JW Bishop Elementary Scholarship
The award for the J.W. Bishop scholarship is $250.
We are happy to announce that the Everman Education Foundation Board has decided to add an additional $1025 for the 2023-2024 School year.
The J.W. Bishop Endowed Scholarship was created and established by Bonnie and George Case and the Bishop family as a memorial to Mr. Bishop’s life and service to EISD and the Everman community. All gifts and donations designated for this scholarship shall become a part of its corpus.
Mr. J.W. Bishop was born in 1922 and graduated from Everman High School in 1940. He would be very proud and honored by this scholarship! For financial reasons, it was not possible for Mr. Bishop to attend college. However, he had a passionate curiosity and immersed himself in learning all his life. He encouraged young people to strive to take advantage of all educational opportunities. If he were here today that would be his message to you graduates.
At age 91, Mr. Bishop was honored at Bishop Elementary School and had the pleasure of speaking to each class and encouraging the students to do their best to learn so that they would become good citizens and give back to their communities as adults.
Mr. Bishop was community-oriented and was active in several organizations. In 1945 he was one of five Aldermen to petition the state of Texas to recognize Everman as a city. Mr. Bishop was a Boy Scout leader, a Sunday School teacher, and a lifelong Mason. One of his proudest accomplishments was serving on the Everman School Board for 12 years. During that time he was the School Board President several times. One of Mr. Bishop’s favorite quotes was by a Methodist reformer, John Wesley.
“Do all the things you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
Today Mr. Bishop would say, “Graduates, I expect no less of you because you are the future leaders of this country.”
The J.W. Bishop Scholarship is intended for student scholarships to attend a post-secondary two-year or four-year college or university or a trade school or technical institute. Any Everman ISD graduate who attended Bishop Elementary for a minimum of 4 years will be considered for this scholarship.
Scholarship recipients of the J.W. Bishop Endowed Scholarship, which will be awarded based on:
Completed highest grade at Bishop
Cumulative GPA of 2.75
Participation in community service
Maintain a consistent personal value system with no ethical or conduct issues
Recognized financial need
Accepted into a two- or four-year college, trade school, or technical institute.
Other Aspects Regarding the Scholarship
Diversity will be honored in the selection of recipients.
Financial need will be considered in awarding the scholarship.
Based on earnings of the corpus, the Everman Education Foundation may award more than one scholarship.
The J.W. Bishop Scholarship is a one-time award and is not available for further awards to the same student. Subsequent awards in later years will be dependent on available funding.
Provisions for Application
A student making application for the J.W. Bishop Scholarship shall provide the following materials:
Letter of Application
High School Transcript
Three letters of recommendation or reference
Application due no later than March 31.
A scholarship committee composed of representatives from Everman Education Foundation, Joe C. Bean and The Academy High School Administration and Faculty shall review all applications and make a final selection for award. The decision of the selection committee is final and not subject to appeal. Announcement of the scholarship recipient will be made on May 1, at the National Decision Day event.
Provisions for Payment
A check for $637.50 will be issued from the Everman Education Foundation to the college or university upon evidence of enrollment as a full-time student and acknowledgment from the student. Funds are payable on or before the 12th day of the fall and 12th day of the spring semester.