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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)
varies
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 Fred M. Young Engineering Scholarship.pdf Varies
Varies Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (TEDG)
(The purpose of the TEOG program is to provide grant aid to financially needy students enrolled in Texas public two-year colleges; Must be registered with Selective Service, or be exempt; Have a 9 month EFC of no more than $5,088; Be classified by the institution as a Texas resident; Have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance)
varies
Varies Texas Grant
(The Texas Legislature established the TEXAS (Towards EXcellence, Access and Success) Grant to make sure that well-prepared high school graduates with financial need could go to college)
varies
12/15/2018 The Haraldson Foundation
(awarded to High school seniors, who has filed an application to attend The University of Texas)
$40,000
12/15/2018 AXA Achievement Scholarship
(Applicants must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities) App opens 9/2018
$2,500 - $25,000
12/15/2018 AXA Achievement Scholarship
The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico.
$2,500 - $25,000
12/15/2018 Angela Award
This award honors one female student in grades 5-8, who is involved in or has a strong connection to science
$1,000
12/15/2018 Burger King James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship
Seniors with a minimum 25 ACT score or 1700 SAT score; students must have demonstrated an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity and substantial work experience
$50,000
12/15/2018 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.
$500
12/15/2018 Cook Something
The Cook Something Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to one individual who is enrolled (or planning to enroll) to study in a food-related field.
$500
12/15/2018 The Lead roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship
The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in sales & marketing.
$1,000
12/15/2018 The Publicity. Ai SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship
The Publicity.ai SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in SEO and content marketing.
$1,000
12/30/2018 2018 Proud Texan Scholarship Contest
(Are you a Texas undergraduate college student, graduate school student or high school senior with plans on attending college? Do you have a love for Texas and a passion for helping others? If so, The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian wants to help you with a $2,500 scholarship)
$2,500
12/31/2018 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
(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 may apply).
$1,000
12/31/2018 Cirkled In “Your Gift to the World Scholarship
(Cirkled In is a 21st-century portfolio platform designed to showcase students in the best possible way and help them get discovered by colleges and universities. With 7 unique categories - like Sports, Music & Arts, Volunteering, and Internship & Work Experience - students showcase everything they do and increase their success rate for all their applications).
$2,500
12/31/2018 Apprentice Ecologist Initiative
Conduct your own environmental stewardship project in 2018 .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
12/31/2018 Civil Rights Defense Fund $100-$1,000
12/31/2018 Hellenic Professional Society of Texas
Applicants must be: High School graduates: -GPA of at least 3.5; Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) composite score of at least 1800, or, American College Testing (ACT) composite score of at least 27.
varies
12/31/2018 Medical Assistant Degrees Healthcare Scholarship
Applicants must write and submit an essay in English of between 750 and 1000 words on the topic “Why I Want to Pursue a Career in the Healthcare Field”.
$5001
12/31/2018 Rebekah Assembly of Texas Irma Gesche Scholarship
The scholarship is based on academic ability, community service, personal development, and financial need.
$1,000
01/01/2019 Houston Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation
(Student must be a graduating senior with a 3.0 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 GP scale. Student must plan to pursue a degree at an accredited institution of higher education; Student must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting activities; A copy of the applicant’s current Texas hunting license is required).
$2,000 and up
01/04/2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
(applicant 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)
$10,000 yr/ renewable up to 3 yr
01/09/2019 The Ron Brown Scholars Program
– (Must be Black/African American; Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential; Must participate in community service activities; Demonstrate financial need)
$40,000
01/10/2019 Asian and Pacific Islanders United Health Foundation Scholarship
(Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census; Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED; Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
$2,500
01/11/2019 APIASF/United Health Foundation
(Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census; Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED)
$15,000
01/11/2019 Terry Foundation Scholarship
(applicant must exhibit financial need; A record of leadership in school and community; Strong academic abilities as evidenced by grades and SAT/ACT scores).
Varies
01/15/2019 Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship
(Must be a high school senior; Must be a U.S. citizen; Must be planning a career of service to the US in local, state, or federal government)
$500 - $5,000
01/16/2019 Kappa Zeta's Fairrilla E. White Scholarship
(Must be a female high school senior; Must plan to pursue post high school studies (two- or four-year college/university)
$1,500
01/18/2019 Profiles in Courage Essay Contest
(Open to high school students grades 9th – 12th)
$10,000
01/23/2019 The Coolidge Scholarship of America
(Coolidge scholars must possess a distinguished academic record; Competitive candidates will have pursued and succeeded in the most rigorous course of study available to them; Awardees will demonstrate an uncommon academic depth and intellectual curiosity)
Full ride presidential scholarship
01/26/2019 First Community Credit Union Scholarships
(Must be a 2019 graduating high school senior that will attend a college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 3.5 on a 5.0 scale)
$4,000
01/30/2019 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
01/31/2019 The Pavilion Fine Arts Scholarships
(The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are majoring in a fine arts program at the college or university of their choice)
$2,500 - $7,500
01/31/2019 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 room
01/31/2019 Unigo “I Have a Dream” Scholarship 2019
(Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application)
$1,500 annually
01/31/2019 Association for Women in Mathematics
(Contest is open to students in grades 6 through 12 and undergraduate students. Student must submit an essay based on an interview with a women currently working in a mathematical career.
Varies
01/31/2019 10 Words of Less Scholarship
(Open to anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2019)
$500
01/31/2019 The Dream US National Opportunity Scholarship
(If you are graduating from high school or graduated some time ago and you do not have the financial resources to enroll full time in college, this scholarship may be for you! (If you came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday; Have a current DACA or TPS authorization or can certify that you meet the DACA immigration eligibility plus other criteria)
$29,000
01/31/2019 10 Words of Less Scholarship
(Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2019)
$500
01/31/2019 Rise Scholarship Foundation
(Must be a current high school, college bound senior, who has submitted applications to and is planning on attending an accredited college or university; Must be a U.S. citizen; Must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4 point scale (or equivalent); Must have a documented learning disability. * (A diagnosis of ADHD or ADD alone does not qualify)
$500-$2500
01/31/2019 The Sons of the Republic of Texas Essay Contest
(Graduating Seniors in any High School may enter. History, Government and English students are particularly encouraged to participate).
$200-$4,000
02/01/2019 Engineer Girl
(Essay contest is open to girls and boys in grades 3-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to working as an engineer)
$500
02/01/2019 Elks National Foundation Scholarship Program
(The applicant must be a high school senior; Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) by December 31, 2018).
$4,000
02/04/2019 Houston Livestock & Rodeo Varies
02/11/2019 CyFair Women’s Club Scholarship
(The Cy-Fair Women's Club is offering college scholarships to male and female seniors who reside in Cypress Fairbanks ISD boundaries and are graduating at any CFISD high school, home school or private school -- and plan to attend, on a full-time basis, an accredited two or four-year college, university or technical school. Applicants must have taken the SAT or ACT or a college placement tests (Compass, Asset or THEA will be accepted) and passed all parts of the TAKS test (or the equivalent thereof).
$1,000
02/13/2019 Davidson Fellows Scholarship
(Applicant must submit a significant piece of work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy, or “outside the box.” Program is looking for students whose projects are at, or close to, the college graduate level with a depth of knowledge in their particular area of study)
Up to $50,000
02/14/2019 We the Students Scholarship Contest
(Contest is open to students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Armed Forces schools abroad, and students in U.S. territories who are in grades 8-12 and between the ages of 14-19. Student must submit an essay on a given prompt related to civil disobedience)
Varies
02/14/2019 Society of Professional Women in Petroleum
(All applicants must be female and graduating from a Houston-area high school. Students applying for this scholarship must plan to attend a Texas college or university).
(Tuition and Fees only)
02/14/2019 We the Students Scholarshiip
(Contest is open to students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Armed Forces schools abroad, and students in U.S. territories who are in grades 8-12 and between the ages of 14-19. Student must submit an essay on a given prompt related to civil disobedience).
$5,000
02/15/2019 George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Scholarship Program
(awarded to high school seniors at the start of their senior year (home-schooled students qualify). Students must be from the Houston counties of Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, or Waller.
varies
02/15/2019 National Co-op Scholarship Program
(Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale; Apply for admission for the 2019-2020 academic year at institution(s) you select on the scholarship application).
varies
02/20/2019 Latino History Essay Competition
– (Essay with a word count between 1,500 and 2,500 words; Research paper format - MLA format or APA format recommended; Source citations and bibliography required; Essays should display original research; use of primary sources and interviews strongly encouraged).
$1,000 - $2,500
02/28/2019 Sweet and Simple
(Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application)
$1,500
02/28/2019 Our For Education LGBT College Scholarships
(In order to be eligible for a scholarship, you must be a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender youth between ages 17-25 who graduated from a Houston-area high school or is (will be) attending an accredited college or university in the Houston area)
not specified
02/28/2019 Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union
(Applicant must be a high school senior; Student must be a member in good standing with GCEFCU and parent/legal guardian must be a member in good standing with GCEFCU; Recipient of the scholarship funds must maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 and earn at least twelve hours minimum each semester).
$4,000 ($500 per sem)
03/01/2019 SEG Scholarships “Society of Exploration Geophysicists $500 - $10,000
03/01/2019 TZU Chi Scholars 2019 (Need-based) Scholarship
(Applicant is a U.S. high school graduating senior or equivalent; Applicant has a minimum 3.0 GPA).
$1,000
03/01/2019 SEG Scholar (Society of Exploration Geophysicists
(Is a high school senior planning to attend college next year or an undergraduate or graduate college student; Has above average grades; Is intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics)
$500 - $10,000
03/01/2019 Microsoft disability Scholarship
(Be a current high school senior with living with a disAbility (as defined by WHO http://www.who.int/topics/disabilities/en/), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disability; Plan to attend an undergraduate program in a 2 or 4-year University/College or Technical College in the fall of the academic year following high-school graduation)
$20,000
03/01/2019 Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston Scholarship
(scholarship awarded to a promising vocal student attending a college or university in the Houston area, or to a student from the Houston area attending a college or university elsewhere; High school seniors entering college in the fall are also eligible)
$500 - $1,600
03/01/2019 Forth Worth Scottish Rite Foundation
(Graduating seniors only)
$1,500
03/01/2019 Create –a-Greeting Card
(This contest is open to all high school students)
$10,000
03/01/2019 Cypress Historical Society Gene & Delphine Zaboroski Scholarship
(Cypress area resident; Currently enrolled as a senior in the Cy-Fair ISD school; or Cy-Fair ISD graduate, currently attending a 4-year university or 2-year college)
$1,000
03/01/2019 Mu Phi/Kappa Alpha Scholarship
(awarded to senior girls who have at least one parent or guardian who is a Cy-Fair employee. Financial need is considered. Extra consideration will be given to seniors who plan to enter the teaching profession) Application attached and must be turned into the counselor’s office by deadline.
$500-$1,000
03/01/2019 American Chemical Society Scholars Program
(Be African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian; Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident; Be a full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college; Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0, "B" or better)
$2,500 - $5,000
03/13/2019 Agriculture Future of America Scholarships
(Recommended 3.0 GPA or higher; High school senior or undergraduate student status; Plans to obtain a four-year degree; Possess a passion for food and agriculture; Plan to pursue a career in the food and agriculture industry)
$1,800
03/14/2019 Family Fellowship Program Scholarship
(A scholarship program dedicated to propelling youth in foster care into higher education through financial support and mentorship opportunities).
$90,000
03/15/2019 Zonta Club of Houston-Barbara L. Halstead Memorial Young Men in Public Affairs Scholarship
(This award is designed to encourage young women in high school to pursue careers and seek leadership positions in public policy, government, and volunteer organizations)
$1,250
03/15/2019 Top Ten Percent Scholarship
(Complete 30 semester credit hours (SCH) in the previous year; Maintain cumulative 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale; Complete at least 75% of hours attempted)
Varies
03/15/2019 BMW SAE Engineering Scholarship
(U.S. resident; 3.75 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale (required); Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores; Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program)
$1,500
03/18/2019 Dana Michelle Petteway Servant’s Heart Scholarship
(Applicants must: Be a legal U.S. resident; Be a member of the Christian faith; Attend high school in Harris County, TX; Be a high school senior who is eligible for graduation in May or June of 2019; Intend to enroll as a full-time student in an accredited college, vocational or technical school in the Summer or Fall of 2019)
$2,000
03/18/2019 Education First Scholarship
(provides college scholarships to low-income high school seniors. Awards can be used for tuition and books at a college, university, community college, or trade school and must be used within seven years after graduating high school)
$4,000
03/19/2019 City of Houston Public Service Recognition Week Scholarship Essay Contest
(high school seniors are eligible)
$2,000
03/23/2019 Honors Graduation - Design a Better Future Scholarship
(You must be a graduating high school senior that will be attending a college or university to continue your education; All United States students are eligible).
$10,000
03/31/2019 BAFTX (THE BRITISH AMERICAN FOUNDATION OF TEXAS)
(The British American Foundation of Texas (BAFTX) levels playing fields, allowing gifted and talented students from underprivileged backgrounds to study and achieve their academic ambitions).
varies
03/31/2019 Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation Scholarship
(Be currently enrolled in or entering a certificate or degree program which leads to a manufacturing career at a community/technical college, or trade school on a full-time basis (12 or more credit hours); Have a 2.5 GPA (or an 80% competency score)
Up to $2,500
03/31/2019 Montem Health & Wellness Scholarship
(Students who are currently enrolled in a high school, college, university, or trade school are encouraged to submit their application. Passion for a healthy lifestyle is a must)
$1,500
04/01/2019 Jon Yi Education Scholarship
(Applicants must be a graduating high school senior; must enroll in a Texas-based college/university; 3.0/4.0 GPA required)
$1,000
04/08/2019 CyFair Driving School Scholarship
(Must be a 2019 graduating senior who will attend a college or university in the fall; Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; Application is open to all CyFair ISD seniors)
$400
04/30/2019 The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium Varies
07/01/2019 The Simmons and Fletcher,P.C., Christian Studies Scholarship
(Must be a lawful U.S. permanent resident or U.S. citizen; Enrolled in, accepted to or plan to attend a Christian college or university; Be a participant in volunteer or community work)
$500 - $1,000
07/01/2019 The Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Marketing Scholarship
(Must be a U.S. citizen/lawful U.S. permanent resident; Have been accepted to a two or four year college or marketing school)
$500 - $1,000

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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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