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TIFT Scholarship Application

Texas international Fishing Tournament, Inc. 2020 Scholarship Criteria

The Executive Board of Directors of the Texas International Fishing Tournament will award scholarships in the amount of $2000 each to selected undergraduate students attending any accredited college or technical school in the fall of 2020.

Funds will be set up and administered through the Registrar or Financial Office of the student’s designated school. Scholarship monies may only be used for the purpose of tuition, books, lab fees or any other similar costs that have been imposed on the student by the school or one of its classes.

Applications will be accepted from freshman through senior undergraduate students. The Board will accept and review the applications based upon the following criteria, in order of importance.

1. Past Student TIFT Involvement (70%) 2. Grades (30%)

First time applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.25 and provide proof of enrollment as a full-time student (minimum of 12 hours). Renewal scholarships will be considered for students with a minimum GPA of 2.25 and proof of enrollment as a full-time student. Online classes will be credited for student hours.

One-half, or 50%, of the total scholarship will be paid per semester with proof of full-time enrollment and GPA provided for each semester. Transcripts and proof of full-time enrollment for the second semester must be provided to TIFT no later than Jan. 15th of each school year.

The Student will be required to submit to the Board a small portfolio containing the following: A photo of the student, cover letter, transcript of grades to include dual enrollment, and the completed TIFT Scholarship Application along with the required essay. Your essay is extremely important since it will provide the TIFT Board with a better understanding of you and your personal goals and objectives.

All applicants must be legal residents of the United States. Any applications submitted without all of the above items will be considered incomplete and will not be eligible for consideration.

All applications must be received no later than March 1, 2020. The Executive Board will make its final decisions by April 30, 2020 and will notify those students who have been selected as recipients. Any questions may be directed to our Tournament Director, Kristi Collier at 956-802-3475 or by email to All applications must be completed using the online form below. Mailed applications will not be accepted.


2020 TIFT Scholarship Application

Application deadline is March 1, 2020.

All data will be released to committees reviewing applicants for scholarships. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure all of this information is accurate. Applications must be received by March 1, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please note that all fields are required and you cannot submit partial applications.

Once you submit your application, you should receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive an email confirmation, consider your application unsent. If you have any questions please contact Kristi Collier at 956-802-3475.

Applicant Information


Please attach a written essay that addresses the following questions: (your personal essay is very important since it will provide the TIFT board with a better understanding of you and your personal goals and objectives)

How many years have you fished or been involved in TIFT? Please describe what TIFT has meant to you and any areas in which you have volunteered your services in past events. Describe your goals for the future and explain why you should be considered for a TIFT scholarship. Give any information about yourself which you feel would assist the selection committee in evaluating your application. Please include any information relevant to marine and ecological interests and include any special needs of your family if you feel they are contributing factors. Also, include any obstacles or difficulties you have overcome. Please indicate if you will be receiving any other scholarships and, if so, please list with names and amounts.

Note: all scholarship recipients must be enrolled full time in an accredited college or technical school in the fall semester of 2018 or scholarship will be forfeited.

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