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Scholarships for Seniors
by Amber Sedino
South Plains College Scholarships
Texas Tech University Scholarships
** Most other colleges work the same way, you apply to the specific college and then they let you know which of their scholarships you can then apply for through them. Please check with the colleges that you are interested in to see what their procedures are.
W. Price Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Each year, the Texas Restaurant Association awards the W. Price Jr. Memorial scholarship to students with a growing passion for the foodservice industry. The scholarship is named for W. Price Jr., the first executive director of the Texas Restaurant Association who served from 1953 until 1974. Two scholarships for $5,000 are awarded to students attending a four-year university or a culinary college and two scholarships for $2,000 are awarded to students attending a two-year college.
Applicants must be a resident of the state of Texas (but can attend an out-of-state school), be enrolled in any degreed foodservice or hospitality program, be a registered full-time student (12 hours or more) with at least three hours per semester devoted to foodservice or hospitality management and have an overall GPA of 2.75 and a major GPA of 3.5. Previous winners are not eligible for a second award, college seniors in their last semester are not eligible and scholarships are not paid for summer semesters.
plications are due February 1st.
Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program
Texas Grant II Program (TGII) provides grant aid to financially needy students enrolled in Texas public two-year colleges.
To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
Students who continue in college and who meet program academic standards can receive awards for up to 75 semester credit hours, for four years, or until they receive an associate's degree, whichever comes first. The academic requirements for continuing in the program are: At the end of the first year, the student must meet the school's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. At the end of the second year, the student must complete at lease 75 percent of the hours attempted in the prior academic year and have an overall college grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
EMU National Scholars Program
The EMU National Scholars Program is a four-year award that pays 30 credit hours per year (15 per semester) of out-of-state tuition differential.
Must be a new freshmen or new transfer student with a minimum 3.50 GPA and a resident of a state other than Michigan or Ohio to be considered. Freshmen recipients must live in university housing the first two years of this award.
The Goss-Michael Foundation Texas Art Scholarship
The Goss-Michael Foundation is extending a scholarship opportunity to all Texas high school graduating seniors who would like to pursue a college education in visual arts. This is a merit based scholarship in the amount of $5,000 that will be given directly to the student’s chosen college or university upon acceptance.
Selection is based on artistic achievement, scholastic achievement, school and community participation, and leadership. All applicants will submit completed scholarship application form, high school transcript, artist’s statement, essay and a CD of 10 original works. Please note that only complete applications will be considered. Recipients will be chosen by a panel of judges comprised of distinguished art professionals.
As well as receiving a scholarship, the recipient will have one piece of art framed and displayed at The Goss-Michael Foundation and will be featured on the Foundation website and monthly newsletter. The scholarship recipient will be announced in May. Applications will be accepted at The Goss-Michael Foundation no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 30th.
HSF/Procter & Gamble Company Scholarship
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Procter & Gamble Company have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino undergraduates pursuing degrees in the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The award amount is $2,500.
Deadline date TBD.
Diamonds in the Rough Ministry International Scholarship
The hope of Diamonds in the Rough Ministry Intl. is to empower women down the road of self-discovery and self-worth in Jesus Christ. The Diamonds in the Rough Ministry Intl. Scholarship is for high school senior females who excel in all things, including academics, community service, and extracurricular activities.
(Proof of enrollment is not necessary to apply. Only recipients will need to verify enrollment.)
To be considered for the Diamonds In The Rough scholarship, applicants must submit the following along with a completed application and essay by April 20th.
The following items will be required from all scholarship recipients:
Proof of enrollment into college or university (e.g. tuition statement, registration of classes)
Recipients will be required to write a thank you letter to the Diamonds in the Rough scholarship donors
Rebekah Assembly of Texas Irma Gesche Scholarship
The Irma Gesche Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship available for a Texas resident to attend any accredited two- or four-year college or university. The scholarship is based on academic ability, community service, personal development and financial need. Applicant must submit a completed application along with a high school transcript, a typed letter outlining expected goals to be reached as a result of further education, and three letters of reference.
For application, write to:
Irma Gesche Scholarship Committee
Rebekah Assembly of Texas
16400 KC Road 4060
Scurry, TX 75158
Deadline for completed application: December 31st.
JSU Alabama McGee Scholarship
The JSU Alabama McGee Scholarship is for approximately $2,000. Any non-Alabama resident with 28 or above ACT score or SAT score of 1260 or above may apply.
Lubbock Area Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
The Lubbock Area Foundation offers many scholarships. Award amounts and deadlines vary.
To get specific information about these scholarships and to decide which you qualify for, please visit:
Advantage Medical Staffing Nursing Scholarship
(click here for application form)
This scholarship was established by Advantage Medical Staffing for the benefit of students who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing.
CONTACT: Lubbock Area Foundation (2509 80th Street; Lubbock, TX 79423; Phone (806)762-8061)
Fallen Heroes Fund
The Fallen Heroes Fund provides scholarship support for the dependent survivors of service men and women and first responders who have died in the line of duty since September 11, 2001. As a supplement to financial aid and survivor educational benefits, Fallen Heroes scholarship awards will help to assure that the dependents of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our community will have the financial resources necessary to obtain a post-secondary education.
ELIGIBILITY: Dependent survivors of active duty personnel or first responders who resided in this area at some time prior to their death.
CONTACT: Lubbock Area Foundation (2509 80th Street; Lubbock, TX 79423) phone:(806)762-8061
Weldon and Ruth Gibbs Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. Weldon Gibbs and Mrs. Ruth Gibbs who worked their way through school during the Depression, The Gibbs family values service to community and church and the ability to persevere to overcome obstacles even more than a strong academic record. This scholarship was established to foster those qualities.
ELIGIBILITY: Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences Students
• Financial need
• Record or reputation, as a youth, of substantial community involvement and/or church involvement
• Above average academic record IS NOT a requirement or prerequisite to qualification
CONTACT: Office of the Dean, Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences (Box 1034; Lubbock, TX 79409-1034)
Charles A. & Grace Guy Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Diekemper in honor and now in memory of Mr. Charles Guy, civic leader and former editor of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal.
ELIGIBILITY: Students majoring in Journalism in the Mass Communications Department, College of Arts and Sciences at Texas Tech University
• Personal integrity
• Scholastic potential or achievement
• Dedication to making the world a better place in which to live
CONTACT: Office of the Dean, School of Mass Communications (P.O. Box 43082; Lubbock, TX 79409-3082)
Philip Johnson Tuition Scholarship
This fund was established by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Diekemper to recognize Mr. Philip Johnson for his contributions as an engineering educator and as a participant in the petroleum engineering industry.
ELIGIBILITY: Full-time student at Texas Tech University pursuing a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering
• American citizen
• High personal integrity
• Scholastic potential or achievement
CONTACT: Office of the Dean, Department of Petroleum Engineering (Box 43111; Lubbock, TX 79409-3111)
Owen W. McWhorter Scholarship
This fund was established by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Diekemper in honor and now in memory of Mr. Owen McWhorter, founder of the McWhorter Cobb & Johnson law firm and a gentleman of high ethical standards.
ELIGIBILITY: TTU Law School Students
CONTACT: Office of Admissions, TTU School of Law(email@example.com)
Joan Bailey Merritt Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Diekemper to honor Joan Bailey Merritt, a long time resident of Lubbock and head pediatric nurse at a local hospital for many years.
ELIGIBILITY: Texas Tech University School of Nursing Students
CONTACT: Office of the Dean, Texas Tech University School of Nursing (3601 4th Street, Stop 6264; Lubbock, TX 79430-6264)
Lubbock Women's Study Club Scholarships
Minnie Lee Garrett Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY: Students of the Texas Tech University College of Business Administration
Christine DeVitt Education Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY: Students of the Texas Tech University College of Education
Hortense & E. H. Boedeker Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY: Students of the Texas Tech University School of Law
CONTACT: Office of Admissions, TTU School of Law (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Helen DeVitt Jones Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY: Students of the Texas Tech University School of Nursing
CONTACT: Office of the Dean, TTU School of Nursing (3601 4th Street, Stop 6264; Lubbock, TX 79430-6264)
LWSC Engineering Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY: Students of the Texas Tech University College of Engineering
CONTACT: Office of the Dean, TTU College of Engineering (Box 43103; Lubbock, TX 79409-3103)
Christine DeVitt Medical Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY: Students of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
CONTACT: Office of the Dean, TTUHSC School of Medicine (Box 41081; Lubbock, TX 79409)
John T. Montford Scholarship
We are fortunate to have many among us who have provided inspirational leadership and given of themselves to better our community. In honor of these Lubbock heroes, the Lubbock Area Foundation hosts an Annual Hero's Luncheon to recognize their many great accomplishments. This scholarship fund was established through contributions to the 2001 Hero's Luncheon honoring former State Senator and Texas Tech University Chancellor John Montford.
ELIGIBILITY: Students at Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
• First Generation Students
CONTACT: Scholarship & Financial Aid Office, TTU (Box 45011; Lubbock, TX 79409) or TTU Health Sciences Center (3601 4th Street MS8310; Lubbock, TX 79409)
L. Edwin Smith Tuition Scholarship
This fund was established by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Diekemper to honor Mr. L. Edwin Smith, a Distinguished Alumnus of the Texas Tech University Accounting Program.
ELIGIBILITY: Accounting Majors at Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business
CONTACT: Office of the Dean, Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business (806)742-3188)
West Texas Paralegal Association Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the West Texas Paralegal Association to provide educational support for students pursuing a degree in a paralegal program.
ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of Crosby, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, or Terry counties who are enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours in a paralegal program approved by the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division.
CONTACT: Lubbock Area Foundation (2509 80th Street; Lubbock, TX 7943 - email:email@example.com - phone: (806)762-8061)
Dunco R.E. "Peck" Williams Tuition Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Diekemper to honor R.E. "Peck" Williams who worked in the oil fields for many years and then later became the manager of the Dunco Oil Field Supply store in Levelland, Texas.
ELIGIBILITY: History, Technology and Petroleum Technology Students at South Plain s College, Levelland
CONTACT: Office of Development, South Plains College (1401 College Ave.; Levelland, TX 79336)
Texas Professional Nursing Scholarships
The Professional Nursing Scholarships (PNRS)was established to provide financial assistance to encourage students to become Professional Nurses.
FYI: Some, but not all funds are targeted to students from rural communities. Some are targeted to graduate students in nursing.
Where may the awards be used?
Only in-state (Texas) colleges or universities may participate in the program. Both public and private, non-profit colleges or universities with professional nursing programs may participate in the programs.
How much can be awarded?
No individual award may be for more than the student’s financial need. The maximum award is $3000.
How can I apply?
Obtain an application from the Financial Aid Office or by calling the Student Services Division at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at 800/242-3062.
Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a deserving student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college. This support will cover expenses beyond what the youth is entitled to in federal/state and other scholarship assistance. This scholarship is designed to assist the youth in obtaining a baccalaureate degree without being encumbered with substantial debt.
This scholarship is made available through a generous endowment from a concerned individual for the education of children of migrant farmworkers. The donor wishes to remain anonymous.
The award will provide up to $2,000 per year for a maximum of three years and, if needed, additional support not to exceed $2,000 per year for three years for repayment of approved educational loans accrued for post-secondary education resulting in a baccalaureate degree. The student has the option to apply for two additional years of financial assistance at the same level for graduate studies.
To download the application form or for more information, please visit our website or contact us via mail or phone:
Baccalaureate Scholarship Committee
Geneseo Migrant Center
27 Lackawanna Avenue
Mt. Morris, New York 14510
Texas State AFL-CIO Scholarships
The Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program offers $1,000 grants to entering college students who are members of affiliated unions in Texas or who have a parent or legal guardian who is a member.
Criteria for awards include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, performance on a written exam about labor unions (materials provided), personal interviews and financial need.
Texas Toward EXcellence Access & Success (TEXAS) Grant
The Texas Legislature established the TEXAS (Towards EXcellence, Access and Success) Grant to make sure that well-prepared high school graduates with financial need could go to college.
Who can apply? Students who...
For an initial award
When should students apply?
Deadlines vary by institution, but fall and spring grants are generally awarded in the spring prior to enrollment.
How do students apply?
Awards will be made through the financial aid office of the college. Persons interested in the program should contact the financial aid office to find out about deadlines and procedures.
Texas Public Educational Grant Program
The Texas Public Educational Grant Program is a need-based financial aid program available to students at Texas public colleges or universities. To apply, you must complete the FAFSA.
To be eligible for this award, applicants must meet the following criteria:
FYI: Each institution may set its own priorities in making awards to undergraduate or graduate students; to full- or part-time students. Check with your institution to find out these requirements.
Public colleges or universities in Texas make TPEG awards from their own resources. Only in-state (Texas) colleges or universities may participate in the program. Only public colleges or universities participate in the program (no private, non-profit or proprietary colleges or universities).
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply. The financial aid office at the college or university the student applied to will notify the student if he/she is eligible.
Texas Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program
This is a need-based financial aid program available to students attending Texas colleges and universities. To apply, complete the FAFSA.
Where may the awards be used?
Only in-state (Texas) colleges or universities may participate in the program.
Both public and private, non-profit colleges or universities may participate in the program (no proprietary colleges or universities).
FYI: The federal government funds this program, and students receiving these awards must have also received funds from the state.
For more information, please visit:
Children of Disabled/Deceased Firemen Peace Officers Game Wardens and Employees of Correctional Institutions Program
Waiver of tuition and fees for children of disabled or deceased Peace Officers Game Wardens and Employees of Correctional Institutions who attend Texas public colleges and universities.
TG's Charley Wootan Grant Program
Since 2000, TG has been proud to support a grant program designed to provide help to students pursuing a higher education and who have financial need. For the 2013-14 academic year, TG's Charley Wootan Grant program will award grants totaling $5 million to students who are Texas residents. Grants will be split between students going to 2-year colleges or vocational schools and students enrolled at 4-year universities.
All Charley Wootan Grant applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents in the state of Texas, eligible to receive Title IV financial aid funding; must have attained or will attain a high school degree or the equivalent; must be enrolled or planning to enroll in college at least half-time; and must be able to demonstrate financial need.
What's new for the 2013-2014 Charley Wootan Grant Program?
This change will allow the Program to evaluate student persistence and completion.
Including this item will help TG assess the impact of Wootan grants on other forms of financial aid.
Information not directly used during the award process (such as number of credit hours completed) is collected and aggregated solely for purposes of Program assessment and improvement of awareness efforts. The information is not used in association with any applicant's name or other identifying information.
Texas Interscholastic League Foundation
Click here to view our printable brochure.
Who can apply?
Students who meet the following criteria:
Qualifying contests are as follows:
Accounting, Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition*, Calculator Applications, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Current Issues and Events, Debate (Cross-Examination* & Lincoln-Douglas), Journalism (Editorial Writing, Feature Writing, Headline Writing & News Writing), Literary Criticism, Mathematics, Number Sense, Latino History Essay Competition*, One-Act Play, Ready Writing, Science, Social Studies, Speech (Prose Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation, Informative Speaking & Persuasive Speaking), Spelling & Vocabulary, and Theatrical Design.
*Special Notes: Only Cross-Examination Debate State Meet competitors advancing to the second day elimination rounds as one of the top 16 teams may apply. For students who compete in the Barbara Jordan Historical or Latino History Essay Competition, only state finalists are eligible to apply.
All applicants must meet the main scholarship criteria and should also consider any additional requirements for individual donors listed on the scholarships page. (Please note, however, that applicants are applying directly to the program and not for a specific scholarship. Our donors and board members are the ones who make the final determination.)
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY (TEXAS) SCHOLARSHIPS
American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas
Applicant must be resident of Texas and a child or grandchild of a veteran who served in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama or the Persian Gulf. Eligibility is based upon actual need, goals, objectives, character, citizenship, and war service of father, mother, grandfather or grandmother. Scholarships are not limited to students in their senior year of high school. Anyone meeting eligibility requirements may apply.
Application form for $500 scholarships available after November 1 from local American Legion Auxiliary Units, at website above.
Completed application deadline: April 1
AFSA/CMSAF/AMF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
AFSA/CMSAF/AMF Scholarship Programs
5211 Auth Rd.
Suitland, MD 20746
The Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA), the Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force (CMSAF), and the Airmen Memorial Foundation (AMF) annually award scholarships to financially assist the undergraduate studies of eligible dependent children of the Total Air Force which includes Air Force Active Duty (AFAD), Air National Guard (ANG), and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) enlisted members in active duty, retired, or veteran status.
Selection based on: interest in the chemical sciences, demonstrated potential for success, financial need, overall GPA of 3.0 or better, leadership skills, participation in extracurricular activities and community service, recommendations, review of transcripts and personal statements.
Applications are available on our website, www.acs.org
November 1 - March 1 annually.
ANNUAL NATIONAL WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Washington Crossing Foundation
P.O. Box 503
Levittown, PA 19058-0503
Scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 and other awards, as announced, are available to high school seniors who are United States citizens planning careers in government (local, state, or federal) service. Students must submit essays not exceeding 300 words, typed and double spaced, telling why they want to enter government service. Recommendations required. For specific details, visit website listed above or contact Eugene C. Fish, Esq., Vice Chairman, at above address. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Deadline: Application must be received on or before January 15 (or next regular business day if the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday).
APS SCHOLARSHIP FOR MINORITY UNDERGRADUATE PHYSICS MAJORS
APS Minorities Scholarship Program
The American Physical Society
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3844
This scholarship program is open to any African-American, Hispanic-American, or Native-American U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident who is majoring or plans to major in physics. Applicant must be a high school senior, or college freshman or sophomore. Students and prospective students from all U.S. colleges and universities are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants are required to take the SAT or ACT and submit score results in addition to submitting other required application items. Recipients will also be matched with an accomplished physicist as a mentor. Applications are available in early November.
Deadline for receipt of the completed application packet: First Friday in February
CHARLES, LELA AND MARY SLOUGH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship
3600 N. Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
The Slough Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships of up to $5,000 per year ($2,500 per semester, fall & spring only) for a total of five years or the completion of a Bachelor's Degree or a total accumulation of 136 semester hours or 36 credits, which- ever comes first. Smaller amounts may be awarded on a one-time basis with no guarantee of future awards.
Required Eligibility Criteria:
Contact the above website for applications and further information.
Deadline: All applications must be submitted online no later than April 1. All other required documents must be postmarked by March 29 and received in the Slough Administrator's office by April 1.
THE COLBURN-PLEDGE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Colburn-Pledge Music Scholarship Foundation
San Antonio, TX 78238
Awards available totaling approximately $4,000. Applicant must be a resident of Texas; studying a string instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass) in classical music with the intention of becoming a professional musician; in need of financial aid; and above all, possess genuine musical talent. Applicants may be under high school age, high school age, or college students. Out-of-state residents are ineligible, however, Texas residents may attend out-of-state music schools and music camps. Annual auditions of selected applicants are held in San Antonio on or about June 1.
Deadline for applications for audition: April 23
DISCIPLES OF CHRIST STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Disciples Home Missions
130 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-6204
Scholarships for students preparing for ordained ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada. Must be a member of that denomination. Must be a full-time student enrolled in an accredited school or seminary; provide evidence of financial need, transcript of academic work, references from a regional minister, a pastor and a professor and be under the care of a regional Commission on the Ministry or in the process of coming under care. GPA may be a determining factor in consideration of scholarships awarded. For additional information visit website above.
Deadline: March 15
Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation
The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Scholarship applications are submitted to the Foundation's state counselor of the applicant's state of residence. Eligible applicants may apply for only three scholarships. Scholarships are available to any student entering college or returning to college who had a minimum GPA of 3.0 OR a minimum score of ACT 22/SAT 1030. Recipients are selected based uponcharacter, leadership, service, financial need, scholastic ability, and any special criteria set by a donor.
The scholarship list and application form for the Academic Year 2013-2014 will be available September 15, 2012. Contact above website to obtain more information and application form.
Deadline: February 1
FAMILY, CAREER & COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA, TEXAS ASSOCIATION
Texas Association, Family, Career & Community Leaders of America
1107 W. 45th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Some scholarships available through Family, Career & Community Leaders of America require students to major in family and consumer sciences. Applicants who meet Texas Association, Family, Career & Community Leaders of America membership requirements may apply. There are standard requirements set for all FCCLA scholarships as well as individual requirements specific to each scholarship.
For a complete list of eligibility requirements and application forms visit website listed above.
Deadline for submitting materials for ALL scholarships is March 1.
EDUCATIONAL TRUST FUND
Department of Scholarships
Knights of Columbus
P.O. Box 1670
New Haven, CT 06507-0901
The Knights of Columbus provides Francis P. Matthews and John E. Swift Educational Trust Scholarships to:
A candidate for benefits is required to submit supporting documents to establish eligibility. The Knights of Columbus membership record is verified at the Supreme Council office.
Applications may be obtained by writing the address above.
IFT SCHOLARSHIP/FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Institute of Food Technologists
525 W. Van Buren St., Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60607
Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors or previous high school graduates entering college for the first time. Applicant must enroll in food science/technology undergraduate programs (IFT approved). Freshman scholarships $1,000; additional scholarships available for sophomores.
Applications are available in mid February from the IFT website above, by contacting the IFT Scholarship Department at 312-782-8424 or by contacting the department head at TAMU. Completed applications must be submitted to the department head.
Eligible school in Texas: Texas A&M University
Applications available from:
Dr. Jimmy Keeton
Nutrition & Food Science
200 F Centeg A
College Station, Texas 77843-2253
FOR FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS, submit completed application to Chairman of
Department at eligible college (NOT TO IFT) by February 15.
IRENE S. WISCHER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarships are available to high school seniors who plan to attend college or vocational school, to college students completing their undergraduate degrees, and to college students who plan to attend graduate school. Assistance is available for up to but not to exceed four years of academic work. Full-time or part-time students may apply. There is no geographic limitation on choice of school. All fields of academic study are acceptable, including vocational technology.
Download an application at: www.frostbank.com/wischerscholarship
Deadline: March 1
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PRO DEO ET PRO PATRIA SCHOLARSHIPS
Fifty $1,500 awards per year available to members or the son or daughter of a member or deceased member of the Knights of Columbus or the Columbia Squires. (Not limited to Fourth Degree members) The member must be in good standing, or if deceased, must have been in good standing at the time of his death. The scholarships begin with the freshman year and are renewable each year for four years, pending satisfactory academic performance. The scholarships are to be used at a Catholic college of the student's choice. Selection is based on academic excellence including a review of secondary school record, class rank, and the results of aptitude test scores. Requests for further information or application should be directed to the address above.
Deadline to submit application: March 1
THE MINORITY/DISADVANTAGED SCHOLARSHIP
The Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship Program
Jamie Yeung, Manager, Professional Development and Resources
The American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006-5292
The AIA/AAF Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship provides assistance to high school graduates, college freshmen, and community college students from a minority and/or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue a NAAB-accredited professional degree (5-year BA or BA + MA) in architecture. Applicants must be legal residents of the U.S.
The application requires a letter of recommendation from a high school guidance counselor, architect, or other individual who is aware of the student's interest and aptitude for architecture, and an application prepared by the student, including an essay, statement of disadvantaged circumstances, letters of recommendations, transcripts and a drawing.
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: March, check website for exact date
MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP/LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Elks National Foundation awards 500 competitive, four-year scholarships ranging from $1,000/year to $15,000/year. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Applications are available online or at your local Elks Lodge in September, and completed applications must be submitted to your local Elks Lodge by the deadline. (To locate an Elks Lodge near you, try your phone book or www.elks.org/enf/FindALodge.cfm.) For more contest details, deadline and to download an application, visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PLUMBING-HEATING-COOLING CONTRACTORS, EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 6808
Falls Church, VA 22046
The PHCC Educational Foundation and its industry partners provide up to 21 scholarship awards available from sponsors, such as the following, and a single application form and supporting materials can be submitted for all:
Eligible students must be citizens of the United States or Canada and currently enrolled in or plan to enroll in:
Scholarship applications are available at: www.foundation.phccweb.org/scholarships
Deadline: May 1
PHCC Educational Foundation awards one $2,500 scholarship to a student demonstrating financial need and enrolled in:
Scholarship applications are available at: www.foundation.phccweb.org/scholarships
NATIONAL ASSN. OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS (NASSP), NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP
National Honor Society Scholarship - This scholarship is available to high school seniors who are NHS members in good standing. Selection is based on outstanding scholarship, leadership, service and character. There are 150 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $13,000 for state finalists, state winners, regional winners, and one national winner.
The nomination process opens in October. Contact your NHS advisor for information, or visit: Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - In partnership with Prudential
Financial, students in grades 5 - 12 are recognized for exemplary
community service. State honorees each receive $1,000, as well as
an all-expenses-paid trip with one parent or guardian to Washington,
D.C. for national recognition. In addition, America's Top Ten Youth
Volunteers receive personal awards of $5,000, a gold medallion, a
crystal trophy for their school or organization, and a $5,000 grant
from The Prudential Foundation for a non-profit, charitable organiza-
tion of their choice.
The application process opens in September.
Visit: spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit
THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FOR JOURNALISM DIVERSITY
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045
The National Press Club offers a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. The first year scholarship includes an additional $500 book stipend.
The competition is open to high school seniors, with a GPA of 3.0 or better, who are preparing to enter college and intend to become a journalist and who will bring diversity to US journalism.
For a complete list of eligibility requirements and application forms visit website above.
NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, DR. AURA-LEE A. AND JAMES HOBBS PITTINGER SCHOLARSHIP
Committee Services Office
1776 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-5303
State DAR Organizations and local DAR Chapters have their own scholarship programs. For information, interested students should contact the State Chairman of the Scholarship Committee in the state where the student resides. The name and address of the State Chairman should be available through local DAR contacts or the Office of the Committees at the above address.
Listed below you will find scholarships awarded annually by the
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. A separate Application must be submitted for each scholarship.
Mail completed DAR Scholarship Committee Application forms to:
National Chairman, DAR Scholarship Committee
PO Box 2906
Ridgeland, MS 39158-2906
(This address is correct for the 2010-2013 administration.)
DO NOT USE THIS ADDRESS FOR THE DAR American Indian Scholarship.
General Information: All applicants must be U.S. citizens and plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. ALL REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE.
Deadline for all scholarships is: February 15
Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship
- awarded to graduating high school students who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. This award is intended to promote the study of our country's history among our finest students. U.S. Citizens residing abroad may apply through a Units Overseas Chapter.
The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History
Scholarship is an award of $2,000 each year for up to four years with annual transcript review by the National Chairman required for renewal.
Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship - a $2,000 scholarship awarded for up to four years to well qualified, deserving sons and daughters of members of the NSDAR for four years of college. Outstanding recipients pursuing graduate study may reapply each year for an additional period
of up to four years of study. DAR Member Number of mother, who is a current dues paying member, must be on the application.
The Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship - awarded to a graduation high school senior who has been accepted into the Harvey and Bernice Jones Learning Center, housing the Ben Caudle Learning Program at the University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas. Applications must be
requested directly through the Learning Center upon acceptance into this program for learning disabled students. This award is $1,000
annually for up to four years with annual transcript review by the National Chairman required for renewal.
DAR American Indian Scholarship - awarded to Native Americans and is intended to help Native American students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education. All Awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement.
This scholarship is intended to help Native American college/university and technical students of any age, any tribe, in any state at the undergraduate or graduate level. Graduate students are eligible; however, undergraduate students are given preference.
Applicants must be Native American (proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers) in financial need and have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher. There will be no exceptions. This is a one time $1,000 award.
To apply, download the American Indian Scholarship Application and
National Chairman, DAR American Indians Committee
P.O. Box 78
Ashby, NE 69333
(This address is correct for the 2010-2013 DAR administration.)
The DAR also awards scholarships not listed in this book for upper
level students. For information on these scholarships visit
the state and national websites listed above.
NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
875 North Randolph St., Suite 225
Arlington, VA 22203
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society operates an Education Program which helps Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals.
Assistance is limited to full-time undergraduate studies and vocational training. The amount of assistance provided is based on need.
Gold Star Scholarship Program For Children of Deceased Service Members:
Applications are available in mid-November at Society's website.
Vice Admiral E.P. Travers Loan:
Travers application forms are available on the Society's website
Mid-October for the following school year.
PRINT AND GRAPHICS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
200 Deer Run Road
Sewickley, PA 15143-2328
Approximately 200 competitive scholarships are available for high school seniors and college students who are preparing for a career in the graphic communications industries (Area of Study: Graphic Communications/Graphic Arts). The scholarship grants are restricted to colleges, universities and technical schools that offer established two- and four-year programs leading to an associate or bachelor's degree recognized by the graphic communications industries.
Amount: $1,000-$5,000 yearly. Recipient must be registered as a full-time student. Scholarships are renewed if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA yearly. The application must be completed and submitted online at www.pgsf.org.
Application deadline: April 1
REBEKAH ASSEMBLY OF TEXAS (IRMA GESCHE SCHOLARSHIP)
c/o Rebekah Assembly of Texas
Scurry, Texas 75158
A $1,000 scholarship is available for a Texas resident to attend any accredited two- or four-year college/university. Scholarship is based on academic ability, community service, personal development, and financial need. Applicant must submit a completed application along with a high school transcript, a typed letter outlining expected goals
to be reached as a result of further education, and three letters of reference. Write to above address for application.
Deadline: December 31
SCHOLASTIC ART AND WRITING AWARDS
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
C/O Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc.
New York, NY 10012
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers partners with art Institutes, colleges and universities to provide art and writing scholarships to high school seniors. A complete directory of participating schools can be found at the website listed above. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office at each participating school, or contact the Alliance at 212-343-6415 or email@example.com.
SEG FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
P.O. Box 702740
Tulsa, OK 74170-2740
SEG Scholarships range from $500 - $14,000 per academic year, with an average award of $2,500. SEG merit-based scholarships are awarded to deserving students in applied geophysics and other related fields, such as geosciences, physics, geology or earth and environmental sciences.
For more eligibility information, application and deadline, please visit our website.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S CONDITIONAL GRANT PROGRAM
Texas Department of Transportation
HRD/Employment Opportunities Section
Conditional Grant Program Coordinator
125 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701-2483
The Conditional Grant Program is available to students who intend to major in Civil Engineering, at a four-year State of Texas accredited public college or university and are classified as economically disadvantaged. High School applicants must have achieved one of the following: (1) have an overall high school GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale); (2) have a minimum score of 900 on the SAT; (3) have
a minimum score of 21 on the ACT. Current college/university students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
The grant is a combination of certified tuition and fees plus a stipend based upon the student's documented financial need, not to exceed $3,000 per semester or $6,000 per year.
Recipients of the Conditional Grant Program must: (1) carry a minimum of twelve hours per semester; (2) maintain an overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale); (3) graduate with a bachelor's degree; (4) work for the Texas Department of Transportation for a minimum of two academic years immediately following graduation. Recipients will be required to begin repayment of the full amount of
the Conditional Grant expended if they do not maintain the requirements beginning immediately after they cease to maintain the program requirements.
Contact the above address for further information and to request an
Deadline: Submit application by March 1
TEXAS FLORAL ENDOWMENT
P.O. Box 170760
Austin, TX 78717
A variety of $500 - $1,000 scholarships are available through the Texas Floral Endowment. Applicants must be a senior high school student, a Texas resident and interested in entering the field of Horticulture or Floriculture. Each scholarship will have specific qualifications. Contact the above address to obtain more information and an application.
TEXAS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Texas Mutual Insurance Company
Office of the President
6210 East Highway 290
Austin, TX 78273
800-859-5995, ext. 3820
Texas Mutual Insurance Company is a workers' compensation insurance carrier. The scholarship program provides up to $4,000 per individual per semester for tuition and fees to (1) surviving unmarried spouses and unmarried children of an individual who died as a result of a compensable on-the-job injury while working for one of Texas Mutual Insurance Company's policyholders, (2) policyholder employees who qualify for lifetime income benefits pursuant to the Texas Workers' Compensation Act and (3) family members of injured employees who qualify for lifetime income benefits. All awards are completely discretionary, and several factors may be considered before offering a scholarship, including the applicant's economic need, standardized test scores, and high school or college academic performance.
Additionally, the recipient must maintain at least a 2.50 grade point average for the duration of the scholarship period.
If you are interested in more information about the scholarship program, please visit the Injured Worker section of our website (listed above) or contact Lynda House at (800)859-5995, ext. 3820.
Tuition and fee scholarship awards will be paid directly to the college, university, technical or vocational school in the recipient's name. Scholarship awards may vary depending on the needs and educational expenses of the student. Scholarships are intended to cover normal undergraduate, technical and vocational school tuition and fees. Financial assistance for course-related books and supplies is also available up to $500 per semester; students must provide satisfactory documentation for reimbursement.
*The scholarship program and all awards are totally discretionary and may be altered or discontinued at any time without notice.
TEXAS RESTAURANT ASSOCIATIONFOR FOOD SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS
Texas Restaurant Association
P.O. Box 1429
Austin, TX 78767-1429
Scholarships are available for Texas residents only, enrolled in any restaurant, hospitality or food service program at any college/university. Student's degree plan must include 3 hours per semester directly related to food service or hospitality management. Apply through above address. Visit website for more information and to download application.
TWO TEN FOOTWEAR FOUNDATION FOOTWEAR DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Two Ten Footwear Foundation
1466 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Unlike our traditional college scholarships, the Footwear Design Scholarship is available to any student who is studying design with a focus on footwear.
Students can apply online at above website, beginning in November.
If you have further questions about our Scholarship Program, please call International Scholarship & Tuition Services (ISTS) at 855-670-4787 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILLIAM C. DOHERTY AND JOHN T. DONELON SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Wm. C. Doherty Scholarship Committee
National Association of Letter Carriers
100 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-2144
Scholarship available for son, daughter or legally adopted child of an active, retired or deceased letter carrier NALC member who is or was a member in good standing for at least one year prior to student making application. Stepchildren and grandchildren are eligible if they live with the letter carrier in a regular parent-child relationship. Applicant must plan to attend an accredited college. Only high school seniors may apply. Rules and application governing the competition will be published in the July through November issues of the Postal Record, the official NALC magazine. Applicant must also forward a copy of original ACT or SAT test results by March 31.
4-H OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS
The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation, Inc.
7607 Eastmark Drive, Suite 101
College Station, TX 77840
The Opportunity Scholarship Program is an academically-competitive program in which a scholar's academic achievements and their 4-H experience are highly valued. To apply for a Texas 4-H and Youth Development Opportunity Scholarship, an applicant must, as a minimum:
Courageous Heart Scholarships are awarded to members who have maintained an active 4-H career in spite of unforeseen obstacles related to their medical/health, family, and/or educational situation. See website for eligibility, nomination requirements and application deadline.
The minimum scholarship is $1,500.
Deadline: February (apply through local County Extension Agent)
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