First United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 17, 2017


Deadline for Scholarship Application: April 1, 2018 
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Criteria for eligibility:
*Official graduation from Texas High School or Accredited Home School Program during the 2017-2018 school year.
*Intent to attend or enrollment at (less than 30 hours) accredited university, college, or vocational/technical school.
*Completion of scholarship application, including transcripts and letters of recommendation.
Application process:
*Get application from high school counselor’s office or further down on this page or e-mail your request for an application to
*Completed application, including all letters of recommendation and 1-page written statement discussing your future educational and vocational/career goals and how you plan to use the scholarship money.
*Request copies of your official transcript of your high school grades and ACT/SAT scores from the school counselor’s office.  If you have any college credits or hours (under 20 to be eligible), please request a cop of your official transcript from the university/college office of admissions.
*         Get two letters of recommendation.  One letter of recommendation must be from a high school teacher from whom you took a class so he/she can address your academic potential and achievement.  The other letter may be from someone other than a classroom teacher such as a coach, administrator, or employer.
*Submit FOUR COPIES of you completed scholarship application, including all letters of recommendation, prior to deadline is April 1,2018.  Turn in application packet to:  
    a. First United Methodist Church – Goliad Office
        (134 W. Pearl, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)


    b. Goliad High School Counselor’s Office
        (749 N. Church, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
This scholarship will be awarded based on quality of application and how well applicant meets the criteria.  High School Grades, ACT scores, and financial need will be considered but will not be the only basis for scholarship award.

Scholarships must be used within 12 months of award date for education-related expenses.  All recipients AND THEIR PARENT OR GUARDIAN must sign the Scholarship Terms of Agreement.



Deadline for Scholarship Application:     April 1, 2018  
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
(Please TYPE entire application)
I.   Personal Information
Date of Application ____________________________________________
Name of Applicant ____________________________________________
Mailing Address ______________________________________________
Phone Number _______________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Name(s)  _____________________________________
II.      Educational Plans
High School Graduation Date  __________________________________
Semester/Year You Plan to Enroll in Post-Secondary School ________
Proposed Field of Study/Post-Secondary Major  ___________________
Future Career/Vocation  ________________________________________
College/School You Plan to Attend _______________________________
III.    Written Statement
On a separate sheet, TYPE a one-page (12 pt, double-spaced, 1” margins) statement about your future educational and vocational/career goals and how you plan to use the scholarship money.
IV.  Personal Resume
Please provide the following information (use the back of this sheet or attach another sheet if needed):
List your extracurricular activities while in school:
List your community/church service or activities:
List your work experience or scheduled volunteer experience and responsibilities:
List your interests and hobbies:
V. Financial Information          
Describe your financial need as you see it.  Include other types of financial aid you have applied for or received.  Please provide any other information you feel is pertinent to this application for the committee to consider.