Official Scholarship Criteria

 

 

  1. The Candidate must be enrolled in an accredited School, College or University. (An accredited School is defined as an Institution whose credit hours are recognized by a College or University as transferable towards earning a degree). The recipient shall be a second, third, fourth, or fifth-year student and shall have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or a C average on the applicant’s scholastic record to be eligible for a scholarship. First-year and graduate school students are not eligible to receive an Association scholarship. Dual credit from High School does not constitute the First Year of College. Scholarships are not awarded for Summer School. No restriction shall be placed on the recipient’s degree program. Only those students classified as full-time students are eligible for scholarships (Full-time designation is 12 or more hours per semester at most universities).
     
  2. Scholarship award eligibility shall be limited to relatives of the Association’s members in good standing. A member in good standing for scholarship purposes shall have paid dues for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years (Association’s calendar year, July 1 - June 30). In addition, the sponsoring member must have attended a minimum of four (4) meetings, and or events evidenced by signature and attendance records during the CALENDAR YEAR (preceding the review of his/her relative’s application). The Scholarship Book will be presented each month during the meeting/events and the sponsor’s signature is the sole verification of meeting attendance. Only members inactive status may sign the scholarship book. The committee will not accept receipts, meeting prepayment emails, volunteer logs or verbal verification for attendance qualification. –No Exceptions. PLEASE NOTE: The 2020 Attendance Requirement increases to six (6) meetings or events. 
     
  3. The Scholarship Award is a fixed amount determined by a meeting of the Board of Directors and is based upon normal tuition, enrollment fees, and textbooks for a two-semester enrollment. Failure to complete a two-semester enrollment may, at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors, warrant a pro-rata refund from the recipient for that part of the two twelve (12) hour semester(s) not completed.
     
  4. The duration of the Scholarship is for a single scholastic year beginning no later than the fall semester following the award.
  5. Candidates must apply each year for consideration. Candidates are eligible for their second, third, fourth and fifth scholastic year.
     
  6. The completed application including reference letters must be submitted electronically. A copy of the applicant's official transcript must be mailed to the address listed on the electronic application. Any additional information including deadlines will be posted on the website approximately 3 months before the interview date.
     
  7. The candidate must be available for a face to face interview with the Scholarship Committee. Interviews are held the Saturday before Easter every year.
     
  8. The successful candidate(s) will be announced at the June Pipeliners Association Meeting.
     
  9. The Houston Pipeliners Scholarship Committee abides by the PAH Expected Personal Conduct Policy. Failure by an applicant, sponsor, parent, or other individual representing the student's interest during the application process to comply with the Policy, may result in the applicant's disqualification for a scholarship.