2017-18 Scholarship Listing

2017-18 Scholarships

$1,000 October Scholarship

  • Open to all high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months.
  • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States. International students with valid visas are also eligible.
  • Only one entry allowed per person per monthly contest. Registered Niche.com users can apply at any time. However, once you have applied, you can no longer apply again in the same monthly contest. Duplicate entries will result in disqualification.
  • Scholarships or prizes will be awarded directly to the winners.
  • Winners will be notified by e-mail and posted on http://about.niche.com/scholarship-winners/.
  • Deadline: October 20, 2017

Horatio Alger Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 25, 2017
  • Criteria:
    • GPA: 2.0

    • Critical financial need (family makes less than $50,000/year)

    • Involvement in extracurricular and community activities

    • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Scholarship Amount: 7 ($5,000) in Texas

  • Website: Apply online at http://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships

  • $1,000 School Survey Sweepstakes

  • Scholarship Amount:

  • o (50) $20,000 awards

  • o (200) $10,000 awards

  • Website: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program

  • 1450 or higher on the old-style two-part SAT (verbal and math) or

  • 1490 or higher on the new-style two-part SAT (verbal and math) or

  •  33 or higher on the ACT

  • Scholarship Amount:

    • 30-40 students selected

    • Max is $30,000 per year

  • Website: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/

Voice of Democracy Scholarship

University of Texas at Dallas Mcdermott Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 25, 2017 (Priority applicants); January 4, 2018 (Regular Applicants)

  • Criteria: Students who are interested in attending UT-Dallas University must apply for admissions and submit a scholarship application. SAT of 2100 on the three sections or 32 on the ACT, top 5% of their graduating class and are campus leaders, community volunteers, athletes, artists, scholars, scientists, and musicians.

  • Scholarship Amount: TBA

  • Website: http://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/deadlines-dates

Texas A&M University Scholarship (Apply Texas)

  • Deadline: December 1, 2017

  • Scholarship Amount: Varies

  • Criteria: A variety of scholarships are available. The scholarship application and essay topics are available via the Apply Texas Application.

  • Website: https://scholarships.tamu.edu/Scholarship-Programs

  • Texas A&M University Regents Scholarship (Apply Texas)

  • Deadline: December 1, 2017

  • Scholarship Amount: $5,000 per year

  • Criteria:

    • Household income $40,000 or less

    • 1st Generation Student

    • Must answer the question on your Apply Texas that asks “Highest level of Education of Mother” and “Highest Level of Education of Father.”

    • 1st Generation means that neither parent has graduated from a 4 year university in the U.S.

  • Website: https://scholarships.tamu.edu/Scholarship-Programs

  • Website: www.applytexas.org

UT Austin Scholarships (Apply Texas)

  • Deadline: December 1, 2017

  • Scholarship Amount: Varies

  • Criteria: Students who are interested in attending UT-AUSTIN University must apply for admissions and submit a scholarship application. The scholarship application and essay topics are available via the

  • Website: Apply Texas Application at www.applytexas.org. To view scholarships: http://www.texasscholarships.org/

University of Houston (Apply Texas)

  • Deadline: December 1, 2017

  • Scholarship Amount: Varies

  • Criteria: A variety of scholarships are available. The scholarship application and essay topics are available via the Apply Texas Application.

  • Website: Apply Texas Application at www.applytexas.org

  • Texas State University (Apply Texas)

  • Deadline: December 1, 2017

  • Scholarship Amount: Varies

  • Criteria: A variety of scholarships are available. The scholarship application and essay topics are available via the Apply Texas Application.

  • Website: Apply Texas Application at www.applytexas.org

  • Coca-Cola Scholars Program

  • Deadline: October 31, 2017

  • Criteria:

    • Be a high school senior

    • Be U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents

    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of junior year, well rounded senior who has highly developed interests in their community, extracurricular activities, and volunteer activities

    • Applicants cannot be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca−Cola bottling companies, The Coca−Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.

    • Not need based, this scholarship is achievement based

  • First-time college freshman

  • The scholarship includes:

  • Tuition and fees.

  • Book stipends.

  • $1,400 stipends each month.

  • Up to $12,000 to study abroad.

  • Up to $3,000 for career-oriented support.

  • Cohort travel to Santa Fe, NM; Austin, TX; and Washington, D.C.

  • A network of professional staff, faculty, alumni and cohorts.

  • The $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is an easy scholarship with no essay required! The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, housing, books, or any education-related expenses. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced in Niche's e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page.

  • https://colleges.niche.com/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/?utm_source=gppc&utm_campaign=gppc_private&gclid=COHZ7ZPA2s8CFQmUaQodCoQCxg

  • You can apply once each month, with a new winner selected every month.

  • Deadline: October 31st

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship

  • Deadline: November 1, 2017 (Opens in September)

  • Criteria:

    • Graduate from a US high school in Spring 2016

    • Enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in Fall 2016

    • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above

    • Receive standardized test scores in the top 15%: SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above (must test by October 5, 2013) and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above (must test by September 21, 2013)

    • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000.

    • Merit and Need Based

40 Acres-University of Texas at Austin (Apply Texas)

  • Deadline: December 1, 2017

  • Criteria:

    • You are eligible to be considered for this scholarship by applying to the university.

    • 10-20 recipients will be awarded

    • Recipients should be notified by February

    • There is NO separate application aside from the Apply Texas Admissions application

  • Scholarship Amount:

    • Tuition and mandatory fees

    • A living stipend

    • Books

    • Enrichment activities, including service-learning opportunities, study abroad, and an internship or research project

  • Website: Visit www.applytexas.org to apply

Gates Millennium Scholars Program (opened on August 1st)

  • Deadline: January 13, 2017/11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time

  • Criteria:

    • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria

    • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American

    • Is a U.S. Citizen, U.S. legal permanent resident or foreign national

    • GPA: 3.3 or have earned a GED

    • Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. accredited college/university in the fall of 2013 as a full- time, degree-seeking, first-year student.

    • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities

  • Scholarship Amount:

    • Cost of tuition, fees, books, and living expenses

  • Website: Visit www.gmsp.org to apply

Terry Foundation Scholarships

  • Deadline: January 27, 2018

  • Scholarship Amount: Covers tuition, books, fees, and reasonable living expenses on campus.

  • Criteria: Selection based leadership potential and character, scholastic record and ability, and financial need. To be considered, apply to the university and complete the Terry Foundation application. Deadline for the applications are indicated below. The Terry Foundation Scholarship has been extended to cover 8 universities.

  • The 2017 Terry Foundation Scholarship Application can be found at:

  • www.TheHonorsCollege.com/terry

Frontier Fiesta Association Scholarship for The University of Houston Incoming Freshman

  • The Leaders and Achievers Scholarship will be selected on the basis of outstanding efforts in leadership.

  • Completed Application

  • Official transcript with cumulative GPA

  • List of Extracurricular activities and achievements

  • A 500 word essay describing your leadership roles and how you have given back to your community

  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your leadership abilities and community involvement.

  • http://www.uh.edu/fiesta/2017/pdf/incoming-freshman-scholarship.pdf

VAMOS Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 1, 2017 (opens in October)

  • Description: VAMOS sponsors four-year scholarships to deserving high school graduates from various backgrounds for enrollment at a university of their choice. In addition, VAMOS not only supports students by paying for tuition & books but helps with motivation and encouragement through its Mentoring Program which monitors students throughout their college careers to ensure their success.

  • Scholarship Amount: $20,000/4years program

  • Website: https://vamosscholars.org/vamos-scholarships/

Davis Scholarship

  • There is no age restriction

  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next

  • This is not an academic scholarship, but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are

  • Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time

  • Application Procedure To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below: Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Education Foundation of STISD - 2018 Scholarship

  • Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled in the twelfth (12th)-grade at one of the South Texas Independent School District (STISD) schools. A relative of any scholarship selection committee member is not eligible to apply for the scholarship. There are no restrictions based upon race or employment status.

  • Additional Information: The number of scholarships awarded annually shall be determined by the Education Foundation of STISD Board of Directors based upon available funding. The scholarship selection committee shall take into consideration the academic performance and financial need of the applicant in the selection process. Scholarship recipients shall provide verification of post-secondary enrollment.

  • Procedures to Apply: Complete the scholarship application form, including a response to the essay on “Why I Should Receive This Scholarship.” (Write about yourself, your goals, your contributions to your high school, your financial need, and how this scholarship would impact your future.) by the deadline of 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. If preferred, a PDF of the application is available on the Education Foundation of STISD website, and a hard copy can be picked up from the student's campus counseling office.

Additional Scholarship Resources

  1. https://colleges.niche.com/scholarships/

  2. College for Texans http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/

  3. Fast WEB-Financial Aid through the WEB http://www.fastweb.com

  4. The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid http://www.finaid.org

  5. Free College Scholarship Search & Financial Aid Resource http://www.scholarships.com

  6. Government Grants http://www.scholarshipsfinder.com/Grants

  7. Scholarship search engine http://www.findtherightscholarship.com/

  8. Adventures in Education http://www.adventuresineducation.org

  9. Cash For Your Education http://www.wiredscholar.com

  10. College Board Online http://www.collegeboard.com

  11. The Free Scholarship Information Service http://www.freschinfo.com

  12. International Education Financial Aid http://www.IEFA.org

  13. Gates Millennium Scholars http://www.gmsp.org/

  14. Hispanic Scholarship Fund http://www.hsf.net

  15. Scholarship Resource Network Express http://www.srnexpress.com/index.cfm

  16. Scholarship Resource at http://www.upromise.com

  17. MattressHelp.org Scholarship

  18. Deadline: September 25th

  19. https://mattresshelp.org/scholarship