Texas Scholarships

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First 10 Texas scholarships:
Terry Foundation Scholarship
 
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The Terry Foundation is a Houston-based scholarship program founded to provide scholarships to outstanding Texas High school graduates for attendance at public colleges and universities within the state. A Freshmen Terry Foundation Scholarship covers up to eight full semesters of undergraduate education ; a T ransfer S cholarship covers up to six full semesters . The Terry Scholarship is renewable annually at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The renewal is automatic unless you are notifie d to the contrary. Under certain circumstances (described below), Terry Scholars may apply for an additional two semesters of funding ( see Extended Funding) to complete a five - year degree plan. In order to keep the Terry Scholarship in effect, and in a ddition to any other requirements that the university may impose, a Scholar must (1) maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 and a grade point average for each semester of at least 2.0, (2) write and submit by the required deadline an acc eptable ann ual self - evaluation letter, ( 3 ) attend the functions sponsored by The Terry Foundation (described above) , and ( 4 ) comply with the rules prescribed from time to time by the university and the Foundation's Board of Directors.
Contact:
THE TERRY FOUNDATION 3104 Edloe, Suite 205 Houston, TX 77027 Phone: 713-552-0002 Toll Free: 800-675-2414 Fax: 713-622-6352 Contact: Ms. Beth Freeman: bfreeman@terryfoundation.org Ms. Holly VanHouten: hvanhouten@terryfoundation.org For questions or assistance concerning access to the web site, contact Brandy Skillern at bskillern@terryfoundation.org or call Mrs. Skillern at 800.675.2414.
Dental Education Loan Repayment Program (DELRP)
 
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$10,000 annually
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Applications are currently accepted year-round on a first come first serve basis
To be eligible for loan repayment, an applicant must: * Be licensed by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners and have no disciplinary action against him/her; * Provide at least twelve consecutive months of general or pediatric dental services in an area that is underserved with respect to dental care * Submit a completed application, agreeing to meet the conditions of loan repayment through the program.
Contact:
TX Primary Care Office (512) 458-7518 TexasPCO@dshs.state.tx.us
Texas Tuition Exemption for Blind/Deaf Students
 
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Ongoing
Under Texas Education Code Section 54.205, students who are certified as blind and are a Texas resident are entitled to have tuition, required fees and the general property deposit exempted. Contact the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Services for the Blind division (formerly Texas Commission for the Blind) for information about how to secure certification.
Contact:
Contact the DARS Division for Blind Services at: 4800 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 340 Austin, Texas 78756-3178 1-800-628-5115 You can also send your questions or requests to us at this e-mail address: DBSinfo@dars.state.tx.us
John Mack Carter Scholarship
 
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$5,000 paid in two annual installments
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The John Mack Carter Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to women pursuing a graduate degree in media planning at the University of Texas at Austin. Must be a woman. Able to demonstrate financial need, career commitment, leadership skills and strategic thinking. Is registered full-time in the University of Texas at Austin's graduate advertising program with a concentration in media management or media studies. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Contact:
University of Texas at Austin 2100 San Jacinto Boulevard Austin, TX 78712-1047, United States (512) 475-7399
The Jake Jones Scholarship for the Learning Disabled
 
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$500
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Available to learning disabled graduating high school seniors from one of the 26 northern counties of the Texas Panhandle. Good moral character, integrity, ambition to achieve a post-secondary education. Student may use award at Texas college or university of his or her choice.
Contact:
Amarillo Area Foundation 801 S. Fillmore St. Suite 700 Amarillo, TX 79101 Phone: 806-376-4521 Website: www.amarilloareafoundation.org
Remembering Mom: The Barbara Franklin Foundation Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000 ($500 spring, $500 fall)
Awards:
1
Deadline:
Last Day of March
Scholarships are available to young women between the age of 18-25 who have experienced loss due to the death of their mother, but desire to continue their educational path in spite of their mothers absence. (Mother-loss is not restricted to cancer). Must plan to attend an accredited institution of higher learning during the academic year (fall and spring semesters) at least part-time (6 credit hours). Minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must live in the State of Texas. Applicant must provide a copy of mothers death certificate or obituary. Scholarship recipient will be honored at the Annual Remembering Mom Luncheon Celebration.
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Remembering Mom Scholarship Committee P. O. Box 670161 Dallas, Texas 75367-0161 www.rememberingmom.org
Cole Williams Memorial Scholarship
 
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Preference will be given to applicants with the following characteristics in descending order of priority: 1. Students graduating from Hillcrest School, Midland, Texas or a Permian Basin high school, who are accepted to Eastern New Mexico University. Roswell, Special Services Program. 2. Students who have been diagnosed with a learning challenge, and are accepted to Eastern New Mexico University Roswell, Special Services Program. 3. Students who are entering their junior or senior college year or are in graduate studies, and are committed to serving in the education of persons with learning challenges. Note: students entering their junior or senior college year or graduate studies - Please note, in order to be considered, this application requires an essay addressing what prompted your decision to seek a degree assisting individuals with learning challenges and what you hope to accomplish with your degree.
Contact:
Permian Basin Area Foundation 200 N. Loraine, Suite 500 Midland, Texas 79701 Phone: 432.617.3213 Fax: 432.617.0151 E-mail: gmccrary@pbaf.org
UTMB Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students
 
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$15,000
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40-43
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This scholarship is available to students enrolled in the School of Medicine who also meet the following criteria: 1. The student must be a citizen or national of the United States or a lawful, permanent resident of the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands or American Samoa. 2. The students must be of exceptional financial need as defined by current federal regulations. 3. The student must come from a disadvantaged background.
Contact:
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas, 77555-0144 (409) 772-1215 www.utmb.edu
Texas 4-H and Youth Development Opportunity Scholarship Program
 
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$1000-$18,000
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225
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Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program Opportunity Scholarships are Academic-Based Scholarships awarded each year to applicants based on their academic record, 4-H experience, and financial need (for scholarships for which it is a required criterion). The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Opportunity Scholarship Program is conducted in coordination with the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program, the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. All applications must be submitted through the applicant's county Extension office and meet all criteria to be considered. The Texas 4-H Foundation seeks to ensure that each recipient receives the highest dollar amount of scholarship for which that recipient is eligible. For the majority of the total scholarships and scholarship funds available, participation in a livestock show is not a requirement for consideration for an Opportunity Scholarship. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE The Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Program provides scholarships in four different categories. Each category of scholarship has its own requirements and criteria. It is up to the applicant to make sure that he/she clearly understands the requirements and completes the application in order to be considered. %u2022 Baccalaureate Scholarships - for students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from an accredited Texas College or University. %u2022 Technical Certification Scholarships - for students who wish to pursue technical certification in a recognized and approved major/course of study and from an approved Texas accredited college listed in the scholarship packet. %u2022 Collegiate Scholarships %u2013 designated for former Texas 4-H members who have been graduated from high school for at least one year, and completed a minimum of 30 hours of college credit at a grade point average of at least 2.7. Some collegiate scholarships contain other award criteria. (See separate application and instructions). %u2022 Courageous Heart Scholarships %u2013 scholarships awarded to Texas 4-H members pursuing either a Baccalaureate or Technical degree that have overcome extreme obstacles related to medical, family, and/or education and remained an active member in both 4-H and school. See the requirements related to each of these scholarships.
Contact:
Texas 4-H and Youth Development Office 4180 Highway 6 College Station, TX 77845 Phone: 979-845-1211 Fax: 979-845-6495 General Information: texas4h@ag.tamu.edu Website: texas4-h.tamu.edu
Texas National Guard Tuition Assistance Program
 
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The application deadline for Fall is June 15. The application deadline for Spring is November 15. Applications can be obtained through the student's Unit Commander or the Education Services Office.
Provides exemption from the payment of tuition to certain members of the Texas National Guard, Texas Air Guard or the State Guard. Must be Texas resident and attend school in Texas. High school students not considered. Award available to members of the following branches of the military: Air National Guard, Army National Guard.
Contact:
Education Services Office at Camp Mabry: education.office@tx.ngb.army.mil www.agd.state.tx.us/education_office/index.htm TEL. 512-465-5001 DSN 954-5515 Adjutant General's Office State of Texas P0 Box 5218, ATTN: AGTX-PAE Austin, TX 78763-5218 Contact: LTC Louis Goode (education.office@tx.ngb.army.mil) or (Reimbursement questions) Ernest Jacquez (jacquezet@thecb.state.tx.us)