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The Faulconer Scholarship Programs


Last Updated: 2015-09-24

At A Glance

The Faulconer Scholarship Programs

611 Chase Dr.

Tyler, TX United States 75701-9431


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $0

Total giving: $908,083





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for Salena Powers, Admin. Coord.:, E-mail address for Ron Gleason:

Purpose and Activities

The programs award scholarships to African-American and Hispanic-American graduating seniors who have earned at least a 2.5 GPA while in high school and who are enrolled in schools within the Tyler Junior College District in East Texas. The Tyler Junior College District includes the Independent School Districts in Chapel Hill, Grand Saline, Lindale, Tyler, Van, and Winona, Texas.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Faulconer Graduate Scholarship

A select number of Faulconer Graduate Scholarships are awarded each year. Applicants must be current recipients of the Faulconer Scholarship, have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA for their last 2 years of undergraduate study and be eligible to be accepted into their chosen graduate program. The awards are based on the mutual agreement of student and program staff regarding the annual costs of tuition, fees and books and will be renewable annually based on full-time work and a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship may be awarded based on the student’s application but will not be funded until the applicant is accepted into a graduate program at an accredited Texas college or university. All applications for fall admission must be submitted no later than Apr. 1 of the year applicant plans to begin classes. Applications for spring admission must be submitted no later than Oct. 1 of the prior calendar year. No scholarship will exceed $10,000 per year or be renewable for more than 4 years .

Faulconer Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to highly motivated African-American and Hispanic students who have a strong desire to advance themselves through higher education. Scholarship recipients receive up to 5 years of financial support while they work toward a bachelor’s degree. With rare exceptions, Faulconer Scholars are required to attend Tyler Junior College for their first two years. Following that, they may transfer to any accredited college or university in Texas to complete their undergraduate degree. While at Tyler Junior College, students receive $3,500 per year. Financial support is increased to $7,000 per year (for up to 3 more years) when Faulconer Scholars attend upper level colleges or universities. The total value of the Faulconer Scholarship can be as much as $28,000. To maintain a Faulconer Scholarship, students must complete a minimum of 12 hours credit each semester and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA each semester. In addition to financial support, the Faulconer Scholarship Program staff assists Faulconer Scholars in financial planning, college selection, and helps them find appropriate career and community internships .

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to African-American and Hispanic-American students in the Tyler Junior College District of TX, which includes the Independent School Districts in Chapel Hill, Grand Saline, Lindale, Tyler, Van and Winona.

Fields of Interest

  • Higher education
Population Groups
  • People of African descent
  • People of Latin American descent

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $0 (market value)

Gifts received: $950,000

Expenditures: $1,253,093

Total giving: $908,083

Qualifying distributions: $1,251,708

Giving activities include:

$908,083 for 18 grants to individuals