List Is Sorted by Deadline Date. Most Recently Added Scholarships Are Highlighted in Yellow

List Is Sorted by Deadline Date. Most Recently Added Scholarships Are Highlighted in Yellow

General Scholarships

Updated 10/28/2013

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. Most recently added scholarships are highlighted in yellow.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
Amount / Unspecified. The Scholarship is not a full-ride, however in most cases it covers a significant portion of a student’s tuition. The specific amount will depend on each individual student’s need. Will also take into account other financial aid that a student may be receiving.
Deadline / Unspecified
Requirements / Application form; copy of government -issued photo identification (Drivers License, Military ID Card; proof of dependency: birth certificate, tax form which lists dependents, or military child ID car; certificate of death or rating letter from the Veterans Administration disability; DD Form 214 if applicable; 500 Word Essay or Personal Statement: What does your parent’s service mean to you?; official high school or transcript; photo of applicant; photo of qualifying parent.
Eligibility / Applicants must be one of the following: the dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has become permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident; who has been killed in action; or who has been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA). Must also currently be a high school senior, a high school graduate or currently enrolled full time as an undergraduate student. Must be under the age of 26 at time of application.
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Coca-Cola Scholarship
Amount / Unspecified
Deadline / 10-31-13
Requirements / Complete online application. Approximately 2,200 applicants will be selected asSemifinalists and notified by mail around December 1. Semifinalists must then complete a secondary application, including essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Semifinalist applications are due by mid-January. Our Program Review Committee will select 250 finalists to advance to the final interview phase. Notifications are sent mid-February. In April, the 250 finalists are invited to Atlanta for personal interviews. The finalists are interviewed by a National Selection Committee representing outstanding leaders in business, government, education and the arts.
Eligibility / Current high school seniors; US citizens, Nationals or Permanent Residents; planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution; carrying a minimum 3.0 GPA from the end of their junior year.
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Walter Hurst Sophomore of the Year Award
(Specified by the Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Foundation)
Amount / $600 (after graduation from high school, the , the university or college will receive the $600
Scholarship (in the winning student’s name) once an official school statement
and/or class schedule has been sent to the TX-OK Kiwanis Foundation.
Deadline / 11-4-13
Requirements / Complete application form and answer four items (each to be answered on no more than one, double-spaced page).
Eligibility / High school SOPHOMORES. Award is based on leadership qualities, not academics.
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Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program
Amount / $1,000
Deadline / 11-15-13 to be considered for nomination. 12-05-13 for nominated student to complete online application.
Requirements / Only one Senior from KHS may apply. Complete Senior Information Sheet available on the “College Resource Center” page of the KHS website and submit to Ms. Fasold in the College Room 4405 by the 11-15-13 deadline. Selected student will then be given information on how to access and complete online application.
Eligibility / Full-time high school Senior currently enrolled within a Comcast community. Must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher and demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences. Student must also show a strong commitment to and involvement in community service and plan to attend an accredited nonprofit college, university, or vocational/technical school in the U.S.
Website/contact / See Ms. Fasold in the College Room 4405
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Amount / State - $1,000 + all-expense-paid trip with a parent to Washington, D.C. (May 3-6); National - $5,000
Deadline / 11-15-13 for ALL required material
Requirements / Complete online application, then forward or/print to give to your certifier to review (certifier may be your high school principal or the head of one of the following local organizations; a county 4-H group, Girl Scout Council, American Red Cross Chapter, YMCA, or the affiliate of HandsOn Network).
Eligibility / All high school students who have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred in the past year.
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DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Good Citizens Scholarship
Amount / Amount unspecified (local chapter winner); $250 (state winner); $500 (national division winner); $5,000 (national winner)
Deadline / 11/20/2013
Requirements / Complete student cover sheet (general information) + personal information outline listing high school, community and extracurricular activities; high school transcript; two letters of recommendation. A 550 word essay also needs to be completed in the presence of a faculty member within a 2-hour time limit. The essay topic will not be revealed until the day it is administered. There are 2 essay date options: Thursday, October 31st or Thursday, November 7th, both days at 7:15 a.m. Please report to Ms. Fasold’s office (Rm. 4405) on the selected date.
Eligibility / High school seniors who demonstrate qualities of a good citizen. Emphasis is placed on community service and participation in school activities.
Website/contact / Application form and details/instructions are available in the College Room (Rm. 4405)
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition
Amount / First Place $50,000( 2), Second Place $40,000 (2), Third Place $30,000 (2), Fourth Place $20,000 (14), Runners Up $4,000 (480)
Deadline / 12/6/2013
Requirements / Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student's permanent U.S. address.
Eligibility / Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply; Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks; Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify; Male and female students compete separately.Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging. The weekend of April 25 to 27, 2014, the 20 top finalists will participate in a Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.
Notes / Contact closest lodge to receive more information and to determine best time to drop off application.
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2014 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 / 12/18/2013
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. Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award.
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Foot Locker Scholar Athletes
Amount / $20,000 disbursed over 4 years (20)
Deadline / 12/19/2013
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 2014. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate excellence in school, on a sports team (high school, intramural or community-based), and in their communities.
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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 / 01/06/2014
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.
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Performing Arts Council of North Houston Scholarship
Amount / $1,000 (awarded to 1 Humble ISD student)
Deadline / 01/10/2014 turn application and supplementary material in to Ms. Fasold in College Room #4405
Requirements / Completed application, high school transcript, letter of recommendation from a teacher or school official, and recent photograph.
Eligibility / Must be a graduating senior who will be pursuing a college degree in one of the following performing arts: music (instrumental or vocal), theater or dance. Student must also have a GPA of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and have a minimum of two years participation at the high school level in the discipline listed above. Selection is based on excellence in chosen performing discipline (awards and other recognition), financial need and academic performance.
Website/contact / Applications may be picked up from the College Room #4405
Cat-Lift Trucks Scholarship
Amount / 1 - $5,000
Deadline / 01/17/2014 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.
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Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
“Freedom in Academia” Student Essay Contest
Amount / 1stplace $10,000 (1); 2nd place $5,000 (1); 3rd place $1,000 (3); 4th place $500 (4)
Deadline / 01-31-14
Requirements / Write a 800-1000 word essay answering the following question: Why is free speech important at our nation’s colleges and universities? Submit essay online using examples from the videos available on the FIRE website, discuss how censorship of student speech is incompatible with higher education.
Eligibility / Juniors and Seniors
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The Sons of the Republic of Texas
Texas History Essay Contest
Amount / 1st place $3,000; 2nd place $2,000; 3rd place $1,000
Deadline / 01-31-14 postmarked
Requirements / Application form plus 1500-2000 word essay on this year’s topic: “The Siege and Battle of the Alamo”. Essays should reflect the student’s research and study of Texas History and its relevance to the development of Texas.
Eligibility / High school graduating Senior student in History, English and Government classes.
Notes / Essay has very specific formatting and submission requirements. See website for more details.
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Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) / Texas Engineering Foundation (TEF) Scholarships
Amount / Unspecified. Total of $100,000 to be disbursed.
Deadline / 01/10/2014
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. For a list of local chapter coordinators go to
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 (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)accredited engineering program (visit to obtain a complete listing).
Notes / Applications should be submitted to your local chapter scholarship committee coordinator.
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George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
Amount / $16,000 disbursed over 4 years (70)
Deadline / 02/21/2014 by 4:00 p.m. Must be in the office by this time. This is not a postmarked deadline.
Requirements / Application may be downloaded but must be completed and mailed (or personally delivered) with all supplementary material, including high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores, income tax returns and photo.
Eligibility / Houston area high school seniors who are U.S. citizens (students with permanent resident status are not eligible). Must have a minimum SAT score of 1000 (on Math and Critical Reading portions combined) and/or ACT score of 21. Scholarships are awarded based on “financial need” and “scholastic ability”.
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Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center – Commit for Life Creative Scholarship
Amount / 20 - $1,000
Deadline / 03/01/2014
Requirements / Online application, high school transcript, and submit a creative project/presentation that will educate and inspire individuals to Commit for Life. Creative project may be an essay or blog entry (500 words), create a web page, film a commercial or video, record a song, or any other professional media entry.
Eligibility / High school must host or have hosted at least two blood drives during 2013-2014 school year. Student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale) and plan to attend an institution of higher learning in the year following award of the scholarship . The scholarships will be available to any graduating senior regardless of whether he or she donates blood.
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SPWP (Society of Professional Women in Petroleum) Scholarship
Amount / Unspecified. Last year a total of $55,000 was awarded to 15 winners including one $10,000 SPWP Memorial Scholarship - scholarship is limited to cover tuition and fees only (approx. 15 awarded)
Deadline / 03/01/2014 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Requirements / Online application, high school transcript, SAT and/or ACT scores, references, essay, resume. Finalists will interview on May 17, 2014.
Eligibility / Applicant must be FEMALE graduating from Houston-area high school and must plan to attend a Texas college or university. Applicants should be well-rounded candidates who excel in school and in their communities. They should be active in extra-curricular activities or with a job and essay should be creative and engaging.
Notes / Applications will only be accepted electronically. After students submit their application, they need to email their SAT or ACT scores in PDF form. It is preferred that high school transcripts are emailed (from the school; students may not email their own transcripts). If the school cannot email the transcript they can be mailed to: SPWP Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 420957, Houston, TX 77242 by the deadline.
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SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship
Amount / $6,000
Deadline / 04-30-14
Requirements / Intend to enroll in petroleum engineering in a recognized university program according to your country or region, leading to an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering; Upload a letter of recommendation from a counselor, teacher or principal; Comply with sanction policy; Complete the electronic submission process
Eligibility / Scholarship awards an outstanding Senior who plans to enter a university and pursue an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering.
Notes / All materials must be submitted online by the deadline.
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Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program
Amount / $1,000
Deadline / 06-01-14
Requirements / Complete online application form including 500-1000 word original essay on the following topic: What specific skill do you most want to develop?
Eligibility / High school Senior who intends to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Must have a demonstrable record of academic success and a passion and drive for an animation and/or design related career.
Notes / All materials must be submitted online by the deadline.
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Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Amount / $1,000
Deadline / 06/14/2014
Requirements / Write an essay between 500-1,000 words on the following topic: “Every generation faces new challenges and new problems. What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations? How do you think these differences will affect the future of our country and/or your career choice?”
Eligibility / Open to all high school JUNIORS and SENIORS.
Notes / Submissions must be emailed to:
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BigSun Scholarship
Amount / $500
Deadline / 06/20/2014
Requirements / Write a short essay answering the following questions: How has your participation in sports affected who you are and how you relate to others? Include the effects on personal relations with peers and others.
Eligibility / High school Senior student athletes regardless of their sport.
Notes / Essay submissions should be sent to:
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