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The 2024 Angela Stanford Foundation scholarship application has closed.

The Angela Stanford Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Award: Up to $10,000 paid over a 4 year period, applied to undergraduate degree. Criteria for the scholarship include:

  • Young adult who has been diagnosed with cancer or whose parent/guardian has been diagnosed
  • Exhibits financial need
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale)
  • Current high school senior OR college undergraduate
  • Degree-seeking
  • Applicant must be a Texas resident

The Nan Stanford Scholarship

Scholarship Award: $50,000 paid over a 4 year period, applied to undergraduate degree. Criteria for the scholarship include:

  • Young adult who has lost a parent/guardian to cancer
  • Exhibits financial need
  • Current high school senior
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities and commitment to their community
  • Gives back to the community
  • Applicant must be a Texas Resident
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 (4.0 scale)

*One student will be selected each year for the Nan Stanford Scholarship. You must apply for The Angela Stanford Foundation scholarship prior to applying for the Nan Stanford Foundation Scholarship.

The Nan Stanford scholarship was established to honor the life and memory of Nan Stanford.

Nan worked for the city of Saginaw for over forty years and served the last seventeen as City Manager. Nan loved her community and made a difference through her commitment to serving others. She encouraged everyone to help those in need and strived to make her community better. When Nan was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, she continued to work because she had a purpose and loved the people of the City of Saginaw. She lead with integrity, honesty and joy.

Nan loved the Lord, her family, and her work up to her passing in 2022. Nan took great pride in her work, but she loved her family the most.

Nan had a positive and joyful outlook on life. On bad days, she leaned hard into her faith. She fought breast cancer for thirteen years and left us with a legacy of commitment, love, joy, and helping others in need.

This scholarship looks to support an individual who shows commitment to their family and community while enduring the hardships of cancer.

For more information about the scholarship, deadlines, and application, please email Foundation Executive Director Amy Green at

Scholarship Recipients

We have nineteen students currently receiving scholarships from the Angela Stanford Foundation. We’d like to take a moment to introduce them and thank you for your generous sponsorships and donations.

Kyleigh Allred

Dallas Baptist University: Psychology

I am extremely grateful and honored to receive the Angela Stanford Scholarship. This scholarship has been such a gift in the way of lifting a financial burden from my family. I am so grateful for Angela and what she has chosen to do with her story to help others like me walking through losing a parent to cancer. This scholarship will be used to help me pursue further education and a degree in counseling in hopes to go into grief counseling to use my passion and story to help others.

Hayden Boykin

Blinn College: Business Major

The Angela Stanford Foundation means so much to me because I can meet new people and make new friends. I am also surrounded by people that can understand what I’ve been through. Overall I am very grateful to be selected as a scholarship recipient.

Elora Beazley

Collin College: Information Systems Cybersecurity

I am honored to have been chosen as a recipient of this scholarship! This scholarship means that I will be able to attend college without my mom and I worrying about how I will pay for it, and that means so much to me to be given that opportunity. I am so incredibly thankful for the Angela Stanford Foundation and the kind work it has done for me and so many other people in need!

Ruby Caldwell


This scholarship means a lot to me. It will will help me achieve my goal of becoming an ag teacher.

Katie Cronan

Texas Tech University: Kinesiology / Minor: Sports Medicine

To me, this scholarship means I will be able to graduate with my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with minimal student loans. I have been able to work toward my dream career while being involved in an amazing undergraduate Internship program, without having to worry too much about financial restrictions. I am grateful for the donations that make this scholarship & my education possible!

Ruben Florido

Dallas Bapist University

This scholarship provided by the Angela Stanford foundation means so much to me. For me it is an opportunity to achieve a dream I otherwise would not have been able to. It allows me to become the person I believe God made me to be! And this scholarship will help me see my dream of being a counselor/therapist become a reality. Thank you for not just supporting me, but also showering me with warmth and love!

Garrett Johnson

Tarleton State University: Agribusiness Economics

I am honored to have been chosen to receive the Angela Stanford Scholarship. The Angela Stanford Foundation recognizes the challenges associated with battling cancer and is investing in my future. The scholarship will assist me in completing my education while limiting the amount of debt I will incur to obtain my degree. I will be able to fulfill my dream of being a college graduate with the help of this scholarship. I am blessed to be a recipient and am incredibly thankful for the support.

Alex Gonzalez

Univeristy: Nursing

My name is Alex Gonzalez and I am from Dallas Texas. Winning this scholarship is a dream come true for me. I never thought I could be a recipient of a fantastic scholarship. This motivates me even more and hopefully I can help others just like Angela Stanford foundation helped me! Thank you!!

Ty Gore

Texas A&M at College Station

The Angela Stanford Foundation scholarship to me means opportunity. It provides the opportunity to purse my goals in furthering my education. It provides the opportunity of easing the financial burden on my family. Most importantly, the Angela Stanford Foundation Scholarship provides an opportunity of paying it forward to survivors of cancer. I am honored to be a recipient of this scholarship, and hope to be able to one day provide opportunities such as this.

Samantha Gudenau

Dallas Baptist University

My name is Samantha Gudenau. I will be attending Dallas Baptist University in the Fall with the goal of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in biology. I plan on gaining the foundational information that I need to become a member of the Health Care field. After earning my bachelor’s degree, I plan on attending Medical School, where I will continue my academic path of becoming a Pathologist. I am so thankful to be awarded this scholarship to help me pursue my academic career. I will forever and always be grateful towards the Angela Standford Foundation for this helping hand.

Hayden Head

Baylor University: Political Science

The Angela Stanford Foundation Scholarship is an opportunity to further my education in a financially responsible way. My goal has always been to attend school and come out debt free because I follow Dave Ramsey. However it means more to me than just that. It is an validation to me that someone looked at my application and thought this kid has been through a lot in his life; so how can I make a positive difference in his life?

Graci Henard

Dallas Baptist University

This scholarship was such an answer to prayer. It is more than a financial blessing, but also a testament to the Lord’s faithfulness in my life. I’m so thankful for Angela, the board members, and donors for their kindness and generosity to students like like me who have experienced cancer in a parent. Because of the Angela Stanford Foundation, I am able to pay some of my tuition for my senior year of college! I will graduate with a Bachelors of Arts in English with a minor in Biblical Studies. I hope to further my education with a Master’s in Journalism to pursue my passion of telling people’s stories.

Madi Pitts

Texas Tech University: Global Sutdies & English Literature

I am sincerely honored to be chosen as one of the recipients of this amazing scholarship. Words cannot begin to convey how truly thankful I am for all of the parties involved. Knowing that there are people that are willing to invest in my education, makes me push that much harder to make a change not only in myself but in my community. For this, I am forever grateful and will dedicate my life work to duplicate the love and support I have received at the Angela Stanford Foundation. This Foundation has sparked a domino effect of future philanthropists that will inspire millions and keep hope alive for all.

Carolina Sartori

Texas A&M University: Forensic & Investigative Science

The Angela Stanford Foundation scholarship is a way that I can be at ease by continuing to achieve my higher education. I am thankful and honored that I was chosen as a recipient because it lessens the financial burden for my mom. Furthermore, thanks to this scholarship my brother can see that working hard truly pays off as our dad always said. I continue his legacy by focusing on my studies and with your opportunity I can pursue my dream with serenity.

Rylee Spence

Baylor University: Middle Grades mathematics

My name is Rylee Spence, and I attend Baylor university. I am so thankful to be a recipient of this scholarship and to play a part in this community. This scholarship means so much, but most importantly it is a constant reminder that I have people cheering me on that understand the challenges I have faced. I am beyond grateful to have the Angela Stanford Foundation supporting me and their willingness to invest in me.

Lilly Thomas

Texas A&M University.

Being a recipient of the Angela Stanford Foundation Scholarship means that I get the chance to attend my dream school. It also means easing the financial burden on my family
during a challenging time. I’m so thankful to be a recipient of this scholarship!
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