Make sure to check this page frequently for new scholarship opportunities
RRHS Counselor's Corner Scholarship Newsletters (check every Friday and click link for that day to get the latest scholarship information!)
Watch out for scams --You should not have to pay for any scholarships.
Seven basic warning signs (College Board) (Federal Trade Commission)
This scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.”
You can’t get this information anywhere else.”
May I have your credit card/bank account number to hold this scholarship.”
We’ll do all the work for you.”
The scholarship will cost some money.”
You’ve been selected by a national foundation to receive a scholarship.”
You’re a finalist” in a competition you never entered.
Why do scholarship applications get thrown out?
Incomplete applications – even a single blank will usually results in a disqualification.
Poor handwriting / grammar – sloppy work does not indicate a quality candidate
Late – deadlines are deadlines
Be sure and fill out applications completely, correctly, neatly, and include all documentation by the deadline.
How to maximize your search:
Make time --Determination pays off with your scholarship applications. Make them a part of your weekly routine and apply for as many as you can.
Master the essay -- Application committees look for what sets you apart. Focus on what inspires you and craft your essays around it.
Get an editor-- Get someone to help you with your scholarship search and to review your applications for grammar and flow.
Consider who you know-- Some workplaces and civic groups offer scholarships, so ask you family if they have any connections.
Remember that small amounts add up-- For every $20,000 award, there are thousands of smaller awards that receive far fewer applicants. Seek out all possible options regardless of amount.
Talk with the financial aid office-- If you know where you're going to college, check with the school's financial aid office to see if they can help you with your search.
Scholarship Search Sites
FastWeb Scholarship Search – www.fastweb.com
Student Scholarships – www.studentscholarships.org
Going Merry - www.goingmerry.com/
The Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG) – www.aie.org/scholarships
BigFuture (College Board) – bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
ScholarMe - https://www.scholarme.co/
Tuition Funding Sources Offers millions of scholarships worth billions of dollars. Create a profile and start researching and applying .
Trade School Programs with Scholarships- a list of all the participating career colleges that offer our High School Scholarship Program, which is worth up to $1,000 toward tuition at these schools.
Sallie Mae Every scholarship is current, and new scholarships are added every month
Scholarship Search Find information on Texas Scholarships, scholarships available for students studying particular majors, scholarships available for students of particular ethnic backgrounds (African American, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino), Merit-based scholarships
College Board Scholarship Opportunity Start by building a list of your six college picks and you are entered to win a$500 scholarship. College Board is giving away between $500 and $40,000 worth of scholarships starting with the class of 2020. Click the link to get started!
College & University Financial Aid/Scholarship Webpages
West Texas A&M University - Early Action December 1; Priority February 1