Purpose of the Award

The purpose of the BAFTX Junior Achievers award is to provide a summer study program and cultural exchange for academically adept students from low income families in the Houston area.

General Description of the Award

The award takes the form of a 12 day residential course in Great Britain where the student will receive an introduction to British culture. The British Studies Summer Program, delivered by ACS International Schools, will normally include visiting sites of historic and artistic importance such as the Tower of London as well as attending a West End play. The Scholarship includes air/ground transportation, accommodations, meals, health insurance and a spending allowance.

Read more and hear more about what former Junior Achiever Award Winners have said about the experience.

Here is a video from ACS International Schools.  This video does not present the British Summer Studies Program but will give you an idea of what the school looks and feels like

Scholarship Requirements

  • A resident of Texas;
    (proof of residency required, SSN number, Citizen status.)
  • Enrolled in full time education within the Texas education system;
  • High School Junior year;
  • Consideration partially based on dependable annual household income;
  • In possession of a birth certificate, a valid passport (within 6 month expiry date) or eligible to receive one;
  • Maintain a competitive GPA and hold an excellent school attendance record;
  • Provide a completed Application Form along with the requested attachments;
  • Be able to attend an Awards Dinner to receive scholarship on April 24th, 2018 in Houston.

Applications Open

September 1st, 2017

Application Deadline

January 31st, 2018



Other Opportunities

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ACS Cobham International School is in Surrey, Greater London. It offers an American curriculum, including Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.