Who Can Apply: The Nathan W. Jones Scholarship was established for students who are graduating from any of the school districts in El Paso County; the West Texas Counties of Hudspeth, Culberson, Jeff Davis, Reeves, Pecos, Presidio, Brewster, Pecos, Loving, Winkler, Ward, Andrews, Marin, Midland, Upton, Crane, and Ector; Lubbock County; the Southern New Mexico counties of Otero, Dona Ana, Luna, and Hidalgo; and finally the Mexican State of Chihuahua. Applicants must plan to study in the field of Turf Management, which could include sporting venues such as soccer fields, baseball fields, and golf courses, among others.
To be eligible for Nathan W. Jones Scholarship, a graduating high school student must:
- Have been enrolled the final two years of his/her education at a school within the following areas, as outlined above: El Paso, Lubbock, and West Texas; Southern New Mexico; and Chihuahua, Mexico.
- Have a strong commitment to community service and volunteerism (must show proof of service with a letter from the agency(ies) served, stating the work performed and number of hours served, or have been active in a school activity, sporting team, or club. To be eligible, candidates would have to perform 25 hours of community service or volunteer hours or club activity per year for at least two years in high school.
- Meet all graduation requirements as specified by the school district from which the student is graduating and as set forth by the State of Texas by June of their graduation year (i.e. credits, EOC, etc.).
- Have been accepted for enrollment to any accredited institution of learning or trade school.
- Be enrolled full-time and show proof of enrollment.
To be eligible for Nathan W. Jones Scholarship, a current college student must:
- Be enrolled in a turf management program at an institute of higher learning within the following areas, as outlined above: El Paso, Lubbock, and West Texas; Southern New Mexico; and Chihuahua, Mexico.
- Have a strong commitment to community service and volunteerism
- Have a grade point average of at least 3.0.
- Have a letter of support from an instructor within the turf management program.
Deadline: April 5, 2021