“Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.” - John Steinbeck
Texas brings a uniquely vibrant, prosperous, and diverse flavor to the world.
Alongside its nearly 30 million people, Texas has the world’s 9th largest economy by GDP. It’s the place where both Dr. Pepper and the frozen margarita originated. And across its vast land, it has an eclectic mix of people with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
While being a Texan means something different to everyone, it almost certainly means something. As one small way to celebrate the spirit of Texas and all that it brings to the world, the “A State of Mind” Texas Scholarship exists to alleviate the financial burden of one student from Texas.
The scholarship is open to all high school, undergraduate, and graduate school students from Texas who are planning to or currently pursuing post-secondary education. Applicants from any field of study are eligible to apply.
To apply, please share a short essay, video, or image that tells the story of what being a Texan means to you.
What does being a Texan mean to you?
The application deadline is Feb 28, 2022. Winners will be announced on Mar 31, 2022.
The scholarship award is $500 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Mar 31, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.