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Houston Chapter Scholarship Program Guidelines


  1. Student must be a graduating senior with a 3.0 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 GP scale. If your school does not use a 4.0 scale, please convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale.
  2. Student must plan to pursue a degree at an accredited institution of higher education (i.e., University, College, Junior College, Community College, or Technical College).
  3. Student must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting activities.  A copy of the applicant’s current Texas hunting license is required.
  4. Student must be involved in school activities (i.e., FFA, Ecology Club, Science Club, Student Council, etc.,)
  5. Student must demonstrate abilities as a leader among his or her peers.
  6. Student must demonstrate community involvement (i.e., Scouting, 4-H, Civic Group or Club, Church, and Volunteer Work).
  7. Student must submit an autobiographical essay showing dedication to conservation (see application form).
  8. Student must submit an essay demonstrating knowledge of hunting (see application form).
  9. Three letters of recommendation must be attached to the application (i.e., Teacher, Counselor, mentor, community leader, clergy, etc. - (References from family members are not accepted)

Selection Process:

  1. High schools/students must submit complete applications, together with all required attachments, to the NWTF Houston Chapter Scholarship Committee Chairman, at the address shown on the reverse side of the scholarship application form by January 1.
  2. The Local Chapter Scholarship Committee will review all local scholarship applications, along with supporting data, and will select a Houston area winner(s) by January 15.  Winners will be notified by phone, mail or E-mail, as appropriate.
  3. The Local Chapter will then forward the Houston First Place Winner’s application to the NWTF State Chapter Scholarship Coordinator with all information by February 1.
  4. The State Chapter Committee will review all local first place winners from throughout the State, and will select a State Winner by February 15.
  5. The State Chapter Committee will forward the State Winner information to the NWTF National Headquarters in Edgefield, South Carolina, by March.  The NWTF National Committee will select the National Winner by April 1.
  6. The National Winner will be invited to attend the NWTF National Convention (at a site to be announced later) to be recognized at the Awards Banquet.

Scholarship Levels:

The Houston NWTF Chapter will award a $2,000 scholarship to the first place Local Winner, in addition to a $1000 2nd place award, and $500 for 3rd place.

The Texas State Chapter Scholarship Winner will receive a minimum of $1000.

The NWTF National Scholarship Winner will receive $10,000.

Disbursement of Funds:

Students may use their scholarships at any accredited institution of higher education (i.e., Community College, Junior College, Technical College, 4-Year College or University). The money may be used for tuition, books, fees, and/or housing.  An NWTF local chapter representative will work with the student and the college financial aid office to ensure the funds are properly applied to the student’s account.  This will provide the greatest benefit to the recipient and avoid violation of eligibility requirements.  This is a one-time award for one year; however payment may be deferred up to one school year to more readily suit students’ financial needs.


The first place local chapter scholarship will be presented at the Houston NWTF Annual Banquet. The winner will be notified of the time and location of the Houston NWTF Annual Banquet.   The First Place Winner and Parents will be honored guests of NWTF at the banquet.



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