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Questions & Answers

What is Kids’ Chance of Texas? Kids’ Chance of Texas is an educational scholarship program that began in 2015 for the children of workers who have been catastrophically or fatally injured in work-related accidents. Kids’ Chance of Texas’ mission is to create and support scholarship programs that provide educational opportunities for kids in Texas, who have had a parent severely or fatally injured while in the course and scope of their job.

Who is eligible for a scholarship? A student, between the ages of 16 and 25, whose parent has been permanently, catastrophically or fatally injured in an employment-related accident is eligible. To qualify for a Kids’ Chance of Texas scholarship, the worker must have been injured while working for a Texas employer.

What is the criteria for scholarship? The parent’s death or injury must have resulted in a substantial decline in family income, and the student must meet the scholarship guidelines set by Kids’ Chance of Texas.

When may a student apply for a scholarship? Students must submit an application one month before the tuition deadline of the school year for which they are applying.

What is the duration of a scholarship? The scholarship is for one academic year, not to exceed five academic years total. The applicant must meet the scholarship requirements at the end of each semester/quarter to continue funding.

What can be funded by a scholarship? A scholarship award varies for university, college or technical school and depends on the needs and expenses of the individual student. An award supplements other scholarships and grants. Funds may be used for educational necessities such as tuition, books, fees, housing or meal plans.

How can one make a tax deductible donation or volunteer to help? Online donations are accepted through our web site or you can contact our office for more information

Where can one obtain an application? Applications can be printed off of our web site.