Shauf family establishes scholarship to honor legacy

Elizabeth F. Abu | May 27, 2021

On Monday, May 24, the first anniversary of her husband Pete Shauf’s death, Susie Shauf, along with her children, donated $100,000 to the North Central Texas College Foundation to established the Pete Shauf “GRIT” Award scholarship fund. The fund will award its first scholarship to a deserving NCTC student this fall.

The “GRIT” award stands for gratitude, responsibility, integrity, and tenacity, four characteristics that embodied Pete Shauf.

Pete was a family man, a businessman, an entrepreneur, and very active in his church and community. Pete and Susie have been supporters of the college for many years. In 2015 they established the Sky Davis Memorial Equestrian Scholarship, which has benefited students majoring in equine science and other agriculture-related fields. 

Preference for the “GRIT” award scholarship will be given to a student in Cooke County with a strong work ethic, who has received a faculty recommendation stating that the student embodies the same characteristics Pete was known for, gratitude, responsibility, integrity, and tenacity.

“I don’t know anyone who had as much grit as Pete did,” said Susie, “Pete always said he graduated at the bottom of his class because he had to hold the others up. That’s what we hope to do for these students at NCTC.”

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Susie Shauf signs a trust agreement with the North Central Texas College Foundation to establish the Pete Shauf “GRIT” Award scholarship fund.



The family of Pete Shauf has established a memorial scholarship to honor his life and dedication to those around him. Pictured left to right are Chad Shauf, Mitch Shauf, Mitchell Shauf, Susie Shauf, NCTC Chancellor Dr. Brent Wallace, NCTC Vice Chancellor of External Affairs Debbie Sharp, and Jana Shauf Motes. Not pictured is Michele Shauf.