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scholarships & grants
for hpisd faculty
and their children

The Highland Park Education Foundation is proud to offer the following scholarships and grants for HPISD faculty and their children:

All 2023 applications are now closed.

For questions, please email

Please stay tuned to this site for more information and follow @hpeducationfoundation on Facebook and Instagram.

Hamlin Scholarship

The Hamlin scholarship was established in 2005 by a generous donation from Winnie and Davis Hamlin. The Hamlins have a strong interest in education and a particular affection and appreciation for the teachers and administrators in the Highland Park Independent School District. Their family has been significantly touched by the education their sons received in HPISD.


This scholarship is open to HPISD administrators and administrative staff, as well as the children of full time HPISD teachers, administrators and staff who have been with the district for 5+ years. Applicants must be requesting financial assistance for attending a college or university or taking a special, career enhancement course. Please note, this scholarship is not for master’s degree reimbursements. 

La Fiesta Teacher Innovation Grants

In appreciation of HPISD teachers, La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas partners with the HP Education Foundation to make grants available to assist creative teachers in developing ideas for projects and programs that enhance the learning in their classrooms.  With the approval of the school principal, grant dollars may be used by teachers to purchase items to enhance creative classroom activities, develop unique programs for students, or fund specialized teacher training and education.


Please note Teacher Innovation Grants do not fund master’s degree reimbursements.

Linda Somerville Scholarship

Created in memory of Linda Roberts Somerville, a 1975 graduate of Highland Park High School, parent of HPISD students and active volunteer, this $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a teacher at Armstrong Elementary to assist with the cost of attending a continuing education or enrichment class. 

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