Scott estate continues to provide scholarships for NCTC students

Darin Allred | Apr 10, 2014

Since 2005, the North Central Texas College Foundation has been a beneficiary of the Leo and Mabel Scott Estate.

As part of this estate over the past nine years, the college has benefitted from the mining of sand and gravel to provide additional revenue to the Foundation. To date, the NCTC Foundation has received more than $1 million from the Leo and Mabel Scott Estate.

According to their will, the Scotts wanted these funds to be used to provide assistance for the education of underprivileged persons with preference for scholarships to be awarded for those living in Cooke County and Love County, Oklahoma and the surrounding counties in Texas and Oklahoma.

Since Fall 2005, the NCTC Foundation has awarded 2,780 Leo and Mabel Scott scholarships valued at $553,508.

Over the past several months, the Board of Trustees of the Mabel and Leo Scott Charitable Trust has been working with RediMix and US Concrete to begin mining for additional sand and gravel. The mining is now fully operational and the NCTC Foundation and other beneficiaries will be receiving additional funds for their programs.

"We are so honored to be a beneficiary of the Scott estate," said Debbie Sharp, NCTC Vice-President of Institutional Advancement. "The impact of their gift has been tremendous and is truly changing the lives of our NCTC students. What a great legacy they have created to help students gain their education and to help them better themselves and the communities they live in. We are so grateful to the Scotts for including NCTC in their will."

An online application for scholarships can be found at the college's website at The deadline to submit an application is April 15.