Continually growing the support system for Vanguard, through our work.
This is what we do
The Vanguard Foundation exists to support the work of Vanguard College Preparatory School. It does this by awarding scholarships, building an endowment fund, and making occasional loans to the school to cover operating costs and special projects.
Our success depends on donations from a wide variety of people who have been touched in some way by Vanguard. We have received donations from community leaders who recognize the value that the school provides to residents of Central Texas, business leaders and professionals who believe that supporting a school with Vanguard’s values is important to attracting and retaining top tier talent, and alumni who know that the school provided a gateway to successful careers. Parents of former students have also been generous in their donations. We encourage parents of current Vanguard students to support the school with donations to the school’s Annual Fund. We are grateful to all, no matter how they choose to contribute!
Donating to the Vanguard Foundation is easy. Click here to make a donation directly.
You can also contribute to the Vanguard School Endowment fund administered by Waco Foundation.
Finally, we have two scholarship funds to which you can contribute.
The Arminda Bewley Scholarship Fund
Arminda Bewley worked at Vanguard from 1977-2011 and was devoted to students and families. She was the smile at the front desk, testing center, and library and was loved by all. Her patience, character, patriotism, and dedication were appreciated by so many!
Through a collaboration with the school, an annual award with tuition scholarship is given by Arminda’s family in her memory to a rising 9th-grader who exhibits faithfulness to friends, loyalty, a positive attitude towards all, respectfulness, and willingness to always do their part on initiatives that help others.
2023 Arminda Bewley scholarship Winner Caroline Abel
The Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Fund
The Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 to reward exceptional students as well as to honor Vanguard’s outstanding faculty. The fund was founded in honor of Carol Spain, one of Vanguard’s most beloved faculty members for 27 years. The scholarship, announced at the awards ceremony each May, is given to a current Vanguard student as a reward for past achievement and as an incentive for continuing to excel at Vanguard. The student granted this distinction is selected by the faculty on the basis of character traits that Carol so clearly embodied: loyalty, intense dedication to educational pursuits, kindness, and a selfless concern for others.
Contributions to the Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Fund can be made in honor of any faculty member, whether former or current. These contributions need not conform to rigid guidelines or timetables. They may be large or small, and given at any time during the year—perhaps even as a birthday or holiday present for a deserving teacher. A contribution to the Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Fund is the best possible way to honor a deserving student and dedicated faculty member at the same time. Letters of acknowledgement will be sent to you, the school, and to the faculty member in whose honor your donation was made.