Our organization strives to identify and be the bridge between success and educational excellence. We are committed to catering to our youth’s educational needs and providing opportunities for them to excel scholastically. Each year I.C.O.N. awards scholarships to deserving students. In order to qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet the criteria and complete an application. Please click Online Application to apply.

I.C.O.N. is an organization of women devoted to establishing positive awareness and proactive involvement within our community and nationally, while developing a socially conscious sisterhood among women. Our motto is to Elevate, Motivate and Educate.

In keeping with our mission, we offer two types of scholarships, the “I.C.O.N. Community Scholarship” and the “I.C.O.N. Women’s Scholarship (benefiting single mothers)”. Look below for the criteria for each and apply accordingly.

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I.C.O.N. Community Scholarship

Candidates applying for the I.C.O.N. Community Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a graduating high school senior or up to 22 years of age.
  • Be of minority descent
  • Live and attend school in Houston or within a 60-mile radius of Houston (applicable for high school applicants ONLY)
  • Attend an accredited four-year college/university or vocational school during the semesters the scholarship is awarded
  • Valid 2019-2020 or most recent cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) throughout current high school senior or college academic year
  • Participate in and validate community service activities
  • Participate in your school’s sports or club activities
  • College applicants must be a graduate of a Houston area high school within a 60-mile radius of Houston
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) throughout the college semesters for which this scholarship is awarded Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

I.C.O.N. Community Scholarship Submission Checklist:

  • Submit completed application
  • Submit a current picture of applicant
  • Submit Official high school or college transcript󠄀 Submit completed essay
  • Two Official reference letters (one must be from a teacher or coach)

I.C.O.N. Community Scholarship Application Timeline

  1. Complete the application requirements for the 2020 “I.C.O.N. Community Scholarship”
      • Submit application by June 13, 2020 deadline
      • All applications must be received and postmarked no later than June 13, 2020
      • Late applications will not be accepted!
  2. All scholarship applications are reviewed by the I.C.O.N. Scholarship Committee
    • Winners are notified by July 6, 2020
    • Official Scholarship Ceremony August 1
  3. The official scholarship acceptance ceremony will be during the I.C.O.N. Women’s Founder’s Weekend induction ceremony, winners’ presence requested.
    • Scholarship awards One Thousand dollars and above are paid in two installments paid directly to recipient’s college/university.
      • First installment paid directly to recipient’s college/university
        • Recipient must student id #
        • Receiving college/university complete address
      • Second installment paid directly to recipient’s college/university
        • Recipients must forward Fall 2020 semester transcript by January 31, 2021
        • Recipient must possess and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA to validate the “I.C.O.N. Community Scholarship” scholarship requirements

I.C.O.N. is excited to offer you this opportunity. All questions or inquiries should be directed to the I.C.O.N. Scholarship Chair at scholarships@iconcares.org.


I.C.O.N. Women’s Scholarship (benefiting single mothers)

Candidates applying for the I.C.O.N. Women’s Scholarship (benefiting single mothers) must meet the following criteria:

  • Minority Female who is a Single parent
  • Twenty-Three (23) years of age with no maximum age limit
  • Current college student
  • Be of minority descent
  • Attend an accredited four-year college/university or vocational school during the semesters the scholarship is awarded
  • Valid 2019-2020 or most recent with cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) throughout high school or college academic year
  • Maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) throughout the college semesters for which scholarship is awarded Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
  • Participate in and validate community service activities
  • College applicants must be a graduate of a Houston area high school with a 60-mile radius of Houston

I.C.O.N. Women’s Scholarship (benefiting single mothers) Submission Checklist:

  • Submit completed application
  • Submit a current picture of applicant
  • Submit Official high school or college transcript
  • Submit completed essay
  • Two Official reference letters (one must by from a Teacher, Pastor, Employer, or Mentor)

I.C.O.N. Women’s Scholarship (benefiting single mothers) Application Timeline

  1. Complete the application requirements for the 2020 “I.C.O.N. Women’s Scholarship (benefiting single mothers)”
      • Submit application by June 13, 2020 deadline
      • All applications must be received and postmarked no later than June 13, 2020
      • Late applications will not be accepted!
  2. All scholarship applications are reviewed by the I.C.O.N. Scholarship Committee
    • Winners are notified by July 6, 2020
    • Official Scholarship Ceremony August 1
  3. The official scholarship acceptance ceremony will be during the I.C.O.N. Women’s Founder’s Weekend induction ceremony, winners’ presence requested.
    • Scholarship awards One Thousand dollars and above are paid in two installments paid directly to recipient’s college/university.
      • First installment paid directly to recipient’s college/university
        • Recipient must submit student id #
        • Receiving college/university complete address
      • Second installment paid directly to recipient’s college/university
        • Recipients must forward Fall 2020 semester transcript by January 31, 2021
        • Recipient must possess and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA to validate the “I.C.O.N. Women’s Scholarship (benefiting single mothers)” scholarship requirements

I.C.O.N. is excited to offer you this opportunity. All questions or inquiries should be directed to the I.C.O.N. Scholarship Chair at scholarships@iconcares.org.

*Disclaimer: Children of I.C.O.N. Board and Members are ineligible for 3 years after membership.