Scholarship Page Explanation

Scholarships Updated April 15, 2020
Please contact Ms. Kim Tutt, School Counselor, @ ktutt@slocumisd.org if you have questions regarding scholarship information.

Google the following scholarships or see Ms. Tutt for more information:
EVALEE C. SCHWARZ CHARITABLE TRUST FOR EDUCATION
SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS
SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE & THE PUBLIC
TEXAS 4-H OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
TEXAS BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOUNDATION PROGRAM
TEXAS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
COCA-COLA SCHOLARS FOUNDATION, INC.
STOKES EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
VOICE OF DEMOCRACY CONTEST
PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS
MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
AMERICAN LEGION ORATORICAL AWARD
ALLIED VAN LINES SCHOLARSHIP
KATHRYN DAVIS FELLOWSHIPS FOR PEACE
TEXT FREE FOR TITA BI-ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
WILLIAM C. DOHERTY AND JOHN T. DONELON SCHOLARSHIP FUND
ARCHITECTS FOUNDATION DIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
ANNUAL NATIONAL WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
REBEKAH ASSEMBLY OF TEXAS
REDFIN SCHOLARSHIP
ESA FOUNDATION
NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
SULLIVAN SOLAR POWER
TEXAS RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION FOR FOOD SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS
ROCCO C. CAFFARELLI SCHOLARSHIP
ABE & ANNIE SEIBEL FOUNDATION
DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS
IRENE S. WISCHER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
FCCLA SCHOLARSHIPS
GREATER THAN GATSBY ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PRO DEO ET PRO PATRIA SCHOLARSHIPS
MATTHEWS & SWIFT EDUCATIONAL TRUST SCHOLARSHIPS
THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FOR JOURNALISM DIVERSITY
SEG FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
JO CALDWELL MEYER SCHOLARSHIP
PRINT & GRAPHIC SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
TEXAS FLORAL ENDOWMENT
CHARLES, LELA, & MARY SLOUGH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
TWO TEN FOOTWEAR FOUNDATION HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY (TEXAS) SCHOLARSHIPS
ENERGIZE YOUR EDUCATION
KID'S CHANCE OF TEXAS SCHOLARSHIP
NATIONAL ASSOC OF PLUMBING-HEATING-COOLING CONTRACTORS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
SOCIETY OF WOMEN'S ENGINEERS
FEEDING TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
SCOTT ALAN TURNER PERSONAL FINANCE SCHOLARSHIP

NSDAR Scholarship
William Findley Chapter
$500 Scholarship available to any students planning to attend college in Anderson County. Applications available in high school office. Deadline:  April 30, 2020.

Palestine Lion's Club
Applicant must include transcript(s) and SAT/ACT scores. Applications available in high school office. Deadline:  April 17, 2020.

Texas Student Housing Scholarship
Open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton, TX that have NOT signed off-campus housing leases. SAT/ACT scores required. Deadline:  January 31, 2020.

Texas Farm Credit
 Student must participate in either FFA/4-H and seek a degree in an agricultural related field.  Application online @ https://www.texasfcs.com/about-us/scholarship-form  Deadline January 6, 2020.

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Go Texan Scholarship
Information can be found in high school office. Applications available online @ www.rodeohouston.com.  Online application closes on February 3, 2020.

Houston County Electric Cooperative Scholarship
Recipient must be a graduating senior whose parents/legal guardians maintain a permanent residence currently using the electrical lines of
Houston County Electric Cooperative (HCEC). Application available in high school office.  Deadline:  January 31, 2020

Palestine Community Theatre, Inc.
A major in Fine or Performing Arts is NOT required. Application available in high school office. Deadline:  March 31, 2020

East Texas Professional Credit Union
Two scholarships available to students who have accounts with ETPCU or their parents have accounts through ETPCU. Applications available in the high school office. Deadline:  March 1, 2020.

Northeast Texas Chapter 416 Air Force Association
Earle North Parker Essay Contest
Essay Topic:  Twenty-One years of conflict: What's Next? Application available in the high school office. Deadline:  January 17, 2020

Anderson County Farm Bureau Scholarship(s)
Applicant's parent/grandparent/legal guardian must be Farm Bureau member for at least one year prior to award. Three types of scholarships available. More information is available in high school office.  Applications are online at http://texasfarmbureau.org/youth/youth-opportunities/.  Deadline:  March 2, 2020.

Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship
Senior students who played at least one year in a Dixie Youth Baseball Program. Application available in the high school office. Deadline is February 1, 2020.

Elkhart Masonic Lodge
$1000 Scholarship. Application available in the high school office. Deadline:  March 31, 2020.

HEB Scholarships for UIL Participants
For the second consecutive year, H-E-B will award 15 high school seniors who participated in UIL competitions with a $2,000 scholarship in recognition of their community service and involvement in their communities. Please have any applicants who meet the criteria below submit their application to SportsInAction.com by no later than Feb. 14, 2020:

 

  • Minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Number of Community Service Hours completed in the last 12 months
  • Community Service Verification Letters to document the number of hours submitted
  • A Letter of Recommendation
  • A Short Essay (500 words or less) on the topic: “What does Community mean to you?”

 

There will be 15 total winners – 5 each in music, academics and athletics – and each will be awarded $2,000 from H-E-B. An announcement of the winners will be March 14, 2020.

 

More information on the scholarship can be found here: http://www.sportsinaction.com/scholarship/

 


PFK 
For Slocum High School graduates only. Include transcript(s) and at least one reference letter.
Applications available in the high school office and due back to Ms. Tutt. Deadline:  May 1, 2020.

Anderson County Council of Beta Sigma Phi
Applicants must include photo, transcript(s), letters of recommendation, and autobiography.  Applications available in the high school office. Deadline:  April 15, 2020.

Cars of Palestine
Applicant must have 3.0 or higher GPA and show need for the scholarship.  Include letters of recommendation and high school transcript.  Application available in high school office. Deadline:  April 1, 2020.

Altrusa International of Anderson County, Inc.
Students must have at least a "B" average and submit letters of recommendation with their application. Applications available in high school office. Deadline:  May 31, 2020.

Trinity Valley Community College
General scholarship application for any scholarship they offer.  Applications available in high school office. Deadline: April 15, 2020.

Anderson County Youth Livestock Association
Includes Boston Porter Memorial, Jim Bishop Memorial, ACYLA, Rush Herrington Memorial Rodeo, Rush Herrington Memorial, and Wiggy Thump.
Must reside or attend school in Anderson County and must have participated in FFA or 4-H two years of the four years of high school.
Applications available in high school office. Deadline:  March 23, 2020. Mandatory interviews on April 5, 2020. 

Dustin Creekmore Foundation Scholarship
Slocum High School seniors only. $1000. Given in memory of Justin Creekmore.  Applications available in high school office. Deadline:  March 31, 2020.

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #991 Scholarship
Spring 2020 Scholarship.  Student must have Vietnam Veteran within family. Student must provide copy of veteran's DD-214.  Deadline:  April 3, 2020.

Palestine Regional Medical Center
Academic scholarship for students seeking higher education in the field of health care. Applicant must include four letters of reference and high school and/or college transcript.
Applications available in the high school office. Deadline:  April 17, 2020.

2020 TREWA Scholarship
Applicant or applicant's parent or guardian must be a current member or an employee of a Texas electric cooperative. Applications available in the high school office. Deadline:  March 15, 2020.

William Bonner Ingram
To be eligible, applicants should meet the following criteria:  financial need, work hard to achieve goals, involved in extra-curricular activities, and involved in the community.
Applications should be filled out at online. Ask high school office for PDF file. Nine copies of application should be printed. **New Deadline**:  April 17, 2020

Harry A. Haverlah Foundation
Applicant must be in top 10% of class, show academic success as well as extra-curricular and community involvement.
Transcript(s) and (4) copies of application must be submitted. Ask high school office for PDF file. Deadline:  April 3, 2020.

Pineywoods Small Farmers, Ranchers, and Landowners of Texas/CBO Scholarship
Applications available in high school office. Deadline:  April 9, 2020.

Palestine Rotary Club
Ask high school office for PDF file. Deadline: April 3, 2020.

Anderson County Crawfish Boil Committee
Must reside or attend school in Anderson County and must have participated in FFA or 4-H two years of the four years of high school.
Applications available in high school office. Deadline:  March 23, 2020.

Anderson County Legal Professionals Association
Applicants must have at least a "B" average and show financial need for scholarship. Include letters of recommendation. Applications available in the high school office. Deadline:  April 3, 2020.

Doyle Marshall Memorial
Applicants need to submit official transcript, resume, and essay describing how you have shown kindness and generosity to others. Applications available in high school office. Deadline:  April 9, 2020.

Palestine Junior Service League
Applicants must have an "A" average and proof of acceptance to a college/university. Applications available in the high school office. Deadline:  April 30, 2020.

The Joye Gold Memorial Scholarship presented by Anderson County Republican Club
Applicant must be pursuing degree in Government or Political Science. Applications available in high school office. Deadline:  April 15, 2020.

Kiwanis Club of Palestine
Applicant must include a narrative addressing "why you should be chosen for this scholarship", transcript, SAT/ACT/TSI scores, letters of recommendation,
and a wallet size photo. Applications available in high school office. Deadline:  April 1, 2019.

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.
Student has overcome adversity and given back to the community. Student shows financial need. Apply online. See Ms. Tutt for details. Deadline:  October 25, 2018. 

Raise Your Hand Texas Scholarships
For those students choosing teaching as a career. Up to $8000 per year for up to four years.  Must attend one of the following universities:  Our Lady of the Lake, UT/Austin, UNT/Dallas, SMU, Rice, University of Houston, Texas A&M-Special Education Program, UT/Rio Grande, or Texas Tech.  For more information, including eligibility requirements, please visit RaisingTexasTeachers.org 

Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian
2018 Proud Texan Scholarship Contest
Online Application.  Create a 30-to-120 second video, write a brief essay (no more than 500 words). The video and essay must describe what motivates you to continue your education, who has helped you along the way, and what do you do, or plan to do, to better the state of Texas.  Additional information is available in the high school office.   Deadline:  December 30, 2018.

Baylor University Collins Scholarship
Students must be admitted to Baylor University, be in the top quarter of their graduating class, and have a minimum score of 1310 on the SAT or 28 on the ACT.
Applications are available online at baylor.edu/admissions/CarrPCollins  Deadline:  January 31, 2019.

Frost Bank Interest Free Educational Loan Fund
Application packets may be obtained after November 1. See high school office for more information.

East Texas Communities Foundation Scholarships
ETCF offers 66 diverse scholarships. Full list is available online at http://etcf.org/scholarships/available-scholarships/. Deadlines are shown on application.

Imagine America
Scholarships for Trade Schools in Texas
$1000 scholarships available for students who attend trade school. More information available in high school office. 

Slocum First Baptist Church
Awards are based on financial need, church involvement, and academic performance and potential. Applicants must be graduating senior seeking post-secondary education.
Applications available in high school office. Deadline: April 15, 2019

Texas Society of Professional Engineers in affiliation with Texas Engineering Foundation
A full scholarship list and information can be found at www.TSPE.org.

Texas Telephone Scholarship
Applicant must have 3.0 or higher GPA. Include high school transcript, letter of acceptance from Texas college or university, and SAR report from FAFSA filing.
Application available in high school office. Deadline:  March 29, 2019.

Don't Mess with Texas
www.dontmesswithtexas.org  Deadline: March 29, 2019.

Palestine Association of Realtors
Include one letter of recommendation, verification of acceptance or enrollment from college/university, completed application and
copy of school transcript(s). Applications available in high school office. Deadline:  April 12, 2019.