The Barbara Wand James Homeless Student Support Scholarship celebrates Ms. James’ 24 years of service as Director of The Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO). Her legacy lives on in this scholarship fund that will support homeless students to attend and succeed in post-secondary education endeavors.
Students that faced the challenges of homelessness but, nevertheless, graduated from high school, have demonstrated tremendous strength already in their young lives. The Barbara Wand James Homeless Student Support Scholarship seeks to build on that strength by financially assisting homeless Texas students who have been accepted into higher education institutions and other post-secondary programs that prepare youths for successful careers. This scholarship is open to those whose life experiences show tremendous resilience.
The College of Natural Sciences Foundation at the University of Texas at Austin will hold all scholarship funds until dispersal to selected awardees. The College of Natural Sciences is the official arm of UT Austin under which THEO operates. All donations to the scholarship fund are tax deductible. Awards will be made annually, with amounts to be determined depending upon the funds available. All donations to this scholarship go directly to a student or students.
To download a flyer for the scholarship, click here.
To apply for the Barbara Wand James Homeless Student Support Scholarship, check back on this page in January 2018. The application for the 2018 awards will be available here in early 2018.
To view a complete summary of the scholarship eligibility and award criteria check back on this page in January 2018. The criteria for the 2018 awards will be available here in early 2018. Criteria for the 2018 awards will be similar to past criteria and will include such things as certification of homeless status under McKinney-Vento, certification of enrollment in a post-secondary educational institution, letters of recommendation, a personal essay, and other similar items.
To donate to the Barbara Wand James Homeless Student Support Scholarship, click on the DONATE NOW link below. The link will take you to the UT-Austin College of Natural Sciences donation page.
Follow these instructions on the donation page:
Fill in your donation amount on the first line next to the Natural Sciences, College of field.
Select Charles A. Dana Center from the drop-down list in the Sub Department field.
Leave the other fields on the left hand side of the screen blank if you do not wish to make any other donations to the College of Natural Sciences programs.
In the large white text box on the bottom of the right-hand side of the page type in The Barbara Wand James Homeless Student Support Scholarship
Select Continue and fill out the remaining information
You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution.