Pat Shell Scholarship

  • The Texas Council of Women School Executives Scholarship Committee is pleased to invite applications for the 2020 Pat Shell Scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor of Patricia M. Shell who passed away in 2012 after a long and illustrious career in public education. Pat was an outstanding Texas education leader and mentor to both men and women educators.

    Who is eligible for the award?
    Applications are open to any Texas woman superintendent, with preference given to those who are TCWSE members.

    What is the award?
    Up to $1,000 to be used for professional development. The scholarship award may be used to pay for research, travel, conference fees, and related experiences for professional development activities. The award is made on a reimbursement basis and funds must be expended within 12 months following announcement of the award at the 2020 conference.

    What are the award recipient's responsibilities?
    The recipient of the Pat Shell Scholarship will be encouraged to share her learning and expertise by making a presentation at TCWSE's 2020 Annual Conference.

    What information do applicants need to submit?

    1. A letter of application describing the professional development activity to be funded by the scholarship and explaining how this activity relates to the applicant's career goals.

    2. A current resume/vita.

    3. Supporting materials or anything else the applicant feels is important for the committee to consider in making its selection.

    What is the deadline for applications?
    All application materials must be postmarked by Friday, December 6, 2019. The Pat Shell Scholarship is normally awarded at TCWSE's annual conference. The 2020 conference will take place January 25-26 at the Hilton Austin Hotel in Austin.

    The TCWSE Scholarship Committee encourages all individuals who meet the eligibility criteria to apply. If you are not eligible but know someone who is, please encourage her to apply for the scholarship. Your interest in and assistance with this worthy effort is most appreciated.


    Please return completed application materials to:
    Ann Halstead, Executive Secretary, TCWSE
    406 East 11th Street, Austin, TX, 78701-2617