Stories of Scholarships

Stories of Scholarships


This page is a tribute to the generosity of the individuals whose giving has made, is making, and will make a difference in the lives of our students.
We honor those who are remembered in the creation of the endowed name scholarships on this page; their self-sacrifice has touched family and friends in ways untold, and their memories are upheld by a new generation of students. 
The University is grateful to the donors who support Southwestern Adventist University students by establishing these scholarships. 
If you or someone you know is interested in establishing a named endowed scholarship that will extend the legacy of someone who has made an impact on society, a named endowed scholarship is a wonderful way to give the gift that keeps on giving to support the students at Southwestern Adventist University.
Please contact the Office of University Advancement by calling Tony Reyes at 817-202-6232 or emailing
Learn more about the inspiring stories of each scholarship by clicking on the links below

Learn more about the inspiring stories of each scholarship by clicking on the links below. 


More Than a Degree Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. Ken & Ann Shaw Presidential Scholarship

Class of '93 Senior Scholarship

Marvin & Dee Anderson Scholarship

Norma P. Bartolome Scholarship

SWAU's gymnastics team, SWAT, practicing standing on each other's shoulders

Jessie Casey Belz Scholarship

Three female students with short hair sit beside each other in a maroon pew and look up to watch a screen

Board of Trustees Scholarship

Medical School in Texas

Raleigh & Edith Burchfield Scholarship

Frances I. Clark Scholarship

A dinosaur museum worker holds a dinosaur bone as she teaches the children around her

Dino Dig Field Research Scholarship

Edwards-Wiest Scholarship

Entrepreneurship Award

Lessie Culpepper Hagen Scholarship

Alvin C. Heinrich Scholarship

Two female students wearing lab coats, focus on their expirement

Dr. Karl Konrad Chemistry Endowed Scholarship

James K. Hopps Scholarship

Ishak Hanna Kafrouni Memorial Scholarship

George E. Leffler Theology Scholarship

Daniel & Ruth McAdams Scholarship

A student opens her laptop and goes to SWAU's academic portal known as Canvas

Cyril & Marian Miller Scholarship Funds

Sheree Parris Nudd Communication

Charles Popejoy Memorial Scholarship

V.L. & Alga Roberts Scholarship

Carol Sample and Ben R. Condray Scholarship

E. Frank & Joy Hargrove Sherrill Scholarship

LeAnn Marie Santiago

LeAnn Marie Santiago Scholarship

A female student stand in a black gown as she sings in fron of a mic. Her director can be seen beside her and the choir blurred behind her.

Marc Simpson Memorial Scholarship

Wes Stoops Scholarship

Grace E. and Eugene V. Thomsen Memorial Honors Scholarship

Herman & Birdie Walker Scholarship

William V. Wiist Scholarship

Two male students lean forward as the listen to someone speak

Paul L. & Dorothea A. Wilson Scholarship

Ernest & Vera Wolfe Scholarship

Elevate Scholarship

A student smiles as he talks to his peer sitting across from him

Frank H. Abel Scholarship

The Vallettas look over and sign papers for thier endowment

Aurora Hispanic Leadership Endowed Scholarship

Victor Baca Scholarship

Nathan L. Beebe Scholarship

Irene Black Scholarship

Four students, two with books in hand, laugh as they talk and stand in front of the duck pond.

Frances Draper Brennan Scholarship

John & Remy R. Cabansag Scholarship

Jimmie C. Culpepper Scholarship

Clarence W. Dortch Scholarship

Eli Fund

Joseph & Dina Espinosa Scholarship

Dr. F.E.J. & Marjorie Harder Scholarship

Dale Heinrich Music Scholarship

Two students, dressed in lab coats and goggles, pick up a bottle to read the label of the chemical

Claude Hughes Student Help Scholarship

A female and a male student talking with Professor Rico, in front of Barron Chapel, as they read a note card.

George King Canvasing Scholarship

Cecil E. Lambeth Scholarship

Florence Lemke Nursing Scholarship

Jason Mickley Scholarship

Three students stand to watch their peer conducting an experiment led by their professor standing beside

Fred B. & Blanche Gilbert Moore Scholarship

Odyssey Harbor Scholarship

Bruce Prindle Scholarship

Herbert & Irene Roth Scholarship

Cree & Mildred Sandefur Scholarship

Sicher Family Scholarship

Eugene Sorensen Scholarship

Southwestern Union Scholarship

In the Keene Church, two female students hold hands and bow their head as they pray together

Dudley & Reta Kent Tomblinson Scholarship

Four male students sit on and around a bench in front of the men's residence hall

Denzil & Lola Truitt Memorial Scholarship

Wallen Knight Scholarship

Brandon Michael Williams Scholarship

Students, dressed in dresses and button-ups,  gather in the sanctuary stand to sing praise songs

George W. & Mary A. Winn Scholarship

A student smiles as he talks to his peer sitting across from him

Harold L. Wright Scholarship

Two female, sit at a recentagular table at the library, looking through a shared textbook

SWAU Alumni Scholarship

Isaac Baker Scholarship

Thelma Beem Scholarship

Mardian J. Blair Scholarship

Three students gather in front of the carpeted stairs inside the library and laugh as they converse

Edward & Sylvia Brickman Scholarship

Three people dressed in SWAU scrubs pose in front of navy blue curtain

T.A. Jack Casey Scholarship

Sitting in front of a table full of art supplies, a female student, with her hair tied up in a ponytail, smiles as she paints the flaps of a box

John & Joan Curnow Student Missionary Scholarship

A female student stand in a black gown as she sings in fron of a mic. Her director can be seen beside her and the choir blurred behind her.

Judson N. Durrant Memorial Music Scholarship

El Jean Scholarship

Sadie Goodwin-Richardson Scholarship

Orville Lee & Laura Judge Hayes Scholarship

A male student with his hair tied up stands in between the library shelves as he reads through a book

Cecil & Mary Ellen Hopps Scholarship

A student smiles as he talks to his peer sitting across from him

Victorine Zaidan Kafrouni Scholarship

Elder George E. & Pearl Leffler Scholarship

George Mathews Scholarship

Raymon & Zora Jean McMullen Scholarship

Peggy A. Norris Memorial Scholarship

Shirley Pinterich Scholarship

Standing outside in front of the library, three students stop to talk

Ed & Janelle Reifsnyder Scholarship

Women points to white board with graph explaining it to a student seated at a desk

Alma Saylor Sandefur Scholarship

School of the Prophets Scholarship

A group of four students sit at a rectangular table as they take notes from a textbook

Villa Gillis Sierk Scholarship

Spells Family Scholarship

Student Association Presidents Scholarship for Leadership

Trixie Pearl Scholarship

Three actors stand in front of a drawn fire place as they stand in their costumes

Weis Heritage Scholarship

A student lays on her bed as she does her homework on her laptop while looking through her textbook

P. Harlan & Jean Wilson Scholarship

A nursing student, dressed in maroon scrubs, places oxygen tubes in a fake patients nose while a peer and professor stand by and watch

Wisdom Nursing Scholarship

Perfil & Pauline Zapara Scholarship

Joe and LaVon Ray Senior Ministerial Scholarship

Three students look at a book as they sit at a rectangular table in the pechero student lounge

Gianmarco Vergel Scholarship