THE JUNIOR ACHIEVER AWARD


The purpose of the BAFTX Junior Achievers award is to provide a summer study program in the UK for academically adept students from low income families in Texas.

Purpose Of The Award:


General Description Of The Award:

The award takes the form of a 12 day residential course in Great Britain, normally during the second half of July, where the student will receive an introduction to British culture. The British Studies Summer Program, delivered by ACS International Schools, will normally include visiting sites of historic, cultural and artistic importance such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower of London, the Globe Theater, Westminster Abbey and other cities such as Oxford, Portsmouth and Bath. A sample itinerary is available here. The scholarship includes air/ground transportation, accommodation, meals, health insurance, passport (if required) and a spending allowance.

The biggest takeaway was certainly that I can excel at being independent. This trip has been life-changing not only that I was seeing pretty sights around me but it was more confidence in myself and my abilities to rise above my insecurities and self-consciousness.
— DIEUNGOC NGUYEN, JUNIOR ACHIEVER 2018

 

Read more and hear more about what former Junior Achiever Award Winners have said about the experience and watch a short video from one of our Junior Achievers here.

Here is a video from ACS International Schools.  This video does not present the British Summer Studies Program but will give you an idea of what the school looks and feels like.


Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • Be resident in Texas

  • Be enrolled as a full time High School Junior within the Texas education system;

  • Come from a low income household;

  • Be in possession of a valid passport or eligible to receive one;

  • Maintain a competitive GPA and hold an excellent school attendance record;

  • Be able to attend a brunch with their families in Houston in March and be able to depart for the UK from Houston in July;

  • Be able to attend an Awards Dinner to receive your scholarship in April 2020 in Houston.


Applicants need to provide:

  • Application form;

  • Essay;

  • School transcript;

  • Letter of recommendation;

  • Photograph of applicant.

For more information please contact info@baftx.org

Scholarships are awarded for tuition only, no stipends.


Applications for 2020 will open on September 1st, 2019.