TREA Student Scholarships

The TREA Student Scholarships are awarded annually to 20-30 graduating high school seniors. In 2021, 218 completed scholarship applications. The judges selected 24 scholarship recipients. The winners were celebrated at the Opening Banquet during the TREA Summer Conference as one of the highlights of the Conference. Thanks, again, to all businesses and individuals who contributed to the Scholarship Program.

Scholarship Applications for 2022 are closed

Contact Bill Tarleton to sponsor a scholarship or Kasey Hyde for general information.

Frequently Asked Questions About TREA Student Scholarships

  • Who is eligible for a scholarship? 
    Any graduating senior from a TREA member school district (current members linked here) who will attend a post graduate program, technical school, or is enlisting in the military the following school year. Contact the ISD's Superintendent with questions about their membership status if not listed on the current membership list.

  • Are there any limits on how many scholarship applications may be submitted by a school district?
    A school district may submit no more than 3 scholarship applications.

  • Are there any other stipulations?
    A student should plan to attend the opening banquet at the TREA summer conference held on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. to personally receive the recognition. Overnight accommodations will be covered if needed. TREA will make changes as needed due to COVID-19 recommendations/restrictions.

  • Does the superintendent have to personally initial each application? No, the student will enter their superintendent's name and email on the online application to show that they are aware of the application and the other requirements. 

  • Are their restrictions on how the scholarship can be used?
    Students need to provide the association with their notice of acceptance by the institution they will be attending. The check is mailed to the student to use as they see fit to help with your expenses.

  • What is the amount of the scholarship? 
    The scholarship amount for 2022 is $2000.00.  We will award 20-25 scholarships in that amount. (includes the special scholarships mentioned below)

  • Are there any other requirements?
    Yes, if the student is selected as a Scholarship recipient:

    • Student *must be present at the TREA 2022 Summer Conference Opening Banquet on Monday, June 27, 2022 to be presented the award. Student will forfeit award if not in attendance. (*due to COVID-19 requirements/restrictions TREA will waive this requirement if the recipient is unable to attend)

    • Student will provide a 90 second introduction/thank you video via Youtube, google drive, dropbox (or similar platform) to be shown at the banquet. The video presentation should include: introduction, future plans after graduation, and career goal. A portion of the video will be shown at the banquet with the whole video posted online. Deadline for video submission, May 2, 2022.

    • Student will provide via upload to the scholarship platform, a high resolution headshot/senior portrait image to TREA for printing in the conference program, social media and to be shown at the banquet. Deadline for image submission, May 2, 2022.

    • Student will provide TREA their college enrollment and/or military enlistment verification no later than August 1, 2022.
  • When does the online application close?
    March 11, 2022

  • When will Scholarship recipients be notified? 
    A student who is selected for a scholarship award will be notified by April 22, 2022.

  • Are there any special scholarships available?

    • The Sue Adams Scholarship is available to a student who is entering education as their career goal.
    • The Scott Ferguson Scholarship is for students entering education or public service.
    • The Eddie Johnson Scholarship is for students entering education or public service.
    • The Texas Farm Bureau Scholarship is awarded to a student who is preparing for agriculture related career.
    • The Phil Gerik Scholarship.

2021 Winners and Sponsors


 View the 2021 Scholarship Winners Video