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 goal of the scholarship program is to provide full tuition assistance to students who can demonstrate moderate to significant financial need, 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 significant [...] More

Association of Texas Leaders for Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • This scholarship was established by the Association of Texas Leaders for Education (ATLE) for Texas-resident graduating seniors who will be attending a Texas school to pursue a secondary education. The purpose for this scholarship is to promote higher education for Texas students. Applicants must be graduating seniors with a 3.5 or higher GPA and demonstrated service to community and to school. [...] More

Austin Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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. Must attach an official, signed transcript [...] More

BAFTX Graduate Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The graduate award is designed for aspiring individuals from the UK or Texas, USA who are intent on furthering their education in their chosen STEM or business field. This is a opportunity for students to study at graduate school either in Texas (UK or US students) or the UK (US students only). Scholarships will be applied toward tuition costs only and paid directly to the chosen education [...] More

BAFTX Susan Howard Community Service Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • In memory of Susan Howard, Founder of the British American Foundations of Texas, this 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 project or have done [...] More

BAFTX Undergraduate Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • 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: 3/31/2020
  • 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

CPS Energy SAFE Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • CPS Energy awards six high school juniors who are interested in pursuing a college degree in fields related to the energy industry. Students must be at least 16 years of age on June 1 and a junior in high school. A minimum 3.0 GPA and rank in the top 20% of their class is required as well as having an above-average attendance record. Students should be able to demonstrate an interest in seeking a [...] 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

Dr Barbara Odom-Wesley Spirit of Achievement Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/17/2020
  • 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 will be evaluated heavily on the basis of financial need and must be an African-American female high school senior currently attending classes in the Arlington and Tarrant County area. This scholarship may be used at any [...] 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. Must 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 university in the U.S. For more information, or to apply, please [...] More

Family Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $90,000
  • The objective of the Family Fellowship program is to offer family-like financial and emotional support to college-bound "aging out" foster youth. As part of our family initiative, we will also be a support system for our Fellows and provide things such as mentoring, care packages, summer bonding trips, and more. For the Family Fellowship program, Together We Rise is seeking 10 "aging out" foster [...] More

Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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: 2/17/2020
  • 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: 3/18/2020
  • Amount: $16,500
  • We are seeking to come alongside low-income students who persevered to overcome adversity, and who are motivated and academically capable of successfully earning a college degree. We accept up to 15 new students each year. Students must submit the application form and accompanying documentation, including the essay. Must submit an essay describing your adversities, how you have overcome them, and [...] More

Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/20/2020
  • 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

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: 3/30/2020
  • 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 ten 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 independence; it is our hope [...] More

Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Provides support for a student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college to cover expenses beyond what the youth is entitled to in federal/state and other scholarship assistance. This scholarship is designed to assist the youth in obtaining a baccalaureate degree without being encumbered with substantial debt. Applications must be [...] More

Mike Lozano Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2020
  • 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: 2/1/2020
  • 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: 3/9/2020
  • 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: 1/31/2020
  • 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: 2/25/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Black History Month Campaign, "Black History is Our History" begins in January and celebrate the contributions of African-Americans, who move us forward today. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Sandy Schenker Capell Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • 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: 3/15/2020
  • 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: 3/31/2020
  • 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: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Are you under 21 years of age and about to start college in the fall? If so, you may be in luck! TCI 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: [...] More

Texas - UK Award

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • 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 Educational Opportunity Grant Program (TEOG)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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: $4,000
  • 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: 3/13/2020
  • 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: 2/28/2020
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. You have the power to inspire your fellow teens, maybe better than a teacher or a parent can, because you know what messages will be the most powerful. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving. Your video's message should [...] More

Vinson & Elkins Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • 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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McDonald's, Ivy Tech Team Up on College Tuition Assistance Program

January 23, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

More than 300 McDonald's locations will participate in the new Archways to Opportunity education program which - through its partnership with Indiana's community college system - will help its employees afford college tuition. McDonald's employees who work a minimum 15 hours per week for 90 days can receive up to $2,500 in college tuition assistance each year - or $3,000 per year for managers - at 18 Ivy Tech Community College campuses located in Indiana.

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Get Paid to Play in College with ESA Esports Scholarships

January 21, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced its first Esports scholarship, expanding its 20-year-old scholarship program to include Esports competitors in college, according to Polygon. The ESA Esports scholarship program is "intended to elevate the participation of women and minorities" who currently "account for a very small percentage of Esports scholarship recipients. Therefore, in order to be eligible for the ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship, you must either be a woman or minority and pursuing a degree leading to a career in computer and video game arts and sciences. Current high school seniors, college freshman, sophomore and juniors who are U.S. citizens may apply for the ESA Esports scholarship. Applicants must also be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited four (4) year college or university in the upcoming fall semester in order to be considered. All scholarship applications are due March 2, 2020 at 11:59 PST. Applicants will receive results by mid-June and funds will be issued to scholarship winners by end of August. [...]

Biggest / Largest Dollar Scholarships in 2020

January 16, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

When it comes to large dollar scholarships, mo' money means fewer problems in paying your college tuition bill. The average student will land between $1,000 and $5,000 in college scholarships after investing a decent amount of time and effort into applying for scholarships. Even smaller scholarships worth $500 are enough to cover books and fees, even if they aren't enough to foot an entire semester’s college tuition bill. [...]

Last Reviewed: January 2020

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