THE JUNIOR ACHIEVER AWARD
JUST ANNOUNCED DATES FOR 2019 ….
JUNIOR ACHIEVERS WILL LEAVE HOUSTON ON JUNE 30TH
AND RETURN ON JULY 13TH
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.
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.
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.