Jere W. Thompson, Jr. Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Background: Established by the North Texas Tollway Authority and a group of North Texas businesses to provide scholarships to disadvantaged students in civil engineering programs at universities in Texas.  Any recipient of the Thompson Scholarship will be given an opportunity for a paid internship in the Dallas area with one of the scholarship’s sponsors during the summer between the student’s junior and senior years. Work offered during the internship will be relevant to the student’s course of study.  Amount: Up to $2,000 per semester, beginning in the winner’s junior year.  Maximum award is $8,000 over four semesters. Funds may be used for: Tuition, fees, and books. Geographic limitations: None, although special consideration may be given to applicants residing in counties in the service area of the North Texas Tollway Authority:  Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties, Texas. Eligibility: At the time of the original application, the student must be a sophomore enrolled full-time pursuing a B. S. in civil engineering or construction engineering at a public or private college or university in Texas, and must be able to demonstrate financial need Renewals: Scholarship may be renewed for three additional semesters after initial award if the student remains a full-time student, maintains a 2.5 GPA while enrolled under the scholarship, and submits a grade report within 45 days after the end of each semester.

Year of Need: College Junior, College Senior,

Type: Needs Based

Num Awards:

Min Award: 2000

Max Award: 8000

Deadline: 2022-04-01


Sponsoring Organization The Dallas Foundation
900 Jackson Street, Suite 705
Dallas, TX 75202

Contact Person: Rachel Lasseter

Phone: (214) 741-9898 Ext. 109