2019 Boerne Area Democrats Civic Engagement Scholarship

Sponsored by the Boerne Area Democrats

Amount: $1,000.00 (Two scholarships will be awarded.)

Due date: April 26, 2019

Eligibility: Any graduating senior from a public high school in Kendall County (Boerne High School, Boerne Champion High School, or Comfort High School) planning to attend an accredited vocational school, community college, college, or university in the fall of 2019.

Requirements: Write an essay (500-600 words) in response to the following prompt:

Consider the numerous challenges facing our country today, such as the environment, health care, civil rights, education and immigration. Pick an issue that you think is the most critical, explain its importance/implications, and describe how you would advise our government address this challenge.

The winning essays will be published in the “Progressive Views” column that runs each Friday in the Boerne Star.

Applications are available in the counselors’ offices at each of the high schools or can be found below.

Entries should be mailed to the address on the application and postmarked by the due date. The application form must be completely filled out and accompanied by the student’s original essay (typed, double-spaced, 12-pt. Arial or Times New Roman font).

Judging: Entries will be judged by members of the Boerne Area Democrats (B.A.D.). The winners will be notified by May 6, 2019.

Payment: A B.A.D. representative will present a certificate to each of the winning students at his/her school’s awards night. Payment by check will be made directly to each winning student on verification of enrollment in an accredited vocational school, community college, college, or university for the fall 2019 semester. It is each winner’s responsibility to provide B.A.D. with enrollment verification.


Kendall County Public High Schools

Counselor Contacts:

Boerne High School

Rina Romero 830-357-2230 (secretary)

Boerne Samuel V. Champion High School

Karl Christianson 830-357-2724

Comfort High School

DeAnna Brummett 830-995-6430, ext. 212


Feb. 19 Application distributed to HS Counselors, posted to website, and sent to publicity chair for media release

April 26 Application deadline

April 23-30 Review of applications by BAD Scholarship Committee; selection of scholarship winners

May 6 Notification of winners to HS counselors

Mid-May Presentation of scholarship at HS Local Awards Nights


Boerne Area Democrats 2019 Civic Engagement Scholarship

Sponsored by the Boerne Area Democrats

I. To be completed by the student:


Mailing Address__________________________________________________________

E-mail address___________________________________________________________

High School_____________________________________________________________

Name of school, college, or university that you plan to attend (List more than one if your plans are uncertain at this time.)


II. To be filled out by one teacher (preferably Government or English):

Teacher’s printed name____________________________________________________

I would recommend this student for a scholarship based on the following:_____________






Teacher’s signature_______________________________________________________

III. To be filled out by counselor:

The above-named student is in good standing and on track for graduation this semester.

Yes_____No_____ Counselor’s printed name__________________________________

Counselor’s signature_____________________________________________________

To submit application:

Students – Complete Section I of the application, obtain a teacher recommendation, give both to your counselor along with a copy of your essay and a stamped/addressed envelope.

Counselors - Please complete the counselor section and mail the student’s essay and application to:

Brooke Orr, 212 Mulberry Lane, Boerne, TX 78006


Boerne Area Democrats

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. ~ Barack Obama


Mail: PO Box 2132, Boerne, TX 78006

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