• About Us

The George Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Program

Program Description:

The George Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students from Fort Bend County who have enrolled or plan to enroll at a public two- or four-year college or university in Texas. Students must demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership in addition to financial need. Awards are renewable up to three (3) years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, contingent upon The George Foundation continuing the scholarship program.  

Award Amount:

High School Senior Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a (4) year scholarship totaling $24,000 with the following yearly awards: Year 1 and 2 – $5,500. Year 3 and 4 – $6,500.

Up to forty (40) awards will be granted.

Higher Education Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a scholarship totaling up to $18,000 on a tiered award system. College Year 1 and 2 – $4,000. College Year 3 and 4 – $5,000. Depending on when a student applies and is awarded will determine where they start on the tiered distribution scale.

Up to 130 awards will be granted.

To be eligible, applicants must:



  • Reside in Fort Bend County.
  • Provide proof of U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status or deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)*.
  • Currently be enrolled or plan to enroll (including High School Seniors) in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year public college or university in Texas.
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time (minimum 12 credit hours) student.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate a financial need.

* Non-U.S. citizen applicants are required to be U.S. permanent residents and must submit a copy of their U.S.permanent resident card with their application. Student visas are not acceptable. DACA students must submit a copy of their approval letter.

*Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Deadline:

Applications will open January 6, 2020 and must be submitted by 3:00 pm on February 15, 2020.

Notification Period:

Applicants will be notified by Scholarship America on the outcome of the application in April of each year.

Please note:

This scholarship program is managed by Scholarship America. Scholarship recipients are not selected by The George Foundation Trustees or Staff. Please do not mail application packets to The George Foundation.

Scholarship America staff may be reached at georgefoundationhighered@scholarshipamerica.org or 1-507-931-1682 (ask for The George Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Program).

To view a PDF copy of the guidelines in Spanish, please click HERE. Para ver una copia en PDF de las pautas en español, haga clic AQUÍ.