Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial Aid:
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*Scholarships are grouped into 3 subsections, 1)Austin/Texas Area, 2)Miscellaneous Scholarships, 3)Specific Colleges 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

Austin Masonic Lodge is offering 2 $15,000 scholarships, Due April 10th. Click here for application

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

Pi Omega Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority-Due March 3rd

El Amistad Scholarship, Due March 16th.

Anderson Mill Elementary PTA Scholarship, Due March 31st-Click here

Noel Grisham Scholarship, due March 23rd. Click here for application

Southwest Kia T-Shirt Design Scholarship, due March 8th 23rd (they pushed back the due date). Click here for details

Want to pursue a major in Education? Then apply to the Williamson County Retired Teachers Association scholarship-Due March 31st. Click here to apply:

Rotary Scholarship-Due March 9th. Application is here, email completed application to

Round Rock Area Aggie Moms' Club Scholarship- Due March 30th, click here for application

Chaparral Women's Club 2018 College Scholarships-Due March 26
The Spirit of Chaparral Scholarship
Two (2) $2500 scholarships – seeks to recognize young women who have spent time giving back to their community. These young women must be an individual who is a good example to her peers; set high standards in all she does; a good citizen or steward in her community, (school, sports, church, clubs, band, etc.); a person others wish to emulate. Activities, academics, recommendation letters and essay content will be considerations for this scholarship. Click here for 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. *quick note, on the question where it asks your rank, just put in a zero. They are not looking at rank in these scholarships.
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 (giving $1,000 to a student at each high school)
 Invest In Success Scholarship

Cactus Ranch Elementary PTA.  They award two $1000 scholarships to students who have graduated 5th grade from CRE.  Below you will find the link to the online scholarship application.

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarship fund is established for persons of Hispanic Heritage demonstrating aptitude in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Students must be a high school senior attending an Austin-area high school [located in Travis, Hays or Williamson counties] or be a currently enrolled college student attending a 4 year public or private University in the Austin area [located in Travis, Hays or Williamson counties], have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be of Hispanic heritage, intend to pursue or currently pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, intend on being a full-time student for the upcoming academic year. Preference will be given to current SHPE or SHPE Jr. members
Recipient award is $1000!Applications Accepted until April 1st!

Apply Now!

Pedernales Electric Company Scholarship-Opens February and Due March 21st

Professional Women of Williamson County Annual Scholarship-Due March 23rd
                 Professional Women of Williamson County annually awards at least 1 - $500 - $1,000 traditional scholarship and at least 1 - $500 - $1,000 non-traditional scholarship. The traditional scholarship is awarded to a Williamson County female high school student entering her first year of college or a state certification program. The non-traditional scholarship is awarded to a female resident of Williamson County pursuing a professional degree program or a state certification program. Click here for Application

Balcones Country Club Women's Association-Due March 20th- Click here to apply

TRAVIS/Williamson Counties Czech Heritage Society
Scholarship Application-$500 Scholarship

The Austin Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is again offering our annual scholarship.  
Number of Scholarships Offered:  5
Amount: $1000
Application Deadline: April 6, 2018
Additional information concerning scholarship/selection process:
Open to any graduating senior male student.  Selection based on academic achievement, social/community involvement, letters of recommendation, and essay.  Awardees will be provided a free tuxedo rental and tickets to a formal Black and White Ball to be honored for their selection and achievement.

Williamson County Association of Realtors-Due March 23rd, click here for application

Young Women's Alliance is inviting Westwood students to apply for their Young Leaders Scholarship.  Each year, they award the Young Leaders Scholarship to women who show commitment to community service and leadership by dedicating their personal time.  This year’s award amount is $5,000 per recipient.  YWA looks to support women who demonstrate exceptional leadership, academic achievement, and strong commitment to their community.

The requirements are: (1) be a female, (2) attending a high school within Central Texas (Travis, Caldwell, Hays, Bastrop, and Williamson counties), (3) show a strong commitment to leadership and community service, and (4) not be a prior recipient of a YWAF scholarship. Due April 1st

You can find more information here:

Texas Telephone Association Foundation Scholarship, Due March 30th. Click here for application

Prairie View A&M University, Austin Alumni Chapter Scholarship- Click here for application

In celebration of our 30th anniversary year, Tapestry Singers is delighted to honor THREE female high school seniors each with $1,000 towards their higher education! Our scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who best demonstrates her love of and ability in vocal music, whether she plans to pursue an education or career in music or not. The winners should have a passion for song and exemplify the principles and joyful spirit upheld by Tapestry Singers. April 15th deadline, click here to apply

United Heritage Charity Foundation-Due February 15th, click here

Capital City A&M Club Scholarship- Click here

Are you a senior in band who plans to go to UT Austin? Then apply to this scholarship by March 9th. Click here for application

It is time for seniors who plan on attending Austin Community College in 2018-2019 to apply for scholarships. Students can link to the online application at  and use their ACCeID and password to log in. As the College Connection Program has ended, students may have to apply for admissions before they can access the application.

After completing a short scholarship application and providing an essay, those that qualify will be reviewed for all scholarships for which they meet the criteria. We need your assistance to get students to apply by the  April 1st deadline. An unofficial transcript will also need to be submitted. It is our hope that these scholarships open the door to higher education.

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

Texas Engineering Foundation Scholarship-Due January 19th-Click here to download 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

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Academic Scholarship AKA Association for Community Development 2017-2018 Academic Scholarship Information Sheet
Purpose: To recognize and encourage scholastic achievement for outstanding female High School graduates.
Amount: $2,500 per scholarship
Contact: AKA Association for Community Development Attention: Scholarship Committee PO Box 81307 Austin, TX 78708 For questions email:
Qualifications: (1) 3.0 or above cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (2) African American female (3) Graduating May/June 2018 high school senior (4) Hayes, Travis or Williamson Counties (5) Matriculation at a 4-year general academic institution. Click here for application

The L.C. Anderson High School Class of 1971 is offering one $1,000 scholarship to an Austin-area African American high school senior.  Austin –area high schools include Austin ISD, Round Rock ISD, Pflugerville ISD, Manor ISD, and Del Valle ISD.  The application deadline is June 1, 2018(postmark date). One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a four-year college or university in the fall of 2018. The funds will be paid directly to the college or university. The scholarship will be awarded based on scholastic achievement and financial need. Click here for app

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

The focus of the Texas Builders Foundation is to help ensure the future of the residential building industry in Texas. Each year, the foundation awards scholarships to students who are enrolled in construction programs in Texas’ technical and trade schools and colleges and universities. Click here for application
Austin Board of Realtors Scholarship-Due March 3rd, click here for application

Attending college in Texas and want to be a teacher? Here is a scholarship for you, due March 21st. Instructions and application here.

A+ Federal Credit Union Scholarship: For 2018, we’re awarding forty-five $2,000 scholarships to:
  • High School graduating seniors pursuing an education major
  • High School graduating seniors pursing majors in other fields
  • Eligible applicants must be a current A+FCU member or a child or grandchild of an A+FCU member and attending or planning to attend a college or university.
  • Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Monday, February 5, 2018.
  • Click here to apply
Rosenthal & Wadas believes firmly in the importance of education and as a way to give back to the community they are offering a $1000 scholarship to an outstanding student.
Deadline: May 1, 2018
Award Amount: $1,000
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Application: The application and more scholarship details/requirements can be found at:

On behalf of members of the 2018 Scholarship Committee, the Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas (ACET) is pleased to distribute the following scholarship applications.

ACET - Eligible applicants must submit a completed application that is post-marked by Wednesday, February 10, 2018.


ACET offers twenty scholarships annually to graduating high school students. The tuition scholarships are for $1,000 and are payable directly to the college, university, or other post-secondary institution of the student's choice.  Student applicants must provide documented proof of participation in a compensatory education program sometime during their school career.  The definition of compensatory programs is a program that provides remedial assistance and support for students who have failed EOC or at-risk of dropping out of school.  Additional programs include programs for migrant, Title I, Bilingual/ESL, pregnant or parenting students and homeless students.

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.

TxDot Grant: The Conditional Grant Program is available to eligible students pursuing a degree in civil engineering or in a TxDOT-approved operational business discipline. The Conditional Grant Program considers students at public and private four-year institutions in Texas. Students accepted into the program receive up to $3,000 per semester or $6,000 per academic year for tuition, based on fi­nancial need.
Application Deadline is March  1
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Questions? 1-866-554-4330

The CTAT Area 4 Scholarship applicant shall be a student who is enrolled in a recognized high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, leadership and success in completing a CTE pathway leading to college and career readiness. Click here for more information and for the 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.

Willis Scholarship:

See Mrs. Browning in D1127 to get a copy of the book. Due April 6th. Application, click here

-Miscellaneous Scholarships

Did you move to the Westwood area in the past 24 months? Then this is the scholarship for you. Print this document and this one as well.

2018 oxyGEN Scholarship Program
2018 Scholarship Criteria:

A.  Applicants are eligible regardless of major or area of study.
B.  Applicants who meet all criteria, including AT&T employees and their family, are eligible to apply.
C.  Applicant must enroll in an accredited (2-year or 4-year) undergraduate program within the U.S. for the 2018-2019 year.
D.  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Applications accepted online through February 28, 2018, 11:59 p.m. ET.  For more information or to apply to the 2018 Scholarship, please click here.

Microsoft disAbility Scholarship, you must:
·  Be a current high school senior living with a disAbility (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disAbility.
·  Plan to attend an undergraduate program in a 2 or 4-year University/College or Technical College in the fall of the academic year following high-school graduation. Schools must be in the USA or have a USA-Affiliate for financial transactions (contact Seattle Foundation to verify non-USA school’s eligibility).
·  Declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field  (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing).
·  Demonstrate a passion for technology.
·  Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.
·  Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
·  Require financial assistance to attend college.
·  Enrollment status must be full-time or half time.

Are you a part of the Big Brother Big Sister Program? If so, here is a scholarship for you. Cagle Law Firm and Big Brother Big Sisters Scholarship

No one succeeds in college alone. That's why the Jackie Robinson Foundation offers promising minority students not only a generous four-year grant to assist with the costs of attending college, but a full support network of fellow scholars, alumni, and professional mentors to help them excel in school and beyond.
The deadline for applications is February 1, 2018, so we ask that you encourage eligible students to apply right away.

Learn more about the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship.

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

Catholic Life Insurance Scholarship-Due March 1, click here has just launched its fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018.
We will award this scholarship to the applicant who best demonstrates:
+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on August 31, 2018.

Interested students may visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

Eagle Scouts scholarships, click here

The Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Scholarship Foundation will award $10,000 scholarships with paid summer internship opportunities to achieving high school seniors who are members of a racial/ethnic group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession (Black/African American, Asian (including South Asian), Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and/or identify as a member of the LGBT community in the greater Austin, Dallas and Houston areas. These seniors must be interested in a career in law, be in the top 20% standing in their class with a minimum combined SAT score of 1100 or ACT score of 22, and demonstrate a financial need to attend college.
Students can apply by filling out the application (attached) and sending it to The application can also be accessed by clicking here. Additionally, please find our scholarship flyer attached for distribution.

We would like to receive qualified scholarship applications from your school by April 1, 2018It is mandatory that all candidates meet the listed criteria, and that all documentation is attached to the application. Only qualified students will be considered. The scholarship recipients will be selected by the end of May 2018.

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.

In 2011, SACAC initiated Extend the Dream Scholarships to recognize and reward deserving students.  This scholarship is awarded based on financial need, academic achievement and community service.  Awards are in the amount of $1,000 and are not renewable.   The Extend the Dream Student Scholarship is provided through funds from the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling.  
Scholarship Criteria:
·         Applicant must be a current high school senior graduating from a public, private, parochial high school or home school located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or the Caribbean. 
·         Applicant must be accepted by and plan to attend an accredited, non-proprietary, technical, community or four-year college in the fall following his/her graduation. 
·         Applicant must have at least a 2.75 grade point average for grades 9-12.
·         Applicant must have financial need. 
·         Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to community service, social justice issues and/or leadership qualities. 
·         Applicant must submit ACT and/or SAT scores. 
In order to be considered for this scholarship, a student must submit the application along with the following supplemental information: 
·         A high school transcript which includes coursework and grades for 9-12 as well as cumulative GPA; 
·         ACT/SAT score(s) – scores will be accepted from high school transcript or copy of student score report; 
·         Essay typed and double spaced (2 pages maximum) that includes the following: A brief biographical sketch; your desire to attend college; future career aspirations; recent community service, social justice work and/or demonstrated leadership ability; why you deserve to be a recipient of the SACAC Extend the Dream Scholarship;
·         One letter of recommendation (teacher/principal, employment supervisor, community service organization leader, pastor); 
·         A copy of page 1 of Student Aid Report (SAR). This SAR is the report received from the U.S. Department of Education after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); 
Click APPLY for the 2018 Extend the Dream application.

CTE Scholarship for Children of Marines
This scholarship is for students that are children of US Marines and planning to attend a non-degree certificate program or vocational training that is 12 months or less at a community college or private career school listed on College Navigator.  Details and application.

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

UEW Healthcare is pleased to offer the UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship. The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college fall semester of 2018. Special consideration will be give to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in Home Healthcare and knows someone that worked in the nuclear industry and was subsequently approved for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA), but anyone meeting the requirements & can demonstrate an interested in pursuing a career in Healthcare will be considered. This Award will be presented to current college students, but high school seniors who will be attending school in the fall semester of 2018 are also welcome to apply. Click here to apply

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

Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program-Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical education. Click here to apply

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.

Point Scholarship-Due January 29th,

-Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including:
-A proven track record of leadership and community involvement
-Strong academic achievement
-Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
-Financial need
Eligible applicants also:
-Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2018. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory are NOT eligible.
-Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
-Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
-Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program. Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible.
-Students studying at community colleges, online programs, or trade schools, are NOT eligible. [But, if you are a community college student, check out our Community College Scholarship]
-Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university.
-Must be at least a senior in high school.

If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be in North or Central America on April 26-28 and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. All travel expenses will be covered by Point.

Best Mattress Reviews Scholarship: We’re offering a $1,000 scholarship in an effort to give back to the community while also promoting sleep awareness. This scholarship is available to eligible HS seniors.

You can check out all of the details here:

WGU Texas’ New Year, New You Scholarships

This scholarship is available to all new WGU Texas students who wish to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business, information technology, healthcare (including nursing), or education.
APPLY FOR A NEW YEAR, NEW YOU SCHOLARSHIP (valued up to $2,000) BY MARCH 31, 2018!

More details: 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.

College Raptor Scholarship-Due January 31

Wendy's Scholarship

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

Frontier Fiesta is a student led, student run organization that hosts a large-scale three day music and entertainment festival for not only the students of the University of Houston, but for the entire Houston community. The event will take place March 22nd to the 24th, 2018 at the University of Houston. The event includes concerts, variety shows, carnival booths, a family fun day, a cook-off, and much more! FFA wants to give back to our community by offering several scholarship opportunities.

The Frontier Fiesta Association is offering multiple scholarships to incoming freshman students who will be attending the University of Houston in the Fall 2018 semester. The scholarship application requires:
  1. Completed Application
  2. Unofficial transcript with cumulative GPA
  3. List of extracurricular activities and achievements
  4. A 500-word essay describing your leadership roles and how you have given back to your community
  5. Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your leadership abilities and community involvement
To apply for these scholarships, students can visit our website at under the Scholarships page. The application is due February 15th 2018

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.