scholarship applications


Scholarship applications for 2022 HPHS graduating seniors will open in
February 2022. Please stay tuned to this site for more information and follow @hpeducationfoundation on Facebook and Instagram.

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The Highland Park Education Foundation administers over 50 scholarship funds and applications for graduating HPHS seniors. Below is the complete list of scholarships available through HPEF Scholarship Program.

Click below to learn more about each scholarship!


Becca Bettis Memorial Scholarship

Created by the members of the class of 2008 to celebrate the life of Becca Bettis, this scholarship honored the legacy of a wonderful young woman who exemplified kindness and acceptance of others in all that she did.  It was awarded to graduating senior girls who, like Becca, had the unique ability to bring people together in class, in activities, and in enduring friendships.

Boogie Blackwell Memorial Scholarship

Boogie was a tall, handsome, and creative young man who was a natural leader. He committed himself fully in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in acts of service. He was an organizer and a person of action, who not only dreamed big, but put his desires into motion and made them a reality. He enjoyed deep and abiding friendships with his classmates and with special friends across the state and world. The Boogie Blackwell scholarship was awarded to graduating seniors at HPHS who were involved in some form of athletic activity, and was committed to activities helping to make the world a better place for those less fortunate. 

Cathy Bryce Scholarship

Dr. Cathy Bryce left 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 continues to be remembered for her enthusiastic attendance at student competitions and performances, her deep appreciation for parents and community members, and her loyal support for members of her staff. For all of these reasons and many more, the Cathy Bryce Scholarship was created by HPISD administrative team members as a demonstration of their respect and affection for Dr. Bryce. The scholarship was awarded to graduating seniors from HPHS who planned to make a contribution to the field of education. 

Howard Fitch Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honor the memory of 1966 Highland Park High School graduate, Howard Fitch. Successful with a career in the insurance business, his passion was for his family, his church, fishing, flying, fixing cars, scouting and his beloved Scots. He was so proud of his two sons and of Texas A&M University and the Corps of Cadets that is seems only fitting that this scholarship was awarded to graduating seniors who attended Texas A&M University and were 4-year members of the Corps.

James Martin Scholarship

James Alexander Martin, IV was born and grew up in University Park where he attended HPISD. While in middle school, he played football and basketball. His first musical effort was on the piano, and then he learned the clarinet in middle school. When he reached high school he realized he was not big enough for ceompetitive sports, so he concentrated on academics and band. He was first chair clarinet, performed a solo at graduation, and was selected to All State Band. He went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he had enough advanced credits to take a music course as well as the normal requirements for electrical engineering. This scholarship was awarded to outstanding band students at HPHS who held first chair in a section and the had the highest GPA of all similar first chair seniors.

Nightingale Scholarship for Nursing

Lead by the efforts of former HPISD nurse, Debbie Malloy, the Nursing and Health Services Staff of HPISD created the Nightingale Scholarship to assist senior students entering the nursing profession.