Character Education

Bastrop County character education

Matching 12 character traits and the 12 months, students and the community learns more about good character regularly with a slogan "Building Good Citizens for Texas."

Smithville Education Foundation currently manages the county-wide character trait program, including the monthly Poster Program which brings in funding for scholarships to students at each school district in the county and for character programs.

Thank your Trait of the Month Poster Sponsors:

Best Friends Boarding, Liberty Tax Service, Tuck Law Group PLLC, Smithville Police Association, Brad Carter - State Farm, Reed Morgan - Edward Jones, Doug's Plumbing, Bastrop ISD, State Representative John Cyrier District 17, The Ralph-Land Group, Ladies of Charity, Jason Tatum - All City Real Estate, The Dentists, CASA of Bastrop Fayette & Lee Counties, Iron Tiger Gym, Classic Bank, Smithville Community Clinic, Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, Apple Lumber

BCCE Scholarship application 2020-21-final.docx

Scholarships 2020-21

Bastrop County Character Education program promotes good character and volunteerism, and has set up a scholarship for those seeking post K-12 education via college or trades. The completed application, short essay and references are required to apply. Deadline for receipt is March 12, 2021 via email or mail. We encourage all interested graduating seniors to apply.

Contact Fran Hunter at 512-801-4200 with questions.


Being polite to others in how we speak and act towards them.


Upholding fair and lawful behavior, and imposing discipline on those who don’t follow the rules.


Telling the truth, being straightforward, and having actions free from fraud.


Having confidence in your own self worth with the ability to rely on your strengths.


Doing the things you are expected to do, and accepting the consequences of your actions.


Being able to control yourself, to work hard, and to behave without needing anyone else to tell you what to do.


Caring about others, treating them with kindness, and helping people in need.


Being honest and following strong ethical values so that people respect and trust you.


Starting something and continuing to do it until it is complete, despite any obstacles or difficulties along the way.


Doing what is right, ethical, moral, and respectful.


Staying firm in your friendships, or supporting a person or a cause.


Honoring and supporting the United States of America by our words and actions, and encouraging others to do the same.