CANADIAN, TX (KFDA) - The Pickens-Abraham Foundation has donated $350,000 for Panhandle schools this year.
Salem and Ruth Ann Abraham and T. Boone Pickens established the Pickens-Abraham Foundation in 2009 to support the Panhandle educational system and help its youth attain opportunities to pursue their dreams.
The fund has reached $900,000 this year.
In addition to the fund, the foundation is providing $125,000 to both the Canadian and Miami Independent School Districts.
"We are excited to be able to help both Canadian and Miami ISD's this year because we understand how small rural schools in Texas have to work very hard to provide the same educational opportunities for rural kids that city kids enjoy," said Salem Abraham. "Canadian and Miami both have terrific school systems, and we know that supporting those schools can help our local kids succeed."
For more information on applying for the Pickens-Abraham Foundation Scholarship, call (806) 655-2528.