Blinn College encourages Washington County residents to apply for endowed scholarships

Blinn College encourages Washington County residents to apply for endowed scholarships

February 27, 2018

Blinn College is encouraging Washington County residents to apply for scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.

The College has more than $320,000 in endowed scholarships available, including a variety of scholarships designed specifically for Washington County residents. Scholarships include:

  • the Wilburn Henry Bohne Academic Scholarship for Washington County residents majoring in science (physics, biology, chemistry, natural sciences, agriculture, computer science), engineering, or math.
  • the Odis Tomachefsky Memorial Scholarship for students in the Legal Assistant Program.
  • the Otto Q. Lehrmann Scholarship for Brenham Campus students majoring in accounting.
  • the Betty Cantrell Plummer Memorial Scholarship for Brenham High School graduates majoring in history or English.
  • the Irene Bohne Schroeder and Gliffard Merle Schroeder Scholarship for Washington County residents attending the Brenham Campus.
  • the Oliver and Virginia Wagner/Graham Masonic Lodge Scholarship for Washington County residents who are involved or have a connection with a Masonic lodge.
  • the Nancy Sheppeard Atkinson Scholarship for history or English majors with a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.
  • the Arthur H. Ehrig and Myrtle Ehrig Scholarship for agricultural science, Associate Degree Nursing, and Licensed Vocational Nursing students from Austin, Brazos, Burleson, or Washington counties.
  • the William Kenneth Carnes Scholarship for freshmen majoring in criminal justice, with a preference for graduates of Brenham and Burton high schools.

Current high school and college students can apply for all Blinn College endowed scholarships by completing the single application at Prior to applying for scholarships, students must complete their application for admission to Blinn College at and submit their high school transcripts to the Blinn College Admissions Office.

College officials recommend that students and prospective students submit their application and letter(s) of recommendation by April 1, 2018, to be considered for the first round of awards. Students will be notified of scholarship awards beginning in May.

This year, funds from approximately 200 endowed scholarships are available to incoming and returning students from a wide range of backgrounds, majors, and experiences. Though some scholarships are restricted to students who fit specific criteria, if a student who exemplifies those requirements does not apply, the scholarship may be offered to a wider range of students. Students are considered based on high academic achievement, participation in student activities, and community involvement.

A full list of the College’s endowed scholarships is available at Students also can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Institutions will begin processing information from the FAFSA in March and April. 

“When students file for aid and apply for scholarships early, they significantly increase their chances of receiving funds,” said Brent Williford, Dean of Financial Aid & Scholarships. “In addition to filling out their FAFSA forms, students should follow up and make certain they aren’t missing any information.”

Students who have applied for admission to Blinn College will be notified through MyBlinn when their aid processing has begun and can find updates throughout the process at

For more information, contact a scholarship advisor at

According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s, Blinn students who enrolled in 30 credit hours during the 2017-18 academic year saved $3,717, or 42 percent, compared to state residents at the average Texas public university.

Blinn’s affordability is matched by an exceptional academic reputation that has made it a state leader in transferring students to four-year universities. Blinn has articulation agreements in place with 39 four-year institutions, and its academic transfer rate regularly ranks among the highest in the state and the nation.


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