Scholarship Requirements and Instructions
The Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation is an IRC Section 501(c)(3) Texas nonprofit corporation founded to support and benefit Woodrow and the public schools in its feeder pattern.
One of WWHSCF’s responsibilities is to solicit, manage, grow, and serve as a clearinghouse for scholarships given to selected graduating Woodrow seniors each year. The specific amounts and requirements for these scholarship awards vary based on criteria specified by the scholarship donors (see the details in the Scholarship List). These scholarship awards are paid directly to the recipient’s college or university following verification of enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
For 2020 Scholarships
All application forms and supporting materials must be submitted by March 27, 2020. UPDATE: Application deadline has been extended by two weeks. All application forms and supporting materials must be submitted by April 10th. Thirty scholarships are available in 2020 totaling $46,500. More than one award can be given to an individual applicant.
There are two ways to apply:
(1) ONLINE: To apply online click on the “Begin Scholarship Application” button at the bottom of this page.
(2) PAPER FORM: To use a paper form instead, download and complete THIS FORM by hand. Scan and email the scholarship application document and supporting materials to: email@example.com. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
If circumstances allow, recipients and their families will be invited to a WWHSCF Scholarship Award Ceremony to be held on a date to be determined. Recipients will present a short acceptance speech. Scholarship winners will be notified and given further instructions in May.
Scholarship Selection Criteria:
- Scholarships are limited to graduating seniors at Woodrow Wilson High School.
- Specific preferences and other requirements for the awards vary based upon the specific scholarship (see the Scholarship List for details).
- Applicants must have an 80 point average or better on a 100 point scale (>2.6 GPA).
- Applicants must be enrolling in the fall semester as a full-time student in an accredited college or university listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education. Payment will be made directly to that school and is to be applied to qualified expenses including undergraduate tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board for the following academic year.
- Applicants must complete a scholarship application including all required supporting materials.
- Some scholarships require a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR). Student Aid Reports are published by the US Department of Education based upon the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application and related information should be available from your guidance counselor, or see www.fafsa.ed.gov. Once filed, applicants can print out their own Student Aid Report (SAR) from that same FAFSA web site.
- Some scholarships require other additional supporting material or criteria. Please review the Scholarship List for details.
Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation Scholarship Requirements
Application will be rated on verifiability of information and evidence of achievements. Essays should be typed and thoughtfully written. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Required Supporting Materials
- Official Transcript (Certified by WWHS registrar or guidance counselor) verifying GPA. February 2020 preferred (most recent).
- Verification of SAT/ACT scores (if not on transcript).
- Essay, including ambitions and goals, and explaining why you should be awarded the scholarship. No more than 750 words.
- Senior picture (will not be returned).
- Three (3) letters of recommendation from adults unrelated to you (e.g., teachers, counselors, clergy members, employers, etc.) including at least one academic and one non-academic source.
- Review the complete Scholarship List for any additional requirements needed for specific scholarships for which you plan to apply.