Scholarships for HS Seniors - 2020

FINANCIAL AID BASICS

WHAT STUDENTS & FAMILIES NEED TO KNOW


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Courage to Grow Scholarship

Eligibility:

You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please.


Awards per month : 1 at the end of each month

Award Amount: $500.00

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Nursing School Student Loans

The United States is currently experiencing a critical shortage of qualified nursing professionals at both the regional and national levels. This has led to an increase in the availability of financial aid programs designed to specifically benefit nursing students at every level of their education. While grants and scholarships can provide some assistance, education loans remain the backbone of every student’s college fund.

In many ways nursing students have an advantage when it comes to securing low interest student loans. The high demand for qualified nurses has produced a wide range of low cost loans designed to address the educational needs and career goals of students entering the healthcare profession. These loans typically have low interest rates, and offer flexible repayment plans that often include loan deferment options that give nursing students the time they need to secure a permanent position in a hospital, doctor’s office or primary care facility. Moreover, many state governments offer loan forgiveness programs that provide repayment opportunities for licensed nursing professionals who agree to take positions in designated critical need facilities or communities.


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Application Opens November 1, 2019

DEADLINE February 1, 2020

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF’s celebrated “42 Strategies for Success Curriculum”.  This four-year program guides JRF Scholars to effectively navigate their college environments, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service. The program also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of the Foundation’s namesake, encouraging Scholars to positively impact the lives of others. 

The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, four-year college or university. Additional fellowships are given to JRF Scholars to pursue opportunities to work and study abroad (Rachel Robinson International Fellowship) and for post-graduate education (Extra Innings Fellowship).

JRF Scholars receive grants of up to $30,000 over four years to complement the financial aid they receive from their colleges or universities. In addition, Scholars are financially sponsored to attend JRF’s annual four-day “Mentoring and Leadership Conference” in New York City as well as other regional events throughout the year.

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McDonald’s®

 HACER® National

 Scholarship


DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5, 2020


Check out the requirements below to see if the HACER® National Scholarship is right for you: 

  • You’re a high school senior
  • You’re a legal U.S. resident
  • You’re younger than 21 years old
  • You carry a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • You’re eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study
  • You’ll disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for
  • You’ll enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after your selection (verification needed, as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools)
  • You have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage

The scholarship recipients are selected based on:

  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Community involvement
  • Personal qualities and strengths as portrayed in a personal interview, either in-person or by
  • phone
  • Winners are selected by May-June. (Look for emails by mid-February to see if you are a semi-finalist.)

No essay is needed. The only other requirements are these documents:

  •  Transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation to be submitted online
  • List of community service projects
  • FAFSA report and/or 1040s

 

 

BOUB Project SHARE Scholarship

DEADLINE February 14, 2020

  • Description: Project SHARE was created in 1985 to assist the community. Since we work and live here, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) believes in sharing resources with those who need a helping hand.  Because BPUB understands the value of gaining a higher education, monies from the Project SHARE program are allocated to a scholarship fund whereby deserving graduating high school seniors are awarded scholarships.
  • Criteria:  must reside in a household serviced by BPUB. The BPUB utility account must be the primary residence of the applicant at the time the scholarship is awarded and have a minimum of one-year utility service with BPUB by the application deadline date. The utility account must be paid up to date and in overall good standing. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior during the 2018-2019 school year. Scholarships will be granted to students who are planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education located in the United States of America. All majors qualify
  • Amount: $1000
  • Websitehttps://bpubscholarship.com/


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DEADLINE February 15, 2020

  • Description: This could be the opportunity of a lifetime! The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree.  It consists of two phases with the first phase closing in February. This first phase is quick and does not require essays or recommendation letters. To get started today, visit HSF.net and create your MyHSF profile. Doing so will enable you to fill out a scholarship application and learn more about what HSF has to offer.
  • Criteria: Must be of Hispanic heritage, U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA); Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students; Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited four-year university, or graduate program, in the fall of the desired scholarship year; Submit a FAFSA or State-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
  • Amount: based on merit ranging from $500 to $5000
  • Website: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship


National CO-OP Scholarship Program


DEADLINE: 
February 15, 2020


  • Description:   As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of their Partner Institutions listed on their website. WACE encourages minority and female students as well as students interested in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) to apply for this merit co-op scholarship. 
  • Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, apply for admission for the 2019-2020 academic year at one of the WACE partner institutions listed on their website, other merit criteria as established by the institution applying to.
  • Amount: varies
  • Website: https://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/

The Sparkling Ice Flavorful

 Futures Scholarship

DEADLINE: February 15, 2020

  • Description: The Sparkling Ice Flavorful Futures scholarship will award 5 scholarships of $5000 that celebrate students’ individuality, creativity, and communication of future goals.
  • Criteria: U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident; high school senior graduating between Aug. 1, 2018-July 31, 2019; cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher, must enroll for Fall 2019 as a freshman or 1st year student to a US accredited 2yr/4yr/college/university/trade/vocational school, must not be a relative or dependent child of an employee of Talking Rain or any of its retail customers
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Website: https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/flavorfulfutures

Click here to access applicationDEADLINE: February 27, 2020

  • Description: The National Scholarship is the “Pell Grant” for highly motivated DREAMers with significant, unmet financial need. While your GPA and test scores are considered, great emphasis is placed on your demonstrated commitment to community service and your ability to overcome the barriers and challenges that DREAMers face each and every day.
  • Criteria: graduate in 2018-2019, GPA of 2.5 or better, have not earned more than 21 college credit hours, intend to enroll full time in 2yr/4yr partner college, current DACA or TPS or certify DACA eligibility, significant unmet financial need
  • Amount: up to $14,500 for an Associate’s/ $29,000 for a Bachelor’s
  • Website:  https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/


Valley Telephone Cooperative

 Scholarship Program

Deadline:  February 28, 2020

  • Description:  Valley Telephone is offering a college scholarship program in the year 2019.  It will award 20 scholarships of $3000 annually to the children of Valley Telephone Cooperative members pursuing undergraduate study at accredited colleges and universities.  There will be a maximum of 2 scholarships awarded in each of Valley telephone’s 10 voting districts.
  • Criteria: Be a dependent child (as defined in IRS publication 501 at www.irs.gov) of a current member of Valley Telephone Cooperative (VTCI) who resides in the Valley Telephone service territory, and who has been a member of the Cooperative for at least one year as of the application deadline date; Be a high school senior as of March 18, 2019. Have a minimum high school grade average of 80%; Be high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited 2 or 4 year U.S. College or University in Fall, 2019. Recipient must maintain a 2.0 or better GPA average for annual renewal.
  • Amount: $3000 annually, renewable with added $250 up to 3 years or until a Bachelor degree is earned
  • Website: http://www.vtc.net/scholarships

American Chemical Society Scholars Program

$5,000.00

350 Awards


DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2020

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S.

B) Be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9137/american_chemical_society_scholars_program_scholarship.php#sthash.iFIAyoY3.dpbs

Security First Credit Union

Annual Scholarship Program

$ 1000.00

5 Awards


DEADLINE MARCH 5, 2020

To learn more about this scholarship and to apply go to: 

https://www.securityfirstcu.com/scholarship-program/

Jaguar Scholarship Giveaway


Deadline: March 13, 2020

  • Description: Texas A&M San Antonio is giving away $100,000 in school scholarships through scholarship drawings.  The scholarship drawings will take place each week beginning January 20th  through March 13th.  Interested students must complete all the admissions steps to Texas A&M San Antonio to be entered into the Jaguar Scholarship Giveaway.
  • Criteria: complete an application for admission to Texas A&M San Antonio, submit necessary documents for admission,  meet admission requirements, admitted and enrolled
  • Amount: $1000/$5000
  • Website: https://www.tamusa.edu/scholarship-giveaway

Brownsville Junior Service League

 Scholarship

DEADLINE: March 14, 2020

  • Description: The Brownsville Junior Service League is an organization committed to helping families, women, and children of the community.  The League will select six students from the list of viable candidates to be the recipients of scholarship monies.
  • Criteria:  Resident of Brownsville, current high school student graduating in 2018-2019, must have applied to at least 2 universities & accepted to at least one, minimum 87 Scholastic GPA throughout high school, at least 100 hours of community service
  • Amount: $500
  • Website: http://www.bjsl.org/2019-20BJSLApplicationForScholarship.pdf

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Promoting Opportunity.

Celebrating Achievement.

$2,500.00

DEADLINE: ​March 31, 2020

High School seniors, college students,

 graduate students; cumulative GPA of at

 least 3.0/4.0; USA Citizen or resident 

Students need to submit a short response to
 the question "What makes you an achiever?"

To apply: https://www.opploans.com/oppu/scholarship/

PB&J Scholarship


DEADLINE: ​May 31, 2020

  • Description:  For the first time this scholarship is being offered to college bound seniors at South Texas Medical Professions.  They are in search of students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed.  Their focus is on helping students whose test scores or GPA’s might not be the best but have the drive to succeed.
  • Criteria: college-bound seniors at STISD Medical Professions, plan to attend a 2 year or 4 year college in Fall 2020
  • Amount: $500-$1000
  • Website:  http://bit.ly/pbjscholars2020






COBELL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

By College Board Scholarship Opportunity

DEADLINE MARCH 31, 2020

Provides scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students who are enrolled members of U.S. federally recognized tribes, pursuing vocational, undergraduate, and graduate degrees at nonprofit institutions. 

Information can be found at :

https://cobellscholar.academicworks.com/?SFMC_cid=EM237840-&rid=52639626

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DEADLINE March 31, 2020

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Application available January 1, 2020

Stars Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to academically talented and highly motivated students who intend to pursue full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees. Stars Scholarship Fund recipients represent every level of higher education and all fields of study, as we award students of either genders, any ethnicity, religion, and background.

All applicants are required to meet the following criteria before applying for our scholarship:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.
  • Be a permanent resident (5 or more consecutive years) of and have a permanent South or West Texas address in one of our 30 counties.
  • Have earned/completed at least 12 undergraduate credit hours at a U.S. accredited college or university before applying for the scholarship.
  • Have a minimum college cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have completed a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to the Fall of the new academic year.
  • Are enrolled in a U.S. accredited 2 yr. community college (enrolled part-time or full-time) in a degree-seeking program, or a 4-year university undergraduate program (enrolled full-time) seeking a Bachelor’s Degree, or a university graduate program (enrolled full-time) seeking a Master’s, Law or Doctorate degree

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HE Parts Express /Heavy Equipment Parts

 Scholarship

$ 500.00

1 Award


DEADLINE APRIL 1, 2020

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Currently be in high school, college or university.

B) Be at least 16 years of age on he day of deadline.

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DEADLINE APRIL 1ST, 2020

BY 5 p.m. CT



This scholarship was made for high school seniors from Hidalgo, Starr and Cameron County. To qualify, students must:

  • Be a high school senior in Hidalgo, Starr or Cameron County graduating in the spring
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident with a Social Security Number. Permanent residents must have lived in Hidalgo, Starr or Cameron County for five consecutive years
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student for four academic years at a U.S. accredited college or university
  • Have a GPA of at least 80/100 or 2.5/4.0 and/or rank in the top 30% of their graduating high school class
  • Have met the minimum SAT or ACT score requirements for the student’s college or university of choice
  • Students must be eligible for Pell Grant
  • To read more about the requirements for the VAMOS scholarship go to https://vamosscholars.org/vamos-scholarships/






LM Scholarship

$ 500.00

1 Award

DEADLINE MAY 31, 2020

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be currently enrolled or expected to be enrolled in a degree program by September 2020

B) Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit an answer to t he essay question prior to the submission deadline.

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National College Match

Who should apply?


We are looking for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges.We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications, and we do not have absolute criteria or cut-offs for GPA, standardized test scores, income, or other factors.

In order to be eligible to apply to the National College Match in the fall of 2019, applicants must graduate from high school during or before the summer of 2020 and plan to enroll as a freshman in college in the fall of 2020.

The National College Match is open to all U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents OR students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States.

Additional Citizenship Requirements

Important considerations for students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents, but are attending high school in the United States: Only some of our colleges will consider non-U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents for admission and full scholarships through the Match.

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Texas Society of Professional Engineers and Texas Engineering Foundation

  • Deadline: Not Yet Available
  • Description: The chapters of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) in affiliation with Texas Engineering Foundation (TEF) awards scholarships to students studying to become engineers in an engineering program at an ABET-accredited (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) college or university.
  • Criteria: US citizen, 3.0 GPA, SAT score of 620 Math/580 EBRW or ACT score of 29 Math/           25 English, enroll in an ABET accredited engineering program
  • Amount: varies
  • Website: https://www.tspe.org/page/scholarships

ZONTA CLUB OF BROWNSVILLE Mattie Hargis Scholarship Application

  • Deadline: Not Yet Available
  • Description: The Zonta Club of Brownsville is awarding $1,000 and $500 scholarships to qualified 2019 female graduating juniors and seniors who attend Brownsville and surrounding area high schools and plan to attend a four-year college or university.
  • Criteria:  female, graduating junior or senior, who has demonstrated school involvement, community leadership & service, volunteerism, plans on attending a 4 year college or university, minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Amount:  $500 & $1000
  • Application available in the Counseling Center

Texas Telephone Association Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline: Not Yet Available
  • Description:  The Texas Telephone Association Foundation (TTAF), a nonprofit, philanthropic organization founded to help further the understanding of telephony and advance telecommunications as a career choice, will award six, four-year scholarships, in the amount of $2000 per year to students entering college for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Criteria: US Citizen, graduating in June 2019, GPA of 3.0 or higher, planning to attend a Texas College or university
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Website: www.tta.org

Willacy County Young Farmers Scholarship

  • Deadline:  Not Yet Available
  • Description:  The Willacy County Young Farmers organization was founded over 30 years ago in Raymondville, Texas. It is a group of individuals from all walks of life that have a special interest in the field of agriculture.
  • Criteria:  WYFC scholarships are open to graduating seniors who attend a Willacy County High School, or who reside in Willacy County and attend a local magnet school; Full time student taking minimum of 12 hours, maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Amount: $1000/$1500
  • Application available in Counseling Center

North Texas Latin American Physicians Association Scholarship

  • Deadline: Not Yet Available
  • Description:  The North Texas Latin American Physicians Association (NTLAPA) and NTLAPA Charitable Foundation (NCF) are local non-profit organizations of Physician and Professional Healthcare Leaders working together to improve the quality of healthcare for the communities in North Texas through scholarship and community support. This opportunity is to provide scholarships for up to six (six) deserving Latin-American graduating high school or current underclassman college students from (or new to) the North Texas Region seeking a healthcare profession especially in medicine.
  • Criteria:
    • Applicant must be: a) an underclassman college student already enrolled at an accredited North Texas university/college in the 2019-2020 fall school year, or b) a graduating high school senior from the North Texas Region (see above for area criteria) who will be enrolled in an accredited university/college in North Texas in the 2019-2020 fall school year.
    • You or your family (parents, grandparents) must be descended from at least one of the following countries: Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, or the Dominican Republic. Students from Brazil are eligible to apply.  However, if you feel you are eligible for other reasons, please contact us.
    • Applicant must demonstrate positive-impact involvement consistent with capacity and circumstances and/or significant improvement/success in scholarship and community involvement, determined through letters of recommendation. 
    • Scholarship can only be won twice (2) by same student.
  • Amount: $500
  • Website:  www.NTLAPA.com

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College Board Opportunity Scholarships

A $25 million commitment to encourage more students to take the steps necessary to get into college. This first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Students have the chance to earn scholarships when they:

Build their college list.

Practice for the SAT®.

Improve their SAT score.

Strengthen their college list.

Fill out the FAFSA.

Apply to college.

We hear from students and families across the country that getting into college is an overwhelming and complicated process. They're hungry for a simple guide that tells them what to do and when to do it. The six steps highlighted by College Board Opportunity Scholarships help students plan by making a good starter list of schools, prepare so they can take their best shot at getting in, and pay for college by earning scholarships and applying for financial aid.

Beginning with the class of 2020, we'll be awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000.

This isn’t your typical scholarship program. It doesn’t require an essay or an application, and it doesn’t have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are different. The program is open to all students who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories.
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships were designed to save counselors time by providing a simple guide to all kids. By taking each step, students can show college admission officers their resourcefulness and grit beyond test scores alone, while being rewarded along the way.

Our message today to all students, not just those at the front of the class, is that they can be a scholar and that they can go to college. We're asking all students to step up no matter where they stand, no matter where they’ve been.

Students can begin today by signing up on our site. The first step is to make a starter list of six colleges they want to attend. Just by making that list, they earn a chance for a $500 scholarship.

I hope you’ll share this email with friends and colleagues—we are eager to reach as many students as we can. Visit the College Board Opportunity Scholarships website for detailed information and additional resources.

Find more information at:
https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?SFMC_cid=EM85689-&rid=29423926







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