2019-2020 Scholarship Listing

Scholarship Listing 2019-2020

Fall 2019 Scholarship Listing

The Gates Scholarship

  • Deadline: September 15, 2019
  • Description: The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. This scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.
  • Criteria:  High school senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3, pell-eligible, US. Citizen, national or permanent resident, from at least one of the following: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific IslanderAmerican, Hispanic American, an ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic record,  demonstrated leadership ability, exceptional personal success skills
  • Amount:  Full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and FAFSA EFC
  • Website: https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

Questbridge National College Match Scholarship

  • Deadline:  September 26, 2019
  • Description: QuestBridge designs and builds programs for talented low-income students to access and navigate exceptional educational and life opportunities. QuestBridge recruits, develops, and supports motivated low-income students – beginning in high school through college to their early career –to be successful at America’s best colleges, graduate schools, and companies.
  • Criteria: top 5-10% seniors with SAT or PSAT scores>1310 or ACT composite score>28, household income less than $65,000, eligible for free & reduced lunch, first generation, strong personal character, extracurricular achievements, leadership & community service
  • Amount:  Full 4 Year Scholarship to one of 40 of college partners

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 15, 2019
  • Description:  the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering.  Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients are selected in each category and receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue
  • Criteria:  Currently enrolled in high school & graduating in the Spring of 2020, minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale, must enroll in accredited higher education institution in 2020-2021, be of Hispanic heritage, U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under DACA
  • Amount: one-time grant to fund college education or a community service effort that tackles a social issue
  • Website:  https://hhfawards.hispanicheritage.org/2019/forms/welcome.php

Horatio Alger Scholarship

  • Deadline:  October 25, 2019
  • Description:  The Horatio Alger Scholarship provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibitedintegrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.
  • Criteria:  high school graduation in Spring/Summer 2020; demonstrated critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income); community service involvement; minimum 2.0 GPA; United States Citizenship
  • Amount: $10,000 to $25,000
  • Website: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

  • Deadline:  October 31, 2019
  • Description:  The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors for their capacity to lead and serve,150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.
  • Criteria:  current high school students who will graduate 2019-2020, U.S. citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees, planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, who are not related to employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola company, divisions, or subsidiaries
  • Amount:  $20,000
  • Website:  https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/ccsf

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

  • Deadline: November 5, 2019
  • Description:  The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2020 competition. The 2020 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a U.S. Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, & financial need.
  • Criteria: current high school senior, U.S. Citizen, planning to pursue a 4yr degree, must enroll on a full time basis
  • Amount: $1000- $12500/yr
  • Website: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

  • Deadline:  November 13, 2019
  • Description: The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.
  • Criteria: high school senior graduating in Spring 2020 with a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above, intends to enroll in an accredited 4yr college beginning in Fall 2020, minimum SAT total of 1200 or ACT composite of 26, demonstrate financial need (applicants with family income up to $95,000 will be considered
  • Amount:  up to $40,000/yr to attend 4yr accredited undergraduate school
  • Website:   https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/how-to-apply/

Burger King Scholars Program

  • Deadline: December 15, 2019
  • Description: The Burger King Scholars program assists employees, employees’ children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education.
  • Criteria: Have a strong academic record with a minimum GPA of 2.5, be passionate about serving the community, and be a high school senior, Burger King employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee.
  • Amount:  Varies from $1,000 - $50,000
  • Website: apply online at https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/information.php

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 30, 2019
  • Description: The main goal of the Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award is to encourage students to make a positive contribution to their individual communities, while providing scholarship awards to those who have done so over the previous 12 months.
  • Criteria:  ages 16-22 on Dec 30th, GPA of 2.5 or higher in his/her last academic year. A student must have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within his/her community over the last 12 months
  • Amount: $500
  • Website: https://www.odenzamarketinggroupvolunteeraward.com/application.php


Spring 2020 Scholarship Listing

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: January 4, 2020
  • Description:  Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.
  • Criteria: demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; minimum 3.0 grade point average; be citizens of the United States of America; be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States
  • Amount:  $10,000 renewable for up to 3 years (up to $40,000 per recipient)
Website:  https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

MENSA Foundation’s College Scholarship Program

  • Deadline:  January 15, 2020
  • Description: Founded in 1971, the Mensa Education & Research Foundation is a philanthropic, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the pursuit of excellence in human intelligence. The mission and strategic focus are directed at scholarships, education and awards.
  • Criteria: The applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date. The applicant must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals
  • Amount: varies
  • Website: https://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

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
  • Website: https://www.tspe.org/page/scholarships

Texas Student Housing Scholarship

  • Deadline: Not Yet Available
  • Description:  This scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton, Texas, that have NOT signed off-campus housing leases.
  • Criteria: TSHA Scholarships are available to Texas High School graduating seniors, Community College attendees, and university upper classmen who have previously graduated from a Texas High School and who took SAT or ACT
  • Amount: Full or Partial cost of an OFF-CAMPUS room for one academic year
  • Website: http://www.texasstudenthousing.net  or visit Counseling Center

Carr P. Collins Scholarship

  • Deadline: Not Yet Available
  • Description:  The Carr P. Collins Scholars Program was established in 1993 to recognize academically gifted students who are dedicated to helping others in an effort to develop leaders of tomorrow through the gift of higher education.
  • Criteria:  Be admitted to Baylor, top 25% of graduating class, combined Math/EBRW minimum score of 1310 on SAT or 28 on ACT, completed a balanced college prep program including history, science & foreign language, be a bona fide resident of Texas
  • Amount:  minimum of $5,350 freshman year, renewable for three additional years
  • Website: https://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=872116

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline: Not Yet Available
  • Description: Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.
  • Criteria:  graduating senior, plan to attend an accredited & approved 4 year institution w/in the US, show leadership potential, dedication to community service, financial need, be a US citizen, SAT score of 1000 (combined math & reading) or composite ACT score of 21
  • Amount:  up to $30,000 over 4 years
  • Website: http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/

McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship

  • Deadline:  Not Yet Available
  • Description: McDonald’s HACER® Program was created in 1985 to grant eligible Hispanic students financial aid so they can achieve their dreams through higher education. Since then, they’ve awarded over 31 million dollars and over 17,800 scholarships.  
  • Criteria: high school senior, legal U.S. resident, under 21 years of age, minimum GA of 3.0, attend a two or four year institution full time, disclose other scholarships, enroll & attend accredited institution, one parent of Hispanic heritage.
  • Amount:  $100,000 - $25,000 per year over 4 years
  • Website:  https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html

National CO-OP Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: Not Yet Available
  • Description:   As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of their Partner Institutions listed on their website. WACE encourages minority and female students as well as students interested in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) to apply for this merit co-op scholarship. 
  • Criteria: cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, apply for admission for the 2019-2020 academic year at one of the WACE partner institutions listed on their website, other merit criteria as established by the institution applying to.
  • Amount: varies
  • Website: https://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/

BPUB Project SHARE Scholarship

  • Deadline: Not Yet Available
  • Description: Project SHARE was created in 1985 to assist the community. Since we work and live here, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) believes in sharing resources with those who need a helping hand.  Because BPUB understands the value of gaining a higher education, monies from the Project SHARE program are allocated to a scholarship fund whereby deserving graduating high school seniors are awarded scholarships.
  • Criteria:  must reside in a household serviced by BPUB. The BPUB utility account must be the primary residence of the applicant at the time the scholarship is awarded and have a minimum of one-year utility service with BPUB by the application deadline date. The utility account must be paid up to date and in overall good standing. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior during the 2018-2019 school year. Scholarships will be granted to students who are planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education located in the United States of America. All majors qualify
  • Amount: $1000
  • Website: http://newsroom.brownsville-pub.com/project-share-registration/

The Sparkling Ice Flavorful Futures Scholarship

  • Deadline: Not Yet Available
  • Description: The Sparkling Ice Flavorful Futures scholarship will award 5 scholarships of $5000 that celebrate students’ individuality, creativity, and communication of future goals.
  • Criteria: U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident; high school senior graduating between Aug. 1, 2018-July 31, 2019; cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher, must enroll for Fall 2019 as a freshman or 1st year student to a US accredited 2yr/4yr/college/university/trade/vocational school, must not be a relative or dependent child of an employee of Talking Rain or any of its retail customers
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Website: https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/flavorfulfutures

Hispanic Scholarship Funds Scholarship

  • Deadline: Not Yet Available
  • Description: This could be the opportunity of a lifetime! The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree.  It consists of two phases with the first phase closing in February. This first phase is quick and does not require essays or recommendation letters. To get started today, visit HSF.net and create your MyHSF profile. Doing so will enable you to fill out a scholarship application and learn more about what HSF has to offer.
  • Criteria: Must be of Hispanic heritage, U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA); Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students; Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited four-year university, or graduate program, in the fall of the desired scholarship year; Submit a FAFSA or State-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
  • Amount: based on merit ranging from $500 to $5000
  • Website: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

The DREAM.US National Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: Not Yet Available
  • Description: The National Scholarship is the “Pell Grant” for highly motivated DREAMers with significant, unmet financial need. While your GPA and test scores are considered, great emphasis is placed on your demonstrated commitment to community service and your ability to overcome the barriers and challenges that DREAMers face each and every day.
  • Criteria: graduate in 2018-2019, GPA of 2.5 or better, have not earned more than 21 college credit hours, intend to enroll fulltime in 2yr/4yr partner college, current DACA or TPS or certify DACA eligibility, significant unmet financial need
  • Amount: up to $14,500 for an Associate’s/ $29,000 for a Bachelor’s
  • Website:  https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/

Brownsville Junior Service League Scholarship

  • Deadline: Not Yet Available
  • 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
  • Website: http://www.bjsl.org/2018-19BJSLApplicationForScholarship.pdf

Valley Telephone Cooperative Scholarship Program

  • Deadline:  Not Yet Available
  • Description:  Valley Telephone is offering a college scholarship program in the year 2019.  It will award 20 scholarships of $3000 annually to the children of Valley Telephone Cooperative members pursuing undergraduate study at accredited colleges and universities.  There will be a maximum of 2 scholarships awarded in each of Valley telephone’s 10 voting districts.
  • Criteria: Be a dependent child (as defined in IRS publication 501 at www.irs.gov) of a current member of Valley Telephone Cooperative (VTCI) who resides in the Valley Telephone service territory, and who has been a member of the Cooperative for at least one year as of the application deadline date; Be a high school senior as of March 18, 2019. Have a minimum high school grade average of 80%; Be high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited 2 or 4 year U.S. College or University in Fall, 2019. Recipient must maintain a 2.0 or better GPA average for annual renewal.
  • Amount: $3000 annually, renewable with added $250 up to 3 years or until a Bachelor degree is earned
  • Website: http://www.vtx1.net/community

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

Don’t Mess With Texas Scholarship

  • Deadline: Not Yet Available
  • Description:  Need money to help with college expenses? Passionate about litter prevention in your community? Enter the Don't mess with Texas Scholarship Contest for a chance to win a $6,000 grand prize scholarship or one of two $2,000 scholarship awards! Sponsored by Forestar and in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, the Don't mess with Texas Scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken a leadership role to prevent litter in their schools and communities and build awareness of the Don't mess with Texas initiative. Scholarships are awarded based on student essays submitted with applications.
  • Criteria:  leadership roles to prevent litter in schools & community, high school senior, planning to pursue a 2yr/4yr degree at an accredited TX college or university
  • Amount: one $6,000 award, two $2,000 awards
  • Website:  http://dmwtwp.gdctest.com/education-overview/scholarships/

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
  • Website: www.tta.org

STARS Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: Not Yet Available
  • Description: The Stars Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to qualified students from the community annually. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholarship, academic achievement and financial need through a general application process. Academic achievement is determined using applicant's official academic records. Financial need is determined in evaluating the applicant's submitted FAFSA documentation. The goal of our organization is to assist students who do not receive enough or any federal aid to cover the Cost of Attendance at their institution. Stars Scholarship Fund strives to ensure that deserving individuals are not denied the opportunities for learning and discovery that are available in a university setting.
  • Criteria: U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident.  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.  Are enrolled in a U.S. accredited 2 yr. community college (enrolled part-time or full-time) in a degree-seeking program, or a 4yr. university undergraduate program (enrolled full-time) seeking a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Amount: $350 to $10,000
  • Website:  https://www.starsscholarship.org/stars/home

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
  • Website:  www.NTLAPA.com