Scholarship Opportunities

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

Texas State Distinguished Scholarship-Deadline Dec. 15, 2018

Texas State University is expanding its scholarship offerings with the introduction of the Texas State Distinguished Scholarship. This new scholarship will be awarded beginning in fall 2019 to high-achieving incoming freshmen and expands the financial support we can provide. This expansion of our assured scholarships represents an $8 million commitment by the university to future students over the four years the scholarship would be awarded.

The Distinguished Scholarship award amount ranges from $6,000 to $10,000 ($1,500 to $2,500 per year). The scholarships are guaranteed to all qualified students and are renewable for four years. The new scholarship broadens the university’s assured scholarship opportunities, which also include the President’s Honor and Achievement Scholarships. Assured scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen based on their academic credentials, including class rank and test score.

For full details on all of Texas State’s scholarships, including the criteria for the assured scholarships, please visit our Financial Aid and Scholarships web page.

Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas (ACET) NAFEPA Scholarships - Deadline Jan. 10, 2019

The Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas (ACET) is pleased to distribute the following scholarship applications.

NAFEPA- High school students who will graduate in 2019 and college freshman who graduated from high school in 2018 are eligible to apply for the NAFEPA scholarship. Submit one (1) original and one (1) copy of the completed packet by January 10, 2019. Refer to application for details.

TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) Student Voices Scholarship - Deadline Jan. 16, 2019

Four $1000 scholarships are associated with this contest, and it’s a great way to encourage students to share their stories regarding public education.  The four winners not only qualify to receive the $1000 scholarship, but will also be asked to serve on a student panel at TASB’s Winter Governance Seminar in Galveston, with expenses being paid by TASB. For more information, see the flyer. Scholarship application can be found here.

Deadline to apply is January 16, 2019. Scholarship winners will be required to attend the TASB WinterGovernance Seminar on Feb. 21-23, 2019 in Galveston, TX. See flyer for details.

Area Go Texan Scholarship -Deadline Feb.4th

In 2019, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ (the “Show”) will award 79 four-year, $20,000 Area Go Texan Scholarships to outstanding students graduating from public school districts in counties participating in the Show’s Area Go Texan program. Williamson County students are eligible for this scholarship. Graduating seniors who apply for this do not have to be involved in agriculture for the Area Go Texan, it is an Academic Scholarship. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s educational programs are a significant part of the Show’s goals of benefiting youth, supporting education, and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. All recipients of Show scholarships must demonstrate academic potential, citizenship/leadership and financial need, and they must attend a Texas college or university. For additional eligibility requirements and application see the application link.

Area Go Texan Scholarship

Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas (ACET) Scholarship - Deadline Feb. 8, 2019

The Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas (ACET) is pleased to distribute the following scholarship applications. – Eligible applicants must submit a completed application that is post-marked by Wednesday, February 8, 2019.

ACET offers twenty scholarships annually to graduating high school students. The tuition scholarships are for $1,000 and are payable directly to the college, university, or other post-secondary institution of the student’s choice. Student applicants must provide documented proof of participation in a compensatory education program sometime during their school career. The definition of compensatory programs is a program that provides remedial assistance and support for students who have failed TAKS or at-risk of dropping out of school. Additional programs include programs for migrant, Title I, Bilingual/ESL, pregnant or parenting students and homeless students.

Feel free to contact me at 512-414-6389 if you have any questions. Additional information is located at .

Thank you and I look forward to receiving your applications.

Dahlinda Alaniz
ACET Region 13 Contact

A+ Federal Credit Union - Deadline February 15th

We’re committed to helping our college-bound members with scholarships for educational expenses. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
For 2019, 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.

Application Link 

Round Rock ISD PIE (Partners in Education Foundation) Scholarships - Deadline March 4, 2019

Visit the PIE Foundation website for a list of scholarships available to RRISD Students.

Austin Relocation Council / Worldwide Employee Relocation Council Scholarship - Deadline Mar. 8th
The Austin Relocation Council / Worldwide Employee Relocation Council scholarship is awarded to a senior who plans to attend college next fall and has recently moved to a new high school (their current school!). The amount of the scholarship is $1500.00.


Below is the criteria that needs to be met in order to qualify for the $1500 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 2019-2020 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) extracurricular 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 no later than midnight, Friday, March 8,

Download Application here.

Download Application Criteria here.

El Amistad Scholarship-Deadline, Mar. 17th

El Amistad Scholarship

Please submit the applications to:

Gordon Perez
408 E. Austin Ave
Round Rock, TX 78664

Or email them to:

Please submit questions to or call (512)464-5613.

Thank you for your interest, and good luck with the rest of your school year!

Williamson County Association of REALTORS - Deadline March 22, 2019

Williamson County Association of REALTORS is honored to help deserving high school graduates with a portion of their college costs. Each year, for many years now, we have given scholarships to high school graduates from numerous high schools in Williamson County.

As you know, a college education is no longer an option. It is a necessity, and as with everything, the costs continue to increase. Many students cannot attend without financial assistance. The guidelines for our selection process are as follows:

  1. Applicant must be graduating from a Williamson County high school
  2. Applicant must show a financial need for assistance
  3. Applicant must show dedication to family, school, community service, and part-time employment (if applicable).
  4. Applicant must have an acceptable grade point average
  5. Applicant must be planning to attend or attending (if has completed early graduation) a technical/business school, junior college, or a four-year college/university.

The application should be returned to the Williamson County Association of Realtors no later than Friday, March 22 to be considered.


You may email your application to or mail to us at:

123 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78664

For more information contact:
Administrative Assistant
123 E Old Settlers Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78664

Noel Grisham PTA Scholarship - Deadline Mar. 29th
Below is the application link for the Noel Grisham Scholarship for 2018-2019 seniors to complete.  This scholarship is for any graduating senior who is furthering their education by attending a university, college, community college, technical school, culinary, or fine arts academy.
Please note the Application Deadline is March 29, 2019.  
Vinson & Elkins Diversity Scholarship-Deadline April 1, 2019

The Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Scholarship Foundation will award $10,000 scholarships with paid summer internship opportunities to achieving high school seniors who are members of a racial/ethnic group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession (Black/African American, Asian (including South Asian), Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and/or identify as a member of the LGBT community in the greater Austin, Dallas and Houston areas. These seniors must be interested in a career in law, be in the top 20% standing in their class with a minimum combined SAT score of 1100 or ACT score of 22, and demonstrate a financial need to attend college.

Students can apply by filling out the application and sending it to The application can be accessed by clicking here.

We would like to receive qualified scholarship applications from your school by April 1, 2019. It is mandatory that all candidates meet the listed criteria, and that all documentation is attached to the application. Only qualified students will be considered. The scholarship recipients will be selected by the end of May 2019.

Counter Top Scholarship - Deadline - April 15, 2019

Purpose: To support Success High School graduates in continuing their education toward a successful career.
Criteria: Must be a Success High School graduate.
Terms of Scholarship:
CT Scholarship applications are available online throughout the year. Click here to obtain an application. Completed applications may be hand-delivered or mailed to CT CounterTop at 500 Gattis School Road, Round Rock, TX 78664 or emailed to

At the end of each April, the CT team will review all applications received between April 16th of the previous year and April 15th of the current year (or 1st school day following April 15th, if April 15th falls on a weekend or holiday) to determine the current year’s recipient(s).
Once a recipient is awarded a scholarship, the award will be available until January 31st of the following year.
The scholarship will be sent directly to an accredited college or vocational school upon obtaining proof of enrollment.
To release funds, a Scholarship Proof of Enrollment Form must be completed and provided to Maria Padilla at Success High School. A link to the Scholarship Proof of Enrollment Form will be emailed to scholarship recipients once selected.
Reapplication is necessary each academic year.

Donor: CounterTop (CT)
Award: $500
Deadline for 2018-19 CounterTop Scholarship: 4/15/2019

Hugg Trust Scholarship - Deadline May 1, 2019

The Hugg Trust scholarship application for the 2019-20 academic year is available on our web site

Students can download a PDF file to complete the application, print, sign, and mail it to the address on the form. The application deadline is May 1, 2019.

Only top 25% students are eligible to apply. We also review residency and financial need.

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.