Budlong family establishes scholarship at NCTC

Elizabeth F. Abu | May 6, 2019

Siblings Karen Budlong Simpson and Garth Budlong made a donation to the North Central Texas College Foundation to establish a scholarship fund to honor their mother, Betty Kirby Budlong, who began her college career at NCTC.

Karen and Garth, along with Budlong’s grandchildren Teri Budlong Humphrey, Robert Budlong, Owen Simpson Buntyn, Grant W. Simpson III, and Kyle Simpson Brown, donated $20,000 to establish the Betty Kirby Budlong Scholarship.

“Mom taught school until she was 69 years old,” said Karen Simpson, “and substitute taught after she retired until she was 80. She was truly dedicated to education and she would be very pleased with this scholarship.”

For information on applying for scholarships or to donate to a scholarship fund, visit scholarships.nctc.edu.



The family of Betty Budlong established the Betty Kirby Budlong Scholarship at North Central Texas College. Pictured left to right: NCTC Foundation Executive Director Brian Manhart, NCTC Board of Regents Vice Chair Dick Haayen, Karen Simpson, and NCTC Chancellor Dr. Brent Wallace.