Texas TRIO Association



The Texas TRIO Association Scholarship Committee announces the 2018 Walter O. Mason and Matthew W. Taylor Scholarship Competition. UB, TS, UBMS competition – Applications open February 14th, 2019 and are due April 15th, 2019. Each project may submit only two (2) applications and shall establish its own criteria for determining which two applications are forwarded to the Scholarship Committee. Program Directors, please submit the selected applications in PDF format with only ONE PDF per applicant. Scholarship winners will be announced in May 2019.

To ensure TRIO students understand the scholarship evaluation criteria, the committee provides the following guidelines:

For application and supporting documents:

  • Applicants should submit the application and the supporting documents in the formats requested in the application. 
  • Applicants must include all supporting documents - personal statement, essay, two letters of recommendation, applicant resume, the first page of the 2018-2019 Student Aid Report (SAR), TRIO Participant Form, and Texas TRIO Association Name and Picture Release Form. Note: The scholarship committee will not score incomplete applications.

For personal statement and essay:

  • Writing should demonstrate a logical arrangement of information: effective transition and a flow of general ideas to specific conclusions.
  • Writing should demonstrate an understanding of the addressed subject and use effective supporting statements - relevant details and/or examples. 
  • Writing should illustrate the applicant’s insight, creativity, thoughtfulness or originality expressed in his/her own words. 
  • Writing should incorporate active voice where appropriate and have an insignificant number of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.

Pre-Collegiate Scholarship Application

Texas TRIO Association (TX-TRIO)  Address:  1225 W. Mitchell St. University of Texas at Arlington,  Box 19356, Arlington, TX 76019  Phone: 817.272.2633  Fax:  817. 272.2616

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