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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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.

Animal Science Scholarships

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4-H Youth in Action $5,000 10/21/2020
AAUW Return to Learning Scholarships $2,500 04/01/2020
ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc. Academic Scholarship $1,000 07/01/2020
ACF Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Program $10,000 04/04/2020
Alabama Student Grant Program $1,200 Varies
American Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship $1,000 02/01/2020
Animal Health International Scholarship $1,000 02/01/2020
ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Individual Awards $2,800 02/01/2020
B.A. Rudolph Foundation STEM Scholarship $4,800 04/04/2020
Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship $2,500 05/03/2020
CGCS- Bernard Harris Scholarship Program $5,000 04/12/2020
Charles Shelton Veterinarian Medicine/Technology Scholarship $2,000 04/15/2020
Cheryle Jett-Boge Memorial Veterinary Scholarship $500 07/15/2020
Creative Biolabs Scholarship Program $1,000 06/15/2020
Dean Foods Company Scholarship $1,000 02/01/2020
Discovery Fellowship in Marine Science Varies Varies
Donald White/Mandla A. Ndwanya Memorial Fund Scholarship and Internship in South Africa $1,000 Varies
Dr Barbara Odom-Wesley Spirit of Achievement Scholarship $3,000 02/17/2020
Dr. James L. Hutchinson and Evelyn Ribbs Hutchinson Medical School Scholarship $2,000 05/08/2020
Emily M. Hewitt & Stephen Stocking Memorial Scholarships $2,500 04/15/2020
Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Program $1,000 03/31/2020
Harold Davis Memorial Scholarship $400 02/01/2020
Iowa Farm Bureau Scholarship $1,000 02/28/2020
Jesse L. Jackson-Fellows Toyota Scholarship $25,000 05/01/2021
Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship $2,500 03/13/2020
Kearns Louis-Jean Memorial Scholarship $1,000 06/30/2020
Kenneth and Ellen Nielsen Cooperative Scholarship $1,000 02/01/2020
Lisa Kaminski Memorial Scholarship $2,500 01/15/2020
Missouri Corn Scholarship $1,000 02/15/2020
Natural Resources-Excellence in Education $10,000 07/31/2020
NDS DMI Education & Communications Scholarship $1,500 04/15/2020
NDS Iager Scholarship $1,000 04/15/2020
NDS Kildee Graduate Scholarships $3,000 04/15/2020
NDS Maurice E. Core Scholarship $1,000 04/15/2020
NDS McCullough Scholarship $2,000 04/15/2020
NDS Student Recognition Program $2,000 04/15/2020
NDS/Klussendorf/McKown Scholarship $1,500 04/15/2020
Nebraska High School Senior Animal Interest Scholarship $500 03/02/2020
Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund $2,000 03/01/2020
Norman S. Baldwin Fishery Science Scholarship $3,000 12/01/2019
NPFDA Scholarship Foundation, Inc. $4,000 05/31/2020
Oxbow Animal Health Undergraduate Companion Animal Interest Scholarship $1,000 03/02/2020
Oxbow Animal Health Veterinary Medicine Scholarship $1,000 03/02/2020
Pepsi-Cola Bottling of Eastern Oregon Scholarship $1,000 02/01/2020
Phoenix AISES Scholarship $1,000 07/31/2020
Ray Fowler/Armstrong Family Scholarship $1,000 02/01/2020
Richard S. Thompson and Marion L. Thompson Memorial Fund $10,000 02/24/2020
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Wildlife Leadership Awards $3,000 03/01/2020
Samsung@First Scholars $15,000 03/20/2020
Saul T. Wilson, Jr., Scholarship Program $40,000 Varies
Scarlett Family Foundation $15,000 12/15/2019
Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship $60,000 12/15/2019
Scott-McKenna Memorial Scholarship $2,000 05/30/2020
Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship $2,500 05/31/2020
SMA Native American STEM Scholarship $1,500 06/15/2020
Spirit of Ramanujan STEM Talent Initiative $5,000 12/31/2019
The Craig & Galen Brown Foundation Scholarship Varies 12/01/2019
The Garden Club of America's Coastal Wetland Studies Award $5,000 01/15/2020
The Sagebrush Circuit - Lew & Jo Eklund Educational Scholarship $2,000 03/21/2020
The Salter Trust Scholarship $2,500 02/01/2020
TVIW Scholarship $2,500 05/15/2020
Two Ten Higher Education Scholarship $16,000 04/19/2020
USDA 1890 National Scholars Program Varies 04/30/2020
Washington HECB American Indian Endowed Scholarship $2,000 02/01/2020
William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture $1,500 12/01/2019
WV State Fair Scholarship Program $4,000 03/05/2020
ZONTA Milwaukee Scholarships $1,000 06/15/2020

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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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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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The application opened August 1,

DEADLINE Nov. 13, 2019

The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is the largest undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke Scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as a thriving network of nearly 2,500 fellow Cooke Scholars and alumni.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books, and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
  • Ability to pursue any area of study
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience

Who may Apply

Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2020.

  • Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2020.
  • GPA – Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • Test Scores – Receive a minimum SAT total of 1200 or ACT composite of 26.
  • Income – Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.

Selection Criteria

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation reviews each College Scholarship Program application individually with the assistance of a panel of national education experts. Among the criteria used in the selection process are:

  • Exceptional academic ability and achievement: Strong academic record, academic awards and honors, and substantive assessments by educators providing confidential recommendations. In addition to GPA and college entrance exam scores, we consider participation in available advanced courses, commitment to learning, and intellectual curiosity.
  • Unmet financial need: Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.
  • Persistence: Determination and perseverance in the face of challenges, ability to set and remain focused on goals and to put in the effort needed to meet those goals in the face of obstacles.
  • Leadership: Ability to organize and positively influence others in and out of school (family, religious community, sports, arts, etc.).
  • Service to Others: Purposeful and meaningful commitment to others which may be evidenced by participation in volunteer/community service activities.

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2019 BY 5 P.M. CT

The Brockman Scholarship is a merit-based full scholarship that covers five years of study on the College Station campus of Texas A&M University.

The scholarship supports four years of undergraduate studies in an approved program of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), as well as the one-year MS Business graduate degree program at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School.

Aside from academic merit, we are seeking to attract students who can demonstrate high levels of constructive community engagement, and who exhibit the qualities of a good citizen. Click here to learn more about our Brockman Scholars.

It is imperative that applicants understand that they are applying for a scholarship that provides for both an undergraduate and graduate degree. It is a condition of being awarded the scholarship that the recipient will enroll in, and successfully complete, both the four-year undergraduate STEM degree and the MS Business graduate degree program.

For more information about the Brockman Scholars Program, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.

The Brockman Scholarship Application Portal is now open and accepting applications for study beginning in the 2020-21 academic year.

To begin a NEW application, click here.

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The application opened Nov 6, 2019

DEADLINE January 23, 2020 at

5:00 p.m. PST

All applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered eligible for the 2020 Live Más Scholarship Program:

  • The applicant is a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“D.C.”) who is at least 16 years of age and no older than 24 years of age, located in the United States or D.C.
      • If an applicant is a minor in his/her/their state of residence they must receive parental consent from his/her/their parent/legal guardian to apply.
  • Applicant must be on-track to apply for or enrolled in an accredited post-high school/post-secondary educational program (including accredited two-and four-year colleges, universities, vocational-technical and trade schools).
  • Employees of Taco Bell Foundation, Inc., Taco Bell of America, LLC, Taco Bell Corp., and its parent, subsidiaries of its parent, franchisees, licensees, and the advertising and promotion agencies involved with this Program are not eligible to apply or receive a scholarship through this version of the program.
  • Has not previously received a Live Más Scholarship.

See Terms & Conditions for the complete eligibility requirements.

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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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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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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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 HACER® National



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



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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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