Community Foundation of Abilene Coleman County Foundation

Nine local high school graduates have been selected to receive college scholarship awards in honor of citizens from the Coleman region. These scholarships are awarded annually to deserving students through the Community Foundation of Abilene, which also manages funds for the Coleman County Foundation.

Zach Moore Memorial ScholarshipC. J. Blick and Brock Bouldin are the 2021 recipients of the Zach Moore Memorial Scholarship. Brock is a Coleman High School graduate. He will attend Hardin Simmons University and plans to study communications. C. J. is a Panther Creek High School graduate. He will attend Angelo State University and plans to study business.

The Zach Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by his family to honor the memory of Zach Moore, a Panther Creek student who died in June, 1992, due to an accident at a railroad crossing in Coleman, Texas. Zach Moore was a musician. Motivated by the support of his parents, Wayne and Terri Moore, Zach began to play drums at the early age of two and learned the fiddle at age thirteen. He attended Panther Creek High School, where he continually brightened the lives of his classmates.

James P. Hopper Memorial ScholarshipC. J. Blick, Callie Strickland and Sabrina Lawrence are the 2021 recipients of the James P. Hopper Memorial Scholarship. C. J. will be attending Angelo State to study communications. Callie plans to attend Tarleton State University and study nursing.  Sabrina will be attending Blinn to study veterinary science.

This fund was established in 1988 by friends and relatives in memory of James Hopper. James was a kind-hearted young man who was well liked by his classmates and peers. His memory lives on through the James Hopper Memorial Scholarship.

Bob R. Hefner Memorial ScholarshipTrenton Cowart, Jacob Hohmann and Corbin Rosales are the 2021 recipient of the Bob R. Hefner Memorial Scholarship. Jacob will attend Texas State Technical College to receive an automotive certification.  Corbin will be attending Texas State Technical College to receive a welding certification.

The Bob R. Hefner Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. Hefner prior to his death in June, 2010. Mr. Hefner was a businessman in Coleman, Texas, who wanted to help students attend vocational or technical schools to learn to operate tangible mechanical equipment.

McClellan “Think On” Memorial ScholarshipBailey Kimmel is the 2021 recipient of the McClellan “Think On” Memorial Scholarship. Bailey is a Coleman High School graduate. She will attend Abilene Christian University and plans to study computer science.  The McClellan “Think On” Memorial Scholarship was established by brothers Russell and Stan McClellan to honor the memory of their parents, Billy Lynn McClellan and Joy Goodman McClellan, as well as the many relatives and ancestors who bear the name of the ancient Scottish Gaelic “Clan MacLellan.” The scholarship derives its name from the Clan MacLellan motto: “Think On.” 

The McClellan “Think On” Memorial Scholarship honors the history of Clan MacLellan as well as the memory of modern-era McClellan family members who contributed to the development of Coleman County. This scholarship also encourages Coleman County students to challenge themselves and “Think On” through the pursuit of continuing education, whether vocational or academic.

Coach Childress Memorial ScholarshipAdley Johnson is the 2021 recipient of the Coach Howard Childress Memorial Scholarship.

The Coach Childress Memorial Scholarship was established in 2020 to honor Coach Howard Childress. Coach Howard Childress was an icon in Coleman, an educator for over 60 years who inspired generations of students. This fund was established by family and friends to carry on his legacy allowing him to continue to impact young men and women graduating from Coleman High School through the scholarships that will be awarded from this fund.