Grow Your Own Scholarship
Gatesville ISD is excited to introduce its Grow Your Own Scholarship-Loan Program. GISD has made a commitment to attract high-quality candidates from within our school community to serve our students.
Gatesville ISD has partnered with the Central Texas College Foundation, Temple College Foundation, and Texas A&M University-Central Texas (TAMUCT) to assist candidates by awarding scholarships to help cover the cost of tuition, fees, and textbooks.
Candidates accepted into the program at the junior college level would receive a $500 loan per semester from GISD and an additional $500 scholarship from the junior college each semester for a total of $2,000 per year. Participants at the university level would receive a $1,000 loan per semester from GISD and an additional $1,000 scholarship from the university each semester for a total of $4,000 per year.
The program participants will sign a contract for the loan committing to teach no less than five years for GISD upon receiving teacher certification. The awardee will be forgiven 20% of the loan for each year of service to the District.
Those eligible to apply for the scholarship-loan program would include GHS seniors, former GHS graduates, and current GISD employees such as para-professionals and substitutes. GISD is now accepting applications until April 15, 2018. A committee will then interview candidates to make final determinations on applicants for admission into the program with funds being allocated for the fall of 2018.
If interested, please complete the application packet and return to:
Dr. Barrett Pollard
Assistant Superintendent - Academics
Gatesville Primary School
308 Hornet Way
Gatesville, TX 76528