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: Friday before Spring Break
Application forms will be distributed to seniors mid-February during their economics or government class periods.
LCM High School’s Class of 2019 Scholarship Night is planned for Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 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.
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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, Aviation, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, Math, Medical, Nursing, Performing Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Visual Arts, Other Majors
Families who wish to perform more extensive/exhaustive searches for scholarship opportunities may wish to access these search options:
- Baylor University – Scholarships page - Baylor’s Freshman Scholarship Calculator
- Carr P Collins Scholarship – 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, 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
April 12, 2019 April 18, 2019
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,. Application available in Counselors Office.
- Ambassador Scholarship
February 15, 2019 Extended to Monday, March 4, 2019
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.
- Mirabeau Scholarship - Info
Deadline: – January 1
Outstanding incoming freshmen with exceptionally strong academic records are invited to apply. 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 1360 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).
- Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship
Deadline: January 1
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 SAT (CR+M) score of 1360 or an ACT score of 29 or greater 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. More information here.
- Cardinal Elite Scholarship
Deadline: February 1
Cardinal Elite Scholarships are available to first-time-in-college freshmen (dual credit and AP credit are not disqualifying) with a minimum SAT (CR+M) score of 1360 or an ACT score of 29 or greater. The Cardinal Elite award will give students $32,000 over four years: $5,000 per year will be applied toward tuition and $3,000 per year will be applied toward on-campus residence hall.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship - Tuition
Deadline: February 1
Academic Excellence Scholarships are available to first-time-in-college freshmen (dual credit and AP credit are not disqualifying) with a minimum SAT (CR + M) score of 1220-1350 or an ACT score of 25 AND must be ranked in the Top 25%. The Academic Excellence award will give students $24,000 over four years: $3,000 per year will be applied toward tuition and $3,000 will be applied toward on-campus residence hall.
- Smith-Hutson Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019
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. The Smith-Hutson Scholarship Application becomes available on December 1. The application will be complete upon the receipt of (1) completed online application in myScholarships; (2) high school transcript; (3) financial need documentation (Copy of the Student Aid Report from the FAFSA); (4) an essay describing career goals; and (5) two letters of recommendation. More information here.
- 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.
- Sam Houston State University – Scholarships Page
Scholarships4Kats Priority Date: November 1
- Terry Foundation Incoming Freshman Scholarship
Deadline: January 15; Complete FAFSA by November 1
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 and complete the FAFSA by November 1. Completed application, two letters of recommendation, and official high school transcript must be submitted. More info found 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 28
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: September 30, 2018, 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. Prospective Brockman Scholars FAQ
- Beaumont A&M Club
Mandatory Meeting – February 26, 2019 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.
- Orange County Texas A&M University Mothers’ Club
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
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
- President’s Honor Scholarship
Top 25% of class and have SAT score of 1420 or ACT score of 32 = $26,000-$38,000 ($6,500-$9,500 annually)
- Texas State Achievement Scholarship
Top 25% of class and have SAT score of 1260-1410 or ACT score of 27-31 = $10,000-$22,000 ($2,500-$5,500 annually)
- Texas State Distinguished Scholarship
Top 25% of class and have SAT score of 1160-1250 or ACT score of 24-26 = $6,000-$10,000 ($1,500-$2,500 annually)
Top 26-30% and have SAT score of 1160-1250 or ACT score of 24-26 = $6,000-$10,000 ($1,500-$2,500 annually)
- 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, 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: November 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 6
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 October 15
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/engineering/math (STEM). Qualified applicants are Latino high school seniors graduating in the spring/summer of 2019 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 2019. For more details, visit Hispanic Heritage Foundation.
- National College Resources Foundation
Deadline: October 16
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 27, 2018, to receive their scholarship.
- Wendy’s High School Heisman
Application Deadline: October 17 by 5 p.m. Central Time
Complete application early to give your reviewer adequate time to submit their review!
One male and one female winner from each school selected. Senior athletes who excel in the 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.
- 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. 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.
- Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
Deadline: October 31
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. Detailed requirements and application instructions are available here. Application here.
- Voice of Democracy (VFW)
Deadline: October 31
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.
- 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline is November 6
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
2019 Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Deadline: November 15
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2019 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.
2019 Legacy Awards
Due online by February 1
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.
- Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship
Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Qualifications – Exceptionally promising high school seniors with demonstrated unmet financial need who intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in Fall 2019 with an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above; SAT of 1200 or ACT of 26. 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. This year, 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.
- Texas Farm Credit Scholarship
Application Deadline: 4 p.m. on December 1. More information is available here or here.
Ag Student of the Month – Each of Texas Farm Credit’s 17 branches (one in Beaumont) will recognize one outstanding student per month from January 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 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.).
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.
- AXA Achievement Scholarship
Application Deadline: December 14, 2018 or until 10,000 applications are received. Apply early!
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 2019-2020 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
Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5; be passionate about serving the community; and be a high school senior, BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee. Full program details and your application available here.
- Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity
Application Deadline: January 15
BBB SETX Consumer Education Foundation’s “Student of Integrity” Scholarships available for high school seniors in SE Texas counties of Chambers, Liberty, Hardin, Jefferson, Tyler, Orange, Newton, Jasper, 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. Students will be recognized at the BBB SETX Torch Award for Business Ethics on Thursday, March 7, at the Beaumont Civic Center. See following links: Scholarship Information Sheet, Student Entry Form, & Recommendation Form.
- Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Application Deadline: January 18
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.
- 2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: January 2019
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 / Application Deadline: January 9
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: January 16
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 2019 Winter Governance Seminar on February 21-22, 2019. 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 18, 2019 - 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. High 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 2019-2020 Scholarship Application (for 2019 High School Graduates)
Application Deadline: January 31
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 1
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.
- Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarships
Applications Open in November
Application Deadline: February 4 for online portions for *most* scholarships
February 14 (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.
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 - Contact 4-H for application deadline)
*FFA (70 scholarships, $20,000, 4 years, 950 SAT/19 ACT, top 1/4 of class – Contact FFA for application deadline)
- Jasper-Newton Electric Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 8, 2019
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.
- Key Club Scholarship
Application Deadline: Postmarked by February 11, 2019
The Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Foundation Key Club Scholarship applicant must be a senior, registered and attending the 2019 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. Application form available here.
- Texas Jaycee Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
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.
- Live Más Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 21, 2019
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 new applicants in 2019. 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.
- Capital Farm Credit Scholarship
Deadline: Received by February 23
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 in agriculture and how you think that has benefited you?” Application form is available in the Counselors’ Office.
- Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships
Application Deadline: March 1
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)
- SEG Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
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, 2019
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 4, 2019
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.
- Mobiloil Credit Union 2019 "Investing in You" Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 8, 2019
Mobiloil Credit Union offers eight “Investing in You” Scholarship 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, and a 300-500 word essay to answer two questions. The application form is available on the Mobiloil Website.
- LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019 (Friday before Spring Break) to Counselor’s Office
Application forms distributed to seniors February 6 during their economics or government class periods.
- Texas Builders Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Texas high school seniors must enroll for fall semester in Texas technical/trade school or community college/university and must be pursuing a residential construction-related trade certification or residential construction degree. Scholarship instructions and online application form available here.
- Southern Texas PGA Scholarship
Deadline: March 22, 2019
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.
- Texas Telephone Association Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: Counselors’ must mail LCM applications by Friday, March 29, 2019
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.
- 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
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, 2019
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.
- 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.
- Cristin & Katie Grubbs Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: April 12, 2019
Scholarship in memory of two sisters who were killed by a drugged driver in 2010. This scholarship is for high school seniors whose lives have ben impacted directly or indirectly by an intoxicated driver, which includes drugged and drunk driving. Drugged driving includes prescription abuse and/or illegal drugs. Scholarship amount varies from $250-$1,000. Eligible seniors must have participated in high school extracurricular activity, club or organization and have a 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale). Application must include 2-3 letters of recommentaion, transcript, and one-page essay explaining how intoxicated driving has impacted your life directly/indirectly. Application form available in the Counselors’ Office.
- Mauriceville Heritage Association Scholarship
Deadline: Must be received by 4 p.m. on April 15, 2019
Six $500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors, co-enrolled high school students, or 1st year college students who have resided in the Mauriceville Community since their 5th birthday. Applicants must reside within the MVE MMS service area. Two of the scholarships are designated for seniors or co-enrolled high school students who themselves or their parent/guardian have volunteered with the Mauriceville Heritage Association at least 20 hours in 2018. Application form and more information available in Counselors Office. Scholarships will be awarded at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Crawfish Bash. Recipients must be present to accept the award or it will go to the alternate.
- DuGood Federal Credit Union Scholarship Giveaway
Deadline: April 15
Five 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.
- AMVETS National Four-Year Scholarship
Deadline: April 15/30 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.
- 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.
- Orange County Republican Party Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2019
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.
- 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.
- Cary Hester Memorial Livestock Show Scholarship
Deadline: must be postmarked by April 20, 2019
All applicants must live in Orange County and must have been an active member of 4-H and/or FFA for at least 3 years and showed livestock. Applications must include a brief Statement by High School Principal, Counselor, Teacher, Agriculture Instructor, or Extension Agent regarding applicant. Applications available in the Counselors’ Office.
- Ozarka “Every Drop Counts” Earth Science Scholarship
Deadline: April 26, 2019
Two Texas students will each receive a $10,000 scholarship. Students must have a 3.0 (4.0 scale) GPA and must be pursuing a four-year degree in the field of earth/environmental science – Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Environmental Law, Environmental Education, Forestry, Oceanography, Ecology, etc. Applications available in the Counselors’ Office or here.
- MJO Memorial Scholarship honoring J.L. and Laverne Mathews
Deadline: May 1, 2019
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 in the Counselors’ Office.
- 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 Texas Scholarship
Deadline: May 6, 2019
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, 2019 to Friday, May 10, 2019.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
Deadline: June 14, 2019
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.