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Scholarships/Scholarship Endowment


Over the past years, PCHPS has expanded its commitment to education in the Park Cities. In 2011, the society’s board voted to allocate funds from the Historic Home Tour, the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, and the Classic & Antique Car show to fund endowed scholarships with the Highland Park Education Foundation for deserving HPHS graduating seniors. The award is given annually to students interested in architecture or history which reflects our organization’s passion for the significance of historic preservation.


PCHPS and its supporters reached the initial goal of $100,000 for the scholarship fund in 2014. The $50,000 contribution in 2017 increased our Endowment with the Foundation to $250,000.  Plans are now underway to steadily increase the scholarship and partner with the school district to emphasize the importance of education and comprehension of the rich heritage of our unique community.


Scholarship Awards

Year Amount Recipient College/University Major
2011 $1,000 Kelly Weckerman Kansas State Architecture
2012 $2,500 Jennifer Adair Univ. of Virginia Architecture
2013 $2,500 Andrew Hanson Tulane University Architecture
2014 $2,500 Riley Davis Univ. of Arkansas Architecture
2015 $2,500 Andrew Helmbecht University of Texas Architecture
2015 $2,500 Nick Ragland Texas A & M Univ. Architecture
2016 $4,500 Greer Gordon Washington and Lee History
2016 $4,500 Charles Mencke Cornell University History
2017 $4,000 Elizabeth Meggyesy Tulane University History
2017 $4,000 Blake Beckman University of Texas Architecture
2017 $4,000 Coleman Brink University of Texas Architecture
2018 $4,000 Holland Wiles University of Texas Architecture
2018 $4,000 Lauren Lake Undecided Architecture
2018-2020 $30,000 Bradley Sanders HPISD History Chair
2019 $2,500 Katherine Hall University of Oklahoma Architecture

About Past Scholarship Recipients

CLICK HERE to read about 2019 scholarship recipient & history chair recipient

CLICK HERE to read about 2018 scholarship recipients

CLICK HERE to read about 2017 scholarship recipients

CLICK HERE to read about 2016 scholarship recipients

CLICK HERE to read about 2015 scholarship recipients

Apply for HPISD Scholarships

Applications for scholarships are available in early February each year. CLICK HERE for more information.

For questions, please email or Becky Thweatt in the HPHS counseling office.

Donations to Scholarship Endowment

CLICK HERE to donate to the

HP Education Foundation Tartan Fund/Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Endowment     

2019 Scholarship recipient

Deborah Brown, Venise Stuart, Recipient Katherine Hall, Al McClendon, Lisa Wilson. 

What are they doing now?

Jenny Adair-Scholarship recipient 2012

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