SATisfACTion Holiday Scholars Fund

ESSAY Rules and Requirements

2017:  Texans Helping Texans

In the wake of Harvey and in this holiday season, we would like to find students who are in need of support in math and science, regardless of your financial situation.

2017 Holiday Scholars Fund Drive:  Dec. 11 - Dec. 24, 2017.

800 Word Essays due Dec. 19, 2017.

Winners announced Dec. 25, 2017.

100% of Funds Received - Matched by SATisfACTion College Prep via Scholarships.

2017 Essay Topic (800-1000 Words): 

"Texans Helping Texans:  How I helped my neighbors during Hurricane Harvey."  

Winning essays and total amounts donated will be posted.

How did you help others during the hurricane?  Did you join a boat crew rescuing stranded victims?  Did you collect and distribute food and blankets?  Did you help with communication or coordination?  Did you perhaps help with clean-up after it was over?  (For people outside areas affected by Harvey, an alternative topic might be to describe any non-required community service or project they have completed this year.)

How did this event change your perspective?  What might you have done differently, and what impact do you think your actions had on others?  What inspires you to help others, and how can you continue to pay it forward?  What are your long-term goals, and what could you accomplish with this scholarship?

Make sure you tell a cohesive story, not just provide answers to these questions.  We want to get to know you; we also want our audience to know you.  Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are important and should be double-checked, especially if it interferes with understanding your essay, although primary emphasis when judging will be placed on content.

Entries must be submitted via this form no later than Dec. 19, 2017. 

Winners will be announced Dec. 25, 2017. 

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Photos of winners will be requested but not required.

It is our goal to continue this tradition for many years to come, but we need your help to make it happen.  $3000 normally covers one student for one year; we are lowering this to $1500 per sponsored student, which including toy donations is less than cost.  Our goal is to sponsor at least 10 students this year, with room to grow with additional funds, but final number of scholarships awarded depends on funds received.  Total donations received and scholarships awarded will be announced on this website Dec. 25, 2017.

If you know a deserving student who would benefit from our program, please send him or her to  If you have the means, and love our students and math and science in general, please consider donating via YouCaring or this website, Dec. 11 - Dec. 24, 2017.  More information will follow when our Holiday Scholars Fund Drive begins.

Thank you, and happy holidays from all of us at SATisfACTion College Prep!