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Don’t mess with Texas Scholarships

The $9,000 Don't Mess With Texas Scholarship is awarded in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful given to high school seniors that are keeping their schools and communities clean.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
January 11, 2024
Application Deadline
March 15, 2024
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$9,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$1,500
1 Award Winner

Advancing Care Scholarship for Adult Learners

Every year, BASU Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery grants a $1,500 scholarship to a Texan who is at least 30 years old and pursuing a graduate degree in the medical field.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Doctorate
Application Open Date
February 13, 2024
Application Deadline
May 19, 2024
Open
$1,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$500–$5,000
48 Award Winners

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships

The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship offers need-based scholarships of between $500 and $5,000 to graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in accredited colleges in the U.S.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – College Sophomore
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 7, 2023
Closed
$500–$5,000
48 Award Winners
Closed
$2,000–$6,000
2 Award Winners

Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship

The Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students residing and studying plastic industry-related courses at postsecondary institutions in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 15, 2023
Closed
$2,000–$6,000
2 Award Winners
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner

The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund

James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to eligible students to pursue undergraduate degrees in arts and sciences, human services, music, or ministry at an accredited college.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
December 6, 2022
Application Deadline
February 15, 2023
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$4,000
1 Award Winner

American Electric Power Scholarship

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) offers the American Electric Power Scholarship to an eligible student enrolled in an ABET-accredited school who demonstrates an interest in power engineering.

Eligible Grades
College Sophomore – College Junior
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 18, 2023
Closed
$4,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$8,000
1 Award Winner

Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Loan

Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation offers $8,000 interest-free loans to Texas high school graduates and college students intending to complete their undergraduate studies at an accredited institution in Texas.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
February 28, 2023
Closed
$8,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,250–$18,000
10 Award Winners

CJ Davidson Scholarship for FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)

The C.J. Davidson Scholarship for FCCLA of $2,250 is awarded to ten graduating high school seniors in Texas who will attend a four-year college in the same state.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Closed
$2,250–$18,000
10 Award Winners
Closed
$2,500
1 Award Winner

Matsuo Bridge Company Ltd. of Japan Scholarship

The American Welding (AWS) Foundation offers the Matsuo Bridge Company Ltd. of Japan Scholarship to a student enrolled in a welding engineering-related discipline at an accredited high institution nationwide.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Closed
$2,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$750
1 Award Winner

Curwen-Guidry Scholarship Fund

The Fund awards high school seniors who are bowlers in the USBC League to further their education. It’s open to students in the nine states part of the Southern Bowling Congress.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
November 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 15, 2023
Closed
$750
1 Award Winner
Closed
$3,500
30 Award Winners

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest – College Students

The Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest awards 30 scholarships to undergraduate students who live in states with Regions' full service and are enrolled in undergraduate programs of their choice.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
February 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 31, 2023
Closed
$3,500
30 Award Winners
Closed
$5,000
30 Award Winners

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest – High School Seniors

The Scholarship Contest awards 30 scholarships to high school senior students who live in states with Regions' full service and plan to enroll in undergraduate programs of their choice.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
February 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 31, 2023
Closed
$5,000
30 Award Winners
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner

Susan Howard Community Service Award

The British American Foundation of Texas annually awards students in Texas and Great Britain a scholarship worth $5,000 for their community service.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 31, 2023
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$10,000
7 Award Winners

V&E Diversity Scholarship

Vinson & Elkins offers $10,000 to seven high school senior students of a minority in Houston, Dallas, and Austin to enroll in law undergraduate degree programs at accredited universities or colleges.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – High School Graduate
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$10,000
7 Award Winners
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner

Ann Arnold Scholarship

The Ann Arnold Scholarship is an annual award of $5,000 to a junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled in a broadcast journalism program at a four-year institution in Texas.

Eligible Grades
College Junior – Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 15, 2023
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner

Davis Memorial Foundation

The Western States Roofing Contractors Association awards undergraduate and graduate students scholarships to enroll in a trade school or pursue a degree in a field related to construction.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 22, 2023
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000
20 Award Winners

Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship

The Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship offers twenty $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 30, 2023
Closed
$1,000
20 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000–$5,000
1 Award Winner

HSC Scholarship

The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium seeks to support Hispanic and Latino students in Texas to study at a university or college in the United States.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 30, 2023
Closed
$1,000–$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$400
50 Award Winners

Zakat Foundation Community Service Scholarship

Preparing for college is an exciting time, but it can also be an overwhelming undertaking, especially for students graduating during a pandemic.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – High School Graduate
Application Open Date
April 1, 2023
Application Deadline
May 10, 2023
Closed
$400
50 Award Winners
Closed
$1,500
185 Award Winners

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2023
Application Deadline
May 15, 2023
Closed
$1,500
185 Award Winners
Closed
$2,500
1 Award Winner

MGMA Southern Section Scholarship

The American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) offers the MGMA Southern Section Scholarship of $2,500 to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in medical practice management-related fields.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
February 1, 2023
Application Deadline
May 15, 2023
Closed
$2,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000–$5,000
1 Award Winner

SAWF Scholarship Program

The Southern Automotive Women's Forum Scholarship Program provides scholarships between $1,000 and $5,000 to women enrolled or who plan to enroll in a STEM-related field.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – High School Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
May 20, 2023
Closed
$1,000–$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,000
2 Award Winners

Ab Irvine Scholarship Program

Santa Fe Civitan awards two undergraduate or graduate students, passionate to help children with special needs, the $2,000 Ab Irvine Scholarship Program each to pursue their undergraduate or graduate studies.

Eligible Grades
College Junior – Graduate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2023
Application Deadline
June 1, 2023
Closed
$2,000
2 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner

Jon Yi Education Scholarship

The Jon Yi Education Scholarship awards $1,000 to high school seniors pursuing a two- or four-year degree at an accredited Texas-based post-secondary institution of their choice.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
June 1, 2023
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$3,000
1 Award Winner

Stephen T. Kugle Scholarship

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers offers this scholarship to undergraduate students enrolled in an ABET-accredited, or substantially equivalent, engineering degree program at public universities in District E states.

Eligible Grades
College Junior – College Senior
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
June 1, 2023
Closed
$3,000
1 Award Winner

About Texas Scholarships

Texas is a state that has it all: big cities, small towns, beaches, mountains, deserts, and forests. With its diverse geography and population of over 28 million people, there is something for everyone in the Lone Star State. Texas is an exciting place to study, with a wide range of educational opportunities and activities. From the bustling cities of Dallas and Houston to the vast open spaces of West Texas, students can explore everything from world-renowned museums to some of the nation’s best beaches. With its vibrant culture and diverse population, it is no wonder that so many people choose to pursue their studies in this great state. Whether you are looking for a degree program or just want to take advantage of all that Texas has to offer, there is something for everyone here!

Did you know that there is over $1.5 billion in scholarship money available to students in Texas? That’s a lot of money that can help pay for school! There are all sorts of scholarships available, from academic to athletic scholarships, to ones for special talents or unique backgrounds. No matter what your interests or strengths are, there is probably a scholarship out there for you. These Texas 2023 scholarships will make a big difference in how much debt you graduate with!

10 best scholarships in Texas

There are a lot of scholarships available for Texas – so we gathered 10 of the best value ones. These scholarships are open to Texas students, some are open to students across the U.S., and have minimal application requirements.

ScholarshipAward Amount
Don’t mess with Texas Scholarships$9,000
Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Loan$8,000
Susan Howard Community Service Award$5,000
Davis Memorial Foundation$5,000
HSC Scholarship$1,000–$5,000
Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships$500–$5,000
C. Lamar Meek Memorial Scholarship$1,500
Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship$1,000
Extraordinary Scholarship$1,000
Jon Yi Education Scholarship$1,000

Scholarships in Texas for high school seniors 2023

High school seniors in Texas have a great opportunity to pursue their dreams of higher education with the help of scholarships available to them. With so many different types of scholarships available, there is likely one that will fit every student’s unique needs and interests. Many of these scholarships are merit- or need-based, while others focus on specific fields of study or target certain demographic groups. Some schools may offer special awards for students who demonstrate academic excellence or participate in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, or community service. It is important for high school seniors to research all the scholarship opportunities they qualify for and apply early to increase their chances of receiving an award.

Here are three scholarships in Texas for high school seniors that we love.
– The Coca-Cola Scholars Program provides merit-based scholarships to high school seniors based on academic excellence, leadership and community involvement worth up to $20,000.
– The Terry Foundation Scholars program offer $5,000 to students to attend either Texas A&M University, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Houston, Texas State University, The University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas Tech University, University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University, University of Texas, Arlington, or the University of Texas at El Paso
– The Wischer Scholarship worth $11,000 is offred by Frost Bank.

There are more than 40 scholarships available for students in Texas, so have a look and find the right one for you. You can also search through the 300+ high school senior scholarships.

Cost of College in Texas 2023

It’s no secret that college tuition costs can be a major financial burden for many students and their families. In Texas, the average cost of college tuition per year across all institutions is $9,611 for in-state students and $22,541 for out-of-state students. This amounts to an average total cost of attendance (including room and board) of approximately $20,000–$30,000 annually depending on whether the student lives on or off campus. Additionally, some Texas universities offer reduced tuition rates for certain groups such as military veterans and members of religious organizations. By researching available scholarships and taking advantage of any discounts offered by colleges or universities in Texas, it may be possible to reduce overall college expenses significantly.

Texas is a great state for college students looking to save money on tuition. With over 200 public and private universities throughout the state, there are plenty of options for those who want to pursue higher education without breaking the bank. Here are three of the most affordable colleges in Texas: the University of Texas at El Paso, The University of North Texas, and Stephen F. Austin State University. At UTEP, undergraduate tuition fees start as low as $6,788 per year; UNT starts at $10,890 per year; and SFA’s undergrad rates begin at just $9,888 per year. These schools offer excellent facilities and resources that provide students with a quality education while keeping costs manageable.

Why study in Texas 2023?

If you are a graduating high school senior or even a college or graduate student then consider some of these reasons why you should study at a college in Texas. Texas state offers some of the most rigorous academic programs to students, with leading research institutions at an affordable college cost. The state is diverse, with lively cities and an affordable cost of living. Texas also has plenty of economic and employment opportunities that will benefit students after graduation or even for finding jobs while studying.

Scholarships for women in Texas 2023

Women in Texas have made great strides toward achieving educational success. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, women make up almost 60% of college students enrolled in public universities and colleges across the state. Women also account for 55% of all bachelor’s degrees awarded by four-year institutions, showing that they are highly dedicated and motivated when it comes to pursuing higher education.

To support this growing population of female college students, there are several scholarships available specifically for women who reside in Texas or attend college within the state’s borders. These scholarships provide financial assistance to help cover tuition costs as well as other expenses related to their studies such as books, supplies, transportation, and more. With these resources available, women can achieve their academic goals without worrying about how they will pay for them.

Women in Texas have the opportunity to make their educational dreams a reality with the help of scholarships designed specifically for them. These scholarships are available from various organizations and institutions across the state, providing financial assistance to female students so they can pursue higher education without worrying about how they will pay for it. From covering tuition costs to helping with other expenses related to their studies, these scholarships provide essential support that enables women to achieve success in college and beyond.

So if you’re a female student in Texas looking for financial assistance to help make your academic dreams come true, be sure to check out the list of scholarships available specifically for women in the state. With the right resources and support, you can achieve all your goals and reach new heights in your education. Good luck!

Tips for Winning Texas Scholarships

1. Start early: The earlier you start your scholarship search, the better chance you have at finding the right scholarships for you and applying for them in time. Most scholarships require applications to be submitted several months before the money is actually given out, so it’s important to get a head start on your search. Also, some scholarships have an early bird deadline that you should be aware of.

2. Use the right resources: There are a lot of different resources out there for finding Texas scholarships, so it’s important to use the right ones. Be sure to check with your school, state government, and local community organizations for scholarship opportunities in your area. There are also plenty of online resources, such as scholarship search engines and websites dedicated to helping students find scholarships.

3. Write a great essay: Many scholarships require an essay as part of the application process. It’s important to take this seriously and write a compelling essay that stands out from the rest. Be sure to follow all instructions.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any scholarships for women in Texas?

There are 30 Texas scholarships specifically for women. Namely, the LPA Scholarship, the Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship, and the Society of Women Engineers Scholarship. In addition, 43 of our scholarships call for applications from any gender, including women. If you’re looking for scholarships for women outside Texas, head to our Scholarships for Women page.

How many scholarships are there for high school seniors in Texas?

There are 13 different scholarships available in our Scholaroo database for high school seniors in Texas. A scholarship that may be of particular interest because of the minimum requirements, is the Texas History Essay Contest. This scholarship calls for graduating high school seniors to submit an essay to stand a chance to win up to $4,000 in a cash prize for college.

How to apply for scholarships in Texas?

There are a variet of scholarships available in Texas, so your first step is to do some research. Figure out which scholarships you’re eligible for and suit your needs, and start reading through the requirements. Planning will be key for success so ensure you are well aware of all deadlines for each application. Gather all the necessary documents and save them in an easy accessible location – things such as your transcript, financial information, acceptance letter, will be required often. Ensure that you understand the rules for submitting — things such as file formatting is critical as you may be disqualified if it’s incorrect. If you need to submit extra materials such as an essay or survey, we recommend that you first plan out your responses and review them a few times before submitting. Some scholarships have requirements for after the award has been disbursed, such as mainting a certain GPA or sending regular academic reports, ensure that you are aware ofthis before accepting.

Are there any scholarships for minorities in Texas?

There are 3  Texas scholarships that are for minority students. Specifically, the LPA Scholarship, the ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award Program and the HSC Scholarship. The LPA Scholarship is to improve diversity in engineering and architecture fields, any student from a minority group may apply. ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! program and HSC Scholarship is for Hispanic students only.

Are there scholarships in Texas for college students?

There are 21  Texas scholarships that call for applications from college students. Most of the scholarships in Texas are for those already enrolled in a college or university, or those who will be soon.

How many full-ride scholarships are available in Texas?

There aren’t many full-ride scholarships specifically for Texas. The Terry Foundation Scholars is one. They offer funding to cover tuition, textbooks, accommodation, and more. You will need to graduate from a Texas high school and attend one of the 13 Texas public universities to receive this full-ride scholarship. If you’re looking for full-ride scholarships outside Texas, check out The Gates Scholarship or the Science Ambassador Scholarship.