Scholarship Opportunities

Did you know each college has its own scholarships to offer?  Visit the website of the college of your choice and look up their scholarships and apply to every one that you are eligible for!!!            
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Students that faced the challenges of homelessness but, nevertheless, graduated from high school, have demonstrated tremendous strength already in their young lives. The Barbara Wand James Homeless Student Support Scholarship seeks to build on that strength by financially assisting homeless Texas students who have been accepted into higher education institutions and other post-secondary programs that prepare youths for successful careers. This scholarship supports those students whose life experiences show tremendous resilience.              

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 9/15/17
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5 
Award Amount: $10,000

ScholarshipPoints will award a $10,000 scholarship to one lucky member this quarter. All you have to do to become eligible is become a ScholarshipPoints member and log in. It’s simple, fun, and completely free!

Learn more about the ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship.

Staples for Students Sweepstakes

Deadline: 9/16/17
Available to: Ages 13+
Award Amount: $50,000

The Staples for Students Sweepstakes is open to students who are at least 13 years of age and are residents of the U.S. To be considered for this award, you must visit a participating Staples location and make a purchase of at least $25 to receive a unique code which will serve as your entry into the sweepstakes. If you do not wish to make a purchase in order to generate an entry, you may also enter the sweepstakes by visiting the sponsor’s website and obtaining a unique entry code there.

One grand prize winner will win the scholarship and a trip for two to attend the Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour on December 16th, 2017 in Las Vegas. Please see the Sponsor’s website for additional information.

Learn more about the Staples for Students Sweepstakes.

Siemens Competition

Deadline: 9/19/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 60 Awards from $1,000 – $100,000

The Siemens Competition is open to high school students. Students are encouraged to do research in mathematics, engineering, biological, or physical science. Students, working individually or on a team of two or three, will have the opportunity to present their research to leading scientists in their field. Three hundred projects are recognized as semifinalists. Regional finalists are awarded a trip to compete at one of six regional competitions. At the regional event, students will present a Powerpoint presentation and digital poster, and participate in a question and answer session. Individuals submitting projects must be seniors at the time of the deadline; team applicants may be freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

Learn more about the Siemens Competition.

Open to 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th graders.
Deadline:  October 18, 2017

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans
Over $125 million available to deserving students.  Award amounts range from $6,000-$25,000.  Eligibility:  graduation in spring with a critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), and US citizenship.  Deadline October 25, 2017.  Apply online at

$2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship

Deadline: 11/01/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $2,000

The $2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. You must create a video that shows how properly planning for a hurricane or other flood disaster can be a valuable tool and upload it to YouTube in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the $2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship.

The Future is Female Scholarship

Deadline: 11/01/17
Available to: Female students 
Award Amount: $3,000

The Future is Female Scholarship is available to female students. You must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. You must also answer five short essay questions.

Learn more about the The Future is Female Scholarship.

Build U. Scholarship

Deadline: 11/01/17
Available to: Ages 18+ 
Award Amount: $2,500

The Build U. Scholarship is available to product design, interaction design, engineering, and computer science students. To be considered, you must submit a 1000 word essay on the following topic: “Which company or organization (other than Buildium) you think best exemplifies one of the above core values and how?”

Learn more about the Build U. Scholarship.

Hagan Scholarship Foundation
*Needs-based award
Read more and apply at
Deadline:  November 15, 2017

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship
The scholarship program of Ronald Mcdonald House Charities® (RMHC) of the Southwest is patterned after the “RMHC
Scholars” program- with one important difference. In order to more closely align the scholarship program with our local
Chapter’s exclusive focus on children’s health, we have added an additional criteria item which is as follows:
RMHC of the Southwest’s scholarships will be awarded to applicants who have either:
1. Had a serious childhood illness or injury
2. Had a sibling who had a serious childhood illness or injury which impacted the family.
Applicants must submit the following:
1. RMHC Scholars application (
2. A narrative which includes information about the illness and how it has impacted the applicant and
his/her family (include information about use of a Ronald McDonald House® or Ronald McDonald Family Room® if applicable)

Corn Producers Association of Texas (CPAT) Scholarship

Now Accepting Applications!

The Corn Producers Association of Texas is proud to again sponsor two scholarships for its youth members. This year, CPAT will award one $1,000 scholarship in each of the following categories:

  • High School junior or senior as of January 1, 2017
  • Current college or university undergraduate student as of January 1, 2017

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Must be current CPAT youth member – Join NOW! (it’s just $20)
  • Must attend/plan to attend a Texas college or university full-time
  • Current CPAT and TCPB directors’ children are not eligible

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a typed essay, meeting the following requirements:

  • Explain what you believe is a pertinent issue/problem facing corn producers today and ways the industry can overcome the challenge.
  • Maximum of 500 words
  • Essay must accompany a completed cover sheet, available HERE
  • Applicants are encouraged to provide a recommendation letter
  • All entries must be submitted electronically by 5 p.m. November 30, 2017 or mailed to the CPAT office and postmarked by November 30, 2017

Judging will be based on shown knowledge of subject, as well as grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Additional Details:

  • Winners will be notified on or before December 15, 2017.
  • Scholarships will be given to students upon paid college enrollment. Scholarship winners must submit a copy of paid college or university registration to the CPAT office. Check will be mailed to student after registration is verified.

For any questions, call the CPAT office at 800.647.2676 or email


Tutor the People Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/17
Available to: High School Juniors through College Seniors 
Award Amount: $1,000

The Tutor the People Essay Scholarship is open to current high school seniors and undergraduate students attending an institution in the United States. You must be at least 16 years of age, be in good academic standing, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit a 500 to 1,000 word personal response to the prompt on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Tutor the People Essay Scholarship.

Young Scholars Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/17
Available to: Maximum Age 30 Years
Award Amount: 5 Awards of $2,000

The Young Scholars Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are under the age of 30. You must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the Young Scholars Scholarship.

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Senior
Award Amount : $18,000
Provided by The American Legion, the National High School Oratorical Contest is open to junior high and high school students who are under the age of 20 and citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.You must prepare an oration on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government.A complete list of topics are available on the Legion’s Web site.Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives an additional $1,500 scholarship.

Learn more information about the American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest.

Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available To: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: $2,500

The Optimist International Oratorical Contest is open to students under the age of 19.

To be considered for this award, you must prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic, “How My Passions Impact the World” to be presented at your local Optimist Club’s contest.

Get more information on the Optimist International Oratorical Contest.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
For HS Seniors who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, citizenship.  Up to $40,000 per scholar!!!  Apply at
Deadline:  January 4, 2018

Carr P. Collins Scholars Program- Baylor U.
For those who are accepted to Baylor University, are in the top 10% of their graduating class, have a minimum 1310 SAT or 28 ACT, have completed a balanced college preparatory program, and are a bona fide resident of the state of Texas.  Deadline:  January 31, 2018. 
Apply at:

Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Minimum Age 15 Years
Award Amount: $10,000

Opinion Outpost has a $40,000 year-long cash give away! Every quarter a winner will receive $10,000! Each time you take a survey you receive an entry into that quarterly prize draw. The more you participate, the more likely you are to win! In addition to the quarterly prize draw, earning cash and rewards for taking surveys is one of the biggest perks of joining Opinion Outpost. You can redeem your points for Gift Card* Claim Codes, iTunes* Gift Cards, or if you believe cash is king, for money using our PayPal redemption method. It’s safe, secure, and a popular option for many Opinion Outpost members!

Get more information on the Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing.

CKSF Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5 
Award Amount: $2,500
CKSF Scholarships are available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the U.S. You must register to participate in scholarship quizzes that test your knowledge of topics ranging from general “common knowledge” to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies. You will be scored based on a combination of time and accuracy. Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win. Get more information on the CKSF Scholarship Competition.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.


Don't let your students miss their opportunity to apply for an HSF scholarship. The application opens January 1, 2018, and closes March 31, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be selected in June 2018. For more information visit

TILF- Texas Interscholastic League Foundation Scholarship Opportunities-  
Anyone who has participated at the state level in academics or music, or were Barbara Jordan Essay finalists may apply.  Must complete the application between March 1 and May 11, 2018.  Apply at 

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