Elizabeth Anne Ala Scholarship

The Elizabeth Anne Ala Scholarship awards one scholarship of up to $2,000 to a graduating senior of any high school in Garland ISD that has participated and excelled in the bilingual studies/ESL program. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees and books at any accredited college or university in the United States or its possessions.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria:
Eligible applicants must be graduating seniors from a high school in Garland ISD in the state of Texas and have participated in the bilingual studies/ESL program. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved a 3.5 or greater cumulative GPA in all bilingual/ESL classes. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or documented legal residents of the United States.
Selection criteria include academic excellence in bilingual studies, school and community participation, demonstrated leadership potential, essay response, letters of recommendation and financial need.

All Applicants will be required to submit a short essay and two letters of recommendation and complete the FAFSA in order to complete the Financial Need Section of the General Application.

One $2,000 award
Supplemental Questions
  1. Did you participate in the bilingual/ESL education program? (please note this is NOT the same as taking foreign language courses)
  2. What bilingual/ESL classes have you taken?
  3. What is your current cumulative GPA for all Bilingual/ESL classes you've taken?