The British American Foundation of Texas (BAFTX) levels playing fields, allowing gifted and talented students from underprivileged backgrounds to study and achieve their academic ambitions.

 
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Our Beginning

BAFTX was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit by the British American Business Council in 2006 as a beacon going forward into the future to help provide financial assistance and educational opportunities to academically gifted students in the United States and the United Kingdom who otherwise might not be able to pursue their education due to financial constraints.


I am extremely grateful to receive this scholarship.
By receiving this award, I will be able to achieve my goal of being the first to ever graduate in my family
— CHRISTINA GRUESO, UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLAR 2018, HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

OUR PURPOSE

BAFTX awards academic tuition scholarships at various increments and programs to finance aspiring middle school, high school, undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

BAFTX provides opportunities to excel here in Texas, or to attain global education, with academic exchanges between the UK and USA and UK-based programs for students from Texas. Travel broadens both minds and horizons and solidifies the existence of a world beyond the realms of the school bus perimeter.

The primary focus of educational scholarships from BAFTX is in the fields of STEM and International Business.

 
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Our Mission

To light an awareness of the opportunities available culturally and to affirm a commitment to the academically gifted, yet financially disadvantaged youth of today, encouraging them to become our global leaders of tomorrow.


29%

of the cost of college is covered by Federal Pell grants

70%

of students rely on financial aid to cover tuition costs

147%

increase in college tuition fees in Texas between 2002 and 2015.


Poverty is not just a lack of money; it is not having the capability to realize one’s full potential as a human being.
— AMARTYA SEN, ECONOMIST, PHILOSOPHER, HARVARD PROFESSOR, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY FELLOW, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER