The Community Foundation of West Texas awards $160,000 in local scholarships

The Community Foundation of West Texas awards $160,000 in local scholarships
Community Foundation of West Texas Awards Scholarships worth $20,000 each

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Community Foundation of West Texas has found eight 2019 students to award scholarships for higher education, totaling $160,000.

These students of high schools across Lubbock were selected by the Community Foundation to receive the Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship.

The Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship Endowment was established at the Community Foundation of West Texas in 2006 with a gift of $3 million. Nearly $1.3 Million has been given to 69 students since the first Harrington Scholarship was awarded.

According to a release by the Community Foundation of West Texas, The Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship is intended to provide significant scholarship support for Lubbock County’s best and brightest students both now and for generations to come.

Don & Sybil Harrington were entrepreneurs in West Texas in the early 20th century, they met in Amarillo in 1935 amid the West Texas oil boom, and worked to build one of the most successful independent oil and gas operations in Texas history. The Harringtons used their success philanthropically, choosing to invest in inspiring younger generations with charitable, educational and cultural donations to communities in West Texas and across the state.

Those students who are eligible to apply for the Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship are going to pursue a baccalaureate degree with a major in Science, Mathematics, or Engineering. Students are selected each year based on their level of academic motivation, motivation for study in their chosen field, SAT and/or ACT scores, and grade point average.

2019 Recipients:

Blake Moore - Monterey High School, attending Texas Tech University

Allen Conrad Small - All Saints High School, attending Southern Methodist University

Kathleen Jurecka - Frenship High School, attending Texas A&M University

Monroe Stephenson - Frenship High School, attending University of Texas

Sarah Cheatham - Lubbock High School, attending University of Texas

Carson Freimuth - Lubbock High School, attending Texas Tech University

Alexander Karamyshev - Lubbock High School, attending University of Texas

Monana Khare - Lubbock High School, attending Cornell University

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