Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

This page will be updated with scholarship information as applications become available. Check back here often for the latest opportunities.

Class of 2020 Senior Presentation

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship - Deadline Jan. 17, 2020

The Amazon Future Engineer scholarship program assists high school seniors who have completed an advanced placement computer science course, or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test and plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year college or university majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study.  Winners of the award receive $10,000 per year at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college. Application and eligibility can be found here. 

Texas Student Housing Scholarship - Deadline Jan. 31

The Texas State Housing Authority Scholarship is open to students who will be attending college in Austin, College Station, or Denton, Texas. Scholarships are awarded for the full or partial cost of an OFF-CAMPUS room for one academic year at Town Lake in Austin, the Ridge at North Texas, and the Cambridge in College Station. This scholarship cannot be transferred to another university or location.

Download Scholarship Application

Professional Women of Williamson County - Deadline Feb. 1st

Professional Women of Williamson County annually awards scholarships to women seeking to further their education, whether it be traditional college, continuing education or advanced certification, or a career and technical education track. 

The PWOW Scholarship Committee and select PWOW members will review the application packets and select the scholarship winners. The scholarship recipient will be notified by mail or phone. Each recipient will be recognized at PWOW’s annual Scholarship and Recruitment Luncheon which occurs on the last Wednesday in April of each year.

Award Value:
Scholarship amounts will vary in value. Checks will be made payable to the school/program of attendance. The recipient will forfeit the scholarship if it is not used by December 31 of the award year.

Eligibility:
Participation is open to all Williamson County female residents. Members of PWOW and their direct family members are not eligible to receive PWOW scholarships.

Scholarship Application Link

A+FCU Scholarship - Deadline Feb. 17th
For 2020, we’re awarding fifty $2,000 scholarships to: 
  • High school graduating seniors pursuing an education major
  • High school graduating seniors pursuing majors in other fields
  • College students with a minimum of 60 collegiate hours and admitted to a College of Education
  • Teachers working on a master’s degree 
Eligible applicants must be a current A+FCU member or a child or grandchild of an A+FCU member and attending or planning to attend a college or university.
Register to apply at this link. 
You must create an account to complete application.
Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) Scholarship - Deadline Feb. 19th

Round Rock Premium Outlets is proud to support education! Round Rock Premium Outlets is once again partnering with Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) to award local students post-secondary scholarships through the Simon Youth Community Scholarship program. A one-time award of up to $1,500 will be given to one high school senior who lives near Round Rock Premium Outlets or a nearby community. The student must plan to attend an accredited university, two- or four-year college, or technical or vocational school full-time in fall 2020. 

Additionally, an Award of Excellence – a $2,500 renewable scholarship – will be given to the top candidate from among the scholarship winners that represent each of Simon Property Group’s nationwide Premium Outlets® locations. All Community Scholarship applicants will be considered for the Award of Excellence, and only a single application needs to be completed. 

Scholarship applications will only be available online. Students can apply by visiting https://programs.applyists.com/syf/

All applications must be submitted online on or before February 19, 2020. As part of the application, students must upload their official school transcripts and their parent or guardian’s most recently filed tax form. 

All applications are reviewed by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), SYF’s third-party administrator. Applicants will be evaluated based on academic promise, financial need, written response, work experience as well as community and extracurricular involvement. After a careful review of all applications, recipients will be notified in May 2020. 

Please feel free to contact Aleesia Thomas with any additional questions regarding the scholarships at Aleesia.thomas@simon.com or 512.819.0002 x4. You can learn more about SYF at syf.org. 

Sincerely, 

Aleesia Thomas Director of Marketing & Business Development Round Rock Premium Outlets 

Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Scholarships - Deadline Mar. 1st

The Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foudation offers over 30 scholarships for Round Rock ISD seniors. 

Scholarship Application Link

AUSTIN RELOCATION COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline March 5th

Scholarship Amount: $2,000.00

Download Scholarship Application

Criteria for Scholarship:

Please pay close attention to the documents needed. If any documents are missing, that could be grounds for disqualification. All submissions will be evaluated and voted on by a group of 3 impartial judges. The panel of judges will be determined by the Austin Relocation Council. 
1. Applicant must be a high school senior with plans to enroll in college for the 2020-2021 school year.
2. Must have relocated to the Austin area from a distance of greater than 50 miles (and changed high schools) within the last 24 months.
3. Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0. Verified via document (not a link)
4. Must submit SAT and/or ACT test scores via document (not a link) 5. Must submit list of recent (within the last 12 months) extra-curricular and community outreach activities
6. Essay must be written by the student applicant and be at least 1000 words in length.
7. Essay must address the student applicant’s challenges and experiences encountered while relocating to his or her new home and high school in the Austin area as well as any successes achieved. It is recommended that the essay give advice to another teenager preparing to relocate.
8. Essay must be submitted via email in PDF format to jalloway@jbgoodwin.com no later than midnight, Thursday, March 5, 2020.

Cactus Ranch PTA Scholarship - Deadline Mar. 15th
Cactus Ranch PTA awards two $1000 scholarships to students who have graduated 5th grade from Cactus Ranch Elementary. Applicants should fill out the form linked below. Application deadline is March 15th.
Application form:
Questions should be directed to rani.deshmukh@gmail.com, Scholarship Chair at Cactus Ranch Elementary PTA.
The Willis Scholarship - Deadline March 20, 2020

Purpose: The purpose of The Willis Scholarship is to invest in a student who can prove he/she will make a difference in the world by leading with confidence and integrity. Using the guidance of the book, Overeducated & Under Experienced: Navigating a Saturated Workforce by Dr. April Willis, students will be able to focus on excelling academically in order to ultimately achieve professional success.

Scholarship Description: One scholarship of $750 will be awarded to a qualified student who meets all eligibility requirements, completes the application, and completes the required activities in their entirety. The scholarship will be given in the form of a check to the student’s university in his/her name and applied to the student’s tuition. If the tuition has already been paid in full, then the student will receive a refund check from the university and may use that money to purchase textbooks, supplies, or other college-related expenses.

Eligible applicants must identify with ALL of the following criteria:

  • Current high school senior who will be attending a college or university in the Fall of 2020
  • Current GPA of at least 2.60
  • Currently attending high school will graduate high school in one of the following ISDs in Texas:
    • Hutto ISD
    • Round Rock ISD
    • Pflugerville ISD
    • Taylor ISD
    • Georgetown ISD
    • Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD

How to Apply for the Scholarship:

  • Complete the brief, attached application
  • Complete the following activities from the book, Overeducated & Under Experienced: Navigating a Saturated Workforce by Dr. April Willis (can be purchased on Amazon for $16.95, Kindle for $9.95, or available by request at your school or CTE center)
    o Chapter 1: Action Steps 1-5
    o Chapter 2: Action Steps 1-9
    o Chapter 3: Action Steps 1-6
    o Chapter 4: Action Steps 1-8
    o Chapter 5: Action Steps 1-5
    o Chapter 6: Action Steps 1-2
    o Chapter 7: Action Steps 1-3
    o Chapter 8: Action Steps 1-3
    o Chapter 9: Action Steps 1-3
    o Chapter 10: Action Steps 1-3
    o Chapter 11: Action Steps 1-4
  • Each activity response should be typed into a document. Ensure each activity response is appropriately titled with the corresponding chapter number and action step number. Creativity and professionalism is valued. All activities should be saved as one document. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship award.
  • Email the completed application and the completed activities (as one document) to
    draprilwillis@gmail.com. Only .pdf, .doc, .docx, or Google Doc files will be accepted.

 Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020

Download Application Here

Round Rock ISD Council of PTA Scholarships - Deadline Mar 29

Seniors in Round Rock high schools are invited to apply for Council of PTAs’ Senior Scholarships. Council awards $500 to seniors at Round Rock ISD’s five zoned high schools and at Success High School. PTAs throughout Round Rock ISD contribute to this scholarship program. Please talk to your school counselor or download the application here. Applications must be submitted by March 29, 2020

Williamson County Retired Teachers Association - Deadline, March 31st

The Williamson County Retired Teachers Association (WCRTA) supports future educators by awarding two $1,000 WCRTA Aspiring Educator Scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to major in education.  Applicants may be graduating seniors from any high school in a Williamson County independent school district.

Scholarship recipients (invited with their parents and counselor) are expected to attend the WCRTA Membership Meeting and Luncheon in June, where they will be recognized and congratulated by the WCRTA membership.  

Recipients also submit a progress letter to WCRTA at the end of their Fall and Spring semesters.

Scholarship Application Link.

Application should be completed electronically. Upon completion, the applicant must print the document, sign, scan with required documentation (Letters of Acceptance, Transcript, and SAT and ACT Score Reports) into one PDF file.

Applications will then be emailed to:

WCRTAscholarship@gmail.com.

Texas PTA High School Senior Scholarship 2019-2020 - Deadline Nov. 15, 2019

Texas PTA offers $1000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Texas who will be enrolled full-time in an
accredited college or university or a technical institute in the summer or fall semester immediately following applicant’s
high school graduation. All funds for the scholarships are provided by gifts to the Texas PTA Endowment Fund.
Through our scholarship program, Texas PTA works to support students who are focused on achieving career goals
through higher education. In evaluating each application, service and participation in school activities, community
involvement and scholastic merit will be considered.

ELIGIBILITY
❑ Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from a school in the state of Texas.
❑ Applicant must be enrolled in a high school with a Local PTA/PTSA that has achieved Active Status by December 1.
❑ Applicant must be a current member* of the PTA at their enrolled campus, as recorded by Texas PTA by December 1.
         *The membership year begins August 1 of each year.
❑ Applicant must plan to be enrolled full-time in an accredited college, university or a technical institute in the summer or fall semester  immediately following high school graduation.
❑ Immediate family members of the Texas PTA Board of Directors or staff are not eligible to apply.
A completed electronic application must be received by November 15, 2019. Application can be found at www.txpta.org/scholarships.

Austin Community College Scholarship Applications

Visit Austin Community College for information on various scholarships offered. Deadlines vary.

WGU Scholarships-Deadlines Vary

New students enrolled at WGU are eligible for scholarships. Visit the NewYear, New You Scholarship page for eligibility and application.

Scholarship Buddy Texas- Various Deadlines

Scholarship Buddy Texas focuses on providing scholarship information to high school and college students in the state of Texas. We pride ourselves on having the most in depth information available to Texas students, as it pertains to scholarship programs and scholarship application deadlines across the state. While most of the awards are granted to high school seniors, there are several scholarships for junior, sophomore, and freshman students. Visit the Scholarsip Buddy Texas website for more information.