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Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

September 30, 2020Don’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 

 

Olin E. Teague Scholarship

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.

Applications are now being accepted, click here to download the application.
Application due: October 12, 2020

The winner of the 2020 Olin E. Teague Scholarship, for the academic year 2019-2020 is Trevor Erwin, a student at John Jay Science and Engineering Academy in San Antonio, TX.

 

Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program

106 scholarships at $25,000 each

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:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States 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 United States (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 United States citizen

Click HERE to access the undergraduate application from August 1 – October 25.

 

 

The 2021 Coca-Cola Scholars Program

 The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Eastern on October 31, 2020.

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 32nd class in 2020, the Foundation has provided over 6,300 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $72 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Our application is open! High school seniors can apply here.  

To proceed, applicants must be:

  • Current high school/home-schooled students attending a school in one of the 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, or select DoD schools who will graduate high school during the 2020-2021 academic school year
  • U.S. Citizens (not a Temporary Resident), U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

Applicants may not be:

  • Children or grandchildren of employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.
  • Children or grandchildren of former employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries who are currently receiving retirement benefits from those entities.
  • International students (with the exception of students attending select DoD schools)
  • High school graduates
  • Temporary Residents (in other words, your permanent legal residence is outside the U.S.)

 

 

 

Grow Texas Scholarship Foundation

Scholarship Specifics:

  • GTSP usually awards a set number of scholarships valued at $1,000 and more.
  • Scholarship applications must be submitted with all necessary information by the given deadline.
  • Awards may be used to fund expenditures made during the specified academic semester; however, the Program prefers to reimburse tuition expenses.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in an institution of higher education chartered in Texas;
  • Must submit two letters of recommendation; one letter must be from a person involved in the Texas agriculture industry; and
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to promoting Texas agriculture.

GTSP will be accepting scholarship applications until November 15, 2020for the 2021-22 school year.  Visit www.growtexasprogram.org to apply today!

 

 

WiseGeek Women in STEM Scholarship

This ia a $500 scholarship that will hopefully inspire morre women to pursue a STEM education.

Eligibility:

  • Female high school student planning to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or math
  • U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident

To apply, visit https://www.wisegeek.com/wisegeek-women-in-stem-no-essay-scholarship.htm,

Application deadline is 12/31/2020

 

Texas Nursery & Landscape Association Scholarship

The Texas Nursery & Landscape Association Foundation awards funds to horticulture/landscape students for their continued education. Completed application with all required attachments must be submitted by December 31, 2020. Visit  https://tnla.awardsplatform.com/ .

 

Marsha Martin Scholarship

Each year Texas farm Credit presents $2,000 postsecondary scholarships to six future ag leaders who live in Texas Farm Credit's 100-county territory. 

All qualified applicants will be considered for Ag Student of the Month. Scholarship recipients will be selected from the monthly winners. To qualify, an applicant must:

  1. Be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in 2021
  2. Be a member of FFA or 4-H
  3. Plan to pursue an agriculture-related college degree, such as agricultural business, ag economics or animal science
  4. Reside in Texas Farm Credit’s 100-county territory
  5. Submit a current high school transcript (official or unofficial)
  6. Submit a 2021 application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  7. Submit a resume
  8. Submit an essay (see below for essay topic)
  9. Completed applications must be received by January 8, 2021

NOTE: Children of Texas Farm Credit employees or directors are not eligible.

Answer one (1) of the following essay questions on additional typed pages:

  1. Why are you deserving of this scholarship? (1000 words or less)
  2. Why are you pursuing a career in agriculture? (1000 words or less)

To register, go to https://www.texasfcs.com/news/scholarship-programs

Deadline: 4pm January 8, 2021

 

Hagen Scholarship Foundation

The Hagen Scholarship is a nation wide need-based merit scholarship designed to help high achieving students graduate college debt-free. The scholarship provides up to $48,000 over four years to attend college. Five hundred scholarships will be awarded in April 2021.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • ACT and SAT scores are not required
  • Must be a citizen of the U.S.
  • Must attend an eligible public high school
  • Must have achieved a cumulative 3.75 GPA
  • Must be ranked by the school and in the top 20% of the high school graduating class
  • Must enroll at an eligible four-year college or university the first semester following high school graduation
  • Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each year of college
  • FAFSA EFC must be less than $6,500
  • Must apply for eligible Federal and state grants
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony

For more information and to apply, visit www.hsfmo.org. Deadline is November 15, 2020

 

Nikhil Desai “Perspective” Scholarship

This scholarship is for anyone who has had one moment in their life shift their perspective and perception on what it means to live. While not required, applicants who are first-generation Americans or first-generation college students will be preferred, but ultimately the winner will be chosen based on the quality of their essay. Applicants will be required to write a 500-1000 word essay to be eligible to be awarded this $1,000 scholarship. For more information and to apply,  go to https://bold.org/scholarships/nikhil-desai-perspective-scholarship/.

 

Pettable Pet Lovers Scholarship

Are you a pet lover? Do you strive to help your pets live their best lives while also doing what you can to positively impact the world? We want to meet you! Application is simple - we want to see a photo of your pet and hear more about them.
Scholarship Award: $1000 + 1yr Pettable Membership.

The Pet Lovers Scholarship is a recurring scholarship whose next deadline is December 15, 2020. Winners will be announced on January 2, 2021. 

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States OR a graduating high school senior who has been accepted to a college or university.
Applicants must also be a US citizen or a permanent legal resident.

How to Apply

Application for this scholarship is made simple via Bold.org.
1. Click the link below and create a free Bold.org profile.
2. Submit your favorite pet photo(s), a caption and your Instagram handle.
3. Follow @join.pettable on Instagram and like/comment on your favorite photos.

https://pettable.com/scholarship#pet-lovers

 

East Texas Communities Foundation Scholarships

The East Texas Communities Foundation Scholarships offer various scholarships to graduating seniors and current college students in the surrounding East Texas area. Award amount range from $500 to $20,000. ½  are need based requiring FAFSA documentation and ½ are strictly merit based. To access descriptions of these scholarships and eligibility requirements, go to www.etcf.org. Applications open December 1, 2020 and deadlines are either February 1 or March 1, 2021.

Students at EHS may want to pay attention to these scholarships-in looking through them, these are the ones I think Eustace students would be eligible for:

Betty and Roy Erickson Scholarship

Christopher Lyon Memorial Scholarship

DJ Braithwaite Chemistry Scholarship

DJ Braithwaite Medical, Vet, Biotech Scholarship

DJ Braithwaite Vocational Tec Scholarship

Dr. EH Caldwell Scholarship

East Texas Estate Planning Council Scholarship

East Texas Geological Society Scholarship

Glenn and Vivian Prater Memorial Scholarship

Helen Elbert scholarship

Hug P. Brown Scholarship

Jackson Huse Scholarship

Jacqueline Braithwaite Nursing Scholarship (TJC)

Jean and Jim Gulley Texas Tech Scholarship

Kenneth Lewis 7 Robert Miles JBBA Scholarship

Kenny Ponder Master Woodcraft Scholarship

Leslie Reid Memorial Scholarship

Mark W. Allen Memorial Scholarship (UT System)

Martha Critchfield Women in Finance Scholarship

Natural Gas Society of East texas Scholarship

Nickolas-Truszkowsla Scholarship

Retail Merchants Association of Tyler Scholarship

Velma Lemons Future Teachers Scholarship

 

Texas Student Housing Scholarship

Texas Student Housing Scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in College Station or Denton Texas. Note: Texas Women’s University typically does not permit Freshman or sophomore students to live off-campus. The University of North Texas restricts Freshmen from living off campus as well. Therefore, scholarships may be limited to upper-classmen at these universities.

Scholarships are awarded for the full or partial cost of an OFF-CAMPUS room for one academic year at the Ridge at North Texas, and the Cambridge in College Station. This scholarship cannot be transferred to another university or location. This scholarship may be renewable for another year if the student maintains established academic and leadership standards.

Applications are available in the filing cabinet outside of the counselor’s office-application deadline is January 31, 2021

   United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship

Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient’s choice.

The Scholarship program for 2020-2021 is now open.  For questions regarding the Scholarship Program, please contact the Chairman or Contact from your State listed below or Sheri Menendez via email at scholarship@usjcisenate.org. Application may be accessed here or there are paper copies in the counselor’s office. Application deadline is January 24, 2021

 

East Texas Professional Credit Union Scholarships

The East Texas Professional Credit Union is offering two scholarships:

McLauchlin Scholarship- $2,000 for those students interested in pursuing a degree in education

Presidential Scholarship- $1,000 for those students pursuing a degree in any field

The student, or an immediate family member, must have a Credit Union account in good standing to qualify for either scholarship. Scholarship eligibility extends to any graduating senior in the service area, to include Henderson County. 

Applications are available in the counselor’s office- application deadline is March 1, 2021.

 

Southwestern College Full Tuition Scholarship Competition

Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas will be mailing out FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP applications on December 6 to any Senior student that completes the CONTACT ME FOR THE 2021 COMPETITION form. There are two competitions, The Pillars and Moundbuilder Spirit Competition. The Pillars is geared toward an academically driven student and the Moundbuilder Spirit is meant for a student that is engaged and active in their community or high school. Students must be admitted to the college to compete, but unlike some competitions, they do not base the competition on GPA or ACT to determine who can compete. There are four full tuition scholarships (two for each competition) awarded each year to students that take part in the competition and each student that participates is awarded a renewable $1,000 scholarship.

 

Wisegeek Nurse Appreciation Scholarship

 

The US is currently experiencing a shortage of qualified nurses. Yet as the global pandemic has demonstrated, the role of nursing has never been more important. The WiseGeek Nurse Appreciation No-Essay Scholarship is meant to support nurses and encourage more young people to consider a nursing career. The award will help current or aspiring nurses pay their student loans or tuition. To apply, go to https://www.wisegeek.com/nurse-appreciation-scholarship.htm. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2020.

 

Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship

The goal of the Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship is to make things a little easier for single moms and their loved ones.Twice a year, we’re giving one high school winner and one college winner help with tuition, in the form of a $1,000 high school award and a $2,000 college award. Each winner will also be entitled to a year of free organic baby formula from Little Bundle, which can be redeemed right away, deferred for later use, or donated to a friend or loved one. To be eligible:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior who has been accepted to a university at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational or technical institution in the U.S.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother
  • All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.

To apply, go to https://littlebundle.com/pages/supermom-scholarship. Application deadline is December 31, 2020.

 

 

 

Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship

The goal of the Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship is to make things a little easier for single dads and their loved ones.Twice a year, we’re giving one high school winner and one college winner help with tuition, in the form of a $1,000 high school award and a $2,000 college award. Each winner will also be entitled to a year of free organic baby formula from Little Bundle, which can be redeemed right away, deferred for later use, or donated to a friend or loved one. To be eligible:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior who has been accepted to a university at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational or technical institution in the U.S.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be a single father, child of a single father, or closely impacted by a single father
  • All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.

To apply, go to https://littlebundle.com/pages/superdad-scholarship. Application deadline is December 31, 2020.

 

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Eligibilty requirements are:

  • Be a graduating 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

For more information about the scholarship and to apply, go to https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/. Deadline is February 1, 2021

 

Pinnacle Women’s Club Scholarship

The Pinnacle Women’s Club will be offering college scholarships of $1,500 per student for the 2021-22 school year. The scholarship can be used for books, tuition, fees and on-campus housing at any accredited college or university. Graduating seniors who have exhibited the ability to excel at higher learning, and are involved in school/community activites are invited to apply. Applications are available in the counselor’s office and completed applications need to be returned to the counselor’s office by FEBRUARY 15, 2021.

 

Cornerstone Scholarship Fund

The First Methodist Church of Mabank is offering their annual $2,000 Cornerstone Scholarship to graduating students in our area. Eligibility requirements are:

  • Be a 2021 graduate of Mabank, Kemp, Eustace or Malakoff High School
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must be accepted to attend an accredited college or technical school

Submit application and requested documentation to First United Methodist Church

                                                                                          501 S. Third St.

                                                                                          Mabank, Texas 75147

Applications are available in the counselor’s office and may also be downloaded at the church’s website at https://www.fumcmabank.com/. Applications and documents must be received by March 15, 2021

 

Association for Migrant Educators of Texas Scholarship

The AMET Scholarship program is designed to assist  high school seniors (including early graduates) who have a history of migration in addition to having the potential and desire to obtain a college degree. Awards will be available in June for Summer enrollees and August for Fall enrollees, when student provides proof of enrollment (registration form) to the college or trade school.


Awards

Scholarship amounts are determined by the AMET Scholarship Committee on the basis of background in migrant farm work, financial need, and the academic potential of the youth. A minimum of one scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded annually to college undergraduate students and ten scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded annually to entering freshmen. Scholarship funds are to be used to support the cost of higher education by covering unmet student financial and self-help aid.  Scholarships disbursed are not payment for students' services. Scholarship recipients may reapply annually to be considered for an undergraduate award.  


Eligibility Requirements
  • Be a graduating high school senior or junior (early graduate)

  • Must have a current Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for the Migrant Education Program during the student's final year of high school

  • Must enroll in an accredited educational institution (public or private college, technical or vocational school) in the summer or fall semester following high school graduation

  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

To apply, visit https://www.ametx.org/scholarship-program. Deadline is February 15, 2021.

 

HEB Scholarship for UIL Participants

For the second consecutive year, H-E-B will award 15 high school seniors who participated in UIL competitions with a $2,000 scholarship in recognition of their community service and involvement in their communities. Please have any applicants who meet the criteria below submit their application to SportsInAction.com by no later than Feb. 14, 2020:

 

  • Minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Number of Community Service Hours completed in the last 12 months
  • Community Service Verification Letters to document the number of hours submitted
  • A Letter of Recommendation
  • A Short Essay (500 words or less) on the topic: “What does Community mean to you?”

 

There will be 15 total winners – 5 each in music, academics and athletics – and each will be awarded $2,000 from H-E-B. An announcement of the winners will be March 14, 2020.

 

More information on the scholarship can be found here: http://www.sportsinaction.com/scholarship/

 

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and Texas resident
  • Graduating high school senior from eligible school
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid available October 2019.
  • Plan to attend an accredited, not for profit university in the State of Texas

You do not have to have been involved in showing an animal to be eligible for this scholarship. For more information and to apply, go to https://www.rodeohouston.com/Educational-Support/Scholarships/Apply.

Deadline is February 15, 2021

 

Tommy Barnett Vocational Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

 

  1. Recipient must reside in Henderson County and/or be a graduate of an accredited public high school in Henderson County.
  2. Recipient must have been a member of 4H/FFA for at least three (3) of their four (4) years in high school.
  3. Student must enroll in a Vocational Program through an institute accredited by the S.A.C.S. (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) located in Texas.4.
  4. Send a copy of your current high school transcript along with this application.
  5. An awarded scholarship must be redeemed and sent to the scholarship recipient’s school of choice registrar office the first year after graduating from high school.

Applications are available in the counselor’s office, and must be postmarked by MARCH 1, 2021

 

Area Go Texan Academic Scholarship

 

Eligibility:

The applicant must reside in Henderson County and/or attend an accredited public high school in Henderson County;

must graduate by the end of the spring semester immediately following the scholarship award;

must be a resident of the state of Texas and a citizen of the United States of America;

must be ranked in the upper third (1/3) of his/her graduating class;

test scores must meet minimum of 950 SAT or 19 ACT ; 

must enroll in a Texas college or university.  There are no restrictions on major field of study.

Additional Requirements:

  1. Applicant must have been an active member of your local 4-H Club or FFA Chapter for a minimum of three (3) of the four (4) years in high school.
  2. Without this application your eligibility for a Henderson County Area Go Texan Committee scholarship is considered nullified.
  3. An awarded scholarship must be redeemed and sent to the scholarship recipient’s school of choice registrar office the first year after graduating from high school.
  4. Send a copy of your current high school transcript along with this application.

 

Applications are in the counselor’s office and must be postmarked by MARCH 1, 2021.

 

Nitro Scholarship

To be eligible for this $2,000 scholarship, applicants must be a graduating senior with a minimum GPA of a 2.5 Applications may be found at https://www.nitrocollege.com/nitro-scholarship-application and the application deadline is January 31, 2021

 

Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship

GAR's mission is to award grants to support the higher education goals of its recipients. The recipients of GAR scholarships are exceptionally qualified high school students with demonstrated financial need whose parents or guardians have, or had, a career in the financial services industry.

Requirements and Selection Process
  1. Applicants must be dependent children of full-time employees in the financial services industry (commercial banks, investment banks, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, fund and asset management companies, credit card and finance companies and similar businesses as determined by the Foundation). Employees must be presently employed with five years of experience OR no longer employed in this field but had ten years of experience which ended no longer than five years prior to the GAR Scholarship application closing date (which is located on the top of the application).
  2. Students must be graduating high school seniors who are enrolling as full time first year students in pursuit of a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States.
  3. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 20% of their class.
  4. Students must demonstrate financial need.
  5. Students must be a US citizen or legal resident.

 

Continuing Eligibility/Renewal Requirements
The Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation requires an annual review of each scholarship award to determine renewal eligibility. Recipients must maintain full-time enrollment status and be in good standing with their college to have the award renewed for the next academic year. GAR Scholars are expected to exhibit satisfactory citizenship in both the academic community and in the community at large. Therefore, recipients may not be on any form of academic probation or suspension. In December of each year, a renewal form is sent to each recipient. In April of each year, a letter is sent to each recipient requesting confirmation of full-time enrollment status and intent to maintain that status, a current academic transcript, and a detailed update on the courses, projects, and activities with which the recipient has been involved during the current award year.

Parkman Prize
All GAR scholars are eligible for a special award – the "Parkman Prize." This $5,000.00 award, named after one of GAR's most generous donors, is given to the scholar with the highest GPA in each academic year.

For further info and to apply for this scholarship, visit www.gordonrich.org. The deadline for application is February 16, 2021

Beyond the Buroughs National Scholarship

Never before has a college education been so important for success, and never before has a college education been so unaffordable to so many.

The Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship Fund is committed to solving that problem. Since 2007, Beyond the Boroughs has been bringing bright futures to those deserving young men and women that have been accepted into college, but have unmet financial need, by helping pay the exorbitant cost of a higher education.

Founded by NFL veteran Tutan Reyes, whose life was transformed by the college scholarship he received, Beyond the Boroughs awards four-year scholarships -- each worth up to $20,000 – to both male and female students of any race from any state. We aim to create deserved college scholarship opportunities for students, with a primary focus on first generation collegians. To be eligible for this scholarsip a student must:

  • Be a high school senior accepted to an accredited four- year college, university or equivalent
  • Be from a low income household.

To apply, visit http://www.beyondtheboroughs.org/. Application deadline is March 15, 2021