About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to the students to gain a deeper understanding of local government and learn about the broad range of career options by serving the residents of Houston financially. This scholarship fund helps high school seniors at a private or public school to pursue the education of their dream and achieve academic goals.


How to Apply for this scholarship?

  • An applicant must choose a city career put yourself in a city employee’s shoes, and write 500 words about how you would strengthen the City of Houston.

  • Research current events about the City of Houston.

  • Provide specific suggestions about how you would address issues, improve or create innovative city programs.

  • Essays about careers or entities outside the purview of the City of Houston will not be considered.   


Award Amount and Deadline

The scholarship award amounts to $2,000 for first prize, $1,200 for second prize, $800 for 3rd prize, two $500 for honorable mention.

All the necessary documents and forms must be submitted to the concerned department no later than March 18 to be eligible for the scholarship.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a creative high school senior at a private or public school in the Houston area.

  • A student must have an organization and accurate presentation skills.

  • Candidates must submit an essay following the instructions that are given by the sponsor.

  • A student must also demonstrate evidence of research.