Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities will be listed below in order of deadlines with the earliest deadlines listed first. 

You can also do some scholarship searches on your own - start with some of these websites:

https://comptroller.texas.gov/programs/education/msp/funding/aid/faidalpha.php
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search#
https://www.fastweb.com/
http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/
https://www.scholarships.com/
https://www.chegg.com/scholarships#
http://www.supercollege.com/
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships#/fromscholarshipexperts


AES Engineering Services Scholarship
Deadline: October 6, 2017
$500
Eligibility criteria: Seniors only. You do not need to be planning to major in engineering!
It is based on your essay, not your GPA! Essay: 500-1000 words on designated essay question. Awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated essay.
To apply visit: http://aesengineers.com/scholarships.php

U.S. Senate Youth Award
Deadline: October 15, 2017 by 8:00 am to Mr. Smiley. 
$10,000 AND one week (paid) trip to Washington D.C. to meet with congressional leaders, cabinet members, etc.
Requirement: Junior or senior who hold elective offices in their school, strong leader with strong communication and interpersonal skills, initiative to respond to group needs, above average intelligence, great desire to participate in the American democratic processes. One student from each school will be selected. Applications must be submitted to Mr. Smiley by 8:00 am, Oct. 15 to be eligible for nomination.
To apply visit: https://ussenateyouth.org/selection_process_qualify/
The application is here: http://www.tassp.org/assets/AWARDS/USSYP2018.pdf

College JumpStart Scholarship
Deadline: October 17, 2017
$1,000
Eligibility criteria: 10th-12th grade, Merit-based competition—financial need is not considered, Must be planning to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year or vocational/trade school.
To apply visit: http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/application-us

Horatio Alger National and State Scholarships
Deadline: October 25, 2017
$6,000-$25,000 
Eligibility criteria: High school seniors, Minimum GPA of 2.0, Demonstrate critical financial need (55000 or lower adjusted gross family income), Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited public or private institution (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution), Be involved in community service activities, Must display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, U.S. citizen
To apply visit: https://scholars.horatioalger. (create an account)

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
Deadline: November 6, 2017
Awards are chosen based on demonstrated interest, achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for education after high school.

Eligibility criteria: High school girls grades 9-12 who are active and interested in computing and technology.
To apply visit: https://www.aspirations.org/participate/high-school

The Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Deadline: November 7, 2017
$1000-5000 AND one week (paid) trip to Washington D.C.
Eligibility criteria: Must be heavily involved as a volunteer in some type of community service.
To apply visit: spirit.prudential.com/apply/2018

Hagan Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Scholarships up to $40,000
The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship for high achieving, self-motivated students in need of financial assistance to attend college. These students will graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents. Over three hundred new scholarships will be awarded in April 2018. Hagan Scholars currently attend one hundred ninety four colleges and universities.
Eligibility Criteria: 3.5 GPA, 23 or higher on the ACT or 1200 or higher on the SAT, must enroll in an eligible four year college or university the fall semester following high school graduation, must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college, must have an EFC less than $6500 on the 2017 FAFSA, must apply for eligible Federal and State grants, must not have been convicted of a felony.
To apply visit: www.hsfmo.org

Scholarship for Outdoor Lovers
Deadline: November 24, 2017
$2000
Eligibility Criteria: Seniors about to enter college. All participants have to submit a 500 – 1000 words on the following topic - “What is your best outdoor recreations' memory?”.
To apply visit: https://natureimmerse.com/scholarship/

Elks National Foundation (ENF) 2018 Most Valuable Student (MVS) Scholarship Competition
Deadline: November 27, 2017
$4000-$50,000
Eligibility Criteria: Current high school seniors who are citizens of the US and pursuing a four-year degree after graduation.
Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
To apply visit: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

Education Matters Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2017
$5000
Eligibility Criteria: Thirteen year of age or older at the time of application. Legal resident of the US. Currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution or high education. Applicants must submit an online written response to the question: "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?" (250 words or less). The Education Matters Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around February 28, 2018.
To apply visit: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/education-matters-scholarship

Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Deadline: November 30, 2017
$500-$2500
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
To apply visit: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/rules/

HSC Home Warranty Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2017
$2,000
Eligibility Criteria: Open to high school seniors or college students who are legal residents of the United States, scholarship payable to the winner who should be living in the United States, student must enroll in semester beginning no later than Winter 2018, winner is not based on financial need, relatives of Home Service Club staff may not enter, home-schooled students may apply so long as your course of study is equivalent to a high school senior, applicants required to submit a video, applicants required to “like” The Home Service Club’s Facebook page to be considered.
Post a video responding to the following prompt: “What are you passionate about and why do you want
to go to college?”
To apply visit: https://www.hscwarranty.com/scholarship

AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION - TEXAS EARLE NORTH PARKER ESSAY CONTEST
Deadline: December 15, 2017
$1000-$2000
Eligibility Criteria: Participants must be a senior in a State of Texas High School (including home-schooled) and submit an essay on the following topic:
Define and support your position on the following topic: Noncommissioned pilots: Historically, who did, and now who does/could pilot Air Force aircraft?
• Essays must pertain to the Essay Topic shown above; ensure you read and use attached info.
• Font size will be 12 pitch and margins will be 1 inch on all sides. Exceeding the limits will penalize or disqualify the entry.
• Reference material will not be included in the essay.
• Essays must be typed, double-spaced, on 8 ½ x 11 inch white paper.
• Participant’s name will be typed in the upper right corner of each page of the essay, submitted as part of the contest entry. Pages must be numbered sequentially, at the bottom of each page.
• Essay topic must be typed, centered at the top of page one of the essay, two spaces above the first line of the first paragraph. Any other heading will disqualify the entry.
• All information required on this form (above) and signature below must be provided.
• Grammar and proper punctuation are also expected and scored.
To apply: TX ENP 2017-18 Entry Form Enl Pilot.doc

SAME Scholarship
Deadline: February 2, 2018
$300, then increasing each year upon renewal.
Eligibility Criteria: Available to high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math) major and also meet the following: Live within a 50 mile radius of Altus, Lawton, or Wichita Falls; or are a dependent of a SAME-Wichita Mountains Post member, or are a dependent of an employee that works for a SAME-Wichita Mountains Post Sustaining Member Firm
To apply: 2018_WMScholarshipApplication.docx

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