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, 2018

You will find a list of Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 1 million dollars to students in the 2018-2019 school year.

Deadline: Varies per scholarship


Voice of Democracy

A national patriotic speech writing competition open to 9-12th grade students.  To enter the competition a student records a short, 3-5 minute speech expressing their interpretation of the assigned patriotic theme.  Contact:  Sinton VFW Post 12160, James Breaux, 361-701-2082 or Veterans of Foreign Wars, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64111

Deadline:  October 31, 2018


Gates Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

Deadline: September 18, 2018


2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award

To be eligible, you must:

  • be in grades 5-12 as of November 6
  • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
  • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 6.

Deadline:  November 6, 2018


Match the Promise Scholarship


Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply for the Match the Promise program:

  • Student must be a beneficiary of a Texas Tuition Promise Fund® account.
  • Student must be a Texas resident and a dependent [1] for tax purposes of a Texas resident.
  • Student must be in grade five through nine at the time of application.
  • Student must have a family income [2] of $100,000 or less.
Deadline:  December 31, 2018
Scholarship Criteria:

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, 2018


Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers is available to prospective teachers who are currently in, or plan to enter, an eligible teacher preparation program at a Raising Texas Teachers partner university. Aspiring Teachers can apply in the fall of any year between their senior year of high school and junior year of college. See below for the lists of eligible programs at each university.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be committed to teaching in a majority-economically disadvantaged school or in a shortage subject area (in a school where more than 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, or as a math, science, bilingual, or special education teacher) in a Texas public school. Preference is given to Texas residents.

Deadline: Varies per  partner universities.  See website


The Rice Investment

Full tuition scholarships and grants will be offered to students from middle-income families under a new financial aid plan titled The Rice Investment. Under The Rice Investment program, full tuition scholarships will be awarded to degree-seeking undergraduates with family incomes between $65,000 and $130,000 who are eligible to receive need-based financial aid. In addition, students with family incomes between $130,000 and $200,000 will receive scholarships covering at least half of their tuition. Support for students from low-income families will also be significantly enhanced under the program, and students with family incomes below $65,000 will receive grant aid covering not only their full tuition, but also all of their mandatory fees and room and board.

Deadline:  See website


DAR Good Citizens Program and Scholarship Contest

The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.  The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools that are in good standing with their state boards of education.  United States citizenship is not required.  The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of dependability (which includes truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality); service (which includes cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others); leadership (which includes personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility); and patriotism (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation) to an outstanding degree.

Sign up in the Counselors’ office if you have demonstrated, in an outstanding way, these qualities of a good citizen.

Deadline: October 31, 2018


Texas Student Housing Scholarship

Eligibility:  TSHA Scholarships are available to Texas High School graduating seniors, Community College attendees, and university upper classmen who have previously graduated from a Texas High School.

Scholarships for academic year 2019-2020 will be limited to students who will be attending college in Austin, College Station, or Denton, Texas.

Deadline:  January 31, 2019


Texas State University Competitive Scholarships

Students who will be attending Texas State University can apply through Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS).  The 2019-2020 scholarship application is now available.

Deadlne:  See website


Dell Scholars Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in the fall directly following high school graduation.
  • Earn a minimum of a 2.4 GPA
  • Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in first year of college
  • Be on tract to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year

Deadline:  December 1, 2018


2019 AgStudent of the Month & Marsha Martin 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 2019
  2. Be 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 2019 application.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  7. Submit a resume
  8. Submit an essay (see website for essay topic)

Deadline:  December 1, 2018


Carr P. Collins Scholars Program

For consideration, applicants must:

  • have minimum combined math and evidenced based reading and writing score of 1310 on the SAT or a minimum of 28 on the ACT
  • complete a balanced college preparatory program including history, science and a foreign language
  • rank in the top quarter of their graduating class
  • be a bona fide resident of the state of Texas

Deadline: January 31, 2019


Buc Days Scholarships


  • Graduating High School Senior
  • Meet high school unit requirement
  • 3.0 or better GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or 90 or higher (on a 100 pt scale)
  • Strong record of school and extracurricular activities
  • Desire to grow and achieve great things

Deadline: November 16, 2018


ACT Student Champion Award!

ACT State Councils look beyond academics when assessing applicants:

  • The ACT Student Champion is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is
    prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place.
  • The ACT K-12 Champion is an individual who has created or led a program that
    positively impacts their organization and community through improved readiness for
    college and career opportunities.
  • The ACT Postsecondary Champion is a person who assists individuals in navigating their
    education and career journey.
  • The ACT Workforce Champion has created or led a program that positively impacts their
    company and community through improved hiring practices,
    apprenticeships/internships, or community leadership.

Deadline:  October 31, 2018


Brockman Scholars Program

A merit-based full scholarship that covers five years of study on the College Stati0n campus of Texas A&M University.

The scholarship supports four years of undergraduate studies in an approved program of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), as well as the one-year MS Business graduate degree program at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School.

Aside from academic merit, we are seeking to attract students who can demonstrate high levels of constructive community engagement, and who exhibit the qualities of a good citizen.

It is imperative that applicants understand that they are applying for a scholarship that provides for both an undergraduate and graduate degree. It is a condition of being awarded the scholarship that the recipient will enroll in, and successfully complete, both the four-year undergraduate STEM degree and the MS Business graduate degree program.

Deadline:  October 28, 2018


TILF – Texas Interscholastic League Foundation

Students who meet the following criteria:

  • Must have competed at the UIL Academic State Meet, Congressional Debate State Meet, One-Act Play State Meet, or Theatrical Design State Meet OR must have advanced to the second day of the Cross Examination Debate State Meet OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition, the Latino History Essay Competition, or the Young Filmmakers Festival OR must have been a member of one of the top 10 teams per competition group at the BEST or FIRST state robotics contests
  • Must plan to attend an accredited college or university in the state of Texas
  • Must enroll full-time in college and maintain a 2.5 college GPA (some scholarships require higher GPAs)
  • Must have taken either the SAT or the ACT
  • Must be graduating from high school during the current academic year

Deadline:  May 10, 2019


TFS Scholarships

The TFS difference – Our massive scholarship database provides you with access to $41 billion in funding, and grows at a rate of 5,000 new awards per month.

The best part is most of these opportunities come directly from colleges and universities – not just from competitive, national pools.  That increases your odds of finding free money, and finding the right scholarships for you.

Register and create a profile to begin!

Deadline:  Varies by scholarship



There are thousands of scholarships available for college students that can be narrowed down based on background, major and financial need. Use our guide to sort through scholarship opportunities based on eligibility and check out our resources for more information on how to pay for college.

Deadline:  Varies by scholarship


Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships

There are several high school scholarship opportunities provided by Texas Farm Bureau.  The three available scholarships are for high school students who have not yet graduated:

  • TFB Memorial/Honorary District Scholarship (4 scholarships awarded per TFB District.)
  • TFB Young Farmer & Rancher Scholarship for high school students (1 scholarship awarded per TFB District)
  • TFB Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship (1 scholarship awarded)

Deadline:  March 1, 2019


Coastal Bend Community Foundation

The CBCF Online Scholarship Application is open each year from December 15th – March 1st. Scholarships awarded will be for the following academic year.

Scholarships exist for students planning academic studies at either 2 or 4 year accredited colleges or universities, both in and outside of Texas. Scholarships for students choosing vocational or technical studies at accredited vocational or trade schools are also available.

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.

For more detailed information on the requirements and applying for CBCF and Outside scholarships, visit the Coastal Bend Community Foundation link above.

Deadline:  March 1, 2019


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has partnered with the College Board to increase scholarship opportunities for students who’ve taken the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10.

More than half of the students who won the Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship last year took the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 and were discovered through Student Search Services.

Deadline:  November 20, 2018


Texas Society of Professional Engineers and Texas Engineering Foundation

The chapters of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) in affiliation with Texas Engineering Foundation (TEF) will award scholarships to graduating Texas high school seniors who will be pursuing a degree in an engineering program at an ABET-accredited (Accreditation board for Engineering and Technology) college or university.

Deadline: January 18, 2019


American Society of Safety Professionals

The scholarship will be awarded based on several factors and an applicant’s overall grade point average is not the sole determining factor.  Please see application for further details.

Deadline:  April 12, 2019


Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Students who demonstrate financial need and come from an underrepresented group or undeserved community will be eligible to receive a Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship. Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

  • Majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance
  • High School senior with a 3.5 or above GPA
  • Freshman/sophomore undergraduate students with a 3.0 or above GPA
  • Attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. four-year college or university
  • U.S. citizen
  • Be willing to consider a paid internship with Lockheed Martin following their freshman, sophomore or junior year of college,  other circumstances notwithstanding (note: the internship is not required to receive a scholarship.

Application opens January 15, 2019.

See website for Deadline


ACET Scholarship

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

Deadline:  See Website


TTA Foundation Scholarship

The Texas Telephone Association Foundation (TTAF), a non-profit, philanthropic organization founded to help further the understanding of telephony and advance telecommunications as a career choice, will award six, four-year scholarships, in the amount of $2,000 per year to students entering college for the 2019-202 school year.

  • U.S. Citizen;
  • Student graduating from a Texas high school no later than June 2019
  • 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 2019
  • 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:  Return to SHS Counselors’ Office by March 22, 2019.


Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission 

The THGC is excited to announce our 2019 Student Contest!  If you are a 6th-12th grade Texas student, we want to hear from you.

This year’s theme is Texas Survivors.  Survivors of the Holocaust and modern genocides have attempted to convey their experiences to others, especially the younger generations that represent the further by engaging survivors’ personal testimonies.  Texas students can assume the role of witness and use their knowledge to improve the world in which we live.

See site for guidelines.

Deadline:  February 28, 2019


Texas State Assured Scholarships

The Distinguished Scholarship award amount ranges from $6,000 to $10,000 ($1,500 to $2,500 per year).  The scholarships are guaranteed to all qualified students and are renewable for four years.  This expansion of our assured scholarships represents an $8 million commitment by the university to future students over the four years the scholarship would be awarded.  With the addition of this scholarship, Texas State now awards three assured scholarships to eligible students:

  • President’s Honor Scholarship
  • Texas State Achievement Scholarship
  • Texas State Distinguished Scholarship

See website for requirements and deadlines