Attention all high school seniors. If you are passionate about keeping the great state of Texas beautiful and litter free and have a resume to prove it, then the Texas Department of Transportation is looking for you!
The Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for the Don’t Mess With Texas Scholarship Contest, where any Texas high school student currently attending a public, private, or home school and planning to attend an accredited college or university in Texas in the fall of 2022 can receive a pretty penny for their education higher.
TxDOT says, “Referees will select winners based on demonstrated student results in groundbreaking projects or events focused on educating communities about the importance of keeping our country clean and litter-free.”
In partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, and sponsored by Buc-ees and iHeart Media, the Don’t Mess With Texas Scholarship Contest will award $9,000 in scholarships in May 2022. Deadline for scholarship application is March 31, 2022 by 5:00 PM You can find the application here .
According to TxDOT, “Don’t Mess With Texas has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. The program includes a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, annual ‘Trash-Off’ community outreach events and the volunteer program Adopt a Highway.”