Purpose of the Award

The purpose of the Susan Howard Community Service Award is to honor and reward academically adept students from low income families in Texas or Great Britain who have demonstrated initiative and leadership skills through their dedication to benefiting their community.

General Description of the Award

In memory of Susan Howard, Founder of the British American Foundations of Texas, this award honors young adults who have shown initiative and tenacity in conceptualizing, initiating, and/or organizing a community service project. Recipients must demonstrate leadership skills through a project that impacts the community and clearly benefits or provides inspirational value to others. The award, in an amount of $5,000 will be applied directly to the recipient's institution of higher education or held in escrow if applicable. Funds need to be used for tuition only.

Scholarship Requirements

  • A resident of Texas or Great Britain;
    (proof of residency required, SSN number, Citizen status.)
  • Enrolled in full time education;
  • Aged between 11 and 21;
  • Currently working on an inspiring community service project or have done so within the past 12 months;
  • Consideration partially based on dependable annual household income;
  • Maintain a competitive academic record (i.e. a GPA clearly showing marking out of 4.0/5.0 or 6.0 or equivalent in Great Britain) and an excellent school attendance record;
  • Provide a completed Application Form along with the requested attachments. This includes an essay, letters of recommendation, photo and proof of eligibility;
  • Must be available for an interview (in-person or via internet);
  • Texas residents must be able to attend an Awards Dinner to receive the award in April 2017 in Houston.

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Applications Open

September 1st, 2017

Application Deadline

March 31st, 2018

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