New Foundation Office Moves Closer to Completion

Permian Basin Area Foundation offices will be moving May 1! Our new office and mailing address will be 3312 Andrews Highway Midland, Texas 79703.
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Foundation announces scholarship application process for the 2018-2019 academic year

  Foundation plans to award half a million dollars for the 2018-2019 academic year. MIDLAND, Texas – Permian Basin Area Foundation is pleased to announce its renewed partnership with AcademicWorks, an online scholarship application platform, for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year. Beginning on Monday, January 15, students and counselors can view eligibility, selection criteria, and apply for scholarships online at the Foundation’s website, In 2017, Permian Basin Area Foundation awarded $551,000 in scholarships from its more than 80 scholarship funds. The Foundation anticipates awarding approximately half a million dollars for the 2018-2019 academic year. “This year, the Foundation will accept only applications submitted through the AcademicWorks system,” explained Sherri Heiting, Scholarship Administrator. “This scholarship management information system provides an efficient and secure platform through which students can apply for dozens of Foundation scholarships. All students are required to create an AcademicWorks user account prior to accessing the General Scholarship Application.” Unless otherwise specified, the completed electronic scholarship application must be received by Permian Basin Area Foundation no later than March 31, 2018. Likewise, supporting documents and Reference Evaluation Forms are due by the March 31 deadline. To learn more about scholarships, grants, and the philanthropic work of donors partnering with Permian Basin Area Foundation, visit or call 432.617.3213.
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Continuing a Legacy of Community Giving

Since 1989, Permian Basin Area Foundation has served as this region’s community foundation. Promoting a philosophy of “giving where you live,” the Foundation partners with generous donors to leave a lasting impact in communities throughout a multi-county region of West Texas.