Scholarship Scoop

January 31, 2019

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The Scholarship Scoop provides news about updated and new scholarship opportunities listed on Naviance. For a full listing of scholarships, please login to your Naviance Student Account at https://www.austinisd.org/scholarships.

AISD/Texas Scholarships

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated Scholarship

Award: Up to (4) @ $500 each

Due: 3/1


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

• Female graduating seniors of an Austin ISD High School

• Intention of attending a 4 year college or university

• GPA 2.75

• Financial need


SUBMIT:

•  Application

• Official transcript

• Essay

• Two Letters of recommendation

You may download the application below.


Star of Texas Credit Union Education Scholarship for High School Seniors

Award: (3) @ $1,000 each

Due: 3/22


**YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE A STAR OF TEXAS CREDIT UNION MEMBER TO APPLY**


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

• Graduating high school senior residing in Travis County or be a child or grandchild of a Star of Texas Credit Union member residing outside Travis County but within the state of Texas

• Plan to enroll at an accredited college or career-tech school

• Citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America

Please download the application below for full details and required documents.


Patton Elementary Scholarship

Award: (4) @ $500 each

Due: 3/28


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

• Current graduating AISD High School seniors

• Attended Patton Elementary School in Austin, TX for at least one year


Applicants are scored on academic achievement, financial need, extra-curricular activities, and an essay.


To be considered for this scholarship, ALL items MUST be completed, signed and received by NOON on the last Thursday in March at PATTON Elementary, 6001 Westcreek Drive, Austin, TX 78749.


SUBMIT: • Completed and signed Application • Official SEALED high school transcript with GPA • One-page essay.


ANNUAL DEADLINE: Noon, last Thursday in March.

You may download the application below.


Austin Retired Teachers Assoc. Foundation Honorary and Memorial Scholarship

Award: (13) @ $1,000 ea. (one scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from each high school in AISD)

Timeline:

4/1: Due date for students interested in applying for this opportunity to submit their application to their high school counseling office.

4/5: Due date for college and career advisors to forward the chosen application to the ARTA Foundation.


AISD graduating seniors are eligible.


Qualifications:

1) Commitment to enroll as an education major.

2) Evidence of ability to complete college requirements.

3) Financial need.


One scholarship will be awarded to each Austin Independent High School. LBJ High School and LASA will need to choose one recipient between the 2 campuses.


The scholarship recipient shall be chosen by the scholarship committee of the high school from which the student will graduate. The Austin Retired Teachers Association Foundation DOES NOT choose the student.


Each high school shall forward the chosen application to the ARTA Foundation by April 5, 2019. Students interested in applying for this opportunity should submit their application to their high school counseling office by April 1, 2019, in order to be considered for this opportunity.

You may download the application below. Completed application must be signed by the student's parent and counselor.


Mexican American School Boards Association Scholarship

Award: $200 scholarship to a student of every MASBA district throughout Texas.

Due: 4/1


This scholarship is open to all AISD high school seniors.

Please visit the website for full details and to apply.


Jim Kester Memorial Scholarship Fund

Award: 1 @ $1,500 / 2 @ $1,000

Due: 4/12


Scholarship awarded to a student displaying unique goals and optimistic outlook on their future. The CARY Jim Kester Scholarship Fund is open to AISD graduating high school seniors who are pursuing higher education. Students who have participated in CARY programming will be given first consideration. The fund awards an individual who is capable of dreaming big and carrying out their dreams.

Please download the Student Information Sheet below for full details.


Austin Optimist Club Scholarship

Award: (10) @ $1,500 each

Timeline:

4/23 - Deadline for students to submit their complete application packets to their campus College and Career Advisor.

5/1 - Deadline for campuses to email their nominees to Mr. Guajardo at hector.guajardo@ci.irs.gov


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT:

• Graduating AISD high school seniors (children of Optimist members are not eligible).


SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING TO YOUR COLLEGE AND CAREER ADVISOR:

• Completed and signed AISD Application (counselor will need to complete FOR OFFICE USE ONLY section)

• One Essay (see application for essay topics)

• Official high school transcript WITH test scores

• Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or counselor


To be considered for this opportunity, your complete application packet must be submitted to your campus college and career advisor by April 23, 2019.


NOTE TO COLLEGE AND CAREER ADVISORS: Applications will be accepted for 1 male student and 1 female student per campus. You may email the application packets to Mr. Guajardo at hector.guajardo@ci.irs.gov . Campuses are to have their nominees to Mr. Guajardo by May 1, 2019.

Please download the AISD Scholarship Application below or visit your Naviance Student Account for details and application.

MONTHLY/QUARTERLY SWEEPSTAKES & CONTESTS

Marine Corps Career & Technical Education Scholarships

Award: $1,500, $2,500, $5,000, $7,500, or $10,000 per academic year

Due: The CTE scholarship application is available all year and applications are processed every month.


This scholarship is for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website at https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/. The scholarships are need-based, and scholarships are awarded to every eligible applicant.

Please visit the website for full details and to apply.


The Niche.com $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship (Monthly Sweepstakes)

Award: $2,000

Due: 1/31


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

• High school students

• Legal resident of the United States. International students with valid visas are also eligible

• 13 years of age or older

Please visit the website for full details and to apply.


ScholarshipPoints Program (Monthly Drawings)

Award: Varies

Due: 1/31

Many scholarships available for monthly drawings.


HOW IT WORKS:

● Join

● Earn points

● Spend points to enter drawings


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

● 13 years of age

● Enrolled or will be enrolled in a college or university


Varsity Tutors Scholarship Monthly Essay Contest

Award: $200

Due: 2/15

ENTER FROM: Feb 01 - Feb 15, 2019


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

● At least 16 years of age

● Legal resident of the United States


TO ENTER:

● Write an essay in response to a monthly prompt


ScholarshipPoints Program - $10,000 College Scholarship (Quarterly Drawing)

Award: $10,000

Due: 3/15


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

• 13 years of age

• Enrolled or will be enrolled in a college or university


HOW IT WORKS:

• Earn points

• Spend points to enter drawings


Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers-Average to Extraordinary Quarterly Scholarship

Award: (1) @ $1,000 each quarter

Due: 3/31


Daniel Stark awards the Extraordinary Scholarship to one deserving Texas high school student each quarter. These students have proven that they are driven to achieve extraordinary results in life, regardless of their grades, test scores, backgrounds, or attributes. The selection process is based on student applications and endorsements from family members and friends.

Please visit the website for full details and online registration form.


Beauty + Wellness Scholarships for Women (Quarterly)

Award: $500 + Organic Beauty Basket (2 winners every quarter!)

Due: 3/31


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

• Graduating high school senior

• Must be a woman

• U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident


SUBMIT:

• Online application

• Essay

Please visit the website for full details and application.

New Scholarships

Kody Hodge Theatre Scholarship

Award: $2,000 - The scholarship will be paid in $500.00 increments over four semesters at Amarillo College.

Due: 3/31


QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must be a Theatre major at Amarillo College

• Demonstrated financial need through completion of the FAFSA

• Graduate with at least an 80% GPA in high school

• Prior Theatre experience – either as an actor or technician (must provide a resume)

• Complete an audition for Amarillo College

• Provide a Letter of Recommendation

• Statement of Purpose – “Why should The Kody Hodge Foundation choose you?”

Please visit the website for full details and to apply.


Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) - Austin Chapter Scholarship

Award: (2) @ $500 each

Due: 4/2 by 12:00 p.m. (noon)


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

• Current high school senior who plans to enroll at a university or community college with courses starting in or before the Fall 2020 semester

• Current major or intent to major in civil engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, soil science, biology, hydrogeology, architecture, landscape architecture, or a related field.

• Permanent address or university address within a county served by the Austin Branch: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Llano, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Mills, San Saba, Travis, or Williamson.

You may download the application below or visit the website for full detail and online application.


$2,000 Gap Year Scholarship

Award: (2) @ $2,000 each

Due: 6/1


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

• Plan to take gap time between May 2019-May 2020

• Participate with at least one USA Gap Year Fairs Keystone Program or Advisor (please see website for list)

• Agree to share a reflection of your gap year experience with the public


SUBMIT:

• Written proposal

• Creative submission (film a video, write a song, craft a poem, take a photograph, draw a logo, sketch, design something that reflects why you want to take gap time).

Please visit the website for full details and online application.

This newsletter is for informational purposes only. Students are responsible for all deadlines, specific criteria and mailing instructions required for each scholarship.