June 22, 2018

Grace C. Perkins Memorial Scholarship

1949 Grace C. Perkins

Grace C. Perkins

In the will of Charter member Grace Helen Cunningham Perkins, dated April 10, 1952, was the following excerpt:

“I give to the Texas Daughters of Colonial Wars, $500.00, to be used for scholarship purposes.
This fund shall be administered by the officers or directors of said organization.”

This became the nucleus of the Grace C. Perkins Scholarship Fund for text books. Memorials and donations have been added to this permanent fund and the interest from this fund is administered as stipulated in the above legacy. Worthy or needy students from the last year of high school graduating class to junior colleges or universities have been the recipients. Mrs. Perkins died January 30, 1959 and is buried in Palo Pinto Cemetery, Palo Pinto, Texas.

YEARScholarship Recipient
2016Lauren Lewellen
2015none given
2014Lauren Pierce
2013Wesley Charles Heitzman; Cisco College, Cisco, TX
2012Brandon Thomas Lewellen; Wakeland HS, Frisco
2011Savanna McLemore; Midlothian HS
2010none given
2009Caleb Crouse; Tyler, TX
2008Molly Kate Routt; Univ. OK
2007Cassandra Brook Howell; University of Texas at Austin
2006Todd Joseph Englerth; Texas Tech, Lubbock
2005Erik Norman Englerth; Texas Tech, Lubbock
2004Christopher Warren Malhiot, University of North Texas
2003Charles Christopher Anthony; Tarrant CC
1998Ian Matthew O'Brien; Paschal HS
1998Jennifer Lynne McCain; Southwest HS
1997Bruce Unger; Southwest HS
Courtney Secoy; Southwest HS
1996Mose Bown; Arlington Heights HS
Emily Howell; Arlington Heights HS
1995Melissa A. Boddie; Arlington Heights HS
1995Laura E. West; Arlington Heights HS
1994Lysha Renee Wells; Richland HS
1994Lesley Suzann Morehead; Beckville HS
1990Amy Mercer; Irving HS
1990Shannon Simpson; Irving HS
1989Tara Douglas; Lewisville HS
1989Carlton Brown; Lewisville HS
1988Rebecca G. Jones; Science & Eng HS, Dallas, TX
1988Robert D. Gowin; Science & Eng HS, Dallas, TX
1987Kimberly Jackson; HS Health Prof., Dallas, TX
1987Eric Dixon; HS Health Prof., Dallas, TX
1986Joe Nathan Walker, Jr.; North Side HS
1986; North Side HS
1985?; Arlington Heights HS
1985?; Arlington Heights HS

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