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SALT Scholars Program

Square Inch Scholarship for Academics, Leadership, and Transformation (SALT)

What is SALT?

Square Inch Scholarship for Academics, Leadership and Transformation (SALT) is a yearlong Discipleship, Leadership Formation, and Community Engagement program that offers college students an opportunity to be mentored and invested in by local community leaders in the Greater Third Ward. Surrounded by a supportive network, these students will be shaped into wholehearted justice-driven leaders who take ownership of the social and spiritual renewal of the Greater Third Ward community.

This program runs during the academic year, beginning in the Fall and we are inviting students who meet the following criteria to apply for an opportunity to be discipled and mentored for a year, while being awarded a financial scholarship of $2,000 per semester (Fall and Spring) towards their tuition for the academic year. Preferred eligibility criteria are:

  • Currently enrolled full-time at a degree-granting institution in Houston.

  • Students with a G.P.A. of at least 2.5.

  • Students who currently live in the Greater Third Ward (either on/off-campus housing)

  • Students who are passionate about justice, mentoring, and leadership

  • Students open to Christianity and Christ-like formation

Meet the 2022/2023
SALT Scholars

An image of Aaliyah Styles, a 2022/2023 SALT Scholar.

Aaliyah Styles

Nassau, Bahamas
Junior - Texas Southern University
Clinical Laboratory Science Major

Why did you pick your major?

I picked my major because I want to pursue a career in the science/medical field and this major was a great start to fulfilling my desires.

What do you hope to do professionally after you graduate?

I hope to become a board certified/licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the next two years. I am not sure what my future holds after completing undergrad, but I am not opposed to going back for grad school.

Why did you apply for the SALT program?

I applied for the SALT program because of the way it was described to me by one of my great friends. She highlighted that the program is extremely family-oriented and that they genuinely care about your well being and help you to grow in ways you wouldn't have expected.


I like to volunteer and give back to people that are in need.

Favorite Quote

"Do not grow weary in well doing for in due season you shall reap, if you faint not."
- Galatians 6:9

You are the salt of the earth.

— Matthew 5:13

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