Sixty-two Texas schoolchildren were approved for a Matching Scholarship of tuition units worth up to $1,500 in the program's 2015-16 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.
Matching 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 2015-16 scholarship recipients described a wide variety of future professions — from coastal engineering to computer forensics — healthcare careers were the most common choices, identified by 15 students (11 girls, four boys) followed closely by arts, entertainment and media occupations, identified by 14 students (four girls, 10 boys).
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.