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

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) is to provide supplemental financial assistance to those single parents living in Arkansas who are pursuing a course of instruction that will improve their income-earning potential. Guidelines for the manner in which the scholarship may be used are at the discretion of each scholarship provider. Eligible applicants must [...] 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 British American Foundation of Texas 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. Current high school seniors and college students may apply. Students must be a resident of Texas, have a minimum 3.25 GPA, [...] More

BRAF Cheryl D. Conkling Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $12,000
  • This scholarship is named in honor of Cheryl D. Conkling and supports students with hearing or other physical hardships who have demonstrated a love for education. This scholarship is only open to students who live and/or attend school in Windsor, Colorado; Conroe, Texas; Wilkinson County, Mississippi; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; or West Feliciana Parish in Louisiana. Students must be a high school [...] More

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Seeing an educational need in their congressional districts, the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established 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 African-American [...] More

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship was established 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. Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established 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 member’s [...] More

Celebrate The West High School Art Competition

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • 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

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: 5/14/2021
  • 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. The McDermott Traveling Fellowship is awarded for traveling studies in architecture; to research, develop, and disseminate knowledge of the built environment. 4th, [...] 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

Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • From the very beginning, the leaders of Dixie Youth Baseball knew they wanted to develop a college scholarship program that would help former players obtain a college education. In order to be eligible, the applicant must be a senior in high school and have at one time played in a Dixie Youth Baseball league. There is no relationship between the award of a scholarship and athletic ability. Be [...] 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

Education and Training Vouchers for Youths Aging Out of Foster Care in Texas

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Education and Training Vouchers for Youths Aging Out of Foster Care in Texas provides financial assistance to help current and former foster youth ages 16-21 to begin, continue or complete post-secondary education and training programs. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Excellence in Character Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/17/2021
  • 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: 4/15/2021
  • 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

Hellenic Professional Society of Texas

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Each year the Hellenic Professional Society awards scholarships to qualified undergraduate and graduate full-time students. Applicants are eligible for a scholarship if they are currently attending or have been accepted by a college or university in Texas, have shown excellent scholastic performance in their corresponding field of study, and are of Hellenic heritage. The Society also accepts [...] 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

Hispanic Scholarship Consortium Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium seeks highly motivated student leaders with a clear vision for their future to apply for the HSC Scholars Program. The program is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students. Eligible applicants must be Hispanic/Latino, have a 2.5 GPA (or a 3.0 for Renewable Scholarships), and reside in Texas. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Kappa Zeta's Josie Washington Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Kappa Zeta's Josie Washington Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to high school seniors who are considered "Unsung Heroes": students who have overcome unusual circumstances, performed humanitarian services or heroic deeds in the community, school or through their public or religious affiliations. Eligible applicants must be Dallas-Fort Worth residents, and plan to attend college/university [...] More

Kappa Zeta's Juanita Buchanan Undergraduate Academic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Kappa Zeta's Juanita Buchanan Undergraduate Academic Scholarship is to be awarded to a high school senior (enrolled in dual credit college classes with at least 6 hours) or an undergraduate matriculating at an accredited Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex college or university. Eligible applicants must have a 2.85 GPA, have a 2.85 GPA, and reside in Dallas-Fort Worth. For more information or to [...] More

Kappa Zeta's Stork's Nest Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/14/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Kappa Zeta's Stork's Nest Scholarship is to be awarded to high school seniors or student with a GED who has completed the Storks Nest Education Program through Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Zeta Chapter and the Stork's Nest Charity Fund of Dallas. Eligible applicants must reside in Dallas County, and must plan on attending trade school or college/university within two years of [...] 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

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Southwestern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • To be eligible for the Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Southwestern Regional Chapter, applicants must be of Korean ancestry (including foreign students from Korea), demonstrate financial need, have a 3.0 GPA, and be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Southwestern region states (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas) during the upcoming school year. For [...] More

LNESC Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage Hispanic high school seniors from the North Texas, Houston, and San Antonio areas to pursue a degree at U.S. post-secondary institutions. Eligible applicants must: be a student planning to pursue full-time studies leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S.; have scored 20 or [...] 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. Applicant must be a resident of California, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, or Texas; must be [...] 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

Matsuo Bridge Company Ltd. of Japan Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Matsuo Bridge Company, Ltd. of Japan Scholarship will be awarded to a college junior, senior, or a graduate student pursuing a degree in civil engineering, welding engineering, welding engineering technology, or related discipline. Must be enrolled at least part-time at an accredited college/university in the U.S. and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Priority is given to residents of California, [...] 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

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic [...] More

Rebekah Assembly of Texas Irma Gesche Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Rebekah Assembly of Texas Irma Gesche 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 [...] 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

Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Engineering/Geology Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,500
  • The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Engineering/Geology Scholarship is offered to students at a four-year school entering their junior or senior year. Students must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of one of the eight RMCMI member states (see website for details) and looking for a career in the coal industry. The scholarships may be given for up to two years.

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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

Society of Professional Women in Petroluem Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/12/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Society of Professional Women in Petroluem Scholarship, applicants must: be female high school seniors in the Houston area (55 mile radius of downtown Houston); plan to attend a Texas college/university and be enrolled when scholarship funds are awarded; be available for an in-person interview in Houston at the end of April; be a US citizen or permanent resident; and, not [...] 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: 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. Applicants are [...] More

Texas Urban Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/6/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Urban Scholarship Fund is for Texas residents who are also U.S. citizens or permanent residents, 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 [...] More

The David C. Lizárraga Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Through The David C. Lizárraga Fellowship, TELACU recognizes graduate students who demonstrate the potential and commitment to advance TELACU's mission of building self-sufficient communities through economic empowerment. Applicants must be a first-generation college student, pursuing a master's degree in business administration or engineering (students pursuing other graduate degrees may also be [...] More

The Pickard Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • 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

The TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/14/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Student teachers enrolled in a Latin certification program in Texas are encouraged to apply for the TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher Scholarship. Undergraduate advisors should inform all student teachers of this scholarship. Applicants must be student teaching in Latin and must be maintaining a 3.0 GPA in Latin or classics, with an overall 2.85 GPA. Applicants must reside in Texas to be [...] 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: 6/23/2021
  • 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

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