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.


PEF SCHOLARSHIPS

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 $1,250 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.

Bridge Scholarship

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.

MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Aaron Lemmon Memorial Scholarship

The Aaron Lemmon Memorial Scholarship goes to a Prosper ISD Senior student who has shown commitment to their family and community.  This $1,250 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.

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 

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 $1,250 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.

Mike Reeves Memorial Scholarship

The Mike Reeves Memorial Scholarship awards one $2,000 scholarship to a Prosper ISD student graduating from Prosper ISD 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 $1,000 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

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.

COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Aaron and Marisa Williams Servant Leader Scholarship

Aaron and Marisa Williams are the owners and operators of Windsong Ranch Chick-fil-A.  They are providing two (2) $1,000 scholarships to students 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.

"Be Still And Know" Scholarship by Still Waters Plumbing

Still Waters Plumbing believes in hard work, perseverance, and standing for what you believe in. Still Waters Plumbing is providing a $1,500 scholarship to a student who has big dreams, shown hard work, and overcome obstacles in their path to a bright future. Still Waters is also providing a $500 scholarship to a student with plans to attend trade school.

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.

"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) three $1,000 scholarships to graduating students from Prosper High School.  Students will have demonstrated dedication to the Mighty Eagle band throughout all four years of high school, musical passion, and a continual desire to uplift those around them.

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 $1,500 scholarship to a student from each Prosper ISD high school.  Recipients will have shown academic persistence in the classroom and class leadership.

FUSE Workspace “Do More” Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will go to a Prosper ISD Senior student who has shown significant commitment to community service or a nonprofit organization.

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 Scholarship

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.

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.

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 demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit, significant dedication to Prosper, or exceptional leadership within their high school years.

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.

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.

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.  These scholarships will ideally be awarded to (1) male and one (1) female recipient.

Taylor Estates 2911 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.

The Cliff Freeman III Heart of a Champion Scholarships

Four $2,500 scholarships will go to Prosper ISD Senior students who have been an active member of their high school golf team their Senior year.  Recipients will have demonstrated a true commitment to their sport despite obstacles, a personal impact through the game, and a dedication to team.

The Lee and Jana Thomson Leaving a Legacy Scholarships

Lee and Jana Thomson are excited to provide (5) $3,000 scholarships to Prosper ISD students who have demonstrated a commitment to hard work, academic achievement, leadership, and community.  Top candidates from the application process will be invited to interview with the selection committee prior to award decisions.

The Shannon Miles Real Estate Group Scholarship

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating Seniors currently involved in the A/V Production or Broadcast programs at Prosper High School.  Recipients will have a 2.5 GPA or above based on a 4.0 scale, and plans to attend an accredited university, college, community college, or trade school following graduation.

The Stacy Bruso Legacy Living Graciously Scholarship

This scholarship of $2,000 will go to a Prosper ISD student who has been chosen by their peers as a person who helps others, demonstrates kindness to all, brings joy to others, and has shown grace to those around him or her. Eligible students will be attending a college, university, or trade school following graduation.

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.

PEF BOARD MEMBER

Stacy Cate, President

Kenyetta Pettaway, Vice President

Megan Brandon, Secretary

Brad Stein, Treasurer

Jill Beitel, Board Member

Josh Brown, Board Member

Roby Bledsoe, Board Member

John Gayhart, 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

Andres Terrazas, Board Member

Jana Thomson, Board Member

Kris Wilson, Board Member

Prosper ISD Representatives

Dr. Holly Ferguson, Superintendent

Rachel Trotter, District PEF Liaison

PEF Staff

Elizabeth Johnston, Executive Director

 


PROSPER ISD CLASSES OF 2023

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Students wishing to begin work on their application in advance can access the essay section here

 


SCHOLARSHIPS GUIDELINES

  • Scholarship applications are available online starting January 6, 2023 at 8:00 am CST.
  • Applications must be submitted online and by February 2, 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 PEF scholarships or the application process should be directed to info@prosperef.org.