BFT First Step Scholarship Application

Deadline: Thursday, March 5, 2020

This form required when applying.

Name:                                     Vocational/Technical Career: __________________________          High School:_______________________________________________





High school seniors living in the attendance zones of either the Comal ISD or New Braunfels ISD who are seeking certification in a High Demand Vocational/Technical Career or a two (2) year Associate’s Degree for an entry level job in a High Demand Vocational/Technical Career.

Some High Demand Vocational/Technical Careers may be found at the following websites and will provide information to help you complete this application.

Some examples include but limited to the following:

HVAC Technician                     Diesel Technician/

Electrician                               Dental Technician

Automotive Technician          Welder             Plumber

  1. Complete the 2020 BFT First Step Vocational/Technology Application Other applications will not be accepted. Deadline is Thursday, March 5, 2020.
  2. Provide two (2) letters of reference.
  3. Provide a copy of your high school transcript
  4. Write a personal statement specific to this scholarship describing the High Demand Vocational/Technical Career path you plan to attain and why you should be considered for this scholarship. (limit 1 page)
  5. Applications may be obtained through high school counselors. Completed applications may be submitted through high school counselors, mailed to BFT Scholarships, P.O Box 311417, New Braunfels, TX 78131-1417 or emailed to Debbie Meek at

If awarded a scholarship, plan to attend a scholarship reception in your honor at the McKenna Event Center Ballroom on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. to receive your award. Recipients are also invited to the Braunfels Foundation Trust Celebration Luncheon on Monday, October 5, 2020.


Last Name:  ______________________________First Name: ______________________

Date of Birth:­_________________

Mailing Address:  ________________________________City_________________________


Personal Phone Number: ____________________________

Personal Email address: _________________________________________________

Father’s Name____________________________

Current Occupation______________________________

Mother’s Name ___________________________

Current Occupation ______________________________

Parent/Guardian Email address: ____________________________________

Parent/Guardian Phone Number: ____________________________________

With whom do you live?   Both Parents ___ Mother Only ___   Father only _____

Other: (explain) ______________________________________________________

Parent Address, if different from yours_________________________________________________________

Number of family members living at home______ Number in college next Fall _____

How do you plan to pay for your schooling? _____________________________________________________



Name of High School _________________________________________________________________

High School Counselor:______________________________________________________________

Graduation Date ______   GPA ______   Class Rank _______ of _______

The Vocational/Technical Institutions and/or college of the Associate Degree Program to which you have applied:

School Name_________________________________ Admitted ? Yes____ No____ Waiting __

School Name_________________________________ Admitted ? Yes____ No____ Waiting __

List the career for which you will use this scholarship and your anticipated income.



School Activities: ___________________________________________________________________________


Positions of Responsibility & Leadership: ________________________________________________________


Honors & Awards: __________________________________________________________________________

Community Activities: _______________________________________________________________________


Work Experience/ Employers and Dates of Employment:






I hereby attest that the information I have provided in this application packet is true. I understand that I am solely responsible for knowing scholarship requirements and for the completeness and quality of my application.  I will not be given an opportunity to add additional information or documentation after the deadline.  I also understand that all scholarship committees’ decisions are final.  Deliberations of said committees are confidential and will not be disclosed to applicants.

(Attach Personal Statement, copy of your official high school transcript and two (2) Letters of Reference)

Signature of student:   ______________________  Date:_________

If student is under 18 years of age, signature of parent authorizing the release of all information requested.


Parent /Guardian signature


If applicable: CIS Contact


CIS Contact Signature

Photograph/Media Consent and Release


I hereby consent and authorize Braunfels Foundation Trust (the “Trust”) to take photographs or motion pictures of me; or to produce videotapes, audiotapes, closed circuit television programs, web casts, or other types of media productions that capture my name, voice, and/or image (any of the foregoing types of media as well as any portions of my Scholarship Application and/or correspondence to the Trust are called the “Materials” in this Consent and Release form).

I authorize the Trust to copyright the Materials, and I authorize the Trust to use, reuse, copy, publish, display, exhibit, reproduce, license to third party, and distribute the Materials in any educational or promotional materials or other forms of media, which may include, but are not limited to marketing publications, catalogs, articles, magazines, recruiting brochures, billboards, websites or publications, electronic or otherwise, without notifying me.  I waive any right of privacy associated with the Materials as well as the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written or electronic copy, wherein my likeness appears.  I also agree that the Trust may identify me by name and other identifying information.

I agree that I am participating on a voluntary basis and I will not receive any payment from the Trust for signing this release or as a result of any publication of the Materials.

I hereby hold harmless and release and forever discharge the Trust from all claims, demands, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate have or may have by reason of this authorization.

I am 18 years of age and am competent to contract in my own name, or if not, that I have secured the signature of my parent or legal guardian. I have read this release before signing below and I fully understand the contents, meaning, and impact of this release.


Signature                                                                                Date




Print Name




Signature of Parent/Legal Guardian