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In accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.0256, beginning with students enrolled in 12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year, each student must do one of the following in order to graduate:
1. Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
2. Complete and submit a Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA); or
3. Submit a signed opt-out form.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Hernandez or visit https://tea.texas.gov/academics/college-career-and-military-prep/financial-aid-requirement
The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy
Look through each month's tabs below and explore the scholarships that are due during that month. Take note of their requirements and DUE DATES. Remember there is a difference between DUE and POSTMARKED. Scholarship applications will be linked to the online application's website or uploaded under the scholarship section below. Paper copies are also available in the counseling center. See Mrs. Hernandez if you have questions.
Additional Scholarship Resources:
The Gates Millennium Scholarship Due 9/15/22
Amount: Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.
*Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.
To apply, students must be:
Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.
*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required.
An ideal candidate will have:
QuestBridge National College Match Due 9/22/2021
Amount: The Match Scholarship is offered as part of a generous financial aid package provided by the college that covers the cost of attendance, including: Tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and travel expenses.
Match Scholarship Recipients are granted early admission to one of QuestBridge's college partners with a full four-year scholarship, worth over $200,000. Our college partners use a combination of their own funds as well as state and federal aid to fund the scholarship. Please view each college partner's(opens external link in new window) Financial Aid section for further details and see a glossary of financial aid terms(opens external link in new window).
2022 Friends "Celebrating Texas Public Schools" Scholarship Due 10/9/22
1. Prepare a video/multimedia presentation, 2 minutes or less, regarding how your public school education has impacted your life/career choice and prepared you to meet your future goals.
2. Request one letter from a teacher, guidance counselor, principal, vice-principal, or superintendent related to the student’s work in school (pdf preferred).
3. Complete this application. Include how the scholarship will be used for the student's future/help achieve my goals, including approval to use video/presentation, the link for presentation, upload the recommendation letter, and submit.
Website: CLICK HERE
The Coca-Cola Scholarship Due 10/31/22
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 34th class in 2022, the Foundation has provided over 6,450 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $75 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.
Elk National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship Due 11/14/2022 at 11:59 PM
Amount: $1,000 - $12,500
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Due 11/17/2022
Amount: Up to $55,000
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Dell Scholars Scholarship Due 12/1/2022
Amount: financial support of $20,000, a laptop, and textbook credits
Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12
View list of approved CRPs ?
Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year
Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in first year of college
Plan to enroll full time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in the fall directly following high school graduation
Earn a minimum of a 2.4 GPA
Forty Acres Scholarship Due 12/1/2022
Amount: Full Ride
-E-B Scholarship Program for Community Service Excellence Due 2/3/2023
H-E-B is a Corporate Sponsor of the UIL and has its annual H-E-B Scholarship Program for Community Service Excellence opportunity. Nominees must have the following submitted to https://www.sportsinaction.com/scholarship/by no later than February 3, 2023:
There will be 15 total winners – 5 each in music, academics and athletics – and each will be awarded $2,000 from H-E-B. An announcement of the winners will be at the UIL Basketball State Championships in March
Austin Bank Scholarship Due 2/24/2023
Amount: Thirty-six scholarships will be awarded, with nine in the amount of $2,500 and 27 for $500.
Big Things Come in Small Packages Scholarship Due 5/28/24
Must be 14 years of age or older at time of application.| Must be a legal U.S. resident.| Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.| This award is for U.S. students.
Submit an online written response to the question:
"Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it's the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you." (250 words or less)
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Students that qualify for the district's Free/Reduced Lunch Program may be eligible for fee waivers to take the SAT, ACT, and get other benefits to apply to college.
Students can request a fee waiver in the high school's Counseling Center.
TEST PREP RESOURCES:
SAT - KHAN ACADEMY
ACT - ACT ACADEMY
SAT & ACT Capstone
TSI/TSIA2 - TSIA2
Used by most colleges and universities in Texas.
Click here to begin your application.
THE COMMON APP
Used by colleges and private schools across the country.
* Senior Checklist
* Apply Texas Essays
* Letter of Recommendation Request Form
* College Application Tracker
* Step-by-Step Dual Credit Application Guide
* TSIA2 Study Resources
Students can fill out a transcript request form in the Counseling Center.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (903)295-5031 ext. 1142
Location: Counseling Center
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A REQUEST TO MEET WITH MRS. HERNANDEZ
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Mailing Address: P O Box 5878 Longview, TX 75608
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