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Scholarship Information

Scholarship Info



Scholarships are listed in the month in which they have occurred in the past.  Please check websites for latest dates and details for each scholarship program!




The list below includes scholarships that have been submitted to MWS to publicize. Dates will be updated as new information arrives from scholarship organizations throughout the year.

See Mrs. Gregg if you have any scholarship questions!


Want to expand your search?  Here are some of the many scholarship/financial aid websites to explore: (general scholarship info plus personalized match feature) -(US Dept of Education link to Net Price Calculator at any college) (Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation resources) (Federal Student Aid website; FAFSA) (scholarships sponsored by the American Legion) (student loan information) (click on Site Map to find tons of resources for college planning, etc.) (US Dept of State financial aid, scholarship and internship info) (comprehensive resources on Dept of Ed Federal Student Aid website)


(ongoing deadlines)

College Board Opportunity Scholarships


  • Complete college preparation actions and be entered to win in monthly drawings:
    • $500 - Build your college list
    • $1,000 - Practice for the SAT
    • $2,000 - Improve your score
    • $500 - Strengthen your college list
    • $1,000 - Complete the FAFSA
    • $1,000 - Apply to colleges
  • Complete 5 of the 6 actions and you're eligible for a $40,000 award
  • Info at


(various deadlines)

Terry Foundation Scholarships

  • Full scholarship for up to 8 semesters
  • Selection criteria include academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and financial need.
  • Scholarships awarded from affiliated universities in Texas:
  • A&M, A&M Galveston, SHSU, Texas State, TWU, UH, UNT, UT, UTA, UTD, UTEP, UTSA, Texas Tech
  • Info at and each college website


(various deadlines)

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program

  • $2,500-$20,000
  • For students who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.
  • Information and applications available at


May of Junior year

- or - September of Senior year

Cameron Imact Scholarship

  • 4-year, full tuition scholarship
  • 15 awarded each year
  • Apply in May of Jr year or September of Sr year
  • Eligibity based on gpa 3.7+, excel in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service; US citizenship
  • Details at:


Gates Scholarship (formerly Gates Millennium Scholars)

  • Renewable, need-based, merit scholarships, plus mentorship, peer connections and other resources in college
  • Eligible college majors include computer science, education, engineering, library science, math, public health, or science.
  • Eligible students must be a U.S. citizen, national or legal permanent resident, and either African American, American Indian, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA on unweighted 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Demonstrated need based on FAFSA (meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility)



QuestBridge Scholarships

  • National College Match program helps outstanding low-income students gain admission and full four-year scholarship to leading colleges.         The 30 partner colleges include Yale, Stanford, Amherst, Emory, and MIT.
  • Students must come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a typical family of four
  • Academic criteria include rank in top 10% of class, SAT 1310 or ACT 28, plus evidence of strong writing ability, intellectual spark and determination
  • Information and applications available at



Wendy’s High School Heisman

  • $1,000 for State winners; $5,000 for National Finalists; $10,000 awarded to one male and one female National winner
  • Information and applications available at



Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

  • $20,000 – 150 scholarships awarded
  • Coca-Cola will award $3 million to highly motivated, dedicated, involved seniors.
  • Information and applications available at



VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Scholarship

  • Local, district, state, and national winners
  • For students in grades 9-12
  • Students must record an original 3-5 minute essay on the theme: “Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military?”
  • Information and entry form available at


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

  • $1,000 plus a trip to Washington, D.C.
  • This award is to honor students who have given generously of their time and talents as a volunteer
  • A Local Honoree will be selected from the applicants submitted by Meridian students by November 1
  • Local Honorees will compete for the $1,000 and trip to D.C., where the top 10 National Honorees will receive an additional $5,000
  • Information and applications available at



Electirc NYCMobile Device Management IT Innovation Scholarship


Home Service Club Scholarship

  • $2,000
  • Applicants required to submit a video (see “Make A Video” tab for details)
  • Applicants required to “like” The Home Service Club’s Facebook page to be considered
  • Complete details at




Soroptimist International – Ava Crofford Youth Citizenship Award (AYCA) and the Violet Richardson Award (VRA)

  • Amount varies
  • This award recognizes young people for outstanding contributions to home, school, community, country and world; it is NOT awarded for scholastic achievement, but for the commitment to improving the quality of life for others.
  • Two adult reference forms required, and completed applications must be received by Dec. 1
  • Information and application available at




AXA Achievement Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report

  • $10,000 to one winner in each state
  • Criteria include ambition, determination, respect for self, family and community, and ability to succeed in college
  • Applications and information available at




NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards

  • $1,000-$10,000
  • For students who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and initiative through experiences such as: starting or running a business, participating in DECA, or other initiatives.
  • Information available at


January (applications open in November)

St. David's Neal Kocurek Scholarship

  • up to $7,500 per year, up to four years in a Texas college
  • For students pursuing health professions, including Biomedical Engineering, Dentistry, Radiation, Oncology, Nursing, Optometry, Clinical Lab Technology
  • Applicant must graduate in Travis, Hays, Williamson, Bastrop or Caldwell county
  • Financial need may be considered



TIBS DP Scholarship



Texas Engineering Foundation Scholarship

  • Up to $100,000 will be awarded in Texas
  • Student must attend an ABET-accredited university (Baylor, Lamar LeTourneau, Midwestern State, Prairie View, Rice, St. Mary’s, SMU, Tarleton, A&M College Station, Commerce, Galveston or Kingsville, TCU, Texas Tech, Trinity, UH, UH Clear Lake, UNT, UT Arlington, Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Pan Am, San Antonio, Tyler, and West Texas A&M)
  • Visit for more information



UTSA Alumni Scholarship



Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship

  • $750 local awards; up to $1,000 regionally and nationally
  • Contestants DO NOT have to be members of Mensa.
  • Essay of 550 words required, describing your career, vocational, or academic goals.
  • Complete details available from Mrs. Gregg or online at



Texas Student Housing Program

  • Full or partial cost of an off-campus room for one year for students living at:

Ballpark in Austin

Cambridge in College Station

Ridge at North Texas

Town Lake in Austin

Or an alternate facility designated by TSH



St. David’s Medical Center Healthcare Volunteers Scholarships


  • $3,000 per semester for two semesters
  • student must be accepted into a degreed healthcare program such as nursing, medicine, or physical therapy
  • volunteer service at St. David’s is not required, although volunteers are awarded additional consideration



A+ Federal Credit Union Scholarship

  • $1,000:
  • 4 to high school seniors pursuing an Education major
  • 2 to high school seniors pursuing major in other fields
  • Eligible applicants must be a current A+FCU member or immediate family is an A+FCU member. Student must attend a college or university in Texas
  • Application available at



America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders – Monsanto Fund Scholarship

  • $1,500
  • for students pursuing an ag-related field of study
  • Program managed by the National FFA Scholarship Program, but applicants are not required to be FFA members
  • Apply at




United Heritage Credit Union Community Scholarship

  • $5,000 (2 to be awarded)
  • Applicants must be United Heritage Credit Union members or related to a United Heritage member
  • Preference will be given to students with extraordinary community and civic service.
  • Criteria include community service, character and leadership qualities, extra-curricular activities, scholastic achievement, essay response, and letters of recommendation.
  • Applications and information available from Mrs. Gregg or online at



Pi Omega Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Scholarship


Varied – check website

Hispanic Scholarship Consortium High School Scholarship Program

  • Consortium offering a variety of $2,000-$5,000 renewable scholarships
  • Applicants must be of Hispanic descent, hold a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and enroll in college full-time in fall 2012
  • Financial need, leadership aptitude and community service may be considered
  • Apply online at or see Mrs. Gregg for more information




Heart of Texas Counseling Association Scholarship

  • For students planning a career in an education or mental health-related field
  • Student’s counselor or parent must be a member of the HTCA (Mrs. Proctor is a member)
  • See Mrs. Proctor for details




Mitte Foundation Scholarship Program

  • $10,000 per academic year (4 year college) or $5,000 per academic year (2 year college)
  • Minimum high school gpa of 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • Minimum test score of 1200 SAT or 25 ACT
  • Financial need: Expected Family Contribution (EFC) not to exceed $10,000
  • Strong evidence of community service and leadership
  • Application online at



Capital City A&M Club Scholarship

  • $4,000 (10 scholarships awarded to Austin area students - $1,000 each semester for 4 semesters at Texas A&M)
  • Selection based on high school grades and SAT/ACT scores (30%), financial need (30%), extracurricular activities, community involvement,         work experience (20%), and essays and letters of recommendation (20%)
  • Student must have already applied for admission to A&M.
  • Complete information and applications available online at



Texas Department of Transportation Conditional Grant Program

  • Up to $3,000 per semester or $6,000 per year
  • Must be pursuing a degree in civil engineering
  • For economically disadvantaged students
  • Applications and information available at



Professional Women of Williamson County (PWOW)

  • $1,000
  • Criteria include community/school involvement and essay; not a need-based scholarship
  • Applications and information available from Mrs. Gregg




Chaparral Women’s Club Spirit of Chaparral Scholarship

  • $2,500 (2 awarded)
  • for young women based on leadership in philanthropic or religious charities
  • Applications available at




Williamson County A&M Club Foundation Scholarship

  • $5,000 (5 to be awarded)
  • Student must be a Williamson County resident and planning to attend A&M (College Station or Galveston)
  • Criteria include academic achievement, need, extracurricular activities, community involvement, job history, and statements regarding expected academic major and reasons for wanting to attend TAMU
  • Applications and information available at



Williamson County A&M Club Embree Group Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • Student must be a Williamson County resident and planning to attend A&M (College Station or Galveston)
  • For students majoring in Construction Science
  • Applications and information available at



Round Rock Area Aggie Moms’ Club Scholarship

  • Amount varies
  • Must be attending A&M next fall
  • Criteria include employment, extracurricular activities, leadership, community activities, academic record
  • Applications available from Mrs. Gregg or online at
  • Applications must be mailed and received by their posted deadline (typically April 1)



Greater Austin Contractors and Engineers Association (ACEA)

  • Amount varies
  • Residents of Williamson County and 5 other counties are eligible
  • Application includes career goals, scholastic achievement, community involvement, and financial information
  • Applications and information available at



Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship

  • Up to $5,000 per year for a total of 5 years
  • Expressed purpose of this program is to help needy Texas students attend college. This may be used at any college or university in the United States.
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 (B) average
  • Complete information and application available at



ACC Foundation Scholarships


  • The ACC Foundation offers a variety of scholarships for ACC students based on financial need family status, educational background, high school, or academic major.
  • See complete list and applications at


May 1

Hugg Trust Scholarship

  • Minimum $500 (renewable for up to 4 years of college; may be used at any university - not restricted to Texas schools)
  • student must rank in the top 10% at Meridian
  • student must live and attend school in Williamson County for at least 2 years prior to graduation
  • need considered, and student must submit FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • All forms (application, FAFSA SAR, 7-semester transcript & rec letter) must be received by May 1
  • Applications and information available at


May of Jr year


Sept of Sr year

Cameron Impact Scholarship

  • 4-year, full tuition scholarship
  • 15 awarded each year
  • Apply in May of Jr year or September of Sr year
  • Eligibity based on gpa 3.7+, excel in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service; US citizenship
  • Details at:


Texas Hospitality Association Scholarship

  • $5,000, $2,500, or $1,000
  • Design a poster to be used in the fight against underage drinking.         Theme: “If you are under 21, it’s illegal to consume or purchase alcoholic beverages in Texas”
  • Entries to be mailed to Texas Hospitality Association
  • Details at


May Aging Matters Scholarship



Big Sun Scholarship



Ongoing scholarship opportunities…

  • Up to $20,000 in scholarships
  • CollegeView is a source of info on 2- and 4-year colleges in the U.S., info on financial aid and campus life, and a free occupational interest inventory to help assess areas of study and work that match student interests

  • $25,000 in scholarships
  • Scholarships offered for Business, Psychology, Communications, Computer Science, Political Science, Education, Biology, Nursing, English, and more…
  • Log on to to apply



Culinary Arts or Pastry Arts High School Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • Student must enroll at the Culinary Academy of Austin within 20 days of high school graduation
  • See Mrs. Gregg for more information



Discover Blinn Scholarship

  • $2,000
  • For students with a minimum high school GPA of 3.25 and who display leadership in the community, high school clubs, or athletics
  • Must attend Blinn College campus in Brenham, enroll in minimum of 12 hours, and live on campus
  • Details on website



Hispanic Scholarship Consortium



Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

  • Up to $2,200 per semester, based on financial need
  • Student must be accepted at one of the 45 Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Minimum GPA requirement 3.0
  • Minimum SAT 1100 or ACT 25
  • Deadlines and applications differ for each of the 45 HBCUs. Complete information is available at:



Youth for Understanding USA

  • Summer, semester, or full year study abroad programs (including a “13th year” program)
  • Complete information and applications available at