The purpose of the Mary E. Bivins Foundation is to enrich the quality of life in the Texas Panhandle by supporting the elderly, funding the education of Christian ministers, and addressing critical community needs. In every endeavor, the Bivins Foundation will strive to help each person achieve and maintain the highest standards possible in dignity, independence, self-worth and good health. Through their generosity, the Bivins Foundation offers a scholarship.
The purpose of the Mary E. Bivins Foundation Religious Scholarship Program is to educate ministers to preach the Christian religion. Scholarships are provided for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate education leading to a bachelor's or master's degree in a field that prepares the student to preach the Christian religion. Priority will be given to students intending to serve as pulpit pastors upon graduation. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA, and be a permanent resident of the Texas panhandle. Applications are due by the last Friday in February.