Bill T. Hicks Scholarship Program

Your future is our future, and we want to be there while you embrace your career, dreams, and a whole lot of awesomeness!

If the next step of your journey includes a college, university, or trade institution, we'd love to help start your journey. We're awarding one $10,000 and four $5,000 cash scholarships.


Round 1: Application

The 2024 application is closed.

Check your eligibility.

Applicants must:

Be a Y-12 FCU member
Graduate from high school in 2024
Be accepted into an accredited 2- or 4-year college or accredited trade school with enrollment beginning summer or fall semester of 2024
Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
Complete the application form.

The 2024 application is closed. 

Stay tuned for the 2025 application.

Upload to Box.

Make sure you upload the following:

Applicant Photo
Letters of Recommendation

Round 2: Video Essay

The 2024 application is closed.

Video Essay Details
Submissions must be uploaded to Box by 11:59 p.m. EST on Feb. 16, 2024.
Video essay prompt will be provided upon notification of your selection for the second round.
The video must be at least five minutes long.
Judging Criteria

Applicants will be judged on:

Academic achievement
Extra-curricular and community activities and involvement.
Content and creativity of video essay.