2017-18 Scholarship Listing

 2017-18 Scholarships

$1,000 October Scholarship

  • Open to all high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months.
  • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States. International students with valid visas are also eligible.
  • Only one entry allowed per person per monthly contest. Registered Niche.com users can apply at any time. However, once you have applied, you can no longer apply again in the same monthly contest. Duplicate entries will result in disqualification.
  • Scholarships or prizes will be awarded directly to the winners.
  • Winners will be notified by e-mail and posted on http://about.niche.com/scholarship-winners/.
  • Deadline: October 20, 2017

Horatio Alger Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 25, 2017
  • Criteria:
    • GPA: 2.0
    • Critical financial need (family makes less than $50,000/year)
    • Involvement in extra-curricular and community activities
    • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Scholarship Amount: 7 ($5,000) in Texas
  • Website: Apply online at http://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships


    $1,000 School Survey Sweepstakes

  • Scholarship Amount:

    o (50) $20,000 awards

    o (200) $10,000 awards

  • Website: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/

     The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program

  • 1450 or higher on the old-style two-part SAT (verbal and math) or
  • 1490 or higher on the new-style two-part SAT (verbal and math) or

      33 or higher on the ACT

  • Scholarship Amount:
    • 30-40 students selected
    • Max is $30,000 per year
  • Website: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/


    Voice of Democracy Scholarship

  • Deadline: November 1, 2017
  • Criteria:
    • Students in 9th-12thgrade
  • Scholarship Amount

    o $1,000-$30,000

  • Website: http://www.vfwpost9934.org/what-we-do/youth-development/voice-of-democracy/

    University of Texas at Dallas Mcdermott Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 25, 2017 (Priority applicants); January 4, 2018 (Regular Applicants)
  • Criteria: Students who are interested in attending UT-Dallas University must apply for admissions and submit a scholarship application. SAT of 2100 on the three sections or 32 on the ACT, top 5% of their graduating class and are campus leaders, community volunteers, athletes, artists, scholars, scientists, and musicians.
  • Scholarship Amount: TBA
  • Website: http://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/deadlines-dates

    Texas A&M University Scholarship (Apply Texas)

  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Criteria: A variety of scholarships are available. The scholarship application and essay topics are available via the Apply Texas Application.
  • Website: https://scholarships.tamu.edu/Scholarship-Programs

    Texas A&M University Regents Scholarship (Apply Texas)

  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • Scholarship Amount: $5,000 per year
  • Criteria:
    • Household income $40,000 or less
    • 1stGeneration Student
    • Must answer the question on your Apply Texas that asks Highest level of Education of Mother” and Highest Level of Education of Father.”
    • 1stGeneration means that neither parent has graduated from a 4 year university in the U.S.
  • Website: https://scholarships.tamu.edu/Scholarship-Programs
  • Website: www.applytexas.org


    UT Austin Scholarships (Apply Texas)

  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Criteria: Students who are interested in attending UT-AUSTIN University must apply for admissions and submit a scholarship application. The scholarship application and essay topics are available via the
  • Website: Apply Texas Application at www.applytexas.org. To view scholarships: http://www.texasscholarships.org/


    University of Houston (Apply Texas)

  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Criteria: A variety of scholarships are available. The scholarship application and essay topics are available via the Apply Texas Application.
  • Website: Apply Texas Application at www.applytexas.org


    Texas State University (Apply Texas)

  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Criteria: A variety of scholarships are available. The scholarship application and essay topics are available via the Apply Texas Application.
  • Website: Apply Texas Application at www.applytexas.org
  • Deadline: October 31, 2017
  • Criteria:
    • Be a high school senior
    • Be U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of junior year, well rounded senior who has highly developed interests in their community, extracurricular activities, and volunteer activities
    • Applicants cannot be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca−Cola bottling companies, The Coca−Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.
    • Not need based, this scholarship is achievement based
  • First-time college freshman

    The scholarship includes:

  • Tuition and fees.
  • Book stipends.
  • $1,400 stipends each month.
  • Up to $12,000 to study abroad.
  • Up to $3,000 for career-oriented support.
  • Cohort travel to Santa Fe, NM; Austin, TX; and Washington, D.C.
  • A network of professional staff, faculty, alumni and cohorts.
  • The $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is an easy scholarship with no essay required! The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, housing, books, or any education-related expenses. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced in Niche's e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page.
  • https://colleges.niche.com/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/?utm_source=gppc&utm_campaign=gppc_private&gclid=COHZ7ZPA2s8CFQmUaQodCoQCxg
  • You can apply once each month, with a new winner selected every month.
  • Deadline: October 31st


    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship

  • Deadline: November 1, 2017 (Opens in September)
  • Criteria:
    • Graduate from a US high school in Spring 2016
    • Enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in Fall 2016
    • Earn a cumulative un-weighted GPA of 3.5 or above
    • Receive standardized test scores in the top 15%: SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above (must test by October 5, 2013) and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above (must test by September 21, 2013)
    • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000.
    • Merit and Need Based

40 Acres-University of Texas at Austin (Apply Texas)

  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • Criteria:
    • You are eligible to be considered for this scholarship by applying to the university.
    • 10-20 recipients will be awarded
    • Recipients should be notified by February
    • There is NO separate application aside from the Apply Texas Admissions application
  • Scholarship Amount:
    • Tuition and mandatory fees
    • A living stipend
    • Books
    • Enrichment activities, including service-learning opportunities, study abroad, and an internship or research project
  • Website: Visit www.applytexas.org to apply

    Gates Millennium Scholars Program (opened on August 1st)

  • Deadline: January 13, 2017/11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Criteria:
    • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
    • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
    • Is a U.S. Citizen, U.S. legal permanent resident or foreign national
    • GPA: 3.3 or have earned a GED
    • Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. accredited college/university in the fall of 2013 as a full- time, degree-seeking, first-year student.
    • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities
  • Scholarship Amount:
    • Cost of tuition, fees, books, and living expenses
  • Website: Visit www.gmsp.org to apply

    Terry Foundation Scholarships

  • Deadline: January 27, 2018
  • Scholarship Amount: Covers tuition, books, fees, and reasonable living expenses on campus.
  • Criteria: Selection based leadership potential and character, scholastic record and ability, and financial need. To be considered, apply to the university and complete the Terry Foundation application. Deadline for the applications are indicated below. The Terry Foundation Scholarship has been extended to cover 8 universities.
  • The 2017 Terry Foundation Scholarship Application can be found at:


    Frontier Fiesta Association Scholarship for The University of Houston Incoming Freshman

  • The Leaders and Achievers Scholarship will be selected on the basis of outstanding efforts in leadership.
  • Completed Application
  • Official transcript with cumulative GPA
  • List of Extracurricular activities and achievements
  • A 500 word essay describing your leadership roles and how you have given back to your community
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your leadership abilities and community involvement.
  • http://www.uh.edu/fiesta/2017/pdf/incoming-freshman-scholarship.pdf

    VAMOS Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 1, 2017 (opens in October)
  • Description: VAMOS sponsors four-year scholarships to deserving high school graduates from various backgrounds for enrollment at a university of their choice. In addition, VAMOS not only supports students by paying for tuition & books but helps with motivation and encouragement through its Mentoring Program which monitors students throughout their college careers to ensure their success.
  • Scholarship Amount: $20,000/4years program
  • Website: https://vamosscholars.org/vamos-scholarships/

B. Davis Scholarship

  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship, but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are
  • Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time
  • Application Procedure To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below: Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com


Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

 Additional Scholarship Resources

  1. https://colleges.niche.com/scholarships/
  2. College for Texans http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/
  3. Fast WEB-Financial Aid through the WEB http://www.fastweb.com
  4. The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid http://www.finaid.org
  5. Free College Scholarship Search & Financial Aid Resource http://www.scholarships.com
  6. Government Grants http://www.scholarshipsfinder.com/Grants
  7. Scholarship search engine http://www.findtherightscholarship.com/
  8. Adventures in Education http://www.adventuresineducation.org
  9. Cash For Your Education http://www.wiredscholar.com
  10. College Board Online http://www.collegeboard.com
  11. The Free Scholarship Information Service http://www.freschinfo.com
  12. International Education Financial Aid http://www.IEFA.org
  13. Gates Millennium Scholars http://www.gmsp.org/
  14. Hispanic Scholarship Fund http://www.hsf.net
  15. Scholarship Resource Network Express http://www.srnexpress.com/index.cfm
  16. Scholarship Resource at http://www.upromise.com