Texas Scholars is a program created to encourage students to volunteer in their community. The requirements are that a student maintain a 2.75 GPA, be enrolled in the Distinguished or Recommended degree plan and complete at least 40 hours of community service by the middle of their senior year. Students may begin their hours in 9th grade.
As forms are completed, they may be given to the ladies in the HS office and they will be put on file. The school will keep track of the accumulated hours.
As far as places to volunteer, students may participate with their own youth group service activities, tutor fellow students, help with MCS Fall Fun Festival, give of their time to the soup kitchen, Teen Court, counseling with OpCamp, etc. One's neighbor may need help with a yard or babysitting. Do note: if seniors plan to attend Midland College next fall and have completed or plan to complete Legacy Scholarship hours, they may NO LONGER use those same volunteer hours for their TS hours, "double dipping". NOTE that this represents a change in previous requirements. Students may also NOT use the same hours for TS and NHS. Girls may NOT use the same hours for TS and Belle requirements.
Though participation can be noted on your college applications, no scholarship is associated with Texas Scholars. Senior Scholars will be recognized with a special chapel in the spring. At that time they will be presented with a certificate and a white cord to be worn at graduation.
Your child may have already completed his/her hours. There is no limit to the number of hours one may submit. The deadline is the end of the 4th six-weeks for seniors. The chapel program is usually held in May.
You can get a Texas Scholar Service Log sheet from the Main Office, or you can print one from here.
Any further questions can be directed to our College Guidance Advisor, Jill Brown.