Woodrow Wilson High School  
Dallas, Texas​

Counseling Department

​Conferences & Internship Opportunities: 

ACLU Summer Advocacy Program - Open to students ages 15-18 who demonstrate a keen interest in civil liberties issues and social justice advocacy. The ACLU Summer Advocacy Program (July 20-26) brings together a diverse group of high school students from across the United States to participate in a firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. During this week-long program in Washington, DC, students participate in electives and seminars led by lobbyists, community activists, lawyers, and ACLU experts to enhance their knowledge of civil liberties, social justice issues, and advocacy campaigns. The Close Up Foundation – a DC based civic education non-profit – partners with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning and small group discussion opportunities throughout the program. Below is more information about how to apply – to read more about the program, please visit https://www.aclu.org/summer-advocacy-program
Application Process
Due by April 7th, Financial Aid is available (full and partial scholarships). High school-aged students who are 15-18* years old are welcome to apply. *High school graduates are eligible to apply for the Advanced Advocacy Program.

​​Dallas Junior Police Academy Advanced Class
The application is available at http://www.dallasjpa.org/application/
The class will be held at Dallas Police Headquarters located at 1400 South Lamar.
Completed applications should be sent to Sgt. Wanda West. Scan in the application and send to: info@dallasjpa.org Mail the application to:
                                                      Sgt. Wanda West
                                                      Youth Outreach Unit
                                                      Dallas Police Department
                                                      P.O. Box 600012
                                                      Dallas, Texas 75360
The class will accommodate 30 students. The classes usually fill up in 7-10 days, so please send your completed application in as soon as possible. Applications are accepted in the order received, and every student will go through a Dallas Police background check. You will be notified when the student's application has been accepted to participate in the Dallas Junior Police Academy. If you have NOT been notified, your child is not to attend this class.
For more information on the Dallas Junior Police Academy go to dallasjpa.org. You can also follow them on Twitter @DallasJrPolice.

​​Duke Summer Session
If you are seeking to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty or interested in engaging deeply with a particular subject, or hoping to spend your summer enjoying residential activities on Duke’s historic West Campus, or are seeking to prepare for college and to create an international network of peers, one of our 3 summer programs are for you!

​Summer College, a 4-week academic credit program for students currently in grades 10 – 12.
Summer Academy, a 3-week academic enrichment program for students currently in 9 – 12.
Accelerated STEM, 1-week academic enrichment program for students currently in 9–12.
For more information please visit: ​https://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students

Environmental Education Initiative (EEI) - PAID summer internship for High School juniors and seniors! Provides an opportunity for high school students to conduct college level research on real world issues alongside graduate students and research professors. At the end of the 5 weeks, students will present their research findings to City of Dallas officials. The internship is Monday – Thursday starting June 10th and ending July 18th. For their work over the summer, students will receive $1,600. Applications are due April 12th and interviews for top contenders will be held before school is out for summer. Students can use the following link for direct access to the application: https://unt.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eezYWX9j3iCg1Zr Students must be at least 17 as of June 1st, 2019. Students under 18 years old must include parental permission form signed in the online application. The form can be found in the following link: http://dallaseei.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/General-ParentPermissionForm.pdf

​​Sprit of America Youth Leadership Program
​JUNIORS! A four-day conference for high school students to interact with experts on citizenship, democracy, the free enterprise system, the judicial system, and the American political process. The program includes thought-provoking lectures, historical tours, and experiential workshops, all designed to develop leadership skills and deepen an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of engaged citizenship. If you are interested in attending the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program, you must take part in an interview process with the Freedoms Foundation Youth Committee - Dallas Chapter. For more information and to apply, please visit: www.freedomsfoundation.org. ​​

UT Southwestern - STARS (Summer science research program) -
For juniors during the summer between their junior and senior year of high school. This is for students interested in medicine, bio-medical engineering or research, biology, engineering, computer science, or any sort of technical field. For more information about the program, here is the STARS website: https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/programs/stars/​

Young Leader Strong City Annual Summit
This summit berings together high school students from across the Dallas metroplex to spark dialogue, awareness, engagement, and equip students to advocate for racial justice and equity in their school, community and beyond. At this summit, students will develop leadership skills, and continue to learn across lines of difference with others. Students attending public, private, and charter schools are invited from throughout the metroplex to deconstruct racism, analyze its role in our lives and world, and to develop practical, applicable ideas adn strategies around creating racial justice through interactive workships, constructive discussions and development of an action plan for change. 
​​Date: November 17, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at The University of Texas at Dallas
Students to register, please see your counselor
Adults can volunteer via:

Healthcare Pathway
For students interested in a healthcare career, the Healthcare Pathway program is a great opportunity to gain valuable insight into how to succeed. This program is intended for middle and high school students. Two scholarships will be awarded at the event.
Award: ​(2) $500 scholarships
Date: 11/4/2017​
​​NASA High School Aerospace Scholars Program
​JUNIORS who are interested in space and science! Apply for NASA’s High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) program! After participating in an interactive online course, students who score high enough will be invited to spend a week at NASA’s Johnson Space Center—all expenses paid! The High School Aerospace Scholars application is now open at:
Deadline: 10/25/17​

Coolidge Scholarship
A full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service.

​The Coolidge Foundation invites the top 100 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C and a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, receive a one- time finalist scholarship of $5,000.
Award: Full 4 year ride to US college of your choice
​Deadline: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST​​

​Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP)
​HPREP is a free 5 week program with interactive workshops, college/career fair, and more. Learn how to become a doctor, scientist, physical therapist, or dentist. There are hands-on activities like cow eye dissection, DNA extraction, prosthetics, orthotics, and suturing. Receive mentoring by medical, graduate and heal professions students. Applications accepted from 10th - 12th grade high school students in the DFW Metroplex. The application opens 10/19 and will close 11/19. The program will be help Saturday mornings from 8am to 12pm on January 5, 12, 19, 26, and February 2nd. To complete an application visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPREP2019​​
University of Oklahoma’s High School Leadership Conference -

The conference is exclusively for high school juniors and will be held February 15-17, 2018, at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. HSLC 2018 applications will be accessible for students on November 6, 2017, and can be accessed on our website at hslc.ou.edu. The purpose of HSLC is to equip, empower, and inspire high school students with valuable leadership skills that will benefit them in their daily lives and help them impact their schools. Students will leave the conference embodying characteristics that will help them become productive, efficient leaders. If you would like to see a little more about what HSLC is all about, please watch this video: https://vimeo.com/294068672. We also encourage you to follow us on our Instagram and Twitter at @CAC_HSLC. Students do not have to be interested in attending the University of Oklahoma. The university is simply our hosting site, and all students are encouraged to apply. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at hslc@ou.edu​


The Coast Guard Academy - Located in New London, Connecticut Charges no tuition, equally accessible to men & women, no Congressional appointments, Admission is highly competitive & based solely on merit Cadets are paid a stipend & graduate debt-free Go to www.uscga.edu & admissions@uscga.edu or call 800.883.8724

Navy/ROTC Scholarships
Worth up to $180,000 at over 160 major colleges/universities Nursing included.
​Deadline: Monthly, Go to https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/ for over 160 major universities with NROTC program

US Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland)
​www.usna.edu/Admissions You must be nominated by a US senator, congressman or VP of US. Start the process of contacting your senator or congressmen when you are a junior

US Military Academy at West Point http://www.westpoint.edu/admissions/SitePages/Steps.aspx You must be nominated by a US senator, congressman or VP of US. Start the process of contacting your senator or congressmen when you are a junior

US Air Force Academy
​https://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/ Like the other academies you must be nominated. There are a few different ways to be nominated for the Air Force Academy. Check the link for more information. Just like the other academies you should start the process of contacting nominators when you are a junior.
University Scholarships:​

Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award Scholarship (NRTA)
High-achieving Seniors who apply for Fall 2018 admission to University of Arkansas, will receive up to a 90% discount on the non-resident portion of tuition. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, and an ACT of 24 OR SAT of 1160. For more information visit http://scholarships.uark.edu/nrta/index.php
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Boston University Trustee Scholars
Competition Seniors who rank at the top of their class and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their school and community must submit their application for admission to BU and two essays by 12/1/17 to be considered. This Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus orientation & mandatory undergraduate student fees for 4 years at Boston University. For more information and to apply visit www.bu.edu/admissions/trustee
Award: 4-year award
Deadline: 12/01/18

Davidson College - John M. Belk Scholarship
Seniors who are challenge seekers, intellectual explorers, servant leaders and change agents, who must complete admission application no later than December 1. Please see your counselor if you are interested so they can nominate you at:
Award: Full Tuition
Deadline: 11/09/18

Gettysburg College - STEM Scholarship
To be eligible for the STEM Scholars program, students must meet the following requirements: Applied and excepted to Gettysburg College, be a U.S. citizen, national, alien admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or an alien lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Be enrolled as a full-time student. Intend to major in one of the following fields: Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics.
Award: 4 year tuition
Deadline: February 1, 2019

Iowa State - Return to Iowa-Generations Scholarship
​SENIORS who verify graduation of a former generation, who have been admitted by March 1 to Iowa State. $1,500/year for 4 years. Apply online: www.admissions.iastate.edu/generations
Award: $1,500
Deadline: 03/01/19

Kansas State Engineering initiative Scholarships Out-of-State
College of Engineering Scholarship: 3.5 GPA, 24-27 ACT, or 1090-1240 SAT and a 3.5 GPA; $2,000 renewable 4 years or 28+ ACT, 1250+ SAT and a 3.5 GPA; $4,000 renewable 4 years
Apply for admission to be considered: http://www.k-state.edu
Award: 4-year award
Deadline: 11/01/18

Kansas State Out-of-State Scholarships (Academic, Interview, and IB or AP Capstone)
Award: Multiple - please check website for further details
Deadline: Multiple - please check website for further details

K-State Wabash CannonBall North Texas Scholarship/ K-State Alumni Assoc.
Seniors who live in the North Texas area, who have a minimum 3.25 GPA, who must be admitted to KSU, and who have completed a general scholarship application by Nov 1). Apply online at www.k-state.com/wabashscholarshipnorthtx.
Award: $5,000
Deadline: 12/01/18

Midwestern State University Scholarships
Seniors who are admitted to Midwestern State University by April 1 are automatically considered for general merit scholarships ranging from $500 - $2,500. For scholarship criteria and information on all of the scholarships go to www.mwsu.edu/admissions/scholarships
Award: up to $2,500
Deadline: 04/01/19

Montana State University - 2019 Presidential Scholarships
Seniors who apply for admission to Montana State University for Fall enrollment, who have academic distinction, demonstrate leadership and commitment to public service, who plan to pursue research and/or creative endeavors, and who have a cumulative 3.75 GPA, 30 ACT or 1410 SAT or better. For more information and to apply, visit www.montana.edu/honors/scholarships.html
Award: 4-year awards
Deadline: 12/01/18

Northern Arizona University Scholarship Page
Awards for National Merit, and National Hispanic Scholars
Award: Various
Deadline: Various

Norwich University - Take the Lead Scholarship
Here’s how it works:
1. Complete the online application to Norwich http://www.norwich.edu/financial-aid/scholarships
2. Complete the FAFSA and include Norwich University as one of your choices (00369200).
That’s it!
Award: $2,000
Deadline: 12/15/2018

Santa Clara University - The Johnson Scholars Program
Seniors who demonstrate leadership and a spirit of tenacity, service and high academic performance, and who have minimum scores of a 3.8 GPA, and 30 ACT or 1400 SAT Math+Critical Reading who are interested in this merit scholarship for full tuition must apply for admissions through the online Common Application process. For more information visit www.scu.edu/johnsonscholars/selection
Award: 4-year award
Deadline: 01/07/19

SMU's Hunt Leadership Scholars Program
Seniors who demonstrate Extraordinary Leadership, who submit the Hunt Essay and YouTube statement, and a completed first-year application for admission to SMU, who rank in the top 25% of graduating class with a Composite SAT 1330 or ACT 29, whose curriculum includes AP courses, IB courses, and/or honors classes. Only first-time, full-time domestic students are eligible for the Hunt Scholarship. For more details and to apply, please go to http://www.smu.edu/Academics/Hunt/Application
Award: 4-year award
Deadline: 01/15/1

Texas A&M Scholarship Page

Texas A&M Commerce Scholarship Page

Texas State University Scholarship Page

Texas Women's University Scholarship Page

University of Alabama Out-of-State Scholarship
Capstone Scholar - 27 ACT or 1280-1300 SAT score, minimum 3.5 GPA; $5,000 per year
Collegiate Scholar - 28 ACT or 1310-1340 SAT score, minimum 3.5 GPA; $6,000 per year
Foundation in Excellence Scholar - 29 ACT or 1350-1380 SAT score, minimum 3.5 GPA; $13,000 per year
UA Scholar - 30-32 ACT or 1390-1480 SAT score, minimum 3.5 GPA; $19,000
Presidential Scholar - 33-36 ACT or 1490-1600 SAT score, minimum 3.5 GPA; $25,000 per year
Presidential Elite Scholar - 4.0 GPA and a 36 ACT or 1600 SAT; Full tuition paid
(if graduate w/remaining tuition scholarship semester(s) may utilize these monies toward graduate and/or law school UA.)
Award: Various Awards
Deadline: 12/15/18

University of Dallas Department Scholarship
Seniors applying for admission to the University of Dallas are eligible for one of our Departmental Scholarships. These competitive scholarships are awarded in a variety of subjects in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year. Applicants are required to come to campus for an interview. Please visit the website for more information and to apply. http://udallas.edu/admissions/undergrad/departmentalscholarships/index.php
Award: $1,000 - $5,000
Deadline: 01/15/19

University of Dayton
For graduating seniors with a passion for personal development and a commitment to service to be a leadership in service scholarship recipient. The students selected will also be eligible to receive a University of Dayton merit scholarship, which can be worth up to $88,000 over four years. To apply, please see your counselor.
Award: $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years)
Deadline: 10/25/2019

University of Houston Scholarship Page

University of North Texas Scholarship Page

UTA Civil Engineering Scholarship
Students must be a US Citizen, demonstrate leadership ability, and academic course load record should be adequate to succeed in college engineering curriculum. Please submit a letter of introduction, transcript, SAT scores, 1 page application (resume of leadership and extracurriculars, and essay of "Why civil engineering is for me" and "Why you should select me for the Friends of CE scholarship." submit all of this via email to trinityenterprise1@gmail.com. Final applicants will have interviews conducted
Award: $40,000
Deadline: 5pm, Friday, December 15, 2018

University of Texas Scholarship Page

UT Austin Texas Advance Scholarship Initiative
Aimed at supporting the success of hard-working economically disadvantaged Texas high school seniors. Includes the University Leadership Network, Longhorn Pre-College Academy and presidential Scholars.
Award: $20,000 ($5,000 a year for four years)
Deadline:12/1/17 for priority consideration, no later than 3/15/2019

UTSA Terry Foundation Freshman Scholarship 2017
The UTSA Terry Freshman Scholarship competition provides scholarships for select students who demonstrate high academic achievement, service, and leadership and have financial need.
1. Must apply to UTSA using Apply Texas by January 1, 2018
2. Apply for Financial Aid using the FAFSA by March 1, 2018
3. Complete the Terry Foundation Freshman Scholarship questions and essays on Apply Texas
4. Submit 2 letters of recommendation and an official transcript. Instructions can be found at http://terryscholars.utsa.edu/scholars/become.php
5. For more information please email www.terryscholar@utsa.edu
6. Full cost of tuition, fees, books, and on-campus living expenses
Award: 4-year award
Deadline: 01/01/18

University of Virginia - Jefferson Scholarship
Seniors who show outstanding achievement and the highest promise as scholars, teacher’s public servants and business leaders. Visit www.jeffersonscholars.org for more information. Please see your counselor if you are interested.
Award: $240,000 for non-Virginians
Deadline: 11/17/17

Washington University in St. Louis - Danforth Scholars Program
Seniors who demonstrate personal integrity, commitment to community, leadership and academic excellence who plan to attend Washington University in St. Louis in the Fall. Please see your counselor if you are interested for nomination.
Award: Full or Partial Tuition
Deadline: 11/3/17

The Wesleyan University "Hamilton" Prize for Creativity
Seniors who are accepted to and enrolled full-time in the Fall at Wesleyan, who applied using the Common Application, whose work of creative written expression is judged to best reflect the originality, artistry, and dynamism embodied in Broadway's "Hamilton". Please apply at: www.wesleyan.edu/hamiltonprize
Award: 4-year award
Deadline: 01/01/18

WSU - Distinguished Scholarship Invitational
Seniors who have submitted their WSU application materials by October 15, who have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5, minimum ACT score of 27 or 1280 SAT, or who rank in the top 10% of their senior class, who complete and submit their DSI application by November 1. For more information and to apply http://www.wichita.edu/scholarshipcompetitions
Award: $60,000
Deadline: 11/1/17

On this page you will find information about University specific scholarships and military academies which benefit our Senior class. You will also find conference, internship, and summer program information which are more for our Junior, Sophomore, and Freshmen class. 
Updated: 3/19/2019