Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial Aide:
  • 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


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

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.

-Specific College Scholarships
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).

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.

-Miscellaneous Scholarships

Eagle Scouts scholarships, click here September 15th

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.

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