Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial Aid:
Paying for College Handout

Scholarships:
*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

Westwood Feeder Pattern PTSA Scholarship, due January 31st. Fill this out once and it will automatically enter you into all your past school's and Westwood's Scholarship.

Anderson Mill Elementary has their own application for students who attended. Click here for application. Due January 31st

Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation Scholarships: Click here, due March 4th

Cherry Gray Scholarship-Due January 31st-Click here (we usually have several girls win this one every year)


Noel Grisham PTA Scholarship (doesnt matter where you went to middle school, all seniors should apply). Click here for application, due March 29th to Mrs Browning's office D1127


Fay T.Barnes Scholarship, due to Mrs Browning in D1127 by February 1st. Westwood gets to submit 4 applications for the competition so on February 2nd, we will pick our 4 applicants we will submit to the next level. If you win, each scholarship will be a maximum of $3,500 per school year (will not exceed $14,000). Click here for application and bring to Mrs Browning by February 1st.

Professional Women of Williamson, Due March 20th. Click here for application 

Austin Delta Scholarship- Due March 8th. This scholarship is for African American femailes with at least a 2.8 GPA. Click here for application


The Hugg Trust scholarship application for the 2019-20 academic year is available on our web site at www.huggtrust.org. Students can download a PDF file to complete the application, print, sign, and mail it to the address on the form.  The application deadline is May 1, 2019.

United Heritage Credit Union- Are you a current member or related to one? Have you done a lot of community service? then apply to this scholarship-click here for application Due February 15th

A+ Federal Credit Union- Are you a current A+FCU member? or are you the child or grandchild of an A+FCU member? Then there are 50 scholarships available!!!! Click here for more info and to apply. Deadline is February 15th! 

El Amistad Scholarship. El Amistad Club of Round Rock, Texas is a non-profit civic organization. Our goal is to share our passion to inspire the leaders of tomorrow. El Amistad Club founded in 1968 by people with a dedicated commitment to: + Education and Community Services + Recognition of Veterans + Promotion of Hispanic Cultural Awareness. Click here for application, due March 17th

Terry Foundation Scholarship:Scholarships to Texas high school seniors who have been admitted to: University of Texas at Austin; Texas A&M University at College Station; University of Houston; Texas State University; University of Texas at San Antonio; University of Texas at Dallas; University of North Texas; Texas Tech University; Texas Woman's University; Texas A&M at Galveston; Sam Houston State University; University of Texas at El Paso; or University of Texas at Arlington. Scholarship is based upon leadership potential and character; scholastic record and ability; and financial need.
https://terryfoundation.org/future-scholars/




Williamson County Association of REALTORS is honored to help deserving high school graduates with a portion of their college costs.  Each year, for many years now, we have given scholarships to high school graduates from numerous high schools in Williamson County. 

As you know, a college education is no longer an option.  It is a necessity, and as with everything, the costs continue to increase.  Many students cannot attend without financial assistance.  The guidelines for our selection process are as follows:

  1. Applicant must be graduating from a Williamson County high school
  2. Applicant must show a financial need for assistance
  3. Applicant must show dedication to family, school, community service, and part-time employment (if applicable).
  4. Applicant must have an acceptable grade point average
  5. Applicant must be planning to attend or attending (if has completed early graduation) a technical/business school, junior college, or a four-year college/university.
The application should be returned to the Williamson County Association of Realtors , no later than Friday March 22 to be considered.
You may email your application to wcrealtors@wcrealtors.org  or mail to us at: 
WCREALTORS
123 E. Old Settlers Blvd.

Round Rock, TX 78664



CTAT (Career & Technical Association of Texas) Area 4 is offering a $500 scholarship!  Please share this with your students and encourage them to apply. We would love to have a RRISD student win.  NOTE:  in the application, links, etc., you’ll see reference to Hutto ISD.  Please don’t let that confuse you. Hutto is within Area 4, as is RRISD, and thats all it means.   Details due April 12


P.E.O International Scholarship-Due September 15th, click here for details


AREA GO TEXAN SCHOLARSHIP, click here for application. Must be in top 10% to apply. Due February 4th


The Law Office of Hilda L/ Sibrian, P.C. Proud Texan Scholarship -Due Dec 30th


The Willis Scholarship, due April 5th, come see Mrs Browning for book: Click here

Texas Builders Foundation Scholarship: for students who plan on enrolling in a Texas technical/trade school or community college and must be pursuing a residential construction related trade certification or degree. Apply at TexasBuildersFoundation.org due March 15th

The Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas (ACET) is an association of school administrators and teachers who work in programs across the state designed to support students who historically have a more difficult time in school due to language, economic and other barriers.  Our Association offers twenty $1000 scholarships across the state to students who have, at some time in their school career, been enrolled in a compensatory education program. Compensatory Education includes programs such as Title I, Bilingual/ESL, State Compensatory Education (SCE), Migrant and Homeless.  The top scoring applicant in the state will also receive the Wade and Sandy Burroughs Scholarship in the amount of $500. Eligible applicants must submit a completed application to their ACET Regional Director post-marked no later than Friday, February 8, 2019. Click here for application


The Texas Telephone Association Foundation (TTAF), a non-profit, philanthropic organization founded to help further the understanding of telephony and advance telecommunications as a career choice, will award six, four-year scholarships, in the amount of $2,000 per year to students entering college for the 2019-2020 school year. Through March 29, 2019, the TTA Foundation will accept applications for scholarships to be granted beginning Fall 2019. It is our intention to fully review every application submitted. Therefore, TTA Foundation will accept a maximum of two qualified applications per high school. The Scholarship Committee will make its selections from those applications which meet the following criteria and include the required materials:
-U.S. Citizen; 
-Student graduating from a Texas high school no later than June 2019 
-Student achieving a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (out of a possible 4.0); 
-Student planning to attend a Texas college or university by the Fall of 2019 
-A completed application postmarked no later than March 29, 2019, including a current transcript 
-A letter of acceptance from a Texas college or university where student has been accepted. -Copy of student’s SAR (Student Aid Report). 
-Do not send incomplete applications. Do not send additional information to be added to your applications once the original application has been sent. 
Website: https://files.constantcontact.com/e9bdb2ca601/c1dd87af-4c61-4b91-96cd-b82be188ffcd.pdf


ABoR Foundation is currently accepting applications from high school seniors planning to attend a Texas-based institution in the fall of 2019. Information and the application can be found here. Due Feb 22nd

The Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Scholarship Foundation will award $10,000 scholarships with paid summer internship opportunities to achieving high school seniors who are members of a racial/ethnic group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession (Black/African American, Asian (including South Asian), Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and/or identify as a member of the LGBT community in the greater Austin, Dallas and Houston areas. These seniors must be interested in a career in law, be in the top 20% standing in their class with a minimum combined SAT score of 1100 or ACT score of 22, and demonstrate a financial need to attend college. The application can also be accessed by clickinghere. We would like to receive qualified scholarship applications from your school by April 1, 2019It is mandatory that all candidates meet the listed criteria, and that all documentation is attached to the application. Only qualified students will be considered. The scholarship recipients will be selected by the end of May 2019.

Due you plan to attend college in Austin, College Station or Denton? And not live on campus? Then this scholarship might be for you, click here


Texas Society of Professional Engineers will be awarding scholarships to Texas seniors who are wanting to pursue a degree in engineering. Click here for more information and application. Due January 18th


Texas UIL Scholarship-Qualification, have you competed in a UIL State Academic Contest and plan to go to college in Texas? If yes to both, click here

-Miscellaneous Scholarships

Due, January 23rd-President Calvin Coolidge Scholarship.The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.This one-of-a-kind scholarship may be used at any accredited college or university in the U.S. Click here to learn more and apply


Regions Bank Riding Forward Scholarship Essay, Due February 28th, click here


Do you want to be a teacher? Fill out this scholarship Due January 10th


AVID is happy to announce that the Dell Scholars application is now open! Please encourage your AVID seniors to apply! The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation created the Dell Scholars program with the understanding that it takes more than financial help to support students to college graduation. From the start, Dell Scholars was designed as a college completion program that offers support services that go beyond a scholarship check. Today, the Dell Scholars program offers personalized, multifaceted support to Scholars that extends beyond the financial support of $20,000, a laptop, and textbook credits. They offer students and their families services and solutions to address individual and systemic issues that can create major barriers to student success. For full details, visit https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/.Key Dates, October 1, 2018 – Application opens, December 1, 2018 – Application deadline

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship-Due November 30, click here to apply











Are either of your parents in the Marines or Navy? Click here for scholarship opportunity


ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition. Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2019 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply: 
  • High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions 
  • At a minimum students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date OR a Gold ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® 
Applications can be found www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due October 31, 2018, and champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019



Are you a "Catholic Life Insurance" Member? Click here for scholarship



The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute awards more than $1 million in college scholarships to exceptional student leaders each year.
High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. 
Applications for the 2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program are accepted until Jan. 4, 2019. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online.



Native American Scholarships:
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     -Scholarship Guide
     -101 Tips for Landing Native American Scholarships and Grants for College




Have you either participated in migrant education (K-12) or has your family worked as seasonal/migrant farm workers? If so, click here for scholarship


2019 Davidson Fellows $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 Scholarships
The Davidson Institute for Talent Development offers high-achieving young people across the country the opportunity to be named a 2019 Davidson Fellow, an honor accompanied by a $50,000, $25,000 or $10,000 scholarship in recognition of a significant piece of work in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Music, Literature, Philosophy or Outside the Box. Applicants must submit an original piece of work that is recognized as significant by experts in the field and that has the potential to make a positive contribution to society. The scholarship may be used at any accredited college or university. The deadline to apply is Feb. 13, 2019.


CTE Scholarship for Children of Marines
This scholarship is for students that are children of US Marines and planning to attend a non-degree certificate program or vocational training that is 12 months or less at a community college or private career school listed on College Navigator.  Details and application.

Golden Door is a nonprofit scholarship organization which provides large college scholarships to high performing students with DACA. This year we are excited to announce that we will award the scholarship to up to 50 students across the country attending college in Fall 2019 who are interested in Computer Science, Tech, Data Science, Engineering, Math or similar fields. These fields are diverse, growing quickly, high paying and have low barriers to entry for DACA recipients. In addition to funding, Golden Door provides 1:1 mentorship and summer internships. The due date for applications is October 25th. Link to  application: https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/app/open

Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program-Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical education. Click here to apply


Wendy's Scholarship -Due October 17



Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. 
ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition. 
Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2019 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply: 

  • High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions 
  • At a minimum students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date OR a Gold ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® 
Applications can be found www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due October 31, 2018, and champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019
Raise.me
Raise.me 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.

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 2018 Youth Awards educational grants program is now open! Our 20th Annual Youth Awards will award students who are the graduating Class of 2019 with up to $3,500 in educational grants to fund their higher education or to fund a community-based project.
Can you please share this opportunity with the rising senior Latino students at your high school?
Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories. Recipients will also be celebrated at 10 regional ceremonies across the country: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern CA, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. (eligible students should apply in the region nearest to their area of residence).
  
The DEADLINE to apply is Monday, October 15th, 2018, students can apply here: www.HispanicHeritage.org.
For more information, please visit: http://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards/To download the flyer to print and share, click here: https://bit.ly/2GFMHy6.


Times Magazine Article: The Biggest and Best College Scholarships Available

-Specific College Scholarships


The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the nation’s most generous and selective undergraduate merit awards.
Valued at more than $250,000 (out-of-state) or $150,000 (in-state), the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding.
McDermott Scholars have:

  • Interned at Google, Amazon, JPMorgan, U.S. Supreme Court, NPR, NIH and CERN.
  • Gone on to Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Cambridge.
  • Won Fulbrights, Goldwaters, NSF Fellowships, Udalls, a Schwarzman and a Gates Cambridge.
  • Worked at Microsoft, McKinsey, Texas Instruments, the White House, United Nations, NASA, Cleveland Clinic and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
At UT Dallas, students have access to distinguished faculty, innovative academic programs, nationally recognized research and countless career-oriented opportunities.
Deadline: Dec. 7, 2018
Qualifications and deadlines are online. Please visit our website for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact us at (972) 883-4610 or mcdermott@utdallas.edu.



IVLA’s College Scholarship- click here



If you know of anyone applying to Texas A&M for fall 2019 that would qualify, the Brockman Scholarship application is open now through 5:00 p.m. Sept 30, 2018. It is a full scholarship estimated at $175,000! It covers an undergraduate degree in a STEM field, a study abroad & a Masters in Science at the Mays Business School. Completely merit based and is available for in-state and out-of-state students. You can read more about it on the A&M scholarship page. Fifty (50!) were given out last year and they expect to do the same for the Class of ‘23! Applications for a Brockman Scholarship must be made via the application portal on the Brockman website. Applications submitted in any other way will not be acknowledged or considered. This is a separate application from the university wide process on Apply Texas.
https://scholarships.tamu.edu/…/Prospective-Brockman-Schola…

BROCKMANFOUNDATION.ORG
Scholarship Program - Brockman Foundation
Brockman Scholars Program The Brockman Scholarship is a merit-based full scholarship that covers five years of study on the College Station campus of Texas A&M University. The scholarship supports four years of undergraduate studies in an approved program of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)



Baylor University Scholarships- Click here for flyer

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia is now accepting nominations for the Jefferson Scholars Class of 2023. Jefferson Scholarships provide full tuition, fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate study at U.Va., plus a number of generous enrichment benefits, including a study abroad experience. I encourage you to learn more about the scholarship, the selection criteria, and the multi-stage selection process by visiting the Foundation’s website. To begin a nomination, please click here to access the nomination 
4nd annual Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition. For more than four decades, the Boston University Trustee Scholars Program has attracted students with outstanding academic ability from around the world.Trustee Scholars rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities. Scholarship recipients are selected by a faculty committee from a competitive pool of applicants after rigorous review. The Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees for four years.I invite you to encourage your highest achieving students to apply for the Trustee Scholarship. To be considered, students must submit their application for admission with the two Trustee Scholarship essays byDecember 1, 2018. More information about the Trustee Scholarship can be found on our website. 


The Texas Exes, the university’s official alumni association, administers hundreds of scholarships available to students who enroll at UT Austin. 
To be considered for a scholarship, you must complete the Texas Exes entering freshman scholarship application, which will automatically place you into consideration for the scholarships which you qualify. The deadline to apply is February 15Sign up here to start the application. 
Forty Acres Scholars Program
To be considered for the Forty Acres Scholars Program, a merit-based full-ride scholarship, you must submit the Texas Exes scholarship application and complete an additional essay. The deadline to apply for the Forty Acres Scholars Program is November 1 at 11:59 PM CST. Students must also apply for admission to The University of Texas by November 1 for consideration.

If you have any questions, please contact the Texas Exes scholarship department at scholarships@texasexes.org or 512-840-5646.




The award-winning Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars (FDDS) program at American University (AU) is offering five full scholarships to high potential, incoming first-year student leaders dedicated to post-baccalaureate education, socially-responsible leadership, and lifelong achievement! 

FDDS personify innovation, entrepreneurial thinking, and originality. They are a new generation of leaders in relentless pursuit of excellence. FDDS draw on the knowledge, experience, and network of influential alumni, faculty, and staff to prepare for graduate/professional school, develop long-term personal and professional goals, and hone the specialized skills necessary for socially-responsible leadership. 

Ranked among the top three in Washington, DC, AU’s undergraduate schools and colleges include business, international studies, communications, public affairs, and arts and sciences. The FDDS benefit from AU’s location in the nation’s capital, providing unparalleled access to immersive leadership training and opportunities that develop their capacity to lead measurable change in an ever-changing world. Bringing together the best of AU – personal development, professional development, and leadership development – the FDDS program elevates the college-to-career experience of our most enterprising Honors students and propels them into successful careers in domestic and international entrepreneurship, health, business, government, law, communications, and education. To this end, AU has designed programs and established partnerships to intentionally foster a mutually respectful learning community in which FDDS come together to share a greater purpose, prepare for modern leadership challenges, and contribute to the intellectual, social, and political environment of the institution. 

Selected on the basis of recommendation letters, intellectual curiosity, leadership experience, personal qualities, and interest in attending graduate and/or professional school, FDDS receive AU’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship - full tuition, room, board, meal plan, books, metro pass, and mandatory fees. It is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, provided Scholars maintain a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA. Students applying as freshmen who would like to be considered for the scholarship must complete the FDDS program application by January 15th. 

While we encourage applications from all ambitious, well-rounded student leaders, the most competitive applicants will have a minimum 3.8 GPA (unweighted) or 4.0 GPA (weighted). Standardized test scores are not required and submission is optional. 


To apply, please visit http://www.american.edu/DouglassScholars


UNC Charlotte Levine Scholars Program-Beyond a financial award, the Levine Scholars Program is an investment. We invest in you, you invest in us, and together we make measurable change in our communities. The four-year scholarship includes full tuition, room, board, books, mandatory fees, an $8,000 service grant, and four summer experiences.
Scholars also benefit from:
  • Professional networking
  • Personalized mentorship
  • Professional development fund
  • Priority course registration
  • Research opportunities
  • Spring Break service trip
  • Social, cultural and athletic events throughout Charlotte
  • Click here for more info and to apply


WGU: Our Military women and men and their families sacrifice a lot to ensure that our nation stays free, and we want to help with a special scholarship opportunity. In addition to making it possible for those who serve to earn a regionally accredited degree from a Non-Profit university wherever they are stationed, WGU Texas has just announced our “Salute to Veteran Scholarship” opportunity – open to all Active Duty Military, Veterans, Reservists, and their spouses and children:
“THE SALUTE TO VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP”, OPEN TO A/D, VETS, RESERVISTS & SPOUSE/CHILDREN
·       Valued at up to $3,000
·       Application deadline December 31, 2018
·       www.wgu.edu/thanks -- for more details

Fun Fact: Since 2006 WGU has awarded over $4 million in scholarships to our military men and women and their families. WGU was formed by 19 governors to “Serve the Underserved!”


Gettysburg CollegeThe first is the STEM Scholars Program - a cohort of students will be chosen based on their interest in pursuing a major and career in a STEM-related field. We are looking for academically-promising, underrepresented minority, and first-generation students with demonstrated financial need to be part of the incoming STEM Scholars cohort. Students can learn more and apply online. The second opportunity is a new scholarship for talented musicians who seek to earn a music degree through the Sunderman Conservatory of Music. Preference will be given to students focused on the keyboard/piano. Learn more about music scholarships on our website.
-Undergraduate Scholar Programs List