2020-2021 Scholarship Opportunities for Alief ISD Students
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ScholarshipDeadlineAwardEligibilityGradeHow to Apply
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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/
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Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program***6/12/21$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
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AES Scholarship 10/5/20$500 - $4,000Essay required of 500-1000 words 12http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php
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AFS Intercultural Programs USAVariesVariesCheck out these scholarships for study-abroad.https://www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/scholarships/texas
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All About Education Scholarship***4/30/21$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
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AlliantGroup Parthers STEMvaries$5,000.003.0 GPA or higher, enrolled in 2 or 4 year school in Fall 2020, Pursue degree in STEM field12https://www.alliantgroup.com/careers/scholarships/alliantgroup-stem-scholarships-houston/
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American College Foundation5/1/2021$1,000-$5,000Complete application, copy of unofficial transcript, 500 word essay9-12
https://americancollegefoundation.org/college-planning-visionary-scholarship-details/
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Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund1/10/21$2,500-$20,000Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2020.
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
Must apply for federal financial aid for the 2020-2021 academic year using the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FASFA) by early April 2020
Submit one letter of recommendation online
12https://apiascholars.org/scholarship/apia-scholarship/
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Atlantic Housing Scholarships9/20/2020$1500 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, technical school, or two-year college as a full-time student.
The Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
12http://www.atlantichousing.org/scholarships/academic_scholarships
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AXA Achievement Community ScholarshipApplications open September$2,500-$25,000Applicants to the Equitable ExcellenceSM Scholarship must:
Demonstrate the ability to set and reach goals, as shown by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities—especially those that lessen risk to health, safety, the environment, or financial security
Be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States.
Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
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https://equitable.com/foundation/equitable-excellence-scholarship
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Beat the Odds Scholarship12/9/2020$5,000Students who have overcome major adversity, achieved academic excellence, and given back to the community12https://cdftexas.org/programs/beat-the-odds/
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CheggVariesVariesThis is an on-line resource for finding additional scholarships.9-12http://www.chegg.com/scholarships
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Chairish ScholarshipJanuary 1st and June 30th$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
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Citgo Innovative Scholars Program6/10/21$2,00012https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/citgo/
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College Board ScholarshipMonthly winners$40,000Building college list, practice for SAT through Khan Academy, Improve your score, complete FAFSA, and apply to colleges12https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
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Daughters of the American Revolution1/31/21VariesVarious 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
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Delventhal Law Scholarship4/15/2001$1,000Must be attending a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college for Fall 202112https://delventhal-law.com/practice-areas/fort-wayne-car-accident-attorney/#scholarship-application
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Diamond Family Scholars Program4/15/2021Up to $8,500
Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted
12https://uh.edu/uep/diamond-scholars/application/index.html#main
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Discover CollegesVaries$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.9-12www.discovercolleges.com
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Elks National Foundation Scholarship ProgramsOpens August 2020VariesYou must be a current high school senior. High school graduates are not eligible.You must be a citizen of the United States on the date your application is submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.You must have taken either the ACT or SAT on or before October 5, 2019.You do not have to be a member (or the dependent of a member) of the Elks to qualify.12https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm
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Fast WebVariesVariesThis is an on-line resource for finding additional scholarships.9-12http://www.fastweb.com/
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FCCU (First Community Credit Union)1/19/21$4,000Must be a 2021 graduating high school senior
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or 3.8 on a 5.0 scale
Student must have an account with FCCU for at least 90 days
Deadline January 19, 2021
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https://fccu-applications.smapply.io/prog/2021_fccu_scholarship/
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Free-4u.comVariesVariesNational database of scholarships. List of scholarships and contact information.9-12http://www.free-4u.com
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Gee Family ScholarshipOpening soon$1,000-$3,000Asian decent and citizen, provide leadership in the community12http://gfaef.org/scholarships.html
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Golden Doors ScholarsFall application coming soonVariesI have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).I am a high school senior, high school graduate, or currently enrolled in college pursuing an undergraduate degree.I am willing to apply to or attend one of the Golden Door Scholars Partner Schools.12www.goldendoorscholars.org/apply-now
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Harvard Tuition AnnouncementAs soon as you complete FAFSAVaries12https://college.harvard.edu/financial-aid/how-aid-works/harvard-financial-aid-initiative
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Herrman and Herrman Scholarship12/1/20$2,500Plan to attend 2/4 year school. Submit creative entry addressing a topic and write an essay of 300 words nominating a favorite teacher who has inspired your creativity for a teacher prize. 11-12herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/
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HLA Law Firm Scholarship8/15/21$1,000The scholarship can be used for any form of school related expenses. We will not verify how it’s used;The student must be a senior in high school or a first or second-year college/trade school student;Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA;All applications should be submitted no later than August 15, 2021;This scholarship will be awarded in the 2021 Fall Semester;There is no application fee;12https://www.hlalawfirm.com/personal-injury/houston-car-accident-lawyer/#scholarship
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund (Opens in December 2020)2/15/21$500 - $5,000I am a high school senior, high school graduate, or currently enrolled in college pursuing an undergraduate degree.12http://hsf.net/
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Horatio Alger Association10/25/2020$25,000Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States;Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities;Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity;Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and Be a United States citizen12https://scholars.horatioalger.org/horatio-alger-scholarship-applications/
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Iota Phi Lambda Sorority INCVariousVariousVarious Scholarships and Fellowships for females interested in business and STEM8-12https://www.iotaepsilonchi.org/scholarships
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Illustrators of the Future ContestVaries$1,500 - $5,00012https://www.writersofthefuture.com/enter-the-illustrator-contest/
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International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association*** OPENS JANUARY 20204/1/21Up to $4,000I am willing to apply to or attend one of the Golden Door Scholars Partner Schools.12 & current or returning college/
vocation-
al/techni-cal school students
http://www.iddba.org/scholarships.aspx
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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program10/30/20Up to $40,000 per year, for up to 4 yearsAs minimum criteria, students must: plan to graduate from high school in Spring 2021; intend to enroll full-time in an accredited 4-year college beginning in fall 2021; 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.12
https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/
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James B. Duke Scholarship1/11/2021Tuition paid, plus $5,000 stipendYou must first be an applicant for admission at Davidson College in order to submit your James B. Duke Scholarship Application. In addition to the application for admission and scholarship application, you must submit an essay in response to one of the two prompts provided on the scholarship application form. Finalists will be identified in March and will participate in selection interviews.12https://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/financial-aid/merit-scholarships/application-scholarships/james-b-duke-scholarship
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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
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Live Poets Society of New Jersey and Just Poetry!!! National High School Poetry Contestsvaries$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
9-12http://www.highschoolpoetrycontest.com/to_enter
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American Legion ScholarshipsVaries$1,500 - $18,000Varieshttps://www.legion.org/scholarships
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NicheAugust 30, 2020$2,000No essay college scholarship9-12https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/?utm_source=ScholarshipExperts&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=SEnes&source=se
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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/
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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
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Ron Brown Scholars ProgramTwo Deadlines
11/1/20 &
1/9/21
$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
12https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description
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Scholarships 4 StudentsVariesVariesThis is an on-line resource for finding additional scholarships.9-12http://scholarships4students.com/
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Society of Women EngineersVariesVariesVaries12http://www.houstonswe.org/scholarships-782568.html
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State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship Program3/31/21$3,000 - $8,000Applicant must be a Junior graduating in the Spring of 2022, 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 2020.11https://www.statefarm.com/retirees/foundation-scholarship-program
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Student Scholarship SearchVariesVariesThis is an on-line resource for finding additional scholarships.9-12http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/
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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
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Texas Department of TransportationMarch 1, 2021$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
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Texas Lutheran University Pacesetter Award for College Excellence (PACE)2/1/2021up to full tuitionFor incoming freshmen accepted to TLU by Feb. 1, 2021. By invitation only. Selection is based on academic achievement, essays and interviews. Scholarship is renewable.12http://www.tlu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/tlu-scholarships/
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Undergraduate Scholarship Program (CIA)Scholarship applications will open in early 2020 for internship opportunities in summer 2021. 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).
12https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/undergraduate-scholarship-program.html
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Unigo.comVariesVariesMultiple Scholarship opportunities listed on this site. Please pay attention to details and deadlines for each individual scholarship.9 - 12https://www.unigo.com
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Women's Energy NetworkSeptemeber 21, 2020$10,000females, attending 2 or 4 year university12
https://www.womensenergynetwork.org/Houston/Programs/Scholarships/Houston/Programs/Scholarships.aspx?hkey=4b016426-a348-4782-a6c5-5c2ab76de609
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