The Counseling office has complied a list of scholarships. This is not a comprehensive list, but it is a starting point for students. Please check back often for updates. Don't forget to check the colleges and universities in which you are interested-they have many scholarship opportunities. Please notify the counseling office of any scholarships that you are awarded. Your name will be added to a special insert in the graduation program.
Remember, applying for aid requires effort on your part. You won’t get money unless you ask for it, and asking for it means completing paperwork. The same applies to scholarships-putting together a respectable scholarship application package takes time. You should spend some time researching scholarship opportunities. There are also many websites devoted to helping students find scholarships. You may also contact the Texas Financial Aid Information Center (TFAIC) hotline at 1-888-311-8881.
Unfortunately, scholarship scams exist. The rule of thumb is that if something sounds to good to be true, it probably is. The truth is, there are not billions of scholarship dollars that go unclaimed each year. There is money out there, and it does not have to cost a penny to apply for this funding-it costs time and effort, though. Some families choose to pay several hundred or thousand dollars to an organization that streamlines the process of applying to college and/or searching for scholarships for them, but it is not necessary. If you have any questions or concerns about an offer, letter, website, etc., please contact your counselor!
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The San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired seeks to promote futher education for students who are blind and visually impaired. Emma Freeman, the founder of this scholarship, believes that education is essential to achieving one's full potential and becoming a full participant in society. Scholarship amounts are up to $5,000 a year and renewable for up to 5 years or until you earn your degree (whichever comes first). Deadline is March 2, 2020.
Applications must be postmarked by January 27, 2020.
Award minimum of $1000.
Applicants must be:
-2020 high school graduates
-GPA at 3.0 or higher
Applications must include:
-TASF Form 62 found at www.sactai.com
-"The Tuskegee Airmen" essay
-Proof of financial status
-Three letters of recommendation
-Extracurriculuar/Community Activities List
The Westley Ke'Shun Johnson, Jr, Champions Foundation Incentive Scholarship is a one-time award for $500 to selected individuals who are dedicated in making a difference within the special needs community. Deadline is April 30.
Each year The Sons of the Republic of Texas announces the Texas History Essay Awards Program. Seniors are encouraged to write a Texas History Essay and enter to win one of the three college awards. Scholarship is due by January 31, 2020.
Catholic Life Insurance is offering the All American Scholarship. The program is available to members who are graduating high school seniors entering a college, university or trade school in fall 2020. Scholarship selections will be based on scholastic achievement, demonstration of leadership qualities with an emphasis on volunteer and community service.
The future of Texas depends on it. That is why The Raise Your Hand Texas® Foundation launched Raising Texas Teachers, which includes The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers, partnerships with Texas universities to improve teacher preparation, and a statewide campaign to elevate the status of the teaching profession.