Cogdell Scholarship

Established in 1992, the Cogdell Learning Center and scholarship were made possible through the generosity of Bill Pace Cogdell, a local businessman whose wish was to help residents of South and East Midland pursue a college education.


Bill Pace Cogdell
The Bill Pace Cogdell Scholarship (BPCS) pays for in-state tuition, fees, and books for students at Midland College during the fall and spring semesters.
This scholarship continues as long as the student is enrolled and meets scholarship guidelines. If the student transfers to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) immediately after attending Midland College, he/she will be eligible to continue receiving the BPCS.

To be eligible for this scholarship, individuals must:

  • Be attending, or plan to attend, Midland College at the Cogdell Learning Center
  • Be enrolling in at least 6 hours or more of college coursework (developmental and/or credit-bearing)
  • Complete an application and provide all information requested
  • Need financial assistance to begin or continue their education


  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • If currently attending Midland College, student must be meeting requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Not have more than 93 hours attempted at Midland College
  • Not be on federal financial aid suspension from Midland College, unless approved by the Associate Director of the Cogdell Learning Center beforehand

Scholarship Selection Committee considers each applicant’s:

  • Educational and personal history/education and career goals/likelihood to persist and succeed in college
  • Parents’ level of education (extra points awarded to first-generation-to-college applicants)
  • Past/Current involvement with Cogdell Learning Center’s services/resources
  • Steps taken to plan college attendance
  • Demonstrated financial need

The Cogdell Scholarship Application is NOT open at this time.

Submit applications and all supporting documents in person, or mail to:

Midland College Cogdell Learning Center
Attn: Cogdell Scholarship
201 W. Florida Avenue
Midland, Texas 79701
Sending by email is not recommended.

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