The Foundation accepts and reviews scholarship applications once a year. The next deadline for submitting a scholarship application is January 5, 2018. The online application for the 2018 – 2019 school-year will be posted in late November of 2017. This will allow students approximately six weeks to complete the application and submit all necessary materials.
No. All applications must be submitted online. You can access the application on our website.
A downloadable copy of scholarship purpose and criteria is available on the website.
We acknowledge receipt of every application by letter or email.
The Foundation requires that an applicant be a permanent resident of the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle and be a citizen of the United States of America. A permanent resident of the Texas Panhandle is defined as an individual who has resided in the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. Exceptions to residency criteria will be considered on an individual basis for applicants who have served in the military or Peace Corps for the 12-month period immediately preceding the date of application.
Scholarship applicants are generally notified in May as to the outcome of their application. Applicants receive communication regarding the disposition of their application by phone or by letter, following a decision of the Board of Directors.
Yes. Students who have been denied in the past may reapply for funding for a future academic year.
While the Foundation does not provide assistance in the actual crafting of content, we encourage applicants to follow our guidelines in preparing their materials and to call if they have questions.
We recommend that you contact the Foundation staff to determine if a submission at the current time is appropriate.
We can give you a better response after seeing a complete application. As long as your application is complete and meets all of the requirements the Foundation has outlined in the guidelines, we will review it.
All new applicants are required to interview with the Foundation’s Scholarship Advisory Committee. Applicants are generally contacted during the month of March to schedule the interview. Interviews are held in April and recommendations from the Committee will then by provided to the Foundation’s Grants and Scholarship Committee for consideration in formulating final recommendations to the Board of Directors.
Scholarship awards may be used for tuition, books and other expenses as necessary for college/university attendance.