THE RUNDOWN

SEPTEMBER 2021

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The Collegiate Programming and Advisement Department has worked to compile a list of scholarship opportunities that range from elementary to high school. Below are the SEPTEMBER scholarship listings.


Local scholarships are highlighted in blue.


LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP SPOTLIGHT

Texas Music Educators Association

Fort Worth ISD seniors interested in becoming a teacher with a commitment to music education are encouraged to apply to become a recipient of the Texas Music Educators Association.


This scholarship, valued at upwards of $3000, will be awarded to prospective students entering as full-time students in a Texas College or University in the Fall of 2022.


Click here for more information and requirements.


DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2021

Congressional Nomination to a United States Service Academy by Congresswoman Kay Granger

Fort Worth ISD seniors are encouraged to apply become a recipient of the Congressional Nomination to a United States Service Academy by Congresswoman Kay Granger.


Recipients of this scholarship must:


  • Be at least 17 years old, but not have passed their 23rd birthday
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be unmarried, not pregnant and without legal obligation to support children or other dependents
  • Must reside within the boundaries of the 12th Congressional District of Texas
  • Must meet the medical, physical and academic requirements of the Academy


Contact the district office in Fort Worth for an application, nomination and for more detailed information at 817-338-0909.


DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2021

Horatio Alger Texas Scholarship - Ronald C. Waranch Foundation

Fort Worth ISD seniors are encouraged to apply become a recipient of the Horatio Alger Texas Scholarship - Ronald C. Waranch Foundation.


Recipients of this scholarship must:


  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter college no later than the fall following graduation
  • Have a strong commitment to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred; if higher, an explanation must be provided)
  • Involvement in co-curricular and community activities
  • Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum GPA of 2.0); and
  • Be a United State citizen


Visit website for an application: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/.


DEADLINE: OCTOBER 26, 2021

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There are so many free scholarship search engines available to students online you'll get about 7 million results by Googling "scholarship search" that it can be difficult to know which websites to use.


Which sites you choose is up to you, but in case you need some help with your decision-making, below are a few good starting points.


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  • ACT Registration Deadline

    • SEPTEMBER 17, 2021


    ACT TEST DATE

    • OCTOBER 23, 2021


    ACT Scores Available

    • NOVEMBER 2, 2021


    SAT Registration Deadline

    • OCTOBER 8, 2021


    SAT TEST DATE

    • NOVEMBER 6, 2021


    SAT Scores Available

    • NOVEMBER 19, 2021
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Austin Community College

MISSION:

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in its service area.


ESTABLISHED:

1973


MASCOT:

R.B. the Riverbat


SCHOOL COLORS:

Riverbat purple


ACCEPTANCE RATE:

100%


ENROLLMENT:

41,500


LOCATION:

Austin, TX


CAMPUS:

Urban


TUITION:

$2,010

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UCLA

MISSION:

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society.


ESTABLISHED:

1919


MASCOT:

Joe and Josephine Bruin


SCHOOL COLORS:

UCLA Blue and Gold


ACCEPTANCE RATE:

12.3%


ENROLLMENT:

45,742


LOCATION:

Westwood - Los Angeles, CA


CAMPUS:

Urban


OUT OF STATE TUITION:

$42,994

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FWISD TO HOST ANNUAL COLLEGE NIGHT ONLINE SEPTEMBER 20

High school students, along with their parents, are invited to attend Fort Worth ISD’s 2021 “College Night” on Monday, September 20, 2021. This year, College Night will be held virtually and you can participate from the comfort of your home using your favorite internet-enabled electronic device.


With hundreds of universities and institutions from around Texas and across the nation constructing “virtual booths” to house YouTube videos, presentations and opportunities for live chats, College Night will provide a wealth of educational opportunities at the click of a button.


This event promises to offer “one-stop shopping” for all things higher education. Students will learn how to navigate college options during the pandemic and beyond.


Student registration is open now! Below are the steps:



For more information, contact the FWISD Choice and Collegiate Programming Department at 817- 814-1560.

FORT WORTH OBSERVES EDUCATION GO GET IT WEEK

Themed attire days, fun class activities and candid college conversations are just a few of the activities being held as Fort Worth ISD observes Education Go Get It Week.


Celebrated September 13-17, the annual event informs FWISD students about post-secondary education opportunities available to them including college, military and vocational training.


Statewide campaigns for Education Go Get Week are focusing on college applications and financial aid awareness.


Don’t forget to post photos on social media using the hashtags #GoFWISD and tagging @FortWorth_ISD on Twitter and @FortWorthISD on Facebook and Instagram. We’ll share as many photos as we can on our District platforms!