PROVIDING SCHOLARSHIPS TO PROSPER ISD SENIORS
The Prosper Education Foundation, as well as the Prosper Community, is passionate about making sure every Prosper ISD graduate has access to higher education. Each year, PEF offers many scholarships to graduates that provide needed funds for tuition and fees at colleges, universities or trade schools. An Application is required, and details on the available PEF scholarships and community scholarships awarded through PEF can he found below.
Next Step and Next Step Honors Scholarships
The Next Step Scholarships and Next Step Honors Scholarships are awarded to Prosper ISD Senior students who are going on to a university, college or trade school. These funds range from $500 to $1,000 are awarded based on academic, scholastic and extra-curricular activities and achievements. Consideration is also given to applicants with outside work experience, leadership and volunteerism in their experiences.
Prosper Community Scholarships
The Prosper Community Scholarships are awarded to Prosper ISD Senior students who are planning to attend Collin College following high school. Prosper Rotary partners with PEF to provide a $1,500 scholarship. PEF and Prosper Rotary believes that anyone in Prosper ISD who wants to go to college should be able to go to college. These funds are awarded to applicants who submit an online application by the deadline and designate Collin College as their first choice for future educational plans.
The Bridge Scholarships are funds designed to bridge the gap between students and higher education. Those students that are experiencing a financial hardship that could hold them back from attending a college or university are encouraged to apply. The Bridge Scholarship is $1,500 and can be combined with other PEF scholarships to offer additional support with the costs of higher education. Applicants must complete an additional essay to be considered for this scholarship. All information is confidential and personal information is unseen by the PEF review panel.
Top 10 Scholarship
PEF is pleased to award a scholarship to the Top 10 graduates of PHS and RHHS. Completed PEF scholarship application is required. Those applicants who are eligible for the Top 10 Scholarship will be identified by PHS and RHHS.
Aaron Lemmons Memorial Scholarship
The Aaron Lemmon Memorial Scholarship goes to a Prosper ISD Senior student who has shown commitment to their family and community. This scholarship is in partnership with the Prosper Rotary, an organization Aaron served faithfully for many years. Eligible students must be planning to attend Collin College.
Bill Hays Memorial Scholarship
The Bill Hays Memorial Scholarship awards a scholarship to a student attending Rock Hill High School with plans to attend college and major in either the fields of history or accounting, two of the passions of Mr. Hays.
Chandler Fetterolf Memorial Music Scholarship
The Chandler Fetterolf Memorial Music Scholarship is $1,000 scholarship awarded to a PHS senior who has been a member of the Mighty Eagle Band program and plans to pursue music in college. A Recommendation from the PHS Band department is required. DONATE HERE
Charles Niswanger Memorial Scholarship
Charles Niswanger was the Mayor of Prosper for many years when Prosper was a small town poised for growth and change. He saw the potential of Prosper ISD students whom he knew could be successful in the world if only given a chance to succeed. This scholarship will award a full scholarship to a student with plans to pursue a trade or a substantial scholarship to a student with plans to obtain a construction management degree.
Cynthia Cockrell Memorial Scholarship
The Cynthia Cockrell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two students graduating from Prosper ISD with plans to attend college and major in education to be a teacher. Mrs. Cockrell was a cherished teacher in Prosper ISD.
Greg Dyer Memorial Scholarship
The Greg Dyer Memorial Scholarship goes to a Prosper ISD Senior student who has shown commitment to service, dedication to others, and a high sense of personal, positive character. This scholarship is in partnership with the Prosper Rotary, an organization Greg served faithfully for many years. Eligible students must be planning to attend Collin College.
Isaac Craven Memorial Scholarship
The Isaac Craven Memorial Scholarship will go to a Prosper ISD Senior student who intends to study in the fields of Aerospace Engineering or Graphic Arts and design, and who is a member of the National Honor Society. To contribute to this scholarship fund, donations can be made through this link.
Isidoro Valdovino Sr. Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, in memory of Isidoro Valdovino, will be awarded to a Rock Hill High School student with plans to attend college and major in criminal justice, public administration, homeland security, emergency management, or forensic science.
Marion Minter Memorial Business Scholarship
The Marion Minter Memorial Business Scholarship will provide a $1,000 scholarship to a female student with plans to own her own business. Marion was a hardworking entrepreneur who believed in helping other women succeed. Carrying on her legacy is important to her family.
Mike Reeves Memorial Scholarship
The Mike Reeves Memorial Scholarship awards one $2,000 scholarship to a Prosper ISD student graduating from Prosper High School that has been involved in a school athletic program, shown leadership through their extracurricular activities, respected by their peers, and active in the community around them.
Mrs. Jerry Bryant Memorial Scholarship
The Mrs. Jerry Bryant Memorial Scholarship awards two scholarships to Prosper ISD students planning to go into nursing. In time, these scholarships will be for students that attended Jerry Bryant Elementary school prior to graduating.
Officer Patrick Turner Memorial Scholarship
The Officer Patrick Turner Memorial Scholarship awards two $1,000 scholarships. One Senior student from each Prosper ISD high school will be selected. Eligible students will have taken law enforcement classes in high school and be pursuing law enforcement professionally or have plans to be an EMT. DONATE HERE
Ralph and Mary Lynn Boyer Elementary PTO Scholarships
The Boyer Elementary PTO will award a $500 scholarship to two (2) Prosper High School seniors who are majoring in aeronautics or related fields. Flight was a passion of both Ralph and Mary Lynn. These scholarships will ideally be awarded to (1) male and one (1) female recipient.
Robbie Reynolds Memorial Scholarship
The Robbie Reynolds Memorial Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship awarded to a Prosper ISD Senior student with plans to attend Texas A&M and/or pursue a career in agricultural studies.
Stephen Reid Memorial Scholarship
The Stephen Reid Memorial Scholarship will go to a Prosper High School Senior Student who plans to attend Texas A&M University, has been involved in sports or extracurricular activities while in high school and has a love for learning.
Tammy Wade Meyer Memorial Scholarships
Tammy Meyer was a Prosper High graduate and played an active part in the success of the Prosper Mighty Eagle Band through her volunteering as the Color Guard "mom", head of concessions, and dedicated Band Booster Club board member. Tammy had a huge heart for the Prosper Mighty Eagle Band and believed strongly in giving back to her community through volunteering.
The Tammy Wade Meyer Memorial Scholarship honors Tammy's legacy of volunteering by awarding (5) five $750 scholarships to PHS seniors who have been active members of the Mighty Eagle Band program and have shown commitment through examples of community involvement and volunteerism both in and outside the band program during their time in high school
Aaron and Marisa Williams Servant Leader Scholarship
Aaron and Marisa Williams are the owners and operators of Windsong Ranch Chick-fil-A. They a $2,000 scholarship to a student in Prosper ISD that have a history of volunteering in the community, proven leadership in activities such as student council, athletics, or their church. Special consideration will be given to applicants with Chic-fil-A experience or hospitality of any kind.
ABM is the company that provides custodial services to all Prosper ISD schools. They are awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a Prosper ISD graduating student, one from each high school, with plans to attend college and major in business.
Brase-Schreiber Family Scholarship
The Brase and Schreiber families of Prosper have a heart for students struggling with the financial resources required to pay for college. They are each providing a $2,500 scholarship for a student with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher and financial need. Community involvement is a plus, but not required.
Braun Family Foundation Scholarship
The Braun Family Foundation is providing a $1,500 scholarship to a Prosper ISD student whose parent is either a veteran or an active duty service man or woman. Eligible students will have plans to either attend college or trade school.
Cliff Freeman "Heart of a Champion" Scholarships
The Cliff Freeman "Heart of a Champion" Scholarships are a $2,500 award to at least (5) five students who are members of their high school golf team their Senior year. These athletes must show dedication and sacrifice for the game of golf and an appreciation for the love of the game they have worked hard to master.
Coffey Anderson Scholarships
Coffey Anderson, a resident of Prosper, is a country music singer. He is providing ten $1,000 scholarships to Prosper ISD graduating students with plans to study music, music or theater production, or education, in honor of his mother who was a teacher.
"Continue to Soar with Pride” Endowed Scholarship
Created to honor the impact and legacy of Dr. Drew Watkins, former Superintendent of the Prosper Independent School District, for his 18 years of service to our Students, Staff and Community. Committed to giving his best every day, as well as, defining an expectation that every individual that serves our students do the same, because he believed that every student deserves our very best with no exceptions, no days off.
The Continue to Soar with Pride Endowed Scholarship(s) are awarded to Prosper ISD Senior student(s) who are going on to a university, college, or trade school. These funds range from $500 to $1,000 are awarded based on academic, scholastic, and extra-curricular activities and achievements. Consideration is also given to applicants with outside work experience, leadership, and volunteerism in their experiences.
Corbridge Orthodontics Scholarship
Dr. Jared Corbridge with Corbridge Orthodontics is providing (3) $1,000 scholarships to graduating students. Students will have been a part of their high school band program for all 4 years, part of their track team, or had strong academic success. These students will demonstrate a willingness to help others and bring energy to what they are doing.
CoServ Charitable Foundation Scholarship
The CoServ Charitable Foundation Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a Prosper ISD Senior student from each high school in the district who has exhibited strong citizenship skills and intends to pursue a degree in the STEM fields.
Danny Wilson Allstate Assisting a Dream Scholarship
The Danny Wilson Allstate Assisting a Dream Scholarship provides a $750 scholarship to a student from each Prosper ISD high school. Recipients will have shown academic persistence in the classroom and the need for funds to attend college.
Dual Language Scholarship
The Dual Language Scholarship provides a $1,000 scholarship to a student from each Prosper ISD high school that was involved in the Prosper ISD Dual Language Program. Recipients will have shown a commitment to language learning and personal growth from the program. Funds from this scholarship were raised by the parents of students in this program. DONATE HERE to support this scholarship.
Folsom Elementary School PTO Scholarship
The Folsom Elementary School PTO is offering a scholarship to a student who attended Folsom Elementary School who has a top score on their scholarship application which emphasizes community involvement, handwork, and extracurricular involvement in high school.
Gifted Minds Prosper Scholarships
Gifted Minds Prosper is providing a $1,000 scholarship to a student from each Prosper ISD high school that was a part of the Gifted and Talented Program within Prosper ISD.
Joyce Hall Elementary School PTO Scholarship
The Joyce Hall Elementary School PTO is offering a scholarship to a Senior Prosper High School student who has plans to major in education in college.
These scholarships are awarded to students who have attended Prosper ISD since kindergarten and are graduating from any high school in Prosper ISD. Awards are open to students with plans to attend traditional college, community college, or trade school.
Lily Claire Fashion & Merchandising Scholarship
Lily Clair is a Prosper clothing boutique. They are providing a scholarship to a Prosper ISD graduating student with plans to attend college and major in fashion.
Linebarger Attorneys at Law Scholarship
Linebarger Attorneys at Law believe in supporting the next generation and investing in the future of their field. They are providing a $1,000 scholarship to a Prosper ISD student who has excelled academically in high school and plans to study law or law enforcement in college.
Mathnasium of Prosper Scholarships
Mathnasium of Prosper will provide a $1,000 scholarship to a student from each Prosper ISD high school. Recipients will have demonstrated academic success, leadership, community involvement and volunteerism during their time in high school. They also award scholarships to students with future plans to attend college and major in education with a goal to become a teacher.
Medical City McKinney Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship
This Prosper ISD recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Medical City McKinney Volunteer Auxiliary. The recipient will have achieved an overall GPA of at least a 3.0, have plans to attend any college or university and major in any healthcare related field, and possibly have a financial need.
Optimum STEM Scholarships
The Optimum company is providing two $1,000 scholarships to students from each Prosper ISD high schools. Students must have plans to major in a STEM related field in college.
Prosper Chamber of Commerce Scholarships
The Prosper Chamber of Commerce will provide a $1,000 scholarship to a student from each Prosper ISD high school. Recipients will have plans to attend college and major in business.
Prosper High School PTO Scholarships
The Prosper High School PTO will award as many scholarships as funds allow to PHS seniors who have shown great leadership, scholarship, service, and character.
Prosper Historical Society Scholarship
The Prosper Historical Society is awarding a scholarship to a Prosper ISD graduate from any Prosper ISD high school. Students will have scored high on the PEF application.
Prosper Ladies Association Lift Scholarships
The Prosper Ladies Association is providing scholarships to Prosper ISD graduating students with plans to attend college and a need for financial support. The PLA have made a considerable financial commitment to these students and many scholarships are available.
Ray Smith Building for Tomorrow Scholarship
Ray Smith was the mayor of Prosper for many years during a time of tremendous growth and progress within the town. This scholarship is provided by a company who partnered with Mr. Smith in creating that growth and valued his leadership. This scholarship will provide a full scholarship to a Prosper ISD graduating student with plans to pursue a trade or a substantial scholarship to a student with plans to obtain a degree in construction management.
Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union is providing a scholarship to a Prosper ISD Senior student with plans to major in Finance in college. The award will go to the student with the highest application score meeting that criteria.
Reeves Elementary PTO Scholarship
The Reeves Elementary PTO is providing a $750 scholarship to a Rock Hill High School graduate with academic achievement and extracurricular involvement.
Rock Hill High School PTO Scholarships
The Rock Hill High School PTO will award as many scholarships as funds allow to RHHS seniors who have made the most of their time at Rock Hill and contributed to it's new legacy.
Ronnie Tucker Fire Science Scholarship
Ronnie Tucker has been a part of the Prosper Fire Department for many years. The Prosper Ladies Association is providing a scholarship to a student with future plans to study fire science and become a firemen.
Sam Johnson Elementary PTO Scholarship
The Sam Johnson Elementary PTO is providing a scholarship to Prosper ISD graduates who plan to student law or political science. The namesake of Johnson Elementary is Sam Johnson, who was a long time Texas Senator and honored military veteran.
Spradley Elementary School PTO Scholarship
The Spradley Elementary School PTO is offering a scholarship to a student in the Spradley Elementary School attendance zone who has plans to major in public service or education in college.
Taylor Estates 29:11 Scholarship
This scholarship is based on the words of Jeremiah 29:11. 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' Ten Prosper ISD students will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Taylor Estates Group. Applicants must meet one of the following criterion to be considered for these scholarships: a) a commitment, service to, or professional plan in the area of Christian ministry, b) financial need for college expenses, c) first in family to go on to college, d) plans to pursue a career in real estate, or e) plans to attend trade school.
Lee and Jana Thomson Leaving a Legacy Scholarships
Lee and Jana Thomson are excited to provide (3) $5,000 scholarships to Prosper ISD students who have demonstrated a commitment to hard work, academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, and financial need. Top candidates from the application process will be invited to interview with the selection committee prior to award decisions.
The Texas Health Prosper Investing in the Future of Healthcare Scholarship
Texas Health Prosper is providing two $1,000 scholarships awarded to Prosper ISD Senior students who are majoring in medicine or other allied healthcare related area such as nursing, physical therapy, radiology, lab sciences or pharmacy. The ideal recipient will have also excelled academically in the areas of science and/or health science courses in high school while serving the community through volunteerism.
The Whitley Place Community Scholarship
The residents of Whitley Place have united to collectively raise funds to support one or more Prosper ISD students with plans to pursue a college education while also experiencing financial struggles. The Whitley Place community endeavors to raise as much as possible to support these students to the highest possible level, AND would like to challenge other Prosper ISD neighborhoods to join and out raise them in the support of our Prosper ISD graduating students. To donate to this scholarship, CLICK HERE.
William Rushing Scholarship by Rushing Middle School PTO
The Rushing Middle School PTO is providing a scholarship in honor of Mr. William Rushing, long time Prosper ISD Superintendent. This scholarship will be awarded to a student with plans to attend college.
PEF BOARD MEMBER
Stacy Cate, President
Roby Bledsoe, Secretary
Megan Brandon, Vice President of Programs
Josh Brown, Vice President of Finance & Governance
Kenyetta Pettaway, Vice President of Events
Kris Wilson, Vice President of Development
Jill Beitel, Board Member
Kevin Greene, Board Member
Natalie Greer, Board Member
Fred Haiman, Board Member
Kimberly Loveland, Board Member
Asif Rahman, Board Member
Cameron Reeves, Board Member
Brad Stein, Board Member
Andres Terrazas, Board Member
Jana Thomson, Board Member
Prosper ISD Representatives
Dr. Holly Ferguson, Superintendent
Rachel Trotter, District PEF Liaison
TBA, Executive Director
PROSPER ISD CLASSES OF 2024
Students wishing to begin work on their application in advance can access the essay section here
- Scholarship applications are available online starting November 16, 2023 at 8:00 am CST.
- Applications must be submitted online and by December 14, 2023 at 4:00 pm CST
- All Applicants must have 2 letters of recommendation, one from a teacher and one from a community member (not a relative). These must be submitted online through the application portal.
- Senior students graduating from any Prosper ISD high school are eligible and should apply.
- Some community scholarships may have donor specific criteria that may be assigned to a campus.
- PEF evaluates outside work and volunteerism equally.
- Applications submitted after the deadline or without all required document will not be considered.
- Once all required documents are uploaded and completed, students must log in to the system to submit the application.
- Please be advised, the application includes more than one step to complete. Waiting until the deadline is near can cause difficulty in submitting the application prior to the deadline.
- The application process is competitive, but we there are scholarship funds available for graduates of all academic levels, including those interested in trade schools. All Senior students are encouraged to apply, and to do your best work!
- Any questions on the PEF scholarship application process should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.