Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship Program
Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 school year. The scholarship program was established to encourage students of Wendish descent to learn more about and develop an appreciation for their Wendish heritage. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university or trade school for 2017-18. In addition, applicants and their parents must also be members of the Texas Wendish Heritage Society. If you are considering applying and are not currently a TWHS member, you can easily join by completing a membership card and submitting dues with your scholarship application. You may also join online. Membership dues paid prior to September 1 are applied to current calendar year, with renewals due the following January.
Applications are available at the museum or can be downloaded.
Texas Wendish Heritage Society Scholarship Application (2017-2018) (click to download form)
The essay topic for the 2017 – 2018 application is: “Why do you think it is important to preserve our Wendish history and heritage?”
Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017. The application must be filled out in its entirety and include the following: completed Pedigree Chart, essay of up to 1,000 words on the subject described on the application form, and proof of enrollment. Recipients will be notified by mail and will be introduced during Wendish Fest on Sunday, September 24. For more information, contact the museum.
This scholarship program is funded through our annual to-go meal fundraiser, from proceeds of the coffee cake auction at Wendish Fest, and through donations from our members. As families gather for reunions, they might discuss these scholarships and how to honor their ancestors with donations to this fund. Thank you all for supporting the growth of this program that, in turn, supports our younger Wendish generation.