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Our organization strives to identify and employ the connection between success and educational excellence. We are committed to catering to our youth educational needs and providing opportunities for them to excel scholastically. Each year I.C.O.N. increases the number of students we award scholarships to. 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”.  Look below for the criteria for each and apply accordingly.

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 senior to 22 years of age.
  • Be of minority descent
  • Live and attend school in Houston or within a 6o-mile radius of Houston (applicable for high school applicants ONLY)
  • Attend an accredited four-year college or university or vocational school during the semesters for which the scholarship is awarded
  • Validate 2017-2018 cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) throughout current high school senior 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 this scholarship is awarded Fall 2018 and  Spring 2019
  • 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 6o-mile radius of Houston
  • Submit a current picture of applicant
  • Submit Official high school or college transcript
  • Submit completed application
  • Submit completed essay
  • Two Official reference letters (one must be from a teacher or coach)

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

  1. Write and submit an essay on the topic below.
    How has gun violence affected your community? What are your views on gun laws and regulations? Do we need more regulation or deregulation?
  2. All essays must be
    • Doubled spaced
    • 12 point  font minimum
    • 300 words minimum/500  words maximum
  3. Complete the application requirements for the 2018 “I.C.O.N. Community Scholarship”
    • Submit application by June 15, 2018 deadline
    • All applications must be received and postmarked no later than June 15, 2018
    • Late applications will not be accepted!
  4. All scholarship applications are reviewed by the I.C.O.N. Scholarship Committee
    • Finalists are notified via email to schedule face to face interview, by June 30, 2018
    • Winners are notified by July 1, 2018
    • Official Scholarship Ceremony July 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM.
  5. 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
      • 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 2018 semester transcript by January 31, 2019
        • 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, Audria Patrick at ICONScholars@gmail.com or 832-654-8973.


I.C.O.N. Women’s Scholarship

Candidates applying for the I.C.O.N. Women’s Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Minority Female – Single parent
  • Twenty Three years of age with no maximum age
  • Current college student
  • Be of minority descent
  • Attend an accredited four-year college or university or vocational school during the semesters for the scholarship awarded
  • Validate 2017-2018 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 2018 and Spring 2019
  • 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 with a 60-mile radius of Houston
  • Submit a current picture of applicant
  • Submit Official high school or college transcript
  • Submit complete application
  • Submit completed essay
  • Two Official reference letters (one must by from a Teacher, Pastor, Employer, or Mentor)

I.C.O.N. Women’s Scholarship Application Instructions

  1. Write and submit an essay on the topic below.
    How has gun violence affected your community? What are your views on gun laws and regulations? Do we need more regulation or deregulation?
  2. All essays must be
    • Doubled spaced
    • 12 point  font minimum
    • 300 words minimum/500  words maximum
  3. Complete the application requirements for the 2018 “I.C.O.N. Women Scholarship”
    • Submit application by June 15, 2018 deadline
    • All applications must be received and postmarked no later than June 15, 2018
    • Late applications will not be accepted!
  4. All scholarship applications are reviewed by the I.C.O.N. Scholarship Committee
    • Finalists are notified via email to schedule face to face interview, by June 30, 2018
    • Winners are notified by July 1, 2018
    • Official Scholarship Ceremony July 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM.
  5. 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
    • 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 2018 semester transcript by January 31, 2019
      • Recipient must possess and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA to validate the “I.C.O.N. Women 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, Audria Patrick at ICONScholars@gmail.com or 832-654-8973.