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PHF Scholarship & Standards Program
The PHF Scholarship & Standards Program seeks to give students the tools they need to succeed by offering financial support to students who have shown commitment towards continuing their education. The scholarships all recognize extraordinary Achievement, Leadership and Talent. The requirements for awards vary from financial need to academic and achievements.
The scholarship application period opens December 1st each year and ends February 16th of the following year. The committee selects the scholarship recipients each April.
Award Restrictions or Limitations
The selection of recipients is unbiased. Potential candidates will be ranked based on family income, extra-curricular activities, leadership positions both in and outside of school, volunteer/community involvement, GPA, SAT or ACT scores and essays. Scholarship funds range $1,000 to $5,000 and can only be used for qualified college expenses. Checks are written to both the recipient and their designated college or university. There is no restrictions to the location or affiliation of the institution. The institution should be a regionally accredited two/three/four year college or university. No recipient can renew his or her scholarship and each recipient can only be awarded one scholarship.
Application Format and Required Contents
To apply, CLICK HERE to obtain scholarship information. All students in their senior year who are U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents can apply. The student should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on 4.0 scale and plan to enroll full-time at a regionally accredited two/three/four year institution. Students should complete the application form including information regarding Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and to include a copy of the their transcript, essay and two (2) letters of recommendation.
2021 Scholarship Recipients
“This scholarship will give me confidence to attack college headfirst, without financial hardship.”
“This scholarship will provide great financial support so that I can attain my immediate collegiate goals to study computer science.”
“This scholarship will allow me to continue working towards my goal, as I plan to pursue the field of physical therapy.”
“The opportunity for this scholarship is greatly appreciated and will help me achieve my goals.”
“This scholarship will make a big difference in my educational and career goals.”
“Receiving this scholarship is my way of giving back to my parents for all they have done.”
2020 Scholarship Recipients
“Although I will not be playing sports anymore, the skills I have learned from the experience, will carry on with me into my studying habits.”
Alyssa Herrera (University of Texas at Austin)
“I must say that participating in high school sports has contributed to my success as a great leader who exercises good teamwork and awesome sportsmanship.”
Alyssa Owens (Texas A&M University)
“Albeit obtrusively obvious fact that to complete a goal you must first take the first step and begin the task no matter how grueling it is in nature.”
Charles Hellen (Colorado Mesa University)
2019 Scholarship Recipients
“Receiving this scholarship supports my future goal because it allows me to play volleyball on a collegiate level, while earning my career goal in Architecture/Interior Design.”
Donetta Cage (Benedictine College)
“This scholarship would really help me to continue to be successful and achieve my dream of working in the justice system.”
Peyton Guenter (University of Texas at San Antonio)
“After graduating debt free with the help of this scholarship I would run for a local government job in my community and slowly but surely build up my political reputation to one day run for state office.”
Omar Herrera-Miramontes (St. Mary’s University)
2018 Scholarship Recipients
“This scholarship will help me pursue my dreams of becoming a nurse.”
Christopher Silva (St. Mary’s University)
“I want to become a biomedical engineer because I want to help people. I want to help that child or wounded warrior walk again.”
Natalie Herrera-Diaz (University of Texas at San Antonio)
“My goals for the future are to run a successful business and someday start a charity to help others.”
Pedro Fuentes (St. Mary’s University)
“This scholarship will really take part in me deciding the school I’m going to attend.”
Allie Herrera (Texas A&M University at San Antonio)
“I am really looking forward to this next chapter in my life and winning this scholarship will help me achieve my future goals.”
Sarah Cauble (Sam Houston State University)