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Scholarship for Excellence Application Requirements

HBC (Higginbotham Bros. & Co.) created the Scholarship for Excellence award program to encourage and assist in the educational pursuits of our community's graduating seniors.

Permissible uses of funds:

Payment of tuition and fees required for enrollment, books, supplies and/or equipment required for courses of instruction at an accredited four-year university, junior college or TEA-approved trade schools that offer an associate degree.

Criteria for applying:

Must be a graduating senior from the Class of 2019.

Must have maintained a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. High school counselors must verify and certify the accuracy of the stated GPS by signature and date. (Home school students must provide a copy of transcript from high school level course work.)

Must meet the federal entrance requirements at an accredited four-year university, junior college or TEA approved trade school to which you apply.

Must be enrolled as a full-time student (12-hour minimum).

Total scholarship awarded will be $1,000. HBC will pay $500 for the fall semester upon receipt of voucher, invoices or official letter providing proof of enrollment. The first installment will be made payable to the school's financial aid or business office.

Recipient is required to submit proof of spring enrollment and sustained 2.00 GPA from fall semester to qualify for the remaining $500. Final installment will also be made payable to the school's financial aid or business office.

NOTE: If recipient's cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 or if the recipient fails to register as a full-time student for the spring semester, recipient will be placed on probation for one semester. If probationary issues are not corrected within the following semester, the remaining scholarship funds allotted to that student ($500) will be revoked. If the recipient fails to enroll or register for any course work during the spring semester, then the remaining scholarship funds allotted to that student ($500) will be revoked.

Other Important Information:

  • Applications will be submitted to the selection committee to be graded on the criteria mentioned above.

  • Applications will be accepted no later than 5:00 PM on April 1, 2019.

  • Notification process will begin in May.

For more information about the scholarship program you may contact Donna Coolbaugh, Human Resources Director at (325) 200-4818 or donna@higginbothams.com. Applications MUST be sent back via United States Postal Service to Higginbotham Bros. & Co., Attn: Donna Coolbaugh, P.O. Box 392, Comanche, TX 76442. Any applications submitted to us via email will be rejected.