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john walton education foundation

We don’t just fund scholarships, we help make dreams happen

The John S. Walton Educational Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to full-time students pursuing higher education through Texas Tech University, TTU Health Sciences Center, Lubbock Christian University, Wayland Baptist University, South Plains College, and accredited Lubbock area trade schools. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Trustees of the foundation. Applicants must be recommended by a REALTOR® member of the LAR.

Applications for 2023 scholarships will be accepted around the middle of March 2023.

Giving By Check

Donations are accepted by check at the LAR office. Please mail your donation to:

Lubbock Association of REALTORS®
6510 70th Street
Lubbock, TX 79424

How Donations Are Used

All donations to the John Walton Education Foundation are used to fund scholarships for local youth and LAR REALTOR® Members.

About the foundation

The foundation is funded through the generosity of the Lubbock Association of REALTORS®, its members and outside donations.  It was established in 1981 during Mr. Walton’s year as President of the Lubbock Association of REALTORS® as simply, the Lubbock Association of REALTORS Education Foundation.

The Trustees of the Foundation saw fit to rename it in 2016 in memory and honor of Mr. Walton.  Mr. Walton, a 40-year REALTOR Emeritus member of the association, dedicated countless hours of service to the Lubbock, Texas and National Association of REALTORS. 

He served as the President of the Lubbock Association of REALTORS in 1981, President of the Texas Association of REALTORS in 1999, and was appointed to the Texas Real Estate Commission by Governor Rick Perry from 2001 to 2007. He was appointed as Chairman of the Commission by Governor Perry in 2004. Mr. Walton loved this community and the REALTOR profession and the foundation strives to honor his legacy.