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

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

Catholic Life Insurance, due March 2, 2020

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

-Miscellaneous Scholarships

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 2020 who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree. In addition to funding, Golden Door provides 1:1 mentorship, professional development opportunities, and summer internships. We currently support 293 students and have 67 graduates who are working or pursuing a Masters or PHD. The due date for applications is Monday, September 30th.

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.

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

-Specific College Scholarships