Russell Owen Scholarship

Instructional materials coordinators who have never attended an IMCAT conference can apply for the Russell Owen Memorial Scholarship for free registration to IMCAT's annual conference, I.M. Texas.

Apply for the 2023 Russell Owen Scholarship

The IMCAT Russell Owen Memorial Scholarship is designed to assist an instructional material coordinator who plans to pursue professional development and commemorates the achievements of Russell Owen, a founder of IMCAT. During more than 30 years as an administrator for the Dallas Independent School District, he was dedicated to sharing knowledge among instructional materials coordinators.

The scholarship covers conference registration, including conference meals. The recipient is responsible for other travel costs (e.g., lodging and transportation).

To be considered for the scholarship, an applicant must:

  • be the instructional materials coordinator or directly involved in the acquisition of instructional materials,
  • declare intent to attend the entire IMCAT conference in December,
  • have never attended an IMCAT conference before, and
  • upload a letter (PDF preferred) in the application process from a supervisor/director as to why applicant is being nominated to attend conference.

Application Deadline for 2024: Coming soon

Past Russell Owen Scholarship Recipients

Janeth Valadez, Midlothian ISD

Amanda Lopez, Natalia ISD

Suheill Villafane, Eanes ISD
Monica Wahl, Navarro ISD 

Jerry Brannen, Paris ISD
Jena Gonzalez, Del Valle ISD

Sheri Hayes, Bishop CISD
Shannon Ripley, Winters ISD

Gayle Parenica, Wharton ISD
Donna Carnagey, Petersburg ISD

Glenn Barfield, New Boston ISD
Ricky Northrup, Valentine ISD
Dayna Prochaska, Early ISD

Jeff Funderburgh, Birdville ISD
Karen Phillips, Sulphur Springs ISD

Lotte Talley, Happy ISD


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