Aldine Education Foundation Scholarships

Congratulations to the 2024 Scholarship Winners! AEF is proud to award $467,000 to 413 students—a testament to our community’s dedication to educational excellence. Thank you.

Check out pictures of this year’s landmark event.

Keep an eye out for the 2025 Application Information.

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2024 Timeline

  • Scholarship Application Opens, January 1, 2024
  • Scholarship Application Closes, February 22, 2024
  • Students Notified, April 4, 2024
  • Scholarship Ceremony, April 11, 2024

2024 Eligibility

  • Applicants must be graduating seniors of a high school within Aldine ISD in Houston, TX during the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (collegiate GPA).
  • Applicants must plan on attending an accredited college, university, community college, or technical/trade school.

2024 Aldine Education Foundation Scholarship Prompt

Your essay should be no shorter than 250 words and no more than 500 words (we do count).

 “Please provide a personal statement that highlights your academic achievements, career goals, and the reasons why you believe you are a strong candidate for this scholarship. Include any relevant experiences, challenges you’ve overcome, or community involvement that has shaped your educational journey. Additionally, explain how receiving this scholarship would impact your pursuit of higher education and your future contributions to your field or community.”

This prompt should cover several important aspects:

  • Academic Achievements: It encourages applicants to showcase their academic accomplishments, and is often a key consideration for scholarships.
  • Career Goals: It asks applicants to articulate their long-term aspirations, demonstrating their commitment to their chosen field of study.
  • Personal Story: The prompt invites applicants to share personal experiences and challenges, which can help the scholarship committee understand the context of their journey.
  • Community Involvement: Many scholarships value applicants who are active in their communities, so this prompt encourages applicants to highlight such involvement.
  • Impact of Scholarship: It prompts applicants to explain how the scholarship would make a difference in their educational pursuits, demonstrating their appreciation for the opportunity.

All applications must be completed through our online system. Click Here to start the application. Further instructions and requirements are detailed throughout the application. Read each question thoroughly and answer to the best of your ability. Do not leave anything blank. The scholarship is competitive with limited funding – do your best and follow all instructions!