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Scholarships Currently Available

Deadline Scholarship Amount Requirements Eligibility How to Apply
2016-02/05 HGA scholarship (three different scholarships available) $2,500 Enroll as a full time student in an accredited 4 year college/university. Reside in the Greater Houston Area Graduating senior 2016 http://www.hga.org/scholarship%20Application.cfm
2016-02/07 We the Students Essay Contest $500-$5000 Write a 500-800 word essay on the topic listed on the link. Must be submitted online. See link for submission guidelines. U.S. citizen or legal residents, no older than 19. Attend school in the United States. Grades 9-12, attending a public school, private school or religious or charter school. http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/
2016-02/08 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Opportunity Scholarship $18,000 Pass all necessary standardized tests for graduation. Make formal application to enroll in accredited, not for profit Texas college leading to a bachelor's degree. Apply online. Transcript. Senior. U.S. citizen. Texas resident. Top 1/2 of class. Must complete FAFSA. Must take SAT/ACT. http://www.rodeohouston.com/Scholarships/ApplyforScholarships.aspx
2016-02/08 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship The Metropolitan Scholarship $18,000 1 guaranteed scholarship for a HHS senior. U.S. citizen. Texas resident. Top 1/4 graduating class. Must take SAT/ACT. Must attend a not for profit Texas college/university Senior. Must complete FAFSA. Must complete and pass all necessary standardized tests sfor graduation. Demonstrate academic potential and financial need. http://www.rodeohouston.com/Scholarships/ApplyforScholarships.aspx
2016-02/12 Society of Petroleum Engineers $2,000/semester Planning to study science or engineering as a freshman in college, Fall 2016. Permanent address in Gulf Coast. 250 word essay 2-3 letters of recommendation. Transcript. Proof of SAT or ACT score. For further information and instructions go to link. Completed application to be emailed to gcs-scholarship@spemail.org Senior graduating Spring 2016. U.S. citizen. http://www.spegcs.org/committees/scholarship-internship/
2016-02/15 Church's Scholars Program $1,000 Plan to enroll part-time or full-time without interruption for the entire 2016/17 academic year at an accredited 2 or 4 year college/university/vocational-technical school in the U.S. Graduating Senior Spring 2016. Minimum GPA 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. Be a resident of the U.S., living in Texas https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/churchsscholars/
2016-02/15 Margaret Shartle White Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Must have applied to any 4-year college/university, 2-year college or technical school.Official high school transcript including 1st semester. Establish financial need. One recommendation by teacher or counselor mailed directly to them at address on application. Essay. extra-curricular or community involvement. Personal interview. Senior, graduating Spring 2016. Minimum GPA of 3.0 through 1st semester senior year. Applications available in office 3003. Must be postmarked no later than 2/15/16. See address on application.
2016-02/15 Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship $1,000 Submit an essay with 2-3 photos of volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement changed your life or changed your perception of the importance of animal welfare. 500-1000 word essay. For additional directions, see website Juniors and Seniors U.S. residents http://www.petplay.com/scholarship/
2016-02/15 Society of Professional Women in Petroleum Varies Plan to attend Texas college/university. Available for in-person interview. Not already have full scholarship or grant for tuition. See link for full requirements and submission instructions. Graduating female Senior, spring 2016. U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the U.S. SAT/ACT score report. Transcript. Resume. Essay questions. http://scholarship.spwp.org/
2016-02/15 The Dream.US Scholarship Varies according to need and college costs Cannot be taking college classes or dual credit. Must be accepted and enrolled in a Partner College and be eligible for in-state tuition. Must be DACA approved or TSP approved. Senior. GPA 2.5 or greater. See link for names of partner colleges and submission directions. Must complete FAFSA, demonstrate financial aneed http://www.thedream.us/scholars/
2016-02/15 The Jackie Robinson Foundation $28,000 Plan to attend an accredited 4 year college/university within the U.S. Show leadership potential. Participate in community service. Demonstrate financial need (complete FAFSA). Senior, graduate Spring 2016. U.S. citizen. Minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on math and critical reading sections or composite ACT score of 21 http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/application-faqs/
2016-02/15 WACE National Co-op Scholarship Program $6,000 Must apply for the 2016-17 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions listed on website. Must apply online at link below. Minimum GPA of 3.5. Encourages minority and female students as well as students interested in science, math, engineering and technology to apply http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/scholonlineapp.html
2016-02/16 Collision Repair Education Foundation scholarship (multiple scholarships available) Varies Currently attending school that offers an auto collision/auto body program and taking a collision/auto body class. Studied collision repair for at least one full semester. School must have completed the Education Foundation's Collision Repair School Solutions Survey on-line. Graduating senior Spring 2016. Submit application on-line. http://collisioneducationfoundation.org/student-scholarship-and-grant-application-2016/
2016-02/16 National FFA Organization Scholarship Varies Current FFA member. Plan to attend post-secondary school in U.S. Be a full time student. Create an FFA.org account. Apply online. Senior graduating Spring 2016. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. https://www.ffa.org/scholarships
2016-02/16 Rise Scholarship Foundation $2500 Letter of reference from a teacher, counselor or principal. Complete application. Graduating Senior planning to attend accredited university. U.S. citizen. GPA 2.5 or higher. Have a documented learning disability. http://risescholarshipfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/2016-Fillable-Application-1.pdf
2016-02/17 The Christopher's Annual Poster Contest for High School Students $100-$1,000 Poster must include the statement "You can make a difference" and illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better. See link for guidelines and instructions. Entries sent by U.S. mail. 9th-12th grade. http://www.christophers.org/page.aspx?pid=274
2016-02/19 George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation $18,000 Copy of parents 2014 income tax. SAT minimum score of 1000 (on the Math and Critical Reading) combined and/or ACT composite score of 21. Download application, requirements and instructions from link below. Include recent photo, proof of SAT/ACT results and copy of student's tax return if applicable. SENIOR. U.S. citizen. Based on academic and financial need. http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/1045066/26472128/1439929624833/2016+APPLICATION+INSTRUCTIONS++FORMS.pdf?token=hQnmasIhaikrWeYXeV5nSlk5a1Q%3D
2016-02/20 The Vegetarian Resource Group one $10,000 two-$5,000 Essay on vegetarianism (see website). See website for submission directions. Transcript or report card for last 2 years. Three letters of recommendation (including at least one from a teacher. Documentation related to your promotion of vegetarianism at school or in community. Graduating Senior. Promote vegetarianism in your school or community. http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm
2016-02/24 Optimist International Essay Contest $2,500 Typed 700 word essay. Birth certificate or passport. Social Security Card with number. Essay topic: Lead by Example; Reality or Fiction. See Rules on website. Must be received by Mr. Lester (see handout and application from registrar's office (3003) by 2/24/16. Applications are available in the Registrar's Office. For rules go to website. Under the age of 18 as of 10/1/15. http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships3.cfm
2016-02/25 Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship $10,000 See website for guidelines for contest. SENIOR. Resident of U.S. One application per person http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm
2016-02/26 Smith-Hutson Scholarship (good at Stephen F. Austin State University only) $17,500(up to) Complete FAFSA(see financial requirements on application). Apply or be accepted for admission at Stephen F. Austin University. Personal essay describing career goals. Two letters of recommendation. Available for personal interview Senior graduating Spring 2016. Legal resident of Texas. Be admitted to Stephen F. Austin University. Application available in Office 3003. Application must be postmarked no later than 2/26/16.
2016-02/26 UTI Grave Digger Scholarship $20,000 2 minute video. Topic: Why should the applicant be considered by Dennie Anderson for the Grave Digger Scholarship. See website for further instructions. Video must be submitted through UTI's Facebook Page as the same time as the application. Graduating Senior Spring 2016 http://www.uti.edu/student-services/scholarships/grave-digger-scholarship
2016-02/28 Roby W. Hilliard Memorial Scholarship (Prairie View A&M) $3,000 Declared major in Communication or English. Download application at link. Letter explaining academic achievements, extracurricular activities, financial need. Unofficial copies of test scores and H.S. transcript. Copy of admission letter to Prairie View A & M. Send all documents to Sarah Wakefield, Dept of Languages & Communication, P.O.Box 519/MS2220, Prairie View A&M, Prairie View, TX 77446 Graduating Senior Spring 2016. Admission to Prairie View A & M. SAT score 820 (Math+Verbal) or ACT composite of 17 or top 10% admission. Minimum GPA 2.5. http://www.pvamu.edu/lcom/home/scholarships/
2016-02/29 Buick Achievers Scholarhip $25,000 Plan to enroll full time in an accredited 4 year college/university majoring in a course of student that focuses on engineering, technology, design or other programs of student related to the automotive industry. High School graduating senior 2016. U.S.s citizen and have permanent residence in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. http://buickachievers.com/
2016-02/29 Discover Student Loans Scholarship $2,500 Visit link below and follow on-screen instructions to submit an Entry. Random drawings will be held to select students. Deadline for the 12/7/15 deadline is 11/30/14; for the 3/7/16 drawing is 2/29/16 High school senior 16 or older. Must be planning to attend or continuing to attend an eligible college or university. https://www.discover.com/student-loans/scholarships/award.html?acmpgn=P_BIN_BRND_BM_X_DSKP68&gclid=CJKI9_XKksgCFWNrMgodcQEMpg&gclsrc=ds

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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