Purpose: Established in memory of Cecil E. Burney, founder and president of the Coastal Bend Community Foundation from 1981 to 1989. He was a prominent attorney, banker, community leader and historian who served as president of numerous local, state and national non-profit organizations and associations.
Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Be a graduating senior or current college student who graduated from a high school in the CBCF seven-county area
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Attend an accredited college or university in the United States of America and be enrolled full-time