2018 Scholarship Opportunities for Alief ISD Students
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"Cappex" Scholarship - Unique Cappex ScholarshipsVaries$1,000Create a Cappex profile, if you don’t already have one. One profile makes you eligible to apply for many different scholarships. See website for details.10-12http://www.cappex.com/scholarships/
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program***6/14/19$1,000Write an essay between 500 and 1000 words on the following topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals include your major, why you selected it and how this major will help you achieve your goals. Must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com11-12http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
ACT ScholarshipJune 24, 2019$40,000Register for ACT test April, June , or July test10-11http://www.act.org/content/act/en.html
AFS Intercultural Programs USAVariesVariesCheck out these scholarships for study-abroad.http://www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/scholarships/
AFSCME Union Plus Scholarship***1/31/19$500 - $4,000For current & retired members of unions, their spouses, & dependent children who will attend an accredited college or technical/trade school in the U.S. Undergraduate & graduate students welcome. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Awards must be used in 2019-2020 school year.12http://www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing/union-plus-scholarship
Alief Achievement Fund Scholarship
2/15/19Varies; depends on amount available in the fund Alief seniors who exhibit leadership skills, are admitted to UH, and will attend UH; must also demonstrate financial need12http://www.uh.edu/financial/undergraduate/types-aid/scholarships/Scholarship-Application-Instructions.pdf

Applicants must submit: resume, 2 letters of recommendation, and a 500-word narrative outlining why the applicant wants to attend UH and how the scholarship will enable them to meet their goals.
All About Education Scholarship***4/30/19$3,000Submit online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life? Must be a legal resident of the U.S. Must be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.9-12https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/all-about-education-scholarship
American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program***4/1/19$2,000.00Fill out your contact information and educational history. Complete a short quiz (8 questions) to be entered into the High School Senior Scholarship Contest Drawing. Each participant is allowed only one entry. Must be U.S. citizen/legal resident12https://www.afsascholarship.org/high-school-contest/
American College Foundation5/1/2019$1,000-$5,000Complete application, copy of unofficial transcript, 500 word essay9-12www.americancollegefoundation.org
Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund1/11/19$2,500 and upThe APIA Scholarship is open to Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year. There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, field of study, location, and more. For high school seniors, current college students, and students with GED entering college in Fall 2019.12http://apiasf.org/scholarships.html
Atlantic Housing Scholarships4/30/19$1500 per semesterFamily Gross Income (1040 Tax Return) must be less than 100% of HUD established medium income level for the city/county of residence. View the HUD resource link for income limits. The student must attend a four-year university, technical school, or two-year college as a full-time student. The Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA12http://www.atlantichousing.org/scholarships/academic_scholarships
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship12/15/2018 or the first 10,000 applications submitted
Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest Anthem4/25/2019$25 - $2,0009-12https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#anthem-1
Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest Atlas Shrugged1/15/2019$100 - $25,000The Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA12http://www.aynrand.org/Students/essay-contests#atlasshrugged-1
Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest The Fountainhead4/25/19$50 - $10,000Write an essay of 800 - 1,600 words, double-spaced, on one of three topics based on Ayn Rand's novel, The Fountainhead. Topics can be found on the website.11-12https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#thefountainhead-1
Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition2/20/19$1,000 - $2,500Write an essay between 1,500 - 2,500 words addressing the theme, "African-Americans: Past and Present", focusing on individuals who have made positive contributions to their community, the state of Texas, or the U.S.9-12http://www.uiltexas.org/academics/essay-contests/barbara-jordan/overview
Bart Marantz Legacy Scholarship4/30/19$1,500 per semesterComplete application process with supporting documentation. Priority is given to Atlantic Housing residents. Family Gross Income (1040 Tax Return) must be less than 100% of HUD established medium income level for the city/county of residence. View the HUD resource link for income limits. The student must attend a four-year university as a full-time student and major in education. Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA12http://www.atlantichousing.org/scholarships/bart_marantz
Bill of Rights Institute "We the Students Essay Contest"*** OPENS SEPTEMBER 17th2/14/19$500 - $5,000Must be a United States citizen or legal resident. Students who are no older than 19 and no younger than 14 as of the end of the Contest Period; respond with an 500-800 word essay on the assigned topic.9-12https://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/
CheggVariesVariesThis is an on-line resource for finding additional scholarships.9-12http://www.chegg.com/scholarships
beyWIsee Foundation5/17/2019$500 - $5,000Senior, 3.0 GPA , attendin in state college or university12www.beywiseefoundation.org
Chairish Scholarship6/30/2019$2,500* Minimum 2.0/4.0 cumulative GPA.* Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.* Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.12https://www.chairish.com/pages/scholarship
College Board Scholarship5/1/20$40,000Building college list, practice for SAT through Khan Academy, Improve your score, complete FAFSA, and apply to colleges11https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
College Prowler $2,000 "No Essay" Scholarship8/31/18$2,000One winner is randomly selected every month.12 & abovehttps://colleges.niche.com/scholarship/apply.aspx
Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF)Varies$250 - $2,500Scholarships are awarded to students through internet-based quizzes. Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win.9-12, college & grad studentswww.cksf.org
Daughters of the American Revolution2/15/19VariesVarious scholarships, with different requirements each. Please read each scholarship carefully to see if you qualify to apply.12http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info
Discover Colleges$1,000Automatically entered in scholarship drawing when you submit request form for free information about private Christian universities and colleges. If you win, the scholarship must be used to attend a Christian university or college of your choice.12www.discovercolleges.com
eCampusTours3/31/19$1,000Complete & submit an online registration form for a chance to win a scholarship.12http://www.ecampustours.com/payingforcollege/scholarshipsandgrants/ winscholarship.htm
Energize Your Education Scholarship5/1/2019$500Attending a 2 or 4 year college in fall 2019. 3.2/4 GPA/Essay: How do you bring your positive energy into the community to make a difference in the lives of others?12https://electricityplans.com/scholarship/
Fast WebVariesVariesThis is an on-line resource for finding additional scholarships.9-12http://www.fastweb.com/
FCCU (First Community Credit Union)1/26/19$4,000Must be a 2019 graduating high school senior. Minimum GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Student must have an account with FCCU for at least 90 days prior to the application deadline.12https://www.fccu.org/General/Scholarship
Free-4u.comVariesVariesNational database of scholarships. List of scholarships and contact information.9-12http://www.free-4u.com
Gee Family Scholarship2/3/2019$1,000-$2,500Asian decent and citizen12http://gfaef.org/scholarships.html
Goerdel Scholarship5/29/2019$1,000-$2,50012https://www.goerdelscholarship.org/apply-for-a-scholarship/
Harvard Tuition AnnouncementFree tuition for student that has a family income of below $65,000. FAFSA must be completed before receiving tuition assistance.12https://college.harvard.edu/financial-aid/how-aid-works/harvard-financial-aid-initiative
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (Opens in December 2018)4/2/19$500 - $5,000Must be of Hispanic Heritage. Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Plan to 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 elgible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA). Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application. (If applicable)9-12http://hsf.net/
Icon Community Scholarship6/15/2019variesBe a graduating high school senior to 22 years of age .Be of minority descent. Attend an accredited four-year college or university or vocational school during the semesters for which the scholarship is awarded. Validate 2018-2019 cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) throughout current high school senior or college academic year.Maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) throughout the college semesters for which this scholarship is awarded Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. Participate in and validate community service activities. Participate in your school’s sports or club activities .College applicants must be a graduate of a Houston area high school within a 60-mile radius of Houston. Submit a current picture of applicant. Submit Official high school or college transcript. Submit completed application. Submit completed essay.Two Official reference letters (one must be from a teacher or coach)12iconcares.org
Illustrators of the Future Contest9/30/18
12/31/18 3/31/19
$1,500 - $5,000For new & amateur science fiction & fantasy artists worldwide.

Submit three illustrations in black & white or color medium. Each illustration must represent a subject different from the other two.
International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association*** OPENS JANUARY 20194/1/19$2,000Have an academic field of study in a food-related field (such as culinary arts, baking/pastry arts, or food science), business, or marketing program. Have a minimum 2.5 GPA. YOU MUST WORK A MINIMUM OF 13 HOURS PER WEEK during the college school year for an IDDBA-member company.12 & current or returning college/
al/techni-cal school students
Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston/Financial Need4/12/19$1,000Senior of Italian descent, to any degree on either side of parentage.

Selection is based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.
12http://www.iccchouston.com/ scholarships/apply
Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston/Merit Based & Financial Need4/12/19$1,000Graduating High school senior of Italian descent, to any degree on either side of parentage- and whose parents or grandparents are active members of the Italian Cultural & Community Center MERIT BASED/ FINANCIAL NEED12http://www.iccchouston.com/ scholarships/apply
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program11/20/18Up to $40,000 per year, for up to 4 yearsAs minimum criteria, students must: plan to graduate from high school in Spring 2019; intend to enroll full-time in an accredited 4-year college beginning in fall 2018; earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher in high school; SAT (Math & Verbal only) score of 1200 or above; demonstrate financial need.12http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/
Latino College DollarsVariesA directory of scholarships for Latino studentshttp://www.latinocollegedollars.org
Lawnstarter Lawntrepreneur Scholarship***Two entries: Fall semester: May 1st - August 20th Spring semester: August 31st - December 31st$1,000Senior entrepreneur who has started his/her own business. Must submit copy of transcript, resume, and 500-700 word essay on the following topic: What makes you passionate about building a business. Go to website for more information.12https://www.lawnstarter.com/scholarship
Live Poets Society of New Jersey and Just Poetry!!! National High School Poetry Contests9/30/18 12/31/18 3/31/19 6/30/19$100-$500Poems must be 20 lines or less, unpublished, the sole work of the entrant & not entered in any other concurrent contest.
Only ONE poem per poet may be entered in each contest
MENSA Member Scholarship***1/15/19VariesAn applicant does not need to be a member of Mensa, but must be a U.S. citizen or a legal resident. Some scholarships may have specific restrictions. Essay of 550-words or less. Must intend to enroll in an accredited U.S. institution for the 2019 - 2020 academic year.12https://www.mensafoundation.org/foundation/?LinkServID=B6AAB0C0-E081-4C23-C4B1342278718DA2&grp=770&part=y
National High School Oratorical ContestVaries$1,500 - $18,000Speaking subjects must be on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution with emphasis on duties/obligations of citizens to our government.

Speeches are 8 - 10 minutes long

3 - 5 minute speeches on an assigned topic are also part of the contest

Participants must be under the age of 20

Competition advances from post level to state and national levels
OppU Achievers ScholarshipDecember 31, March 31, June 30, September 30$2,500Students submit a short response to the question "What makes you an achiever?"12https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/
Positive Choices5/15/18$500Participate in the Positive Choices program by completing the online Positive Promise for a chance to win a scholarship.9 - 12http://www.positive-choices.org/
Private Colleges and
5/1/19$10,000Register online for sweepstakes drawing. Scholarship is only good at participating private colleges/universities for Fall 2018.12http://www.collegexpress.com/private-colleges
Project Management Institute Educational Foundation ScholarshipsVarious deadlinesVarious amountsSeniors and students at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral levels who are studying project management and related fields are eligible for these college and university scholarships.12http://pmief.org/scholarships-grants-and-awards/scholarships
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program11/6/18$1,000/State
Applicants must be legal U.S. residents and have conducted a volunteer service project that occurred within the past year. Submit a resume to your counselor.9 - 12http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc
Raising Texas Teachers Scholarship 1/19/20198,000 for 4 yearsEnroll or be enrolled full-time at UH as a teaching and learning major in the College of Education or as an education minor and pursue a teaching certificate. High school seniors, transfer students and current UH students may apply. Be a Texas resident. Have a strong academic record and history of achievement. Have demonstrated peer or group leadership skills. Demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in education in high-needs Texas public schools upon completion of the programhttp://www.uh.edu/education/raising-tx/
Ron Brown Scholars ProgramTwo Deadlines
11/1/18 &
$40,000African American high school senior who excels academically, exhibits exceptional leadership potential, participates in their community, & demonstrates financial need
Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Most recipients are in the top 10% of their class & are volunteering in their community
Ronal Reagan Foundation Scholarships1/4/2019$10,000 per school yearDemonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);be citizens of the United States of America;be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year12https://www.scholarsapply.org/ge-reagan/
SAE Engineering Scholarship Program3/15/19Undesignated scholarships: $1,000 - $10,000Applicants must intend to earn a degree in engineering or a related science

Must be a U.S. citizen

Meet minimum requirements regarding GPA and SAT/ACT test scores &

Have applied to college/university by Jan. 15, 2018
12http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/ scholarships
Sallie Mae $1,000 Scholarship GiveawayMonthly$1,000By using their Scholarship Search, you will automatically be entered for a chance to win their monthly $1,000 Scholarship Giveaway! Parents of undergraduate students will be eligible for their annual $10,000 Parent Answer Sweepstakes.*https://www.salliemae.com/plan-for-college/registration/
ScholarshipDeadlineAwardEligibilityGradeHow to Apply
ScholarshipExperts.com Scholarship ListingsVariesVariesMultiple Scholarship opportunities listed on this site. Please pay attention to details and deadlines for each individual scholarship.9 - 12http://scholarshipexperts.com/ apply.htx
Scholarships 4 StudentsVariesVariesThis is an on-line resource for finding additional scholarships.9-12http://scholarships4students.com/
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) ProgramProvides scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in selected health professions or nursing programs

Must be U.S. citizen/permanent resident

Must be determined by your college's Financial Aid Director to meet financial need and disadvantaged background criteria
12For more information contact the Director of Student Financial Aid at the college/university where you intend to apply for admission
Sharon Murphy Excellence in Education 4/30/19$2,500 per semesterComplete application process with supporting documentation. Priority is given to Atlantic Housing residents. Family Gross Income (1040 Tax Return) must be less than 100% of HUD established medium income level for the city/county of residence. View the HUD resource link for income limits. The student must attend a four-year university as a full-time student and major in education. Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA12http://www.atlantichousing.org/scholarships/sharon_murphy_scholarship
Sharon Whaley Scholarhips For Educators4/30/19$2,500 per semesterComplete application process with supporting documentation. Priority is given to Atlantic Housing residents. Family Gross Income (1040 Tax Return) must be less than 100% of HUD established medium income level for the city/county of residence. View the HUD resource link for income limits. The student must attend a four-year university as a full-time student and major in education. Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA12http://www.atlantichousing.org/scholarships/sharon_whaley_scholarship
State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship Program3/31/19$3,000 - $8,000Applicant must be a Junior graduating in the Spring of 2020, plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at an accredited 2 or 4-year college, students who are children or legal dependents of State Farm** employees, agents, or retirees; be a U.S. citizen. The student must take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of 2018.11https://www.statefarm.com/retirees/foundation-scholarship-program
Student Scholarship SearchVariesVariesThis is an on-line resource for finding additional scholarships.9-12http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/
Syreeta Allums Memorial Scholarship3/14/2019B Average, already accepted into college, attending 4 year university, need based12www.sallumsscholarship.org
Terry Foundation ScholarshipDeadlines vary per universityAward covers tuition, books, fees, and reasonable living expenses on campus depending on other scholarship awards and family's ability to contribute to the cost of collegeOpen to Texas seniors who have been admitted to University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University at College Station, University of Houston, Texas State University - San Marcos, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas at Dallas, University of North Texas in Denton, or Texas Tech University

Selection is based on leadership potential & character, scholastic record & ability & financial need
12Applications are only available in the offices of financial aid at the universities.

Visit www.terryfoundation.org for more information
Texas Department of TransportationMarch 1, 2019$3000-$6000The Texas Dept. of Transportation offers a Conditional Grant Program to eligible students pursuing a degree in civil engineering or a department-approved operational business discipline. The Conditional Grant Program will consider both Texas public and private four-year institutions.12http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/hrd/cgp-application.pdf
Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program$10,000 per year for 4 yearsStudents accepted into the program receive up to $3,000 per semester or $6,000 per academic year for tuition, based on financial need.12http://www.hhloans.com/index.cfm?ObjectID=8FB593C7-EE1E-7872-00A8808886543AEE
TCBSBM $2000 Student Scholarship 1/31/2019One time $2,000African American decent and 3.0 GPA12https://tcbsbm.jimdo.com/resources/
Texas Lutheran University Pacesetter Award for College Excellence (PACE)up to full tuitionFor incoming freshmen accepted to TLU by Feb. 1, 2019. By invitation only. Selection is based on academic achievement, essays and interviews. Scholarship is renewable.12http://www.tlu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/tlu-scholarships/
The Sanders Hand Scholarshipr3/20/2019$300-$1,000Essay prompt of What Does Success Mean to You?7-12https://www.sandershand.org/define-success-scholarship
The Scholarship PageVariesVariesThis is an on-line resource for finding additional scholarships.9-12http://www.scholarship-page.com/
The Women's Energy Network ScholarshipPostmarked by 10/14/18$2,000Eligible applicants are female, graduating high school seniors from the Greater Houston area with exemplary academic records and demonstrated leadership potential. Eligible applicants must plan to attend an accredited four year university in Fall 2019. College acceptance letters and proof of registration must be presented to WEN's scholarship panel prior to disbursement of awards.12https://www.womensenergynetwork.org/houston/community-initiatives/scholarships/
Undergraduate Scholarship Program (CIA)Scholarship applications will open in early 2019 for internship opportunities in summer 2020. Please visit this site periodically for more specific dates.up to $18,000 per yearHigh school seniors planning to enroll in a 4-or 5-year college program, looking for career experience are eligible.

Requirements include: U.S. citizenship, 18 years of age by April 1, minimum 1000 SAT (Math & Verbal) or 21 ACT, minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need demonstrated by household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four and $80,000 for a family of five.

Must be available to work in the Washington, DC area during your periods of employment (summer break).
Unigo.comVariesVariesMultiple Scholarship opportunities listed on this site. Please pay attention to details and deadlines for each individual scholarship.9 - 12https://www.unigo.com
University Residence ScholarshipApril 30thvariesThe student must attend a university in Denton, Huntsville or San Marcos, Texas as a full-time student and reside at an Atlantic Housing property. Complete application process with supporting documentation. Priority is given to Atlantic Housing residents. Family Gross Income (1040 Tax Return) must be less than 100% of HUD established medium income level for the city/county of residence. Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA12http://www.atlantichousing.org/university_housing_scholarship
University of Texas at Dallas Chess ScholarshipsShould be admitted to UT Dallas ASAP to be considered.Up to 4 years of complete tuition & fees plus other monies to help defray costs for books, housing & mealsFor students who are accepted to and attend UT Dallas.

Applicants should be exceptionally strong chess players (FIDE 2500 and above).
12http://www.utdallas.edu/chess/ scholarships/chess-program-scholarships.html
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Scholarship Foundation April 1, 2019$10,000These seniors must be interested in a career in law, be in the top 20% standing in their class with a minimum combined SAT score of 1100 or ACT score of 22, and demonstrate a financial need to attend college.12https://www.velaw.com/Who-We-Are/Diversity---Inclusion/V-E-Diversity-Scholarships/
Wells Fargo's College Steps Program Scholarship Sweepstakesvaries$5,000High school and college students are eligible for $1,000 tuition prize from Wells Fargo when they register for the CollegeSteps Program.9 - 12https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/employer/wells-fargo/wells-fargos-collegesteps-sweepstakes
Writers of the Future Contest9/30/18
12/31/18 3/31/19
$500 - $5,000Opportunity for new & amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy.

Must be works of prose up to 17,000 words in length.
http://www.writersofthefuture.com/ contest-rules