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Text-Em-All Founders Scholarship

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1 winner$10,000
Application Deadline
May 1, 2024
Winners Announced
May 31, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate student
Financial Status:
Non-profit or volunteering experience

Text-Em-All's foundation is built upon compassion, authenticity, and a commitment to shared excellence. These values aren't just buzzwords; they are the guiding principles Text-Em-All lives by daily. This spirit of generosity and leadership should resonate with and be cultivated in future generations. The Text-Em-All Founders Scholarship is a natural extension of the founder's vision and purpose to positively impact the community. 

This scholarship seeks to support high school or undergraduate students who exemplify these qualities in their lives and studies. If you're a high school or undergraduate with a disadvantaged background, residing in Texas with a history of non-profit work or volunteering, and you're driven to use your academic and professional journey to create a positive ripple in the world, you are encouraged to apply.

To apply, share your story with us. Tell us how you've shown compassion in your actions, been true to yourself and others, and worked alongside others to achieve something outstanding. We're not just looking for good grades; we're looking for good people — individuals who are ready to use their power for good and who understand that the greatest achievements are those that lift us all. 

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Need
Published January 23, 2024
Essay Topic

Please tell us a bit about yourself and how you plan to make a positive impact on the world through your education and career choices.

400–600 words

Winning Application

Godasi Ndihokubwayo
Austin CollegeHouston, TX
My family and I have struggled financially for as long as I can remember. Coming from Africa, Tanzania, to America was a transition that affected multiple aspects of our lives especially financially. The language barrier along with my parents' lack of opportunities to acquire adequate education in Africa placed a significant burden on us as we continue to navigate our new lives in America. We have spent our whole lives relying on government assistance such as food stamps and other forms of aid to thrive daily. Living in a constant state of lack has been a major driving force in my determination to pursue education and create a better future for not only myself but for my family and others within my community. My ultimate goal is to become a physician assistant and work in underserved communities, providing accessible healthcare to those who cannot afford it. I grew up watching my parents struggle with health issues and not being able to afford adequate medical care, so I understand firsthand the impact that lack of access to quality healthcare can have on individuals and families. Part of their health issues stemmed from lack of awareness and education about preventive measures and healthy lifestyle choices. Underserved communities often lack adequate healthcare resources and support, which leads to poor health outcomes and a cycle of poverty. I am currently majoring in public health and therefore i am continuously, learning about the social determinants of health and ways to address healthcare disparities especially in less privileged communities. I plan to use my knowledge and skills to provide high-quality and compassionate healthcare to individuals in these communities, advocating for their needs and promoting preventative care. Over the past years, I have participated in various educational and professional opportunities that have helped me expand my knowledge and professional skills and also allowed me to give back to my community and positively impact those around me. This past January, I traveled to Ghana as part of my school’s Jan-Term program, where I got the opportunity to experience Ghana's healthcare system firsthand by shadowing and interacting directly with both private and public health practitioners. In addition to shadowing, I got to directly assist practitioners in minor procedures such as sterilizing instruments and taking patient vitals. I gained a deeper understanding of the challenges and disparities that exist in healthcare access and quality, especially in underserved communities. I am a student assistant at the Austin College’s Center for Career and Professional Development. My role includes assisting students with resume-building job or internship searching and helping prepare and set up for career-related events hosted by the center. Working at the Center has helped me gain insight into the intricacies of career development and taught me valuable skills such as time management, teamwork, and customer service. I’ve also learned how to network and connect with professionals in different fields, which will be essential for me as I pursue my own career goals. Lastly, I currently intern at The Beacon Homeless Services in downtown Houston on school breaks. Doing so gives me the opportunity to help improve the lives of those who have been affected by homelessness. My position allows me to strengthen my communication and organizational abilities, as well as my problem-solving skills, all of which will be valuable in my future endeavors. My biggest aspiration in life is to create a lifetime of financial stability for myself and my family while simultaneously creating a positive impact in the lives of those around me and I will continue to do my best to ensure my dream turns into my reality.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on May 31, 2024.

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