Big Tex Pete Schenkel Scholarship
The Pete Schenkel Scholarship is named after a longtime friend and supporter of the State Fair of Texas. Pete Schenkel served as chairman of the Fair’s board from 1999-2003 and was the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Linz Award, which recognized his civic service and humanitarian efforts benefiting Dallas. Eligible recipients for the Pete Schenkel Scholarship include graduating high school seniors from six Dallas Independent School District high schools in the Fair Park area – Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, James Madison, Lincoln, North Dallas and Woodrow Wilson High Schools.
Each applicant must meet the following requirements:
1. Must be a graduating senior from one of the following DISD High Schools: Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, James Madison, Lincoln, North Dallas or Woodrow Wilson.
2. Scholastic performance is important, with preference given to students ranking in the top 25% of their class.
3. Graduate from high school during the year of application and plan to attend an accredited college or
university in the state of Texas.
4. Failure to answer all questions and supply all supporting data will reduce your chances for scholarship consideration.
Recipients receive a $6,000 grant, renewable in $1,500 annual increments if the student meets the criteria for renewal. Payments of $750 per semester will be sent directly to the college or university on the student’s behalf.
Recipients must enroll in a minimum of 12 hours for the fall 2018 term.
In order to qualify for scholarship renewal, recipients must enroll in, and pass, a minimum of 12 hours each semester. In addition, recipients must achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA their first semester and a 3.0 cumulative GPA for every semester thereafter. Renewals will not be made for more than four years total or past undergraduate graduation.