Scholarship opportunities for Highland Lakes students

Highland Lakes students can take advantage of several scholarships being offered locally.

These include:

Highland Lakes Democratic Women offering three scholarships to female students

MARBLE FALLS — The Highland Lakes Democratic Women is accepting applications for three $1,000 scholarships.

The local chapter of the Texas Democratic Women will award scholarships to the following Highland Lakes applicants:

  • one senior graduating from Marble Falls High School, Burnet High School or Llano High School
  • two adult female students for regional higher education institutions such as Austin Community College, Central Texas College and Texas Tech University and tech schools such as Texas State Technical College in Waco.

Applicants are not required to have a specific political affiliation.

Applications must be received by March 31.

High school students may get an application from their school counselors. Applications for adult learners may be obtained at local Central Texas College and Texas Tech Marble Falls campuses.

For more, call scholarship committee chairwoman Charlotte Broadway at (325) 388-2819.

Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association accepting applications for horticultural students

MARBLE FALLS — The Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association is accepting applications for scholarships for students interested in the horticultural sciences.

The scholarships are $2,500 each. The number of scholarships awarded will be dependent on the number of qualified applicants.

Applicants must be undergraduate students enrolled in a horticultural degree curriculum or graduating students in the Marble Falls and Burnet school districts who plan to pursue an undergraduate degree or a technical certification in the horticultural sciences, according to an association news release.

Other requirements include:

  • Academic achievement, activities and leadership in both school and community
  • Completion of the application process

Applications are due by March 31.

Go to to download an application or for more information.

PEC offering $50,000 in scholarships to 14 graduating seniors of members

JOHNSON CITY — The Pedernales Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for 14 scholarships for area graduating high school seniors ranging in amounts from $2,500 to $10,000.

Applications must be submitted online at by March 28.

The scholarships may be used to pay expenses at any accredited university, college, junior college, technical school or trade school, according to a PEC news release. Each scholarship recipient must be a senior in high school, and his or her parents or legal guardians must be PEC members.

Recipients will be selected based on academic performance, community involvement, extracurricular activities and financial need, according to the news release.

Applicants also will be evaluated on an essay on the following topic:

  • Identify a person, a nonprofit organization or a special interest group dedicated to serving your community and explain how the subject has influenced and shaped you as a person.

Go to for applications and more information.

Embry-Riddle offering scholarships for SystemsGo students

MARBLE FALLS — While Marble Falls High School aeroscience students can learn the intricacies of rocket flight, they also can earn scholarships as well.

Recently, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with campuses in Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla., announced the creation of a SystemsGo Scholarship valued at up to $5,000 per year.

The purpose of the Embry-Riddle SystemsGo Scholarship, according to David Hernandez of the Prescott campus, is to recognize high school students who have displayed significant achievements in education and leadership through their involvement on a SystemsGo team.

The SystemsGo Aeroscience program started at Fredericksburg High School in 1996 under the direction of Brett Williams. In 2007, Williams invited teachers from five schools to join the program. Marble Falls High School teacher Randy Guffey joined the following year and began teaching aeroscience classes with the goal of launching rockets at the annual SystemsGo launch in May.

Since 2007, more than 50 high school across the country have joined SystemsGo. NASA has endorsed the program, and The Space Foundation bas even certified it.

U.S. News and World Report has ranked Embry-Riddle the No. 1 aeroscience engineering program for 14 consecutive years. The university produces one out of every six aeroscience engineers in the industry, and its alumni include six U.S. astronauts and the current director of NASA Mission Control.

Applications must be received no later than March 15 of the student’s senior year. Contact Hernandez at (800) 888-3728 or for more information.