• THE HARPER ELIZABETH MILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    A scholarship fund has been established with the Waco ISD Education Foundation in memory of Harper Elizabeth Miller, daughter of David and Emily Miller. David is a Waco High School Class of 2011 graduate. One Waco High School senior will be selected that recognizes outstanding academic achievement and leadership during their high school career.

  • Scholarship Award
    A Harper Elizabeth Miller Scholarship of $15,000 will be awarded to one graduating student from Waco High School each year. The student must have attended Waco High School in the 11th and 12th grades, with attendance at either Waco High School or University High School for 9th and 10th grades. The award will be given over a four-year period. The student must be enrolled in a four-year accredited university. Enrollment in a bachelor’s degree plan offered through McLennan Community College's University Center is accepted. If the required GPA is maintained, the awarded funds will be given directly to  the university (one-eighth per semester) each of the four years.  The award may be deferred for postgraduate studies upon request and dependent on the recipient’s other scholarships and financial assistance for undergraduate studies.

    Criteria

    • Top 20% of graduating class
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Complete a balanced college preparatory program in Advanced Academics Studies
    • Only Waco High seniors may apply; must have attended Waco High for 11th & 12th grades, with attendance at either Waco High School or University High School for 9th and 10th grades.

     

    Application Materials

    • Completed application form
    • 2 letters of recommendation from a Waco High teacher, coach, or counselor
    • One-page, typed resume reflecting course load, honors, extracurricular activities, and work experience
      Note:  Resume should not include current GPA or rank
    • Proof of college acceptance (acceptance letter) to a four-year accredited university
      Note:  Enrollment in a bachelor’s degree plan offered through McLennan Community College's University Center, or comparable program, is accepted
    • A 500-700 word typed essay on the following topics:
    • Reflect on the impact Waco High School, Waco ISD, and/or the City of Waco has had on you.
    • How do you believe that impact will shape your educational and career goals?
    • Describe your need for financial assistance in pursuing a college degree.

    Applications for this scholarship award must be submitted no later than April 26, 2024. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent to education.foundation@wacoisd.org and must be received by midnight on April 26, 2024.

    Selection
    A selection committee will be formed by the WISD Education Foundation. Included on the committee will be the Waco High School principal or designee, a Waco High School counselor, and community representatives.

    Continuation
    The student must maintain a GPA of 2.5 each semester to qualify for scholarship continuation. The scholarship will be discontinued if the GPA has not been maintained for a semester, but is available again in subsequent semesters in which a 2.5 GPA is reattained.

  • HARPER ELIZABETH MILLER SCHOLARS


    2022

    Grace Morales

    2023

    Maritza Degollado-Ramirez

    2024

    Alexis Hookham

     


  • You may donate to the Harper Elizabeth Miller Memorial Scholarship fund via check, or click the "Donate" button below to contribute via credit card through PayPal. 

    Donations may be mailed to:

    Waco Education Foundation
    P.O. Box 2369
    Waco, TX 76703

    *All donations made to the Waco Education Foundation are tax deductable.  A donation receipt will be provided.*