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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
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.
Additional Scholarship Resources:
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.
QuestBridge National College Match
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).
2021/2022 Celebrating Texas Public Schools Scholarship Due 10/15/21
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
The Coca-Cola Scholarship Due 10/31/21
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.
Elk National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship Due 11/15/2021 at 11:59 PM
Amount: $1,000 - $12,500
High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Due 11/18/2021
Amount: Up to $40,000
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Dell Scholars Scholarship
Amount: financial support of $20,000, a laptop, and textbook credits
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
Forty Acres Scholarship
Amount: Full Ride
AXA Equable Excellence Scholarship Due 12/17/2021
Amount: $2,000 - $25,000
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.
H-E-B Scholarship Program for Community Service Excellence Due 1/28/2022
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:
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.
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.
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:
Be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in 2021
Be a member of FFA or 4-H
Plan to pursue an agriculture-related college degree, such as agricultural business, ag economics or animal science
Reside in Texas Farm Credit’s 100-county territory
Submit a current high school transcript (official or unofficial)
Submit a 2021 application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted
Submit a resume
Submit an essay (see below for essay topic)
Completed applications must be received by January 8, 2021
NOTE: Children of Texas Farm Credit employees or directors are not eligible.
Why are you deserving of this scholarship? (1000 words or less)
Why are you pursuing a career in agriculture? (1000 words or less)
Slumber Yard Scholarship Due 8/13/21
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Students can request a fee waiver in the high school's Counseling Center.
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