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2023 Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 19, 2023 at 11:59 PM
About the Scholarship

The Lake Jackson Historical Association would like to support the pursuit of higher education ​in the Brazosport community. In an effort to support and sustain interests in history, archaeology, and related fields that are vital to the preservation of local history, we will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who demonstates an interest in historical preservation and education. 

Application materials are due May 19, 2023 at 11:59 PM. A committee from the LJHA Board of Directors will select the award recipient. The winner of the scholarship will be notified by mid-June. 

Upon notification of their award, the scholarship winner will be expected to send official documentation of their planned enrollment in a community college or 4-year college/university for the 2023-24 school year. Upon receipt of this documentation, scholarship funds will be presented to the award recipient. 


Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0

Must be graduating in spring 2023 

Must plan to attend a community college or 4-year college/university 

Must plan to major in a humanities or social science discipline

How to Apply

To apply, write an approximately 300-500 word essay on some aspect of Lake Jackson history. We encourage you to explore our online collection to develop your own research ideas:

Here are some other potential research topics:​​

  • Karankawa history and culture 

  • The Jackson family and the Lake Jackson Plantation 

  • Slavery at Lake Jackson Plantation

  • Convict leasing at Lake Jackson Plantation

  • Dow Chemical Company's activities in Freeport and Lake Jackson 

  • Impact of Dow’s magnesium production on World War II 

  • Alden B. Dow and mid-century modern architecture 

  • Early Lake Jackson businesses & civic/social groups (examples: Lake Drug, LaVelle's Dress Shop, the Jaycees)

  • Institutional history of LJHA


You should also submit a copy of your most recent school transcript.  


Email your essay and transcript to Katelyn Landry, Program & Education Coordinator, at by May 19, 2023 at 11:59 PM. 

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