This is a 4-year, renewable scholarship for a graduating senior whose parent or grandparent graduated from HPHS.  This scholarship is based on academics and school involvement. Donate Now



A scholarship has been created by the members of the class of 2008 to celebrate the life of Becca Bettis; a wonderful young woman who exemplified kindness and acceptance of others in all that she did.  It will be awarded annually to a graduating senior girl who, like Becca, has the unique ability to bring people together in class, in activities, and in enduring friendships. Donate Now



This scholarship was initiated by the friends of Mike Boone to celebrate his passion for community service, dedication to the Highland Park Independent School District, and his commitment to making this community a better place to live.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating HPHS senior who exemplifies the commitment to community service and ethical leadership that is such an integral part of the life of Mike Boone.  Service and leadership both in the school environment and in outside activities will be taken into account. Donate Now



A scholarship has been created by friends and members of the community to honor the family of Brad Bradley, long time photographer and friend to all Highland Park students and alumni and his wife of more than 64 years, Betty Bradley, who passed away in July of 2010.  The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior girl who will be attending a private college or university majoring in theatre and/or vocal performance. Donate Now



The Rebecca Buchanan Brimmage Foundation scholarship honors Rebecca’s memory and legacy.  Despite battling cancer during her sophomore, junior and senior years at HPHS, Rebecca graduated on time in May 2017 with honors and before a standing ovation.  Rebecca was the beneficiary of many acts of kindness from the entire HPHS community, as so many contributed their time, effort, and money to “Rally For Rebecca.”  Now, that same community is “Rallying With Rebecca” to continue her legacy by supporting this first annual Scholarship that is being awarded to a graduating HPHS senior who has overcome adversity, demonstrated a commitment to community service, and excelled academically.


The Curley family has initiated this scholarship in honor of their parents who worked tirelessly and sacrificed so that their children would have the opportunity to pursue their dreams of a college education.  This scholarship is available to a Highland Park High School senior who has been engaged in community service beyond the school requirement and to a student with a challenging financial situation. Donate Now



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 renewable for up to four years and is available to a graduating male or female who demonstrates high quality of character, an appreciation of life, and a creative mind with a dramatic flair.  The recipient must have been involved in the fine arts in high school and have plans to major or minor in an area of the arts in college. Donate Now



This scholarship has been created by a former student, Adam Beshara, to honor Mary Dillard, a master teacher of English in HPISD.  This scholarship will be based upon academic ability.  Special consideration will be given to a student who demonstrates a special interest or talent in English, writing or poetry. Donate Now



This scholarship was established in 2007 in loving memory of Jason Duck, a 2000 graduate of HPHS, by the generous donations of friends and family.  Jason will be remembered for his free spirit, his easy smile and his uncanny ability to make others smile in return.  The awarding of this scholarship will be influenced by the applicant’s community involvement, extra curricular activities and his or her ability to overcome adversity whether through learning differences or personal tragedy. Donate Now



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. Donate Now


Girl Scout Gold Award SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a current member of Girl Scouts who has received the Gold Award. Selection will be based upon academics and character, as set forth in the wording of the Girl Scout Promise. 

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,

And to live by the Girl Scout Law.  Donate Now



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. The recipient will be one 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.

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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 University Park 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. Donate Now



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. Donate Now



The Krissi Holman Scholarship is given in memory of Kristin Loyd Holman who passed away in May, 2004, four days before her classmates graduated from HPHS.  Krissi graduated 2 weeks before in a special ceremony at her home provided by her friends and the HPHS staff.  This scholarship is awarded annually to a senior who is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and who demonstrates strong commitment to those less fortunate with an optimistic outlook and proactive goal. Donate Now



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. Donate Now



The Lauren Christine Huddleston Memorial scholarship is be awarded to a graduating senior exhibiting a strong work ethic and involved in community service. Lauren, a 2000 HPHS graduate, was tragically killed while jogging on the Katy Tail in 2010. She was a member of the National Honor Society, a National Merit commendee, and a member of the Belles. Faith-based mission work was one of her highest priorities. Donate Now



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. Donate Now



This scholarship was initiated by the 2007 football team members and their families to recognize 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 and its members.  The recipient is an example of hard work, unselfishness and loyalty that was demonstrated by the overachieving 2007 football team. Donate Now



This scholarship is created by his former students to honor the memory of beloved teacher and mentor Larry Jackson.  Teaching was one of his greatest gifts and greatest joys. He considered his students his customers because he served them.  He treated them with the utmost respect deserved by a young adult, a valuable creation. He never hesitated to tell them he loved them. In return, his students were his biggest fans.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a student with a special interest in Economics both in high school and in college, or to quote Mr. Jackson, “The Economic Guru.” Donate Now



The Dixie and Bob Jordan Memorial Scholarship was created in 2008 by former band members in loving memory of Bob Jordan, director of the Highlander Band from 1969-1982 and his wife Dixie.  It is awarded annually to a senior band member who plans to pursue a career as a teacher. Donate Now


James John "JJ" Kent SCHOLARSHIP

James John "JJ" Kent was a graduate of the HPHS class of 1991.  He passed away in 2017 following complications from heart surgery.  While at Highland Park, he was very active in the Field & Stream Club, which was founded by his grandfather Will D. Greer, and was a member of the HP Varsity Soccer team.  After graduating from Texas Tech University, he established his own outfitting and hunting guide company, Kent Outdoors, LLC,  This scholarship will be available to a student (boy or girl) who has shown a love for the outdoors and exemplifies good stewardship of land and wildlife resources and has demonstrated an interest in hunting and fishing as well as wildlife management. Donate Now



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. Donate Now



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. Donate Now



The Nightingale Fund has been created by HPISD Nursing Staff, families and staff members to assist a graduate of Highland Park High School who plans to attend college and pursue a career in the nursing profession. Donate Now



This scholarship was 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 the community.  The coveted role of “Super Scot” was resurrected to celebrate Patrick’s spirit and loyalty of Highland Park High School. 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. Donate Now



Matt Roberts (class of 2000) was the first of three siblings to participate in, and love, the Highlander Band. An unassuming guy with an infectious smile, Matt provided confident and encouraging leadership as Section Leader, Pipe Major an d Drum Major. He was a friend to all, most especially to his future wife and fellow bandmate Cameron Hall (‘01). His siblings Emily (’03) and Luke (’07) followed in his footsteps with their love of band and music.The Matt Roberts Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior active in the Highlander Band who embodies the qualities of personal integrity and character, leadership and performance success that made Matt the exemplary band member he was. Donate Now



Matthew Shamburger was a genius. For those who knew him, this was no hyperbole; it was the truth. Yet, this incomparable bright light, with a twinkle in his ultra-blue mischievous eyes, and a smile that could not only electrify a room, but also could convince even the most level-headed new-found friend to join him on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, was so much more. As an engineering prodigy, Matt built from scratch a full-size glider and an ultra-light airplane – and flew them both.  He was a doting brother who made his younger sister, Mary Margaret, a two-person Ferris wheel when he was only 11, a loving son who restored a vintage car and surprised his mother for her birthday, a songwriter, a singer, and an intrepid explorer of life who became an Eagle Scout and travelled throughout Europe and the Far East. To honor their friend and much-loved fellow classmate, Mason McCamey, Jack Hooper, Holly Bright and members of the H.P. Class of 2002 formed The Matthew Shamburger Scholarship to be awarded each year to a senior who exemplifies Matthew’s  uniquely inventiveness and creativity. Through this scholarship, his friends and family hope Matthew’s meteoric light will continue to shine. Donate Now



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. Donate Now



The Martha Mary Stewart Scholarship is in memory of this forty-year teacher at the middle school.  Her sister, Dorothy Stewart, created it to help students “endowed with a strong and abiding interest in the study of history and the geography of our world. Donate Now



Based on academics and activities, this scholarship is in memory of Charles Mauldin Story who died of leukemia after a courageous nine-month battle.  Created 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 to one senior boy each year. Donate Now



The friends of Highland Park Alumnus Fred Vehon, HPHS Class of 1985, have created the Biggest Heart Scholarship in his memory to celebrate a graduating senior football player who, like Fred, is a role model for the entire team. By encouraging others to do their best, and by emphasizing team success rather than individual accomplishment, he will have exerted a positive influence upon all with whom he has come in contact. Fred was an earnest and principled man who cared deeply about others. Fred surrounded himself with a large network of loving friends. This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior football player who exhibits commitment to the team and his fellow athletes. This is not a scholarship for the star of the team, but instead celebrates the person who has the biggest, positive influence on the entire squad. Donate Now



This scholarship is given in memory of Tracy Wills who died during her sophomore year at HPHS.  The scholarship is awarded to a senior who exemplifies high academics, outstanding character, and leadership ability.  Special consideration will be given to a student who is involved in the track program. Donate Now



The Ben Wiseman Scholarship was established in 1963 to honor the memory of Ben Wiseman, principal of Highland Park High School for 34 years.  Based primarily on financial need, scholarship recipients must also demonstrate good citizenship, involvement in school and extracurricular activities and a commitment to community service. Donate Now

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