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