Sixty Texas schoolchildren won a Matching Scholarship of tuition units worth up to $1,000 in the program's 2012-13 award cycle. The Texas Match the Promise Foundation℠ provided a two-to-one match for up to $500 of participant tuition unit purchases.
Twelve of the top-ranking applicants were also recognized with an additional scholarship — the Promise Scholarship, which is a one-time grant of tuition units worth $2,000 at today's prices, and does not have a matching component.
The scholarship application asked students to write about the careers they hope to pursue. While they described a wide variety of future professions, from music to law enforcement, health careers were the most common choice, selected by 20 applicants (16 girls and four boys). Thirteen students (six girls and seven boys) want careers in the literary, performing and graphic arts. Other popular career choices include engineering, teaching and architecture.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.