WHS Scholarship Opportunities

2022-2023

The Community Foundation of Abilene

The Foundation provides many scholarship opportunities for seniors. In order to apply, create an account, complete the eligibility quiz, and submit. A confirmation page will list scholarships recommended for the student.


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HEB Scholarship Program for Community Service

Eligibility: 3.3 GPA, student participates in UIL competitions (Academics, Athletics, Music) and community service


$2000


Deadline: February 3, 2023


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McDonald's HACER Scholarship

Eligibility: 3.0, must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage


Deadline: February 6, 2023


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Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship

Eligibility: Students who qualify for the Taylor Telecom Scholarship also qualify for the Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship. (Parent with whom the student lives has active service with Taylor Telecom)


Deadline: February 8, 2023


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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Student must be of Hispanic heritage; a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA; 3.0 or higher GPA; plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit four-year university for the 2023-2024 school year; must submit FAFSA


Deadline: February 15, 2023


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Gordon A Rich Memorial Foundation

Eligibility: 3.5 GPA, top 20% of class, parent must be a full time employee in financial services industry (banks, security brokerage firm, insurance co., asset management co., credit card co., finance co.), financial need


Renewable through college


Deadline: February 16, 2023


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For JUNIORS: Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2024 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident


This scholarship is a full ride, four year merit scholarship.


Deadline: February 23, 2023



A complete description of the scholarship's criteria is available here.


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Texas Elks State Association Four Year Scholarship

Eligibility: US citizen and Texas resident


Scholarship is $1250 per year for four years ($5000 total)


Deadline: February 25, 2023


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Fort Worth Scottish Rites Scholarship

Eligibility: Application packages are reviewed and graded based upon the scholastic, extracurricular, community efforts and dedication of the applicant.


$1500


Deadline: February 28, 2023


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Texas Farm Bureau TSTC Scholarship

Eligibility: student's parents must be members of the Texas Farm Bureau in good standing; student must be going to attend TSTC.


$1000


Deadline: March 1, 2023


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Texas Elks State Association Essay Contest

Eligibility: citizen of the United States and resident of Texas


Prizes: 1st place: $1000; 2nd place: $800; 3rd place: $500


Essay topic: What is your American dream? Essay must be between 1000-1500 words


Deadline: March 10, 2023


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Texas Elks State Association Eagle Scout Scholarship

Eligibility: seniors who have earned the Eagle Scout Award


$2500


Deadline: March 10, 2023


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Texas Elks State Association Vocational Grant

Eligibility: seniors planning to pursue a vocational/technical course (2-year course) in Texas after high school


Deadline: March 10, 2023


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Texas Elks State Association Teenager of the Year Award

Eligibility: US citizen and Texas resident


Scholarships range from $1000 to $2500


Deadline: March 10, 2023


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Texas Elks State Association Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship

Eligibility: seniors who have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award


$2500


Deadline: March 10, 2023


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Beyond the Boroughs Scholarship

Eligibility: 2.5 GPA, low income, involvement in extracurriculars or employment


Deadline: March 15, 2023


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For JUNIORS: Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

Eligibility: JUNIORS with 2.0 GPA who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance and family income less than $55,000.


Deadline: March 15, 2023


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Charles Butt Scholarship

Eligibility: student must be committed to pursuing a career in education


Up to $8000 - $10,000 per year for four years


Deadlines are set by each college - see here for more information.



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Windmill Scholarship

Eligibility: student must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and a Texas resident. GPA: 2.5 or higher, and intending to pursue a bachelor's degree


This is a RENEWABLE scholarship that can be used throughout college if student maintains requirements.


Priority deadline: March 15, 2023

Final deadline: May 31, 2023


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Dyess Spouses' Club Scholarship

Eligibility: Student must be a current dependent of an active duty, retired, or deceased military member assigned to Dyess AFB or residing in the Dyess AFB area; student must be seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited four-year college or university, or a two-year community college, or a vocational program in the summer of fall of 2023; student must not have received a prior scholarship from DSC; student may not be receiving scholarships in excess of the cost of tuition, room and board, books, and fees


Deadline: March 15, 2023


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Taylor Telecom Scholarship

Eligibility: Parent or legal guardian has active service with Taylor Telecom both at the time of the application and throughout the scholarship award period. High school senior must reside with said parent or legal guardian within Taylor Telecom's service area.


Deadline: All applications must be received at the Taylor Telecom office by the end of business on April 3, 2023.


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Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship

Eligibility: student must be the daughter or close relative of a rancher/farmer and intend to pursue an Ag-related major in college.


$1000


Deadline: June 1, 2023


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