Established in 1991, the Field and Mary Scovell Scholarship Foundation honors the legacy of longtime Dallas ambassador and philanthropist Field Scovell, and his wife of nearly 50 years, Mary, both of whom had a passion for young people and education.
The Scovell Foundation annually awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to North Texas youths with high moral character, leadership abilities, financial need and a connection to sports. The foundation funds 10 scholarships for graduating high school seniors planning on attending college in the state of Texas, as well as five continuing scholarships for previous Scovell Scholars still in college.
Dallas civic leader and philanthropist Field Scovell formed the Dallas All Sports Association (DASA) in 1965 to honor distinguished athletic achievement and award scholarship grants to deserving students in North Texas.
In 1990, DASA President Jack B. Prince received approval from Mr. Scovell and the DASA board to create the Field Scovell Scholarship Foundation as DASA’s official scholarship program, with Mr. Prince serving as foundation president. As the Foundation grew, Mr. Prince appointed an independent board to oversee its operations.
The Scovell Foundation is now a volunteer-directed 501 (c) (3) organization. More than 99 percent of all Scovell Foundation contributions go to student scholarships.
The Scovell Foundation has awarded more than $780,000 in college grants to deserving students thanks to the strong support of committed volunteers, charitable organizations and companies in North Texas.