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Krewe de HOU Scholarship

2 winners, $1,000 each
Application Deadline
Dec 27, 2023
Winners Announced
Jan 27, 2024
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior
Future Education:
College or university in Texas in fall of 2024

A big part of cultivating character is learning to give back to others.

By giving back to the community, students have the opportunity to look beyond their own perspectives and better the world around them. The Krewe de HOU Scholarship supports this mindset, encouraging students to contribute to a mission that is bigger than themselves. 

High school seniors in Texas are eligible to apply if they have volunteer experience and will be attending a college or university in the fall of 2024. To apply, write about yourself and how you plan to continue making a positive impact in your community.

Selection Criteria:
Essay, Passion, Impact
Published September 26, 2023
Essay Topic

Tell us about yourself and how you plan to make a positive impact in your local community.

400–600 words

Winning Applications

Madison Marr
Abilene Christian UniversityMcKinney, TX
One small gesture has a boundless impact. Simple acts around the community do change society. I have been involved in many activities most of my life and plan to continue. The opportunity to improve the lives of others and to serve others inspires me. I want to make an impact on people's lives like Jesus did. I am working to change my community in numerous ways, such as through American Sign Language, my church, and tennis. About five years ago, I fell in love with American Sign Language. Having signed up for a chorus group to compete at the Leadership Training for Christ (LTC) convention in Dallas, I was at a practice where our choir director wanted to incorporate sign language into our performance. We had an interpreter come in to teach us the chorus, and I was one of the chosen two to learn the whole song. Learning those few words ignited a passion in me for ASL. Since then, I have participated in Signing for the Deaf at the LTC Convention for four years and am now a student judge for the convention. I am starting my 4th year of American Sign Language class at my high school, and I interpret songs and communion at the Sunday Morning church services almost every week. Helping others, I have discovered, is my passion, as studying American Sign Language has opened many opportunities for me, like volunteering in the Bridges Ministry at my church, our special needs support ministry. I have helped with respite events to give the parents a day to take a date and care for themselves since they give so much time to their children. Volunteering in programs such as these for children who struggle to acquire a "normal" life has shown me that I want to be a support system for these kids. Being involved in my youth group at church has also opened opportunities to serve. I help out in the nursery during services at church to give the parents a chance to attend church and have some time off from their tireless work of raising children. Also, for the past two years, I have been a camp counselor at the overnight children's camp through my church called Camp Canaan. It is a one-week camp for 3rd-6th graders who come to learn about Jesus and have a fun week of swimming and games. Getting that opportunity has shown how much I love working with kids and serving them 24 hours a day for a week. As a high schooler, I also attend our service trip to McAllen, TX, every year to paint homes for those who can't afford to have it done and repair the roofing of houses. I learned the value of what a physical service for someone can genuinely do to change their lives. I have also become involved in a program called Aceing Autism, which is a nationwide nonprofit devoted to giving a social and physical outlet for children with Autism, as they generally lack a comfortable social environment in their day-to-day lives. I use my skills in tennis to allow them to get better at tennis, have fun, and improve their socialization skills. Overall, I have a heart for serving others. I want to continue to use this fantastic skill throughout college and into the workplace, where I hope to become a Pediatric Occupational Therapist to help children with disabilities become independent and live the best life they can!
Neani Dansby
Texas Online Preparatory High SchoolHumble, TX


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Dec 27, 2023. Winners will be announced on Jan 27, 2024.

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