Important Update for 2023

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Allworth Financial (formerly Houston Asset Management) academic scholarship.

Unfortunately, for the reasons discussed below, we can no longer offer this award.

With more than 30 years of charitable giving, Allworth has proudly championed causes throughout the communities we serve, donating time, energy, and resources in support of a variety of nonprofits coast-to-coast.

Because we take giving back to our communities so seriously, in late 2020, in partnership with Ticket to Dream Foundation, we launched a new philanthropic program named Allworth Kids, which is having a resounding impact on children in foster care across the nation.

As we are donating considerable resources and time in support of this endeavor, we are unable to continue contributing to the various charities that we have supported in years past. Unfortunately, this includes offering new Allworth Financial academic scholarships (beyond, of course, funding the previous honorees who are currently in the scholarship program today).

Since its inception in December of 2020, Allworth Kids has positively impacted the lives of more than 150,000 foster children. From the moment they enter foster care, to their transition into adulthood, our efforts help to provide essential resources such as properly fitting clothing and shoes, personal care products, school supplies, laptops, first night kits, essential disaster relief support, and even the ability to participate in everyday experiences like sports, music lessons, or simply being able to attend a movie with friends.

Thank you again for your interest in the Allworth Financial academic scholarship. We hope you understand that the decision to discontinue that program was not an easy one. And, although we are unable to support your scholarship needs at this time, we wish you the absolute best in your future academic endeavors.

2022 Scholarship Info

About the Allworth Financial Scholarship

The Allworth Financial Scholarship (previously the Houston Asset Management Charitable Foundation Scholarship) was created with the intent to award scholarships to deserving students within the Greater Houston Metro districts pursuing a degree in a business field such as economics, finance, investments, accounting, or business administration with a desire to pursue a career in financial planning. This scholarship totals $10,000 payable in $2,500 increments over the next four years and includes a conditional internship opportunity between the student’s junior and senior years.

Criteria for Application

To be eligible to apply for the Allworth Financial Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant must be a college-bound, graduating senior and attend a high school within the Greater Houston Metro Districts.
  • Planning to enroll as a full-time student in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall semester. The institution must be able to receive the scholarship funding directly from the scholarship source on your behalf.
  • Majoring in a business field such as economics, finance, investments, accounting, or management with a desire to pursue a career in financial planning.

How to Apply

The application window opens January 2nd. We must receive your full application packet by April 30th, 2022. Your packet must contain the following items:

  1. Scholarship application with stated career objectives (click here for application).
  2. High school transcript containing requested 12th grade year information.
  3. Copy of college entrance exam scores (ACT or SAT) if available. (Note: Due to the pandemic, many colleges are waiving ACT/SAT requirement for 2022 graduating seniors.)
  4. Resume (no longer than 2 pages).
  5. Essay on the topic: Based on your own, or those of an influential person in your life, describe what tools, beliefs, or qualities you will need for financial success. (Your essay length should be one single-spaced page to a maximum of two single-spaced pages.)

Please return all required materials to the following:

Allworth Financial
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1800 West Loop South, Ste 1980
Houston, TX 77027

Or by Email to Kristian.Taylor@allworthfinancial.com

Application Review Process

In May, the Scholarship Committee will begin reviewing applications. Four finalists will be selected to interview with our Scholarship Committee. If a finalist is unable to attend the interview, that finalist will forfeit his/her application and the committee will select another student to interview.

After the interviews have been completed, the Scholarship Committee will make its decision and notify the recipient the following day. It is the intention of the Scholarship Committee to award the scholarship to a deserving high school senior by May 30th prior to graduation.

Scholarship Guidelines

The amount of the scholarship granted will total $10,000, which will be dispersed in $2,500 increments over four consecutive years. The winning student is required to maintain at least a 2.75 GPA to receive each subsequent year’s payment. By August 1st of each year, the recipient will need to provide the committee an official college transcript from the previous school year.

Checks will be made payable to the college or university for the benefit of the winning college student. Each payment will be made at the beginning of the school year. An opportunity for an internship between the student’s junior and senior years is also conditionally offered.

Allworth Financial employees, clients, and immediate family members of employees or clients are ineligible to participate.

Please do not include photos or items beyond those requested for basis of selection, as application packages will not be returned. All applications received are treated in a confidential manner, and the personal information included will be used for scholarship purposes only. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kristian Taylor at (713) 629-1534 or email at Kristian.Taylor@allworthfinancial.com