Texas Scholarships

College price tags can be daunting to students and their families. Luckily, plenty of scholarships and grants are available to those willing to apply for them. By conducting a free college scholarships search at Scholarships.com, you can find the financial aid you need to pay for your education. With information about your state of residence or college location, Scholarships.com can help you find scholarships and grants restricted to Texas students. Below are a few examples of awards you may find at Scholarships.com. For information about additional scholarship and grant opportunities available to you based on state and other criteria, you can conduct a free scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

Allen Meyer Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Allen Meyer Family Scholarship provides full tuition assistance to high school students who can demonstrate moderate to significant financial need and who wish to pursue an outstanding, intellectually rigorous, secondary education at Parish Episcopal School. Applicants must be a new or current Parish student entering the 9th grade at Parish Episcopal School and demonstrate moderate to [...] More

Austin Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • AWM Austin is proud to award scholarships to college Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors studying media or a related field at a university in the Austin area (within a 40-mile radius from Austin). Consideration will also be given to students attending other colleges who graduated from an Austin area high school and maintain an Austin area permanent address. Applicants must have completed 60+ hours [...] More

BAFTX Susan Howard Community Service Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • In memory of Susan Howard, Founder of the British American Foundations of Texas, the Community Service Award honors young adults who have shown initiative and tenacity in conceptualizing, initiating, and/or organizing a community service project. Applicants must be a resident of Texas or Great Britain, be between the ages of 11 and 21, and currently working on an inspiring community service [...] More

BAFTX Undergraduate Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The undergraduate award is intended for low-income families from Texas and is intended to alleviate the financial burden of funding college fees. Tuition-only scholarships are awarded for up to one semester for the fall semester. Students must be a resident of Texas, have a minimum 3.25 GPA, and demonstrate financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $8,200
  • Seeing an educational need in their congressional districts, the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established in 1988 by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships, which disproportionately affect people of color. This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated [...] More

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship was established in 2000 in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in the performing arts receive financial assistance. Performing arts includes theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching bands, etc. Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC member’s district. To determine your [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc. Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC [...] More

Celebrate The West High School Art Competition

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,200
  • The Western Governors' Association is proud to announce "Celebrate the West", a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. The competition is open exclusively to high school students. Home-schooled students in that age group also may enter. Students must be in a school in Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, [...] More

Cheryl D. Conkling Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $12,000
  • Despite Cheryl’s physical hardships of gamma globulin anemia and hearing loss, she loved and excelled in education and music. Cheryl was a brilliant student and graduated Summa Cum Laude from college. This scholarship is named in her honor. This scholarship supports students with hearing or other physical hardships who have demonstrated a love for education. This scholarship is only open to [...] More

Community Foundation of West Texas Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Community Foundation of West Texas offers a number of scholarships created through the generosity of individuals, families and businesses for which local area students can apply. Requirements vary by award; generally, applicants must be residents of a West Texas County, graduates from a West Texas high school, or current attendees of a Texas college or university. For more information or to [...] More

CPS Energy SAFE Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The CPS Energy Student Assistance for Education (SAFE) Program is open to highly-successful, incoming high school juniors who are interested in pursuing a college degree in fields related to the energy industry. Applicants must reside in CPS Energy service area, be at least 16 years old and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students chosen will participate in full-time summer employment with CPS [...] More

Dallas Center for Architecture Foundation - McDermott Traveling Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 4/28/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Through the Architecture and Design Foundation, AD EX awards a variety of scholarships and travel/research fellowships to support high school and college architecture students, as well as young architects just beginning their careers. Scholarships are applied to tuition and other college expenses, and are applied directly to a student’s university account. Awarded for traveling studies in [...] More

Distinguished Young Bobcat Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/29/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Distinguished Young Bobcat Award was created to recognize a graduating high school senior in Texas who is accepted and attending Texas State University following their high school graduation. The award honors a track record of academic success, demonstrated campus-wide influence and above-average extracurricular involvement. Must have a 3.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit [...] More

Dr Barbara Odom-Wesley Spirit of Achievement Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/14/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Spirit of Achievement Scholarship was named to honor Dr. Odom-Wesley for her commitment and passion for education and her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha. Scholarship applicants must be an African-American female high school senior currently attending classes in the Tarrant County area. This scholarship may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university. Trade, technical and cosmetology [...] More

Excellence in Character Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/17/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • Under the County Excellence In Character Scholarship Award program, one $500 scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors attending high schools in Dallas and Tarrant Counties, in the state of Texas. Graduating high school seniors with a strong record of service in the community in non-school sponsored activities and participation in extracurricular school activities will be considered [...] More

ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U.S. post-secondary institutions. Applicants must reside within the selected cities and surrounding areas, be a Hispanic student accepted into and planning to attend a full-time program in engineering leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or [...] More

Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc. (Hereinafter Foundation) is a Masonic Program and is an appendant body to the Fort Worth Scottish Rite Bodies, a Masonic fraternity. The Trustees for the Foundation manage a Charitable Trust, the corpus of which generates funds that are used by the Trustees to fund charitable endeavors such as, a Literacy Program, contributions to the Texas Scottish [...] More

George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/17/2021
  • Amount: $18,000
  • Each Spring, the Foundation awards seventy (70) scholarships to Houston area high school seniors for undergraduate study. The award is $18,000, disbursed over four years, and is 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 [...] More

Hendrick Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $16,500
  • The Hendrick Scholarship Foundation seeks to award scholarships to low income Plano ISD high school seniors who persevered to overcome adversity, and who are motivated and academically capable of successfully earning a college degree. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, recent high school graduates of Plano ISD, have at least a 2.5 GPA and have demonstrated financial need. All students who receive [...] More

Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/20/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program provides financial assistance to students with financial need who are enrolled in graduate programs in public affairs, public service or public administration. Applicants must be Texas residents who are able to show financial need and are enrolled as graduate students in public affairs, public service or public administration. Only in-state (Texas) [...] More

LNESC Macy's Emergency Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $500
  • The LNESC Macy's Emergency Scholarship Fund is a joint partnership between LNESC & Macy’s to provide financial resources to deserving students facing economic hardship and immediate monetary need that, if not met, could result in an inability to complete classes or a degree program. Eligibility for this: must be a resident of California, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, or Texas; [...] More

Mary E. Bivins Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/5/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The purpose of the Mary E. Bivins Foundation Religious Scholarship Program is to educate ministers to preach the Christian religion. Scholarships are provided for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate education leading to a bachelor's or master's degree in a field that prepares the student to preach the Christian religion. Priority will be given to students intending to serve as pulpit pastors [...] More

Maximum Independence Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Recognizing the ever-increasing need for financial assistance to help defray the cost of higher education, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas, Inc. (GoodwillSONT) will be awarding five Maximum Independence Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each in the spring to high school seniors. Our mission is to help people with disabilities and disadvantages achieve maximum [...] More

Mike Lozano Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Mike Lozano Scholarship is given annually to a graduating high school senior athlete from the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required and students must be interested in pursuing a degree in education and/or coaching for the purpose of teaching and coaching at the high school level upon graduation from college. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

NACME Scholars (Block Grant) Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $16,000
  • Through the NACME Scholars Program, NACME provides block grants to colleges and universities that, in turn, award the money to talented African American, American Indian, and Latino students enrolled in engineering programs as part of their financial aid packages. The NACME’s Scholars (Block Grant) Program provides minority college scholarship support in the form of a lump sum grant to partner [...] More

NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. (NAJA) was established in 1941 with the purpose of uniting members "to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children, and to cooperate with other organizations performing similar services." Today, the growing Association continues the focus of meeting the needs of children and youth [...] More

Natural Resources-Excellence in Education

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF) and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (SALE) have joined forces to offer five Natural Resource-Excellence in Education Scholarships in the fall. The scholarships will be awarded to five freshmen at Texas universities who are majoring in natural resource related field such as agricultural science, wildlife science, forestry, range science, [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Rebekah Assembly of Texas Irma Gesche Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • A $1,000 scholarship is available for a Texas resident to attend any accredited two or four-year college/university. The scholarship is based on academic ability, community service, personal development, and financial need. Applicant must submit a completed application along with a high school transcript, a typed letter outlining expected goals to be reached as a result of further education, and [...] More

Riding Forward Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Your story will inspire the future. Tell us about an African-American who inspired you and you could earn a $5,000 or $3,500 college scholarship in celebration of Black History Month and those who have inspired the next generation to make history. Regions will award $5,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors who live in states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the [...] More

Sandy Schenker Capell Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/6/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Sandy Schenker Capell scholarship was created to honor Sandy and her commitment to mentoring and developing young talent. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a Houston area high school senior interested in a career in media. The ideal candidate will represent the qualities that Sandy exuded in her daily life. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Sid Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Sid Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for college and graduate education and post-secondary vocational training for children and grandchildren of eligible retirees and employees of businesses previously owned and operated by Sid Richardson and designated successor companies and organizations. There are no limits to the number of eligible family members who may apply [...] More

Stars Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Stars Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated students who intend to pursue full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees. Applicants can attend any accredited college or university of their choosing. Eligibility: Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551, be a permanent resident [...] More

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Tall Clubs International annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall. To enter, applicants must be under 21, entering college in the upcoming fall and meet the TCI height requirement minimums: 5'10" for women and 6'2" for men, barefoot. You must also find a local Tall [...] More

Texas - UK Award

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Texas - UK scholarship is designed for high achieving academic students with a financial hardship studying within the Texas education system that are intent on spending a semester of study at a UK-based university majoring in STEM or business. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of Texas who is enrolled in full time education within the Texas education system and must be [...] More

Texas A&M University - Century Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Century Scholars Program (CSP) is a partnership between Texas A&M University and 108 high schools throughout the state of Texas. The program serves as a four-year learning community in which its students are developed holistically and prepared for the rigors of the academic and professional arenas. Students selected as Century Scholars are awarded $20,000 over four years, as well as a $1,000 [...] More

Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program is to encourage students to become members of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, the Texas State Guard, the United States Coast Guard, or the United States Merchant Marine, or to become commissioned officers in any branch of the armed services of the United States. Each year the governor and the lieutenant [...] More

Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (TEOG)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $23,504
  • The purpose of the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (TEOG) is to provide grant aid to financially needy students enrolled in Texas public two-year colleges. To receive an initial award through the TEOG Program, a student must be registered with selective service, or be exempt; be classified by the institution as a Texas resident and be enrolled at least half-time. For more [...] More

TEXAS Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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. To receive a basic initial award through the TEXAS Grant Program, a student must be registered with Selective Service, or be exempt, demonstrate financial need, be classified by the institution as a Texas [...] More

Texas Urban Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/10/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Urban Scholarship Fund is for Texas residents who are also U.S. citizens, graduating high school seniors, new and/or returning college students attending any accredited non-profit public or independent two- or four-year college/university or technical school. Annual awards are $700 for community college, junior college, and technical college; $1,000 for public four-year college/university; [...] More

The Pickard Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Pickard Scholarship Fund was established at The Dallas Foundation in 2004 to assist African-American male students in Dallas County. Applicants must be African American male high school seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference may be given to those who can demonstrate financial need. Personal interviews may be required. Renewals are not automatic, but students are encouraged to reapply for [...] More

Tommy Tranchin Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/13/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Tommy Tranchin Award was established at The Dallas Foundation to support students with physical, emotional or intellectual disabilities who have shown promise or passion in a chosen field of interest. To be eligible: you are a student in North Texas in grade level 8 - 12; you have a physical, emotional or intellectual disability; you want to participate in an activity that will help [...] More

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • You have the power to prevent distracted driving among teens. Make a 30-60 second video that inspires your peers to drive safely, and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of 15 great prizes. Approach your video submission as your chance to find a message that would resonate with you and your peers. If your friends - and teens throughout the United States - were going to watch ONE video that [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

Vinson & Elkins Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • In addition to receiving a $10,000 Vinson & Elkins Scholarship, each V&E Scholar is offered summer internships. To be eligible to become a Vinson & Elkins Scholar, students must attend and be in good standing at a high school accredited by the Texas Education Agency. The high school must also be located in the greater Austin, Dallas or Houston area. Only high school seniors may apply. You must be [...] More

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Scholarship Deadlines Extended Due to COVID-19

April 2, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Just as schools have closed their doors due to coronavirus, charities and non-profit organizations have had to shutter down. While they might suspend board meetings, community fundraisers or award ceremonies, chances are they haven't shut down their scholarship offerings - in fact, many non-profits have extended their scholarship application windows from mid- or late March into April, May or even June. If you've been applying for scholarships this spring and missed out on some March or early April deadlines, check your account - you may find that some scholarships have had their due dates pushed back, giving you more time to submit an application. [...]

Coronavirus News Update for Students, Families, Colleges

March 31, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

From student loans to college athletics, Scholarships.com is keeping you updated on all of the latest information on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on high school and higher education. If you're tired of reading about COVID-19, take a break by checking out your latest scholarship matches and earning money for college here. [...]

Coronavirus Impact on SAT, ACT, and AP Testing

March 26, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

As a high school student in the midst of the standardized testing season and living through the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be wondering what the future holds for standardized test scores, AP courses, and the college admissions process. A recent survey conducted by The College Board revealed than 91 percent of 18,000 polled enrollees still want to take their AP tests. In fact, in 900 pages of comments responding to the AP survey, AP students "begged to be allowed at least one championship bout with an AP test." [...]

Last Reviewed: April 2020

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