Ross Hall Memorial Endowment Scholarship


The Mesquite ISD Education Foundation is proud to partner with the family of beloved MISD educator Ross Hall to provide the annual Ross Hall Memorial Scholarship, through an endowment creative by loving family and friends of Mr. Ross Hall.

In an effort to support MISD students that plan to pursue a career in education, the Hall family has created the Ross Hall Memorial Scholarship.


●  Must be a graduating senior of Mesquite High School

●  Applicants must have a minimum B average during high school (2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale).

●  Applicants must have a clean discipline record.

●  Applicants must be planning to pursue a career in education and/or are on track to complete the requirements of Mesquite ISD’s Ready, Set, Tech program.

●  Academic factors may be considered (SAT/ACT scores, GPA or class rank), as well as attendance.

●  Applicant’s involvement in school or community extracurricular activities may be considered.


The Ross Hall Memorial Scholarship Application is now available. Click the link below to download the Applications and Instructions/Scholarship Details.

The 2024 application submission deadline is May 1, 2024.

Mail Application & Materials to the Mesquite ISD Education Foundation - 3819 Towne Crossing, Suite 105, Mesquite, TX 75150.

Email application & materials to Randy Lewallyn at


ROSS HALL bio (1935 - 2020)

Family members of former Mesquite High School teacher, coach, administrator, and MISD teacher recruiter, Ross Hall, have launched an Endowment Scholarship Campaign to honor his life & service to education and to Mesquite ISD in perpetuity.

Ross Hall began his career as a teacher and coach in 1957 in Hico, Texas after receiving his degree from Stephen F. Austin University. He spent the next 37 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator before retiring in 1994. He became the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Mesquite High School in 1976 after a successful sixteen-year stint in the same capacity at Wolfe City High School. He spent the next ten years teaching U.S. History and guiding the Skeeter basketball program. He entered the administrative field in the fall of 1987 and became the Principal of Mesquite High School in 1992. He remained in that position for the next three years until his retirement.

The retirement was in name only. Ross immediately began recruiting teachers for MISD the following fall and did so until he finally stepped down in 2017. He was greatly aided throughout his career by his wife, Arlene, herself a twenty-year employee of MISD. They were a fixture for over twenty years at various recruitment sites throughout Louisiana and Texas, working side by side. Together, they recruited many fine teachers to the district. His son and daughter also spent many years teaching at various schools in MISD.

Ross was a passionate proponent of public education for all students. In total, he spent sixty years in education, forty-one of those years working for MISD. His impact upon the district will be felt for years to come. A number of his former players and students have gone on to have distinguished careers of their own in the educational field.

This scholarship honors his legacy and hopefully, will enable others to begin their own legacy.