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Mansfield Independent School District

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Scholarship Opportunities
for High School Seniors

The MISD Guidance and Counseling Department provides a list of internal and external scholarship opportunites for high schools seniors looking to enter college or the workforce after their senior year. 

Click on a category name to view available scholarships.  If you would like to have a scholarship added to the list, please contact a high school counselor.  All scholarships are reviewed before being added to the website.

 Top 10 Tips for Scholarship Applications

  1. Apply only if you are eligible - read ALL requirements and directions carefully.
  2. Complete application in full – if questions do not apply to you, then note that on application.
  3. Follow directions - be sure to supply ALL requested materials, including transcripts, recommendation letters, and essays.
  4. Neatness counts - type your application OR make sure your handwriting is neat and legible.
  5. Write an essay that makes a strong impression - be personal and specific.
  6. Watch for deadlines – extensions are rarely given.
  7. Make sure your application gets where it needs to go – allow enough time for it to get there.
  8. Give it a final review - proof read the entire application carefully. Look for misspelled words or grammatical errors. Ask a friend, teacher, or parent to proof read it as well.
  9. Ask for help if you need it - do not hesitate to contact the scholarship/funding organization or your counselor.
  10. Keep a back-up file - before sending in the application make a copy of the entire packet for your records and make a note of when you turned it in.

Athletics

AmountDeadlineScholarshipCriteria
$10,000June 17, 2016
Big Sun Athletics Scholarship
Available to all student athletes regardless of the sport. The applicant must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institution.
 $5000 (1,250 per year)  March 1

 Dallas Stars Foundation 

Bob Gainey Honorary Scholarship Application

 Scholarship Criteria:

✯ Applicant must be a legal U.S. citizen and Texas resident

✯ Applicant must be a high school senior who is an active member on one or more of his/her school’s athletic teams

✯ Applicant must plan to attend an accredited 2- or 4- year U.S. college/university as a fulltime student (minimum 12 hours per semester) beginning the summer or fall immediately following high school graduation

✯ Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or better (based on 4.0 scale)

✯ Applicant must have an SAT score of 1500 or better, or an ACT score of 24 or better

 $20,000 December 16, 

 Foot Locker Scholarship Program


 In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program,
the applicant must:

Be entering college in the Fall of 2015 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree

Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community-based sports

Have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win)

Not be an officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an officer or director

 

 $1,000 March 10, 2017 @ 5PM
 First Commonwealth Bank "Time To be First"
 The "Time to be First" Athletic Scholarship is for any high school senior graduating in 2014 that has participated on an athletic team or club. Applicants are asked to write a brief
(500 words or less) essay detailing how they put their community first by being engaged in community support activities, how they strive to put their athletics first and how they put their academics first by excelling in the classroom.
VariesMarch 1st

St. Edward's University

Scholarship for students interested in participating in intercollegiate athletics at St. Edward's University.   Scholarships, based on athletic ability, are available for men and women's  baseball/softball, basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball.  To get more specific information, please contact the coach for the sport that the student is interested in. 

 Up to $5,000 February 28, 2017

 The Dallas Mavericks & Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc

 

 

Currently enrolled high school seniors within a 75-mile radius of American Airlines Center and are

eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university may apply. Applicants must be legal U.S.

residents, be less than 21 years, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and participate in extracurricular activities.

Relatives or immediate family members of the Dallas Mavericks employees or Century 21 Mike

Bowman, Inc. are not eligible to apply for the scholarships.

 Up to $2,000 February 1, 2017 SportQuest Playing with Purpose Scholarship Program Applying student athletes must meet ALL the following criteria:
  1. Currently a high school sophomore, junior or senior
  2. Maintains a minimum "C" grade average or higher
  3. Currently a varsity level athlete in one or more sports
  4. A committed follower of Jesus Christ
 $1,000 June 1, 2016

 Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship 

 

 
    
    

College Major Specific

AmountDeadlineScholarshipCriteria
 $1,000 January 29, 2017 Nursing Scholarship 

The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Students must be at least 17 years of age and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

All applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Recommended topics are included in the Personal Essay section.

    

$1,000

 June 1, 2017 Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship
Students who are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.
 $2000 May 31, 2017 The Peck Law Firm
  • has graduated from high school before July 1, 2017,
  • has a minimum GPA of 3.0, and
  • will be attending college, graduate school, or law school in the fall semester of 2017

 

 $1,000

 December 1, 2016

 Texas PTA
 Texas PTA offers $1000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Texas who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university or a technical institute in the summer or fall semester immediately following applicant’s high school graduation. All funds for the scholarships are provided by gifts to the Texas PTA Endowment Fund.
 $20,000November 15
 Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
 Qualifications for High School Students – You must major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering and meet the following requirements:

1. Must be a U.S. citizen

2. Eligible to be granted a security clearance

3. A high school senior at the time of application

4. A minimum SAT/College Board score of 1600 (1100 Critical Reading and Math, 500 in Writing) or ACT of 25

5. A GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale is preferred

6. Demonstrated leadership abilities

 

 Up to $25,000February 29, 2016

 Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

 

 

 

 Applicants to the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program must:
  • Be high school seniors, high school graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduate students.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire 2014-15 academic year. Proprietary and online schools are not eligible.
  • Plan to major in a course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business related programs of study. See the list of eligible majors.
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries using these areas of study.
  • Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico.

Excluded from consideration are employees and relatives of employees of Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America and their affiliates and subcontractors, and GM Foundation Directors, Officers, and staff and their relatives. Although GM employees are not eligible, relatives of General Motors employees are eligible.

    
    
    
    
    

College University Specific

AmountDeadlineScholarshipCriteria
$5,000October 25th @ 3:00 PM 

Prairie View A&M University District Scholarship Application

 

See your MISD High School Counselor

Applicant Guidelines:

  • To be eligible student must be:

1.    Applied and preferably admitted into Prairie View A & M University

2.    In the top 25% of their class or

  • §  Have a 3.0 GPA and have a 1330 on the SAT (2400 scale) or a 980 on the SAT (1600 scale) or a 19 on the ACT

3.     Must be a Texas Resident and US Citizen

4.    Submit application and copy of transcript to the counseling office.

5.    Submit a one page resume that captures your extracurricular activities, community                activities, honors and awards.

6.    Write a one page essay (at least 250 words)

 $2500 February 1  each year 

 OU Alumni Club of Fort Worth

 

 Must live in Hood, Tarrant, Wise, Parker or Johnson County.  Must be attending the University of Oklahoma
 $12,500 December 1, 2016 Terry Foundation Scholarship Freshman Applicant Qualifications:

Financial need

A record of leadership in school and community

Strong academic abilities as evidenced by grades and SAT/ACT scores

U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Graduation from a Texas high school or homeschool

Be unmarried and without children

Reside on campus for the first year

Admission for Fall 2014 to the University of Houston as a full-time entering Freshman student

 $33,600 ( over 4 years)  December 15, 2016 The Haraldson FoundationHaraldson Foundation need-based scholarships are awarded to University of Texas-bound high school seniors who have high SAT or ACT scores, are graduating in the top 10% of their graduation class, and who demonstrate leadership in extra curricular activities, community service, and moral character. Haraldson Foundation Scholarships are awarded for $8,400 annually. Students may be considered for scholarship renewal for the next school year after semester grade reports have been reviewed by the Foundation Directors. Grade reports must be mailed each semester to the Foundation office. Scholarship students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average each semester, and complete at least 12 hours of course work for each semester. 
 $4,850 min
 January 31
 Baylor University Carr P. Collins Scholarship

Be unconditionally admitted to the University

Be in the top quarter of their graduating class

Have a minimum score of 1250 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

 Varies Varies Lamar University 
 Varies 
Varies  

 University of Texas @ Arlington

 

 

 Jointly sponsored by the UTA Alumni Association and the Student Affairs Division, this scholarship provides support for deserving and academically promising first-generation college students who are entering freshmen or new transfers to UTA. Freshmen must have minimums of 900 SAT/19 ACT or ranking in the top 25% of the graduating high school class. Transfer students are required to have an overall GPA of 3.0 on a minimum of 24 hours. Demonstrated community service is also a factor in awarding this $1,000 per year scholarship. Renewals require a minimum UTA GPA of 2.75 on 24 hours completed during the fall and spring semesters.
 Varies 

 Shalyn &  Al Clark Academic Achievement Scholarship

 

 

 Established by entrepreneurs and active community supporters, Shalyn and Al Clark.  The Shalyn and Al Clark Academic Achievement Scholarship is a need-based scholarship supporting first-generation students. Sophomores who excel academically in the freshman year and who enter UT Arlington without a general scholarship will be eligible to apply
$2,000
 June 1, 2015

 President's Outreach Scholarship

 

 

 The President’s Outreach Scholarship recognizes high achieving entering freshmen who have graduated from a public high school in Texas in the top 20% (preferred) or top 25% (considered) of the graduating class. A rigorous academic program of study such as IB designation or AP and/or Honors coursework will also be required. This $2,000 scholarship award may be renewed for up to four years of undergraduate study
 Varies June 1, 2015

 Simmons-Blackwell Scholarship

 

Not Updated as of 10/30/14

Tom and Linda Simmons, classes of 1972 and 1977, respectively, established this award to encourage first generation college students. Applicants must have completed less than 90 hours, must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and must have demonstrated financial need. Students may apply to renew.
 
 Varies June 1, 2015

 James D. Spaniolo First Generation Scholarship Endowment

Not updated as of 10/30/14

 Established to honor UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo’s commitment to college awareness and accessibility.  The James D. Spaniolo First Generation Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2013-2014.

Qualified applicants must be entering freshmen with minimum test scores of 1050 SAT/22 ACT or rank in the top 25% of the high school class or new college transfer students with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 3.0 on a minimum of 24 college transfer hours.

Financial need will be a consideration.

 $1,250 a year
 Not specified
 Lo Bello De San Antonio Women's Club Scholarship

Must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate at the university or its successor.

Must have been admitted to the University on an "unconditional status" as a first-time freshman or as a first-time transfer student.

Must have completed their high school education in Bexar County.

Must demonstrate financial need as determined by Student Financial.

$500 a yearFebruary 15, 2016John Miller, Douglas Miller & Louis And Vivian Vance Scholarship

Must be enrolled full time (12 hours) at UTSAMust be a Bexar County resident

Must demonstrate financial need as determined by Student Financial Aid

Incoming first-time freshmen must have graduated in the top 50 percent of their high school class and have a minimum SAT score of 950 or a minimum ACT score of 20

Preference given to students demonstrating participation and leadership in community and/or extracurricular activities

 VariesNot Specified

 Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship

 

Not updated 10/30/14

Must be majoring in architecture, engineering or related science

Incoming first-time freshmen must have a minimum SAT score of 1000 or a minimum ACT score of 22

Current students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA

Must demonstrate participation in extracurricular activities

Preference given to students enrolled or planning to enroll in an Air Force ROTC or Army ROTC program

 Varies  January 31, 2016 Texas Student Housing  Application Instructions 1. Application Form: Properly complete and sign the application form. Scholarship application materials should be mailed to the address on the last page of this package. Postmark deadline for this application is JANUARY 31, 2016. Earlier submission of the application is encouraged. 2. 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. 3. High School and University Transcripts: An OFFICIAL high school transcript and (if applicable) OFFICIAL University transcript indicating grades and class rank at least through the mid term of the previous year must accompany the scholarship application. Faxed copies of transcripts are not official and cannot be accepted. 4. SAT or ACT Scores: An SAT or ACT score is required. The TSHA considers the student’s highest one-day test score for scholarship competition regardless of how many times the test has been taken. The highest combined/mixed scores from two different test dates may not be combined. Copies of the official score sheet are acceptable and also are required as part of the Counselor/Principal form (page 3). 5. GPA: Please make sure the Counselor/Principal has filled in the applicant’s GPA and all requested data on the page he/she fills out. The GPA must be presented on a 4.0 scale. 6. Completeness of the Application Package: The ability to follow the given instructions will be a factor in the award process.
 $1,000 ($500 applied to Spring & $500 applied to Fall tuition November 1, 2016

Fort Worth/Tarrant County Aggie Moms' Club 2016-17

 

All documents for complete application must be submitted in one envelope only to :

Marcia Morrow, FW/TC Aggie Moms' Scholarship Chair

1632 Knoxville Drive, Bedford, Tx 76022 

Applications must meet the following criteria:

1.    Be full-time undergraduate students at Texas A&M during the 2016-2017 school year;

2.    Reside in Tarrant County or an adjacent county that is not represented by an A&M Mothers’ Club; current university undergraduate students must maintain their permanent address in Tarrant County;

3.    Meet the following academic requirements established by Texas A&M University:

  •    Complete at least 18 hours during the 2016-2017 academic year (Fall/Spring)
  •    Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA/GPR
  •   Remain  in Good Standing with the University at the time of disbursement of scholarship funds, i.e., may not be on conduct or academic probation

4.    May not have a relative serving on the Scholarship Committee;

5.    Must submit a complete Scholarship Application on or before the posted deadline;

6.    Must submit an official transcript noting grades and GPA/GPR, and if applicable, class rank, for all classes/courses completed through the Fall 2015 semester.  The school’s official seal must appear on the transcript.  Xeroxed copies will not be accepted;

7.    Must include two (2) letters of recommendation: one from an individual who knows the applicant in the school-setting (i.e., professor, teacher, advisor, counselor, etc.) AND one from an individual who knows the applicant in a community or work setting;

8.    Scholarships are not renewable; to be considered for a scholarship, a new application must be submitted each year.

 
$1,000January 20, 2017

Frontier Fiesta Leaders and Achievers Scholarship 2014

 

 

The following requirements apply to students applying for either scholarship:

1. Students must attend the University of Houston in the Fall 2015 semester

2. Students are required to submit all materials in one envelope or via online at www.uh.edu/fiesta

Incomplete packages will not be considered.

Varies December 31, 2016

Western State Colorado University

 Enroll and complete a minimum of 24 credit hours each year.

  • Founders, Summit, and Scholars Award- Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Advantage Award-  Maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Meet satisfactory academic requirements.
  • A maximum of 8 semesters of eligibility will be awarded to freshman students and 6 semesters of eligibility will be awarded to transfer students.

NOTE:  If you do not maintain the requirements listed above and lose your Merit Scholarship, you are not eligible to receive the WUE or CP tuition discounts.  If you are awarded a Founders, Summit, or Scholars Award and fail to maintain the required cumulative GPA of 3.0, you will not receive the Advantage Award. 

VariesJanuary 4, 2017

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program @ The University of Texas at Dallas

 Students who have the best chance of being invited to McDermott Finalists’ Weekend will have:

  • 1400 or higher on the two part SAT (verbal and math);
  • 2100 or higher on the three part SAT;
  • 32 or higher on the ACT;
  • A class rank in the top five percent of their graduating class;
  • First-time college freshman
    • AP, IB, CLEP, and Dual-Credit acceptable,
    • Current UT Dallas students or Transfer students not eligible;
  • Long records of community volunteerism and leadership in school;
  • Broad and eclectic interests in science, literature, and the arts; and
  • Social skills to interact easily with adults as well as peers.

The Program welcomes all majors.

Applications are accepted from across Texas, the U.S., and the world.

$1,000 to $20,000February 24, 2017

Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Program

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS:
1. Be an active member of the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program for the current year and at least the two of the three previous years, have a
current enrollment with the county Extension Office where applicant resides, and be in good standing with the Texas 4-H Youth Development
Program at all levels (county, district, and state).
2. Be a United States citizen. If the applicant’s transcript reflects a place of birth other than the United States, proof of naturalization must be
provided with the scholarship application.
3. Be a Texas resident.
4. Be scheduled to graduate from a Texas High School (public, private, or home) during the 2014-2015 school year.
5. Have made formal application to enroll with intent to attend a Texas college or university in the Fall of the year scholarship is awarded. Youth with
plans or intentions of attending an non-Texas college/university/trade school are not eligible.
6. Have been accepted into a Texas college/university, technical school by the time of the interview.
7. Complete and pass all necessary standardized test(s) for graduation and admittance to the college and/or university declared in the scholarship
application.
8. Meet the entrance requirements for the college or university for which formal application has been made.
9. An applicant may apply for a Texas 4-H, Texas FFA, and Texas FCCLA scholarship, however some restrictions may apply.
10. Submit a 2015 Texas 4-H Youth Development Opportunity Scholarship application.
11. All scholarship recipients MUST BE PRESENT at the 2015 Texas 4-H Roundup Scholarship Interviews, Orientation(s), Assembly(s), and donor
banquet/event(s) in order to receive a 4-H scholarship.
12. Application must be complete and correct once submitted for consideration. Any application deemed incomplete or incorrect will be disqualified
for consideration.
13. Once an application is submitted no portion or information can be updated, revised, and/or corrected.
14. Right Of Refusal, Reassignment, And/Or Retraction. The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation, Texas 4-H Youth Development Program,
and the Scholarship Committee has the right to refuse, reassign, and/or retract any scholarship application or scholarship award during the judging,
awarding, or post awarding process. Refusal/retraction can be based, but not limited to, unfactual and incorrect information provided in the
application, statements made during the interview that contradicts application, or failure to meet any criteria or eligibility requirements

Corporate or Private Organizations

AmountDeadlineScholarshipCriteria
$5,000November 30, 2016

Sixt Scholars

Sixt Rent A Car/ Helping the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Graduating high school senior in the USA, academic year 2016/2017

Plan to enroll in a full time 2 or 4 year university

$1,000

6 scholarships will be awarded

November 30, 2016

Good 360 Scholarship

3.3 Minimum GPA to Apply

Must be a High School Senior Applying to College or Currently Attending College 

Must Have An Interest In Environmentalism Or Sustainability

VariesFebruary 1, 2017Key Club Scholarship

Application Instructions

1. A copy of official Transcript.  Applicant must have a "B" (3.0 based on a 4 point system) grade average or above.

2. Evidence of scholastic ability in the form of college aptitude scores (ACT or SAT preferred).

3. Resume (by school year) in the form of a list of extracurricular activities including: leadership abilities; school activities; work experience; honors received; and Key Club activities.

4. A one-page statement from the applicant of educational plans and objectives. 

Please do not staple or fold the forms (mail in a large envelope).

Up to $2500February 10, 2017Optimist International Essay Contest 1. The contest is open to students under age 18 as of October 1st of the current Optimist International Contest year (October 1 – September 30).

Students must enter in the District in which they reside. U.S. students attending school on military installations outside the U.S. are eligible to enter in their last home of record.
2. Contestants are eligible for only one Club’s contest during any given year.

3. No student who has previously won a District Optimist Essay contest scholarship will be eligible to compete at any level of the competition again.
4. All contestants at each level of the contest must show proof of age before competing. Optimist Clubs may require a copy of birth certificate or passport before participating if offering a Club scholarship separate from Optimist International. District winners must provide a copy of birth certificate or passport with the District entry documentation..

 $1,500 March 1 Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarship

 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS NOTE:

Applicants must comply with these instructions. Applications that do not follow these instructions may not be considered. 1. Answer all questions on pages 3 through 5 of this application. 2. Assemble an Application Package in the following order. (No photos) a. Your completed pages 3 through 5. b. Your high school transcript. c. A copy of your SAT and/or ACT scores results. d. Two personal reference letters for you. (Must be from non-family members) e. Two academic reference letters for you. (Must be from your high school faculty)

$5,000 (2) March 1, 2017Helping Hands And Caring Hearts of AmericaEach applicant will fill out an initial informational questionnaire and two (2) teacher recommendation forms, which will be reviewed. Upon approval from the Foundation, applicants will be contacted to complete a 500-word essay. The Foundation will review all applications and essays and select two (2) recipients of the $5,000 each.

The recipients, in order to receive the scholarship funds, will perform - hours of volunteer service with the Helping Hands and Caring Hearts of America Volunteer Team in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. All volunteer work must be completed on the scheduled dates in order to receive the scholarship monies. Failure to complete any of the volunteer work will be considered a forfeiture of the scholarship

$1,000 (20)February 10, 2017The Association For Compensatory Educators of Texas Eligibility: 

This application is for students who have participated at least two years in a federal or state funded compensatory program.  The purpose of a compensatory program is to supplement the regular or basic educational program with intensive and accelerated instruction. These programs include supplemental interventions for students who; are on a Title I campus, have failed STAAR, are at-risk of dropping out of school, are homeless, are migrant, are Bilingual/ESL and/or are pregnant/parenting. The scholarship will be awarded during the ACET Spring Conference and provides $1000 to the recipient to be used within a year from the time the scholarship is awarded. The scholarship will be paid directly to an accredited postsecondary university, college, community/junior college, technical, or vocational school, not directly to the scholarship recipient.

(2) $500.00 April 15Arlington Classics Academy Ken Simon Scholarship  REQUIREMENTS: All applicants for an Arlington Classics Academy Ken Simon Scholarship must:

1. Be a high school senior in good standing and graduating on or before August 31 of the current school year; and
2. Attend an accredited college, university, junior college or trade school in the fall semester following high school graduation; and
3. Submit a complete application packet to the Scholarship Committee postmarked or hand delivered to ACA by April 15, 2016. Any application received after that date will be eligible for consideration. Incomplete or illegible applications will not be eligible for consideration.

$1,000February 15, 2017Church's Chicken Community Program 

Applicants to the Church's Chicken® Community Scholarship Program must:

  • Be living in one of the following sixteen states: AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NM, NV, TN, TX.
  • Be graduating high school seniors or be graduating from home school education in the U.S.
  • Plan to enroll part-time or full-time, without interruption, for the entire upcoming academic year at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).
  • Be a resident of the U.S.

Officers, directors and children of officers and directors of CPF are ineligible to apply. Employees of Cajun Operating Company and its franchisees may not apply, but children of employees may apply.

$500 eachApril 1, 2016

MetroTex Association of Realtors Scholarship 

Requirements

1. Applicant must be a Grand Prairie resident and eligible for college enrollment or trade specialty School in September 2016.

2. All applicants will need a total of three recommendations from the following:
• Religious leader
• Current or past employer
• Personal friend
• School teacher or counselor

Letters of recommendation can be emailed to Joe Mazza at joem@dfwre.com or mailed to:

MetroTex Association of REALTORS
Scholarship Committee
8201 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75247

3. If applicant’s application is selected as a finalist, applicant will be contacted for a personal interview. Interviews will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 and Tuesday April 26, 2016 from 3:30 – 6:00 at the Grand Prairie ISD Administration Office, 2602 S. Beltline Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75052.

4. Applicant is eligible for only one scholarship.

If applicants have any questions, they will need to contact Joe Mazza at 214.540.2722.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

Up to $3,000 or $6,000 per academic yearMarch 1

Texas Department of Transportation

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.
$1,000June 12, 2017Abbott and Fenner Business ConsultantsApplication Procedure for 2017

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com

Describe your educational career and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.  Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.
    
$1,000July 1Solar Action Alliance  

What Are the Scholarship Requirements?

1. You must be (or planning on being) a full-time student at an accredited institute of higher education. In order to verify this, you must provide us an official statement verifying your enrollment.

2. You must have at least a 3.2 (out of a 4.0 scale) GPA.

3. Our annual scholarship deadline is July 1st. Winner will be notified by August 1st. Due to our scholarship being annual, the years will change, but the days will stay the same for the deadline.

$1,000January 13, 2017

The Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas 

 

Eligibility
Candidates for the NAFEPA scholarship will be selected by the NAFEPA affiliate state organization or representative. Each state may select one candidate for the national scholarship program. States with 100 or more members are permitted to nominate two candidates.


Selection Process
Scholarships will be awarded based upon the following criteria of equal point value:
• High school or college transcript from fall 2015 (20 points)
• Extracurricular activities/leadership activities within the community, non-profit, or church (20 points)
• Three letters of recommendation, including letters from a school principal, faculty member or staff and a non-family member (on school letterhead if from school staff) (20 points)
• Financial need (20 points)
• A 300 word (maximum) essay outlining his/her leadership activities and future goals

$2500January 13, 2017

National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators (NAFEPA)

 

NAFEPA offers three different scholarships. 

Stanley J. McFarland

John A. Pfaff

Iva McCants

 

 

 

 Eligibility

Candidates for the NAFEPA scholarship will be selected by the NAFEPA affiliate state organization or representative. Each state may select one candidate for the national scholarship program. States with 100 or more members are permitted to nominate two candidates.


Selection Process
Scholarships will be awarded based upon the following criteria of equal point value:
• High school or college transcript from fall 2015 (20 points)
• Extracurricular activities/leadership activities within the community, non-profit, or church (20 points)
• Three letters of recommendation, including letters from a school principal, faculty member or staff and a non-family member (on school letterhead if from school staff) (20 points)
• Financial need (20 points)
• A 300 word (maximum) essay outlining his/her leadership activities and future goals

$3000January 27, 2017Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship

To be eligible to apply for a MOPH Scholarship, each applicant needs to be a member of one of the following categories:

(1) a Purple Heart recipient who is also a member of MOPH, or

(2) his/her spouse, or

(3) his/her direct lineal descendent (child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild or step-grandchild), or

(4) the spouse, widow/widower, or direct lineal descendent of a service member killed-in-action or who died of wounds. If the Purple Heart recipient is listed as killed-in-action or died of wounds, supporting documentation must accompany the application.

Great-grandchildren are not eligible to apply. A MOPH Associate membership or membership in the MOPH Ladies Auxiliary does not by itself convey scholarship eligibility.

In order to receive an MOPH Scholarship, applicants must meet the following three requirements:

(1) be a graduate or upcoming graduate (current senior) of a high school or GED program, and

(2) accepted by or enrolled as a FULL-TIME undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college, university, or trade school at the time the scholarship is awarded, and

(3) be able to demonstrate the capacity for advanced academic achievement or technical proficiency as demonstrated by maintaining at least a 2.75 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) based on an un-weighted 4.0 grading system. Graduate students and students going back to school to receive additional undergraduate degrees after successfully completing at least one prior undergraduate degree program are not eligible to apply.

2015 MOPH Scholarship Program Results: Click Here to see the list of scholarship recipients for the 2015 MOPH Scholarship Program.

 

2016 MOPH Scholarship Program: Click Here for the Downloadable copy of the 2016 Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship Application Package

If you have any questions about the MOPH Scholarship Program, please contact the Scholarship Chairwoman or Mr. Stewart McKeown at MOPH Headquarters (703)-642-5360 or Email: scholarship@purpleheart.org

    
$2500Dec 15, 2016AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

Applicants to the AXA Achievement Community Scholarship must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 United States, District of Columbia 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 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
    • Special consideration will be 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. 

Eligible students are encouraged to apply for both the Achievement and Community scholarships, but a student may receive only one of these AXA-sponsored scholarships.

$1500January 31, 2017I HAVE A DREAM SCHOLARSHIP Applicants must:
  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

 

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"We want to know... what do you dream about? Whether it's some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college."

    
    
 $500 October 6, 2016 AES Engineering 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.
$1,300     ( $650 per semester)  April 15th for the Fall enrollment Goodwill Scholarship

I. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Recipients of the institutional scholarship are required to:

A. Be enrolling as a first time student in college or returning student with fewer than 90 commutative college credit hours attempted.

B. Pursuing an Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree at an accredited college or university.

C. Enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

D. Have and maintain a satisfactory GPA (2.00-4.00).

E. U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

F. Be a resident of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth service area.

G. Have a documented disability and/or demonstrate a financial need.

H. Not be related to any of the Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth Board Members.

 
 $500June 15, 2017
 Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
Be currently attending or planning to attending a post-secondary institution in Canada or the US in September of 2014.  Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
 $1,000 January 17, 2017
 RMHC U.S. Scholarships (Ronald McDonald House Charities)

To apply for an RMHC scholarship, a student must:

Be a high school senior

Be younger than 21 years old

Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study

Be a legal U.S. resident

Live in a participating RMHC Chapter's geographic area

Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline of the application

Meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program

Provide verification of enrollment each year at respective accredited post-secondary institution

 Varies
 October 31, 2016
 Coca-Cola Scholarship

Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);

U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;

Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;

Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;

Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school

$3,000April 30, 2017iT'S REALLY ALL ABOUT THE EDUCATION  Applicants must:
  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

 

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?"

    
 Varies May 25, 2016

 Western Union Family Scholarship Program

 

 

All applicants for scholarships must be age 18 or older.

Both applicants are members of the same family.

Applicants must have been in the United States for seven years or less.

Both applicants must have been born outside of the United States.

Both applicants must be living in the United States currently.

The educational institutions for both of the family members must be in the United States.

The application must include educational institutions for both the primary and secondary award recipients (the two family members).

Scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education, language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or financial literacy.

Scholarships may not be used for advanced degrees (such as Masters, PhD).

Scholarships will be made only to accredited higher-education institutions and training/educational providers.

Western Union employees, Western Union Agents and dependents are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

 

   
 $5,000 December 5, 2016 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship  Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are open to all college and high school students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States. Applicants must meet the age requirement by October 5, 2015
$500  January 29, 2016 10 Words or Less Scholarship

 A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2016.

B) In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $500 scholarship.

 

 up to $50,000
 November 30, 2016
 Most Valuable Student Competition (The Elks National Foundation)

**Completed application must be submitted in person to the Elks Lodge located nearest to student.  Please see FAQ portion of website to confirm accurate destination.

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.

College students are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Male and female students compete separately.

 Up to $5,000  AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship  Scholarship Details
AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
U.S. citizen
Permanent resident
High school senior
Freshman year
Four-year college
School must be accredited
Essay
Proof of eligibility
200-word or less autobiography.
Two copies of 1,200 to 1,500 word essay based on topic on Website.
Entire submission fastened with paper clip.
  • Must be current high school junior or senior planning to enter college.
  • First place: $5,000; second place: $2500; third place: $1000; honorable mention: $500.
  • Winners must agree to have name and city published, have essay published on AFA Teens Website, provide AFA with photo for publicity purposes, and be available for interviews with media.
  • Proof of college registration and U.S. citizenship required upon selection
 $1,000 December 31 Best Price Nutrition and Health Scholarship

  • Best Price Nutrition is offering one student a $1,000 paid scholarship towards their academic costs for the 2015 school year.
  • If any alumni wins this scholarship, $1,000 will be given to the school the alumni graduated from.
  • The scholarship is paid to the school of the selected recipient.
  • It will be paid in a one-time amount of $1,000 USD and sent directly to the school's financial aid office to be placed on the student's account.
  • Currently residing in the United States.
  • All eligible participants must be a currently enrolled full-time in college or an alumni.
  • Student must provide the address of the college's Financial Aid Office.
  • Student must provide college student identification number.

$25,000

$5,000

$1,000

 

December 15, 2016Burger King Scholarship (Various) Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service.  Please read the information provided on the website.
    
180,000 over 4 yrsNone SpecifiedNavy ROTC

The Navy adheres to strict moral, physical and academic standards. This applies to students in the NROTC program. Here is a list of some of the basic requirements to apply for the program. You must:

Be a U.S. citizen

Be not less than 17 years old by September 1 of year starting college and no more than 23 on June 30 of that year

Not have reached your 27th birthday by June 30 of the year in which your graduation and commissioning are anticipated

Have acquired a high school graduation or equivalency certificate by August 1 of the year you plan to enter the NROTC program

Have no moral obligations or personal convictions that prevent conscientious bearing of arms and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic

Be physically qualified by Navy standards

Not have 30 or more semester hours or 45 or more quarter hours of college credit upon application

    
$25,000February 20, 2016

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

 

 

Applicants to the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors, high school graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduate students.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire 2014-15 academic year. Proprietary and online schools are not eligible.
  • Plan to major in a course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business related programs of study. See the list of eligible majors.
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries using these areas of study.
  • Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico.


Excluded from consideration are employees and relatives of employees of Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America and their affiliates and subcontractors, and GM Foundation Directors, Officers, and staff and their relatives. Although GM employees are not eligible, relatives of General Motors employees are eligible.

$1,000March 31, 2017

 Kiwanis Club of Mansfield Afternoon "Stay Safe & Sober" scholarship application

See your campus counselor for an application. 

 

 

This scholarship is for Mansfield Timberview and Mansfield Legacy students only.

 It is entirely up to you as to how you approach the subject and what, in particular, you have to say on the subject. There is no required or desired length.

 Scholarship winners will be announced in May, 2015.

    

 $10,000

 November 13, 2016 Anne Ford Scholarship  To be eligible for the 2016 Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship, an applicant must:
  • Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD in the fall of 2016
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability
  • Please Note: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder alone is not considered to be a learning disability; eligible candidates with AD/HD must also provide documentation of a specific learning disability.
  • Be a United States citizen

$1,000 to $12,500

December 4, 2015

Elks National Foundation

Most Valuable Student Scholarship/Leadership Award

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2015 competition.

  • 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.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately
$2,000May 31,2017

Peck Law Firm Scholarship 

This scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will have graduated from high school before July 1, 2016. Only students, who have a 3.0 GPA or higher and who are seeking a law-related degree, may apply for this scholarship.

Any student seeking the scholarship must complete the on-line application, which appears below. All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on May 31, 2016. The winner will be announced on July 31 and will receive a one-time award of $2,000 to be used for school-related expenses.

Each applicant must fill out the form below and submit an essay of not more than 1,500 words in which the applicant answers the question: What effects will the legalization of gay marriage have on religion, culture, and/or family law in America?

 

 $2,000 October 31, 2016

 Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

 

 Applicants must:
  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
 $1,500

November 1, 2016

 The Plasticplace Green Scholarship Award

 Eligible: 

  • Incoming students for fall of 2015, who are US Citzens.
  • The scholarship will be payable to the winner's college/university (in the US).
  • Winners are not based on financial need.
  • Homeschooled students may apply as long as academic level is  equivalent to that of their peers.
  • Scholarship awarded to students with an average SAT score of 1070 and average GPA of 3.5 or above.
$1,000December 31, 2016Headset Plus Scholarship

Application Process:

  • Create a YouTube video (less than 5 minutes please). Include in the video:
  1. Tell us about yourself, why we should awarded you with our scholarship. Be creative, be unique, express your personality.
  2. Tell us why you're seeking a degree in your field, and why our scholarship interested you.
  • Upload your video to YouTube with the title "$1000 HeadsetPlus.com College Scholarship Program"
  • In the description of the video include a link to this page or www.HeadsetPlus.com
  • Once your video has been uploaded, email the active YouTube link to scholarship@headsetplus.com along with the following information:
  1. Your full name, mailing address, and phone number

  2. Proof you have been accepted to an accredited college or university. (i.e. acceptance letter) or

  3. Proof you're currently attending an accredit university (include current college transcript)

  4. Your GPA (transcript showing your GPA)

By submitting your application, you are giving HeadsetPlus.com the permission to use and display your video for marketing and promotional purposes. 

    
$1500December 31, 2016"Top Ten List" Scholarship  Applicants must:
  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

 

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship."

$5,000December 1Knight Essay Scholarship  

 ELIGIBILITY, SUBMISSION OF ESSAYS and DEADLINES

This contest is open to all students who are United States citizens or legal resident aliens. Contestants shall be in the freshman, sophomore, junior or senior grade of high school study during the contest year and attending school, including accredited home schools.

The contest must be entered through a Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution near the student's residence. If the State does not have chapters or if the chapters are not participating, the contest may be entered at the State level. If the State does not participate, then the essay may be submitted to the At Large Judge (see below). Only one entry per student is permitted per contest year. The first place national winner is not eligible to participate in the contest again.

Chapter and State essay submission dates may vary by location. Chapter and state deadlines are established by the chapter and state chairmen. Check ESSAY CONTACTS to locate your state contact and to request local deadline and submission information.

All essays must be submitted to the Chapter or State Knight Essay Chairmen by the deadline established by the Chapter or State. For students from a state where the State Society does not participate, the essay must be submitted to the At Large Judge, Mr. Allen Gray (knightessay@comcast.net), by December 31st. Some Chapter or State Chairmen encourage the electronic submission of the essay. If submitting an essay electronically, confirm the acceptable format(s) with the Chapter or State chairman.

All Chapters must submit their winning essay and the state contest entry form to their State Chairmen by the deadline established by the State Chairman (usually January 31st).

State Chairmen must submit their winning essays and the national contest entry form to the National Chairman no later than February 28th. E-mail submissions, for the sake of time, are preferred by the national chairman. U.S. Mail is also acceptable, but essays must be received (not postmarked) by February 28th.

The National Chairman will notify all state chairmen who submitted an essay whether their entry was among the finalists by early April. The national winners will be informed in order to be able to attend the Congress. The first-place national winner will read the winning essay at the Youth Awards Luncheon. The winning essay will be published in The SAR Magazine

Local Scholarships

AmountDeadlineScholarshipCriteria

$2500 

February 10, 2017

Optimist Club of Ft Worth

Qualifications for Contestants

1. The contest is open to students under age 18 as of October 1st of the current Optimist International Contest year (October 1 – September 30). Students must enter in the District in which they reside. U.S. students attending school on military installations outside the U.S. are eligible to enter in their last home of record.

2. Contestants are eligible for only one Club’s contest during any given year.

3. No student who has previously won a District Optimist Essay contest scholarship will be eligible to compete at any level of the competition again.

4. All contestants at each level of the contest must show proof of age before competing. Optimist Clubs may require a copy of birth certificate or passport before participating if offering a Club scholarship separate from Optimist International. District winners must provide a copy of birth certificate or passport with the District entry documentation.

$5,000

April 1, 2017

The Father of the Year Scholarship & Sylvan Landau Scholarship of Communities Foundation of Texas

 Eligibility:

Applicants must be in good standing as students and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, and either a minimum SAT score of 1500 (if taken January 2016 and earlier), a minimum SAT score of 1090 (if taken March 2016 and after), or ACT score of 22. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or documented legal residents of the United States

Two letters of recommendation attesting to an applicant’s community participation, demonstrated leadership potential and financial need will be required. All applicants must also complete the FAFSA and submit an essay response to one of three questions

$2,000

May 1, 2017

ECLAT Foundation Scholarship of Communities Foundation of Texas

Eligibility: 

Applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or a college GPA of 3.0, plus a minimum SAT score of 1300 (if taken January 2016 and earlier), minimum SAT score of 960 (if taken March 2016 and after), or ACT score of 18. Selection criteria includes academic excellence, school and community participation and demonstrated leadership potential, with a focus on financial need.
All applicants will be required to provide two letters of recommendation and complete an essay. Applicants will also have to complete the FAFSA. Graduating Senior Finalists will be interviewed the last week of May 2017. College students will not be required to interview.


$500 (2)

November 30, 2016

Andrew Flushe Scholarship

 Eligibility:

The following people are eligible for the scholarship:

  • High school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school.

You must be a citizen or lawful resident of the United States in order to apply

$1,000

4 awarded

December 31, 2016

NRA Scholarship

 Eligibility: The contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high, or high school during the 2016-2017 academic year, including homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level, who have not previously received a prize in their category. For example, a previous winner in the junior category, who is now eligible for the senior category, may submit an entry.

16 @ $5,000

16@ 3,500

February 26, 2016

Regions Bank

 ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to enter this contest and to win an award, you must be either a high school senior or a college freshman, sophomore or junior and meet all of the following criteria.

High School Seniors:
  • Be a legal U.S. resident of either Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas or Virginia.
  • Be 13 years or older.
  • Be enrolled in 12th grade in a public or private school (or home school) located in one of the states listed above.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
College Students:
  • Either be a legal U.S. resident of one of the following states or a legal resident (of one of the 50 United States or D.C.) currently attending college or university located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas or Virginia.
  • Be 16 years or older.
  • Have at least one year (or 18 credit hours) remaining before graduation.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

$10,000

May 27, 2016

2016 Ozarka Natural Spirng Water " Every Drop Counts"

 This scholarship is intended for students pursuing degrees at a four-year college or university in

the field of earth/environmental science. Examples of earth/environmental science fields include
but are not limited to: Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Environmental Law,
Environmental Education, Forestry, Oceanography, and Ecology.

2 @ $1,000February 29 @ 5:00 PM 

Arlington Board of Realtors Community Service Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship will be awarded to two (2) students graduation in the 2015-16 school year from a Public, Private or Home School in the Arlington, Mansfield and/or Kennedale, Texas service area
UnknownApril 22, 2016

North Texas Facilities Services Association 

The North Texas Facilities Services Association (NTFSA) is pleased to offer this application for scholarship to students pursuing a degree in the education or facilities services arena. Students attending NTFSA member districts and entering into a post-secondary education program focused in education and facilities services fields at accredited colleges and universities are invited to apply.

$500
September 30, 2016

Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Scholarship


A student must be between the ages of 16 and 22, possess a GPA of 2.5 or higher and have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within his/her community over the last 12 months.
 $1,000 Dec 18, 2016
 NFIB
 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute. Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award
 $500-$20,000 May 27, 2016
 TILF (Texas Interscholastic League Foundation)
 
  • 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 TSSEC Outstanding Soloist OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition or the Latino History Essay Competition
  • Must have been accepted to 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 year
 $21,000 Varies

 Horatlo Alger Scholarship

 

 

Be enrolled full-tme as a high school senior in the US, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2014 with plans to enter a college in the US no later than the fall following graduation.

 $500 November 29

 Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award

 

 

Over the past 2 years a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work.

Over the past 2 years a student must have maintained a GPS of 3.5 or greater

A student must be under the age of 21 years of age on the day of the deadline

 $5,000
 January 31

EECU Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship

 

 


Applicant must be a high school senior.

Applicant or parent/legal guardian must be a Member in good standing with EECU. 

Applicant must express on their application his/her intended field of study. 

Recipient of scholarship funds must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to receive annual distribution funds.

The scholarship must be used for the purpose of study at an accredited college or university.

Academic achievement, character, leadership and personal recommendations will be considered in the selection of scholarship recipients.

 $1,000December 1, 2016 Texas PTA
 Texas PTA offers $1000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Texas who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university or a technical institute in the summer or fall semester immediately following applicant’s high school graduation. All funds for the scholarships are provided by gifts to the Texas PTA Endowment Fund.
 $10,000 January 9, 
 Ron Brown Scholar Program
 The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply.
 $10,000 January 7, 2016 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);

• demonstrate financial need;

• be citizens of the United States of America;

• be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2014 or spring 2015. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible. Home-schooled students who are graduating in winter 2014 or spring 2015 are also eligible.

• 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 2014-2015 academic year.

Varies
January 15, 2016The American Mensa Scholarship

There are three requirements for applicants:

1. The applicant must currently be a resident of a participating American Mensa Local Group's area.

2. The applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.

3. The applicant must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.

 $5,000 March 28, 2016

2014 TESA Scholarship Award

 

 

 Students in the top 5% are NOT eligible for this scholarship.

Winners must attend an accredited junior college, college or university in the state of Texas.

Applicants will be judged on financial need, scholarship, leadership and extra-curricular activities and strength of character.

 $4,000

$3,000

$2,000

 January 31 Texas History Essay Contest 

 Eligibility: 

Graduating Seniors in any High School or Home School may enter.  Senior students in History, English and Government classes are encouraged to participate.

 $1,000 November 30, 2016 Good360 Sustainability Scholarship Selection Criteria:

– 3.3 Minimum GPA To Apply

– Must Be A High School Senior Applying To College Or Currently Attending College

– Must Have An Interest In Environmentalism Or Sustainability

$5,000February 2016

 Texas Lyceum Leadership Award

 

Will not award in 2016

The following is the list of eligibility criteria for application consideration:

  • Texas Resident and U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident
  • Exhibited leadership in school and community activities
  • Enrollment in any accredited Texas College or University
  • Minimum Grade Point Average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Scholarships are limited to students who are graduating from high school in the year in which the scholarship is awarded

Eligible high school seniors are encouraged to apply for a Texas Lyceum Leadership Award. There are no restrictions on full or part time student status or course of study. All prospective candidates must submit a completed application prior to the deadline date (incomplete applications will not be considered)

$1,000

March 31, 2016

 

 

Kiwanis Club of Mansfield Afternoon "Stay Safe & Sober" Scholarship Application

Scholarship applications can be delivered to Wayne Simmons at Mansfield Chiropractic located at 1071 Country Club Dr. 101., Mansfield, Tx 76063

This is for Mansfield Timberview & Mansfield Legacy students only

It is entirely up to you as to how you approach the subject and what, in particular, you have to say on the subject. There is no required or desired length.

Scholarship winners will be announced in May, 2014.

 $1,000 (2)

 May 31, 2016

 

 2013 Al's Formal Wear Salute to Education Scholarship contest
  • No purchase is necessary to enter the contest.
  • One entry per person. The application is available online.
  • Two (2) $1000 College Scholarships will be awarded. They shall be made payable to the accredited college, university or other institution of higher learning as designated by the winners, in care of the individual winner, and are intended for use during the 2014/2015 school year. The scholarships are not assignable or transferable and there shall be no changes or substitutions.
  • All entries must be original, unpublished work.
  • Your essay must be submitted online in the English language.
  • Decisions of the judges are final.
  • The author retains all copyrights and ownership of their essay.
  • All entries become the property of Formal Specialists, Ltd.
  • The odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received at the conclusion of the contest.
  • The contest begins on October 1, 2014 and ends on May 31, 2015. Entries must be postmarked by May 31, 2015 to be accepted.
  • To be eligible to win, participants must be at least 17 years of age and must be registered and currently attending an accredited high school in Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, or Wyoming.
  • The contest to determine the winners will be held at the executive corporate offices of Formal Specialists, Ltd., 7807 Main Street, Houston, Texas, 77030 on or before July 15, 2015.
  • The winners are fully responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, licensing and any other fees.
  • All employees, officers, directors and/or any relatives of any employee, officer or director of Al's Formal Wear and Formal Specialists, Ltd. and any related entities are not eligible to enter.
 $5,000 December 5, 2016 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship  Scholarship Eligibility:

1. Applications for Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are accepted from October 5 through December 5, 2015.

2. Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are open to students ages 5-25 (Kindergarten through graduate school) enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States. Applicants must meet the age requirement by October 5, 2015.

3. Applicants must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States at least within the last 12 months. Added consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger.

4. Volunteer services must be helping non-family members.

5. Multiple applications of the same student will not be accepted; if more than one application for an individual is received, the first application received will be the application accepted and reviewed.

6. Applicants must obtain a Community Service Recommendation as part of the application process.

7. Recommenders must be at least 21 years of age, may NOT be your parent, guardian or family member, and must submit their recommendation by December 11, 2015.

8. All applicants and recommenders must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

9. Employees of Sodexo are not eligible to apply for the Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships; but they may refer family members who are not employees of Sodexo.

10. Previous national Stop Hunger Scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply.

11. Previous regional Stop Hunger Honorees are eligible to apply.


Scholarships

   

 

Ethnicity and Religious Based Scholarships

AmountDeadlineScholarshipCriteria

106 Awarded

Total up to $25,000

October 25, Horatio Alger Scholarship

Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the US; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2017 with plans to enter a college in the US no later than the fall following graduation

Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the US(students may start their studies at a two -year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution) 

Demonstrate critical financial need ( $55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required) 

Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and 

Be a US citizen

$1,000

6 scholarships awarded

November 11, 2016

Not updated

Maryknoll Scholarship

Entries should be 500-750 words

Mailed essays must be accompained by a completed Contest Cover Sheet (PDF)

First place essays will appear in the May/June 2017 issue of MaryKnoll magazine

$5,000
March 1 Each Year 
 Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

Be a current high school senior of African descent (for example, African American, Ethiopian, African, or Black).

Plan to attend a four-year college or university of higher learning, in the fall of the year following high-school graduation.

Declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or declare a major in business that is approved by BAM (for example, finance, business administration, or marketing).

Demonstrate a passion for technology.

Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.

Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Require financial assistance to attend college.



   
 $2,500

 October 28, 2016

 

 

 Wanda J. Schafer Graduate Scholarship  The Wanda J. Schafer Graduate Scholarship is in the amount of $2,500. The minimum criteria for selection are as follows:

 a.   Open to women

b.   GPA of 3.0 or higher

c.   Currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in a transportation-related         field, such as transportation engineering, planning, finance, or logistics in certain universities in Texas[1], and Oklahoma

d.   Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field

e.   2014 Wanda J. Schafer Scholarship winner is not eligible

Applications must be submitted through local WTS chapters. The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation involvement and goals, job skills and academic record. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please contact your local WTS chapter at the address listed below for specifics.

[1] See attached page for list of eligible universities in Texas.  Students at other schools in Texas should apply to the Heart of Texas, Houston or San Antonio chapters, depending on eligibility.

 $1,000-$5,000
 March 30, 2017

 HSF General College Scholarship

 

 

Be of Hispanic heritage

Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired)

Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME at a U.S. accredited college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2014-2015 academic year

Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in 2014

Be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree

Upload a photograph (headshot) of yourself for your profile.

*Please upload a maximum photo size of 3MB in JPG or PNG format

    
 $1,000

 March 9, 2016

Not Updated as of 10/20/16

 Tzu Chi Scholars
  • Eligibility
    1. Demonstrates financial need for college tuition
    2. Is a U.S. high school graduating senior or equivalent
    3. Has a minimum 3.0 GPA
    4. Will enroll in an accredited U.S. college full-time for the academic year 2016-2017

 
 $2500 up to $5,000

 February 3, 2016 

Not Updated as 10/20/16

 UNCF Stem Scholarship

 To qualify, applicant must: 

Be African American/Black

Be a citizen, legal permanent resident or national of the United States

Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale andhave pursued a rigorous course of study in high school

Have a demonstrated high level of academic performance in math and science, evidence by a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in math and science courses including pre-calculus

Have demonstrated financial need as measured by the student's college or university

Show evidence of readiness for a commitment to pursue

STEM majors, including: Bilogical/life sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Computer science/engineering, Information sciences, Engineering (industrial, mechanical, electrical or chemical), Mathematics. 

    
   
 Varies January 13th

 Gates Millennium Scholarship


 

 

 Scholarship for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American incoming freshmen enrolled full-time at an accredited postsecondary institution. Students must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, financial need, be U.S. citizens/permanent residents, and demonstrate leadership skills. Number of awards and award amount may vary.
    
    

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