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Sid W. Richardson Memorial Fund

The Sid W. Richardson Foundation was established in 1947 by Sid Richardson, himself. Although his interest reached far beyond the borders of Texas and his personal contacts were worldwide, Mr. Richardson was able to retain his utmost concern for the people of his home state – Texas. Because of this reason, he provided in the Foundation’s charter that all grants and scholarships must be awarded to deserving individuals residing in the state of Texas.

Over the years, the Board of Directors and the Foundation’s staff have sought to fulfill Sid Richardson’s vision by providing grants that were primarily centered in the areas of education, healthcare, human services, and culture. The Foundation started its current program of distributing major grants in 1962 when a large income from assets from Mr. Richardson became available. Grants are primarily made to organizations and not individuals.

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Award Information:

Amount: $1,000 to $6,000
Number of Scholarship Awards: 61
Deadline: March 31st
Renewable: Yes; award recipients may reapply if they are able to maintain a GPA of 2.0
GPA: Check official website for more details
Major: This grant award does not require its recipients to pursue a specific field of study
Eligible Students: Full-time undergraduate and graduate students: college freshman, college sophomore, college junior and senior, Master’s-level study, Doctoral-level study, and other postgraduate-level study

Eligibility Criteria:

– Must be direct descendants (children or grandchildren) of individuals who qualify for Early Retirement, Normal Retirement, Disability Retirement, or Death Benefits from the Bass Retirement Plan, Retirement Plan for Employees of Barbnet/San Jose Cattle Company, Retirement Plan for Employees of City Development Company, City Club Retirement, Retirement Plan for Employees of Sid W. Richardson Foundation, or Retirement Plan for Employees of the Sundance Square.

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– Demonstrate financial need
– Demonstrate academic excellence
– Direct descendants of individuals currently employed with at least three (3) years full-time service with any of the following employers may also apply:

o Barbnet Investment Company
o Richardson Aviation
o Sid Richardson Carbon Company
o Sid W. Richardson Foundation
o San Jose Cattle Company
o Sundance Square Management, L.P.

Application Process:

1. Direct a written request letter to the Foundation. You may also fax your request to hasten their receipt. You’ll need to include your name, address, contact information, email address, qualifying employee name and his/her relation to you (the student), the social security number of the employee, and the dates of employment.

2. Fill out the application form according to the instructions provided.

3. You may be required to provide the following:
a. Personal essay
b. Official high school and/or college transcript
c. Sat and/or ACT scores

4. Review your application before sending it to:

Sid Richardson Memorial Fund
309 Main Street,
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Selection Criteria:

Since the funds are limited, these scholarship awards are given on a competitive basis. The scholarship selection committee will choose the award recipients based on their academic performance and financial need.

Contact Information:

Sid W. Richardson Foundation
309 Main Street,
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: (817) 336-0494
Fax: (817) 332-2176
Email: [email protected]

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