How to Apply

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.


Please have electronic versions of the following items available to submit with your application:

  • high school transcript (seven-semester is fine)
  • SAT/ACT score reports
  • letter of recommendation from your superintendant, principal, assistant principal, UIL coach, or counselor
  • copy of the first two pages of your parent or guardian's most recent IRS 1040 form with all social security and bank account and routing numbers blacked out


Contact Trudy Richards at or 512-382-0916 with any questions.