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SCHOLARSHIPS

The North Texas Community Foundation is a proud home to numerous
scholarship funds for students in Tarrant, Hunt and Somervell counties, as well as various collegiate programs.
In 2016, the Community Foundation was able to award $439,331 in scholarships due to the diligence of
appointed committees and the generosity of our community.

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

Below are the scholarships offered through the North Texas Community Foundation.

Please review the criteria carefully by clicking on the scholarship name. Some scholarships require a specific application form. If so, the form will be available for download on the scholarship page or provided by the school. If references are required for application, students are encouraged to follow up with each individual to ensure that the reference is mailed in time to meet the specified deadline.

In all cases, we strongly recommend applicants deliver the completed application before the given deadline to the appropriate recipient, whether it is the Community Foundation, a high school counselor, or another designee to allow ample time for processing.

If you have any questions please contact our Grants and Database Administrator, Ronda Moore, or call 817.877.0702.

Alyson Adams Scholarship

Background:

Alyson Adams, a committed Trinity High School teacher fully dedicated to her students, faculty and community, lost her brave battle with breast cancer in 1997. The Alyson Adams Scholarship Fund was established in her honor and memory.

Amount:

Up to $500. Funds may be used for tuition, fees and books.

Geographic limitations:

Trinity High School – Euless, TX

Eligibility:

  • Trinity High School graduating senior in good standing
  • Top 50% of the class
  • Involved in extracurricular activities
  • Committed to pursuing a career in education

Deadline:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Renewals:

This is a one-time, non-renewable award.

How to apply:

The application is available below or in the Trinity High School Guidance Office. After completing the application, turn it in to the Trinity High School Guidance Office.

Scholarship Application

The Chesapeake Scholarship

BACKGROUND

The Chesapeake Scholarship was established at the North Texas Community Foundation by Chesapeake Energy in 2007. The goal of the scholarship is to make a college degree or vocational certification possible for minority and socially disadvantaged youth in Fort Worth.

AMOUNT

Up to $20,000 per year. Funds may be used for tuition, fees and books.

GEOGRAPHIC LIMITATIONS

Fort Worth ISD Schools in Fort Worth, TX

ELIGIBILITY

You are eligible to apply for The Chesapeake Scholarship if you satisfy all of the following criteria:

1. You are a graduating senior of a Fort Worth Independent School District high school
2. You have a GPA of a 3.0 or higher
3. You have taken either the ACT or SAT
4. You have applied and plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school
5. You are a U.S. citizen or legal resident
6. You are female or a member of a minority group as defined by the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (visit www.nctrca.org for more information)

Children and grandchildren of Chesapeake Corporation employees are not eligible to receive scholarships. Individuals attending private schools, parochial schools, or institutions otherwise outside of the FWISD are also not eligible. For a complete list of FWISD schools, please visit www.fwisd.org.

DEADLINE

April 17, 2017

RENEWALS

Renewal criteria include earning a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and maintaining appropriate conduct.

By May 1 of each year, students wishing to renew must send a letter of request for renewal to the North Texas Community Foundation. By June 15, students must send a certified transcript, current through the spring semester, directly from their college or university to the attention of the Programs Associate, Angela White, at the North Texas Community Foundation. The student will receive a scholarship acceptance form and must complete and return it to the Community Foundation by July 15. All checks for the 2017-18 academic year will be distributed by the first week of August.

HOW TO APPLY

The application and financial aid survey is available below or in the FWISD High School Guidance Offices. Applicant must submit by hand or by mail a completed application and all required materials (listed on page 4 of 4 of the application), paper clipped and/or in an envelope (no staples please), on or before the deadline to the Community Foundation’s Program Associate. Transcripts and letters of recommendation may be mailed separately, and will be added to the appropriate application packet onsite if needed. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

The Financial Aid Survey, a three page document separate from the application (also available below), must be sent to the Financial Aid Office of every college or university the student may attend in the fall. It would be worthwhile for students to send these off as soon as possible and not wait until they have turned in their application, since administrative processing can take some time.

Chesapeake Scholarship Application

Chesapeake Financial Aid Survey

Chesapeake Scholarship Acceptance Form

Greenville High School Class of 1957 Scholarship

Background:

The Greenville High School Class of 1957 Scholarship Fund was established in 2004 by the 1957 graduating class and is awarded to one deserving, graduating senior from Greenville High School pursuing higher education.

Amount:

Up to $3,000. Funds may be used for tuition, fees and books.

Geographic limitations:

Greenville High School – Greenville, TX

Eligibility:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • High class rank
  • Good TAKS scores
  • Taken the SAT and/or the ACT
  • Involved in extracurricular and community activities
  • Work experience also considered
  • Two letters of recommendation and a written one-page narrative required with the submission of an application

Deadline:

The deadline is determined by the Greenville High School scholarship committee. Please see the counselor’s office for details.

Renewals:

This is a one-time, non-renewable award.

How to apply:

The application is available below or in the Greenville High School Guidance Counselor’s Office. After completing the application, turn it in to the Greenville High School Guidance Counselor’s Office.
Scholarship Application
Scholarship Acceptance Form

H.O.P.E. Farm Scholarship

Background:

The H.O.P.E. Farm Scholarship is an award provided for youth who have completed the H.O.P.E. Farm program and is renewable for up to four years at the discretion of the scholarship committee

Amount:

The number of scholarships and the amount awarded shall be at the discretion of H.O.P.E. Farm.

Funds may be used for:

Tuition, fees and books.

Geographic limitations:

Fort Worth ISD Schools – Fort Worth, TX

Eligibility:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of the H.O.P.E. Farm program
  • Active within the community
  • Established financial need
  • In addition to the application, three letters of recommendation must be submitted

Deadline:

The deadline is determined by the H.O.P.E. Farm scholarship committee. Please ask H.O.P.E. Farm for further details.

Renewals:

Renewal criteria include earning a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA, maintaining appropriate conduct and providing any additional information the scholarship committee requires.

Students wishing to renew must send The Community Foundation a letter of request, along with a current certified transcript, for committee review within two weeks of the close of the spring semester.

Once the scholarship has been renewed, the student must send The Community Foundation an updated award acceptance form.

How to apply:

The application is available in the H.O.P.E. Farm Office. After completing the application, turn it in to Mr. Gary Randle in the H.O.P.E. Farm Office.

Scholarship Acceptance Form

Dwain H. Hughes Memorial Scholarship – Tarrant County College Nursing Program

Background:

Dwain H. Hughes, former Senior VP and CFO of RadioShack, played an instrumental role in establishing RadioShack’s Tech Prep Program (in conjunction with Tarrant County College), which provided scholarships for students who studied technology. Mr. Hughes also served as a lieutenant colonel, U.S. Air Force Reserves, where he personally witnessed the heroic efforts of nurses on the front line. Upon Hughes’ passing in 2001, the Dwain H. Hughes Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in his honor.

Amount:

Up to $500 per semester per recipient. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Geographic limitations:

Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, TX

Eligibility:

  • Minimum cumulative TCC GPA of 3.0 in courses applied towards the A.A.S. degree in Nursing
  • Must meet federal guidelines for financial need

Deadline:

Spring: April 21, 2017

Fall: Please contact TCC Nursing for further details.

Renewals:

Renewal criteria include maintaining a GPA of 3.0 in the nursing curriculum, completing a minimum of eight credit hours each semester and maintaining appropriate conduct.

How to apply:

Complete the Tarrant County College general scholarship application form, which can be accessed by clicking here.

Dwain H. Hughes Memorial Scholarship – OU Price College of Business

Background:

Dwain H. Hughes, former Senior VP and CFO of RadioShack, played an instrumental role in establishing RadioShack’s Tech Prep Program (in conjunction with Tarrant County College), which provided scholarships for students who studied technology. Upon Hughes’ passing in 2001, the Dwain H. Hughes Memorial Scholarship was established in his honor.

Amount:

Up to $2,000. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Geographic limitations:

University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK

Eligibility:

  • Enrolled in the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business
  • Cumulative minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Be a junior or senior in status by credit hours
  • Establish financial need
  • Maintain appropriate conduct

Deadline:

February 1, 2017

Renewals:

This is a one-time, non-renewable award.

How to apply:

Complete the University of Oklahoma general scholarship application through the Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub, which can be found at http://www.ou.edu/scholarships.html.

Dwain H. Hughes Memorial Scholarship – Enid High School

Background:

Dwain H. Hughes, former Senior VP and CFO of Radio Shack, played an instrumental role in establishing Radio Shack’s Tech Prep Program (in conjunction with Tarrant County College), which provided scholarships for students who studied technology. Upon Hughes’ passing in 2001, the Dwain H. Hughes Memorial Scholarship was established in his honor.

Amount:

Up to $3,000. Funds may be used for tuition, fees and books.

Geographic limitations:

Enid High School – Enid, OK

Eligibility:

  • Minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA
  • Scored a minimum 1200 on the SAT or 25 on the ACT
  • Establish financial need

Deadline:

Date to be determined by the Enid High School Scholarship Committee

Renewals:

Renewal criteria include earning a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA and maintaining appropriate conduct. Students wishing to renew must send The Community Foundation a letter of request, along with a current transcript, for committee review within two weeks of the close of the spring semester. Once the scholarship has been renewed, the student must send The Community Foundation an updated contact sheet.

How to apply:

The application is available in the Enid High School Guidance Office. After completing the application, turn it in to the Enid High School Guidance Office.

Scholarship Acceptance Form

Fannye M. Jones Scholarship

Background:

Dwain H. Hughes, former Senior VP and CFO of Radio Shack, played an instrumental role in establishing Radio Shack’s Tech Prep Program (in conjunction with Tarrant County College), which provided scholarships for students who studied technology. The Fannye M. Jones Scholarship was established within the Dwain H. Hughes scholarship fund in honor of a woman who provided the community of Greeneville, Tennessee, with a rich legacy and a commitment to education and service to others.

Amount:

Up to $5,000. Funds may be used for tuition, fees and books

Geographic limitations:

Greene County, TN/ Greeneville City School Systems

Eligibility:

  • African-American graduating seniors
  • Cumulative minimum 2.5 GPA
  • For Baccalaureate-level study, trade school or two-year college
  • All applications must be submitted to:
    Fannye M. Jones African-American Scholarship Fund
    312 Floral Street
    Greenville, TN 37743
    Attn: Angelia Rodriguez, Family Support Center

Deadline:

The deadline is determined by Greene County/ Greeneville City School Systems.

Renewals:

This is a one-time, non-renewable award.

How to apply:

The application is available in the Greene County/Greeneville City School Systems.

Scholarship Acceptance Form

James Earle Johnson Scholarship

Background:

The James Earle Johnson scholarship was established by Robert M. Johnson to pay a lasting tribute to his father, James Earle, a long-time member of the Trimble Technical High School faculty, to provide assistance to students pursuing an education in architecture. The Johnson scholarship is an award for seniors graduating from Trimble Tech High School and is renewable for up to four years at the discretion of the scholarship committee. Scholarship recipients are notified by committee on Senior Day.

Amount:

The number and amount of scholarships are determined annually by the organization.

Funds may be used for:

Tuition, fees and books.

Geographic limitations:

Trimble Tech High School – Fort Worth, TX

Eligibility:

  • Have an 80% average grade in the Trimble Tech Architectural Drafting Program
  • Have passing grades in all other courses
  • Be in good standing and active within the school and the community
  • Have been accepted to an accredited college or university

Deadline:

The deadline is determined by the Trimble Tech High School scholarship committee. Please contact your counselor’s office for details.

Renewals:

  • Minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA
  • Maintaining appropriate conduct

Students wishing to renew must send The Community Foundation a letter of request, along with a current certified transcript, for committee review within two weeks of the close of the spring semester. Once the scholarship has been renewed, the student must send The Community Foundation an updated award acceptance form.

How to apply:

The application is available in the Trimble Tech High School Guidance Counselor’s Office. After completing the application, turn it in to the Trimble Tech High School Guidance Counselor’s Office.

Scholarship Acceptance Form

Ione Buckner McAlister Scholarship – Paschal High School

Background:

The Ione Buckner McAlister Scholarship was established in 2000 from the estate of Mrs. McAlister, a TCU graduate and former science teacher at Paschal High School. This scholarship is awarded to seniors graduating from Paschal High School and is renewable for up to three years at the discretion of the scholarship committee.

Amount:

The number and amount of scholarships are determined annually by the organization. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Geographic limitations:

R. L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, TX

Eligibility:

  • Graduating senior in good standing
  • Plans to attend an accredited college or university

Deadline:

March 31, 2017

Renewals:

If you are a current McAlister scholarship recipient, Paschal counselors will have sent you a letter pertaining to renewal along with the renewal application. Please abide by the directions listed within that letter. If the recipient is approved for renewal. The Community Foundation Programs Associate will then mail a Scholarship Acceptance Form to the student.

How to apply:

The application is available in the Paschal High School Guidance Office. After completing the application, turn it in to the Paschal High School Guidance Office.

Please contact Ms. Tameka Smith in the Paschal High School Guidance Office for additional information at 817.814.5060.

Ione Buckner McAlister Scholarship – Southwest High School

Background:

The Ione Buckner McAlister Scholarship was established in 2000 from the estate of Mrs. McAlister, a TCU graduate and former science teacher. This scholarship is awarded to seniors graduating from Southwest High School and is renewable for up to three years at the discretion of the scholarship committee.

Amount:

The number and amount of scholarships are determined annually by the organization.

Funds may be used for:
Tuition, fees and books.

Geographic limitations:
Southwest High School – Fort Worth, TX

Eligibility:

  • Graduating senior in good standing
  • Plans to attend an accredited college or university

Deadline:
Applications may be turned in to Alice Burns-Holcomb in the Go Center by March 31, 2017.

Renewals:
Renewable for up to three years at the discretion of the scholarship committee. Students wishing to renew must send The Community Foundation a letter of request, along with a current certified transcript, for committee review within two weeks of the close of the spring semester. Once the scholarship has been renewed, the student must send The Community Foundation an updated award acceptance form.

How to apply:
The application is available in the Southwest High School Go Center. After completing the application, turn it in to Alice Burns-Holcomb in the Go Center.

Scholarship Application

Ione Buckner McAlister Scholarship
FWISD Teachers Project

Background:

The purpose of this scholarship is to award one FWISD math teacher and one FWISD science teacher a grant to develop either a math or science project or a series of lessons to improve math or science instruction in his/her classroom and, ultimately, within the Fort Worth ISD. A selection committee comprised of the directors and members of the Math/Science Content Council will review all proposals and make selections based on the stated criteria below. A grant will be awarded to one math and one science teacher to be applied toward material costs associated with the proposed project or lessons.

Amount:

The amount of the awards is determined annually by the Community Foundation.

Funds may be used for:

Developing either a math or science project or a series of lessons to improve math or science instruction in his/her classroom.

Geographic limitations:

FWISD Elementary & Middle Schools, Science & Math Teachers in Fort Worth, TX

Deadline:

To be determined for 2017.

Renewals:

This award is not renewable.

How to apply:

The application is available through the FWISD school principals’ offices or in the FWISD office. After completing the proposal, turn it in to Shane Woods.

Dorothy Mize Highsteppers Scholarship

Background:

An educator for 27 years, Dorothy Mize founded the Haltom High School Highsteppers in 1966. This girls drill team was under her direction for 19 years. Former students established this scholarship fund to honor her legacy as a remarkable director and wonderful teacher.

Amount:

$1,500. Funds may be used for tuition, books and supplies.

Geographic limitations:

Haltom High School – Haltom City, Texas

Eligibility:

  • Graduating senior of Haltom High School
  • Demonstrates strong character
  • Demonstrates above average scholastic achievement
  • Must be at least a two-year current member of the Highsteppers

Deadline:

To be determined for 2016.

Renewals:

This scholarship may be renewed for one additional year if renewal eligibility requirements are met.

How to apply:

The application is available below or at the Haltom High School Counselor’s Office. Completed applications must be turned in to Dieca Jones or to the Haltom High School Counselor’s Office.

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Acceptance Form

Susan Lewis Patton Memorial Scholarship

Background:

The Susan Lewis Patton Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001 by her friends and family to provide financial assistance to graduating seniors from Arlington Heights High School who are pursuing a career in higher education.

Amount:

Up to $1,000.

Funds may be used for:

Tuition, fees and books.

Geographic limitations:

Arlington Heights High School – Fort Worth, TX

Eligibility:

  • Graduating senior of AHHS in good standing
  • Strong GPA
  • Establish financial need
  • Active within the school and the community
  • Plans to attend an accredited college or university

Deadline:

To be determined for 2016.

Renewals:

This scholarship is not renewable.

How to apply:

The application is available in the Arlington Heights High School Guidance Counselor’s Office. After completing the application, turn it in to the Arlington Heights High School Guidance Counselor’s Office.

Scholarship Acceptance Form

Hugh K. and Jeanne Roe Scholarship

Background:

A mathematics teacher and vice principal in Fort Worth, Texas, Hugh K. Roe and wife Jeanne Marie Peters Roe raised seven children. All seven graduated from Haltom High School and completed a college or graduate program. Teaching and education were very important to both Hugh and Jeanne; it was an integral part of their lives. This scholarship was established in 2002 to honor their devotion to education by providing assistance to a deserving student entering the teaching field.

Amount:
The number and amount of scholarships are determined annually by the organization.

Funds may be used for:
Tuition, fees and books.

Geographic limitations:
Haltom High School – Haltom, TX

Eligibility:

  • Graduating senior of HHS in good standing
  • Strong GPA
  • Plans to attend an accredited college or university

Deadline:
The deadline is determined annually by the Haltom High School scholarship committee. Please contact Shelly Knight in the counselor’s office for further details.

Renewals:
This scholarship is not renewable.

How to apply:
The application is available in the Haltom High School Guidance Counselor’s Office. After completing the application, turn it in to the Haltom High School Guidance Counselor’s Office.

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Acceptance Form

Joe Watson Scholarship

Background:

The Joe Watson Scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors from HEB ISD or a child of a City of Hurst police officer. This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for students planning a career in a field related to law enforcement.

Amount:

The number and amount of scholarships are determined annually by the organization.

Funds may be used for:

Tuition, fees and books.

Geographic limitations:

Hurst ISD Schools  Hurst, TX

Eligibility:

  • Graduating seniors in good standing
  • Plans to attend an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Involved in school and community activities
  • Establish financial need
  • Have career plans in a field related to criminal justice
  • In addition to an application, students must submit two letters of recommendation – one from a teacher and one from an individual not related to the student.

Deadline:

The deadline is set annually by the Joe Watson scholarship committee. Please contact Doris Elston at the City of Hurst office for further details.

Renewals:
For deadline and renewals, please contact Matia Messemer with the City of Hurst at 817.788.7013.

How to apply:
The application is available from Matia Messemer at 817.788.7013.

Scholarship Acceptance Form

General Scholarship Application Guidelines

  • Please review all scholarship criteria carefully prior to preparing an application.
  • Submit one copy of your certified transcript with each application.
  • If available, use the checklist at the bottom of each scholarship application to verify that all attachments are included.
  • Reference letters should be mailed separately by the writer.
  • Do not include résumés with your application unless requested.
  • Please note that incomplete applications may not be accepted or may cause a delay in processing, depending on the scholarship.
  • If mailed, your completed application and attachments must be postmarked by the deadline date.
  • Verify where your completed application should be mailed.
  • If the application is to be sent to an organization other than the Community Foundation, the name and address will appear on the criteria or application for that scholarship.
  • If you are submitting your application to the North Texas Community Foundation, either mail or hand-deliver by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline to:
    North Texas Community Foundation
    306 West 7th Street, Suite 1045
    Fort Worth, TX 76102
  • Although applications are available online, they are not to be submitted electronically.
  • Please print or type legibly (in black or blue ink) on all application materials and submit hard copies.

When is the best time to start looking for scholarships?

The sooner the better. Searching for scholarships takes time, so it is a good idea to start early and search often.Our scholarships require that you be at least a graduating high school senior before applying, and most deadlines are in early spring so decisions can be made and applicants notified before school starts in the fall. Eligibility requirements and deadline dates vary from year to year, so be sure to review the details carefully.

Do I need to wait until I am accepted for admission before I apply for scholarships?

No, you can apply for scholarships while making final decisions about your education. However, you will have to be admitted and enrolled to an accredited college or university before the Community Foundation can pay an award.

Do I need to submit a FAFSA to be eligible to apply for scholarships?

You do not need a Free Application for Federal Student Aid unless specifically requested. However, some scholarships are awarded based on financial need, so it is helpful to have a FAFSA on file. You may increase your eligibility if that information is available to scholarship committees.

What scholarships do you offer?

The Community Foundation manages multiple scholarships with varied eligibility requirements. Visit the list of available scholarships to review the details of each scholarship, including eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

Am I eligible for this scholarship?

If you have a question about your eligibility, please contact your school’s counselor office. Application forms for some funds are available to download from the scholarship’s profile on this site.

May I apply for more than one scholarship at a time?

Yes. You are encouraged to apply for all scholarships for which you meet eligibility requirements.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Each scholarship profile provides information about how to apply. In most cases, you can download a copy of the application from our website or your school district’s website. In some cases, you will have to contact someone outside the Community Foundation for an application, and this contact information is included in the scholarship’s profile. Please be sure to carefully review eligibility requirements before you apply. Applications should be hand delivered or mailed, but not electronically submitted, unless otherwise specified.

May I fax or e-mail my application?

No. The Community Foundation does not accept applications by e-mail or fax. Items such as certified copies of transcripts do not transmit readily and scanned documents are not accepted.

May I receive awards from more than one scholarship?

Yes. It is possible, and acceptable, for you to receive multiple awards.

Will I be notified when my application is received?

No, you will not be notified of receipt. However, you will be contacted if we have a specific question about your application or if you are selected to receive a scholarship.

What happens after my application is received?

Once a deadline has passed and all applications are processed, a committee will review the applications and make award recommendations. In some cases, you may be called for a personal interview. Award recommendations are based on scholarship criteria, the availability of funds and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. The review process may take several weeks and you will be notified of the committee’s decision.

How will I be notified if I receive a scholarship? May I call to follow up?

If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, you will be notified by mail with details of your award and the process for payment. Because of the number of applications we receive, we ask that you not contact us to follow up, unless you have a change of address to be noted. Be assured that we will notify everyone as soon as possible after final decisions are made.

If I receive a scholarship, how do I claim it?

The award letter will give you specific instructions for claiming your award. In most cases, you will have an award acceptance form that must be signed and returned to the North Texas Community Foundation by a specified date.

What are my chances for receiving a scholarship?

Scholarship awards are based on scholarship criteria, the availability of funds and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. These factors change with every funding cycle and some years are more competitive than others. Please note that meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee funding and the reason for not receiving an award may be as simple as lack of funding.

Are the scholarships renewable?

Some are, but each scholarship is different. Please refer to any scholarship’s profile page for renewal requirements.

May I contact the donors who provided the funds for my scholarship?

Yes! We absolutely want you to send a “thank you” note that we can share with the founder of the fund. This is the best way for the donor to understand how important the scholarship is to the recipients. Unless otherwise instructed, please send your note(s) to the North Texas Community Foundation, and we will send them to the donor(s).

Do you have any tips for applying for scholarships?

  • Pay close attention to scholarship application deadlines. Use a calendar, make a schedule for yourself and stick to it. Applications submitted past the deadline are usually not considered.
  • Gather application materials early – give yourself plenty of time to complete each step. Applications that have been rushed look sloppy, and incomplete applications probably won’t be accepted.
  • Prepare your resume and keep it updated. This is a good way to outline your thoughts and show your activities and achievements.
  • In your essays, let your personality shine through. Present your ideas in a focused, thoughtful and meaningful manner. Write in a natural style and support your ideas with specific examples.
  • Proofread your essays and applications. Ask friends, teachers or parents for feedback. Errors or poor writing skills will have a negative effect.
  • Think carefully about who should write your letters of recommendation. Choose people who can be specific about your strengths as well as your ability to overcome your weaknesses.
  • Double check the list of required attachments and be sure you have included everything.
  • Keep a copy of everything you submit.
  • Don’t ignore small awards. Even these can add up!
  • If you are notified that you have received a scholarship made possible by a specific donor, send a “thank you” note to the donor.
  • If appropriate, keep the donor informed of your progress.

If you have any remaining questions, please contact our Grants and Database Administrator, Ronda Moore, or call 817.877.0702.