Scholarship Application

The 2018 winners' list will be posted on our website on July 13, 2018. Notification letters will be mailed to all applicants the same day. If you need to update your mailing address, email


The 2018 TILF scholarship application period ended May 11, 2018. All eligible students must have submitted an application by the deadline to be considered. Students competing in late speech contests may amend submitted applications after this date by emailing placement updates to by May 25, 2018.


If you have any questions, please review our FAQ page and/or contact our office at 512-382-0916 or


Please note that students need only submit one application to be considered for all applicable scholarships.


All applicants will receive an email confirmation immediately upon submission and will also receive notification of their status in mid-July.


Important Steps to a Successful Application:

1. Complete all required fields on the application. (Note: Welch Foundation and Red Oak Foundation applicants must also complete an additional statement.)

2. Have the following items on-hand to upload. If you do not include these items, your application will be incomplete and will not be considered.

  • A transcript from your high school which lists your SAT and/or ACT scores. If your transcript does not include test scores, include a screenshot or scanned copy of your results from the College Board and/or ACT.
  • A letter of recommendation from one of the following school administrators: superintendent, principal, assistant principal, UIL coach, or counselor.
  • A copy of the first two pages of your parent(s) or guardian's most recent IRS form 1040. Social security numbers and bank routing numbers should be blacked out. If this form is unavailable, provide a letter of explanation from your parent, guardian, or one of the school administrators listed above.

All items must be submitted by May 11, 2018. Due to the late competition date of some of the UIL speech contests, applicants competing in those contests may email updates to their application through May 25, 2018.

Late applications will not be considered. Submitting multiple applications does not improve your chances of being selected for a scholarship. If you submit multiple applications, only the most recent one will be used.

If you have questions or concerns about applying or need to make changes to your application, please email and we will respond as soon as possible. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by mail in mid-July.