What does it take to be a scholar in the Jack Maddox Distinguished Scholarship Program? There is a rigorous online application, a couple of interviews, and not to mention a nail biting wait for the phone call at the end of this long process. All of that, however, is just a tip of the iceberg for these scholars. The true work began years ago! Years before applying, scholars began thinking big about their careers, their dream colleges, and how to achieve their goals. They have worked hard to establish academic success.

The Jack Maddox Distinguished Scholarship program is a competitive, merit-based scholarship that supports the best and the brightest of Lea County high school juniors in order to help them realize their incredible potential. The application for this program reviews the students’ high school performance beginning from their freshman year. Among other things, it reviews ACT/SAT scores, extracurricular activities, and teacher evaluations of the students. An independent committee reviews each application and interviews the top candidates.

These student finalists are not chosen, flippantly. After a month long review/interview process, the students earn the right to be called a scholar in the Jack Maddox Distinguished Scholarship Program. For this reason, it is with great pride that we would like to introduce and congratulate the 2018 scholars.

Daylan Flemmons (Lovington High School) Distinguished Scholar – Awarded a full ride scholarship
Erin Hines (Hobbs High School) Maddox Scholar – Awarded a $20,000 Scholarship
Jay Nelson (Hobbs High School) Maddox Scholar – Awarded a $20,000 Scholarship
Kaira Payen (Lovington High School) Maddox Scholar – Awarded a $20,000 Scholarship
William “Evan” Gray (Hobbs High School) Maddox Scholar – Awarded a $20,000 Scholarship

For more details on these incredible students, check out their profiles on the past scholars page.