The Brazos Education Foundation is a non-profit, community foundation dedicated to providing affordable access to higher education through resources, scholarships, and information. Headquartered in Waco, Texas and located at 118 South 18th Street, the Foundation received its 501(c) 3 status in March 2009.
Our Philosophy is simple, “Education 4 Everyone."
We help students reach their educational goals by awarding renewable scholarships and ongoing mentoring support to qualifying graduating seniors attending a McLennan County Title I high school.
At present, we provide renewable scholarships to 44 Scholars and one-time scholarships to 24 students. We also have six alumni who have benefited from our scholarships.
We match each Scholar with a caring and committed mentor who provides friendship and advice throughout their college experience.
The Foundation has funds set aside for our Scholars to provide them with financial assistance in case of an emergency that might prevent them from pursuing their education.
We award a $500 scholarship to the Scholars with the highest GPA at the end of the fall semester.
Scholars receive $4,000 in scholarship funds for every year they are enrolled in college and maintain a satisfactory GPA to help pay for tuition, textbooks and supplies.
The Foundation awards a one-time $500 scholarship to the runners up at each high school. In 2015, 24 scholarships were awarded. In 2014, 20 scholarships were awarded. In 2013, 20 scholarships were awarded.
The Foundation conducts workshops for Scholars to provide information and “tips” to prepare for the next phase of their college experience.
The Brazos Education Foundation provides scholarships to graduating seniors attending 12 Title 1 High Schools in McLennan County, Texas.
See a complete list of Foundation High Schools.
The Brazos Education Foundation Scholars are attending or have attended 18 different Texas colleges and universities listed below.
See a complete list of Scholar Attended Colleges and Universities.
Our Outreach Program provides vital financial aid information to parents and students. Learn how we can help you!
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Brazos Education Foundation Scholars are recognized for their hard work in their academics, extracurricular activities, and contributions in the community. We congratulate each one for their accomplishments, and look forward to sharing their journey with them.