Joel White Scholarship Application

Received by deadline: Feb. 4, 2022

Click here to review scholarship requirements.

Email application with supporting material to

or mail to:

Kelley Shannon
Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas
3001 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 302
Austin, Texas 78705

Applicant’s name: ___________________________________________________________

Email, phone: ______________________________________________________________

Mailing address: ____________________________________________________________

Law school attending in Fall2022/Spring 2023:____________________________________

Anticipated law school graduation date:_________________________________________

Undergraduate college or university:____________________________________________

Current jobs, hours per week (if applicable):______________________________________


Please attach the following:

  • A brief resume highlighting educational achievements, work experience, internships, awards and relevant extracurricular activities.
  • An essay (500 words maximum) explaining your reasons for pursuing a law degree and how you are preparing for a law career. Explain your interest in First Amendment law and how your career goals align with those of the FOI Foundation of Texas. Include why you are applying for the Joel White Scholarship. (Financial need will be considered but is not the determining factor.)

__IMPORTANT: Check this box to finish the application. I understand that if I no longer meet the eligibility requirements or if information I provide proves untrue, I may forfeit any scholarship I receive. Scholarship money goes to the school in semester increments. In order to receive the second-semester award, I will send by Oct. 15, 2022, to the FOIFT via the email above, a current transcript.