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.


Applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Texas or the United Kingdom;
  • Be enrolled in full time education within the Texas or UK education system;
  • Be aged between 11 and 21;
  • Currently work on an inspiring community service project or have done so within the past 12 months;
  • Come from a low income household.
  • Maintain a competitive academic record and an excellent school attendance record;
  • 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 2019 in Houston.

Applicants Need To Provide:

  • Application Form;
  • Reference Letter;
  • Letter of Recommendation;
  • School transcript;
  • Statement of Hardship Budget;
  • Evidence of financial need;
  • Essay;
  • Photograph of applicant;
  • Resume.

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Applications Open

September 1st, 2018

Application Deadline

March 31st, 2019

Applications are currently closed at this time