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The George Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Program

Program Description:

Each year the Foundation awards 130 scholarships to incoming college freshmen and current undergraduate Fort Bend County residents planning to enroll in a full-time (minimum 12 credit hours per semester) undergraduate course of study at any accredited two- or four-year public college or university in Texas. First-Generation students (whose parents do not have a degree) and Non-Traditional students (first time or returning students who graduated from high school more than five years ago and are not currently in school) are encouraged to apply. Applicants may not receive both a George Foundation High School scholarship and a George Foundation Higher Education scholarship within the same year. 

Award Amount:

Up to $4,000 per year; students may reapply up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is obtained, whichever occurs first.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be residing in Fort Bend County
  • be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents or have been granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)*
  • be able to demonstrate financial need
  • have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, based on a 4.0 scale
  • plan to enroll or already be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate course of study (minimum 12 credit hours per semester) at any accredited two or four-year public college or university in Texas for the 2019-2020 academic year

* 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.


Applications must be submitted by February 15th of each year.

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