Scholarship Notification

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Posted scholarships, searches or service providers are for your information only and participation is your choice.
Making Sense of the Scholarship Process
Presented by the Humble Council of PTAs 
Thanks to Christina Spears, M Ed.

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Changes to the FAFSA Process for 2017-18  Click here

Scholarships are posted as they are received-

Keep scrolling-newest scholarships postings are at the bottom.
MANY scholarship opportunities are listed here. Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. Remember- scholarship dollars add up, so apply for the smaller amounts as well as the knockout full rides.
A good place to start:


   ALWAYS check the scholarship/financial aid webpages of the schools to which you are applying.

  1. COLLEGE BOARD link to hundreds of scholarships and millions of dollars:
  2. TEXAS-related scholarships can be found at:

For a good overview of financial this webinar:

A guide for FAFSA Information

ALWAYS pay attention to deadlines!!!!!

An App that matches you with scholarships 

"Scholly" costs $.99 in the Android or ITunes App store. Matches you with scholarships by state, race, GPA, gender, etc.
KPHS does not endorse any companies that provide scholarship information or provides any service.
Posted scholarships, searches or service providers are for your information only and participation is your choice. is the easiest way for you to earn scholarships for everyday things you do in high school. enter your achievements and see what kind of microscholarships you can earn for (some) colleges!


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Scholarship Notification

Name: The American Legion
Amount: Varies by scholarship
Requirements: Varies by scholarship
Deadlines- Varies by scholarship
Scholarship Information:
The University of Texas Permian Basin offers a $10,000 Bachelor of Science degree if selected as part of the Texas Science Scholars Program
Information and application: 
UTPM also has a wide variety of scholarships available depending on your class rank/GPA and family gross income.

NEW listings from here down

 Scholarship Information:
Name: Scholarship America GO TO THIS WEBSITE!
Amount: HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of dollarsScholarship America is a clearinghouse for MANY major national/local scholarship. One click here:  connects you to scholarship opportunities, along with helpful information and a free ebook about the scholarship process. Navigate through other pages for valuable information.Deadlines vary by scholarship
Scholarship Information 
Date Posted: August 24, 2016
Name: Terry Foundation
School Specific- Yes, 13 Texas Colleges, see webpage listed below
RequirementsDemonstrated financial need (as evidenced by the completion of the FAFSAA record of leadership in school and community. Strong academic abilities as evidenced by grades and SAT/ACT scores. Meet U.S. and Texas residency and citizenship requirements sufficient to qualify for in-state tuition and for federal financial aid assistance.Graduation from an accredited Texas high school or homeschool. Apply and commit to residing on campus for the first year. Admission for Fall 2017 to a Terry-affiliated college or university as a full-time entering Freshman student. Nomination by one of the thirteen Terry-affiliated Texas public universities. Interview.
Deadlines vary by school. 
Scholarship Information 
Date Posted: August 24, 2016
Amount: varies
Premise: gives students the opportunity to earn micro scholarships for their individual achievements.
The better students do in school, the more engaged students are in their community, the more money they earn from's college partners. 76 colleges are on's platform.
Students must meet the college's GPA requirements and earn between $500 - $1000 per achievement.

Scholarship Notification 
Date Posted: 10/22/2015
Scholarships with varying due dates-

Scholarship Information 

Date Posted: 10/27/15 
An App that matches you with scholarships 
"Scholly" costs $.99 in the Android or ITunes App store. Matches you with scholarships by state, race, GPA, gender, etc.
KPHS does not endorse any companies that provide scholarship information or provides any service.
Posted scholarships, searches or service providers are for your information only and participation is your choice.
Scholarships with 2016 -17 deadlines 
I google "scholarships with __fill in the month__ deadlines." See what may work for your situation.


Scholarship Information
Date Posted: Mar. 11, 2016
Name: University Tutors Scholarship Contest Description
Amount: $1000 
Requirements: students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Essays are reviewed at the end of every month and 1 winner is chosen at the end of the month to receive a $1,000 college scholarship. 
Summer Programs for Underclassmen
Mississippi State University-For Junior and Sophomore Girls- Women Empowered Leadership Conference - July 10-14
Cost $50- more information?  or 662.325.2522 
Cornell University-  Summer classes for HS students- earn college credit. Experience an Ivy League University. Many different programs available.
FIDM- Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising - Intense 3 day program at one of their 4 California campuses.
Sam Houston State Criminal Justice Summer Camp 2017  
Four sessions - June 18-22 -June 25-29- July 9-13 or July 16-20
Application deadline 4/3/2017 - Cost $700/week  (scholarships available) for HS students ages 15-17. 
Houston Baptist University- Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge Camp - June 4-8 
Information and registration: 
Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro - One week day camps in Houston for HS students ages 15+. Scholarships available
Rolling admissions- Application and information "    or


Scholarship Notification  
Date Posted: Feb 14, 2017
Name:   Ozarka Natural Spring Water "Every Drop Counts" Scholarship
Amount: 2@ $10,000
Requirements: Intended for students pursuing degrees at 4 year college or university in Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Environmental Law, Environmental Education, Forestry, Oceanography, and Ecology, completed application, HS transcript, essay, signed "General Rules and Regulations" document, US citizen, Texas resident, 3.0+ GPA (4.0 scale) 
Deadline: POSTMARKED on or before May, 26, 2017
Scholarship Information  
Date Posted 3/10/17
Name: iGoPink Scholarship
Amount: 10 @ $1,000
Requirements: The iGoPink Scholarship is offered to graduating high school seniors from the Greater Houston Area (50 mile radius), who have a caregiver that has battled breast cancer within the past year. For 2017 we are offering 10, $1000 scholarships. The iGoPink Scholarship is a rolling application and is also offered to current college students who are from the Greater Houston Area. Below are links to more information regarding our local programs as well as the scholarship application. See information for complete details. 
Deadline: This is rolling application that will award quarterly. 
Scholarship Information for JUNIORS   

Triple Impact 
Date Posted: 3/23/17
Name: Triple Impact Competitor Scholarship
Amount: 62 scholarships ranging from $1000 and $2000
Requirements: Any HS JUNIOR (Class of 2018) playing for a HS team or competing in team sports.- who makes oneself better (personal mastery) makes teammates better (leadership) makes the sport better (honoring the game)
Complete details and apply online at 
Deadline: 5/31/17 
Kingwood Idol 
Date Posted: 5/16
Name: "Kingwood Idol" Singing Competiotion
Amount: $1000 for 1st place
Requirements: CLASS OF 2018- Humble ISD students 
Information: click here:   click here for details
Scholarship Information 
Date Posted 4/5/2017
Name: Fisher & Talwar Scholarship
Amount: $1000
Requirements: US citizen, 2017 HS grad attending accredited college full time. (proof  of enrollment required) 3.0 GPA required
Deadline: 11/15/17 
Scholarship Notification 
Date Posted: 4/19/17 
Name: Rove Pest Control Scholarship for Class of 2018 graduates
Award Amount
: $500

 This scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education. Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at:
Deadline: December 31, 2017 
 Scholarship Notification 
Date Posted 4/27/17
Name: Turner Maurice Gauntt Jr Exemplary Citizen Award
Amount: 4.540
Requirements: SENIOR (grad 2017) Stellar Academic Record, Athletic Excellence, Community Service and Student Body Leadership. #1- See Mrs Herbst for information sheet-
#2  Explain in six paragraphs how you embody the four cornerstones of excellence (mentioned above.)
#3- Turn in your essay to Mrs Herbst
Deadline: 5/19/17 
 Scholarship Notification
Date Posted : 5/5/17
Name: Michael  CaoMy Nguyen Scholarship
Amount: $1000
Requirements: US citizen or legal resident, minimum GPA of 2.0 (4.0 scale) Must be enrolled in college for fall of 2017.
Deadline: Online enrollment 5/29/17- 8/18/17
Scholarship Notification
Date Posted: 5/8/17
Name:  Abbott & Fenner Scholarship
Amount: $1000
Requirements: Write an essay. Be a HS Junior or Senior. See webpage for details
Deadline: 6/12/17 
Summer Job Opportunity
Date Posted: 4/10/17 

Discovery College is a summer camp program for children that began over 30 years ago at Lone Star College. Our goal is to provide a quality enrichment program from the arts to academics to sports in a fun and safe environment. Lone Star College-Kingwood has over 40 one-week courses over a four-week period for students age 6 – 14.  It begins on June 12 and ends on July 13; there are no classes the week of July 3.  Classes are held from 8:30AM-12:30PM or 1:00-5:00PMMonday through Thursday.   The schedule with more details can be found at

We are currently hiring Camp Aides (who are paid $7.69/hour) and volunteers.  Individuals can work from 8:00AM-1:00PM or 12:30-5:30PM.  We prefer that Aides work for the entire four weeks of the camp either in the morning or afternoon. Volunteers can work for fewer weeks, if they prefer.  Aides and volunteers are one of the keys to the success of Discovery College; they have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of our campers!

If you are interested in becoming an Aide, please go to and apply for Job Opening ID # 20361.  After you have applied, please email Pat Chandler, Continuing Education Director,  If you are available to volunteer, simply send an email to to schedule a time to meet.  If you need more information, you can call her at 281.312.1664. 

We are looking forward to an exciting summer.  It is our hope that you will be able to participate in our camp as an Aide or volunteer and when the camp is over, you will look back on your summer with Discovery College as one of the best experiences of your life.


Summer Job Opportunity 
Name: Girls Scout of San Jacinto hiring  OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMP COUNSELORS
Dates: June 1- July 29
If interested call, email or text: Kristi Thornton- Text: 281.8838663    Call 832.601.4320   Email 

Scholarship Notifications: be mindful of deadlines

Many other other scholarships here: Various Scholarship-CLICK HERE
Scholarship Notifications 
   Nitro College Scholarship (3 $5,000 scholarships available); Deadline- Multiple


   Rocket Lawyer Entrepreneur Contest; Deadline- May 31, 2017

      Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship; Deadline- June 15, 2017


     Waterlogic's Clean Water Scholarship; Deadline- June 1, 2017


   Kidguard for Education Essay Scholarship Program- 11th and 12th grade students- Deadline 3/31/17 11:59 p.m. Pacific time
      Multiple scholarshipe $500-$1000
     CGTrader. Each semester this company challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing different essays on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. For the following Spring semester the topic is: “The future of technology in education”. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each. All information and eligibility requirements can be found @ Deadline 6/1/17
KPHS does not endorse any companies that provide scholarship information or provides any service.
Posted scholarships, searches or service providers are for your information only and participation is your choice.
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Affordable Online Colleges/Texas: 

Guide book to online universities and Colleges

College/University Scholarships:

Sam Houston State University- I go Pink Scholarship - Open to all current and future Bearcats
Kansas State: Wabash Cannonball Houston Scholarship for Houston area students. $5,000. See complete details and
Air Force ROTC scholarships: For members of the Class of 2017
University of Missouri -visit
Grambling State: Book Scholarships available to Houston Area graduating seniors and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority scholarship available to female HS students attending Grambling in the fall of 2017. See Mrs. Herbst in College room for applications.
University of Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management 
Wesleyan University (Connecticut) Hamilton Prize for Creativity - For first year students, awarded to the student whose work of creative written expression is judged best to reflect the originality, artistry and dynamism embodied in Broadway's Hamilty.
Completed application received on or before 1/1/2017. 4 year full tuition scholarship valued at more than $200,000. Apply at
Stephen F. Austin: General Scholarships:
Also for eligible Science, Technology, Engineering and Math majors - $10,000 SFA STEM scholarships
Requirements: SAT/ACT Math score of 600/26, interview, Letter of Rec, completed SFA STEM application, declare a STEM major
application at or call /email Vicki Shimer 936.468.5197 or
University of Louisiana at Monroe- Out of State Fee Waivers for good ACT/SAT/GPA scores . Award value: $12,000 a year.

Texas A&M Regents Scholarship:  Open to students classified as 1st generation students (neither parent- biological or step- has earned a bachelors degree) whose total family adjusted gross income is less than $40,000 (parent and student)Award- up to $5,000 per year for 4 years. Must apply for FAFSA @ visit 

Texas State: Terry Scholars and Expanded Assured Scholarships See the website for all of the scholarship opportunities at Texas State
Midwestern State University: General Merit based Scholarships:
University of Arkansas Alumni Association Scholarships-
Colorado State University: Freshman Scholarships for Non-Residents- See website for details
Oregon State University: Scholarships for non-residents
SCAD- Savannah College of Art and Design-Distinguished Scholar Award - $20,000 award per year. min 1410 SAT (CR + M) or 30 ACT, 3.75 GPA (4.0 scale) outstanding visual or performing arts, writing or riding capabilities, honors and awards from competitions, leadership skills + all the regular SCAD admission requirements. Deadline 3/1/17. Apply at
Lawrence Technological University-leading edge programs in engineering, architecture, design science and applied technology. Scholarships from $6000 annually to full rides.  
FIDM- Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising - FIDM Fashion Club Presidential Scholarship- Are you a part of the KPHS Fashion Club? Add $1000 to the Presidential Scholarship ($10,000) for every year you are a part of the club.
Baylor-Carr P. Collins Scholars- top 1/4 of class, admitted to Baylor, min. 1310 (CR+M) SAT or 28 ACT, resident of Texas, completed scholarship application, HS resume,essay, recommendation from teacher, counselor or principal. See application for details
Scholarships for National Merit Finalists Baylor offers Regents' Gold Scholarship- full tuition + some addition funds. 
Visit Baylor's scholarship calculator at to see what scholarships you may qualify for.

Lamar University
up to full rides, click links for details and deadlines:
Northern Arizona University- President's and President's Excellence Scholarships- for qualified out of state students. $28,000- $36,000 (over 4 years) 2.9 GPA or higher and SAT/ACT score submission. Info at
Check out the online Net Price Calculator at to figure your award. Guaranteed tuition for up to 4 years.
SMU- various scholarship opportunities at: or          
Skidmore College: (NY)
Porter Presidential Scholarship in Science and Math- ($15,000/yr) or Filene Music Scholarship ($12,000/yr)
Filene Music Scholarship- $48,000 four-year scholarship HS Seniors who meet the criteria for admission to Skidmore. register at

Cornell University: New Financial Aid initiatives for families earning $75,000 or less
Duke University: click For famililes with incomes $60,000 or less, tuition is waived.

Harvard University: Incentives for families with incomes $60,000 or less

United Negro College Fund: click: For Students> Scholarships

University of Houston: click: Admissions>Scholarships or

Wellesely: click: Admission and Financial aid. For famililes with incomes $60,000 or less, tuition is waived.

Oral Roberts University- Whole Person Scholarship Program ask your counselor to nominate you....

Scholarships for Latino Students:

Tribal Scholarship Information: for Native American Students:

Asian Pacific Islander Scholarship Information:

Hispanic American Scholarship Information:

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Information:

Walmart: Associate or Associate Dependent Scholarship Information:

Scholarship info and financial aid

info provided by the American Legion
Miss Teen Texas: It's a scholarship pageant right? apply at
Various scholarships can be found at Students from all 50 states are invited to participate annually as we search for the senior who raises the most funds for MS.  A $1,000 college scholarship and plaque will be awarded and he/she will be honored as the national recipient.
Explore Careers 

Scholarship Information Medical Fields

If you are interested in Medical or Dental School after your undergraduate education- THE US ARMY offers a 100%
Health Professions Scholarship Program which includes 100% Tuition, Books and Fees, a monthly stipend, a sign on bonus of $20,000 and a commission as an Army Officer. For more information contact the Medical/Dental School Scholarship
Coordinator at 713.874.1923
Interested in Nursing? check out this site, some scholarships are school specific.
Click on individual links for more information
Scholarship Information Business Degrees 
Special Circumstance Scholarships

Tuition/Fee Exemptions

Basis of eligibility

Potential Value

How to apply


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( or the Admissions Office at your college or university.

Foster Care

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( or the Admissions office at your college or university.

Children of
Disabled or
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 512-427-6344 or 800-242-3062 ext 6344 or email

Children of

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.

Applications for Grants and Loans

To qualify for government grants and loans, you will need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid at Notice that the application is FREE, you should never have to pay someone to submit a financial aid application. Grants are usually based on a combination of academic performance and financial need. The type of loans that you will qualify for is based completely on financial need. The two most popular government loans are the Federal Direct Subsidized Loan and the Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan. The subsidized version has no interest while you are in school, but begins to accrue interest once you graduate. Conversely, the unsubsidized version accrues interest as soon as you receive the funds. Always accept a subsidized loan (if you need it!) before an unsubsidized loan. The FAFSA application is available January 1 of each year. Remember that you will have to resubmit your application every year that you are in school. To be safe, check with each institution to verify their financial aid deadline. Many schools have different deadlines to submit this application, but we recommend submitting by March 15 in order to be considered a priority applicant by all schools. Be sure to obtain your parents’ income tax information before starting the application; it is needed in order to complete the process. The earlier your parents can file their taxes in the spring, the sooner you can submit your FAFSA application!

Grant/Loan Tips:

  • Submit your FAFSA by the priority deadline of each school you are applying to. This ensures that you receive the most financial aid that a school is allowed to offer you.
  • Check out the Texas B-On-Time loan program at Under certain guidelines, this is a loan that is completely forgiven if you graduate “on-time”, meaning you do NOT have to pay it back!
  • The Federal Direct Subsidized loan has no interest while you are in school. The Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan begins accruing interest as soon as you receive the money.
For more information on loan terms and details:   Some FAFSA  FAQs answered
State (Texas) Loans:

Free Scholarship Searches


"Student Savings: The Ultimate Scholarship Resource Guide"


Various scholarships- websites for national scholarships for Hispanic students

Name: Hispanic Heritage Foundation

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