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 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 and artistic importance such as the Tower of London as well as attending a West End play. The scholarship includes air/ground transportation, accommodations, meals, health insurance 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.

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 on April 30, 2019 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 open:

September 1st, 2018

January 31st, 2019

Application Deadline: