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Scholarship List



** If application is available online ~ website will be provided **

* All other scholarships have applications available for pick up in the counseling center (secretary's desk)



The Women's Energy Network Scholarship

The Women's Energy Network of Houston is sponsoring awards to academically exemplary senior girls interested in STEM related careers and demonstrated leadership potential. To ask questions and/or to submit your application materials, email the committee at To learn all you need to know about the scholarship and to apply, see the link below. All forms should be received by email by DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION, OCTOBER 14, 2018. 


Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards honor senior Latino leaders with grants for their college education or to fund a community service effort. You must have a minimum 3.0 weighted GPA and at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino ancestry. Go to website below to begin the online application. You will need to follow directions carefully. The deadline is October 15, 2018. 


Dr. Pepper Tuition Give away 

Dr. Pepper is looking for students ages 18-24 to enter this year's tuition giveaway. See the website below for information and to apply. Deadline is October 17, 2018 


Horatio Alger national Scholarship Program

Horatio Alger is one of the nation's largest college financial aid programs that specifically assists students who have faced an overcome great obstacles and have critical financial need ($55k or less). See the website below to learn more an to apply online. Deadline to apply is October 25, 2018. 


ACT College & Career Readiness Champions

Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition. Applications are due October 31, 2018, and champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019. Applications can be found at: 


Voice of Democracy essay Scholarship

The Voice of democracy Scholarship is provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) an did for 9-12 grade students. The program provides students the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. This audio essay competition begins with recording your 3-5 minute speech to a flash drive or CD, completing an entry form and a typed essay of the speech. The paper application and information can be obtain in the counseling center with Ms. Vazquez or the website below. If you are a democracy-loving high schooler, apply! Deadline is October 31, 2018. 


Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

The Coca-Cola Scholar Foundation is for senior who excel academically and in service to other. Most recipients share a passion for social justice and have overcome challenges to pursue their dreams. You may apply online for one of the four-year achievement-based scholarships at the website below. Deadline is October 31, 2018. 

11/01/2018 Early App Deadline

01/09/2019 Final Deadline

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Applicant must be a US citizen, black or African American and current high school senior. Applicant should demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. For more information go to Interested applicants who complete their applications by November 1st will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program and will be eligible to have their contact information forwarded to a select number of additional colleges and scholarship providers. January 9th, 2019- Final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.


James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists

If you are a sophomore or older and have taken at least one photography or related art class, you can apply for this award. Get all the details at the website below. You will submit all photographs and other required materials online, so follow their directions. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2018. 


Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition

The Elks National Foundation awards 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2019 competition. It is open to seniors who are US citizens, and you'll be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. To apply, go to the website below for directions. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2018. Good Luck! 


AXA Achievement Scholarship Program

The AXA Achievement Scholarship offers college Scholarships of $2500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US. For more info go to: 


The Tutoring Club

At the Tutoring Club, we strongly believe in the power of a college education. To help college students meet their financial responsibilities, our League City / Friendswood learning center is proud to sponsor several academic scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. Our scholarships are for local students, not only those who attend CCISD, but other area districts such as La Porte ISD and Friendswood ISD.


Proud Texan Scholarship

This scholarship was created for students who are interested in attending college and that also have a love for their great state of Texas. Current high school seniors and students enrolled in colleges across Texas are eligible. There is one prize available in the total of $2,500. For this contest, students should create a 30-120 second video and a brief essay about “what motivates you to continue your education, who has helped you along this journey and what do you do or plan to do to better the state of Texas?”


National Wild Turkey Federation's 

Dr. James Earl Kennamer Scholarship Program

High School senior graduates who are eligible are encouraged to apply for NWTF's Dr. James Earl Kennamer Academic scholarship program. Application deadline is January 1, 2019. Eligibility and application can be found online at: or see Ms. Vazquez in the counseling center.  Students should be graduating seniors with a 3.0 on 4.0 scale or equivalent grade pint average. Student must hold a current NWTF membership. 


UnderRecruited Preps Scholarship Program

UnderRecruited Preps, the leading college athletic recruiting platform, is awarding a $2000 scholarship to a top student-athlete looking to play at the next level. IF you are currently enrolled and pursuing a high school diploma, you have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of your application, and you are continuing your athletic career at the next level, D1, D2, D3, NAIA, Junior College, or Prep School, you are eligible to apply. Apply by going to or sign up for the free e-book.  Write a 100-500-word article on "What will I do with the $2000 scholarship". Deadline for the article submission is January 6th, 2019.


ASIAN & Pacific Islander American Scholarship

APIA Scholarship Minimum Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be 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 in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2019. Please read each listing for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship.
  • 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 using the Fee Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
  • Submit one letter of recommendation online.
  • Apply at:


Shell FCU 

John Garrison Scholarship Award

Shell FCU will be awarding scholarships to 10 lucky 2019 graduating seniors. The scholarship is easy to fill out and a simple way to earn some cash to pay for college. You are eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria:
Must own or establish a Shell FCU savings account in applicant's name.
  Account must be in good standing with a minimum $5.00 balance.
Must be a graduating high school senior in the 2018-2019 school year.
  Planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States.
If You meet these requirements, then you can apply! The John Garrison Scholarship Awards were established in 2000 in memory of John Garrison, a dedicated member of the Shell Federal Credit Union Board of Directors. Mr. Garrison served on the Board for over 50 years as a volunteer and his vision and volunteer spirit is still an inspiration for us all. Our hope is that applicants will embrace that same spirit and carry it forward into their own careers and beyond. Submit completed application online or return completed application and required documentation to any Shell FCU location or mail to the address on cover sheet found in the Counseling Center with (Ms. Vazquez) postmarked by Saturday, January 12, 2019. 


University of Houston

Cougar Promise 

Guaranteed Free Tuition for New Freshmen Starting Fall 2019 with Family Income up to $50,000. The University of Houston guarantees tuition and mandatory fees will be covered by grant assistance for new in-state freshmen with family incomes at or below $50,000, who meet certain academic requirements. The Cougar Promise is the University of Houston's promise to low-income families that college is accessible to their children and financial aid will be available to them. Eligibility is determined when a student has completed a FAFSA and also admitted to the University of Houston by January 15, 2019. Students who miss the deadline will be awarded the Cougar Promise based on the availability of funds.


Texas Engineering Foundation

The Chapters of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) in affiliation with Texas Engineering Foundation (TEF) will award scholarships to students studying to become engineers in an engineering program at an ABET-accredited (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) college or university. Upon verification of enrollment, these scholarships will be presented to the university in the students name. As individual chapter scholarship requirements may vary, it is essential to contact your Chapter Coordinator for complete application requirements (see attached lists for school district chapter assignments and Chapter Coordinators). Unless otherwise instructed by your scholarship coordinator, applications must be submitted to the coordinator by the date specified below. Please see Ms. Vazquez in the Counseling Center for applications. Application deadline is January 18, 2019


The Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation

Interest-free loans available to USA Citizens and Texas residents who have graduated from Texas high schools. Must enroll as a full-time student a t a Texas college/university, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, with the intention of completing requirements toward a first bachelor's degree. You may contact the foundation by phone or mail to get details, at P.O. Box 8210 Galveston, TX 77553-8210 or 409-770-5665.  Application packets are accepted January 1 through February 28.


The Sons of the Republic of Texas

The Texas History Contest is open to graduating seniors in any highs school.  Senior students in History, English, and Government class are encouraged to participate.  The 2018-2019 essay topic is "The Life of Mirabeau B. Lamar 1798-1859; The Father of Texas Education."  There will be one award in each of the following amounts:  $4,000.00; $3,000.00; and $2,000.00.  Please pick up the paper application with Ms. Vazquez in the Counseling Center.


Texas Student Housing 

Texas Student Housing Authority's (TSHA) academic scholarships are administered by the Board of Directors. The academic scholarship described below rewards academic and leadership excellence. Family financial needs may be considered. A complete application for the scholarship listed in this publication consist of the application form, personal statement, official transcript, letters of recommendation, and standardized test scores. All TSHA scholarships awarded through this application will be announced to the winning applicants by e-mail or US mail. Please make sure TSHA is kept informed of any changes in your contact information (e-mail address, mailing address, and/or home/cell telephone number).

Please pick up applications with Ms. Vazquez in Counseling Center. Deadline is January 31, 2019.


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston Area

Scholarship, Military Scholarship, School Art Scholarship

In 2019, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will award 350 four-year, $20,000 Houston Area Scholarships to outstanding students graduating from Houston-area public school districts in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller Counties. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's educational programs are a significant part of the Show's goals of benefiting youth, supporting education, and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. All recipients of Show scholarships must demonstrate academic potential, citizenship/leadership and financial need, and they must attend a Texas college or university. Release of Online Application November 2018. Online scholarship application due February 4, 2019. Supplemental documentation packet received by the Educational Programs Office February 14, 2019. 


By 4:00 PM

George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation

Each Spring, the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation awards seventy (70) scholarships to Houston area high school seniors for undergraduate study. The award is $20,000, disbursed over four years, provided the recipient conforms to the requirements set forth in the award. The recipient may select any major at any four year college or university in the United States. Scholarship applications may be submitted during the student's senior year in high school. Students may complete our scholarship forms online (see link below) after September 15th of their senior year. Do not submit an application before you take the SAT or ACT. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must have a minimum SAT composite score of 1000 (on the Math and Reading/Writing portions combined), and /or an ACT composite score of 21. All SAT and/or ACT scores must be from the same test date.

Note: The deadline for the SUBMISSION/RECEIPT of your application is 4:00 PM, on February 16th (If this date falls on a weekend, the application should received no later than 4:00 PM of the preceding Friday) of the student's senior year.


Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union

Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union will present scholarships annually in the amount of $500.00 per semester for 4 years – a total of $4,000.00 – to four qualified students selected from applicants within our field of membership.  Please pick up paper application with Ms. Vazquez in the Counseling Center.


Al's Formal Wear

Every year, we award area high school students with a college scholarship. Last year's recipients were chosen from over 1200 applicants based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need and volunteer service in their community. Click on link below to apply. 


Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo

Agriculture/and non-agriculture education scholarship program

The Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo will award scholarships to students from area high schools (Deer Park ISD, Pasadena ISD, La Porte ISD, and Clear Creek ISD) and Boys and Girls Harbor. These scholarships may be used to pay for tuition, related fees and books while attending a College, University, Jr. college or technical/trade school. Deadline is March, 16, 2019. Applications must be returned to the rodeo office by Friday, March, 16, 2019. Applications will not be accepted after this date. You may pick up applications with Ms. Vazquez in the counseling center.


No Deadline currently exists for this Scholarship

The Art Institutes Academic Achievement Scholarship

The Academic Achievement Scholarship allows qualifying new students to earn up to a 20% tuition scholarship, up to $18,650, by maintaining an honors level Grade Point Average (GPA) and completing community service related projects in their field of study while attending Ai as a full-time student.