Scholarships for HS Seniors - 2019



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We are very happy to announce the 2019 Education Foundation of STISD scholarship applications are now available. Scholarship applications will be open through Wednesday, March 27, at 9:00 pm.  40 $1,000 scholarships will be distributed, 10 per high school campus. 

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All applications must be submitted by the deadline – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – in order to be considered.

 If students happen to encounter issues while trying to submit an application via the online form,  they can submit a hard copy to their counselor, or submit the application in hardcopy to you or via e-mail to Amanda Odom at or Jaclyn Buelow at
We are asking that all applications submitted through these methods also be turned in by the deadline.


DUE DATE Wednesday, March 27 at 9:00 p.m. 

Patricia Villaseñor
Executive Director

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Scholarships are available from the Senator Eddie Lucio Scholarship Fund for Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy, Kleberg, and Kenedy County graduating high school seniors planning to enroll as a full-time freshman at UTRGV, Texas Southmost College, Texas State Technical College, Texas A&M Kingsville, or South Texas College. Applicants must have cleared all admissions requirements. Applicants must be an American citizen. Additionally, applicants must not be the recipients of any other form of scholarship. Scholarships are in the amount of $500.00 per student. One boy and one girl will be selected from every high school in Senate District 27. Deadline
MARCH 25, 2019
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STARS Scholarship Fund was established to help deserving South Texas students fulfill their academic potential. 

Scholarship Criteria

  • 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 4yr. 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

Scholarship Programs Available:

Community College: Students who will be attending a Community College for the new academic year and will be enrolled PART-TIME (6+ hours) during each semester or Students who will be attending a Community College for the new academic year and will be enrolled FULL-TIME (12+ hours) during each semester. Part-time or full-time will be determined at a time of verification of enrollment for recipients (full award for full-time, half award for part-time).


Undergraduate Full-Time: Students who will be attending a university for the new academic year in an undergraduate (Bachelor's) program and will be enrolled FULL-TIME (12+ hours) during each semester.*


Graduate Full-Time: Students who will be attending a university for the new academic year in a graduate (Master's, Law or Doctoral) program and will be enrolled FULL-TIME (9+ hours) during each semester.*

* About exceptions to full-time enrollment for undergraduate and graduate students

Amount: Varies- All 4 years of Undergrad through PostGraduate

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(956) 994-3271 or 866-939-7827


 March 29, 2019 at 5:00pm CST.

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The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship designed to fulfill a financial gap remaining after all federal and state educational grants/scholarships available to an eligible applicant have been utilized.


Children of U.S. military members who died while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001.

Children of post-9/11 veterans having been assigned a combined disability rating of 50 percent or greater by the Department of Veterans Affairs also qualify.


Each needs-based scholarship provides up to $20,000 in aid for undergraduate or post-graduate college. Recipients may reapply for additional annual awards up to six times.


The application deadline is April 15, 2019. Scholarship awards must be used within one year. Winners will be announced May 12, 2019.

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Eligibility and Required Application Materials



Hispanic Scholarship Apply

Applications are being accepted now through April 30th.


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage

  • Plan to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States on a full-time or part-time basis 

  • Hold a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale

  • Reside in Texas *U.S. citizenship not required

HSC Scholars Program Features:

  • Renewable college scholarships *with the exception of MexAustin scholarships

  • Elite multi-day leadership training experience led by a team of professionals

  • Mentoring by caring adults in similar career paths and access to professional networks

  • Membership in an exceptional network of HSC Scholars and Alumni

  • Regular communication and guidance by trained professionals and specific assistance for first-generation college students

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Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

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Scholarship of up to $ 8,000/year for up to four years.

Charles Butt Scholars also receive these benefits:

- Mentorship from a local educator or principal

- Participation in local and statewide cohort meetings of aspiring teachers

- Invitation to the annual Charles Butt Scholar Leadership Symposium

- Inclusion in an on-campus teaching scholar club

- Professional support as they near graduation

- An online community for scholars across the state to connect

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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.

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WACE Guidelines & Criteria
Please note deadline exceptions for Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College and SUNY Oswego

* Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
* Apply for admission for the 2019-2020 academic year at institution* Meet other merit scholarship criteria es established by the institution(s) (s) you select on the scholarship application

Applicants MUST be current high school seniors or transfer students
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