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LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP BOOKLET -  Seniors may access the information about how to apply and what is available from the many local benefactors for scholarships specifically for Graham High School Students by opening the attached document:


Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is for high school seniors who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2015-2016, and plans to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry.  Visit the website for more information:  www.buickachievers.com. The applications deadline is February 27, 2015.

ACET Scholarship is for a senior who has participated in a compensatory education program.  These are programs designed to assist students, for example: ESOL, SWAS, etc.  If interested, go to the GHS Counseling Office for more information.

The "Don't Mess With Texas" Scholarship is for all high school grade levels and can be accessed at:  http://www.dmwtscholarship.org/

Senior Junior Forum Scholarship

Avaliable for currently attending or planning to attend Midwestern State University.  Must be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 hours.  $1,000 available for the academic year.

Applications due by April 1st

Texas Dove Hunters Association

$500 sholarship

If interested go to www.texasdovehunters.com

Fort Belknap Electric Cooperative Scholarship

A scholarship is available to those who receive thei electric service from Fort Belknap Electric Cooperative and their immediate families.  

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program

Nominate anyone age 6-18 that has made a difference in the community.

Can receive up to $10,000 for higher education.  

Professional Athletes Foundation Scholarship Program - This program is designed for a high school athlete who intends to attend a university, college, or two-year institution that does not provide athletic scholarships.  The scholarship rewards high school athletes for their non-athletic achievements and assists them in achieving their career goals.  To apply, the student must be a senior with an overall high school gpa of 2.0 or better, must be accepted to a 2 or 4 year college or university, must have participated  at the varsity level in athletics for at least one year, has not accepted any scholarship or grant funds to participate in college athletics, is not the son/daughter of a former or current NFL player and has been nominated by a high school coach. Additional information and a paper application is available in the GHS Counseling Office. Call Sylvia Overton at 303-885-0916 if you have questions.


Texas Student Housing - Off-campus housing scholarships are available to students accepted to or attending college in Austin, College Station, and Dention, Texas that have NOT signed off campus housing leases with a TSH facility managed by Asset Campus Housing. UNT and TWU normally do not permit first year students to live off campus.  If you have any questions, call 817-490-5744 or email TSHA@westlake-tx.org . Visit http://www.texasstudenthousing.net/ for more information.  Application deadline is January 31, 2015. Paper applications are available in the GHS Counseling Office.

West Texas A&M has several levels of scholarship opportunities available to high school seniors.  Students can view them at:  www.tamu.edu/scholarships .

The Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship - Scholarships up to $5000 per year ($2500 per semester) for a total of 5 years or the completion of a Bachelor's Degree are available.  Smaller amounts may be awarded on a one-time basis with no guarantee of future awards.  Visit www.midland.edu/slough for eligibility criteria, more information, and to complete an application.  The deadline is April 1st.

Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship - Six $5000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors pursuing a four year degree in higher education.  Consideration will be given to character, leadership and personal recommendations.  The scholarship applicant, parent or their legal guardian must be a member of EECU, which is an educator's credit union.  The application deadline is January 31, 2015.  For more information or an application, call Donna Thomas at EECU (817)882-0160, see your counselor, or access the website at www.eecu.org.

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Interested in Animation?  Try this scholarship:  The 3rd annual "Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program, a $1000 scholarship for high school seniors for anyone wanting to pursue an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  If interested, visit the website:  http://www.animationcareerreview.com/animationcareerreviewcom-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-program

LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST! $1000 for 1st place and $500 for 2nd place, with opportunities for more money if the student advances.  Essays are required.  Go to lions2e1.org and click on district contests, or email Carolyn Stroud at stroudcgt@sbcglobal.net  or Sheila Carley-Harris at drsheilacarley@sbcglobal.net. for more information. A packet may be obtained in the GHS counselors' office.  There are information sheets in the front offices and the junior and senior English teachers have packets with the details. 

2015 JOHN F. KENNEDY PROFILE IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST - 1st place is $10,000, 2nd place is $1000 and 5 finalists receive $500 each.  Winners also win an expense-paid trip to Boston to receive recognition. To enter, write an essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956.  For mory details, visit jfklibrary.org .  Deadline is January 5, 2015


AES Engineers Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the website:


Full details are available on the website.


Scholarships that were available last year and may be ongoing or available this year:


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Scholarship Program provides scholarships to anyone with multiple sclerosis, or anyone who is the child of someone with multiple sclerosis, who will be attending an accredited postsecondary school for the first time.

Awards range from $1,600 to $3,000, although a limited number may exceed this amount.

Application process is simple and may be completed online, as well as a personal statement on how MS has impacted the applicant's life.  The online application will be available on our website on October 1,2012, at www.nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship.

Wootan Grant - Another scholarship is available from Wootan.  Click on www.AIE.org/Wootan to learn more about it.

"Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas (ACET) Scholarship - Any student who has at some time been enrolled in a state compensatory education program (Title 1, Bilingual/ESL, Migrant, Homeless, At-Risk)  may apply.  Applications are available in the GHS counseling office.

The National Co-op Scholarship Program -155 merit scholarships will be awarded.  Minority and female students are encouraged to apply, as well as students interested in science, math, engineering and technology.  Go to www.co-op.edu to apply.

University of Houston Scholarships:  www.myCougarConnection.com/scholarships

The Terry Foundation Scholarship at the University of Houston

an up-to-full ride scholarship
for students interested in attending the University of Houston and
demonstrating leadership, financial need, and academic potential
The Terry Foundation Scholarship is for spring 2013 graduates of Texas high schools who demonstrate leadership ability, financial need, and scholastic achievement.  The amount of the Terry scholarship is based upon the cost of attendance at the University of Houston and can be applied to the cost of tuition, fees, books, on-campus room and board, and miscellaneous expenses. Incoming 2012 Terry Scholars received an average award of $14,500 for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Terry Foundation scholarship is a private Houston-based scholarship program founded to provide scholarships to outstanding Texas high school graduates for attendance at Texas public colleges and universities, including the University of Houston. The specific amount of the stipend will vary for each Terry Scholar, depending on other scholarship awards and the ability of the Scholar’s family to contribute towards the cost of college.
Students nominated to the Foundation last year possessed an average SAT of 1200 (combined math and critical reading) with a majority of nominees ranking in the top 15% of their graduating classes. Ninety percent of the students nominated attended public high schools and were entering the University in majors ranging from the humanities and business to science, engineering and architecture. These numbers represent averages and are not minimum criteria; all interested qualified students are encouraged to apply. 
The UH Terry Scholarship committee at the University of Houston seeks strong candidates to nominate to the Foundation for interviews.  This year, the Committee will review and nominate 44 candidates for 22 incoming Terry Foundation scholarships. To be considered for nomination, candidates must complete an on-line application and submit supplementary materials via emailComplete guidelines and the 2013 application for the Terry Foundation Scholarship at the University of Houston are available at www.TheHonorsCollege.com/terry.
NOTE: Terry Scholars are strongly encourage to participate in the Honors College, but are not required to do so. 
Qualified students should submit their completed Terry application, together with the supporting materials, at their earliest opportunity, but no later than February 1, 2013. All applications sent via U.S. mail must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2013.
Contact Person:
Jodie Köszegi, Assistant Dean
The Honors College at the University of Houston
UH Liaison for The Terry Foundation
212 M.D. Anderson Library
Houston, TX  77204-2001


Texas Lyceum provides five (5) $2,000 scholarships to entering freshmen at accredited Texas colleges and universities.  The Texas Lyceum’s goal is to “assist motivated Texas students, exhibiting leadership qualities, to attain their goals through higher education.”  For more information on the Texas Lyceum, check:  http://www.texaslyceum.org/.  For more information on Texas Lyceum scholarship applications and instructions, check:  http://www.texaslyceum.org/scholarships.aspx.

Carr P. Collins Scholars Program at Baylor:  Collins Scholars are awarded at least $4500 their freshmen year & is renewable for three more years if the student maintains a 3.0 gpa.  Leadership, academic achievement and community service are emphasized in awarding this scholarship. The Collins Scholars Application is available online at:  baylor.edu/admissions/CarrPCollins, or by calling 1-800-BAYLOR-U.  The deadline to apply is January 31st.


Elks Lodge No. 1105, ATTN:  Scholarship Chairman, 4205 Seymour Hwy., Wichita Falls, Texas, 76309    OR

Mr. Jim Bracket, 4600 Tammy Drive, Wichita Falls, Texas, 76306  Application can be picked up in couselors office.

NOTE: The Elks Lodge is open Mon-Sat, 4PM-11PM   Please contact me if you have any questions: 940-855-1987

TCU Texas Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award:  Presented by the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center at TCU and sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank, the applications for this award is now available at www.tcuyeya.org.  One $5000 and five $1000 scholarships are available each year.  Applicants do not have to be seniors.  Applications are due November 1, 2010.

 State Farm Insurance Scholar Athlete Scholarship:  Details for this scholarship are found at http://www.texasscholarathlete.com/    

Help Johnny Scholarship (Deadline: Varies)
This $5000 scholarship is available to any student that is 19 years or
under, as of October 25, 2010 and is renewable.

Website: http://www.studentscholarships.org/helpjohnny.php

Mabel & Leo Scott Dual Credit Scholarship:  This scholarship is for high school students taking dual credit classes at NCTC.  Criteria is similar to the scholarship listed above.  An application may be picked up in the GHS counselors' office.

Angelo State University ScholarshipsBlue & Gold Guarantee - full tuition for freshmen coming from Texas families with a combined adjusted gross income of $40,000 or less.  Graduation Incentive Program - $1500 plus $1000 from state of Texas for students who complete their bachelor's degree in four year.  Carr Academic Scholarship - $1000 to $3000 to incoming freshmen who rank in the top 45 percent of their graduating class, and score at least 1020 on the SAT or 22 on the ACT.  Additional money is available depending on need.

The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest:  Any high school student may enter.  Students are required to give a prepared 8 to 10 minutes oration on a selected area of the United States Constitution.  They also give a 3 to 5 minute talk on a topic assigned at the competition.  For more information on how to enter, go to www.legion.org/programs/youthprograms/oratorical .  Mr. Mattis will be coordinating this contest at GHS.  See him if you want to be involved.

Adademos/textbook.com Scholarship Contest


  • Amount:  grand prize is $2,000 with two runner-up receiving $250 gift certificates for TextbookX.com
  • Deadline:  December 31 of each year
  • Return to:  see details at website
  • Eligibility:  Akademos is offering scholarships to help college students and to publicize the TextbookX.com website, a source offering essential new and used textbooks.


AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest


  • Amount:  National Winner, $4,000; 2nd prize winner, $3,000; 3rd prize winner, $2,000; 4 – regional winners get $1.000 each.
  • Deadline:  early January of each year
  • Return to:  see details at website
  • Eligibility:  see details at website


APHA (American Public Health Association) Get Ready Scholarship


  • Amount:  6 - $500 scholarships available
  • Deadline:  see details at above web address
  • Return to:  see details at website
  • Eligibility:  Current high school seniors, undergraduates, or graduate students who understands the importance of emergency preparedness, you may qualify for this scholarship.


Calgon Take Me Away to College Contest


  • Amount:  National Winner, $7,000; 2nd prize winner, $3,500; 3rd prize winner, $2,000; 4 – 4th prize winners get $1.000 each.
  • Deadline:  February 28 of each year
  • Return to:  see details at website
  • Eligibility:  visit website at website


Campus Discovery $5,000 “Value of College” Scholarship


  • Amount:  $1,000 - $10,000.00 award
  • Deadline:  January 31of each year
  • Return to:  see details at website
  • Eligibility:  To qualify, you must be a US student enrolled at a college or university. Recent college grads with an Associates or Bachelor's degree in 2008, 2009 and 2010 also qualify.
  • Amount:  $250 - $1,000 scholarships available
  • Deadline:  September 15 each year
  • Return to:  see details at website
  • Eligibility:  The Competition is available to high school juniors or seniors. You must be going through, or have gone through, the college selection process and respond to one of the three questions posed on the Web site. You must be a legal resident of the United States; international students with valid visa's are also eligible.


College Prowler Essay Competition



College Prowler “No-Essay” Competition


  • See the College Prowler Non-Essay Competition at web address above.  This scholarship awards a monthly scholarship of $2,000 for simply filling out a form.  There are other such scholarships at the same web address so check it out!


College Scholarships Anyone Can Win


·       College scholarships do not necessarily require hard work. Some college scholarships are awarded in contests. If you're not in it, you can't win it! It certainly can't hurt to compete for the following college scholarships.


College.us.com College Scholarship Program


  • Amount:  4 - $3,000 scholarships available
  • Deadline:  see details at above web address
  • Return to:  see details at website
  • Eligibility:  Whether you're interested in Business, Nursing, Art, Engineering, Criminal Justice, Technology or another field, we can help you experience the benefits of an education!


Discover Card Tribute Award


  • Amount:  300 state scholarships of $2,500; 10 national scholarships for $25,000.  Scholarships for high school juniors to use for postsecondary education at two/four year colleges as well as trade/technical schools.
  • Deadline:  Fall deadline, December 31; Spring deadline, Aril 30 of each year
  • Return to:  see details at website
  • Eligibility:  Criteria for selecting winners - includes special talents, overcoming an obstacle, community service and leadership.  Applicants must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher in the ninth and tenth grades.




  • Amount:  2 - $1,000 scholarships available
  • Deadline:  see details at above web address
  • Return to:  see details at website
  • Eligibility:  Are you able to answer a simple question about what the American Dream means to you? If you're ready to write a 750-word essay about your embodiment of the American Dream, you might win.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships


  • Amount:  50 - $5,000.00  scholarships to high schools seniors who are US citizens.
  • Deadline:  October of each year  Deadline this year is October 25, 2012
  • Eligibility:  Awarded to students who integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.  Other criteria used to choose the winners include a GPA of 2.0 or higher, the desire to contribute to society and strength of character.


Amount: 3 awards of $800

Deadline October 22, 2012

Elgibility:  If you are a teenager (14-19 yrs. old), we want to hear why your school ROCKS!!  We've asked students what they would like to change about their high school and how they would change it.Here is your chance to help influence other schools and students across the nation, you have the power to make real positive changes, just enter this contest and help make a difference.



YOUTH ACTIVITY FUND STUDENT GRANTS: $5,000  Deadline November 1, 2012

Youth Actitivy Fund for high school students and college undergraduates, fosters a new generation of explorers dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge of the world.

Our awards typically range from $500 to $2,500 US in ea Fund.  A few awards may be granted up to a $5,000 award level.

Applications: www.studentscholarship.org/scholarship.php


FREE SPEECH ESSAY CONTEST:  9 Awards- $10,000    DEADLINE: November 25, 2012

High school juniors and seniors for the 2012-2013 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE's essay contest.  To enter, students must submit between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic.

One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays.  Four winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing.  Applications can be found: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php




To be eligible for the Carrington Dental Centre Scholarshio a student must: 

Be between ages 16 - 22

Answer the Essay Questions on the sponsors website prior to December 15, 2012 Deadline

Have a parent/guardian submit the recommendation letter prior to Dec. 15, 2012 Deadline

Be enrolled in a college, university, trades or technical school by no later than the Fall of 2013

Applications can be found:  www.studentscholarship.org/scholarship.php



RMHC U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS- $1,000    100 Awards   DEADLINE:  December 20,2012

To apply for an RMHC scholarship, a satudent Must:

Be a high school senior and younger than 21 years of age

Be eligible to attend a two or four year college or university with a full course of study

be a legal U. S. resident

Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline on the application

Meet any additional eligiblity requirements outlined by each scholarship program

Verification of enrollment each year at the student's accredited post-secondary institution

Application can be found: www.studentscholarship.org/scholarship.php



OP Loftbed Scholarship


  • Amount:  1- $500.00 award
  • Deadline:  July 31of each year
  • Return to:  see details at website
  • Eligibility:  OP Loftbed is giving back to the college community by offering a scholarship to US citizens. Essay topics vary from year to year.


Patricia M. McNamara Memorial Scholarship


  • Amount:  1 - $1,000 scholarship
  • Deadline:  December 31 of each year
  • Return to:  see details at website
  • Eligibility:  Did you have to overcome obstacles to achieve your goals? If you are like most students, it wasn't an easy ride.




  • Amount:  $10,000 scholarship
  • Deadline:  June 15 each year
  • Return to:  see details at website
  • Eligibility:  graduating high school students.




  • Amount:  $10,000 scholarship
  • Deadline:  June 15 each year
  • Return to:  see details at website
  • Eligibility:  focused on hardworking moms who want to complete their education, but don't have the time, money or the support to meet their goal.
  • Register to qualify for multiple scholarship drawings each month. You can increase your chances of winning college money by taking surveys, reading blogs and other easy online activities.


ScholarshipPoints.com $10,000 Scholarships



Teenage Vision for America Essay Contest


  • Amount:  1- $300.00 award
  • Deadline:  June 1of each year
  • Return to:  see details at website
  • Eligibility:  The contest is open to students aged 13 to 18.


Voice of Democracy VFW $30,000 Scholarship


  • Amount:  $30,000 scholarship available
  • Deadline:  Voice of Democracy - November 1; Patriots’ Pen Youth Essay – November 1; Scouting Scholarship – March 1
  • Return to:  see details at website
Eligibility:  See specific scholarships for details:  Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition; Patriot's Pen Essay Contest, and Scout of the Year Scholarship program

Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition:  Sponsored by the University of Texas, but the winners may use the scholarship at any college.  All students, grades 9 through 12 may enter.  The focus is to research and write about the rich and diverse contributions of African Americans in Texas. If interested, go online to www.utexas.edu/world/barbarajordan/ , or call Aileen T. Bumphus, Ph. D., at (512)232-4627.

NAVY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP: NROTC is a four year scholarship worth up to $180,000.  It is open to High School Seniors and college Freshmen.  The Scholarship pays for 100% tuition, books, and lab fees. The student is able to choose their college and major from over 160 major colleges and universities nationwide.  Applicants must be 17 years old by Sept. 1st of their Freshman year, and not older than 23 by June 30th of the year you start college.  Applicants must be a U.S. or Naturalized citizen, have qualifying SAT or ACT scores, or be in the top 10% of their high school class.  Minimum SAT scores:  Reading 530, Math 520

Minimum ACT scores:  English 22, Math 21

Complete the application online at https://www.nrotc.navy.mil

CHARLES, LELA AND MARY SLOUGH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP:  Midland College is the Scholarship Administrator and Bank of America, N.A. is the trustee for the foundation.  Recipients can receive $5000 a year for up to five years.  The application is available on the Web at www.midland.edu/admissions/aid/forms/slough.pdf.  Criteria include at least a 3.0 GPA, Texas resident, a completed Slough application, a FAFSA submitted, a one page essay and a high school transcript which includes GPA, rank and ACT/SAT scores. If you have questions, call Nancy S. Ellington at (432)685-6493.











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