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Texas Mayflower Scholarship Amounts 2023-24

First Place:  $6,000

Second Place:  $4,000

Third Place: $2,000

Meeting the Challenge Scholarship - $1000

An optional scholarship to be awarded to students who overcame hardships like a death in the family or a physical disability as explained in the essay, to enroll in higher learning including  two-year or four-year college, vocational, business, or technical schools. 

Criteria For Texas Mayflower Scholarships 2023-24


To be eligible to apply for a Mayflower scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

All Mayflower scholarships shall be awarded for use in an academic degree-granting program in a college or university accredited by a nationally or regionally recognized accrediting agency and for comparable academic institutions outside the United States.


To be considered for a Texas Mayflower scholarship, all applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Transcripts from the applicant’s current or most recently attended high school.  Transcripts that have been downloaded or printed and scanned directly from the applicant’s high school, (screenshots are acceptable).

  • Application form

  • One page resume.  Tell us how you are special and deserve this opportunity

  • Character reference form (may have an optional letter as well) written by someone that is not in your family

  • Academic form and reference letter written by someone that is not a family member like a teacher, principal, or guidance counsellor. 

  • Short Essay

  • Essay topic is:
    The Mayflower had both saints (Seperatists travelling for
    religious reasons) and strangers (trying for land, money, and
    freedom. If you were travelling on the Mayflower, what group do
    you identify with most? Is this the group your ancestor is from?
    750-1,000 words
    If you are trying for the meeting the challenge scholarship,
    include in your essay how you have over come a hardship as
    either a saint or stranger
    Good luck to all graduating seniors. Awards will be presented on April
    7th. 2024 in Houston at the Texas Mayflower Convention.

Application Guidelines for Academic Scholarships

The deadline for receipt of applications with all supporting materials for each scholarship is March 1st.  The packet must be at the address below on or before March 1st to be considered and all documents must be in the packet.  The address is:

Cathy Bambenek

Texas Scholarship Chairman

2505 Heather Hill Lane

Plano, Texas 75075

Only complete applications with all required supporting materials that are received by March 1st will be considered by the Scholarship Application Evaluation Committee.

Here is your checklist:




_____Application with member number

_____Character Reference Form and optional letter

_____Academic Reference Form/mandatory letter of recommendation


We wish you the best of luck!


If applying for a colony scholarship, please click on the appropriate link….like DFW, Houston, etc.

Colony Scholarships

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