willie's appreciation for education

Willie was only able to attend college for one semester, but even in that short time he developed an appreciation for the importance of higher education. Inspired by Willie, QuadW provides the means through scholarships for students to explore the world around them.

The Willie Tichenor Scholarship in Plan II at the University of Texas was established as a permanent endowment to support the University’s core purpose: “to transform lives for the benefit of society.” Preference is given to students planning to study abroad who have demonstrated financial need.

Willie was admitted into the selective Plan II Honors program at the University of Texas and developed an appreciation for education and the immeasurable impact it can have on an individual. An explorer himself, Willie believed study abroad opportunities provide a way to create new relationships and understand different points of view.

Our board members posing with two recent recipients of the Willie Tichenor Scholarship

Willie spent much of his time in high school involved in the arts. His love for music and the arts is the inspiration for The Willie Tichenor Arts Scholarship. The scholarship is granted each year to a graduating senior from Highland Park High School who has been involved in the arts for their entire high school career and wishes to continue that involvement whether it is as a profession, as an avocation, or simply as a source of entertainment and joy. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years.