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Scholarship Information

Scholarship Info

2018-19

 

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 sent 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!

 

Other scholarship/financial aid websites to search:

www.act.org

www.cappex.com (general scholarship info plus personalized match feature)

www.collegeboard.org

https://collegecost.ed.gov -(US Dept of Education link to Net Price Calculator at any college)

www.collegescholarships.org

www.collegetoolkit.com

https://comptroller.texas.gov/programs/education/msp/ (Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation resources)

https://fafsa.ed.gov (Federal Student Aid website; FAFSA)

www.fastweb.com

www.finaid.org

www.findtuition.com

www.legion.org (scholarships sponsored by the American Legion)

www.salliemae.com (student loan information)

www.scholarships.com (click on Site Map to find tons of resources for college planning, etc.)

www.schoolguides.com

www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21963.htm (US Dept of State financial aid, scholarship and internship info)

https://studentaid.ed.gov (comprehensive resources on Dept of Ed Federal Student Aid website)

www.studentscholarships.org

 

(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 www.terry.org 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

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships

 

September

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)
  • www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

 

September

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

www.questbridge.org

 

October

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

www.wendysheisman.com

 

October

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

www.coca-colascholars.org

 

November

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 http://spirit.prudential.com

 

October

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 http://www.vfw.org

 

December 

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 www.hscwarranty.com/scholarship

 

December

 

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 https://sites.google.com/site/siaustintx/

 

December

 

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

www.axa-achievement.com

 

December

 

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 www.NFIB.com/YEA

 

January

 

TIBS DP Scholarship

 

January

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 www.tspe.org for more information

 

January

UTSA Alumni Scholarship

 

January

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 http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships

 

January

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

 

February

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

 

February

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 www.aplusfcu.org/scholarships

 

February

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 www.FFA.org/scholarships

 

 

February 

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 http://www.uhcf.org/Community-Scholarship

 

February

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 www.hispanicscholar.org or see Mrs. Gregg for more information

 

March

 

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

 

March

 

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 www.scholarsapply.org/mittefoundation

 

March 

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 www.austinags.org

 

March 

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 www.txdot.gov/careers

 

March 

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

 

March 

 

Chaparral Women’s Club Spirit of Chaparral Scholarship

 

 

April 

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 www.wcamc.com

 

April 

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 www.wcamc.com

 

March 

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 online at www.rraamc.org

 

April 

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 www.aceatx.com

 

April 

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 www.midland.edu/slough

 

April

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

http://www.austincc.edu/tuition-and-financial-aid/scholarship-opportunities/acc-scholarships

 

April

Meridian World School - Trevor Duff Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in IB CAS

  • $8,000 ($2,000 per year)
  • applications available at Meridian and must be emailed to headofschool@mwschool.org by 11:59 on date tbd (April 2018)
  • additional information available from Mrs. Holcombe or Mrs. Gregg

 

April

Agape Theatre – Joan Baker Scholarship in Theater Arts

 

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 www.huggtrust.org

 

May 

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 www.texashospitalityassociation.com

 

May

SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship

 

June

Big Sun Scholarship

 

 

Ongoing scholarship opportunities…

 

 

CollegeView.com

  • 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

 

 

Cappex.com

  • $25,000 in scholarships
  • Scholarships offered for Business, Psychology, Communications, Computer Science, Political Science, Education, Biology, Nursing, English, and more…
  • Log on to www.meritaid.com 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 www.blinn.edu/discover

 

 

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: www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org

 

 

Youth for Understanding USA

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