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
AES Engineers Scholarship10/6/18$500Submit an essay between 500 and 1,000 words answering the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?12http://aesengineers.com/scholarships.phpaesengineers.com/
Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com
AFS Intercultural Programs USAVariesVariesCheck out these scholarships for study-abroad.http://www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/scholarships/
AFSCME Scholarship***12/31/18$2,000/yr up to 4 yearsFor graduating seniors who are a son/daughter or financially dependent grandchild of a full dues-paying AFSCME member. Apply & be accepted to an accredited college/university as a full-time student in a 4-year degree program. Essay, transcript, letters of recommendation, SAT/ACT scores & proof of AFSCME membership are required.12https://www.afscme.org/members/scholarships/afscme-family-scholarship
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
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
at Texas Tech University
12/1/183- & 4-yr scholarships that will pay for tuition, books, & most feesIncoming Freshmen must meet physical & academic requirements12http://www.depts.ttu.edu/afrotc
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
Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship***11/12/18$2,500Senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and or ADHD in the fall of 2019. Demonstrate financial need. Documentation of identified learning disability is required. Must be U.S. citizen.12https://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards
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/
Americorps$6,095.00Successfully complete a term of service in Americorps State & National, Americorps VISTA, or Americorps NCCC and receive an education award equal to the maximum value of the Pell Grant for the award year in which the term of service is funded.http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/benefits/benefits_ed_award_details.asp
Anne Ford Scholarship***11/12/18$10,000
($2,500 per year over four years)
Senior with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall of 2019. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Demonstrate financial need. Documentation of identified learning disability is required. Must be U.S. citizen.12https://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards
Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund1/11/19$2,500 and upCriteria:
• Asian and/or Pacific Islander descent
• enroll in a U.S. accredited college/university in fall 2019
• 2.7 minimum GPA
• Must apply for FAFSA
• One letter of recommendation is required
• U.S. citizen/permanent resident
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship12/15/2018 or the first 10,000 applications submitted$2,500-$25,000Are you active in your community? Have you led a project that benefits others? Have you overcome personal challenges?

• Demonstrate outstanding achievement in activities in school, community or the workplace.
• Plan to enroll full time in 2- or 4-year college in the U.S. in fall 2019.
• U.S. citizen/legal resident Apply early - Only first 10,000 applications will be accepted.
Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest Anthem4/25/2019$25 - $2,000Write an essay of 600 - 1,200 words, double-spaced, on one of three topics based on Ayn Rand's novel, Anthem. Topics can be found on the website.9-12https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#anthem-1
Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest Atlas Shrugged1/15/2019$100 - $25,000Read the novel & write an essay of 800 - 1,600 words on a selected topic from the website.12http://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
Beat the Odds Children's Defense Fund 2019 Scholarship12/13/18$5,000Be a current high school Senior who attends a public, charter, or alternative school in the greater Houston area or Dayton/Liberty County. Have overcome significant adversity such as, but not limited to, poverty, disability, homelessness, or abuse. Demonstrate participation in school activities, community organizations, employement, and/or service leadership. Have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher. Graduate by July 2019, and plan to attend a college, university, or vocational school.12http://cdftexas.org/programs/beat-the-odds/
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/
Cappex The College Greenlight #1 Fan Scholarship12/31/18$1,000Be Cappex's #1 Fan.10-12http://www.cappex.com/scholarships/scholarshipDetails.jsp?scholarshipCode=cffs
CheggVariesVariesThis is an on-line resource for finding additional scholarships.9-12http://www.chegg.com/scholarships
The Cicrkled In Scholarship12/31/2018$25,000No min. GPA, no Essay. IN 3 sentences write "If you could give one gift to the world, what would it be8-12www.cirkledin.com/scholarship
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
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition***11/15/18$1,000 - $12,500 per yearFor seniors who are pursuing a 4-year degree on a full time basis (minimum 12 semester hours). You must have taken either the ACT or SAT on or before October 27, 2018. Selection will be based on academics, leadership, & financial need. You must be a citizen of the United States on the date your application is submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.12http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm
Fast WebVariesVariesThis is an on-line resource for finding additional scholarships.9-12http://www.fastweb.com/
Friends Scholarship11/16/18$2,500This year, Friends will award two graduates $2,500 each with its inaugural scholarship/award. One for a student joining the workforce, continuing education through trade schools or other forms of post-secondary training and one for a college bound graduate12https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GqgCO4ffl6_P_v2RMbvCtZEnOxvfL5PV/view
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
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship12/31/2018$1,000Selection is based on a personal statement of 250 words or less. Applicants must be legal U.S. residents who are planning to start college within the next 12 months.9 - 12http://www.gkscholarship.com/
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/
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
Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian 2018 Proud Texan Scholarship Contest12/30/18$2,500To be eligible for the Proud Texan Scholarship, you must be a legal U.S. resident who currently lives in Texas, and you must be currently enrolled in 2018 as a:

Senior at a Texas high school
Undergraduate student at a Texas college (two-year to five-year institution)
Graduate student at a Texas college.
You do not need to meet a minimum GPA requirement. Employees of The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian, Consultwebs, their boards of directors, immediate family members and household members are not eligible.
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
Lexus ECO Challenge challenge #2 12/10/18$500,000 in scholarships and grantsNational STEM competition. Official rules and how to apply listed on the site. Please pay attention to details and deadlines for each individual scholarship6-12scholastic.com/lexus
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 Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing11/5/18National Award Winners receive $500 cashHonors young women at the high school level for their computing-related achievements and interests.

Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership, ability, academic history, and plans for college.
9 - 12http://www.aspirations.org/participate/high-school
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
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship Program12/31/18Full tuition
& fees
Start the process of applying during the second semester of your junior year.
Three scholarship programs are available: Navy, Nurse, or Marine Corps.
Transcript is required.
NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest***12/31/18$100 - $1,000Submit an essay of about 1,000 words on the topic: "What does the Second Amendment mean to you?"K - 12https://www.nradefensefund.org/contests-scholarships.aspx
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
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/
Take Care Of Texas Video Contest***12/14/18$500 - $2,500Must be a current resident of Texas. Make a 30 second video portraying positive ways Texans can help keep our air clean, keep our water clean, conserve water, save energy, or reduce waste.9-12http://takecareoftexas.org/teens/video-contest
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 Armed Services Scholarship Program$10,000 per year for 4 yearsTo be eligible, students must:
• Be on track to graduate high school in a Distinguished Achievement Program
• Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
• Be ranked in the top third of their class
• Have an SAT score of 1070 or ACT score of 23
See the website for more details.
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 Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian*** 12/30/18$2,500Must be a legal U.S. resident who currently lives in Texas, and are currently enrolled as a Senior in a Texas high school. Complete the online application form. Create a 30-to-120-second video. Write a brief essay (no more than 500 words) to support your video. The video and essay, you must tell us: What motivates you to continue your education? Who has helped you along the way? What do you do – or plan to do – to better the state of Texas?12https://hildasibrian.com/en/blog/the-law-office-of-hilda-l-sibrian-p-c-proud-texan-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/
Top Ten List Scholarship12/31/18$1,500Applicants must be at least 13 years old, a legal U.S. resident & enroll no later than fall 2024 in an accredited college. Submit an online response of 250 words or less for the topic: Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship.9-12https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship
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 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
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
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