Seventy-five Texas schoolchildren were awarded a Matching Scholarship of tuition units worth up to $1,500 in the program's 2014-15 award cycle. 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.
Scholarship recipients with a family income of $75,000 or less were awarded a three-to-one match for up to $500 of participant tuition unit purchases during the award cycle. All other scholarship recipients were awarded a one-to-one match for up to $500.
The scholarship application asks students to write about careers that interest them. While the 2014-15 scholarship recipients described a wide variety of future professions — from forensics to financial planning — healthcare careers were the most common choices, identified by 33 applicants (22 girls, 11 boys). Twelve students (four girls, eight boys) are interested in architecture and engineering. Other popular career choices include the fields of education, arts, computer and mathematics.
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.