Foundation announces scholarship application process for the 2018-2019 academic yearFoundation 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, www.pbaf.org/scholarships. 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 www.pbaf.org/scholarships or call 432.617.3213.
Permian Basin Area Foundation Announces $2,073,800 In Year-End GrantsYear-end grants, scholarships, and distributions projected to exceed $7.5 million in 2017 MIDLAND, Texas – Permian Basin Area Foundation announced a total of $2,073,800 in grant awards to regional nonprofit organizations during a news conference held today at the Sibley Nature Center, Midland. Of that amount $1,998,800 was awarded to semi-annual competitive grant recipients. “Working in the nonprofit arena can be highly demanding. The hours can be long and the needs of our community are constantly increasing and changing. The end of year and holiday time periods can be particularly taxing,” said Sande Melton, co-chair of the Foundation’s Grants Committee. “In spite of that, these organizations continue to make critical and positive contributions to countless lives here in West Texas.” “We are sincerely grateful to our donors, the staff, Board members and volunteers of our multitude of nonprofit organizations. To all who have contributed precious time and valuable resources—we thank you for your unending generosity, passion, and dedication.” Melton introduced Grants Committee members Patty Herd, Darlene Mays, and Andrew Semer who presented grant awards to 38 area nonprofit organizations:
- Aphasia Center of West Texas
- Arts Council of Midland
- Basin PBS
- Big Bend Conservancy
- Catholic Charities of Odessa
- Church on Wheels/ Breaking Bread Kitchen
- Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend, Inc.
- Fort Davis Education Fdn/ Read Fort Davis
- Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest
- Gladney Center for Adoption
- H.O.R.S.E. Center
- Isaiah 58 - Big Spring
- Jeff Davis Co. Ambulance (Mountain Medics)
- Junior Achievement of the Permian Basin
- Lamesa Boys and Girls Club
- Life Center, The
- Marfa Education Foundation, Inc.
- Midland Community Theatre, Inc.
- Midland Need to Read
- Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale
- Midst, The
- Monahans Kids Zone
- Muscular Dystrophy Association
- Odessa Christmas In Action
- Odessa Family YMCA
- Ozona Community Center
- Permian Basin Community Centers for MHMR
- Permian Basin Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center
- Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services
- Scurry County Museum
- Sibley Nature Center
- Special Olympics Texas
- Sunshine House, Inc., Alpine
- The Springboard Center
- United Way of Odessa
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.