Make sure to check this page frequently for new scholarship opportunities
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/
Scholly App (small fee) – My Scholly
The Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG) – www.aie.org/scholarships
BigFuture (College Board) – bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
Cappex – www.cappex.com/scholarships/
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
Sybil Harrington Foundation Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Amarillo Area Foundation application opens Early December– Amarillo Area Foundation Scholarships Due February 12 at noon
Opportunity Plan General Scholarship -- Applications considered priority should be received or postmarked by April 1st of each year
Rolling Hills Community offers a scholarship to all RRISD graduates. See your counselor for application.
Deadline: September 17, 2020 We The Future Scholarship
Deadline: Sep 30 2020 Money Metals Exchange Scholarship Program
Deadline: September 30, 2020 DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: October 5, 2020 AES Scholarship
Deadline: Oct 12,2020 Olin E Teague Scholarship
Deadline: Oct 25 2020 Horatio Alger Scholarship
Deadline: October 30, 2020Cooke College Scholarship Program
Deadline: October 31, 2020 College Board Opportunity Scholarship Practice for the SAT and Strengthen your College List both close this month. Complete all the steps to win scholarship money!
Deadline: October 31, 2020 Coca-Cola Scholarship
Deadline: Oct 31 2020 Voice of Democracy Scholarship
Deadline October 31, 2020 KidGuard High School Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2020 Coca Cola Scholarship Closes at 5pm ET.
Deadline: November 12, 2020 Create Real Impact Scholarship
Deadline: November 15th Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student
Deadline: Nov 30 2020 Dr Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship
Deadline: Nov 30 2020 10 Words or Less Scholarship
Deadline: November 30th AED Superstore Fall Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2020: Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps
Deadline: December 1, 2020 Brockman Scholars Program
Deadline: December 1, 2020 Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers
Deadline: December 1, 2020 Dell Scholars Program
Deadline: December 1, 2020: Look Twice Save a Life
Deadline: December 1, 2020 NHS Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2020 Hermann and Hermann Law Firm
Deadline: December 4, 2020 Take Care of Texas Video Contest Scholarship
Deadline: December 5, 2020 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships
Deadline: December 6, 2020 Hispanic Heritage Youth Scholarships
Deadline: December 14, 2020 Edison Scholars Program
Deadline: December 14, 2020 Science Ambassador Scholarship A full scholarship for women pursing education in STEM
Deadline: December 15, 2020 North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2020 North American Van Lines MILITARY scholarship For students of active duty or veteran members of military.
Deadline: December 15, 2020 HotelPlanner.com Technology Scholarship for students of Military Veterans
Deadline: December 15, 2020 AXA Achievement Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2020 Equitable Excellence Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2020 HotelPlanner Technology Graduate Military Veteran's Scholarship
Deadline: December 29, 2020 You Deserve It Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2020 Design Thinking Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2020 CC Bank's Young Scholars Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2020 NROTC Scholarship
Deadline: Dec 31 2020 Imagine America Scholarships
Deadline: Dec 31, 2020 Free Speech Essay Contest - opened September 1, 2020
Deadline: January 8, 2021 2021 NAFEPA Scholarships
Deadline: January 09, 2021 Ron Brown Scholarships Program Black/African American and current high school seniors
Deadline: January 09, 2021 Automotive Women's Association Scholarships
Deadline: January 15, 2021 Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Students planning on working in local, state, federal government
Deadline: January 31, 2021 USDA 1890s Scholars Program Students seeking a bachelor's degree at an eligible 1890s Land-Grant University can apply.
Deadline: January 31, 2021 USDA 1994 Scholars Program Students seeking a bachelor's degree at an eligible 1994 Land-Grant University
Deadline: January 31, 2021 Texas Student Housing Any student who as been accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton and has NOT signed an off-campus housing lease.
Deadline: February 3, 2021 H-E-B Scholarship
Deadline: February 5, 2021 2021 ACET Scholarships
Deadline: February 12, 2021 Sports in Action UIL Scholarship
Deadline: February 20, 2021 Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships
Deadline: February 25 2021 College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Deadline: March 1, 2021 Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District Scholarship Residents of Armstrong, Carson, Donley, Gray, Potter, Roberts, and Wheeler County are eligible to apply.
Deadline: March 1, 2021 Los Barrios de Amarillo
Deadline: March 1, 2020 J. E. PIETZSCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: March 1, 2021 Catholic Life Insurance Scholarship
Deadline: March 2, 2021 Panhandle Ground Water Conservation District Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2021 BSA Family Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2021 Amarillo Area A&M Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2021Rotary South Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2021 Windmill Scholarship Panhandle Plains Higher Education Foundation
Deadline: March 20, 2021 WISE Scholarship Women in Science Endeavors Scholarship is available to students who have previously participated in the WISE conference.
Deadline: March 31, 2021 Harwell & Cook Orthodontic Scholarship
Deadline: March 30, 2021 Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2021 Don't Mess With Texas Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2021 Plains Land Bank Scholarship Students pursing an agriculture degree
Deadline: April 1 MASBA Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2021 Opportunity Plan Scholarship
Deadline: April 09, 2021 St. Paul United Methodist Church Scroll down to the bottom of the page-right hand corner. Students must demonstrate need for financial assistance, enrolled in college, university, or trade school, and be an active member of any church.
Deadline: April 15, 2021 Lion's Club Scholarship
Deadline: April 16, 2021 Ozarka Every Drop Counts Scholarship Minimum 3.0 gpa
Deadline: April 30, 2021 Jordan Band Scholarship $500 scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2021 RRHS Booster Club Scholarship $500 scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2021 Shop Texas Electricity Scholarship
Deadline: April 30 SAABE Texas Section Cleon Namken Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 01, 2021 Faith, Hope, Love Jesus Inc Scholarship Open to childhood cancer and blood disorders survivors
Deadline: May 1 Southwest Cowboy Poetry Assoc& Nara Visa Poetry Gathering
Deadline: May 05, 2021 RHCA Scholarship $300 scholarship to two RRHS students.
Deadline: May 7, 2021 Jim Hutson Music Scholarship
Deadline: May 8, 2021 Stop the Bleed Several scholarships for high school seniors are available. Stop the bleed and stop the bleed for families of frontline workers. Make sure to check out both on this link!
Deadline: May 31, 2020 PB&J Scholarship - Looking for students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed. This scholarship is open to River Road High School seniors for the first time. Deadline: May 31, 2020 – Eligibility – open to all college-bound seniors at River Road High School who are attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in fall 2020.