Education Fund

Our Mission

The Nelrod Education Fund

To provide scholarships that will enable ā€œCā€ or "Near C" students from low-income families to achieve a higher education and break the cycle of generational government dependency. Too often, these students follow the path of least resistance in the dependency prone environment and give up on higher education. It is our hope to make their choice to achieve a higher education.

Contact Us


3301 West Fwy
Fort Worth, Texas 76107



Tracie Martinez
817-922-9000 ext. 124

Board Members

  • Mike Chapman, Chair
    Lubbock, TX
  • Bernadine Spears, Vice-Chair
    Odessa, TX
  • Nelson Rodriguez Jr., Treasurer
    Project Manager, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Hilda Benavides, Secretary
    Harlingen, TX
  • Alice Bishop, Board Member
    MS Region VII, MS
  • Alfredo Castaneda, Board Member
    Carrizo Springs, TX
  • April Thacker, Board Member
    Pikeville, KY
  • Cathy Karch, Board Member
    Delta, CO
  • Daisy Flores, Board Member
    Cameron County, TX
  • Debbie Eldridge, Board Member
    Sherman, TX
  • Dorothy Coleman, Board Member
    MS Region VII, MS
  • Elouisa Gonzales, Board Member
    Carrizo Springs, TX
  • Lana Wagner, Board Member
    San Marcos, TX
  • Mike Lopez, Board Member
    Hidalgo County, TX
  • Tonya Valdez, Board Member
    Trindad, CO
  • Virginia Limon, Board Member
    Uvalde, TX