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Available Scholarships:

Luminant Power Track-a career development program that provides an inside track to a career in the power industry for a select group of students.  Those who are accepted into and successfully complete the program will receive:
-a two year associate degree in one of the following career paths: electrical technology, instrumentation and control, mechanical technology or power plant technology.
-a paid internship at a Luminant power plant or mine in Texas
-a career "test-drive" that could grow into a full-time position with Luminant upon graduation
To apply for the Luminant Power Track program you must successfully pass the Power Track aptitute test, the POSS/MASS.  The MHS seniors interested in applying will take the 2 1/2 hour POSS/MASS, Monday, November 4, at 9:30am in the high school conference room. These students will also attend the fall preview day November 6th at 10:30am at Texas State Technical College.

The Elks National Foundation: Most Valuable Student Scholarship/Leadership Award-The Elks National Foundation awards 500 competitive, four-year scholarships ranging from $1000/year to $15,000/year.  Applications will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.  Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.  Appicatants need not be related to a member of the Elks.  Apply here. 

MENSA Scholarship: The Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.  All seniors have been working during their English class with Mrs. Laurrell before sending in their essay.  The Mensa Education & Research Foundation college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.

Coca-Cola Scholarship: The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.45 million, through two nationally recognized programs. With the 25th class in 2013, the Foundation has provided over 5,250 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $51 million in scholarships.  The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

Area Go-Texan 78 four-year, $18,000 college scholarships are presented to outstanding eligible students representing the counties participating in the Show's Area Go Texan program. This includes an additional 10 awards to be given at large to students within the 68 counties represented in the Area Go Texan Scholarship Program.

Texas 4-H Seniors must be current 4-H members, in the top quartile of their class with a minimum composite score of 19 on the ACT and 1350 on the SAT. 

Texas FFA  Seniors must be current FFA members, in the top quartile of their class with a minimum composite score of 19 on the ACT and 1350 on the SAT. 

Miltary Scholarship: To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, an applicant must be a dependent of a service member in active duty, reserve, honorably discharged veteran or the National Guard. Applicant must also meet criteria of citizenship, residence, academic standing, college/university enrollment plans, demonstration of leadership, character and economic need. Eligible applicants must live in the eight surrounding Houston Metropolitan counties or the 62 participating Area Go Texan counties.

Technical Scholarship: 10 two-year at $8,000 each, statewide.  Students must pursue an associate's degree in an approved technical field.

CTAT is proud to announce its partnership with Mahindra USA in support of college scholarships. Together, we believe that educating young people in career and technical education results in high student achievement and aids in advancing students to postsecondary education and a globally competitive workforce. CTE students are among the nation’s most productive, innovative and dedicated students, and we are honored to recognize their achievements by providing scholarships to further their education.Mahindra USA generously sponsors 12 Mahindra Texas Pride scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, with one scholarship available for each of the 12 CTAT Areas. CTAT offers additional scholarships annually in the amount of $1,000 each, funded through donations by members and supporters. Go to the following link to apply:

Colgate-Palmolive and Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Deadline January 20, 2014. As part of Hispanic Heritage Month and in partnership with The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, we encourage you to get on the path to higher education.  We will be awarding 21 educational grants to Hispanic students nationwide. (1) Grand Prize — $15,000 Educational Grant (20) Second Place Prizes — $2,500 Educational Grant each.  Students will need to access the application and follow the application process.

Ge-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program- Deadline-January 9, 2014.
To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
• demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent); • demonstrate financial need; • be citizens of the United States of America; • be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2013 or spring 2014. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible. Home-schooled students who are graduating in winter 2013 or spring 2014 are also eligible. • 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 2014-2015 academic year.  

Click here for the application.


The Gates Millennium Scholars Program- Deadline- January 15, 2014
Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria: - Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American** or Hispanic American - Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States - Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED - Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited*** college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2014 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients. - Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities - Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria - Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student's application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student's academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student's community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) by the deadline. Click here for the application.


Ronald McDonald House Scholarship Program-Deadline-January 21, 2014
The four types of scholarships available include: 1) RMHC®/Scholars: All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. 2)RMHC®/Asia: Applicant must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage. 3)RMHC®/African-American Future Achievers: Applicant must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage. 4)RMHC®/HACER®: Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage. Click here for the application.

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Creative Scholarship-Deadline-March, 1, 2014
Qualifications-1)Your school must host at least two blood drives during the 2013-2014 academic year. 2)You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) 3)Scholarships are awarded to 2014 graduating seniors who are attending an institution of higher learning in fall 2014. Click here for the application.

Texas Interscholastic League Foundation Scholarship-Deadline May 30, 2014
Students who meet the following criteria: Must have competed at the UIL Academic State Meet any year of their high school career (CX debaters must have advanced to the second day of competition) OR must be a TSSEC Outstanding Soloist OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition or the Latino History Essay Competition Must have been accepted to an accredited college or university in the state of Texas Must enroll full-time in college and maintain a 2.5 college GPA (some scholarships require higher GPAs) Must have taken either the SAT or the ACT Must be graduating from high school during the current year.  Application

Temple College Scholarship Endowments: The Temple College Foundation Offers 61 fully endowed scholarships each year.  An additional 30 scholarships are awarded on an annual basis from local individuals, organizations, and companies.  The Foundation also supports, athletes, musicians, artists, and allied health students with housing and tuition scholarships from the General Scholarship Fund. Apply here.

American Legion Auxiliary (Texas) Scholarships: American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas Education Chairman email: *** Applicant must be resident of Texas and a child or grandchild of a veteran who served in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama or the Persian Gulf during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Eligibility is based upon actual need, goals, objectives, character, citizenship, and war service of father, mother, grandfather or grandmother. Scholarships are not limited to students in their senior year of high school. Anyone meeting eligibility requirements may apply. Visit website for service eligi- bility dates and specific requirements. Application form for the $500 scholarships must be obtained from the Auxiliary Unit in the community in which the applicant resides. Completed application deadline: April 1

Annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Award: Washington Crossing Foundation P.O. Box 503 Levittown, PA 19058-0503 Phone: 215-949-8841 Scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 and other awards, as announced, are available to high school seniors who are United States citizens planning careers in government (local, state, or federal) service. Students must submit essays not exceeding 300 words, typed and double spaced, telling why they want to enter government service. Recommendations required. For specific details, visit website listed above or contact Eugene C. Fish, Esq., Vice Chairman, at above address. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Deadline: Application must be received on or before January 15 (or next regular business day if the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday).

CHARLES, LELA AND MARY SLOUGH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: Scholarship Administrator Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship 3600 N. Garfield Midland, TX 79705 email: *** The Slough Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships of up to $5,000 per year ($2,500 per semester, fall & spring only) for a total of five years or the completion of a Bachelor's Degree or a total accumulation of 136 semester hours or 36 credits, which- ever comes first. Smaller amounts may be awarded on a one-time basis with no guarantee of future awards. Required Eligibility Criteria: Must be a Texas resident & U.S. citizen at the time of application Only completed applications submitted online by April 1 and all documents postmarked by March 29 will be accepted. Must demonstrate need through the FAFSA and required essay Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 Must enroll as a full-time student for the term of scholarship eligibility (12 semester hours or more each term) May not have accumulated more than a total of 136 college credit hours or 36 credits Contact the above website for applications and further information. Deadline: All applications must be submitted online no later than April 1. All other required documents must be postmarked by March 29 in order to be accepted by the Slough Administrator.

ESA FOUNDATION: Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation *** The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Scholarship applications are submitted to the Foundation's state counselor of the applicant's state of residence. Eligible applicants may apply for only three scholarships. Scholarships are available to any student entering college or returning to college who had a minimum GPA of 3.0 OR a minimum score of ACT 22/SAT 1030. Recipients are selected based upon character, leadership, service, financial need, scholastic ability, and any special criteria set by a donor. The scholarship list and application form for the Academic Year 2013- 2014 will be available September 15, 2013. Contact above website to obtain more information and application form. Deadline: February 1

Texas Association, Family, Career & Community Leaders of America Attention: Scholarships 1107 W. 45th Street Austin, TX 78756 Phone: 512-306-0244 Fax: 512-442-7100 *** Some scholarships available through Family, Career & Community Leaders of America require students to major in family and consumer sciences. Applicants who meet Texas Association, Family, Career & Community Leaders of America membership requirements may apply. There are standard requirements set for all FCCLA scholarships as well as indi- vidual requirements specific to each scholarship. C.J. Davidson Scholarship - FCCLA awards ten scholarships to out- standing members in Texas. The scholarship is for $2,000 per semester and will be continued for eight semesters if the recipient continues to be qualified under the rules regulated by the scholar- ship. Must major in FCS. Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship - The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will provide ten, four-year $16,000 college scholar- ships to outstanding members of the Texas Association, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. Open to any member - no restrictions. FFCLA Regional Scholarship - Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually. Attach a theme of approximately 500 words on the topic of how your involvement in FCCLA and Family & Consumer Sciences has prepared you for your future. Blue Bell Scholarship - Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to outstanding members of the Texas Association, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. For a complete list of eligibility requirements and application forms visit website listed above. Deadline for submitting materials for ALL scholarships is March 1.

U.S. BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION: Bureau of Indian Education 1849 C Street NW/MS 3609 MIB Washington, DC 20240 202-208-6123 *** To be eligible for a Higher Education Grant, a student must: - Be a member of, or at least one-quarter degree Indian blood descendent of a member of an American Indian tribe which is eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States through the Bureau of Indian Education because of their status as Indians. - Be accepted for admission to a nationally accredited institution of higher education which provides a course of study conferring the Associate of Arts or Bachelor's degree. - Demonstrate financial need as determined by the financial aid officer of the collegiate institution. The grant application is available from the education officer of the Tribe in which you are affiliated or possess membership. As the majority of federally recognized tribes are administering the grant program for their tribal members, call your tribe first. A Tribal Directory is located on the Department of the Interior's website: The burden of proof of Indian ancestry rests with the individual claiming possession of Indian blood.


VETERANS AFFAIRS EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS FOR DEPENDENTS: VA Regional Office, Western Region 125 South Main Street Muskogee, OK 74401-8888 *** If you are the dependent of a veteran, there may be some educational benefits available to you, such as Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) and transferred Post-9/11 GI-Bill Benefits (TEB). Information is available at above website or by calling 1-888-442-4551.

IFT SCHOLARSHIP/FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: Institute of Food Technologists 525 W. Van Buren St., Suite 1000 Chicago, IL 60607 Phone: 312-782-8424 Fax: 312-782-8348 *** Freshman Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors or previous high school graduates entering college for the first time. Applicant must be enrolled in food science/technology undergraduate program (IFT approved). Eligibility requirements and applications are available from the IFT website above, or by contacting the IFT Central office at or calling 312-782-8424. Completed applications along with transcripts, reference letter and test scores will be accepted at the following address: Feed Tomorrow-Freshman Scholarship Applications Attn: Liska Radachi 525 W. Van Buren, Suite 1000 Chicago, IL 60607 OR by Email (via PDF)to: Deadline for Freshman Scholarship Application: May 1

IRENE S. WISCHER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: Phone: 609-771-7878 E-Mail: Website: *** Scholarships are available to high school seniors who plan to attend college or vocational school, to college students completing their undergraduate degrees, and to college students who plan to attend graduate school. Assistance is available for up to but not to exceed four years of academic work. Full-time or part-time students may apply. There is no geographic limitation on choice of school. All fields of academic study are acceptable, including vocational technology.. Eligibility requirements: -citizen of the U.S. -resident of Texas -good character with preference given to Christians who attend church regularly -financial need -academic potential -planned enrollment in a public or private, non-profit college or university OR a non-profit vocational school Download an application at: Deadline: March 1

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PLUMBING-HEATING-COOLING CONTRACTORS, EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION: SCHOLARSHIPEDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarship Program 180 S. Washington St. Falls Church, VA 22046 800-533-7694 Fax: 703-237-7442 *** The PHCC Educational Foundation and its industry partners provide up to 21 scholarship awards available from sponsors, such as the following, and a single application form and supporting materials can be submitted for all: Bradford White funds up to three $2,500 scholarships Delta Faucet Company funds up to six $2,500 scholarships PHCC of Texas Auxiliary funds one $1,500 scholarship (open only to Texas residents, and there are no restrictions on course of study) Eligible students must be citizens of the United States or Canada and currently enrolled in or plan to enroll in: A PHCC-approved plumbing or HVACR apprentice program. Students must also be working full-time for a licensed plumbing or HVAC contractor who is a member of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association. Approved courses of study are plumbing or HVACR installation, service and repair. A full-time certificate or degree program at an accredited two-year community college, technical college, or trade school, with a major directly related to the plumbing-heating-cooling (p-h-c) profession. Approved majors are: business management; mechanical CAD design; construction management with a specialty in mechanical construction; and plumbing or HVACR installation, service and repair. A full-time undergraduate degree program at an accredited four-year college or university, with a major directly related to the plumbing-heating-cooling (p-h-c) profession. Approved majors are: business management; construction management with a specialization in mechanical construction; and mechanical engineering. Scholarship applications are available at: Deadline: May 1 PHCC Educational Foundation awards one $2,500 scholarship to a student demonstrating financial need and enrolled in: A PHCC-approved apprentice program; or A full-time certificate or degree program at an accredited two-year community college, technical college or trade school; or An undergraduate degree program at an accredited four-year college or university This scholarship is a one-time award worth a maximum of $2,500. It may be used for tuition and required fees during one semester of study or over the course of several semesters. Funds for this scholarship are provided by the PHCC Past National Officers. Scholarship applications are available at: Deadline: May 1

PRINT AND GRAPHICS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Attn: Bernie Eckert 200 Deer Run Road Sewickley, PA 15143-2328 412-259-1740 *** Approximately 200 competitive scholarships are available for high school seniors and college students who are preparing for a career in the graphic communications industries (Area of Study: Graphic Commu- nications/Graphic Arts). The scholarship grants are restricted to colleges, universities and technical schools that offer established two- and four-year programs leading to an associate or bachelor's degree recognized by the graphic communications industries. Amount: $2,000-$5,000 yearly. Recipient must be registered as a full-time student. Scholarships are renewed if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA yearly. The application must be completed and submitted online at Application available on website beginning November 1 Deadline: April 1

TEXAS RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION FOR FOOD SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS: Texas Restaurant Association W. Price Jr. Memorial Scholarship P.O. Box 1429 Austin, TX 78767-1429 800-395-2872 *** Scholarships of $2,000 are available for Texas residents only, and are awarded to graduating high school students attending a post-secondary culinary program and students currently enrolled in a post-secondary culinary program. Visit website above for more information and to download application. Deadline: February 1

Milano Athletic Booster Club Scholarship: Students need to have been in at least 1 year of a UIL Athletic competition to be eligible (Dance & Cheerleading is not considered an athletic event since they do not compete, per the Booster Club Officers).  It would be good to list these activities on the form as activities.  Due on April 25th to Mrs. Todd.  Click here to apply.

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