and fees for up to 12 semester hours of study each semester for the first two semesters of enrollment. Students must enroll during the first academic year following high school graduation. The award does not apply to summer semesters unless the student has been enrolled and received the Angelina Challenge award during the preceding fall or spring semester.

 

Boon Scholarships

Through a donation by the estate of Ms. Effie Boon, a lifelong public school teacher from Angelina County who valued the opportunity of public education, the Boon Opportunity and Boon Teaching Awards were established.

 

Boon Opportunity Award is designated for adults seeking the opportunity to continue their education by returning to school from the workforce or homemaking, or for students completing their GED and continuing their education.

 

Boon Teaching Award is designated for education majors from the Angelina College service area that plan on teaching in this area following receipt of their degree.

 

Shands Family Scholarship

Established by the Shands family, these scholarships are designed to serve students who have financial need that is not met by other scholarships or financial aid. Priority is given to those students majoring in high demand occupations. These one-time scholarships are awarded each semester.

 

Ellen C. Temple Scholarship

Established by the Temple family, these scholarships are designed to help students meet financial need that is not met by scholarships or other financial aid in order to encourage enrollment and graduation for promising students.

 

General Academic and Technological Scholarships

 

Angelina College Alumni & Friends Scholarship – Angelina College Alumni and Friends have endowed these general scholarships for deserving students.

 

Angelina College Service League Scholarship – AC Service League endowed this scholarship for Lufkin High School graduates with funds raised by various fundraisers and Children’s Theater productions.

 

David Carl Arnett Memorial Scholarship – The family of David Carl Arnett established this scholarship in his memory. Mr. Arnett was an Angelina County native as well as a long-time accountant. This scholarship is for a Business or Accounting major.

 

Ninon Gibson and Ralph C. Arnett, Jr. Scholarship – The children of Ninon Gibson Arnett, a Trinity county native, and Ralph C. Arnett, Jr., and Angelina county native, have established this scholarship in memory of their parents. As Mr. and Mrs. Arnett strongly encouraged higher education, an education major is given preference.

 

John W. Baldwin Liberal Arts Scholarship – Children of John W. Baldwin established this scholarship to honor their father, a charter member of the Liberal Arts faculty from the college’s inception in 1968 until he retired in 1998. The recipient must be a Liberal Arts major.

 

R.E. “Mutt” Barr Memorial Endowment Scholarship – Mrs. Veta Barr established this scholarship in memory of her late husband who was a friend and supporter of Angelina College for many years. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

 

Dr. Al Bassinger Memorial Scholarship – The Al Bassinger family and friends established this scholarship in memory of Dr. Al Bassinger, a biology faculty member, who was a teacher much admired and respected by his students during his 23 year tenure at Angelina College. This scholarship is reserved for science or health careers majors.

 

Beatrice Berry – Robbie Gilbert Memorial Scholarship – The Altrusa Club of Lufkin has established this scholarship in memory of Robbie Gilbert and Beatrice Berry for their work in the Altrusa Club and involvement in civic activities. Recipient must be a female student majoring in nursing or business.

 

Vernon R. Berry Memorial Fund – Pauline Berry McCullough established this scholarship in memory of Vernon R. Berry, a Lufkin attorney.

 

Judge Clyde Black Scholarship (Honoring Daughter Ashley) – Judge Clyde Black established this scholarship in memory of his daughter, Ashley. To be considered, students should demonstrate work ethic by writing a brief essay on Ashley Black Krajca’s involvement with the South Florida Student Shark Program at the University of Miami (circa 2009). This scholarship assists students from Houston County with financial need.

 

Gus Boesch Jr. Business Scholarship – This scholarship was established in memory of Gus Boesch, Jr., a businessman in both real estate and retail. As a loving tribute to him, his family has endowed this scholarship to business majors planning to transfer to a four year university. Minimum GPA is 3.0.

 

Justin Colt Briley Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the friends and family of Justin Colt Briley to honor the memory of a kind, outgoing, and likeable young man, who was an Angelina College student and graduate of Chireno High School. Recipient must be a graduate of Chireno High School and be recommended by the Chireno High School counselor.

 

Oscar Brookshire Endowment Scholarship – The family and friends of Oscar Brookshire established this scholarship in memory of his long-time dedication and service to the college as chairman of the Angelina College Development Committee and as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the college. Awarded to a Business major.

 

Estes Family Scholarship – The Estes family established this scholarship in 2006 to assist outstanding math, science, or art majors in their educational pursuits. Recipients must graduate in the top 20 percent of their high school class or have a college GPA of 3.0 or higher.

 

Morgan M. Flournoy Endowment Scholarship – The family and friends of Morgan M. Flournoy established this endowment as a memorial to Mr. Flournoy who served on the Angelina College Development Committee, and who supported many goals of Angelina College.

 

Ruby Flournoy Memorial Scholarship – Established in 2009 by the family and friends of Ruby Flournoy in memory of her incredible life full of learning, teaching, hard work and diligence. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding non-traditional female student at Angelina College.

 

Melvin & Era Gibbs Memorial Endowment Automotive Scholarship – William E. Gibbs and friends of Melvin & Era Gibbs established this scholarship in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Gibbs.

 

Horace and Vivian Gillespie Memorial General Scholarship –Dr. and Mrs. Horace F. Gillespie established this endowment fund out of a desire to encourage students in the East Texas area to acquire an education at Angelina College. This scholarship is awarded to a Liberal Arts, science, or nursing major.

 

W.J. Harbuck Memorial Scholarship – Geri Paulette, Gary Currie, Steve Currie and Charlotte Whisenant established this scholarship to honor W.J. Harbuck who was a hard working person and supporter of Angelina County for many years. Awarded to a business major.

 

Elma Hawkins Henderson Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the family of Mrs. Henderson, a life-long resident of Angelina County and long-time teacher in the public schools, to encourage area students to continue their education beyond the secondary level. Priority given to education majors.

 

George H. Henderson, Jr. Scholarship – This scholarship was established in memory of long-time Angelina College board member George Henderson, Jr. As a proponent of education, this scholarship is designed to help students that might not otherwise be able to attend college.

 

Gary “Butch” Hennessee, Jr. Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is given in memory of a special son, “Butch”, who wouldn’t let epilepsy limit his indomitable spirit. He used whatever resources he had to help his community and his gentle spirit enriched the lives of all who knew him. Recipients must not be receiving any other needs based assistance.

 

Dr. Jack Hudgins Memorial Scholarship – Dr. Hudgins was selected as the first president of Angelina College on December 12, 1966 by the Board of Trustees. Even after he stepped down as president in 1991, he was an active and beloved member of the college community, teaching music part-time and instilling a love of music and learning in his students. In honor of his many contributions to the college, this scholarship was established by friends and family to recognize outstanding students.

 

John G. “Jack” Humphrey Endowed Engineering Scholarship – This scholarship was established in memory of John G. “Jack” Humphrey, a native of Angelina County, by his nephew, David Richardson. Mr. Humphrey served his country in World War I and again in World War II. He received his engineering degree from Texas A&M in 1926. His career in engineering spanned more than forty years.

 

Captain John C. Hurst Memorial Scholarship – Fellow Marines and friends of Captain John C. Hurst established this scholarship in his memory. Captain Hurst was killed in action in Vietnam on July 13, 1968. He was a pilot who had flown over 200 missions and had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, one of the Air Force’s highest decorations. He was a quarterback on his high school football team, president of his fraternity at the University of Texas, and a leader of men.

 

Ms. Evie Hutson Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was endowed by the Apple Springs High Old Timers Association to assist Apple Springs High School graduates. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 GPA.

 

Kingham Family Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the Kingham Families as a memorial to Tom Jack Lucas, a teacher in the Lufkin Independent School District for 35 years.

 

Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. Post 1836 Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post 1836 to honor an outstanding student attending Angelina College.

 

Hellen Joy Reeves Loomer Memorial Scholarship – J.L. Loomer family and friends established this memorial scholarship in honor of Hellen Joy Reeves Loomer to support students of the college who have significant interest in their education.

 

Lovett Pinetum Botany Scholarship – This scholarship was established to encourage students to consider the study of plants as a career and to promote the academic study of field taxonomy as well as practical aspects of plant propagation and management. The Angelina Unit of the Lovett Pinetum is available to all interested students. Students must be beyond their first semester, have taken a botany class, and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

 

Lufkin Association of Realtors Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the Lufkin Association of Realtors to provide financial assistance to an Angelina County high school graduate who otherwise could not attend college. Student must be a recent high school graduate that is majoring in business.

 

Lufkin Coca-Cola Centennial Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the Lufkin Coca-Cola Bottling Company in 2005 in honor of its centennial. It represents a continuing commitment to the community and to the support of education. Recipients must be residents of Angelina, Polk, or Trinity counties.

 

Lufkin NAACP Scholarship – The NAACP Branch #1699 has established the “Stay in School, Back to School Scholarship.” This award is open to residents of Angelina County who are enrolling or currently attending Angelina College. The scholarship is intended to assist with the expense of tuition as well as the purchase of required books or materials necessary for courses. Students interested in applying for this scholarship can obtain an application from the Angelina College Scholarship Coordinator in the Student Center, Room 208 or by emailing scholarships@angelina.edu

 

Lufkin Rotary Club Scholarship – The Ro tary Club of Lufkin emphasizes service to the community and works towards the leadership of tomorrow. Recipients must have an outstanding record of community service in school and civic activities.

 

Susan G. Mathis Scholarship – Susan was a life-long resident of Lufkin. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University and received a B.A. in mathematics and a B.B.A. in accounting. She practiced as a Certified Public Accountant in Lufkin. Her friends and family created this scholarship in her memory to recognize an outstanding math or business major.

 

Audrey Medford National Wild Turkey Federation Art Scholarship – The Pineywoods Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation donated this scholarship in memory of local artist Audrey Medford, who helped develop the wild turkey resource in East Texas by donating her art to raise money for the restoration of the wild turkey species. Students chosen must donate one piece of their work to help raise additional funds for this scholarship.

 

Al Meyer Ford Scholarship – This scholarship is provided by Al Meyer Ford and awarded to a deserving student in the Automotive Technology program. Faculty recommendation is required.

 

Mike C. Milliff Scholarship – This scholarship was established by Mr. & Mrs. Bill Trout as a memorial to Mike C. Milliff who served honorably in the United States Air Force during WWII, and also served his family, community, and church in a Christian manner.

 

Morgan Insurance Agency Scholarship – Established by Morgan Insurance to provide financial assistance for those who could not otherwise attend college. Recipients must demonstrate need as well as maintain a 2.50 GPA.

 

Mr. & Mrs. O.J. Moss Memorial Fund – This scholarship was established by family and friends of Mr. & Mrs. O.J. Moss who were genuinely interested in the musical activities at Angelina College. Mr. & Mrs. Moss of Bryan, Texas, were the parents of Mrs. Jack W. Hudgins.

 

The Richard D. Norton, Jr., Memorial Scholarship – Richard, nicknamed Riché, whose life work was in counseling, was a great believer in the value of education. A lifetime resident of New Orleans, Richard spent many summers in Lufkin with his grandparents, Ralph and Minnie Arnett, and maintained close ties with his family in Lufkin. His cousins have established this scholarship in his memory. Recipient must be a 2nd year student majoring in Psychology, Social Work or Human Services.

 

Emilie Oates Scholarship – This scholarship was established by Mr. & Mrs. W.J. Oates to encourage Diboll area students to pursue a college education.

 

Cody “O” Oliver Memorial Scholarship – Partners of Sam’s Club, family and friends established this scholarship honoring the memory of Cody Oliver in order to help outstanding students fulfill their goals, and in some small way, fulfilling Cody’s at the same time.

 

Parrish Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the Parrish family estate in honor of the Parrish family, a pioneer Angelina County family from the Burke area. Two family members, Flossie and Kirtley Parrish, were long-time public school teachers.

 

Mary Knott Perkins Scholarship – Established by the family and friends of Mary Knotts Perkins as a lasting tribute to her memory.

 

Mr. & Mrs. John B. Perry Scholarship – This scholarship was established by Mrs. John B. Perry in memory of her husband, John B. Perry. After her death, family and friends requested that the fund be designated as a memorial to both.

 

Robert L. Poland Engineering Scholarship – This endowment fund was established by Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Poland, Jr. in honor of Robert L. Poland, Sr. Mr. Poland served Angelina College as a member of the original Board of Trustees for 12 years. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and maintain a 2.50 GPA.

 

H.C. Polk, Jr. Memorial Scholarship – This memorial to honor Mr. H.C. Polk, Jr., a life-long civic leader, is funded by the Lufkin Host Noon Lions Club through proceeds from the Z&OO Railroad located at Ellen Trout Park and Zoo and by proceeds from the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo. Recipients must be a resident of Angelina County.

 

Lynn D. Reynolds Criminal Justice Scholarship – This scholarship is a memorial to Lynn Reynolds, a career law enforcement officer. Mr. Reynolds retired as a Captain with the Washington D.C. Department of Corrections. This scholarship is reserved for Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement majors.

 

Mabel Stokes Richardson Scholarship – This scholarship was established in honor of Mrs. Mabel Stokes Richardson as a birthday and Mother’s Day gift by one of her sons. It is reserved for students with a 3.0 GPA with preference given to graduates of an Angelina or Cherokee County high school.

 

Wilma Barton Rosanky Memorial Scholarship – This endowment was established through a donation in memory of Wilma (Barton) Rosanky, a 1950 graduate of Apple Springs High School and a devoted member and supporter of the Apple Springs Old-Timers Association. Recipients must be an Apple Springs graduate and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

 

J.B. and Kathryn Sallas Charitable Foundation Scholarship – Established in memory of J.B. and Kathryn Sallas, this scholarship will be awarded to help graduates from Houston County schools further their education.

 

John G. Saxton Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was established as a memorial to Mr. Saxton by family and friends.

 

The Reverend H.E. Small Memorial Fund – Friends of Reverend Small established this scholarship in his memory. He was the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Lufkin for many years.

 

The Southland Foundation Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the Southland Foundation. Preference is given to East Texas students. Students must rank in the top 20% of their graduating class.

 

P.D. and Nell Humphrey Stokes Scholarship – This scholarship was established in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Stokes by their grandson, David Richardson. The Stokes were farmers and long-time residents of Angelina County. Recipient must be a Texas resident and preference is given to those from Angelina or Cherokee County.

 

T.L.L. Temple Foundation 21st Century Scholars Award – These scholarships are provided by the T.L.L. Temple Foundation for graduates of one of the high schools in the following counties: Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, Trinity, or Tyler. Student must be in the top 20% of graduating class and have SAT scores of not less than 950 or an ACT composite score of at least 19.

 

Rebecca Townsend Scholarship – Rebecca Townsend, an Angelina County teacher, was well-known in the field of education. Her many friends have established this scholarship in her honor.

 

Tyler County Youth Development Scholarship – Established to create a perpetual scholarship at Angelina County for deserving Tyler County students. Recipients must be graduates of a Tyler County high school and must demonstrate financial need not met by other scholarships, state or federal financial aid.

 

Lieutenant Howard Joseph Walker Memorial Scholarship – Judge David Walker and his wife, Virginia Walker, established this scholarship in honor of Lt. Howard Joseph Walker who was killed in action in the Korean War on October 6, 1952. He was always known as “Joe”. He loved fishing, hunting, and scouting. He was a 1945 graduate of Lufkin High School and a 1949 graduate of Sam Houston State University. He enlisted in the United States Air Force shortly after college and became a fighter pilot. He was the son of Howard and Ethel Walker. This scholarship is to recognize an outstanding business major.

 

Watters Patriotism Scholarship – Established as a memorial to Steve Watters, the college’s Vice President of Business Services from 1988 to 2010, this scholarship is awarded to a student who has actively displayed interest in serving the nation, the community, or the college and is recommended by faculty, student organization sponsors, or community organizations.

 

Ben Wilson Memorial Scholarship – The family and friends of Ben Wilson established this scholarship in 2004. Ben was an accomplished baseball player and a graduate of Hudson High School, Angelina College, and Stephen F. Austin State University. Recipients must be graduates of Hudson High School.

 

Charlie Wilson Scholarship – This scholarship was established as a memorial tribute to Congressman Charlie Wilson who served our nation and the citizens of East Texas for many years. Charlie was dedicated to providing educational opportunity for everyone and was instrumental in the development of Angelina College. Preference will be given to a political science or history major.

 

Royce Lynn Wilson Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship honors the memory of Royce Lynn Wilson and provides financial assistance for tuition, fees, and books for a deserving science or mathematics student at Angelina College.

 

Health Careers Scholarships

 

Angelina County Medical Alliance Health Scholarship – The Angelina County Medical Alliance has always supported paramedical careers. With the establishment of the Health Careers Program at Angelina College, the Alliance chose this method to promote health careers for Angelina County.

 

Dr. R.K. Arnett and June Holton Arnett Memorial Scholarship – The family and friends of R.K. Arnett, M.D. established this scholarship in memory of Dr. Arnett who practiced medicine in Angelina County for 40 years and his wife June Holton Arnett. Recipients must be a second year health careers major.

 

Evelyn Brennan Aust Nursing Memorial – A memorial for her sister-in-law of Hazle B. Brennan in honor of the nursing profession. Mrs. Aust was a registered nurse and Mrs. Brennan was a licensed vocational nurse. This scholarship is reserved for an older Angelina College student who is retraining for a career in vocational nursing, and is to be used for the one-year nursing certificate program.

 

Bartlett and Spivey Health Careers Scholarship – Dr. and Mrs. Dan Spivey, in honor of their families, established this scholarship fund to provide encouragement and financial assistance to students pursuing excellence in health careers. Dr. Spivey was a charter member and president of the College Board of Trustees.

 

Dr. Al Bassinger Memorial Scholarship – The Al Bassinger family and friends established this scholarship in memory of Dr. Al Bassinger, a biology faculty member, who was a teacher much admired and respected by his students during his 23 year tenure at Angelina College. This scholarship is reserved for science or health careers majors.

 

Beatrice Berry – Robbie Gilbert Memorial Scholarship – The Altrusa Club of Lufkin has established this scholarship in memory of Robbie Gilbert and Beatrice Berry for their work in the Altrusa Club and involvement in civic activities. Recipient must be a female student majoring in nursing or business.

 

Beatrice Berry Memorial Nursing Scholarship – The purpose of this scholarship is to aid deserving students in continuing their education in nursing. Donated by Pauline Berry McCullough, these funds will support Ms. McCullough’s desire to help provide nurses for Lufkin. Recipients must be a resident of Lufkin.

 

Bonehill Foundation Nursing Scholarship – These scholarships assist students in the Nursing programs who are from Angelina, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Sabine, or Shelby counties.

 

Betsy Elaine Burke Scholarship – This scholarship was established in honor of Betsy Elaine Burke by her parents for students in the helping professions including Associates of Applied Science majors in health careers or human services.

 

The Family of Ross Kingston Byrd – This scholarship is in memory of Ross Kingston Byrd given by his family in appreciation for the care given to their son by local nurses. The recipient must be a student in the nursing program who plans to work in the local medical community.

 

Richard and Betty Carson Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Betty Carson and their dedication to the service of others, offer inspiration for others to do the same, and encourage students to pursue a career in the health services field.

 

Cheriyan and George Scholarship – This scholarship was endowed in order to encourage Angelina County residents to obtain higher education. Preference is given to a health careers major.

 

The Jan Clark Memorial Nursing Scholarship – This scholarship was established in order to honor the memory of Jan Clark and her 40 year nursing career by assisting students through financial support. Mrs. Clark’s family and friends hope to encourage students to strive for excellence in service and to a dedication and love for the patients and others who serve in their profession. Student must be in the nursing program.

 

Dr. J.C. Clement Nursing Scholarship – Friends of Dr. J.C. Clement, a long-time physician of Angelina County established a scholarship in recognition of his outstanding service to the citizens of East Texas.

 

Jace Barrett Cordell Memorial Scholarship – With memories of love and laughter, the friends and family of Jace Cordell established this scholarship for a respiratory therapy student. Jace was a graduate of the Respiratory Therapy Program at Angelina College and worked at Medical Center Hospital in Nacogdoches. Jace lived the philosophy – laughter is the best medicine.

 

“The Gift Giver” Volunteers at Woodland Heights Medical Center Scholarship – The volunteers at Woodland Heights Medical Center shop, “The Gift Giver,” established this scholarship in 2009 to provide financial assistance to students entering health care professions. Recipient must be a second year student with unmet financial need that is enrolled in a health careers program.

 

Ilene Nolen and Ray L. Cornick Nursing Scholarship – A native East Texan, Mrs. Ilene Nolen Cornick lived a life of teaching and public service. After living an adventurous life in several parts of the world, she then settled back in East Texas. She was able to pursue one of her dreams by becoming a teacher but also had a dream of becoming a nurse. Mrs. Cornick established this scholarship in order to help student to fullfill their dreams of serving others through a nursing career. Recipient must be a nursing major.

 

The Andrew & Ruth Lester Hubbard Memorial Endowment Nursing Scholarship – This scholarship was established by Ruth Hubbard and the family and friends of Andrew & Ruth Lester Hubbard in 1976 as a memorial to her late husband. After Mrs. Hubbard’s passing in 1987, the family requested that the fund be renamed to honor both Andrew and Ruth Lester Hubbard.

 

Millicent Irish Nursing Scholarship – This scholarship was established in 1998 to honor Millicent Irish, a long-time Nursing Division Director as well as teacher. Recipients must be a second year nursing student.

 

La Nelle Jircik Memorial Nursing Scholarship – This scholarship was established to honor the memory of La Nelle Jircik who dedicated her life to the nursing profession, including serving as a registered nurse with the U.S. Navy on Guam during World War II. Recipients must be a student in the Nursing program and seeking an associate’s degree.

 

Nancy Jones Memorial Nursing Scholarship – This scholarship was established to honor Nancy Jones, an Angelina College graduate and nurse in the local communities.

 

Gary Michael Lawrence Memorial Nursing Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the friends and family of Gary Lawrence in his memory.

 

Ethel & Curry McElroy Nursing Scholarship – This scholarship was established by Curry Jo and Gus Boesch in honor of Mrs. Boesch’s parents, Ethel and Curry McElroy. They were long-time residents of Lufkin and were always deeply interested in the education of young people in the East Texas area.

 

Nacogdoches Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary Health Careers Scholarship – This scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving students pursuing a health career program.

 

Sara Helen Meeler Nursing Scholarship – Sara Helen Meeler established this scholarship as an expression of appreciation to the Angelina College nursing program. Ms. Meeler was a graduate of Angelina College and spent her career as a surgical nurse at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Recipient must be a nursing major with preference given to students from Nacogdoches County.

 

Mary S.F. Naranjo-Gipson Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the family of Mary S.F. Naranjo-Gipson for the purpose of assisting a second year Hispanic female health careers student and is in memory of Ms. Naranjo-Gipson, a former adjunct instructor at Angelina College.

 

Wood D. Newsom Nursing Scholarship – Irma Newsom Franklin established this scholarship in memory of her father, Mr. Wood D. Newsom, who was a native and lifetime resident of Angelina County. He was prominent in business and civic activities and founded Lufkin Coca-Cola Company in 1905. Recipients must reside in Angelina, Trinity, or Polk County and be interested in private duty nursing.

 

Adell Poland Memorial Nursing Scholarship – This endowment fund was established by Robert L. Poland, Jr. and family to honor Mrs. Poland, who was an R.N. and who served as a volunteer nurse in the county for over 40 years. Mrs. Poland was the wife of Robert L. Poland, Sr. who was a charter board member of Angelina College.

 

Allen L. and Neta M. Powell Nursing Scholarship – This scholarship is an expression of appreciation for the Angelina College nursing program given by Admiral and Mrs. Powell. Recipient must be a male nursing student from Angelina County.

 

J.B. and Kathryn Sallas Charitable Foundation Nursing Scholarship – Given in memory of J.B. and Kathryn Sallas to help graduates from Houston County schools further their education in the field of nursing.

 

Dr. Ernest Seitz Memorial Scholarship – Radiography alumni of Angelina College and Kurth Radiation Center and friends of the medical imaging community established the Dr. Earnest L. Seitz Memorial Scholarship for radiography students during their reunion in 2003. Dr. Seitz, the first radiologist in East Texas, founded the Kurth Radiation Center Program in 1959 and was instrumental in starting the Angelina College Radiography Program in 1977. Dr. Seitz was also a charter member and past president of the Angelina College Board of Trustees.

 

Linda McKnight Thomason Endowed Nursing Scholarship – Friends, family and community leaders have honored Linda (Mrs. Windell) for her perseverance and inspiration. In spite of an inoperable, congenital heart defect, she earned an undergraduate degree in business administration with honors, married and pursued a career. Her scholarship and attendance at Lilly Jolly School of Nursing in Houston were discontinued per doctors’ orders, leaving her lifelong desire to become a nurse unfulfilled. This scholarship is a tribute to her exemplary life and faith. Recipients must be a student in the ADN program.

 

J.O. and Edith Rae Thornton Memorial Nursing Scholarship – Edith Thornton, a second year nursing student from Cushing passed away as the result of an automobile accident in 1981 and was followed in death by J.O. Thornton in 2008. Family and friends have established this endowment in their honor. Recipient must be a second year nursing student from the Nacogdoches area.

 

Margaret B. Todd Endowed Scholarship – Margaret Bostrom “Peg” Todd, R.N., M.S.N., was a Clinical Instructor of Nursing at Angelina College for many years until her death in 2013. She will be remembered by her former students and colleagues for her enthusiasm and energy. She was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Tennessee. This memorial endowment for a second-year student in nursing was created by her friends and family.

 

Special Student Support Services

 

Cleo M. Arnett Memorial Scholarship – The family of Cleo M. Arnett established this memorial for the purpose of providing child care for Angelina College students participating in the Buckner Family Place program and the Mary Jo Gordon Child Care Center. Ms. Arnett was a native of Angelina County and was an educator and nutritionist.

 

Minnie W. and Ralph C. Arnett, Sr. Memorial Scholarship – The children of Minnie W. and Ralph C. Arnett, Sr. established this memorial for the purpose of providing child care for Angelina College students participating in the Buckner Family Place program and the Mary Jo Gordon Child Care Center. Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

 

The Vivian Ezelle Johnson Aid to the Disabled Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the estate of Vivian Ezelle Johnson to enable students with disabilities at Angelina College to pursue an education, become a productive member of society, and build his or her self-esteem. Student must be disabled to qualify for this scholarship.

 

Fine Arts Scholarships

 

The Fine Arts Division at Angelina College has many scholarships available to students interested in the various Fine Arts Programs that are offered. Application should be made directly to the Fine Arts Division for the scholarships listed below.

 

Angelina College Fine Arts Scholarship – Endowment established to provide scholarships to students majoring in the fine arts.

 

Christine Spivey Birge Scholarship – This award was established in memory of Christine Spivey Birge by her family in recognition of her support of education, teaching, and the fine arts. Mrs. Birge was a Lufkin native as well as a teacher. Preference is given to fine arts majors with a desire to teach in the fine arts.

 

Elizabeth Blair/Mary Clark Endowment Fine Arts Scholarship – Mrs. Mary Clark, a former employee of Angelina College and devotee of the fine arts established this endowment in the memory of her mother, Elizabeth Blair of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

 

Stephen Foster Music Club Scholarship – Members of the Stephen Foster Music Club established this scholarship to recognize an outstanding music student during the spring semester of each year.

 

Charles Hogan Music Scholarship – Charles Hogan, the first Fine Arts Division Director of Angelina College, established this scholarship for music majors. Hogan started the music program at AC in 1968 and was a member of the charter faculty. Recipients must be a second year music major.

 

Howard Kuscher Achievement Award in Theater Arts – This scholarship was established by the Pineywoods Players of Polk County to honor Howard Kuscher, long-time director of the players, for the purpose of encouraging students interested in theatre. Preference is given to a theatre major from Polk County.

 

Lufkin Music Study Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the Lufkin Music Study Club to assist students studying music. It honors Mrs. Francis Maroney and Mrs. Shell Carter, former Lufkin Independent School District music teachers, Mrs. E.W. Leach, civic leader, and Mrs. Cecil Purdy, Diboll music teacher, all former members of the Lufkin Music Study Club.

 

Jerry Ray Memorial Vocal Scholarship – Local business owner Jerry Ray was best known as the owner of Ray’s Drive In, Inc. and those delicious hamburgers. Second to that would have been his wonderful tenor voice. Eunice Vickery and Charles Hogan encouraged his talent and secured him an audition with the acclaimed Julliard School in New York City. These teachers believed in his talent and were always an inspiration to him. This scholarship has been established to help other vocalists train their voice, perfect their skills, and realize their dreams. Student must be a chorale member and be enrolled in private voice lessons.

 

Persis Shearer Memorial Art Endowment Scholarship – Mrs. Sara S. Snyder has established this fund in memory of Persis Shearer to aid students who are following a career in the field of art. Mrs. Shearer was an art teacher for over 30 years and was a charter member of the Lufkin Art League.

 

Mr. & Mrs. M.C. Spivey Memorial Scholarship – The children of Mr. & Mrs. Spivey established this scholarship in memory of their parents. Mrs. Spivey was a talented artist and very interested in cultural programs of the college.

 

Charles Stephens Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is provided by the students, friends, and family of Charles Stephens, honoring his dedication and love for music, people, and most of all Jesus Christ. Charles P. Stephens was a music instructor and director of the AC Singers from 1983-1996. Along with his passion for life, he brought to his teaching a wealth of knowledge and experience in the arts and education and took great joy in bringing out the best in everyone.

 

Eunice Sullivan Vickery Memorial Scholarship – The Angelina College Division of Fine Arts established this scholarship in memory of Ms. Vickery, who taught at the college and privately in the community for many years and had an unswerving belief in the energy and potential of young people. This scholarship is reserved for Sophomore voice majors.

 

Club and Department Sponsored Scholarships

 

Angelina College Students in Free Enterprise – Students majoring in business may apply to Students in Free Enterprise Sponsor.

 

Barr Cheerleaders Scholarship – Bette Barr was an outstanding student body leader and cheerleader at Angelina College. After her untimely death, the Bette Barr Cheerleader Award was established in her memory. It is awarded each year to an outstanding cheerleader that has leadership, initiative, good character, and community and school involvement. Apply to the Angelina College cheerleader sponsor.

 

Joyce Dodson Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the family of Joyce Dodson as an ongoing tribute to her life and memory. A retired public school teacher and former reading mentor at AC, Ms. Dodson had a lifelong interest in teaching others. Applicants should be a mature person enrolled in reading coursework who show promise and are working towards improving their lives through education. Apply to the Reading Faculty.

 

Paul M. Durham Memorial Endowment Journalism Scholarship – Friends and associates of Paul M. Durham established this scholarship fund in 1990 in memory of his long-time service as editor of the Diboll Free Press and his dedication to education and support of progress for Angelina County and the Deep East Texas area. Journalism students may apply to the journalism faculty.

 

Brent Jones Memorial Rodeo Club Scholarship – This scholarship was established in memory of Brent Jones by his parents, Sam and Nancy Jones, to aid students in seeing their dreams accomplished by furthering their education. Brent was a very active second year Rodeo Club member at the time of his death in February 1996. This scholarship will keep his memory alive for years to come. Second year members of the Angelina College Rodeo Club who show a willingness for hard work and leadership may apply to the Angelina College Rodeo Club sponsor.

 

Joe Murray – Joe Ed Murray, Sr. Journalism Scholarship – The Texas Daily Newspaper Association established this scholarship fund in honor of Joe Murray for his service as editor of the Lufkin Daily News and in memory of Joe Ed Murray, Sr. for his long and faithful service as a Texas printer. Journalism students may apply to the Journalism faculty.

 

Lloyd David Parker Baseball Scholarship – Given by the friends and family of Lloyd David Parker, this scholarship is presented to a member of the Angelina College Roadrunner baseball team.

 

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the alumni members of Phi Theta Kappa to reward selected students in the Upsilon Rho Chapter of the international honor society. The scholarship is given in honor of Phi Theta Kappa advisors, Chris Browning, Margaret Lindsay, Mattie Collins, Gary Hodge, Dr. Jimmy Tinkle, Stan Pogozelski, Dr. Barbara Flournoy, Carroll Moore, Joe Ragan, Benetha Jackson, Dr. Doug Edwards, and Debra Jenke. Members of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (Upsilon Rho Chapter) may apply to Phi Theta Kappa faculty advisors or Coordinator of Marketing and Communication.

 


Community Based Scholarships

The following donors and community organizations annually award scholarships to Angelina College students. Students should apply directly to the organization listed.

 

E.C. Burley Memorial Scholarship – Angelina County Citizens Chamber of Commerce awards this scholarship annually in memory of E.C. Burley to encourage a commitment to excellence in education. Mr. Burley was the principal of Brandon Elementary in Lufkin, a writer, educator, and long-time civic leader. Apply to: Angelina County Citizens Chamber of Commerce.

 

Chick-Fil-A Scholarship – Apply to: Employees of Chick-Fil-A should apply directly to Chick-Fil-A.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. Denman, Jr. Endowment Scholarship – Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. Denman, Jr. established this endowment fund as a result of their dedication to Angelina College and to provide encouragement and support for the graduates of Diboll High School. Diboll High School Graduates apply to: Diboll High School Counselor.

 

Diboll Memorial Post 8933 V.F.W Scholarship – Diboll High School Graduates apply to: Diboll High School Counselor.

 

Disabled American Veterans Scholarship –Descendants of DAV members apply to: DAV No. 84, PO Box 427, Lufkin, TX 75901.

 

GENCO College Scholarship – GENCO Federal Credit Union established this scholarship to recognize one of its members who is majoring in any of the business programs at Angelina College. The member must show outstanding academic merit and be a full-time student. Business majors who are GENCO members may apply to the Angelina College Scholarship Committee using an Angelina Scholarship application stamped by GENCO Federal Credit Union.

 

Mary K. Grum Scholarship – This scholarship was established by Clifford and Mary K. Grum to assist Stubblefield Learning Center graduates with tuition, fees, or books. Stubblefield Learning Center graduates apply to: Director, Stubblefield Learning Center.

 

Houston Livestock Show Scholarship – Apply to: The Houston Livestock Association, PO Box 20070, Houston, TX 77225.

 

Lufkin Industries Scholarship – With a deep desire to help the community and the families of its employees, Lufkin Industries has established scholarships to be awarded through Angelina College for dependent children of Lufkin Industries employees. Dependents of Lufkin Industries employees apply to: Lufkin Industries.

 

Lufkin Kiwanis Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the Lufkin Kiwanis Club as a memorial to Earl Medford, a Kiwanian and former president of the club. Mr. Medford was prominent in business and civic activities in the county, and was particularly interested in education. He served as trustee of the Lufkin Independent School District. A permanent scholarship fund in his honor was started by his friends at his death. Apply to: Lufkin Kiwanis Club, PO Box 326, Lufkin, TX 75902.

 

Pineywoods Transportation Club – Angelina County graduating seniors who are family members of PTC should apply to: Pineywoods Transportation Club, PO Box 554, Lufkin, TX 75902-0554.

 

Smith-Hutson Scholarship – Intended for Angelina College students with academic potential and established financial need who are committed to completing a certificate or degree at Angelina College. Taking into account other scholarships that the student may receive and the students’ financial resources, the Smith-Hutson Scholarship typically provides sufficient assistance to cover tuition, books, fees, and reasonable living expenses on campus. Students interested in applying for this scholarship can obtain an application from the Angelina College Scholarship Coordinator in the Student Center, Room 208 or by emailing scholarships@angelina.edu

 

Square and Compass Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the Masonic Lodges of Lufkin, Huntington, Homer, Zavalla, Burke and Wells. Masonic or Eastern Star relative with member in participating lodges apply directly to Lodge.

 

Stubblefield-Altrusa Scholarship – Stubblefield graduates apply to: Director, Stubblefield Learning Center.

 

VFW Post #1836 – Child or Grandchild of VFW Post #1836 members apply to: VFW Post #1836, PO Box 393, Lufkin, TX 75902.

 

Billie Whitaker Endowment Scholarship – Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. Denman, Jr. established this scholarship endowment fund in honor of Mrs. Billie Howard Whitaker, honor graduate of Diboll High School and longtime assistant to Mr. Denman at Temple Eastex Inc. Diboll High School Graduates apply to: Diboll High School Counselor.

 

Jerry & Glenda Whitaker Tech Prep Scholarship – This scholarship was established to assist a student from the Angelina College service area with a Health Careers or Technical Workforce major in furthering their education. Preference is given to students graduating from Cushing High School. Apply to Cushing ISD Scholarship Committee

 

In addition to the donors mentioned in the preceding pages, the donors listed below have contributed to the success of the Angelina College Scholarship Program through their contributions:

  • Lufkin Association of Independent Insurance Agents
  • Lufkin Area Local American Postal Workers Union
  • Lufkin Study Club
  • George E. and Cynthia F. Griffith
  • Mrs. Leland T. Jordan
  • Vivian L. Simpson and family
  • Friends of Mrs. Mary Ellen Rowland
  • Beverly Enterprises
  • Friends of Nona and Joe Kartye
  • Pilot Club of Lufkin
  • Friends and family of C.L. Alexander
  • Friends and family of C.W. “Jiggs” Medford
  • Friends and family of Everett (Buddy) & Verna Griffith and J.L. & Jean Ford
  • Friends and family of Dr. Missy Crowson
  • Friends and family of Bill Hambrick
  • Friends and family of Robert Jones
  • American Association of University Women, Lufkin Branch
  • Partner’s of Sam’s Club, friends and family of Cody “O” Oliver
  • Fenley & Bate LLP
  • Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, Dr. Charley Wootan Grant
  • Nations Bank
  • Alpha Beta Chi
  • Linda and E.G. Ratliff
  • Sarah Henderson Taylor and family
  • Simon and Lucille Henderson Foundation
  • Friends and family of John A. and Nina Choate
  • Local Law Enforcement agencies