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SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The Victoria ISD Education Foundation works with community partners to offer scholarships to VISD graduating seniors who plan to enroll in institutions of higher education for further studies. Scholarship awards are forwarded to the college/university of the student’s choice upon enrollment.

VISD offers scholarships for students with a variety of skills and interests.  Review the list below and check the scholarship criteria thoroughly before applying. 


 

logo_for-top.pngAthlete of the Year
For VISD Graduating Student Athletes
Sponsored by the VISD Education Foundation and the Bhatia Family

Award amount: $1,000

The VISD Education Foundation has partnered with the Bhatia Family  to provide a scholarship to a VISD senior athlete.

Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • lettered in a VISD athletic program,
  • earned a four-year cumulative average of 85 or better,
  • received no conduct grade below a B during senior year,
  • received no discipline referrals during senior year, and
  • had no more than three unexcused absences or tardies per semester during senior year?

If you answered yes, you are eligible to apply for the Athlete of the Year Scholarship.

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Jenica-Leigh-Edge-Barnard.jpgJenica Leigh Edge Barnard Memorial Scholarship
For Victoria ISD graduating seniors who intend to be Education majors
Sponsored by family and friends of Jenica Leigh Edge Barnard

Award amount: $1,500

Jenica Leigh Edge Barnard was born in 1994. She attended VISD schools and graduated from Victoria East High School in 2012. In May of 2016, Jenica graduated from Texas State University with honors and started her first job teaching second graders in Llano. Unfortunately, coming home from school, her precious life was cut short due to a car accident. Her 22 years of life graced the world with laughter, love, and a gentle spirit that blessed all she touched. She used her gifts to grow her students educationally and as lifelong learners.

The Jenica Leigh Edge Barnard Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016 to honor her vibrant life and continue the passion she possessed to educate students.

Jenica Leigh Edge Barnard 1994 – 2016

Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • plans to be an Education major,
  • earned a four-year cumulative average of 85 or better,
  • received no conduct grade below a B during senior year,
  • received no discipline referrals during senior year?

If you answered yes to the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Jenica Leigh Edge Barnard Memorial Scholarship.

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Shiv Ram Chandna Memorial Scholarship
For VISD Graduating Seniors who participated in the Communities in Schools Program
Sponsored by Drs. Harish and Manju Chandna in memory of Shiv Ram Chandna

Award amount: $750

Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • participated in the Communities in Schools program and
  • earned a four-year cumulative average of 80 or better?

If you answered yes to the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Shiv Ram Chandna Memorial Scholarship.

APPLY NOW.


vickers.jpg Willis Gathright Scholarship

For VISD Graduating Seniors who are former Vickers Elementary School Students
Sponsored by: Vickers Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization

Award amount: $500

Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • attended at least four years at Vickers Elementary School and
  • earned a four-year high school cumulative average of 85 or better?

If you answered yes to the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Willis Gathright Scholarship.

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BobMoore.jpgBob Moore Honorary Scholarship
For VISD Graduating Seniors in the Career and Technical Education Program who plan to attend Victoria College or University of Houston-Victoria
Sponsored by Victoria ISD Employees, the community of Victoria, and the Victoria ISD Education Foundation

Award amount: $500

Mr. Bob Moore is a beloved former superintendent and administrator of the Victoria Independent School District. Mr. Moore announced in June 2012 that he would leave the district following 42 years of service in education. During his six-year leadership at Victoria ISD, Mr. Moore overhauled the district through a leadership model of assessment and goal-setting and led a successful bond election for the construction of two new high schools, a middle school, two elementary schools, a fine arts center and an aquatics center. His service to VISD students and staff as well as to the community of Victoria is honored through this scholarship.

Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • took courses in the Career and Technical Education Program,
  • plans to attend Victoria College or University of Houston-Victoria,
  • can demonstrate financial need, and
  • earned a four-year cumulative average of 80 or better?

If you answered yes to all of the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Bob Moore Honorary Scholarship.

APPLY NOW.


Q. Shepherd VISD Graduate Leader Scholarship NEW!
For VISD staff members participating in the VISD Leadership Academy and who are enrolled in the Master of Education in Administration & Supervision with an emphasis in Principalship.


Sponsored by Dr. Quintin Shepherd and the Victoria ISD Education Foundation


Award amount: $1,000

 

Are you a VISD staff member who is:

  • participating in the VISD Leadership Academy, and are,
  • enrolled at the University of Houston-Victoria in the Master of Education in Administration & Supervision with an emphasis on the Principalship beginning courses in Fall of 2021?

If you answered yes to all of the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Q. Shepherd VISD Graduate Leader Scholarship.

APPLY NOW.


Q. Shepherd VISD/UHV Student Scholarship NEW!
For graduating seniors in VISD who seek to attend the University of Houston-Victoria.


Sponsored by Dr. Quintin Shepherd and the Victoria ISD Education Foundation


Award amount: $1,000

 

Are you a VISD graduating senior who is:

  • Accepted at the University of Houston-Victoria?

If you answered yes to all of the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Q. Shepherd VISD/UHV Student Scholarship.

APPLY NOW.


Q. Shepherd VISD/VC Student Scholarship NEW!
For VISD graduating seniors who seek to attend Victoria College.


Sponsored by Dr. Quintin Shepherd and the Victoria ISD Education Foundation


Award amount: $1,000

 

Are you a VISD graduating senior who is:

  • Accepted at Victoria College?

If you answered yes to all of the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Q. Shepherd VISD/VC Student Scholarship.

APPLY NOW.


Schorlemmer Bear Schorlemmer Elementary PTO Scholarship

For VISD Graduating Seniors who are former Schorlemmer Elementary School Students
Sponsored by: Schorlemmer Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization

Award amount: $500

Schorlemmer Elementary PTO has established a scholarship in honor of the school's tenth birthday.  Schorlemmer was established on September 20, 2009, and is named after Ella Schorlemmer, a former VISD educator who pioneered the elementary counseling program in Victoria in the 1960's.  The PTO's mission, in part, is to enhance and maximize students' education while aiding them in achieving their highest potential.  Once a Bear, always a Bear!

Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • attended a full year of 5th grade at Schorlemmer Elementary School,
  • earned a four-year high school cumulative average of 85 or better,
  • participated in a minimum of one extracurricular or co-curricular activity,
  • received no conduct grade below a B during senior year,
  • received no discipline referrals during senior year?

If you answered yes to the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Schorlemmer Elementary PTO Scholarship.

APPLY NOW.


logo_for-top.pngStudent Leader Honorary Scholarship
For Student Leader Participants
Sponsored by the Victoria ISD Employees, the community of Victoria, and the Victoria ISD Education Foundation

Award amount: $500

VISD established the Student Leadership Program in 2006 to support the district and community in developing the strategic plan and goals for the future of VISD. Since VISD began this program, student leaders have had training workshops focused on developing leadership skills and opportunities to serve the district in a variety of ways to demonstrate their student leadership expertise.

Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • participated in the Student Leader program,
  • earned a four-year cumulative average of 80 or better,
  • participated in a minimum of two extracurricular or co-curricular activities, and
  • will be attending a two- or four-year college or university?

If you answered yes, you are eligible to apply for the Student Leader Honorary Scholarship.

 APPLY NOW.


logo_for-top.pngChristina M. Veliz Cosmetology & Trade School Scholarship NEW!
Sponsored by the VISD Education Foundation and the Edge Family and Friends

Christina Veliz was a long-time resident of Victoria, TX. She loved helping others. She gave free haircuts, coached other stylists, and was a friend to clients and fellow stylists.


Award amount: $500

 

Are you a VISD graduating senior who:

  • wants to go into Cosmetology or another Trade School-based occupation?
  • earned a four-year cumulative average of 2.5 or better

If you answered yes to all of the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Christina M. Veliz Cosmetology & Trade School Scholarship.

APPLY NOW.


zuniga.jpgDr. Martha A. Zuniga Memorial Scholarship
For VISD Graduating Seniors who participated in the Bilingual and English-As-Second-Language Program
Education Program who plan to attend VC or UHV Sponsored by family and friends of Dr. Martha A. Zuniga

Award amount: $500

Dr. Martha A. Zuniga, who is memorialized through this scholarship, worked for the Victoria Independent School District. She passed away in August 2012 at the age of 61. Dr. Zuniga served as the Bilingual/ESL Coordinator for Victoria ISD, a position she was passionate about until her retirement in June 2012.

Are you a VISD graduating senior who

  • participated in the Bilingual/ESL Program and
  • earned a four-year cumulative average of 80 or better?

If you answered yes to the above criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Dr. Martha A. Zuniga Memorial Scholarship.

APPLY NOW.