The Cailloux Foundation Awards 2016 Scholarships
April 15, 2016
KERRVILLE— The Cailloux Foundation (the Foundation) in Kerrville, Texas, will award 16 college scholarships to area students this month. The 2016 recipients have been chosen from high schools in Bandera; Barksdale- Nueces Canyon High School; Center Point; Fredericksburg; Kerrville- Our Lady of the Hills Regional High School and Tivy High School; and Medina. Awards are up to $14,000 per recipient annually and are for undergraduate study only. The scholarships are renewable for up to four years for a maximum multi-year award of $56,000 per student. The 2016-2017 program will have 70 freshmen through senior level students participating as scholarship recipients enrolled in four-year public or private colleges or universities in Texas.
“We have a quality group of ambitious young men and women receiving scholarships this year” said Ben Modisett, Assistant Executive Director for the Foundation, “I fully expect to see them all graduate in four years and succeed as they enter the workforce or begin graduate school.”
The new scholarship recipients include Rachel Brosz, Kalie Mansfield and Krystian Osbourn from Bandera High School, Melinna Leija from Center Point High School, Morgan Jenschke and Myra Powell from Fredericksburg High School; Blayre Harrison and Chellby Richter from Medina High School; Kaitlyn “Katie” Johnson from Nueces Canyon High School; Corey Smith and Savannah Cooper from Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School; as well as Meagan Doyle, Hayden Keller, Siera Edmonds, Marcus Flores, and Sierra Kibbett from Tivy High School.
The applicants met or exceeded a minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score requirement of 1022, or a minimum American College Test (ACT) score of 22. They also have a minimum grade average of 85 and are in the top one-third of their class. Scholarship applications were made available to any interested senior graduating from an eligible high school and meeting the academic and financial eligibility requirements. Eligible high schools include Bandera High School, Big Spring Charter School near Leakey, Center Point High School, Comfort High School, Fredericksburg High School, Harper High School, Heritage School in Fredericksburg, Ingram’s Tom Moore High School, Junction High School, Leakey High School, Mason High School, Medina High School, Nueces Canyon High School near Barksdale, Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School in Kerrville, Rocksprings High School, Tivy High School in Kerrville, and Utopia High School. The scholarship application was available on the Internet through the Foundation’s website from last November through February of this year. The scholarship application will be available for next year early in November of 2016.
The selection of scholarship recipients was overseen by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) of Nashville, TN. ISTS utilized standard comprehensive recipient selection procedures in making the final selections including the consideration of past academic performance, financial need, statement of career goals, educational aspirations, work experience, unusual personal or family circumstances, leadership skills, participation in school and community activities, recommendation letters, and original student essays. Recipients are selected at large based upon these considerations. This is the first time two recipients in one year have been selected from both Medina High School and from Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School.
The Cailloux Foundation Scholarship Program was created in 2000 to benefit graduating seniors from pre-selected Texas Hill Country high schools. Since the program was established 270 scholarships worth close to ten million dollars have been awarded by the Foundation. Current news about the Scholarship Program is available at facebook.com/caillouxscholars. For more information about scholarships or the Foundation contact us.