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SINTON NITE LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant must be a graduating Sinton High School senior who plans to attend a university, college, junior college or technical school.

Deadline:  April 7, 2020

LULAC NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Must have applied to or be enrolled as a full-time student in a college or university, including 2-year colleges, or vocational schools that lead to an associate’s degree.  Graduate students must have applied to or be enrolled as a part-time student in a college or university
  • A student will not be eligible for a scholarship if he/she is related to a scholarship committee member, the Council President or an individual contributor to the local funds of the Council.

Deadline:  March 31, 2020

JIM FLINN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP / DOROTHY AND JOHN FLINN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Qualifications:

  • GPA Minimum 2.0 on a 4.0 Scale
  • 2020 Graduating Sinton High School Senior

Deadline:  March 24, 2020

 

STARS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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 (Dual and Advanced Placement credits accepted.).
  • 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 4yr. 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

Deadline:  March 31, 2020

Texas Association of Community Schools

The Texas Associaton of Community Schools will award several scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year.  You may apply for all scholarships as long as you meet the criteria of the sponsor.  See site for scholarships and criteria.

Deadline:  April 1, 2020

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY AREA GO TEXAN SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for a San Patricio County Area Go Texan Scholarship, an applicant must:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States.  If the applicant’s transcript reflects a place of birth other than the United States, appropriate proof of citizenship must be furnished (i.e. a copy of the photo page of a valid U.S. passport, a copy of Naturalization Certificate or a birth certificate for U.S. Citizen Born Abroad).
  1. Reside in San Patricio County.
  1. Be a graduating senior in the 2019-2020 school year.
  1. Score at least a 950 on SAT or a 19 on ACT.  A copy of official documentation of SAT/ACT scores must be submitted with the application.  This may be a copy of the form sent by SAT/ACT, a print-out of scores, or a high school transcript listing scores.  SAT score must be comprised of total points from the critical reading and mathematics sections of the test.  Highest scores from each of these sections may be combined from different test dates to calculate total score.  No updated test scores or academic scores or rankings will be accepted after the application due date.  The TSI Assessment is divided into three component areas for Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Based upon course selections for Dual Credit and after completing the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA), the student may be asked to take the TSI Assessment in each component area. Where necessary, the student may be given an additional diagnostic test in a particular subject area. The TSI Assessment is designed to provide more detailed information regarding your academic strengths and weaknesses.
  1. Technical Scholarships Only:  A copy of TSI Assessment scores must be submitted with application. TSI minimum scores are:  a) Reading: score of 351, b) Writing: score of essay 4 and 340+ or essay 5 and ABE Diagnostic of 4+ and c) Math: score of 350.  A Technical scholarship is not intended for those pursuing a bachelor’s degree plan. This scholarship is only for those students seeking certification in technical programs such as, but not limited to, cosmetology, welding, oil and gas instrumentation, medical coding, radiology, etc.  If you have questions as to whether your field of study is considered “technical”, please consult with you high school counselor.
  1. Have made formal application to enroll or be planning to enroll with intent to attend an accredited, not-for-profit Texas college or university (accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges) and participate in a curriculum leading to a technical or bachelor’s degree.  Must intend to attend school in the 2020-2021 school year.

It is the sole responsibility of each applicant and their parent/guardian to be aware of all dates and deadlines.

DEADLINE:  April 1, 2020

SAN PATRICIO/ARANSAS COUNTY FARM BUREAU AGRICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant parents or legal guardians must have been a member of the San Patricio County Farm Bureau for one year prior to application and the membership must stay in good standing during the entire scholarship period.

Applicant must major and pursue a degree in agriculture.

Applicant must be a graduating senior of a high school within San Patricio County or currently enrolled at a Texas university/college, or a vocation or technical school.

Deadline:  March 20, 2020

 

SAN PATRICIO/ARANSAS COUNTY FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant parents or legal guardians must have been a member of the San Patricio County Farm Bureau for one year prior to application and the membership must stay in good standing during the entire scholarship period.

Applicant must be a graduationg senior of a high school within San Patrico County or currently enrolled at a Texas university/college, or a vocation or technical school.

Deadline:  March 20, 2020

DEL MAR COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

ELIGIBILITY:

Students MUST have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA or GED equivalency to apply. Students must plan to attend Del Mar College at least on a part-time status (6-11 credit hours). Less than part-time status disqualifies students for DMCF scholarships.

Deadline:  April 30, 2020

H-E-B Scholarship Program

For the second consecutive year, H-E-B will award 15 high school seniors who participated in UIL competitions with a $2,000 scholarship in recognition of their community service and involvement in their communities.

Five students who competed in athletics, five students who competed in music, and five more students who competed in academic events will be selected from the pool of applicants from across the state.

Requirements:  You must be a current Texas high school senior graduating in 2020 with a minimum 3.3 GPA, have participated in a UIL competition as a high school student and have been active in community service programs or events.

Deadline:  February 14, 2020

WAMHS Rosario Carrizo Education Scholarship

Women's & Men's Health Services of the Coastal Bend (WAMHS) is proud to provide scholarship opportunities to assist young people along their journey to a more successful future. While higher education is an important stepping stone toward that future, we know how expensive college can be! Each year WAMHS offers several awards that can assist graduating high school seniors (and their families) who are most in need.

This year WAMHS will grant three scholarships: one $750 award, and two $500 awards.

APPLICATION CRITERIA

  • Applications will be accepted from all graduating high school seniors in the South Texas area regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sex, gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Awards may be used for 4 year-, 2 year-, vocational, or other accredited training programs that will enhance the recipient’s future opportunities in the workforce.
  • To be eligible for WAMHS scholarships, student applicants must be graduating from high school at the end of the 2019-20 school year and have applied to at least one college prior to the final submission deadline.
  • Scholarship recipients will be selected based on their answers to two brief questions and one essay.
  • The WAMHS Scholarship Selection Committee will consider three criteria when judging entries: financial need, quality of writing, and substantive content of essays.

Deadline: midnight Sunday, April 12, 2020

BOARD OF TRUSTEE-SAM MAY SCHOLARSHIP

Qualifications of Eligibility: 

  • The applicant must be a Sinton High School graduating senior desiring to further his/her education.
  • The applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and at least 90% attendance at the time the application is submitted. 
  •  An application must be completed and signed by the applicant.  The applicant must submit their application on the deadline date by the end of the school day to the Sinton High School Counselor’s Office. 
  •  Application must include three (3) teacher/community leader recommendations. 

Deadline:  Wednesday, April 1, 2020

IMAGINE AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP

2020 high school graduates who meet the following recommended guidelines should apply:

  • Likelihood of successful completion of postsecondary education
  • High school grade point average of 2.5 or greater
  • Financial need
  • Demonstrated voluntary community service during senior year

Deadline:  December 2020

DENNIS HENNEKE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • United States citizen
  • Texas resident
  • Attended a high school or were home schooled in one of the following Texas counties: Aransas, Bee, Goliad, Karnes, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria
  • Graduating senior in the school year 2019-2020, a student already enrolled in a College, University or Trade School, or a returning student
  • Has taken the ACT/SAT and TSI
  • Planning to attend an accredited collage, university or technical school
  • To maintain eligibility, an overall GPA of 2.5 and full-time student status is required

Deadline:  March 9, 2020

 

CORPORAL MARK GOYET MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP

Qualifications:

  • GPA minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • 2020 Graduating Sinton High School Senior

Deadline:  March 27, 2020  (if turning into Counselors’ office, March 20 by 4:00)

San Patricio Electric Coop Scholarship

The co-op will award 25 scholarships, worth $2,000 each, to the class of 2020! 

Requirements:

  • The applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be an active member of SPEC and receive electric service at the primary address of the student and parent/guardian.

  • Applicants must be high school seniors graduating from a high school or homeschool program located within one of the nine counties served by SPEC.

  • Applicants must be of good character, as evidenced by at least three letters of recommendation from the high school they are currently attending, or homeschool equivalent.

  • Applicants must provide an official transcript from the school or homeschool program they are currently attending.

  • Scholarships are granted to support attendance at a recognized institution of higher education, which could include a college, university, vocational or technical school.

Deadline:  Aprl 1, 2020

Sinton Masonic Lodge Scholarship

Recipients will be selected by the standing Education Committee of the Sinton Masonic Lodge.

 Applicants must:

  • Submit proof of enrollment and acceptance at a community/junior college, trade/vocation school, college or university for the current year..
  • Be a graduating senior student at Sinton High School.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from a teacher, employer, coach, pastor, or other adult that can attest to the applicants' desire to continue his/her education, and their merit as a student and member fo the community.
  • Possess at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit a single page essay entitled “My Goals For The Future”.  The essay must be typed on 8 1/2x11 paper, double spaced and with a cover sheet.  The cover sheet should have the name, address, and phone number of the applicant.  The essay should be accompanied by the two letters of recommendation and stapled in the upper left hand corner.

Deadline:  April 10, 2020

 

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) – Coastal Bend Chapter

ASSE will be awarding a $500 scholarship to an area high schol senior student.  The scholarship must be used towards college tuition and books.  Students planning to pursue a college degree in the safety, fire, health, or environmental fields are encouraged to apply.

Deadline:  April 10, 2020

Texas Farm Credit Scholarships

ELIGIBILITY

All qualified applicants will be considered for Ag Student of the Month. Scholarship recipients will be selected from the monthly winners. To qualify, an applicant must:

  1. Be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in 2020
  2. Be a member of FFA or 4-H
  3. Plan to pursue an agriculture-related college degree, such as agricultural business, ag economics or animal science
  4. Reside in Texas Farm Credit’s 100-county territory
  5. Submit a current high school transcript (official or unofficial)
  6. Submit a 2020 application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  7. Submit a resume
  8. Submit an essay (see below for essay topic)

Deadline:  January 6, 2020

Terry Foundation Scholarship

The Traditional Scholarship funds incoming freshmen who have graduated from a Texas high school and will attend one of the Terry-affiliated universities for the fall semester following graduation. The scholarship covers up to eight full semesters of undergraduate education and is renewable annually during that time.

Deadline:  See website

Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY

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

  • 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.

Deadline:  January 23, 2019

Burger King Scholarship

The BURGER KINGâ„  Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $40 million in scholarships to more than 36,000 students. Last year alone, $4 million in scholarships were awarded to nearly 3,000 deserving students.

Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING® brand co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the BURGER KINGâ„  McLamore Foundation, which will continue to build on his legacy and his commitment to education.

Deadline:  December 15, 2019

San Antonio Area Foundation Scholarship – Rapier Educational Foundation

Eligibility

Each scholarship program has its own criteria and requirements. You are advised to read through the Eligibilty Requirements for each program before registering and completing the shared application.

Deadline: January 8, 2020

Dell Scholarship

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation created Dell Scholars to recognize and assist an underserved population—students in the academic middle from low-income households who are often among the first in their families to attend college. All Dell Scholars have overcome significant personal challenges in their pursuit of higher education. The financial award helps students with various education expenses, but most importantly, the program is more than just a check. Dell Scholars is a college completion program that provides students with key supports they need to obtain a college degree. 

Deadline:  December 1, 2019

Texas Student Housing

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.

Deadline:  January 31, 2020

University of Texas – Texas Advance Commitment

Beginning in fall 2020, eligible Texas students with an adjusted gross income of up to $125,000, with financial need, will be eligible for the Texas Advance Commitment. Tuition will be covered for students with financial need who have family adjusted gross incomes of up to $65,000. Financial assistance to support educational success will be available for students with financial need whose family adjusted gross income is between $65,000 and $125,000. With this expansion of the Texas Advance Commitment beginning in fall 2020, both new freshman and transfer students will be eligible.

See website for more information.

Deadline: Visit website

Coastal Bend Community Foundation

The CBCF Online Scholarship Application is open each year from December 15th – March 1st. Scholarships awarded will be for the following academic year.

Scholarships are available only to students who graduated from a high school in one of the counties in the CBCF Service Area: Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio, as well as Willacy County.

To Apply for CBCF Scholarships:

All CBCF scholarships use ONE online application that considers the applicant for ALL of the CBCF scholarships. Please enter all requested information completely and accurately, making note of any special essay requirements or other documents to submit as prompted by the online application. The CBCF scholarship process opens December 15 and runs through March 1 each year. There are no exceptions to the March 1 deadline.

Deadline:  See website

Carr P. Collins Scholars Program

For consideration, applicants must:

  • rank in the top quarter of their graduating class
  • have a minimum score of 1310 on the SAT or 28 on the ACT
  • have completed a balanced college preparatory program including history, science and a foreign language
  • be a bona fide resident of the state of Texas

Deadline:  January 31, 2020

Texas Interscholastic League Foundation (TILF)

Students who meet the following criteria:

  • Must have competed at the UIL Academic State Meet, Congressional Debate State Meet, One-Act Play State Meet, or Theatrical Design State Meet OR must have advanced to the second day of the Cross Examination Debate State Meet OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition, the Latino History Essay Competition, or the Young Filmmakers Festival OR must have been a member of one of the top 10 teams per competition group at the BEST or FIRST state robotics contests
  • Must plan to attend an accredited college or university in the state of Texas
  • Must enroll full-time in college and maintain a 2.5 college GPA (some scholarships require higher GPAs)
  • Must have taken either the SAT or the ACT
  • Must be graduating from high school during the current academic year

Deadline:  May 8, 2020

GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • 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 for the entire upcoming academic year.

Deadline:  January 3, 2020

Buc Days King & Queen Leadership Program

Eligibility Information:

  • Graduating High School Senior
  • Meet high school unit requirement
  • 3.0 or better GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or 90 or higher (on 100 pt scale)
  • Strong record of school and extracurricular activies
  • Desire to grow and acheive great things.

Deadline:  November 15, 2019

Texas Lions  – Oportunities for Youth

Texas Lions provide a variety of programs to encourage youth participation in issues facing society today. Through its contests at the club level, the district level and ultimately the state level, students can research and gain knowledge on various social ramifications of both diabetes and substance abuse.

The Texas Lions’ Opportunity for Youth sponsors four main contests during the year. A student may enter multiple contests as long as they meet the qualification requirements for each. 

2020 AgStudent of the Month & Marsha Martin Scholarship Application

ELIGIBILITY

All qualified applicants will be considered for Ag Student of the Month. Scholarship recipients will be selected from the monthly winners. To qualify, an applicant must:

  1. Be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in 2020
  2. Be a member of FFA or 4-H
  3. Plan to pursue an agriculture-related college degree, such as agricultural business, ag economics or animal science
  4. Reside in Texas Farm Credit’s 100-county territory
  5. Submit a current high school transcript (official or unofficial)
  6. Submit a 2020 application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  7. Submit a resume
  8. Submit an essay 

Deadline:  January 6, 2020

StudentScholarships.org

You will find a list of Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 1 million dollars to students in the 2018-2019 school year.

Deadline: Varies per scholarship

Gates Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the 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.

To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: 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.

Deadline: September 15, 2019

2020 San Patricio Soil & Water Conservation District Essay Contest

“Where would be BEE without Pollinators?”  This year’s conservation contest is open to public, private or homeschool students that are enroled in schools locationed in San Patricio and Aransas Cunties. See Essay form for more details.

Deadline:  December 6, 2019

2020 San Patricio Soil and Water Conservation District Poster Contest

The San Patricio Soil and Water Conservation District Poster Contest theme is “Where would we BEE without Pollinators?”  See entry form form for more details.

Deadline:  December 6, 2019

Horatio Alger National and State Scholarships

If integrity, determination, and courage describe you - you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar.  Our scholarships reward students who possess the character to succeed in life.  We help students overcome the financial barriers of pursuing higher education.  To qualify, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to attend college.

Eligibility:

  • Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States with plans to enter college no later than the fall semester following graduation.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical  financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Hold a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a United State citizen

Deadline:  October 25, 2019

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Edibility - Any student who:

  • is in grades 5-12 as of November 5, 2019 and is a legal resident of one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
  • has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2018
  • completes an application and submits it to a school principal or the head of an officially designated local organization by November 5, 2019.

Deadline: November 5, 2019

 

The Rice Investment

Full tuition scholarships and grants will be offered to students from middle-income families under a new financial aid plan titled The Rice Investment. Under The Rice Investment program, full tuition scholarships will be awarded to degree-seeking undergraduates with family incomes between $65,000 and $130,000 who are eligible to receive need-based financial aid. In addition, students with family incomes between $130,000 and $200,000 will receive scholarships covering at least half of their tuition. Support for students from low-income families will also be significantly enhanced under the program, and students with family incomes below $65,000 will receive grant aid covering not only their full tuition, but also all of their mandatory fees and room and board.

Deadline:  See website

Texas State University Competitive Scholarships

Students who will be attending Texas State University can apply through Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS).  The 2019-2020 scholarship application is now available.

Deadlne:  See website

NITRO

There are thousands of scholarships available for college students that can be narrowed down based on background, major and financial need. Use our guide to sort through scholarship opportunities based on eligibility and check out our resources for more information on how to pay for college.

Deadline:  Varies by scholarship

ACET Scholarship

ACET offers twenty scholarships annually to graduating high school students.  The tuition scholarships are for $1,000, and are payable directly to the college, university, or other post-secondary institution of the student's choice.  Student applicants must provide documented proof of participation in a compensatory education program sometime during their school career.  The definition of compensatory programs is a program that provides remedial assistance and support for students who have failed STAAR or at-risk of dropping out of school.  Additional programs include programs for migrant, Title I, Bilingual/ESL, and pregnant or parenting students.

Deadline:  See Website

Texas State Assured Scholarships

The Distinguished Scholarship award amount ranges from $6,000 to $10,000 ($1,500 to $2,500 per year).  The scholarships are guaranteed to all qualified students and are renewable for four years.  This expansion of our assured scholarships represents an $8 million commitment by the university to future students over the four years the scholarship would be awarded.  With the addition of this scholarship, Texas State now awards three assured scholarships to eligible students:

  • President's Honor Scholarship
  • Texas State Achievement Scholarship
  • Texas State Distinguished Scholarship

See website for requirements and deadlines

Scholarship Buddy Texas

Scholarship Buddy Texas focuses on providing scholarship information to high school and college students in the state of Texas.  We pride ourselves on having the most in depth information available to Texas students, as it pertains to scholarship programs and scholarship application deadlines across the state.  Additionally, we provide a free service to non-profit organizations, colleges, universities and private companies that are interested in offering student scholarship opportunities in the state of Texas.

Deadline:  Varies per scholarship

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The Scholastic Awards partner with organizations to offer students scholarship and Special Achievement Awards:  Special opportunities to receive additional scholarship for works in certain categories or dealing with particular themes.

Deadlines:  See website for deadlines