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.


Applicants must:

  • Be resident in Texas
  • Be enrolled as a full time High School Junior within the Texas education system;
  • Come from a low income household;
  • Be in possession of a valid passport (within 6 month expiry date) or eligible to receive one;
  • Maintain a competitive GPA and hold an excellent school attendance record;
  • Be able to attend an Awards Dinner to receive your scholarship in April 2019 in Houston.

applicants need to provide:

  • Application Form;
  • Essay;
  • School transcript;
  • Letter of Recommendation;
  • Photograph of applicant.

Applications Open

September 1st, 2018

Application Deadline

January 31st, 2019

Applications are currently closed at this time