Applications for the 2019 Edmund Kuempel Public Service Scholarship will be available in January 2019.
The scholarship recipients will be announced in early March and will be honored at the Texas Legislative Conference on Friday, March 22.
In 2011 the Texas Legislative Conference established the Edmund Kuempel Public Service Scholarship Program to award a scholarship to two area high school seniors each year.
The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who are interested in pursuing studies in government and/or public service. Scholarships can be applied toward tuition, fees, books and/or housing.
This is a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must plan to attend a college, university or trade school in Texas; a minimum of 12 hours must be taken in the semester. Checks will be made payable to the scholarship recipient.
The Conference’s goal is to encourage and assist students to fulfill their educational endeavors in the field of government and/or public service (policeman, fireman, lawyer, teacher, military, etc.). The following guidelines will be used to determine eligibility and to evaluate applications:
1. Any senior attending Canyon High School, New Braunfels High School, Navarro High School, or Seguin High School and who has taken government classes is eligible to apply for the scholarship.
2.The student must plan to attend a college, university or trade school in Texas and concentrate in government and/or public service to include but not limited to Political Science, Public Administration, Legal Studies, Law Enforcement, Military Service, Firefighter Training, Education, Non-profit Management, and Public Safety. If these guidelines are not met the scholarship will be revoked.
3. The student must have an overall “B” average or above.