Educating the future of East Montgomery County is a top priority. For starters, all high school graduates in the East Montgomery County Improvement District are guaranteed a great start to their college education! While those who are already attending college have an additional opportunity for receiving a scholarship. EMCID has set aside $705,000 in scholarship money for the 2017-2018 school year for deserving students to help them attain their educational goals!
The East Montgomery County Scholarship Foundation (EMCSF), a non-profit subsidiary of EMCID, was created to promote the economic, social and cultural development of the area through education. It is led by a five-member Board of Directors consisting of Chairman Brenda Webb, Linda Floyd, Dale Martin, Katherine Persson, and Isidor Ybarra. The Foundation makes two scholarships and a paid internship available:
$1,000 scholarship available to each graduate to be used for tuition and fees at all Lone Star College locations across the greater Houston area. Additionally, this scholarship can be utilized at Texas-accredited trade schools and numerous four year universities for advanced educational needs. The scholarship funds must be used within 24 months of high school graduation. Beginning with the graduates of May 2018, a $1,600 scholarship will be available.
$500 merit-based college scholarship available to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and service, and financial need and plan to continue their college education. Applicants for this merit-based scholarship must:
- have a cumulative college-level GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for all coursework completed, regardless of institution attended. If the student has attended more than one school, transcripts may be recalculated to determine the cumulative GPA for all college-level coursework taken. GPA is evaluated at the point of application.
- have had a minimum of 48 semester college-level credits completed by December 31, 2017.
- be a previous recipient of EMCID/East Montgomery County Scholarship Foundation funding.
- demonstrate leadership and service.
- demonstrate financial need.
- submit the application by March 1, 2018
$750 work study program available to high school seniors who are interested in learning how EMCID's economic, community and educational development programs impact the community and who want to advance their knowledge and skills in business, communications or event planning. Applicants for this internship must:
- have passed the 11th grade but not graduated prior to September 1, 2017.
- have previous knowledge of and desire to advance skills in accounting, business, communications, festival and event planning, general office, journalism, photography, public relations or travel and tourism.
- have reliable transportation.
- submit the application by August 1, 2017.
Successful students recognize that, on occasion, they do need assistance. The following links are intended to help you understand financial aid options, college admissions policies, and advising, as well as other resources available to you.
Financial Aid Tools
Don't let the price of college stop you from applying to the school that's right for you. Financial aid, which consists of grants, scholarships, work study or loans, is available and comes from a variety of sources: the federal government, the State of Texas, colleges and private sources. Most financial aid is based on need.
Need is defined as the expected family contribution subtracted from the cost of attendance.
Cost of Attendance (COA)
– Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
= Financial Need
COA is determined by adding up all of the costs associated with attending college. Your college will determine your COA based on the typical costs associated at that college.
EFC is determined by a federal formula which takes into account income, size of household, number in college and other factors. You will receive your EFC after you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Filling out the FAFSA is the first step to receiving most financial aid!
Get an idea of the amount you and your family are expected to contribute toward your college costs with The College Board's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator.
- Alphabetical Index to Scholarships and Other Financial Aid Programs
- State of Texas Financial Aid
- Federal Financial Aid