Scholarships - Please check back as we will be updating this page when more information becomes available.
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Each award is intended to cover a significant portion of your educational experience – 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 they may receive. This 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 student experience.
Irene Wischer Education ScholarshipBe a U.S. citizen or legal resident for 12 consecutive months prior to completing application; Good character; demonstrates academic potential/ability; Financial Need Apply at https://www.frostbank.com/scholarships/wischerAward: Renewable (up to $11,000 per yr.)
Deadline: March 2019
Woodrow Wilson High School Foundation -
Applications can be found at woodrowfoundation.com/apply
What’s available? 24 scholarship awards available exclusively to Woodrow Wilson High School seniors totaling $41,500. Award sizes range from $250 to $10,000
Submissions require the following supporting materials:
-Verification of SAT/ACT scores (if not on transcript)
-Essay, including ambitions and goals, explaining why you should be awarded the scholarship
-Three (3) letters of recommendation from adults unrelated to you
-Student Aid Report (if applying for scholarships in which demonstrated financial need is one of the criteria)
Award: range $250 - $10,000
The Links, Incorporated Scholarship - Students must be a qualified graduating senior of African American/African descent from a high school within the City of Dallas at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Minimum GPA of 2.75/4.0 or 80 or above, must plan to enter a four-year college or university in Fall 2019, and be able to document financial need. Application requirements are as follows: Completed application form (2 copies), Official grade transcript (and an additional copy), SAT or ACT scores, Two letters of recommendation (and an additional copy of each), Demonstration of a significant amount of community service, Copy of student’s and parent/guardian’s W-2 form or income tax return, and. Be available to interview for semi-finalists with The Links, Incorporated, Dallas Chapter Scholarship Committee on April 27, 2019.
For an application, please see the WWHS Counselors.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority - Omicron Mu Omega Chapter Applicant must be a graduating minority senior from a Dallas Metroplex high school, possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities, and have a low to moderate family income. Applicants must submit an application (obtained from their counselor), transcript, two letters of recommendation (one MUST be from one of the applicant’s teachers), and a one page essay indicating why you should be selected as a scholarship recipient. Award: Various
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior, have a 3.0 (B) grade point average or above, be accepted and enrolled in a 4 year college/university by the fall term after receiving the scholarship, complete the application (filling in every blank) by typing or writing with black or blue ink, attach a wallet size (3X2) photograph of yourself to the front of the application, submit a copy of your high school transcript; please mark through (blackout/whiteout) your SSN before submitting. Submit two letters of recommendation; one from an adult in your community and one from a counselor or teacher at your school, submit a one page type written essay. See your counselor for an application packet. Award: Various
Helping Hands and Caring Hearts of America
This scholarship will be awarded to two college bound high school minority seniors who are currently living at or below the poverty line.
To apply, please go to the website below and fill out the application and complete a 500 word essay titled, “If I could, I would…..” In addition, the students will be required to provide the following: 2 Teacher recommendations, their high school transcript, a college acceptance letter, and an approved FAFSA as proof of financial need. https://helpinghandsandcaringheartsofamerica.org/scholarship/
The Dallas FoundationThis site connects donors with nonprofit causes they care about. There are many scholarships on this page, some of them are open to all, some are very specific (area lived in, high school attended, etc.) Most have a spring 2019 deadline so the new information has not been posted yet. Keep checking the link for further information. https://www.dallasfoundation.org/scholarship-listing.aspxDeadline: Spring 2019
Texas Telephone Association Foundation (TTAF) TTAF is a non-profit, philanthropic organization founded to help further the understanding of telephony and advance telecommunications as a career choice, will award six, four-year scholarships, in the amount of $2,000 per year to students entering college for the 2019-2020 school year. Students must be a U.S. Citizen; graduating from a Texas high school no later than June 2019, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (out of a possible 4.0); be planning to attend a Texas college or university by the Fall of 2019, including a current transcript, have a letter of acceptance from a Texas college or university where student has been accepted, copy of student’s SAR (Student Aid Report).
Please note--special consideration will be given to students who will be pursuing a college degree in fields of study which are of particular interest to telecommunications (such as math, business, education, technology, engineering, and computer science, etc.). You may also access the attached application form at the Texas Telephone Association website: www.tta.org
You MUST HAVE this application turned into your high school counselor by March 19, 2019! No exceptions.
Award: $2,000 per year
Guide Right Foundation of Dallas Academic Achievement Awards - Scholarship is presented to a deserving African American male high school graduating seniors attending a school in the Dallas Independent School District, or a high school affiliated with our Kappa League program, or a city of Dallas catholic school. The criteria used for this scholarship is based on academic achievement, community involvement, and financial need. The requirements are the following: be an African American Male student, be a graduating senior, have a 3.0 or above GPA, aspires to attend a college or university. Three awards will be given in the amounts of: 1st Place - up to $4,000, 2nd Place - up to $3,000, 3rd Place - up to $2,000. Key requirements to complete this application: current transcript, list of scholastic activities, list of community service activities, work experience (if applicable), two (2) essays (350 to 400 words maximum each), three (3) recommendation letters. For application information, please visit https://form.jotform.com/90316063502143
Award: $2,000 - $4,000
Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett ScholarshipThis scholarship is for students whose lives have been impacted by cancer. Awards vary, but may be used to support tuition, books and fees at any accredited college. Applicants must be graduating high school that have been impacted by cancer in one of the following ways: have an immediate family member who is under a current cancer diagnosis and/or treatment for cancer, have an immediate family member who has passed away within the last two years from cancer, or are themselves under a current cancer diagnosis and/or treatment for cancer. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA, minimum SAT score of 1300 or ACT of 18, must be US citizens or documented legal residents, must also submit 2 letters of recommendation and an essay response. To apply, go to https://cftexas.academicworks.com/ and click on "Sign up" at the top right of the page. Award: Various, up to $50,000
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Scholarship - $10,000 scholarships with paid summer internship opportunities to achieving high school seniors who are members of a racial/ethnic group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession: Black/African American, Asian (including South Asian), Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and/or identify as a member of the LGBT community in the greater Austin, Dallas and Houston areas. These seniors must be interested in a career in law, be in the top 20% standing in their class, have a minimum SAT score of 1100 or ACT score of 22, and demonstrate a financial need to attend college. Students can apply by filling out the application located at https://www.velaw.com/Who-We-Are/Diversity---Inclusion/V-E-Diversity-Scholarships/
Award: $10,000 and a paid internship
Adrienne Thomas Jones Excellence in Community Involvement Award -
The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to exemplary Dallas/Fort Worth area students who actively give back to their communities through volunteer experiences and are accepted by an accredited college or university. The Adrienne T. Jones Excellence in Community Involvement Scholarship targets students graduating from a high school within the DFW Metroplex Cities.
CRITERIA: Must have verifiable proof of permanent residence status in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, must be completing or have completed high school successfully with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, must be accepted as a full time student at a college or university for the upcoming 2019 – 2020 academic year. If scholarship money is awarded, this is the only program that will receive the funds on behalf of the applicant. Proof of enrollment will be required from the recipient, must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States, must complete and submit a Scholarship.
Please see the counselors office for an application
Deadline: April 15, 2019
Jenine D. Robinson McClaney, MBA Excellence in Leadership Scholarship -
The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to exemplary female high school students who are attending Tennessee State University as an undergraduate student.
CRITERIA: African American graduating senior attending high school in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, must have verifiable proof of permanent residence status in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, must be completing or have completed high school successfully with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, must be accepted as a full time student at Tennessee State University-Nashville, Tennessee for the upcoming 2019 – 2020 academic year. If scholarship money is awarded, this is the only program that will receive the funds on behalf of the applicant. Proof of enrollment will be required from the recipient. Applicants must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.
Preference may be given to applicants who have participated in PIF or Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Upsilon Lambda Omega Chapter programs and those who live in the Best Southwest Cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Lancaster, Glenn Heights, Red Oak, Oak Leaf, Ovilla, Midlothian, or Waxahachie, Texas. Please see the counselors office for an application
Deadline: April 15, 2019
Dr. Ramonda Widemon Busby, RN, DNP, NEA-BC Excellence in Nursing Scholarship
The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to exemplary high school students who are accepted by or current full-time students at an accredited college or university, preferably, Texas Woman’s University, University of Texas at Arlington, or Texas Christian University pursing a degree in Nursing.
CRITERIA: African American graduating senior attending high school or graduated high school in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, must have verifiable proof of permanent residence status in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, must be completing or have completed high school successfully with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, must be accepted as a full time student at an accredited college or university for the upcoming 2019 – 2020 academic year. If scholarship money is awarded, this is the only program that will receive the funds on behalf of the applicant. Proof of enrollment will be required from the recipient, must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States, must complete and submit a Scholarship Application by Monday, April 15, 2019.
Deadline: April 15, 2019
Dallas Bar Association 2018 Photography Contest The photograph must be the student’s own interpretation of the Law Day theme “Separation of Powers: Framework for freedom.” Picture must have been taken after June 9, 2017 and cannot have been published in any medium. Format: 1 image or collage, color or black and white, can not be larger than 8x10, no frame or mount, slides will not be accepted. 2 printed copies or a digital photo provided on CD will be accepted. Entry forms must accompany the photo. For more information, please see your counselor. Awards: Various
Education Majors - Dr. Alfred L Roberts, Sr. Scholarship Open to DISD seniors graduating in the spring of 2018 who are planning to attend a college or university in the fall of 2018 and will be majoring in the field of education. Up to 5 scholarships will be awarded. Requirements: documentation verifying non-paid community services preformed in the community, church, and/or school. Must include the number of hourse, activity, signature and phone number of the contact person where the community service was done. A current photograph of the applicant, be available to attend an interview if requested, submit 2 letters of recommendation, a 1-2 page typed essay on the following “Why do you want to become a teacher and what qualities do you possess that would assist you to becoming an outstanding teacher?”, and high school transcripts. Please see your counselor for an application. Award: Various
Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Eligibility Criteria: must be a senior graduating in 2018, accepted to and planning to attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college in the Fall of 2018, submit 1 letter of recommendation, have a GPA of at least 3.0, minimum SAT score of 1050 or a 20 on the ACT. For more information go to Award: $2,000
HBCU - Tom Joyner Foundation Will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the fall of 2018. Students will receive full tuition and stipends for up to 10 semesters to cover on-campus room and board and books. To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria: A United States Citizen, must be anticipating completion of high school degree in the spring of 2018, minimum high school grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.00-grade scale, excluding home school studies) and Minimum SAT score of 1400 (combined math essay and verbal score) or ACT score of 30, applicants must apply and be accepted to an HBCU by July 1, 2018, must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities. For more information or to fill out an application, please visit https://tomjoynerfoundation.org/tom-joyner-foundation-now-accepting-applications-full-ride-scholarship-program-for-graduating-hs-seniors/Award: Full ride to an HBCU
Hispanic Communicators 2017 Open to high school seniors interested in journalism, marketing, advertising, graphic arts, public relations, and other communication fields. Must have a permanent address in the DFW area and must be enrolled in a college or university in the area. For more information and to receive an application, please see your counselor or email email@example.com Deadline: TBD
Hispanic Law Foundation - DallasMust be of Hispanic Heritage. A typed essay that specifically describes how you intend to use your law degree to benefit the Hispanic community in Texas, as well as your career aspirations. https://www.dallashispaniclawfoundation.com/scholarships.htmlDeadline: TBD
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)Must be of Hispanic Heritage; 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for high school students; 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for College and Graduate Students; enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year); U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA); Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (TASFA). Apply starting January 2018 at: https://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/general-college-scholarships(Other: All majors and graduate fields accepted; Emphasis on STEM major) Award: $500-$5,000
James Campbell Chapter ScholarshipEligibility/Criteria for Scholarship Candidates: must be a US citizen, parents must be US citizens, be a college-bound student, needs a “B” Grade Point Average minimum or equivalent in Honors Classes, a copy of high school transcript should be included with essay for Scholarship Committee review. Students should also show a need for financial assistance. For application please see your school counselor. Award: $1,500
Trinity Links Scholarship This scholarship is dedicated to helping highly motivated African American and former So SMAART participants who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community involvement and to pursuing their college education and career dreams as well. Candidates for selection must be African America, a high school senior graduating in the spring of 2018, have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 system, submit 2 letters of recommendation, and attach a copy of a recent high school transcript. Should you have questions or need clarification regarding this scholarship, please contact Lynda Edwards at 214-850-6661 (c) or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application, please see your counselor. Award: up to $l,000
The North Texas Relocation Professionals For current high school seniors who have relocated into the DFW area sometime between grades 9 (after 8th grade graduation) and 12. The NTRP would like to encourage your students to apply. The one-time awards will range from $1,000 to $3,000 and will be presented to a minimum of two (2) DFW area high school seniors this year. The award will be sent to the college that the student will be attending to assist with tuition, etc. Our scholarship is offered to students in Collin, Denton, Dallas, and Tarrant counties. Requirements include: relocated more than 50 miles and changed schools due to their family's relocation, and a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0. Scholarship packets can be found here: https://www.northtexasrelocationprofessionals.org/Scholarships Award: $1,000-$3,000
Visionary Scholarship awarded 2017-2018This one time award is to be used to offset costs and fees related directly to the student's first year of higher education at an accredited institution within the United States. Applicants will be judged on ability to follow guidelines, grammar and punctuation on application as well as merit of written essay. (Class of 2017, 2018, 2019, or 2020) https://americancollegefoundation.org/college_planning/Register.aspx Award: $5,000
VFW - Voice of Democracy Competition 2016-2017 Students who must be lawful U.S. permanent residents may compete for prizes and scholarships by writing and recording an audio essay on the patriotic theme "My Responsibility To America". For more information visit https://www.vfw.org/VOD/. Download the application or pick up in the Counseling Center. Award: up to $30,000
VFW - Young American Creative Patriotic Art ContestStudents who must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national may submit an entry to a local VFW Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman. For more information visit https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest Award: up to $10,000
WACE-15th Annual National Co-op Scholarship ProgramSeniors who apply to one of the ten WACE Partner Institutions, who have a minimum 3.5 GPA and who must submit an essay. Please visit: http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship for more information and to applyAward: up to $6,500
Zehl & Associates Law Scholarship•Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the fall of 2018 academic year. •Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution. •For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian. •Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name, address, and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend. •Must provide your video (YouTube) and written essay (PDF format preferred) by the deadline of May 30, 2018. A winner will be chosen on June 13, 2018. Amount: $2,000
Deadline: TBDSHPE DFW Scholarship Program
The Dallas-Fort Worth Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers provides a scholarship opportunity for Hispanic students interested in pursuing a major in the STEM field. Minimum G.P.A. (unweighted) required is 2.8. http://www.shpedfw.org
Deadline: Application must be postmarked by 9/30/2018
Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway
Must be 18: 1. Tell them your goal/how you’ll change the world in 350 character or less, 2. Rally your friends to vote, 3. Once you reach 50 votes, submit a video to inspire more fans, 4. Dr. Pepper selects finalist to compete during throw-offs at college football conference championship games. Submit your goal: https://www.drpeppertuition.com
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International High School Essay Contest
Open to all college-bound, high school Seniors; Write an essay 700-750 words:” What would you propose to substantially reduce the incidence of gun violence in the United states and around the World without taking away the legal rights of law abiding citizens to acquire and possess firearms?”; Send essay to local chapter addresses in Dallas area located online.
Award: 1st $5,000, 2nd $3,000, 3rd $2,000, 4th $1,000
2017 Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
Seniors who must be a citizen of the U.S., who have financial need and have exhibited integrity & perseverance in overcoming personal adversity., who are involved in community service and co-curricular activities, who maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA, For more information and to apply at:
Award: up to $10,000
Coco-Cola Scholars Foundation
150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship
Applicants must be:
•Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools)
•U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees
•Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
•Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
•Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school
Deadline: October 31, 2018
The Harvey Martin Dreams Foundation
Applicant must be currently enrolled or enrolling in the Dallas Independent School District or a campus accredited by the Texas Education Agency, must have a “Good” attendance record, must demonstrate a sense of commitment and positive-impact involvement consistent with the views and values of the Foundation, must submit a letter that contains a brief explanation of educational goals and personal background information, submit three (3) letters of recommendations from any of the following: teachers, administrators, counselors, employers, or individuals with significant knowledge of applicant. Applications may be obtained from your counselor.
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
Eligibility:Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2018. Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2019; GPA – unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above; SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above. Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant (FAFSA application).
Award: based on the cost of attendance, maximum per year $40,000 for 4 years
Davey O'Brien High School Scholarship
Outstanding SENIORS who are student-athletes, who are chosen on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character, community service and varsity sports participation. $2,500 - $30,000. Please see your counselor for an application if you are interested in applying.
Award: 4-year award
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards/ Alliance for Young Artists/Writers
Various scholastic awards for art and writing. For more information visit www.artandwriting.org/scholarships
or the Southwest Art Region-at-Large guidelines and deadlines please go to: www.artandwriting.org/affiliate/ARALSW/
Award: Various Awards
Cards Against Humanity STEM Scholarship
Must be a female high school senior who is planning on attending college full time during the 2018-2019 academic year. . You will need to film a three–minute video of yourself explaining a topic in STEM you are passionate about. Your video should be:
•A mini–lecture, not a personal statement. Pretend you're a lecturer speaking to a class. Teach us something.
•Clear, creative, accurate, and a demonstration of your passion for the subject. Your video doesn't need to be fancy or high–tech. Production value is not a factor.
•Three minutes or less in length.
•About any topic in STEM, not necessarily your field of study.
•Uploaded to YouTube and marked ‘public.’ It should be accessible to the general public and could, but doesn't have to be, targeted at young students. For more information go to https://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/
Award: Full ride to college of your choice
AXA Achievement Scholarship
Seniors who are U.S. citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico, 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, who demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities, with special consideration given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness. To apply visit https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/
Award: up to $25,000
Deadline: 12/14/18 or when 10,000 applications are received. Whichever comes first.
Exchange Club of East Dallas
For seniors who wish to attend college, but lack the economic resources to do so. We are awarding regular scholarships up to $5,000 per year to selected Woodrow Wilson High School Graduates. The recipient is expected to maintain a college GPA of 2.5. There are no restrictions on age, sex, race, creed, religion, citizenship or national origin. All scholarships are granted on a one-year basis subject to maintaining certain minimum standards in grades and hours completed. The scholarships are renewable for 3 consecutive years provided (1) the Recipient complies with the Renewal Process as outlined on p. 4 of this Application Form and (2) the funds are available.
Award: up to $5,000
Texas Student Housing (TSH) 2017-2018 Scholarship
Scholarship for full or partial cost of an OFF-CAMPUS room for one academic year at Town Lake in Austin, The Ridge at North Texas, and The Cambridge in College Station or at an alternate comparable facility IF designated by TSH. Who can apply: Senior and college students who have been accepted into colleges in Austin, College Station or Denton, Texas, that have not signed off-campus housing leases; SAT/ACT score; GPA submitted on a 4.0 scale; complete application package. *Please note:Texas Woman's Universitytypically does not permit Freshmen or Sophomore students to live off campus. The University of North Texas restricts Freshmen from living off-campus as well. Therefore, scholarships may be limited to upper-classmen at these universities. See your counselor for more information or for an application.
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must: bBe a graduating, minority high school senior, plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States, semonstrate a dedication to community service, present evidence of financial need, be a United States citizen, minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21, not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship. For an application or further questions please go to www.jackierobinson.org
State Fair of Texas Scholarship
Eligible recipients for the Pete Schenkel Scholarship include graduating high school seniors from five Dallas Independent School District high schools in the Fair Park area – Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, James Madison, Lincoln, North Dallas and Woodrow Wilson High Schools.
Must be a graduating senior, Scholastic performance is important, with preference given to students ranking in the top 25% of their class, graduate from high school during the year of application and plan to attend an accredited college or university in the state of Texas. Recipients must enroll in a minimum of 12 hours for the fall 2019 term.
In order to qualify for scholarship renewal, recipients must enroll in, and pass, a minimum of 12 hours each semester. In addition, recipients must achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA their first semester and a 3.0 cumulative GPA for every semester thereafter. For more information, visit: https://bigtex.com/supporting-texans/scholarship/
Award: $6,000 over 4 years (paid in $750 increments per semester)
AAEAHP Dr. Alfred L. Roberts Scholarship Award
Students must be graduating from a Dallas County Public School in the spring of 2019, with plans to major in the field of Education in the Fall of 2019 at a 2 or 4 year institution. Two (2) letters of recommendation (teacher, administrator, pastor, or counselor), a two (2) page double spaced essay on "Why do you want to become a teacher and what qualities do you possess that would assist you to become an outstanding teacher?"
Award: up to $5,000
Students must have graduated or will graduate with a high school or GED diploma by the end of the 2019 spring term, have a current DACA, TPS authorization, or would have met the DACA eligibility criteria if the program were still open, AND qualify for in-state tuition at one of our public Partner Colleges (or are admitted to one of our private Partner Colleges). While your GPA and test scores are important, we also place great emphasis on your commitment to community service and your demonstrated ability to overcome the barriers and challenges that DREAMers face each day.
The National Scholarship Award will cover tuition and fees up to a maximum of $14,500 for an associate’s degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree. Please note, some Scholars may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to $4,000 (or $1,000 per year) for books, supplies, and transportation. The Award is renewable each year – you simply have to meet the continuing eligibility criteria. We have over 75 Partner Colleges in 15 states and Washington, D.C. that are committed to serving DREAMers and prepared to offer you the support services you need to help you successfully navigate your college life. Each of our Partner Colleges designates a Scholar Advisor to work with you and your fellow Scholars – individually and as a group. You will not be alone! To apply, visit https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/
Award: $14,500 - $29,000
Dallas Maverick’s Scholarship
Must be a currently enrolled high school senior within a 75 mile radius of the American Airlines Center who are eligible to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university. Must be legal residents, less than 21 years old, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and participate in extra curricular activities. Relatives or immediate family members of Dallas Mavericks employees or Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc. are not eligible to apply. For an application, please see your counselor.
Deadline: February 2019
The National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity
The National Press Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious journalism organizations in the country, wants to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism.The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. The first scholarship includes an additional
$500 book stipend to be called the Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship. The Persina Scholarship will be awarded to the recipient of the NPC Scholarship, making the total amount of the first-year award $2,500. The competition is open to high school seniors, with a grade point average of 3.0 or better, who are preparing
to enter college and intends to become a journalist and who will bring diversity to US journalism. Questions regarding scholarships, email https://www.press.org/about/scholarships/diversity
St. Andrew United Methodist Men's Scholarship
To provide a means for students with a financial need, but who may not qualify for more conventional awards, to attend the college of their choice. Students will fill out the application and write an essay describing what a post high school education would mean to them and allow them to do in the future. A minimum of 2 letters of rec submitted by a person who can address the character and financial need of the student are required. Special consideration will be given to students with unique hardships. Please see your counselor for an application.
Awards: Between $1,000 - $6,000
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
This is a four-year scholarship in honor of Frederica Chase Dodd, a National Founder, who was also a Dallas Alumnae charter member. The amount of the scholarship is $10,000 paid in 4 year increments per semester. In addition, the chapter awards a one time scholarship in the amount of $1,000. To be eligible for a scholarship, the student must:
be an African American female graduating in 2018 from a Dallas County public school, be in the upper 25% of her graduating class, demonstrate financial need, have good moral character and a record of service to the school or community, and plan to attend a 4 year accredited college or university (applicants attending junior/community colleges will not be considered). For further information, please go to https://dallasalumnae.org/scholarship/
Award: $10,000 and $1,000
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
Application opens 01/15/2019
This scholarship is hope to those majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance. Must be a high school senior with a 3.5 or above GPA, freshman/sophomore undergraduate students with a 3.0 or above GPA, attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. four-year college or university, be a U.S. citizen, be willing to consider a paid internship with Lockheed Martin following their freshman, sophomore or junior year of college, other circumstances notwithstanding (note: the internship is not required to receive a scholarship) Additional consideration will be given to: Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities, Individuals who identify as LGBTQ, Those that are or will be first-generation college students, Those attending or planning to attend a Lockheed Martin partner institution, Those who have taken Project Lead the Way (PLTW) classes in high school, Students that have demonstrated leadership capabilities (evidenced by volunteerism, mentoring younger students, STEM-focused extracurricular activities, work experience), Those with a compelling personal story and/or family circumstances (i.e. military family). For more information please visit: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/communities/stem-education/lm-scholarship-program.html
Award:$10,000 each year
DCCCD Rising Star Scholarship
Rising Star provides qualified high school graduates with academic support services and up to $5,500 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need. If you have recently graduated from a Dallas County public high school, have demonstrated financial need and meet certain academic requirements, you can be a Rising Star. To apply, you’ll need to complete an admission application, complete a Rising Star application and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. To find out more, visit https://www.dcccd.edu/pc/scholother/scholarships/risingstar/pages/default.aspx
Engineering Scholarship - ACEC
This scholarship is for seniors who will be taking engineering classes their freshmen year in college. Applicants must have scored at least a 600 in math and a 550 in critical reading on the SAT, or a 29 in math and a 25 in English on the ACT; have a minimum overall high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; submit two letters of recommendations, one from a teacher (preferably Math or Science) and one of your choice (i.e.: teacher, coach, pastor, co worker, etc.); submit a Counselor (unofficial) transcript (AAR); write a 750 maximum word essay. The student must submit a completed application and all required information to the Woodrow counseling office by March 5, 2018 (do not mail). Please see your counselor for an application.
Ruth Cheatham Foundation Scholarship Program - is designed to provide funding to cancer patients and cancer survivors who want to continue their education through an accredited undergraduate school, trade school or graduate school. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants based on financial need and personal hardship. The deadline for application submission for the 2019-2020 school year is March 15, 2019. Please take your time to fill out the form completely and accurately. The Ruth Cheatham Foundation Scholarship Fund does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or handicap.