Charlotte Branham Memorial Scholarship Program

At the time of her passing in February, 2020 Charlotte Branham of Panorama Village, Texas was a business owner and volunteer in her community for over 45 years. Mrs. Branham was a long- time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and was very active in civic affairs, serving in various capacities in numerous organizations, including the Panorama Lions Club, Panorama Garden Club, American Business Women’s Association, Montgomery County United Way, Montgomery County Commission on Aging, Montgomery County Fair Association, Montgomery County Performing Arts and Multi-County Crime Stoppers.

One of Mrs. Branham’s most passionate activities was as a member of the Board of Directors of Multi-County Crime Stoppers, where she served for approximately 30 years, serving most of those years as an Officer of the organization as Secretary. Mrs. Branham played a key role in the development and growth of Multi-County Crime Stoppers, generously contributing her talents and endless hours of her time to the organization. She ardently believed in the mission of keeping Montgomery, Liberty and San Jacinto Counties a safe place to live.

In special recognition of her extensive contributions to her community and especially her contributions to Multi-County Crime Stoppers, the Board of Directors of Multi-County Crime Stoppers established the Charlotte Branham Memorial Scholarship Program in her memory. The Mission of the Charlotte Branham Memorial Scholarship Program is to honor the many accomplishments of this remarkable lady through ongoing financial support for the secondary education of qualified scholarship applicants, foster greater interest in continuing education, and add to Mrs. Branham’s legacy through this program’s assistance to the children of the law enforcement agencies of Montgomery, Liberty and San Jacinto counties, or any resident of the Multi-County area that wishes to pursue or advance a career as a commissioned law enforcement officer in the Multi-County area.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship from the Charlotte Branham Memorial Scholarship Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must be one of the following:
    • A child of an employee of a law enforcement agency in Montgomery County, Liberty County or San Jacinto County in Texas. For clarity, this applies for any employee of a certified Federal, State, County, City, College or University, Independent School District, or other law enforcement agency in the multi-county area.
    • Any resident of the Multi-County area that wishes to pursue or advance a career as a commissioned law enforcement officer in the Multi-County area.
  2. Applicants must be a high school graduate, or in their senior year of high school and within four months of graduation. For clarity, there is no time limit on when individuals may apply to the scholarship program after graduating from high school.
  3. Applicants must have a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Applicants must agree to undergo a criminal background check.

Scholarship Information

It is the intent of the Charlotte Branham Memorial Scholarship Program to award scholarships to applicants, with any awards subject to the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee, and contingent on available budgeted funding, as follows:

  • a)  During the first year of the program, one applicant will receive a scholarship of up to $2000. That student will then receive up to an additional $2000 each of the subsequent three years they are in school, up to $8000 maximum, provided they have maintained an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better during the previous year. Note: the student must submit a new application each subsequent year for the additional scholarship funds, which must be approved by the Board of Directors of Multi-County Crime Stoppers.
  • b)  During the second year of the program, one additional applicant will receive a scholarship of up to $2000, bringing the number of scholarships during this year to two. That student will then receive up to an additional $2000 each of the subsequent three years they are in school, up to $8000 maximum, provided they have maintained an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better during the previous year. Note: the student must submit a new application each subsequent year for the additional scholarship funds, which must be approved by the Board of Directors of Multi-County Crime Stoppers.
  • c)  During the third year of the program, one additional applicant will receive a scholarship of up to $2000, bringing the number of scholarships during this year to three. That student will then receive up to an additional $2000 each of the subsequent three years they are in school, up to $8000 maximum, provided they have maintained an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better during the previous year. Note: the student must submit a new application each subsequent year for the additional scholarship funds, which must be approved by the Board of Directors of Multi-County Crime Stoppers.
  • d)  During the fourth year of the program, one additional applicant will receive a scholarship of up to $2000, bringing the number of scholarships during this year to four. That student will then receive up to an additional $2000 each of the subsequent three years they are in school, up to $8000 maximum, provided they have maintained an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better during the previous year. Note: the student must submit a new application each subsequent year for the additional scholarship funds, which must be approved by the Board of Directors of Multi-County Crime Stoppers.
  • e)  After the fourth year, the program will award a maximum of four scholarships of up to $2000 each year indefinitely.

Scholarship Application

To apply for the Charlotte Branham Scholarship please complete and submit the application form below:
Charlotte Branham Scholarship Application