The British American Foundation of Texas (BAFTX) has been assisting gifted and talented young people achieve their objectives since 2007. Our scholars from underprivileged backgrounds are able, with financial support from BAFTX, to complete their studies, start on their career paths and reach their potential.

We offer a range of scholarships for students from underprivileged backgrounds including:

  • college funding for middle school students so that they have the reassurance of a college nest egg and are able to set their sights on higher education from a young age;
  • a 2 week summer program in the UK, all expenses paid, for gifted high school juniors. Most have not left the USA before and as well as learning about British history politics, culture and the arts, they return with huge ambitions and widened horizons;
  • college tuition funding for undergraduate and graduate students in Texas, whether they be from Texas or the UK.  We also fund academic fees for students from Texas who wish to study in the UK;
  • college tuition funding for students in Texas of any age who have demonstrated leadership in their community.

What we have achieved ....

  • 616 young people assisted in achieving their dreams.
  • Over $1 million awarded.
  • 62 Junior Achiever awards (summer programs in the UK).
  • 84% of funding is generated by events.

I am extremely blessed to be awarded this scholarship award. Thank you for believing in me and supporting my dreams. You have inspired me to do philanthropic deeds in the future and be an active member in my community. Your support will help alleviate my financial worries as I take on this next chapter in my life.
— ANTHONY PHAM, UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLAR 2018, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

The roles that our students have taken on after academic funding from BAFTX:

  • Analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co 
  • Applications Engineer at Texas Instruments 
  • Associate at Harvest Partners, LP 
  • Campus Information Systems Manager at KIPP Houston Public Schools
  • Clinical Research Associate at Sarah Cannon Research Institute 
  • Clinical Research Coordinator at University of Pennsylvania 
  • CSP Tax Senior Associate at PwC
  • EHS Manager at Anheuser-Busch 
  • Environmental Consultant at EOSolutions 
  • Geologist at BP 
  • Geophysicist at Schlumberger 
  • Junior Geologist at Total 
  • Manufacturing Engineer at Aerospace Techniques, Inc. 
  • National Sales Recruiter at Total Quality Logistics 
  • Operations Coordinator at SandBox Logistics 
  • Petroleum Engineer at Apache Corporation 
  • Petrophysicist at Schlumberger
  • Production Engineer at Chevron 
  • Production Engineer at ConocoPhillips 
  • Regulatory Specialist at US Army Corps of Engineers 
  • Research Assistant at Harvard University
  • Senior Analyst at IHS Markit 
  • Senior Petroleum Engineer at Ryder Scott Company, L.P. 
  • Software Consultant at Quorum Software 
  • SSHE Programs Advisor at ExxonMobil
  • Well Integrity Engineer at BP

Many of our students opt for further study after BAFTX-funded study in Texas.  Colleges attended include:

  • Bryn Mawr College 
  • Colorado School of Mines Georgetown University Law Center 
  • Harvard University 
  • Imperial College London
  • London School of Economics
  • Notre Dame College 
  • Oxford University
  • Rice University
  • The Wharton School
  • University of Pennsylvania