"Education costs money, but then, so does ignorance." ..Sir Claus Moser
 
        Scholarships Currently Available:
  Scholarships are for SENIORS unless otherwise noted

Deadline
Scholarship
 Amount  Requirements  Eligibility  How to Apply
 varying 
Art Institute of Houston, varying scholarships  
Varying, depending on scholarship
 Please check web site to determine which scholarship you are interested in     
 
 Check web site at:
 
 varying  
 American Legion  
 Varies by scholarship
 Varies by scholarship
 Varies by scholarship
 To see listing of available scholarships, eligibility and application, go to:
 
 varying
 
African-American Scholarship Directory  various  Must have at least one parent who identifies as Black or African-American
 
 Directory is on-line only:  
Scholarships for 'Historically Black Colleges"
 varying    
Latino Scholarship Directory  various  Must have at least one parent who identifies as Hispanic or Latino
   Directory is on line only:  www.latinocollegedollars.org
 varying  Native American Scholarship     various  Listing of Scholarships available  
 Directory is online:
 varying Asian Pacific Islander Scholarship Information    various   Listing of Scholarships available   Directory is online:http://apiasf.org
 varying Scholarship Directory by subject  various  Listing of Scholarships available  
Directory is on line only:
1/9/15
 Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund
 2,500-15,000  Be of Asian and or Pacific Islander ethnicity.Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States.
 must enroll in a U.S. accredited college or university in the fall of 2015.A minimum cumulative  GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. One letter of recommendation online. ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY:http://apiasf.org/scholarship                                                     
 varying  
 Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
 Various scholarships award  over $300,000 in scholarships
 Interest in fashion, visual arts, graphics, interior design and entertainment. Offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science and associate of arts degree programs
 Requirements vary depending on scholarship  
Apply on line at:
 
11/29/14 Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award $500
Over the past two years a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work.   Over the past two years a student must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
Submit Online:  Easy!!
 12/01/14 Civil Rights Defense Fund
$1000, $600, $200, $100
 Grades 9-12, enrolled in high school 2014/15
1000 word essay on what the second amendment means to you
Go to link to down load entry form and address the form and essay should be mailed to.
 
 12/05/14Elks Most Valuable Student
Varying amounts  
Seniors. Judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need
Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student's permanent US address
Application must be submitted to closest Elks lodge:  Liberty, TX No 2019, P.O. Box 852, Liberty TX 77575-0852. Must be received at Elks Lodge no later than 12/5/14
 
Down load application and information at:
 
 12/05/14  
We the Students Scholarship Essay Contest
$1,500
to $5,000
Grades 9 - 12 can compete. Must write an essay. For topic, click on the attached link.
 must be between the ages of 14 and 19, Apply by 11/15/14 for a possible early submission bonus
Apply on line at:
 
 12/05/14 Beat the Odds  
 $5000 Seniors: 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale. Enrolled in a Houston area school. U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Experienced and overcome adversity. Graduate by July 2015. Attend college, university or vocational school Fall 2015.
Download application packet and follow submission directions.  Download at:
 
 
 12/15/14 Burger  King Scholars Program
$1,000-$50,000 Seniors. Living in the U.S. GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Plan to enroll full-time without interruption for the entire 2015/16 school year at an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university or vocational school
For directions on how to apply on line go to:
 
12/15/14
AXA Achievement Scholarship
52 scholarships each worth $10,000.00
To win it takes Ambition & Drive. Determination to reach goals. Respect for self & community. Ability to succeed in college
Senior, U.S. citizen. APPLY EARLY! APPLY NOW!!! Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted
Online Application Only, log on to:  https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html 
12/18/14
Young Entrepreneur Award  $1,000 applied to tuition and feesSeniors: Must own and operate his/her own small business.  Must enter freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college, vocational or technical institute
Apply online at: 
12/18/14Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program20 recipients will receive $20,000SENIORS: entering a four year school for an undergraduate degree in Fall 2015. Currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports or community based sports Minimum GPA of 3.0. U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident. Highly motivated, honest, trustworthy, strong and courageousApply online at:  https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/
 12/19/14MST Foundation Scholarship $2000
Seniors. Must have taken SAT/ACT test. Local Scholarship! Only competing with Humble ISD studentsMust submit SAT/ACT scores, transcript, 2 letters of recommendation Print out application at link below and follow directions to submit all information:  http://fs11.formsite.com/HumbleISDFoundation/MSTFoundation/index.html  
 12/31/14Irma Gesche Scholarship
 $1,000Texas resident, to attend any accredited 2 or 4 year college/university
 Based on academic ability, community service, personal development and financial need.
Completed application along with a high school transcript, typed letter with goals as a result of education and 3 letters of reference.
For application write to:  Irma Gesche Scholarship Committee, c/o Rebekah Assembly of Texas, 16400 KC Road 4060, Scurry,Texas 75158
 01/01/15 Free Speech Essay Contest   $10,000 JUNIORS & SENIORS!!
U .S. citizens or perm. residents.  8 Scholarships available  Essay on provided Topic  SUPER EASY!!To see the Topic & application, log on to: http://www.thefire.org/student-network/essay-contest/
 01/08/15GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program $10,000Seniors, GPA 3.0, citizen of the United States, demonstrate financial need. Attributes of leadership integrity, ambition  Enroll in full time undergraduate course toward a Bachelor's degree.  See your counselor for a nomination.Apply online at:  http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx
01/09/15Houston Endowment/Jesse Jones
 $16,0002 Senior HHS students  are guaranteed  to win
academic achievement, economic need, leadership, community service
 One of our BEST Scholarships!Apply online:
 01/09/15  
Texas Engineering Foundation
Various scholarships totaling $75,000
Senior, US citizen, GPA 3.0 or better, entering college Fall 2015, SAT Math 600 +, CR 550+, Writing 500+
or ACT 29+ in Math and 35+ in English.
 2 letters of recommendation, high school teachers  preferred, transcript. Must enroll in  ABET accredited engineering program
Applications to be mailed to Megan Siercks, 9110 Stoney Lake Drive, Houston, TX 77064. Applications available in the Registrar's Office.
 01/14/15Gates Millennium Scholars Varies
Seniors. U.S.citizen or permanent resident.  1000 scholarships per year. GPA of 3.3 or better.Enroll for first time in US accredited college or university in Fall 2015 full time Must meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria, submit FAFSA. Must be African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American or Hispanic AmericanMust apply Online at:   http://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/2bfd8f53-40aa-4705-9f8b-d92d972e59df
 01/15/2015Dell Scholars Program     
Varying amounts
Senior. Must be Avid student in 11th and 12th grades.  U.S. citizen or legal resident.GPA 2.4 or above.
 Need based, eligible for Pell Grant. Enroll full time in a bachelor's degree program. 
Apply on line at:
 
 01/15/15Washington Crossing Foundation
 $500 to $5,000
Seniors. U.S. citizen. Planning career in government service.
Completed, self-designed cover page serves as the application form Essay required.  See your counselor for a recommendation
All applications with accompanying paperwork must be sent to: 
Katharine Hutton Tweedy, Volunteer Board of Trustees
The Washington Crossing Foundation
P.O. Box 503
Levittown, PA 19058-0503
 
For detailed application information go to:
 
 01/15/15SAE Engineering Scholarships
 Varying Amounts
Seniors pursuing a degree in engineering. Must have received SAT/ACT scores by deadline. All applications must be typed
Several different scholarships offered, check the website for requirement details Must submit official transcript .
Begin application process on line at:
 
  01/19/15Holocaust Museum Houston Yom HaShoah Scholarship
  $500                                                            Seniors. Must attend a 2- or 4-year college or university Fall 2015 See your counselor for a nomination letter.Must write an essay on the importance of remembering the Holocaust todayDownload application forms at:  http://www.hmh.org/ed_contests.shtml
 01/20/15RMHC U.S. Scholarships

$1000 min.,  4 types of scholarships 2.7 minimum GPA. Senior. Plan to attend an accredited nonprofit college/university or technical school
 Legal Resident. Reside within geographical boundaries of a participating chapterApply online: http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships
 01/23/15U of Houston Frontier Fiesta Scholarship
 $1,000Senior. Must attend U of Houston Fall 2015.
 Essay. Letters of recommendation. Official transcript.
 For application and all requirements go to link:
 
 01/31/15 Texas Student Housing Scholarship
 $2,500
 Seniors attending college in Austin, College Station and Denton, Texas.
 Off campus housing. Must not have signed a housing lease with a TSH facility managed by Asset Campus Housing
 For guidelines and application go to:
 
 01/31/15 Carr P. Collins Scholarship
 $4,950 Unconditionally admitted to Baylor University. Top 25% of graduating class. Resume of accomplishments.
Minimal score of 1250 on SAT or 28 on ACT. Resident of Texas.  Essay. Nomination from teacher or principal
 See link for application and mailing address for required documents:
 
 02/01/2015 GSAAC Buffalo Soldiers Scholarship
 $1,000 Senior. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, community service, financial need
 2 letters of recommendation. Essay on the history of the Buffalo Soldier(3-5 pages with bibliography)
 For complete list of application requirements and application go to:
 
 
 02/01/15AXA Achievement Community Scholarship $2,500Senior. US citizen. Demonstrate drive and ambitionEnroll full-time in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the United States for entire 2015/16 academic yearApply online at:  https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/community-scholarships.html
 02/15/2015Rise Scholarship Foundation
 $2500Senior. Applying for college for the Fall 2015. U.S. citizen. GPA of 2.5 or  higher
Have a documented learning disability and/or an ASD diagnosis. Letter of reference from a teacher, high school. Proof of registration to accepted college
 For details and address to mail application go to:
 
 02/15/15
National CO-OP
Scholarship Program
Varies per school
Senior. GPA 3.5 minimum. Essay required.  Deadline varies per school.
 Must be accepted at: Clarkson, Drexel, Johnson & Wales, Merrimack or SUNY Oswego for 2015/16 academic year.
 Online application at:
 
 02/15/15The Jackie Robinson Foundation
 $24,000 for four years
Graduating minority high school senior. Attend accredited 4 year institution. Leadership potential. Dedication to community service
Evidence of financial need. U.S. citizen. Minimum SAT score 1,000 combined on math and critical reading or composite ACT of 21. 4 essay questions,
 Apply online at:
 
 
See link for all application requirements
 02/18/15Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship
 $10,000 Must be 14 years old or above, enrolled in high school, college or university
Online application must include an original work of art or photograph. See website for additional information
Apply online at:
 
 
See link for complete application components
 02/20/15 Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
 $10,000(1)
$5,000(2)   
 Senior. Promote vegetarianism in school. Show compassion, courage and strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through vegetarianism
 Essay. Letters of recommendation.
 Download application. See application and attachments to address found on link. Must be postmarked by 2/20/15.
 
 02/20/15George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation70 scholarships to Houston area high school seniors, $16,000 disbursed over 4 years
Houston area high school seniors who attend school or are home schooled.Must be citizen of U.S.  Based on academics and financial need. Minimum SAT score of  1000 on Math and Critical Thinking combined and/or ACT composite score of 21
One of our best Local Scholarships!
 02/23/15Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Opportunity Scholarship
 $18,000Senior. U.S. citizen. Texas resident. Top 1/2 of graduating class. Minimum 1300 on SAT or 18 on ACT. Must complete FAFSA
Pass all necessary standardized tests for graduation. Made formal application to enroll in accredited, not for profit Texas college leading to a bachelor's degree
 For details and to complete on line application go to:
 
 02/23/15Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Metropolitan Scholarship
 $18,0001 guaranteed scholarship for a HHS senior. U.S. citizen. Texas resident. Top 1/4 of graduating class. Minimum 1350 on SAT or 19 ACT. Must attend not for profit Texas college or university.
 Must complete FAFSA. Complete and pass all necessary standardized tests for graduation. Demonstrate academic potential and financial need.
 For more information and on line application go to:
 
 03/01/15Texas Aggie  Mom's Scholarship
 $500
 Senior.  Must have been accepted at Texas A&M Galveston or College Station campus and graduated from a school within the Humble ISD boundaries
 GPA of 3.0 or higher. Established financial need. Must include copy of acceptance letter along with application
 Applications must be postmarked by March 1.  For information and application go to:
 
 03/01/15Commit For Life Creative Scholarship$1,000Senior (do not have to donate blood to apply but your high school must have 2 blood drives a year).    Must have a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or higher. Must attend college in Fall 2015 USE YOUR IMAGINATION!! Submit a creative Project or presentation that will EDUCATE and INSPIRE people to COMMIT FOR LIFE!! (create a webpage, film a commercial, make a video, etc. )  Any professional MEDIA!LOG ON TO:  http://www.giveblood.org/commit-for-life/as-a-group/creative-scholarship/
 03/31/15Mahindra Texas Pride Scholarship$1,00027 scholarships awarded.  Must have completed at least 3 credits in two or more Career and Technology coursesMust complete an essay. Go to web site for eligibility
Download application at:  http://www.ctat.org/awards-and-scholarships/student-scholarships-application/ 
 04/10/15Italian Cultural & Community Center Scholarship
 $1,000Seniors. Of Italian descent. Two scholarships: Merit and Merit/Financial Based.
Will consider SAT/ACT scores, class rank, GPA, awards, honors and letters of  recommendation.
See website for complete requirements and application details.
 
 04/15/14Rebekah Snipp Scholarship
 $1,000 Senior. GPA 3.75 on 4.0 scale. Acceptance to a 2- or 4-year accredited university.
 Must have one extra curricular school sponsored activity. 3 letters of recommendation from teacher, coach, principal.  One page essay
Application materials (no application)must be mailed to address at web site.  Go to:
 
 05/31/15Tad Nelson Law Scholarship $500Senior seeking a future career in law. Must file your FAFSA (after Jan. 1st) before applying for scholarshipNeed-based scholarship but will not exclude achievement standards. GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale Online application, log on to:  http://tadnelsonlaw.com/scholarship-application/
 06/01/15Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship
 $1,000Senior.  Scholarships for many different sports. Must be current or former  high school athlete entering college
400-500 word essay
Funds to be used towards the cost of tuition and books
 Email essay and other required information. See link for more information:
 
                  
 


 
 
 

Special Circumstance Scholarships

Exemptions

Basis of Eligibility

Potential Value

How to Apply

Adopted Students

Status as adopted child of parents who participated in an adoption assistance program under Texas family Code :162

Tuition and Fees

Contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/) or the Admissions Office at your college or university.

Foster Care Students

Documentation from the Dept. of Family and Protective Services of placement in the care of conservator ship of the TX Dept. of Family and Protective Services prior to age 18, through the day of high school graduation. Must enroll in Texas college or university within 3 yrs of graduation, but no later than age 21.

Tuition and Fees

Contact the Texas department of Family and protective Services (http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/) or the Admissions office at your college or university.

Children of Disabled or Deceased Fireman, Peace Officers, Game Wardens and Employees of Correctional Facilities

Status a child of a parent who was disabled or died in the line of duty

Tuition and Fees for the first 120 undergraduate credit hours or until age 26, whichever comes first.

Contact the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at 512-427-6344512-427-6344 or 800-242-3062800-242-3062 ext 6344 or email grantinfo@thecb.state.tx.us

Children of certain TANF Recipients

Status as dependent child of parents who received TANF benefits on your behalf for 6 months of your senior year.  Enrolled in Texas college or university within 2 yrs of graduation before age 22.

Tuition and Fees for 1 year

Contact the Admissions Office at your college or university

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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