TEF brings the community together to maximize student success. One of the primary goals of the Temple Education Foundation is to encourage students to attend post-secondary schools including four year universities, community colleges, vocational, and trade schools. Each year we award thousands of dollars in scholarships to Temple High School Students to help them continue their education.
Overview of Scholarships*
TEF GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS
In 2020, ten to fifteen $2500 scholarships will be awarded to students attending 4-year universities, community colleges, vocational, or trade schools. Both need-based and merit-based recipients will be considered.
There may be additional scholarships available in addition to those listed here, as funds become available. Complete the TEF Scholarship Application for consideration.
DR. LOUIS DIETERMAN SCHOLARSHIP
The Dr. Louis Dietermann Science Scholarship is given by the generosity of Mrs. Maretta Dieterman. The $2,000 scholarship is a one-time award to a Student pursuing a degree in the sciences.
PAM HOELSCHER SCHOLARSHIP
The Pam Hoelscher Scholarship is $1,000 and is given over a 1-year period with $500 paid directly to the college or university of choice at the beginning of fall and spring semester.
INDIAN COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
With the vision of participating in community development and education, the Indian Community of Central Texas is offering two $500 scholarships to qualifying seniors.
The Jennie and Frank Scanio Scholarship fund will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 to be equally divided between the two semesters for the first year of enrollment in an accredited college or university.
SEENU RAO SCIENCE AND/OR LIBERAL ART SCHOLARSHIP
Two scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors from Temple High School interested in pursuing academic degrees at a four year university or college in a technical field (Bachelor of Science) and liberal arts (Bachelor of Arts). Each $2,000 scholarship will be a one-time award and is not renewable.
DAVID WESSON SCHOLARSHIP
The David Wesson Scholarship is $2,500 and awarded to someone who will be going into the social service field of study.
SUSAN YOUNG SCHOLARSHIP
Susan Young was a TISD teacher with heart who loved students and watching them succeed. This scholarship to honor her legacy will be given to a student pursuing a degree in education.
JOHN BLAKE SCHOLARSHIP
The John Blake Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship.
THE BEN HAAS, JR. SCHOLARSHIP
The Ben Haas, Jr. scholarship is $2500 and awarded to a student who is planning to pursue a Technical or Trade Related degree at either Texas State Technical College or Temple College.
THE CLASS OF 1969 SCHOLARSHIP
The Class of 1969 has generously donated a $1000 scholarship for a 2020 graduating senior.
THE CALLAWAY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Callaway Foundation, formed by J.L and Bonnelle Callaway, who were passionate about providing graduates the opportunity for post-secondary education, has generously donated $40,000 to be awarded as eight $5,000 needs based scholarships in 2020.
*The number of scholarships and amount awarded is subject to change based on available funding.
Before You Apply
Before you apply, please review the application criteria on the next page. The application form can be saved by clicking the “Save and Continue Later” link at the bottom of the page. You will be asked to enter your email. A unique link will be sent to that email address which will allow you to continue filling out the form where you left off. Note, the link expires after 30 days. However, we recommend gathering all information prior to filling out the application; that will ensure completing the application in one sitting.
Throughout the school year, students may be highlighted in efforts to promote TEF activities and achievements. For example, students may be featured in materials to increase public awareness of our organization through newspapers, radio, TV, the web, DVDs, displays, brochures, and other types of media. Please contact TEF if you decline permission for your child to be included in such publications.