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Mladenka-Fowler Scholarship

The Beatrice Mladenka-Fowler and Jesse C. Fowler Endowed Scholarship is awarded on a rolling basis to CLASS students. Please read the scholarship criteria and donor story below before filling out the application.



This is a need-based scholarship with preference given to first-generation CLASS students. In addition to providing the information on the application form, the applicant must submit a short statement about their unanticipated financial need and educational goals. The scholarship recipient may accept other scholarships and grants in conjunction with this scholarship up to the cost of attendance, which includes tuition, fees, books, room and board, transportation and personal expenses. The scholarship award is renewable, provided the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

Donor Story

Beatrice and Jesse grew up on farms in Texas and met while attending college at The University of Texas at Austin in the early 1970s. Both received financial help from government loans, scholarships and grants, without which it would have been very difficult to attend. After moving to Houston, Jesse initially worked as a geologist for Houston companies and then started an oil and gas exploration partnership with other geologists. Beatrice taught school, obtained two post-graduate degrees at the University of Houston and practiced law. Jesse and Beatrice are both avid readers and love to travel to new places.