Scholarship

The Lake Travis Education Foundation is committed to the students of the Lake Travis Independent School District. One of the ways that we support our students is by providing named scholarships that allow us to help them in their post-secondary journeys.

2019 Application Process – January 15 – March 15 (midnight)

Application Link:  Scholarship Application

1) Visit the counseling office to request a copy of your 7-semester transcript, and pick it up in time to submit with your reference letters.  (Transcripts issued prior to the end of the 7th semester will not qualify your application for further review.)

2) Two (2) hand-signed letters of professional reference (non-relatives) must be delivered to the high school counselor’s office no later than March 15, 3:30 pm.  In addition, if you did not have your SAT/ACT scores submitted to LTHS, please drop off a copy of your test scores in the collection box with your reference letters.  It is the student’s responsibility to be sure that letters and SAT/ACT scores arrive in time, whether delivered by the student or by the person writing the letter.  

3) Online application must be completed and submitted no later than Midnight, March 15, 2019. There will be no exceptions.

2019 Named Scholarships to be awarded in addition to LTEF Scholarships

Gates was a wonderful young man who died in a tragic 4-wheeler accident in March 2018. He was a senior who was always smiling and tried to make a positive difference at LTHS. Gates was well liked by most every different group, from athletes, to academic-oriented kids, to those who liked to party to those who didn’t. He held himself accountable for his actions as well as encouraging others to do the same.

To donate to this scholarship, please use the donation center listed below and place “Gates Dailey Scholarship” in the message of support box of the donation center.

Thank you for your support.

Daniel Hoffmann was a long-time Lakeway resident whose kids grew up in our schools.  His passions included swimming, fine arts and family.

  • Goes to a student:
  1. Hard working
  2. Swimming background or involved in an historically less funded sport
  3. Interested in fine arts (painting, ceramics, photography, etc.
  4. Plans to attend Texas A&M University
  5. Academics are important but not paramount
  6. Shows the ability to complete his/her college degree

To donate to this scholarship, please use the donation center listed below and place “Don Hoffman Scholarship” in the message of support box of the donation center.

Thank you for your support.

Ginger taught Chemistry at Lake Travis High School for 24 years and was head of the science department. She passed away suddenly December 3, 2015 as a result of an auto accident. Ginger was a strong, vibrant and joyous person who always had a smile, a kind word, and open arms. She loved her student-scientists, those who were naturally interested and those who developed a passion under the loving and watchful eyes of their teacher, mentor and friend.

To donate to this scholarship, please use the donation center listed below and place “Ginger Johnson Scholarship” in the message of support box of the donation center.

Thank you for your support.

Carla McDonald was a resident of Lakeway for over 16 years, before passing away suddenly in September of 2009. She was a wife, mother, friend and entrepreneur. Carla was passionate about helping others. She was a tireless volunteer in our schools, our community and her church, and served as a director of the Lake Travis Education Foundation. Carla never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone. Lake Travis is a better place because of her legacy of love.

  • Goes to a student:
  1. female student
  2. GPA is not a factor (neither high nor low)
  3. exhibits character and integrity
  4. unselfish support of their school and/or community
  5. highly involved in volunteering with church, community or family
  6. the community is a better place because of this student

To donate to this scholarship, please use the donation center listed below and place “Carla McDonald Scholarship” in the message of support box of the donation center.

Thank you for your support.

Trevor Searle lived every moment of his young life fully.  He was an Eagle Scout with a strong commitment to family and community.  Trevor was an accomplished musician and part of the band, AXIS.  He has a zeal for life and loved extreme “Red Bull” sports such as snowboarding, wakeboarding, big air events, and anything with a sense of adventure and challenge.  In 2011, while in his senior year at Lake Travis High School, Trevor left behind a school and community who had benefited from knowing him and his zest for life.  He was a loyal friend to all.  Awarded to best male and female that demonstrate all that is best in living life to the fullest; best overall candidate receives higher amount

  • Goes to a student:
  1. well rounded
  2. GPA of 2.5 or better
  3. athletic and adventurous – loves life
  4. commitment to community, family & spirituality
  5. fun loving – someone willing to take the road less traveled

To donate to this scholarship, please use the donation center listed below and place “Trevor Searle Scholarship” in the message of support box of the donation center.

Thank you for your support.

Rachel Spelman Memorial Scholarship Fund will continue to honor her legacy by selecting a Lake Travis ISD student that plans to attend Texas A&M University that exemplify Rachel’s outstanding leadership qualities, love for Texas A&M University, dedicated service to community and inspiring commitment to family and friends.

To donate to this scholarship, please use the donation center listed below and place “Rachel Spelman Scholarship” in the message of support box of the donation center.

Thank you for your support.

 

The 2018 Scholarship Recipients were:

Scholarship First Last
Carla McDonald Memorial Faith Putman
Trevor Searle “Live Life to the Fullest” Memorial Kennedy Domecq
Trevor Searle “Live Life to the Fullest” Memorial Ian O’Keefe
Ella Moore “Moore Love” Memorial Katherine De Jong
Daniel Hoffmann Memorial Emerald Pina
Rachel Spelman Memorial Cody Harris
Rachel Spelman Memorial Jacob Schaffer
Rachel Spelman Memorial James Glomb
Mia Reyna Music & Writing Memorial Grace Street
Virginia “Ginger” Johnson Memorial Dede Zhou
Lake Travis Education Foundation Veronica Mata
Lake Travis Education Foundation Bailey Holt
Lake Travis Education Foundation Ricardo Cabeza de Vaca
Lake Travis Education Foundation Zohair Ahmed