Distinguished Scholarship Program

We believe in rewarding hard work and helping develop the dreams of our youth; that’s why the Jack Maddox Distinguished Scholarship program awards scholarships each year to Lea County high school juniors. Our merit-based scholarships help students think big when it comes to planning for their future. The scholarships are much more than just financial assistance; this process helps prepare students for the college application process, including access to a professional college counselor, who will help them navigate the collegiate waters of admission, financial aid, and preparing for their future.

Jack Maddox Distinguished Scholarship

Each year, the JF Maddox Foundation awards one Jack Maddox Distinguished Scholarship, which covers the costs of undergraduate tuition, required texts, lab and other required fees, and room & board to the nonprofit accredited school of their choice in the continental United States.

Maddox Scholarships

Each year, the JF Maddox Foundation awards four Maddox Scholarships which provide $20,000 ($5,000 per year for four years) each for undergraduate study at the nonprofit accredited school of each scholar’s choice in the continental United States. In addition, the Foundation has partnered with the following schools to match the Maddox Scholarship for any Scholar choosing to attend their university:

Hardin Simmons University
(Abilene, Texas)

McMurry University
(Abilene, Texas)

New Mexico State University
(Las Cruces, New Mexico)

Rice University
(Houston, Texas)

Texas Christian University
(Fort Worth, Texas)

Texas Tech University
(Lubbock, Texas)

University of New Mexico
(Albuquerque, New Mexico)

University of the Southwest
(Hobbs, New Mexico)


We know that applying for scholarships can be challenging. Our Scholarship Coordinator, Sarah Anderson, is available to help you navigate the application process. Please do not hesitate to call or email Sarah with your questions.

Sarah Anderson

Director of Grants Administration & Scholarship Coordinator
(575) 393-6338 x139