FIELD SCOVELL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANT APPLICATIONThe Field Scovell Scholarship Foundation will begin delivering applications to area high schools for eight individual $2,000 grants to be awarded next spring to North Texas high school graduates with leadership abilities, high personal character, demonstrated financial need and a connection to sports. Separately, the Foundation announced the commencement of its year-end giving campaign, which concludes with the Dec. 31 SBC Big Play Luncheon during SBC Cotton Bowl week.
The scholarships are made possible in part by a $100,000 contribution from the E.E. “Buddy” Fogelson and Greer Garson Fogelson Charitable Foundation and through a partnership with the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic. Scovell scholarships are open to all North Texas high school graduates who continue their higher education in the state of Texas or at a Big 12 Conference or Southeastern Conference university -- the two conferences associated with the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic.
Completed applications will be accepted through March 3, 2003. Recipients will be announced in April. Applications are available on the SBC Cotton Bowl web site (www.sbccottonbowl.com) or by calling Jack B. Prince at 972-289-7012.
“We are grateful to the Fogelson Foundation and to the SBC Cotton Bowl for their support of young people in North Texas,” said Mary Scovell. “We have inherited a great legacy from Field Scovell and Buddy Fogelson, and we will continue to work to fulfill their dreams of expanded opportunities for future generations.”
The Foundation also is distributing year-end fundraising letters to encourage tax-deductible contributions to the 501 (c) (3) organization. The campaign concludes with the Dec. 31 SBC Big Play Luncheon involving the two college football teams playing in the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic. A portion of the luncheon proceeds benefits the Scovell Foundation.
“It’s encouraging to see how an all-volunteer organization is making a difference in the lives of others,” said Warren Gravely, scholarship chairman for the Scovell Foundation. “We will provide a record number of scholarships in 2003, and we look to expand our grants as charitable contributions from the community continue to increase.”
The Field Scovell Scholarship Foundation honors the legacy of Field Scovell, known as “Mr. Cotton Bowl,” for his longtime service as team selection chairman for the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association. In the past four years, the Foundation has awarded $50,000 in scholarships to local students.
In addition to the $2,000 scholarship, each recipient will receive invitations to SBC Cotton Bowl events and will have the opportunity to work during SBC Cotton Bowl week.
The Scovell Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization. More than 99 percent of all contributions to the volunteer-led Foundation go directly to student scholarships. All contributions are tax deductible for Internal Revenue Service purposes. Checks made payable to the “Field Scovell Scholarship Foundation” can be sent to:
Field Scovell Scholarship Foundation
c/o SBC Cotton Bowl Classic
P.O. Box 569420
Dallas, Texas 75356
To download a Field Scovell Scholarship Foundation application, CLICK HERE. For more information on the Field Scovell Scholarship Foundation, contact Jack B. Prince at 972-289-7012 or check the Foundation’s page on the SBC Cotton Bowl web site.