Scholarship Application

The Heart of Texas Destination Imagination Scholarship is named in memory of Round Rock ISD student & avid DI competitor, Caroline Bindel, who passed away on January 23, 2020. To find out more about Caroline, click here.

All high school seniors competing in DI are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to apply for our scholarship.

Scholarship application is below and is due on February 12th, 2022 by 6 pm.

Heart of Texas CPSO Scholarship Guidelines: Heart of Texas Region Creative Problem Solving Organization offers scholarships, from $250 up to $1000 to graduating high school seniors who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited college, university or technical institute in the summer or fall semester immediately following applicant’s high school graduation. The region’s scholarship committee will determine the total number and value of the scholarship awards once all applications have been received. Through our scholarship program, Heart of Texas Region CPSO works to support students who are focused on achieving career goals through higher education. In evaluating each application, the scholarship committee will also consider participation in creative problem solving programs, service and participation in school activities, community involvement and scholastic merit. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Applicant must meet ALL of the following requirements: ∙ Applicant must be a graduating high school senior currently residing in, or enrolled in an educational institution in the Heart of Texas CPSO geographical region. ∙ Applicant must have participated for a minimum of three (3) years in a creative problem solving program, with at least one (1) year in Destination Imagination. At least one (1) year of participation must have been at the high school level. ∙ Applicant must plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university or technical institute in the summer or fall semester immediately following high school graduation. ​∙ A completed application and ALL required documents must be received electronically by February 6, 2022, 6:00pm. ​Complete this form and send all supporting submissions to heartoftexasregionaldirector@gmail.com​. GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION All documents listed below are ​required ​and must be submitted electronically to the email address provided above in order for the application to be considered: ∙ Resumé listing school activities, community involvement, work experience, special recognitions and awards the applicant received throughout high school. ∙ Creative Problem Solving Participation Resumé – Please include year, program (Destination Imagination or other), event, challenge name(s) if applicable, placement/advancement if applicable, and special awards received if applicable. Be sure to include creative problem solving volunteering such as at training workshops, as an Assistant Team Manager or as a Tournament Volunteer, Appraiser, etc. ∙ Two (2) letters of recommendation from a current or former team manager (so long as the team manager is NOT the parent of the applicant), coach, teacher, community leader, church leader, employer or family friend. ∙ Copy of high school transcript. ∙ A creative personal reflection highlighting how the skills gained through the participation in Destination Imagination has helped you personally and/or with your education. Please limit your personal reflection to no more than two pages, single sided. SELECTION AND DISBURSEMENT ∙ Selection is made by the Scholarship Committee, composed of at least three (3) Heart of Texas Region CPSO Board Members who cannot be parents of seniors applying for the Heart of Texas Region CPSO Scholarship. ∙ The applicant’s name and any identifying information will be redacted from the application and all supporting documents, where possible, and each application will be assigned a number to maintain confidentiality during the selection process. All information disclosed on the scholarship application is confidential and will be used solely for the purpose of rating applications by the Scholarship Committee. ∙ Scholarship winners will be announced at the Heart of Texas Regional Destination Imagination Tournament Awards Ceremony on February 19, 2022. ∙ Applicants selected to receive a scholarship from the Heart of Texas Region CPSO must submit a claim form and an acceptance letter from the educational institution by mail. This information will be sent to the ​Heart of Texas Region CPSO, P.O. Box 956, Round Rock, TX 78680 by December 31, 2022​. The funds shall be paid directly to the educational institution. Failure to meet the above deadline may result in forfeiture of the scholarship. ∙ We encourage you to consider applying for scholarships awarded by Texas DI nd Destination Imagination, Inc. For further information, please contact Mary Decker, Regional Director at heartoftexasregionaldirector@gmail.com​. All entries submitted to the Heart of Texas Region CPSO become the property of Heart of Texas Region CPSO and will not be returned. All decisions of the scholarship committee are final. The completed application and all required supporting documents ​must be received electronically by February 6, 2022, 6:00pm. ​Please send all supporting submissions to Mary Decker at heartoftexasregionaldirector@gmail.com​.