Note: Scholarships posted below are from information sent into Kingwood High School’s college room. There are many other scholarship opportunities available. Check college websites and search for other scholarships on the internet.
List is sorted by “Deadline” date.Got Milk? Futuro con Leche Scholarship Program
Amount / $4,000 (10)
Deadline / 12/15/2012
Requirements / Complete online application. Must write a maxiumum 250 word essay telling us about your high school journey and how making breakfast with milk part of your routine (or daily routine) has helped you succeed.
Eligibility / High school Seniors of Hispanic heritage with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with plans to enroll full-time in a degree-seeking program at a 4 or 2 year accredited U.S. institution. Must be eligible to receive a Pell grant and must apply for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA.
2013 NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business)
Young Entrepreneur Award
Amount / Young Entrepreneur Awards - $1,000 (100); National Young Entrepreneur Awards - $5,000 (4); Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award - $10,000 (1)
Deadline / 12/17/2012
Requirements / Complete application online. Must also include a typed 1,000 word essay describing their entrepreneurial experience and their involvement in small business.
Eligibility / Young entrepreneurs who are graduating high school seniors and will be entering their freshman year at an accredited 2 or 4-year university, college or vocational/technical institute.
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes
Amount / $20,000 disbursed over 4 years (20)
Deadline / 12/19/2012
Requirements / Complete online application. Will need to answer 2 essay questions and have at least one non-family recommendation.
Eligibility / Senior entering an accredited four-year college in the Fall of 2013. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate excellence in school, on their sports teams and in their communities.
Holocaust Museum Houston Yom HaShoah Scholarship
Amount / $500
Deadline / 12/19/2012
Requirements / Must be nominated by a KHS teacher or counselor. We recommend that you fill out a Senior Info Sheet and speak to your nominator well before the 12/19/2012 deadline as they will need to fill out a nomination form and a 1-2 page letter of nomination by that deadline. Students who have been nominated must also submit a 750-1,000 word essay that explores the destruction of Jewish life in Europe as a result of the Holocaust and the need for Holocaust memorials today.
Eligibility / Graduating seniors who will attend a two or four year college in the Fall of 2013 and who have demonstrated leadership in stopping hatred, prejudice and apathy in their school or local community.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) U.S. Scholarship Program
Amount / Varies. Minimum $1,000
Deadline / 12/20/2012
Requirements / Must apply online. Supplementary material may be submitted online or mailed and postmarked by the deadline. May only apply for one of the four scholarships.
Eligibility / High school senior planning to attend a 2 or 4-yr. college or technical school with a full course of study. Legal U.S. resident who lives in a participating RMHC Chapter’s geographic area (Houston is one).
RMHC Scholars – open to all
RMHC/Asia – must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage
RMHC/African-American Future Achievers – must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage
RMHC/HACER – must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage
Laws of Life Contest
Amount / 1st Place: $5,000; 2nd Place: $3,000; 3rd Place: $1,000
Deadline / 12/31/2012
Requirements / Create a written (500-1,000 words) or video (maximum 2 minutes) describing your life’s purpose. See website for more complete guidelines and requirements.
Eligibility / Entrants must be HS seniors graduating in 2013 and planning to be enrolled part- or full-time in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college, university or trade school in the United States or its territories.
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Amount / 1st Place: $10,000 ($5,000 cash + $5,000 to grow in a John Hancock Freedom 529 College Savings Plan; 2nd Place: $1,000; 5 other finalists: $500 each
Deadline / 01/05/2013
Requirements / Basic info registration form plus 1,000 word essay on the following topic: Describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official that occurred during or after 1956, the publication date of Profiles in Courage. The official may have addressedan issue at the local, state, or national level. Essay has other specific requirements. Please go to website link below for more details. Students must also list the name of a nominating teacher on the registration form. The role of a nominating teacher is to provide students with support and advice during the writing of their essay.
Eligibility / High school students in Grades 9-12.
Notes / It is preferred that registration and submission of essay take place online.
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amount / $10,000 annually for 4 years (10 – 20 scholarships will be awarded)
Deadline / 01/09/2013
Requirements / Download and complete application. Application and all supplementary material must be postmarked by the deadline. Additional information which must be submitted with your application include a list of your extracurricular, community, employment or other activities; 2 essays of max. 500 words (essay prompts are on the application); 2 letters of recommendation (at least one should be from a teacher or other school professional); official high school transcript
Eligibility / African American high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.
NAFEPA (National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators
Amount / $2,500 (3)
Deadline / 01/09/2013
Requirements / Application, high school transcript, a one-page personal typed narrative (300 words maximum), 3 letters of recommendation (one from a principal or administrative designee on school letterhead; one from a faculty member on school letterhead; and one from a non-family member). High school principal must also complete section of application certifying that applicant is eligible under current USDA guidelines for either free, reduced or paid lunch participation.
Eligibility / High school senior pursuing any degree; however, one scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in Education. Must demonstrate financial need.
Notes / Application available online and in the College Room #4405. All material must be submitted in one envelope and mailed or delivered to Robert Meaux, ACET Region 4, c/o Humble ISD Instructional Support Center, 4810 Magnolia Cove Dr., Kingwood, Texas 77345
Burger King Scholars Program – General Scholarships & James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship
Amount / $1,000, $5,000 or $50,000 (James W. McLamore Scholarship)
Deadline / 01/10/2013 or when 50,000 applications have been received
Requirements / Complete application ONLINE. Official transcript also required.
Eligibility / General Scholarships: must be a high school senior with a GPA of 2.5+ (4.0 scale), planning to enroll full time in 2013-14 at an accredited 2, 4-year college or universityor vocational/technical school. Selection criteria based on academic record (50%) & participation in school or community activities (50%).
JW McLamore Scholarship: must be high school senior applying to a 4-year accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.3+ (4.0 scale), ACT 25+ or SAT 1700+ (3 parts). Must demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity (such as student government, team sports, etc); andmust also demonstrate substantial work experience.
GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Amount / 20 - $10,000 renewable for an additional 3 years (up to $40,000)
Deadline / 01/10/2013
Requirements / Application and all supporting material must be submitted online. Nomination by eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization. Application, transcript, extracurricular and volunteer activities, work experience, short statement of your educational and career objectives, essay, financial information from your parents’ most recently submitted tax return. Names, titles, telephone numbers and email addresses of your high school principal, guidance counselor and one other person at your school, in your community or at your workplace who can speak to your qualifications.
Eligibility / Graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study towards a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2013-2014 academic year. Must demonstrate at school, workplace and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. Minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale or equivalent. United States citizen and demonstrate financial need.
Houston Endowment’s Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Scholars
Amount / Up to $16,000 (over six academic years) – Four Jones Scholars are projected to be selected from Kingwood High School.
Deadline / 01/11/2013
Requirements / Complete application, FAFSA4caster report, letter of recommendation on school letterhead from principal, teacher or school official, official transcript, SAT and/or ACT scores.
Note: there are very specific instructions and requirements for application completion. See website for application and more information.
Eligibility / Need-based scholarship. High school senior who will be attending an accredited 4-yr. college or university as a full-time student in the Fall semester following graduation and continue in consecutive years.
Notes / Turn in application and supplementary material to Ms. Fasold in the College Room #4405 by the deadline AND email application ONLY to Houston Endowment using the “Email Copy of Data” button located on top of page 1 of application.
Texas Society of Professional Engineers/Texas Engineering Foundation
Amount / Unspecified
Deadline / 01/11/2013
Requirements / Complete application plus essay, two recommendations from non-relatives (high school teachers preferred) and official transcript.
In addition, students should contact their local coordinator to determine if there are specific requirements for their chapter application. List of coordinators is available at
Eligibility / US citizen, high school senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA (4.0 scale), SAT (600+ in math, 550+ CR, 500+ writing) or a 29 in math and a 25 in English on the ACT. Enroll in an ABET accredited engineering program (visit to obtain a complete listing).
Notes / Applications should be submitted to your local chapter scholarship committee coordinator.
Dell Scholars Program
Amount / $20,000 (300)
Deadline / 01/15/2013
Requirements / Complete application ONLINE only.
Eligibility / High school senior participating in a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program (ie. AP Strategies, AVID) with a minimum 2.4 GPA and demonstrated need for financial assistance. U.S. citizen or permanent resident planning to enter a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the Fall of 2013.
Notes / Semi finalists announced 02/01/2013 will need to submit a current copy of their high school transcript, a complete Student Aid Report (SAR) from their FAFSA, and an online recommendation.
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Amount / Unspecified towards tuition and fees (1000)
Deadline / 01/16/2013
Requirements / Complete and have completed and submitted the following three forms online by the deadline:
- Student Application (Nominee Personal Information Form)
- Educator’s evaluation of the student’s academic record (Nominator Form)
- Evaluation of the student’s community service & leadership activities (Recommender Form)
Eligibility / High school senior who is African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American. Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States. Have a 3.3 GPA (4.0 scale) and have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities. Must meet Federal Pell Grant requirements for financial aid and complete FAFSA.
Cat-Lift Trucks Scholarship
Amount / 1 - $5,000
Deadline / 01/18/2013 postmarked by 5:00 p.m.
Requirements / Completed application includes transcript and class ranking section filled out by registrar, list of extracurricular activities and 2 essays.
Eligibility / Senior who plans to major in engineering or a business-related field; must be ranked in the upper half of their graduating class with a minimum overall unweighted GPA of a “B” or 80% after completion of their Junior year; must plan to enroll in an accredited college, university or technical school within the state of Texas; U.S. citizen and/or be born in the United States and a resident of the state of Texas.
Notes / Application is available to download online, however application and all supplementary material must be mailed and arrive together, including official transcripts. Must be postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date.
Texas Student Housing Authority Scholarships
Amount / Full or partial cost of an OFF-CAMPUS room
Deadline / 01/31/2013
Requirements / Complete application including transcript, SAT/ACT scores, two letters of recommendation.
Eligibility / High school Seniors accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station or Denton, TX.
** NOTE: Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas typically restrict Freshmen from living off-campus **
Notes / Application available online or in College Room. Application and all documents must be mailed and postmarked by the deadline.
Amount / 4-yr. scholarship worth up to $180,000 + monthly living expenses stipend
Deadline / 01/31/2013
Requirements / Must apply online. Students may apply for only one of the three scholarship program options – NAVY, NURSE or MARINE Corps.
Eligibility / Extensive eligibility stipulations and criteria. See website for more complete details.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Amount / Up to $1,000 plus invitation to Princeton University for an expense-paid weekend symposium on race
Deadline / 01/31/2013
Requirements / Application consists of 2 parts which may be completed online or mailed in: Part I must be completed by the candidate; Part II must be completed by the candidate’s supporter who must be a teacher, adviser, community or religious leader, or other responsible individual – not related to the candidate – who knows about the candidate’s participation in the activity described in the application.
Eligibility / High school student (Grades 9-12) actively involved in a volunteer activity in the last 12 months that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations – broadly defined – in their school or community.
Houston Golf Association Scholarships –
The Randy Arnaud Memorial Scholarship (1), General Discipline Scholarships (3), Technical Discipline Scholarships (2),
Amount / $20,000 ($2,500 paid each semester for 4 years)
Deadline / 02/01/2013
Requirements / There are 3 different scholarships available. All require completion of the application form, high school transcript (through fall semester of 2012), class ranking, GPA, SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendation, financial information, community service, school and other activities, essay and current photo.
Eligibility / For all 3 scholarships the applicant must be a member of the 2013 high school graduating class who will be enrolling as a full-time student in an accredited two or four-year college or university in the Fall of 2013. Primary residency of the legal guardian(s) is within the greater Houston area. Golf skills play no role in the selection process. To apply for The Randy Arnaud Memorial Scholarship, applicant must be a current or former member of the HGA Junior Golf Program. To apply for the Technical Discipline Scholarships, applicant must be planning to enroll in the geosciences or engineering majors.
Notes / An unofficial copy of the application will become available in December under the scholarship link on the HGA website. Official online applications will be accepted starting in January.
AXA Achievement Scholarship & Community Scholarship
Amount / Scholarship: $10,000 (one from each state) + chance to be one of the 10 national winners awarded an additional $15,000. Community Scholarship: $2,000 (12)
Deadline / Scholarship: 12/01/2012; Community Scholarship: 02/01/2013 OR in both cases, when the first 10,000 applications are received. Apply EARLY.
Requirements / Complete application ONLINE ONLY. Have the following info ready before you apply: list of involvement in school and community activities; list of work experience; current high school cumulative GPA (on 4.0 scale); details of your outstanding achievements. No extra documents required (ie. high school transcript) until the applicant is selected for further consideration.
Eligibility / U.S. citizen; current high school senior planning to enroll in an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university in Fall of 2013.
Ethel Hedgeman Lyle Foundation of Texas – Carolyn Gaines Scholarship
Amount / Unspecified
Deadline / 02/01/2013 postmarked
Requirements / Application, official transcript, copy of recent SAT or ACT scores, two letters of recommendation (one from school official of high school you are attending, one from community leader who can certify your community service involvement), typewritten essay of 300-500 words detailing “Why you should receive a scholarship”, recent photo.
Eligibility / African American graduating senior from high school in the districts of Aldine, Cypress-Fairbanks, Humble, Klein or Spring. Must plan to attend a 4-year college or university. Must attend scholarship awards banquet held in March 2013 if chosen as a scholarship recipient.
Notes / Application available in the College Room #4405.
Website/contact / For additional information: Shirley Benn 832-754-4814
Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Amount / $50,000 (4); $25,000 (8); $10,000 (10)
Deadline / 02/06/2013
Requirements / Rigorous, research project-driven program with application categories of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. See website for more specific category requirements.
Eligibility / Must be 18 or younger as of September 29, 2013. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Students whose projects are at, or close to, the college graduate level with a depth of knowledge in their particular area of study. This scholarship is not geared toward students at the novice level.
National Co-op Scholarship
Amount / 195 - $6,000 (Some renewable depending on the institution. See notes below.)
Deadline / 02/15/2013
Requirements / Complete application online including a typed one-page essay (300 words) describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program.
Eligibility / High school senior with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale). Apply and be accepted for the 2013-2014 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions listed
Notes / Scholarships only available to students admitted to one of the following institutions: Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Kettering University, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell, The University of Toledo, Wentworth Institute of Technology.