Don't Mess with Texas Scholarship

  • Website Address
  • http://www.dmwtscholarship.org/
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Director
  • Address
  • 200 South Congress Avenue
  • Austin, TX 78704
  • Email Address
  • scholarships@dontmesswithtexas.org
  • Application Deadline
  • March 26, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • 3
  • Maximum Amount
  • $6,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • Need money to help with college expenses? Passionate about litter prevention in your community? Enter the Don't mess with Texas Scholarship Contest for a chance to win a $6,000 grand prize scholarship or one of two $2,000 scholarship awards! Sponsored by Forestar and in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, the Don't mess with Texas Scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken a leadership role to prevent litter in their schools and communities and build awareness of the Don't mess with Texas initiative. Scholarships are awarded based on student essays submitted with applications.

    Since 1986, Don't mess with Texas has reminded people to keep litter off Texas roads. Litter is defined as trash that is left on the ground in a public place or on a roadway, rather than in a trash receptacle. The most commonly littered items are wrappers, packaging, cans, and cigarette butts. These trash items create an unsightly mess that is costly to clean up.

    In 300-350 words, describe how your actions support the Don't mess with Texas litter prevention and beautification message. How did you identify a specific litter-related problem in your school or community? What creative and/or sustainable solution did you develop to address the problem of trash? What motivated you? How did you motivate others not to litter? Please include any statistics or results that show the impact of your effort.

    You may submit a handwritten or typed essay along with the application. You may also provide up to three (3) additional documents or photos that support your essay. Winners may be asked to participate in a brief video interview describing their litter prevention project.

    For more details and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

See if you qualify for this award

Learn more about this scholarship and many more.
Find Scholarships Instantly!

  

High School Scholarships

Latest College & Financial Aid News

10 Sweet Scholarships for Being a Man

July 21, 2016

by Susan Dutca

Colleges and universities across the nation are starting to engage more in discussions regarding what it means to be a man. Masculinity, just like femininity, is celebrated through these gender-specific scholarships. So man-up and check out these scholarship opportunities!: Colored Rocks Contest [...]

College Presidents’ High Pay, Short Stay

July 20, 2016

by Susan Dutca

President Obama gets paid $400,000 per year to serve as President of the United States of America. Many college presidents get paid more for running a school than they would for being the leader of the free world, according to a new report from the Chronicle of Higher Education. Presidents at public universities received a median salary of $431,000 in the 2015 fiscal year, with a 4.3 percent [...]

Disability Scholarships

July 14, 2016

by Susan Dutca

Whether you consider them disabilities, conditions, challenges or simple differences, there are quite a few scholarships out there for people dealing with everything from ADHD to diabetes to narcolepsy. Check out these featured scholarships and more at Scholarships.com!: Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship [...]

Follow Us:

facebook twitter rss feed