Mentee award winner must demonstrate having overcome a considerably difficult situation.
LGBTQ+Ally ~ $1,500
Mentee award winner must demonstrate having created/improved fair, equitable, and welcoming LGBTQ spaces in classrooms, across campus, and/or community.
Future Teacher ~ $1,000
Mentee award winner must describe their idea of an amazing teacher and demonstrate why they want to become a teacher. Additionally, the mentee award winner must share their professional goals once they become a teacher.
Civic Engagement ~ $1,000
Mentee award winner must demonstrate working to make a difference in the civic life of one's community and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through the political processes. Mentee must also demonstrate they have registered to vote/participate (d) in GOTV.
Community Service ~ $750
Mentee award winner must demonstrate voluntary work intended to help people in a particular area.
Fine Arts ~ $750
Mentee award winner must demonstrate an activity/activities requiring great skill or accomplishment in creative art whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content.
Teacher's Kid ~ $500
Mentee award winner must describe what it means to me a child of a classroom teacher and how their parent/guardian teacher influences their education, career, personal, and professional goals.
Athletes ~ $500
Mentee award winner must demonstrate ability to participate at a higher level in athletics, as well as continuing to succeed in the classroom. Mentee must also demonstrate they have exhibited sportsmanship on, as well as off of the field, court, track, or pool.
Deputy Peter Herrera Scholarhip ~ $500
Mentee award winner must pursue a career in law enforcement and/or be the child of an active or retired law enforcement officer/first responder.
Porvenir Scholarship ~ 4 Scholarships at $500
Mentee award winner must demonstrate a personal commitment to teaching Texas and U.S. history and the importance of including experiences and perspectives of Latinos. Mentee award winner must also commit to pursuing an education degree and complete the requirements for a Texas Social Studies SBEC Certificate.
These scholarships are awarded through the RSEPSF in collaboration with the decendants of Porvenir. Current scholarships are given in the names of:
Mentee award winner must: be an SHS graduating senior in the Class of 2020, demonstrate having overcome (or continuing through) a considerably difficult personal and financial situation. *This scholarship is awarded to 1 (one winner) at $1,250 for college semester 1. **The sencond installment is awarded at $1,250 - for the 2nd college semester. Mentee award winner must demonstrate a minimum 2.3 GPA, without dropping courses.
The Rural Schools Education Program & Scholarship Foundation welcomes all students, families, community members, and organizations, regardless of income, political views, religious affiliations and/or backgrounds.
RSEPSF welcomes humans of all ages, races, physical abilities, sexual preferences, gender expressions, and gender identities.