Palacios Area Fund Scholarships
The Palacios Area Fund Scholarships award up to five one-time $500-$1,000 scholarships each year to graduating seniors of Palacios High School in the state of Texas. These scholarships may be used at any accredited college, university, junior college, vocational institute or trade school in the United States.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria:
Eligible applicants must be graduating seniors of Palacios High School in the state of Texas. Selection criteria includes school and community participation, demonstrated leadership potential and financial need as determined by the scholarship committee. All recipients must be citizens or documented legal residents of the United States.
The following scholarship opportunities are available:
Clarence G. Ripke, Jr. Scholarship: student must show an interest in the sport of baseball, be it physical or through collecting baseball memorabilia. Both male and female students should apply and applicants do not need to pursue a career in the sport to be eligible.
Edward O. Morris Scholarship: student must show evidence of financial need, demonstrate scholastic ability, good citizenship and exercise Christian values.
Bill and Carolyn Bradshaw Scholarship for Handicapped Students of Palacios: Student must be handicapped (either physical or mental) and/or be enrolling in a career program to help handicapped persons.
Smith/Holst Endowment Scholarship: to provide the encouragement and financial support of a deserving student with inadequate financial resources the opportunity to get a firm start.
Student must submit two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a teacher, coach or principal.