Scholarships

For information on any of the scholarships listed below, contact
Carrie Franco
Dual Credit College Liaison, Online Course Proctor, College/Career Prep, Student Scholarships
Colmesneil ISD

Tyler County Area Go Texan

Tyler County Area Go Texan Scholarship - Application Deadline 05/01/22

All certifications and majors are eligible for this local scholarship. You do not have to major in an agriculture related field. Trade schools, community colleges, and 4-year programs are all accepted. One Tyler County senior will be awarded a $20,000.00 scholarship! In addition, the Tyler County local scholarship committee will give away one scholarship to a senior from each of the other schools. This means a Colmesneil student will win a scholarship! 

See Mrs. Franco for your application.

BBB

Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas "Student of Integrity" Scholarships - College or Trade School - Application Deadline 03/07/2022

Selected students receive scholarships of $2,500.00 each!  Applicants may plan to attend college or trade school. Competition for this scholarship is limited to students in only nine Southeast Texas counties, which means your odds of winning are higher!

Click here for more information and the online application.

Live Mas

Live Más Scholarship - Application Deadline 01/11/22
Applying is easy—no grades, test scores or essays. Create a video (minimum 30 seconds, maximum 2 minutes) showcasing your passion, how you are currently pursuing it, and how you’ll use it to make a difference. It could be a short film, animation, or a simple testimonial. This isn’t about how well you can make a film—they want to learn more about you, your passion, and how you plan to make a positive change in your community and beyond! This is not needs or achievement based; it is a passion-based scholarship program.
https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship/

Texas Elks

Planning to Pursue a Vocation Immediately After High School Instead of College? This Grant is For You!

TESA Vocational Grant - Texas Applicants Only - Application Deadline 03/11/22
The TESA Vocational Grant Program is open to any prospective student, 18 years of age or older, planning to pursue a vocational/technical (VOC/TECH) course within the State of Texas. Each applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America and a resident of Texas on the date the application is submitted. While graduating high school seniors may apply, the program is not limited to high school students. Applications may be downloaded here.

Texas Elks

TESA Essay Contest (Scholarship) - Texas Students Only - Application Deadline 02/25/22

The Texas Elks State Association Essay Contest is open to any Texas high school student who is a citizen of the United States and a resident of Texas.  Access the application and essay topic here. Scholarships of $1000.00$800.00, and $500.00 will be awarded for the top three essays.

GE-Reagan

$10,000 Per Year! Application Deadline 01/06/22

This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships - up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, required supplies, and on-campus room and board. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the online application are available here.

TESA Teenager of the Year Scholarship - Texas Students Only - Application Deadline 02/25/22

The Teenager of the Year Scholarship Contest is open to 2022 graduating High School Seniors who are citizens of the United States and residents of Texas.  Applicants will compete for scholarships based on scholastic achievement, leadership and extra-curricular activities, and character.  Male and female applicants will compete separately for three scholarships ranging from $1000.00 to $2500.00 each.  Applications may be obtained by clicking here.

TESA

Elks

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship - Application Deadline 11/15/21

The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student scholarship contest applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applicants compete for scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $50,000. To learn more about the MVS Scholarship and to begin your online application, click here.

TESA

TESA Four-Year Scholarship - Texas Students Only - Application Deadline 02/25/22

The Texas Elks State Association Four-Year Scholarship Program awards six scholarships to students from the 2022 graduating classes of Texas high schools. Each award will be in the amount of $1,250.00 per year for the 2022-2026 academic years, for a total of $5,000.00 per award. Applicants will be judged on financial need, scholarship, leadership and extra-curricular activities, and strength of character, and must be seeking a four-year Bachelor’s Degree. This application may be obtained by clicking here.

H-E-B

H-E-B Scholarship for UIL Participants - Texas Students Only - Application Deadline 01/28/22

H-E-B is a Corporate Sponsor of the UIL and has an annual H-E-B Scholarship Program for Community Service Excellence opportunity. There will be 15 total winners – 5 each in musicacademics and athletics – and each will be awarded $2,000 from H-E-B. Nominees must have the following submitted to https://www.sportsinaction.com/scholarship/ by no later than January 28, 2022:

  • Minimum 3.3 GPA

  • Number of Community Service Hours completed in the last 12 months

  • Community Service Verification Letters to document the number of hours submitted

  • A Letter of Recommendation

  • A Short Essay (500 words or less) on the topic: “What does Community mean to you?”

Sam Houston Electric Coop

Sam Houston Electric Cooperative Scholarships - Application Deadline 2/4/22

Each year Sam Houston Electric Cooperative sponsors a scholarship program for high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are active Sam Houston EC members. Students who plan to attend a 4-year college or university, trade school, community college or junior college, or business college are eligible. The awards include $3,000 ($1,500 per semester) scholarships and $1,500 ($750 per semester) vocational scholarships.

The 2021-2022 Scholarship application can be downloaded here, or students may see Mrs. Franco for a printed copy.

NACAC

No College Application Fees!

If you are a student who receives free or reduced lunch, you qualify to apply to colleges without paying the application fee. Click HERE to access the Request for Admission Application Fee Waiver, or see Mrs. Franco for a printed copy.

FOTPS Logo

Friends of Texas Public Schools Scholarship - Application Deadline 10/1/21

This $2500 scholarship is for ALL seniors: students who plan to go straight to work after graduation, join the military, attend trade school, or attend college. Click here for more information and to apply: https://www.fotps.org/scholarship

San Jac College

100% Discount for Tuition/Books/Supplies/Uniforms!

San Jac Fast Track Tuition Discount Program
Are you seeking a career that’s in high demand with training you can complete in a year or less?

San Jac is offering 100% tuition discounts for their Fast Track programs that will set you up for a successful career.

Required books, supplies, and/or uniforms are included.

The discount is 
automatically applied when you register. Limited funding and spots available.

Don’t miss out!

https://www.sanjac.edu/admissions-aid/scholarships-grants/fast-track-tuition-discount-program

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Tyler County Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

Tyler County Area Go Texan

Tyler County Area Go Texan Scholarship - Application Deadline 5/15/21

The Tyler County local scholarship committee will give away one scholarship to a senior from each school through this application process. This means a Colmesneil student will win a scholarship. Trade school to 4 year programs all are accepted for this local scholarship. All certifications and majors are eligible. In addition, one Tyler County senior will be awarded a $20,000.00 scholarship! 

See Mrs. Franco for your application.

Yellow Pine Lodge

Yellow Pine Masonic Lodge Scholarship - Application Deadline 5/5/21

At least one Colmesneil student will receive this $2500 scholarship, which means there's less competition and a greater chance of being chosen! See Mrs. Franco for an application.

Firefighter Academy

Another Career Option - Become a Certified Texas Firefighter

Registration is open for the upcoming Fall 2021 Angelina College Fire Academy. This is a workforce education program, so it does not lead to a degree, but it does prepare individuals to become a certified Texas firefighter.

Fire Academy will begin August 23 and end December 17. The cadets will meet Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Nacogdoches. See Mrs. Franco for a copy of the Fire Academy application with details about the program. Financial assistance opportunities are available.

If you have any questions or would like to begin the admissions and registration process, you may contact Esther Campbell at Angelina College.

Esther Campbell
Senior Director of Workforce & Continuing Education (936) 633-5205


Annuity.org

Annuity.org is a free financial web resource, accredited by the Better Business Bureau. In hopes of promoting financial literacy, they have created a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide for students. Their page covers topics like how student loans work, sticking to a budget, planning for the future and much more. https://www.annuity.org/financial-literacy/students/

Watermark Scholars

Watermark Scholarship for Women in STEM - Application Deadline 7/15/21

The application period is now open for the Watermark Scholars program!

Watermark is offering women in STEM scholarships for the fall 2021 academic term to provide much-needed support for college students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)-related studies and careers.

Two students will be selected from the pool of applicants, and awardees will each receive $5,000 to help continue their education.

To participate in the Watermark Scholars program, applicants are asked to submit either a written essay, up to 500 words, or a short video on the topic of “Who has inspired you to pursue a career in science or technology, and what do you want to achieve upon graduation?” We’re looking for students who have been inspired by recent events and changes in learning and want to make a difference in their careers!

https://www.watermarkinsights.com/watermark-scholars/.

The deadline to submit entries is July 15, 2021, and awardees will be notified in August.

Computer technology

Not Going to College Immediately After Graduation? Start Your Career This Summer! 

Computer User Support Specialist - Virtual Program - 8 Weeks - May 24 - July 15

Angelina College Workforce & Continuing Education is launching a new program at the end of May that some graduating seniors, interested in a career in Information Technology (IT), might be interested in learning more about! This is a workforce education program, so it does not lead to a degree, but it does prepare individuals for certification that can lead into employment making a livable wage. We have local employers we are working with that want to hire completers of this program for full time positions, and there are opportunities for part time work while the individuals are completing the program.

The Computer User Support Specialist program will begin May 24 and end July 15. Students will be prepared to take the Microsoft Office 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) Exam, as well as gain training as a Customer Support Representative. The summer program will be offered in a virtual format, and students should plan to work on coursework for 15 hours per week. The Computer User Support Specialist program is a total of 120 contact hours; 60 hours for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) portion of the course, and 60 hours for the Customer Support Representative portion of the course. The course cost is normally $500, but thanks to a generous scholarship opportunity, students are only responsible to pay $100!

If you have any questions about this great education and career opportunity or would like to begin the admissions and registration process, please contact

Esther Campbell
Senior Director of Workforce & Continuing Education

Angela College
936-633-5205

Performance Communications

Performance Communications Vocational Scholarship - Application Deadline 5/7/21

If you are planning to go to a vocational school, trade school, or two-year college to earn a certificate or license in a vocation or trade, this scholarship is for you! This is a local scholarship, so there's less competition and a greater chance of winning! See Mrs. Franco for an application.

Legacy Memorial FFA Scholarship

Legacy Memorial Scholarship - Application Deadline 5/7/21

(In memory of: Butch Alegre, Larry Seamans, & Buddy Wilkinson)

Here's another scholarship for students involved in FFA! Applicants must be a "dues paid member" of the Colmesneil FFA Chapter and be enrolled in an agriculture class for the entire junior and senior year. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Applications may be obtained from Mrs. Franco. Three complete copies of the application packet (completed application, transcript, resumé, wallet sized photo, two essays, and two recommendation letters) must be submitted to Miss Spivey by Friday, 5/7/21.

Agriculture Scholarships

Colmesneil Ag Backers Scholarship - Application Deadline 5/7/21

Students involved in FFA, this is a scholarship for YOU! Applications may be obtained from Mrs. Franco. The completed application, response to essay question, and two recommendation letters must be submitted to Miss Spivey by 3:00 p.m. 5/7/21. 

Scholarship Application

Woodville Woman's Study Club Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/15/21

Limited to the local high schools in Tyler County, which increases the chance of winning! Award is $500 for fall semester and $500 for spring semester. Both male and female students may apply, and the one page application is easy to complete. Stop by my room to pick up a copy. I'll print the required copy of your transcript for you. Since Spring Break is next week, turn in completed applications to me THIS WEEK. Do it!

Free Money

FREE MONEY! You won’t win if you don’t apply!

Here is a list of previously posted scholarships in order of upcoming application deadlines. Details for all may be found below↓on this page.

Smith-Hutson Scholarship - Application Deadline 3/26/21

Education First Federal Credit Union Scholarship - Application Deadline 3/31/21

British American Foundation of Texas Scholarship - Application Deadline 3/31/21

Local Scholarship Application Deadline - 4/1/21

Slough Foundation Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/1/21

Brent Thompson Memorial Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/1/21

Avonlea Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/2/2021

Women in Public Finance Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/2/21

Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Nichols Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/5/21

Anne Ford Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/5/21

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/5/21

Fleet Reserve Association Education Foundation Scholarships - Application Deadline 4/15/2021

Elaine Clow Memorial Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/23/21

Tyler County Farm Bureau Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/23/21

Local Sanitation New Beginning Life Grants - Application Deadline 4/23/21

Tyler County Forest Landowner Association Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/30/21

American College Foundation (ACF) Visionary Scholarship - Application Deadline 5/1/21

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Scholarship - Application Deadline 5/21/21

PB&J Scholarship - No GPA Requirement! - Application Deadline 5/31/21

RaiseMe – For 9th-12th Grade - No Deadline

PB & J Scholarship

PB&J Scholarship - Application Deadline 5/31/21 - No GPA Requirement!
The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.

Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical issues

  • Peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.

  • Family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc.

When in doubt, students are encouraged to apply; this scholarship is meant to be inclusive. Awards range from $500 to $1000. 

https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarshi...


American College Foundation

American College Foundation (ACF) Visionary Scholarship - Application Deadline 5/1/21

All high school grade levels are eligible!

The ACF Annual Visionary Scholarship Program offers multiple awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. High school Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are invited to apply. Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels may apply.

To begin the application process, visit their registration page. After registration, you will be advised as to the next steps in the process.
https://americancollegefoundation.org/college-planning-visionary-scholarship-register/

SETCA

Brent Thompson Memorial Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/1/21
The Southeast Texas Coaches Association (SETCA) will be awarding a $500 scholarship to a varsity athlete who has participated for a SETCA school within the current school year and is planning to pursue a degree, certification or employment in the Law Enforcement field. Colmesneil High School is a SETCA school. SETCA has established a memorial scholarship fund in the name of fallen DART Police Officer, Brent Thompson. Officer Thompson was shot and killed in the line of duty in Dallas, Texas on July 7, 2016. Officer Thompson's fearlessness and willingness to serve is an inspiration to all. His family’s roots in Southeast Texas include his brother, Darrell Thompson, who has coached at Crosby and Baytown Lee.

Interested applicants must submit a typed one-page paper over one of the following topics:

  • Why is Law Enforcement needed in today’s society?

  • Explanation of why you aspire to be a part of the Law Enforcement field.

The paper must be submitted, by email to Troy Fox, Chairman of Brent Thompson Memorial Scholarship for SETCA by April 1, 2021. tfox@crosbyisd.org

Sam Houston State University

Smith-Hutson Scholarship - Application Deadline 3/26/21

This is a fantastic scholarship that covers almost all college expenses! Several former Colmesneil graduates have received it. The Smith-Hutson Freshman Scholarship awards up to $18,500 a year for four years, and will automatically renew for a maximum of eight semesters, provided that scholars maintain program requirements. To apply, students must first be accepted to Sam Houston State University. Applicants must be graduating from a Texas high school and must be seeking a bachelor's degree (any major). It doesn't matter how many university hours have already been earned. Apply now!

https://www.shsu.edu/dept/academic-affairs/smith-hutson/

Women in Public Finance

Women in Public Finance Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/2/21

Applicants must be females who are planning to attend a Texas Institution of higher education in the Fall of 2021; must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; must have an interest in pursuing a public finance related career, which may include the fields of finance, banking, government, non-profits, or law. Scholarship amount is $1000. Recipients are eligible to reapply for the scholarship each year. More details and the online application are here: https://www.txwpf.org/scholarship-application/

Associated Builders and Contractors

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Scholarship - Application Deadline 5/21/21

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Training Center of Southeast Texas wants to help provide high school graduates with the skills they’ll need to qualify for one of the thousands of good paying construction jobs available in Southeast Texas. They are now accepting scholarship applications for admission to their training programs. Students have the option to start in either the June semester or the September semester. Applications may be printed from the attachment in the email that was sent to the seniors, or a copy may be obtained from Mrs. Franco.

Local Scholarship Application

Local Scholarship Application Deadline - 4/1/21

Seniors may stop by Mrs. Courville's office to pick up a local scholarship application. Apply for all the local scholarships with one simple application! There is less competition for these scholarships because they are specifically for Colmesneil High School graduating seniors. Don't miss this opportunity to get some FREE money for college!

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/5/21

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship awarded over two years ($2,500 each year) to a graduating high school senior who will enroll in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with a learning disability and/or ADHD in the fall. Students must have a documented learning disability (such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia) and/or documentation of a diagnosis of ADHD.

https://www.ncld.org/allegra-ford-thomas-scholarship/

Students of Integrity

Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas "Student of Integrity" Scholarships - Application Deadline Extended! 03/15/2021

Selected students receive scholarships of $2,500.00 each. BBB Serving SETX “Student of Integrity” Award Program recognizes seniors in high school who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, overall personal integrity, and academic achievements. Competition for this scholarship is limited to students in a nine-county area, which means your odds of winning are higher!

More information & online application ➡ https://www.bbb.org/southeast-texas/scholarships/about/

Tyler Business Women

Tyler County Texas Business Women Scholarship - Application Deadline 3/19/21

The Tyler County Texas Business Women Scholarship Application is available for senior girls. The application may be printed from the attachment in the email that was sent to the seniors, or a copy may be obtained from Mrs. Franco.

Anne Ford Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/5/21
The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall. Students must have a documented learning disability (such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia) and/or documentation of a diagnosis of ADHD. https://www.ncld.org/anne-ford-scholarship/

Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Nichols Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/5/21
The Nichols Foundation is awarding this $10,000 scholarship ($2500/year for four years) to a Tyler County graduating high school senior interested in a career in Agriculture or Science. The recipient must reside in Tyler County, be accepted to an accredited University or Junior College in Texas, carry an academic load of at least 24 hours per academic year, and maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0. Applications are available from Mrs. Franco. 

H-E-B Scholarships for Texas Athletic, Music and Academic Participants - Application Deadline 2/12/21
H-E-B will award 15 Texas high school seniors who participated in UIL competitions (athletics, music, academic events) with a $2,000 scholarship toward their college/university of choice. Applicants must be graduating from high school with a minimum 3.3 GPA, have participated in a UIL competition as a high school student and have been active in community service programs or events. Applicants must complete the online application form and submit all support documents at the same time. https://www.sportsinaction.com/scholarship/

British American Foundation of Texas Scholarship - Application Deadline 3/31/21
This scholarship is for students residing in Texas and applying for funding to study in Texas. Students must major in science, technology, engineering, math or business. The scholarship is intended for "low income" families and is intended to alleviate the financial burden of funding tuition fees in Texas, whether at a 4 year or a 2 year college. Income level is not specified, however, and varies based on household size.
https://www.baftx.org/undergraduate-scholarship

Slough Foundation Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/1/21 
The Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship was established to help Texas residents entering or enrolled in any college or university within the United States. The Slough Scholarship awards up to $5,000 per year. Application must be submitted online. The link is on the Midland College website, but applicants do not have to attend there. https://mymcportal.midland.edu/ICS/Slough_Scholars...

Local Sanitation New Beginning Life Grants - Application Deadline 4/23/21
These grants are not only for students who will be attending college, but also for students who plan to go directly into the workforce or even the mission field. Students must be enrolling in a 2 or 4 year college or technical school, or they must be preparing to move out on their own. The grant can be used for anything from a deposit on a first home to electric bill, car note or food. Applications may be obtained from Mrs. Franco or at this link: https://www.localsanitation.com/student-grant/

Tyler County Farm Bureau Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/23/21
Students are eligible to apply if they have a minimum 2.7 GPA, and if their parent/stepparent is a member, in good standing, with Tyler County Farm Bureau. The application may be printed from the email that was sent to all seniors, or students may see Mrs. Franco for a copy.

Lamar University Smith-Hutson Scholarship - Application Deadline 3/1/21
The Smith-Hutson Foundation pays for approximately 95% of the student's tuition, fees, room and board. This scholarship was created for students who primarily have a significant need. In order to apply, students must be admitted to Lamar University and must complete the Smith-Hutson Freshman application by going to www.lamar.edu/myscholarships.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarships - Application Deadline 2/22/21
Students do not have to have shown an animal or major in Agriculture to qualify. There are no restrictions on majors, so long as the student’s major leads to a four year degree at an accredited, not-for-profit university in the State of Texas. Scholarships are for $20,000, and there are 634 of them! Students only have to complete one online application, and will automatically be included in the pool of applicants for each scholarship that they meet eligibility for. Click the link for more information and the application.
https://www.rodeohouston.com/Educational-Support/Scholarships/Apply

Education First Federal Credit Union Scholarship - Application Deadline 3/31/21
A graduating senior will be selected from each of the 36 high schools in Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Orange and Tyler counties to receive a $1,000 scholarship. This means a senior from Colmesneil High School will receive this scholarship! To be eligible, make sure you meet these criteria:

  • Be in the top 25% of your class or carry a minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Plan to attend an accredited college or university with a minimum of 12 credit hours the first semester

Please note that applications are not accepted at any Education First FCU branch or office. For the 2020-21 academic year, all applications must be turned in at your high school by March 31, 2021. You may turn in the application to Mrs. Franco. Click the link below to print the application, or see Mrs. Franco for a copy. https://www.educationfirstfcu.org/EducationFirstFCU/media/PDFs/Scholarship-App-PDF-for-web.pdf

Mobiloil Credit Union Scholarships - Application Deadline 3/5/21
Mobiloil Credit Union is excited to announce the 2021 Investing in YOU Scholarship Program! Each year, eight $2500 scholarships are awarded to members who are graduating from high school and seeking higher education. Not a member? Not a problem! Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Jefferson, Hardin, Orange, Jasper, Newton, Tyler, Chambers, or Liberty counties. Join Mobiloil Credit Union today and be eligible to participate. To be considered, all applicants must complete the scholarship application and upload all required documents using the links provided on the scholarship webpage. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Deadline for scholarship submission is on or before Friday, March 5, 2021.

Application and information can be found on the website. https://www.mobiloilcu.org/scholarship/

Capital Farm Credit Scholarship - Application Deadline 2/26/2021
The Capital Farm Credit Dayton Office is currently accepting applications for their 2021 Capital Farm Credit $1,000.00 Scholarship. This scholarship is available to current high school seniors graduating in 2021 that have educational goals/plans related to the fields of agriculture, education, or natural resources. (Including Ag. Communications, Ag. Economic/Business, Ag. Education, Wildlife or Ranch Management, Education, etc.)

To apply, eligible students must complete a short application and write a 100-200 word essay. The specific requirements and guidelines may be found on the application form. Students may pick up an application from Mrs. Franco.

The deadline to submit all applications and related materials is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021.
If you have any questions you may email at Lori.McGowan@CapitalFarmCredit.com or contact the office directly.
Lori A. McGowan | Customer Relationship Specialist | Capital Farm Credit, Dayton Office
P (936) 258-2687 | F (936) 258-5095 | CapitalFarmCredit.com
Mailing Address: 907 W Clayton, Dayton, TX 77535

Taco Bell Foundation Live Más Scholarship - Application Deadline 01/20/2021 by 7:00 p.m.
Taco Bell Foundation is giving away more than $7.5 million in scholarships to passionate students across the nation!

Whether you’re planning on attending a 4-year university, community college or a 2-year vocational school, this scholarship is for you! To apply, simply create a 2-minute video that tells us what your passion is and how you’ll use it to make a difference—no grades, essays or test scores required!

For information and online application: https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship/

Fleet Reserve Association Education Foundation Scholarships - Application Deadline 4/15/2021
The FRA Education Foundation sponsors a generous scholarship program that helps deserving students reach their educational and professional goals by presenting awards of up to $5,000 to students pursuing trade school, community and four year college, and graduate degrees. The Foundation presents approximately $90,000 each year to recipients based on financial need, academic standing, character and leadership qualities.

ELIGIBILITY
Students may apply for Foundation scholarships if they are affiliated with the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard through their own service or that of a spouse, parent, grandparent or great-grandparent. Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens and full-time students at an accredited U.S. trade school, community college, college or university. Some scholarships have broad criteria for eligibility, while others are more specific. Information and applications

Tyler County Forest Landowner Assoc

Tyler County Forest Landowner Association Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/30/21

The Tyler County Forest Landowner Association is eager to award their $1000 scholarship and will apply a broad definition to “forestry related field” if no forestry students apply.

The application may be printed from the email that was sent to all seniors today, or see Mrs. Franco for a copy.

Scholarship

Elaine Clow Memorial Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/23/21

This scholarship is for seniors residing in Tyler County who plan to enroll in a trade school, vocational school, college, or university. The amount of the scholarship and number of scholarships may vary. Students are encouraged to complete the questions and submit any reference letters, transcript, or other information they would like to share with the scholarship committee. All information will be reviewed when the committee is scoring.

The application may be printed from the email that was sent to all seniors, or a copy may be obtained from Mrs. Franco.

Texas Fafsa

Seniors! The Texas deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is 1/15/21. Submit by this date for priority consideration. Your college uses your FAFSA data to determine your federal aid eligibility. Many colleges use FAFSA data to award their own aid, too. Your college deadline may be different, but some schools have limited funds, so don’t delay! Here's a review of what to expect: https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling... First, create your FSA ID: https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launc... Then, complete your FAFSA application on the myStudentAid mobile app or online here: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

DY Baseball USA

Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarships - Application Deadline 3/1/21

This year Dixie Youth Baseball will be awarding (100) $2000.00 scholarships, and Texas Dixie Youth Baseball will award another eight (8) $1000.00 scholarships. To apply, the student must be a graduating senior who has played at least one year in a Dixie Youth Baseball Program. Applications postmarked after the deadline or not filled out completely will not be considered. Students may pick up an application from Mrs. Franco, or may print the application at the following link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com...

Texas Allergy Society

TAAIS Memorial Foundation Asthma Scholarship - Application Deadline 3/1/21
The Texas Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society (TAAIS) Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 TAAIS Memorial Foundation Asthma Scholarship Award. This $3,000 one-time award will be granted to up to five qualified and deserving high school seniors in Texas who suffer from asthma. The deadline to apply for the award is March 1, 2021. Please visit TAAIS for more information and to download an application.

https://taais.org/scholarship/

Texas Farm Bureau

Texas Farm Bureau 2021 Scholarships – Application Deadline 3/5/2021
The scholarship application process is online through a portal called MyTFB. All information for the scholarships can be found on the Texas Farm Bureau website under the Youth Opportunities page. The direct link is https://texasfarmbureau.org/youth/youth-opportunities/.

All students applying for the scholarships must be a member of a Texas Farm Bureau family, with membership remaining current during the duration of the scholarship. To become a Texas Farm Bureau member go to the following link: https://my.texasfarmbureau.org. Click “Create Account" and "Don’t have a Membership?"

SAT / ACT

SAT/ACT TESTING
Juniors & Seniors - Here are direct links to the SAT and ACT registration information. If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, you can take the tests FREE with a fee waiver. See Mrs. Franco or Mrs. Courville for details.

SAT - https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines
ACT - http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html

Avonlea Scholarship

Avonlea Scholarship - Application Deadline 4/2/2021

Avonlea Jewelry in Lumberton, TX, is excited to offer a scholarship of $1,000 to students who are entering or are already enrolled in high school or college. Students with any major can apply. https://www.avonleajewelry.com/pages/avonlea-scholarship

Hagan Scholarship Foundation

Application deadline coming up soon - 12/1/2020

The purpose of the Hagan Scholarship is to provide high-achieving students from small towns and rural areas with the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education and graduate debt-free! Five hundred of these need-based merit scholarships will be awarded in April 2021. About forty percent (40%) of eligible applicants are awarded scholarships. This is the highest award percentage of any national scholarship.

The scholarship provides up to $48,000 over four years to attend college. Recipients must have achieved a high school GPA of 3.75, be ranked in the top 20% of the high school graduating class, and enroll at an eligible four-year not-for-profit college or university the first semester following high school graduation. The FAFSA EFC must be less than $6,500. Recipients must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each year of college. For all requirements, information, and application, go to https://haganscholarships.org/.

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

We're awarding $20,000 to 20 student athletes!
Application Deadline 01/08/2021

Foot Locker wants to celebrate YOU–not just because you scored the game-winning point–but because sports have helped you grow into a strong leader at school and in your community.

What if I'm not on a high school varsity team? It doesn't matter! As long as you are committed to sports in some way, we'll still consider your application.

What if I don't intend to play sports in college?
Again, no sweat. We just want to see that you've exemplified superior leadership skills in multiple settings, including your sports team(s), your school, and your community.

Eligibility requirements, judging criteria, FAQs, and application may be found here.


FAFSA

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO FILL OUT THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA®) FORM, BUT MAYBE YOU’RE NOT SURE WHAT TO DO.

Before each year of college, apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA®) form. Your college uses your FAFSA data to determine your federal aid eligibility. Many states and colleges use FAFSA data to award their own aid. Here's a review of what to expect: https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out

First, create your FSA ID, a username and password combination, that allows you to sign your FAFSA® form electronically. While you can get your FSA ID as you’re completing the FAFSA form online, getting it ahead of time and using it to begin your FAFSA form online or on the myStudentAid mobile app cuts down on errors and delays. Create your FSA ID here: https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch

The new 2021–22 FAFSA form is here! Some states and schools have limited funds, so don’t delay! Complete your application on the myStudentAid mobile app or online here: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

*(One thing you don’t need for the FAFSA® form is money! The FAFSA form is FREE, so if a website or mobile app asks you to pay to fill it out, you’re not dealing with the official FAFSA site or the official myStudentAid app.) 

Video Contest

Take Care of Texas Video Contest - Deadline 12/4/20

The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a fun way for 6th-12th grade Texas students to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others! Students film a 30-second video that shows positive ways Texans can help keep our air clean, keep our water clean, conserve water, save energy, or reduce waste. The students who submit the best videos can win great prizes, awarded by the contest sponsor, Waste Management of Texas, Inc. 

9th-12th Grade Students Can Win Scholarships!
1st Place: $2,500 Scholarship
2nd Place: $1,500 Scholarship
3rd Place: $500 Scholarship

6th-8th Grade Students Can Win GoPro Cameras and Accessories!
1st Place: GoPro HERO Black Premium Package (approximate value $850)
2nd Place: GoPro HERO Black Deluxe Package (approximate value $540)
3rd Place: GoPro HERO Black Package (approximate value $425)

Click here for all the information.

Burger King McLamore Foundation

Burger King Scholars Program - Application Deadline 12/15/20

Scholarships range from $5000-$50,000. High school seniors are invited to apply if they have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent; be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations; and plan to enroll full-time in 2021-22 at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. INFORMATION HERE.

Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers - Application Deadlines Vary (earliest is 12/18/2020)

The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers is designed to encourage students to consider a future in the teaching profession. Scholars receive up to $8,000-$10,000 in annual funding for up to four years. Approximately 100 new scholarships are awarded each year.
Information Here

Sam Houston Electric Cooperative

Sam Houston Electric Cooperative Scholarships - Application Deadline 2/1/21
Each year Sam Houston Electric Cooperative sponsors a scholarship program for high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are active Sam Houston EC members. The awards include several $3,000 ($1,500 per semester) scholarships and a limited number of $1,500 ($750 per semester) vocational scholarships.

The 2020-2021 Scholarship application can be downloaded here.

Free College Tuition

These Texas colleges are covering 100% of tuition and fees for students who meet the requirements:

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/txoc-academy/texas-oncourse/CollegeFinances/Tuition+Guarantee+Programs.pdf

Ask ADVI

Have Questions About College? Ask ADVi!
ADVi is a chatbot who can answer your questions about attending public colleges and universities in Texas. ADVi, short for “adviser”, is free for Colmesneil students and can answer your questions 24/7/365. Want to chat with ADVi? Take out your phone and text "COLLEGE" to 512-829-3687.
You can ask ADVi anything – no question is too silly or too hard! You can ask questions like: What is ApplyTexas? How long does the FAFSA take? What is campus life like? What tests do I need to take? Where can I look for scholarships?

Learn more HERE.

Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity

Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas "Student of Integrity" Scholarships - Application Deadline 03/01/2021

BBB Serving SETX “Student of Integrity” Award Program recognizes seniors in high school who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, overall personal integrity, and academic achievements. Selected students receive scholarships of $2,500.00 each. Competition for this scholarship is limited to students in a nine-county area, so apply now!

More information & online application HERE.

TEXAS Farm Credit

Texas Farm Credit Scholarships - Application Deadline 01/08/2021

Every Texas Farm Credit branch recognizes two outstanding students per month from March to April of the school year. Winners receive $100 Visa gift cards and advance to the selection process for the Marsha Martin Scholarship program. Six students will be awarded a $2000 scholarship.Students may apply for both the Ag Student of the Month program and the Marsha Martin Scholarship program by completing one convenient application. Applicants must be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in 2021, be a member of FFA or 4-H, and plan to pursue an agriculture-related college degree, such as agricultural business, ag economics or animal science.
BONUS! - The FFA or 4H club in which each Marsha Martin Scholarship recipient is a member will receive a $500 club contribution on behalf of Texas Farm Credit!

Click HERE to learn more and apply.

Raise Me

Hello 9th-12th grade students!

What if you could earn scholarship money from colleges every time you got a good grade in high school? What if you could also earn money for playing sports, participating in school clubs, being a leader, volunteering in the community, and more?

RaiseMe is a platform that helps 9th-12th grade students earn scholarships for their achievements in high school. Over 250 colleges and universities have partnered with RaiseMe, and award scholarships for activities such as grades, club or sports participation, even college visits. Partner colleges assign a potential dollar amount to certain achievements. For example, one college may offer $100 for an A, and another may offer $1000. RaiseMe shows you the minimum amount you’d be guaranteed in scholarships from a college if you are accepted to that school. This is free money for things you are already doing!

Email me or stop by my classroom (3B) if you have questions or need any help.

Sign up free HERE! RaiseMe also has a phone app!

Elk National Foundation Scholarship Programs

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student (MVS) Scholarship - Application Deadline 11/15/2020

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $50,000 ($1,000 per year to $12,500 per year). Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks to qualify. Scholarships are available only to high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. It is acceptable for a student to enroll in a two-year college for the first two years of the four-year program.Applicants are not required to take the ACT or SAT. Male and female students compete separately. Applications are judged on academics, leadership, service/community involvement, and financial need. The application must be completed and submitted online by the November 15, 2020, deadline.

For more information and the online application, click HERE.