Every year the BLF Foundation offers two scholarships — the Susan Moore-Fontenot and Richard Fontenot Honorary Scholarship.

Scholarship applications will open each year on August 20th, with a deadline for submission by December 1st December 31. Each year, one male and one female scholarship award recipient will be notified by December 30th January 15 via US mail and email. Scholarship monetary awards will be distributed by January 14th
January 30th to the University of Texas at Austin, Hutson Tillotson University, or Austin Community College District financial office. Scholarship technology awards will be given at the annual Developing Future Leaders Mentorship Program Banquet.

Each applicant will be evaluated on criteria that includes:

  • A University of Texas at Austin, Hutson Tillotson University, or Austin Community College undergraduate college student
  • Creative writing ability
  • Demonstrated need for financial assistance
  • Involvement in the campus community
  • Minority college student
  • Self-motivation in completing challenging coursework

Each award recipient will receive:

  • A $1,000 scholarship award
  • A brand new Apple iPad Pro 10.5″
  • A brand new Apple MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina Display
  • Automatic acceptance to the Developing Future Leaders Mentorship Program

2018 Scholarship Application Deadline: December 31, 2017

at 11:59 pm CST

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Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.

– Nnamdi Azikiwe

Scholarship Criteria

To apply for the scholarship, you will need submit an application online, respond to three (3) short answer questions, and upload the documents listed below.

Scholarship Document Upload List:

  • Course transcript
  • One (1) recommendation letter from a professor (past or present)
  • Résumé

2018 Scholarship Application Deadline: December 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST

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Susan Moore-Fontenot Honorary Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to one female applicant who embodies the characteristics below:

  • First generation college student
  • High scholastic achievement (3.0 minimum GPA)
  • Individual determination to succeed

To apply, you must be an undergraduate female student at The University of Texas at Austin, Hutson Tillotson University, or Austin Community College District. By applying and if awarded the scholarship, you are also committing to the BLF Foundation’s Developing Future Leaders Mentorship Program.

Richard Fontenot Honorary Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to one male applicant who embodies the characteristics below:

  • Entrepreneurship qualities
  • High scholastic achievement (3.0 minimum GPA)
  • Leadership roles within organizations

To apply, you must be an undergraduate male student at The University of Texas at Austin, Hutson Tillotson University, or Austin Community College District. By applying and if awarded the scholarship, you are also committing to the BLF Foundation’s Developing Future Leaders Mentorship Program.