The Parris Gaehring Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to high school students. Students must demonstrate a commitment to community service and excel in Math. Scholarships are renewable up to four years with continued college enrollment and cumulative GPA of 2.5.


  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • Attend either De Soto High School, Elsik High School, Kerr High School, Marshall High School, Alief Hastings High School, Alief Taylor High School or Humble High School
  • Planning to enroll in college in the fall semester of the upcoming school year

Scholarship Award Recipients:

2017 – Passionae Nelson (University of Houston-Victoria)
2012 – Allyson Houser (University of Texas at Arlington)
2010 – Jamela Pleasant (Stephen F. Austin State University)
2009 – Anna Eppes (Tulane University)

Application Checklist

  • Complete Application
  • Typed Essay (not to exceed 500 words) describing the goals “The Parris Gaehring Memorial Scholarship” will help you achieve
  • Official Transcript (in sealed envelope)
  • Complete a copy of the FERPA Consent Form
  • Provide a copy of your acceptance letter for the college of your choice

Application Deadline is April 15th

Please complete the application below.

Scholarship Application

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