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Dwayne Billingsley Memorial Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Texas Sign Association has established a scholarship program to assist its member companies’ employees and employees’ children who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Dwayne Billingsley Memorial Scholarship Program must:

  • Full-time employees of the Texas Sign Association member company who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline

OR

  • Dependent* children, age 24 and under, of full-time employees of a Texas Sign Association member company who
    have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Awards

The authorized distribution for new awards is $27,000.

  • One (1) $2,500 Lonnie Stabler Community Service Scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates a history of community service and volunteerism.
  • One (1) $1,500 Platinum Sponsor Scholarship will be awarded.
  • Eight (8) awards of $2,000 each will be granted to students attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university.
  • Seven (7) $1,000 awards will be granted to students attending a vocational/technical school.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Texas Sign Association. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial need is not considered.

Recipients will be asked to submit a 200 word essay on the benefits of quality signs when notified of their status in May.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Texas Sign Association play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 6, 2022 3:00 pm CT.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

The Texas Sign Association has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!