FIELD SCOVELL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP RECIPThe Field Scovell Scholarship Foundation today announced the recipients of eight $2,000 grants that honor the memory of “Mr. Cotton Bowl” -- Field Scovell -- and E.E. “Buddy” Fogelson. The record high number of Scovell scholarship awards will be presented during a reception dinner Wednesday, May 29, at the American Airlines Center.
Scovell scholarships are open to all North Texas high school graduates with strong leadership qualities, high personal character, demonstrated financial need and a connection to sports who continue their education in the State of Texas or at a Big 12 Conference or Southeastern Conference university Ð the two conferences associated with the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic. Scholarship winners include:
Serena K. Calvert, 18, is graduating in the top 15 percent of her class from Celina High School, where she is an officer in the Beta Club, Student Council, Future Farmers of America, Las Gatitas Dance Team and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She played basketball, track and softball and also actively participates in the Spanish Club, Prayer Club and her church youth group. Calvert will attend Texas A&M University in College Station.
Constance Curtis, 18, is valedictorian at Wills Point High School, where she is an officer in the Key Club and National Honor Society. She actively participates in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spanish Club, Drug Free club and her church youth group. Curtis lettered in volleyball and track (discus), where the Wills Point teams have consistently qualified for regionals. She will attend Texas A&M University in College Station.
Mark Dornan, 18, is graduating in the top 15 percent of his class from Arlington’s James Martin High School, where he was senior captain and MVP of the football team and senior captain and MVP of the District 8-5A soccer team. He is a member of the National Honor Society, German Club, German Honor Society and is actively involved in his church youth group. He will attend Southwest Texas State University.
Durime Elmazi, 18, is graduating in the top 1 percent of her class from James Bowie High School in Arlington, where she serves as class vice president. She has been actively involved in the Senior Society, National Honor Society, Orchestra, Academic Decathlon, Quiz League, Key Club, French Club, Science
Club, and the UIL teams in spelling, science, current events and creative writing. She also has a Yellow Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Elmazi will attend Southern Methodist University.
Elizabeth L. Gregg, 18, is graduating in the top 2 percent of her class from Rider High School in Wichita Falls, where she is a four-year Academic Athlete lettering in tennis, volleyball, basketball and softball. She participates in the National Honor Society, Texas Alliance of Minorities in Engineering, Mu Alpha Theta Math Society, Girls Choir, Student Council, the Rider UIL team, church activities and serves as a team captain for the Pink Darlings, a volunteer organization at a local hospital. She will attend the University of Texas at Dallas.
Seon Kim, 17, is graduating in the top 1 percent of her class from Arlington High School. She is an officer in the Orchestra, Latin Club and her church youth group and also participates in the National Honor Society and Key Club. Kim plans to attend either Southern Methodist University or the University of North Texas.
Jonathan King, 17, is graduating in the top 2 percent of his class from Grand Prairie High School, where he is actively involved in Student Council, the National Honor Society, Hispanic Americans Club (HACIA), the Spanish Club and his church youth group. A letterman in football and baseball, he is a First Team All-District Academic, a National Hispanic Scholar and a Great Texas Scholar. King scored 1390 on his SAT exams and will attend Texas A&M University in College Station.
Bennett Shaw, 18, is graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, where he lettered in lacrosse, football and swimming. He is involved in the Spanish Club, Young Life, Campaigners and has traveled on church mission trips to help the needy in Montana, Arizona and Jamaica. Shaw also volunteers at the Wilkinson Center, North Texas Food Bank and at a local elementary school to assist first graders with their reading skills. He will attend Texas Tech University.
The Scovell Foundation was established in 1990 to honor the memory of longtime Cotton Bowl Team Selection Chairman Field Scovell, who was a member of the inaugural class of inductees into the SBC Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame.
“Thanks to the generous support of the Fogelson Foundation, we are able to award a record number of scholarships to deserving young people in North Texas,” said Mary Scovell, widow of Field Scovell. “The Scovell family is honored to have Field’s name associated with such outstanding young leaders.”
Since 1991, the Scovell Foundation has awarded more than $70,000 in scholarships to students in North Texas. Foundation grants are made possible in part from a $100,000 contribution from the E.E. Fogelson and Greer Garson Fogelson Charitable Foundation.
“We are honored to recognize these outstanding young people for their leadership and contributions to our community,” said Warren Gravely, chairman of the Scovell Scholarship Selection Committee. “Selecting recipients from a large list of qualified individuals is excruciatingly difficult, but it is reassuring to know that such high-quality young people will be our future leaders.”
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. For more information on the Field Scovell Scholarship Foundation, contact Jack B. Prince at 972-289-7012.