"Education costs money, but then, so does ignorance." ..Sir Claus Moser
 
                 Scholarships Currently Available:
  Scholarships are for Senior students 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
 
African-American Scholarship Directory  various  Must have at least one parent who identifies as Black or African-American
   Directory is on-line only:   www.blackcollegedollars.org

 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: only:http://www.collegefund.org/studentsandallumini/content/scholarships

 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:

varying
 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 2014.A minimum cumulative  GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. One letter of recommendation online.  ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY:http://apiasf.org/scholarship                                                     

 10/3/14  Wendy's High School Heisman Awards
 varying amounts
 Senior who has maintained a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) during 9th, 10th & 11th grade.
 MUST participate in one or more school-sponsored extracurricular sports
 Online Application Only. Log on to:

 10/06/14  AES Engineering Services
$500.
 Scholarship awarded on the basis of character, not GPA!
 Seniors who will attend college after graduation; you are NOT required to take Engineering courses to try for the scholarship
 Essay Contest.  Click here for your topic and application:  http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

 10/15/14  U.T. Austin Texas Advance Scholarship
 $20,000.00  MUST apply for Admission to UT Austin BEFORE October 15. And be accepted.
 MUST submit your FAFSA by March 15, 2015.
 Read more about this awesome new Scholarship

10/19/14  
 Joe Foss Institute
 $5000  Create a 3 minute video. Juniors and Seniors. U.S. citizen or legal resident
Theme of video is keepers of the constitution.     
 Log on for details

 10/20/14
 Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway
 $5,000  Must be age 18 -25
 Contest linked to Facebook
Start your Tuition contest here:

 10/25/14  Horatio Alger Scholarships
 varying amounts
 Senior who plans on pursuing a Bachelors degree. Maintain a  GPA of 2.0 or higher during high school.
U.S. citizen.
 Family income on 2013  tax returns must be $55,000 or LESS. Student must show Integrity & Perseverance in overcoming Adversity within your life.
Online Application Only:
Log on to:  www.horatioalger.org and click on Scholarships 

 10/31/14  Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
 150 National Scholarships available.  $20,00 each
 High school or home schooled Seniors. U.S. citizen or Perm. Resident status. Must plan on attending college for a degree after high school
 Must carry a 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale at the end of Junior year.
This is an achievement based scholarship for Seniors who are leaders and servants within the community and school
 Online Application Only.  Log on to:

 11/01/14  Ron Brown Scholar Program
 10- Scholarships
 $40,000. each
 African-American Senior who is in the Top 10% (HHS rank of 34 or better).
U.S. citizen or Perm. Residence
 Must EXCEL academically, have exceptional Leadership potential, participate in community service activities AND demonstrate Financial Need
 Online Application Only. Log on to:
  11/01/14  
 Voice of Democracy Essay Contest  
 $1,000-/$16,000
 Students grades 9-12th.  
 Write an essay on "Why Veterans are Important to our Nation's History and Future. Record on a CD  
 Go to the link below for more information and application download:
 
  11/01/14 University of Miami Freshman Scholarships
 $8000-$30,000 annually  
 Based on high school grades, difficulty of courses, SAT/ACT scores        
 November 1 for early decision, January 1 regular decision.  Several different scholarships available
 Apply online at:
 

 11/04/14  Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
 $1,000  Students in grades 5 -12 can apply!!
 If you have conducted a Volunteer Service Activity in the past year
 A trip to Washington, D.C comes with this prize!
Online Application Online, log on here:

 11/04/14 The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program
 $40,000 per year  for 40 students  
 Seniors. Graduate from US high school in Spring 2015.Enroll in accredited 4 year college Fall 2015. GPA of 3.5 or above. Standardized test scores in top 15%; SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above
 Demonstrate significant unmet financial need, applicants with family income up to $95,000. Strong academic record. Show leadership ability.
 Apply online at:
 

11/17/14
 Health Care Professions Scholarship
 $1,000 Must seek a career in healthcare
 Min 3.0 GPA
 ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY

 11/17/14  Next Nursing Leadership Scholarship
 $1,000  Must seek a career in Nursing
 Min 3.0 GPA
ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY

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!!

 12/15/14  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:

 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:

 01/14/15 Gates 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 seeking a degree.
 Must meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria, submit FAFSA. Must be African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
 Must apply Online at:

 01/20/15 RMHC 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 chapter
 Apply online:
 

 02/20/15 George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
 70 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
 To obtain application, download forms from website and follow instructions
 

 03/01/15  Commit For Life Creative Scholarship
 $1,000
 Senior (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:

 05/31/15  Tad Nelson Law Scholarship
 $500  Senior seeking a future career in law. Must file your FAFSA (after Jan. 1st) before applying for scholarship
 Need-based scholarship but will not exclude achievement standards.
GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
 Online application, log on to:

 

 
 
 

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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