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Scholarships

All students are encouraged to check out the scholarship websites.  Choose one you like, create your profile, and you will find a number of scholarships to apply for. 

 

 

As scholarships come into the counseling office, this site will be updated.  In the meantime, choose one of the websites above and create a profile.  Start looking for scholarships NOW!  When a scholarship for the 2017-2018 year comes in, a NEW will be next to it.

 

 

Ms. Brennan will update these as new information arrives in her office this school year.  

Scholarships for 9th-12th graders

INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE ESSAY COMPETITION FOR H.S. STUDENTS
Potential topics could be found in many fields, including environmental science, engineering, and neuroscience.  Originality is a substantial component of scoring.  
Deadline:  October 5, 2015
Full details can be found at www.dartmouth.edu or email them at dujs@dartmouth.edu with subject line "DUJS ISEC QUESTION."  Click on the link below for more information as well.  
 
MONTGOMERY COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE ORATORY CONTEST

Research one of the following Life issues:  abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, or stem cell research.  Educational scholarships will be available at the local and national levels.  Must be classified as a junior or senior to participate.  To obtain a registration form, visit www.mcrtlife.com

 

15th ANNUAL LIVE POETS SOCIETY POETRY CONTEST:

Open to all U.S. high school students.  Poems must be 20 lines or less, unpublished, the sole work of the entrant.  No entry fee.  One entry per contestant each quarter.  PRIZES: The Easterday Poetry Award of a $500.00 college scholarship will be awarded to the American High School Poets. “Poet of the Year”. There will also be prizes of $500 to $100Website:  http://www.highschoolpoetrycontest.com/to_enter

 

AL'S FORMAL WEAR SCHOLARSHIP

Visit www.alsformalwear.com/SchoolApp for an application.  For complete scholarship rules, please visit www.alsformalwear.com/Scholarship.

 

AMERICAN INDIAN LINEAGE MEMBERSHIP

To obtain membership, one has to prove lineage to an American Indian listed on the Dawes Rolls.  These lists of people were accepted between 1898 and 1914 by the Dawes Commission as members of the five civilized Indian tribes:  Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickawaw and Seminole. 

Helpful hints for this process:

  • One way to prove lineage is by full birth certificates.  When ordering these birth certificates from the state, make sure you choose for Indian membership or they will send you the regular birth certificate and the membership boards will not accept this. 
  • It can take four to six months to obtain your Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB).  
  • For many years the Indian nations would only recognize heritage if you were a certain percent--this is not the case anymore for some tribes.  If you can prove the amount of Indian blood that they require, then you can obtain your CDIB. 
  • You can only be a member of one tribe.  It is good to research all the tribes you are affiliated with because each tribe awards scholarships differently.
  • A student can receive money from colleges and from their tribe. 

 

The websites below will help get you started with the Native American membership.

 

VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP

Children or step-children of veterans need to read this. There is the Hazelwood Act. Within that is the Legacy Act.  Must fill out three forms:

  • HE-T
  • HE-V
  • TUHH

 

Start with the DD214 to find out if you are eligible.  It's only good for Texas public education.  It's good for up to 150 tuition hours. 

Go to www.collegeforalltexans.com to find the forms. 

 

BEST BUY SCHOLARSHIPS

Students in grades 9-12 living in US and Puerto Rico are eligible to apply. Students need solid grades plus community service or work experience. They are giving out 1,100 scholarships of $1,000 each. Apply online at http://pr.bby.com

 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS PATRIOTIC AUDIO ESSAY COMPETITION

The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the US.  

Go to www.vfw.org for more information. 

 

 

SENIORS ONLY

 

OCTOBER DEADLINES:

 

COCA-COLA SCHOLARS FOUNDATION

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is awarding three million dollars in scholarships to high school seniors who show leadership, commitment to community, and academic achievement. For eligibility requirements and application information either visit www.coca-colascholars.org, click Apply On-Line, then Four Year, or call 1-800-306-2653.

Application is open:  August-October

 

HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP ASSOCIATION

This program reaches out directly to our nation's young people with a message of hope, opportunity, responsibility, and perseverance.  They provide financial assistance to students who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Requirements include high school graduation in Spring, 2016, commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree, and US citizenship.  Must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to go to college. 

To apply online, go to www.scholars.horatioalger.org

Deadline:  October 25, 2015 

 

THE AMERICAN LEGION H.S. ORATORICAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Its main purpose is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the US on the part of H.S. students. Other objectives include development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, and the rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Go to www.legion.org for more information on this program.

 

WENDY'S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN

Class of 2016--If you excel in academics, participate in sports, are involved in your community and extracurricular activities--Wendy's wants to honor your achievements!  Be nationally recognized as one of the male and femaile winners from every school.  National finalists will attend the annual Heisman Trophy Awards in New York City. 

To learn more and enter go to www.wendysheisman.com

 

 

NOVEMBER DEADLINES

 

PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS

This is a unique opportunity to be recognized for volunteer service in your community.  Go tohttp://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit.  Ms. Brennan must review completed applications online.

 

FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION (FIRE) 

FIRE defends civil liberties on behalf of thousands of students and faculty members on our nation's college campuses.  To learn more about what they do, visit their website at thefire.org

Their "Freedom in Academia" high school student essay contest is for seniors to practice, develop, and hone their writing and research skills.  FIRE will award $12,500 in college scholarships, including a $5,000 scholarship to the student with the best essay.  The essay must be 800-1,000 words.   Students may enter online atthefire.org/contests. 

 

KOMEN SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship aids college students facing significant financial burdens due to the loss of a parent (or guardian) to breast cancer or their own breast cancer diagnosis at age 25 or younger.  It awards $10,000 per year (for up to 4 years) to a student to attend a state university in pursuit of a bachelor's degree.  Komen scholarship recipients are selcted based on scholastic achievement, community service, financial need and demonstrated leadership potential.  Scholarship recipients serve as Komen Collegiate Ambassadors and must volunteer their time to breast cancer awareness activities for at least 20 hours per semester. 

For more information and to apply, visit www.komen.org/scholarship

 

 

DECEMBER DEADLINES

 

SAE INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

Go to www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm  for full details, applications and FAQs.  Must be postmarked by December 1. 

 

NFIB YEF (Young Entrepreneur Foundation)

Are you a budding entrepreneur?  Do you know a young entrepreneur?  Do you have dreams of owning your own business? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, visit www.NFIB.com/YEA to apply for the 2012 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award. 

 

TEMPLETON PRESS

They are sponsoring an essay contest that is open to any high school senior who intends to enroll at an institution of higher learning by Fall of 2016.  The contest has no special requirements;  it only asks each entrant to write a thoughtful essay about his or her life's purpose.  Contestants will be judged solely on the quality of their ideas and their ability to express themselves.  The contest carries prizes ranging from $1,000 up to $5,000.  Full entry information can be found at http://lawsoflifecontest.com.

 

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

With education costs going up, a college education may seem out of your reach.  This program opens up doors for graduating high school seniors like you!  They seek to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals.  For complete details and eligibility requirements, go to https://aim.applyists.net/RMHC. 

 

 

JANUARY DEADLINES

PAVILION PARTNERS 

This is for any senior who plans to major in Fine Arts.  Applications are available outside the counseling office.  Scholarships range from $2500-$7500.  Deadline:  to Ms. Brennan by January 8, 2016.

 

TX HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST

The link at the bottom of the page titled "The Sons of the Republic of Texas" is the document with all the information needed.  

Deadline:  January 31, 2016

 

WHY AM I PRO-LIFE ESSAY CONTEST

Write a 300-500 word essay on Why Am I Pro-Life?

Go to www.texasrighttolife.com for more information. 

 

BURGER KING SCHOLARSHIP

Need help paying for college?  Apply today to become a  Burger King scholar.  Apply at www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram

 

GE REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

They annually award roughly 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships--up to $40,000 total per recipient.  For more information, eligibility requirements, and an online application, visit www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships or follow them on Facebook at http://facebook.com/GEReaganScholarships

 

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE THRU WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION

Scholarships have been awarded yearly since 1970.  ($1,000 to $5,000).  Are you a history buff?  Enjoy politics?  Government or Military Service in your future?  Visit their web site atwww.gwcf.org

 

GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM (GMS)

This program is administered by UNCF--the United Negro College Fund--in partnership with the American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGCS), the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) to assist students in covering the costs of a college education. 

To be eligible for the program a student must:

  • Be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
  • Be a citizen, legal permanent resident or national of the US
  • Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale at the time of nomination
  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria

Go to www.gmsp.org for more information.

GMS scholarships provide:

  • Any unmet need in the cost of an undergraduate college education
  • Renewable awards for Gates Millennium Scholars maintaining satisfactory academic progress
  • Graduate school fellowships for continuing Gates Millennium Scholars in the area of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, and science
  • Leadership development programs with distinctive personal, academic, and professional growth opportunities

 

BAYLOR CARR P. COLLINS SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Awarded annually and based on leadership, academic ability, and commitment to community service, this program is available to students, regardless of income level, who show leadership through service. At least $4,600 is awarded freshman year and the scholarship can be renewed for three more years. Eligibility requirements are: meet all University requirements for unconditional admission, students must be in the top quarter of their graduating class, have a minimum score of 1250 combined Critical Reading and Math on the SAT or a minimum score of 28 on the ACT, must have completed a blanced college preperatory program including history, science, and a foreign language, and be a resident of Texas for at least a year. Also, students must submit a completed scholarship application; a resume of honors, awards, achievements, and extracurricular activities; a handwritten personal essay no more than 500 words; and a nomination from a teacher, counselor, or principal.

 

CAT LIFT TRUCKS

They will award two $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors graduating from a public and/or private school. Students planning to major in mechanical engineering or a business-related field are eligible to apply. Students must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Must be ranked in the upper one-half of his/her graduating class with a minimum overall un-weighted grade point average of a “B” after completion of junior year. Information must be verified on an official transcript.
  • Must plan to enroll in an accredited college, university or technical school within the state of Texas and participate in a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree or technical certificate in one of the two areas listed above.
  • Must be a citizen of the US.

Go to www.cat-lift.com and click on the Scholarship Application icon. 

 

THE PAVILION PARTNERS

This is a volunteer organization of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands.  This program provides financial support and educational outreach programs to nurture the classical performing arts in the regional community. Applicants must intend to major in the Fine Arts, may apply in only one talent area, and must be a US Citizen or eligible resident.

  1. Fine Arts are defined as:
  2. Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:
  3. Qualified applicants must audition in person.  Auditions will be held the first week in March.
  4. Applications may be obtained by going to www.woodlandscenter.org, The Pavilion PARTners Volunteers--Scholarship Information.  Or you can see Ms. Brennan for an application.
  • Dance (traditional, i.e. ballet, tap, modern, jazz)
  • Instrumental Music
  • Vocal Music
  • Theate Arts
  • Visual/Graphic Arts
  • 75% Talent/Audition
  • 25% Academic

 

 

FEBRUARY DEADLINES

 

HOUSTON GOLF ASSOCIATION

This program awards scholarships based on academics and need.  Golf skills play no role in the selection process.  Up to two technical studies scholarships are awarded for students who plan to major in geosciences or engineering.  Up to three general scholarships can be awarded.  One academic scholarship is awarded to an applicant who played in the HGA Junor Golf Program. 

Go to www.hga.org for the online application.  It becomes available in December. 

 

PRO-LIFE STUDENT ORATORY CONTEST

  • Research one of the following life issues:  abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, or stem cell research
  • Prepare and deliever a 5-7 minute Pro-life speech to a panel of judges.
  • Educational scholarships will be available at the local, state, and national levels. 
  • Must be classified as a junior or senior in high school to participate. 
  • Registration Deadline is in February. 

To obtain a registration form, contact Dr. Joe Morrison at mcrtlife@consolidated.net.  For more details, visit www.TexasRightToLife.com/StudentCentral

 

SHELL OIL COMPANY TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Shell will sponsor 20 one-year awards of $2,500 for graduating high school seniors enrolling in engineering or geosciences at universities identified by Shell.  Upon successful completion of first year studies and other criteria established by Shell, the recipient may be eligible to receive a four-year renewable award of $5,000 annually.  To be eligible applicants must plan to enroll full-time in geology, geophysics, physics, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, geological engineering, geophysical engineering, mechanical engineering or petroleum engineering at one of the institutions below:

Colorado School of Mines                           

Ohio State Univ.--Columbus

Cornell University                                     

Pennsylvanis State Univ--Univ. Park

Florida A&M University                               

Prairie View A&M University

Georgia Institute of Technology                 

Purdue University --West Lafayette

LSU--Baton Rouge                                     

Rice University

MIT                                                       

Stanford University

Michigan State University                          

Texas A&M University

North Carolina A&T University                      

University of Colorado -- Boulder

University of Houston -- University Park       

University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign

Univeristy of Michigan -Ann Arbor               

University of Oklahoma

University of Texas                                   

University of Texas -- El Paso

 

The application can be found at http://goo.gl/HQSIY under the "High School Seniors" tab.  

 

SHELL MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP

The same information applies above, with the exception that students who apply for this particular scholarship must be a member of an underrepresented minority group (as specified in the application).  The application can be found at http://goo.gl/HQSIY under the "High School Seniors" tab.  

 

KFC COLONEL'S SCHOLARS

They are looking for outstanding seniors with financial need and entrepreneurial spirit to qualify for this program.  They are accepting online scholarship applications from December 1-February 9.  Go to www.kfcscholars.org.  For questions, visit the website or call toll-free 1-866-KFC-7240.  To qualify, seniors must:

  • Earn a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Enroll in a public college or university within their state of legal residence
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree
  • Be a US citizen
  • Demonstrate financial need

 

AXA ACHIEVEMENT COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

If paying for college is something that concerns you, AXA can help.  Are you active in your community?  Have you led a project that benefits others?  Have you overcome personal challenges.  Do you have ambition and drive and determination to set and reach goals?  Learn more and download an application at www.axa-achievement.com

 

NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 

This is the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship  in the US.  In order to be eligible for a merit scholarship, a student must apply and be accepted at one of the 10  Partner Colleges and Universities listed below, which all have strong co-op programs.  Students can complete an application on-line by visiting the NCCE website at www.co-op.edu

  • C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Northeastern University
  • Rochester Institute of technology
  • University of Toledo
  • Drexel University
  • Kettering University
  • Pace University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology

 

GEORGE & MARY JOSEPHINE HAMMAN FOUNDATION

Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic achievement and are available to US citizens who are graduating seniors.  They offer 70 $18000 scholarships.  Applications and instructions can be obtained from their website at www.HammanFoundation.org by downloading the "Scholarship Application" and the three-page "Financial Qualification Statement."

Deadline:  February 19, 2016 by 4:00 PM.

 

ZONTA CLUB OF HOUSTON--YOUNG WOMEN IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS AWARD

Ladies--If you are 16-19 years of age, you need to apply.  This is about advancing the status of women worldwide.  Go to www.zontahouston.org and under "home" click Scholarships to download an application.  If you want to learn more about the organization, go towww.zonta.org

 

LBJ PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY "CIVIL RIGHTS TODAY" ESSAY CONTEST 

The LBJ Presidential Library is sponsoring a contest for 12th graders throughout Texas, and the topic is "Civil Rights Today."  Every student who enters must be sponsored by his or her teacher (Social Studies, History, or English). 

The direct link to the contest page is:

http://www.lbjlibrary.org/educaiton/civil-rights-today-essay-contest

 

 

MARCH DEADLINES

 

THE POWER OF LIFE SCHOLARSHIP FROM GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER

They will award 20 high school students a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward their education.  This scholarship is about more than just getting you cash for school--it's about community involvement and the importance of helping others.  For scholarship award criteria and to download ann application, go to www.giveblood.org/scholarship

 

TEXAS RIGHT TO LIFE SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients of the scholarship will earn up to $8000 ($1000 each semester) throughout their undergraduate years for helping to promote the sanctity of human life on their college campus. Established five years ago, this unique program is designed to benefit college freshmen and sophomores while developing future leaders who will strengthen the Culture of Life. Texas Right to Life provides an all-expense paid week-long training over the summer to prepare each recipient. They currently have 27 scholars at 15 universities across Texas.

Must attend a Texas college/university.  The application can be found on their website: http://www.texasrighttolife.com/students/480/quotGeneration-Nowquot-Scholarship-Program.      

 

INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE ASSOCIATION SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

Every year this association who serves on behalf of the residents of the Village of Indian Springs (The Woodlands), awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who are pursuing higher education.  The scholarship is intended to recognize and promote good citizenship and community involvement among their residents.  The scholarships are $1000.  They are able to offer multiple ones this year. 

Students can obtain applications online at www.indianspringsvillage.com or at The Township Service Center (2201 Lake Woodlands Drive).  

 

TX DISTRICT LWML SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Texas District offers scholarships each year to young women who are entering or are already attending a Concordia University.  Each applicant must be pursuing a degree in church work.  The eligibility requirements and application forms are available on the website at www.lwmltxdist.org.  On the home page under "Dates to Remember" you will see "LWML Scholarship".  Click on this and you will be able to download the two forms. 

 

 

APRIL DEADLINES

 

WOODLANDS KIWANIS CLUB

The Woodlands Kiwanis Club will be offering college scholarships to high school seniors who will be full-time students starting in the fall in a two or four year college degree program. Applications for their scholarships can be downloaded from their web site (www.woodlandskiwanisclub.com).  C

 

 

 

MAY/JUNE DEADLINES  

ASPIRING ANIMATION PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

$1000 scholarship for those pursuing an animation career.  Go to www.animationcareerreview.com to find the eligibility information along with the online application.  Deadline:  June 1, 2016.

 

SHPE SCHOLARSHIP

Students going into any STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) can apply for a scholarship.  This scholarship is not just for Hispanic students. Go toscholarship@shpehouston.org with questions.  Go towww.shpehouston.org/Pages/Scholarship.htm for the application. 

 

HOUSTON CH. OF LUTHERAN FOR LIFE H.S. ESSAY CONTEST

They want to increase knowledge and understading of the importance of "Life" issues.  Topics must include one of the following:  Abortion, Infanticide; Euthanasia, Embryonic Stem Cell Research; or Post-abortion Problems.  All 11th & 12th grade students enrolled in an accredited Lutheran High SChool or members of a Lutheran Church are eligible.