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, 2016


County Judges & Commissioner Association of Texas Past President Nationwide Insurance

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. A full time San Patrico County student
  2. minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA
  3. Financial need
  4. Brief statement of educational, extracurricular and community service activities.
  5. Two page essay, double spaced and typed addressing your goals and career plans

Deadline: To Counselors’ Office by September 14, 2016

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


B. Davis Scholarship

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
There is no age restriction

  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.

Deadline: May 22, 2017


Texas Student Housing 2017-2018 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.

Deadline: January 31, 2017


Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.

Deadline: Varies Month to Month


Terry Scholarship at the University of Houston

The UH Terry Scholarship Committee at the University of Houston seeks strong candidates to nominate to the Terry Foundation for interviews. This year, the Committee will review and nominate 30 candidates for incoming Terry Foundation scholarships. To be considered for nomination, candidates must complete an online application and submit supplementary materials via email or mail.

Deadline:  January 27, 2017


Texas Advance Scholarship Initiative

Texas Advance, a scholarship initiative aimed at supporting the success of hard-working, economically disadvantaged Texas high school students.

Deadline: see website


Miss Buc Days and Buck Days King Young Leadership and Scholarship

The Miss Buc Days and Buc Days King Leadership program is designed for high school seniors.  This Leadership Program takes students through a Dale Carnegie Training program while learning about civic and business development opportunities within the Coastal Bend.  Twenty exemplary students will be awarded $37,000 in collegiate scholarships.   You will not only see these young people at the parade, but they are ambassadors throughout the community for all things Buc Days.

Deadline: December 1, 2016


Baylor University Carr P. Collins Scholarship

For consideration, applicants must:

  • rank in the top quarter of their graduating class
  • have a minimum score of 1250/1310 (old/new) on the SAT or 28 on the 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, 2017


Texas Engineering Foundation 

The Texas Society of Professional Engineers and Texas Engineering Foundation offer a number of scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are planning to pursue engineering degrees. These scholarships are offered by many of the 24 TSPE Chapters that have their own scholarship programs.

Deadline:  January 13, 2017


2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

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 United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Deadline:  January 5, 2017


TILF Scholarships

Basic requirements are that a student must compete at the state level in a UIL academic contest AND must plan to attend a Texas college or university.

Applications accepted March 1, 2017 to  May 12, 2017


AES Engineering Services Scholarship

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

Deadline: October 6, 2017


AXA Achievement Scholarship

Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
  • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2017-2018 academic year
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
    • Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness

Deadline:  The 2017 program will be accepting applications until 10,000 applications are submitted or 11:59 pm on December 15, 2016, whichever comes first.


Texas Farm Credit Scholarship

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 2017
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
6. Submit a 2017 application, complete with answers to the three essay questions, by 4 p.m. Dec. 1, 2016. Incomplete
applications will not be accepted.
NOTE: Children of Texas Farm Credit employees or directors are not eligible.

Deadline:  December 1, 2016


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Applicants must meet ALL of the following requirements in order to be eligible for a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship.
 Be a U.S. citizen and Texas resident.
Graduated high school senior from eligible school.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid available Oct. 2016.

Plan to attend an accredited, not-for-profit university in the State of Texas.

Deadline:  February 6, 2017


Coastal Bend Community Foundation Scholarships

To Apply for ONLINE Scholarships:

Click on the “ONLINE Scholarships” sidebar. All online scholarships use ONE application that considers the applicant for ALL of the ONLINE scholarships. Please enter ALL REQUESTED INFORMATION completely and accurately, making note of any special essay requirements or other documents to submit as prompted by the online application. The ONLINE scholarship process opens December 15 and runs through March 1 each year. There are no exceptions to the March 1 deadline.

Deadline:  March 1, 2017


America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders


APPLY TODAY for a Grow Ag Leaders scholarship to support your education in an ag-related field of study! With nearly 60,000 job openings annually, ag offers thousands of opportunities in business, communications, education, engineering, science and technology.

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Project Help U


  • Must be a Sinton High School senior graduating in 2017
  • Fill out all of the questions on the Project Help U 2016-2017 scholarship application
  • Write a brief essay describing why you would lke to go to college, what you plan to do with your degree, and why you believe you should receive this scholarship (approximately 500 words).

Deadline: Thursday, January 19, 2017   All paperwork must be turned in to the counselors’ office by the end of the school day (3:30 p.m.)


Corporal Mark Goyet Memorial Foundation, Inc. Scholarship


  •  GPA Minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  •  2017 Graduating Sinton High School Senior

Deadline: Must be returned to  Counselors’ Office by:  2/27/17


Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc.

Scholarship in Petroleum – Related Field

Deadline:  April 15, 2017


San Patricio Electric Coop Scholarship

Eligibility requirements have not changed from previous years.

  •  Only graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply
  •  The student’s parent or legal guardian must be a SPEC member and receive electric service from the co-op at their primary address.
  •  Recipients can use the funds at an academic, vocational or trade school to continue their education.

Deadline: All applications and supporting documents are due in our office no later than 5 p.m. on April 3, 2017.


TxDOT Conditional Grant Program

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the Conditional Grant Program, you must be economically disadvantaged, and you must also:

  • be a Texas resident eligible to work in the U.S.,
  • have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.00 on a four-point scale, or
    • a minimum score of 900 on the SAT or
    • a minimum score of 21 on the ACT,
  • plan to attend an accredited four-year Texas public or private college or university as a full-time student (minimum 12 semester hours),
  • declare an intent to seek a four-year degree in civil engineering or a department approved operational business discipline,
  • agree to work for TxDOT for two years immediately following graduation, and
  • not be more than 30 days delinquent in providing child support under a court order or written repayment plan.

Deadline:  March 1


Jim Flinn Memorial Scholarship


  • GPA Minimum 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • 2016 Graduating Sinton High School Senior

Deadline:  Must be returned to the Counselors’ Office by March 24, 2017


Disability Scholarship Program

  To qualify for this scholarship:
  1. You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the United States.
  2. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA in the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended.
  3. You must have a physician documented disability.

Deadline:  August 1, 2017


The Golden Rule Scholarship

Intended for students seeking to attend a college or university to acquire a degree.  A student must maintain a scholastic average of at least 2.0.  Students are asked to have a strong community involvement, work and volunteer history.  The name of the scholarship indicates the dedication to giving back to students who have given something to their community.

Deadline: Must be returned to the Counselors’ Office by March 22, 2017


The Golden Rule Technical Scholarship

Intended for students seeking to attend a trade school or acquire an alternative certification.  A student must maintain a scholastic average of 2.0.   Students are asked to have a strong community involvement, work and volunteer history.  The name of the scholarship indicates the dedication to giving back to students who have given something to their community.

Deadline: Must be returned to the Counselors’ Office by March 22, 2017


2017 Southern Texas PGA Scholarship

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 10, 2017


2017 LNSF Student Application

Applicants are eligible for the following three types of scholarship awards.

National Scholastic Achievement Awards ($2,000)

  • GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and if the student is an entering freshman, 29 or higher on the ACT test, or 1350 or higher on the SAT test.

Honors Awards ($500 to $2,000)

  • GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and if the student is an entering freshman, 23 or higher on the ACT test, or 1100 or higher on the SAT test.

General Awards ($250 to $1,000)

  • Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual’s motivation, sincerity, and community involvement.

Deadline:  March 31, 2017

Stars Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Criteria

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.
  • Be a permanent resident (5 or more consecutive years) of and have a permanent South or West Texas address in one of our 30 counties.
  • Have earned/completed at least 12 undergraduate credit hours at a U.S. accredited college or university before applying for the scholarship.
  • Have a minimum college cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have completed a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to the Fall of the new academic year.
  • Are enrolled in a U.S. accredited 2 yr. community college (enrolled part-time or full-time) in a degree-seeking program, or a 4yr. university undergraduate program (enrolled full-time) seeking a Bachelor’s Degree, or a university graduate program (enrolled full-time) seeking a Master’s, Law or Doctorate degree

Deadline:  March 31, 2017


Khan Law Firm Scholarship

Applicants must:

  • Be either currently enrolled or accepted to a University int he United States of America
  • Be able to provide a school transcript or acceptance letter verifying their enrollment
  • Write an essay explaining their plans for their education

Deadline: August 1, 2017


Ozarka Every Drop Counts

Selection Criteria:

  • United State citizen and a Texas Resident at time of application
  • Have a 3.0 or above grade point average (G.P.A.)
  • Are currently pursuing or have plans to pursue higher education in the Earth/Environmental Sciences at an accredited four-year college or university or are in a graduate program studying Earth/Environmental sciences
  • Are not employees or related to employees of Nestle Waters North America or Ozarka Natural Spring Wate

Deadline:  Must be postmarked by May 26, 2017




  • Applicant must be a Texas resident.
  • Applicant must be a high school senior or returning college student (including high school or college seniors and graduate students) majoring in an agriculture related field, have a sincere intent to enter or be involved in the agriculture industry and attend an accredited Texas school for the period covered by the scholarship.
  • Document requirements must be submitted for application:
    • Current Transcript: Transcript must be official (with seal), high school and college transcripts for each school attended. (High School transcripts are not necessary if you have completed at least one semester of college and are presently attending college.) Last college semester must be on the transcript.
    • Digital Headshot Photo: Personal Headshot to be used for publication by the scholarship program (at least 300 dpi or larger), please send in jpg, png or gif format.
    • Two Written Recommendations: Applicant should be recommended in writing by at least two of the following: Instructor, professor, counselor, club advisor, High School Agriculture Teacher, religious leader or other persons qualified to attest to your abilities, character and scholastic ability. (PDF with signature and/or letterhead required.)

Deadline: April 1, 2017


Texas Nursery & Landscape Association Education & Research Foundation Scholarship


  • Applicant must be a Texas resident. .
  • Applicant must be a high school senior or returning college student (including seniors and graduates) majoring in horticulture, business or related field, have a sincere intent to enter or be involved in the horticulture industry, and attend an accredited Texas school for the period covered by the scholarship.
  • Applicant must attach to this application form the current official (with seal) high school and college transcripts for each school attended. Last college semester must be on the transcript. Contact schools early in order to receive your transcripts in time to mail with this application. High school transcripts are not necessary if you have completed at least one semester of college and are presently attending college.
  • Applicant should be recommended in writing by at least two (2) of the following: a member of the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association, most recent employer, horticultural instructor, counselor, club advisor, religious leader, or other persons qualified to attest to your abilities, character, and scholastic ability. Attach all references to your application as they are very helpful in assisting the Trustees in their selection of recipients.
  • Completed application with all required attachments must be in the TNLA office by May 1st prior to the fall semester of intended enrollment.

Deadline:  May 1, 2017


Coastal A&M Scholarship App 2017


  • 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:  Must be postmarked by March 27, 2017


WAMHS Rosario Carrizo Education Scholarship Awards

  • 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 23, 2017


Texas Builders Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must be enrolled as a full time student for the fall semester as: a student in a Texas technical/trade school or community college/university that offers a building trade certification; or a construction science, management, engineering or related degree, and have at least one full academic year of course work remaining following the award of the scholarship.
  • The applicant must be pursuing a construction related trade certification or construction/engineering degree.
  •  If the applicant is in high school, they must be enrolled in a dual credit program with a Texas technical/trade school or community college/university and working toward a construction related trade certification or construction/engineering degree.
  • The applicant must demonstrate an interest in obtaining employment in the construction industry or a construction related field upon graduation.
  • Preference will be given to: a. Applicants who are legal residents of Texas. b. Students who plan to join Texas’ construction workforce.
  • All portions of the application must be completed and submitted as one package. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all portions of the application are received by the deadline.

Deadline: April 28, 2017


Board of Trustee-Sam May Scholarship Application 2017

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:  Applications are due to the Counselors’ Office by 4:00 April 3, 2017 


Capital Farm Credit Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded using the following eligibility requirements:
1. Funds shall be used to attend an accredited vocational or technical school, college or university. Student must maintain full time status.
2. Applicants must be seniors, graduating within the current school year.
3. Currently has no less than a “B” grade average
4. Applicant must demonstrate that they have a tentative educational plan and goals, related to fields in agriculture, education, or natural resources (may include Ag Communications, Ag Economics/Business, Ag Education, Wildlife or Ranch Management, Education, etc.).

Deadline:  April 15, 2017


Afro-American Historical Society (AAHS)

  • Must be a high school senior currently enrolled in the year of the award in the Coastal Bend area.
  • Must have earned a 3.0 (B) GPA or better

Deadline:  April 15, 2017


San Patricio County Association of Realtors, Inc.

The committee will consider students who are involved in school, community and leadership activities.  Financial need will be a strong factor in our derision.

Deadline:  April 14, 2017


Mano a Mano

This one-year scholarship is available to high school seniors, students who have recently graduated, or hold a GED Certificate from any area high school.  Also included are students who are currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution in Corpus Christi or Kingsville, TX.  Scholarship awards are given up to $2,000.  Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, be full-time students, and demonstrate a willingness to seek employment in the Corpus Christi area following graduation.

Deadline:  March 31, 2017


Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a GED)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2017
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

Deadline:  June 15, 2017


Enrique Hinojosa, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicant must be a 2017 graduate of Sinton High School.
  • The top five applicants will be called in for a short interview. You will be notified by your  counselor prior to the interview.
  • The scholarship recipient will be announced during the Senior Awards Night assembly.

Deadline:  May 1, 2017