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ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW FINANCIAL AID GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

In accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.0256, beginning with students enrolled in 12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year, each student must do one of the following in order to graduate:  

1. Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
2. Complete and submit a Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA); or
3. Submit a signed opt-out form.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Hernandez or visit https://tea.texas.gov/academics/college-career-and-military-prep/financial-aid-requirement

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES BY THE MONTH

Look through each month's tabs below and explore the scholarships that are due during that month. Take note of their requirements and DUE DATES. Remember there is a difference between DUE and POSTMARKED. Scholarship applications will be linked to the online application's website or uploaded under the scholarship section below. Paper copies are also available in the counseling center. See Mrs. Hernandez if you have questions.

The Gates Millennium Scholarship                                                                                                                             Due 9/15/21


Amount: Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university. *Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.


The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.


Website: https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

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QuestBridge National College Match                                                                                                                              

Due 9/22/2021

Amount: The Match Scholarship is offered as part of a generous financial aid package provided by the college that covers the cost of attendance, including: Tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and travel expenses.


Match Scholarship Recipients are granted early admission to one of QuestBridge's college partners with a full four-year scholarship, worth over $200,000. Our college partners use a combination of their own funds as well as state and federal aid to fund the scholarship. Please view each college partner's(opens external link in new window) Financial Aid section for further details and see a glossary of financial aid terms(opens external link in new window).


Website: CLICK HERE

2021/2022 Celebrating Texas Public Schools Scholarship                                                                                                                             Due 10/15/21


Amount: $2,500


Those interested in applying for the scholarship must do the following: 

1.    Prepare a video/multimedia presentation, 2 minutes or less, regarding how public school has impacted your life/career choice and prepared you to meet your future goals.     

2.    Request one letter from a teacher related to the student’s work in school (pdf preferred).

3.    Obtain one letter from a guidance counselor, principal, vice-principal, or superintendent regarding the student’s plans after graduation.

4.    Complete the application below. Include how the scholarship will be used for the student's future/help achieve my goals, include approval to use video/presentation, link for presentation, upload letter docs and submit.


Website: CLICK HERE

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The Coca-Cola Scholarship                                                                                                                                                              Due 10/31/21

Amount: $20,000

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 33rd class in 2021, the Foundation has provided over 6,450 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $75 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

Website: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

 
 

Elk National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship                                                               Due 11/15/2021 at 11:59 PM

Amount: $1,000 - $12,500

Eligibility:

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates 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.

Website: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm               

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Due 11/18/2021

Amount: Up to $40,000

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Senior standing– Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2022.
  • Fall College Enrollment– Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2022.
  • GPA – Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • Income– Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.
  • Test Policy– This year, the Cooke Foundation will not require applicants to submit test scores for the College Scholarship Program application, and we will be “test blind” in the review process.

Website: CLICK HERE

 

Dell Scholars Scholarship                                                                          

Due 12/1/2021

Amount: financial support of $20,000, a laptop, and textbook credits

Scholarship Criteria: 

Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12 View list of approved CRPs ?

Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in the fall directly following high school graduation

Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in first year of college

Demonstrate a need for financial assistance

Earn a minimum of a 2.4 GPA


Website: CLICK HERE

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Forty Acres Scholarship                                                                                            

Due 12/1/2021

Amount: Full Ride

 

  • High school seniors applying to UT Austin
  • In-state and out-of-state students
  • Must be U.S citizen or permanent U.S. resident at the time of application
  • Applicants applying to the McCombs School of Business should also apply to the Canfield Business Honors Program
  • Transfer and international students are not eligible to apply to the Forty Acres Scholars Program, but are eligible for other Texas Exes scholarships 

Website: CLICK HERE

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AXA Equable Excellence Scholarship                                                                                                             Due 12/17/2021

Amount: $2,000 - $25,000

Requirements:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. 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** by Fall 2022.
    **Enrollment at an accredited postsecondary institution outside of the United States may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Be willing to provide a release to publicize their identities and information about their achievements along with photographs for use in program promotion and information.

Students who have made an outstanding achievement related to reducing risk in areas such as financial, environment, health and/or emergency preparedness or an achievement around empowering society to better face risk, are encouraged to apply.

Employees, associates, financial professionals, or immediate family members of employees, associates, or financial professionals of Equitable, Equitable Advisors and all Equitable affiliated companies or Scholarship America, or their affiliates, subsidiaries, or advertising and promotion agencies, are not eligible to apply to this program.

Website: CLICK HERE

 

 

H-E-B Scholarship Program for Community Service Excellence Due 1/28/2022

Amount: $2,000

 

H-E-B is a Corporate Sponsor of the UIL and has its annual H-E-B Scholarship Program for Community Service Excellence opportunity.   Nominees must have the following submitted to https://www.sportsinaction.com/scholarship/by no later than January 28, 2022:

 

  • 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 at the UIL Boys Basketball State Championships. 

Website: CLICK HERE

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2021 AgStudent of the Month & Marsh Martin Scholarship                                                                  Due January 2022 - Additional details coming soon

Amount:  10 $5,000 scholarships and 18 $1,000 scholarships, along with an additional $1,000 to the recipients FFA chapter/4-H club.

ELIGIBILITY

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)

Website: CLICK HERE

 
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Slumber Yard Scholarship                                           Due 8/13/21

Amount: $1,500

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a 2-4 year university, community college, or graduate school program located in the United States.
  • The minimum GPA required for application is 3.0, indicating that all candidates are in good academic standing.
  • In order to be considered for the My Slumber Yard scholarship, applicants must be subscribed to our Youtube channel. It’s simple really, all you have to do is push the subscribe button.

Website: https://myslumberyard.com/scholarship/

SATACT

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TSIA2 STUDYING RESOURCE

 

Students that qualify for the district's Free/Reduced Lunch Program may be eligible for fee waivers to take the SAT, ACT, and get other benefits to apply to college.

Students can request a fee waiver in the high school's Counseling Center.

College Applications

APPLY TEXAS

Used by most colleges and universities in Texas.

Click here to begin your application.

THE COMMON APP

Used by colleges and private schools across the country.

Click here to begin your application.

  • Students can fill out a transcript request form in the Counseling Center.

CLASS OF 2022

REMIND GROUP

 

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

CONTACT MRS.HERNANDEZ

College Readiness Specialist

Mrs. Hernandez

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (903)295-5031 ext. 1142

Location: Counseling Center

 

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