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McClellan “Think On” Memorial Scholarship Fund

The McClellan “Think On” Memorial Scholarship was established by brothers Russell and Stan McClellan to honor the memory of their parents, Billy Lynn McClellan and Joy Goodman McClellan, as well as the many relatives and ancestors who bear the name of the ancient Scottish Gaelic “Clan MacLellan”. The scholarship derives its name from the Clan MacLellan motto “Think On.” According to legend, in the 15th century, King James II of Scotland offered a large reward for the capture of a notorious criminal. Sir William MacLellan hunted down and killed the criminal and brought the severed head to King James to claim the reward. When the king failed to honor his promise, Sir William responded, “Think On!” thus prompting the king to fulfill his promise, restoring substantial lands and honor to Clan MacLellan. As a result, the motto of Clan MacLellan is the challenge to “Think On.” The McClellan “Think On” Memorial Scholarship honors the history of Clan MacLellan. This scholarship also encourages Coleman County students to challenge themselves and “Think On” through the pursuit of continuing education, whether vocational of academic. 


  • Be a Coleman High School or Santa Anna High School graduate 
  • Preference given to Howard Payne or Texas A&M, or Texas State Technical College, STEM majors 
  • Preference will also be given to students participating in high school activities and community service