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Angelo J. and Amelia Amato Memorial Scholarship

Angelo J. and Amelia Amato Memorial Scholarship

Angelo and Amelia Amato were lifelong residents of Galveston County, first living on the island, then moving to Texas City in 1953 where they remained for the rest of their lives. They were married for 51 years before he passed away in 1990. Amelia lived on until...

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BP

BP continues support through a variety of scholarships since the Process Technology Program’s inception more than 20 years ago. Scholarships include Process Technology, COM Collegiate High School, and even equipment upgrades. “As technology changes, the program...

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Bruce and Nadine Latimer Memorial Scholarship

Bruce Latimer, who is retired from home building and real estate, wanted to set up a memorial scholarship after his wife, Nadine, who passed away in July 2009. Nadine Latimer was a COM alumna as she completed a basic clerical skills certificate program and proudly...

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COM TRiO Department

COM TRiO Department

Purpose: The TRIO Scholarship is for active TRIO students in Upward Bound and Student Support Services. The scholarship is available for TRIO students to apply with academic needs. All TRiO student’s interested can submit their applications by applying for...

Craig and Melissa Eiland Scholarship

Craig and Melissa Eiland Scholarship

The Honorable Craig Eiland is an attorney and former member of the Texas House of Representatives where he served from 2003 to 2015, when he chose not to run for re-election. Melissa, Craig’s partner and wife, is CEO of MO Investments and Eiland Law Firm. They are...

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C.R. and Margaret Johnson Memorial Scholarship

C. R. Johnson became interested in the community college movement before it became a reality in Galveston County. He came to Texas City in 1947, the year of the Great Blast which destroyed much of the city. He was an electrician and participated for many years in the...

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David Hansmire Scholarship

“A rock is not just a rock.” – David Hansmire David Hansmire lived in Galveston County most of his life. He taught math at La Marque High School for 8 years before coming to COM as a professor of Geology and Math at for 25 years. He also was an adviser for the honor...

Del Papa Distributing Scholarship in Business/Marketing/Human Resource

Del Papa Distributing Scholarship in Business/Marketing/Human Resource

Lawrence J. Del Papa 1928-2015 Lawrence grew up in Galveston, having lived here since the age of 2. began working in the family business, today’s Del Papa Distributing Company, at age eleven. He worked in every company position over the course of his career,...

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Dickinson High School Alumni

Written by Stephen Tackett on his blog: www.gatorsonlylater.com The last time I saw Allison (Farris) Fox was in May of 2010. Before that, I’d met her for either dinner or lunch in the Spring of 1993 in San Antonio right before I graduated from college. Before...

Dr. Donald G. Bass and Claudena Bass Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Donald G. Bass and Claudena Bass Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Donald G. Bass was a charter faculty member at College of the Mainland, starting in 1968 as an English professor. He later became Dean of Instruction from 1985 – 1998 but eventually returned to his passion of teaching. He never retired from COM and began teaching...

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Dr. Gary E. and Mrs. Diane Wilson Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Gary Edward Wilson Gary was born in Ft. Worth, Texas and is the son of Cecil Carroll Wilson and Normagene Kendall Wilson. As a youth, he received the God and Country Award and the Eagle Scout Award while in the Boy Scouts. He graduated from Texas Wesleyan...

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Dr. Renate True Memorial Scholarship

Renate was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil on September 19, 1936. She went to college in Brazil and received her doctorate degree. Renate was one of the world’s first women aquanauts. She was part of the Tektite II project, an underwater laboratory which was the home...

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Ducks Abroad Scholarship

As a college student on a study abroad trip, College of the Mainland professor Doug Alvarez touched the Eiffel Tower in Paris, explored the Coliseum’s ruins in Rome and ran with the bulls in Spain. Now he wants to give other students the opportunity to explore the...

Duncanson EMS Scholarship

Duncanson EMS Scholarship

Ms. Duncanson is a senior lubrication engineer for Exxon Mobil where she has worked for over 30 years. In 2005, she decided to join the Friendswood Volunteer EMS department. Even with her busy schedule, she went back to school to become a paramedic so that she could...

Galveston County Daily News Scholarship

Galveston County Daily News Scholarship

From the printing press to the Internet and beyond, the mission of Texas’ oldest newspaper has changed little since that first edition in 1842: Tell the stories of Galveston County — one day at a time. Telling those stories has kept The Daily News alive and vital...

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Grafton T. and Barbara M. Austin Memorial Scholarship

The late Grafton T. Austin, was the first elected mayor of La Marque. His wife, Barbara, has been both a student and a benefactor at the College. She took art classes at the College in the early 1970s and created the Grafton T. and Barbara M. Austin Memorial...

Grover and Ada Faye Salsbury Senior Adult Memorial Scholarship

Grover and Ada Faye Salsbury Senior Adult Memorial Scholarship

Grover Salsbury, a man dedicated to the community, family and friends, had one focus in the last year of his life – endowing the College of the Mainland scholarship to honor his late wife of 50 years, Ada Faye. “It was Ada Faye and Grover. They always did everything...

H. K. "Griz" and Helen Eckert Memorial Scholarship

H. K. "Griz" and Helen Eckert Memorial Scholarship

Mr H. K. “Griz” Eckert and his wife, Helen, resided in Texas City from 1938 until they moved to Kerrville, TX in 1970. Mr. Eckert was the on first Board of Trustees for COM and served as President until he resigned when they moved. COM’s own Lake Eckert was named for...

James Edwards, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

James Edwards, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Edwards was an active union member and served his local union for 26 years. He first joined in 1964 and held his first office in 1968 continuing on to be elected as a state legislative director by OCAW District 4 Council in 1983. OCAW was the Oil, Chemical, and...

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Jimmy Hayley Scholarship

Jimmy Hayley was a 1955 graduate of La Marque High School and went on to earn a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University in 1959. In 1961 he began his 25-year career with Guaranty Federal Savings & Loan, first as a branch...

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Jordan Ellis Fire Academy Scholarship

Jordan graduated from Fire School at the College of the Mainland in Texas City and worked as a volunteer firefighter for Spring, and League City. He previously worked as an EMT for Enterprise Ambulance, and was employed as a Certified Safety Specialist at BP AMOCO in...

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Joseph Milton Glasco Memorial Scholarship

Joseph Glasco was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, but grew up in Texas. Glasco graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Shortly after, he enlisted in the United States Army during World War II, and he served in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he...

Judge and Mrs. L. D. Godard Memorial Scholarship

Judge and Mrs. L. D. Godard Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was originally started by Judge Godard’s wife, Glennis, in 1988 in his memory. She felt it was a great way to honor his memory and lifelong service to the public. She expected recipients to reflect his qualities of integrity, commitment to good...

Judge Roy Engelke Memorial Scholarship

Judge Roy Engelke Memorial Scholarship

Judge Roy Engelke was born on Galveston Island (BOI) and always lived in the county until he passed in February 2001. He graduated Ball High School and joined the Army. Later, he graduated from the University of Texas with degrees in economics and law. He practiced...

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June Godard Webb Memorial Scholarship

The June Godard Webb Memorial Scholarship was established by Frank Webb in memory of his beloved wife. June Godard Webb graduated from Texas City High School and studied art at Texas Women’s University. She loved to dance and even tried out for the Radio City...

Kathryn Bailey Nursing Scholarship

Kathryn Bailey Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of Kathryn Bailey, the late mother of U.S. Senator Kay Bailey-Hutchison and one of the original members of the Mainland Medical Center Auxiliary. The auxiliary has provided service to patients and families in the La Marque and Texas City...

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Kevin E. Wilcox Memorial Scholarship

Kevin E. Wilcox was born August 17, 1958, at St. Albans Naval Hospital, New York, NY. He had his first taste of travel at the age of 10 days when he landed in Argentia, Newfoundland. He only stayed a few weeks before returning to the U.S., first to Florida, then on...

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Larry Smith Memorial Scholarship

Larry L. Smith was a popular college professor, accomplished athlete and lifetime social activist. Smith is best known for his years at College of the Mainland (COM) as a history professor and founding member of the college employee organization, COMUnity. He also...

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Logical Innovations, Inc.

In 2012, Logical Innovations, Inc., established the Logical Innovations Scholarship for College of the Mainland students. The award benefits incoming freshmen graduating from Dickinson, Hitchcock, La Marque, Santa Fe or Texas City high schools with a minimum 2.5 GPA....