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Scholarships Currently Available

Deadline Scholarship Amount Requirements Eligibility How to Apply
2015-09/30 Shout It Out Scholarship $1500 Legal Resident. See additional requirements at the link below 13 years or older https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/all/shout-it-out-scholarship-2015/5016
2015-10/02 Wendy's High School Heisman The first 1,000 successful completed applications receive a $10 Wendy's gift card Exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the playing field and in the community. Apply at the link below. Also must receive a referral from a coach, teacher or administrator and the referral application is on the web site also. Senior, 2016. Minimum GPA 3.0 during grades 9, 10 and 11. Participate in one of Wendy's recognized sports (see web site)Participate in Volunteer service, community involvement or leadership at school/community https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/
2015-10/07 AES Engineering Scholarship $500 Graduating Senior 2016. You are not required to take Engineering to be eligible. 500-1000 word essay. For topic go to website. There is no application packet. http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
2015-10/09 The Women's Energy Network of Houston $2000 Official transcript emailed from school representative, essay (see topic on link), letter of reference from a high school or community leader (see email address on link). Proof of registration must be presented to WEN's scholarship panel prior to disbursement of funds. Senior. Female. Exemplary academic record. Demonstrate leadership potential. Plan to attend an accredited four year university in Fall 2016. https://www.womensenergynetwork.org/houston/community-initiatives/scholarships/
2015-10/15 Make the U (Haz La U) $1,000 to $3,500 Planning to enroll in college in the Fall 2016. Willing to travel at own cost to the regional awards ceremony. Senior. Graduate Spring of 2016. Hispanic/Latino descent (at least one parent) Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale http://hhfawards.hispanicheritage.org/2015/forms/login.php
2015-10/15 University of Texas-Austin/Texas Advance Scholarship-Presidential Scholars Program $20,000 Submit completed application for admission by 10/15. Submit FAFSA by 03/15/16. Deadline of 10/15 for priority consideration or 12/01/15 for funds available. Based on family income. Consideration based on academic performance and involvement outside the classroom. http://admissions.utexas.edu/afford/scholarships/presidential-scholars
2015-10/16 NFAA young ARTS Program $500 (shared with other winners) 15 to 18 or in 10th-12th grades, must have talent for dance, jazz, film and video, music,photography, theater, visual arts, voice or writing Check the link for further information. http://apply.youngarts.org/
2015-10/16 Reliant Energy Scholarship for Champions Varies Be a full time high school student scheduled to graduate in Spring 2016. Minimum GPA 3.0. Plan to enroll in college in fall of 2016 to pursue a college degree. Participated in a varsity sport between 8/1/14 and now. Student must be nominated by an administrator, coach or teacher using the link below to submit nomination. http://scholarship.myreliantenergy.com/nomination-criteria/
2015-10/19 Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway **NEW** $100,000.00 Must be 18 or older by December 5, 2015. Must NOT be enrolled and active in NCAA collegiate athletics U.S. legal resident. Must create a 1 minute video in English. More details on how to construct your video are in the 2015 Official Rules page on the website. http://www.drpeppertuition.com/program-details
2015-10/25 Horatio Algers Scholarship Programs Varies by scholarship Must be a senior with a 2.0/4.0 or higher; critical financial need Must be involved in your school and community. U.S. Citizen http://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships
2015-10/31 Coca-Cola Scholars $20,000 Must be a Senior with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Must pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. University http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#programs
2015-10/31 Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship $2000 Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question listed on the link below. 13 years of age or older at the time of application. Legal resident of the 50 United States or District of Columbia. Enroll no later than the fall of 2021 in an accredited post secondary school https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship
2015-11/01 Ron Brown Scholarship $10,000 Must excel academically. Demonstrate excellent leadership skills. Participate in community service. Demonstrate financial Need. High School student at the time of application.Must be Black/African American. Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/rbsp-application
2015-11/02 Chinese Professional Club $2,000 and up Complete application form. Official transcript. Academic honors, awards and scholarships. Extra curricular activities. Two letters of recommendation. One essay (see website for topic) Be a student of Chinese descent (minimum 1/4) Resident of Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, enrolled in accredited high school, plan to graduate in fall 2016 http://cpchouston.net/CPC_Scholarship_Information_and_Application_2015-2016.pdf
2015-11/03 High School Aerospace Scholars Opportunity to work 6 days with NASA mentors planning a mission to Mars Committed to a one-year relationship with NASA. Able to access the internet and email (at home, school, public library) Virtual chats with NASA engineers and scientists JUNIOR. U.S. Citizen. Interested and excited about space and science. http://nas.okstate.edu/has/index.html
2015-11/03 NASA Aerospace Scholars Online distant learning with NASA engineers, summer experience at Johnson Space Center with NASA engineers and scientists Able to access the internet and email. Interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics related to major or career. U.S. citizen. Texas high school JUNIOR. Committed to a one year relationshp with NASA. https://nas.okstate.edu/has/index.html
2015-11/03 Prudential Spirit of Community Award $1000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. Must be involved in volunteer activities. See web site for "certification" requirements. 5th through 12th grade. Legal U.S. resident http://spirit.prudential.com/media/managed/SOC-How-To-Apply.pdf
2015-11/03 The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program $40,000 Graduate from US high school Spring 2016. Enroll in four year college beginning Fall 2016 Demonstrate significant unmet financial need (family income up to $95,000). GPA 3.5 or above SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above. http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/
2015-11/15 Joe Foss Institute "Adopt A Veteran" essay scholarship $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 Essay 1500-2000 words. See website for all guidelines and requirements. U.S. citizen. 11th or 12th grade student. http://www.joefossinstitute.org/jfi-scholarship-program/
2015-11/29 Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award $500 Essay, see link below for topic and rules. 50 hours of volunteer work over the last 2 years. GPA 3.5 or greater over last 2 years.Under the age of 21. http://www.bbgcommunicationsservices.com/corporateaccount/article/2.php
2015-12/04 The Elks Most Valuable Student Competition $1,000 to $12,500 per year Judged on Scholarship, leadership and financial need. Application must be submitted to the Elks Lodge nearest to the applicant's home. See website. High School Senior. Citizen. Male and female students compete separately. http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfm
2015-12/1 Wabash CannonBall Houston Scholarship $5,000 Senior who plans to attend Kansas State University. Must be admitted to Kansas State University and completed a general scholarship application by 11/1 Minimum GPA 3.25. Complete online Wabash CannonBall Houston scholarship application by Dec. 1, 2015. http://www.k-state.com/s/1173/social.aspx?pgid=4804
2015-12/11 The Children's Defense Fund Beat the Odds Scholarship $5,000 Application form, educator recommendation, community member recommendation and high school transcript. All forms must be completed using a computer. See website for submission instructions Experienced and overcome adversity such as poverty, disability, homelessness or abuse; demonstrated a commitment to community service/volunteerism, minimum 3.0 GPA, Senior graduating spring 2016, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, attend college, university or vocational school by Fall 2016 http://www.cdftexas.org/programs-campaigns/beat-the-odds/apply/
2015-12/15 AXA Achievement Scholarship $10,000 Ambition and drive Determination to set and reach goals Respect for self, family and community Ability to succeed in college U.S. citizen or legal resident Senior Plan to enroll in 2 or 4 year accredited college or university fall time for 2016/17. Demonstrate ambition and self drive in school, community or work-related activities https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
2015-12/17 Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program $20,000 Embody good sportsmanship, strong moral character; confident and enthusiastic leadership; academic excellence; diverse background, honest; trustworthy Entering college Fall 2016 at 4 year college or university for undergraduate degree; currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports or community-based sports, Min GPA 3.l0 US citizen or legal resident http://www.footlockerscholarathletes.com/

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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