Scholarships Available for School Year 2015-2016 (Graduates of 2016)
This page will highlight those scholarships that arrive at the Counseling Office. Most deadlines are in the Spring semester (after Christmas) so be sure to check this page throughout the year to see what has posted.
Come by the Counseling/Special Programs Office for a copy of any of the scholarship posted here or If you have trouble downloading the applications. Applications will have various requirements. Please be sure to read all of the instructions carefully, ask the appropriate school offices for information you may need such as GPA or a transcript, request letters of recommendations EARLY from teachers or adminsitrators or your employer, and work on an essay that could be used by most scholarships and would only require "tweaking" from one scholarship to another. You don't have to write 10 essays unless the application topic is very different.
And always - ASK for help when you need something or do not understand the directions! The one way to assure that you do not receive scholarship funds is to NOT apply for anything at all! It's up to you! Get your scholarship search going now and apply!
FAFSA - Have you applied for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid? Now it the time to get your application in and processed! The earlier the better and you will know early if you qualify for aid and how much you can expect to receive. Grant awards for for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semester only.
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Singleton Scholarship - Citizens National Bank in Waxahachie, $8,000 per recipient over 4 years. Once you apply online, there is also a packet of information that you must send in by APRIL 7th! The website is now open and ready to receive applications for the M.E. Singleton Scholarship. (www.singletonscholarship.org) seniors are now asked to begin the process. Once you have completed every aspect of the application, you will be scheduled for an interview with the Singleton committee. Interviews will be held this year on Monday, April 28 and Tuesday, April 29 in Waxahachie.
Buick Achievers - due February 29; info below in PDF
Society of Petroleum Engineers - for those majoring in petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering or chemical engineering. Freshman receive $500 per semester, upper classmen receive $1,000.00 for semester for a total of $7,000 given over 4 years. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA and 30 hours of course work each year. Application PDF file below.
Ellis County Master Gardeners Scholarship - see Mrs. Del Bosque for application. Open to residents of Ellis County with academic major in a horticulture-related field including, but not limited to: horticulture, agriculture, environmental science, forestry, botany, entomology, landscape horticulture, floriculture, pomology, olericulture, postharvest physiology, arboriculture, horticulture-related business, etc. Must list horticulture-related projects or activities.
Grammarly - $1,000.00 scholarship - follow links within
Avalon Co-Op Gin Scholarship - presented by the members of the Avalon Co-Op Gin.
Nash Masonic Lodge Scholarship - The Nash Masonic Lodge scholarship application is available through the counselor's office for senior students. The Nash Masonic Lodge has several scholarships of various amounts to be given to students who demonstrate both character and financial need. The multi-page application and required letters of recommendation are to be returned to Mrs. Del Bosque, for final preparation to the Masonic Lodge scholarship committee. See Mrs. Del Bosque for the application.