Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a sophomore or a junior currently enrolled in a public or private high school in Texas.

  • The applicant must submit an original essay by the student following the instructions as stated by the provider.

  • The applicant must submit documentation from their high schools showing their enrollment status when the scholarship is received.

  • The applicant must agree to allow their essays to be published on the Dedman Distinguished Scholars Essay Competition website and in other materials.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.