Contact Us

South Plains College Receives $2 Million Grant from J.T. and Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation

Facebook

South Plains College has received a hefty grant that will provide scholarships for local high school graduates.

The college received a $2 million grant from the J.T. and Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation, and will provide scholarships to graduates from high schools in Lubbock and Hockley Counties.

The grant creates the J.T. and Margaret Talkington Opportunity Scholarship Endowment, and is the largest single grant ever received by the South Plains College Foundation.

“It was the desire of J.T. and Margaret Talkington that the Talkington Foundation consider grants not only in Lubbock County but also in Hockley County,” said Norton Baker, president of the board of directors of the J.T. and Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation.

In time, the endowment is expected to provide more than $100,000 annually to fund scholarships. The college’s goal is to provide scholarship support for an additional 100 students.

The South Plains College Foundation provided nearly $539,000 in scholarship support to 722 SPC students in 2011-2012, and they expect to fund around $583,000 for the current academic year.

SPC officials expect that the first scholarships from the Talkington Opportunity Endowment will be awarded to students for the fall 2014 semester.

More From KFYO

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kfyo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!