The scholarships and other honors were announced on Tuesday, May 27, during a ceremony at the high school.
Scholarships amounts ranged from $200 to $212,000, and last year’s total by $813,202. The “Top Ten” ranking students in the class accounted for $1.568 million of the total.
Each organization had different requirements that students must reach to qualify for their scholarship. Most requirements included GPA, class rank, participation in extracurricular activities, and community involvement.
Because agencies, organizations, and companies work independently, students could apply for more than one scholarship. Some asked students’ financial information and the number of people in the student’s household attending college.
Along with the United States Military, colleges, and universities across the nation, local Nacogdoches businesses and community organizations contributed a great amount of scholarships for local students.
Local Nacogdoches County merchants and area organizations that awarded scholarships this year include:
· Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority
· Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
· Austin Bank
· Colonial Dames, James Haggard Chapter
· Communities Cinco de Mayo (Lufkin)
· Daughters of the Republic of Texas
· Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG)
· Deep East Texas Electric Co-Cop
· Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
· East Texas Professional Credit Union
· Nacogdoches Family Physicians Jim Russell Memorial
· Lufkin Industries
· Nacogdoches A&M Club/Nacogdoches County Aggie Mothers’ Club
· Nacogdoches County Board of Realtors
· Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau
· Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce
· Nacogdoches County Republican Women of Texas
· Nacogdoches County Texas Democratic Women
· Nacogdoches High School FFA Boosters
· Nacogdoches Junior Forum
· Nacogdoches Kiwanis Club
· Nacogdoches Medical Center
· Nacogdoches Rotary Club
· National Association of EJ Campbell High School
· Nacogdoches High School Alumni Association
· Nacogdoches High School Honor Society
· Nacogdoches High School Soccer Boosters/Parents
· Nacogdoches High School Athletic Boosters
· Live Oak Missionary Baptist Church
· Susan McMorries Foundation & Trust
· Nacogdoches Pilot Club
· Pineywoods Trailriding Association
· Port-a-cool, Inc. of Center
· SFASU Alumni Foundation
· Texas Student Housing Authority
· Texas Small Farm & Ranchers Association
· Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Foundation
· Vietnam Veterans, Pineywoods Chapter
· White Electric
· Woodmen of the World, Nacogdoches Lodge 210
· Xi Omicron Sorority/Nacogdoches Rodeo
Nacogdoches ISD would like to thank every organization and company that made these scholarships possible. On behalf of NISD, NHS, and the students awarded, the efforts are greatly appreciated!
Congratulations to all of the students on their next journey of education. We are proud of our students who are continuing their education through college, technical training and the United States Military.