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Blinn recognizes donors of 13 endowed scholarships

Blinn offers 243 endowed scholarships valued at more than $16 million

February 13, 2017

Blinn College recognized the generosity of donors who established 13 new endowed scholarships valued at approximately $372,000 during a special luncheon Saturday.

Including the new additions, the Blinn College Foundation has established 243 scholarships totaling more than $16 million.

“These are more than just numbers – they are indicators of the incredible value this community places on education and its young people,” said Dr. Mary Hensley, District President/CEO.

The luncheon celebrated gifts that established or expanded 13 endowed scholarships:

  • The Sanford and Mannie Schmid Endowed Scholarship,
  • The Buccaneer Alumni Lettermen Association Walter Schwartz Endowed Scholarship,
  • The Alumni & Friends Endowed Scholarship,
  • The Pete Rodriguez Memorial B/CS Hispanic Forum Endowed Scholarship,
  • The Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship,
  • The Don and Mary Wilhelm Endowed Scholarship,
  • The Reese Elizabeth Harrington Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • The Waldo Moeller Workforce Scholarship I,
  • The Waldo Moeller Workforce Scholarship II,
  • The Waldo Moeller Academic Scholarship I,
  • The Waldo Moeller Academic Scholarship II,
  • The Waldo Moeller Academic Scholarship III,
  • and The Carolyn Massey Memorial Endowed Scholarship.

Students can apply for Blinn scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year by completing the application at www.blinn.edu/finaid/scholar.html by 5 p.m. Friday, March 31. Funds are available to incoming and returning students from a wide range of backgrounds, majors, academic standing, and experiences. Though some scholarships are restricted to students who fit specific criteria, if a student who exemplifies those requirements does not apply, the scholarship may be offered to a wider range of students. Students are considered based on high academic achievement, participation in student activities, and community involvement.

A full list of the College’s endowed scholarships is available at www.blinn.edu/CatalogPDF/Scholarships.pdf

Students also can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Institutions will begin processing information from the FAFSA in March and April. 

The Blinn Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization designed to provide financial support for programs and activities that enhance the quality of education for Blinn College students and expand educational opportunities for the entire community. The Foundation supports the College by generating private and corporate gifts for scholarships, academic programs, student activities, campus buildings, and special events.

While raising funds is an important function, the Blinn Foundation also seeks to heighten community awareness of the mission and accomplishments of the College and to promote excellence in education.

Harrington Endowed Scholarship
Reese Elizabeth Harrington Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Wilhelm Endowed Scholarship
Don and Mary Wilhelm Endowed Scholarship

Massey Endowed Scholarship
Carolyn Massey Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Waldo Moeller Workforce Scholarship
Waldo Moeller Workforce and Academic Scholarships
Waldo Moeller Workforce Scholarship
Sanford and Mannie Schmid Endowed Scholarship

Walter Schwartz Endowed Scholarship
Buccaneer Alumni Lettermen Association Walter Schwartz Endowed Scholarship
Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship
Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship


Alumni Friends Endowed Scholarship
Alumni & Friends Endowed Scholarship


Rodriguez BCS Hispanic Forum Endowed Scholarship
Pete Rodriguez Memorial B/CS Hispanic Forum Endowed Scholarship