Driver Bob Scholarship
In memory of Robert Thompson donated by his family
Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2023
“Driver Bob”, aka Robert Thompson was an avid sports fan and loved to see student athletes in every sport give all with their heart, mind, body, and soul. He always encouraged great sportsmanship whether they won or lost. After retiring from the State with over 20 years of service, Bob began another important career; that of the favored bus driver for Jacksonville ISD. For over 23 years, he drove JISD students to school and back, and spent countless hours driving for extra-curricular activities. He was particularly fond of transporting athletes, and did so with a smile on his face, words of encouragement to all, and obvious joy in his heart.
His family wishes to remember Bob with an athletic scholarship to a deserving graduating JHS senior athlete.
The qualifications for the scholarship are: Must be in an athletic program at JHS, recommended by a coach or teacher, graduate of JISD, full time fall enrollment (12 hours) in a college or university; $500 to be paid first semester, additional $500 second semester with 3.0 GPA.