Angelina Challenge Award
A unique scholarship program that challenges all high school students to graduate from high school and set goals that lead to college or technical careers, and ensures that graduates will have the resources to begin college. This scholarship was established on the 25th anniversary of Angelina College through an endowment started with a donation from the estate of Ms. Effie Boon, a lifelong public school teacher from Angelina County who valued the opportunity of public education. This scholarship is reserved for recent graduates of accredited public high schools in Angelina County and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible for this award, students must complete the FAFSA as well as an Angelina College general scholarship application, and must not qualify for more than $1,500 in financial aid. (i.e. Pell, other federal and state grants, Angelina College scholarships and other aid) during the academic year. The award will cover mandatory tuition and fees for up to $1,000 each semester for the first two semesters of enrollment. Students must enroll during the first academic year following high school graduation.