Local/General Scholarship Information

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS (Click the title to be linked to the application)

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS arranged by the application deadline:

  • AES Scholarship
    Deadline: October 6
    Achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason the consulting firm of AES Engineers is offering a $500 scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study--You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: "When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?" More information available
  • Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
    Deadline October 15
    The Youth Awards honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their focus in various categories, including business & entrepreneurship, community service, education, healthcare & science, media & entertainment, science/technology/entgineering/math (STEM). Qualified applicants are Latino high school seniors graduating in the spring/summer of 2019 who maintain an unweighted 3.0 GPA or higher. Must be a U.S. citizen/Permanent Resident/qualify under DACA who is planning to enroll full-time in college Fall 2019.  For more details, visit Hispanic Heritage Foundation.
  • National College Resources Foundation
    Deadline: October 16
    Interested juniors and seniors who are U.S. citizens/permanent residents submit an essay of 500 words or less about “Why is a College Education Important to Me.” Scholarship Program Guidelines available here. Winners must attend the Black College Expo in Houston on October 27, 2018, to receive their scholarship.
  • Wendy’s High School Heisman
    Application Deadline: October 17 by 5 p.m. Central Time
    Complete application early to give your reviewer adequate time to submit their review!
    One male and one female winner from each school selected. Senior athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, and within school and community and have a 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale) can apply. Each school winner gets a Heisman Patch and official winner’s certificate. State winners through National winners receive college scholarships from $1,000 to $10,000. More information available here. 
  • Horatio Alger Association
    As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need. More information available here.
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
    October 31
    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is an achievement-based scholarship for graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Each year 150 students are selected to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Detailed requirements and application instructions are available here. Application here.

  • Voice of Democracy (VFW)
    October 31
    The Voice of Democracy is open to 9-12 graders. Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the Post, District, state, and national level. State winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. More than $2 million in scholarships and incentives is awarded each year. This year’s competition will be writing and recording an audio essay on the 2017-2018 theme of American History: Our Hope for the Future. The application is available in the Counselors’ Office or here. More information is available here.

  • 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
    Deadline is November 6
    Are you a middle level or high school student who’s making a difference through volunteering? In each state and Washington, D.C., the top middle level and high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in late April. Runners-up will also be selected in each state and named Distinguished Finalists, receiving a bronze medallion. Other state-level winners will receive Certificates of Excellence. All state-level honorees will be announced in February. More information and the application link available here.
  • Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship
  • Application Deadline:  Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Qualifications – Exceptionally promising high school seniors with demonstrated unmet financial need who intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in Fall 2019 with an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above; SAT of 1200 or ACT of 26. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive. This highly competitive scholarship includes: (•) Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school (•) Ability to pursue any area of study (•) Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid (•) Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience. This year, the College Scholarship Program application will be submitted using the Common App. You will complete the Common App general requirements, which include things like your contact information, the school you attend and your grades, and your activities and honors. You will also invite your school counselor and two teachers to submit recommendations through the Common App. Once you have created a Common App, add the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation as one of your “schools” to access the requirements that are specific to the College Scholarship. These will include: (•) Eligibility questions, (•) Several short essays, (•) Your college plans and intended major, (•) Financial information, including the last three years’ Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for your household. More information about the scholarship and application process can be located here.

  • Texas Farm Credit Scholarship
    Application Deadline: 
    4 p.m. on December 1. More information is available here or here.

  • AXA Achievement Scholarship
    Application Deadline:  December 14, 2018 or until 10,000 applications are received. Apply early!
    Current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year and who demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities should apply. AXA Achievers share these qualities: Ambition and drive; Determination to set and reach goals; Respect for self, family and community; and Ability to succeed in college. For more information and application form, click here.
  • Burger King Scholar
    Application Deadline: 
    December 15
    Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5; be passionate about serving the community; and be a high school senior, BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee. Full program details and your application available here.
  • Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity
    Application Deadline: January 15
    BBB SETX Consumer Education Foundation’s “Student of Integrity” Scholarships available for high school seniors in SE Texas counties of Chambers, Liberty, Hardin, Jefferson, Tyler, Orange, Newton, Jasper, and the Bolivar Peninsula. Scholarship recognizes seniors who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, overall personal integrity, and academic history. Six (6) scholarships  for $2,500 each will be awarded. Students will be recognized at the BBB SETX Torch Award for Business Ethics on Thursday, March 7, at the Beaumont Civic Center. See following links: Scholarship Information SheetStudent Entry Form, & Recommendation Form.

  • Profile in Courage Essay Contest
    Application Deadline: 
    January 18
    Grades 9-12 eligible. Write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage–-Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. official who served during or after 1971, the year of JFK’s birth. Essays must be between 700-1,000 words and include a bibliography of at least five varied, reliable sources. First place: $10,000; Second place: $1,000; Five finalists: $500 each; Eight honorable mentions: $100 each. More information available here.
  • 2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
    Application Deadline: January 2019
    This national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of president Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home. The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship program annually awards roughly 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships - up to $40,000 total per student. More information, eligibility requirements, and an online application can be found online here or on Facebook.

  • Ron Brown Scholar Program
    Early Applicant Deadline: 
    November 1 / Application Deadline: January 9
    To be eligible, students must be seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are Black/African American and demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and have a demonstrated financial need. Ten 4-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year)  will be awarded. More information and application availablehere.

  • TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) Student Voices Scholarship
    Application Deadline: January 16
    Four students will be selected to share personal stories about their experiences in Texas public schools and each will receive a $1,000 scholarship. To be eligible, graduating seniors must commit to attend and participate in the 2019 Winter Governance Seminar on February 21-22, 2019. Hotel accommodations will be paid for and panelists will be reimbursed up to $500 for additional travel expenses. Application and more information available here.

  • Texas Engineering Foundation Scholarship
    Application Deadline: 
    January 18, 2019 - to Sabine chapter scholarship coordinator
    NOTE: This scholarship is available only to Lamar University students.
    Scholarship open to Lamar University students considering a career in engineering. High School seniors should be U.S. citizens with a 3.0 GPA. They must have a 620 math / 580 Reading on the SAT or a 29 math / 28 English on ACT. LCM students submit the application
     to the Sabine Chapter TSPE  (Texas Society of Professional Engineers) scholarship coordinator. 
  • Texas Student Housing 2019-2020 Scholarship Application (for 2019 High School Graduates)
    Application Deadline: 
    January 31
    Scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton who have NOT signed off-campus leases. (Texas  Woman's University and University of North Texas may limit scholarships to upperclassmen who can live off campus). Application forms available in the Counselors' Office or may complete the fillable pdf here. More information is available here.

  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarships
    Applications Open in November
    Application Deadline: 
    February 4 for online portions for *most* scholarships
    February 14 (Postmark deadline for additional items)
    Applicants must be a graduating high school senior at an eligible school, be a U.S. citizen and Texas resident, complete the FAFSA, and plan to attend an accredited public university in Texas. Several different types of scholarships are available. More information, guidelines, and eligibility available here.
  • Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships
    Application Deadline: 
    March 1
    Three available scholarships to high school students who are members of a Texas Farm Bureau family, with membership remaining current during duration of scholarship. To become a member, sign up here. Scholarship information can be found here.
    --Texas Farm Bureau District Scholarship (Thirty-nine $1,000 scholarships and thirteen $1,500 scholarships awarded)
    --Texas Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher High School Scholarship (Thirteen $1,000 scholarships awarded)
    --Texas Farm Bureau Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship (One $1,000 scholarship awarded)

  • SEG Foundation Scholarship
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
    High school senior who plans to enter college in the fall or an undergraduate/graduate college student with above average grades and intends to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics or closely related field, such as geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences. A total of 118 awards ranging from $500 to $14,000 each available. More information available here.

  • Mobiloil Credit Union 2019 "Investing in You" Scholarship
    Application Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019
    Mobiloil Credit Union offers eight “Investing in You” Scholarship totalling $20,000 each year to its members who are graduating high school. Eligible participants must be graduating high school seniors who are members of Mobiloil Credit Union and plan to seek advanced education at an accredited higher education institution. (Not a member? Join Mobiloil Credit Union today and be eligible to participate. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Tyler, Chambers and Liberty counties.) This year, eligible participants must submit a letter of recommenation, a brief biography, and a 300-500 word essay to answer two questions. The application form is available on the Mobiloil Website.
  • Southern Texas PGA Scholarship
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    The Southern Texas PGA Foundation Scholarship Program encourages and promotes the attainment of higher education goals for students who have demonstrated a high level of achievement during high school or college, have financial need, and have shown an interest in the game of golf.
    The one form applies for many different kinds of scholarships. You will be automatically sorted depending on which scholarships you qualify for. More information and the application form are available here.

  • Live Más Scholarship
    Application Deadline: Sunday, March 18, 2018
    The Live Más Scholarship is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. They’re looking for the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers–-whose post-high school education they will help fund. The Taco Bell Foundation will award $1 million to 100 young adults in 2018. Students submit a video--a short (2 minutes or less) film, animation or even a simple testimonial--and winners are selected based on the story about their life's passion so check out the application
     here. Students must be 16-24 years old and be least a high school junior.
  • Education First Credit Union Scholarship
    Deadline: March 22

Requirements: 1) Top 25% of class with minimum 3.0 GPA 2) Plan to attend an accredited university & take a minimum of 12 college hours (4 classes) Applications available in Counselors' Office & are due back to the Counselors' Office by March 22.

  • Texas Telephone Association Foundation Scholarship
    Friday, March 30, 2018
    Six 4-year scholarships for $2,000/year for Texas high school seniors. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, with a 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale) planning to attend a Texas college or university. Special consideration will be given to students pursuing a college degree in fields of study of interest to telecommunications (such as math, business, education, technology, engineering, computer science, etc.) High school courses, extra-curricular activities, and demonstrated leadership will be considered. Students with established financial need will be given special consideration. Each high school can have a maximum of two qualified applications per high school counselor – LCM can have six applicants. Application information here. Forms are available from your Counselor.

  • Texas Builders Foundation Scholarship
    March 15, 2019
    Texas high school seniors must enroll for fall semester in Texas technical/trade school or community college/university and must be pursuing a residential construction-related trade certification or residential construction degree. Scholarship instructions and online application form available here.

  • Junior League of Beaumont – Women Building Better Communities Award
    Application Deadline: 
    March 31
    A $1,000 scholarship is available to one female high school senior who has demonstrated her commitment to voluntarism. The winner will be chosen based on volunteer activities, demonstrated impact of volunteer efforts, continued commitment to voluntarism, and references. The application is available in the Counselors Office or here.

  • MCT Credit Union Scholarship
    Application Deadline: 
    March 31
    MCT Credit Union will award eight scholarships throughout Southeast Texas in the amount of $2,000 each to graduates who plan to continue their education at a trade school, 2-year or 4-year accredited college no later than the fall session after graduation. Must be member of MCT Credit Union. More information and the application form are available here or in the Counselors’ Office.

  • Juliet Tyner Memorial Scholarship – “Keeping the Dream Alive”
    Deadline: Saturday, April 6, 2019
    Four $1,000 scholarships are available for seniors who have been involved or supported high school baseball or softball. Final selection process could involve a personal interview. Scholarships will be awarded on Mother’s Day 2017. Application forms available from the Counselors’ Office.
  • Southeast Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship
    Monday, April 2, 2018
    The Southeast Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association (SETICA) will provide a $1,500 scholarship award to four outstanding students graduating this spring from any high school in Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Jefferson, Liberty, or Orange Counties. Priority given to students whose parents, grandparents, or guardians are current SETICA members for last two consecutive years. Further consideration given to any Texas FFA or 4-H members planning to major in an agriculture-related field. Application forms are available in the Counselors’ Office.

  • DuGood Federal Credit Union “Cash for College Challenge” Scholarship
    April 15
    Ten Southeast Texas high school students will be awarded $500 scholarships. They must be a graduating senior planning to attend college/trade school and be a primary member of DuGood in good standing (can open a saving account with $5). To enter, students must complete the online application form. More information online.

  • AMVETS National Four-Year Scholarship
    April 15/30    Application opens mid-January
    Graduating high school senior who is the child or grandchild of a United States veteran, active duty, or guard/reserve. Applicant must be U.S. citizen, be able to demonstrate academic promise and financial need, and authorize AMVETS to publicize the award if selected. Six total awards of $1,000 each year ($4,000 total). More information available here.

  • Texas Interscholastic League Foundation Scholarship
    Deadline: Applications accepted 
    March 1, 2019 to Friday, May 10, 2019.
    Seniors who competed at the state level in a UIL academic, one-act play, or theatrical design contest any year of their high school career (CX debaters must have advanced to the second day of competition) are eligible. Applicants must plan to attend a Texas college or university, must enroll full-time, and have taken either the SAT or ACT. The online application is atwww.tilfoundation.org.

  • Ozarka “Every Drop Counts” Earth Science Scholarship
    Friday, May 25, 2018
    Two Texas students will each receive a $10,000 scholarship. Students must have a 3.0 (4.0 scale) GPA and must be purusing a four-year degree in the field of earth/environmental science – Geology, Hydrogrology, Environmental Science, Environmental Law, Environmental Educaiton, Forestry, Oceanography, Ecology, etc. Applications available in the Counselors’ Office or here.

  • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    A $1,000 scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Part of the application includes an 500-1000 word essay that describes your educational career and life goals and explains your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. More information at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

  • Horatio Alger Association
    As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need. Seehere for more information.
  • Enginnering Scholarship
    August 3, 2018
    Seniors who are majoring in a variety of engineering disciplines with a GPA of 3.0 or above (on 4.0 scale). Requires an essay of 750-1500 words. More information available here.