First, you must complete all parts of the scholarship application, including an essay. The application is found here.

To qualify for the initial selection process the student must submit the following by the February 28, 2023 deadline:

  • A completed application;
  • A current official transcript in a sealed envelope;[1]
  • An essay;
  • A resume; and
  • One letter of reference (emailed as a scanned copy directly to OFE by your 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, 2023, 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, 2023, to