March 2018 (National)



    Several scholarship opportunities are available through the Texas Builders Foundation.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Read and follow all instructions carefully. Applications that do not comply with these instructions may be disqualified. All applications must be typed or legibly handwritten and completed in full. Completing the Application Complete the auto-fill application (below in this document). Save this application to your computer, complete the auto-fill application, save and print. Or, you may print out the application and complete in legible handwriting. Submit the completed application and required documentation in one envelope to: Texas Builders Foundation Attn: Scholarship Application 313 East 12th Street, Suite 210 Austin, TX 78701 The application and the required documents must be submitted together in one envelope, or the application may be ineligible for consideration. Application package must be received in the Foundation’s office by the deadline. Applications received after the deadline may not be considered.


    Eligibility Requirements 1. Applicant must have been accepted or is enrolled for the fall semester as a student in a Texas technical/trade school or community college/university and must be pursuing a construction related trade certification or construction degree 2. If applicant is a high school senior, they must have attended high school in Texas. 3. Applicant must demonstrate an interest in obtaining employment in the construction industry or a construction related field upon graduation. For complete eligibility requirements and information, refer to the “Texas Builders Foundation Scholarship Guidebook” and the scholarship instructions and auto-fill application found at Complete application must be received in the Foundation’s office by March 30, 2018. Selection Criteria Applicants are evaluated using the following criteria: • Career goals • Financial need • Academic achievement • Employment history • Recommendations • Extracurricular activities




  • College Scholarship Program

    Apply for Your Chance to Earn One of Six $1,500 Scholarships

    Our Vince Jacknewitz College Scholarship Program offers six $1500 scholarships to credit union members who are high school seniors. The scholarship focuses on a three-page essay or a short video with consideration given to scholastic standing and extracurricular activities.

    Each essay should address one of the following topics:

    • How would you reach out to teens to show them the importance of good financial planning, help them navigate these challenges and prepare them for a future of self-reliance? What information do you think seniors need before graduating high school?
    • Credit unions depend on a strong sense of community and service. How will you apply these ideals during your upcoming college years? What should credit unions do to make this philosophy relevant to students? If you were a credit union president, describe the types of programs and resources you would implement, how you would promote and encourage community involvement, and how you would measure success of these efforts.

    For video submissions, please submit original video via YouTube with the following criteria and topic: Create a 60-90 second advertisement targeted specifically at a younger viewer (under 30) that highlights the benefits of credit union membership. Please note, any use or resemblance of the Credit Union’s logo is prohibited).

    In addition to the essay/video, applicants must submit an official high school transcript including 1st semester of senior year, letter of acceptance from the college of choice, completed 2018 official application and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or work/volunteer supervisor.

    CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION! The scholarship program will close for applications on March 31, 2018. For additional questions, please contact Sheila at

    About the Program:

    The Vince Jacknewitz College Scholarship Program is one of several American Eagle Credit Union Foundationprograms. Our foundation promotes collaboration and best practices, calling for projects that bring non-profit organizations together to provide quality financial education and easy access to banking opportunities for young people and families most in need of these opportunities.