To honor the memory of
Gurvis Jefferson Post, Jr. (GJ)
May 13, 1931 - July 23, 2021
A native Fort Worthian, G.J.'s life was dedicated to volunteerism with a major emphasis on groups that served youth. He was a youth baseball and softball coach for 22 years and was actively involved with the Miss Texas Pageant for 50 years. He traveled extensively across the country to judge Miss America state pageants. He was a member of the Miss Texas Pageant Hall of Honor and was a recipient of the Miss America Organization Volunteerism Award. He was active in, and in many cases, served on the Board of the following organizations: Ft. Worth Jaycees (Jaycee of the Year in 1963), Texas Jaycees, Kiwanis Club (Order of Merit recipient), United Way, Junior Achievement, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Southwest Family YMCA, Metro YMCA (Chi Rho recipient), and a long-time proud member of the TCU Frog Club. He was a member of the Pride of the Plaid at Colonial Country Club and was a long-time member of the club and volunteered at its PGA golf tournament for over 50 years.
G.J. was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a long-time passionate volunteer and supporter and will be greatly missed. This scholarship will be given in his memory at the Miss Texas Scholarship Competition. 100% of funds raised in his memory will be donated in the memory of his strong, community-minded strength that G.J. lovingly displayed during his life.
Thank you for remembering G.J. May his memory be a blessing to others and may it shine forever.
To honor the memory of
April 21, 2010- April 22, 2015
You are invited to help honor Kitty by helping other bold and fearless young women access higher education. 100% of Funds raised will go to a memorial scholarship at Miss Texas each year. May Kitty's memory shine forever.
Kitty Carroll was a girl on fire. Kitty was so passionate about helping others, about living boldly and about her future. Tragically, she passed away in an accident the day after her 5th birthday. As we learn to live with the huge hole she left in our hearts, we try to find ways to honor her memory by giving to others.
Kitty had a deep love for Miss Texas thanks to her sister and honorary sisters who were a part of the Miss Texas organization. She would tell anyone who would listen that SHE was going to be Miss Texas one day. Sadly, the loss of her means that the only way her name will ever be called on the Miss Texas stage is for a memorial scholarship given in her memory.
The scholarship will be given in her memory at the Miss Texas Scholarship Competition. 100% of funds raised in her memory will be donated to the highest ranking candidate who does not win another scholarship.
We have plans for the future to further endow a scholarship foundation in memory of Kitty Carroll so that her memory can provide access to higher education for young women for years to come. This is just the beginning. From little acorns do mighty oaks grow.
Thank you for remembering our Kitty. May her memory be a blessing to others and may it shine forever.
To honor the memory of
For over 40 plus years of service and volunteering, Bobbie Crowder Scott spent the majority of her life mentoring and encouraging young women to become leaders and volunteers in their community and the State of Texas. She worked tirelessly not only with her local Miss and Teen Texas Pageant, but with almost every other local pageant in Texas and also with the Miss Texas State Organization to raise funds and find appearance opportunities for both local and state titleholders. Bobbie was a woman who was creative and freely expressed her opinions to improve every young woman that she came in contact with during her life. She had workshops for any titleholders that wanted to participate and all at no charge. She was passionate about DIFFA, the Resource Center of Dallas, Soup Mobile and the Miss Texas and Miss America Organizations where she always had Miss and Teen Texas titleholders to volunteer for as many of the events as possible.
Bobbie's impact, accolades, and accomplishments are endless. She touched the hearts and lives of many and encouraged all of us to serve with passion in the community and this is why we have created the Bobbie Crowder Scott Community Service Scholarship for one Miss and one Outstanding Teen. This special award for the "Crown & Sash Community Service Scholarship" is for volunteerism that promotes the Miss Texas Organization and the Miss America Organization representing their title at each participating event. The events and hours must be individually documented between July 01, 2021, and June 01, 2022, along with a short essay of no less than 250 words stating why the applicant thinks they should receive this scholarship. Other community service hours that do not promote the Miss Texas or Miss America Organizations cannot be counted toward this scholarship. Please be honest with the hours you submit for consideration.
To honor the memory of
In memory of Mark Neil Wood, the Miss Texas Scholarship Foundation has established a memorial fund in his name to help provide scholastic opportunities and financial assistance to young women across the state of Texas. Please address the following essay prompt for this award:
The man for whom this scholarship is named was a loving father, friend and mentor. Mark Wood watched his youngest daughter, Margana Wood, compete in the Miss Texas Outstanding Teen and Miss Texas Competitions. He saw how these programs positively impacted her upbringing and changed the trajectory of her life. As her father he guided her, supported her, allowed her to make mistakes and learn from them, and cheered for her during her greatest triumphs. Throughout the years of competing and beyond her year as Miss Texas 2017, Mark and Cindy Wood have been loyal donors to the organization in the hopes that other young women can share similar experiences as their daughter.
Mark served as Vice President of Construction for Hanover Company for 18 years. Recognizing construction as a predominately male-led industry, he was always an advocate for women. One of his female colleagues writes:
“He never made me being a girl in construction even a topic or issue but I felt his confidence. He would assign me to a job that I didn’t feel I was ready to do, but he knew I was capable. He knew the capabilities of a motivated female because he saw both of his daughters succeed in a wide range of hobbies and careers. Mark has been a mentor for me since my first day at Hanover. His quiet strength, thoughtful questions challenge the subject at hand and integrity are something I’ll take with me forever.”
Thank you for remembering Mark. May his memory live on forever.