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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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Scholarship Opportunity: The "Great Things Happening in Texas Public Schools" Scholarship is for graduating seniors from a Friends Network District who can use their voice and visual media (i.e. video) to share how their public school education has/will impact their future. The goal of this Scholarship is to highlight the "Great Things Happening in Texas Public Schools" from the students perspective. 

This year, Friends will award two graduates $2,500 each with its inaugural scholarship/award. 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.  

Deadline:  NOON on Friday, November 16, 2018

Only three entries per school allowed, so see Mrs. Hale for more information.
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Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Deadline:  November 20, 2018
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To be eligible for the Minimum Wage and Overtime Reform Scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled in or planning to attend an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States. They also must show excellent academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship recipient must articulate their position on wage reform and employment legislation. There is no right or wrong answer we are seeking, we are looking for an essay which is clear and presents passionate but reasonable solutions in addressing these problems.

Application

All interested applicants should send:

1) School transcript

2) Unofficial resume

3) A 1000-1500 word essay evaluating current federal minimum wage and overtime laws, the problems of wage theft, if reform to these laws are needed, and how this would affect employers and employees.

Deadline:  November 30, 2018
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Sixt rent a car is pleased to offer five high school seniors graduating in 2019 the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship and become a Sixt scholar. The program is designed to assist high school students who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice.

The Sixt Scholars Program is available to high school seniors graduating in the academic year of 2018/2019. The scholarship will also take into consideration other factors such as financial need and extracurricular activities. Award winners must show valid proof of a full-time enrollment in an accredited undergraduate college or university for the academic year 2019/2020.

The Sixt Scholar Program was founded in 2014 to aid high school students planning to continue their education in college. With a successful first year receiving many applications, we are very excited to be continuing the program. Sixt rent a car is thrilled to contribute to higher education and support the development of exceptional students. We look forward to awarding these prizes and continuing the Sixt scholars tradition for years to come.

Deadline:  November 30, 2018
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Look Twice; Save a Life Scholarship 

One applicant will be chosen who best brings awareness to motorcycle safety. 

The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Spring semester. The deadline to apply is December 1st.

How to Apply

A) Create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving.

B) Once you have completed Step 1, please proceed to fill out the application in our contact form below.

C) Submit a link to your video, artwork, essay or creative element of your choice in the final step of the application form.

Eligibility

1) Current college student or anyone planning on attending college (or another form of higher education) in the upcoming school year.

2) Student must have a valid driver's license.

Deadline:  December 1, 2018
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Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers. Applicants must declare their intent to prepare for, and engage in, a career in physics teaching at the high school level and must, at the time the scholarship funds are received by the student, be:

1) An undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment.

2) Pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools.

3) Showing promise of success in their studies, and

4) A citizen of the United States of America.

Deadline:  December 1, 2018
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Foot Locker $20,000 Scholarship

Deadline:  December 14, 2018
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Burger King Scholars Program

High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible, and must be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations.

Deadline:  December 15, 2018
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To be eligible for the Dolman Law Group Scholarship:

In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:

A) Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year.

B) Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution

C) For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian

D) Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend

Deadline:  December 29, 2018
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Circkled Scholarship

Students in Grades 8-12 are eligible to apply

Deadline:  December 31, 2018
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Zip Recruiter Scholarship

Deadline:  December 31, 2018
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Student Care Giver Scholarship 

Deadline:  December 31, 2018
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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute awards more than $1 million in college scholarships to exceptional student leaders each year.
 
High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.
 
Applications for the 2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program are accepted until Jan. 4, 2019. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online.
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RMHC of the Southwest’s scholarships will be awarded to applicants who have either:
1. Had a serious childhood illness or injury
OR
2. Had a sibling who had a serious childhood illness or injury which impacted the family.

Applicants must submit the following:
1. RMHC Scholars application (www.RMHCsouthwest.com)
2. A narrative which includes information about the illness and how it has impacted the applicant and
his/her family (include information about use of a Ronald McDonald House® or Ronald McDonald Family
Room® if applicable

Applications accepted through January 2019
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Carr P Collins Scholarship to Baylor University

Deadline:  January 31, 2019
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Capital Farm Credit Scholarship 

Sponsored by Snyder Credit Office

Deadline:  February 15, 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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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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