Fort Worth ISD | SCHOLARSHIPS

JANUARY 2019 EDITION

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The Academic Advisement Department has worked to compile a list of scholarship opportunities that range from elementary to high school. Below are the JANUARY scholarship listings.


Local scholarships are highlighted in blue.


SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES

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 TEST DATE

  • February 9, 2019


ACT Registration Deadline

  • January 11, 2019


ACT Scores Available

  • February 20, 2019


SAT TEST DATE

  • March 9, 2019


SAT Registration Deadline

  • February 8, 2019


SAT Scores Available

  • March 22, 2019
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Dream Big FW Scholarship

Dream Big Fort Worth Determined Scholarship Award recognizes Tarrant County High School juniors who have overcome significant obstacles and wish to pursue higher education
to achieve their goals.


The winner will RECEIVE: Tutoring to prepare for the SAT, college and financial aid guidance, the opportunity to win a paid internship and up to $20,000 over four years from Dream Big Fort Worth.


HOW TO APPLY


  • Complete and submit your application online on or before February 4, 2019 at 9 PM. Please note that this part of the application process includes one recommendation letter, be sure that your recommender submits their form before the deadline as well.
  • Semi-finalist – If you are selected as a semi-finalist, you will be asked to submit additional information.
  • Finalists – If you are selected as a finalist, you will be invited to an in person interview.
  • Winners – Will be announced at a public event and online.


>>Click here to apply now.

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University of Texas of the Permian Basin

MISSION:

The University of Texas Permian Basin is a general academic university of The University of Texas System. The University of Texas System is committed to pursue high-quality educational opportunities for the enhancement of the human resources of Texas, the nation, and the world through intellectual and personal growth.

The mission of The University of Texas Permian Basin is to provide quality education to all qualified students in a supportive in-person and online educational environment; to promote excellence in teaching, research, and service; and to serve as a resource for the intellectual, social, economic, technological advancement, and healthcare of the diverse constituency in Texas and the region.


ESTABLISHED:

1973


MASCOT:

Falcon


SCHOOL COLORS:

Orange and White


ACCEPTANCE RATE:

84%


ENROLLMENT:

7,628


LOCATION:

Odessa, TX


CAMPUS:

Urban


TUITION:

$5,250

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Jackson State University

MISSION:

The vision of Jackson State University is to be a model urban learning community for highly motivated students from diverse backgrounds, where original research and experiential learning are integrated into rigorous and internationally prominent teaching, research and service learning programs.


ESTABLISHED:

1877


MASCOT:

Bengal the Tiger


SCHOOL COLORS:

Blue and White


ACCEPTANCE RATE:

67.5%


ENROLLMENT:

7,709


LOCATION:

Jackson, MS


CAMPUS:

Urban


OUT OF STATE TUITION:

$16,841

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I.M. TERRELL ACADEMY STUDENTS RECEIVE INVITE TO FACEBOOK HEADQUARTERS

Students from Fort Worth ISD’s I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA are finalists for the Facebook Engineer for the Week Achievement Challenge.


Recently, 18 engineer students received an invite to visit the social media company’s headquarters in California next May. In October, I.M. Terrell partnered with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History to facilitate the Facebook Engineer for the Week program. Students developed video games illustrating social problems in their communities.


Read more about the program and the recognition received by I.M. Terrell Academy in this recent Fort Worth Business Press article.

SALON PARTNERS WITH FWISD TO RECOGNIZE STUDENTS

Owners of the Great Clips Eastchase Parkway Salon are partnering with the Fort Worth ISD to commend students for good grades, attendance and citizenship.


In a new partnership with the District, Mohammad and Shazia Azam, owners of the Fort Worth salon, are offering 50 gift certificates for haircuts to students at Bill J. Elliott, East Handley and Lowery Road elementary schools, and Handley Middle School. The certificates, which will be distributed every six weeks, will go to students making the A or A/B Honor Roll, achieving perfect/outstanding attendance or citizenship.

“It will give us an opportunity to help schools recognize the talented kids,” Mr. Mohammad Azam said.


The owners also plan to donate coupons to teachers.