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Scholarships

2020 Scholarships

Bandera Electric Cooperative Scholarships, $2,500 (10) – Applications open online in Fall 2019 – The Bandera Electric Cooperative scholarship program was established in 1998 to encourage and assist in the educational pursuits of members and their immediate family members or applicants who reside in the service area.

Parents or legal guardians must be members of Bandera Electric Cooperative or receive BEC service at their residence and provide written verification from the member-owner of the account.

BEC Youth Tour Program, (4) – Applications open online in Fall 2019 – Bandera Electric Cooperative will award an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for four high school students.  Contest winners will join other students from across Texas. This will be an unforgettable look inside U.S. History. The winner must be able to participate in the Youth Tour trip to Washington D.C. in June 17-26, 2020; be able to fly in an airplane and ride in a car or bus for up to 12 hours a day (with breaks); and must have completed sophomore, junior or senior year of high school by June 2020.

Parents or legal guardians must be members of Bandera Electric Cooperative or receive BEC service at their residence. Past winners are not eligible. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. The cooperative reserves the right to select the runner up or another contestant for the Youth Tour trip if the winner is unable to participate.

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APPLICATIONS OPENING DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Ola Armstrong Scholarship, The GVTC Foundation, $20,000 (1) – Recipients of the Ola Armstrong Scholarship are those that exemplify characteristics of community involvement by volunteering in the communities in which they live. Students applying to The GVTC Foundation scholarships must live within the GVTC service area and must subscribe to at least one GVTC service.

Ritchie T. Sorrells Scholarship for Leaders, The GVTC Foundation, $20,000 (1) – Recipients of the Ritchie T. Sorrells Scholarship for Leaders are those that exemplify leadership qualities and hold a leadership position in their current school, community organization, club or committee. Students applying to The GVTC Foundation scholarships must live within the GVTC service area and must subscribe to at least one GVTC service.

The GVTC Foundation Technical/Vocational Scholarship, up to $5,000 (2) –  Recipients of the 2020 Vocational/Technical Scholarship are those that have demonstrated a commitment to continuing their education in pursuit of a degree or certification in a vocational or technical field. The GVTC Foundation’s goal in offering these scholarships is to enable members of our community to reach their career goals and continue to grow the skilled workforce where we work and live.

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APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIPS WILL OPEN ONLINE IN EARLY 2020:

Comal 4-H Scholarship – The Comal 4-H Scholarship is available to a current high school senior who plans to attend a college, university or vocational school in the Fall of 2020. Applicants must be active in the Comal County 4-H Program and must have been a participant for a minimum of two years. Applicants will be selected on the basis of participation in 4-H projects, activities, leadership, character and scholastic record.

Karl and Beth Hittle Scholarship (New Braunfels or Canyon High School)  – The Karl and Beth Hittle Scholarship Fund was established by Karl and Beth Hittle in February of 2015. The fund will award a scholarship(s) to a student(s) who, in order of priority, who will be attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas; or will be attending an accredited Christian seminary; or will be attending a vocational or trade school.

Logan’s Legacy Memorial Fund Scholarship (Comal ISD and NBISD schools) – The Logan’s Legacy Memorial Fund was established by the family and friends of Logan Nash Davidson in 2014 to assist graduates of Comal ISD or NBISD who are pursuing secondary education opportunities such as trade schools, specialty schools, junior college, law enforcement and the military.

New Braunfels Area Car Club Scholarship – The New Braunfels Area Car Club Scholarship provides graduating seniors the opportunity to continue education in a field related to the automobile industry. Applicants must be a resident of the area covered by membership in the New Braunfels Area Car Club (Comal and Guadalupe counties).

New Braunfels/Canyon Lake Association of REALTORS® Scholarship – The NBCLAR Scholarship is open to students who live in Comal or NBISD school district; are graduating seniors from NBISD or Comal ISD high schools; home schooled; or private high schools; are involved in school and community activities and/or work part time; demonstrate financial need and are not receiving numerous other scholarships; have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and are passing all classes; and have been accepted to a 2- or 4-year accredited university or trade school

Dale Wilson and Susan Wilson Robertson (New Braunfels HS or Canyon HS) – To be applied to tuition, funds to be divided between the first two semesters of school; major in Fine Art (consisting of drawing, painting, art design, art history, etc.

The Honorable Judge Robert T. Pfeuffer Civic Leadership Scholarship Fund (New Braunfels High School or Canyon High School) – Established in 2017 in memory of retired State District Judge Robert (Bob) T. Pfeuffer, to continue his legacy of civic leadership and commitment to community. A scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding civic leadership and will be attending or is attending Texas A&M University. While not required, special consideration will be given to incoming members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.

Anna DeLemos Scholarship – Senior student athlete at NBHS; financial need; extracurricular involvement; top 50 percent of high school class; academic performance.

Arline Dierks Echols Memorial Scholarship – Graduating senior at NBHS; will be studying for a degree in choral or music; has maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and is passing all classes; special consideration will be given to those applicants who are of German heritage

Carl Wayne Donop & Steven Gras Memorial Scholarship Trust – Graduating senior at NBHS; top half of graduating class; exhibits leadership potential; has shown good citizenship, character and involvement in community

DePasqual and Dugger Scholarship – Graduating senior at NBHS; top 25 percent

The Gonzalez Family Scholarship, $1,000 (10) – Graduating senior at NBHS; 5 awards to German Heritage students; 5 awards to Hispanic Heritage students; must provide copy of FAFSA

William and Sally Ann Karnau Education Scholarship – Graduating senior at NBHS; Education major; B average

Dennis Kuehler Scholarship – Graduating senior at NBHS; Must be planning to attend Texas A&M University; major in Math

Lagunas-Zamora Memorial Scholarship – Graduating senior at NBHS; Must have participated in Little League baseball; financial need; strong academics

Nowotny and Mill Scholarship – Graduating senior at NBHS; citizenship, character and personality; be pursuing studies in English or related filed; have a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

Ruth Neffendorf Memorial Scholarship – Graduating senior at NBHS who will be majoring in fine arts, education or agriculture; attitude toward learning and ambition to succeed; character, integrity, personality, citizenship; financial need

Walter & Noreen Sippel Scholarship Gift – Graduating senior at NBHS; Must have an overall “B” average; desire for further formal education at a 4-year accredited college or university; Demonstrates good citizenship; participation in school, community and church activities; participating in high school PE/sports activities for women; participation in high school vocational education programs in industrial technology; permanent resident within NBISD attendance boundaries

Donna Lynn Vetter Memorial Scholarship – Graduating NBHS seniors in upper 50 percent of class; desire for further formal education; demonstrated good citizenship; participating in school, community, church activities; Major in the field of business technology or the related fields of computer application design, computer programming, legal administrative technology; attendance at any two- or four-year college or university; Financial need; permanent resident of NBISD attendance boundaries with at least one year of attendance at NBHS

Nick Leifeste Memorial Scholarship (New Braunfels High School) – The Nick Leifeste Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to recognizing and supporting graduating seniors from the New Braunfels High School Mighty Unicorn Band. The scholarship is open to graduating seniors who have been four-year members of the New Braunfels High School Band who exhibit a love for music and the NBHS band.

Questions? Contact Betty Taylor, Director of Communications and Donor Services, at betty@nbcommunityfoundation.org or (830) 606-9597.

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The New Braunfels Community Foundation scholarship program helps local youth or adults pursue their dreams of furthering their education.

NBCF matches caring donors with deserving students who want to continue their studies at colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. The scholarship program is created for individual donors who set up specific criteria for the administration of their funds.

NBCF fields all applicants, filters those applicants based on criteria set up by the donor, and administers and monitors scholarship grants. This is a much easier, less expensive way for donors to make a difference in a student’s life.

If you are interested in creating a scholarship fund, please contact NBCF at brit@nbcommunityfoundation.org or (830) 606-9536.