The CBCF Scholarship application is available annually December 15 – March 1.

 

This is a combined application form for over 70 scholarships administered through the Coastal Bend Community Foundation. Scholarships and their criteria can be reviewed by selecting “CBCF Scholarships” or “Outside Scholarships” to the left. Please note that not all scholarships are funded each year, but you will be considered for any available scholarships for which you meet the criteria. Should you have questions about the scholarships, or encounter technical difficulties with the application, please contact Nicole Ross, Program Director at 361.882.9745.

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If you are currently a graduating high school senior, you will need the following documents for your scholarship application:

  • Current official transcript from your school registrar.¬†If your school will not provide you with an official transcript, please contact me. DO NOT mail your transcript to the CBCF office. It will not be accepted and your application will not be considered. DO NOT submit the transcript you see on your student portal. THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT. You must request one from your registrar. If you have questions, please call;
  • Your UNWEIGHTED GPA. If this does not show up on your transcript, your counselor will be able to calculate this for you. This will be entered in the GPA field in the application and is not required to be on the transcript.
  • ACT/SAT Score reports;
  • 2018-2019 FAFSA Student Aid Report or most recent Federal Income Tax Return(Form 1040);
  • One letter of recommendation;
  • TWO essays.

There are specific essay prompts for the two required essays. The one required prompt for all applicants is:

Tell us about your goals for your college studies and what your career or life aspirations are at this time. Include a brief description of how the influence of an individual or an experience has shaped these plans. Include a brief description of how receiving a scholarship will help you achieve your educational aspirations.

The second essay will depend on if you meet any of the special criteria for specific prompts related to different scholarships. You will not be able to determine the second essay prompt until the application opens December 15th.

If you are a current high school student, click the link below to access the High School Scholarship Application.If you are currently a high school student in a dual credit program and will be graduating high school with your diploma as well as an associates degree, you will still complete this application.

CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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If you are currently a college student or will be returning to college in the Fall 2019, you will need the following documents for your scholarship application:

  • Current official transcript with your UNWEIGHTED GPA. If your school will not provide you with an official transcript, please contact me. DO NOT mail your transcript to the CBCF office. It will not be accepted and your application will not be considered. DO NOT submit the transcript you see on your student portal. THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT. You must request one from your registrar. If you have questions, please call.
  • 2018-2019 FAFSA Student Aid Report or most recent Federal Income Tax Return(Form 1040);
  • One letter of recommendation;
  • TWO essays.

There are specific essay prompts for the two required essays. The one required prompt for all applicants is:

Tell us about your goals for your college studies and what your career or life aspirations are at this time. Include a brief description of how the influence of an individual or an experience has shaped these plans. Include a brief description of how receiving a scholarship will help you achieve your educational aspirations.

The second essay will depend on if you meet any of the special criteria for specific prompts related to different scholarships. You will not be able to determine the second essay prompt until the application opens December 15th.

If you are a current college student, if you have graduated high school and have not attended college yet, or have some college but taken time off and are a returning student, click the link below to access the College Scholarship Application.

CURRENT OR RETURNING COLLEGE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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View the complete list of CBCF Scholarships that you are applying for when you submit the CBCF Scholarship Application (below).

View the Outside Scholarships that you are applying for when you submit the CBCF Scholarship Application (below).