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Scholarships FAQ
__________________________________________________________________________________________________ spent over 200 hours researching over 17 of the most popular scholarship search platforms that are currently available.  
Their finding is divided into seven sections.
2.  The Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2017
6.  How conducted their research on the scholarship search platforms
7.  Guide to Applying for Scholarships

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's college (U.S. based only). Winners of the scholarships give permission to release their names to the media. Applications and essays become property of The Vegetarian Resource Group. Finalists may be asked for more information. Scholarship winners are contacted by e-mail or telephone. Please look at your e-mail.

Deadline:  February 20, 2018

Big Country EC Academic Scholarship – Two $4,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors whose parent(s)/guardian(s) are members of Big Country EC.

Deadline: February 28, 2018.

The Community Foundation of Abilene offers scholarships to Big Country Area students.

Students can explore the list of scholarships offered at:

Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame and Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame offered by Nancy and Ted Paup deadline March 1st

All other CFA Scholarship deadline is April 1st

If you have any questions contact Jennifer Weber at


Capital Farm Credit Scholarship

Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Farm Kids for College Scholarship

1) The competition is open to high school seniors who plan to pursue agriculture-related degrees.  Students must pursue degrees from accredited colleges or universities.

2) National Farmers announces three national scholarship winners in the spring of each year.

3) All three winners receive $1,000 each. The award is disbursed directly to the college or university.

4) This is a non-renewable, freshman scholarship.

5) Applicants write two brief essays, submit two letters of reference, official transcripts, GPA and ACT or SAT scores.

Deadline: March 1, 2018

SEG Scholarship

Applicant eligibility

SEG Scholarships are based on merit. To qualify, you must be a student who:

1) Is a high school senior planning to attend college next year or an undergraduate or graduate college student;

2) Has above average grades;

3) Is intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics.

Deadline: March 1, 2018

The Gallery Collection Scholarship

The applicant with the winning entry will receive a cash scholarship of $10,000 plus a $1,000 prize for their school. If the winner is enrolled in an educational institution, the scholarship will be paid directly to the institution so far as is necessary to complete payment of the winner's tuition, fees, and books and supplies expenses. Any remainder of the scholarship will be paid directly to the winner. 

Where the winner is a minor, the scholarship will be awarded to the winner's parent or guardian, as custodian for the winner, or to his or her educational institution as above, if the parent or guardian so prefers. No substitution or transfer of prizes is permitted. Any taxes due are the sole responsibility of the winner and/or his or her parent or guardian.

Deadline:  March 1, 2018

TAAIS Memorial Foundation Asthma Scholarship Award

This $1,500 one-time award will be granted to up to three qualified and deserving seniors attending a Texas high school who suffer from Asthma.

Deadline:  March 1, 2018

TFB District Scholarship - 39 scholarships available at $1000 each and 13 scholarships available at $1500 each
TFB Young Farmer and Rancher High School Scholarship - 13 scholarships available at $1000 each
TFB Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship - one scholarship available at $1000
All students applying for the above scholarships must be a member of a Texas Farm Bureau Family, with membership remaining current during the duration of the scholarship.
Deadline: March 1, 2018


Texas Rural Electric Women’s Association (TREWA) Scholarship - Twenty (20) TREWA scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to CURRENT TREWA members and their children.

Applicant or applicant’s parent or guardian must also be a current member or an employee of a Texas electric cooperative such as Big Country EC.

Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors, full-time college students or adults, who have been accepted as a full-time student to attend any accredited college, university, junior college, community college, trade/technical school or business school of their choice.

Visit for membership and scholarship applications and deadline information (usually early March). 

Directors Memorial Scholarship, Golden Spread Electric Cooperative - $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to selected recipients who are 1) entering freshmen college or university students and; 2) child or spouse of a Big Country EC member.

Deadline: March 1, 2018.

The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute is the state’s Center of Excellence for public leadership education, ethics, and public service.
It prepares young Texans in these areas and conducts on-site leadership training at schools and organizations throughout Texas.
The JBS Institute is co-located and part of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB).
Deadline to nominate: March 9, 2018

Lone Star Ag Credit Scholarship

Applicants must be graduating in the spring of 2018 and submit their application, postmarked by March 10, 2018.

The application must include three (3) copies of the following:
Application form
• Résumé containing work experience, community service, organizational involvement and leadership positions
• List of honors, awards and special accomplishments
• Current transcript of grades
• Two (2) letters of recommendation from agricultural leaders (For example: teacher, farmer, rancher, extension agent,
elected official)
• Two (2) page essay to detail: “My Plan for a Career in Agriculture”


Lone Star Ag Credit reserves the right to confirm eligibility requirements. Family members of Lone Star, ACA employees and board of directors are not eligible.

Winners will be notified in May and the scholarship will be issued to the college or university to which the student has been accepted. Students not receiving a scholarship will not be notified. 

Deadline: March 10, 2018

InterTech STEM Scholarship

This non-renewable scholarship (only awarded for one year to any scholarship recipient), in the amount of $2500, will be available for college or high school applicants starting January 1st, 2018. To be eligible, the student must possess:

A) Cumulative high school or college GPA of 3.3 or better

B) An intent to study computer science

C) Currently enrolled at or accepted to an accredited college or university within the US (not required at time of application)

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Richard Holland Memorial Scholarship

1) 3.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale for High School applicant) or 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale for College applicant)
2) Plan to enroll or be enrolled in full time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire academic year

1) Prior academic performance, as reflected in grade point average
2) Performance on standardized aptitude tests such as SAT and ACT
3) Demonstrated leadership and personal attributes
4) Applicant's goals and aspirations
5) Extracurricular activities, awards and recognition, special talents, and other noteworthy activities
6) Recommendation from a teacher and/or coach
7) Recommendation from a peer
8) Community Service
9) Work History
10) Financial need

Deadline: March 15, 2018

US Institute of Peace Scholarship

USIP is proud to partner with the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) on the annual National High School Essay Contest for 2017-2018. The contest each year engages high school students in learning and writing about issues of peace and conflict, encouraging appreciation for diplomacy's role in building partnerships that can advance peacebuilding and protect national security

In a 1,000-1,250-word essay, identify two cases-one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful-where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict-affected country. Analyze and compare these two cases, addressing the following questions:

A) What relative strengths did members of the Foreign Service and military actors bring to the table? What peacebuilding tools were employed? Ultimately, what worked or did not work in each case?

B) How was each situation relevant to U.S. national security interests?

C) What lessons may be drawn from these experiences for the pursuit of U.S. foreign policy more broadly?

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Cooke Young Scholars Program

The Cooke Young Scholars Program provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school, Cooke-sponsored summer programming, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities that may benefit students during their high school years.

Deadline: March 21, 2018


Hispanic Scholarship Fund 
Deadline:  March 30, 2018

TTA Foundation Scholarship

Six, four-year scholarships, in the amount of $2,000 per year will be awarded to students entering college for the 2017-2018 school year.

Please note–special consideration will be given to students who will be pursuing a college degree in fields of study which are of particular interest to telecommunications (such as math, business, education, technology, engineering, and computer science, etc.). The courses of study in high school, extra-curricular/civic activities and demonstrated leadership will also be considered. In addition, special consideration will be given to students who have established financial need.

TTA Foundation will accept a maximum of two qualified applications per high school counselor. 

Deadline:  March 30, 2018

Big Country Iris and Daylily Society Scholarship 

$500 Scholarship

Deadline:  March 31, 2018

The Texas Dept. of Transportation offers a Conditional Grant Program to eligible students pursuing a degree in civil engineering or a department-approved operational business discipline. The Conditional Grant Program will consider both Texas public and private four-year institutions.

Students accepted into the program receive up to $3,000 per semester or $6,000 per academic year for tuition, based on financial need.

The application may be downloaded, completed and mailed to the address below.


Mail application packets to:  Texas Department of Transportation

                                                            HRD/Employment Opportunities/CGP

                                                            125 East 11th Street

                                                            Austin, TX  78701-2483


Applications to the Conditional Grant Program must be post marked prior to March 1st. 


Project Yellow Light Video Scholarship

Create a video EITHER exactly :25 or exactly :55 seconds.

Your Audience: Young drivers who are new to the road.

Your Topic/Brief: Stop distracted driving, specifically texting while driving. Young drivers are often overly confident in their own abilities to text and drive, but think it's dangerous when others engage in this behavior. People think they are the exception, but no one is special enough to text and drive.

A lot of texting and driving prevention creative uses scare tactics or preachy messaging that addresses the consequences of texting and driving (crashes or death), but we want you to address what motivates people to think they can safely text and drive.

Please note that you should not include logos or branding - or mention of logos or branding - in your video, design, or radio spot.

Deadline:  April 1, 2018


WTC Foundation Scholarship

The 2018/19 WTC Foundation Scholarship application is now available. 

Deadline: April 13 2018. 

Texas Tech Alumni Scholarships

25 Scholarships Available

Deadline:  April 15, 2018

PlayMaker Action Sports Medicine Scholarship

Action Sports Medicine is giving $5,000 a year to four (4) worthy graduating seniors.  Three (3) general scholarships for $1,000 each and one major specific scholarship (coaching related) for $2,000.

Due to some conflicts, the PlayMaker event in January did not happen as planned.  Instead the event will be  on Saturday, April 21st, the same day as the scholarship deadline.  Students that have a scholarship application to turn in will get in free.

In addition to free entry to the event, least two scholarships  will be given away at the event ($250 each) from the pool of applications received (recipient must be present to win).  As long as the applicant has turned in all the required parts (application, transcript, references, etc.), then he/she will be eligible to win.  In addition, one $250 grant will be awarded to the school that has the highest participation rate (this will be awarded at a later date).

Applications are available in my office.

Deadline:  April 21, 2018

Texas Six Man Coaches Association Scholarship

2018 Danny James Texas Six Man Coaches Association Scholarship Program

Two Scholarships Available

RECEIVED BY Deadline:  April 16, 2018

The Benenati Law Firm Futures Scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students nationwide who plan on attending a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college.  

*Special Consideration For Applicants Who've Either Been Involved In A Personal Injury Accident or Had A Family Member Recently Involved In A Personal Injury Accident.*

Scholarship Deadline:
May 31, 2018

Award Amount:

$2,000 (One-time award)

Western Texas College Lineman Training Program Scholarship

BCEC will award two $1,500 scholarships to students enrolled in the program.

Deadline August 16, 2018

Sources of Aid


City Year

CSS/Financial Aid Profile - non-federal aid



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