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These are some of the latest scholarship opportunites for our Jags to take advantage of.

If you have more questions about college and the process of applying, please contact Ms. Carmen Tucker at 512-414-7064 or email her at carmen.tucker@austinisd.org. Her office is located inside of the library on the 2nd floor.

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TEXAS JAYCEE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP $1,000 DUE 1/15
Applications attached (fillable pdf and a non-fillable pdf). Fillable pdf uploaded to Naviance

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: â- Persons wishing to enroll in an accredited Texas college, university or technical school.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: â- Application â- Reference letters (for specific requirements see application) â- Personal Statement â- High school transcript.

SUBMIT COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE: â- Email: texasjayceefoundation@gmail.com OR Mail: Texas Jaycee Foundation, 1203 Skyline Court, College Station, TX, 77845.

TEXAS SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS SCHOLARSHIP (1) @ $3,000 (winner); (1) @ $1,000 (runner up) DUE 1/25
Application attached & uploaded to Naviance

http://texasmayflower.com/documents/2016Scholarship-State.pdf

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: â- Graduating high school senior â- Will be accepted for enrollment in an accredited institution of higher learning either in Texas or Out-of-state (college, university, or community college). â- Be a junior Mayflower member OR parent/grandparent be a member of the Texas Society of Mayflower Descendants.

SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING: â- Application â- Copy of birth certificate or passport â- Proof of residence (example: copy of Texas driver's license, current U.S. Passport, or high school student ID) â- Official copy of transcript showing GPA. â- Copy of SAT and/or ACT scores â- Essay â- One Academic Recommendation Form â- One Character Reference Form.

TEXAS STUDENT HOUSING AUTHORITY SCHOLARSHIPS Full or partial Off-Campus Room DUE 1/31
Application attached & uploaded to Naviance

http://www.texasstudenthousing.net/

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: â- Graduating Texas high school seniors who are accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton, Texas that have NOT signed off-campus housing leases.

SUBMIT: â- Application â- Official high school transcript â- SAT or ACT Score â- Personal Statement (see application for requirements) â- Two letters of recommendation â- Photo.

AL NEUHARTH FREE SPIRIT SCHOLARSHIP All-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. DUE 2/1
Juniors pursuing career in journalism, Reference guide attached & uploaded to Naviance

http://www.newseuminstitute.org/initiatives/al-neuharth-free-spirit-and-journalism-conference/

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: â- High school junior â- Pursuing career in journalism â-Demonstrate qualities of a "free spirit." Possible characteristics include leadership, courage, creativity, risk-taking, innovative thinking, perseverance, rising above circumstances to accomplish something extraordinary. â- Must be available to attend the conference June 18-22, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

SUBMIT: â- Online application â- Official transcript â- Color headshot photo â- Two letters of recommendation â- Three journalistic work samples â- Two essays.

ASSOCIATION OF COMPENSATORY EDUCATORS OF TEXAS (20) @ $1,000 ea. DUE 2/11

http://www.acetx.org/content.asp?contentid=136

Opens November 2016. Graduating high school seniors who have been enrolled in a compensatory education program are eligible. Compensatory Education includes programs that provide remedial assistance and support for students who have failed TAKS or at-rick of dropping out of school. Additional programs include programs for migrant, Title I, Bilingual/ESL, and pregnant or parenting students. An Applicant MUST have participated at least two years in a federal or state funded compensatory program.

TEXAS NAHRO SCHOLARSHIP Varies DUE 2/13

http://www.txnahro.org/Scholarship/Applicationoverview.html

Check website periodically for 2015-16 information. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: â- Resident of public housing or a participant in the Section 8 program in which you are living. â-Graduating high school senior â- Exceptional school attendance â- Demonstrate high academic achievement â- Demonstrate leadership and/or high level of motivation â- Resident or client of a Housing Authority/ CD agency that is a member in good standing with TXNAHRO.

SUBMIT: â- Online application â- Housing Agency Certification signed by the Executive Director â- Transcript or certified copy of grades with GPA â- Two letters of recommendationâ- 1 photo.

FOURTEENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Varies DUE 2/15
Brochure attached & uploaded to Naviance

http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: â- Graduating high school senior â- Apply for the 2016-2017 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions (see program's website for list of institutions). WACE encourages minority and female students as well as students interested in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET) to apply for this merit co-op scholarship.

SUBMIT: â- Application â- Essay.

THE JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP Approx. (60) @ $28,000/over 4 years

DUE 2/15
Application Tips attached & uploaded to Naviance

http://www.jackierobinson.org/impact/programs/

Opens November 1, 2015. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: â- Graduating minority high school seniors â- Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution â- Show leadership potential.

SUBMIT: â- Online application â- Essay â- Official high school transcript â- Letter of recommendation â- SAT/ACT scores â- Detailed listing of extra-curricular activities â- Digital photo â- All required documentation.

THE CHRISTOPHERS' ANNUAL POSTER CONTEST (9th-12th Grades) $100-$1000 DUE 2/17
Entry Form w/Rules attached & uploaded to Naviance

http://www.christophers.org/page.aspx?pid=274

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: â- Grades 9th - 12th â- Create a poster interpreting the theme "One Person Can Make a Difference."

SUBMIT: â- Entry Form and poster.

SHELL OIL COMPANY TECHNICAL & SHELL INCENTIVE FUND SCHOLARSHIPS (20) @ $2,500 ea. DUE 2/26
List of Universities identified by Shell attached & uploaded to Naviance

http://www.shell.us/careers/students-and-graduates/scholarships.html

Opens December or January. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: â- Graduating high school seniors â- Plan to enroll full-time in one of the following majors (geology, geophysics, physics, chemical, civil, electrical, geological, geophysical, mechanical or petroleum engineering) at a specified institution (download attachment for list of institutions). â- Be lawfully authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States without any form of sponsorship.

INCENTIVE FUND SCHOLARSHIP ONLY: â- Be a member of an underrepresented minority group: Black (Not of Hispanic Origin), Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native and must self-identify as such on the application.

SUBMIT: â- Online application â- High school transcript â- Standardized test scores â- Provide the names & email addresses for two individuals to provide recommendations â- ALL supporting material.

Note: Students are only eligible to receive either the Shell Incentive Fund or the Shell Technical Scholarship

TEXAS TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION (6) @ $1,500 ea. (per 4 yrs.)
DUE DATE IN NAVIANCE: 3/7
DUE DATE FOR COUNSELORS: 3/18
Letter for HS Counselors w/application attached & uploaded to Naviance

Announcement
Nomination: Submit 2 qualified applications per high school counselor (example: your school has three counselors, you may submit a total of six applications).

http://tta.org/

NOTE: Please see your campus counselor for your campus due date.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: â- Student graduating from a Texas high school â- Planning to attend a Texas college or university. â- Special consideration given to students pursuing a college degree in fields of study which are of particular interest to telecommunications (math, business, education, technology, engineering, and computer science, etc.).

SUBMIT TO YOUR HS COUNSELOR BY MARCH 7, 2016: â- Application â- Official high school transcript â- Letter of acceptance â- Copy of student's SAR (Student Aid Report).

**IMPORTANT NOTE: High School Counselors MUST mail the complete application package postmarked no later than March 18, 2016 to: TTA Foundation 1717 W. 6th Street, Suite 370, Austin, TX 78703.**

LATINO HISTORY ESSAY COMPETITION (grades 9-12) Varies DUE 3/11
Entry Form attached & uploaded to Naviance

http://www.uiltexas.org/academics/essay-contests/latino-history

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: â- Any student in grades 9-12 who attends a UIL member high school. â- Essay required.

SUBMIT: â- Entry form along with your essay to latinohistoryessay@uiltexas.org .

All state finalists will be invited to attend Academic State Meet in May, where state awards will be presented. All state finalists will become eligible to apply for Texas Interscholastic League Foundation Scholarships.

BARBARA JORDAN HISTORICAL ESSAY COMPETITION (9-12 Grades) **NEW SCHOLARSHIP** Varies DUE 3/11
Entry Form attached & uploaded to Naviance

http://www.uiltexas.org/academics/essay-contests/barbara-jordan

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: â- Any student in grades 9-12 who attends a UIL member high school. â- Essay required.

SUBMIT: â- Entry form along with your essay to barbarajordanessay@uiltexas.org .

All state finalists will be invited to attend Academic State Meet in May, where state awards will be presented. All state finalists will become eligible to apply for Texas Interscholastic League Foundation Scholarships.

CTAT - MAHINDRA TEXAS PRIDE $1,000 EA. DUE 3/31
Online application

https://ctat.secure-platform.com/a

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: â- Graduating high school seniors â- Actively enrolled in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) throughout their high school career. â- Successfully completed at least three credits in two or more CTE courses â- Currently enrolled in a CTE course for the fall and/or spring semester of their senior year.

SUBMIT: â- On-line application â- ALL required documentation.

ABBOTT AND FENNER BUSINESS CONSULTANTS ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP $1,000 DUE 6/10
Email submission

http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: â- All high school juniors and seniors. â- Essay required.

EMAIL ESSAY TO: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com IMPORTANT NOTE: Include your full name and mailing address with your submissions.

 

 

10/20/15

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