As the LCM Counseling Office receives information about specific scholarships via mail or email, they will be posted here. This list will be updated throughout the school year. Some scholarship opportunities are also made known to students over the school announcement system.
Information on this page is for guidance – please confirm ALL deadlines and requirements for scholarships through the scholarship link.
Students should inform the Counseling Office of ANY scholarship offers they receive.
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS – Deadline: March 23, 2021 (Tuesday after March break)
Application forms will be distributed to seniors mid-February during their economics or government class periods.
LCM High School’s Class of 2021 Scholarship Night is planned for May 10, 2021, at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Students who have received any scholarships or scholarship offers from colleges or other organizations and have notified the school of these awards will be recognized.
How to Apply for a Scholarship
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Specific scholarships listed at bottom of page organized in this order:
– By College
– General Scholarships by deadline
Texas Scholarships and other Financial Aid Programs
– Alphabetical List
– Indexed by Subject
Scholarships in Texas
Scholarships by Deadlines - Some of these are for high school students; some are for currently enrolled college students. Keep applying for scholarships to help pay for college expenses.
Scholarships by Major – Accounting, Agriculture, Architecture, Aviation, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, Math, Medical, Nursing, Performing Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Trade, Veterinary Science, Visual Arts, Other Majors
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Applying to college is a complicated process, so this program guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships. The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.
1. Build Your College List: $500 - Get started by exploring colleges you're interested in.
2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000 - Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day.
3. Improve Your Score: $2,000 - Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score. (Waived for Class of 2021)
4. Strengthen Your College List: $500 - Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, match, and reach schools.
5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000 - Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.
6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000 - Apply to the schools you want to attend.
Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship.
Families who wish to perform more extensive/exhaustive searches for scholarship opportunities may wish to access these search options:
MANY COLLEGES HAVE EXTENDED THEIR FALL 2021 APPLICATION AND SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR COLLEGE WEBSITE – EVEN IF CROSSED OFF BELOW.
- Baylor University – Scholarships page - Baylor’s Freshman Scholarship Calculator
- Carr P Collins Scholarship – Opens October 18 – Deadline January 31
Collins Scholars are awarded a minimum of $5,350 their freshman year, renewable for three additional years. Recipients must be residents of Texas who have been admitted to Baylor, be in the top 25% of their graduating class, have a minimum 1310 SAT or 28 ACT ( *Applicants who elect test-optional admission for the 2021-2022 academic year will be considered eligible to apply if they demonstrate academic success within a challenging curriculum as determined through the admission review process.), and have completed a balanced college prep high school curriculum. More information is available here.
- Blinn College – Scholarships page
- East Texas Baptist University (ETBU) – Scholarships page
- Lamar Institute of Technology – Scholarships page
- Lamar State College-Orange – Scholarships page
- High School Scholarship
Deadline: April 2021
Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA/4.0 scale and submit a one-page essay of your education goals and a transcript,. Online application.
- Ambassador Scholarship
Deadline: March 5, 2021
High school seniors who are in the top 25% can earn full tuition and fees for two semesters (one year) up to 15 hours per semester. Ambassadors will network on campus and in the community as well as develop leadership and career skills. Applicants must enroll as a full-time student at LSCO and maintain a 3.0 college GAP, attend training sessions and required monthly meetings, serve about 4 hours a week, and assist with campus tours, community events, recruiting, and special assignments. Information and the application form can be found here.
- Lamar State College-Port Arthur – Scholarships page
Scholarship Deadline for graduating high school seniors is April 1.
- Lamar University – Scholarships page
(Submit an application at ApplyTexas.org. Once admitted, you will receive a username and password by email.)
Scholarship Opportunities – You will be automatically considered based on your completed General Application.
- The Presidential Scholarship (part of LU's Top Scholars Program)
Deadline: – January 15
Outstanding incoming freshmen with exceptionally strong academic records are invited to apply. Presidential Scholars receive a full scholarship for four years covering tuition, fees, room and board, and books. Applicants should be: first-time-in-college freshmen (dual credit and AP credit are not disqualifying) with a minimum 3.85 GPA (High school GPA will be re-calculated on 4.0 collegiate scale) and rank in the Top 25% of their class. Presidential Scholarship applicants must first apply and be accepted for admission to Lamar University. To apply for a Presidential Scholarship, you should submit a letter of interest that presents a personal statement of your academic goals and intended major, along with a current resume, and three letters of recommendation (two of which must be from your current teachers). If you have already been awarded scholarships by us, that fact must be disclosed in the application. Presidential Scholarship should be submitted online at lamar.edu/myscholarships.
- Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship
Deadline: January 15
Outstanding incoming freshmen are invited to apply. SETX Legends Scholars receive a full scholarship for four years covering tuition, fees, room and board, and books. Applicants should be: first-time-in-college freshmen (dual credit and AP credit are not disqualifying) with a minimum GPA of 3.85 (High school GPA will be re-calculated on 4.0 collegiate scale) and in the Top 25% of their class with a record of demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, service and/or creative endeavors. Students must also complete a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. Southeast Texas Legends applicants must first apply and be accepted for admission to Lamar University. In addition, you must submit a letter of interest that presents a personal statement of your academic goals and intended major, along with a current resume, three letters of recommendation AND complete the FAFSA. Applications for the LU Top Scholars Program: Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship should be submitted online at lamar.edu/myscholarships.
- Cardinal Elite Scholarship
Deadline: December 1
Cardinal Elite Scholarships are available to first-time-in-college freshmen (dual credit and AP credit are still eligible) with a minimum high school GPA of 3.85 (High school GPA will be re-calculated on 4.0 collegiate scale)and must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class. The Cardinal Elite award will give students $40,000 over four years: $7500 per year will be applied toward tuition and $2500 per year will be applied toward on-campus residence hall.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
Deadline: December 1
Academic Excellence Scholarships are available to first-time-in-college freshmen (dual credit and AP credit are still eligible) with minimum high school GPA of 3.8 and must rank in the top 25% of their class. The Academic Excellence award will give students $32,000 over four years: $5500 per year will be applied toward tuition and $2500 will be applied toward on-campus residence hall.
- Distinguished Scholars
Deadline: December 1
Distinguished Scholars are available to first-time-in-college freshman (dual credit and AP credit are still eligible) with a minimum high school GPA of 3.7 and must rank in the top 25% of their class. The Distinguished Scholars award will give students $20,000 over four years: $2500 per year will be applied toward tuition and $2500 per year will be applied toward on-campus residence hall.
- University Scholars
Deadline: December 1
University Scholars are available to first-time-in-college freshman (dual credit and AP credit are still eligible) with a minimum high school GPA of 3.65 and must rank in the top 25% of their class. The University Scholars award will give students $4000 over four years: $1000 per year will be applied toward tuition.
- Smith-Hutson Scholarship
Deadline: March 1
Incoming freshmen with established financial need and academic potential are encouraged to apply for the Smith-Hutson Scholarship. This scholarship provides a portion of tuition, fees, books, supplies and on-campus room and board. All applicants must submit an essay, two letters of recommendation, and complete a FAFSA. Smith-Hutson Scholarship applications should be submitted online through lamar.edu/myscholarships
- McNeese State University – Scholarships Page
- McNeese State University Honors College
Honors College normally requires a 3.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale) and a 27 ACT or a 1210 on SAT. Application should include current HS transcript, three letters of recommendation (two from teachers/counselor or principal), essay. For more info or scholarship application, see counselor. Honors College Scholarship applications will be reviewed starting beginning of December. Early submission is suggested.
- McNeese Access Award
Approximately $2,500 per semester (amount of non-resident/out-of-state fee). First-time freshmen may receive a non-resident fee waiver if they meet the following criteria: Students with less than 12 college hours – Minimum ACT of 21 or SAT of 1060, 2.25 High School GPA (on 4.0 scale), college-ready in math and English/have no need for developmental coursework. Students with 12 or more college hours – college GPA of 2.5, and college-ready in math and English/have no need for developmental coursework. This means they will not pay out-of-state fees. Students in band, dance, cheerleaders, choir, rodeo, debate, and art can also receive out-of-state fees waived. More info here.
- Sam Houston State University – Scholarships Page
Scholarships4Kats Priority Date: November 1
- Smith Hutson Scholarship
Dedicated to providing opportunities to students who otherwise may not have a chance to earn a baccalaureate degree, the Smith-Hutson Scholarship Program is targeted toward individuals with demonstrated financial need and academic potential. The Smith-Hutson Scholarship Program provides educational opportunities for Texas high school graduates pursuing a baccalaureate degree from Sam Houston State University. Additionally, the Smith-Hutson Scholarship program is available to transfer students from a Texas community college who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree at Sam Houston State University. The number of Smith-Hutson scholarships varies year-to-year depending on the number of qualified applicants. More info here.
- Honors College Elliott T. Bowers Scholarship
Applications for fall admittance for first-time freshmen are due by March 31
Each student admitted to the Honors College receives this scholarship and will also be considered for additional academic scholarships including the President’s Scholarship, the University Scholars, and the Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award. More information available here.
- Southern Methodist University – Scholarships Page
- Hunt Leadership Scholarship
Application Deadline: January 15
Submit application for SMU and submit an online Hunt Leadership Application, including an essay and a YouTube statement. Approximately 60 finalists are invited to interview at SMU in March. About 20-25 first-year students are selected ant notified by first week in April. Students selected receive an annual Hunt Scholarship of $42,000 or $168,000 over four years. They may also be eligible for additional departmental scholarships. The award also covers the airfare and tuition costs for any courses during an international, leadership-based experience immediately following each scholar’s sophomore year. More information about applying here. More information about scholarship here.
- Stephen F. Austin State University – Scholarships Page Scholarship Opportunities/Search
- Academic Excellence Scholarship Program
Must be admitted by June 30
The Academic Excellence Scholarship awards $3,000 scholarships to entering freshmen for the upcoming fall semester who meet the eligibility requirements. If specific criteria are met, the scholarship may be renewed for three additional years after the initial award while pursuing the first baccalaureate degree.
Requirements: (1) Meet scholarship requirements and receive the offer of admission by June 30 for upcoming fall semester (2) Rank in the top 10% of graduating class OR Rank in the 25% of graduating class and earn 1170 on the newly formatted SAT Test (Math and Evidenced based reading and writing) or 24 on the ACT (not including writing sample score). A formal application for the scholarship is not required as students are considered and evaluated when officially admitted to the university. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students who are admitted to the university by June 30 for the upcoming fall semester and meet all scholarship requirements by that date.
- Smith-Hutson Scholarship
Deadline: February 1
The Smith-Hutson Scholarship should cover tuition, books, fees, and reasonable living expenses on campus (up to $17,500). Entering freshmen must be Texas residents, be accepted to SFA, demonstrate financial need, provide a personal essay, provide two letters of recommendation, and be available for a personal interview on the SFA campus. Scholarship may be renewed for three additional years. More info here.
- Texas A&M University – Scholarships Page
The application for all freshman scholarships is included as part of the ApplyTexas Application or the Coalition Application. Awards include those by the Department of Student Financial Aid, the Office of Honors Programs and Academic Scholarships, the Corps of Cadets, and colleges and departments within Texas A&M University.
Application Deadline: December 1
- Core of Cadets – Scholarships Page
- Brockman Scholars Program
Deadline: December 1, 2020, at 5 p.m.
The Brockman Scholarship is a merit-based full scholarship that covers five years of study on the College Station campus of Texas A&M University. The scholarship supports four years of undergraduate studies in an approved program of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), as well as the one-year MS Business graduate degree program at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School. Applicants for a Brockman Scholarship must also have applied to an approved program of study at Texas A&M University. That is a separate application process from the Brockman Scholarship application process and is entirely the responsibility of the applicant. Once Texas A&M admissions office confirms that you have applied to study a designated STEM-based degree, your application for a Brockman Scholarship will be considered. Click here for more information.
- Beaumont A&M Club
Mandatory Meeting – February 25, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Jude Culotta Hall, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont.
Two $10,000 ($2,500 per year) scholarships and several Opportunity Scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $2,000 to Texas A&M University are available to local graduating seniors. Recipients will demonstrate strong academic achievements through grades, SAT scores, and extra-curricular activities. Applicants will write a brief essay about Texas A&M. Students or their immediate family must attend this meeting to receive the scholarship application. A complimentary dinner will be served to students and family members who attend. Representatives from the Office of Student Affairs, Corps of Cadets, Financial Aid Office, and the Cooperative Education Department will be available to answer questions students or parents may have. Juniors are also invited to attend to learn more about Texas A&M. Students or their immediate family must attend this meeting to receive the scholarship application.
- Orange County Texas A&M University Mothers’ Club
Deadline to return to LCMHS Counselors’ Office is Friday, February 26. (Apps will be picked up Monday, March 1.)
Application form available in Counselors’ Office. Application, transcript, Unconditional Acceptance Letter to Texas A&M University, and essay returned to Counselors’ Office.
- Texas State University – Scholarships Page
- Deadline: December 15
Texas State will consider admitted freshmen for Assured Scholarships (Fall 2021) and Competitive Scholarships (Fall 2021) without an SAT or ACT score. Students applying without an SAT or ACT will receive a holistic review of their application, which will include consideration of their high school curriculum, level of courses taken, high school rank/percentile, grades earned, and may include admission essay(s) and extracurricular involvement/leadership/community service/work experience throughout their high school career. To be considered for Competitive Scholarships, students will also need to complete and submit a Texas State scholarship application via the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS) by December 15, prior to your first summer/fall semester.
- Texas Tech University– Scholarships Page
- University of Houston – Scholarships Page
- The University of Texas at Austin – Scholarships Page
- Texas Exes
Application Deadline: February 15
Applicants in their senior year of high school can apply for Texas Exes scholarships using the online scholarship application. Applicants can apply even if they have not yet been admitted to The University of Texas at Austin. By completing the Entering Freshman Application (not ApplyTexas), you will automatically apply for all Texas Exes scholarships for which you qualify—no further action is needed.
Please note: Consideration for scholarships administered by the Texas Exes is a separate process from the ApplyTexas admission application. Completing the ApplyTexas application does not automatically qualify a student to be considered for Texas Exes scholarships. There is not an option to apply for Texas Exes scholarships on the ApplyTexas application. The Texas Exes online scholarship application must be completed.
- Austin 40 Acres Scholarship
Application Deadline: December 1
Forty Acres Scholars Program – The Forty Acres Scholars Program is the premier full-ride, merit-based scholarship at The University of Texas at Austin. This scholarship program offers a rich college experience that provides academic, leadership, and cultural opportunities within an intimate cohort of fellow scholars.
GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS arranged by application deadline:
- AES Scholarship
Deadline: October 5, 2020
Achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason, the consulting firm of AES Engineers is offering a $500 scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study--You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: "When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?" More information available here.
- Heisman High School Scholarship
Deadline: October 20, 2020
To be eligible, seniors must (a) have a high school GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale), (b) participate or have participated in baseball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, cheerleading, tennis, track & field, volleyball, or weightlifting, and (c) be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassmen. More information and application available here.
- National College Resources Foundation
Texas Deadline: October 26, 2020
Interested juniors and seniors who are U.S. citizens/permanent residents submit an essay of 500 words or less about “Why is a College Education Important to Me.” Scholarship Program Guidelines available here.
- 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 have 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 have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income). More information available here.
State Scholarships - Deadline: October 25
The Association has awarded more than $125 million in privately funded need-based scholarships to more than 22,000 young people over the past 31 years in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. State criteria found here.
National Scholarship Program - Deadline: October 25
Awards 106 $25,000 scholarships to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference. Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award. National criteria found here.
- Dr. Pepper/Market Basket
Application Deadline: October 27, 2020
FIVE $1,000 scholarships will be awarded via text to win contest starting soon at Market Basket stores! All students need to do is visit their local Market Basket store to locate the text to win code and follow the instructions on the signage in the store. No purchase required.
- Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 30, 2020
Qualifications – Seniors who plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in Spring 2021; intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in Fall 2021; earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above; demonstrate unmet financial need (applicants with family income up to $95,000 will be considered. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.); this year, the Cooke Foundation will not require applicants to submit test scores for the College Scholarship Program application, and will be “test blind” in the review process. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive. This highly competitive scholarship includes: (•) Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school (•) Ability to pursue any area of study (•) Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid (•) Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience. The College Scholarship Program application will be submitted using the Common App. You will complete the Common App general requirements, which include things like your contact information, the school you attend and your grades, and your activities and honors. You will also invite your school counselor and two teachers to submit recommendations through the Common App. Once you have created a Common App, add the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation as one of your “schools” to access the requirements that are specific to the College Scholarship. These will include: (•) Eligibility questions, (•) Several short essays, (•) Your college plans and intended major, (•) Financial information, including the last three years’ Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for your household. More information about the scholarship and application process can be located here.
- Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2020
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is an achievement-based scholarship for graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Each year 150 students are selected to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Application and information found here.
- Voice of Democracy (VFW)
Deadline: October 31, 2020
The Voice of Democracy is open to 9-12 graders. Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the Post, District, state, and national level. State winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. More than $2 million in scholarships and incentives is awarded each year. This year’s competition will be writing and recording an audio essay on the 2020-2021 theme of “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?” The application is available here. More information is available here.
- Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway
Deadline: November 3, 2020
Dr. Pepper has a national tuition giveaway program that gives away $1,000,000 in total tuition funds. The grand prize winners are who you see at conference championship games throwing footballs into the Dr Pepper can. For 2020 there is a consumer drive (separate from our local play with Market Basket) where up to an additional $1,000,000 will be added to the total. Details for this can be found here and on product packaging.
- 2021 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline is November 10, 2020
Are you a middle level or high school student who’s making a difference through volunteering? In each state and Washington, D.C., the top middle level and high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and (COVID-permitting) an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in late April. Runners-up will also be selected in each state and named Distinguished Finalists, receiving a bronze medallion. Other state-level winners will receive Certificates of Excellence. All state-level honorees will be announced in February. More information and the application link available here.
- Elks National Foundation Scholarships
2021 Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Deadline: November 15, 2020
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2021 competition. Open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. College students are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. Male and female students compete separately. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university. More information available here.
2021 Legacy Awards
Due online by February 5, 2021
Open to a high school senior who is the child or grandchild of an Elks member. 250 students who exhibit the values of the Elks National Foundation will be awarded a scholarship to support their college education. More info available here.
- Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
Deadline December 6, 2020
The Youth Awards honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Finance, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Social Justice and Technology. Eligibility: Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2021; must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2021-2022; be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines); if selected, attendance to virtual regional awards ceremony is mandatory; and be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA. For more details, visit Hispanic Heritage Foundation.
- Texas Farm Credit Scholarship
Application Deadline: January 8, 2021. More information is available here.
2021 online application (preferred) available here / paper application form available here.
Ag Student of the Month – Each of Texas Farm Credit’s 18 branches (one in Beaumont) will recognize two outstanding students per month from March to April. Winners will receive $100 Visa gift cards and will advance to the selection process for the Marsha Martin Scholarship program.
Marsha Martin – Texas Farm Credit awards six one-time scholarships for $2,000. Qualified applicants must be seniors who are 4-H or FFA members pursuing an agricultural-related degree (agricultural business, animal science, agricultural economics, etc.).
In addition to our scholarship programs, the FFA or 4H club in which each Marsha Martin Scholarship recipient is a member of will receive a $500 club contribution on behalf of Texas Farm Credit.
- Foot Locker Scholar Athlete Scholarship
Application Deadline: January 8, 2021
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities. Whether you're the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you have taken the skills you've cultivated in the locker room and used to them create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you. Twenty Foot Locker Scholar Athletes will each receive $20,000 in college scholarship money for their excellence in school, on their sports teams, and in their communities.More information and application available here.
- 2021 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: January 2021
This national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of president Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.More information, eligibility requirements, and an online application can be found online here
- Ron Brown Scholar Program
Application Deadline: January 9, 2021
To be eligible, students must be seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are Black/African American and demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and have a demonstrated financial need. Ten 4-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) will be awarded. More information and application available here.
- Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
Grades 9-12 eligible. Write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage–-Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK’s birth. Essays must be between 700-1,000 words and include a bibliography of at least five varied, reliable sources. First place: $10,000; Second place: $1,000; Five finalists: $500 each; Eight semi-finalists: $100 each. More information available here.
- TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) Student Voices Scholarship
Deadline: January 15, 2021
Four students will be selected to share personal stories about their experiences in Texas public schools and each will receive a $1,000 scholarship. To be eligible, graduating seniors must commit to attend and participate on the panel in the 2021 Governance Camp on March 4-5, 2021 (Panelists will receive a travel stipend) or if the event ends up being held virtually, you must commit to participating in a virtual panel practice, panel recording, and panel discussion at the times specified (TBD). Application and more information available here.
- Equitable Excellence Scholarship
Application Opens September 1 – Deadline: January 28, 2021, or until 10,000 applications are received. Apply early!
Applicants to the Equitable Excellence Scholarship must demonstrate courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service; be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States; and be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico. For more information and application form, click here.
- Texas Student Housing 2021-2022 Scholarship Application (for 2021 High School Graduates)
Application Deadline: January 31, 2021
Scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton who have NOT signed off-campus leases. (Texas Woman's University and University of North Texas may limit scholarships to upperclassmen who can live off campus). Application forms available in the Counselors' Office or may complete the fillable pdf here. More information is available here.
- Texas Rural Water Foundation – Dwayne Jekel Student Scholarship
Application Deadline: Must be received by 5 p.m. on February 5, 2021
Scholarship recognizes students in their pursuit of higher education and a potential career in the water and/or wastewater industry. Scholarship no longer limited to employees of TRWA or their family; however, they will receive extra points. More information available here.
- UIL H-E-B Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 12, 2021
H-E-B will award 15 high school seniors who participated in UIL competitions—5 in athletics, 5 in music, and 5 in academic—with a $2,000 scholarship in recognition of their community service and involvement in their communities. Applicants must be a current Texas high school senior graduating in 2021 with a minimum 3.3 GPA (on 4.0 scale), have participated in a UIL competition as a high school student and have been active in community service programs or events. Applicants must provide number of community service hours in last 12 months, community service verification letter, letter of recommendation, and a short (500 word or less) essay on “What does Community mean to you?” More information about scholarship here; scholarship application here.
- Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2021
FOSSI will fund 4-year scholarships of $10,000 per year, provide internship opportunities, and facilitate mentoring and leadership training for students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (list of HBCUs). For more information and to apply for a FOSSI Scholarship, please go here or here.
- Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarships
2021 Applications Open December 7, 2020
Application Deadline: February 22, 2021 for online portions for *most* scholarships
Applicants must be a graduating high school senior at an eligible school, be a U.S. citizen and Texas resident, complete the FAFSA, and plan to attend an accredited public university in Texas. Several different types of scholarships are available. More information, guidelines, and eligibility available here.
Area Go Texan – must reside in one of the 68 counties – including Orange
Exhibitor – for students who participated or exhibited for two of the last four years, with one year being the 2017 show year
Hildebrand – Participate as an exhibitor in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Junior Market Lamb Show.
Military – attend high school in one of several counties, including Orange, and be a dependent of a service member in active duty, reserve, honorably discharged veteran or the National Guard.
School Art – Have artwork judged by School Art Committee judges in a participating school district show their senior academic year, or have been selected to compete in the Quick Draw Competition during their senior academic year.
*4-H – Contact 4-H for application deadline
*FFA – Contact FFA for application deadline
- Jasper-Newton Electric Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 5, 2021
Fourteen scholarships are available – Two 4-year $4,000 scholarships ($500/semester); eleven 1-year $1,000 scholarships; one 1-year $1,000 Director’s Scholarship. Recipients must be graduating high school seniors who reside full-time with parents or guardians who are members of Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative and are currently receiving electric service from the Cooperative at their primary residence. This includes seniors whose parent/guardian is a Pastor of a church and reside in the parsonage full-time where service is in the church’s name and provided by JNEC. Students must be in top 25%, in honors program, or in college prep program. Applications judged on financial need, seriousness of purpose, desire to improve and grow, support of community and family life goals, and content of essay. Application form available from the Counseling office or from the Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative website.
- Key Club Scholarship
Application Deadline: Postmarked by February 14, 2020
The Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Foundation Key Club Scholarship applicant must be a senior, registered and attending the 2020 Key Club District Convention. Applicants must submit official transcript, SAT/ACT scores, resume, and one-page statement of educational plans and objectives. Interviews will be conducted during the District Convention. Information available here.
- Texas Jaycee Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 17, 2021
The Texas Jaycee Foundation Scholarship Program awards grants not to exceed $1,000 to individuals wishing to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and permanent residents of Texas. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the Texas Jaycee Foundation. Applicant must be a full time student or employed full time while attending school part time. Checks awarded will paid directly to an accredited institution in the State of Texas. Applicants need not be a member of the Jaycees. Click here for more information and the application form.
- Capital Farm Credit Scholarship
Deadline: Received by February 26, 2021
Capital Farm Credit will award one $1,000 one-time scholarship to a high school senior. Applicants must demonstrate their educational plans/goals are related to fields in agriculture, education, or natural resources (may include Ag Communications, Ag Economics/Business, Ag Education, Wildlife or Ranch Management, Education, etc. – all students who do not meet that criteria will not be considered further.) Funds used to attend an accredited vocational or technical school, college, or university full time. Application must include 1-2 letters of recommendation and a 100-200 word essay on topic given in application. Application form is available in the Counselors’ Office.
- SEG Foundation Scholarship
Application for 2021-2022 opens November 1; Deadline: March 1, 2021
High school senior who plans to enter college in the fall or an undergraduate/graduate college student with above average grades and intends to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics or closely related field, such as geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences. A total of 118 awards ranging from $500 to $14,000 each available. More information available here.
- Texas Department of Transportation Conditional Grant Program
Application Deadline: March 1
A grant that will provide financial assistance to eligible economically disadvantaged Texas students interested in working for the Texas Department of Transportation. The grant consists of tuition, fees and stipend. Qualified applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or 900 SAT or 21 ACT, plan to attend a four-year Texas college full-time, intend to major in civil engineering or department-approved operational business discipline, and work for the department for two years immediately after college graduation. Application and more information available here.
- Gulf Credit Union Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Up to ten $1,000 scholarships available for high school seniors who are members of Gulf Credit (can open a savings account for $5), have a C average or above, and be 19 years of age or younger. Applications based on academic performance, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and financial need. Applicants must submit application, high school transcript, a one-page essay on why you chose your major field of study and how it relates to your career goals, and a sheet with extracurricular activities and community involvement. Application form available in the Counselors’ Office.
- Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships
Application Deadline: March 5, 2021
Three available scholarships to high school students who are members of a Texas Farm Bureau family, with membership remaining current during duration of scholarship. To become a member, sign up here. Scholarship information can be found here.
--Texas Farm Bureau District Scholarship = 39 scholarships ($1,000 each) and 13 scholarships ($1,500 each)
--Texas Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher High School Scholarship = 13 scholarships ($1,000 each)
--Texas Farm Bureau Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship = 1 scholarship ($1,000 each)
- Mobiloil Credit Union 2021 "Investing in You" Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 5, 2021
Mobiloil Credit Union offers eight “Investing in You” Scholarships totaling $20,000 each year to its members who are graduating high school. Eligible participants must be graduating high school seniors who are members of Mobiloil Credit Union and plan to seek advanced education at an accredited higher education institution. (Not a member? Join Mobiloil Credit Union today and be eligible to participate. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Tyler, Chambers and Liberty counties.) This year, eligible participants must submit a letter of recommendation, a brief biography or resume outlining personal goals, and at least a 500 word essay in response to “How have the unpredictable circumstances of 2020 changed the way you will approach your finances in the future?” The application form is available on the Mobiloil Website.
- Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
Deadline: March 12, 2020
Scholarships of $10,000 per student – renewable each year, open to individuals studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. Qualified applicants will be current high school seniors with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA, or current college freshmen or sophomores with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA; planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college; majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance; demonstrate financial need. Application and information available here.
- Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
BBB SETX Consumer Education Foundation’s “Student of Integrity” Scholarships available for high school seniors in SE Texas counties of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Tyler, and the Bolivar Peninsula. Scholarship recognizes seniors who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, overall personal integrity, and academic history. Six (6) scholarships for $2,500 each will be awarded. Application and more information available here.
- Southern Texas PGA Scholarship
Deadline: March 20, 2020
The Southern Texas PGA Foundation Scholarship Program encourages and promotes the attainment of higher education goals for students who have demonstrated a high level of achievement during high school or college, have financial need, and have shown an interest in the game of golf. More information and the application form are available here.
- LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2021
Application forms distributed to seniors mid-February during their economics or government class periods.
- Junior League of Beaumont – Women Building Better Communities Award
Application Deadline: March 31
A $1,000 scholarship is available to one female high school senior who has demonstrated her commitment to voluntarism. The winner will be chosen based on volunteer activities, demonstrated impact of volunteer efforts, continued commitment to voluntarism, and references. The application is available in the Counselors Office or here.
- MCT Credit Union Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 31, 2021
MCT Credit Union will award eight scholarships throughout Southeast Texas in the amount of $2,000 each to graduates who plan to continue their education at a trade school, 2-year or 4-year accredited college no later than the fall session after graduation. Must be member of MCT Credit Union. More information and the application form are available here or in the Counselors’ Office.
- Wellspring Credit Union Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2021
Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or enrolled college student with a 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale) who will be/is pursuing a 2-year degree or higher and is a member in good standing with Wellspring Credit Union (can open an account). Selection committee considers academic achievement, character, and leadership. A 250-word essay must be included. Application form available here.
- Mauriceville Heritage Association Scholarship
Deadline: Must be received by 4 p.m. on April 1, 2021
Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded--Three scholarships to graduating seniors, co-enrolled high school students, or 1st year college students who have resided in the following school districts – LCM, WOS, Bridge City, Orangefield, Deweyville, or Vidor. and one scholarship with no residency restrictions if student or their parent/guardian has volunteered specifically for the Mauriceville Heritage Association. Download application form (PDF or Word version). Scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, April 23, and are required to ride in the Parade at 10 a.m. (must provide vehicle or float) on Saturday, May 1, and be on the grounds at 7 p.m. at the Crawfish Bash to accept the award (or award will go to alternate).
- Southeast Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association
Deadline: Postmarked by April 6, 2021
Four $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to outstanding seniors graduating from any high school in Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Jefferson, Liberty, or Orange counties. Priority given to students whose parents, grandparents, or guardians are current SETICA members for two consecutive years prior to this application’s deadline. Further consideration given to any Texas FFA or 4-H member planning to major in an agriculture-related field. More information and application available here.
- DuGood Federal Credit Union Scholarship Giveaway
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Several Southeast Texas high school students will be awarded $1,000 scholarships. They must be a graduating senior planning to attend college/trade school and be a primary member of DuGood in good standing (can open a saving account with $5). To enter, students must complete the online application form. More information online.
- Sabine Federal Credit Union CUT$ Club
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Two graduating seniors who plan to attend college or vocational school will each receive a $1,500 scholarship. The applicant must be a member in good standing of Sabine Federal Credit Union (can open an account for $5). Application includes form, detailed list of extracurricular activities and volunteer work, an essay, your high school transcript, and two letters of recommendation. The form is available in the Counselors Office.
- Orange County Republican Party Scholarship
Deadline: April 19, 2021
Applicants must be residents of Orange County, be registered to vote or show Republican Party involvement, and be an entering freshman or current student in at Texas college. Top five candidates will make a short presentation at the OCRP monthly meeting on April 27, 2021. Application form here.
- Lions Club International - Opportunities for Youth Contest
Deadline: April 19, 2021
There are 3 separate contest for District 2-S1 Opportunities for Youth Contest. The scholarship awards for each contest are $3,000 for 1st place, $2,000 for 2nd place and $1,000 for 3rd place. Each contest open is to all high school juniors and seniors. A student may enter multiple contests as long as they meet the qualification requirements for each. If there is a winner on one of the contest and they go to the state level, the Little Cypress Lions Club will pay the registration fee for them. Click here for more information. Submit applications to Lion Diane Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes Awareness Essay - "Diabetes 101" - The Diabetes Awareness Essay Contest is an annual competition allowing student participants the opportunity to research, organize and present perspectives on a given topic related to Diabetes. With almost 400 million people worldwide suffering from the three types of diabetes and with Texas Lions involved in helping youth with the disease, the contest emphasizes the need for new ideas, understanding and dissecting societal and individual issues associated with the condition
Drug Awareness Speech Contest – Topic "Opioid Addiction and Interventions" Opioids have become widely prescribed for pain relief with great benefits, but due to their wide use, there is a significant potential risk of them being abused. Although the problem has not been eliminated, there are interventions set in place to help with the problem. Discuss at least two types of interventions with emphasis on the therapeutic benefits, and how you may be able to help steer your friends away from using opioids.
Outstanding Youth Award - "Making an Impact - Making a Difference" - Contestants are evaluated on high school grade point average, a 750-word essay, a personal biographical information statement, three letters of recommendation, performance of community service, leadership experience/participation and a personal interview. Contestant’s essay should detail positive actions they have taken or would take to be the Change they want to see in their school, community and world. Contestants must articulate, why change is so important and what change will you do to make a difference. The essay must be well organized, have good vocabulary and conform to required length.
- AMVETS National Four-Year Scholarship
Deadline: April 30 Application opens mid-January
Graduating high school senior who is the child or grandchild of a United States veteran, active duty, or guard/reserve. Applicant must be U.S. citizen, be able to demonstrate academic promise and financial need, and authorize AMVETS to publicize the award if selected. Six total awards of $1,000 each year ($4,000 total). More information available here.
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Orange (TX) Alumnae Chapter Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2021
The Orange (TX) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. awards academic scholarships to select high school seniors in the Orange County, TX area who will attend a two or four-year college or university. Qualified graduating seniors will have a 2.75 GPA (on 4.0 scale), and must provide two letters of recommendation from principal, teacher, church or community leader. Application and more information available here.
- Hattman Family Theater Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2019
Eligible students will be graduating high school seniors/currently enrolled students who have declared a theater major or minor in good academic standing (minimum 2.5/4.0 GPA). Applicants must be a past or present Orange Community Players participant and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship application form is available in the Counselors’ Office.
- Orange Community Players Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2019
Scholarship for students involved with Orange Community Players. Application, resume, transcript and two letters of recommendation. Application form available in the Counselors’ Office.
- ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY – Gamma Tau Lambda Chapter
Deadline: postmarked by April 19, 2019
One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a male student in the class of 2019 who will be enrolled full-time in any accredited college for Fall 2019. Applicants must include two letters of recommendation and transcripts. All male seniors in the South East Texas metropolitan area are eligible to apply. Application form available in the Counselors’ Office.
- MJO Memorial Scholarship honoring J.L. and Laverne Mathews
Deadline: May 1, 2021
J.L. and Laverne Mathews’ financial assistance was instrumental in establishing Mathews Jewelers. Applicants must be an Orange County senior and United States citizen who has lived in Orange County the last two years and has a C average or better. Application includes a short essay on your plans for after high school graduation and how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals. Laverne Mathews was a school teacher for many years – if you plan to pursue a career in education, include how you plan to achieve this goal. J.L. Mathews had a passion for golf – if you are on your school’s golf team, include how golf has influenced your life. Preference may be given to a golfer or education major; however, it is not mandatory and all students will be considered for this scholarship. Applications available here.
- Leesha Roy Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 3, 2019
The Southeast Texas USA/ASA Umpire Association will award a scholarship to a high school senior who has or is currently participating in A.S.A. softball. Application forms are available in the Counselors’ Office.
- Orange County Go Texan Scholarship
Deadline: May 10, 2021
A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to an Orange County high school senior who plans to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited school. A degree in an agriculture-related academic major is not required. Application form is available here.
- Texas Interscholastic League Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: Applications accepted March 1, 2021 to Friday, May 7, 2021.
Seniors who competed at the state level in a UIL academic, one-act play, or theatrical design contest any year of their high school career (CX debaters must have advanced to the second day of competition) are eligible. Applicants must plan to attend a Texas college or university, must enroll full-time, and have taken either the SAT or ACT. The online application is at www.tilfoundation.org. or http://www.tilfoundation.org/scholarships/apply/
- Cajun French Music Association of Louisiana–Gulf Coast Cajun Chapter Scholarship
Deadline: May 10, 2019
Two $750 scholarships for Fall 2019 awarded to a senior or current full-time college student who will attend an area accredited college (one of the Lamar campuses) or technical school. Applicants must be at least 25% Cajun French (one grandparent must be 100% or both parents at least 50%). Scholarships based on financial need and GPA. Application form is available in the Counselors’ Office.
- Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
Deadline: June 12, 2021
A $1,000 scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Part of the application includes an 500-1000 word essay that describes your educational career and life goals and explains your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. More information available here.
- 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 have 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 have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need. See here for more information.
- Career & Technical Scholarship Program – Deadline: Opens March 15 / Due June 15
Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree. For students who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Over 1,000 scholarships with a maximum award amount of $2,500 available. More information available here.
- Engineering Scholarship
Deadline: August 3, 2018
Seniors who are majoring in a variety of engineering disciplines with a GPA of 3.0 or above (on 4.0 scale). Requires an essay of 750-1500 words. More information available here.