The Czech Heritage Society of Texas is accepting applications for the Victor Peter Memorial Scholarship.

The $500 Victor Peter Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior to help further his or her education. As part of their application students will write a 300-word essay on either of two topics. The topics are: A Family Member Who Represents Czech Heritage or A Family Member who Contributed to the Czech Heritage in the United States.

In addition, a high school transcript, two letters of recommendation, 200-word autobiography, a 100-word statement explaining what he or she plans to study in college or at the university, list of 10 ways in which he or she has had contact with Czech culture, and a cover sheet including the student's name, address, phone number, and high school's name, address and phone number.

Students do not have to be associated with the Czech Heritage Society or be of Czech origin to apply.

The deadline for accepting scholarship applications for the Victor Peter Memorial Scholarship is Feb. 28. Students may send their applications to The Czech Heritage Society of Texas, Victor Peter Memorial Scholarship, 3311 Carolina Way, Richmond, TX 77406.

The application information is also available on the Czech Heritage Society's Web site, at

For additional information, interested parties may contact Patricia Parma at 3311 Carolina Way, Richmond, Texas, 77406, by calling (281) 342-4898, or via e-mail at