Scholarship

 Scholarship Newsletter
 

Tips for successful scholarship applications 

Number One:  Follow instructions very carefully and submit well before the deadline. 

Number Two:  Do your research; use the links below to learn everything you can about the scholarship and the sponsors.

 

Special Notes

Transcripts:   Request official transcripts from the registrar's office; allow the minimum of 2 weeks for processing.  Official transcripts must be mailed. 

Letters of Recommendation:  Ask early for your letter. Provide your resume or more information about yourself and instructions for the letter. If the letter of recommendation is to be sent directly, then provide an addressed envelope and stamp.

Transferring Credits: The Texas Common Course Numbering System has hundreds of Texas colleges/universities to see how many of your credits will transfer from high school to your specific college. Website: http://www.tccns.org/matrix.aspx 

 
Free Scholarship Searches

Are you the child/ grandchild of a Veteran? If so there may be funds available for your education! Please visit http://tvc.texas.gov/Hazlewood-Act.aspx  for more information. 

 Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest 

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Duke University Summer Program Opportunity
Are you looking for a great summer program? This may be just what you are looking for!!
 
 
University of Houston Campus Tour Opportunity 

Juniors you are cordially invited to

UH Day at India House
featuring

Dr. Renu Khator
President, University of Houston
Chancellor, UH System

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
6 - 9 p.m.
8888 West Bellfort Avenue
Houston, Texas 77031

Dinner and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP by Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

UH Day at India House is a great opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn more about UH, including:
the college admissions process,
UH colleges and majors,
scholarships and financial aid,
campus life and much more!

Current faculty, staff and students will share their UH experiences and why the University of Houston is the best choice for your college experience.

 

 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE  
 Deadline       Amount   Qualifications         Where to apply
 Multiple3 $5,000 scholarships
Nitro College Scholarship
 Complete the Scholarship Survey Questions. Answer all three (3) short-answer questions. If applicable, enter who referred the scholarship to you. Submit the application when completed.
 
 http://www.nitrocollege.com/nitro-scholarship-application
 May 31, 20175,000.00
Rocket Lawyer Entrepreneur Contest
 Create a business plan for an organization designed to make an impact or solve a problem that's important to you—be it a new app or facilitating social change, it's up to you.
Share your idea! Great ideas deserve exposure, post yours on your LinkedIn or other social platform and get the conversation started.
http://www.rocketlawyer.com/legal-entrepreneurship-scholarships.rl
 12/09/16 $5,000 + laptop
 Children's Defense Fund Texas 
Senior who has Overcome adversity (such as poverty, disability, homelessness, abuse for example), committed to community service & leadership. U.S. citizen or perm. res. GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 
 
 http://www.cdftexas.org/programs/bto-pages/
 12/11/16 FULL 4 year TUITION AWARD
 Science Ambassador Scholarship 
Senior, Female, who will attend college Fall 2017 studying in the STEM field. This award is funded by Cards Against Humanity, the Science Pack. DO NOT have to be a citizen. Looking for a woman passionate about their field of study.
 
 http://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/
 12/13/16 $5,000
 Imagine Blue Awards 
ALL GRADES CAN APPLY! 9th-12th. Using Bluetooth technology,have a concept or working prototype on how life can be better with Bluetooth. must submit your prototype, 1 minute video, presentation, head shot & letter of recommendation.
 
 http://www.bluetooth.com/news-events/awards
 12/15/16 $2,500
 AXA Achievement   
Senior who demonstrates ambition & self-motivation with outstanding achievement in school, volunteer & work activities. U.S. citizen or legal resident. 
 
 http://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
 The application period for the 2017-2018 school year opens Oct. 15, 2016 and closes Dec. 15, 2016. up to $50,000
 Burger King Scholars

High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible.

Don’t miss your chance to become a BURGER KING Scholar. Apply today!

 http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram
 12/31/16 $1,000
 College Is Power 
Seniors who are at least 17 years old, who will head to college Fall 2017 after graduation. U.S. citizen or Perm Res. Easy money NOT based on financial need. Judging based on your submitted short essay. 
 
 http://www.collegeispower.com/scholarship.cfm
 1/11/17 $2,500
 Asian & Pacific Islander American 
Family living at or below poverty level, will be the first in your family to attend college. Must be of Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity, provide 1 letter of recommendation. GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
 
 http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html
 1/14/17$2,500 
Shell Federal Credit Union
Must own or establish a Shell FCU savings account as a primary owner (only 5.00 to open account) must be a graduating high school senior in the 2016-17 school year and planning to attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university or trade school.  
 http://www.sfcuilife.org/site/2016/09/2017-john-garrison-scholarship-award.html
1/11/17 1,500 (multiple awards) 
Simon Youth Foundation    
  Senior; must live within 50 miles of a Simon property (Humble ISD qualifies through The Galleria) Legal U.S. resident; academic success & financial need. Can use your award at a 2 year or 4 year college, or technical or vocational program.
http://programs.applyists.com/syf/ 
 1/18/17 Varies
RMHC Scholarship                                                                                                                              
Be a high school senior Be younger than 21 years old
Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study
Be a legal U.S. resident, Live in a participating RMHC Chapter's geographic area
Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline of the application
Meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program
Provide verification of enrollment each year at respective accredited post-secondary institution
 Multiple scholarships available. Qualifications varies depending on scholarship
For more information please visit http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships.
 1/20/17    $1,000 
 University of Houston Frontier Fiesta Association Scholarship 
Outstanding efforts in leadership. Essay detailing your leadership roles in volunteering & how you have given back to your community. 2 letters of recommendation. MUST BE ACCEPTED & plan on attending U of H in Fall 2017 
 
 http://www.uh.edu/fiesta/2017/pdf/incoming-freshman-scholarship.pdf
 1/30/17 $1,000
 Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship 
ALL GRADES CAN APPLY! 9th-12th. U.S. citizen or legal res. Make a 140 character statement message about technology addiction.  
 
 http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship
Multiple deadlines and scholarships available Multiple amounts
SWE Scholarship Program
This scholarship is for Women who plan to go into a career in STEM.
http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/scholarships 
3/10/17
 Multiple amounts 
Humble Area Retired Teachers Association Student Scholarship
 To qualify for this scholarship, you must:
1) Be a graduating senior attending a Humble ISD high school
2) Have at least a 3.0 grade point average
3) Intend to major in education
4) Intend to attend a Texas college or university
 https://fs11.formsite.com/HumbleISDFoundation/form81/
 3/31/17$1,000 
 The Wagener Family Scholarship
 To qualify for this scholarship, you must:
1) Be a graduating senior attending a Humble ISD high school
2) Have successfully completed of a minimum of 3 credits in a
coherent sequence of courses
3) Obtain at least one CTE teacher recommendation
4) Include additional Supplemental Materials requested on
application.
 http://fs11.formsite.com/HumbleISDFoundation/form86/index.html
    
   
SCHOLARSHIPS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE THAT RUNS CONTINUOUSLY 
 
 
 Runs continuously  $5,000
 Answer common knowledge quizzes
 
 http://www.cksf.org/
 Runs monthly  $2,000
 Open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 12 months
.
 http://colleges.niche.com/scholarship/ apply.aspx
 Runs Monthly  $1,000  Students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.

 http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

 Multiple Deadlines $1,000Graduating seniors of Italian decent. Renewable scholarships available  http://www.iccchouston.com/scholarships/apply/ 
Varying deadlines Varies Must be accepted to one of the affiliate colleges. For more information please visit the website. http://www.terryfoundation.org/Public/new-site-2016/future-scholars/freshman-scholarship 
Varying deadlines $12,000 Must be a National Merit Finalist to be considered and planning to attend Cornerstone University http://www.cornerstone.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/financial-aid/scholarships-grants/
Varying deadlines Varies For U of H Students only  http://www.uh.edu/financial/undergraduate/types-aid/scholarships/index.php
 Varying deadlinesVaries For Texas A&M Students only http://www.tamu.edu/admissions/index.html#scholarships 
Varying deadlines Varies For Baylor Students only http://www.baylor.edu/sfs/index.php?id=86505 
Varying deadlines Varies For SHSU Students only http://shsu.academicworks.com/
Varying deadlines Varies For Texas Tech Students only http://www.depts.ttu.edu/financialaid/ 
Varying deadlines Varies For UT Students only http://www.admissions.utexas.edu/afford/undergrad-scholarships 
Varying deadlines Varies For HBU Students only http://www.hbu.edu/the-graduate-school/graduate-school-scholarships/maa-merit-scholarship-application/ 
 Runs monthly $1,000 University Tutor holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write a short essay in response to a monthly prompt. The submitted essays are reviewed by University Tutor staff at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. http://www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest
 
 
For Humble ISD scholarships please visit http://www.humbleisd.net/Page/68869
Free Scholarship Websites:
**Below is a list of websites with varies of scholarship opportunities. On each website you will make profile, answer questions and the website will pull up scholarships that are specific to you.
  


 
Scholarships with varying deadlines

Deadline

Scholarship

Amount

Requirements/
Eligibility

Notes/Contact

varying deadline

University of Houston Scholarships

Varies

Must be a senior; applying to University of Houston

Apply online @ http://www.mycougarconnection.com/cholarships

Varying deadline

Sam Houston State Univerisy

Varies

Must be a senior; applying to Sam Houston State University

http://www.shsu.edu/~fao_www/scholarships/scholarship

Varying deadline

Stephen F. Austin University

Varies

Must be a senior; applying to Stephen F. Austin University

http://www.sfasu.edu/admissions/scholarships/

Varying deadline

Lone Star College -Kingwood

Varies

Must be a senior; applying to Lone Star College – Kingwood

http://lonestar.edu/scholarships-kingwood.htm

varying deadline

NROTC Scholarship

Full Tuition, books, fees, uniforms, and stipend

Must be a U.S. citizen; at least 17 years of age; must submit ACT/SAT scores; apply for the NAVY or Nurse  Corps                

Please e-mail officer Jose Penaloza @ jose.penaloza@navy.mil for further details or go to  www.nrotc.navy.mil/

Varying deadline

Wal Mart Foundation Scholarship Programs

$3,000- $13,000

Must be a graduating senior

Apply online @ 
http://walmartstores.com/communitygiving/8736.aspx

varying deadlines

Scholarship Directory for African American Students ONLY

various amounts awarded

This is a wonderful resource book with hundreds of Scholarships listed; 
African American students ONLY

http://www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarships.asp

varying deadlines

Scholarship Directory for Latino Students Only

various amounts awarded

A fabulous book with hundreds of scholarships listed; Latino students ONL

http://www.latinocollegedollars.org/

varying deadlines

Tribal College Scholarship Program

various amounts awarded

American Indian students only; There are many scholarship programs offered under the Tribal College program

For more information please visithttp://www.collegefund.org/scholarships/main.html

varying deadline

"Everyone Can Afford Duke" new free tuition program

FREE tuition

Must apply to Duke University; Families with incomes of $60,000/yr or less no longer have to contribute financially to their child's education

Apply online @

 http://www.dukefinancialaid.duke.edu/
      

varying deadline

Cornell University Sweeping new financial aid initiatives

FREE tuition

Must apply to Cornell University; family must earn less than $75,000 per year

Apply online @

 http://finaid.cornell.edu/

varying deadline

Wellesley Woman's College

FREE tuition

Must show financial need with a family income under $60,000

Apply online @

www.wellesley.edu/

varying deadline

Harvard University " The ZERO to 10% standard program

FREE tuition

Must apply to Harvard University; families with a yearly income of $60,000 and below are eligible.

 

Apply online @

  http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu   

 

 

varying deadline

Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC)

Up to $180,000

Immediate selection reservation- Graduate in the top 20% of class; SAT score of 1250 M & CR combined;

Apply online @

 https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/

varying deadlines

SAE Engineering Scholarships

various amounts awarded

Seniors pursuing a career in engineering.

For more information please visithttp://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/

varying deadlines

College Assistance Migrant Program

various amounts awarded

Student must be a senior; Migrant or Seasonal Farm working background; US citizen or permanent legal resident; seeking 4 yr degree at CAMP campus.

Please  apply online @ http://www2.ed.gov/programs/camp/index.html

varying deadlines

Sallie Mae

various amounts awarded

Scholarship database containing over 1 million scholarships.

For more information please visit

 Types of scholarships - Sallie Mae Free   Scholarship Search

varying deadline

American Public Health Association Get ready Scholarship

$500.00

Current high school senior with an understanding of emergency preparedness.

Please apply online http://www.getreadyforflu.org/scholarship.htm 



Special Circumstance Scholarships

Tuition/Fee

Exemptions

Basis of Eligibility

Potential Value

How to Apply

Adopted Students

Status as adopted child of parents who participated in an adoption assistance program under Texas family Code :162

Tuition and Fees

Contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/) or the Admissions Office at your college or university.

Foster Care Students

Documentation from the Dept. of Family and Protective Services of placement in the care of conservator ship of the TX Dept. of Family and Protective Services prior to age 18, through the day of high school graduation. Must enroll in Texas college or university within 3 yrs of graduation, but no later than age 21.

Tuition and Fees

Contact the Texas department of Family and protective Services (http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/) or the Admissions office at your college or university.

Children of Disabled or Deceased Fireman, Peace Officers, Game Wardens and Employees of Correctional Facilities

Status a child of a parent who was disabled or died in the line of duty

Tuition and Fees for the first 120 undergraduate credit hours or until age 26, whichever comes first.

Contact the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at 512-427-6344 or 800-242-3062 ext 6344 or email grantinfo@thecb.state.tx.us

Children of certain TANF Recipients

Status as dependent child of parents who received TANF benefits on your behalf for 6 months of your senior year.  Enrolled in Texas college or university within 2 yrs of graduation before age 22.

Tuition and Fees for 1 year

Contact the Admissions Office at your college or university


 

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