Scholarships due by Fall/Winter 2016/2017

 Scholarships due by Fall/Winter 2016/2017

The LFHS Counseling office has Twitter & Facebook pages, and texts updates using the Remind app.

Stay updated with the latest scholarship info:

For the latest scholarship updates, text @8a3g6 to 81010 (or to 469-240-9555), or see Ms. Barreda in the counseling office. And don't forget- bring all scholarship offers (even if you don't plan to use them) to Ms. Barreda.

https://twitter.com/LFHSCounselors

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Fresnos-High-School-Counseling-Department/311295715678296

Exemptions for Texas Veterans (Hazlewood Exemption)

Program Purpose

The purpose of the Hazlewood Exemption (Hazlewood Act) is to provide an education benefit to honorably discharged or separated Texas veterans and to eligible dependent children and spouses of Texas veterans.

·     If your parent or step-parent is a Texas Veteran and meets the requirements, you may be eligible for the Hazlewood Exemption. 

·       If you qualify, the Hazlewood Exemption pays for all tuition & fees at Texas Public Universities. 

·         Check out the College For All Texans Website at  http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/financialaid/tofa2.cfm?ID=579  or Texas Veterans Commission at  www.tvc.texas.gov for general information. 

Specific information/advice on qualifications for Hazlewood and Hazlewood Legacy is available from the Hazlewood determination official or Veterans Affairs officer at the college or university that you’re planning to attend.

·         If you qualify, start the paperwork ASAP as it is time-consuming.


Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship

Apply online at: www.wendysheisman.com                             

Deadline: October 3, 2017 ​

Amount: Varies ​

Eligibility: 1.) High School Senior

       2.) Grade average of a “B”

       3.) Participant of one school sponsored sport

 
UT Austin- Texas Advance Scholarships
Planning to go to UT Austin? UT Austin will award Texas Advance Scholarships to at least 2 LFHS seniors. Texas Advance scholarships include the University Leadership Network, Longhorn Pre-College Academy, and the Presidential Scholars. Most awards are $20,000 for four years. To qualify, submit your admission application by OCTOBER 15, 2016 for priority consideration (December 1st regular deadline), and submit the FAFSA by March 15th.

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Apply: http://www.drpeppertuition.com/

Amount: up to $100,000

Deadline: Must create a story & video. See website for details.Contestants ages 18-24 who have received at least 50 votes must submit their video by October 17, 2016

Eligibility: Must be 18 by 12/2/16 to compete for the $1000 & $5000 prizes. See website for details.


Horatio Alger Scholarships

Apply: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/

Amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline: 5 PM on October 25, 2016

Eligibility:

  • Full time senior planning to enter college for a bachelor’s degree

  • Scholarships for Career & Technical students also offered.

  • Demonstrate financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income)

  • Involved in co-curricular & community service

  • Display integrity & perseverance in overcoming adversity

  • 2.0 GPA

  • US Citizen


THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP 

Apply: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/

Amount: up to $20,000

Deadline: October 31, 2016

Eligibility:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);
  • U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Apply:https://www.scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship
Amount: $2000
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Applicants must:

  •  Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  •  Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  •  Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
  • Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:“Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with Zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the Zombies, including where you would hide and the top 5 things you would bring with you to stay alive.”

Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program

Application available: www.jkcf.org/scholarships

Deadline: November 30, 2016

Amount: Up to $40,000 per year for 4 years

Eligibility:

  • Plan to graduate Spring 2017

  • Intend to enroll full-time in an accredited 4-year college beginning Fall 2017

  • Must have GPA of 3.5 or above

  • SAT critical reading/math 1200+ (old scores), or ACT composite 26+

  • Demonstrate unmet financial need (will consider family income up to $95K)

Marsha Martin Scholarship (Presented by Texas Farm Credit)Application available: https://www.texasfcs.com/
Deadline: December 1, 2016
Amount: Five $2000 scholarships, plus chances to win $100 gift cards
Eligibility:
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Must pursue an agricultural related degree (agricultural business, animal science, agricultural economics, etc.) & Reside inside of Texas Farm Credit’s 100-County Territory
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AgStudent of the Month program that will recognize one student each month (January through April 2017) at each of our 20 branch locations.  Students must be a member of FFA or 4-H.  Winners will receive a $100 gift card and will eligible for our Marsha Martin Scholarship Program.

Magic Valley Electric Co-op Scholarship Fund

Applications available: http://www.magicvalley.coop

Deadline: Must be received at MVEC by 5:00 PM December 8, 2016

Amount: Up to $15,000

Eligibility:  

1) Requires 3 letters of recommendation

2)  Must have a one-year membership with Magic Valley Electric Cooperative at the application date. Account must be the primary residence of the applicant at the time the scholarship is awarded & throughout the scholarship.

3) Must attend an accredited institution of higher learning located in Texas & must demonstrate a coherent degree plan and willingness to pursue a course of higher learning.

4) Must attend MVEC meeting April 17, 2017

5) Essay Required

6) Must not be related to MVEC employees or board members.



Burger King Scholarship
Application available: https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/information.php
Deadline:December 15, 2016
Amount: Up to $50,000
Eligibility:
• Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
• Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
• Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
• Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2017-18 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

Drive Smart Now Teen Digital Short (video) Contest  

More info: http://drivesmartnow.com/home

Deadline: December 19, 2016

Amount: $10,000

Eligibility: Make a short video about the dangers of distracted driving. See official rules for instructions & more info.



The Law Office of Hilda L. Sibrian, P.C. Proud Texan Scholarship

Applications available: http://hildasibrian.com/en/scholarship/

Deadline: December 30, 2016

Amount: $2500

Eligibility: Senior who will attend a 2-5 year institution in Texas. Create short YouTube video answering the following prompt: What motivates you to continue your education? Who helped you along the way? What do you do or plan to do to better the state of Texas?

 






















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