Jere W. Thompson, Jr., Scholarship Fund
The Jere W. Thompson, Jr., Scholarship Fund was established by the North Texas Tollway Authority and a group of North Texas businesses to provide scholarships to disadvantaged students in civil engineering programs at public universities in Texas.
Two students, a junior and a senior, will be enrolled under the scholarship each year. Any recipient of the scholarship will be given an opportunity for a paid internship during the summer between the student's junior and senior years.
The scholarship will award up to $2,000 per semester, beginning in the winner’s junior year, with a maximum award of $8,000 over four semesters. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, and room and board.
There are no geographic limitations, although special consideration may be given to applicants residing in counties in the service area of the North Texas Tollway Authority: Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant.
At the time of the original application, the student must be enrolled full-time pursuing a B. S. in civil engineering or construction engineering at a public college or university in Texas, and must come from a disadvantaged background. A sophomore will be selected each spring for the scholarship for the fall semester of the student’s junior year, and may also be eligible for renewal. Scholarship may be renewed for three additional semesters after initial award if the student remains a full-time student, maintains a 2.5 GPA while enrolled under the scholarship, and submits a grade report within 45 days after the end of each semester.
How to apply: Visit The Dallas Foundation website