Hot Sauce Depot's Scholarship For Madison’s Rae of Hope



Back in 2016, we had created the Hot Sauce Depot Texas Scholars Program to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. Under this program, a scholarship of $500 is annually awarded to an exceptional student who is currently accepted to or enrolled in an accredited Texas university, college, or technical school. Hot Sauce Depot has been a part of the Fort Worth, Texas community since 2006, and we are proud to have this opportunity to give back.

About Madison’s Rae of Hope

For this year’s scholarship, we expanded our mission by partnering with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Madison’s Rae of Hope to increase awareness for suicide prevention. Madison’s Rae of Hope was founded by the parents of Madison Rae Torres, a kind and beautiful young lady who took her own life on October 20, 2015. Madison’s parents created the organization to provide an online resource for coping skills and suicide prevention with the goal of helping any individual who is experiencing pain as well as supporting those who love them.

Our Mission

The mission of the Hot Sauce Depot Texas Scholars Program is to provide financial assistance to deserving students attending postsecondary school in the state of Texas. The program was developed with the goal of directly assisting individuals within our community who are working towards achieving their career goals. By partnering with Madison’s Rae of Hope, this year’s mission also includes raising awareness for bullying, mental health and suicide prevention.

Scholarship Details & Eligibility

• Deadline: November 30, 2018 11:59pm CT
• Award Amount: $500
• Applicants must:
     • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
     • Be currently accepted to or enrolled in an accredited Texas university, college, or technical school.
     • Have or maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

Applicants may NOT be of direct relation (children, grandchildren, sibling, parent or grandparent) of employees, former employees, or owners of Hot Sauce Depot or its subsidiaries, including Brewhaus America, Inc.

Note that scholarship funds will be paid directly to the student to maximize the students’ award and allow them to distribute it as they see fit, either towards tuition, housing, books, or other educational materials. It is the awarded student’s responsibility to remit to Hot Sauce Depot the appropriate information to confirm the student’s enrollment at a Texas university, college, or technical school for the 2018-2019 school year.

The scholarship will be awarded in January 2019.

How To Apply

To apply, first complete the scholarship application here. Return the completed application with signed applicant's statement, proof of GPA, and essay to Note that scholarship applications will only be accepted via email. Mailed or hand-delivered applications cannot be considered.

Essay Criteria

Eligible students must write an essay (that is no more than 500 words in length) that conveys the importance of increasing awareness of suicide prevention and mental health. Essays will be evaluated on structure, grammar/mechanics, language, and content. The essays will be reviewed and recipients selected by a committee consisting of volunteers within the Keller, Texas community. The chosen essay may also be used by Madison’s Rae of Hope in their mission as a nonprofit organization. Note that no preference will be given to students living within the immediate community over those attending schools in other parts of Texas.

Contact Information

Hot Sauce Depot
5970 Park Vista Circle, Suite 190
Fort Worth, TX 76244
817-337-4129 fax

Please submit any questions to Mary Polakovic at