Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial Aid:
  • Federal Student Aid  U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid site. Provides access and information about the products and services that you will need throughout the financial aid process.
  • Provides eligibility requirements and guidelines for those applying for federal student loans and aid.
  • Financial Aid 101   videos and more....finding a way to pay for college
  • FinancialAid Tips from NSAFFA(Nat’l. Assoc of Financial Aid Administrators) This website will direct you to helpful financial aid guidance on the web
  • Information for international students wishing to attend college in the US
  • Having the Talk....about college affordability with your student
Paying for College Handout

*Scholarships are grouped into 3 subsections, 1)Austin/Texas Area, 2)Specific College Scholarships, 3)Miscellaneous Scholarships*Consider the following: If you spend 20 hours searching and applying for scholarships and receive $5000, you have earned $250 per hour. 

-Austin/Texas Scholarships

Feeder Pattern Schools, PTA Scholarships-Due January 31st. Click here to fill out application

The Round Rock ISD Partners In Education Foundation is proud to announce the following scholarships are available for all RRISD graduating Seniors to apply for. Scholarships due by March 6th 
2017 -2018 Scholarships:
 Aaron Williams Honorary Special Education Scholarship
 April Kimberly Allen Gunter Memorial Scholarship
 Be Present Project Scholarship in Memory of Tret Laine Wells
 Cecilia Dominguez Noyola Memorial Scholarship
 RRISD Partners In Education Foundation George G. Mooney Memorial Scholarship
 Jan Sartain Leader in Education Honorary Scholarship
 Justin Boen AVID Scholarship
 Justin Boen Memorial Scholarship
 Lillie C. Delgado Memorial Scholarship
 Marsha Swenson Memorial Scholarship
 Michael Murillo III Memorial Scholarship
 Raul Dominguez Memorial Scholarship
 Raymond Hartfield Memorial Scholarship
 RRISD Partners In Education Foundation Michael William Clarke Memorial Scholarship
 Ryan Cole Murphy Memorial Scholarship
 Sean Kelley Memorial Scholarship
 Susan C. Brown Memorial Scholarship
 Tracy L. Gillies Memorial Scholarship
 Concordia University Texas Scholarship
 Feller Kanga Roof Construction Education Scholarship
 Gatti-Land Scholarship
 Hindu Charities for America Scholarship
 Invest In Success Scholarship

Cherry Gray P.E.O. Scholarship-Due January 31st, 2018
The criteria for the Cherry Gray P.E.O. Scholarship are:
  • A High School female graduate or in her final academic year of high school, age 20 or under, and attending one of the following High Schools:  Lake Travis, Dripping Springs, Westwood, Bowie, Vandergrift, and Hendrickson.
  •    A United States citizen.
  •      Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  •      Must exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, and community service.
  •    Has applied to an accredited post-secondary education institution in the U.S. 
  •   Willing to attend personal interview held in the Lakeway area.
  • Click here to download application and instructions

·      Did you attend the last two years of high school at a Williamson County, Texas school?
·      Are you in the top 25% of your class?
·      Did you reside in Williamson County, Texas during your last two years of high school?
·      If you answered “yes” to all three questions, you are a candidate for the Hugg Trust Scholarship!

·      WWW.HUGGTRUST.ORG to fill out application

The Austin Alpha Foundation (AAF) was formed in 1983 as a non-profit 501C(3) organization, which takes advantage of the opportunity to address many of the prevailing and emerging issues faced by the African American and minority residents of the Austin area. The non-profit status of the foundation provides the community with opportunities to mitigate these disadvantages while making tax-deductible contributions toward the development, expansion, and evaluation of the Foundation’s public service efforts. With the organizational goal of promoting scholarship and education for youth of the Austin and surrounding areas, AAF has awarded scholarships to college-bound high school seniors for over thirty years. In addition, AAF provides support for community-based organizations, contributions to the arts and promotion of educational programs. These endeavors are supported by member volunteer fundraising and solicitation of individual and corporate contributions. Attached is the 2017-2018 Scholarship Application for the Austin Alpha Foundation. For the 2017-2018 academic school calendar, we are proud to announce we will award at least three (3) academic scholarships up to $1,000, each. All completed application packets must be received by the Scholarship Committee no later than MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017. Click here to print applications

Are you a member of the PTSA? Then you are eligible to apply for the Texas PTA scholarships due December 1, 2017. Click here for guidelines and application

Austin Board of Realtors Scholarship-Due March 3rd, click here for application

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation is excited to announce that applications for The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers are now open. The scholarship consists of $8,000 in annual funding for up to four years, as well as ongoing training and professional development opportunities, mentorship from sitting public school educators, and participation in a statewide aspiring teachers network facilitated by the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation. Approximately 100 scholarships will be granted across 11 partner university programs (indicated below) for the 2018-19 school year. Over time, the scholarship program will grow to include 500 teacher candidates annually.
Do you know someone who would be an amazing teacher? Tell them to apply.
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Kids’ Chance of Texas Scholarship Deadline: One month before tuition deadline of the school year for which you are applying

Kids' Chance of Texas' mission is to create and support scholarship programs that provide educational opportunities for kids in Texas who have had a parent severely or fatally injured while in the course and scope of their job. More information and a scholarship application form is available on our website:
Kids Chance Of Texas

If you are interested in working the wine business, here is a local scholarship offered by the Texas Hill Country Wineries. Click here to download application, due in November.

Texas Student Housing Scholarship: If you are planning to go to college in Austin, College Station or Denton, and plan to live off campus, then click here for a scholarship application.

TILF (Texas Interscholastic League Foundation) Scholarship
Basic requirement is that students must have completed at the state level in a  UIL academics contest AND must plan to attend a Texas college or university. Seniors you can apply at from March1, 2018 to May 11, 2018.

-Specific College Scholarships
UT Austin- Forty Acres Scholarship-Due December 1st

The Joseph M. Geisinger Scholarship Program

During his lifetime, Joseph M. Geisinger created a trust fund to provide support to forward the careers of students pursuing degrees in engineering at the University of Michigan. The scholarship program will provide $20,000 in annual support to students selected from the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to first year students entering the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  • Prospective students should plan to submit their application for admission to the University of Michigan as early as possible (Applications for admission take 10-12 weeks to process).
  • Recipients must be enrolling at the University of Michigan and pursuing an undergraduate degree program in engineering.
  • Scholarship support is for four years of undergraduate support or through graduation, whichever is less.
  • Annual renewal is contingent on satisfactory academic progress and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • For more information or to complete this application 
  • Deadline for submittal of the Geisinger application is 5:00 PM EST, January 17, 2017.

Baylor University’s Honors College has a new scholarship opportunity beginning with the entering class of Fall 2018: the Getterman Scholars Program.  This program is open to high-achieving students interested in an integrated liberal arts education. Students admitted into this prestigious program will be awarded a scholarship valued at approximately $60,000, covering full tuition, fees, room and board along with funding for summer research and/or study abroad experiences.

The deadline to apply is November 1 and more information is available online regarding the Getterman Scholars Program.  Students must have scored a 33 on the ACT or a 1500 on the SAT in order to apply. 

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the nation's most generous and selective undergraduate merit awards.
Valued at more than $250,000 (out-of-state) or $150,000 (in-state), the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding.
UT Dallas students have access to distinguished faculty, innovative academic programs, nationally recognized research and countless career-oriented opportunities. Learn more about our newest McDermott Scholars.
McDermott Scholars have:Interned at Google, Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Supreme Court, NPR, National Institutes of Health and CERN.
  • Gone on to Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Cambridge.
  • Won Fulbrights, Goldwaters, NSF Fellowships, Marshalls and a Gates Cambridge.
  • Worked at Microsoft, McKinsey, Texas Instruments, the White House, U.N., NASA, Cleveland Clinic and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Deadlines: Nov. 2, 2017 (early) or Jan. 3, 2018 (final).

Rider University, Business Concept Full Ride Scholarship, due November 19. Click here for details

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program invests in young leaders who strive to make transformational contributions to society.
The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program’s investment begins with the selection of a diverse community of undergraduate students who demonstrate extraordinary potential. We provide these young leaders with exceptional benefits and a distinctive set of shared experiences:
·         Four-year scholarship, including undergraduate tuition, mandatory fees, room and board
·         Unique access to the academic and extracurricular offerings at both Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill
·         Three summers of domestic and international experiences
·         Customized leadership and professional development opportunities
·         Extensive community of Robertson Scholars, alumni, and staff
During this journey, Robertson Scholars learn to create change, foster collaboration, turn their passions into action, and have a palpable impact in their communities. The experience of being a Robertson Scholar helps students become thoughtful, creative, lifelong contributors to society – the kind of citizens and leaders prepared to meet the unprecedented challenges of our interdependent world. Click here to apply

Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia is now accepting nominations for the Jefferson Scholars Class of 2022. Jefferson Scholarships provide full tuition, fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate study at U.Va., plus a number of generous enrichment benefits including a study abroad experience.  I encourage you to learn more about the scholarship, the selection criteria, and the multi-stage selection process by visiting the Foundation’s website. Students, if you are interested,please contact Mrs Browning in D1127 by November 1st.

University of North Carolina Charlotte-The Levine Scholars Program seeks exceptional high school seniors who demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an academic record that reflects a sustained passion for knowledge and possess a capacity for ethical leadership that elevates fellow students to a higher standard. The program takes the brightest, most capable students and gives them the tools, resources and environment they need to explore the world around them, engage across discipline and excel at the highest levels. Scholars receive:
  •     An award for four years of tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees
  •     An $8,000 grant to implement a service project of their own design
  •     Four summer experiences including study abroad and NOLS
  •     Opportunities for mentored and funded professional research
  •     Cultural and athletic outings throughout Charlotte
  •     Access to a professional development fund
  •     An undergraduate experience they will cherish for a lifetime
The total value of this four-year scholarship is estimated at $105,000 for in-state students and $155,000 for out-of-state students. Please let Mrs Browning know if you are interested by October 8th in D1127.
Boston University's merit-based scholarships.
  • Trustee Scholarship -- Boston University's most prestigious full-tuition scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic performance and leadership ability. Students must submit two additional essays with their application for admission.
  • Presidential Scholarship -- This four-year $20,000 scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. No additional application materials are required--all students need to do to be considered is apply for admission by the deadline.
The application deadline for these scholarships is December 1, 2017.
To learn more about the requirements of these scholarships and other merit awards offered by BU, please visit our website.

-Miscellaneous Scholarships

ACT Scholarship, Due Dec 31st! Click here for info

Catholic Life Insurance Scholarship-Due March 1, click here

Eagle Scouts scholarships, click here September 15th

Native American Scholarships:
     -Colleges that offer free tuition
     -Scholarship Guide

The 2017 American Indian-Alaska Native Employees Association (AIANEA) for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Scholarship Awards Program Announcement begins today November 1, 2017.

The AIANEA for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is committed to promoting higher learning by awarding (4) educational scholarships in 2017.  These scholarships are available to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree or technical certification in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), or a bachelor’s degree specializing in a related field for natural resources management. The 2017 Scholarship Awards Program includes the following awards:  

·         One (1) AIANEA Natural Resources Management Scholarship Award; and,

·         Two (2) AIANEA Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship Awards; and,

·         One (1) AIANEA Harold Bryant Scholarship Award.

To get more information about the 2017 AIANEA Scholarship Awards Program opportunity, and to download an application packet to apply, please visit the AIANEA website at

Deadline to submit an application is December 1, 2017

Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program
The Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. I've listed some information below (including criteria) and you can learn more by going to the website:

This highly competitive scholarship includes:
  • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
  • Ability to pursue any area of study
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience
At a minimum, applicants must:
  • Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2018
  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university beginning in fall 2018
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • 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. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant (last year's median family income was $33,168).

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship, due November 27, 2017-click here for application

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program-The 2018 program is now open for applications.  Click the link below to go to start the application process.
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.


The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.

This one-of-a-kind scholarship may be used at any accredited college or university in the U.S.

Fresh n’ Lean is a company that promotes healthy eating, we believe this scholarship opportunity would be a simple and fun way to create incentives for living a healthy lifestyle while getting the chance to receive help paying for education. This scholarship would be for high school seniors looking to be enrolled in college for Fall 2018. As part of the application process, we require that the student submit a short video or photo essay that shows how their personal eating habits have helped them achieve specific goals. The award amount for this scholarship is $1,500 and the application must be submitted by May 1st, 2018.
More information on the video or photo essay, as well as submitting the scholarship application, can be found here: 
A few other specifics of the scholarship are as follows:
·  Must be a legal resident and currently living in the United States
·  Fresh n’ Lean staff’s members are not eligible to enter
·  Home-schooled students may apply (must be equivalent to high school senior)
·  Must submit a video or photos with a short essay

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Awards-Our 19th Annual Youth Awards program will award students, graduating Class of 2018, with educational grants to pursue their higher education or to fund a community-based project. Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories.

Students and parents will be celebrated at 10 regional ceremonies: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Northern California, and Washington, DC.

To APPLY and find out more information about the program, please visit
The DEADLINE to apply is Monday, October 2nd, 2017.

Network of Enlightened Women is accepting applications for the 2017 #ShesConservative Essay Contest through September 27. The Contest is open to high school seniors and college students who will compete in separate categories. The first place winner in each category will receive a scholarship of $1,000. You must be a high school senior or currently enrolled in an undergraduate institution in the United States at the time of entry. For questions, please email

Deadline: September 27, 2017 at 11:59pm ET

Who: To enter, you must be a legal resident of the United States (except its territories and possessions) or the District of Columbia and a female. You must be a high school student or currently enrolled in an undergraduate institution in the United States at the time of entry. If you are under the age of 18 at the time of entry, your parent or legal guardian must enter the Contest for you.
Prize: $1,000 for the First Place winners of the College and High School Category. The First Place essays will have the opportunity be published.
Prompt: Why are you a proud, conservative woman? Who are your conservative female role models? What issues drive you?
To find out more information, check out our website.

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.
As the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded more than $550 million in scholarships and provides a range of impactful programs for students, HSF scholars, alumni, and parents.
Don't let your students miss their opportunity to apply for an HSF scholarship. The application opens January 1, 2018, and closes March 31, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be selected in June 2018. For more information visit

Parentinn's Scholarship 2016 has achieved a major impact on raising awareness of Cyberbullying to all students, we decided to increase the prize pool up $2500 this year.

In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, we have created the “Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship” for High School students.

Award: $1250 for High School students.

DeadlineFeb 28th, 18 - We run this scholarship annually.

Please check our scholarship page for more information.
Link to our Scholarship page

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship-Deadline January 29, 2018
The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Applicant must be a US citizen, at least 17 years of age, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

All applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Recommended topics are included in the Personal Essay section.

All applications must be received by January 29th, 2018. Finalists will be notified in February and must provide proof of enrollment and GPA (letters of acceptance, transcripts, etc.) before the scholarship recipient is selected.

Click here for more details and for the application. is a micro scholarship site students can begin using as early as their 9th grade year. Scholarships are funded by Facebook, the Bill and Melinda gates Foundation, and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education among others. Currently almost 200 colleges are participating in the scholarship program including TCU, Texas Tech and Oklahoma University. Students can begin creating a portfolio of accomplishments as early as the 9th grade. The level of award will vary depending on the achievement and the university.

Wendy's Scholarship