Award amount: $2,000

Cesar Ornelas established the Lucia Ornelas Memorial Scholarship to honor the life and legacy of his mother Lucia and bestow blessings upon students presenting financial need seeking a degree in math, science or mental health.

Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  •  demonstrate financial need
  • plan to study math, science, or mental health?

 If you answered yes, you are eligible to apply for the Lucia Ornelas Memorial Scholarship.

 DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2024

Award amount: $1,000

Cesar Ornelas established the Dora Elia Garcia Memorial Scholarship to honor the life and legacy of his sister and bestow blessings upon students presenting financial need seeking a degree in vocational education.

Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  •  demonstrate financial need
  • plan to study vocational education?

 If you answered yes, you are eligible to apply for the Dora Elia Garcia Memorial Scholarship.

 DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2024

Award amount: $1,000

Cesar Ornelas established the Norma Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship to honor the life and legacy of his sister and bestow blessings upon students presenting financial need seeking a degree in vocational education.

Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  •  demonstrate financial need
  • plan to study vocational education?

 If you answered yes, you are eligible to apply for the Norma Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship.

 DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2024

Award amount: $1,000

Cesar Ornelas established the Dr. Gloria Gonzalez Honorary Scholarship to honor his sister and bestow blessings upon students presenting financial need seeking a degree in education.

Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  •  demonstrate financial need
  • plan to study PK-12 education?

 If you answered yes, you are eligible to apply for the Dr. Gloria Gonzalez Honorary Scholarship.

 DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2024

We recommend that you type your grant proposal into a separate document and copy and paste your information into the fields. With this being said, please complete all fields and ensure that you enter your information into budget spreadsheet template (provided) and attach your completed signature page.

All complete submissions received by the March 28, 2024 deadline will be considered by the Grants Review Committee.

Jenica Leigh Edge Barnard Memorial Scholarship
For Victoria ISD graduating seniors who intend to be Education majors
Sponsored by family and friends of Jenica Leigh Edge Barnard

Award amount: $1,500

Jenica Leigh Edge Barnard was born in 1994. She attended VISD schools and graduated from Victoria East High School in 2012. In May of 2016, Jenica graduated from Texas State University with honors and started her first job teaching second-graders in Llano. Unfortunately, coming home from school, her precious life was cut short due to a car accident. Her 22 years of life graced the world with laughter, love, and a gentle spirit that blessed all she touched. She used her gifts to grow her students educationally and as lifelong learners.

The Jenica Leigh Edge Barnard Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016 to honor her vibrant life and continue the passion she possessed to educate students.

Jenica Leigh Edge Barnard 1994 – 2016

 Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • plans to be an Education major,
  • earned a four-year cumulative average of 85 or better,
  • received no conduct grade below a B during senior year,
  • received no discipline referrals during senior year?

 If you answered yes to the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Jenica Leigh Edge Barnard Memorial Scholarship.

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2024


 

Bob Moore Honorary Scholarship
For VISD Graduating Seniors in the Career and Technical Education Program who plan to attend Victoria College or University of Houston-Victoria
Sponsored by Victoria ISD Employees, the community of Victoria, and the Victoria ISD Education Foundation 

Award amount: $500

Mr. Bob Moore is a beloved former superintendent and administrator of  the Victoria Independent School District. Mr. Moore announced in June 2012 that he would leave the district following 42 years of service in education.  During his six-year leadership at Victoria ISD, Mr. Moore overhauled the district through a leadership model of assessment and goal-setting and led a successful bond election for the construction of two new high schools, a middle school, two elementary schools, a fine arts center and an aquatics center. His service to VISD students and staff as well as to the community of Victoria is honored through this scholarship.

 Are you a VISD graduating senior who
 

  • took courses in the Career and Technical Education Program,
  • plans to attend Victoria College or University of Houston-Victoria,
  • can demonstrate financial need, and
  • earned a four-year cumulative average of 80 or better?

 If you answered yes to all of the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Bob Moore Honorary Scholarship.


DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2024
 


Athlete of the Year

For VISD Graduating Student-Athletes

Sponsored by the VISD Education Foundation and the Bhatia Family

Award amount: $1,000

The VISD Education Foundation has partnered with the Bhatia Family to provide a scholarship to a VISD senior athlete.

 Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • lettered in a VISD athletic program, 
  • earned a four-year cumulative average of 85 or better,
  • received no conduct grade below a B during senior year,
  • received no discipline referrals during senior year, and
  • had no more than three unexcused absences or tardies per semester during senior year?

 If you answered yes, you are eligible to apply for the Athlete of the Year Scholarship.

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2024


For VISD Graduating Seniors who participated in the Bilingual and English-As-Second-Language Program

Sponsored by family and friends of Dr. Martha A. Zuniga

Award amount: $1,000

Dr. Martha A. Zuniga, who is memorialized through this scholarship,  worked for the Victoria Independent School District. She passed away in  August 2012 at the age of 61. Dr. Zuniga served as the Bilingual/ESL  Coordinator for Victoria ISD, a position she was passionate about until her retirement in June 2012.

 Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • participated in the Bilingual/ESL Program and
  • earned a four-year cumulative average of 80 or better?

 If you answered yes to the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Dr. Martha A. Zuniga Memorial Scholarship.

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2024


For VISD Graduating Seniors who are former Schorlemmer Elementary School Students
Sponsored by: Schorlemmer Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization
Award amount: $1,000

Schorlemmer Elementary PTO has established a scholarship in honor of the  school's tenth birthday.  Schorlemmer was established on September 20,  2009, and is named after Ella Schorlemmer, a former VISD educator who pioneered the elementary counseling program in Victoria in the 1960's.   The PTO's mission, in part, is to enhance and maximize students'  education while aiding them in achieving their highest potential.  Once a  Bear, always a Bear!

 Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • attended a full year of 5th grade at Schorlemmer Elementary  School,
  • earned a four-year high school cumulative average of 85 or better,
  • participated in a minimum of one extracurricular or co-curricular activity,
  • received no conduct grade below a B during senior year,
  • received no discipline referrals during senior year?

  If you answered yes to all of the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Schorlemmer Elementary PTO Scholarship.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024

For VISD Graduating Seniors who are former Vickers Elementary School Students
Sponsored by: Vickers Elementary School PTO
Award amount: $500

 Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • attended at least four years at Vickers Elementary School and 
  • earned a four-year high school cumulative average of 85 or better?

  If you answered yes to all of the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Willis Gathright  Scholarship.

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2024

CHRISTINA M. VELIZ COSMETOLOGY & TRADE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP


Sponsored by the VISD Education Foundation and the Edge Family and Friends

Christina Veliz was a long-time resident of Victoria, TX. She loved helping others. She gave free haircuts, coached other stylists, and was a friend to clients and fellow stylists.

Award amount: $500

Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • wants to go into Cosmetology or another Trade School-based occupation?
  • earned a four-year cumulative average of 2.5 or better


 If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you may apply for the Christina M. Veliz Cosmetology & Trade School Schoalrship.


DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2024

Katie McCleod Memorial Scholarship
For VISD Graduating Student-Athletes
Sponsored by the Katie Sanders McCleod Family
Award amount: $1,000
 

Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • earned a four-year cumulative average of 80 or better?
  • participated in a minimum of one extracurricular activity?

 If you answered yes, you are eligible to apply for the Katie McCleod Memorial Scholarship.


DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2024

 

For VISD Graduating Seniors who are Howell Middle School Alumni
Sponsored by: Howell Middle School Parent Teacher Organization
Award amount: $500


Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • attended 6th, 7th, and 8th grades at Howell Middle School,
  • earned a four-year high school cumulative average of 85 or better,
  • received no conduct grade below a B during senior year,
  • received no discipline referrals during senior year?

If you answered yes to all of the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Howell Middle School PTO Scholarship.
 

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024

Award amount: $1,000

The VISD Education Foundation established the Lucy Herrera Honorary Scholarship to show recognition to past VISD Education Foundation President Lucy Herrera for her steadfast leadership, seeking to make a difference in the lives of students through innovation and post-secondary attainment.

Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  •  earned a four-year cumulative average of 80 or better,
  • demonstrate financial need
  • will be attending the University of Houston-Victoria or Victoria College?

 If you answered yes, you are eligible to apply for the Lucy Herrera Honorary Scholarship.


DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2024

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