Scholarships for HS Seniors - 2020



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Courage to Grow Scholarship


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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The 2019-2020 scholarship will re-open in September/October of 2019. Be on the lookout for more details about next year's application period.


Excellence in school, on their sports teams, and in their communities.

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Senior entering a fouryear, accredited US college or university in the Fall of 2020; a member (in good standing) of a high school sports team or be involved in afterschool sports; GPA of 3.0 or higher; US citizen or US Permanent Legal Resident.

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DEADLINE September 13, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.

Pacific Time  (NOON)

We are currently accepting applications from the Class of 2020 US Citizens who have an unweighted GPA of a 3.7 or higher are eligible to apply.  The Foundation is specifically looking for candidates who have displayed strong evidence of leadership, involvement in extracurricular and community service, and who want to make a positive impact on the world around them. 

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DEADLINE September 15, 2019

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. 

Awarded to 300 top student leaders each year.


To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicity: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

 Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

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DEADLINE September 20th at 11:59 p.m. EST.

We are happy to announce that the Golden Door scholarship has been expanded tinclude undocumented students without DACAScholarship recipients will be awarded large college scholarships to help cover tuition, room, and board for up to 4 years for a bachelor’s degree. To ensure enough time for your students to apply.

Eligibility requirements can be found HERE on our website and are also listed below my signature. Please, share the Flyer and the GDS Program Overview.

 How you can help:

  • Print the flyer and attach it to ALL school bulletin boards
  • Make an announcement for seniors
  • Visit homerooms/classrooms to let everyone know that this scholarship exists
  • Include it in the student newsletter/newspaper/school website & social media
  • Share with other teachers/schools/students who have self-identified as undocumented, having DACA, or having TPS


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The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 2019 Youth Awards educational grants program is now accepting applications! Our 21st Annual Youth Awards will award students who are in the graduating Class of 2020 with up to $3,500 in educational grants to fund their higher education or to fund a community-based project.

Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community and for their excellence in various educational categories. Recipients will also be celebrated at 10 regional ceremonies across the country: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern CA, Phoenix, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. (eligible students should apply in the region nearest to their area of residence).

The DEADLINE to apply is Tuesday, October 15th. Students can apply at

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Maná Scholarship Program

Deadline October 23, 2019 3:00 p.m. CT

Maná, in partnership with Selva Negra and Univision Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist students who identify as Latino and who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.


Applicants to the Maná Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Identify as Latino and be between the ages of 18-35 years old as of the application deadline date
  • Be U.S. citizens, legal residents of the U.S., or undocumented residents of the U.S., including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients
  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the entire upcoming academic year

Only the first 1,000 applications submitted will be considered.


Award Amounts

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award. Up to fifteen (15) awards will be granted.

Awards are not renewable and are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, an essay, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Maná, or Selva Negra and Univision Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Recipients will be invited to attend a Maná concert in December.


All applicants will be notified in late November.  Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the sponsors. Payments are made in equal installments in August and December.

Required Documents

Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Maná, Selva Negra and Univision Foundation have partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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The 2020 Coca-Cola Scholars Program application is now open.
150 scholars win a $20,000.00 scholarship
Opens August 1, 2019

DEADLINE is 5 p.m. Eastern Time on

 Thursday, October 31, 2019.

All applicants will be notified of their status by Thursday, November 21, 2019.

For a listing of additional scholarship opportunities visit our website: 

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

- Current high school (or home-schooled) students attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2019-2020 academic school year

- U.S. Citizens (not a Temporary Resident), U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility

- On track to graduate this academic year (2019-2020)

- Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution


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Scholarship for High Achieving Latino students


* Can apply as early as senior year of high school

* Annual scholarship[, have to reapply and compete each year

Emphasis on STEM, but all majors quality

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is November 5, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time


  • Current high school seniors or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.



  • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2020 competition.


  • Male and female students compete separately.
  • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.


  • The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 2020 500 national winners in late April 2020. (Many local Lodges, districts, and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

The 20 top finalists will participate in an all-expenses-paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges.

These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.

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Achievement Scholarship

The 2020 program will be accepting applications from September 1, 2019 until 10,000 applications are submitted or (DEADLINE)  December 15, 2019, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 completed and submitted electronically by the deadline date. Apply early!

The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

Who is eligible?

Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
  • Be a high school senior applying to college for the fall 2020 semester
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities

    • Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness 

What does it take to become an award winner?

Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. Share these qualities: 

  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family, and community
  • Ability to thoughtfully convey how they identified a challenge and volunteered to strengthen their community through service
  • Ability to succeed in college.

  • How to apply

  • The 2020 program year is open from September 1, 2019, until December 15, 2019, or until 10,000 applications are received.
  • For more information and to apply to click here

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DEADLINE March 31, 2020 at 5 p.m. CST

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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Scholarship will open 

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

Application Checklist

Students looking to apply for a VAMOS Scholarship must have the following items:

  • An official transcript that includes grade point average (GPA), class rank, class size and any relevant test scores, such as the ACT or SAT. This document should be signed or approved by a counselor or other school official
  • Resume of student
  • If SAT/ACT scores are not displayed in the transcript, students must supply a copy of them
  • Income tax return copy
  • A copy of the student’s FAFSA
  • A letter of college financial aid award
  • A copy of the permanent resident card
  • Letters of recommendation from two individuals, which may include teachers, counselors, principals, etc.
  • Students must be eligible for Pell Grant
  • A typed 600-word essay that will allow our committee a greater understanding of the student. The topics of the essay are:

    • Personal statement
    • What are your academic and career goals?
    • Why do you believe it’s important to obtain a higher education?
    • Did you experience any obstacles or special circumstances that inspired you to pursue post-secondary education?
    • Closing statement

Apart from submitting the online application, documents must be mailed to:

VAMOS Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 6882
McAllen, Texas 78502

You may also deliver the documents in person at:
800 N. Main St., Suite 410 McAllen, TX 78504


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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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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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