Character Counts Scholarship

Lauren Hart

2014 Alvord ISD

Character Counts Recipient

About Character Counts

The Character Counts Scholarship was created to recognize students who have exhibited outstanding character traits throughout their high school years. We see that there are a number of scholarships offered for academic and athletic achievement, but virtually none for being an outstanding human being. We want to change that. Our goal is to grow this scholarship to be one of the most recognized and sought after in our county.

Rules For Nomination and Selection

Students are not able to apply for this scholarship. They must be nominated (based on defined character attributes) by a school faculty member and voted on by a committee of at least 5 people, including a minimum of 1 administrator, 1 counselor and 3 or more teachers or other faculty. Only one student will win this scholarship from each high school in the county.  In the event an employee of any school has a child that is nominated for the award, that employee may NOT be included in the selection committee that determines which student will receive the award. 

The Award and Ceremony

The scholarship amount will vary each year depending upon our sponsors.  Stephens, Bastian and Cartwright, LP, the title sponsor, will strive to make the minimum scholarship amount $2,500 per winning student (1 student per school).  In 2016, the award was $6,500 per student and we hope to make it even larger in 2017!  Please see the "Donation" tab to see how you can help.

The winning students will be recognized in a wonderful awards banquet each year.   When this scholarship becomes one of the largest scholarships in the county, we will be demonstrating our investment in our young adults and sending a message that in Wise County, Character Counts!

If you are interested in attending, please contact us at (940) 627-8888.  Seating is limited and not guaranteed.