Do You Have a Passion For Knowledge? 

The West College of Education provides a variety of Undergraduate and Graduate scholarship opportunities for students wishing to pursue a degree with the West College of Education.


  • Sam & Jo Atkins Scholarship: Cumulative gpa of 2.75 or better; full or part time status; undergraduate
  • Bessie King Scholarship: Cumulative gpa of 3.0 or better; Must be full time student (unless student teaching); undergraduate
  • D.L. & Gertrude Ligon Scholarship:  Cumulative gpa of 3.0 or better; full or part time status; undergraduate
  • Oneta & Bedford Furr Scholarship: Full-time undergraduate education major in good academic standing
  • David & Jacque Allen Scholarship: Cumulative gpa of 3.0 or better; Sport & Leisure Studies major or Physical Education Teacher Education
  • McCoy Foundation Scholarships
    •  Secondary ELAR or Social Studies  - $2,000
  • West Foundation Graduate Scholarship:  Pursuing a Master’s Degree at MSU in either education or current teaching field; currently employed as a professional educator by WFISD; unconditionally accepted into graduate program


Interested in Applying for a Scholarship?
For questions about the deadline for scholarships, please email Dr. Matthew Capps.


Joseph N. Sherrill Scholars Program

Purpose:  The Joseph N. Sherrill Scholars program was established in honor of Mr. Sherrill for his dedicated work with the West Foundation. The scholars program will assist undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing teacher certification in math or science at the secondary level.

Undergraduate Scholars Program: 

Students who have applied and been admitted by the West College of Education into the teacher education program would receive $8,100, an amount equivalent to approximately 27 hours of coursework at the undergraduate level. Students receiving this scholarship would be asked to commit to teaching in a public school in Texas for at least 3 years. A student receiving this scholarship would be denoted as the Joe Sherrill Scholar.  Students who have not completed 3 years of teaching in public schools would be required to pay the scholarship money back.