Dr. J.H. Wayland Endowed Scholarship

Dr. J.H. Wayland, physician and founder of Wayland Baptist University, was born in Missouri on April 22, 1863. Upon graduation from the Kentucky School of Medicine he moved to Texas in 1883, and on December 27th of that same year married Sarah Frances Tucker. After practicing medicine in Parker and Hunt counties, he moved to Plainview in April of 1891. His practice covered a radius of 250 miles of unbroken territory, with no roads across the prairie. He founded Wayland Baptist University with a gift of twenty-five acres of land from his ranch and $10,000 in cash. Dr. Wayland ultimately gave a total of forty-two acres of land and $100,000 to help realize his dream. He died in Plainview on February 6, 1948. Dr. Wayland believed strongly in integrating faith with academic excellence. His bold, visionary commitment to establish a Christian educational institution for the people of the South Plains is the reason Wayland exists today. Wayland Baptist University is the oldest institution of higher learning on the high plains of West Texas. This scholarship was funded in loving memory of J.H. Wayland by his granddaughter, Beulah W. McInnish.

The scholarship will be administered in accordance with the following conditions:

This scholarship shall be awarded to students preparing for a career in the field of medicine until the receipt of the estate of Beulah McInnish. At that time funds shall be added to this scholarship and the dividends shall be divided equally between pre-med students and the general scholarship fund.

Contribution Information

All donations to the Dr. J.H. Wayland Endowed Scholarship fund are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  If your employer has a fund-matching program for charitable donations, please take advantage of that program if applicable. 

Please mail contributions to:

Wayland Baptist University

Development Office

1900 W 7th St CMB 1295

Plainview, TX  79072-9984

You may also contact Dr. William Hahn for more information regarding contributions to this scholarship fund.