Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial Aid:
Paying for College Handout

*Scholarships are grouped into 3 subsections, 1)Austin/Texas Area, 2)Miscellaneous Scholarships, 3)Specific Colleges Scholarships*Consider the following: If you spend 20 hours searching and applying for scholarships and receive $5000, you have earned $250 per hour. 

-Austin/Texas Scholarships

St. David's Neal Kocurek Scholarships. This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing health care professions. Click here to apply

Texas PTA Scholarship, apply if you are a current member of the WHS PTSA. Click here for more information/application. Due November 15

Soroptimist International of Austin Scholarship/"Award of Merit", Due December 15, 2019. Click here to access their Ava Crofford Youth Citizenship Award.

WHS Feeder Pattern PTA Scholarship, Due January 31st @ Midnight: Westwood High School PTSA and our feeder pattern elementary and middle school PTA's are offering our current senior class scholarships (no PTA membership required). All you have to do is fill out this one application and you will get automatically considered for all the ones you are eligible for. Every senior should fill this out! Click here to apply. In order to qualify for the Westwood High School PTSA scholarship you must be a member of the WHS PTSA by November 30. Click here to join.

Texas Student Housing, Due January 31st. This scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station or Denton. Click here for application

Professional Women of Williamson County would like to invite you to apply for their scholarships. Their  mission is to empower, encourage, and educate women in Williamson county.This year, they have 2 opportunities available.
First, the "College Bound" student.  This is for a young lady seeing a traditional college or university track after high school graduation.
Second, the "Career and Technical" student.  This is a young lady seeing to continue their education in a skilled trades school.  *TSTC Hutto campus
*The applications and instructions for applying, can be found on our website:  The deadline is February 1, 2020.  

Young Women in Public Affairs Zonta International Scholarship-Postmark by February 15 This scholarship is for females who participate in volunteer work.

A+ Federal Credit Union Scholarship: If you are a current A+FCU member or a child/grandchild of an A+FCU member you are eligible to apply. They are awarding 50, $2,000 Scholarships.

Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation Scholarships, due March 15th. These are scholarships for only students in RRISD to win!

The Willis Scholarship, due March 20. There is a book that you need to have in order to fill out the application. Mrs Browning has a copy you may borrow, pick up in D1127. Click here for application

Did you attend Anderson Mill Elementary school? If so, they are awarding 2 $500 scholarships. Fill out this application, due by March 31, 2020

Fannie Bowzer and Gomillion Byars Scholarship, due April 5th. Click here

Texas Interscholastic League Foundation, Due May 31st. Must have competed at the UIL Academic, Congressional Debate, One-Act Play, or Theatrical Design State Meet, Debate State meet, or a robotics state competition. Click here for more details

-Miscellaneous Scholarships

 2020 Coolidge Scholarship application is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2021 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply).Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service.

Amazon is offering a scholarship for students planning to study Computer Science in college, due January 17. Click here

The High School Scholarship Program offered through Air Force ROTC is an excellent opportunity to not only have college paid for, but also guarantee a rewarding career as an officer in the US Air Force after graduating college. We offer three different types of scholarships, both for public and private universities, and for a variety of majors. Students interested in STEM with a 3.0 GPA, 1240 SAT/26 ACT are especially encouraged to apply, but we are looking for a diverse pool of applicants to bring new perspectives to our Air Force. For more details, please go onto the AFROTC website to learn more about the program and to begin your scholarship application. Scholarship applications are open now until January 17th! If the students have any questions, please let them know they can contact me, SHANNON L. KANDELL, 2d Lt, USAF, anytime at or by phone at (210) 556-5966. 
 Attached are some additional materials, including the presentation to be shared with high school seniors. Additionally, below are some links about Air Force careers and in-college internship/summer program opportunities the students may be interested in, as well as the college locator tool so they can see where they may participate in Air Force ROTC.
Influencer Presentation 1.pptx

American College Foundation Visionary Scholarships, due May 1st

Horatio Alger Scholarship- Due October 25th

Native American Scholarships: is a micro scholarship site students can begin using as early as their 9th grade year. Scholarships are funded by Facebook, the Bill and Melinda gates Foundation, and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education among others. Currently almost 200 colleges are participating in the scholarship program including TCU, Texas Tech and Oklahoma University. Students can begin creating a portfolio of accomplishments as early as the 9th grade. The level of award will vary depending on the achievement and the university.

Times Magazine Article: The Biggest and Best College Scholarships Available