The purpose of The Willis Scholarship is to invest in a student who can prove they will make a difference in the world by leading with confidence and integrity. Using the guidance of the book, Overeducated & Under Experienced: Navigating a Saturated Workforce by Dr. April Willis, students will be able to focus on excelling academically in order to ultimately achieve professional success.

Scholarship Description

Up to $1,000 will be awarded to qualified student(s) who meet all eligibility requirements, complete the application, and complete the required activities in their entirety. The scholarship(s) will be given in the form of a check to the student’s university in his/her name and applied to the student’s tuition. If the tuition has already been paid in full, then the student will receive a refund check from the university and may use that money to purchase textbooks, supplies, or other college-related expenses.

Eligible Applicants

  • Current high school senior who will be attending a college or university in the Fall of 2024

  • Current GPA of at least 2.60

  • Currently attending and will graduate from ISDs or Charter High Schools in Texas, listed in the “Eligible Schools” section below

Eligible Schools

• Hutto ISD

• Round Rock ISD

• Pflugerville ISD

• Taylor ISD

• Georgetown ISD

• Leander ISD

• NYOS Charter School in Austin

• Austin Achieve

• Gateway College Prep in Georgetown

• Chaparral Star Academy

• Granger ISD

• Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD

• Carroll ISD

• Grapevine Colleyville ISD

• Keller ISD