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Due Date Title Amount
Varies Children of Disabled or Deceased Firemen, Peace Officers, Game Warden & Employees of Correctional Institutions Scholarship
(Had a parent who was a paid or volunteer fireman, paid municipal, county, or state peace officer, or a custodial employee of the Texas Department of Corrections, or a game warden; Are the child of a parent who suffered an injury, resulting in disability or death, sustained in the line of duty)
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Varies Education and Training Vouchers for Youths Aging Out of Foster Care in Texas
(provide financial assistance annually to help current and former foster youth ages 16 up to 23 to begin, continue or complete post-secondary education and training programs)
$5,000
Varies Education and Training Vouchers for Youths Aging Out
(Is between the ages of 16 and 21; have a high school diploma or equivalent or is exempt from required school attendance; May attend a Texas public or private college that provides a bachelor's degree or not less than a two-year program that provides credit towards an associate's degree or certificate; or a program that provides not less than one year of training toward gainful employment; Is at least 16 years old and are likely to remain in foster care until age 18; Aged out of foster care, but have not yet turned 21; Adopted from foster care after age 16 years but are not yet 21)
$5,000
Varies Early Childhood Education Scholarships
(Early childhood education (ECE) scholarships can be found nearly anywhere, from your local grocer to international professional associations. You will find teaching scholarships specifically for men, women, minorities, and disabled individuals. You will find potentially hundreds or thousands of early childhood education degree scholarships. Some of these scholarships will be dedicated to ECE specifically; whereas, others will be dedicated to future teachers in general. Be sure to look at all scholarships for education majors no matter whether the scholarship is for college and university expenses, licensures, or for conferences. Every scholarship will help provide you with a brighter future and to help you become a better teacher.)
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10/15/2019 Horatio Alger Association National Scholarships
(High school seniors must demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income); Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities and have a minimum 2.0 GPA; Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2020 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation)
$25,000
10/15/2019 American Muscles Student Scholarship
(Scholarships are restricted to those students pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study.)
$2,000
10/15/2019 Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
(Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale; Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2020-2021; Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
$3,000
10/15/2019 Pretty Photoshop Actions “Pretty Actions” Scholarship
(You should presently be a senior in high school; Or be transitioning from high school to a college or university; Or be already enrolled in a college or university inside the United States or Canada. Applicants must carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Photoshop tutorial of 800 to 1,000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the following topics.)
$500
10/17/2019 Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway
(Hold legal residency permit of the United States of America of an eligible state; Be within the age range of 18 to 24; While you must meet these requirements, there are certain criteria that will disqualify you.)
$100,000
10/17/2019 College Jumpstart Scholarship
(High school 10th-12th grader, college student or non-traditional student; U.S. citizen or legal resident; Attend or plan to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year or vocational / trade school in the U.S.)
$1,000
10/20/2019 Young Women Energized
(Eligible applicants are female, graduating high school seniors from the Greater Houston area with exemplary academic records and demonstrated leadership potential; Eligible applicants must plan to attend an accredited four year university or accredited community college in the Fall 2020)
$4,000
10/31/2019 Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
(Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application; Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia; Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education)
$2,000
10/31/2019 Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
(Applicants must be current high school/home-schooled seniors attending school in the U.S, anticipating completion of a high school diploma at the time of application and planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.)
$20,000
10/31/2019 National Rice Month Scholarship Video Contest
(If you’re a high school graduating student from Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, or Texas, submit a three-minute video that creates awareness and promotes U.S.-grown rice, September National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to your state.)
$4,000
10/31/2019 BKL Book Stipend Award
(Applicants should be a male African Americans, graduating high school seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply.)
$500
10/31/2019 Acts 1:8 Ministry Scholarship
(Eligible students must submit a short 500-word essay. Applicants must be high school students graduating this calendar year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school and be currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school.)
$500
11/01/2019 Ron Brown's Scholars Program
(Must be Black/African American; Must excel academically; Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential; Must participate in community service activities)
$40,000
11/01/2019 Smith's Publicity Marketing Scholarship
(Applicant is required to write an essay -1,500 word limit)
$1,000
11/01/2019 Houston Salsa Dancers Annual Scholarship Program varies
11/08/2019 Girl Scouts of USA Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
(The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors students in grades 5-12 who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Honors are granted on the local, state and national level.)
$5,000
11/15/2019 Marine Band Concerto Competition for High School Musicians
(The competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) enrolled during the academic year; Performers of woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments may apply.)
$500-$2500
11/23/2019 Chick & Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest
(The Chick & Sophie Major Memorial Scholarship Duck Calling Contest is open to any high school senior in the United States who can call ducks.)
$2,000
11/30/2019 2019 Pinot’s Palette Scholarship for Artistic
(Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the U.S.; U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent residents; Anticipating completion of high school diploma in spring of 2020; Planning to pursue a degree in the arts at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.)
$1,000
11/30/2019 Education Matters $5,000
11/30/2019 10 Words or Less.
(Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2020.)
$500
12/01/2019 Charles Butt Scholarship for AspiringTeachers
(Available to prospective teachers who are currently in, or plan to enter, an eligible teacher preparation program at a Raising Texas Teachers partner university. Aspiring Teachers can apply in the fall of any year between their senior year of high school and junior year of college. See the lists of eligible programs at each university on the web site. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be committed to teaching in a majority-economically disadvantaged school or in a shortage subject area)
$8,000
12/01/2019 Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers
(Applicant must be an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools; showing promise of success in their studies, and a US citizen)
$2,000
12/01/2019 Jay Pumphrey Animal Sciences Scholarship
(The Jay Pumphrey Animal Sciences Scholarship is for students who are current AQHA or AQHYA members from Texas with a rural farming or ranching background, a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and who wants to pursue a major in animal science or large animal-related degree from Tarleton State University or Texas A&M.)
$6,000 average amount
12/01/2019 The Brockman Foundation Scholarship
(A merit-based full scholarship that covers five years of study on the College Station campus of Texas A&M University. Applicants are applying for a scholarship that provides for both an undergraduate and graduate degree. Applicants awarded the scholarship must enroll in, and successfully complete, both the four-year undergraduate STEM degree and the MS Business graduate degree program.) *App portal will open on September 1, 2019.
covers tuition fees in full, room and board, transportation, books and supplies
12/01/2019 The Brockman Foundation Scholarship
(The Brockman Scholarship is a merit-based full scholarship that covers five years of study on the College Station campus of Texas A&M University.)
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12/01/2019 Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship
(The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education.)
$1,000
12/01/2019 Essay on Time
(Submit an essay between 500-800 words where you express your opinions on ONE of the following topics: Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events? Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun? Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?)
$1,000
12/01/2019 Herman & Herman Essay Scholarship
(The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors, and students currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year undergraduate program at a college, university or technical school in the United States only; To enter the scholarship contest, students should submit a creative entry in any format such as a video, poem, infographic, essay, piece of art, or song addressing a specific topic.)
$1,000-$2,500 and ($1,000 Teacher Prize)
12/01/2019 Dell Scholars Program
(Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12; Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in the fall directly following high school graduation; Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in first year of college; Demonstrate a need for financial assistance; Earn a minimum of a 2.4 GPA; Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year)
$20,000
12/07/2019 Comcast & Achievers Scholarship Program
(The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.) Deadline is Dec. 7, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST
$2,500
12/13/2019 Rebekah Assembly of Texas Irma Gesche Scholarship
(Scholarship is based on academic ability, community service, personal development, and financial need.)
$1,000
12/15/2019 AXA Achievement Scholarship
(Applicant must be a high school senior applying to college for the fall 2020 semester; Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities)
$2,500-$25,000
12/15/2019 Burger King James W. McLamore Foundation Scholarship
( Applicants must be: full-time students who are seniors at a high school or home school. A minimum 3.3 GPA is required, along with a minimum 25 ACT score or 1220 SAT score. Students must have demonstrated an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity and substantial work experience.)
$1,000 - $50,000
12/15/2019 The Dwayne Graves Online Entrepreneur Spirit Scholarship
(Students applying must submit the URL of a video they’ve uploaded to YouTube where you explain why you deserve to win this scholarship. The video can be anything that you feel will compel us to choose your entry.)
$500
12/15/2019 The Haraldson Foundation
(High school senior, who has filed an application to attend The University of Texas; Academic excellence; Volunteer and community service activities; Demonstrated leadership and character; Documentation for financial need)
$40,000
12/15/2019 Burger King Scholars Program
(Students must have a strong academic record with a minimum 2.5 GPA, be passionate about serving the community and be a high school senior, Burger King employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee.)
$1,000
12/19/2019 Cy-Fair Educational Foundation
(The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation ("CFEF") is an educational non-profit 501(c)3 organization chartered under the laws of the state of Texas on May 20, 1970 to provide scholarships for qualified graduates of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. STUDENT APPLYING MUST BE A GRADUATING SENIOR IN CYPRESS FAIRBANKS ISD.
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12/20/2019 Derrick Law Firm (The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship) $1,000
12/31/2019 Civil Rights Defense Fund Writing Contests
(The contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high, or high school during the 2019-2020 academic year, including homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level, who have not previously received a prize in their category.)
$100-$1,000
12/31/2019 Apprentice Ecologist Initiative
(Applicant must: Conduct your own environmental stewardship project in 2019; Take a few digital photos of your project in action; Write an essay about your project and what it meant to you; Register and upload your favorite project photo along with your essay.)
Unspecified
12/31/2019 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
(The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education; 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students; Legal resident of the U.S.)
$1,000
01/01/2020 National Wild Turkey Federation Award
(Student must be a graduating senior with a 3.0 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 GP scale; Student must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting activities)
$500 - $2,000
01/09/2020 The Ron Brown Scholar Fund
(Must be Black/African American; Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential; Must participate in community service activities; Demonstrate financial need.)
$40,000 ($10,000 per year for 4 yr.)
01/11/2020 First Community Credit Union Scholarships
(Must be a 2020 graduating high school senior that will attend a college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or 3.8 on a 5.0 scale. Student must be a primary member of First Community Credit Union whose account is in good standing for at least 90 days prior to application deadline.)
Unspecified
01/15/2020 Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship
(Competition open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. All awards are for one year. Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware.)
$500-$5,000
01/17/2020 The Pavilion Fine Arts Scholarships
(Awarded to high school seniors who are majoring in a fine arts program at the college or university of their choice. The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarships are awarded annually to students based on talent and academic performance. Scholarships are given to students in the following categories: dance, instrumental music, musical theatre, theatre arts, visual arts and vocal music.)
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01/17/2020 Profiles in Courage Essay Contest
(The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.)
$100 - $10,000
01/17/2020 Air Force ROTC Scholarship Program
(High school senior never enrolled in college unless for dual credit, U.S. citizen prior to scholarship activation, 17 years of age or older, good moral integrity, and physically and medically qualified)
Full Tuition
01/25/2020 Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship
(Eligibility/Applicants must be students from accredited high schools who will graduate (or who have graduated) in the spring of their academic cycle. Additionally, those who apply must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least three point zero (3.0) on a four-point scale.)
$1,500
01/30/2020 Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship
(Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. Applicant must submit a short statement about technology addiction.)
$1,000
01/31/2020 Texas Student Housing Scholarships
(This scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton, Texas, that have NOT signed off-campus housing leases.)
Full or partial off-campus housing
01/31/2020 The Sons of the Republic Texas - Texas History Essay Contest
(Graduating Seniors in any High School may enter. History, Government and English students are particularly encouraged to participate.)
$2,000 - $4,000
01/31/2020 Princeton Prize in Race Relations
(Students in grades 9-12 who are doing outstanding work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations. Must have been actively involved in a volunteer activity in the last 12 months that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations in the school or community.)
$1,000
01/31/2020 I Have a Dream Scholarship
(Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application; Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: “what do you dream about”?)
$1,500
01/31/2020 The British American Foundation of Texas
(Applicants must: •Be resident in Texas; •Attend Middle School full time within the Texas education system; •Come from a low income household; •Maintain an average A grade and hold an excellent school attendance record; •Be able to attend an Awards Dinner to receive your scholarship in Houston on April 30, 2020.)
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01/31/2020 ACIS TRavel is Education Scholarship
(The contest is open to students in grades 6 through 12 traveling on an ACIS tour from October 15, 2019 through October 14, 2020)
$500 - $1,000
03/30/2020 HOPE Scholarship Application 2020
A teaching scholarship will be awarded in May 2020 to a CFISD graduating high school senior who plans to pursue an education degree to become a teacher of Health, Physical Education, Recreation or Dance. The applicant must be planning on pursuing a major in education in one of the following areas: Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation or Dance Education. (Ex. Pre-med, pharmacy, physical therapy, and nursing majors do not qualify for this scholarship.) This scholarship is awarded by the Cypress-Fairbanks H.O.P.E. Association.
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CTE Scholarships

Additional Scholarships

$2000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation Scholarship Program 
American Legion Scholarships for Children of Military Personnel, Baseball Players, Eagle Scouts, Boys and Girls State Attendees, Orators, and Junior Shooting Sports Competitors
College Board's Scholarship Search-
College for All Texans Early High School Graduation Scholarship
Cy Fair Educational Foundation
Discus Awards List of College Scholarships (updated constantly)
Education & Training Vouchers for Youths Aging Out of Foster Care in Texas 
Fast Web
FreeCollegeScholarships.net Scholarship Drawing for students of all ages
General Aviation and Aircraft Maintenance Scholarships
General Nursing Scholarships, Grants, and Financial Aid
High School Scholarships for Trade Schools in Texas
Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) 
Jean Evelyn Freshman Scholarship for African American Female Seniors 
Le Cordon Bleu Future Chef of America High School Competition (available to high school seniors who plan to enroll full - time at Le Cordon Bleu)
LSC Cy Fair Scholarships
Minnie Stevens Piper Compendium - ALPHABETICAL INDEX TO SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER FINANCIAL AID  
Scholarship and Financial Aid for Women
ScholarshipGuidance.com Scholarship Database for High School Students
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Ventures Scholars Program(open to underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students pursuing a math- or science-based career)
 
Business Professionals of America 
Family and  Consumer Sciences Teachers Association of Texas 
Scholarships for TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators) Members
SkillsUSA-related Scholarships
Texas Association Family, Career and Community Leaders of America 
Vocational Agriculture Teacher Assoc. of Texas 

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