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Professional Development Scholarships

The Pflugerville Education Foundation currently offers two scholarships for professional development to employees of PfISD.

Utley Professional Development Scholarship

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for all current PfISD educators pursuing additional educational certification and/or educational related degrees at the university level. PEF believes that we should address the challenges of our current and future society in order to produce strong thinkers and decision makers. Ensuring well-prepared educators is critical to this endeavor.

The Utley Scholarship is sponsored by Dan and Debby Utley founded on the principles of:

  • a desire to contribute to a strong public education system; and,
  • an awareness of the value of ongoing professional learning for educators.

Total funding is $1,000, and this scholarship is awarded in the spring of each year.

Applications will be accepted beginning May 15, 2024 for the 2024 Utley Scholarship and are due at midnight on
Wednesday, June 15, 2024.


American Legion Post 154 Professional Development Scholarship

PEF is proud to be able to facilitate this local scholarship for a PfISD employee in the amount of $600.

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for current PfISD employees honorably discharged from military service or currently serving as a member of the Guard or Reserve who are pursuing additional educational certification and/or educational related degrees. The scholarship can be for any educational activity, including but not limited to working towards a degree, license, certification, or professional development needed to maintain professional status.

Any PfISD employee meeting the criteria below may apply, including administrative staff, technology staff, custodial staff, teachers, principals, etc.


  • Current Pflugerville ISD employees
  • Men or women who serve/have served in the United States military, regardless of branch (veterans must have been honorably discharged)
  • At least 1 year (any campus or district) employment experience in an educational environment
  • Selected recipient may reapply once for the scholarship

The Pflugerville Education Foundation and American Legion Post 154 awards this scholarship in the fall of each year. Due Monday October 23, 2023 at 5:00 pm. and will be awarded at The Pfield, before the Pflugerville vs. Connally football game November 3rd.

For more information, contact the Foundation Office at 512-594-0375 or via email at

American Legion APPLICATION


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