Permian Basin Area Foundation

Get Prepared

Scholarship Checklist

  • Official Transcript(s):
    • High school transcript must include all high school courses through the third six-weeks of the senior year (applies to graduating seniors).
    • College transcripts will need to include concurrent classes (if applicable).
  • ACT or SAT Score Report:  You may provide the student report received in the mail or from an online service.  
  • FAFSA: Your FAFSA documentation for the upcoming academic year must be submitted to the Foundation before the deadline for scholarship consideration.
  • School Activities and Honors:  Be prepared to list your activities and honors in descending order of importance.  
  • Community Service and Work Experience:  Be prepared to describe all community service including organization name(s) and tasks completed.  If you have work experience, be prepared to provide the business name(s) and job duties.
  • Essay:  Describe a personal experience that defines your values and conveys your passion in life. How will you incorporate these characteristics into your success with college and your professional career? The essay is not to exceed 500 words.  
  • Recommendation Request: Within the application you will have the opportunity to send an email request to a recommender of your choice. They will receive an electronic request, so we strongly encourage you to make personal contact with your recommender to make them aware of the email. Remember to allow sufficient time between submitting your Common Application and the published deadline to allow your recommender an opportunity to receive the email and complete and return request.

How to Apply for Scholarships

Once the scholarship cycle has opened on January 1st, you may apply for scholarships by visiting the Application Portal and creating an account. Please click on “Create New Account” to complete the registration process and create your login credentials.

  • Once you have set up your student account, please complete the online Common Application. Keep in mind the deadline for submitting your completed application with all supporting documentation is March 31st.
  • To maximize your chances of receiving a Foundation scholarship, answer questions completely. Your responses determine eligibility for additional Foundation scholarships. You MUST answer all questions marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Applicants may work on the Common Application at their own pace during the open window. To ensure work is saved, click Save Application at the bottom right side of the application so work may not be lost. Once you complete the Common Application, click Submit Application at the bottom right side of the application.  If all required questions have been answered, you will be directed to another screen where supplemental information may be asked of you to complete. If you fail to answer all required questions, missed questions will be marked in red, prompting a response.
  • In some instances, your application responses result in an auto-match; no additional action on your part is required. In other instances, your responses result in supplemental opportunities which additional questions and/or essays may be required.
  • At the conclusion of the process when you have submitted your application, an email will be sent to you confirming receipt of your application. If you do not see the email in your inbox, be sure to check your spam folder. 

Review your student account periodically to check the status of your application. Update your contact information if anything changes after you have submitted your application. Remember, an application is not complete until all materials are submitted.

Please contact us at or 432.617.3213.