Frequently Asked Questions
What is required if you receive the scholarship?
- Be admitted to and enrolled in Hill College (http://www.hillcollege.edu/).
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and enter the Hill College school code 003573. (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/). It is recommended that students complete the FAFSA by the Texas priority deadline.
- Submit all requested forms and documents to the appropriate person(s).
- Meet in person with a Hill College academic advisor/success coordinator to develop a degree plan and register for courses and enroll in 12-16 credit hours per regular semester (Fall/ Spring) (Max. total of 32 credit hours)
- Register for and attend traditional classroom/face to face classes at Hill College-Burleson Center with the exception of: Classes only offered online / Classes offered hybrid (traditional classroom/face to face & online) / Programs not offered in Burleson.
- Enroll in Learning Frameworks PSYC 1100 in their first semester.
- Recipients must earn credit in all enrolled classes. Recipients are allowed to drop only one class per academic year during the time they are receiving the scholarship.
- Complete 8 hours of community service by the end of the fall semester (4 hours must come from the BOF breakfast and 4 hours must be completed on your own).
- Assist the BOF in promoting the program and mentoring future students.
What does the scholarship offer?
This is a “last dollar scholarship” which means Federal and/or State aid will pay for tuition and fees first.
Tuition and fees for up to 16 hrs/sem.
(Fall/Spring) for two years at Hill College.
In the 2nd year, students who have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA will be awarded a $500 book fund each semester.
How many scholarships will be awarded?
The number of scholarships awarded each year varies depending on available funds. To date, every qualified applicant has received a scholarship. In the event there weren’t sufficient funds to award scholarships to all eligible applicants, scholarships would be awarded through a lottery system.
Where can I find more information about the application process?
More information about the application can be found here.
Who is eligible for Burleson Opportunity Fund Scholarships?
- A Burleson ISD high school graduate, or
- A Burleson resident graduating from:
- A non-Burleson ISD public high school,
- An accredited private school, or
- An accredited home school program.
3. Enroll at Hill College the fall semester after graduating high school.