Criteria for applicants/recipients

  • Target Demographic (Recipients)
  • Students
  • Age Eligibility
  • 17-19 (Classified as a Graduating Senior)
  • Target Geographic Region
  • Olney, TX and surrounding areas within 50 miles
  • Income Eligibility
  • The board/committee will consider all applications with priority consideration for applicants who exhibit the greatest levels of financial need.
  • GPA Requirement
  • 2.5 on a 4.0 academic scale
  • Eligible Schools
  • All Accredited Four-Year Colleges/Universities
  • Major:
  • 1st Preference: Journalism/Mass Communication
  • Major:
  • 2nd Preference: Other majors will be considered

Payment Terms

The Perry's Foundation will make payments directly to the school. The student will be required to verify attendance and GPA to maintain eligibility.

We will not award scholarship funds directly to students.

Selection Committee and Review Process

The Perry's Board of Directors will review the scholarship applications and make a unanimous decision on the students who will receive scholarships. After the scholarship application period closes, the administrative assistant will meet with the board president to determine if the applicants meet the basic eligibility requirements. The applicants who don’t meet the basic requirements will be notified via e-mail. The applicants who meet the basic requirements will be forwarded to the selection committee for review.

The selection committee comprises members of the board and may include members with a background in education who will work with the board of directors to review essays and additional documentation to determine which applicants will be awarded the scholarship.

Ineligibility Notice:

Family members of the Perry Board of Directors and Scholarship Selection Committee are ineligible for scholarships. The members will be asked to confirm their familial status with the applicants and the attestation will be documented in the minutes.

Review Process

We will process applications and supporting documentation in the order of receipt, which will occur at the end of the application period. We will award scholarships with priority given to students who demonstrate the greatest financial need. Scholarships can be transferred to other eligible schools if the student decides to attend a different school. The committee will authorize release of funds directly to the school in which the enrolled the student is enrolled. We will never send funds directly to any student.

Scholarship Uses:

Students may use the scholarship funds for any of the following school expenses until the maximum is reached:

  1. Tuition
  2. Books
  3. Registration
  4. Transportation
  5. Supplies
  6. Meal Plan Supplement
  7. Lab Fees

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit the following via mail to:
The Perry's Foundation 213 E. Main Street Olney, TX 76374

Click Here for the link to the online form.