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SSB- JUAN GARCIA, JR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Juan Garcia, Jr. was a Sinton I.S.D. educator at almost all levels for more than 34 years. He loved supporting both Pirates and Lady Pirates and being a part of Pirate Nation.  This scholarship in memory of Mr. Garcia is in the amount of $2,000, payable upon presentation of proof of registration at any accredited State or Private College or University.

Requirements:

  1. Sinton High School senior student/athlete
  2. must have competed in 2 sport minimum over 4 years
  3. at least a 3.5 GPA
  4. majoring in Education or Kinesiology

Write an essay addressing the following topics:

What are your academic and career goals?  What impact did sports have on your life?

Deadline: Submit to the Counselors’ Office by April 23, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m. TUESDAY, APRIL 27 @ 10:00 A.M.

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB – PHYLLIS LEE SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships will be given for Fall2021/Spring2022 and will be awarded to San Patricio County High School women graduates, former qualified graduates, or home-schooled graduates of San Patricio County High Schools who are current residents of San Patricio County and wish to attend an accredited college, university, or technical/vocation school in the state of Texas.  The scholarship will be administered through the financial aid office of such accredited school.  The student must maintain full-time status and at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale to retain eligibility for second semester funding.  The recipient of this scholarships, upon successful completion of the prior year, will be eligible to apply for the next year's scholarship.

Deadline:  April 30, 2021

 

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 16, 2021 @ 4:00

SAN PATRICIO EXTENSION EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 4-H/FFA/FCCLA

Eligibility & Requirements:
1. Any active member of a San Patricio County 4-H Club, FFA or FCCLA chapter who is a current graduating senior may apply.
2. High School Transcript request - signed by school official (principal or counselor) with school seal.
3. ACT/SAT Scores: The SAT and/or ACT scores must be included with the application and transcript.
4. Only completed applications will be accepted on or before April 16, 2021U.
5. One (1) wallet size, photos [head and shoulders with name and club on back–photo will not be returned.
6. Attach letters of recommendation from the following individuals:
1. A prominent person in the community; and
2. your Organization leader; and
3. your High School Principal or Counselor

Deadline: April 16, 2021

364 SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP

364 Sports is currently accepting essay entry’s for the first annual 364 Sports Scholarship. This years essay topic will be “What Being a Pirate Means to Me”. Essays should be a minimum of 250 words and need to be submitted before the May 1st deadline for consideration. Essays should be sent to inbox or the Facebook page or to the website. One male and one female student will be chosen after essays have been reviewed by 364 team members. 

Please send emails to these email addresses.
364sportssinton@gmail.com
Rob.hughes25@yahoo.com
Drn_sepeda@yahoo.com
Infamousquik@yahoo.com

Deadline: May 1, 2021

Women in Public Finance - Texas Chapter Scholarship

The goal of this scholarship is to introduce young women to the world of Public Finance with the hopes that they will navigate their college career to prepare them accordingly.

Requirements: An eligible student must be/have

A woman pursuing an undergraduate degree in the upcoming school year
Texas Resident High School Senior for the current academic school year
Attending a Texas Institution of higher education in the fall of this year
Minimum GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Amount: $1,000 Scholarships Available: 1

Deadline:  April 2, 2021

Coastal A&M Scholarship

Purpose:
To provide scholarships to deserving high school students currently residing in San Patricio County who will be attending Texas A&M University, College Station on or before Fall 2021.

Criteria:
1) Applicant must be a current San Patricio County resident.
2) Applicant must show proof of acceptance for full-time admission to Texas A&M, College Station.
3) Preference may be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Deadline:  April 1, 2021

2021 TREA Scholarship

Who is eligible for a scholarship? Any graduating senior from a TREA member school district who will attend a post graduate program or is enlisting in the military the following school year.

Sinton ISD is a member of TREA .

Superintendent – Chad Jones, cjones@sintonisd.net

Deadline:  April 16, 2021

Shop Texas Electricity STEM Scholarship

Shop Texas Electricity is proud to offer two $1000 scholarships. The 2021 Scholarship Award Program will recognize two qualified scholars for their achievements.

Requirements:

  • Must be a current high school senior planning to attend an accredited two or four year college degree program in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must submit copy of transcript (unofficial is accepted)
  • Be a resident of Texas
  • Complete and submit application
  • 400-500 word essay on chosen topic

Deadline:  April 30, 2021

Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardeners Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Individuals 17-19 years of age

2. Applicants must be residents of Aransas or San Patricio, Texas counties.

3. Open to all students who are graduating high school or will complete homeschooling in 2021.

4. Applicants must be a senior in high school at the time of application.

5. Previous winners of Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardener scholarship cannot apply.

6. Only fully completed submissions will be considered.

Deadline:  March 31, 2021

HARRY W. HAMILTON SCHOLARSHIP

Submit a resume on Google Classroom

Criteria:

  1. The recipient must be a graduating senior of Sinton High School who has maintained a 90 GPA (cumulative) for four years of High School.
  2. The recipient should be a student of outstanding citizenship.

Deadline:  March 18, 2021

LAW ENFORCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP/SHERIFF LEROY MOODY SCHOLARSHIP

Qualifications:

  1.  Applicant must be a 2021 graduate from any high school within San Patricio County.
  2. The applicant must have a 2.5 GPA at the time the application is submitted
  3. The applicant must submit their application by April 23, 2021 to the Sheriff’s Office at 300 N. Rachel, Sinton, Texas  78387
  4. Application must include three (3) teacher/community leader recommendations.
  5. Must submit an essay of 200-300 words as to why you plan to pursue a career in criminal justice.
  6. Must also include a resume listing extracurricular activities such as community service, clubs, jobs, church, etc.
  7. The applicant must appear before the Scholarship Committee for an interview at the scheduled time in order to qualify.

Deadline:  April 23, 2021 (must be postmarked by April 23, 2021 if mailed)

SINTON ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP

The Object of Rotary is "to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise."

THE ROTARIAN 4-WAY TEST:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Deadline:  April 1, 2021

 

SINTON SPORTS BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Guidelines:
1. Applicant must be a prospective 2021 graduate of Sinton High School and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

2. Qualified applicant must not have ever quit during the season in any sport he/she started and be continuously enrolled in Sinton High School for at least 3 years and participated in athletics for 2 years.

3. Applicants are required to demonstrate his/her plan to attend an institute of higher learning and must carry the minimum course load required to be classified as a full time student, normally 12-15 hours per semester.

4. There will be a minimum of two (2) $500.00 scholarships awarded, one each for the most deserving male and female applicants, as determined by the Sports Booster Club and/or an appointed committee. The full $500 scholarship will be distributed once proof of registration for fall 2021 semester is provided.

5. In addition to the application, a letter of recommendation from a Sinton High School coach must be submitted to be considered. If you do not include a letter of recommendation, you will not be considered.

6. All information requested within the application, including the essay, must be completed and submitted to the Sinton High School Counselor by April 15, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the senior Awards Night in May.

Deadline:  April 15, 2021

SINTON FOR YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP

The Sinton for Youth Scholarship committee will award $1,000 scholarship payable in $500 semester increments to the individual recipients during their freshman year in college. Criteria used in selecting scholarship recipients include, but is not limited to the following:

  • GPA
  • Student activities and leadership experience
  • Community service records

Please attach a detailed resume and one or more letters of recommendation to this application. Your High School Counselor must turn in your application to the Sinton for Youth Scholarship Committee.

Deadline: April 1, 2021

BEDFORD W. SIPES MEMORIAL FUND SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship Guidelines: The Scholarship is to be awarded to worthy students and graduates of Sinton High School, of Sinton, Texas, who need assistance to continue their studies in a Texas college, a Texas university, a Texas business school, a Texas trade school, a Texas technical school, or any training institute approved by the Texas Education Agency and the Commissioner of Higher Education when the state of their finances would tender this impossible. Scholarship award shall only be used by its recipient in the pursuit of his/her education beyond the high school level. Should any award be used for any purpose other than the pursuit of education, the recipient shall forfeit his/her right to any remaining scholarship fund and may be required to reimburse the local organization for those funds misused.

Qualifications of Eligibility: 

1. The applicant must be a Sinton High School graduate or graduating senior desiring to further his/her education. 

2. The high school applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and at least 95% attendance at the time the application is submitted. 

3. The applicant must enroll in an approved college or university within the state of Texas. 

4. An application must be completed and signed by the applicant. The applicant must submit their application by the deadline date to the Sinton High School Counselor’s Office. 

5. Application must include three (3) teacher/community leader recommendations.

Deadline: MAY 3, 2021

MIKE & RUSTY GRIFFITH SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship application for Sinton High School senior student splanning on attending a University, College, Junior College or Technical School

Deadline:  April 9, 2021

CHICA & ASSOCIATES, INC SCHOLARSHIP

Eligible candidates must be current year seniors from Sinton High School who are of Hispanic/Latino descent.  The scholarship amount is $ 1,000, payable upon presentation of proof of registration at  any  accredited  State or Private College or University or Technical School.

Deadline:  April 1, 2021

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

A scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $400.00 to help a student desirous of continuing the pursuit of his/her education.

Deadline:  March 31, 2021

SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERS (SPE), INC.  Southwest Texas SPE Chapter

Any Scholarship awarded by the Southwest Texas Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc. is contingent upon the recipient's being officially registered in an ABET accredited engineering program and enrolled in a curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering or other field of study related to the petroleum industry.

Deadline:  April 15, 2021

SINTON LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship Guidelines:

The Sinton Lions Club will be awarding two (2) scholarships in the amount of $ 500 each. Eligible candidates must be current year seniors from Sinton High School who need assistance to continue their studies. The scholarship amount is $ 500, payable to the school upon presentation of proof of registration at any accredited State or Private University or a Junior College, Technical School or Trade School (i.e. Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend) within the State of Texas.

Qualifications for Eligibility:

1 The applicant must be a Sinton High School graduating senior desiring to further his/her education.

2 The high school applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

3 The applicant must enroll in an accredited College, University, Technical School or Trade School within the State of Texas upon graduation.

4 An application must be completed and signed by the applicant. The applicant must submit their application including a sealed transcript by the deadline date to the Sinton High School Counselor’s Office. The application may also be submitted by email to hrfires@yahoo.com or djanak@sanpatriciocountytx.gov

5 Include a minimum of a one-page statement outlining your scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities school sponsored, outside charity or volunteer work performed and actual employment if currently or previously employed. Also include your future career plans and objectives.

Deadline:  March 31, 2021

THE RICHARD AND KATHLEEN KUEHLER SCHOLARSHIP FOR TRADE AND VOCATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Eligible candidates must be current year seniors from Sinton High School and preparing to pursue an occupational trade or vocational career.  The scholarship amount is $500.00 and is payable directly to any accredited trade or vocational school to which the student is enrolled. 

Deadline:  April 1, 2021

LULAC NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Eligibility Requirements: 

LNSF Award Criteria: Applicants are eligible for the following three types of scholarship awards.

  1. National Scholastic Achievement Awards ($2,000)

    • GPA of  3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent

  2. Honors Awards ($500 to $2,000) 

    • GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent

  3. General Awards ($250 to $1,000)

    • Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual's motivation, sincerity, and community involvement. 

Deadline:  March 31, 2021

JIM FLINN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP / DOROTHY AND JOHN FLINN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Qualifications:
a. GPA Minimum 2.0 on a 4.0 Scale
b. 2020 Graduating Sinton High School Senior

Required Documents:
a. Official Transcript
b. Two or more Faculty and Community* Letters of Recommendation
*(These should relate directly to applicant’s volunteer work/community service)
c. Essay (250-500 words, type-written, double-spaced)

Deadline:  March 31, 2021

 

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.

Deadline:  March 31, 2021

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY AREA GO TEXAN SCHOLARSHIP

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).

2. Reside in San Patricio County.

3. Be a graduating senior in the 2020-2021 school year.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Have made formal application to enroll or be planning to enroll with intent to attend an accredited, notfor-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 2021-2022 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, 2021

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 19, 2021

 

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, 2021

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:  Tuesday, April 1, 2021

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 15, 2021

 

CORPORAL MARK GOYET MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP

Qualifications:

  • GPA minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • 2021 Graduating Sinton High School Senior

Deadline:  March 26, 2021

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: April 1, 2021

Sinton Masonic Lodge Scholarship

General Requirements
All applicants must meet a set of general requirements in order to be considered for the Sinton Masonic
Lodge Scholarship. Recipients will be selected by the standing Education Committee of the Sinton
Masonic Lodge.
The applicant must:
1. Submit proof of enrollment and acceptance at a community/ junior college. Trade/ vocational
school, college or university for the current year.
2. Be a graduating senior student at Sinton High School
3. Provide two letters of recommendation from a teacher, employer, coach, pastor, or other adult
that can attest to the applicant’s desire to continue his/her education, and their merit as a
student and member of the community.
4. Possess at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
5. Submit a single page essay entitled “My Goals For The Future”. The essay must be typed on 8.5
X 11 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 9, 2021

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:  MAY 15, 2021

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

HORATIO ALGER NATIONAL CAREER & TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Eligibility Criteria:

Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2021
Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
Demonstrated critical financial need by showing one of the following:
Family Income below $55,000 OR
Pell Eligibility with an EFC value of $5576 or less
Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
Be under the age of 30
Be a United States citizen
Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

Deadline: September 15, 2020

 

Levis and Kathryn Caddel Memorial Scholarship & George and Margorie Ermis Memorial Scholarship

Through the San Patricio Soil and Water Conservation District, the Levis and Kathryn Caddel Memorial Scholarship Fund and the George and Margorie Ermis Memorial Scholarship Fund will each offer one $500 scholarship to an eligible high school senior and/or college student. These scholarships give financial support to students planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in a college curriculum related to agricultural studies.

Deadline:  March 1, 2021

 

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 2021
  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 2021 application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  7. Submit a resume
  8. Submit an essay (see website for essay topic)

Deadline:  January 8, 2021

 

Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY

All applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered eligible for the 2021 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 26 years of age as of the last day of the Program Period 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).
  • Applicant must be willing to work with the Taco Bell Foundation’s Scholarship Management Company throughout the application and award process.
  • 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 20, 2021

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, 2020

 

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, 2021

 

Buc Days King & Queen Leadership Program

. ELIGIBILITY: Participation is limited to legal Texas residents of Aransas, Bee, Duval, Goliad, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio and Victoria Counties who are currently attending an accredited Texas high school or homeschool. Participants must be in their senior year of high school.

Participants must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 GPA scale or a 90 or higher on a 100 scale at time of entry.

Immediate family members of Buccaneer Commissioners and staff are not eligible for the Program. The Buccaneer Commission Governing Board reserves the right to extend or withhold an invitation for entry to any Participant. 

Deadline:  November 16, 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

 

VFW VOICE OF DEMOCRACY

The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 by the October 31 deadline, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions.  Although U.S. citizenship is not required students must be lawful U.S. permanent residents or have applied for permanent residence (the application for which has not been denied) and intends to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law.  Foreign exchange students, age 20 or over, previous Voice of Democracy first place state winners, GED or Adult Education students are not eligible for entry.

Deadline:  October 31, 2020

 

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, 2020

 

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, 2020

 

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, 2020.

Deadline: November 10, 2020

 

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 2020-2021 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

 

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