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

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.

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.

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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

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.