GSCC Students - Scholarships

High School Seniors:  THIS IS FOR YOU!

Good Shepherd has a number of great scholarship opportunities available for parish seniors in high school.

STEPS TO APPLY

1. Answer the following required questions (required for all applicants):

  • 1.  YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT (250 words minimum) – this may include the course of study you hope to pursue in college, your future goals, your in-school and/or after-school activities, your work experience (if any), how you spend your free time, and anything else you want to share and have taken into consideration by the scholarship committee.
  • 2.  Please tell us why you should be chosen for the specific scholarship(s) you are applying for? (250 words minimum) 

2. Decide which specific scholarships you would like to apply for. (Options listed below)


3. Answer the required questions for the scholarships you have selected. (See below)

4. Complete this application by uploading your answers.

application


5. Receive a Teacher Letter of Recommendation and upload it here. (This is separate from your application.)  

Teacher letter

(Tip: It may be helpful to review the application at the link above before beginning this process so that you know what to expect.  This is a single application for all scholarships, but you will upload each question individually.  PLEASE NOTE: WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT FILES THAT ARE WORD OR PDF.)

ELIGIBILITY
  • All applicants must be a registered member of Good Shepherd Catholic Community.
  • This scholarship is open to all seniors in high school.
  • Financial need is not a requirement for eligibility.
  • Applicants must complete the scholarship application in its entirety, and submit all requested items, in order to be considered.
DEADLINE

Application and Teacher Letter of Recommendation must be submitted online by April 11, 2019 by 5:00pm.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.  Notification of Scholarship winners will be presented at the Good Shepherd Senior Dinner on Sunday, May 19 at 5:15pm.  You do not have to be present to win scholarships. 

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE BEING OFFERED BY:
GSCC Women's Group Scholarship

The Good Shepherd Women’s Group Scholarship was established in 2011, to recognize outstanding high school seniors from our GSCC parish community.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals attending an accredited college or university.

 Awards:

  • At a minimum, (3) $1,000 awards will be awarded.
  • No award will be paid to the recipient. All awards will be issued directly to the enrolled recipient’s academic institution on his/her behalf. 

Women's Group required question:

Choose ONE (1) of the following two questions (500 words minimum):

1.  Explain:  How has your faith had an impact on your life?

OR

2.  If your life was a book, what would the title be, and what page would you be on now?  Please explain your answer.  

Kathy Albert Memorial Scholarship

Kathy Albert was a long-time Good Shepherd parishioner and an elementary educator in Birdville, ISD.  In honor of Kathy’s strong faith and love of teaching, the Albert family is offering a minimum of $20,000 total to be awarded in multiple scholarships.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals attending an accredited college or university.

Awards:

  • A minimum of $20,000 total to be awarded in multiple scholarships.
  • No award will be paid to the recipient.  All awards will be issued directly to the enrolled recipient’s academic institution on his/her behalf.

Kathy Albert Memorial Scholarship required question:

Choose ONE (1) of the following two questions (approx. 500 words):

1.  Explain: How has your community service experience been an example of “living your faith?”

OR

2.  What would you do or what have you done to make a difference in a child’s life? 

GSCC Men's Club Scholarship

The purpose is to reward students who have been active at Good Shepherd, in their faith, and to help reinforce their faith during their college years. The Men's Club Scholarship criteria consists of both Mass ministry involvement as well as volunteer activity outside of Mass.  View the full criteria by clicking on the participation log below.  It is the Men’s Club intent and desire that all GSCC high school seniors have the opportunity to earn these scholarships. A GSCC student may only earn one of these five scholarships. These awards are to be given to high school seniors, graduate students may not participate. Students should assume that the scholarship committee will confirm their participation level and/or activity with their references. 

Awards:

  • The GSCC Men’s Club will award five, $3,000 scholarships to graduating seniors.

Men's Club requirement: 

Catholic Respect Life Scholarship

The Good Shepherd Catholic Respect Life Scholarship was established to recognize an outstanding High School Senior, from our GSCC community who has demonstrated leadership in the Respect Life cause. 

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals attending an accredited college or university.

Award:

  • One award will be granted in the amount of $1,000.
  • No award will be paid to the recipient.  All awards will be issued to the enrolled recipient’s academic institution on his/her behalf.

Catholic Respect Life required questions: 

  • Why are you pro-life?
  • Choose ONE (1) of the following three questions (approx. 500 words):

1. If a close friend confided in you that she was pregnant and was thinking of having an abortion, how would you help her?

OR

2. How do you plan to promote a respect for life while in college? What can you do to build a pro-life generation? 3. What are the church’s positions regarding the following topics: Invitro Fertilization, Euthanasia, Stem Cell Research? 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 11 at 5:00pm