Endowed Scholarship Application Guidelines

Panola College encourages qualified students to apply for Endowed Scholarships.
  • Please refer to the Endowed Scholarship Application Guidelines for information pertaining to when the endowed scholarship application must be submitted. Click on the links below to download copies of the Endowed Scholarship Guidelines and Application.
  • Request from the Records/Admissions Office that a copy of your Panola College transcript be sent to the Institutional Advancement Office. Entering freshman applicants must furnish an official  high school transcript. You must submit a transcript along with your application.
  • Please submit a one page letter of recommendation written by someone who is familiar with your academic progress, future goals and extenuating personal circumstances.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in the Financial Aid Office.
  • Selection and awarding of the scholarships will take place on or before Panola College graduation in the spring.
  • All scholarship applications will be reviewed by a Scholarship Committee of three (or more) faculty and staff.
  • All applicants will be judged on scholarly achievement, letters of recommendation and financial need.
  • If selected to receive a scholarship, the recipient must also fill out a “Commitment for Endowed Scholarship” form in the Institutional Advancement Office and write a thank- you letter to  the scholarship donor before the scholarship can go into effect. Recipient must fulfill all  requirements for his/her scholarship or forfeit all benefits of the scholarship.

 

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

More than one hundred endowed scholarships have been created through the generosity of alumni and friends of Panola College. They are awarded annually to students for various reasons that include financial needs, academic standing and participation in intercollegiate athletics or a fine arts or performing arts group.

Applications for endowed scholarships are available online and in the Office of Institutional Advancement after the second week in February. Applications must be completed and returned no later than date set on the Application Guidelines form. For additional information, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (903) 693-2029 or send an e-mail to endowedscholarships@panola.edu.

 

Scholarship Descriptions

E. M. ADAMS - ALPHA KAPPA GAMMA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2002 by the Dr. James L. Sturrock family in memory of Mr. Adams. Mr. Adams served as Registrar and Librarian at Panola College. He also served students as an instructor and organization sponsor. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Panola College forestry student.

AEP SOUTHWESTERN ELECTRIC POWER SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2002 by AEP - Southwestern Electric Power Company to benefit those living in the community it serves. The Company is committed to the education and training of their regional workforce. It is awarded to a Panola College student in the spring each year.

ADAM ALLISON BASEBALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2002 in memory of Adam Allison. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student in the Panola College baseball program.

BOB AND RAMONA ALLUMS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2008 by Bob and Ramona Allums. It will be awarded annually to a sophomore student based on financial need.

IRENE ALLUMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in memory of Irene Allums in 2007 by Bobby and Ramona Allums. Ms. Allums was a longtime employee of Beckville ISD and a supporter of Panola College. It will be awarded annually to a sophomore student based on financial need.

THE ALTRUSA CLUB LOUISE OSBORNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. The Carthage Altrusa Club endowed a scholarship to honor Louise Osborne in 1993. The scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy Panola County student with financial need enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing Program or the Vocational Nursing Program at Panola College.

C. APPLEGATE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in memory of Mr. C. Applegate by his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Dorothy Applegate. Mr. C. Applegate was an educator and newspaper editor. This scholarship, established in 1996, is to be awarded annually to a deserving journalism student planning to attend Panola College.

WILLIAM C. APPLEGATE HONORARY SCHOLARSHIP. This honorary scholarship was established in 2000 by friends of William C. Applegate. Mr. Applegate played a major part in the growth of Carthage, which included helping to bring Panola College to Carthage. This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Panola College student.

JOHN BAYNE SCHOLARSHIP. A generous sum was given by Mr. Bayne upon his retirement from the faculty. Income from this trust is used for scholarships in accordance with regulations established by the Board of Trustees.

BLAIR/BRUMLEY FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Lang Scott and daughter Hillary in 1997. The scholarship honors the late Mrs. Berneice Blair and Mr. Larry Brumley for their contributions to the Fine Arts of Panola County. The endowment provides an annual scholarship to a student majoring in one of the fine arts.

MARY M. BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship, established by Mrs. Mary M. Brown, is awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student. The scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Brown’s brother and sister-in-law, Otis and Sue Middlebrooks.

JAKE AND MARY LEE BROWNING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship, established in 1996, is in memory of Jake Browning and his wife Mary Lee Browning. This endowment was established through a joint effort of the family and the matching gift program of Union Pacific Resources. Mr. Browning served as the first business manager of Panola College. He also held numerous positions in education and the oil and gas industry in Panola County. The Brownings have two sons, Robert and Mickey Browning. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student in the Associate Degree Nursing Program or to another worthy sophomore student. 

BUCHANAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is awarded annually to graduates of Beckville High School. This fund was established in memory of Doc Buchanan, Sr. and Doc Buchanan, Jr. by their wives, Mrs. Carrie Buchanan and Mrs. Louise Buchanan. Doc Buchanan, Sr. was a member of the original Panola College Board of Trustees and served a total of 30 years before his retirement. Doc Buchanan, Jr. replaced his father on the Board in 1977 and served until his death in May of 1984. He was also a member of the first Panola College graduating class.

JOHN AND BILLIE JEAN BURTON/ORYX SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship, established by John and Billie Jean Burton, is awarded annually to a deserving, returning Panola College student who exhibits scholarly achievement and good citizenship during his or her freshman year at Panola College. This scholarship was established with the aid of the Oryx Energy Company Matching Gift for Higher Education Program.

JOHN K. & JANICE B. CAIN ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed by John K. and Janice B. Cain in 1999. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving single mother. The Cains are parents of five children, as well as having grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

KENNETH & SUZY CANTWELL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2008 by Suzy Cantwell, family and friends in honor of her late husband, Kenneth. Both Mr. and Mrs. Cantwell were lifelong educators. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student with financial need.

HUELITT BIGGS CARIKER SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed by Mrs. Huelitt Biggs Cariker in 1999. This is the second scholarship established by Mrs. Cariker. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student at Panola College.

PAUL CARTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in memory of Paul Carter by his family and friends in 1993. Mr. Carter was a member of the College’s Board of Trustees from 1973 until his death in 1993. This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student planning to attend Panola College.

CENTER MUSIC STUDY CLUB - MRS. WILLIE CLIFFORD SCHOLARSHIP. In 1988, the Center Music Study Club endowed a scholarship to honor one of its long-time members, Mrs. Willie Clifford. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student in fine arts who is a graduate of Center High School. If that criteria is not met, then fine arts majors from any Shelby County School may apply.

CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2010 by the congregation of Central Baptist Church in Carthage, Texas. Preference will be given to a freshman or sophomore member of Central Baptist Church and then to a sophomore based on financial need. It will be awarded annually in the spring.

CARY C. CHADWICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed by Mrs. Huelitt Biggs Cariker in memory of her late husband in 1998. The scholarship is given annually to a worthy sophomore student at Panola College.

HUBBARD A. “BUBBA” CLINTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2005 in memory of Hubbard A. “Bubba” Clinton. Mr. Clinton served on the Panola College Board of Trustees from 1984 - 1989. This scholarship will be used in support of the Panola College Baseball Program. Preference will be given to a baseball player, manager or student acting in the capacity of secretary for the program.

DR. LILLIAN COOK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2011 by family and friends of Dr. Cook. On July 15, 2011, Dr. Cook retired as Panola College Vice President of Instruction after a 42-year career in education. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a sophomore student with financial need.

JAMES GREGORY COOPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 1998 by Mrs. Eleanor Cooper in memory of her son, Greg Cooper, who passed away in December 1997. This scholarship was established to meet the needs of students who are enrolled in the performing arts, who are in financial need or who demonstrate academic excellence in the classroom.

LARRY J. CRANFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of Larry J. Cranford. It will be awarded annually to a deserving freshman or sophomore student who resides in Panola County.

DR. AND MRS. Z. L. DANIEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Z. L. Daniel, who lived in Gary, Texas, where Dr. Daniel practiced medicine. The scholarship was established by their son, Dubose B. Daniel, M. D., and his family. This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Gary or Panola County student or students. Recipients must be sophomores at the College.

GORDON LOUIS DARNELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2010 in memory of Gordon Louis Darnell by his wife, Evelyn, and family. Mr. Darnell was a businessman in Carthage and a lifelong resident. It will be awarded in the spring to a sophomore student who is a citizen of Panola County.

CAPTAIN CHARLES RUSSELL DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2004 by Mrs. Lelia H. Davis in memory of her late husband, Charles Russell Davis. Mr. Davis, a native of Clayton, Texas, had a distinguished military career in the U. S. Navy. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a Panola College Drama student.

ELDON DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. In 1996 this scholarship was endowed in memory of Eldon Davis, a former member of the Panola College Board of Trustees. The scholarship was established by his wife, Mrs. Eldon Davis, and their children: Sherian Weiss, Stanley Davis, Stuart Davis, Sylvia Dohmeyer and Stephanie Campbell. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student from Gary or other worthy student.

JACKE DANIEL DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in memory of Jacke Daniel Davis by his grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. D. B. Daniel, in 1994. Jacke was the oldest son of Jacke and Barbara Daniel Davis. This scholarship is awarded each year to a baseball player or team manager.

DR. AND MRS. STERLING L. DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Mrs. Lelia H. Davis established this scholarship in 2002 in memory of her motherin-law and father-in-law. Dr. Sterling L. Davis helped establish Panola College and was a member of the original College Board of Trustees from 1947 to 1966. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in education.

DR. AND MRS. STERLING L. AND GENEVA B. DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2002 by Dr. and Mrs. Davis’ grandson, Charles Sterling Davis, and his sons, Russell and Jonathan. The scholarship is awarded in the spring each year to a deserving Panola College student majoring in education.

W.I. AND INEZ DAVIS SCHOLARSHIPS. These two scholarships were established in 2010 in honor of W.I. and Inez Davis by the W.I. and Inez Davis Foundation. Preference will be given to a graduate of Shelbyville High School and then to a student from Shelby County. It will be awarded annually in the spring.

WAYNE KENNEDY DENNARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in memory of Wayne Kennedy Dennard by his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Dennard. Mr. Dennard was pursuing a doctorate degree in Chemistry from UT Austin at the time of his death. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student at Panola College.

JOHNATHAN DOCKERY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of Johnathan Dockery. It will be awarded annually to a deserving Jefferson High School student with financial need. The recipient may be a freshman or sophomore at Panola College.

CLINT AND CLAY DONNAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship, established by family and friends, was endowed in memory of Clint and Clay Donnan. Clint was an 18-year-old Panola College student who was killed in a car accident on October 30, 1996. His brother, Clay, died July 17, 1999. The scholarship is awarded each spring to a Shelby County student, who attends Panola College.

CHARLIE M. AND MARY DUCHESNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2001 in memory of Charlie M. and Mary Duchesne by their daughters, Murlene Duchesne Dobson and Evelyn Duchesne Sharp. Mrs. Sharp has served on the Panola College Board of Trustees since 1991. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving sophomore student in the spring each year.

RAY AND ADELYN COLDWELL DUKE SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship, endowed in 1998, is awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student at Panola College. This scholarship honors Mrs. Duke, who taught at Panola College from 1948 to 1951, and her husband, the late Ray Duke, who was a manager of the Beall’s store for many years. Mr. Duke was a native of Panola County.

JOHNNIE LEE FEEMSTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. The Johnnie Lee Feemster Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Miss Feemster, a long-time Panola County educator and Panola College English and journalism professor who died in 1963. The scholarship was endowed by Dr. Esther R. Broome and Dr. and Mrs. James L. Sturrock, relatives of Miss Feemster. It is awarded annually to a deserving Panola County sophomore student who is majoring in English or journalism. The recipient will be selected by a committee of three, including the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and two instructors selected by the Director. The selection and a public announcement naming the recipient will be made each May.

FIRST STATE BANK & TRUST COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2006 by the First State Bank & Trust Company in Carthage Texas. The scholarship will be awarded annually. Preference will be given to employees of First State Bank & Trust Co., their spouses and dependents. If no one applies who meets these qualifications, the scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore student who is a resident of Panola County.

LILLIAN GLASSELL FULLER STUDENT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND. This scholarship fund, established by the children of Mrs. Lillian Glassell Fuller, honors the memory of their mother. Scholarships are awarded annually.

FUSELIER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Fuselier and their sons Keith, Kent, and Kevin. The three Fuselier sons all attended Panola College. Mr. and Mrs. Fuselier also have taken classes at Panola College. This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Panola College student, based on economic need.

GREG GATES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2004 in memory of Gregory Allen Gates. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Carthage or Panola County student. The recipient must be a sophomore at Panola College and majoring in history.

BRENT SHANE GEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2006 by his mother, Diana Ponder, and sister, Shelley Caraway, to honor the memory of Brent Gee. Mr. Gee served as the police chief of Panola College from 1993 to 2003. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student majoring in criminal justice or pre-law.

CHARLES ROSS AND FAY GILES HONORARY SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2002 by the children of Mr. and Mrs. Giles in honor and celebration of their years as devoted parents. The scholarship is awarded in the spring each year to a deserving Panola College student.

SCOTT AND GINGER GRIFFIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in memory of Scott and Ginger Griffin by their parents, Bill & Dr. Mel LaGrone Griffin and friends in 1998. Ginger was the bat girl and Scott was the bat boy for the Panola Ponies baseball team. Their father was the head baseball coach at Panola for a number of years. The scholarship will be given annually to the Ponies baseball manager.

BILLY H. GRIMES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2006 by Mrs. Ruby Grimes and her family to honor the memory of Mr. Grimes. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student who resides in Panola County.

GENEVA MIZELL GULLETTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2004 by the family of Geneva Mizell Gullette, a longtime educator and instructor at Panola College. It will be awarded annually to a Panola College student who has completed a minimum of 12 hours and has received no performance scholarship.

L. EARL HAGLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Earl (Berta) Hagler. The scholarship is awarded annually to Shelbyville ISD students who have real and established need for assistance in their education. The scholarship is to be used only for courses taken at the Shelby College Center.

CLINT HAMMONS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2010 by Bill and Rhonda Hammons in memory of their son, Clint. It will be awarded in the spring to a freshman or sophomore student with financial need.

CHESTER E. HARRIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established to honor Mr. Chester E. Harris. The scholarship was endowed by Mr. Harris through his estate after his death in 1983. This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student at Panola College.

HAYES-BURTON FAMILY/ORYX SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship, established in 1991 by the John Burton Family, is awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student who will attend Panola College. This is the second scholarship established by the Burtons at the College. The scholarships were endowed with the help of the Oryx Energy Company Matching Gift for Higher Education programs.

LILLIE ANTEE HAYES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in memory of Mrs. Hayes by her daughter and son-in-law, Billie Jean and John W. Burton. This is the third scholarship endowed at Panola College by the Burtons. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student planning to attend Panola College.

MAURINE KYLE HENDRIX MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2009 by Carol Pederson, Jean SoRelle and Merrie Foreman in memory of Maurine Kyle Hendrix. It will be awarded annually to a sophomore who is a Panola County resident and majoring in education.

PRIESTLY AND ESTHER HOLMES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in memory of Priestly and Esther Baugh Holmes by their children and grandchildren in 1998. This scholarship is given annually to help a Panola College sophomore who has financial need.

MARTHA HOWARD ENDOWED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2006 by Henry and Robert Howard and Debra Howard Patrick to honor their mother. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a sophomore at Panola College majoring in nursing.

CHARLES E. HUGHES SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in honor of Charles E. Hughes by friends and family. Mr. Hughes served Panola College for many years as an instructor, Dean, Interim President and Vice President. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Panola College student.

ROBERT A. HULL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 1996 in memory of Robert A. Hull by his wife, Dorothy Hull, and their children, Joe Hull, Kay Hull Thompson and Judy Hull Brown. Mr. Hull was a member of the Board of Trustees at Panola College from 1969 until his death in 1987. The scholarship is awarded each spring to a deserving student.

HUMMADI FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. This was the 100th scholarship to be endowed at Panola College. It was established in 2006 by Dr.Abdul Amir and Veronica Hummadi. It will be awarded annually to a freshman or sophomore student based upon financial need. Preference will be given to students of Middle Eastern descent.

MAX H. JACOBS TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship, established by Max and Glenda Jacobs in 1991, is awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student at Panola College who intends to pursue a career in Computer Information Systems. The scholarship was established by the Jacobs with the assistance of the Matching Grants Program of IBM Corporation. Mr. Jacobs attended Panola College in 1953.

CASSITY JONES HONORARY SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 1996 by the children of Cassity Jones to honor their father. Mr. Jones, founder of Cassity Jones, Inc., taught at Panola College during the 1949-50 school year. This scholarship is awarded each year to enable a deserving student to attend Panola College.

LINCOLN AND MARY NELL KING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. Lincoln and Mary Nell King established this scholarship in 2001 because of their love of education and their desire to help others succeed. Mrs. King was an instructor at Panola College until her retirement, and Mr. King taught for Gary ISD until his retirement. The scholarship is awarded in the spring each year.

JOHN EDWIN KOZLOWSKI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is awarded annually to a Carthage, Gary, Beckville or Tenaha high school graduate who has a “B” average and a demonstrated financial need. The scholarship fund was established by Elizabeth K. Kozlowski in memory of her husband, John E. Kozlowski, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident while returning home from a Panola College class in Marshall.

CARRIE LAVERNE LANGFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2004 in memory of Carrie LaVerne Langford. It will be awarded annually to a deserving Panola College sophomore student, based on financial need.

JAMES M. (JIMMY) LANGFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2009 by Danny and Deborah Owens in memory of Jimmy, who was killed in Vietnam in 1968. The recipient of this scholarship must have served and been honorably discharged, or be presently serving on active duty in the U.S. Military. Dependents of military personnel killed or missing in action will also be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

LAWLESS/EXXON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is the fourth one to be established by Joe and Amy Lawless. It was endowed through a joint effort of Mr. and Mrs. Lawless and the Exxon Foundation Matching Gift Program. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Panola College student.

CRAIG AND KEVIN LAWLESS SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed by Joe and Amy Lawless in 1996 to honor their grandchildren, Craig and Kevin Lawless. This endowment is the second established by Mr. and Mrs. Lawless and the Exxon Education Foundation’s Matching Gift Program. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Panola College sophomore.

JOE AND AMY LAWLESS SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship, established by Joe and Amy Lawless in 1991, is awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student who will attend Panola College. This scholarship was endowed through a joint effort with the Exxon Education Foundation. Mr. Lawless attended Panola College from 1949 until his graduation in 1951.

LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2000 by the Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. The scholarship is awarded annually to employees of the Louisiana-Pacific Corporation’s Carthage Facility, their spouses and dependents.

ELVIN (BUDDY) LOWERY OUTSTANDING ATHLETE AWARD. The Elvin (Buddy) Lowery Outstanding Athlete Award was fully endowed in 1989 by Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Lowery. The award traditionally goes to two Panola College athletes, male/ female, who exemplify the highest standards of scholarship, athletics and moral character. The award has been given since 1981.

MELINDA NELL MARSHALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph N. Marshall endowed this scholarship in memory of his twin sister, Melinda Nell Marshall. The Marshalls endowed the scholarship through a joint effort with the Exxon Education Matching Gift Program. Melinda was the daughter of J. Doyle and Miriam Dennard Marshall of Carthage. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Panola College sophomore who is majoring in one of the health occupations.

MR. & MRS. J.D. MARSHALL – MR. & MRS. RALPH N. MARSHALL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2007 by Ralph and Lily Marshall and Miriam D. Marshall. It will be awarded each year to a graduate of Carthage ISD or a Panola College sophomore.

PRICE MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed by Price Martin in 1998. Price Martin attended Panola College from 1948-51, where he was on the championship football team. The scholarship was established through a joint effort with the Exxon Education Foundation. The scholarship is awarded annually to enable a deserving student to attend Panola College.

CHARLES C. MATTHEWS SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2010 in memory of Charles C. Matthews by the Charles C. Matthews Foundation. Mr. Matthews was a lifelong resident of Panola County. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a Panola County student with financial need.

BRIAN DANIEL MCDONOUGH MUSICAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2006 by the McDonough and James families in memory of Brian. Brian was a Panola College student who had a love for music. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a sophomore student with financial need, who demonstrates promising musical aptitude.

SARA JANE METCALF SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in honor of Sara Jane Metcalf, one of Panola College’s first students. It was endowed by her daughter and son-in-law, Sam and Susan Metcalf Calomino. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving graduate of Beckville High School or to another Panola County student.

MARTHA A. MILLER SCHOLARSHIP. The Martha A. Miller Scholarship was established to honor Martha Miller, teacher and administrator at Panola College from 1950 until her retirement in 1988. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving returning Panola College student who has exhibited attributes of good character and scholarly achievement during the freshman year. The recipient shall be selected by a committee of three, including the Vice president of Institutional Advancement (chairman) and two faculty members selected by the Director. Selection of and public announcement naming the recipient is made in May.

L. S. MITCHELL, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in memory of L. S. Mitchell, Jr. by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Mitchell, his daughter, Mrs. Lucyann Hopkins, and other family and friends. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student in the fields of business, agriculture or health occupations. Students from Upshur, Marion, Harrison, Panola and Shelby Counties are eligible to apply for the scholarship. This scholarship was endowed in 1998.

E. B. AND ORITA MORRISON EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed by E. B. and Orita Morrison in 1995. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student pursuing a degree in educational theatre, speech or English. Mrs. Morrison taught speech and drama at Carthage High School and at Panola College. Mr. Morrison, an Air Force Captain during World War II, taught Spanish and coached football and baseball at Carthage High School.

OLETA AND PAT MORGAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in memory of Oleta and Pat Morgan in 1999. The scholarship was established through proceeds from the estate of the late Mr. & Mrs. Morgan. It is awarded annually to a student pursuing a degree in one of the Fine Arts at Panola College. Preference will be given to a piano or voice major.

NACOGDOCHES MEDICAL CENTER VOLUNTEER AUXILIARY HEALTH CAREERS SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed by the NMCH Volunteer Auxiliary in 1999. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Panola College student who is enrolled in one of the College’s health careers programs.

WALTON ADOLPHUS NAIL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 1991 by Mr. and Mrs. Roland Nail, Sr. in memory of their son, Walton Adolphus Nail, who attended Panola College in 1974. The Nails endowed the scholarship in a joint effort with the matching gifts program of Union Pacific Corporation. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student who will attend Panola College.

JOHN AND SUE NEAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2000 by the family of John and Sue Neal. The Neals have one daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne Neal Golden and Grady Carlton Golden. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student who attends Panola College.

DR. ANDREW AND JUNE NUTT SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2006 by Dr. Andrew and June Nutt. Mrs. Nutt is a former vocational counselor of Panola College, and Dr. Nutt is a former high school superintendent. Both are dedicated to furthering the educational opportunities of students residing in Panola County. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a sophomore student who is a resident of Panola County.

PANOLA COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Panola College alumni and friends. The Alumni Association has been active in securing endowments for Panola College. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Panola College student.

PANOLA FACULTY ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2000 by the Panola College Faculty Association. Under the leadership of Freddy Mason, the PFA raised the major portion of the scholarship in less than two years. It is awarded annually to a deserving Panola College student.

CRAWFORD DUANE PARKER, III MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of Crawford Duane Parker, III by his family and friends. It will be awarded each year to a sophomore student or a nontraditional student returning to school after a lapse.

JIM PAYNE BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2010 by Jim and Sandra Payne. Mr. Payne attended Panola College from 1962-1964 and was a member of the Pony baseball team. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a Panola County high school graduate who has been recruited to play baseball for Panola College.

PHABRICE MONTGOMERY PAYNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2010 in memory of Phabrice Montgomery Payne by her daughter, Lee Gayle Payne Lunsford. It will be awarded in the spring each year to a female sophomore student with financial need who graduated from Center High School. Students entering one year technical programs will also be considered.

JESSE C. AND HUEY D. PHILLIPS SCHOLARSHIP. The scholarship honoring this father and son was endowed in 1996 by the wife and son of Huey D. Phillips. Mr. Jesse C. Phillips served on the original Board of Trustees of the College from 1947 to 1969. His son, Huey D. Phillips, is a retired teacher of mathematics. This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving former Gary student who is a sophomore at Panola College.

MOLLIE JARRELL PHILLIPS ESTATE SCHOLARSHIP. The will of Mrs. Mollie Jarrell Phillips provided that income, from the estate left to Panola College by her, should be used by the Board of Trustees to furnish scholarship aid to deserving students. The selection of recipients is in accordance with regulations established by the Board.

PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL FUND. This fund was endowed in 1999 by friends of Panola College who joined the President’s Council. The funds are used to support special college projects.

BUENA VISTA RAYBURN, ANNIE DUKE RAYBURN & ZUMA RAYBURN HERRING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2010 by Adrian and Rita Ledda in memory of Buena Vista Rayburn, Annie Duke Rayburn and Zuma Rayburn Herring. It will be awarded each spring to a deserving freshman or sophomore student.

DAN REED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in memory of Dan Reed by his family and friends in 1993. Dan, a Panola College sophomore, was killed in a car accident in March 1993. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving freshman student.

THE HERMON REED FAMILY PRECINCT 3 SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established by Hermon Reed and his family in appreciation of the Panola County people who elected him as County Commissioner of Precinct 3. Mr. Reed also served on the Panola College Board of Trustees for 14 years.

BERNA REEVES SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship honors Berna Reeves, a long-time resident of Carthage and Panola County. The scholarship was endowed by Mrs. Reeves through her estate after her death in 1988. The scholarship, which may assist any student, is primarily for performing music students.

COACH JACK ROBERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Mr. Roberson’s wife and sons established this scholarship in 2002 to continue his dedication to helping others to better their lives. Mr. Roberson was a member of the first graduating class of Panola College. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student majoring in education or kinesiology.

JOSIE NEAL ROBERTS AND FORREST E. ROBERTS, SR. ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2003 by Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Roberts, Jr. in memory of his parents. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Panola College student.

BYRON AND LILA FITE ROSS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2006 by Mrs. Marian Ross Anderson to honor the memory of her parents. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student.

FRANCES B. ROSS HONORARY SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2009 by Ray and Susan Schieffer and Lynn and Carol Vincent in honor of Frances Ross, a lifelong Panola County resident. It will be awarded each year to a sophomore student based on financial need.

DAN AND NETTIE JERNIGAN SHAW FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2003 by the family of Dan and Nettie Shaw in their memory. It is awarded annually to a deserving Panola College student.

SCOTT SCHIEFFER AND ROBIN SCHIEFFER BALES SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established by Raymond and Susan Smith Schieffer in honor of their children, R. Scott Schieffer and Robin Schieffer Bales. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Panola College student.

JAMES A. AND EVELYN DUCHESNE SHARP SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship, established by James and Evelyn Sharp in 1992, is awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student who will attend Panola College. The Sharps endowed the scholarship through a joint effort with the Matching Gift Plan of the Oryx Energy Company. This is the second scholarship which the Sharps have helped create at Panola.

DR. WINSLOW G. SHELDON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Winslow G. Sheldon by his wife, Mrs. Margie Sheldon, and children, Tina, Sandy, and Steven. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student who attends Panola College as a pre-veterinary major.

DR. W. C. AND EUGENIA SMITH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established upon Dr. Smith’s retirement from 50 years of medical practice in Panola County. The scholarship was endowed by numerous friends, colleagues and corporations in appreciation of Dr. and Mrs. Smith’s lifetime of service to the people of Panola County. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student who attends Panola College.

CHARLES P. SOAPE/OXY USA SCHOLARSHIP. The family of Charles P. Soape endowed a scholarship in his memory in 1996. Mrs. Soape and their children established the scholarship through a joint effort with the matching gifts program of Oxy USA. Mr. and Mrs. Soape’s children are Charlene Burns, Donna Darnell, James P. Soape and Jackie Soape, all from Carthage. The scholarship is awarded each year to enable a deserving student to attend Panola College.

THE BUDDY TERRY SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. James E. “Buddy” Terry and the Exxon Education Foundation’s Matching Gift Program. Buddy Terry attended Panola College and played on the championship football team. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Panola College student.

CARL THOMAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in memory of Carl Thomas by his friends, Joe and Amy Lawless. Carl Thomas attended Panola College from 1949-51, where he was president of the freshman class and president of the sophomore class during his years at Panola. The scholarship, endowed in 1998, is awarded annually.

MART B. & NELWYN PARKER THURMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2007 in memory of Mart B. and Nelwyn Parker Thurman by their daughter, Sharon Thurman Ivey, and their granddaughter, Erin Thurman Ivey. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student.

DR. A. N. NEWSOM TILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2002 by Huelitt B. Cariker in Dr. Tiller’s memory. Dr.Tiller was a Methodist minister and lifelong resident of Panola County. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Panola College student.

UNION PACIFIC RESOURCES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship will be given annually to help a Panola College student.

STEVE BYRON WALKER, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in memory of Steve Walker Jr., a 16-year-old Carthage High School student, who was killed in a car accident in May 1995. The Scholarship was established by his parents, Steve and Connie Walker, and other family members, as well as by many friends. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student to attend Panola College.

CHARLES WALLACE MEMORIAL RODEO SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of Charles Lee Wallace by Judy Lyn Wallace, along with friends, family and members of the rodeo community. It will be awarded each year to a student who competes on the Panola College Rodeo Team.

FLOYD (DOCK) AND FANNIE WATSON HONORARY SCHOLARSHIP. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Watson established this scholarship in 2002 in honor and celebration of their fifty years of marriage. The scholarship is awarded annually in the spring to a Shelby County student who is pursuing a degree in education.

WHITAKER BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed by brothers, A. B. Whitaker and Lynn T. Whitaker in 1994. A. B. and Lynn both attended Panola College, where they were active in campus organizations. This scholarship is awarded annually to a sophomore student.

IRBY WILLIAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. The family of Irby Williams endowed a scholarship in his memory in 1998. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving student to attend Panola College. Mr. Williams served on the Board of Trustees of the Beckville ISD from 1968-72. Mr. Williams’ family includes his wife Arzell, son Larry and grandson Justin, all of Beckville.

JAMES “MONK,” THELMA AND BETHANY WILLIAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established in memory of James “Monk”, Thelma and Bethany Williams by family and friends in 1998. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has successfully completed the Vocational Nursing Program and is a candidate for graduation.

DOROTHY WITCHER, R. N. /LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established by Dorothy Witcher in 2001. Mrs. Witcher, who was a Registered Nurse in the U. S. Army Nurse Corp, has a love of nursing and helping others. The scholarship is awarded in the spring each year to a Panola College student who has been accepted into the Associate Degree Nursing program.

DEL AND LAMAR YARBOROUGH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was endowed in 2000 by the Panola County Community Foundation. The scholarship honors long-time Beckville and Panola County residents, Del and Lamar Yarborough. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Panola College student.

RUDY AND BILLIE YOUNGBLOOD SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship was established by Rudy and Billie Youngblood in 2000. Mr. Youngblood has lived his entire life in Panola County, and Mrs. Youngblood attended nursing school at Panola College. The scholarship will be used each year to provide a scholarship to a deserving sophomore who is majoring in one of the health career fields.