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Scholarships

Texas Elks State Association

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks provide hundreds of scholarships at the national, state and local levels: the Elks’ “Most Valuable Student” scholarship alone provides awards from $4,000 to $50,000 to 500 outstanding students across the nation, while the Texas Elks State Association annually presents over $50,000 in scholarships and educational grants. There are a variety of scholarships. Some are specific (had to have been a Girl/Boy Scout), and others are open to most seniors. Check them out here: https://texaselks.org/scholarships/  and here:  https://www.elks.org/scholars/

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Program

The RMHC Scholars Scholarship Program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. In 2017 alone, RMHC of Greater North Texas will award more than $127,500 in college scholarships to local high school seniors in the Metroplex. Apply today and see your passions come to life from October 1, 2019 – February 28, 2020 at https://rmhcntx.org/scholarships/.

 

Texas Student Housing Authority Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton, TX that have NOT signed off-campus housing leases. (TWU and North Texas have on-campus living requirements, so this scholarship may be limited to upper-classmen at those institutions.) The scholarship rewards academic and leadership excellence. Family financial needs may be considered. All TSHA scholarships awarded will be announced to the winning applicants via email or US mail, so make sure the your contact information is correct. See Mrs. Dills for the application packet. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2020. 

 

The Burger King Scholars Program

Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2018 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.7 million to more than 3,400 students in North America.

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

The application period for the 2019-2020 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2019 and closes Dec. 15, 2019.

Click here to access the application. 


COMCAST Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

This program recognizes students for their community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. This year, scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to over 800 students nationwide. Applicants must:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or participating NBCUniversal or Telemundo markets. 
  • Plan to enroll full time in undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Deadline to apply is Dec  6, 2019. Click here for more information and to apply.

This website is updated often with the latest in scholarship news.

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OTHER RESOURCES

College Board Scholarship Program

The College Board has a program to help students find scholarships. Check it out here!*

 

Looking for scholarships or ways to pay for college? Check out these websites:

www.fastweb.com

www.scholarships.com

www.collegenet.com

www.college-scholarships.com

www.gocollege.com

www.finaid.org

www.fastaid.com

https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships

www.schoolsoup.com

 

Raising Texas Teachers Program

The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers is available to prospective teachers who are currently in, or plan to enter, an eligible teacher preparation program at a Raising Texas Teachers partner university. Aspiring Teachers can apply in the fall of any year between their senior year of high school and junior year of college. 

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be committed to teaching in a majority-economically disadvantaged school or in a shortage subject area (in a school where more than 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, or as a math, science, bilingual, or special education teacher) in a Texas public school. Preference is given to Texas residents. The application opens soon, so check it out here.

 

Texas State University Assured Scholarships

Texas State University now offers three Assured Scholarships, which are guaranteed to all qualified students and are renewable for four years. You don’t need to apply—these are awarded automatically to every student whose academic record meets the required qualifications. The three scholarships:

President’s Honor Scholarship – $26,000--$38,000 total over four years

Texas State Achievement Scholarship--$10,000 – $22,000 total over four years

Texas State Distinguished Scholarship – $6,000 – $10,000 total over four years

For more information, visit finaid.txstate.edu/scholarships