2019-2020 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***6/20/20$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
AFS Intercultural Programs USAVariesVariesCheck out these scholarships for study-abroad.https://www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/scholarships/texas
AFSCME Union Plus Scholarship***1/31/20$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
2/15/20Varies; 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***4/30/20$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
AlliantGroup Parthers STEM10/7/2019$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/
American College Foundation5/1/2020$1,000-$5,000Complete application, copy of unofficial transcript, 500 word essay9-12www.americancollegefoundation.org
AmericorpsvariesvariesAnyone who completes a term of service within a 12-month period, in one of the following programs, is eligible to earn an education award.AmeriCorps NCCCAmeriCorps State and NationalAmeriCorps VISTA*12http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/benefits/benefits_ed_award_details.asp
Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund1/10/20$2,500-$20,000Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. CensusBe 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 applyBe enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2019. Please read the scholarships by supporter details below for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarshipHave a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GEDMust apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)Submit one letter of recommendation online12https://apiascholars.org/scholarship/apia-scholarship/
Atlantic Housing Scholarships4/30/20$1500 per semesterBe 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 apply12http://www.atlantichousing.org/scholarships/academic_scholarships
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship12/15/2019 or the first 10,000 applications submitted$2,500-$20,000Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2019. Please read the scholarships by supporter details below for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship12https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
Bart Marantz Legacy Scholarship4/30/20$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
Beat the Odds Scholarship11/18/2019$5,000Students who have overcome major adversity, achieved academic excellence, and given back to the community12https://cdftexas.org/programs/beat-the-odds/
CheggVariesVariesThis is an on-line resource for finding additional scholarships.9-12http://www.chegg.com/scholarships
Chinese Association of Professionals in Science and Technology10/25/2019$1,00012http://capst.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-CAPST-AFNB-Scholarship-Form.pdf
Chairish Scholarship1/1/2020 and 6/30/2020$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 colleges12https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
Dana Michelle Pettaway Servants's Heart Scholarship3/16/20$2,000U.S. resident, attend high school in Harris County, high school senior, attend 2 or 4 year or vocational or techinical school in summer or fall 2020, 2.75 or higher GPA, 30 hours of community service12https://www.dmpministries.org/servants-heart-scholarship/
Daughters of the American Revolution2/15/20VariesVarious 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 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
eCampusTours3/31/20$1,000Complete & submit an online registration form for a chance to win a scholarship.12http://www.ecampustours.com/scholarship-giveaway-registration.aspx
Elks National Foundation Scholarship Programs11/5/2019VariesYou 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
Energize Your Education Scholarship5/1/2020$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)1/11/20$4,000Must be a 2019 graduating high school senior. Minimum GPA 3.2 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 Scholarship2/3/2020$1,000-$2,500Asian decent and citizen12http://gfaef.org/scholarships.html
Goerdel Scholarship5/29/2020$1,000-$2,50012https://www.goerdelscholarship.org/apply-for-a-scholarship/
Golden Doors Scholars9/30/2019VariesI 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
Harvard Tuition AnnouncementAs soon as you complete FAFSAVaries12https://college.harvard.edu/financial-aid/how-aid-works/harvard-financial-aid-initiative
Herrman and Herrman Scholarship12/1/19$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/
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (Opens in December 2019)2/15/20$500 - $5,000I am a high school senior, high school graduate, or currently enrolled in college pursuing an undergraduate degree.12http://hsf.net/
Horatio Alger Association10/25/2019$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/
Houston Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship4/1/2020$1,000African American male or female, submit two letters of recommendation, transcripts with GPA and SAT/ACT scores, 3x5 color photo, and typed essay12https://hmacdelta.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=368075&module_id=243479
Illustrators of the Future ContestVaries$1,500 - $5,000https://www.writersofthefuture.com/enter-the-illustrator-contest/
International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association*** OPENS JANUARY 20204/1/20Up to $4,000I am willing to apply to or attend one of the Golden Door Scholars Partner Schools.12 & current or returning college/
al/techni-cal school students
Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston/Financial Need4/10/20$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 Need4/10/20$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 Program11/13/19Up 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/
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 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
MENSA Member Scholarship***1/15/20VariesAn 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 2020-2021 academic year.12https://www.mensafoundation.org/foundation/?LinkServID=B6AAB0C0-E081-4C23-C4B1342278718DA2&grp=770&part=y
American Legion ScholarshipsVaries$1,500 - $18,000Varieshttps://www.legion.org/scholarships
NicheAugust 21, 2019$2,000No eassy college scholarship9-12https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/?utm_source=ScholarshipExperts&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=SEnes&source=se
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/
Private Colleges and
Varies$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
Ron Brown Scholars ProgramTwo Deadlines
11/1/19 &
$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
Scholarships 4 StudentsVariesVariesThis is an on-line resource for finding additional scholarships.9-12http://scholarships4students.com/
State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship Program3/31/20$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 2019.11https://www.statefarm.com/retirees/foundation-scholarship-program
Student Scholarship SearchVariesVariesThis is an on-line resource for finding additional scholarships.9-12http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/
The Huong Luu and Lieu Nguyen ScholarshipApril 30, 2020$5,000 per year for 4 yearsAlief ISD student graduating in May 2020, 3.25 GPA or Higher, Fall 2020 enrolled in 4 year, 2 year or vocational school12Pick up applications in College/Grad Centers
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, 2020$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
Texas Lutheran University Pacesetter Award for College Excellence (PACE)up to full tuitionFor incoming freshmen accepted to TLU by Feb. 1, 2020. By invitation only. Selection is based on academic achievement, essays and interviews. Scholarship is renewable.12http://www.tlu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/tlu-scholarships/
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).
Unigo.comVariesVariesMultiple Scholarship opportunities listed on this site. Please pay attention to details and deadlines for each individual scholarship.9 - 12https://www.unigo.com
Weisinger Law ScholarshipMay 31,2020$1,000Essay on how you have a difference in your community12https://weisingerlawfirm.com/scholarship/
Young Women EnergizedOctober 20,2019VariesFemales, attending 2 or 4 year university12https://form.jotform.com/HOUYWE/2020-fall-ywe-scholarship