• A helpful tool for planning financially for the future:

    Log on to this FREE interactive, web-based game. This game could begin the core elements of a financial litercy class that all HS students should take. Students can see running totals  of their college debt and can track academic focus. The connections they are making now could be useful later- all crucial factors in finishing college and graduating with a job that can help them repay their debt.




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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 2018-19  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: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
    2. TEXAS-related scholarships can be found at: http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/funding/aid/faidalpha.php

    For a good overview of financial aid...watch this webinar:


    A guide for FAFSA Information https://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/fafsa-guide/

    ALWAYS pay attention to deadlines!!!!!

    Scholarship Information 

    "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.

    http://raise.me/   Raise.me 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!


    Scholarship Information 

    Sign up for FREE access to scholarship databases at http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/  
    Free scholarship search, financial aid info, student loan resources & a career aptitude test
    Hundred of Scholarships- Find what may work for YOU! 
    Scholarship Information 
    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: http://www.utpb.edu/texassciencescholar/ 
    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: http://scholarshipamerica.org/open_scholarships.php  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 Notification
    Date Posted: August 24, 2017
    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, 2017
    Name: Raise.me
    Amount: varies
    Premise:  Raise.me 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 Raise.me's college partners. 76 colleges are on Raise.me'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 2017 -18 deadlines 
    I google "scholarships with __fill in the month__ deadlines." See what may work for your situation.

     Scholarship Notification

    Date Posted: Mar. 11, 2017
    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. 
    Scholarship Notification 
    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. 
    Application: http://thebreastcancercharities.org/greater-houston-area/
    Deadline: This is rolling application that will award quarterly. 
    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: http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/
    Deadline: December 31, 2017 
    Scholarship Notification
    Date Posted: 7/26/17
    Name: The Beauty and Wellness Scholarship
    Amount: $500 quarterly
    Requirements: Graduating senior (2018), US citizen, female, leading a healthy lifestyle. 500 word essay, complete application.
    Deadline(s): Quarterly on 9/30/17, 1/1/2018, 3/31/18, 6/30/18
    Application:   click here 
    Scholarship Notification
    Date Posted- August 18, 2017
    Name: KPHS PTSA Scholarship
    Requirements: Student MUST BE A MEMBER of the KPHS PTSA by 11/17/2017
    Details will be posted in February- but JOIN THE PTSA NOW to qualify for this and other Humble ISD PTA/PTSA scholarships! 
    Scholarship Notification
    Date Posted: 9/8/17
    Name: WACE 16th Annual Co-op Scholarship Program (Co-ops programs involve working for pay while you are in college)
    Amount: 160 merit scholarships totalling $4.2 Million
    Requirements: Attend 1 of the 9 participating schools (see application), current HS senior, 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale) complete application.
    Application in College Room or www.waceinc.org
    Deadline: POSTMARKED 2/15/18* 
    *some schools may have a different deadline- see application
    Scholarship Resources-

    Lots of scholarships listed at this website- McDonalds, BurgerKing...

    Worth your time to check out and see which would work for you!!!


    Scholarship Notificatiopn
    Date Posted: 9/18/17
    Name: The Fire
    Amount: 1st place  1@$10,000, 2nd 1@ $5000, 3rd  3@$1000 and 4 @$500 from remainin pool of applicants
    Requirements: HS Juniors or Seniors, submit an essay 800-1000 words long. See website for complete rules and essay prompt.
    To enter: visit https://www.thefire.org/
    Deadline: 12/31/17
     Scholarship Notification
    Date Posted: 9/22/17
    Name: Texas Student Housing
    Amount: Amount for full or partial cost of OFF CAMPUS room for 1 academic year at Town Lake in Austin, The Ridge at North Texas or The Cambridge in College Station or at an alternate comparable facility IF designated by Texas Student Housing.
    Requirements:completed application, graduating 2018 HS senior, Official HS transcript, SAT or ACT scores (highest 1 day score considered) GPA based on a 4.0 scale, 2 letters of rec. See application for full details
    Application Deadline: POSTMARKED by 1/31/18
    See Mrs. herbst for application
    Scholarship Notification
    Date Posted: 9/26/17
    Name: Houston Area Scholarships
    Amount: Various Scholarships- varying amounts
    Requirements: See individual websites for details
    Summer Enrichment:
    NASA High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS)
    Date Posted: October 3, 2017
    Requirements: current HS JUNIORS, US citizen, TX resident, available internet access, nomination by a state legislator (as part of the application process).
    1 week all expense paid seminar at Johnson Space Center in the summer of 2018.
    Summer Study/Enrichment Opportunities
    For students in grades 8-12- in England, France, Spain, Scotland, USA (NY, LA, Cambridge, MA)
    Scholarship Notification
    Date Posted: Oct 3, 2017
    Name: ACT Student Champion Award
    Amount: $500 (non renewable)
    Requirements: Must have taken the ACT test, composite of 22+ on a single test or a GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale), has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions. Preference given to underrepresented and/or 1st generation college students
    Application and information atwww.act.org/readinesschampions. If under 18, this form MUST be completed in addition to the application https://actinc.my.salesforce.com/sfc/p/#300000000Wu5/a/1B000000blzZ/VbKBv3T7BMZjGewou_AbxikqD7aNpPmSBwjuDJWrw7s
    Scholarship Notification
    Date Posted: October 5, 2017
    Name: Imagine America- Texas Trade School Scholarships for HS Students
    Amount: Varies
    Summer Study/Enrichment Opportunities
    Date Posted: October 16, 2017
    Name: American Musical  and Dramatic Academy
    Two, four, and six week summer programs in New York and Los Angeles for HS students beginning 7/1/17
    Summer Study/Enrichment Opportunities
    Date Posted: October 17, 2017
    Name: Washington University of St. Louis (#18 on US News & World Report's annual list of best national universities)
    Middle and High School Summer Experiences
    Summer Study/Enrichment Opportunities
    Date Posted: October 18, 2017
    Name: Yale Young Global Scholars 
    Open to current high school sophomore and juniors. Various summer sessions, various topics. $6,000 tuition includes everything EXCEPT travel to New Haven. Scholarships available.
    Infrmation and application at: https://apply.globalscholars.yale.edu/apply/
    Deadline to apply: Feb. 6, 2018 11:59 pm EST
    Summer Study/Enrichment Opportunities
    Date Posted: 11/10/17
    Name: Cornell University Summer College for HS Students
    2, 3 and 6 week courses for HS students. Veterinary, Medicine, Hotel Mgmt, Robotics, Government among the programs offered
    See Website for detailssummercollege.cornell.edu
    Scholarship Notification
    Date Posted: October 16, 2017
    Name: Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston Scholarships
    Requirements: If you are of Italian descent, a graduating HS Senior 201,  please see the webpage for the general policies and applications. You may apply separately for each scholarship for which you are eligible.
    Information and applications at:  http://www.iccchouston.com/scholarships/apply/
    Deadline: April 13, 2018
    Scholarship Notification
    Date Posted: October 17, 2017
    Name: Shell Federal Credit Union John Garrison Scholarship
    Amount: $2500
    Requirements: Must own or establish a Shell FCU savings account in the applicant's name (and be in good standing), Graduating HS senior in the class of 2017-18 planning to attend a 2, 4 year college or university or a vocational/technical school in the US.
    Information at :www.sfcuilife.org
    Deadline: POSTMARKED by 1/13/2018
    Scholarship Notification
    Date Posted: 10/17/17
    Name: DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Contest
    Amount: up to $5000 (advancing through local, state and national levels)
    Requirements: Part 1- Applicant will describe in an essay (to be written at home) how he/she tries to manifest the qualities of a good citizen, transcript and two letters of recommendation. Part 2- timed essay to be written in College Room with Mrs Herbst as proctor. (two hour limit- prompt provided at time of essay attempt)
    See Mrs Herbst for the paperwork for Parts 1 and 2
    Deadline: all parts completed by 12/1/17
    Scholarship Notification
    Date Posted: 11/1/17
    Name: SCAD Challange (Savannah College of Art and Design)
    Amount: Scholarship to SCAD from $8,000-$16,000 
    Requirements: Current HS junior or senior, completed application, sample of your work in the listed categories (see website)
    Deadline: 2/2/18 5 pm EST
    Scholarship Notification
    Date Posted: 10/27/17
    Name: Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man scholarship
    Amount: $1000
    Requirements: Incoming Male Freshman/Incoming Male Transfer to UT Arlington, completed application. (No requirement to join a fraternity)
    Deadline : 1/1/2018
    Scholarship Notification
    Date Posted: 10/30/17
    Name: Society of Professional Women in Petroleum 2018 Scholarship
    Amount: Generally 15 scholarships are awarded- scholarship money may only be used for tuition and fees.
    Requirements: Female graduating from a Houston area HS in spring of 2018. May major in any subject at any Texas University or college. Completed application, School transcript, ACT or SAT scores, essay (choose from prompts provided)references, resume.
    see webpage forinstructions and FAQs.
    Application and information athttp://scholarship.spwp.org/
    Deadline:submitted by noon- 2/1/18- Finalists will be notified of interviews by 3/28/18. Mandatory finalist interviews 4/21/18
    Junior/Senior HS Engineering Conference
    Date Posted: 11/6/17
    Date: Jan 26,27 at Texas A& M University 
    For HS juniors and seniors interested in engineering or STEM related fields. 
    Registration opens November 6, closes Dec. 6.
    Fee: $50 Student Registration Code: SWE2018
    Scholarhip Notification
    Date Posted: 11/8/17
    Name: Society of St. Stephen Margaret Shartle White Memorial Scholarship
    Amount: $1000 (last year 5 were offered)
    Requirements: This scholarship is based on need, academic achievement, extra-curricular and/or community activities (and personal interview for the finalists) Humble ISD senior, eligible to graduate in the spring of 2018. Must have applied to a 4 year college/university, a 2 year college or a technical school. 3.0+ GPA (4.0 scale) through 1st semester of senior year. Official HS transcript. at least 1 letter of recommendation from teacher or counselor. Completed application.
    See website/application for complete details
    Deadline: Postmarked no later than February 15, 2018- NO exceptions.
    Application available in college room or download here
    Scholarship Notification
    Date Posted: 11/13/17
    Name: Texas Interscholastic League Foundation Scholarship
    Amount- Over $1 million distributed to about 35% of the applicants (average $500-$20,000)
    Requirements: Must have competed at the UIL Academic Meet any year of HS (CX debaters must have advanced to the 2nd day of competition) OR be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition, the Latino History Essay Comp., Student Congress or the UIL Young Filmmakers Festival. Planning to attend and enroll full time in an accredited college or university IN Texas, & maintain a 2.5+ GPA (or higher) Must have taken the ACT or SAT test, graduate from HS in the current 2017-18 year. HS transcript, letter of rec. from superintendent, principal, ass't principal, UIL coach or counselor, copy of 1st 2 pages of your parent or guardian's most recent IRS 1040.
    Application at www.tilfoundation.org
    Deadline: Complete online application between 3/18 and 5/11/18* 
    *late speech contests may amend their applications through 5/25/18- see application for details.
    Scholarship Notification- SOPHOMORES
    Date Posted: 11/17/17
    Name: Walter Hurst Sophomore of the Year- TX-OK Kiwanis Foundation, Inc
    Amount: Worth applying for
    Requirements: Completed application, photo release permission. See application for complete details- application available in College Room
    Deadline: Returned to College Room by 2/23/2018- 3:15 pm
    Scholarship Notification
    Date Posted:

    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


    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.
    100 Free College Rides You Don't Need to Pay For-
    click here- See which colleges have free tuition offers.

    Affordable Online Colleges/Texas: 

    Guide book to online universities and Colleges http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/online-universities-and-colleges


    College/University Specific Scholarships:

    Sam Houston State University- I go Pink Scholarship - Open to all current and future Bearcats   http://www.thebreastcancercharities.org/greater-houston-area/
    Oklahoma State- McKnight Scholars Leadership Program. 50 scholarships available to students with a committment to service and with proven leadership skills, 3.75 GPA (4.0 scale) and 27+ ACT Winners from Texas can get out of state fees waived for 4 years and $5000 for 2 years. First round deadline 11/1/17
    Texas Women's University-
    Terry Foundation Scholarship: https://www.twu.edu/terry-scholarships/

    Kansas State: Wabash Cannonball Houston Scholarship for Houston area students. $5,000. See complete details and apply at http://www.k-state.com/wabashscholarshiphouston 

    Washington University of St.Louis- Danforth Scholars Program https://admissions.wustl.edu/Financial_Aid_Scholarships/First_Year_Academic_Scholarships/Pages/Danforth-Scholars-Program.aspx see the website, get a nomination from your counselor.

    Air Force ROTC scholarships: For members of the Class of 2018 https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships

    Hendrix College- Hays Memorial Scholarship- see your counselor for nomination www.hendrix.edu/haysnomination
    University of Missouri -visit http://scholarships.missouri.edu
    University of Dayton- Leadership in Service Scholarship, $2500   a year for 4 years. See your counselor to be nominated. Deadline 11/1/17
    University of Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management   http://jindal.utdallas.edu/student-resources/scholarships/undergraduate-scholarships/ 
    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 Hamilton.
    Completed application received on or before 1/1/2018. 4 year full tuition scholarship (valued at more than $200,000). Apply at
    Stephen F. Austin: General Scholarships: http://www.sfasu.edu/faid/scholarships.asp
    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  http://science.sfasu.edu or call /email Vicki Shimer 936.468.5197 or shimervm@sfusu.edu
    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 ScholarshipOpen 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 @ FAFSA.ed.gov. visit http://admissions.tamu.edu 

    Texas State: Terry Scholars and Expanded Assured Scholarships http://www.finaid.txstate.edu/ See the website for all of the scholarship opportunities at Texas State
    Midwestern State University: General Merit based Scholarships: http://www.mwsu.edu/admissions/scholarships
    University of Arkansas Alumni Association Scholarships-  http://www.arkansasalumni.org/s/1429/index.aspx?sid=1429&gid=1&pgid=1413
    Colorado State University: Freshman Scholarships for Non-Residents- See website for details http://sfs.colostate.edu/
    Wellesley- My inTuition can make Wellesley as affordable as an in state school check out: wellesley.edu/costestimator
    Oregon State University: Scholarships for non-residents http://oregonstate.edu/admissions/node/735
    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 http://www.scad.edu/admission/financial-aid-and-scholarships

    Lawrence Technological University-leading edge programs in engineering, architecture, design science and applied technology. Scholarships from $6000 annually to full rides. http://www.ltu.edu/private_scholarships  http://www.ltu.edu/scholarshipcompetition 

    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 http://www.baylor.edu/admissions/calculator 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 http://NAU.edu/outofstate.
    Check out the online Net Price Calculator at http://nau.edu/calculator to figure your award. Guaranteed tuition for up to 4 years.
    SMU- various scholarship opportunities at: www.smu.edu/ps  www.smu.edu/hunt or www.smu.edu/scholarships          
    Skidmore College: (NY)
    Porter Presidential Scholarship in Science and Math- ($15,000/yr) or Filene Music Scholarship ($12,000/yr) http://www.skidmore.edu/financialaid/merit.php
    Filene Music Scholarship- $48,000 four-year scholarship HS Seniors who meet the criteria for admission to Skidmore. register at http://www.skidmore.edu/filenescholarship

    Cornell University: http://finaid.cornell.edu New Financial Aid initiatives for families earning $75,000 or less
    Duke University: click www.dukefinancialaid.duke.edu For famililes with incomes $60,000 or less, tuition is waived.

    Harvard University: www.fao.fas.harvard.edu Incentives for families with incomes $60,000 or less

    United Negro College Fund: www.uncf.org click: For Students> Scholarships

    University of Houston: www.uh.edu/ click: Admissions>Scholarships or

    Wellesley: www.wellesley.edu 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....http://www.oru.edu/whole_person/scholarship/guidelines.php

    Scholarships for Latino Students: www.latinocollegedollars.org

    Tribal Scholarship Information: for Native American Students: http://www.collegefund.org/students_and_alumni/content/scholarships

    Asian Pacific Islander Scholarship Information: http://apiasf.org

    Hispanic American Scholarship Information: www.hsf.net

    Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Information: http://thurgoodmarshallfund.net

    Walmart: Associate or Associate Dependent Scholarship Information:


    Scholarship info www.legion.org/needalift and financial aid http://pdf.needalift.org/NAL2009.pdf

    info provided by the American Legion
    Miss Teen Texas: It's a scholarship pageant right? apply at www.misstexasusa.com
    Various scholarships can be found at http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
    http://www.msscholarship.org/dnn 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? http://www.findcnaclasses.com/scholarship/ 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(www.dfps.state.tx.us) 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(www.dfps.state.tx.us) 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 grantinfo@thecb.state.tx.us

    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 www.fafsa.ed.gov. 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 hhloans.com. 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 http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/fafsa-guide/
    State (Texas) Loans: www.hhloans.com


    Free Scholarship Searches



    "Student Savings: The Ultimate Scholarship Resource Guide"


    Various scholarships- websites for national scholarships for Hispanic students


    Name: Hispanic Heritage Foundation

    Sign up and receive information on youth/scholarship programs.