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Scholarships Currently Available

Deadline Scholarship Amount Requirements Eligibility How to Apply
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
2015-11/30 Live Brighter Scholarship/Direct Energy $2,500-$5,000 Create a 60-120 second video. For directions, go to link. Registered high school student. Minimum GPA 3.0. Copy of transcript. 50 word essay introducing your video. https://www.directenergy.com/scholarship
2015-12/01 NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund $100-$1,000 1000 word essay, typed preferred. Statement from teacher or parent certifying that the essay is the student's work. For topic, go to link below. Grades 9-12. https://www.nradefensefund.org/contests-scholarships.aspx
2015-12/01 Science Ambassador Scholarship Full Tuition for up to 4 yearsz. Seek an undergraduate degree in science, engineering or math. Submit a public video of yourself to YouTube explaining a topic in science you are passionate about, 3 minutes in length. Deliver a mini-lecture, not a personal statement. See website for additional information. Senior. Female. U.S. citizen or permanent resident http://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/#apply
2015-12/01 Texas Exes Scholarships Varies per scholarship SENIOR. Plan to attend University of Texas Austin. Apply for admission to UT-Austin. Complete the general application and you wil automatically apply to all scholarships for which you qualify. https://texasexes.academicworks.com/
2015-12/01 Texas PTA High School senior Scholarship Application $1000 Complete online application. 300 word essay (see link for topic, one-page resume, copy of high school transcript, 2 letters of recommendation. (see link) Graduating senior from Texas school, Member of PTA, plan to enroll full-time in accredited college or university or technical institute Fall 2016, complete electronic application http://www.txpta.org/programs/scholarships/
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
2015-12/15 Burger King Scholars $5,000-$50,000 Live in the U.S. Plan to enroll full-time for the entire 2016-17 academic year at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S. Must apply online at link below. SENIOR. Minimum GPA 3.3. Minimum 25 ACT/1700 SAT. Community service, work experience, school involvement https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/
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/
2015-12/18 The Young Entrepreneur Scholarship $2,000-$25,000 Applicant must be running their own small business Apply online SENIOR. Attend an accredited two or four year university, college or vocational/technical institute. http://www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards/
2015-12/31 Lawntrepreneur Scholarship $1000 500-700 word essay addressing what makes you passionate about business along with transcript and resume. Email all requested documents plus essay. scholarships@lawnstarter.com
2015-12/31 Rebekah Assembly of Texas (Irma Gesche Scholarship $1,000 Attend any accredited two or four year college/university. Based on academic ability, community service, personal development and financial need. Three letters of reference. SENIOR. Texas resident. Submit a completed application, high school transcript, typed letter outlining expected goals to be reached as a result of further education. Request application from: Irma Gesche Scholarship Committee, c/o Rebekah Assembly of Texas, 16400 KC Road 4060, Scurry TX 75158
2016-01/07 Ronald Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program $10,000 (renewable) Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community attributes of leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. Nominated by eligible community leader (high school principal, elected official, etc.) SENIOR. U.S. citizen. Demonstrate financial need. Minimum GPA 3.0. See Link below. http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx
2016-01/08 Texas Engineering Foundation Varies Be a U.S. citizen. Enroll in an ABET accredited engineering program (go to abet.org for list of schools). Awarded to students studying to be come engineers. SENIOR. Minimum 3.0 GPA. U.S. citizen. On SAT, minimum 600 Math, 550 critical reading and 500 writing. ACT 29 in Math and 25 in English. See website for submission directions. Send all paperwork to Megan Siercks, 9110 Stoney Lake Dr., Houston, TX 77064 http://www.tspe.org/?page=Scholarships
2016-01/13 Gates Millennium Scholars Program $1000 Minimum GPA of 3.3. Demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in community service, extra curricular or other activities. Meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility. Enroll full time in an accredited U.S. college or university Be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Hispanic American. Be a citizen, legal permanent resident or national of the United States http://www.gmsp.org/publicweb/AboutUs.aspx
2016-01/15 Dell Scholars Program Varying amounts Transcript. FAFSA. Online recommendations. Must demonstrate financial need (seen on FAFSA). Application must be completed online. Enrolled in AVID program. Enroll full time in a bachelor's degree program. SENIOR. Minimum GPA 2.4 on 4.0 scale. U.S. citizen or have immigration residency status. http://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/how-to-apply/
2016-01/15 SAE International Varies by scholarship Plan to study engineering and related sciences. Refer to criteria on each scholarship page to determine eligibility. Current official transcript. Uploaded with online application. Must have taken SAT and score submitted with application. SENIOR. Check individual scholarships for eligibility requirements. http://students.sae.org/scholarships/freshman/
2016-01/15 Tom Joyner Foundation Full Ride Scholarship Full Tuition and stipends for up to 10 semesters Must apply and be accepted to a historically black college/university by 7/1/16. Demonstrated leadership abilities. Community service. Apply on line. U.S. citizen. Graduating Senior. Minimum GPA 3.5. Minimum SAT 2100 (combined math ssay and verbal scores) or ACT 30. Transcripts. http://tomjoynerfoundation.org/2016-tom-joyner-foundation-full-ride-scholarship-now-accepting-application
2016-01/15 Washington Cross Foundation Scholarship $500-$5000 One page essay (see website for topic). Plan career in government service. Letter of recommendation. Transcript. SAT/ACT test score. See website for details and submission requirements SENIOR. U.S. citizen. http://gwcf.org/AppDownload.html
2016-01/20 C-Span's Student Cam 2016 $250-$3,000 Produce a 5-7 minute video documentary. For topic go to the link below. Upload entry form and video directly online at link below. Students in grades 6-12. http://www.studentcam.org/
2016-01/20 RMHC U. S. Scholarships-Ronald McDonald House Charities $1,000 Apply online at the link below. Attend a two or four year college, university or vocational/a\technical school. SENIOR. Legal U.S. resident. Less than 21 years of age. Minimum 2.7 GPA. http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships
2016-01/22 Holocaust Museum Houston Yom HaShoah Scholarship $500 See counselor for a nomination. (see link for requirement of nomination letter). Student must submit 500-1000 word essay (see link for topic). For submission instructions, see link. Senior. Plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college/university in Fall 2016. Must be available to attend the Yom HaShoah commemoration service 5/1/16. http://www.hmh.org/ed_contests.shtml

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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