Scholarships / Funds
Scholarships, Memorials and Special Funds
A General Donation or Memorial Gift to HP Education Foundation
The Alumni Scholarship is a 4-year, renewable scholarship for a graduating senior whose parent or grandparent graduated from Highland Park High School. This scholarship is based on academics and school involvement. A student applying for this scholarship needs to include a statement designating his or her legacy status in the essay. Financial need will be a consideration.
Alumni Veterans Plaque Fund
The Highland Park High School Alumni Veterans Plaque was originally dedicated in 2000 to honor alumni of HPHS who have served in active wars or conflicts. This fund has been created to help cover the cost of updating this plaque, currently underway with an anticipated completion date later this fall. Further updating will be needed, as more of our young graduates serve their country and as other veterans inform us of their service. A gift of any amount will help us keep this plaque current and are gratefully accepted.
Bettis - Rebecca (Becca) Bettis Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship has been created by the members of the Class of 2008 to celebrate the life of Rebecca "Becca" Bettis; a wonderful young woman who exemplified kindness and acceptance of others in all that she did. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating senior who, like Becca, has the unique ability to bring people together in class, in activities, and in enduring friendships. Financial need will also be a consideration.
Blackwell - Brandon (Boogie) Blackwell Memorial Fund
Bradley Scholarship Fund - In Memory of Betty Bradley
Scholarship fund set up by the Bradley family in memory of Betty Bradley, beloved wife of Brad Bradley, who passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2010.
Bryce - Cathy Bryce Scholarship
Dr. Cathy Bryce is leaving a legacy of commitment and excellence to the Highland Park Independent School District. Dr. Bryce, who served as superintendent from 2001-2008, has made a tremendous difference throughout the district, thanks to her limitless energy, strategic thinking, gift for communication, and above all, her uncompromising commitment to each child. She will be forever remembered for her enthusiastic attendance at student competitions and performances, her deep appreciation of parents and community members, and her loyal support of members of her staff.
For all of these reasons and many more, the Cathy Bryce Scholarship has been created by HPISD administrative team members as a demonstration of their respect and affection for Dr. Bryce. The scholarship will be awarded in May to a graduating senior from Highland Park High School who plans to make a contribution to the field of education.
Chisholm - Carolyn Fair Chisholm Memorial Scholarship Fund
A scholarship is being created to honor the memory of Carolyn Ruth Fair Chisholm, the mother of three sons who all graduated from Highland Park High School. She touched numerous lives in this community with her nearly thirty years of teaching and her commitment to service through many of the oldest and most respected organizations in Dallas. Carolyn always found the positive in any situation and would help anyone that was in need. She will always be remembered as a devoted mother who encouraged her sons to push themselves beyond their limits and who always thought of others first and never of herself.
This scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating senior who plans to enter the field of education or a field directly related to community service. Financial need will be a consideration.
Curley - Kevin M. Curley Family Scholarship
The Curley family has initiated this scholarship in honor of his parents who worked tirelessly and sacrificed so their children would have the opportunity to pursue their dreams of college education. This scholarship is available to a Highland Park High School senior who has been engaged in community service, beyond the school requirement. Children of HPISD employees will be considered, even if their children attend school outside of the District. Financial need will also be taken into consideration.
This scholarship will look favorably on students who have a demonstrated interest in debate or plan to attend a Catholic university.
Curnes - Callie Curnes Scholar
Initiated and supported by Callie’s friends, this scholarship is in remembrance of her joyous spirit. She handled her cancer for six years with a wink and a smile.
This scholarship is awarded each year and goes toward college tuition for up to four years. The ongoing requirement is full-time college/university enrollment. Payment will be made directly to the college or university. This scholarship is available to a graduating male or female who demonstrates a high quality of character, an appreciation of life, and a creative mind with a dramatic flair. This individual must plan to major in the fine arts in college. Financial need will be considered.
Damiano - Fred Damiano Scholarship Fund
A new scholarship is being created to honor Mr. Fred Damiano as he retires from teaching in HPISD in December. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior at the awards assembly in May.
Dillard - Mary Dillard Scholarship
This scholarship was created by a former student, Adam Beshara, to honor Mary Dillard, a retired master teacher of English in HPISD. She is a warm, compassionate, and dedicated teacher who demanded the best from her students and enabled them to achieve it. The Mary Dillard Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic ability and given to a student who demonstrates a special interest in English, writing or poetry.
Duck - Jason Mahvi Duck Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2007 in loving memory of Jason Duck, a 2000 graduate of HPHS, by the generous gifts of friends and family. An annual scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior, boy or girl, at HPHS in pursuit of continuing higher education.
Jason will be remembered for his free spirit, his easy smile, and his uncanny ability to make others smile in return. He had an amazing ability to relate to others on an international scale, quickly winning their friendship. He was known for his athletic toughness, fearlessness and determination, and his love of nature; especially the mountains. Jason was a strong believer in prayer, and he tackled life's tough assignments with it. His Christian faith sustains his family knowing that they will eventually all be together again.
The awarding of this scholarship is influenced by the applicant's community involvement, extracurricular activities and his or her ability to overcome adversity, whether through learning differences or personal tragedy. Financial need will be also be a consideration.
Gallagher - Megan Gallagher Scholarship
This scholarship has been created by the family and friends of Megan Gallagher to celebrate her life as a scholar and an athlete whose enthusiasm and joy made an impression on all with whom she came in contact. Megan was an outstanding multi-sport team member who excelled in everything she did, both on and off the court.
The Megan Gallagher Scholarship is awarded annually to a senior girl who has been involved in a varsity sport during her senior year at HPHS. Special consideration will be given to a student who has participated in basketball, volleyball or track. The recipient of this scholarship must also exhibit demonstrated leadership in the classroom and in her extracurricular activities, as well as a consideration for the feelings of others.
Henry - Matthew Robert Henry Scholarship
This scholarship is given in memory of Matt Henry by his family and friends in celebration of his exuberant spirit and artistic talent. This scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior who has exhibited his or her love of the theater through participation in theater arts at Highland Park High School.
Highland Belles Scholarship
The Highland Belles Scholarship will be awarded to two Senior Belles or Managers who represent the values, character, traditions, leadership, and legacy of the Highland Belles Drill Team.This Scholarship is to be awarded one time after high school graduation in the amount of $1500 per Senior Belle or Manager who is recognized by her peers for leadership, congeniality, and sportsmanship and is also identified by faculty for her maturity and judgment as well as contributions to Belles and HPHS. A minimum GPA of 3.25 is required.
Hitzelberger - Barbara Lomax Hitzelberger Leadership Scholarship
This scholarship was created to honor Barbara Lomax Hitzelberger for her lifelong dedication to making the Park Cities an exemplary place to live and raise children. Barbara's many roles of service to the community include PTA President, the HPISD Budget Review and Strategic Planning CORE committees, as well as president of the Highland Park Education Foundation. She was the first female to be elected mayor of University Park, after having served as a council member and on a number of UP committees.
This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior girl who exemplifies leadership and service through her involvement in community, school, and service organizations.
Hollingshead - The Darla Hollingshead Highland Belle Scholarship
The Darla Hollingshead Highland Belle Scholarship was created to honor the joyful spirit of Darla Hollingshead who delighted in being the mother of two Highland Belles. The entire family made some of their dearest friendships through their involvement with the team. The Darla Hollingshead Scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating Highland Belle who exemplifies high academics, enthusiasm and outstanding character. Special consideration will be given to a senior who is planning to major in nursing or education.
Holman - Kristin Loyd (Krissi) Holman Scholarship
In Honor of the Class of 2004
This scholarship is given in memory of Kristin Loyd (Krissi) Holman, a compassionate and selfless young woman whose infectious laughter will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know her. "I" was not a word in Krissi’s vocabulary. Her strong faith and love of humanity were the foundation of the person she was. She consistently supported the underdog and shared the special gift of herself with everyone who knew her.
The scholarship is awarded to a Highland Park High School senior who is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and who demonstrates a strong commitment to community service. Special consideration will be given to a student who shares Krissi’s passion for writing.
Hoover - Gift in Memory of Harry Hoover - Class of 43
Howie - John and Eileen Howie Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded in memory of John and Eileen Howie and their generous and dedicated volunteer work for their community. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior and to a teacher who best exemplify the spirit of community involvement and service that was so much a part of the lives of Eileen and John.
HP100 Celebration Underwriting
Please mail underwriting contract to:
HP Education Foundation
4201 Grassmere Lane
Dallas, TX 75205
HPISD Staff Children's Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2008 by a donation from the HPHS Class of 1967. The class members have a strong interest in education and a particular affection and appreciation for the teachers and staff members in the Highland Park Independent School District. They have been significantly affected by the education they received in HPISD.
Based primarily on financial need, this scholarship is available to a child of any staff member who is attending a college, university or technical/vocational school. The award will provide funding towards tuition, books and fees. The staff member must have worked in HPISD for at least two years for his or her child to qualify for this scholarship.
Huddleston, Lauren Christine
The Lauren Christine Huddleston Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior exhibiting a strong work ethic and involvement in community service. Lauren, a 2000 graduate of HPHS, was tragically killed while jogging on the Katy Trail in 2010. She sas a member of the National Honor Society, a National Merit Commendee and a member of the Belles. Faith based mission workd was one of her highest priorities. Special consideration will be given to a Belle.
Hutcheson - Warren Hutcheson Scholar
This scholarship was created to celebrate the memory of Warren Mills Hutcheson, a 2006 graduate of Highland Park High School, who was killed tragically on January 1, 2008. Warren, who was a friend to many, had an inquisitive mind and found great joy in intellectual pursuits. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student involved in the Academic Decathlon, Tartan literary magazine, or the HPHS Literary Festival.
Inspired by Tradition - 2007 (State Finalist) HPHS Football Scholarship
This scholarship was initiated by the 2007 HPHS football team members and their families. It recognizes a graduating senior football player who has been an inspiration to the team by clearly demonstrating his commitment, not to his own success, but to that of the entire team.
The recipient is an example of hard work, unselfishness and loyalty that was also demonstrated by the overachieving 2007 football team. He must have maintained a grade point of 3.0 or higher and have shown outstanding sportsmanship and leadership, putting the team ahead of his own personal achievement. Athletic ability is not a criterion of this award, and financial need may be taken into consideration.
Jordan - Bob Jordan Fund
This fund has been created by former band members in loving memory of Bob Jordan, director of the Highlander Band from 1969 -1982. Funds raised will create an endowment to support the band, band projects, and possible scholarships for graduating members of the band.
Larry Jackson Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship will be awarded annually in memory of beloved teacher and mentor, Larry Jackson.
Lauren Christine Huddleston Memorial Scholarship
Lauren Christine Huddleston Memorial Scholarship The Lauren Christine Huddleston Memorial scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior exhibiting a strong work ethic and involved in community service.
Leary - Tom Leary Memorial Fund
Donations may be made in memory of Tom Leary, Class of 2000, who passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2010. All donations will go to the HPHS Lacrosse team.
Linda Groseclose Scholarship for the Children of Teachers and Staff
This scholarship is available to the children of current teachers and administrators of HPISD as a demonstration of the affection and respect that former teachers of this district have for those who are carrying on their legacy. It is awarded annually to assist in paying the cost of attendance at their chosen college or university.
Selection will be based upon community involvement, school related activities and the student's demonstrated ability to make strong, meaningful decisions in his or her life. Students will be asked to write a brief essay describing an activity that is particularly meaningful to them. Additionally, students will be required to submit a recommendation from a teacher, employer, minister or administrator of their school that directly comments upon the students' character and choices they have made in their lives.
Little - Myra E. Little Scholarship
This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Myra E. Little, an HPISD parent, lawyer and former Highland Park High School math teacher. This scholarship is awarded to a senior who has demonstrated achievement in math and who has a financial need.
Luterman - Susan Candy Luterman Scholarship
Based primarily on activities, this scholarship has been endowed by Martin Samuelsohn in honor of his beloved niece, Susan Candy Luterman. Susan has been an active and involved alumna since her graduation from Highland Park High School in 1961. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who demonstrates a commitment to HPISD through his or her activities. Financial need will be a consideration.
Malloy - Mary Margaret Malloy Memorial Scholarship
Mary Margaret Malloy graduated from Highland Park High School in 2005. She was a National Merit Scholar, a member of the Belles, an editor of the Bagpipe, and the president of Best Buddies. She participated in numerous other activities in the school and community. She attended the University of Texas at Austin in the Plan II program. Mary Margaret passed away in 2008.
This scholarship is intended to recognize a student with her passion for academic achievement balanced with her passion for community service. Three criteria will be considered in selecting the awardee. First, the recipient must be a senior graduating in the top 10% of the Highland Park High School class. Since one goal is to select a student with a passion for learning and high academic achievement, course choices will be considered. Second, the awardee must demonstrate substantial extracurricular activities. These may be in the arts, sports, community service, etc. It is not required that these activities be school-affiliated. Third, if the applicant desires, financial need may be considered.
Marshall - L. E. and Evadna Marshall Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2002 by a generous bequest from Mr. L. E. (Luke) Marshall and his wife Evadna (Boots) Marshall. Luke was born in Dallas in 1913 and lived there all of his life, with the exception of the time he served in the Army during WWII. Boots was born in Kansas, but also lived in Dallas for most of her life. Luke and Boots did not have children of their own, but delighted in the children of friends and neighbors.
Based primarily on financial need, this scholarship is available to any graduating senior at Highland Park High School, alumni of Highland Park High School, and to employees of the school district and their immediate families. The award is given each year towards college tuition for up to four years. The ongoing requirement is full-time enrollment in a college or university while maintaining at least a “B” (equivalent of 3 on a 4 point scale) average. The scholarship can also be used to pay tuition costs for qualified graduate programs. Payment will be made directly to the college or university.
Matt Roberts Memorial Band Scholarship Fund
Created in memory of 2000 graduate Matt Roberts - former Drum Major for the Highlander Band.
Nelson - Carol Nelson Scholarship
This scholarship, in memory of Carol Christine Nelson, a 1992 HPHS graduate, is awarded to an outstanding senior on the basis of scholarship, character, creativity and compassion for others.
The Nursing and Health Services Staff of HPISD are thrilled to announce the creation of the Nightingale Fund to assist a student entering the nursing profession, to help nursing staff members attend training seminars, and to help purchase needed health care equipment for our schools.What a special way to honor a school nurse or clinic staff member this holiday season by making a gift in his or her honor to the Nightingale Fund.
O'Boyle - Patrick O’Boyle Scotsmen Scholarship
This scholarship has been created to honor the spirit of Patrick O'Boyle, Super Scot 2008. Patrick, who was born with Down Syndrome, has overcome obstacles in his life to become an inspiration to his classmates, friends and to the community. The coveted role of "Super Scot" was resurrected to celebrate Patrick's spirit and loyalty to Highland Park High School. He was elected a Scotsman by a vote of the entire student body and has been a dedicated manager of the Scots varsity basketball team - even scoring a few points himself to lead the team to victory. Patrick is loved and respected by all who have the good fortune to know him.
The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior boy who exemplifies the character, integrity, enthusiasm and loyalty that Patrick, and the rest of the Scotsmen Team display every day of their lives. Financial need will be a consideration.
O'Connell - Ray O'Connell Scholarship
This scholarship has been created to honor the memory of Ray O'Connell, Highland Park High School alumnus and community leader. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to a continuing HPISD student (grades 5-11) who wishes to attend a summer enrichment program. These funds assist a student in attending a summer music, sports, film, gifted and talented or similar type of camp or training session. Applications will be available in February for the summer of 2009.
Raya - Linda Raya Fine Arts Fund
Ritchie - Grandma (Kitty) Ritchie Scholarship
The Grandma Ritchie boys and their families have created the Grandma (Kitty) Ritchie Scholarship in recognition of the contributions she has made in the lives of so many boys at Highland Park High School. This scholarship is given annually to a graduating senior boy who demonstrates leadership through the good decisions he makes and the courtesy and respect he shows to others.
Roberts, Matt Matt Roberts Memorial Band Scholarship
Created in memory of HPHS 2000 graduate, Matt Roberts to honor his deep affection for music and for the HPHS band.
Shamburger - Matthew Shamburger Fund
In celebration of the life of Matthew Shamburger - HPHS Class of 2002 - for the establishment of a scholarship in his honor.
Sherman - Mark Sherman Scholarship
The Mark Sherman Scholarship has been established to honor a man who has been responsible for the development of strong character in a generation of Highland Park High School students. His teaching and coaching have fostered leadership (of self and others), work ethic, and perseverance - qualities that will continue to be recognized and rewarded throughout the lives of his students.
This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who demonstrates strong academic achievement, while also maintaining a high level of involvement in extracurricular activities.
Smith - Class of 2002 David Smith Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior in honor of D. Smith for his 27 years as a teacher, role model and mentor to his students. The award is based on academic ability and financial need.
Somerville - Linda Roberts Somerville Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Linda Roberts Somerville, an HPHS Class of 1975 alumna and past Armstrong PTA President. The scholarship is awarded annually to an Armstrong Elementary teacher who has demonstrated financial need in the pursuit of continuing or advanced education.
Sosnoskie - Austin Sosnoskie Scholarship
A scholarship fund has been created in memory of Austin Sosnoskie who passed away May 27, 2010. It will be awarded to a graduating senior from HPHS who is interested in outdoor activities and community service. Special consideration will be given to a student who intends to major in agricultural or ranch related business or veterinary medicine.
Stewart - Martha Mary Stewart Scholarship
The Martha Mary Stewart Scholarship is in memory of this forty-year teacher at the middle school. Her sister, Dorothy Stewart, started it to help students "endowed with a strong and abiding interest in the study of history and the geography of our world."
Stinson - Clyde Stinson Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given in memory of Clyde Stinson, a former Assistant Principal at Highland Park Middle School. This scholarship is awarded to a senior boy who best exhibits the character and spirit to which Clyde Stinson was drawn – a student who demonstrates potential, but who needs the extra guidance and support to fulfill that potential. Financial need is also considered.
Story - Charles Mauldin Story Scholarship
Based on academics and activities, this scholarship is given in memory of Charles Mauldin Story who died of leukemia after a courageous nine-month battle. Started by Charlie’s friends, the scholarship remembers this well-liked young man who loved sports and outdoor activities, and touched others with his courage, compassion and tenacious good spirits. This scholarship is awarded annually to one senior boy.
Sutterfield-Celebrate Jerry Sutterfield Gift Fund
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Sutterfield-Jerry Sutterfield Endowment Fund
Tichenor - Willie Tichenor Arts Scholarship
A scholarship was created to honor the memory of Willie Tichenor who passed away in March of 2006 of osteosarcoma. Music was Willie’s passion throughout his life – he was a glorious singer, whether on stage with his band, CoverStreet, at church or in his car. Willie was insightful, outrageous and full of good ideas and big plans. He regularly accomplished his goals. Through the end, he maintained a strong faith in God.Willie had a remarkable ability to inspire those around him to do better. With his unique zest for life, Willie’s personality and actions made an enduring contribution to his family, friends and the community. His unmatched charm will be remembered by all who knew him. He brought great joy to his family and friends with his infectious smile and dancing eyes. He always made people laugh…and think.To give to the Willie Tichenor Arts Scholarship, simply click here, or visit the What Would Willie Want (WWWW) Foundation's website, www.QuadW.org.
Waghorne - Carter Waghorne Scholarship
This scholarship is given, in memory of Carter Waghorne, to a senior who demonstrates compassion for others through his or her involvement in the community. Carter, who passed away in 1998 from meningitis, was a caring friend, brother, and son who could bring out the best in people and bring people together. Carter had a spirited sense of humor and, although he would deny it, he was usually the life of the party. He enjoyed the outdoors and playing sports and also was a gifted writer. He never hesitated to help someone in need and generously gave his time to causes that aspired to better the world.
White - Kellis G. White Scholarships
Established in 1992 upon the retirement of Kellis G. White, these scholarships recognize his years of invaluable service and special contributions to generations of students. The first scholarships were awarded in 1993. Individuals chosen should be athletes who are truly "unsung heros" and who deserve recognition for contributions that typically go unnoticed publicly.
Selection criteria include three years of participation in HPISD extracurricular activities between grades 7-12, quality of character, unselfishness in participation, and the giving spirit personified by Kellis G. White.
Wills - Tracy Wills Scholarship
This scholarship is given in memory of Tracy Wills who died during her sophomore year at Highland Park High School and is awarded to a graduating senior who exemplifies high academics, outstanding character and leadership. Special consideration will be given to a student who is involved in the track program.