Scholarship Application & Eligibility

Open to Eligible students
Eligible students will be contacted by their senior counselor with details on how to apply. Eligibility requirements are detailed below.

“I want to thank the Moody Foundation for giving me the opportunity to actually experience college and pursue higher education.”

Moody Scholars recipient

Important Dates:

Application Opens:
Application Closes:
End of November
Finalists Selected:
End of March


Scholarship Requirements

  • Student must be ranked in the top 25% of their graduating class from one of our eight eligible high schools
  • 80 students are awarded $4,000/year
  • Renewable for up to four years of undergraduate work
  • The use of funds is restricted to Texas colleges
  • Evidence of  financial need is required

Criteria for Selection Include:

  • Class rank
  • GPA
  • SAT and/or ACT score
  • Financial need
  • 300-word writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendation

Eligible High Schools:


  • Ball High School
  • O’Connell College Preparatory
  • Upward Hope Academy
  • Odyssey Academy


  • Lincoln High School
  • Madison High School


  • Juan Navarro High School
  • Reagan High School