Here are some websites to look for scholarship opportunities:
Scholarship 101 Workshop
Scholarship 101 Workshop
CSISD Education Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: March 1, 2020
CSISD PTO Scholarship Application
Deadline: March 6, 2020 by 5:00PM
American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships Deadlines Vary
Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers Deadlines Vary
The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers is available to prospective teachers who are currently in, or plan to enter, an eligible teacher preparation program at a Raising Texas Teachers partner university. Aspiring Teachers can apply in the fall of any year between their senior year of high school and junior year of college. See below for the list of eligible programs at each university and the application deadline for each university.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be committed to teaching in a majority-economically disadvantaged school or in a shortage subject area (in a school where more than 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, or as a math, science, bilingual, or special education teacher) in a Texas public school. Preference is given to Texas residents.
Our Lady of the Lake University
Deadline: January 17, 2020
University of Houston
Deadline: January 6, 2020
Southern Methodist University
Deadline: February 21, 2020
Texas A&M University
Deadline: January 7, 2020
Texas Tech University
Deadline: December 6, 2019
Deadline: January 24, 2020
University of North Texas-Dallas
January 6, 2019
UTeach Natural Sciences at UT Austin
Deadline: February 21, 2020
UT Austin College of Education
Deadline: February 3, 2020
UT-Rio Grande Valley
Deadline: January 21, 2020
If you have any questions, please email Raisingtxteachers@ryht.org.
Texas Engineering Foundation Scholarship (Local) Deadline: January 18, 2019
Applicants should contact their local coordinator to determine if there are specific requirements for applying to their area's TSPE chapter.
Brazos Coordinator: James Smith, P.E.
City of College Station
PO Box 9960
College Station, TX 77842
Work Phone: (979) 764-3877
To be eligible for a TSPE/ASCE Brazos Chapter Scholarship a student must:
- Be a United States citizen
- Be a high school senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA entering college in the fall of 2020
- Have scored at least a 620 in math, a 580 in reading & writing on the SAT, or a 29 in math and a 25 in English on the ACT
- Enroll in an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited engineering program to receive funding in fall 2020. (Visit www.abet.org and click on “Find ABET-Accredited Programs” to obtain a listing)
- Provide a completed Scholarship Application with all required attachments postmarked or delivered by January 18, 2020
The Woman's Club Bryan/College Station Scholarship (Local) Deadline: January 24, 2020
Award Amount: $1000
Must be returned to the counseling office in a 9 X 12 envelope by 4:15 p.m
Guidelines for Applicant Eligibility:
- Must be female and a US citizen
- Must maintain good academic standing
- Must show financial need
- Must use the scholarship within twelve months
- Must have no relatives who are members of the Woman's Club
The Sons of the Republic of Texas Essay Contest Deadline: January 31, 2020
2019-2020 Texas History Essay Contest
TOPIC: "Dr. Anson Jones, Last President of the Republic of Texas"
1st Prize: $4,000.00
2nd Prize: $3,000.00
3rd Prize: $2,000.00
Please be sure to read ALL the rules that apply to this essay contest. Double spaced, footnotes, spell check, etc will be enforced. If you do not follow each of the rules, your essay will be rejected.
Graduating Seniors in any High School may enter. History, Government and English students are particularly encouraged to participate.The authors of the three best essays submitted will be the winners if the essays so warrant. They will be recognized and the prizes presented by The Sons of the Republic of Texas at the annual San Jacinto Celebration in Houston. The prizes will be scholarships to the college of each winner's choice or will be given to the student directly.
The uniqueness of Texas and Texans is recognized around the world. The purpose of this Texas History Essay Contest is to encourage students to explore the pioneer spirit of Texans on the early-day frontier, their methods of accomplishing their goals under very difficult circumstances, and the results of their efforts that we can see today. It is hoped that the topic chosen will stimulate the thinking of our youth, who will assume responsibility for the conduct of our affairs on local, state, national and international levels in the near future.
Each year, students are invited to submit essays reflecting an awareness of Texas history and exploring its relevance to the building of Texas.
The rules are clearly defined on the downloaded application. Five copies of the essay plus a CD are required for submission.The student must follow the format of the Chicago Manual of Style or Turabian's Manual for Writers. Examples of end notes and of a bibliography appear in this example. Information must come from a reliable published source (magazine/book) and students must acknowledge the author and publisher.
Criteria to be used by judges in selecting the winners will be depth of research in Texas history, originality of thought and expression, and organization.
Entries must be postmarked on or before January 31.
The original essay, the copies, and the CD will be sent to:
The Sons of the Republic of Texas, 1717 8th Street, Bay City, Texas, 77414.
If there are questions, please email Janet Knox, or call (979) 245-6644 in Bay City, or write to the address given above.
Baylor University Carr P. Collins Scholarship Deadline: January 31, 2020
For consideration, applicants must:
- rank in the top quarter of their graduating class
- have a minimum score of 1310 on the SAT or 28 on the ACT
- have completed a balanced college preparatory program including history, science and a foreign language
- be a bona fide resident of the state of Texas
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Deadline: February 1, 2020
To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
- Be a graduating high school senior;
- Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
- Show leadership potential;
- Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
- Present evidence of financial need;
- Be a United States citizen;
- Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
- Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarships Deadline: February 3, 2020
TSCRF Scholarship Deadline: February 3, 2020
Sponsor: Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation (TSCRF)
To be eligible for the 2020-2021 TSCRF scholarship, an applicant must:
- Be accepted or enrolled at an accredited university in Texas or Oklahoma and pursuing a degree program in agriculture or an agriculture-related program (Animal Science, Pre-Vet, Agribusiness, Range Management or Wildlife).
- Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Texas or Oklahoma.
- Be a member or sponsored by a member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Transcripts from all colleges attended must be submitted. If currently a high school senior, please include high school transcript.
- Demonstrate financial need.
- Have a background that includes beef cattle production.
Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship (Local) Deadline: February 12, 2020
- Graduating female student at either A&M Consolidated High School, College Station High School or Navasota High School who will be pursuing a career in teaching
- Letters of recommendation from two teachers
- Personal introduction essay, which includes college or university plans, teaching field, and reasons for seeking this grant
H-E-B Scholarship for UIL Participants Deadline: February 14, 2020
Requirements: You must be a current Texas high school senior graduating in 2020 with a minimum 3.3 GPA, have participated in a UIL competition as a high school student and have been active in community service programs or events.
Applicants must complete the online application form and submit all support documents at the same time. What you will need to apply:
- Current GPA
- Number of Community Service Hours in the last 12 months
- Community Service Verification Letters to document the number of hours submitted
- A Letter of Recommendation
- A short essay (500 words or less) on the topic: "What does Community mean to you?"
Class of 2020 Nina Heard Astin Academic Scholarship (Local) Deadline February 18, 2020
- Eligible applicants can apply online at www.csascholars.org/astin
- The deadline for applying is FEBRUARY 18, 2020.
- Deadline for receipt of the online application as well as additional materials requested is 5:00pm est. on FEBRUARY 18, 2020.
- The application process for those students who will be graduating May 2020.
Bryan Chapter #222, Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship (Local)
Deadline: February 24, 2020
Gloria S. Sale/Bryan Coca-Cola Educational Trust Scholarship (Local)
Deadline: February 28, 2020
- Must be returned to the counseling office in a 9 x 12 envelope by 4:00 pm
Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union Scholarship (Local)
Deadline: February 28, 2020 by 5:00 PM
- Be a current member of Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union (BVSCU) in good standing or join BVSCU by February 28, 2020.
- Be a high school senior and on schedule to graduate from an accredited school.
- Submit all required document with application. Incomplete application will not be considered.
- Be able to provide BVSCU wit a written acceptance letter to an accredited U.S. university or college that will award a degree upon completion if he or she is chosen to receive a scholarship.
- Have a GPA that reflects a 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale).
- Be U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.
CSISD Education Foundation Scholarships Deadline: March 1, 2020
Wellborn Lions Club Scholarship (Local) Deadline: March 6, 2020
Award Amount: $1250
- Must be returned to the counseling office in a 9 X 12 envelope by 4:15 p.m
Turn application into the Counseling Office by 4:00 PM.
- Graduating senior
- Minimum GPA of 3.5
- Plan to attend an accredited college or university
- Must demonstrate an exemplary record of school and community involvement
- The student must submit the financial aid information form for their chosen college or university by August 1, 2020.
2020 Capital Farm Credit Scholarship sponsored by the Bryan Credit Office
Deadline: March 20, 2020
Capital Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. And because a steady flow of credit means more jobs and economic growth, Capital Farm Credit is also helping invest in the vibrancy of communities throughout rural Texas through our scholarship program. Scholarships are awarded using the following eligibility requirements:
- Funds shall be used to attend an accredited vocational or technical school, college or university. Student must maintain full time status.
- Applicants must be seniors, graduating within the current school year.
- Currently has no less than a “B” grade average
- Applicant must demonstrate that they have a tentative educational plan and goals, related to fields in agriculture, education, or natural resources (may include Ag Communications, Ag Economics/Business, Ag Education, Wildlife or Ranch Management, Education, etc.).
- a. Completed application
- b. 1-2 letters of recommendation
- c. 100-200 word essay on topic given in application
- d. Local newspaper Information (name, address, phone number)
Applications and all supporting documents must be received by March 20, 2020.
- a. No late submissions will be accepted.
- b. The guidance counselor of each scholarship winner will be notified.
Mail to: CFC Scholarship Committee, 3000 Briarcrest Dr. Ste. 101 Bryan, Texas 77802
Hand-deliver to: CFC Bryan Credit Office, 3000 Briarcrest Dr. Ste. 101 Bryan, Texas 77802
The Hispanic Forum of Bryan/College Station Scholarship (Local) Deadline: March 31, 2020
FINANCIAL AID can be awarded by the government and by the institution of higher learning that you attend. The amount of financial aid offered is based on need and can come in the form of grants or loans. The FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) needs to be filled out in October of the senior year.