Our Donors

Welcome! We’d like to thank our donors for their contribution and support that helps us continue our mission.

G.I. American Forum

America G.I. Forum Endowed Scholarship

Why the Scholarship: Temple American GI Forum honors our motto and belief. The American GI Forum motto is “ Education is Our Freedom and Freedom should be Everybody’s Business.” The organization is dedicated to addressing discrimination and inequities endured by ...

Anna Jane Davis

Anna Jane Davis

Anna Jane graduated from the Temple College Nursing program and worked in the Critical Care unit at Baylor Scott & White. She as loved by her patients, and their families who recognized her deep sense of compassion and skilled competency. Though her family didn’t...

Ann Chamlee

Ann Chamlee

The Ann Chamlee Endowed Music Scholarship was established in memory of Ann Chamlee, retired in 2008 after many years of service in the Temple College Music Department.

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Annie Ozella Jones

Annie Ozella Jones spent her life dedicated to the education of children. She taught thousands of children during her 25 years in education at the New Boston Independent School District in New Boston, Texas. The recipients of the scholarship are encouraged to take...

VFW Post 1820

Beatrice Kinnard and the Local Chapters of the VFW

Beatrice Kinnard has worked tirelessly to raise funds for graduates and their spouses of the LVN and ADN programs who served in active duty military service.

Belton Education Enrichment Foundation

Belton Education Enrichment Foundation

The Belton Education Enrichment Foundation provides awards for students graduating from Belton High Schools.

Dr. Bill Vanatta

Bill Vannatta

The Bill Vannatta Endowment Scholarship was set-up by Mr. Vanatta a Temple College math professor to be awarded to a “strong math student” referencing courses taken and grades achieved.

Captain Franke Gracia

Captain Franke Gracia

Franke Garcia was a beloved math teacher and Captain in the US Armed Forces serving tours in Afghanistan. One of his students walked in to the first day of College Algebra and saw her commanding officer leading the class. She knew she would be pushed hard, but kept...

Charles and Joyce Wilson

Charles Wilson

Charles Wilson established this endowment to honor his mother who instilled a respect for education and a love of fine arts. Her son became a photographer, actor, and retired from work at a community college. His wife, also an artist shares his love of the artist’s...

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Claudia and W.T. Barnhart

The Claudia and W.T. Barnhart Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award was established in 1988 by the Barnhart family in order to honor teaching excellence at Temple College. Each year the Faculty Council selects a teacher who receives this award and whose name is put...

Constance McQueen

Constance McQueen

The Constance McQueen Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Constance McQueen by her husband, Clyde McQueen.  Connie loved teaching drama and history and traveled the world with her husband.

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Dana Lange

Dana Lange is a Temple native and graduate of Temple High School. He also attended Temple College and has degrees from Texas Tech University and the University Mary Hardin-Baylor. “My parents always supported and encouraged me to continue my education and to...

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Danny Scott

Danny and Margaret Scott

Danny Scott began his coaching career at Temple College as the mens’ basketball coach. His wife Margaret was as much a coach as her husband. Her station wagon was often the official team bus, transporting athletes across the state for competition. Danny ended his...

Sol Neman

David and Terri Neman

The Celia and Nathan Neman Developmental Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of the parents of Sol Neman. The third generation of Neman’s now contribute to this fund.

Diane Barton

Diane Barton

Diane Barton and her husband both worked their way through college and hold advanced degrees. Upon her husband’s passing, Diane established an endowment to help students who, like her, are working their way through College. She spends a considerable amount of her...

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Doris Hoff

It took Doris a bit of work to find a program that would not only honor her husband, a renowned dentist, but would also provide a distinct benefit for students in the dental field. At the Temple College Foundation, she has established a scholarship in the name of...

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Carabasi

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Carabasi

Both Dr. Robert and his wife Lajuana Carabassi were raised in homes that valued education. Their mothers ensured that they would have access to the most elite schools and could study whatever they wanted. They have established an award in honor Ralph A. and Rose E....

Ginger McKibben Jones

Dr. Byron G. McKibben

Lillian McKibben established an endowment to fund nursing scholarships in honor of her husband Dr. Byron G. McKibben. His daughter, Ginger Jones was a respected nurse and she and Lillian were especially close.

Dr. Christy Ponce

Dr. Christy Ponce and Bob Browder

Mr. Bob Browder, Chairman of the Temple College Board of Trustees, generously started an endowment for Dr. Christy Ponce. He believes she brings people together in a collaborative manner. But the underlying trait to all this, she cares deeply about students and...

Dr. Dennis Myers

Dr. Dennis Myers Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Dennis Myers Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by his family. Dr. Myers had a passion for teaching and believed that education should be available to any person that was driven to learn. The scholarship fund was established to both honor and continue...

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Dr. George R. Kress

Dr. and Mrs. Harry B. Macey, Jr.

Dr. Harry B. Macey, Jr.

The Dr. Harry B. Macey, Jr. Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Harry B. Macey, Jr.’s many contributions to Temple College and Temple College Foundation. As a member of the College Board of Trustees, and one of the founders of the Temple College...

Dr. Lee Crossley

Dr. Lee Crossley

The Lee Crossley scholarship was established by his wife to help young people who are pursuing an education to understand their role as a leader in the community and the impact good people can have when they choose to do good things.

Dr. Ralph Wilson

Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Sharon Marie Wilson

The Dr. Ralph Wilson, Jr. & Sharon Marie Wilson Endowed Scholarship Fund was established through a trust upon the passing of Dr. Ralph Wilson, Jr.  Dr. Wilson was a highly successful local businessman who was renowned for his kindness and generosity in life.  He had...

Dr. Talma Botts

Dr. Talma Botts

The First Class Scholarship was created in 1986 by Business Division Director Talma Botts.

Weldon G. Cannon and Patty Benoit

Dr. Weldon Cannon and Ms. Patty Benoit

The Weldon G. Cannon Teaching Scholarship has been established by Dr. Weldon G. Cannon, former Temple College history professor and Ms. Patricia Benoit.  The Nadine Kinchen nursing scholarship honors Patty’s mother, and the Patricia Benoit Music Enrichment Program...

Ed Morgan

Ed Morgan

The Ed Morgan Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by students and faculty with the help of the Morgan family after Dr. Morgan, a beloved science professor of 35 years, lost his battle with cancer. 

Erroll Wendland

Erroll, Barbara and Carol Wendland

Erroll Wendland and his wife Barbara Cook Wendland established the Cook Endowment which funds scholarships for students in the fine arts. Erroll also endowed a scholarship to honor his parents. Most importantly, Mr. Wendland began the initial Leopard Loan program...

Lana Villarreal Jonse

Fernando Jonse

When his wife Lana Villarreal Jonse died suddenly, Fernando turned his grief into goodness. Using the idyllic bar and grill that they’d established in Hare, TX, Fernando hosts an annual bbq cookoff with games, concerts and family fun that all benefit scholarships...