Scholarships for HS Seniors - 2019



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To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

The application is due October 25, 2018

Herrman and Herrman


To raise awareness of technology’s impact on driving.

4th annual essay contest with $5,000 in prizes to help young people further their educations.

To enter, students should write a 600+ word essay on the following topic:

"Technology advancements in motor vehicles serve the overall purpose of decreasing distractions on the road, but they often increase distractions and cause more accidents for drivers. What changes can be made to decrease distractions with technology in motor vehicles?"

The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors, and students currently enrolled in 2-year or 4-year undergraduate program at colleges or universities in the United States only. We believe that getting an education is the best hope for young people to attain a rewarding career in the 21st century. We are proud to offer assistance with scholarship prizes to help further your education.
DUE by December 1, 2018

For more information please visit the following website for Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. :

The University of Texas at Dallas

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program 

McDermott Scholars receive one of the most selective and generous undergraduate merit awards in the nation; it includes a full scholarship and stipend package with access to UT Dallas’ rigorous education, leadership training, cultural enrichment, and personalized opportunities designed to equip them with the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed as leaders.

Valued at more than $250,000 (out-of-state) or $150,000 (in-state), the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding.

McDermott Scholars have:


  • Interned at Google, Amazon, JPMorgan, U.S. Supreme Court, NPR, NIH, and CERN.
  • Gone on to Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and Cambridge.
  • Won Fulbright, Goldwater, NSF Fellowships, Udalls, a Schwarzman and a Gates Cambridge.
  • Worked at Microsoft, McKinsey, Texas Instruments, the White House, United Nations, NASA, Cleveland Clinic and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

At UT Dallas, students have access to distinguished faculty, innovative academic programs, nationally recognized research, and countless career-oriented opportunities.

The application for the 2019 class of McDermott Scholars is now available.


What’s It Like Being a McDermott?

Read about it on the McDermott Blog written by McDermott Scholars.

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Qualifications and deadlines are online. Please visit our website for more information.

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 The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian - Scholarship

This scholarship was created for students who are interested in attending college and that also have a love for their great state of Texas.

Current high school seniors and students enrolled in colleges across Texas are eligible.

There is one prize available in the total of $2,500

For this contest, students should create a 30-120 second video and a brief essay about “what motivates you to continue your education, who has helped you along this journey and what do you do or plan to do to better the state of Texas?”

 The contest is open now and the deadline is December 30th, 2018.

Frederick Douglas
Frederick Douglas Distinguished Scholars -Scholarship

The award-winning Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars (FDDS) program at American University (AU) is offering five full scholarships to high-potential, incoming first-year student leaders dedicated to post-baccalaureate education, socially-responsible leadership, and lifelong achievement! 

FDDS personify innovation, entrepreneurial thinking, and originality. They are a new generation of leaders in relentless pursuit of excellence. FDDS draw on the knowledge, experience, and network of influential alumni, faculty, and staff to prepare for graduate/professional school, develop long-term personal and professional goals, and hone the specialized skills necessary for socially-responsible leadership. 

Ranked among the top three in Washington, DC, AU’s undergraduate schools and colleges include business, international studies, communications, public affairs, and arts and sciences. The FDDS benefit from AU’s location in the nation’s capital, providing unparalleled access to immersive leadership training and opportunities that develop their capacity to lead measurable change in an ever-changing world. Bringing together the best of AU – personal development, professional development, and leadership development – the FDDS program elevates the college-to-career experience of our most enterprising Honors students and propels them into successful careers in domestic and international entrepreneurship, health, business, government, law, communications, and education. To this end, AU has designed programs and established partnerships to intentionally foster a mutually respectful learning community in which FDDS come together to share a greater purpose, prepare for modern leadership challenges, and contribute to the intellectual, social, and political environment of the institution.

 Selected on the basis of recommendation letters, intellectual curiosity, leadership experience, personal qualities, and interest in attending graduate and/or professional school, FDDS receive AU’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship - full tuition, room, board, meal plan, books, metro pass, and mandatory fees. It is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, provided Scholars maintain a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA. Students applying as freshmen who would like to be considered for the scholarship must complete the FDDS program application by January 15th. 

While we encourage applications from all ambitious, well-rounded student leaders, the most competitive applicants will have a minimum 3.8 GPA (unweighted) or 4.0 GPA (weighted). Standardized test scores are not required and submission is optional.

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The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. 

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Emailed to the national vice chair of the specific scholarship (listed above) no later than February 15 , 2019 Midnight EST in a single email.

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The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.

This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.

  • This program is only open to high-school seniors whose schools are accredited by their state board of education.
  • Only one student per year may be honored as a school's DAR Good Citizen.
  • United States citizenship is not required.
  • Additional rules and guidelines can be acquired by contacting your local DAR chapter.

Once a student is chosen as the DAR Good Citizen the student is invited to participate in the scholarship portion of the program. This consists of a personal statement and an essay. Student participation in the scholarship portion of the program is optional.

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If you are an educator, please contact your local DAR chapter for additional information about DAR Good Citizens Award. 

Please note: The DAR Good Citizens Award and the Youth Citizenship Medal (formally Good Citizenship Medal) are two different programs. For information about the Youth Citizenship Medal, click here.

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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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
To complete your application online, please visit:

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