To contact your student's counselor, please call the counseling center at 281-604-7521 or 281-604-7722.
Please be advised that in our efforts to ensure that each graduate of La Porte High School is college, career, and military ready, schedules will be changed accordingly.
LOcal scholarship packet now available
The 2020 Local Scholarship Packet is now available to all senior students for pick-up in the counseling center. Each senior student will only receive one copy. The Local Scholarship Packet consists of 50+ scholarships from local clubs, groups, organizations, and businesses that have money specifically for La Porte High School students. All completed local scholarship applications are due to the counseling center by 3 p.m. Friday, February 28th. NO EXCEPTIONS! See any counselor for additional information.
The Seniors Helping Seniors Project
The Seniors Helping Seniors Project consists of retired LPISD School Employees who will be on campus to help our senior students with reviewing their local scholarship packets. If you are a senior and you would like assistance with reviewing your packet and/or essays before you turn in your scholarship packet, please stop by the library. The Seniors Helping Seniors Project will be available each Thursday throughout the month of February, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Credit by Exam
La Porte ISD will conduct Credit by Exams (without prior instruction) at the student's campus during the week of March 24-26, 2020. Students may pick up registration forms from the counseling center beginning February 24, 2020. Completed forms, including parent's signature, must be returned by 3:00 p.m., March 2, 2020. See counselor for more information.
Frazer 2020 Job Fair
The Frazer 2020 Job Fair will take place Saturday, February 22nd for individuals 18 and over. Students over 18 years of age are invited to apply in-person at the Job Fair, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Positions include, but are not limited to, Truck Mount Technician, Paint Prepper, Aluminum Assembly, Electrical Installer, Parts Coordinator, Fabrication & Welding Manager, and much more. For more information, visit https://www.frazerbilt.com/job-fair-february-2020/
UHCL SAT Boot Camp
University of Houston-Clear Lake invites all area high school parents and students to attend our FREE SAT Boot Camp at the University of Houston-Clear Lake located at 2700 Bay Area Blvd Houston, TX 77581 on Saturday, February 15, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sign-in will begin at 8 a.m.
Clear Lake Area Panhellenic Association:
CLAPA (Clear Lake Area Panhellenic Association) will hosts its annual information event for all area Senior girls planning to go through college sorority recruitment. This informative event will help prepare the potential new members for recruitment. The CLAPA Recruitment Information Meeting will take place Sunday, February 16th from 2-4 p.m., at the Bay Oaks Country Club, 14545 Bay Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77059. For more information visit, www.clearlakepanhel.org/recruitment.
National College Fairs (NACAC) -
The National College Fair will take place at the NRG Center, Tuesday, April 14, 2020. At the National College Fair, students learn about programs and find their best college fit. They have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives from hundreds of colleges-all in one place-and get their questions answered about majors, degree programs, campus visits, scholarships and much more. This opportunity is open to the public so encourage students and parents to make plans to attend. Please register online at www.gotomyncf.com for the 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. session or the 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. session.
Explore McCombs at UT Austin
The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin invites top high school students to apply for our McCombs summer programs! Our week-long, all-expenses paid summer programs are designed to help students explore and discover opportunities in business while experiencing life as a Longhorn.
· McCombs Future Executive Academy (MFEA): May 31 – June 5, 2020
· McCombs Discover Yourself in Accounting Majors and Careers (DYNAMC): June 21 – 26, 2020
All current juniors and sophomores with GPAs of 3.5 or above are eligible to apply. Outstanding Black, African-American, Latinx, Native American and Indigenous students, first-generation students, and students who have overcome social or economic hardship are strongly encouraged to apply.
Students are required to submit an online application, essay, one letter of recommendation, an official high school transcript and an optional resume by our April 1, 2020 deadline.
The application link and additional information for each camp can be found at the McCombs Summer High School Programs site.
We invite your students to apply for our summer programs and ask that you remind them these opportunities come at no cost to them or their families. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-232-6778.
After school credit recovery will begin Tuesday, January 21st from 3:00 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. If you have failed classes needed for graduation, please see your counselor for a Credit Recovery application. The late bus will be available for students who need transportation.
Local Scholarship Packet Now Available! Packets are due February 28, 2020!
Scholarship and Grant Search Sites
Financial Aid for college: www.fafsa.ed.gov.
It is free to receive assistance with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at any college campus' financial aid department.
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College Board Opportunity - There are several opportunities with different deadlines.
The Scholarship Program is open to students in high school, beginning in their junior year, who meet all eligibility requirements stated below, and encourages them to complete six key college planning steps during their junior and senior years of high school.
There are a total of seven scholarships to be awarded. By completing each step, students become eligible for the scholarship associated with that step. Students who complete all six steps are also eligible for the seventh Complete Your Journey scholarship.
· Attend a public, private, or home school, located in one of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, or any other U.S. territories and possessions;
· Are, as of December 5, 2018, juniors in high school, i.e., students in their third year of secondary school; and
· Have a College Board online account.
For more information and details on each scholarship opportunity, please visit: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/about/official-rules
SCAD Scholarships – Deadlines: Multiple opportunities. Dates may vary.
Most undergraduate scholarships are awarded to degree-seeking students, are applied quarterly, and may be renewed annually through completion of a bachelor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted hours) as long as the recipient remains enrolled and maintains a GPA of at least 3.0. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship and may receive a combined total up to the cost of tuition. Students who plan to pursue a double major or multiple minors should meet with a staff adviser to determine if aid is sufficient.
Graduate awards are offered to degree-seeking students, are applied quarterly, and may be renewed annually until completion of a graduate degree at SCAD, as long as the recipient remains enrolled at SCAD and maintains a GPA average of at least 3.25.
Annual awards for undergraduate and graduate students are intended to be disbursed over 45 hours of credit earned in three quarters at SCAD.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.scad.edu/admission/financial-aid-and-scholarships/scholarships/entering-students
Wings Over America – Deadline: February 1, 2020
The Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation is sponsoring over 50 scholarships to further the post secondary education of Navy dependents from the aviation community. Most scholarships are $3,800 and some are renewable. Scholarships can only be used for tuition charged by the college. This is for undergraduate work only and Reserve Officer Candidate Programs (full scholarship students including service academies) or any other full scholarship recipients are not eligible.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://wingsoveramerica.us/app
Women's Army Corps Veterans' Association – Army Women United – Deadline: February 2, 2020
The Women's Army Corps Veterans Association Scholarship has been established to recognize relatives of Army Service Women. This scholarship is based upon academic achievement and leadership as expressed through co-curricular activities and community involvement.
A $1500.00 scholarship will be given annually. The recipient will be notified by mail or email. The check will be forwarded to the acceptance institution.
· Is a high school Graduating Senior, showing academic promise, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Include a letter from the high school
· attending, with transcripts.
· Submit a biographical sketch and letter stating goals and how the scholarship will be used.
· Applicants must plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States in pursuit of a degree course of study.
· Applicants must be a child, grandchild, niece or nephew of an Army Service Woman, and must submit documentation of sponsor's military service.
This application can be picked up in the counseling center.
McDonald’s HACER® National Scholarship – Deadline: February 5, 2020
McDonald’s HACER® National Scholarship, which counts on the exclusive support of McDonald’s Corporation and McDonald’s Hispanic owner/operators, awarded a total of $500,000 to 30 outstanding Hispanic high school seniors to help finance their tuition.
The HACER scholarship winners are selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement, and financial need. The rigorous selection process includes a completed application, a personal questionnaire and interviews with a distinguished panel of judges representing academia, business, media, and McDonald’s.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://news.mcdonalds.com/hacer-scholarship-recipients-2019
ExploraVision Student Awards – Deadline: February 10, 2020
The ExploraVision competition for K-12 students engages the next generation in real world problem solving with a strong emphasis on STEM. ExploraVision challenges students envision and communicate new technology 20 years in the future through collaborative brainstorming and research of current science and technology.
· All entrants must be United States or Canadian citizens and living within the United States, U.S. Territories or Canada and enrolled full-time in a public, private or home school
· Students must be no older than 21 years of age
· National Science Teachers Association employees, NSTA board members, ExploraVision judges and their respective families are not eligible to enter the competition
· Any project previously awarded a prize in another competition may not be submitted
· G) Students enter as a team of 2-4 students with a teacher/coach and optional mentor (no individual entries)
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9625/exploravision_awards_scholarship.php#sthash.kWDHyuLV.dpbs
HSF Scholarship – Deadline: February 15, 2020
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.
· Must be of Hispanic heritage
· Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students
· Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for undergraduate and graduate students
· Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, during the fall of a scholarship cycle (year)
· US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
· Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship
(ISC)² Women in Information Security Scholarship – Deadline: February 17, 2020
The (ISC)² Women's Scholarship, administered by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, offers students scholarships from $1,000 to $8,000 per recipient.
· Applicants must be female and pursuing or planning to pursue a degree with a focus on cybersecurity, information assurance or related field
· Be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student.
· A minimum 3.3 GPA is required.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/academic-major/cybersecurity/isc%C2%B2-women-in-information-security-scholarship#
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship – Deadline: February 20, 2020
Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.
Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's college (U.S. based only). Winners of the scholarships give permission to release their names to the media. Applications and essays become property of The Vegetarian Resource Group. We may ask finalists for more information. Scholarship winners are contacted by e-mail or telephone.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm
Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship – Deadline: February 20, 2020
GAR's mission is to award grants to support the higher education goals of its recipients. The recipients of GAR scholarships are exceptionally qualified high school students with demonstrated financial need whose parents or guardians have, or had, a career in the financial services industry. The GAR Foundation awards a maximum of seven scholarships a year, the amount of each awards is up to $12,500.00 renewable for four years.
· Applicants must be dependent children of full-time employees in the financial services industry (commercial banks, investment banks, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, fund and asset management companies, credit card and finance companies and similar businesses as determined by the Foundation). Employees must be presently employed with five years of experience OR no longer employed in this field but had ten years of experience which ended no longer than five years prior to the GAR Scholarship application closing date (which is located on the top of the application).
· Students must be graduating high school seniors who are enrolling as full time first year students in pursuit of a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States.
· Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 20% of their class.
· Students must demonstrate financial need.
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.gordonrich.org/html/req.html
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) – Deadline: February 21, 2020
· Completed three (3) years of science and mathematics with distinction
· May also be awarded for other outstanding accomplishments in math or science
· Submission is limited to two names per school
· Applied for and granted acceptance into a 4-year, accredited university.
· A desire to pursue a degree in chemical engineering.
· Candidates must attend the annual SWE-HA Scholarship Awards Banquet.
For more information, please visit: http://www.houstonswe.org/scholarships-782568.html.
Center for Cyber Safety and Education – Deadline: February 24, 2020
Aspiring information security professionals have the opportunity to ease some of their educational financial burden with the (ISC)² Information Security Undergraduate Scholarship, offering undergraduate students studying information security up to US$5,000 per recipient.
· Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance.
· You may be a senior in high school, or an undergraduate student who is currently a junior, freshman, sophomore or senior who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the fall. If you will have graduated with your undergraduate degree by the fall then please apply for the (ISC)² Graduate Scholarship if appropriate.
· GPA must be at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale).
· You may be a citizen of any country (US citizenship not required)
· May be attending on campus or online.
· May be attending full time or part time
· May be attending in the US or Internationally
· You do not currently need to be enrolled, however no awards will be disbursed until the recipient is enrolled in a college or university.
· If awarded: the award will be sent to the school with instructions that it be applied to tuition, fees and books.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.iamcybersafe.org/s/undergraduate-scholarships
2020 Capital Farm Credit $1,000.00 Scholarship – Deadline: February 24, 2020
The Capital Farm Credit Dayton Office is currently accepting applications for our 2020 Capital Farm Credit $1,000.00 Scholarship. Capital Farm Credit is proud to support rural communities and agriculture, as well as invest in the vibrancy of communities throughout rural Texas through our scholarship program.
· Have educational goals/plans related to the fields of agriculture, education, or natural resources
· Must complete a short application and write a 100-200 word essay
For more information and an application, please come to the counseling center.
The Dream.US Scholarship-Deadlines: January 30, 2020 and February 27, 2020
TheDream.US Scholarship is open to all undocumented students who came to the United States before November 1st, 2014.
The Dream.US offers two scholarship opportunities for students. Deadlines are coming up soon, so please be sure to follow the links below for more information.
- The Opportunity Scholarship, an up to $80,000 scholarship, for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition will be closing on January 30th, 2020.
- The National Scholarship, an up to $33,000 scholarship, for first-time college students or community college graduates will be closing on February 27th, 2020.
For more information, visit https://thedream.us/scholarships/.
Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union – Deadline: February 28, 2020
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 who meet the following eligibility requirements:
· Applicant must be a high school senior.
· Student must be a member in good standing with GCEFCU and parent/legal guardian must be a member in good standing with GCEFCU
· Two scholarships may be awarded to students who express the intent to pursue a course of study that will allow him or her to enter the teaching field. Two scholarships may be awarded to applicants outside the field of education. However, the Committee reserves the right to award scholarships solely based on the areas of consideration listed (#7).
· Recipient of the scholarship funds must maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 and earn at least twelve hours minimum each semester. A transcript must be received after each semester to show the recipient is within the requirements as set forth by the Board. Failure to comply will result in permanent forfeiture.
This application can be picked up in the counseling center.
Coast Guard Exchange Scholarship – Deadline: February 28, 2020.
Recognizing the value of education and the benefits it brings to the Coast Guard Family, the Coast Guard Exchange (CGX) Scholarship Program was established to provide additional financial resources to dependent children of Coast Guard personnel embarking on undergraduate college/university studies. Annually a $2,000 scholarship is awarded to the outstanding applicants on a one-time basis.
· Students Must be a dependent of Coast Guard active duty, reserve, and military retired members, current civilian NAF and APF employees, and current Coast Guard Auxiliarists.
· The applicant must be in the last year of high school or home schooling and scheduled to graduate and attend college full-time during the subsequent year. Those who have already graduated are not eligible to apply.
· Students must plan to attend an accredited college or university for undergraduate studies. Scholarships will not be awarded for participation in nonacademic and/or certified programs. Students accepting appointments to USAFA, USNA, USMA, USCGA, or USMMA are not eligible.
This application can be picked up in the counseling center. For more information, visit: https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Assistant-Commandant-for-Human-Resources-CG-1/Community-Services-Command-CSC/MWR/CGX-Scholarship-Program/
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarship – Deadline: March 1, 2020
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships to 60-70 outstanding students in a variety of academic disciplines for use during the following academic year. Scholarships range from $2,500 – $12,000.
To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
· Be a member of NIAF or have a parent, grandparent or guardian with an active NIAF membership. Not a member? Visit our membership page to join or renew your membership today!
· Be enrolled in a US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2020 semester.
· Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent). Some scholarships require a lower GPA requirement for eligibility. Students that are a part of a pass-fail system are also eligible to apply.
· Be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien.
· For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be considered “Italian American,” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.niaf.org/programs/scholarships-overview/
Microsoft disAbility Scholarship – Deadline: March 1, 2020
The disAbility Scholarship at Microsoft delivers on the mission of Microsoft’s cross disability employee resource group to empower and enable people with disabilities. This scholarship enables high school students with disabilities to go to college and target a career in the technology industry. In addition, we hope to contribute to increasing the pool of persons living with a disability enrolling in higher education and, in the long term, decrease the unemployment bias for this demographic.
This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and have a financial need. The amount of this renewable scholarship to be awarded is $5,000 per year, up to $20,000 total, which is paid through the Seattle Foundation on behalf of the disAbility Employee Resource Group (ERG) at Microsoft to the recipient’s school’s Financial Aid Office.
To be considered for the Microsoft disAbility Scholarship, you must:
· Be a current high school senior living with a disability (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disability.
· Plan to attend an undergraduate program in a 2 or 4-year University/College or Technical College in the fall of the academic year following high-school graduation. Schools must be in the USA or have a USA-Affiliate for financial transactions (contact Seattle Foundation to verify non-USA school’s eligibility).
· Declare an approved major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing).
· Demonstrate a passion for technology.
· Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.
· Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
· Require financial assistance to attend college.
· Enrollment status must be full-time or half-time.
CLEAR LAKE AREA PANHELLENIC ASSOCIATION - Deadline: March 1, 2020
· If a scholarship recipient either accepts more than $10,000 in the Freshman year or more than $40,000 total for four years from additional scholarships, federal or state grants, then the Crawford-Zbanek Scholarship will not be awarded and will be given to the first runner-up.
· The recipient must attend four consecutive years at a 4-year Texas college or university. A year constitutes fall and spring semesters. Scholarship funds are not awarded for study outside the state of Texas.
· Scholarship funds are not awarded for post graduate studies.
· The recipient must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in the Freshman year. For every semester thereafter, she must achieve a 3.0 cumulative or better.
· The recipient must be a full-time female student, carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
· Each year when the Crawford-Zbanek Scholarship is initially awarded to an incoming first year collegian, one recipient will be named the Lyla Nettles Memorial Scholarship designee. Lyla Nettles was a long-time member and past President of Clear Lake Area Panhellenic Association, and her family has setup a memorial scholarship in her honor. If selected as the Lyla Nettles Memorial Scholarship designee, the recipient agrees for her name, high school, college, and major to be released in connection with this scholarship.
For more information and to apply, please visit the counseling center.
Texas Coastal Cattle Women - Deadline: March 1, 2020
Texas Coastal Cattle Women awards annually, a minimum of two (2) college scholarships in the amount of $4,000 per scholarship. Also awarded are Memorial and/or Honor Scholarships in honor or in memory of a members, friends or loved ones from funds collected throughout the TCCW calendar year. A scholarship or scholarships of $500 or more will be awarded to an eligible applicant(s) when available
A unique scholarship opportunity has been provided by one of our members and is designed to assist a high school graduate to further his or her education while living at home.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://texascoastalcattlewomen.com/scholarships
SEG Scholarships – Deadline; March 1, 2020
SEG Scholarships encourage the study of geophysics and related geosciences. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the SEG offers a range of different scholarship opportunities. Funds provided may be applied to tuition, books, and fees.
Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 USD per academic year; average awards are approximately $3,700. The number of scholarships available depends chiefly upon the number of sponsors and the amounts they contribute. SEG scholarships have been awarded to students all over the world.
· SEG Scholarships are based on merit. To qualify, you must be a student who:
· Is a high school senior planning to attend college next year or an undergraduate or graduate college student;
· Has above average grades;
· Is intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://seg.org/Scholarships
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation – Deadline: March 1, 2020
We’re committed to supporting Marine children in pursuit of their educational goals and there’s no more versatile educational path than through Career and Technical Education (CTE). From health sciences to finance, IT to manufacturing, CTE professionals are on the cutting edge of today’s most hands-on careers.
This scholarship is for undergraduate students, including those pursuing non-degree certificate programs that are longer than 12 months. Apply for this scholarship if you are:
· An incoming college freshman or currently in college
· Pursuing a bachelor’s degree, associates, or certificate
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.mcsf.org/scholarship/
American Chemical Society Scholars Program – Deadline: March 1, 2020
The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year. To date, over 3,000 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program.
· Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent U.S. resident
· Be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian (please see below for more details)
· Be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior. Seniors can apply for their fifth year.
· Intend to major or already major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND plant to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well (please see below for more details)
· Be a full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college
· Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 or higher)
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars/apply.html
2020 HAABE Student Scholarship – Deadline: March 6, 2020
- The applicant must be a former or current immigrant and/or have been identified as an English Learner (any student who was in bilingual education or in ESL classes is therefore, eligible).
- The applicant student must be a May/June 2020 graduate from a school in a district in Houston and its surrounding areas.
Interested seniors must complete the application at https://forms.gle/Y62TaHspiCMWmoVd8 by Friday, March 6, 2020.
Texas Interscholastic League Foundation Scholarships – Deadline: May 8, 2020
The TILF has over $14 million in endowed funds and receives direct scholarship grants each year of more than $600,000 from foundations, individuals and corporate sponsors throughout the state. TILF anticipates disbursing approximately $1 million during the 2019-20 academic year.
· A)Must have competed at the UIL Academic State Meet, Congressional Debate State Meet, One-Act Play State Meet, or Theatrical Design State Meet OR must have advanced to the second day of the Cross Examination Debate State Meet OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition, the Latino History Essay Competition, or the Young Filmmakers Festival OR must have been a member of one of the top 10 teams per competition group at the BEST or FIRST state robotics contests
· B)Must plan to attend an accredited college or university in the state of Texas
· C)Must enroll full-time in college and maintain a 2.5 college GPA (some scholarships require higher GPAs)
· D)Must have taken either the SAT or the ACT
Must be graduating from high school during the current academic year.
To apply please visit: https://www.tilfoundation.org/scholarships/how-to-apply/
Truman D. Picard Scholarship – Deadline: March 13, 2020
The Truman D. Picard Scholarship is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing higher education in natural resources. Applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation and evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U.S. government (i.e. a photocopy of an enrollment card, front and back, or Certificate of Indian Blood) (CIB). Transcripts (high school students must provide proof of acceptance, college student must provide proof of declared major) are also required. All students must include transcripts.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.itcnet.org/about_us/scholarships.html
The Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship Fund – Deadline: March 15, 2020
Never before has a college education been so important for success, and never before has a college education been so unaffordable to so many.
The Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship Fund is committed to solving that problem. Since 2007, Beyond the Boroughs has been bringing bright futures to those deserving young men and women that have been accepted into college, but have unmet financial need, by helping pay the exorbitant cost of a higher education.
Founded by NFL veteran Tutan Reyes, whose life was transformed by the college scholarship he received, Beyond the Boroughs awards four-year scholarships -- each worth up to $20,000 – to both male and female students of any race from any state. We aim to create deserved college scholarship opportunities for students, with a primary focus on first generation collegians.
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.beyondtheboroughs.org/
TWU President’s Leadership Council (PLC) – Deadline: March 15, 2020
Students who rank in the top 15% of their graduating class* and display strong leadership are encouraged to apply for the President’s Leadership Council. Students in the council are provided unique opportunities to interact with TWU’s Chancellor and explore their own leadership. Students admitted to this program will receive a $1,500 scholarship, renewable for up to four years.
· Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
· A record of leadership in school and/or community
· Strong academic abilities, as evidenced by grades (3.0 GPA minimum)
· Class rank
· Test scores (SAT – 1130 minimum or ACT – 23 minimum)
· Demonstrate financial need, to be determined by FAFSA and/or committee
For information and to apply, please visit https://twu.academicworks.com/opportunities/11112
Athena Pinnacle Scholarship – Deadline: March 16, 2020
Athena proudly champions the next generation of women leaders in science and technology through its Annual Pinnacle Scholarships. Each year, these merit-based scholarships are awarded to five remarkable high school seniors to promote the next generation of women leading in STEM.
Pinnacle scholarships are awarded to high-school seniors planning to enter a four-year university to study in the sciences, math, or engineering fields. Outstanding applicants are well-rounded women who’ve demonstrated academic excellence, leadership in school organizations, and community involvement. Winners receive their scholarships at our annual Pinnacle Awards celebration in May.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.athenasd.org/pinnacle-scholarships
The Tuition Contest - Deadline: March 17, 2020
This is an opportunity for a student who is struggling to pay for college or technical school to enter an essay contest and have the opportunity to be provided with up to $25,000 through a crowd-sourced scholarship award.
The Tuition Contest is open to high school seniors, college students (community college, undergraduate, and post-graduate), and those accepted to or enrolled in technical schools.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.tuitioncontest.com/
Hope Scholarship – Deadline: March 17, 2020
Project Joy and Hope proudly continues its mission to provide college scholarships to senior students throughout our state who value education, believe in service to others, and have worked hard to overcome obstacles as they complete their high school careers. Since 2001, PJH has provided scholarships totaling nearly $800,000 to area high school seniors.
Eligibility: To be eligible for a 2020 HOPE SCHOLARSHIP, student must have experienced the death of a parent or a sibling. We cannot consider other extended family members, such as grandparents or step-parents. Each eligible applicant must complete the enclosed packet.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://joyandhope.org/hope-scholarship-program/
“You Deserve It” Scholarship – Deadline: March 29, 2020
A single $1,000 scholarship along with one (1) month of free access to scholarshipowl.com.
If you created an Account on or after January 30th, 2020 you will automatically have a single application submitted on your behalf to apply to enter the Sweepstakes. You may subsequently apply to enter the Scholarship Sweepstakes up to once every seven days during the Sweepstakes Period.
If you created an Account prior to January 30th, 2020, you may apply to enter the Scholarship Sweepstakes up to once every seven days during the Sweepstakes Period.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://scholarshipowl.com/awards/you-deserve-it-scholarship
Pasadena Strawberry Festival Scholarship – Deadline: March 30, 2020
This scholarship is available to graduating seniors from Deer Park, Dobie, La Porte, Pasadena High, Pasadena Memorial, South Houston, Sam Rayburn High Schools, and Tegeler Career Center who volunteer with 20 or more service hours with the Festival. This $1500 scholarship can be used on books, tuition, and room and board. Application is open to US Citizens with a 3.0 or higher G.P.A. For specific requirements, please pick up a paper application in the counseling center or access online at www.strawberryfest.org
Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship – Deadline: March 30, 2020
The Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship is designed for students who are between the ages of 16 and 25 who have maintained a 2.5 GPA or greater in the most recent year completed.
· Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on the day of the deadline.
· Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the deadline.
· Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.)
· Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
· Be a citizen of the United States or Canada
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.odenzascholarships.com/marketingscholarship.php
GOG: Unpublished Writer's Award - Deadline: March 31, 2020
The winner of this award receives $1,000, an invitation to accept the award at our annual awards ceremony, promotion on our website, and a feature of their work in our Magajournal and quarterly newsletter.
· Applicant must email an original, unpublished fiction work (short story or novel excerpt) not to exceed 2,000 typed words on double-spaced pages; and
· Applicant must include a cover sheet with the following information: applicant's name, address, telephone number and email; 250-word biographical profile, including your writing goals and current status, and a photograph.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.goongirl.org/scholarships/unpublished-writer-award
GenM Scholarship – Deadline: March 31, 2020
GenM helps students learn digital marketing through free courses and remote apprenticeships. Our mission is to enable anyone, anywhere to acquire the skills, experience, and relationships they need to succeed in the job market. The time commitment of an apprenticeship is 3 months for 10 hours a week.
Every 3 months we hand out a $5,000 USD scholarship to one student.
A) Complete at least one apprenticeship*
B) Must be at least 16 years of age on the day of the deadline.
C) Must be a resident of the United States.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/16080/genm_5_000_scholarship_scholarship.php#sthash.TwwbZzG3.dpbs
GOG: Aspiring Writer's Award – Deadline: March 31, 2020
The winner of this award receives $1,000, an invitation to accept the award at our annual awards ceremony, promotion on our website, and a feature of their work in our Magajournal and quarterly newsletter.
· Candidate must be a full-time freshman, sophomore or junior student attending a historically Black college or university (HBCU);
· Candidate must possess a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or better; and
· Candidate must submit an essay not to exceed 800 words on the topic "The Power of The Written Word."
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.goongirl.org/scholarships/aspiring-writer
Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship – Deadline: March 31, 2020
The Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship Program awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation. Fifty-eight college scholarships are awarded each year.
Applicants must be:
· A childhood cancer survivor under the age of 25 and diagnosed before the age of 18 with cancer or a high grade or anaplastic brain tumor
· A citizen of the United States living within the country and attending school in the U.S.
· Accepted into a post-secondary school in the Fall 2019
For information and to apply, please visit: https://www.thenccs.org/scholarship
He Parts Express Scholarship – Deadline: April 1, 2020
Every year HE Parts Express offers a scholarship to students. The deadline is April 1. To be eligible to apply, please read the eligibility guidelines below and then submit an application along with the essay, which can be found on the application page.
· Must currently be in high school, college, or university.
· Must be at least 16 years of age on the day of the deadline.
· Must be a resident of the United States or Canada.
· Must complete the application before 11:59 PM ET on April 1.
· Submit an answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://excavatorpartsalabama.com/dozer
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Scholarship Foundation – Deadline: April 1, 2020 - DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 15, 2020
The Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Scholarship Foundation will award $10,000 scholarships with paid summer internship opportunities to achieving high school seniors who are members of a racial/ethnic group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession (Black/African American, Asian (including South Asian), Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and/or identify as a member of the LGBTQ community in the greater Austin, Dallas and Houston areas.
· Be in the top 20% standing in their class
· Minimum combined SAT score of 1100 or ACT score of 22
· Demonstrate a financial need to attend college
For more information and an application, please come to the counseling center.
The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship – Deadline: April 15, 2020
The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annually, renewable college scholarships to students beginning their undergraduate studies of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four years for any one recipient based on completing the renewal requirements.
· High School Senior
· Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes
· Successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise and diet
· Commitment to education by maintaining in excess of a 3.0 grade point average
· Commitment to participating in athletics by actively participating on an organized team
· United States Citizen
· Completion of application with supporting documentation and endorsements
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://verplankfoundation.com/scholarships/
The Diamond Family Scholars Program - Deadline: April 15, 2020
The Diamond Family Scholars Program (DFSP) is a comprehensive program that addresses the needs of UH students who have experienced time in the foster care system. DFSP seeks to increase the retention and graduation rate of eligible students at UH by providing financial, academic, and emotional support.
To apply for the scholarship program, students should follow the steps below:
View the Diamond Family Scholars Program website to learn more about our program and the students we service.
Complete the Diamond Family Scholars Program application, located in the counseling center or can also be found here
Complete a personal narrative explaining why the Diamond Family Scholars Program will benefit
Collect 2 letters of recommendation from individuals (teachers, counselors, advisors, etc.) that can support the application
Submit all documents to email@example.com no later than April 15, 2020
The Bay Area A&M Club – Deadline: April 21, 2020 - DEADLINE EXTENDED to FEB. 2, 2020
The Bay Area A&M Club offers one or more $1,500.00 scholarships to attend Texas A&M University at College Station or Texas A&M University at Galveston. The funds awarded to selectees are sent to the Student Financial Aid Office at Texas A&M University at College Station or the Student Financial Aid Office at Texas A&M University at Galveston in August.
Criteria for Selection:
· Scholarship (Class Rank) GPA
· The Essay
· Community Service (Volunteer Work)
· Extracurricular activities, Leadership, Award
· Dependents of Bay Area A&M Club Members
· SAT Score or ACT Score
· Family financial circumstances (if submitted)
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://bayareaamc.aggienetwork.com/scholarships/
Student-View Scholarship Program – Deadline: April 22, 2020
Student insights is once again sponsoring a scholarship contest for high school seniors. The 2020 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $12,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior College or career school.
· NO minimum SAT or ACT score
· NO minimum grade point average
· NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork
· NO essays
· NO application fees
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.student-view.com/ScholarshipWmap.html
Review It Scholarship- Deadline: April 30, 2020
Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu are active philanthropists who avidly support a variety of organizations such as: Children Mending Hearts, Cedars Sinai, the American Red Cross, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Children's Action Network, GenArt, AVIVA, Project Angel Food, Center Dance Arts, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Obesity, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Help for Orphans, the American Red Cross, P.S. Arts, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Art of Elysium, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, Children's Action Network and the Music Center.
· ) Be attending college or university no later than September of 2020.
· 2) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.
· 3) Be attending or planning to attend a school in the US.
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.chiubeverlyhillsreviews.com/reviews.php
TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS OFFICIALS FOOTBALL DIVISION HOUSTON CHAPTER – DEADLINE: April 30, 2020
The Houston Chapter of the Texas Association of Sports Officials, Football Division, is offering financial
support to deserving students who participated in their school’s football program and are in pursuit of
· A total of ten (10) scholarships may be awarded.
• Eligible students must be a graduating senior from a public, private, parochial, charter, or home
school serviced by the Houston Chapter.
• Scholarships may be awarded ONLY to a participating high school football player, trainer, or
• The student applying may NOT be attending college on an athletic scholarship.
• Only ONE student per school will be eligible for a scholarship award.
• Applicants should demonstrate their involvement in extracurricular activities outside of football,
community service/volunteer activities, and citizenship.
• The applicant must be pursuing a two or four-year degree at a post-secondary institution.
For more information and to apply, e-mail: Houstontasoscholarships@gmail.com
LM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – Deadline: May 31, 2020
Write an Essay about a situation you have been involved in or someone you know has been involved in where better safety procedures would have prevented an injury. Explain in detail what safety procedures you believe should have been in place to prevent the injury and how they would have prevented the injury.
· Be currently enrolled or expect to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years of length or greater) by September.
· Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit an answer to the essay question prior to the submission deadline.
· Be a US resident or a Canadian resident and must also attend a school in Canada or the US.
For more information and to apply, Please visit: https://forklifttraininggrandeprairie.com/apply.php.
Global Lift Equipment Texas Scholarship - Deadline: June 15, 2020
Scholarship Value: $500
Awards Available: 1
To be considered eligible for the Global Lift Equipment Scholarship you must:
· Be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in Canada or the US by no later than the Fall of 2020.
· Submit a short story. Detailed instructions can be found on the application page.
· Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
· Be a resident of the United States or Canada.
To access this application visit: https://usedforkliftcalifornia.com/used_inventory/77814/used_hyundai_forklifts_inventory_california.php
Lift Parts Express Texas Scholarship – Deadline: June 30, 2020
Scholarship Value: $500
Awards Available: 1
· A Current Senior in High School or
· A Freshman or Sophomore in College/University
· Be a legal resident of the United States
· Enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2020
· E)Submit a completed online application form prior to the deadline.
To access this application visit: https://forkliftpartswashington.com/forkliftparts.php
- ACT & SAT
- AP Exams
- College Preview Days
- Top 10 Percent/Automatic Admission
- TSI Assessment
ACT Prep Course
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HOW DO YOU REGISTER FOR THE SAT OR ACT TEST?
Register for the SAT at www.sat.collegeboard.org/register Cost $49.50 WITHOUT ESSAY PORTION, $64.50 WITH ESSAY (Fee waiver applies if applicable, ask your Counselor if you are eligible)
Photo I.D. required to register and must be shown at test site.
ACT Registration & Test Dates (School Code-444025)
Register at www.actstudent.org
Sign up for ACT WITHOUT WRITING PORTION $52.00, ACT WITH WRITING PORTION $68.00 (Fee waiver applies where applicable, ask your Counselor)
This site has a nice review for the ACT test and has a bunch of free practice questions and tutorials:
(Fee waiver applies where applicable, Talk to Associate Principal, Dr. Mitchell to see if you are eligible)
Note: Credit recovery and correspondence courses do not count for NCAA core.
Give a copy to the school registrar!
If you have failed a class or if you fail a class in the fall (which you should not) you need to register for credit recovery with your Counselor right away. The cost is $70.00 per class and it takes place after school.
STAAR/EOC RE-TEST dates:
If you have failed any portion of the STAAR/EOC, re-testing will take place in December, the spring semester, and July of each year.
REGISTRAR –Mrs. Carter 281-604-7515
Things to request from the Registrar:
- Official and unofficial transcripts
- transcripts sent to colleges and universities
- class rank and G.P.A.
www.applytexas.org Application for All Texas Public Colleges and Universities
www.fafsa.ed.gov Federal Financial Aid Website
www.everychanceeverytexan.org/about/scholars/ Grant and Scholarship Information
www.fastweb.com Scholarship Information
www.lpisd.org campus-La Porte HS-Counseling Center- Gina Brunson-281-604-7717
Kaplan TRAINING information for SAT
The Kaplan Team
LAST CHANCE: Free SAT and ACT Crams online: Kaplan Test Prep is providing free cram sessions for the SAT and ACT. Students who attend will learn their 10 Top Score-Raising Strategies and review tips for time management during the test. For complete dates and times and to register, go to www.kaptest.com/freecram.
FREE Practice SAT/ACT test at Sylvan Learning Center of Baytown!! Call 281-421-4169 for an appointment today.
FREE PRACTICE TESTS on the website KhanAcademy
College Board, Khan App Helps Students Prepare for New SAT
The Daily Practice for the New SAT app, a joint effort by the College Board and Khan Academy, offers kids with smartphones a free SAT prep option.
SAT Apps: An Overview
As mobile apps have become more popular, the College Board, SAT prep companies, educational app companies, and individuals have created their own apps to help students prepare for the SAT. Those who have created the apps are trying to capitalize on the popularity of mobile apps, and they want to make SAT prep material more accessible for students.
If you have an SAT prep app on your phone or tablet, you can conveniently do some SAT studying wherever you’re at, whether you’re at home, school, or a boring family function. Also, studying on an app is more enjoyable and interactive for some students than using a traditional SAT prep book.
Most SAT prep apps are free, but there are some that cost money to purchase.
Why SAT Prep Apps Are Not Enough
SAT apps can be a good study tool, but you probably won’t be able to solely rely on them to reach your target score. You should check out our articles on how to get a perfect score on the SAT and the best ways to study for the SAT.
Most of the apps don't have adequate practice questions. There are either too few of them, or they're not representative of the questions you'll get on the SAT. You may need more real SAT questions or realistic practice questions to sufficiently drill your knowledge and improve your content weaknesses.
Additionally, the majority aren’t customized to your skill level. To improve your SAT score, you need to focus your time on improving your weaknesses. You may need to get better with your time management on the Reading section. Or you may need help with linear equations.
Generally, these apps aren’t effective at determining where you’re weak, and they’re not designed to help you focus on the areas in which your skills need to improve.
Once registration is complete, students paying at school will need to print a copy of the confirmation page and return it with payment attached to Mrs. JoAnn Ayala in the Business Office by the deadline. Please make checks payable to La Porte High School.
Registrations that are not paid by the deadline will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered. There will be no refunds after the deadline.
To obtain more information see Mr. Stewart, Testing Coordinator. To register for the test, please click on the following website:
- University of Houston-Clear Lake, Discover UHCL, February 1st. Register online at www.uhcl.edu/discover-uhcl
- National College Fairs (NACAC), April 14th, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., NRG Center. Register online at www.gotomyncf.com
- University of Houston, Cougar Preview Day, Feb. 15th or April 18th. For more information and to register online visit uh.edu/cougarpreview
- Wichita State University, Black & Yellow Day, Feb. 17th or April 17th. For more information and to register online visit Wichita.edu/Visit
MyRoad Individual Account Registration
La Porte High School
To create your individual MyRoad account, please follow these instructions:
GO to the MyRoad Website: http://www.myroad.com/
- CLICK the "Sign Up Today" button, located at the bottom of the homepage:
- A new "Subscribe" page will appear. Find the "School Programs" option on the page. TYPE your school code 444025 into the "School Programs" box and HIT "Go."
- A "Sign In" page will appear, and you will see two options: "Already a Member?" and "Not a Member Yet."
- If you already have a CollegeBoard.com educator or student account, simply enter your username and password under the "Already a Member?" option. Your MyRoad account will be automatically created and you will see a confirmation page stating that your MyRoad account registration is complete. Then, choose your School Level and you're done!
- If you do NOT have a CollegeBoard.com educator or student account**, click "Sign In" at the bottom of the "Not a Member Yet" option.
- Answer the first question: "Tell us About Yourself," and then click "Submit".
- Complete the second registration page and click "Submit." Your MyRoad account will be automatically created and you will see a confirmation page stating that your MyRoad account registration is complete. Then, choose your School Level and you're done!
* All students must be at least 13 years old in order to register for a MyRoad account.
** The CollegeBoard.com account registration process requires an email address, asks that you create a unique username (6 character minimum), unique password (7 character minimum) and date of birth. If you do not want to enter your date of birth, we recommend that you enter January 1, 1990.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns: 1-888-331-8300, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You cannot take credit recovery to make up a failed course. You MUST retake the class.
Athletes need to register their information online. In the spring of your Junior year, athletes need to register information online at: www.eligibilitycenter.org
If you are in need of a fee waiver and are on free or reduced lunch, register first, then let Dr. Mitchell know so that he can complete the fee waiver to waive the fee.
Please read the attachments below concerning Texas Education Agency requirements for Automatic Admission into Texas colleges.
Please read the attachment for automatic admissions to University of Texas- Austin as they have different percentages.
TSI Remote Testing Procedures
Start by contacting the Testing Center of the college or university that you wish to attend. Inform them that you would like to set up a remote testing voucher for San Jacinto College (Central, North, or South campus).
The college or university that you wish to attend will generate a voucher through Accuplacer. Once the voucher is generated, the college or university that you wish to attend, you, and the San Jacinto College Testing Coordinator will be notified that the voucher has been created.
Once you receive the voucher from Accuplacer, you will need to contact San Jacinto College Testing Center to schedule an appointment (walk-ins are not guaranteed seating).
After appointment has been made, please arrive at the Testing Center with a valid photo identification card, the email containing the voucher information, and the $20.00 testing fee.
After testing is complete, the college or university that you wish to attend will receive your test scores automatically.
TSI Remote Testing is available Mondays – Thursday from 9am – 7pm (Testing Centers close at 7pm). TSI Remote Testing is not available on Fridays during the summer and also during peak registration times (January and August).
San Jacinto College Locations:
SJC Central is located at 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX 77505
SJC North is located at 4800 Uvalde, Houston, TX 77049
SJC South is located at 13735 Beamer, Houston, TX 77089