BATXF Undergraduate Scholarship

BATXF Undergraduate Scholarship

The British American Foundation of Texas (BATFX), established by the British American Business council (BABC) in 2006. The Foundation was started with the intent to support and highlight cultural opportunities for academically gifted students who are confronted with financial challenges that are prohibitive of achieving their educational goals. BATFX’s mission statement is: “To light an awareness of the opportunities available culturally and to affirm a commitment to the academically gifted, yet financially disadvantaged youth of today, encouraging them to become our global leaders of tomorrow”. Using their mission, the Foundation has worked at developing scholarships for middle school, high school, undergraduate and graduate students. British American Foundation of Texas has worked hard over the past 14 years to create partnerships with educational institutions, corporate sponsors to provide gifted and hardworking financially struggling students with opportunity.

Since the Foundation strongly believes that education and especially travel provides the experiential learning environment that opens the mind and broadens the view of possibilities, BATFX accepts the student as they are and realizes that they will need a bigger push up and forward. In that vein, every effort is made by the staff to help students change their lives through defining the student’s purpose on the world stage. Achieving this ambitious outcome happens not only by providing scholarships but also by working one-on-one with students to help guide their inner voices and adjust their mindset to reflect the notion they are able to accomplish the same goals and dreams as students who grew up in situations of financial abundance. There are several scholarship opportunities with BATFX. Through its primary philanthropic focus is in the field of Science and Technology and International Business, the Foundation offers Junior Achievers Award, a summer study abroad program for children in the Houston area, The Wood Mackenzie – BAFTX Energy Award that assists low-income students to pay for college fees, The Graduate Award that helps students from Texas or Great Britain study abroad and engage in some practical experiences through internships at one of the member-organizations. Finally, the Foundation offers the Undergraduate Award for lower income families in Texas. The award is a general scholarship for all students who meet the financial and academic criteria and who are engaged in approved areas of study.

British American Foundation of Texas Undergraduate Scholarship covers the cost of one year’s semester of tuition, books, fees, room, and board.  The application is located on the Foundation’s website. Applicants must be a legal resident of Texas and or the United Kingdom, be majoring in science, technology or international business and have a minimum GPA of 3.25. The application consists of some basic biographical information followed with a financial documentation requirement. Financial documents include a budget for attending the university any other forms of financial awards to be received, such as Financial Aid, Grants, Scholarships and personal earnings that will be contributed to the help defray the cost of the education. Students are requested to submit a transcript with cumulative GPA displayed, letters of recommendation, and an essay. The scholarship deadline is March 31, 2017.

$5,000 NEHW Women Leaders Scholarship

5,000 NEHW Women Leaders Scholarship

The Network of the Hospitality Industry (NEWH) is a networking and membership group for professionals in many different facets of the hospitality industry that seeks to further the industry as a whole through quality networking opportunities, education and professional development, and scholarships for students pursuing hospitality careers.

The nonprofit organization was founded in the 1980s by female leaders in the hospitality industry who were hoping to create a resource for education and networking to help empower and educate other females in the industry who perhaps were not receiving the same support and opportunities as their male counterparts.  The first chapter was started in Los Angeles, but the organization has since added many chapters around the world.  They currently have over 4,500 members across all of their locations.

The networking organization provides a number of scholarships to students pursuing careers in the hospitality industry, including the $5,000 NEWH Women Leaders Scholarship.  The scholarship, which is sponsored by Hospitality Media Group LLC, is designed specifically for female students hoping to grow a career in hospitality management.

Eligibility Requirements

The eligibility requirements for the NEWH Women Leaders Scholarship are quite rigorous.  As is obvious from the scholarship title, only women are eligible to receive this scholarship.  Additionally, this scholarship opportunity is not for incoming college students or those early in their collegiate career.  Applicants must have completed at least half of their requirements for their undergraduate degree or be enrolled in graduate programs.  This scholarship is designed to further those who can demonstrate that they are serious and committed about pursuing a career in the hospitality industry.

Additionally, like with many scholarships, all applicants for this scholarship must be able to demonstrate financial need on their application; however, the scholarship also requires applicants to demonstrate that they will have outstanding debt from their tuition or collegiate supplies at the time when they will receive the scholarship award.  Those women applying for this scholarship must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Finally, the scholarship requires that the recipient be eligible to attend the annual Boutique Design Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality event in Los Angeles upon successfully receiving the scholarship award.  The Network of Hospitality Industry, Inc. will pay for the scholarship recipient’s travel expenses in order to attend this event.

Application Details

The application for the $5,000 NEWH Women Leaders Scholarship can be found on the NEWH Scholarship website.  The application is quite extensive, and it includes a detailed section in which the applicant must provide a number of financial details in order to demonstrate financial need to the selection committee.  Additionally, the applicant must submit transcripts and two letters of recommendation, one from a past advisor or professor and one from a professional in the hospitality industry.  Finally, the applicant must write a thorough essay detailing career goals and objectives, justification for pursuing a hospitality career, demonstrated proof of contributions made to the applicant’s school through exceptional leadership, as well as an explanation as to why the scholarship is valuable to the applicant.  The selection panel for this scholarship is looking for an applicant who is not only committed to pursuing a career in the hospitality industry but who will be a leader in the industry and contribute long term to the wider goals of the network.

Award Amount

As the scholarship title suggests, the scholarship award is worth $5,000.  Only one scholarship is given to a successful recipient each year.

Application Deadline and How to Apply

The application deadline for the $5,000 NEWH Women Leaders Scholarship occurs each year in October.  Scholarship candidates will be able to find the scholarship application on the NEWH website when the application period opens.  After completing the application, candidates should submit it, along with all additional materials, by email to newh.scholarship@newh.org.  Official transcripts can also be mailed directly to the network.  More details about the scholarship and answers to related questions can be found on the network’s website.

Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship

Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship

Centre Technologies, headquartered in Texas, is a privately owned, IT company. Founded in 2006, the company began with the vision to help businesses small and big alike strive for excellence by designing custom technology tools to fit the business’ individual needs. The establishment of the company was a challenge to the traditional value-added reseller model that was currently used in IT firms of the time. By redefining what value-added would mean for his customer, Chris Pace, the CEO would change the face of how IT businesses operated competitively.  Their mission focuses on a partnership approach rather than a provider-client relationship has helped them gain the trust and client base that makes them so successful today. Centre Technologies never stops researching, recommending solutions, partnering and procuring the most talented tech minds in the business.  The company serves Houston, Austin, Dallas, New Orleans and surrounding areas to compassionately build technologies for the most humane purposes in their partnership businesses and plans to expand and advance their holdings into a $100 million company by 2019 are well on their way. Chris Pace, the son of Kathy Pace, in his infinite success, has participated in many social responsibility campaigns. The Kathy Pace Scholarship is one way for Centre Technologies to promote the good will and best intentions he maintains in his company to the up and coming new tech minds.

In honor of the Kathy Pace, who’s consistent and life-long contributions to her community shall be remembered in perpetuity, the Kathy Pace Scholarship was established. The $5,000 award is meant to encourage graduating college-bound seniors or any other matriculated student to pursue studies and a career in technology.  Also, it is the intent to help young people grow as a professional while continuing to possess compassion and always use technology for the purpose of improving the communities in which we live and the collective world as well. Applicants should be first and foremost students in a technology-related field of study at an accredited two or four-year college or university in the states of Texas or Louisiana. Interested candidates should submit a completed application form along with a copy of high school or college transcript. Additionally, two letters of recommendation are required. Students should craft an 800-word essay or personal statement that describes what technology is to them and a clear set of intentions for personal and professional goals as they related to incorporating technology into their daily lives and using it to advance good in society. Submissions will be judged by the scholarship committee.

Recipients will be chosen based on the whether or not the applicant embodies the spirit of compassion through encouraging and supporting others efforts in life and learning if they show interest and continual generosity of spirit to people with whom they associate and with their community members. Scholarship recipients may use the award to pay for tuition, room, and board, books and supplies or other related expenses associated with gaining their technology degree. The scholarship deadline is May 1, 2017.

Exxon Mobile Math and Science Scholarship

Exxon Mobile Scholarship

Exxon Mobil Corporation, headquartered in Irving, Texas is a multinational corporation specializing in oil and gas. The corporation was founded in 1999 when Exxon and Mobil merged. The company is the 8th largest money making company in the world. ExxonMobil has 37 oil refineries around the globe that produce over six million barrels a day. In 1870, John D. Rockefeller and some partners established Standard Oil Company of Ohio. A few years later the company incorporated as the Standard Oil Trust. Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and of New York became the company’s largest arms. The company grew and Rockefeller and his partners established European Oil companies such as The Anglo-American Oil Company in the UK and other businesses in Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Although the company was broken apart due to the Antitrust Act in 1892, it returned as the Standard Oil Interests. Its resiliency proved the company worthy of participating in trade relations with China and the Standard Oil Interests was asked to oversee the Asian kerosene market.

The company continued to grow and make several key acquisitions that would lead them to a place on the New York Stock Exchange after which it continued to make acquisition after major acquisition. Today, Exxon Mobil remains the biggest corporation in the oil and energy business without governmental affiliation. Exxon Mobil produces 5% combined of the world’s oil and energy. Exxon Mobil has not forgotten social responsibility as part of the business growth. Their philanthropic arm called The Exxon Mobil Foundation offers many scholarships including the Exxon Mobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship.

Bernard Harris became an astronaut in 1991 and subsequently flew on Columbia for a ten-day mission during his first voyage in space. His second trip was on the STS-63, a combined mission of Russian and American Space programs. During this second trip, Harris became the first African-American to walk in space. Before becoming an astronaut Bernard Harris grew his impressive resume from a deep commitment to learning and self-improvement through education. He was also a doctor, a pilot, and a scientist. In an effort to inspire underrepresented youth, Exxon Mobil and Harris have joined forces to promote the awareness and provide incentives for math and science majors coming from underrepresented populations. Together they have made four $5,000 scholarships available for two girls and two boys who are Black or Hispanic. Students must be graduating high school seniors in an approved school district.

Candidates must be accepted at an accredited four-year institution of higher education in the US and plan to attend full-time in the fall. The award is limited to underrepresented students who are majoring in any STEM-related field.  Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students should submit a completed online application, a transcript, letters of reference and a resume of scholastic activities as well as a resume of activities outside of school. The scholarship deadline is April 15, 2017.

Geico IT Scholarship

Geico IT Scholarship

GEICO, an American company specializing in automobile and other insurances, is the second largest insurer in the US. A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway and headquartered in Maryland, it is the insurer for more than 22 million US vehicles. The company was founded by Leo and Lillian Goodwin to specifically provide automobile insurance to federal government employees and their families. Previous to starting GEICO, in 1936, Goodwin was an employee of USAA, an insurance company that specialized in providing insurance coverage for military personnel. Having started his company in San Antonio Texas on a model aimed at providing for federal employees, the Goodwin family moved from Texas to Washington D.C., to take advantage of the geographic location boasting the highest number of federal employees in the US. Needless to say, the move was a good one.

Soon thereafter, Mr. Goodwin asked David Kreeger to take over as president in 1964. His past service helping to assemble a group of investment backers led to the company going public just six years after he took over as president of GEICO. In 1974, the insurance company began to offer insurance to the public and in just under a year the company became the fifth largest insurer in the US. After its rapid expansion during the first part of the 70’s that happened concurrent to the recession, the company reported excessive losses and had to undergo a total reorganization via takeover. During the last part of the decade, GEICO was bailed out by a 45 member insurance consortium who took over 1/4 of its policies in order to save the company from absolute devastation. Having survived the 70’s recession, GEICO went on to extend their insurance services to include homeowners, boating, and life insurance through until the mid-80’s. Today, GEICO further reduced its overhead by eliminating many brick and mortar offices with the exception of 150 branches across the US. The current business model is mostly virtually based using direct sales via the internet and the phone.

During its last few decades of explosive growth, GEICO has made sure to set aside part of their wealth for social responsibilities. Included in the company’s philanthropic endeavors are scholarships. The GEICO IT Scholarship is a $5,000 award directed at 6 undergraduate sophomores or juniors who are majoring in an IT field of study. Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university and must remain full-time through the time the award is received. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, have a demonstrated resume of leadership experiences, and be majoring in any STEM-related area of study. Applicants must be a US citizen or a permanent resident. Students should submit a completed online application with a transcript reflecting the current GPA, a resume of activities and professional experiences, a letter of reference, and a personal essay. GEICO suggests that applicants make sure to proofread everything to avoid any errors that will detract from the competition. It’s also advised that letters of recommendation are obtained from individuals who are able to speak in detail and depth about the applicant’s experiences and character as it relates to the scholarship opportunity.  The scholarship deadline is January 25, 2017.

Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship

Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship

Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation, Inc. was founded as a non-profit organization to increase the visibility and demonstrate the importance, and benefits of the field of aerospace and technology. Additionally, it’s the foundation’s intent to capture the interest of and inspire women students to aim for leadership positions in the areas of technology development and specifically in the area of aerospace. WIA encourages women to pursue their dreams in aerospace by making scholarships available to females who are following an educational path in STEM-related fields of study. That means women who are majoring in science, technology, engineering or math as an undergraduate student.

By supporting women in their STEM-related educational pursuits, it is the hope of the foundation that women will be encouraged to follow a career path in aerospace and reach higher to fill leadership roles in the aerospace sector. It’s also the intent of WIA to increase women’s exposure to the aerospace field. The foundation has goals to establish a $50,000 endowment to fund a scholarship program in perpetuity. It is also their ongoing commitment to build relationships with other business as well as individual philanthropists to help fund future scholarships and or educational programming for women.

The Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship is offered to women who are planning a career in aerospace and who are seeking a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math to achieve their career goals. Applicants must be a college junior or senior as the $2,000 awards will be applied during the final years of the student’s four-year degree. The candidate must have completed at least five semesters of undergraduate coursework on a full-time course load. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a continued full-time enrollment for the following year at an accredited four-year institution of higher education in the US. Although applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, there is no nationality or citizenship requirement. Interested students can submit a completed application package that includes both high school and college transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. The letters may be from a professor or an employer. A supervisor of research work is also another great option for a recommendation. Applicants are asked to craft a 500 to 1000-word essay discussing their interest in the field of aerospace as well as any career goals. The essay should also include justification for why the applicant merits the scholarship. There is a scholarship agreement form that should be completed and mailed into the foundation.

Since the Scholarship is a merit-based award, and very competitive, the Selection Committee will be evaluating applications based on a rubric of 25% transcripts, 25% recommendations, and 50% essay. WIA verifies the winners’ enrollments at the accredited institution of higher education upon winning. The scholarship payment is made directly to the student in September before the first semester shall begin. The money may be used for the purposes of education and its related expenses. Scholarship winners will be announced by email and by letter in July. Recipients should plan to attend the awards dinner in July.  The application deadline is in June every year.

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Scholarship

Girls Who Code Summer Scholarship

Girls who Code (GWC), founded by Reshma Saujani in 2012 as a non-profit organization to help promote computer science to females and therefore to increase the number women in tech professions. The founding of GWC was a direct result of Saujani’s observations during her run for US Congress that computer science classrooms across the nation largely lacked female students. Saujani decided to start an experimental program for technology education for girls which later was so popular that it became Girls Who Code.  Later, GWC developed seminars that run concurrent to the school year and that offer courses on programming, robotics and web design. It is the aim of the organization to teach 1 million girls to code by 2020. The success of the program can be seen through the numbers. As of 2014 3,000 girls had taken part in the program with 95% continuing to major in computer science at college.

GWC is backed by major software companies such as AOL, Google, and Microsoft. The funding allows GWC to offer free summer immersion programs to students and can offer a stipend for travel and other expenses affiliated with taking the courses. GWC Institute provides a curriculum of computer science through real hands-on projects across the subject areas of art, storytelling, robotics, video games, websites, apps and several others. The girls that participate in the program are provided with the opportunity to visit prominent tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter to see how it all happens. Additionally, and possibly one of the more important aspects of the experience is the team building among the girls and the subsequent alumni networking that promotes continued success in high-tech arenas.

During January every year, GWC announces the opening of applications for the Summer Immersion Program. Recruiters will visit schools, offer online interviews and Q & A forums for students. Interested women should complete an online application. The process is usually a three or four-hour time commitment during which girls respond to a series of quantitative questions, short essays and provide two adult references. One reference must be from a teacher. In order to assist applicants, GWO offers workshops and conference calls where they share tips for successfully competing in the application process. After the application period ends the committee selects candidates based on the criteria of grade level, a demonstrated passion for technology and quantitative abilities that would be required to be successful in the program.

After the necessary requirements are met the committee reads through the essays which are scored on a rubric. From the narrowed down pool of individuals, the future technological leaders are chosen to participate in the GWC Summer Immersion Program. There is no cost to attend the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program. The program is reserved for 10th, and 11th-grade girls, and it takes place during the summer for a seven week period. Courses and seminars run daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and take place in various settings such as schools and leading technology companies throughout the US. The scholarship deadline is updated annually on the website.

Supporting STEM Scholarship

Supporting STEM Scholarship

In response to the nation’s shortage of inventors, innovators, deep thinkers and researchers, a national combined curriculum was put forth in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to help regain our footing in the global marketplace. The US is making an effort to graduate a new generation of students who not only know information but can apply it in a practical manner in real settings. Training students to make a difference by researching information and evaluating it in a critical manner that leads to solving problems and finding solutions to dilemmas, however, big or small is at the heart of the STEM movement.

The urgency was realized with President Obama’s commitment to producing more prepared and skilled teachers in STEM areas of study and in so doing would move the entirety of our country’s educational middle in the areas of math and science to the top of the global classroom and market. Additionally, federal funds were designated to providing opportunities to encourage underrepresented individuals to pursue STEM-related majors beyond high school. Due to the advancements in technology, many businesses are heeding the call from their own businesses as well and offering scholarships to promote STEM-related opportunities that will assist the US market. HoshizakIceMaker is one of those businesses.

HoshizakIceMaker.com, owned by B&G Refrigeration presents one Supporting STEM Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship is an effort to help America remain competitive in the areas of STEM. The award is intended to help and encourage students who are specializing in science, technology, engineering or mathematics in order to pursue a career in a related field. Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time or have proof of acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university in the US. Students may be high school seniors, or college freshman, sophomores, juniors or seniors. Candidates must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have proof of full-time enrollment. HoshizakIceMaker is looking for students who have demonstrable passion and commitment to one of the STEM-related areas of study. Additionally, the Selection Committee is looking for an individual with developed leadership skills as well as strong morals. Students should complete an online application. With the application submission, candidates should provide academic transcripts with GPA and where applicable proof of a declared major in any STEM-related area. The application requires the applicant to respond to several questions with a minimum of 150-word responses.

HoshizakIceMaker advises applicants to take care developing responses to the essay questions and that the longer the responses, the better. Students are encouraged to articulate to the best of their ability their passion for all things STEM-related. The award recipients are chosen based on their ability to persuasively demonstrate their highest academic commitment and achievements as well as their leadership skills as they pertain to any STEM-related topics such as employment opportunities, research or other works paid or unpaid that relate to STEM. The Selection Committee is also interested in seeing a strong resume of volunteerism or community service. The scholarship is a one-time award given in two parts. $500 for the first semester and $500 for the second pending official transcripts. Students are able to reapply for the scholarship each year but nothing is guaranteed. The scholarship deadline is July 30, 2017.

Government Professional Development Scholarship

Government Professional Development Scholarship

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), an association of more than 18,000 members of federal, state and local finance officials who have chosen a career in public planning, financing, and implementing government operations throughout the US and Canada. The Association, founded in 1906, is composed of an 18 member elected Executive Board which oversees seven active committees populated by 25 members of the Association. According to the scholarship description, the seven committees are in the areas of accounting, auditing, and financial reporting, budgeting and financial policies, debt management, economic development and capital planning, pension and employee benefits administration, treasury and investment management and Canadian issues. The Executive Board with its committees set forth a mission to advance excellence in state and local government management. Additionally, the Association provides its membership with support around the areas of best practice guidance, consulting, networking opportunities, publications including online resources, recognition programs and training opportunities for individuals the public finance field.

GOFA also accepts applications for ten-week flexible internships during which students will work between 20 and 30 hours each week out of the Chicago office. The internship provides students with networking, researching and development possibilities in the areas of public policy analysis, financial indicator analysis, revenue forecasting, school budgeting, debt administration and public-sector transparency. In addition to the paid internships, GOFA offers the Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship to four deserving students who have had at least two solid years of employment in the field of public finance.

The Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship is a $9,000 award available to students who are the children of state or local government employees and who are planning to enroll part-time in a graduate program in public administration, government accounting, finance, economics, or business administration. The intended degree must prepare the student for a career in state and local government finance. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree and be a citizen of the US or Canada.  Any students who are prior recipients of the scholarship are not eligible. Students should submit a completed application and a proposal statement of a career path in state and local government finance. Candidates are required to submit an employment resume and both undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts with a detailed explanation about how the courses taken added to the value and strength of the degree earned and how they will promote success in future career undertakings. Recommendations by academic advisors or dean to the graduate program are required as well as an employer recommendation. All documents must be submitted on a single occasion and will not be accepted at a later date to complete the application.

The applications are reviewed by the Government Finance Officers Association Scholarship Committee who will select four recipients.  Winners are issued invitations to attend May’s annual conference in Toronto where the awards will be presented. Additionally, recipients will be given complimentary annual conference and transportation costs as well as the cost of accommodations. The award announcement will take place April 21, 2017. The scholarship deadline is February 10, 2017. You can find more information here:

Medical Health Profession Scholarship

Medical Health Professional Scholarship

Have you committed yourself to serving the country for four years in trade for an education? Many have but do you know that the US military’s various branches are offering The Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)? It provides members of the US armed services help attaining a degree in dentistry, optometry, psychology, pharmacy veterinary studies, and nurse practitioner studies in exchange for service as a commissioned medical department officer. The scholarships are available only to those who are members of the Navy, Army, and Air Force. In 1972, under the Uniformed Services, the Health Professions Revitalization Act became the avenue by which members of the various branches could compete for scholarships that cover all or some of the tuition of their medical training. The three branches offer different awards. The Air Force presents the opportunity for one to four-year award. The Army offers to pay for one to four-year scholarships as well. The Navy offers three or four-year scholarships and to pay for certain academic fees. All branches provide a monthly stipend of about $2,000 to live, cover the cost of books and other hardware required for the degree.

The service for education trade needs inactive reserve officers to serve 45 days of active duty for training each year during which the officers will be needed to serve dirty at a military hospital during the first two years. After serving the required years, students are promoted to the rank of captain in the Army, Air Force or lieutenant in the Navy. During the subsequent medical studies, medical school graduates could be placed on active duty should their profile match a placement in a medical or civilian hospital in need. The service accrued is considered a one-for-one exchange; therefore, any educations requiring a longer obligation than the typical four-year program will require a longer commitment to exchange service for education.

Applicants should be a US citizen with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the US. Students should be enrolled or have a letter of acceptance from an accredited graduate program in the US or Puerto Rico. Recipients must agree to maintain full-time status during the entirety of the program and qualify as a commissioned officer. It should be noted that active duty obligation in the Army is in equal exchange one-for-one for every year the scholarship is requested and received. There are minimum service requirements that are required. The obligations vary depending on the particular field of study.

The US Army Medical Department in particular, through the F. Hébert Armed Forces Scholarship Program, is offering a $20,000 sign-on bonus. As each branch requires different commitments and offers different opportunities, it is best to complete an online application and meet with a recruitment officer or contact the designated person for each respective branch. Also, it is important to know that the selection process is very competitive for all branches, but hard work is rewarded. The scholarship deadline is dependent on the various branch applications.