To apply for the General TEF Scholarships, complete the online application and participate in the interview.
To apply for these additional scholarships, complete the general application and provide the additional information required.
DR. LOUIS DIETERMAN SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Dieterman graduated from Temple High School in 1950. He earned his BS, MS and Ph.D with Honors degrees at The University of Texas in Austin. In 1965 he established the Physics Department at Scott and White to coordinate patient treatments in Radiation Therapy. He was a member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the American Radiology Society, the Texas Board of Licensure for Medical Physicists and a professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine Health Sciences division. He served many years on the Scott and White Institutional Review Board, contributing to the welfare of patients. He was an outdoorsman and an avid amateur astronomer.
The Dr. Louis Dietermann Science Scholarship is given by the generosity of Mrs. Maretta Dieterman. The $2,000.00 scholarship to be given is a one-time award. Eligibility for this scholarship includes the following criteria:
- Student must be pursuing a degree in the sciences
- Student must exhibit a good moral character
PAM HOELSCHER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established February 18, 2004 to honor the life of Pam Hoeslcher. Pam enriched every curriculum she taught and inspired thousands of students to see their self-worth and build upon their uniqueness. Serving as a role model for attitude, humility, determination, creativity, and action Pam loved change when it meant opening doors for students and staff to strengthen themselves personally and professionally. Pam’s everyday demeanor led her to develop relationships with the expectation for EVERY student to succeed. She strived for personal and professional excellence in herself and others by motivating, modeling, teaching, anchoring, and collaborating with youth who struggled or aspired, in need or not. Pam Hoelscher exemplified man’s greatest characteristics: LOVE and ACCEPTANCE. The Pam Hoelscher Scholarship is $1,000 and is given over a 1-year period with $500 paid directly to the college or university of choice at the beginning of fall and spring semester.
Eligibility for the scholarships includes the following criteria:
- Student must have earned 2.0 credits in a CTE approved curriculum and maintained an average of 78 or higher
- Student must enroll in a 4 year college or pursue a certification program at a community college or vocational school.
- Criteria: The selected senior student must have earned 2.0 credits in a CTE approved curriculum and maintained an average of 78 or higher. The student must enroll in a 4-year college or pursue a certification program at a community college or vocational school. The recipient must maintain an overall 2.5 GPA to retain the scholarship. If a 2.5 GPA is not maintained, he or she will not receive the $500 for the spring semester but may re-apply to the scholarship committee for the continuation of scholarship the following fall semester.
INDIAN COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
With the vision of participating in community development and education, the Indian Community of Central Texas is offering two $500.00 scholarships to qualifying seniors. These scholarships are one-time awards. Eligibility for the scholarships includes the following criteria:
- A minimum SAT score of 850 or better.
- Students who need financial assistance to continue their education is preferred.
- Two brief essays (each consisting of 250 words or less) describing their financial needs, academic qualifications, career interests in technical, trade, nursing, or other vocational fields aiming at a two
year or three year diploma for meaningful employment opportunities.
- Transcript or progress reports for the year
- Candidates should have the eligibility for post-secondary higher education.
- Two recommendations from Temple High School teachers or counselors.
The Jennie and Frank Scanio Scholarship fund will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 to be equally divided between the two semesters for the first year of enrollment in an accredited college or university. Eligibility for the scholarships includes the following criteria:
- Student must rank in the top 10 percent of their class.
- The student must have been continuously enrolled in regular term classes at Temple High School from the beginning of the sophomore year through the senior year.
- Student must demonstrate participation in leadership roles
- Student must demonstrate strong character traits
- Student must demonstrate a high degree of personal achievement.
- Student must have an exemplary attendance record
- A typed 250-300 word essay stating his/her philosophy of life (please include word count).
- An attached activities form or resume that includes topics of extracurricular activities. This information must be typed
- Once awarded, student must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.
SEENU RAO SCIENCE AND/OR LIBERAL ART SCHOLARSHIP
The Seenu Rao Scholarship has been established to honor the memory of Seenu Rao, who graduated from Temple High School in 1986. Two scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors from TISD interested in pursuing academic degrees at a four year university or college in a technical field (Bachelor of Science) and liberal arts (Bachelor of Arts). Each $2,000.00 scholarship will be a one-time award and is not renewable.
Eligibility for the scholarships includes the following criteria:
- Top 10% of the graduating class on a four-year cumulative grade point average.
- A minimum score of 1000 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
- Three brief essays describing academic qualifications (250 word limit), extracurricular activities (250 word limit), and career interests upon graduation (250 word limit). A single document (resume or curriculum vitae) addressing all three areas is also acceptable.
- Transcripts for current academic year.
- Commitment to a four-year college or university. In the event that the candidate chooses not to attend school he/she will forfeit the scholarship. It will then be awarded to the first alternate from the remaining candidates.
- For each scholarship, a one-time payment of $2,000 will be paid directly to the candidate’s academic institution. All TEF payment guidelines will be upheld.
- Students must submit a statement to describe why they have chosen to apply for the Technical or Liberal Arts Scholarship. Students can apply to either the technical or the liberal arts scholarship (not
I. Technical Scholarship
- Top five students in science (chemistry, physics, anatomy, math, or related science field) during the four-year high school curriculum.
- Preference for candidates pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) in any technical field.
- Two recommendations from Temple High School teachers, counselors, or administrators. One recommendation must be from a science/math teacher (chemistry, physics, anatomy, math, or related science field).
II. Liberal Arts Scholarship
- Top five students in arts (English, Humanities, Journalism, Creative Writing, Languages, or related arts field) during the four-year high school curriculum.
- Preference for candidates pursuing a Bachelor’s of Arts (B.A.) in any liberal arts field.
- Two recommendations from Temple High School teachers, counselors, or administrators. One recommendation must be from a liberal arts teacher (English, Humanities, Journalism, Creative Writing, Languages, or related arts field).
DAVID WESSON SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2014 to honor the life of David Wesson. The David Wesson Scholarship is $2,500.00 and awarded to someone who will be going into the
social service field of study.
SUSAN YOUNG SCHOLARSHIP
Susan Young was a teacher with heart who loved students and watching them succeed. This scholarship will be given to honor her legacy through a student pursuing a degree in education.
JOHN BLAKE SCHOLARSHIP
The John Blake Scholarship is a $2,500.00 scholarship.
John Blake was born on January 12, 1938 in Mexico City into a family whose Father was employed by Colgate. John had an older sister Margaret, and an older brother Edwin. His Father died in an accident when John was very young and John’s Grandfather, who lived in Mexico City, moved his Grandmother and the family to Temple Texas. John’s Grandfather was an engineer from St. Louis, worked in Mexico, married a girl from Mexico, and raised a family of one son and five daughters. He made the move due to World War II.
John’s Mother worked at Scott & White in a department that handled all the needs of Spanish speaking patients. John, Margaret, and Edwin grew up in a home with a Grandmother speaking Spanish, which allowed them to know two languages. He was very proud of his heritage.
John graduated from Temple High School and from Texas A&M. He then served as an officer in the military and was overseas for a period of his service.
John and his brother Edwin both worked on campus at A&M during their time in college and both of them were on the track team. John knew the pressure of finances while in school and he was proud of his schools and how they had been a large part of the path he followed in his life. His gift is to be used to assist others attending Texas A&M. This gift was most important to him because he felt that others could get a start that they may not have had without his gift.
John Blake’s success in financial sales allowed him to be part of several large national companies and the head of one. He would be the last person to ever brag about his positions or his honors as a leading salesman and other company honors. Customers and others in the industry were numerous and he kept in touch with everyone as he moved from one job to another. John had friends everywhere with a majority being in Texas. John Blake passed away May 31, 2012.