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Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information

The scholarship information below gets updated frequently, as we receive new information:
Check often throughout the year, all the way till the end of the school year!!! (some scholarships have a late spring deadline, and are announced late as well)
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Catholic Life Insurance

Deadline: March 1, 2018


Each year, we award 35 college or trade school scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have gone above and beyond in their studies and their communities, through a program called the All American Scholar Award Program. Students who receive an All American Scholar Award have been inspired to dedicate their time and efforts to helping others and making a difference in their communities while at the same time excelling academically, and we strive to reward this high level of selfless commitment.

Each scholarship is worth $1,000 and is designed to help offset tuition costs for young Catholic Life members seeking to attend an accredited college or university the fall semester immediately following their high school graduation. Winners are selected based on their community service, scholastic achievement, and a 250-word essay describing their most valuable volunteer experience.


Click, download, and complete the document below to Apply.
Texas Student Housing Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2018

This scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton, Texas, that have NOT signed off-campus housing leases.
Please note:  Texas Woman's University typically does not permit Freshmen or Sophomore students to live off campus.  The University of North Texas restricts Freshmen from living off-campus as well.  Therefore, scholarships may be limited to upper-classmen at these universities.
Click Below to download and print application.
University of Texas- Austin
Texas Advance Program
Texas Advance programs include the University Leadership Network, Longhorn Pre-College Academy and Presidential Scholars.  Most awards are $20,000 ($5,000 a year for four years); that amount, when combined with other federal and state aid, is enough to pay the entire cost of tuition, fees and books for students with significant financial need.  Students in select programs also get the chance to participate in one or more of the invitation-only academic learning communities.
In order to qualify for consideration, students must:
  • Submit a complete application for admissions by Dec 1, 2017, for priority consideration.
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Dec. 1, 2017 for priority consideration, or no later than March 15, 2018.
Click here to apply to General UT Scholarships.

Terry Foundation Scholarships


The Terry Freshman Scholarship, known as the Terry Traditional Scholarship, is awarded to Texas high school seniors who have been accepted for admission to one of the Terry-affiliated public universities in Texas.  To receive a Terry scholarship, potential Terry Scholars must meet the following criteria:  academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, and financial need.

Read more about it here.


Application Process
Applications for the Terry Traditional Scholarship are available only from the universities and are not available from the Foundation.

The University of Texas- Austin
Texas A&M University
University of Houston
Texas State University
The University of Texas- Dallas
The University of Texas- San Antonio
Texas Tech University
University of North Texas
Texas Woman's University
Texas A&M University- Galveston
Sam Houston State University
The University of Texas- Arlington
The University of Texas- El Paso

Interview Process
Terry Scholarship affiliates at each university review applications and nominate candidates for interviews with the Foundation. Read more about the Interview.

High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) is a unique program that encourages high school juniors from across Texas to explore the vat opportunities awaiting them in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. 
HAS begins with an interactive, online learning experience and culminates in an all-expense-paid visit to NASA's Johnson Space Center during the summer. 
Interested junior are encouraged to apply for the program by visiting: has.aerospacescholars.org
For any additional questions, contact: jsc-aeroscho@mail.nasa.gov
The University of Alabama (UA) provides high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the opportunity to earn college credit from over 80 different online and on-campus courses and earn up to 30 hours of college credit.  
25% automatic scholarship for students with a 3.5+ GPA /4.00 since 9th grade. See the brochure below for information on tuition.
Baylor University annually awards scholarships through the Carr P. Collins Program to students who have demonstrated leadership through service. Collins Scholars are awarded a minimum of $5,200 their freshman year, renewable for 3 additional years. To be considered for the program, applicants must meet all university requirements for unconditional admission: have a minimum combined SAT score of 1310, or 28 on the ACT; have completed a balanced college prep program including history, science and a foreign language; be in the top quarter of their class, and be a resident of Texas. For more information, go to: https://www.baylor.edu/admissions/CarrPCollins
Baylor University also has an outstanding scholarship program for National Merit Finalists, as well as other academic scholarships. Find out more at: https://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=934970
Students are encouraged to use the Baylor Scholarship and Cost Estimator to determine their eligibility for an academic scholarship and receive an estimate of their overall financial assistance at Baylor. https://www.baylor.edu/estimator/
Available to undergraduates who were athletes at the high school level. You do not need to be an athlete at the college level.
Application deadline: June 1st
Award Amount: $1,000
Eligibility requirements: Former high-school athletes who are enrolled as full-time student at a two or four-year college.
See website for application instructionshttps://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm
Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
GCU offers great scholarship opportunities for students who meet admission standards of a 3.0 GPA or 19 ACT or 1000 SAT. Also, students who are accepted into GCU have the opportunity to take a free flight out to visit the campus through Discover GCU.  Grand Canyon is private Christian University that allows out of state students to attend college for the same price as in-state students. For further information, go to: https://www.gcu.edu/
TILF - Texas Interscholastic League Foundation
TILF provides scholarships to students who participate in UIL academic and music competitions, disbursing over $1 million in scholarship each year. About 35% of applicants typically receive awards. 
Requirements are that the student must compete at the state level in a UIL academic contest AND must plan to attend a Texas college or university.
Applications accepted via the TILF website from March 1, 2018 to May 1, 2018. www.tilfoundation.org
If competing in late speech contests, apply by the deadline but submit amendments to trichards@tilfoundation.org
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program honors the legacy and character of our nation's 40th President by rewarding college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Through the generous support of GE, this national program annually awards $10,000 renewable scholarships to numerous students.

To apply, click on the link: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships
Applications due Jan 4, 2018

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited American college or university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program. Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. Finalists who are not named Coolidge Scholars are eligible to receive a smaller, one-time, college scholarship.

Application deadline: Jan 24, 2018
To find out more and access the application, click on the link: https://coolidgescholars.org/
WACE - Advancing Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education
The Best of Co-op Guide provides informative sources about college level co-op programs. This year the National Co-op Scholarship Program will award 160 merit scholarships, totaling $4.2 million.
For general info, see: http://waceinc.org/
Students who are admitted to one of the nine institutions listed in the scholarship brochure can apply to one of these scholarships simply by visiting the website: http://waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html
Application Deadline: Feb 15th, 2018.
AMDA - The American Musical and Dramatic Academy
AMDA awards ore than 10million in scholarships each year. Individual annual awards range form $1,000 to $18,000. Scholarships are awarded based on talent, merit, academic excellence and financial need. 
Admission to AMDA requires an audition. 
For more information, see: https://www.amda.edu/
Seton Hall University (NJ)
Offers several scholarships for eligible students who submit an application by Jan 15 (Dec 15 for Public Tuition Rate).
For a list of scholarships and requirements, visit: www.shu.edu/go/scholarships
Several scholarships are available. Some are for high school student who have not yet graduated:
1. TFB District Scholarship (39 scholarships at $1,000. and 13 at $1,500),
2. TFB Young Farmer & Rancher HS Scholarship (13 at $1,000), and
3. TFB Mitchell Memorial Scholarship (1 at $1,000).
This year the scholarship application process is online through a new portal called MyTFB. All scholarship information is available on the website under Youth Opportunities:  http://texasfarmbureau.org/youth/youth-opportunities/
Applications must be submitted online by March 1, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the results by May 1, 2018.

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

How to apply

Click the link to find out more and access the online scholarship application.

The 2018 program will be accepting applications from September 5, 2017 until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 15, 2017, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date. Apply early!
Baylor University School of Education
Want to Teach?
The School of Education (SOE) will award more than $400,000 in departmental scholarships to undergraduate students for the next academic year.
All School of Education scholarships are available for incoming freshmen through graduating seniors, but students must apply each year.

The SOE awards these primary types of scholarships:

  • Merit-based scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to students with demonstrated outstanding academic performance at Baylor.
  • Need-based scholarships are awarded to students with demonstrated financial need as determined by a current FAFSA form and other University data.
  • Combination Merit/Need-based scholarships are awarded to students with both high academic achievement at Baylor and financial need (as determined by a current FAFSA form and other University data).
  • The Education Living-Learning Center offers need-based $3,000 scholarships to incoming students and provides priority to Education majors.
  • Distinguished Scholars Day scholarships are awarded through the invitation-only event for prospective undergraduates of high achievement. Participants will submit an essay to apply.
  • Are you top 25% of your class?
  • Did you attend junior and senior year at a Williamson County High School?
  • Do you live in Williamson County?
If you answered "yes" to all three questions, you are a candidate for the Hugg Trust Scholarship.
Go to: www.huggtrust.org for more info
Application deadline: May 1, 2018
THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON  (Accommodating for Harvey)
has extended its Priority Scholarship deadline to Jan 3, 2018.
Students who wish to compete for the Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Tier One Scholarship must submit a complete application (including official transcript and test scores) by Jan 3, 2018.
Fall 2018 regular application deadline has not changed: June 15, 2018
For more info on scholarships, click here:  http://uh.edu/financial/undergraduate/types-aid/scholarships/index
Terry Scholarship:
Students who exhibit leader skills, have strong academic abilities and have financial need are eligible. Recipients receive a full-ride to TWU and are often able to graduate without accumulating any debt. Application is available in the Pioneer Scholarship System.
President's Leadership Council:
Students who rank in the top 15% of their class and display strong leadership are encouraged to apply. Students who are admitted will receive a $1,500 scholarship renewable for up to 4 years.
Priority Deadline: Jan 12, 2018
Deadline: March 15, 2018
Check the link for financial aid information: https://www.twu.edu/finaid/