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The Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley administers a number of scholarship funds for Brazos Valley students. These funds often carry the name of the donor, school district, or field of education that the scholarship serves. 

Please browse our Student Guide to Available Funds page and note the contact information at the end of each scholarship description. The application timelines and requirements may vary among scholarships so please be sure to follow all instructions and send in any additional materials before the deadline listed on the application.


John H. Howard of Austin County loved and respected the land, and he wanted to leave it better than he found it.  A long-time hay producer, this Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to identifying students and future leaders who are interested in continuing his legacy. 

The John H. Howard Memorial Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who are interested in vocational schools/technical colleges [e.g., Texas State Technical College and other licensed/accredited trade schools] or pursing an undergraduate degree from Blinn College, Wharton County Junior College or a college/university in Texas or Oklahoma.   Preference will be given to students seeking certification in a trade or related training.  Students showing an aptitude for certain trades are encouraged to apply including career interests in information technology, veterinary tech, auto mechanics, barber/cosmetology, dental assistant, dog training, environmental management, floral design, healthcare, HVAC/R, occupational therapy, paralegal, paramedic, plumbing, police, welding, x-ray/radiology technician, horse shoeing [farrier], appliance repair, plumbing, among other vocational trades.    

Five [5] scholarships will be awarded during Spring 2019 in the amount of $5,000 each.  Scholarship recipients must be a full-time student [enrolled for 12 or more hours]. Scholarship funding will be provided in two separate payments [payable to the university/college/vocational school] as follows:   $2,500 for Fall 2019 and $2,500 for Spring 2020 [with the provision that the applicant maintained a 2.8 GPA the Fall 2019 semester].  Academic score/rank is not a scholarship requirement; financial need will be considered.  Scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies. 

Applications and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by April 1, 2019. 

John H. Howard Memorial Scholarship Application -- PENDING 

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