The 2015 Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarship Winners were recognized at its annual Banquet on June 6. The Foundation awarded sixty $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in the Fort Worth Valley. The recipients were treated to a reception and dinner, and a visit with the Honorable Pete Geren. The recipients are chosen based upon academic, extracurricular activities, employment history, community and church involvement, and letters of recommendation. Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation is honored by each of these recipients and wishes them the best of success in their college careers.
The 2015 Scholarship Recipients represent sixty different high schools in an area extending from Fort Worth to Gainesville to Vernon to Abilene to Comanche to Cleburne and back to Fort Worth. They include budding scientists, athletes, cheer leaders, musicians, civic volunteers, church activists, part-time care givers, retail employees, and dedicated students. A few of the high schools represented are Abilene Cooper, Archer City, Fort Worth Christian, Joshua, Knox City, Liberty Christian, Nolan Catholic, Southlake Carroll and Throckmorton. The leading choices of the recipients for college are Texas A&M University, the University of Texas, and Baylor University.
Since its inception, Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation has awarded over $1.4 Million to deserving to youth in its thirty five county area. Annually, over 400 applications are received for these awards.