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Eligibility Criteria:

Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2020
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

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

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, 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.


  • 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, 2019.

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 2019-2020 scholarship application is now available.

Deadlne:  See website


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