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Here is a list of scholarships with important application deadlines and contact information.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Program is comprised of 4 individual scholarship programs of which an applicant may apply for a maximum of 1 scholarship program. Applicant must be eligible to attend a two/four year college/university or vocational/technical school. Selection based on financial need, academics, leadership and community involvement. The programs include RMHC: ASIA (at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage), African American Future Achievers (at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage), HACER (Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources, at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage) and Scholars (all students regardless of race, color, etc. are eligible to apply). Apply online at www.rmhc.org. Click: “What We Do” then “RMHC U.S. Scholarships”. Deadline for submitting applications is January 27, 2012.
Texas Committee of Black School Board Members (TCBSM) Scholarship—applicant must be African American, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a 2012 graduate. Requires an essay. Deadline to apply is January 27, 2012.
Texas Student Housing—Scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station or Denton Texas who have not signed off-campus housing leases. Rewards academic and leadership excellence. Family financial needs may be considered. SAT or ACT scores required. Additional information and an application are available at www.texasstudenthousing.net. Postmark by January 31, 2011.
CoServ Electric—W. Tip Hall Jr. Scholarship, $2,500—applicant’s permanent residence must be served by CoServ Electric and have a minimum of one year membership with CoServ. Postmark by January 31, 2012. Applications are available at www.coserv.com. Click Community, Academic Initiatives and Scholarships.
Baylor University, Carr P. Collins Scholars Program, $4,600/year, renewable up to three years. Applicants must: meet all university requirements for unconditional admission; have a minimum combined Critical Reading & Math score of 1250 on the SAT or a minimum 28 on the ACT; have completed a balanced college prep program including history, science and a foreign language; be in the top quarter of the graduating class; and be a resident of the state of Texas for at least one year. An application may be obtained at www.baylor.edu/admissions/CarrPCollins. Deadline is January 31, 2012.
Homer Reynolds Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Collin County Young Lawyers Association—Open to all students in Collin County who are graduating from high school in the spring of 2012 interested in justice and the law. Requires an application and essay on the following prompt: What Does Justice Mean to You? Postmark deadline is February 10, 2012.
PACE Scholarship—open to African American graduating females who have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend an accredited college/university in the fall of 2012. Applicant must have demonstrated leadership through community service, extracurricular or other activities. Application is available at www.pacedfw.org (click Scholarship Information). Postmark deadline is February 15, 2012.
Best Buy Scholarship--$1,000—Open to students in grades 9-12. Applicant must: have “solids grades plus community service and/or work experience”. Applicant must also plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico no later than fall 2012. Apply at www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com or www.at15.com by February 15, 2012.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program, $10,000 renewable scholarships —applicant must demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship at school, home, workplace and within the community. Requires a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. citizen. For more information, eligibility requirements, and an online application, visit www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships. Deadline: February 17, 2012.
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program wants to reward students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom—and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. Applicant must be planning to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business-related programs of study. For program details and the online application, visit www.buickachievers.com. Application deadline is February 29, 2012.
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship program offers $2,000 college scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Learn more and apply online at www.axa-achievement.com by February 1, 2012.
Arkansas Alumni Association Scholarship—applicant must be an incoming admitted freshman (degree-seeking) student to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Minimum 3.6 GPA, ACT composite of 24/SAT 1090. Applicants do not need to be related to a UA graduate to apply. Application available at www.arkansasalumni.org/scholarships. Priority Deadline is December 1, 2011. Final deadline is February 1, 2012.
Missouri, University of, Columbia—Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business—The following are the two largest scholarships offered by the College of Business:
Ponder Scholarship—minority majoring in Accountancy, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, or Marketing. scholarships that are awarded students The primary qualifications are being a minority, academic achievement, and financial need. Renewable.
Sam M. Walton Scholarships in Business are awarded to students majoring in Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, or Marketing.
Trulaske College of Business general scholarships are also available.
Download application at www.business.missouri.edu/scholarships. Click undergraduate, scroll down to “Link to current scholarships that require separate application”, click application. Deadline is February 1, 2012.
St. Edwards University, Austin --The Holy Cross Scholar Award—full tuition in the freshman year and the same amount in subsequent years. . Applicant must be in the top 10% of class and score a least a 1250* on the SAT or 28* on the ACT (* not including the writing section). Leadership, service and academics are also considered. All documents for the admission application and Holy Cross Scholar Award application must be received in the admission office by February 1, 2012. Application is available at www.stedwards.edu/scholarships.
St. Edwards University, Austin—President’s Excellence Scholarship--$15,000 per year for four years. Apply for admission by February 1, 2012. You automatically qualify if you rank in the top 15% of your class and score at least a 1300*on the SAT or 29* on the ACT (*not including the writing section.) NO separate scholarship application is required.
AAUW PLANO/COLLIN COUNTY BRANCH Scholarships:
Biggerstaff CCCC Scholarship--open to female senior students who will attend Collin College. Applications and all materials must be postmarked by February 13, 2012 or they will not be considered. Applications are available online at www.aauwplanocc.org.
Graduating Senior Scholarship--open to female senior students who will enroll at an accredited college/university (must have a minimum 3.4 GPA). Applications and all materials must be postmarked by February 13, 2012 or they will not be considered. Applications are available online at www.aauwplanocc.org.
Texas, University of, San Antonio—Honors College offers two scholarships for outstanding students which require additional applications beyond the Texas Common Application.
1. The Terry Scholars Program provides full-ride scholarships for select students who combine high academic achievement, service and leadership with financial need. Students must complete the UTSA Terry Scholarship. For additional information and scholarship application visit, www.utsa.edu/terryscholars (click on “Becoming a Scholar” and then “Application”). Deadline is February 1, 2012.
2. The Presidential Honors Scholarship-based on academic merit, $1,500 to 2,500 per year. This scholarship can be combined with a need-based financial aid packet. Applicant must be in top 10% of class and have a minimum composite SAT score of 1200 or minimum ACT score of 27. To apply students must complete the UTSA Honors College Application available at www.utsa.edu/honors (click on “Students” then “Honors College Application” at left side of screen. Deadline is February 15, 2012.
National Co-op Scholarship Program—open to students who apply and are accepted at one of the eight NCCE Partner Colleges and Universities (Drexel, Johnson & Wales, Kettering, Pace, Rochester Institute of Technology, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Wentworth Institute of Technology). For additional information and online application visit www.co-op.edu. Postmark deadline for submitting application and essay is February 15, 2012. Early applications are strongly encouraged.
Dallas Jewish Community Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students each academic year. The scholarships range from $500 to $5,000. Many of the scholarships are available to students of all faiths. Scholarship package can found at www.djcf.org. Deadline is February 15, 2012.
Gerald Kendrick Memorial Scholarship, Sponsored by Collin County Chapter of Texas Association of Assessing Officers will award three scholarships of $1,000 each. Open to graduating seniors who will attend a University or Junior College in Texas. Applicants will be considered on GPA (minimum 3.2), career goals and evaluation of their personal statement. An official transcript is required. Applications must be received by March 1, 2012.
Texas Exes, Dallas Chapter--open to seniors (including recruited athletes) who have been accepted or have the intention to attend The University of Texas at Austin in fall 2012. Consideration will be given for academic performance (GPA, SAT/ACT), work, leadership, volunteer experience, essay and other relevant components. The application deadline is March 2, 2012 and requires completion of two steps via www.dallastexasexes.org/scholarship.
Collin County A&M Club Scholarship—open to high school seniors accepted into Texas A&M, College Station. Requires a resume, a one-page essay, transcript and two letters of recommendation; one from high school and one from the community. Postmark application by March 5, 2012. *Please see link below for application.
OU Club of Collin County Scholarship, $1,000—applicant must be planning to attend the University of Oklahoma. Selection based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, leadership, articulation of goals and plans and financial need. Requires three letters of recommendation. Applications are due by March 16, 2012.
Slough Foundation—Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. Citizen, and be a Texas resident at the time of application. Results of FAFSA required. Visit www.midland.edu/slough for eligibility criteria, more information and to complete an application. Applications must be submitted online by April 1.
North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club, Charlie Kolb Memorial Scholarship-open to graduating seniors who have been diagnosed with and/or overcome learning differences and difficulties. Student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and enroll full time in an accredited undergraduate degree program starting Fall 2012 at an accredited two or four-year university. Requires an application, essay, resume and teacher recommendation letter. All required documents must be postmarked by May 15, 2012.
Texas E. “Tex” Schramm Freshman Scholarship, Presented by the men of Phi Kappa Psi—open to male seniors who will attend The University of Texas at Austin—winners will be selected based upon academics (minimum 3.0 G.P.A- transcript required), extracurricular activities, community service and leadership. Interest in the fraternity is NOT one of the criteria applicants are evaluated on. Application deadline is May 31, 2012.
Al’s Formal Wear Scholarship-$1,000—Entries are accepted through May 31, 2012. For complete scholarship rules and an application, visit www.alsformalwear.com/Scholarship.
Richard Holland Memorial Scholarship, $2,500 a year, renewable for 3 years ($10,000)—applicant must currently have a
3.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale) and plan to attend a 4 year accredited college/university in the 2012-2013 school year. The application and criteria can be found a www.rjhollandscholarship.org.