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Scholarships FAQ
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Reviews.com 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.
1.  Introduction
2.  The Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2017
3.  What Should You Know About Scholarships?
4.  How Do Scholarship Search Platforms Work?
5.  What Should Students Know Before They Search for a Scholarship?
6.  How Reviews.com conducted their research on the scholarship search platforms
7.  Guide to Applying for Scholarships
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The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers consists of $8,000 in annual funding, as well as ongoing training and development opportunities.

 

Deadlines vary according to your chosen institution.
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The Virtuous Prom Peace Scholarship is for females planning to or currently pursuing studies in Theology, Anthropology, Psychology or Sociology, either at the undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate level. The winner will be awarded $250.


Essay Submission

In order to apply, applicants must submit a 500+ word essay responding to the following prompt:

In a world that is devastated almost daily by acts of extreme violence in the name of religion or against those of different ethnicity, how can a solid education in Theology, Anthropology, Psychology or Sociology enable you to promote peace, understanding, tolerance and kindness not only at an academic level, but also in your day to day life?

Deadline:  January 31, 2019
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In order to be considered eligible to apply for The Safe Pedestrian Scholarship, students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law program within the United States. High school seniors who will be enrolled in college the following semester are also eligible to apply. All applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Scholarship Award

The scholarship winner will be awarded $1,000 to be used towards their education.

Scholarship Application

A complete scholarship application must include the following:

1) A current academic transcript, official or unofficial

2) An up-to-date resume

3) A 750 word personal essay discussing your opinion on the government's role for protecting pedestrians from accidents and the measures that can be taken to prevent pedestrian accidents and improve safety.

Deadline:  January 31, 2019

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The ABPA's focus is to have a public educated in the value and need for active local backflow prevention programs. Our goal is safe drinking water through cross-connection control. The organization works to build a greater public awareness of backflow prevention as one component of safe drinking water.

The competition is open to all persons of high school age (at least age 13 and no older than age 19 as of December 31, 2018) and legal residents of the United States or Canada. Applicants may currently attend a public, private, or parochial school, or be home-schooled. The applicant is not required to be college-bound; the scholarship money can be used for any type of advanced education. Previous winners and the immediate families of ABPA officers and directors are not eligible to participate. Further, the immediate relatives of directors and staff of Federal Student Aid, Semester at Sea, or the National Student Leadership Conference are not eligible to participate.

There will be one scholarship presented as a $1,500 check in the winner's name to a recognized statesponsored, tax-deferred 529 Investment National College Savings Program, to the winner's established 529 Investment Educational IRA (or the Canadian equivalent), or to an accredited school in the name of the winner. The scholarship is not transferable.

Deadline:  January 31, 2019
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Carr P Collins Scholarship to Baylor University

Deadline:  January 31, 2019
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To be eligible for the Future Contractors Scholarship:

1) The CCIS Scholarship Essay Contest is open to all citizens and/residents of the United States.

2) Applicants must apply online and include Full Name, Email Address, Permanent Mailing Address, Current/Planned University, Projected Graduation Date, and Area of Study/Major. Finalists must provide proof of current or future enrollment and photo of themselves. Photo and Essay of the winner will be posted on CCIS website to highlight winning submission.

3) Applications must be submitted by their respective deadlines. No late applications will be considered.

4) Only one entry per contest per applicant.

5) Essay must address prompt and be between 250 and 500 words in length.

6) Essay must be original work of the applicant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification. Essays must not infringe on any intellectual property or third-party rights of any person, company or organization.

7) Past winners are not eligible to win a second time.

8) Decisions are final.

9) Winner and all other applicants will be notified via email of the results within 60 days of the submission date. By submitting an essay you are subscribing to receive the notification email.

Deadline;  January 31, 2019
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Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant 2019

Applications are available in my office.

Deadline:  February 14, 2019
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Capital Farm Credit Scholarship 

Sponsored by Snyder Credit Office

Deadline:  February 15, 2019
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Sparkling Ice® is awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures.
 
This scholarship requires students to submit a three-minute video
Deadline: February 15, 2019

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Lone Star Ag Credit Scholarship

Deadline:  March 10, 2019
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Texas Builders Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility:  

Applicant must have been accepted or enrolled for the fall semester as a student in a Texas technical/trade school or community college/university and must be pursuing a residential construction related trade certification or residential construction degree

If applicant is a high school senior, they have have attended high school in Texas

Applicant must demonstrate an interest in obtaining employment in the residential construction industry upon graduation

Other eligibility guidelines and more information can be found here.

Deadline:  March 15, 2019

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Permian Basin Area Foundation Scholarships

Deadline for most (if not all) is March 31, 2019
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Marie Hall Scholarship

 

Candidates must have either: (1) graduated from a high school located in one of the following counties, or (2) maintained a permanent residence for the immediate past five years in one of the following counties: Andrews, Borden, Cochran, Coke, Crane, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Hockley, Howard, Kent, Loving, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Pecos, Reagan, Reeves, Scurry, Sterling, Upton, Ward, Winkler or Yoakum. Selected recipients must attend as a full-time student one of the following schools:
• Angelo State University, San Angelo
• Howard College, Big Spring
• Midland College, Midland
• Odessa College, Odessa
• Sul Ross University, Alpine
• Texas Tech University, Lubbock
• Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Midland, Odessa or Lubbock
• University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa

 

Awards are dependent on need and circumstances

 

Deadline:  March 31, 2019
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West Texas Chapter AGC Scholarship

This scholarship is for students pursuing a career in a construction related field at a technical trade school.  Additional eligibility requirements can be found at the link above.  

Deadline:  March 31, 2019

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WTC Scholarship Application

Deadline:  April 19, 2019

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The 1 For 2 Education Foundation is seeking highly motivated applicants of accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities. Applicants seeking scholarships for U.S. graduate schools are welcome to apply, however, the first priority is given to undergraduate scholars.

The Foundation considers the applicant’s high school academic record, leadership and community service activities, and any letters of recommendation.

While receiving a scholarship from the Foundation, scholars are required to attend the Foundation’s annual gathering. During this time you will have a chance to meet other scholars and directors. You will also be able to participate in personal development learning sessions. The 2019 Gathering will be held on July 26-29, 2019 in Michigan.

Applicants are required to make the following pledge:

In consideration of the 1 For 2 Education Foundation (“the Foundation”) paying for my tuition, I pledge to support the mission of the Foundation to build a community of scholars who are dedicated to being life-long learners by:

  1. a)Participating in the annual Foundation Gathering and supporting my fellow scholars’ academic and career goals
  2. b) Paying for the tuition for a comparable education of two persons, who are not related to me by blood, adoption, or marriage, during my lifetime

Confirm eligibility to maintain scholarship:

Scholars need to be full-time students and maintain a 3.0 GPA and will be required to provide proof of grades each semester.

Preference will be given to those applicants who apply before February 28, 2019.  However, applications will be accepted until April 30, 2019.

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IVLA Scholarship 
This scholarship is available for anyone who is attending college next fall. This applies to both community college and university-bound students.

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required along with a 300-500 word essay (topic found on the website).

Deadline:  April 30, 2019
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Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships

 
The application process is online through MyTFB.
All students applying must be a member of a Texas Farm Bureau family, with membership remaining current through the duration of the scholarship.
Deadline: MIDNIGHT March 1, 2019
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TTA Foundation Scholarship

 

Applications must be submitted by high school counselors.

Only two applications per school will be accepted.

Deadline: March 29, 2019
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Fifth- through ninth-graders whose families have an annual income of $100,000 or less can apply through Dec. 31 for Match the Promise scholarships to supplement their contributions to the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state's prepaid college tuition program. 

Approved recipients can receive matching scholarships of tuition units worth up to $1,000 at today's prices, and top-scoring recipients can also receive a one-time grant of tuition units worth $2,000 at today's prices. These scholarship tuition units can be used at Texas public colleges and universities.
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Visionary Scholarship Program 

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are eligible to apply

Use "Invitation Code" M11216 to apply

Deadline:  May 1, 2019
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LendEDU

Students can filter scholarship opportunities based on their grade level, GPA, the scholarship amount, and the requirements of the scholarship.

Here are some other points covered in the guide:
- Different Types of Scholarships Available
- Applying for Scholarships
- Essay Tips
- Letters of Recommendation Tips
- Spotting Scholarship Scams

There are also YouTube videos to help make the information a little more digestible and entertaining.
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Going Merry

Free Scholarship Service

Matching - Once you fill out your student profile, you are automatically matched with scholarships

Direct Applications - You can apply directly to multiple scholarships - you never leave the site

Auto Filled Applications - All of the information from your student profile is autofilled into each application

Estimated Application Times - Every scholarship has an estimated application time 
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Sources of Aid
Fastweb

AmeriCorps

City Year

CSS/Financial Aid Profile - non-federal aid


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