We are proud to play a part in directly impacting college affordability for our HPHS graduating seniors, for the children of our HPISD faculty, and for faculty seeking professional development opportunities and ways to bring creative learning to the classroom.
The Highland Park Education Foundation administers over 40 scholarship funds and applications for graduating HPHS seniors. Below is the complete list of scholarships available through HPEF Scholarship Program.
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.
Bradley Family Scholarship
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.
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 competitive 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.
Larry Jackson Scholarship
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.”
Lauren Christine Huddleston Memorial Scholarship
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.
Linda Groseclose Scholarship
Sponsored by former teacher and administrator, Linda Groseclose, this scholarship is a tribute to the dedication of HPISD teachers, staff, and administrators. It will be awarded annually to a graduating senior of current HPISD employees 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 their lives.
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.
Patrick O'Boyle Scotsmen Scholarship
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.