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Scholarship Name Deadline Eligibility                                           
Varsity Tutors Scholars each month on the 15th Essay Contest - see website for details.                                          
SEPTEMBER DEADLINES:                                              
APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program
 Opens 9/04/2019
Deadline 11/06/2019
The APIASF Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program is a collaboration with AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development. The APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship is available annually to students attending APIASF AANAPISI partner campuses. Application must be completed on-line. See website for information.                                          
Opens 9/15/2019
Deadline 1/15/2020
Wendy’s High School Heisman
• Graduating high school senior
• 3.0+ GPA
• Play at least one of 47 sports listed (see website)
• Leader within school and community
• Involved in various extracurricular activities
• See website for details
• Who is eligible for the “Celebrating Texas Public Schools” Scholarship? Any graduating senior from a Friends of Texas Public Schools Network school district.
• Are there any limits on how many scholarship applications may be submitted by a school district? Yes. A school district may submit no more than 3 scholarship applications.
• Are there any other stipulations? Yes. A student must agree to attend the Friends of Texas Public Schools Gala held December 5, 2018 in Waco to personally receive the recognition. Friends of Texas Public Schools will pay reasonable travel accommodations.
• Are there any reporting requirements?  (how can the funds be used) Depending on the planned used of funds, Friends reserves the right to request certain documents to insure the funds are spent according to the plan.
• Are their restrictions on how the award can be used?  No. The purpose of this award is to assist winner(s) with starting their future after high school.
• What is the amount of the award? The award amount for 2018 is $2,500.00, there will be two awards. One for a student joining the workforce, continuing education through trade schools or other forms of post-secondary training and one for a college bound graduate.
• Are there any other requirements? Yes. The winners will be required to submit a picture which will be used in our program and other media.
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship 10/25/2019 • Graduating high school senior pursing a bachelor’s
degree (may start at two-year institution and transfer
to a four-year institution)
• U.S. citizen
• Financial need ($55,000 or lower AGI)
• Minimum 2.0 GPA
• Co-curricular &/or community service
• Displays integrity; perseverance in overcoming adversity
• Official transcript
• See website for details
Coca-Cola Scholars Program 10/31/2019-Deadline is 5:00 PM EST Seniors with high test scores, high community service, high GPA, and extracurricular involvement• Graduating high school senior in U.S. planning to
pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary
• U.S. citizen, U.S. National, Permanent Resident
• 3.0+ GPA by end of junior year
• Demonstrates leadership and commitment to making
significant impact in school and community
10/29/2019 As a community-minded scholar-athlete graduating with the class of 2020, you deserve to be rewarded for years of hard work, dedication, and leadership in the classroom, on the field, and in your community. So if you’re Heisman-worthy—and we know you are—apply today for the chance to win a Heisman High School Scholarship.                                          
NOVEMBER DEADLINE:                                              
Texas Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher High School Scholarship  11/01/2019 The Texas Farm Bureau Student Teaching scholarship will award four senior Agricultural Education students with a $2,500 scholarship during their semester of off-campus student teaching.                                          
Received (not postmarked)
in hand by November 14,2019
• be a 2020 graduate of a McLennan County High School
• have an overall high school grade average of B
• enroll in college in the fall of 2019
• include ACT and/or SAT test scores, if possible or include test date
• provide a copy of most up to date High School Transcript (REQUIRED) Click here for the applicaiton
Early applicant deadline: 11/1/19; Final Deadline is 1/9/20 • Black/African American graduating high school senior
• U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• High academic achievement
• Leadership ability
• Community service activities
• Financial need
• See website for details
APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Prgram
 Opens 9/04/2019
Deadline 11/06/2019
The APIASF Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program is a collaboration with AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development. The APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship is available annually to students attending APIASF AANAPISI partner campuses. Application must be completed on-line. See website for information.                                          
Neighborly: Women in the Trades Scholarship 11/15/2019 1) WITT Application 2) One 500-1,000 word essay either in written or video format answering the following question. (Video essays must be submitted as either a .MOV or .MP4 file.) o Essay Question: How would receiving this scholarship enable you to continue your education and achieve your personal goals? 3) Letters of Recommendation (at least two) *Funds must be used within one year of scholarship award date or recipient will forfeit the funds. ** We would like to acknowledge your accomplishment and request a picture and testimonial after you finish your studies. Please send to                                          
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Opportunity
Deadline extended:
• Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2019.
• Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2019.
• GPA – Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.
• Test Scores – Receive a minimum SAT total of 1200 or ACT composite of 26.
• Income – Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $26,000.
Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship
Application on line
now 11-01-2019
Deadline :
Feb 15, 2020
For child or grandchild (natural or adopted) of a MOPH member in good standing or a Purple Heart recipient; US citizen; GPA of 2.75 minimum; essay; recommendation letters                                          
On Q Financial Scholarship
Dead line: 
Now, we get to make dreams come true with our Dream is Inclusive Scholarship. We’re offering three $1,500 scholarships in celebration of the languages we offer under our Multicultural Advantage program.                                          
DECEMBER DEADLINES:                                              
Pitch Yourself Scholarship
Criteria: Entrants must be graduating 2020 high school seniors or enrolled undergraduate students actively pursuing a business-related degree at a university, community college, or technical college. Submissions are only open only to students attending school in Texas.                                          
National Honor Society Scholarship
Deadline for applications is December 7th & deadline for recommendations is December 14th. See information on the right.                                          
AXA Achievement Scholarship
12/15/19 (only the first 10,000 applications will be considered)
Graduating high school senior who will enroll as a full time
college student at an accredited U.S. college in the fall
• U.S. citizen or legal resident
• GPA & class rank
• SAT/ACT scores
• School & community activities
• Work experience
Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers Application deadlines: Texas Tech 12/6/19; UNT 1/06/20; SMU 2/21/20; TAMU: SpEd1/07/20; Rice 3/15/20; Lady of the Lake,1/17/20 Univ. of Houston, 1/6/20Trinity Univ 1/24/20, UT-Rio Grande Valley2/21/20; UTeach 2/21/20 Natural Sciences at UT Austin and UT Austin College of Education: 2/3/20 • Graduating high school senior who is enrolling fulltime
in a partner university (see website) program that
will lead to a teaching certificate and then pursue a
career in education in a high-need Texas public
• Texas Resident
• Strong academic record and history of achievement
• Demonstrated peer or group leadership skills
• See website for details
YASME Foundation Scholarship

Awarded By

American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Foundation, Inc.

Award Amount

$3,000 annually, non-renewable. Previous awardees seeking an additional award must submit a new application and transcript each year.



Additional Information

Recipients are typically notified by mid-May by USPS mail and email. The recipient must provide YASME a brief report of his/her amateur radio activities at the end of the school year.

Deadline Info

Applications are available on the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Foundation website. Applications must be completed online. Students need only submit one application for all scholarships for whi ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.




Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship
Senior who intends to study at a 2 or 4 year college or university; must hold active amateur radio license and demonstrate financial need                                          
Seth Horen, K1LOM Memorial Scholarship
Senior who intends to attend a college or university Fall 2018. Must hold active amateur radio license                                          
Mensa Foundation

The U.S. scholarship program covers all of the country and awards more than $100,000 every year. The Foundation’s U.S. scholarship program relies on approximately 450 volunteers around the country with support from the Foundation’s office staff.


U.S. applicants need not be Mensa members. However, Mensa members may apply for both these scholarship programs and the additional Mensa Member Award Program.

The contest is open to US high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; essays can be no more than 1,000 words; essays must be the original work of the student; John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays; essays must describe how an elected official demonstrated political courage by addressing an issue at the local, state or national level                                          
APIASF General Scholarship Program
The APIASF General Scholarship is open to Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year. There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, field of study, location, and more. For high school seniors, current college students, and students with GED entering college in Fall 2019.                                          
Annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Award
High school seniors who are US citizens planning a career in government(local, state, or federal) service; students must submit essays not exceeding 300 words, typed and doubled spaced, telling why they want to enter government service; recommendations and SAT/ACT scores required                                          
Koh Family Scholarship Committee
High school senior that plans to attend Texas Tech University. Minimum of 32 on ACT or 1400 on SAT. Plan to pursue study in engineering. Character, extracurricular activities and financial need will be considered. MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE                                          
MCC Foundation Scholarships
Any high school senior that is considering attending MCC next Fall should apply                                          
Student Voices: A Conversation About Education TASB Winter Governance Seminar 
January  15, 2020
5:00 pm
Eligibility Requirements You must be a currently enrolled high school senior in a Texas public high school. You must commit to attend and participate in the 2019 Winter Governance Seminar. • Thursday, February 21: Dinner function and panel preparation (6:30–9 p.m.) • Friday, February 22: Practice and lunch/panel (10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.) You must provide a current high-resolution photo in JPEG format and other media-related items in the same format as received (no Google documents, etc.) by the deadline set by TASB. Additional Details All correspondence from TASB will be through e-mail.                                          
Texas Engineering Foundation Scholarship   High school seniors with a 3.0 or higher GPA entering college; must submit SAT/ACT scores; enroll in an accredited engineering program; provide a completed scholarship application with all required attachments                                          
Baylor University Carr P. Collins Scholars Program
Applicant must be unconditionally admitted to Baylor University; in the top quarter of their graduating class; minimum score of 1250 on SAT or 28 on ACT                                          
Catholic Daughters of America Scholarship   Those eligible to apply for scholarships are graduating seniors in accredited high schools who are related to living CDA members in good standing and/or who are members of JCDA.                                          
Fred R. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship
High School student who plans to attend a college or university in the state of TX, OK, AK, MS, LA, NM. Have interest in electronics or communication. Must be amateur radio operator holding a general class license or higher. Min. 3.0 GPA                                          
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Students in grades 9-12 who are doing outstanding work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations.                                          
The Sons of the Republic of Texas, Texas History Essay Contest
Graduating seniors; essay reflecting an awareness of Texas history and exploring its relevance to the building of Texas (See website for more details.)                                          
Texas Student Housing
Texas high school and community college graduates accepted to or attending college in Austin, College Station, and Denton, TX that have NOT signed off campus housing leases with a TSH facility managed by Asset Campus Housing.                                          
Tom and Judith Comstock Scholarship
One-time award of $2000 for high school seniors. Preference given to residents of Texas and Oklahoma. Must be licensed amateur radio operator and be accepted at a two- or four-year institution.                                          
Daytona Amateur Radio Association Scholarship
Four $1000 awards are available to students with any active amateur radio license. Must attend an accredited four-year college or university.                                          
Bill, W20NV & Ann Salerno Memorial Scholarship
Two, one-time $1000 awards are available to students who possess any amateur radio license. Must have a 3.7 GPA or higher. Aggregate annual income of the family household should not exceed $100,000. Must attend an accredited four-year college or university.                                          
The General Fund Scholarship
Available to students who are amateur radio operators. Students can be licensed in any class of operators. Nonrenewable award for use in undergraduate years. Multiple awards per year.                                          
FEBRUARY DEADLINES:                                              
Educators Credit Union Scholarship   Senior who is a member of Educators Credit Union or a dependent of an Educators Credit Union member                                          
St. Edward's University Scholarships
First Review Deadline:
Early Application Deadline:
Priority Application Deadline:
Final Application Deadline:
See website for specific scholarships and eligibility.                                          
Gettysburg College
January 15, 2020
STEM Scholars will have their full demonstrated financial need met for all four years with no loans, and have the opportunity to: Attend a STEM-focused pre-orientation workshop with other STEM Scholars. Enroll in an exclusive First-Year Seminar taught by STEM faculty. Participate in bi-monthly luncheons with STEM faculty and a variety of learning activities on and off campus. Take advantage of various STEM offerings, including faculty-student research, peer-mentoring, preferential residence in Gettysburg College's Science House, and internship opportunities with industrial partners.                                          
Army ROTC Scholarship   High school senior and US citizen who meets physical fitness standards; minimum GPA of 2.5; SAT/ACT scores considered                                          
Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship
Deadline 2/15/2020
See criteria from November
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarships
Open on line student application:
Student Application Closes:
School portion Application Closes:
Scholarship Banquet:
All applicants must:
Be a graduating high school senior at an eligible school Be a US Citizen and a Texas Resident Complete the most recent Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Plan to attend an accredited, not-for-profit university in the State of Texas
ACET of Texas   The Association offers twenty $1000 scholarships across the state to students who have, at some time in their school career, been enrolled in a compensatory education program. Compensatory Education includes programs such as Title I, Bilingual/ESL, State Compensatory Education (SCE), Migrant and Homeless. The top scoring applicant in the state will also receive the Wade and Sandy Burroughs Scholarship in the amount of $500.                                          
The Czech Heritage Society of Texas Victor Peter Memorial Scholarship   Texas graduating high school Senior with interest in the Czech culture                                          
MARCH DEADLINES:                                              
Brazos Education Foundation
Must have graduated from West High School, be accepted or enrolled at an accredited universtiy in Texas an demonstrate financial need.                                          
Catholic Life Insurance: All American Scholar Program
Graduating high school senior entering college, university, or trade school in Fall 2018; student must be a Catholic Life Insurance member at the time of application and throughout the scholarship period. See your Insurance Agent for application.                                          
Heart of Texas Counseling Association Scholarship
Must be entering a college or university in the fall following graduation; must be planning a career in an education or mental health-related field; student's counselor or parent must be a member of the Heart of Texas Counseling Association                                          
McLennan County Farm Bureau Scholarship
The Waco Central Texas Chapter of the Links, Inc. Scholarship
Application is online.                                           
Lone Star Ag Credit Scholarship
Applicants must be graduating in the spring of 2019 and submit their application which includes 3 copies of the following:  Application form; resume containing work experience, community service, organizational involvement & leadership positions; list of honors, awards & special accomplishments; current transcript of grades; 2 letters of recommendation from agricultural leaders; and 2 page essay to detail"My Plan for a Career in Agriculture".                                          
McLennan County Go Texan Scholarship
Postmarked no later than:
Graduating seniors from  high schoolsl in McLennan County and must be completed with all requested information and attachments for consideration as listed on the application.                                          
Waco Central Texas Chapter of the Links, Incorporated
Due by e-mail or received in mail on 3/2020 
Click the link for eligibility and application.                                          
Soldiers of the Wooden Cross Scholarship
Must be a current or incoming college student.  Must have some military connection (such as a family member that in the military or participation in (J)ROTC).                                          
TTA Foundation Scholarship
*US citizen; high school Senior graduating 2019; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; planning to attend a Texas college or university; include current transcript; letter of acceptance from a Texas college or university; copy of student's SAR (Student Aid Report)                                          
Bio Chem Lab, Inc. Science Scholarship
Students must possess a minimum grade point average of 3.2 (4.0 Scale) and an interest in pursuing science and/or a science-related career.  Applicants must be High-School seniors attending West High School in West, Texas at the time of application.  Award recipient must provide proof of enrollment at a junior college, college, or university in the state of Texas beginning in hte Fall of the graduating year prior to receiving the award.                                          
The Goss-Michael Foundation Scholarship
Seniors pursuing a visual arts education at the college level. All scholarships are merit-based in the amount of $5,000, applied toward tuition at the student’s chosen college or university upon acceptance. In addition to the funding, the recipient of the visual arts scholarships will have one piece of art framed and displayed at The Goss-Michael Foundation and will be featured on the Foundation website and monthly newsletter. Consideration for each award is based on artistic and scholastic achievement, school and community participation, and leadership.                                          
Texas Builders Foundation
    Applicant must be a member of KJT Society #31-West                                          
APRIL DEADLINES:                                              
American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship
1. The High School Senior College Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors who are citizens or aliens legally residing in the USA.
2. Scholarship funds are payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; winner must enroll for classes beginning no later than Fall 2019 session.
3. Winner selection is NOT based on financial need, GPA or demographic criteria.
4. Home-schooled students may apply as long as course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school.
5. Relatives of AFSA staff or NATIONAL board members may not enter.
Monsignor George Doskocil Assembly 2391 Knights of Columbus Scholarship
Catholic senior living in Abbott, Hillsboro, Penelope, Tours, or West. Focus on service to others, leadership, participation in school/parish/community activities, and financial need. See application below.                                          
Texas Association for Pupil Transportation
9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students are encouraged to apply. See the website for more details. Several different scholarships are available.                                          
Waco-McLennan County Texas A&M University Mothers' Club Scholarship
Postmark by:
Senior must attend Texas A&M University in the Fall 2018. See website for more information.                                          
West Fair & Rodeo Association Scholarship
Postmarked on or before:
WHS Graduating Senior; Sealed official high school transcript (to include SAT or ACT score, GPA & Class Rank); A recommendation letter from your Principal or Counselor; One (1) letter of recommendation (other than a family member); A one-page essay with 1) reasons why you qualify for this scholarship and 2) what accomplishments make you believe you are a good investment for receiving the scholarship.                                          
West Warrior Kids Foundation Scholarship
Must be a graduating senior from an eligible school district (Abbott, Aquilla, Gholson, Penelope, or West) with plans to attend a college or trade school. Must be a student who has been impacted by a life threatening illness (personally or an immediate family member).                                          
Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) West Local Unit Scholarship
Students must have a GPA of 85 or higher, have applied to a 4-year university, Jr. College, and show a financial need. The student also needs to be exploring a career in education.  Students receiving scholarships that cover their full tuition will not be eligible for the West ATPE Local Scholarship.  In order to receive this scholarship students must enroll in courses no later than the fall semester following graduation.                                            
Texas Ag Industries Memorial Scholarship
Deserving students in any major are eligible, as long as they are direct dependents of a TAIA member.  TAIA membership is by company, and employee of a member company is allowed all benefits of membership.                                          
Women in Public Finance Scholarship 
Must be a female, college-bound Texas resident high school senior enrolled in or planning to attend college Fall 2019. Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, Must exhibit leadership skills through extra curricular activities, work experience, volunteer positions, or community service. Must have interest in pursuing a public finance related career such as: fields of finance, banking, government, non-profits or law.                                           
(online application)                                          
(from this link click on News & Events and then Scholarship Application)                                           
West Athletic Booster Club 4/2020 WHS Senior who has competed in or completed one sport during their Senior year. Qualifying sports are: cross country, volleyball, football, basketball, powerlifting, track, baseball, softball, golf, cheerleading. Points will be awarded for playing multiple sports for Senior year, junior, sophomore and freshman year.  Parent/Guardian must be a member of the WABC for all four years beginning with the Class of 2022 (2021 - 3 years, Class of 2020 - 2 years, Class of 2019 - 1 year).  Parent/Guardian must volunteer a minimum of 8 hours for WABC during Senior Year plus additional hours (see applications details).                                           
Willie Motis C.B.M., U.S.N. Foundation Scholarship 4/2020 West High School Seniors pursing higher education after high school.                                          
WABC Nick Muska-Nick Van Pelt Memorial Scholarship 4/2020 WHS Senior who has participated in at least one sport for four consecutive years and have remained in athletics for all four years. Student must have participated in one extra-curricular activity during his/her entire Senior year. Student must have a 3.0 GPA or higher during their Senior year in all of their classes.  They also must have completed 25 hour sof community service during their Senior year between the dates of June 2019-April 2020. Student must submit a one-page typed essay describing your educational goals and future plans.  Include transcript.                                           
Kiwanis Club of West 4/2020 WHS graduating senior enrolling in an accredited academic college in the Fall 2018 as a full-time student; student must make formal application for the scholarship on the form below.                                          
Blogging for Progress Scholarship 4/2020 Available to students who are age 16 or older as of April 15 and will be attending a regionally or nationally accredited college, university or vocational school. Students create a blog and write about current events, society, the environment, and public policy. Winners are selected based on an accumulation of participation points.                                          
Kiwanis Club of Waco Seniors Scholarship 4/2020 Student must be entering MCC or TSTC in the fall following graduation; proof of acceptance to college or university; leadership and community service will be considered.                                          
Westfest Inc. Scholarship 4/2020 Senior planning to enroll as a full-time college student in Fall 2018. Based upon honors and activities participated throughout high school. Application available on the right.                                          
West Masonic Lodge #475 Scholarship 4/2020 Must be a student of West High School. Must follow school attendance requirements. Must have a minimum GPA of 75% both Junior and Senior years.  Must be a graduating senior, who plans to attend either a four year institution, community college, or vocational training institution upon graduation, and must enroll for the upcoming Fall Semester. Must have no discipline referrals, no failing grades Junior and Senior year, no disruptive behavior, suspension, or demerits.                                           
Cody Dragoo Memorial Agricultural Scholarship 4/2020 Senior entering the agricultural field, fire academy, law enforcement, or EMT; proof of enrollment; see the application at the right                                          
Lance Van Willenborg Scholarship 4/2020 Must be a graduating senior and plan to attend a college, university, junior college or trade school full-time in the Fall following graduation. Proof of acceptance to college must be included in the application.                                          
Nicholas Van Pelt Scholarship 4/2020 Applicants should be a graduating senior planning to attend a college, university, junior college or trade school full-time in Fall 2018. Student must be planning a career in a science or math-related field or career working with physically or mentally challenged people.                                          
Justin Waters Courage Award Scholarship 4/2020 WHS senior who has faced serious adversity in his or her life should submit completed application and essay by the deadline. See the application to the right.                                          
Shelly Berger Memorial Scholarship 4/2020 WHS graduating seniors should submit the application including an essay indicating educational goals.                                          
West High School Business Department Scholarship 4/2020 College major must be in a business related field. Must have a high school GPA of 85 or better. Must have taken business classes at WHS. Must submit the essay requirement that is on the application.