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  • ApplyTexas
    Admission info for every Texas Public University, plus some private and two-year schools
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    Admission info for more than 600 universities from 57 states (Texas schools include Austin College, Rice, SMU, Southwestern Univ., St. Edward's, TCU, Texas Lutheran, Trinity Univ., & Univ. of Dallas)


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Scholarship Information

SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

Local scholarship application forms will be distributed to seniors in mid-February during their government/economics class periods and will be due back to the Counselors’ Office by the Friday before Spring Break.  

Students should inform the Counseling Office of ANY scholarship offers they receive.

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS – Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2018 (Friday before Spring Break)
Application forms will be distributed to seniors February 13-14 during their economics or government class periods.

LCM High School’s Class of 2018 Scholarship Night is planned for Tuesday, May 15, in the high school auditorium. Students who have received any scholarships or scholarship offers from colleges and have notified the school of these awards will be recognized.


How to Apply for a Scholarship

Find more tips, tools, and advice from U.S. News and World Report about locating and applying for scholarships.

The Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Student Loans 101 Course includes 12 videos and 22 lectures to help understand these topics.

 

For more information, please contact Marcia Brown at mbrown@lcmcisd.org or call 409-886-5821 x1152.


 

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, Aviation, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, Math, Medical, Nursing, Performing Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Visual Arts, Other Majors




Scholarships/Search Engines:
Families who wish to perform more extensive/exhaustive searches for scholarship opportunities may wish to access these search options:

 


 

COLLEGE-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS:
 

  • Baylor University – Scholarships page  -  Baylor’s Freshman Scholarship Calculator 
    • Carr P Collins Scholarship – Deadline January 31, 2018.
      Collins Scholars are awarded a minimum of $5,200 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, 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
    Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018 for 2017-2018 High School Scholarship Application (available in Counselors Office)

     
  • Lamar State College-Port Arthur – Scholarships page
    Scholarship Deadline for Fall is June 1.
     
  • Lamar UniversityScholarships 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.
     
    • Mirabeau Scholarship - Info
      Deadline: – Monday, January 1, 2018 OR Thursday, February 1, 2018  Verify if interested!
      Outstanding incoming freshmen with exceptionally strong academic records are invited to apply for LU’s Mirabeau Scholarship program. Mirabeau 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 SAT (CR + M)  score of 1300 (test taken Before March 5, 2016) / 1360 (test taken after March 5, 2016) or an ACT score of 29 and a record of demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, service and/or creative endeavors.
           Mirabeau Scholarship applicants must first apply and be accepted for admission to Lamar University. To apply for a Mirabeau 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 LU, that fact must be disclosed in the application. Applications for Mirabeau Scholarships should be submitted online at lamar.edu/myscholarships
    • Cardinal Elite Scholarship
      Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018
      Outstanding incoming freshmen with exceptionally strong academic records will be automatically considered based on your completed General Application. Cardinal Elite Scholars receive $5000 per year for tuition for four years (8 consecutive long semesters). Applicants should be first-time-in-college freshmen (dual credit and AP credit are not disqualifying) with a minimum SAT (CR+M) score of 1300 (test taken Before March 5, 2016) / Overall SAT score of 1360 (test taken After March 5, 2016) or an ACT score of 29 and a record of demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, service and/or creative endeavors. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be enrolled full-time for each semester.
    • Academic Excellence Scholarship - Tuition
      Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018
      Outstanding incoming freshmen with exceptionally strong academic records will be automatically considered based on your completed General Application. Academic Excellence Scholars receive $4,000 per year for four years (8 consecutive long semesters) – $2,000 tuition and $2,000 room (room amount only awarded to students living in the Cardinal Village Residence Halls pending availability). Applicants should be first-time-in-college freshmen (dual credit and AP credit are not disqualifying) with a minimum SAT (CR + M) score of 1150 (test taken Before March 5, 2016) / Overall SAT score of 1220 (test taken After March 5, 2016) or an ACT score of 25, must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and a record of demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, service and/or creative endeavors. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be enrolled full-time for each semester.
    • Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship
      Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018

      Incoming freshmen may apply for a prestigious Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship by submitting a Lamar University general scholarship application through lamar.edu/myscholarships AND by completing the specific Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship Application. In addition, you must submit (1) a list of academic, civic and social activities; (2) a 300 word essay on what it means for you to receive a Southeast Texas Legends scholarship; (3) two letters of recommendation; and (4) a copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report. 
    • Smith-Hutson Scholarship 
      Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018 

      Incoming freshmen with established financial need and academic potential are encouraged to apply for the Smith-Hutson Scholarship.  This scholarship provides tuition, fees, books, supplies and on-campus room and board.  Apply by submitting a Lamar University general scholarship application through lamar.edu/myscholarships AND by completing the specific Smith-Hutson Scholarship Program application. 
       
  • McNeese State University – Scholarships Page
  • Sam Houston State University – Scholarships Page 
    Scholarships4Kats Priority Date: November 1, 2017
     
    • Terry Foundation Incoming Freshman Scholarship 
       Deadline: 
      Terry Scholars are “well rounded” and “hard working applicants. Criteria areas evenly weighted: (1) record of academic performance as evidenced by grades, class rank, and ACT or SAT scores, (2) demonstrated leadership skills, especially within one’s school and local community, and (3) financial need. Terry Scholars receive a generous scholarship award that covers 6-8 full semesters of tuition, books, and expected on-campus living expenses at SHSU. They also receive specialized mentoring and opportunities to personal and professional development through service activities. Apply for admission to SHSU by January 1, 2018, and complete the FAFSA by November 1, 2017. Completed application, two letters of recommendation, and official high school transcript must be submitted. More info 
      found
      here
    • Honors College Elliott T. Bowers Scholarship
      Honors College Application Deadline: May 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 sumit an online Hunt Leadership Application, including an essay and a YouTube statement. Approximately 60 finalists are invted to interview at SMU in March. About 20-25 first-year students are selected ant notified by first week in April. Students selected receve 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 shcolarship here.

       
  • Stephen F. Austin State University – Scholarships Page      Financial Aid/Scholarships Page
    Scholarship Opportunities/Search

     
    • Smith-Hutson Scholarship 
      Deadline: February 2, 2018
      The Smith-Hutson Scholarship should cover tuition, books, fees, and reasonable living expenses on campus (up to $17,500). Qualifying applicants must have a minimum ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 980. 
      Students must maintain at 2.5 GPA and complete at least 30 semester credit hours each academic year. 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.
       
  • 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, 2017 (Extended to January 2, 2018, for Fall 2018)
     
    • Core of Cadets – Scholarships Page
    • Texas A&M Resilience Scholarship – NEW
      This one-year $2,500 scholarship will be available to up to 400 incoming freshman for Fall 2018 (seniors graduating from a high school impacted by Hurricane Harvey). Qualified applicants must be enroll full-time at Texas A&M University as a freshman for Fall 2018, must be a first-generation college student (neither parent has earned a bachelor’s degree), and family’s adjusted gross income must be less than $80,000 per year as verified through the financial aid application. Apply when you submit your FAFSA.
    • Beaumont A&M Club 
      Mandatory Meeting – Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Jude Family Life Center (rear of parish complex), 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 seniors graduating Spring 2017. 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.  Juniors are also invited to attend to learn more about Texas A&M.
    • Orange County Texas A&M University Mothers’ Club
      Application Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018
      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
  • Texas Tech University– Scholarships Page
  • University of Houston – Scholarships page
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Scholarships Page
     
    • Texas Exes
      Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
      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.  

      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, 2017
      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:

  • Wendy’s High School Heisman
    Application Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017, by 5 p.m. Central Time
    Complete application earaly to giver your reviewer adequate time to submit their review!
    One male and one female winner from each school selected. Senior athletes who excel in classroom, on the field, and within school and community and have a 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale) can apply. Each school winner gets a Heisman Patch and official winner’s certificate. State winners through National winners receive college scholarships from $1,000 to $10,000. More information available here.

     
  • AES Scholarship
    Deadline: October 6, 2018
    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.


     
  • Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
    Deadline Sunday, October 15, 2017
    The Youth Awards honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their focus in various categories, including business & entrepreneurship, community service, education, healthcare & science, media & entertainment, science/technology/entgineering/math (STEM). Qualified applicants are Latino high school seniors graduating in the spring/summer of 2018 who maintain an unweighted 3.0 GPA or higher. Must be a U.S. citizen/Permanent Resident/qualify under DACA who is planning to enroll full-time in college Fall 2018. More information about application can be found here.  For more details, visit Hispanic Heritage Foundation.
     
  • National College Resources Foundation
    Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017
    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. Winners must attend the Black College Expo in Houston on October 28, 2017, to receive their scholarship.

     
  • 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. For more information, see https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/
     
    • State Scholarships - 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. Deadline: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
       
    • National Scholarship Program  - 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. Deadline: Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
       
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
    Deadline: ​ Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    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 schoalrship. Detailed requirements and application instructions are available here.

     
  • Voice of Democracy (VFW)
    Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    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 2017-2018 theme of American History: Our Hope for the Future. The application is available in the Counselors’ Office or here. More information is available here.

     
  • 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
    Deadline is Tuesday, November 7, 2017
    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 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
    • 2018 Most Valuable Student Scholarship
      Deadline is November 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
      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.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The top 20 MVS finalists will attend the Most Valuable Student Leadership Weekend in Chicago to interview for the top awards of $50,000, $40,000 and $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive $20,000 each. The 480 other deserving national finalists will receive $4,000 scholarships to support their college education. More information available here.

    • 2018 Legacy Awards 
      Due online by February 2, 2018, at 11:59 a.m.
      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 $4,000 scholarship to support their college education. More info available here.

       

  • Texas Farm Credit Scholarship
    Application Deadline: 4 p.m. on December 1, 2017. More information is available here.
    Ag Student of the Month – Each of Texas Farm Credit’s 20 branches (one in Beaumont) will recognize one outstanding student per month from January to April 2018. 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 five 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.).

     
  • AXA Achievement Scholarship
    Application Deadline: The 2018 program will accept applications from September 5, 2017,  until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 15, 2017, whichever comes first.
    Current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year and who demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities should apply. AXA Achievers share these qualities: Ambition and drive; Determination to set and reach goals; Respect for self, family and community; and Ability to succeed in college. For more information and application form, click here.
     
  • Burger King Scholar
    Application Deadline: December 15, 2017

    High school seniors can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2018-2019 school year! Qualified applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible, and must be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations. Full program details and your application available here.
     
  • Profile in Courage Essay Contest
    Application Deadline: January 4, 2018

    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 1971, 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 honorable mentions: $100 each. More information available here.
     
  • 2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
    Application Deadline: Thursday, January 4, 2018
    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. The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship program annually awards roughly 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships - up to $40,000 total per student. More information, eligibility requirements, and an online application can be found online here or on Facebook.

     
  • Ron Brown Scholar Program
    Early Applicant Deadline: November 1, 2017
    Application Deadline: January 9, 2018
    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.

     
  • TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) Student Voices Scholarship
    Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    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 in the 2017 Winter Governance and Legal Seminar on March 2-4, 2017, in Corpus Christi. Hotel accommodations will be paid for and panelists will be reimbursed up to $500 for additional travel expenses. Application and more information available here.

     
  • Texas Engineering Foundation Scholarship
    Application Deadline: January 19, 2018 - to Sabine chapter scholarship coordinator
    NOTE: This scholarship is available only to Lamar University students.
    Scholarship open to Lamar University students considering a career in engineering. Higih School seniors should be U.S. citizens with a 3.0 GPA. They must have a 620 math / 580 Reading on the SAT or a 29 math / 28 English on ACT. LCM students submit the application to the Sabine Chapter TSPE  (Texas Society of Professional Engineers) scholarship coordinator. 

     
  • Texas Student Housing 2018-2019 Scholarship Application (for 2018 High School Graduates)
    Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    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.

     
  • Key Club Scholarship
    Application Deadline: Postmarked by Wednesday, February 10, 2018
    The Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Foundation Key Club Scholarship applicant must be a senior, registered and attending the 2018 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. Application form available
    here.

     
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarships
    2018 Applications Available in November 2017
    Application Deadline: February 5, 2018 for online portions for ALL scholarships
    February 15, 2018 (Postmark deadline for additional items)

    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.
    • Technical (5 scholarships, $9,000, 2 years) – for seniors who wish to obtain a 2-year associate’s degree in a technical field
    • Area Go Texan (79 scholarships, $20,000, 4 years, 950 SAT/19 ACT, top 1/3 of class) – must reside in one of the 68 counties – including Orange
    • Exhibitor (30 scholarships, $20,000, 4 years, 950 SAT/19 ACT) – for students who participated or exhibited for two of the last four years, with one year being the 2017 show year
    • Hildebrand (15 scholarships, $20,000, 4 years, 950 SAT/19 ACT, top 1/4 of class) –Participate as an exhibitor in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Junior Market Lamb Show.
    • Military (5 scholarships, $20,000, 4 years, 950 SAT/19 ACT, top 1/4 of class) – 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 (15 scholarships, $20,000, 4 years, 950 SAT/19 ACT, top 1/4 of class) – 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 (70 scholarships, $20,000, 4 years, 950 SAT/19 ACT, top 1/4 of class)
    • FFA (70 scholarships, $20,000, 4 years, 950 SAT/19 ACT, top 1/4 of class)
    • Achievement (100 scholarships, $4,000/semester, 4 semesters max)
       
  • Jasper-Newton Electric Scholarship
    Application Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018 
    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 on the Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative website.
     
  • Texas Jaycee Foundation Scholarship
    Application Deadline: February 15, 2018 
    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 Friday, February 23, 2018
    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.) 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 “What involvement you have had inagriculture and how you think that has benefited you?” Application form is available in the Counselors’ Office.

     
  • Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
    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 (Thirty-nine $1,000 scholarships and thirteen $1,500 scholarships awarded)
    --Texas Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher High School Scholarship (Thirteen $1,000 scholarships awarded)
    --Texas Farm Bureau Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship (One $1,000 scholarship awarded)

     
  • Mobiloil Credit Union 2018 "Investing in You" Scholarship
    Application Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018
    Mobiloil Credit Union offers the “Investing in You” $20,000 Scholarship each year to its members who are graduating high school. Eligible participants include 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 may apply to all three of the following categories: Essay ($1,500), Video ($1,000), and Photo ($500). A minimum of two scholarships will be awarded in each category. The total number of awards given will be determined based on the amount of entries received in each category. The application form is available in the Counselors’ Office or on the Mobiloil Website.
     
  • LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS
    Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2018 (Friday before Spring Break) to Counselor’s Office
    Application forms distributed to seniors February 13-14 during their economics or government class periods.

     
  • Southern Texas PGA Scholarship
    Deadline: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    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.
    The one form applies for many different kinds of scholarships. You will be automatically sorted depending on which scholarships you qualify for. More information and the application form are available here.

     
  • Live Más Scholarship
    Application Deadline: Sunday, March 18, 2018
    The Live Más Scholarship is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. They’re looking for the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers–-whose post-high school education they will help fund. The Taco Bell Foundation will award $1 million to 100 young adults in 2018. Students submit a video--a short (2 minutes or less) film, animation or even a simple testimonial--and winners are selected based on the story about their life's passion so check out the application here. Students must be 16-24 years old and be least a high school junior.

     
  • Texas Telephone Association Foundation Scholarship
    Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018

    Six 4-year scholarships for $2,000/year for Texas high school seniors. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, with a 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale) planning to attend a Texas college or university. Special consideration will be given to students pursuing a college degree in fields of study of interest to telecommunications (such as math, business, education, technology, engineering, computer science, etc.) High school courses, extra-curricular activities, and demonstrated leadership will be considered. Students with established financial need will be given special consideration. Each high school can have a maximum of two qualified applications per high school counselor – LCM can have six applicants. Application information here. Forms are available from your Counselor.
     
  • Wellspring Credit Union Scholarship
    Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018
    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.

     
  • Texas Builders Foundation Scholarship
    Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018
    High school seniors must enroll for fall semester in Texas school and major in a building trade certification; construction science, management, engineering, or related degree; and plan to enter the construction workforce upon graduation. Scholarship instructions and online application form available here.

     
  • Junior League of Beaumont – Women Building Better Communities Award
    Application Deadline: Saturday, March 31, 2018
    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: Saturday, March 31, 2018
    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. More information and the application form are available
    here or in the Counselors’ Office.
     
  • Mauriceville Heritage Association Scholarship
    Deadline: Must be received by April 1, 2018

    Six $500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors or currently enrolled college students who have resided in the Mauriceville Community since their 5th birthday. Applicants must reside within the MVE MMS service area or have volunteered for the Mauriceville Heritage Association personally or have a parent volunteer. Application form and more information available in Counselors Office.
     
  • Juliet Tyner Memorial Scholarship – “Keeping the Dream Alive”
    Deadline: Saturday, April 1, 2017
    Four $1,000 scholarships are available for seniors who have been involved or supported high school baseball or softball. Final selection process could involve a personal interview. Scholarships will be awarded on Mother’s Day 2017. Application forms available from the Counselors’ Office.

     
  • Southeast Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship
    Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018
    The Southeast Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association (SETICA) will provide a $1,500 scholarship award to four outstanding students graduating this spring 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 last two consecutive years. Further consideration given to any Texas FFA or 4-H members planning to major in an agriculture-related field. Application forms are available in the Counselors’ Office.

     
  • Orange Community Players Scholarship
    Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017
    Scholarship for students involved with Orange Community Players. Application, resume, transcript and two letters of recommendation. Application form available in the Counselors’ Office.

     
  • DuGood Federal Credit Union “Cash for College Challenge” Scholarship
    Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2018
    Ten Southeast Texas high school students will be awarded $500 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.

     
  • Hattman Family Theater Scholarship
    Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017
    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 GPA). Applicants must be a past or present Orange Community Players participants and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship application form is available in the Counselors’ Office.

     
  • Orange County Republican Party Scholarship
    Deadline: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    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. Application form available in Counselors’ Office.

     
  • NAACP Scholarship – Orange Branch
    Deadline: 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017
    The Orange Branch of the NAACP will award two scholarships to high school seniors. GPA must be 3.0 or higher. Applications requires brief 400-word essay and a letter of recommendation. Application forms available in the Counselors’ Office.

     
  • 2017 Student-View Scholarship Program
    Deadline: Saturday, April 22, 2017
    The 2017 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school. The program includes one $4,000 scholarship, two $1,000 scholarships, and ten $500 scholarships. No test scores, essay, application form, fees. Log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application about colleges in your area. The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications with the winner announced in May 2017.

     
  • Cajun French Music Association of Louisiana– Gulf Coast Cajun Chapter Scholarship
    Deadline: Monrday, April 30, 2018
    Two $750 scholarships for Fall 2018 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.

     
  • Leesha Roy Memorial/Southeast ASA Umpire Scholarship
    Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
    The Southeast Texas A.S.A. Umpires 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 Texas Scholarship
    Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018
    A $2,500 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 in the Counselors’ Office.

     
  • Texas Interscholastic League Foundation Scholarship
    Deadline: Applications accepted March 1, 2018 to Friday, May 11, 2018.
    Seniors who competed at the state level in a UIL academic contest any year of their high school career (CX debaters must have advanced to the second day of competition) or the UIL Young Filmmakers Festival are eligible. Applicants must plan to attend a Texas college or university, must enroll full-time and maintain a 2.5 GPA, have taken either the SAT or ACT. The online application is at www.tilfoundation.org.

     
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Scholarship
    Deadline: Monday, May 14, 2018
    High school seniors who want a career in construction or maintenance – scholarship to attend training at ABC for either June semester or September semester. Must include scholarship application (available in Counselors Office), two letters of recommendation – one from vocational teacher, and official high school transcript.

     
  • Ozarka “Every Drop Counts” Earch Science Scholarship
    Deadline: Friday, May 25, 2018
    Two Texas students will each receive a $10,000 scholarship. Students must have a 3.0 (4.0 scale) GPA and must be purusing a four-year degree in the field of earth/environmental science – Geology, Hydrogrology, Environmental Science, Environmental Law, Environmental Educaiton, Forestry, Oceanography, Ecology, etc. Applications available in the Counselors’ Office or here.

     
  • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
    Deadline: Thursday, June 14, 2018
    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 at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
     
  • 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. For more information, see https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/
     
    • Career & Technical Scholarship Program – Deadline: June 15, 2018
      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. Applications for Fall 2018 opened March 15, 2018. More information available here. Apply online here.

       
  • ​Enginnering 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.