Scholarships

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist student who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to purse a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.

Deadline:  October 25, 2017

 

StudentScholarships.org

You will find a list of Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 1 million dollars to students in the 2016-2017 school year.

Deadline: Varies per scholarship

 

AgStudent of the Month and Marsha Martin Scholarship Programs

ELIGIBILITY
All qualified applicants will be considered for Ag Student of the Month. Scholarship recipients will be selected from the
monthly winners. To qualify, an applicant must:
1. Be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in 2018
2. Be a member of FFA or 4-H
3. Plan to pursue an agriculture-related college degree, such as agricultural business, ag economics or animal science
4. Reside in Texas Farm Credit’s 100-county territory
5. Submit a current high school transcript (official or unofficial)
6. Submit a 2018 application, resume, and essay by 4 p.m. Dec. 1, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
NOTE: Children of Texas Farm Credit employees or directors are not eligible.

Deadline:  December 1, 2017

 

NextStepU

We are currently offering 2 types of scholarships, one easy Win free Tuition and a second new STEM scholarship.

Deadline: Varies

 

Texas Student Housing Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in AUSTIN, COLLEGE STATION, OR DENTON, TEXAS, that have NOT signed off-campus housing leases.  ** Please note:  Texas Women’s University typically does not permit Freshman or Sophomore students to live off campus.  the University of North Texas restricts Freshmen from living off-campus as well.  Therefore, scholarship may be limited to upper-classmen at these universities.

Deadline:  January 31, 2018

 

The University of Texas – Texas Advance

Texas Advance program include the University Leadership Network and Presidential Scholars.  Scholarship awards are $20,000 ($5,000 a year for four years); that amount when combined with other federal and state aid, is enough to pay the entire cost of tuition, fees and books for students with significant financial need.

In order to qualify for consideration, students must:

  • Submit a complete application for admission by Dec. 1.
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Dec. 1, 2017 for priority consideration, or not later than March 15, 2018.

Deadline: December 1, 2017 (priority) or not later than March 15, 2018

 

Stephen F. Austin State University – Smith-Hutson Scholarship

SFA is offering this remarkable scholarship to incoming freshmen who can demonstrate financial need and academic potential   The Smith-Hutson Scholarship awards up to $17,500 a year for four consecutive years provided the student maintains the scholarship requirements.

Deadline: February 28, 2018

 

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3/0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of america;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and home-schooled students are also eligible), and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the Untied States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Deadline: January 4, 2018

 

Buc Days Scholarships Miss Buc Days and Buc Days King                                                                                               Young Leadership and Scholarship Competition

Eligibility information:

  • Graduating High School Senior
  • Meet high school unity requirements
  • 3.0 or better GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or 90 or higher (on a 10 pt scale)
  • Strong record of school and extracurricular actities
  • Desire to grow and achieve great things

Deadline: November 20, 2017

 

Carr P. Collins Scholars Program – Baylor University

Eligibility requirements:

  • be admitted to the University
  • be in the top quarter of their graduating class
  • have a minimum score of 1310 (combined Math and Evidenced -Based Reading and Writing) on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or a minimum score of 28 on  the American College Test (ACT)
  • have completed a balanced college preparatory program including history, science and a foreign language
  • be a bona fide resident of the state of Texas

Deadline:  January 31, 2018

 

Coastal Bend Community Foundation Scholarships

Thanks to our generous donors, the Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) offers scholarships to students from over 100 funds. Over $440,000 in scholarships were awarded in 2017.

Scholarships are available only to students who graduated from a high school in one of the counties in the CBCF Service Area: Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio, as well as Willacy County.

Deadline:  March 1, 2018

 

Dell Scholars Program

Our GPA requirement is Grit, Potential and Ambition.

  • Grit by overcoming personal challenges in your life related to your family, school or community
  • Potential by participating in college readiness programs and seeking out academic rigor
  • Ambition by dreaming of obtaining a college degree

We’ll work with you to ensure you have the tools you need to complete college with a degree in hand.

Become a Dell Scholar, and we’ll help make sure you also become a college graduate.

Deadline: January 15, 2018

 

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

Who is Eligible to Apply?

  • Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.
  • Maximum student age of 18 at time of local entry.
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
  • Applicant does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.

Deadline:  March 31, 2018

 

Board of Trustees-Sam May Scholarship Application 2018

Qualifications of Eligibility:

  1. The applicant must be a Sinton High School graduating senior desiring to further his/her
    education.
  2. The applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and at least 90% attendance at the time the
    application is submitted.
  3. An application must be completed and signed by the applicant. The applicant must
    submit their application on the deadline date by the end of the school day to the
    Sinton High School Counselors Office.
  4. Application must include three (3) teacher/community leader recommendations.

Deadline:  April 2, 2018

 

Burger King McLamore Foundation

Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING® brand co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation, which will continue to build on his legacy and his commitment to education.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Deadline:   on or before December 15, 2017. If 50,000 applications are received prior to December 15, the application will no longer be available.

 

DISCOVER – CollegeCovered.com

$2,500 Scholarship Award is still available for eligible students and parents through December 31, 2017. Students and parents can enter by signing up to receive tips and resources on CollegeCovered.com. No purchase or loan necessary to enter or win.

Deadline: December 31, 2017

 

Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) and Texas Engineering Foundation (TEF)

To be eligible for a TSPE Chapter Scholarship a student must (a TSPE chapter may require additional
criteria):

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a high school senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA entering college in the fall of 2018
  • Have scored at least a 620 in math, a 580 in reading & writing on the SAT, or a 29 in math and a 25 in English on the ACT
  • Enroll in an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited engineering program to receive funding in Fall 2018. (Visit www.abet.org and click on “Find ABET-Accredited Programs” to obtain a listing)

Deadline:  January 19, 2018

 

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Coastal Bend Chapter

The scholarship must be used towards college tuition and books.  Students planning to pursue a college degree in the safety, fire, health, or environmental fields are encouraged to apply.

Deadline:  April 13, 2018

 

Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H You Development Foundation 

The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is once again pleased to offer to our senior high school 4-H members and current college students the opportunity to apply for an Opportunity Scholarship through the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation.  This year Texas 4-H members can apply for scholarships in three areas, baccalaureate, courageous heart, and technical. Former Texas 4-H members will be able to apply for scholarships through the collegiate scholarship program.

Deadline:  Vary based on scholarship.  See Guidelines

 

Bezos Scholars Program

The Bezos Scholars Program inspires and challenges young people to act on their passions and collaborate to address community needs. Scholars are teams of rising high school seniors and educators who have demonstrated accomplishment, embraced new challenges, and aspire to lead change in their community.

Scholars continue to pursue their passions after graduating, drawing inspiration and support from the Bezos Scholars Program and Scholar alumni network.

Deadline: February 9, 2018

 

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund

With nearly 60,000 job openings annually, ag offers a variety of career opportunities in a diverse array of fields such as science, technology, business, communication, engineering and more.  Students need not be FFA members to apply.

Deadline:  February 21, 2018

 

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Area Go Texas 

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship application is a two part process starting with an online application, then followed by supplemental application documents.  Once you have submitted the online portion, the supplemental documents will be emailed to you.  Application samples will be posted once available.

In order to qualify for a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship, the guidelines below must be met.

Deadline: February 5, 2018

 

TILF – Texas Interscholastic League Foundation

Students who meet the following criteria:

  • Must have competed at the UIL Academic State Meet any year of their high school career (CX debaters must have advanced to the second day of competition) OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition, the Latino History Essay competition, Student Congress, or the UIL Young Filmmakers Festival
  • Must plan to attend an accredited college or university int he state of Texas
  • Must enroll full-time in college and maintain a 2.5 college GP (some scholarships require higher GPAs)
  • Must have taken either the SAT or the ACT
  • Must be graduating from high school during the current year

Deadline:  May 11, 2018 

 

The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the Untied States.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must identify as female
  • We welcome all majors and GPAs to apply!

Deadline:  Quarterly Deadlines:  January 1, March 31, June 30 and September 30 ever year

 

Texas Dept of Transportation Conditional Grant Program

A student who is considered to be economically
disadvantaged and a graduating high school student
who:
• is a Texas resident and is eligible to work in the United States;
• has a minimum overall (cumulative) high school GPA of 3.00 on a four-point scale (to be considered for this scholarship, your overall (cumulative) grade point average must be computed on a four-point scale and on an unweighted basis), or
• has a minimum score of 900 on the SAT, or
• has a minimum score of 21 on the ACT;
• plans to attend an accredited four-year Texas public or private college or university as a full-time student (minimum 12 semester hours);
• declares an intent to major in civil engineering or a department approved operational business discipline and;
• agrees to work for the department for two years immediately following the date of the student’s receipt of the baccalaureate degree; and
• is not more than 30 days delinquent in providing child support under a court order or written repayment plan.

Deadline:  March 1, 2018

 

2018 Southern Texas PGA Scholarship 

The Southern Texas PGA Foundation Scholarship Program has been providing higher education scholarships since 1999 to golfers and non-golfers alike, and in that time has provided more than $877,100 and awarded more than 308 scholarships in that time span.

High school seniors and current college students are welcome to apply. There are many different kinds of scholarships offered but there is only one form necessary! You will be automatically sorted depending on which scholarships you qualify for.

Deadline: March 13, 2018

 

2018 WAMHS Rosario Carrizo Education Scholarship Awards

Criteria:

  • Applications will be accepted from all graduating seniors in the South Texas area regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sex, gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Awards may be used for 4 year-, 2 year-, vocational, or other accredited training programs that will enhance the recipient’s future opportunities in the workforce.
  • To be eligible for WAMHS scholarships, student applicants must have applied to at least one college prior to the final submission deadline.
  • Scholarship recipients will be selected based on their answers to two brief questions and two essays.
  • The WAMHS Scholarship Selection Committee will consider three criteria when judging entries: financial need, quality of writing, and substantive content of essays.

Deadline: April 15, 2018

 

Golden Rule Foundation Scholarship

The Golden Rule Scholarship is intended for students seeking to attend a college or university to acquire a degree.  A student mus maintain a scholastic average of 2.0 or better.

Applications can be picked up in the Counselors’ Office.

Deadline:  March 28, 2018

 

Technical Scholarship Golden Rule Foundation 

The Golden Rule Technical Scholarship is intended for students seeking to attend a trade school or acquire an alternative certification.  A student mus maintain a scholastic average of 2.0 or better.

Applications can be picked up in the Counselors’ Office.

Deadline:  March 28, 2018

 

Corporal Mark Goyet Memorial Foundation, Inc Scholarship

Qualifications:

  • GPA Minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • 2018 Graduating Sinton High School Senior

Deadline:  Due to Counselors’ Office  March 7, 2018

 

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

Sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a scholarship!  Throughout the year, 11 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $10,000 Discover Student Loan Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses.

Deadline:  January 31, 2019

 

San Patricio Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • The applicant must be a senior graduating from a high school or homeschool program located within SPEC’s nine-county service area (Aransas, Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio County).
  • The applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be a member of SPEC and receive electric service from the co-op at their primary address.
  • Applicants must be of good character, as evidenced by at least three letters of recommendation from the high school they are currently attending, or the homeschool equivalent.
  • Applicants must provide an official high school transcript.

Deadline:  April 2, 2018

 

Capital Farm Credit Scholarship-Robstown Office

  • Applicants must be seniors, graduating within the current school year.
  • Currently has no less than a “B” grade average
  • Applicant must demonstrate that they have a tentative educational plan and goals, related t fields in agriculture, education or natural resources (may include Ag Communications, Ag Economic/Business, Ag Education, Wildlife or Ranch Management, Education, etc.).

Deadline:  February 23, 2018

 

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc

Any scholarship awarded by the Southwest Texas Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc. is contingent upon the recipient’s being officially registered in an ABET accredited engineering program and enrolled in a curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering or other field of study related to the petroleum industry.

Deadline:  April 15, 2018

 

Sinton Sports Boosters Scholarship

  1. Applicant must be a prospective 2018 graduate of Sinton High School and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  2. Qualified applicant must not have quit during the season in any sport he/she started.
  3. Applicants are required to demonstrate his/her plan to attend an institute of higher learning and must carry the minimum course load required to be classified as a full time student, normally 12-15 hours per semester.
  4. There will be a minimum of two (2) $500.00 scholarships awarded, one each for the most deserving male and female applicants, as determined by the Sports Booster Club. The full $500 scholarship will be distributed once proof of registration for fall 2018 semester is provided.
  5. In addition to the application, a letter of recommendation from a Sinton HS coach must be submitted to be considered. If you do not include a letter of recommendation, you will not be considered.
  6. All information requested within the application, including the essay, must be completed and submitted to the Sinton High School Counselor by April 20, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Senior Awards Night in May.

Deadline:  April 20, 2018

 

Coastal Community and Teachers Credit Union

Every Year, CCATCU awards 8 – $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors and undergraduates.  We’re proud to carry on our commitment of providing financial assistance for continuing education.  Don’t miss out on your future, complete and submit the application by the deadline.

Deadline: April 6, 2018

 

Jim Flinn Memorial Scholarship Application

Qualifications:

  • GPA Minimum 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • 2018 Graduating Sinton High School Senior

Deadline:  March 23, 2018

 

Texas Telephone Association, Inc. Foundation Scholarship

♦ U.S. Citizen;
♦ Student graduating from a Texas high school no later than June 2018;
♦ Student achieving a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (out of a possible 4.0);
♦ Student planning to attend a Texas college or university by the Fall of 2018;
♦ A completed application postmarked no later than March 30, 2018, including a current transcript
♦ A letter of acceptance from a Texas college or university where student has been accepted.
♦ Copy of student’s SAR (Student Aid Report).
♦ Do not send incomplete applications. Do not send additional information to be added to your
applications once the original application has been sent.

Deadline:  March 30, 2018

 

Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program

To apply, students must be:

  • a high school senior
  • Pell-eligible
  • A U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum  cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Deadline:  February  28, 2018

 

Stars Scholarship Fund

Criteria:

  • Completed 12 undergraduate college hours.
  • Earned a 2.7+ college cumulative institution GPA.
  • Completed a high school diploma by Fall 2018.
  • U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency.
  • Permanent residence in south or west Texas.

Deadline: March 30, 2018

 

Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars Program -For High School Juniors

Eligibility:

  • Academic Achievement and Strength in Character:  Primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available, strong writing ability, and motivation to succeed.  Class rank and test scores are also evaluated, if available.
  • Financial Need:  Household income of less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four), with minimal assets.

Deadline: March 21, 2018

 

Del Mar College Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility: 

  • Students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA or GED
  • Enroll at least on a part-time (6-11 hrs) status

Deadline:  April 30, 2018

 

LULAC National Scholarship Fund Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements::

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Must have applied to or be enrolled as a full-time student in a college or university, including 2-year colleges, or vocational schools that lead to an associate’s degree.  Graduate students must have applied to or be enrolled as a part-time student in a college or university
  • A student will not be eligible for a scholarship if he/she is related to a scholarship committee member, the Council President, or an individual contributor to the local funds of the Council.

Deadline:  March 31, 2018

 

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY AREA GO TEXAN SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Reside in San Patricio County.
  • Be a graduating senior in the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Score at least a 950 on SAT or a 19 on ACT.
  • Technical Scholarships Only: A copy of TSI Assessment scores must be submitted with application.
  • Have made a formal application to enroll or be planning to enroll with intent to attend an accredited, not-for-profit Texas college or university (accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges) and participate in a curriculum leading to a technical or bachelor’s degree.  Must intend to attend school in the 2018-2019 school year.

Deadline: April 2, 2018

 

Texas Builders Foundation

  • Applicant must have been accepted or is enrolled as a student for the fall semester as: a student in a Texan technical/trade school or community college/university and must be pursuing a construction related trade certification or construction degree.
  • If applicant is a high school senior, they must have attended high school in Texas.
  • Applicant must demonstrate an interest in obtaining employment in the construction industry or a construction related field upon graduation.

Deadline: March 30, 2018

 

Sinton Choir Boosters Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the year of the award.
  • Applicant must have successfully completed at least 2 full years of High School Choir.
  • Applicant must demonstrate significant improvement/success in scholarship and community involvement, determined through letters of recommendation.

Deadline:  April 14, 2018

 

Coastal A&M Club Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a current  San Patricio County resident.
  • Applicant must show proof of acceptance for full-time admission to Texas A&M College Station.
  • Preference may be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: March 26, 2018

 

Del Mar College Workforce Readiness Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Must be accepted to Del Mar College and attend the fall 2018 semester or a current Del Mar College student.
  • 1/2 page essay
  • At least one letter of recommendation (up to three).
  • Mail application (must be postmarked by May 25th)
  • Must be a career or technology major at Del Mar College

Deadline:  Friday, May 25, 2018