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September Deadline
Higgington Post Music Scholarship

AMT: Min: $1000 Max: $4000
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Scholarship to those majoring in Music, Music Performance
Contact Michael A Barrios

Hit the Books Scholarship

Amt: $500
Awards Available 1
Sept 30, 2017

Submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the subjects of the importance of education in their lives and how the scholarship money will assist the student’s goals. ( bonus points to those who find a creative way to include their passion for coffee within their essay without losing sight of the primary topic)

My Project Lampus Annual Scholarship
Sept 30,2017
Amt. $500 to 2 students

Essay Topic: One page essay detailing your ideas about the use of multimedia and data visualization in K-12 classrooms. Explore modern teaching methods and propose specific ideas for visual and interactive presentation in K-12 classrooms for improved knowledge retention.

Currently attending accredited US program i.e. high school, college, or university.Good standing at current institution.

GPA of 3.0 or higher
Like or Follow MyProjectorLamps Facebook page.

Submit Application:
ATTN: Scholarship Awards
1000 Lincoln Rd Suite 250
Miami Beach, Fl. 33139

Reach KFC Educational Grant

AMT: $3000
Sept. 28,2017

1 .Mgr. -Asst. Mgr.-Shift Supervisor- Team Member at a participating KFC restaurant.
2. I’ve worked at a KFC for at least 6 months
3. I’m currently enrolled in college or I plan to enroll in the next year

Ship Dig Scholarship

Sept 30 2017
AMT: $1000
Awards Available 2
Submit a 500-1000 word essay about the most interesting item you have ever received in the mail. This can be a letter or postcard, a package or gift, an advertisement, or any other parcel delivered by mail. Explain why this article of ail was so fascinating to you and how it has improved your life.

Zip Recruiter Scholarship

AMT: 1 scholarship for $3000 issued quarterly
Most creative entry about your your home or college town.
250-500 Word essay on one of 3 topics:
Overview of your city and what makes it unique
Overview of the job market that is unique to your city
How zip recruiter can help you find a job in your city

Deadline September 30 2017

October Deadline
AES Scholarship

OCT. 6, 2017
AMT: $500

ESSAY: Submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to this question:
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey

Burger King Scholars

AMT: $ 1000 to $ 50,000
October 15, 2017 to Dec.15, 2017
GPA of 2.5 or better
Passionate about serving the community
Be a High School senior, Burger Employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee
Attend a two year or four year accredited university, college or vocational-technical school in the US,
Canada, or Puerto Rico.

Create Real Impact Scholarship

Amt: $1500
October 6, 2017

CREATE AN ORIGINAL WORK: Create an original work showcasing your idea for a solution or strategy to fix the problem of reckless and distracted driving.
Good360 Sustainability Scholarship

Amt: 1 $1000

Details online at the website
Deadline: October 31,2017

Horatio Alger Scholarship

October 25, 2017 deadline
Amt: $6000 to $ 25,000

GPA 2.0 or higher
Be involved in community service
Demonstrate critical financial need( $55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree
Be a full time High school student
Be a US Citizen

James W. McLaramore Whopper Scholarship Award

Oct 15 to Dec 15
AMT:$50,000 awarded to top 3 candidates that apply

Citizen of US or Canada
Graduated in past 3 years OR be a full time student who is a senior at a high school OR home school in the US or Canada or Puerto Rico
GPA at least 3.3
Have a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1700
Demonstrated an active leadership role in the community service, athletics, and / or similar co-curricular activity such as student government, team sports, fraternal life etc
Students who demonstrate substantial work experience
Students who are applying as a full-time freshmen to a four year accredited college or university that is located in the US and is exempt from taxation under section 501 ( c )(3) of the Internal Rev Code

National Eagle Scout Association
2 Types: Academic and Merit Scholarships

NESA Academic Cooke Scholarships: $2,500 - $48,000
Based on School and Scouting Participation
Academic performance
Financial need
Must meet minimum SAT or ACT score to apply
Must apply during senior year of high school

NESA Merit Scholarship
Amt: $50,000 (1) awarded
Req: Awarded to one applicant annually who has chosen to pursue a
Career in STEM-related field.
Eagle Scouts only apply beginning their senior year and can apply up until their junior year of college.
Based on school and scouting participation
Community service

Deadline October 31, 2017

Northampton Maintenance Fund
Fred Parrow Scholarship

Amt: $1,000

Residents of Northampton Maintenance Fund who have graduated or will be graduating from high school to attend an accredited college or training and certification program are eligible.
Good school attendance and a grade average of 85 and above (B, A)
A completed application form
A letter of acceptance from an accredited college or certification program
Three letters of recommendation (teacher, employer or community leader who knows you well)
A recent transcript or report of grades or a recent transcript of course work and grades (if enrolled in a college or training or certification program)

Hand deliver completed application and transcript to:
NHMF/FPS c/o Chaparral Mgmt. Co. Inc.
14550 Torrey Case Suite 650
Houston Tx. 77014
Attn: Northampton Maintenance Fund Board of Directors
9am-12:30 pm and 1:15 pm-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Deadline: October 31, 2017
Scholarship award will be announced Jan. 2018 at the board meeting.

Parking Solutions Scholarship

Amt: $1,000
Number 1
Write a 500-word essay that is original, creative and persuasive on the subject of technology innovation in parking solutions from your perspective as a student. We are interested in learning your opinions about how parking can be more user-friendly, efficient or otherwise enhanced. Try to be concise but your submission may be longer than 500 words.
Domestic and International student may apply
Applicants must be enrolled or due to enroll at an accredited
Graduate School
University or College
Vocational School
Technical School
Community College

Deadline: October 15, 2017

S P Scholarship
Amt: 10 $10,000
You must be at least 13 years of age and will enroll in a college or university in the US
You must be a legal resident of the US
Further requirements are listed online at the website.

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Amt: $30,000
Awards 10
Req: Program is open to students who are in grades 9-12 (on the Nov 1 deadline) who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study in the United States and its territories.
Download the Voice of Democracy entry form and brochure to submit your essay to your local VFW

Deadline: Oct 31, 2017

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship

October 2 2017
Amt: $1000-$10000
90 State Winners rec $1000 scholarship
10 State Winners move on as National Finalists and weekend in NYC
8 National Finalists rec $5000 scholarship
2 national Winners (one Male and one Female) Rec $10,000 scholarship along with national honor and ESPN telecast recognition at the Heisman Mem. Presentation
PLUS the first 1000 applicants receive a $10 Wendy’s gift card.

GPA 3.0 or better
EXCEL on the field
EXCEL in the community

YDI Scholarship
Amt: 1 $1000
Must be a resident of the US
Must be 16 years or older
You must be enrolled in high school, college, or university

Deadline: October 29, 2017

November Deadline
2018 Student of the Year Application
Amt: $5000 scholarship to college of his or her choice

Requirements: Participate in a fundraising competition
Enrolled in a public or private school.
Enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach.

Application deadline: is Friday Nov 17, 2017

Andrew Flushe Scholarship
Amt: 2 $500 scholarships
Accepted in a college, university or trade school
Citizen or lawful resident of the US.
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2017

Ron Brown Scholarship
Application in the senior office

Amt: 20+ $10,000 annually for 4 years
Excel academically
Show leadership potential
Service to others
Black/African Americans who are seniors at the time of application
Demonstrate a financial need
Application deadline postmark Nov.1 for early consideration
January 9th final deadline to be considered

Children’s Defense Fund-Texas
Amt: 5 Scholarships $5000 each and a laptop computer
Access to the Children’s Defense Funds leadership programs and network of Beat the Odds alumni

Houston high school seniors including Liberty County
Overcome tremendous adversity
Achieving academic excellence and aspires to continue education
Demonstrates leadership

Deadline: to apply Nov 30, 2017

James Allen Cox Student Photography Scholarship
Amt: 11 - $2500
Requirements: Taken at least one photography or related art class.
High School students should submit still photographs. 5 digital still images.
For more details look on the web site.
Deadline: Nov 15, 2017

MaryKnoll Scholarship
Amt: 6 - $1000
Requirement: Essay writing. For details look online for requirements

Deadline: Nov. 10,2017

The Meinders Business Leadership Fellows Program
Nov. 1, 2017 Interviews Nov 15

AMT: Full Scholarship for first time freshmen
Requirements: First time, full time freshmen direct high school matriculate
ACT: Score > 28 (or equivalent)
GPA > 3.50
Business Major only
4-Yr BBA graduation Expectation

Sixt Scholars Program
Amt: 5- $5000
Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Graduating High school senior
Plan to enroll full time in a 2 yr or 4 yr university
Deadline: Nov 30, 2017

Software Testing Scholarship
Amt: $1000
Req: Short 500 word essay about why software development and /or
Software testing is important.
HS Students who graduate in 2017 who are accepted into a college or university
Students who are currently enrolled in a college or university

Deadline: Nov 1, 2017

StyleMann Young Professionals Scholarship

Amt: $1800
1 Scholarship
Participants must be students of any educational institution.
Student must write an essay of 1000-1500 words about How the Fashion Industry Changed E-commerce and The Impact On Us. It can be positive, negative or neutral changes.

Deadline: for articles is 11:59 PM November 30, 2017

December Deadline
ACT Student Champion Scholarship

Amt: $500
Must have taken the ACT
Overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
ACT score of a 22 on a single test date
GPA 3.0 of greater on a 4.0 scale
A preference will be given to an underrepresented and/or first generation college students

Application deadline: Dec. 31, 2017. Champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018.

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Amt: $2,500, $10,000, $25,000
Req: Be a US citizen
Full time student in an accredited 2 year or 4 year college or university
Demonstrate ambition and self-motivation as evidence by outstanding achievement in school
Community or work related activities

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017 or 10,000 applicants

Barbara Lotze Scholarship
Amt: $2000 (5)
Enrolled in a 2 year 4 year college or University
Pursuing or planning a course of study leading to a career in physics teaching in the high school level.
A Citizen of the US
Deadline: Dec 5, 2017

Boston University Trustee Scholarship
Amt: Full 4 year, full tuition scholarship to BU
Req: 600 word essay completed online on the common application. Questions are listed there.
A short essay of no more than 300 words to answer the question:
“Something that’s not on the resume”
Give a glimpse of a passion, dream or mental pursuit that absorbs and delights you.
Deadline: December 1, 2017

Dr Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship
Amt: (20) $1,000
Deadline: December 29, 2017
5 of 6 required documents must be submitted by December 29th, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Must be enrolled as a full time student in an accredited 2 or 4 year program and verify a need for financial support.

Ethel Hedgeman Lyle Foundation of Texas
Amt: Amount varies
Be a female or male High School senior graduating in the Spring 2017 from a HS in the districts of Aldine, Cypress-Fairbanks. Humble, Klein or Spring
Reside within those districts
Plan to attend a 4 yr college or University
Attend the scholarship awards banquet held in April 2017, if chosen as a scholarship recipient
Deadline Dec 18 2017

The Home Service Club Scholarship
Amt: $2000 1 scholarship

High school seniors who are residents of the US
Post a video responding to the prompt: ”What are you passionate about and why do you want to go to college?”
The video entries are to be 30 seconds to 1 minute in length and should include a short description of what you are passionate about, #HSCWarrantyScholarship and a link to
Video must be an original and not taken from any other source.

Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Winners will be contacted by email

Jefferson Scholars Foundation
Amt: Merit Based, fully funded scholarship to the University of Virginia
$150,000 for Virginia residents and $280,000 for non- residents.
This also includes enrichment experiences including a six-week foreign travel experience and internship opportunities with our alumni network.

Requirements: Be an exceptional student.
Nomination deadline: is Dec 1,2017

National Space Club Scholarship
Amt: 1 $10,000
Must be a US Citizen
Must be at least senior in high school
Must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited school with a preference for those with space related interests.
Can only use the $10000 scholarship towards tuition during the 2018-2019 academic year
Must not have previously spoken at the Dr RobertH Goddard Memorial Dinner
Applicant may apply for any of the scholarships offered by the National Space Club and Foundation (R Scholarship, Keynote Scholarships in the same year but may only win one in the same year.
Deadline: Dec 1,2017

Wabash Cannon Ball Houston Scholarship
Amt: $5000 scholarships
Half of the money $2,500 will be paid at the start of the fall 2018 semester, with a requirement to maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first semester at K-State in order to earn the second payment $2500 in spring of 2019
High School Student living in the Houston Area
Must be admitted to Kansas State Univ. and have completed a general scholarship application. (priority deadline Nov. 1)
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a weighted or unweighted scale.
Complete the Wabash Cannon Ball Scholarship application to include biographical information, essay, activities, jobs, and special recognition.

Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 PM Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

January Deadline
AWA Foundation Scholarship ( Automotive Womens Alliance Foundation)
Amt: $2,500 awarded several times through-out the year
Accepted to a college or university
Have a minimum 3.0 GPA during a funded semester
High School Transcript
Automotive Career aspirations
Resume with work experience
Any documents similar to or a letter of recommendation
North American Citizen
Deadline: Jan 27, 2018 ( but you can apply all year long for consideration)

Baylor University-Collin Scholars Program
Amt: (5) $200, freshman year renewable for an additional 3 years
Deadline :Jan 1, 2018

  • Must rank in the top quarter of their graduating class
  • Have a minimum score of 1250/1310 old/new on the SAT or 28 on the ACT
  • Completed a balanced college preparatory program including history, science and a foreign language
  • Be a bona fide resident of the state of Texas

Coolidge Scholarship
Amt: Full-ride scholarship

2017-2018 Coolidge Scholarship applicants must intend to enroll full-time at an accredited US college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in fall 2019
Must be a citizen or legal permanent residents of the US at the time of application
Applicants can not be the immediatel family member of any current employee or trustee of the Coolidge Scholars Program or the Calvin or the Calvin Coolidge presidential Fopundation
Deadline: Jan 24, 2018.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion Scholarship Committee
Amt: Ranges from $2,500 - $7,500
Fine Arts Scholarships are awarded to HS seniors who are majoring in a fine arts program at the college or university of their choice
Deadline: Jan 15, 2018

Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum Founding Members Scholarship
Amt: up to $1,000
The Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum Founding Members Scholarship is open to all young women regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin.
Deadline: Jan. 12th 2018

First Community Credit Union

AMT: 5 $4000 scholarships
HS graduating senior committed to attending a college or university.
Must be a member of FCCU in good standing for at least 90 days prior to application deadline
Minimum GPA will be set at 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 3.5 on a 5.0 scale
Completed application deadline January 6, 2018

GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Amt: $10,000 of renewable scholarships and up to 40K$
Demonstrate at school at the workplace and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship
Demonstrate a strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent)

Be a citizen of the United States
Be a current high school senior attending a high school in the US (armed forces, and home schooled students are eligible) and plan to enroll in a full time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the US for the entire upcoming academic year.
Deadline Jan 4, 2018

The Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum Scholarship

Amt: $1000
Senior girl
Community Service
Academic Perfromance
Financial Need
Applications are available online beginning October. The deadline is January 12, 2018
One-on-one interviews will be scheduled as part of the application process.

JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program
Amt: $1,000 Numerous

The organization distributes to schools and school boards of education throughout the state the necessary application forms for determination of the recipients of scholarship grants.
Additional information is included with the application instructions.
Fill out Application and proceed.

Deadline: Jan5, 2018

MIT Think Scholarship

Amt: Grand Prize $500 Second place $300 Third Place $200
Many honorable mentions of projects that were submitted and not selected as finalists.

Submit a proposal for a novel science, technology, or engineering idea.
6 Finalist will be selected for an all expense paid trip to MIT and $1,000 to build their project.
You must be a full-time high school student at the time of your application.
Must be a US resident during the 2017-2018 school year
One submission per applicant
One or two students per project.
See website for details on how to submit your proposals.

Deadline Jan 1, 2018

NACE Foundation Scholarship
Amt: 55 $1,000 Awards
Apply online with the general application and submit.
You are then matched to the program that would best suit your needs.
Deadline: Jan, 1 2018

Ronald McDonald’s House Charities Scholarship Program

Amt: $1,000 Varies: Awards are given annually and non-renewable
See Website for details.

Eligibility: Certified High School Transcript
Deadline : Jan 18, 2018

SmartUp Houston
Current Junior H S student
Minimum GPA 2.5 (unweighted 4.0 scale)
Eligible for Federal Financial Aid
An ability to overcome unusual circumstances
Apply online

Southern Methodist Univ- Hunt Leadership Scholarship Program

Amt: $ 42,000 per year
Demonstrated Extraordinary Leadership
Submission of the Hunt Essay and YouTube statement and a completed first-year application for admission to SMU
Rank in top 25% graduating class
Composite SAT 1330 (using the new scoring system) or ACT 29
Completion of a strong college preparatory curriculum, typically including AP courses, IB courses, and honors classes
Students who lack one of the criteria 3, 4, or 5 may be considered if outstanding abilities in other areas are identified in addition to demonstrated extraordinary leadership. Only first-time, full-time, domestic students are eligible for the Hunt Scholarship.

Terry Scholarship-University of Houston
Amt: Based on the cost of attendance at the University of Houston and can be applied to the cost of tuition, fees, books, on-campus room and board, and miscellaneous expenses. The package also includes a one –time study abroad stipend of up to $5,000
Financial need
A record of leadership in school and community
Strong academic abilities as evidenced by grades and SAT/ACT scores
Meet US and Texas residency and citizenship requirements sufficirnt to qualify for in-state tuition and for federal aid assistance
Graduation from a Texas HS or homeschooled
Resides on campus for the first year
Admissions for fall 2018 to the University of Houston as a full-time entering freshman student

Texas Student Housing Scholarship
Amt: Over $403,600 in scholarship money awarded

High School Graduating Seniors
Official transcript
GPA SAT or ACT scores
Completely fill out the application is important. Being able to follow directions and complete all requirements will be a factor in awarding the scholarship.
This scholarship can be renewed while in college by keeping at least a 3.0 GPA
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

University of Houston
Go to website for details and eligibility
Priority deadline: Jan 3, 2018
Regular deadline: June 15,2018

Windrose Garden Club
Amt: 2 $800

HS Senior who live in the Windrose Development
All intended majors and decisions are heavily based upon the essay.
Applications are available in the Senior Counseling Office to those who qualify.
Applications must be post marked no later than March 23, 2018 but will be taken starting in January 2018.

February Deadline
AFA Teens Awareness College Scholarship
Amt: 3 scholarships available
Scholarship Value: $5,000 each
Essay contest which asks students to describe how Alzheimers’s Disease changed or impacted their lives. Students working with, related to, or just having a passion to help others with this disease, or someone who wants to find a cure.
Applications available online.
Deadline: February 15, 2018

Christophers Poster Contest
Amt: $1,000 first prize $500 Second prize $250 third prize and up to 5 honorable mentions $100 each

Make a poster with the theme interpreting "One Person Can Make A Difference"
Applications available online and submissions information.
Deadline: February 19, 2018

Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship
All Scholarships on this site are geared to Texting and Underage Drinking while Driving.
Amts: 10 different scholarships ranging in amounts from $500 to $3000
Videos/Commercials On subjects about the Dangers of Texting and Driving, Dangers of Teenage Drinking and Driving and Safety and Consequences
Videos/Commercials are judged on their persuasiveness.
Other scholarships included in this group:
State Farm Award- National Award:
State Farm will award a $1000 scholarship to the student/team that creates a commercial that shows the dangers and consequences of underage drinking while driving.
Michelin Award-National Award $2000
Video/Commercial about safety of young drivers while drinking and driving.

Danny Barrera Memorial Blood Donor Scholarship
Feb 1- March 31, 2018

AMT: $750 1 student

Be a senior at a Klein ISD high school
Plan to attend an institution of higher learning after graduation
Donated blood or Platelets at least twice at a Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center facility or blood drive or have been involved in blood drives or donor recruitment.
Complete an application form neatly printed or typed
A resume explaining your extracurricular activities, awards, etc
An official high school transcript, which includes the first semester of your senior year

Mail to:
Danny Barrera Memorial blood Donor Scholarship
PO Box 11804
Spring Tx 77391

George and Mary Hamman Foundation Scholarship

Amt: 70 $20,000 Scholarships
Financial Need
Academic Achievement
US Citizens graduating seniors of HS after Sept 15th, in these counties:
Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller .
All completed applications and requirements must be received no later than 4:00 PM Feb 17, 2018

Hays Memorial Scholarship
Amt: Full tuition, room and board for 4 years
High school Senior
Achieve a 3.6 GPA in high school
Score a minimum ACT "super score" composite of 32 or a minimum SAT Critical Reading and Math combined "super score" 1410.
Deadline Feb 1, 2018

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship
Amt: Multiple amounts awarded
Multiple Scholarships Available
Requirements vary depending on the scholarship applying for
Deadline for most Scholarships: Feb. 15,2018
Please visit the web site

Houston Relocation Professionals Scholarship
Amt: 1 time award of $2500 to two (2) Houston Accredited or Surrounding Area High School Seniors
Students relocated more than 50 miles and changed schools at some point between grades 9-12, as a result of their family’s relocation.
Achieved a current cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent on another scale.
On a separate sheet of paper any extra-curricular activities and work experience after 8th grade.
Write about your experiences associated with your relocation to the Houston Area and challenges, successes and any other pertinent information about your family and the relocation. The essay should be 1,000 to 1500 words. Winners will present their essays at a future Board Meeting.
More information on the website. Application and letters can be obtained online or in the senior office.

Deadline: February 15,2018

Ignatian Leaders Scholarship

Amt: $6,000 anually for 4 years to 20 first year students $24,000
Req: Completed application
GPA at least 3.5
Submit an ISL app
Leadership Opportunities
Community service
Academic achievement
Applicants activity resume’ essay
Letters of recommendation
If you meet these criteria and wish to nominate yourself for the scholarship, e-mail Michael and request an application no later than Jan 25, 2018

Deadline: Feb, 2018

KPRC Senior Scholarships (Texas Mattress Makers)
Only 2 people from each school are selected
Amt: $2500
Application will be submitted by the counseling office of 2018 and all information should be turned in there.
Student information form filled out
An Essay from the student (500 words or less) explaining why they deserve to be a KPRC Senior Scholar
Deadline February 16, 2018 

Leanna Dorworth Memorial Scholarship
Requirement: Female Applicant must register
Amt: $1000
Must be a child or grandchild of a SME member or a student member
GPA 2.5 on 4.0 scale
Pursuing a degree in STEM, Manfacturing or industrial engineering programs.
Legal citizen of North American Countries
Answer all questions on the application
Follow instructions and read directions
Deadline Feb 1, 2018
Other related scholarships available on this site as well.

US Institute of Peace Scholarship /Peace Dissertation Prize
AMT: $20,000 per academic year for fellowships
Prize $1000 cash award
Citizens of any country
Top Academics in a variety of fields that contribute to a wider understanding of how to manage conflict and build sustainable peace effectively
Applications online and heavily vetted
A dissertation on Peace studies and or analysis of violent conflict, conflict resolution, peacemaking or peacebuilding.

Deadline: February 15, 2018

The Vegetarian Resource Group
Amt: (2) $5,000 Scholarships and (1) $10,000
Sixteen topics to choose from to write an essay
A copy of your transcript OR copies of your report card for the past 2 two years
Three or more recommendations including one teacher
Any documentation related to your promotion of vegetarianism in high school and/or community including photographs, newspaper articles and stories etc.
A completely filled out application
A separate sheet of paper telling how you found out about the scholarship, any extra- curricular activities you have, and your favorite subject in school as well as acquaintances you have that are also vegetarian/vegan.
Deadline: February 20, 2018

March Deadline
Andrew D & Helen G McKay TU Scholarship for Innovation
Awards: Annual awards for at least 20 incoming freshmen
Amt: $10,000 to $25,000 a year for 4 years
Act Score 28-32
Completed application to school
Completed Application for scholarship
Completed FAFSA paperwork
Major in Engineering OR Natural Sciences
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Visit this website for even more scholarship information

City of Houston Employees News Essay Contest
Public Service Recognition Week Essay Contest
Amt: up to $2,000 for 1st place
2nd place $1,200
3rd place $800
Honorable mentions 2 @ $500 each
Choose a city career and write a 500 word essay about how they would strengthen the city if they were a city employee. Essays do not have to address storm recovery specifically. How employees can make Houston Strong. Contestants must write about a specific career.
Official rules and job descriptions as well as online subscription form can be found on the website.
Deadline: Essays must be submitted online by midnight on Monday, March 19 2018
For more information :
Or 832-393-6132

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. North Harris County Alumnae Chapter
African-American high school graduating in 2018
Reside in or attend a school in one of the service areas of the North Harris Co. Alumnae Chapter (Cypress-Jersey Village-Spring-Tomball-and Humble )
Cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Candidates must enroll in an accredited College or university for the 2018-2019 academic school year.
You can pick up an application packet in the 2018 office
In addition you will need an Official HS Transcript in a sealed envelope, two recommendation letters, typed essay, professional grade photo, and completed packet.
All completed applications postmarked by the deadline will be screened and evaluated by the scholarship committee.
Evaluations are based on scholastic discipline, personal achievement, narrative statement, community involvement, and interview.

Deadline: MUST be completed and postmarked by March 26,2018

DMP Servant's Heart Scholarship
Amt: Not Listed
Leadership qualities and volunteerism as well as community service
Be a legal US resident
Attend HS in Harris County
Be a senior who is eligible for graduation in May of or June 2018
Intend to enroll as a full time student in an accredited college, vocational or technical school in the summer of fall of 2018
Min. GPA 2.75
Min. of 30 documented service or volunteer hours
Application can be downloaded from the website.

Gallery Collection's Greeting Card Scholarship
Amt: 1 Award of $10,000
Leagal resident of the 50 US States and DC as well as Samoa and Guam
Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card
Must be at least 14 years of age or older and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Home
Deadline: March 1, 2018

Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Greater Houston Vocal Scholarship
Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston
Amt: $500 and up to $1600
Full time student in Greater Houston Area or a resident of the Greater Houston Area going to a College or University
Be a serious voice student majoring in an area of vocal performance
Completed application form
Personal letter telling about yourself and detailing any special circumstances and the amount of financial aid that you need and expect to receive from other sources
An official transcript that indicates a B average or more
Favorable letters of recommendation
A resume of vocal performance experience
Recent headshot
A cassette or CD of a Three Minute song or aria (no DVDs or mini cassettes) OR
An audio file emailed to
Submit applications to:
Dru Anne Lundquist
818 Voyager Dr
Houston Tx 77062

GreenIS Award
www.scholashipguidance .com/scholarship_greenis_scholarship_award
Amt: 3 Awards of $2,500 each

Must be 25 or less on Dec 31, 2018
Currently enrolled undergraduates
Full time High school students
Resident Restrictions
May not enter more than two (2) films
Topics may include : climate change, green energy, water, pollution, garbage and waste reduction, bio -diversity and other issues. Your film can be a narrative, documentary, investigative reporting, music video, animation or curated film ( a collage)
Deadline: March 1, 2018

High School Army ROTC National Merit Scholarship

Amt: Can be awarded a 3 or 4 year scholarship
Covers full tuition and mandatory fees
3 year covers only 3 years of college
4 year covers 4 years full tuition+fees, book stipend and monthly stipend.
The book allowance is $1200 per year and receive a monthly tax free stipend scholarship awardees.
Depending on your level in the Army ROTC curriculum you are provided a monthly living allowance:
1 yr =$300 per month
2 yr=$350 per month
3 yr=$450 per month
4 yr=$500

US citizen
Between the ages of 17-26
High school GPA of at least 2.50
High School Diploma or equivalent
Score of 920 on the SAT or 19 on ACT
Meet Physical standards
Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a reserve component( Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

Deadline: There are three boards held annually October January and March. Interviews are conducted at a local Army ROTC program or school prior to being eligible.

Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston
Amt: $1600
Work all rehearsals and performances
Be a full time student in a college or university in the Greater Houston Area
OR be a resident of the greater Houston Area attending college 9 graduating HS seniors are eligible.
Be a serious student of theatre/ techincal theatre
Payments will be made directly to school.
Completed application form
Personal letter about yourself and the financial aid that you need and ex[ect to receive from other sources during 2018-2019
Official transcript indicating a B average or more
Include any theatre Experience including awards
Recent headshot and a personal bio suitable for publicity purposes
Submit to:
Dru Anne Lundquist, Scholarship Chair
818 Voyager Dr.
Houston Tx. 77062
Deadline March 9th 2018

Intertech Foundation STEM Scholarship
AMT: Non-renewable one time $2500
Cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 or higher
Intentions to study computer science
Enrolled or accepted to an accredited college or university in the US
(not required at the time of application)
Intentions to pursue a career as a professional software developer and or computer science
Excelling in Math and Science
DEADLINE: March 15,2018

National Farmers’ Farm Kid’s Scholarship

Amt: ( 3) $1,000 ( Everything must be submitted to your State Coordinator!!!)
Be a HS senior
Major in an agriculture field at an accredited college or university.
Two Essays 850 word minimum – 1200 word maximum
Completed application.( Application is on the website.)
Official Transcripts and GPA
( Any reference letters, GPA, Transcripts and Essays can be sent at the same time, BUT in a SEPARATE SEALED ENVELOPE)
Deadline: Postmarked to your State Coordinator by March 1, 2018

Richard Holland Memorial Scholarship
AMT: 1 $10,000
3.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale)
Plans to enroll in full time study at an accredited 4-yr college or university for the entire year
Academic performance to reflect the GPA
Performance on SAT and ACT
Demonstrates leadership qualities and attributes
Goals and Aspirations
Extracurricular activities, and noteworthy awards or recognition , special talents
Recommendation letter from a coach or teacher
Recommendation from a peer
Community Service
Work History
Financial need
Tell us something you are passionate about and why in a 3-5 minute video speech ( Video Essay)
Personal Essay Describe a specific experience and how that experience shaped you as an individual
Adult AND Peer Appraisal Explain how the applicant has made an impact on your life or impacted others.
Transcripts Upload your high school transcripts
Application on the website
Deadline: March 15, 2018

Society of Exploration Geophysics
SEG Scholarships
Amt: Range from $500 to $10,000 per academic year.
Average scholarship amount is $3700 but it depends on how many sponsors and the amount they contribute.
HS senior planning to attend college or an undergrad.
Has above average grades.
Intended to pursue a college course directed towards geophysics.
Include current transcripts
e-mail address for 2 faculty members who have agreed to serve as references
Submit your application on line. More information may be obtained at
Deadline: March 1, 2018

Taco Bell Foundation's Live Mas Scholarship
Amt: Millions of dollars given out yearly in ongoing scholarships
Average amt. to be awarded is :$2,500 - $ 25,000
Showcase your passion.
Create an account and submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that tells us the story of your life’s passion. It could be a short film, animation or just a simple testimonial. This is not a video contest but we want you to show us what your passion is and why you should be considered for the scholarship.
Application is online
Deadline: March 18, 2018

Texas Gulf Coast Maintenance
Amt: $1,000 for each scholarship. Number of scholarships vary
Scholarships related to the service field of engineering, architecture, business management and other related fields.
Applicants must be accepted into a 2 or 4 year college/university or a recognized trade school.
Copy of HS transcripts and applications forms and any other supporting documentation
Deadline is March 16th,2018 by 3:00 PM via e-mail to

Texas Telephone Association
Amt: 6 finalists being awarded $2000 per year of college

US citizen
Graduating from a Texas HS no later than June 2018
Planning to attend a Texas College/University and an acceptance Letter from that school.
Completed application post marked no later than 3/30/2018
Letter of Acceptance Student Aid Report
COMPLETE all paper work
GPA 3.0 or higher
Special consideration to students
Application may be downloaded from the website or printed out in the Class of 2018 office, ask Mrs. Marr
Deadline: March 30, 2018

USPAACC Scholarships: Major Corporations have established their scholarships with this group including:

Ampcus Hallmark Scholarship (2)
Cynet Systems Inc. Hallmark Scholarship
Home Depot Hallmark Scholarship
UPS Hallmark Scholarships (2)
Bruce Lee Foundation Hallmark Scholarship
Hilton Hallmark Scholarship
PepsiCo Hallmark Scholarship (2)
16 yearsof age or older at the time of application
High School Senior
Of Asian Pacific Island Heritage ( except the Bruce Lee Scholarship)
A citizen or permanent resident of the USA
Beginning full time study at an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the United States in the Fall of 2018
Able to attend 2018 CelebrAsian Procurment Conference May 29-June 1 in Bethesda MD.
Academic achievement of 3.3 GPA or higher
Leadership in extracurricular activities
Involvement in community service
Financial Need
DEADLINE: March 30,2018

Windrose Garden Club
Amt: 2 $800

HS Senior who live in the Windrose Development
All intended majors and decisions are heavily based upon the essay.
Applications are available in the Senior Counseling Office to those who qualify.
Applications must be post marked no later than March 23, 2018 but will be taken starting in January 2018.

April Deadline

Benignus Elementary PTO Scholarship
PTO Scholarship Application (on Google Form)
Amt: $1,000
Must have attended Benignus Elementary for a minimum of 3 school years
Student must be currently listed as a high school senior ( grade 12)
Must be able to provide future plans with the potential awarded money.
Must complete essays and written information requested
High School transcripts
Letter of recommendation.
On a separate sheet of paper list organizations/activies in which you participated in high school (highlighting special leadership roles and any contributions you might have made.
List any employers/ job type, and average number of hours worked per week.

Benignus Memory Impact life and future Insight Essay
Submit an essay not to exceed 1 typed page giving insight to your life, values and aspirations for the future. Include your most memorable teacher from Benignus and why and /or your fondest memory at Benignus.
Complete Google Form section 1 and 2 (required general information). Section 3 is where all required documents will be attached.
Deadline: 04/13/2018

May Deadline
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
Amt: $1,000
Academic Excellence, particularly in science and math.
Passionate for the field of nursing
All High School Seniors
More information on the website about nursing schools and what is offered at those schools as well.
Deadline: May 31, 2018

Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs

Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
Amt: 32 Scholarships of $2,000 each
12 International Scholarships in the Amt. of $ 7,000 each.
2-4 year College business related courses
Application must be entered through the Zonta Club
Application and other requirements are on the website
Deadline: May 31, 2018

June - August Deadline
University of South Alabama
Amt: Full Tuition, $2000 Housing/Dining Scholarship and a $2000 Study abroad scholarship.

Requirements: 3.0 GPA
ACT of 33-36

No deadline given.