NCJLS Scholarship

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Applications available online at December 15: Deadline for submitting scholarship applications online March 1.

Applications MUST be submitted online on the Coastal Bend Community Foundation website,

        1. Eligibility: Any active member of a Nueces County FFA or FCCLA chapter or 4-H club who will graduate this academic year and has actively participated in the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show for at least two of his/her high school years is eligible to apply for the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show Scholarships. Applicants must have entered and exhibited three or more projects within each year of the two required years.
        2. College Attendance Requirements: It is mandatory that the scholarship winner attend a college, university or certified vocational trade school the fall semester immediately following selection and use the scholarship funds beginning that semester. Only with special permission from the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show Scholarship Committee may the use of the scholarship be deferred one year.
        3. Judging Criteria:  Criteria used in selecting scholarship recipients will include: (1) Stock show participation (2) FFA, FCCLA or 4-H participation (3) Academic achievement (4) College Exams and (5) Interview
        4. Transcript: Current official transcript from your school registrar must be uploaded into the scholarship application. If your school will not provide you with an official transcript (CCISD) you MUST request an unofficial transcript from the registrar. DO NOT mail your transcript to the CBCF office. It will not be accepted and your application will not be considered. YOU WILL NEED TO REQUEST YOUR TRANSCRIPT FROM THE REGISTRAR, SCAN IT INTO A COMPUTER, SAVE IT AS A PDF, AND UPLOAD IT DIRECTLY INTO THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. DO NOT submit the transcript you see on your student portal. THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT. You must request one from your registrar.
        5. ACT/SAT Scores: The SAT and/or ACT scores report must be uploaded into the scholarship application.
        6. Interviews: Not all applicants will be granted interviews. Applications will be judged objectively and interviews will be granted based on scoring of the applications. Written notification will be provided to all contestants as to their need to participate in an interview. The only approved absence from an interview will be a UIL, FFA, FCCLA, or 4-H competition. ONLY an extenuating circumstance other than these approved events will be discussed and decided by the Scholarship Committee on a case by case basis.
        7. Submission and Deadline: Submit applications online on the Coastal Bend Community Foundation website



      1. All NCJLS Scholarship Recipients will be required to write 15 thank you letters to the NCJLS Scholarship Donors. Thank you letters must follow the general rules pertaining to thank you letter requirements.
      2. Maintain a 2.0 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 (a C average).
      3. Recipient must enroll in a college, university or certified vocational trade school and must maintain a full-time status in accordance with the policies of the school they are attending.
      4. Recipients are required to submit an official class schedule for verification of required hours by August 15th of their first fall semester. After their first semester, recipients must submit annually by August 15th an official grade report verifying previous semester grades and an official class schedule for the upcoming semester. Individuals who have not provided the required documentation TO THE COASTAL BEND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION by August 15th for the Fall Semester will forfeit all future scholarship payments.
      5. Recipient is required to major in an accepted field of study or vocational trade.
      6. Any recipient of the scholarship who fails to meet the necessary grade average or the full-time course load requirements will forfeit any further benefits from this scholarship program.
      7. Extenuating Circumstances: If unable to meet the above requirements, the recipient should contact the NCJLS Office immediately and also fill out the special request form which can be found on the website. Cases will be considered individually.



Scholarship award amounts will be paid in equal installments for the fall and spring semesters. Funds will be paid after the student has submitted required course schedules and grade reports to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation office.


NCJLS Scholarship Application

On this application, please complete each section requested. Save your username and password so that you can return to your saved draft to complete at a later time if needed. You will need to scan and attach these documents:

1. Current official transcript signed by school official (principal or counselor);

2. ACT and/or SAT Score report;

3. Use the following 2 forms to help put together the information needed for the related sections in the application (you will NOT attach these forms):

         HAMRICK - MARY AND BILL HAMRICK SCHOLARSHIP  Leadership and Club/Chapter Participation Form

         HAMRICK - MARY AND BILL HAMRICK SCHOLARSHIP  Other Organization Participation and Honors Form


Do not submit your application until you have completed all sections and attached all the required forms. No changes can be made to your application after you have submitted it. Please double check all of your answers and attachments to ensure that they are accurate.


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



The Mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Coastal Bend by building community endowment and addressing social, educational, environmental, and cultural needs through the awarding of grants and scholarships.

The Foundation’s Vision is to provide the Coastal Bend with:

  • Efficient gift options to meet donors’ charitable wishes
  • Effective grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to students
  • Ethical leadership to promote and enhance area philanthropy


Frequently Asked Questions

About Scholarships


What scholarships are offered?

Scholarships are available for high school graduates attending 2 and 4 year colleges and universities as well as accredited vocational schools. Certain scholarships are available for students already attending college. Scholarships are organized into 2 groups according to those that accept the online “CBCF Application” and those that have and Individual “Outside Scholarship” application processes. The Coastal Bend Community Foundation Scholarship Committee selects the recipients for the Online CBCF scholarships. Outside Scholarships have paper applications with varying deadline dates and qualifying criteria and are administered by the Coastal Bend Community Foundation after an Outside Scholarship Selection Committee chooses these recipients.

Is there an application fee for CBCF scholarships?

It’s free! There is no charge to apply for CBCF scholarships.

What is the deadline for applying?

The deadline for CBCF Scholarships is March 1.

Scholarships in the “Outside Scholarship” section have varying deadlines; please check the requirements for each scholarship. If the application is to be mailed to the CBCF office, it must be postmarked on or before the deadline date. Faxes and emails are not accepted.

How are eligibility requirements determined?
Donors establish eligibility criteria for their scholarships. For example, scholarships may focus on achievement, community service or financial need. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee award selection.
What if I am not a “straight A” student?
CBCF offers scholarships for a variety of students; while academic performance is important, it is not the only criteria. Recipients are selected based on the availability of funds and the competitiveness of the applicant pool for each scholarship.
What if I am not sure where I will be going to school?
If you are unsure, you should indicate your first and second choice. Once you have made your final decision, please notify CBCF.
May I apply for more than one scholarship?
Yes. The CBCF Scholarships have a single online application form. The program will place you into any of the 50+ scholarships for which you meet the criteria. You may also apply for any of the Outside Scholarships. Each of these scholarships have varying deadline dates and qualifying criteria. You may download the paper applications directly from our website or as directed.
How much will I receive if I am selected as a recipient?
Awards for each scholarship vary. Scholarships range from $100 to up to $16,000, with the average award being $1,000. Please see specific scholarship information for award amount.

Permanent endowed scholarship funds may award more or less than stated based upon growth of the fund’s assets and consistent with the Foundation’s Spending policy.

May I apply for more than one scholarship?
Yes. The CBCF Scholarships have a single online application form. The program will place you into any of the 50+ scholarships for which you meet the criteria. You may also apply for any of the Outside Scholarships. Each of these scholarships have varying deadline dates and qualifying criteria. You may download the paper applications directly from our website or as directed.
If I receive a scholarship, what do I need to do?
  • Promptly sign and return the Scholarship Acceptance Form included in your award letter to CBCF Program Director to confirm the college you will attend as well as providing us your student ID number. All scholarship recipients are required to write a thank you letter to their donor. Funds will not be dispersed until a thank you letter is submitted to CBCF.
  • For scholarships longer than one semester:
    • Notify the Foundation if you have changed schools or major
    • Notify the Foundation if you have a change of address, phone number or email address
    • Comply with any other requirements (forwarding transcripts, etc.) for renewal.
Do I receive a check if I am awarded a scholarship?

All scholarship checks are made payable to your school and are sent to the financial aid or scholarship office. There is no exception to this rule. Checks are sent in mid-July (for Fall semester) and in mid- December (for Spring semester) upon receipt of necessary documentation provided by you or the school.

Will a scholarship from CBCF impact my financial aid at my college or university?

If you know that your Financial Aid package will be affected and/or reduced, you will need to contact the Financial Aid Office at your school. They will provide the best options available to you and your situation to maximize the funds you are receiving from all sources.

Are scholarships taxable?

For degree-seeking students who use the scholarship for tuition, fees, books and required supplies, the scholarship is not taxable. Please consult a tax expert or your school’s Financial Aid Office for advice if you and/or your parents have any questions.

If I receive a scholarship one year, will I automatically receive it the following year?

While a few scholarships are renewable, most are one-time only. Each scholarship varies; please check scholarship specifics. You may submit a new application each year as many of the scholarships are for current college students, as well as graduating high school seniors.

Does the Coastal Bend Community Foundation make the decisions about the awards?

A Scholarship Committee comprised of CBCF Board members reviews and recommends applicants for scholarships using the Online Application. The Committee’s recommendations must be approved by the full Board of Directors. Outside scholarship recipients are chosen by outside committees, subject to approval by the CBCF Board.

Will my personal information be shared?

Your application information will not be shared with anyone except CBCF staff, the Scholarship Committee and the Board of Directors.

When will I be notified?

All online CBCF applicants are notified in writing of the status of their application by the end of May. Outside scholarship recipients are notified by letter after the varying deadline dates.