Counselors release scholarship list

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A bulletin board in the main hallway advertises colleges and summer opportunities. The counselors released a list of local, school-specific, and nationwide scholarships. For more information about scholarships and college, visit the counselor's office.

A bulletin board in the main hallway advertises colleges and summer opportunities. The counselors released a list of local, school-specific, and nationwide scholarships. For more information about scholarships and college, visit the counselor's office.

Haley Medeiros

A bulletin board in the main hallway advertises colleges and summer opportunities. The counselors released a list of local, school-specific, and nationwide scholarships. For more information about scholarships and college, visit the counselor's office.

Haley Medeiros

Haley Medeiros

A bulletin board in the main hallway advertises colleges and summer opportunities. The counselors released a list of local, school-specific, and nationwide scholarships. For more information about scholarships and college, visit the counselor's office.

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The attached list of local, school-specific, and national scholarships was created by the PHS Counselors. The scholarships are in order of closest deadline. Check for an updated list of scholarships at this link.

Collin College Foundation

Type: Local, School Specific Scholarship

Amount: Up to $1,250

Deadline: Jan. 7-March 31 (Juniors and Seniors)

Criteria: Do you have a 2.5 or higher GPA? Will you be taking at least 2 classes? If so, you may qualify for $1,250 scholarship to Collin College.

How to apply: Click Here or call 972.599.3147

 

SMU — Hunt Leadership Scholars Program

Type: School Specific Scholarship

Amount: $42,000 per year + study abroad

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2019

Criteria:

  • Extraordinary Leadership demonstrated in High School
  • Awarded to 20-25 Freshmen each year
  • **SAT 1330 or ACT 29
  • **Top 25 percent of graduating class
  • **Strong college preparatory class load in high school

**These criteria are not required, but recommended and could be waived based on the achievements in first criteria

How to apply: Click Here

 

American University – Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars

Type: School Specific Scholarship

Amount: Full scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2019

Criteria:

  • Going to American University (Washington, D.C.)
  • SAT/ACT not required to submit application

How to apply: Click Here

 

Champlain College (Vermont) – Women in Technology Scholarship

Type: School Specific Scholarship

Amount: $40,000 ($10,000 per year)

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2019

Criteria: Women interested in pursuing an education in technology.

How to apply: See Cezanne Rowland in the counseling office well before Jan. 15th.

 

Texas Student Housing Authority

Type: Local Scholarship

Amount: Full or partial cost of an off-campus room

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

Criteria:

  • College must allow off-campus living as a Freshmen
  • College acceptance to a college in Austin, College Station, or Denton, TX
  • Family financial needs may be considered

How to apply: Come by the counseling office for a copy of the application.

 

Baylor University – Carr P. Collins Scholar Program

Type: School Specific Scholarship

Amount: $5,350 the first year, renewable for three additional years

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

Criteria:

  • Admitted to the University
  • Top Quarter of graduating class
  • Minimum 1310 SAT or 28 ACT

How to apply: Click Here

 

Discover Student Loans Scholarship

Type: Nationwide Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

Criteria: Fill out application, random selection

How to apply: Click Here

 

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

Type: Nationwide Scholarship

Amount: $10,000 per year

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

Criteria: Completed an AP Computer course and plan to continue their studies at a four-year university.  Minimum 3.0 on 4.0 scale

How to apply: Click Here

 

Delta Theta Chi Sorority Scholarship

Type: National Scholarship

Amount: $2,400

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019

Criteria: High scholastic average, evidence of financial need, planning to go to college

How to apply: Come by the counseling office for a copy of the application.

 

Republican Women of Greater North Texas – Multiple Opportunities

Type: Local Scholarship

Amount: $2,000 & $1,500

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019

Criteria: High Academic Achievement, involvement in extracurriculars, volunteerism, and community service.  Applications will open Nov. 15.

How to apply: Click Here

 

Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Sponsored by Bob Tomes Ford

Type: Local Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Feb. 3, 2019

Criteria: 3.0 GPA, 20 ACT or 1050 SAT, planning to attend four-year university

How to apply: Click Here

 

Bob Tomes Ford Built Ford Tough FFA Scholarship

Type: Local Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Feb. 5, 2019

Criteria: Membership of FFA, get endorsement from Bob Tomes Ford by visiting the dealership in person, Scholarship notification mentioned that there would be nine scholarships awarded, all chosen from local schools

How to apply: Click Here

 

We the Students Essay Contest

Type: National Scholarship

Amount: up to $5,000, many prizes available

Deadline: Feb. 14, 2019

Criteria:

  • Eighth grade- high school seniors
  • 500 – 800 word essay on ““What are essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?”

How to apply: Click Here

WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Type: School Specific, National Scholarship

Amount: $6,000 renewable for program duration

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019

Criteria:

  • Attending one of the nine co-op universities
    • Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, University of Cincinnati, Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • 3.5 GPA on 4.0 scale

How to apply: Click Here

 

Texas Jaycee Foundation

Type: Statewide Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Feb. 16, 2019

Criteria: Planning to go to Texas College or Technical School and following application instructions very carefully.

How to apply: Click Here

 

Ronald McDonald House of Greater North Texas Scholarship

Type: Local Scholarship

Amount: not listed

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2019

Criteria: Complete the application, be going to a two-year or four-year university

How to apply: Click Here

 

University of Houston — Hilton College

Type: School Specific Scholarship

Amount: not listed, over $1 million given out in past years, renewable for eight semesters.

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Criteria:

  • Admission into University of Houston
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Declare hotel and restaurant management as major
  • Scholarship opens Nov. 1, 2018

How to apply: Click Here

 

Prosper Education Foundation Scholarships

Type: Local Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 2, 2019

Criteria: Multiple scholarship opportunities available.  This website has more information as well as contact information for any questions. To apply, you can click the link below, or click on the “Click Here” box below the “Check my application status” heading on the PEF website.

How to apply: Click Here

 

Gerald Kendrick Scholarship – Collin County TAAO

Type: Local Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Criteria: Recipients based on grade average, career goals, and a written personal statement.  Minimum 3.2/4.0 GPA

How to apply: Come by the counseling office for a copy of the application.

 

FIDM National Scholarship Competition

Type: National Scholarship

Amount: up to $31,500

Deadline: March 29, 2019

Criteria: Do you belong to the next generation of solution-oriented creative leaders, entrepreneurs, and trendsetters? Showcase your talent as you demonstrate a strong understanding of aesthetics and the ability to push your limits, in our 2019 National Scholarship Competition

How to apply: Click Here

 

Texas Telephone Association Foundation Scholarship

Type: Statewide Scholarship

Amount: $2,000 per year for four years

Deadline: March 29, 2019

Criteria: 3.0/4.0 GPA, planning to attend Texas college, letter of acceptance from college, completed the FAFSA

How to apply: Click Here

 

Grayson-Collin County Electric Cooperative

Type: Local Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 29, 2019

Criteria: Be a graduating senior, receive your electric service from GCEC, planning to attend two-year or four-year university, or TEA approved trade school

How to apply: Come by the counseling office for a copy of the application.

 

Bettie Dorothy Remembrance Scholarship

Type: Local Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Criteria:

  • US Citizen, or legal permanent resident
  • Motherless daughter who is motivated to achieve her dreams

How to apply: Click Here

 

Lee Lodge No. 435, A.F. & A.M. — Masonic Lodge

Type: Local Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Criteria: Following application instructions carefully, no other criteria listed specifically.

How to Apply: Come by the counseling office for a copy of the application.

 

Collin County Master Gardeners

Type: Local Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: April 12, 2019

Criteria: Resident of Collin County, plan to attend a Texas college, and have selected a horticulture related college major such as Botany, Entomology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Horticulture, Landscaping, Agricultural Sciences, and Ag Leadership & Development.

How to apply: Click Here

 

Texas Interscholastic League Foundation (TILF) Scholarship

Type: Statewide Scholarship

Amount: not listed, but ~approximately 40% of applicants receive an award

Deadline: May 10, 2019

Criteria:

  • Must have competed in UIL academic, congressional debate, one-act play, or theatrical design state meet any year of their high school career
  • Must plan to attend a Texas university
  • Taken the SAT or ACT

How to apply: Applications open March 1, and can be found Here.

 

Weisinger Law Firm Scholarship

Type: Statewide Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Criteria: HS Senior living in Texas, write a 500 word essay on community involvement

How to apply: Click Here

 

Grand Canyon University/ PISD 

Type: Local

Amount: 10% off tuition

How to Apply: Contact Cassaundra Singleton at cassaundra.singleton@gcu.edu, call 214-433-1337, or contact your PHS counselor (Visit http://www.gcu.edu/prosperisd for more information).

 

Journalist of the Year/ TAJE Scholarship

Type: Local

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019

How to Apply: For more information, click here.

Check for an updated list of scholarships using this QR code. A link at the beginning of the article will take you to the same document. For more information, contact the counselors’ office.

Scholarship websites:

http://www.studentscholarships.org

www.goingmerry.com

http://scholarshipguidance.com/

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory

http://www.fastweb.com/

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search#

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships

https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/

http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/financialaid/tofa.cfm?kind=GS

http://www.collegeboard.com/

http://www.finaid.org

http://www.peointernational.org

http://www.collegescholarships.org/

http://studentaid.gov/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships

http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/search

https://weirdscholarships.net/

https://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/

https://www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarships/

 

Scholarships for Students going to Technical Colleges –

www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarships

Scholarships for Hispanic Students – https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/making-college-affordable-online-guide-for-hispanic-students/

FAFSA and Financial Aid Guidebook – https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-online-colleges/

Financial Aid for Women – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/scholarships-financial-aid-for-women/

Financial Assistance for Low-Income Students – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/low-income-students/

Scholarships for Native Americans – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/native-american-scholarships-resources/

Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/financial-aid-for-students-with-disabilities/

Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarships – https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/scholarships-for-asian-and-pacific-islander-students/

African American Scholarship Guide – https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/black-students-college-scholarships/

For more information about colleges, financial aid, and scholarships, stop by the counselors’ office.