T.A.P.E.D. has a long history of providing scholarships to deserving high school seniors and individuals interested in pursuing degrees in the field of deaf education and interpreting. Since 1985 T.A.P.E.D. has awarded more than $119,800 in scholarships supported by membership dues and fund raising efforts. The following is a list of scholarship recipients since 2008.

Elissa Duncan TAPED Teacher Scholarship – $1000
Wajiha Qureshi Sha Cowan Scholarship – $1000
Keidy SemaDorinne Cunningham Scholarship – $1000
Maggie WainscottGary Curtis Scholarship – $1000
Rachel EppsTAPED Teacher Scholarship
Susan MirelesTAPED Teacher Scholarship


Alyssa GlennonTAPED Student Scholarship
Kylar SicoliTAPED Student Scholarship
Shaudra ParkerDorine Cunningham
Carmen RosalesShā Cowan Scholarship
Ethan NuñezDorinne Cunningham Scholarship
Dekisha SmithGary Curtis Scholarship
Gage LockhartPatricia Johnson Scholarship
José GarzaTAPED Student Scholarship
Konner HandTAPED Student Scholarship
Mahishi TripathiTAPED Teacher Scholarship
Miranda AdameTAPED Interpreter Scholarship
Lexi HillSha Cowan Scholarship
Jose UrestiGary Curtis Scholarship
Leila SicoliDorinne Cunningham Scholarship
Stephanie SizemoreTAPED Student Scholarship
Jaqueline BonillaTAPED Student Scholarship
Savannah JacksonTAPED Teacher Scholarship
Taelar BowmanSha Cowan Scholarship
Patricia BullardTAPED Scholarship
Gabriel GomezGary Curtis Scholarship
Kylea StyneCheryl Ferguson Scholarship
Tammy WilsonDorinne Cunningham Scholarship
Shannon GroceTAPED Teacher Scholarship
Amy LavinTAPED Interpreter Scholarship
Deanna DraperTAPED Teacher Scholarship
Kameron KinastSha Cowan Scholarship
Kenzi SueyDorinne Cunningham Scholarship
Tatum WiechmanGary Curtis Scholarship 
Efren FloresDorinne Cunningham Student Scholarship
Juan GarciaGary Curtis Student Scholarship
Garrett WhitakerKatherine Neely Student Scholarship
Alexis VillarrealSha Cowam Student Scholarship
Oscar De La TorresT.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Roxanne ZechT.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship
Rebekah Kuhlman Dorinne Cunningham Student Scholarship
Jaramiah RosalezGary Curtis Student Scholarship
Esmeralda GarciaKatherine Neely Student Scholarship
Molly BrummettSha Cowan Student Scholarship
Linda CastroT.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Kelsey RohrT.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship
Ashley WhiteT.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship
Margaret Teague Dorine Cunningham Student Scholarship
Joseph Edinburg Gary Curtis Student Scholarship
Carlos Weathersby Katherine Neely Student Scholarship
Kalao Cundiff Sha Cowan Student Scholarship
Cody Cummings T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Jordan Lee Dorine Cunnignham Student Scholarship
Aaron Schmidt Gary Curtis Student Scholarship
Lila Cantrell Katherine Neely Student Scholarship
Casey Lyon Sha Cowan Student Scholarship
Irma Gutierrez T.A.P.E.D. Student Shcolarship
Hailey Fry Dorine Cunningham Student Scholarship
Tyler Allen Gary Curtis Student Scholarship
Jessica Bowen Sha Cowan Student Scholarship
Brooklyn Carpenter Katherine Neely Student Scholarship
Haley Blanco T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Kari Rust T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Diana Hanson T.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship
Melissa Aguilar Dorine Cunningham Student Scholarship
Paul Jerome Uncangco Gary Curtis  Student Scholarship
Andrea Torres Katherine Neely  Student Scholarship
Carlos Martinez Sha Cowan  Student Scholarship
Christian Escamilla T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Jessica Frizzell T.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship
Valerie Orozco T.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship
Jesse Mendez Dorine Cunningham Student Scholarship
Tyler Blocker Gary Curtis Student Scholarship
Sarah McGough Judi Ferguson Student Scholarship
Melissa Keomoungkhoun Katherine Neely Student Scholarship
Kelsey Bartrug T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Biana Quijas T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Kody Schouten T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Kelsea Barlow Dorine Cunningham Student Scholarship
Essam Soomro Gary Curtis Student Scholarship
Morgan Smith Katherine Neely Student Scholarship
Kelsey Rohr Judi Ferguson Student Scholarship
Alberto Dorantes, Jr. Dean Cunningham Student Scholarship
Chandler Mallams T.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship
Sara Block T.A.P.E.D. Interpreter Scholarship
Anita Guajardo Dorine Cunningham Student Scholarship
Anthony Harrison Gary Curtis Student Scholarship
Lesvia Gilmore Katherine Neely Student Scholarship
Joe Rodriguez Judi Ferguson Student Scholarship
Juan Amaro T.A.P.E.D. Student Scholarship
Cassidy Baker T.A.P.E.D. Teacher Scholarship


Want to donate to T.A.P.E.D scholarships or become a SWCED sponsor? Great! We truly appreciate your contributions. Through donations, we are able to provide scholarships to students and educators, as well as maintain a quality biennial statewide conference.

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