My Manas Foundation Scholarship for the Underdog

June 1, 2025
Awards Available: 3

Scholarship Description

My Manas Foundation awards scholarships for higher education institutions or vocational schools in the United States of America for students living in the Houston and Greater Houston areas. Additional consideration is given to youth who demonstrate the traits of an underdog. An underdog is an individual who, despite facing challenges such as those of academic or financial issues, still displays the tenacity to better themselves given the right opportunity and can still endeavor to succeed in life with the right support.

Scholarship Details

  • Scholarships for students in the Houston and Greater Houston areas
  • For use at higher education institutions or vocational schools in the USA
  • Aims to support students who have overcome challenges and embody the underdog spirit

Eligibility Criteria

  • Residency in Houston or the Greater Houston area
  • Submission of FAFSA or Student Aid Report
  • High school transcript with final grades
  • Submission of a written essay, recommendation letters, and a budget for college expenses

Application Process

  1. Complete and submit the FAFSA or provide your Student Aid Report
  2. Attach your and your parents’ or guardians' latest federal income tax return
  3. Submit your high school transcript with final grades
  4. Write and submit an essay detailing your need for the scholarship, educational plans and goals, and how you embody the underdog spirit (max 500 words)
  5. Obtain one recommendation letter from school administration or education system and another from an individual not related to you
  6. Provide a detailed budget for your preferred college
  7. List other scholarships currently or previously received
  8. Include a letter of acceptance from your college of choice when available
  9. (Optional) Official SAT or ACT reports

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