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.


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American Chemical Society Scholars Program


350 Awards


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.

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Security First Credit Union

Annual Scholarship Program

$ 1,000.00

5 Awards


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Jaguar Scholarship Giveaway


  • 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
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Brownsville Junior Service League


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
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(South Texas ISD Health Professions)


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OppU Achievers Scholarship

Promoting Opportunity.

Celebrating Achievement.


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?"

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Erika Knode Memorial Scholarship

$3000 (1 available) & $1,000 (2 available)

DEADLINE:  April 17, 2020                   

First week of May 2020



Students who show courage when  dealing  with  epilepsy  and  seizures,  a  strong  commitment  to  their education, and perseverance in eliminating the obstacles epilepsy and seizures may present are welcome to apply for the Erika Foundation Educational Scholarship. This program is made possible by a partnership between the Epilepsy  Foundation  Central  &  South  Texas  and  the Erika  Epilepsy  Awareness  Memorial  Foundation.   To be eligible for this scholarship, applicant must:

  • Have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder
  • Provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program
  • Be a High School Senior or currently enrolled at a trade school, college, or university and be in good standing
  • Be a legal resident of Central and South Texas


Application Checklist

Complete online application -

Online application includes upload sections to submit supporting documents. Supporting documents are required for completion of the application. Application will allow you to save your work and return at a later date to complete. Applications are due on April 17, 2019.

Supporting Documents

The following supporting documents are required to submit the application. Documents are to be uploaded with the application.


Physician’s Statement - Must have epilepsy, be under a physician's care, and currently undergoing treatment and/or taking anticonvulsant medications.

One Letter of Reference - Suggestions for references letters might be from a teacher, clergy, volunteer experience.

Verification of Acceptance to School - Acceptance letter must be from a college or university.

Additional documents you would like to share with the committee, this is optional and not required.


More Information

For more information or assistance with completing the application, contact the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas at or by phone at (210) 653-5353.

 Scholarship Administered by the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas.

Mary "Sippy" Burnett Nursing

 Scholarship 2020

DEADLINE: Monday, April 20, 2020

no later than 4:00 p.m.

All graduating seniors planning to enter the


Scholarship Criteria:

The student must be pursuing a degree in the Nursing Field as a:

Licensed vocational nurse (LVN) - one (1) year program
Registered Nurse (RN)- two or four (4) year program. 

The Hospital District must be informed of the student's name, eligibility determination factors (shy this student was selected), the name of the school the student plans to attend, and specifry "nursing or nursing field" as the student's chosen course of study. 

The Hospital District must be given proper recognition for the granting of the scholarship. 

To receive the scholarship award, the student must provide proof of enrollment and acceptance by the selected school's Nursing Program Department chair or head.  The verification may either be mailed or personally delivered to the Willacy County Hospital
District Office. (Indigent Health Care of Willacy County, 1623 South 15th Street, Raymondville, Texas 78580, Phone (956) 689-6565)

If you want to apply, come to the Counseling Office and ask Mrs. Pat Garcia for an application. 

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
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By College Board Scholarship Opportunity


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. 

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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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HE Parts Express /Heavy Equipment Parts


$ 500.00

1 Award


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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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

LM Scholarship

$ 500.00

1 Award


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
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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
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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
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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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