Class of 2021 here is what you need to know!
The online scholarship application for Seniors expecting to graduate from Community ISD will be open February 1 through March 1. The application link will be posted at this site February 1 by 8:00 am and can be logged into repeatedly if users save their work. Once user submits the application, the submission is final.
This single application makes every student who completes the online process eligible for more scholarship opportunities managed through Community ISD and the Community ISD Education Foundation.
Donors offer both performance-focused and financial-need scholarships. Not all the scholarships are for high GPA. For instance, some are awarded because the student is a first-generation college student.
Scholarship awards range from $500-$2,000 and will be paid directly to the recipient’s school of choice. The scholarships can be used for tuition, fees, and books at any accredited institution of learning - this includes colleges, universities and trade/vocational schools.
ALL applicants need to answer the essay question with a maximum length of approximately 550 words:
What are your personal goals and aspirations?
How will the scholarship make a difference in your life?
How do you plan to give back to the community?
Make sure you take the time to read through the “Scholarship Specific” as, you will possibly be one of few qualified for a specific scholarship. We recommended you fill it out!
Recommendations take time to be completed. Please be courteous and give the recommender plenty of time to complete it before the deadline. The applying senior then has to actively submit the application after the recommendations have been submitted, students should expect to manage this effort.
To be fair to all applicants, every step of the application must be complete and submitted by the student prior to the March 1 deadline.
Awards are made in May during the senior awards ceremony. All scholarship recipients have a follow up process required to release funds to their future institutions. This effort is the responsibility of the graduating student. Failure to comply results in loss of funds.
Questions can be addressed promptly if directed to Courtney McCuistion at Education.Foundation@Communityisd.org