Boomtown Days Museum Scholarship
The Boomtown Days Museum Scholarship is a general college scholarship that is awarded to a freshman or sophomore student. First consideration is given to graduates of Sundown High School. Minimum qualifications include: 2.50 grade point average; graduation in upper 50% of high school class; full-time enrollment (12 semester hours or more); and U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The Boomtown Days Museum opened in Sundown, Texas, in July 1971 and chronicled the growth and development of the Slaughter Oil Field. The Boomtown Days Museum Association operated the museum until 1998 when it closed and its assets were contributed to the South Plains College Foundation to establish an endowed scholarship program.