Scholarship Information

 
 
NEW SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR
WILL BE ADDED HERE AS THEY ARE RECEIVED.
 
VISIT THIS PAGE ON A REGULAR BASIS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
 
 
Many scholarships are available to our students each year.
If you want to see what was available in the 2018-19 year, browse through the document below.
 
While we may not have received the new scholarship application and information yet, and there is no guarantee it will be available again, it will give you an idea of what you may be a good fit for.
 
2019-20 CATHOLIC LIFE INSURANCE SCHOLARSHIP
 
Thirty-five (35) $1,000 non-renewable scholarships will be awarded to deserving students.
 
Students must be a Catholic Life Insurance member at the time of application and throughout the scholarship period to be eligible.
 
Application Deadline: March 2, 2020
 
For more information and to apply, see the attached documents below
 
HUGGTRUST SCHOLARSHIP 2020
 
Have you resided in Williamson County the last 2 years of high school, AND attended high school in Williamson County your Junior and Senior year?
Are you the top 25% of your class?
 
Then you may be eligible for a scholarship.
 
Deadline: May 1st, 2020
 
NOTE REGARDING SUBMISSION MODALITY:
Because of Covid-19, you can email your application, SAR and letter of recommendation to Debbie Sanderfer: sanderfd@southwestern.edu
Your THS counselor can send a transcript by email. Make sure you request it in due time.
 
 
Click on the link to find out more and to apply: http://www.huggtrust.org/deadline

 

 

COLLEGE BOARD SCHOLARSHIPS

 

The College Board partners with scholarship providers connected to the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and PSAT™ 10. Through these partners, students can access over $300 million in scholarship awards. Learn more about scholarships.

Below are deadline notifications for three of our partners:

 

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation invests in exceptional students who are dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others. Know a high school senior who fits the bill? Encourage them to apply for one of 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 by October 31, 2019, at 5 p.m. ET.

For more details and a link to the application, please visit their website.

 

Horatio Alger Association

As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who've faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who've exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, in addition to having critical financial need.

The online application is open until October 25 for undergraduate scholarships.

For more information about the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, please visit their website.

 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Scholarships can open doors for students who aspire to go to college but don't have the funds. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as access to a thriving network of more than 2,600 fellow Cooke scholars and alumni.

The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program application (exclusively through the Common App) closes November 13, 2019.

 

Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program

Students, if you are considering a career in education, be aware that there is a loan repayment assistance program for teachers certified in a designated shortage field (ESL, CTE, Math and Special Ed in 2018-19).
 
Use the following link to find out more:
 
 
COLLEGE GREENLIGHT -                     CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND START SEARCHING
 
 
COOLIDGE FOUNDATION 2020 - For Juniors!!
 
This scholarship is meant for applicants in their JUNIOR YEAR ONLY.
Januaury 2020 exact deadline TBD.
Money will be disbursed when entering college Fall 2021.
 
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.
 
 
WILLIS SCHOLARSHIP 2019-2020
 
The purpose of The Willis Scholarship is to invest in a student who can prove he/she will make a difference in the world by leading with confidence and integrity.
Information available here: http://aprilwillisconsulting.com/
 
AMOUNT: $750
DEADLINE: MARCH 20, 2020
 
How to Apply for the Scholarship:
 
Complete the brief, attached application
 
• Complete the following activities from the book, Overeducated & Under Experienced: Navigating a Saturated Workforce by Dr. April Willis (can be purchased on Amazon for $16.95, Kindle for $9.95, or available by request at your school or CTE center).
 
o Chapter 1: Action Steps 1-5
o Chapter 2: Action Steps 1-9
o Chapter 3: Action Steps 1-6
o Chapter 4: Action Steps 1-8
o Chapter 5: Action Steps 1-5
o Chapter 6: Action Steps 1-2
o Chapter 7: Action Steps 1-3
o Chapter 8: Action Steps 1-3
o Chapter 9: Action Steps 1-3
o Chapter 10: Action Steps 1-3
o Chapter 11: Action Steps 1-4 
 
Each activity response should be typed into a document. Ensure each activity response is appropriately titled with the corresponding chapter number and action step number. Creativity and professionalism is valued. All activities should be saved as one document.
 
Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship award.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
 
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020, 5 pm ET
 
Criteria:

To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

 

  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
  • Show leadership potential
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship
 
 
TEXAS STUDENT HOUSING - SCHOLARSHIP 2020-21
 
The scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station or Denton, Texas, that have NOT signed off-campus housing leases.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JAN 31, 2020
Full or Partial Cost of Off-Campus Housing
 
See the attached pdf for details and application form.
 
FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP
 
 
  • Deadline: December 13, 2019
  • Amount: $1,000 scholarship to use toward education expenses
 
How to apply: Write or produce/film a well-crafted elevator pitch explaining why you would be an ideal hire for the job of your dreams. 
Criteria: Entrants must be graduating 2020 high school seniors or enrolled undergraduate students actively pursuing a business-related degree at a university, community college, or technical college located in Texas.
 
  • Application and more information: https://business.frontier.com/blog/pitch-yourself-earn-a-1000-scholarship/
  • Why we are offering this scholarship: As a provider of customized high-speed business internet and phone solutions, Frontier Business genuinely cares about the success of students and the business community. We want to do all that we can to help offset costs and serve as a resource for the business leaders of tomorrow. 
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UT Austin - Applied Research Laboratories - Summer 2020 Paid Internship Program
 
When: June 4-Aug13 2020
$16/hr and the possibility of publishing your summer research.
 
Graduating HS seniors accepted at UT Austin for fall 2020.
Preference given to engineering majors, physics, math and CS.
 
See the attached flyer for more info and to apply
 
ABoR (AUSTIN BOARD OF REALTORS) FOUNDATION 2019-20 SCHOLARSHIP
 
Scholarship are being accepted until Feb 11, 2020 for the class of 2020 graduating seniors.
 
Complete the online application here: Going Merry
 
For more information contact Seunga Yu, scholarship coordinator, foundation@abor.com 
 
 
 
A+ FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
Awarding $100,000 in scholarships in 2020.
 
Eligibility requirements apply. Learn more at aplusfcu.org/scholarships.
 
Applications for the 2020 A+FCU Scholarship Program are now available. We invite you to share this information with your students and encourage them to apply.
 
For 2020, we’re awarding fifty $2,000 scholarships to: 

  • High school graduating seniors pursuing an education major
  • High school graduating seniors pursuing majors in other fields
  • College students with a minimum of 60 collegiate hours and admitted to a College of Education
  • Teachers working on a master’s degree
Eligible applicants must be a current A+FCU member or a child or grandchild of an A+FCU member and attending or planning to attend a college or university.
 
Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Monday, February 17, 2020.
 
ROSS WAGNER FOUNDATION . 2019-20 SCHOLARSHIP
 
The deadline to apply for the Gemini scholarship by the Ross Wagner Foundation is February 1, 2020. 
 
This scholarship provides up to $25,000 per year to a maximum of $100,000 towards tuition costs for students majoring in engineering disciplines at the top 30 schools for engineering in the U.S.  Specifically, those majoring in civil, aeronautical, mechanical, chemical, electrical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering.  Those  majoring in physics and chemistry may also apply. 
 
The application and information about the scholarship is available at http://rosswagnerfoundation.org/.
 
CollegeBoardOpportunityScholarships

Priority Action Steps for the Class of 2020

Check the link, the video and students who have already won!: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?excmpid=vt-00248
 

Last Call! The Improve Your Score scholarship closes at the end of January. Seniors should ensure they have taken or are registered for an upcoming SAT to complete this scholarship and then focus on completing the final steps of the scholarship program.

 

Complete the FAFSA: $1,000
Closes February 2020
Have students complete the FAFSA® form to apply for financial aid. Students must provide a screenshot of their FAFSA confirmation email if selected for the scholarship (undocumented and international students are exempt).

Apply to Colleges: $1,000
Closes February 2020
Advise students to apply to at least two colleges they want to attend and ensure they submit the names of the colleges to earn an entry for the scholarship.

 
The Derrick Law Firm Auto Accident Injury Scholarship 2019-2020
 
The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges.
 
Applicants will submit an essay of 600 words (max).
 
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Dec 20, 2020
 
For further information and to apply, follow the link: https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm
 
MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION 2019-2020
 
 
 
A+FCU SCHOLARSHIP 2019-2020
 
Deadline: February 17, 2020
Amount: fifty (50) $2,000 scholarships
 
Eligibility:
 
  • High school graduating seniors pursuing an education major
  • High school graduating seniors pursuing majors in other fields
  • College students with a minimum of 60 collegiate hours and admitted to a College of Education
  • Teachers working on a master’s degree 
Eligible applicants must be a current A+FCU member or a child or grandchild of an A+FCU member and attending or planning to attend a college or university.
 
Eligibility requirements apply. Learn more and apply at aplusfcu.org/scholarships.
 
2020 Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Alpha Omega Alumni Chapter Scholarship Contest
 
The Gamma Alpha Omega Alumni Chapter will award a $500 scholarship to the most
deserving applicant. The contest will consist of:

• A Persuasive prompt
o Topic – “What is the impact of social media on the communication skills of
today’s youth?”
o Essay Length – 2 pages, APA Format, Font Size: 12, Font: Times New Roman

1 Letter of recommendation from one of the following:o Religious leader
o Principal/teacher
o Manager/supervisor
o Community leader

• Current copy of report card signed by Parent/legal guardian
• Copy of an accredited College/university acceptance letter
 
All scholarship packets must be emailed to Gammaalphaomega@iotaphitheta.org no later than
April 10, 2020 4:00PM CST. Incomplete packets will not be considered for the scholarship.
 
KIWANIS 2019-20 SCHOLARSHIP
 
To apply or find or find more, click on the document below:
 
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Amount: three (3) scholarships for $750 each

 

THE YOUNG MEMBERS FORUM (YMF) OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE)

 

is offering a scholarship for high school seniors for the first time!

 

A few quick facts about ASCE:

o   We are Region 6, Texas Section and the Austin Branch. https://www.austinasce.org/

 

2019-2020 High School Seniors interested in Civil Engineering, STEM, or a related field should apply.

The application is 6-pages long.

Transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, 2 recommendation letters, and a video or essay are required for entry.

 

The deadline is April 20th, 2020.

 

The forms can be found here: https://www.austinasce.org/awards-and-scholarships. (Please read carefully as this scholarship is the second link on the page).

or attached as pdf below.

 

Madeleine Teaff Manford Scholarship 2019-20

 

Taylor High School and Luling High School have a scholarship opportunity at Texas State University. 

 

The scholarship will close on March 23, 2020. 

 

Use the link to apply directly https://txstate.academicworks.com/

 

Eligibility criteria:

The student has applied to Texas State and has been provided a Net ID

The student has a high school GPA of 3.33. 

 

The scholarship is renewable as long as a GPA of 3.33 is maintained.  

 
MINUTE MAN SCHOLARSHIP THROUGH THE NATIONAL GUARD
 
Students need to be:
 
a senior in high school
accepted to a college
qualify for the military
pass an Army PT test.
 
The scholarship has an uncapped payout. This means that no matter where the student goes to college, their tuition and fees would be fully covered. 
 
For more information, contact your THS school counselor.
 
FAY T BARNES SCHOLARSHIP TRUST - JP MORGAN - 2020
 
The scholarship is open to high school seniors from Travis and Williamson counties who will be attending college in the state of Texas.
 
Criteria:
 
  • Overall B (85) average at graduation
  • Citizenship/Character - activities, accomplishments, and recommendations
  • Financial Need - may be considered, and
  • Student must attend an accredited college or university in the State of Texas.
 
Applicants will be reviewed by a THS committee who will select the 2 (two) students whose applications will be submitted.
 
DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS DIRECTLY. THEY MUST BE SIGNED BY THE THS COMMITTEE!
 
Applications are due to the counseling office (Mrs. Laugier or Mrs. Janak) by March 1st.
Amount: max of $3,750 per school year, not to exceed $14,000 total.
 
To Apply, download, review and complete the application below. Also review the document regarding the directions for submission.
 
TARLETON UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PROGRAM
 

President's Guaranteed Award Program

 

Awards will be guaranteed to students in the top 25% of their high school graduating class.  The amount students can receive will be determined by SAT/ACT test scores, as shown below. This program will begin this summer and will apply for incoming freshman applying for fall 2020.

 

 

Top 10%

 

Top Quarter (but not Top 10%)

Score Requirements

$4,000

 

$2,000

 

1300 or higher SAT or

28 or higher ACT

$3,000

 

$1,500

 

1100 or higher SAT or

22 or higher ACT

$2,000

 

$1,000

 

SAT or ACT scores submitted and lower than above

 

Applications

Students are still applying for fall 2020. Students need to submit their application and fee/fee waiver, high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores for a complete application.

 
 
TEMPLE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS 2020-21
AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET SCHOLARSHIP CENTRAL 2020
 
Who Qualifies for this Scholarship? 

 

·     Full time students at an accredited U.S. college or university or an ASE/NATEF Certified post-secondary automotive, heavy duty, or collision repair school

·     Graduating high school seniors planning to be full time students at any of the above

·     No GPA requirement 

 

APPLICATION DUE DATE: MARCH 31, 2020

https://www.automotivescholarships.com/apply_online.cfm

 

 
HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO SCHOLARSHIP 2020
 
Student portion of the application is due Feb 3, 2020
School portion of the application is due Feb 13, 2020
 
See the link below for criteria and to apply: 
 
 
TAYLOR CZECH CHORUS SCHOLARSHIP 2020
 
AMOUNT: $500
DUE DATE: May 1, 2020
 
Eligibility:
1. Graduating Senior in 19-20
2. GPA of 3.0 minimum (out of 4.0)
3. Documentation of Czech heritage
4. 300-400 word essay
5. Live within 25 miles of Taylor
 
For complete information and to apply, see the attached document below.
 
WILCO RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (WCRTA) - ASPIRING EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP 2020
 
WCRTA supports future educators by awarding:
 
two (2) $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors
Applications due by: March 31, 2020 (11:59pm CDT)
 
See the attached document for more information. The applicant show complete the application electronically. No handwritten submissions.
 
To apply, complete the application online, here: http://www.wcrta.org/scholarships.html
 
SEE THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT FOR AN ADDITIONAL LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS
 
OLD SETTLERS ASSOCIATION OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY 2020 SCHOLARSHIP
 
FOR DESCENDENTS OF OLD SETTLERS ONLY!
 
The amount and the number of scholarship has not been determined yet
 
Deadline: May 1, 2020
 
See the attached document to apply:
 
 
HORTON-SCHUTZ-SEIDERS SCHOLARSHIP 2020
 
Eligibility:
 
Students must be graduating senior and must attend Taylor HS.
Students may apply using the online application here.
 
Deadline: April 13th, 2020
Amount: varies
 
AUSTIN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB GREENWOOD SCHOLARSHIP 2020
 
The Austin Amateur Radio Club Greenwood scholarship is available to high school seniors and college attendees that hold an amateur radio license and reside in Williamson county.
 
Amount: $5,000 (renewable with full enrollment and a 3.0 GPA)
 
 
RUSSELL MINZENMAYER SCHOLARSHIP 2020
 
Amount: $500
Deadline: April 3, 2020
 
Eligibility:
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is interested in a degreen in Natural Resource Management
  • Districts: Hutto, Granger, Gateway College Prep Schools, Taylor, and Thrall
 
For more details and to apply, see the attached document:
 
TRAVIS WILCO CZECH HERITAGE SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP 2020
 
AMOUNT: $500
DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2020
 
Students must be 2020 HS graduates, have a 3.0 GPA and provide documentation of Czech heritage.
 
For complete info and to apply, see the document below.
 
 
 
 
Pi Omega Zeta Chapter- Zeta Phi Beta Scholarship
 

This sorority awards scholarships to deserving students enrolled in Williamson County schools. In addition to submitting an essay, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • African American female 
  • Attends a school district in the Williamson County
  • Grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 unweighted scale

The Pi Omega Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc is a nonprofit organization, which operates many communities, cultural, and educational projects in Williamson County. 

Some of the projects include the following: 

  • Annual Black History Month art contest 
  • Leadership and development activities for area youth 
  • Prenatal education program for young mothers in partnership with the March of Dimes 
  • Scholarships for students pursuing higher education 
  • Donations to needy families 

 

The online application can be found at the following link: https://forms.gle/qpqPmBtztyDD47hg7

All applications, essays, and letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically, and transcripts postmarked before or on March 16, 2020.

 
 
THE TAYLOR GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION  2020
 

Taylor graduate planning to enroll in a college program in horticulture or related fields.

 

Deadline: May 1, 2020
 
To apply, complete and return the attached application.
 
You can also email the completed application to: rpprychetsky@sbcglobal.net
 
2019 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship
 
This scholarship is available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information  can be found on the scholarship application link below:
 
Criteria:
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 500 essay topic
500
Deadline: June 30, 2020
 

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Taylor  - 2020 scholarship

 

Due Date: April 15th ((via mail or hand delivered to the hospital, or email all documents to: julie.davis1@bswhealth.org

 

Requirements:

  • Pursuing careers in healthcare
  • Students must complete a w-9 to be considered• Attach official copies of all school transcripts.
  • Provide a personal photo.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.
  • Write a one-page essay describing your choice to pursue healthcare