Central Texas Association for Pupil Transportation Student Scholarship
Established December 2008
The Central Texas Association for Pupil Transportation Scholarship is sponsored and administered by the Central Texas Association for Pupil Transportation (CENTEX). The CENTEX Scholarship was created by the Executive Committee under the direction of Joe Cervera, CENTEX President (2008 – 2009), to continue the education of our most valuable assets; our children. In September 2009 the CENTEX Scholarship was amended by the 2009 – 2010 Executive Committee to be open to all Region 13 or 20 transportation employees’ children exiting high school and pursuing their educational opportunities. This scholarship will provide a grant of $1000.00 for the selected participant for either an approved two-year or four-year college program resulting in a vocational or academic degree.
1. Graduating senior of an accredited Texas High School.
2. Parent/guardian must be a transportation employee assigned to either a Region 13 or 20 school district.
3. Eligible for admission in a selected educational institution.
4. Maintain acceptable attendance and scholastic performance each semester for the terms of the scholarship.
5. The scholarship will be awarded at the last CENTEX meeting during the current school year (the recipient does not have to be present to receive the scholarship).
The scholarship recipient will be chosen by a scholarship selection committee based on the placement of the applicant’s written application and essay. The selection committee shall consist of the CENTEX President (or his/her designate), President Elect, and a representative from Region 13 and 20.
Written applications must postmarked by the third Friday in the month of April of the year in which the scholarship is to be granted.
The application must include:
1. Applicant’s name, address, phone number, birth date, GPA, SAT/ACT scores, college major, class ranking, and name.
2. High school from which applicant graduated.
3. Educational institution which applicant has applied or been accepted too.
4. A written statement of applicant’s personal information.
5. A written statement from the applicant’s high school counselor as to the appropriateness and obtainability of the applicant’s educational goals.
6. A written statement from the applicant’s high school administrator as to the applicant’s attendance and personal character.
7. A 300-400 word, double spaced essay on the topic, “The Importance of Education in Today’s Society”
Complete all of the above in typed or computer generated format and mail to:
PO Box 544
San Marcos, TX 78667
If you require further information, contact Current President.