The Faulconer Undergraduate Scholarship
The Faulconer Scholarship is awarded to highly motivated African-American and Hispanic students who have a strong desire to advance themselves through higher education. Scholarship recipients receive up to five years of financial support while they work toward a bachelor’s degree. With rare exceptions, Faulconer Scholars are required to attend Tyler Junior College for their first two years. Following that, they may transfer to any accredited college or university in Texas to complete their undergraduate degree.
While at Tyler Junior College, students receive $3,500 per year. Financial support is increased to $7,000 per year (for up to three more years) when Faulconer Scholars attend upper level colleges or universities. The total value of the Faulconer Scholarship can be as much as $28,000. To maintain a Faulconer Scholarship, students must complete a minimum of 12 hours credit each semester and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA each semester.
In addition to financial support, the Faulconer Scholarship Program staff assists Faulconer Scholars in financial planning, college selection, and helps them find appropriate career and community internships.
The Faulconer Graduate Scholarship
A select number of Faulconer Graduate Scholarships are awarded each year. Applicants must be current recipients of the Faulconer Scholarship, have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA for their last two years of undergraduate study and be eligible to be accepted into their chosen graduate program. The awards are based on the mutual agreement of student and program staff regarding the annual costs of tuition, fees and books and will be renewable annually based on full-time work and a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship may be awarded based on the student’s application but will not be funded until the applicant is accepted into a graduate program at an accredited (Texas) college or university.
All applications for fall admission must be submitted no later than April 1 of the year you plan to begin classes. Applications for spring admission must be submitted no later than October 1 of the prior calendar year. No scholarship will exceed $10,000 per year or be renewable for more than four years.