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Scholarship Application

Please fill out each item in this form. Only applications that are fully completed will be accepted.

Name(Required)
School Address(Required)
School Counselor Name(Required)
How did you find out about this scholarship?(Required)

Scholarship applicants must be current residents of Texas. Employees and their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children, and each of their respective spouses or people living in same household of each) of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), GDC Marketing & Ideation (GDC) and other sponsors are not eligible to participate. By submitting the application and supporting documentation, you acknowledge and understand that the work will become the property of TxDOT/KTB upon submission. Furthermore, you grant permission to TxDOT/KTB to use the application and supporting documentation for any purpose associated with the Don't mess with Texas anti-litter campaign. No obligation or liability is assumed by TxDOT in connection with any scholarship. Don't mess with Texas® is a registered service mark and trademark owned by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Scholarship Responses

For over 35 years, Don't mess with Texas has reminded people to keep litter off Texas roads. Litter is defined as trash that is left on the ground in a public place or on a roadway rather than in a trash receptacle. The most commonly littered items are wrappers, packaging, cans, and cigarette butts. These trash items create an unsightly mess that is costly to clean up. Please answer the following short answer questions in 50-100 words each.

Answer Considerations

Describe how you personally made a difference to reduce litter in your community.
Tell us what inspired you.
Explain how your project made a sustainable impact and how it can grow in the future.
Highlight the ideas that make your project unique.
If your project involves recycling, be sure to show how your efforts reduce trash and litter.
Include specifics such as number of hours, number of people or volunteers, amount of space or amount of trash collected.
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    Certification

    In submitting this application, I certify that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I give permission for my school counselor to be contacted as a reference if I am a finalist.
    For verification purposes, please include the names and phone numbers of at least two adult references (over the age of 18) who helped you and were a part of the efforts you described in the response section of your application.
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    Applicant Signature(Required)