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.
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
NCEC Scholarship - The Navarro County Electric Cooperative is offering a scholarship program for students who are attending or will be attending a college or vocational school. The NCEC will award eight (8) scholarships in the amount of $6,000.00 each. The application or their parents must be members of the cooperative to qualify for this scholarship program. The applications must be received before February 17, 2014 and used for the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 semesters. The application and checklist is available at the NCEC website: http://www.navarroec.com/scholarships.html
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 now available in 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.
Fred N. Stones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund - The Ellis Hill Association of Realtors will be awarding three $1,500 scholarships this year to qualified high school seniors who are graduating from schools located in Ellis or Hill County and are pursuing a business major or real estate related career. Application deadline is Monday, April 14, 2014. Download the application at the link below.