This year, Payne & Truitt sought to honor our Texas Law Enforcement and Texas Teachers by awarding two winners with a $750 stipend scholarship.

We had many incredible candidates submit applications and the selection committee faced a very tough decision. We appreciate the many students who took the time to apply for the scholarships, and we pray that this year is smooth and studies go well for all. To those not selected, please apply again next year.

Texas Teacher Dependent Scholarship

The winner is William Furlow!

William is from Lamesa, Texas and his mother is a Special Education teacher at O'Donnell ISD. William graduated from Dawson High School and will continue his education at West Texas A & M, majoring in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. William was active in the Dawson County 4H Chapter where he served as President for two years. Congratulations William and best wishes as you pursue your dreams.

Texas Peace Officer Dependent Scholarship

The winner is Ashley Hazen!

Ashley is from Grand Prairie, Texas and her father has been employed with the Dallas Sheriff's Office for over 25 years. Ashley attends Texas Tech University and is a pre-law student. Her goal is to become an immigration and family attorney and open her own law firm. Best of luck and we wish you all the best on your outstanding career journey.