CBCF Scholarships

CBCF 9 Scholarships 9 CBCF Scholarships

To apply for all CBCF Scholarships, as well as certain Outside Scholarships, go to the CBCF Scholarship Application.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT EACH SCHOLARSHIP SHOWN BELOW MAY BE VIEWED BY CLICKING ON THE TITLE.
ABECIA – ALEJANDRO (ALEX) ABECIA “REACHING HIGH” SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating senior honor student of Mary Carroll High School, active in band or soccer
ACOCK – BEVERLY ACOCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility:Top 25% of class, Nueces County resident, enrolled full-time in accredited college or university, preference to graduating senior Tuloso-Midway or Calallen, demonstrated excellence in artwork and/or community activities for children
ANDERSON – ANDERSON FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating seniors from any Aransas County high school pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering or math
BALBOA – ALEJANDRO ANTONIO “TONY” BALBOA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating seniors enrolled in Alice High School with a minimum GA of 90% on a 100% scale, intending to enroll in courses leading to a degree in the medical field with demonstrated financial need and community service
BARRIGER – ZACHARY BARRIGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Eligibility: Graduating senior from Tuloso-Midway High School, planning a degree in engineering or medical field, enrolling in a publicly supported college or university in Texas
BEARD – BILLY AND LU BEARD SCHOALRSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior from Taft or Gregory Portland high school planning to attend TAMUCC, TAMUK, Del Mar, or Coastal Bend College.
BEECROFT – BEECROFT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior(s) or college student(s) residing in Nueces or San Patricio counties, attending Del Mar College or TAMU‐CC
BENAVIDES – THE LINDA R. BENAVIDES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP-COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP AWARD
Eligibility: Coastal Bend graduating high school senior or GED graduate with a 3.0 GPA (mean 500 GED score) that demonstrates financial need and a high level of community engagement and volunteerism in keeping with the example of Linda Benavides, community volunteer, advocate, and leader in the Coastal Bend.
BENNETT – REVEREND E.F. BENNETT SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating seniors in the CBCF seven-county service area in the top 10% of their high school class, attending Del Mar College, TAMU-CC or TAMU-K, with demonstrated financial need.
BREM – MARION LUNA BREM/PAT MCNEIL HEALTH AND EDUCATION ENDOWMENT
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior (or GED) from the CBCF seven-county service area, planning to attend Del Mar College, TAMU‐CC, TAMU‐K or Coastal Bend College, with GPA of 2.5 or above
BURNEY – CECIL E. BURNEY SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior or current college student graduat(ing)(ed) from any high school in the CBCF seven-county service area
CARPENTER – JOANN AND C.W. CARPENTER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating CCISD high school senior
COASTAL BEND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior from any high school in the CBCF seven-county service area
COASTAL BEND SHRM SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Current college students majoring in Business with an interest in Human Resources who permanently reside in the seven-county service area of the Coastal Bend Community Foundation.
COASTAL BEND WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Current college students attending Del Mar Community College, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University- Kingsville, Coastal Bend College, or UIW either part time or full time, minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrate financial need, and demonstrate a history of community service, extracurricular activities or work experience.
CHILDREN’S ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH TEXAS (COAST) SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior from any high school in the CBCF seven-county service area with a minimum GPA of 90%, planning to pursue a career in medicine or nursing
CORPUS CHRISTI ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Coastal Bend graduating high school senior or current college student attending TAMUCC or Del Mar College
CONQUERING ADVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors from eligible school districts that demonstrate the potential to overcome adversity, demonstrate financial need, and are active in extracurricular activities and the community.
CROWDER – KASSIE MICHELLE CROWDER SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating senior from Mary Carroll High School with GPA of 70% ‐ 90%
E.ON CLIMATE & RENEWABLES NORTH AMERICA, LLC HIGHER EDUCATION FUND FOR SAN PATRICIO COUNTY – PAPALOTE CREEK
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors and recent high school graduates of Taft and Gregory-Portland ISD’s, San Patricio County, Texas
E.ON CLIMATE & RENEWABLES NORTH AMERICA, LLC HIGHER EDUCATION FUND FOR WILLACY COUNTY – MAGIC VALLEY
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors and recent high school graduates of Raymondville, Lyford and San Perlita ISD’s, Willacy County, Texas
EIDSON – JOHN R. EIDSON, JR. ’38 SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Eligibility: Recipient must be a college student (at least a sophomore) pursuing an engineering degree and attending Texas A & M University – College Station School of Engineering
FLYNN – BARNEY FLYNN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating seniors of Corpus Christi, Flour Bluff or Tuloso‐Midway ISD high schools active members of the high school band
GONZALEZ – LUIS ADAN GONZALEZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating senior from any Coastal Bend high school with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
GUERRA – MELISSA ANN (MISSY) GUERRA SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating senior from Mary Carroll High School attending a state-funded college in Texas, with demonstrated financial need.
HALE – MARK TODD HALE MEMORIAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors intending to major in criminal justice and full-time college students majoring in criminal justice.
HERNANDEZ – MANUEL HERNANDEZ, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior from Roy Miller High School with minimum GPA of 80% and demonstrated financial need
HIGGINBOTHAM – ALLISON D’ANN HIGGINBOTHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating senior from HM King High School with minimum GPA of 90%, ranked #3 or below in class
HUERTA – A. JOSEPH HUERTA “PUEDO” SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors from each of the CCISD high schools with minimum GPA of 90%, planning to attend a 4 year college or university
JALUFKA – PATRICIA JALUFKA ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Students who are currently or are planning to pursue a degree that will lead to them teaching reading or diagnosing reading disabilities.
KOCH – LEATRICE KOCH SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating seniors of Woodsboro High School.
LAINE – CASEY LAINE ARMED SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating seniors from any high school in the CBCF seven-county service area who have participated in JROTC or intends to join ROTC in college, OR current college student who is an honorably discharged veteran or someone currently on active duty who has served at least 3 years, OR senior in high school or current college student who is the dependent of either a veteran or someone currently on active duty.
LAY – SUE KAY LAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior from any high school in the CBCF seven-county service area
LEADERSHIP CORPUS CHRISTI SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors, GED or home-schooled graduates from Nueces County, or current college students (freshman) with a minimum high school GPA of 80% or college GPA of 3.0, planning to attend Del Mar College, TAMU‐CC, or the Craft Training Center, demonstrating financial need
LEBLEU – GLEN LEBLEU EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors, current college or graduate students who have a permanent residence in the CBCF seven-county service area attending or planning to attend TAMU-CC and pursuing an education major
LEE – DENNIS LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior, 90% GPA, planning to attend Del Mar College full‐time
LUEHRS – LILLION EFFIE LUEHRS SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: A student having a Bishop mailing address who is attending or plans to attend college full time to obtain a degree.
MEAD – LT. COMMANDER RICK MEAD, U.S. NAVY RETIRED ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Student must have graduated in the prior 3 years from W.B. Ray High School and have participated in NJROTC all four years of high school.
MILLER – BRIAN AND COLLEEN MILLER MATH AND SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: High school juniors and seniors ‐ preference will be given to those who are taking advanced placement mathematics or science classes and are
involved in extracurricular science and science groups such as Science Talent Search, Science/Chemistry Olympiad, and Research Institute
NADKARNI – GOVIND AND BAHKTI NADKARNI ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating Coastal Bend high school seniors OR current college students planning to major in civil engineering at Del Mar College, TAMU‐K or TAMU-CC
PAGAN – JS (JACK AND SHIRLEY) PAGAN SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors, current college or technical school students and individuals returning to college or technical schools.
Preference to applicants from Nueces and San Patricio counties. Preference for those interested in technical or mechanical, particularly automotive‐related, field, or veterinary related‐fields or business.
PAIGE – COLTEN ANDREW PAIGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school senior from Calallen High School planning on pursuing a degree in a field of Public Safety (Law enforcement, fire fighter, paramedic, Criminal Justice).
PAUL – OLGA PAUL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: A student having a Bishop mailing address who is attending or plans to attend college full-time (12 hours or more) to obtain a teaching degree.
PICQUET – JIMMIE RUTH PICQUET SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Students having a Bishop mailing address who are attending or plan to attend college full-time to obtain a degree.
PORTER – HARRY PORTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating Coastal Bend high school seniors OR current college students studying courses in Baking/Pastry Specialization, Culinary Arts, or Hospitality Management at Del Mar College.
RAINS – J.J. RAINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating senior from CCISD with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, with preference given to students in speech and/or debate and/or demonstrated financial need.
ROBERTS – DOUGLAS ROBERTS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Nueces county resident attending any Texas institution that is either wheelchair bound or has special needs as may be defined by the American Disability Act (ADA).
RODRIGUEZ – CRISTIAN GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility:Graduating high school seniors from eligible high schools, 75 – 90 GPA, and show financial need.
ROOKE – ROOKE FOUNDATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Recipients must be graduating high school seniors from either Refugio or Woodsboro High Schools planning to enroll in college or vocational school fall semester immediately following graduation.
ROPER – MYRTLE WAKELAND ROPER/LEOLA GARRETT SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduates of Bishop High School who plan a career in teaching.
ROTARY CLUB OF CORPUS CHRISTI SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating seniors from any high school within the Corpus Christi city limits, planning to attend Del Mar College or TAMU‐CC, with demonstrated financial need
RUSK(ACADEMIC) – COLTON RUSK/JOSE MARTINEZ/CLASS OF ’09 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Recipients must be graduating seniors from Orange Grove High School and have a minimum GPA of 90.
RUSK(ATHLETIC) – LANCE CORPORAL COLTON RUSK ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Recipients must be graduating seniors from Orange Grove High School, have a minimum GPA of 80, and have participated in Orange Grove athletics for a minimum of two years.
SANCHEZ – REBECCA RENEE SANCHEZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Recipients must be graduating seniors from Bishop High School, enrolled in the Health Sciences program and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Financial need must be demonstrated.
SAUNDERS – KEVIN SAUNDERS WHEELCHAIR SUCCESS SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors or current college students who are permanent residents of the CBCF seven-county service area and a wheelchair-bound individual (or with an immediate family member permanently wheelchair-bound) involved in sports or other competitive-based activities
SEAMAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating home‐schooled seniors or returning recipients with membership in the Home Schoolers Association in the CBCF seven-county service area or Calhoun County
SHAMSIE – JUDGE TERRY SHAMSIE SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors in the CBCF seven-county service area ‐ 4 awards with varying criteria
SIGLER – DOROTHY W SIGLER SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school students from the CBCF seven-county service area
SMITH – ROY SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors from any high school in the CBCF seven-county service area, preference is given to Nueces County students, and students must be majoring in agricultural sciences
SPRINGER – JIM SPRINGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Full-time rising college sophomores, juniors or seniors majoring in public relations, marketing, advertising or communications, who are permanent residents of the CBCF seven-county service area
STRAWN – RICHARD L STRAWN ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors, current college or graduate students who have a permanent residence in the CBCF seven-county service area attending or planning to attend TAMU-CC majoring in accounting
SUTHERLAND – GERALD “THE BRICK” SUTHERLAND SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors, high school graduates or GED equivalency, residing in the CBCF seven-county service area and enrolling in a vocational, trade, craft or technology curriculum in a community college, technical, vocational or trade school
SUTTER – ANDREW SUTTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors from Gregory-Portland High School; 95+ GPA; above average SAT/ACT scores; demonstrates academic rigor (heavy load of AP/dual credit courses), leadership in extra-curricular activities and/or volunteerism.
TALBERT FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors or current college students who are permanent residents of the CBCF seven-county service area, majoring in accounting or financial management
W.B. RAY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ’56 AVERILL JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors at W.B. Ray High School, minimum GPA 90%, attending college in the fall of the year of graduation
WALKER – WADE WALKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors from Calallen, Tuloso-Midway, Robstown, or Banquete that demonstrate financial need.
WEBB – FAYE AND RENDELL C WEBB JR SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors from Miller or Moody high schools in Corpus Christi, with a minimum high school GPA of 85%
WEBB – FAYE WEBB SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors from any high school in the CBCF seven-county service area with a GPA of 80% (or 3.2 of 4.0), for students who attended Faye Webb Elementary School for two years
WILLBERN – A.D. WILLBERN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Bishop High School Graduates.
WILLIAMS – DR. DANA WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors from any high school in the CCISD, with preference for permanent residents of Nueces County and education majors pursuing a teaching certificate
WOODMAN – LAURA WOODMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Students who will be full-time students (12 hours or more) of accredited colleges or universities located in the continental United States and are members of the Texas Youth Rodeo Association or are a graduating senior from Banquete High School.

MISSION AND VISION

The Mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Coastal Bend by building community endowment and addressing social, educational, environmental, and cultural needs through the awarding of grants and scholarships.

The Foundation’s Vision is to provide the Coastal Bend with:

  • Efficient gift options to meet donors’ charitable wishes
  • Effective grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to students
  • Ethical leadership to promote and enhance area philanthropy

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Scholarships

 

What scholarships are offered?

Scholarships are available for high school graduates attending 2 and 4 year colleges and universities as well as accredited vocational schools. Certain scholarships are available for students already attending college. Scholarships are organized into 2 groups according to those that accept the online “CBCF Application” and those that have and Individual “Outside Scholarship” application processes. The Coastal Bend Community Foundation Scholarship Committee selects the recipients for the Online CBCF scholarships. Outside Scholarships have paper applications with varying deadline dates and qualifying criteria and are administered by the Coastal Bend Community Foundation after an Outside Scholarship Selection Committee chooses these recipients.

Is there an application fee for CBCF scholarships?

It’s free! There is no charge to apply for CBCF scholarships.

What is the deadline for applying?

The deadline for CBCF Scholarships is March 1.

Scholarships in the “Outside Scholarship” section have varying deadlines; please check the requirements for each scholarship. If the application is to be mailed to the CBCF office, it must be postmarked on or before the deadline date. Faxes and emails are not accepted.

How are eligibility requirements determined?
Donors establish eligibility criteria for their scholarships. For example, scholarships may focus on achievement, community service or financial need. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee award selection.
What if I am not a “straight A” student?
CBCF offers scholarships for a variety of students; while academic performance is important, it is not the only criteria. Recipients are selected based on the availability of funds and the competitiveness of the applicant pool for each scholarship.
What if I am not sure where I will be going to school?
If you are unsure, you should indicate your first and second choice. Once you have made your final decision, please notify CBCF.
May I apply for more than one scholarship?
Yes. The CBCF Scholarships have a single online application form. The program will place you into any of the 50+ scholarships for which you meet the criteria. You may also apply for any of the Outside Scholarships. Each of these scholarships have varying deadline dates and qualifying criteria. You may download the paper applications directly from our website or as directed.
How much will I receive if I am selected as a recipient?
Awards for each scholarship vary. Scholarships range from $100 to up to $16,000, with the average award being $1,000. Please see specific scholarship information for award amount.

Permanent endowed scholarship funds may award more or less than stated based upon growth of the fund’s assets and consistent with the Foundation’s Spending policy.

May I apply for more than one scholarship?
Yes. The CBCF Scholarships have a single online application form. The program will place you into any of the 50+ scholarships for which you meet the criteria. You may also apply for any of the Outside Scholarships. Each of these scholarships have varying deadline dates and qualifying criteria. You may download the paper applications directly from our website or as directed.
If I receive a scholarship, what do I need to do?
  • Promptly sign and return the Scholarship Acceptance Form included in your award letter to CBCF Program Director to confirm the college you will attend as well as providing us your student ID number. All scholarship recipients are required to write a thank you letter to their donor. Funds will not be dispersed until a thank you letter is submitted to CBCF.
  • For scholarships longer than one semester:
    • Notify the Foundation if you have changed schools or major
    • Notify the Foundation if you have a change of address, phone number or email address
    • Comply with any other requirements (forwarding transcripts, etc.) for renewal.
Do I receive a check if I am awarded a scholarship?

All scholarship checks are made payable to your school and are sent to the financial aid or scholarship office. There is no exception to this rule. Checks are sent in mid-July (for Fall semester) and in mid- December (for Spring semester) upon receipt of necessary documentation provided by you or the school.

Will a scholarship from CBCF impact my financial aid at my college or university?

If you know that your Financial Aid package will be affected and/or reduced, you will need to contact the Financial Aid Office at your school. They will provide the best options available to you and your situation to maximize the funds you are receiving from all sources.

Are scholarships taxable?

For degree-seeking students who use the scholarship for tuition, fees, books and required supplies, the scholarship is not taxable. Please consult a tax expert or your school’s Financial Aid Office for advice if you and/or your parents have any questions.

If I receive a scholarship one year, will I automatically receive it the following year?

While a few scholarships are renewable, most are one-time only. Each scholarship varies; please check scholarship specifics. You may submit a new application each year as many of the scholarships are for current college students, as well as graduating high school seniors.

Does the Coastal Bend Community Foundation make the decisions about the awards?

A Scholarship Committee comprised of CBCF Board members reviews and recommends applicants for scholarships using the Online Application. The Committee’s recommendations must be approved by the full Board of Directors. Outside scholarship recipients are chosen by outside committees, subject to approval by the CBCF Board.

Will my personal information be shared?

Your application information will not be shared with anyone except CBCF staff, the Scholarship Committee and the Board of Directors.

When will I be notified?

All online CBCF applicants are notified in writing of the status of their application by the end of May. Outside scholarship recipients are notified by letter after the varying deadline dates.