Every Donation Helps Make A Difference

Out for Education is a Texas nonprofit corporation qualified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Donors of $2,000 or more will have a scholarship named for them, their business, or in honor of someone.

Donor FAQs

Can I donate stock or securities?2017-10-13T20:07:48-05:00

Yes, we accept stock or securities, with certain limitations. Please contact us for more information.

Is there a minimum donation?2017-10-13T20:07:21-05:00

There is no minimum donation. We happily accept any amount.

How can I get a scholarship named after myself or my business?2017-10-13T20:06:59-05:00

With a donation or sponsorship of $2,000 or more, we will name a scholarship after you or your business, or in memory of another person. You will also be acknowledged on our website and in our year end report.

Those donating less than $2,000 will be honored on our website and in our year end report.

Those who wish to leave a lasting legacy may wish to create an endowed scholarship.

What is the selection process?2017-10-13T20:06:31-05:00

Initial Selection Process:

To qualify for the initial selection process the student must submit the following by the February 28, 2022 deadline:

  • A completed application;
  • A current official transcript in a sealed envelope;[1]
  • An essay;
  • A resume; and
  • Two letters of reference (emailed as scanned copies directly to us by each reference)

OFE will judge each applicant’s completed application, overall achievements, and financial need. The selection committee will then make preliminary selections for finalists who will be invited to an interview. These finalists will be interviewed individually by a panel of community members on a weekend in March. Dates TBD.

[1] Please note that you must send your official transcript, in a sealed envelope, to be postmarked no later than February 28, 2022, to the following address: Out for Education, P.O. Box 667010, Houston, TX 77266-7010. The rest of your application materials should be emailed, no later than February 28, 2022, to

How do I know the money is going to the student’s college expenses?2017-10-13T20:06:14-05:00

Scholarship checks are sent directly to the bursar at the college or university.

In order to receive continued funding, students must provide Out For Education with a copy of their transcripts each semester to ensure they are completing coursework with appropriate grades.

For example a one-year, $1,000 scholarship is divided between two semesters. The student must show academic progress and continued enrollment in order to receive funding for the second semester.

Where can I donate?2017-10-13T20:05:49-05:00

A: Our donation page offers many ways to donate.

Is my donation tax-deductible?2017-10-13T20:05:26-05:00

Out for Education is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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