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September 30, 2019- Don’t text and Drive Scholarship is available to all high school students. The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the risks of texting while driving. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded based on the content of the 140 character message submitted. To apply, visit www.http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/dont-text-and-drive-scholarship 


October 11, 2019-The National Space Club and Foundation offers a scholarship each year in memory of the Honorable Olin E. Teague, a Representative in Congress who aggressively supported our national space program, to encourage talented young people to pursue careers in aerospace fields. The scholarship, in the amount of $4,000.00, is awarded to a graduating high school senior at an accredited U.S. high school. The student must be a U.S. Citizen. This scholarship program is intended to encourage talented young people to pursue careers in aerospace fields. To apply, go to www.https://www.spaceclub.org/education/olin-teague.html.


October 25,2019- As one of the nation's largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference. Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

A) Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2020 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation

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

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

D) Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

E) Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

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

G) Be a United States citizen


To apply, visit https://scholarships.horatioalger.org


October 29, 2019- The Heisman High School Scholarship recognizes and rewards both male and female high school athletes who are community-minded and driven to use their exceptional talents for the benefit of all. To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Participate in at least one school sponsored sport
  • Demonstrate leadership at school and in the community

Visit www.heismanscholarship.com to apply.


October 31, 2019-The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 31st class in 2019, the Foundation has provided over 6,150 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $69 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. High school seniors may visit  www.cokeurl.com/Apply2019 to apply to be a Coca-Cola Scholar.


November 1, 2019- The Daniel McMahon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring the Good Citizen Program and Scholarship Contest in our area. It is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in public or private schools that are in good standing with their state boards of education.The student who is chosen must have the qualities of dependability, leadership and patriotism. Students must fill out Part I of the application, and Part II, (a timed 2 hour essay to be written under the supervision of the counselor) may be filled out if the student wishes to compete in the state and national scholarship competition. One state winner will be chosen and will receive a $250 scholarship, and sixteen national division winners will receive a cash award of $500. Two national winners will be invited to Washington D.C. to attend Continental Congress and will be awarded $5,000 scholarships, inscribed silver bowls and certificates. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


November 5, 2019- The Elks Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen.

  • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2020 competition.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
  • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 2020 500 national winners in late April 2020. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of     $4000. To apply students need to visit https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm


November 30, 2019-SIXT rent a car is pleased to offer five high school seniors the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship and become a SIXT scholar. The program is designed to assist high school students who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. SIXT rent a car is thrilled to contribute to higher education and support the development of exceptional students. To be eligible, applicants must

  • Have a minimum 3.7 GPA
  • Plan to enroll full time in a 2 or 4 year institution
  • Financial need will be considered

For further information and to apply, visit : https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/



January 15, 2020- The National FFA Organization is offering scholarships to graduating seniors who have been involved with FFA. For more information and to apply, go to  https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships/




January 31, 2020- The Texas Student Housing Authority is offering scholarships to students who plan to attend college in Austin, College Station or Denton, Texas. Scholarships are awarded for the full or partial cost of an OFF- CAMPUS room for one academic year at Town Lake in Austin, the Ridge at North Texas, and the Cambridge in College Station. This scholarship cannot be transferred to another university or location. This is a renewable scholarship if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.



February 1, 2020-the online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarshipis now available at jackierobinson.org. The JRF application is the vehicle through whichmore than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson.


To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
  • Show leadership potential
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship



February 3, 2020-TVEC (Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative) awards scholarship funds to 23 schools in the TVEC service area. Funds for these scholarships are provided by the unclaimed escheat money that is returned to the cooperative to use for specific purposes such as scholarships, economic development and energy conservation efforts. Each school’s scholarship committee, in accordance with the eligibility guidelines set by TVEC, selects the recipient(s) of the scholarship.


Guidelines for Eligibility

  • Must have a parent or legal guardian receiving TVEC electric serviceat their primary residence
  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must rank in the top 20% of their class
  • Must be enrolling in a full-time accredited institution of higher learning. Full time is defined as twelve semester hours or as otherwise defined by the registrar of the institution)

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


February 3, 2020-All graduating seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and a minimum score of 1050 on the SAT or a 20 on the ACT, and are planning to attend a college or university in the fall of 2020 are eligible to apply for the Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship sponsored by Tri- County Ford in Mabank. To apply, visit www.forddrivingdreams.com and include submission of the following:


•   Official high school transcript

•   Copy of SAT /ACT score report

•   One letter of recommendation, including a complete telephone number and email address for the reference

•   “What Drives Your Dream” essay 500-1000 words



February 5, 2020- The Kelly Law Autism Scholarship is now available for application. Individuals who have been diagnosed with ASD are eligible to apply fir this $1,000 award. To apply, visit https://www.jkphoenixpersonalinjuryattorney.com/autism-scholarship-contest/


February 12, 2020- The Pinnacle Women’s Club is offering their annual scholarship to graduating seniors. Five awards will be presented. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


February 12, 2020- The Henderson County Black History Committee Scholarship is now ready for application. To be eligible, a graduating senior must:


  • be enrolled in a Henderson County High School
  • have a GPA between 70 and 90
  • not have been arrested or convicted of a felony
  • must be willing to sell five tickets to the Black History Banquet
  • must be willing to attend an orientation as well as the banquet


Applications are available in the counselor’s office


February 28, 2020- The Ronald McDonald House Charities presents the RMHC Scholars Scholarship Program for graduating seniors who are exemplary role modelsin their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. To apply, visit www.rmhcntx.org.


March 1, 2020-The Caleb Tripp Memorial Scholarship is available for application. to be eligible, graduating seniors must reside in Texas and have a GPA of at least a 3.0. Two $500 scholarships and one $2,600 scholarship will be awarded. To apply, go to https://www.goingmerry.com/scholarships/caleb-tripp-thornton-memorial-scholarship-2020/4908.


March 1, 2020- The Henderson County Area Go Texan Academic Scholarship is noweady for application. Applicants must:

  • Have been an active member of FFA/4H for at least 3 of the 4 years of high school
  • Be ranked in the upper 1/3 of graduating class
  • Test scores must meet minimum 950 on SAT or 19 ACT
  • Enroll in a Texas state college or university.

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


March 1, 2020- The Henderson County Area Go Texan Committee Tommy Barnett Vocational Scholarship is now ready for applications. Applicants must:

  • Have been a member of FFA/4H for at least 3 of the 4 years of high school
  • Must enroll in a vocational program through an accredited institute

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


March 1, 2020-The East Texas Professional Credit Union is ready to accept applications for two scholarships: The McLauchlin Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship. The McLauchlin Scholarship is reserved for those students who wish to pursue a degree in education, and the Presidential Scholarship is available to students who wish to pursue a degree in any other field. To be eligible, the student or immediate family member must have a Credit Union account in good standing. To join the Credit Union ,a minimum $5 deposit into a savings account is required. There are locations in  Tyler, Kilgore and Longview. Applications are availble in the counselor’s office.


March 9, 2020- The Henderson County Retired School Personnel Association is offering their annual scholarship, a minimum of $500, to a graduating senior who plans to attend a college or university in the summer/fall of 2020 to ultimately end up with a teaching certification, including coaching. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


March 15, 2020- The First United Methodist Church in Mabank, TX is offering their second annual Cornerstone Scholarship Fund Scholarship. to be eligible, applicants must:

  • be graduating from a high school in Mabank, Eustace, Kemp or Malakoff
  • have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • be accepted to attend an accredited college or technical school

Scholarships are in the amount of $2,000 and will be paid directly to the school within a year of receiving the award. Applications are in the counselor’s office and on the churc’s website at www.fumcmabank@fumcmabank.com.


March 29, 2020- The Knights of Columbus is offering a $1500 scholarship to a graduating senior who intends to pursue their education at a college, university, seminary or convent. Applicants must:

  • Document a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Provide attendance records for the past two years
  • Document active participation in extra-curricular activities in church, school and community
  • Proof of participation in religious programs provided by your church
  • Write a statement as to why you should receive this scholarship
  • Document acceptance into secondary educational institution

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


April 1, 2020-The annual Athens Kiwanis Club Scholarship is now ready for application. Graduating seniors  can apply for this $1,000 scholarship, and if a student plans to attend TVCC, the scholarship will be matched by TVCC for a total of $2,000. Applications are available in the counselor’s office


April 1, 2020- The Texas Rural Education Association is accepting applications to award 25 $1,800 scholarships to graduating seniors who are members of this association. Only three applications can be accepted from each district, and applicants must agree to attend the opening banquet of the TRE summer conference  on June 26, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. to personally receive recognition. TREA will pay for one night’s lodging at the DFW Marriot Hotel in Ft. Worth, where the conference will be held. To apply, visit www.txrea.com


April 1, 2020-National Driving and Traffic School is proud to announce their 2019 scholarship opportunity, entitled “In the Driver’s Seat.” The company is seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarships- for students entering college or already enrolled in a higher education institution – on the topic of being a safer driver. Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College as a full-time student (2019-2020 school year). Employees and relatives of National Driving and Traffic School are ineligible. There will be three contest submission dates. To be eligible for the contest submit your essay by one the submission dates.

Round 1: April 1st: application deadline;    

Round 2: Accepting entries May 3rd – August

Round 3: Accepting entries September 18th -November 30.                   

Winners announced 1/01/20

Along with your submission please include a picture of yourself which we can post on our site to go along with your essay.The winner will be required to provide proof of successful acceptance to a Higher Institute of Learning, College or University. Payment will be made directly to the applicant’s college. If you have additional questions, please contact us at (877) 790-7973 or email info@dmvedu.org To apply, visit www.dmvedu.org/scholarship


April 15, 2020- TVCC Foundation Scholarship application is now available. Any prospective or current TVCC student is encouraged to apply for a Foundation scholarship.  Each scholarship has individual requirements based on the donor wishes outlined within their donor scholarship agreements.

What are the criteria to apply?

  • Some of our Foundation scholarships are for full-time (12 hours) students only. However, most only require at least 3 credit hours to receive the award
  • Each Foundation scholarship will be matched with the scholarship that best fits their needs and the criteria of each Foundation scholarship
  • Must meet all TVCC admission requirements as found in the TVCC Catalog.

What is the application process?

  • Applicants must complete and submit the Foundation  TVCC scholarship application  by April 15 of each academic year for that Fall and Spring semester.
  • Applications must have two signed letters of recommendation from non-family members.
  • Applications must include an essay from the student explaining their academic goals and objectives and why they desire the scholarship requested.  This must also include a list of volunteer and community activities the student has participated in.
  • Students who receive a Foundation scholarship, MUST attend the annual Foundation scholarships ceremony. For 2019, the Foundation scholarship ceremony is Oct 17, 2019. Details will be mailed to you in June.
  • Students who receive a Foundation scholarship, must bring their award letter and certificates with them to register.
  • Scholarships available will be matched with needs of each student. If a scholarship is a renewable scholarship for the Spring semester, you will be notified.
  • Foundation scholarships can ONLY be used at TVCC and CANNOT be transferred to other colleges or universities.
  • All Foundation scholarship recipients must maintain 2.0 to receive future foundation scholarships. Some Foundation scholarships require 2.5 or higher. 
  • Copy of all transcripts (high school, GED, other colleges or universities) as of date of application.
  • The deadline for applications is April 15 of the calendar year for consideration for Fall & Spring awards. Summer awards are based on case by case basis due to only having one Summer scholarship.
  • After the scholarship committee convenes and makes awards, recipients will receive notification of their award usually the beginning of June. Scholarship applications are available in the counselor’s office, or click on the link above.


April 30, 2020- The Sons of the American Legion of Gun Barrel City are ready to accept applications for their annual scholarship. Applicants must write a one page essay detailing all of the activities they have been involved in during the last five years that are significant. Two letters of reference are also required. Applications are in the counselor’s office.



May 1, 2020- The American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship is now ready for application. Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (2023, 2022, 2021, or 2020) and must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.  Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels are encouraged to apply.

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 each with multiple winners to be selected.  Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing within the US.

To apply, visit www.americancollegefoundation.org.