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Financial Aid & Scholarships


For many students and parents, the thought of paying for college is daunting and somewhat scary.  There are many steps that you can take to get the most money for college.

I will help you complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) during your senior year of high school.  We host a FAFSA Night each year and will announce this on social media and to our seniors. This application will determine your eligibility for Federal Pell Grants and/or loans based on income and need.


The Texas Legislature has established the "Toward Excellence, Access, & Success (TEXAS)" Grant Program, which provides grants to cover tuition and fees to Texas public universities, community colleges and technical schools. Students must meet eligibility requirements, including financial need and successful completion of the recommended, distinguished, or foundation high school graduation programs.  This will be noted on your final transcript.


Scholarships are available throughout high school.  The majority of scholarship money comes from the college/university you will be attending.  These scholarships are based on academic merit and consider your class rank, GPA and ACT/SAT scores.  Merit based scholarships are available your senior year on the college/university websites and you must meet their deadlines.  Local scholarships usually become available in the spring semester of senior year.  These will be listed on the scholarship webpage and announced in senior economics weekly.  Paper copies can be picked up outside of Mrs. Dooley’s office.







Have you heard about………..Raise.Me? A New Way to Earn Scholarships in High School has partnered with colleges and other organizations across the country to offer scholarships to high school students who desire to excel prior to applying to college. Colleges offer micro-scholarships to students that can be used when they are accepted and enroll in the participating college. So far, over $250 million in micro-scholarships have been made available by the colleges as part of their commitment to making aid more transparent, predictable and motivational for students. Currently, more than 21,000 high school students from all over the United States are registered and using

Awards are given to students automatically for each of their achievements during high school. This gives students incentives to perform well in school and see immediate gratification for their performance.

Shaffer, Suzanne. (March 11, 2105). “ A New Way to Earn Scholarships in High School.” (


Start your own Raise Me account FREE today by using the following link.


The following are various scholarship search engines.

Student Scholarships Newsletter

Sign up to receive the electronic newsletter at the following link.

The High Five Scholarships

This website is now live with the largest collection of scholarships ever assembled. It is available to everyone free of charge. In addition to scholarships we will soon have free ACT and SAT practice tests and Study Guides.


Texas Genuine

You can use this link to search for information about colleges in Texas, CTE programs, or by job interests. It is a great website designed to help students find programs and careers and then link their interests to colleges that offer those programs.



This a very helpful website that provides information about choosing a college, cost of college, and financial aid- grants, loans, scholarships, etc. Visit To go straight to the financial aid section, go to .


Monthly Financial Aid Newsletter and “Scholarship of the Day”

Sign up to receive monthly financial aid information via email. You can also sign up to receive a daily email of the “Scholarship of the Day”.

Search Engines


Over 1.3 million awards worth over $3 billion.



REMEMBER- Never pay for financial aid processing!!!

FAFSA is always FREE!!!




This website offers numerous links to valuable financial aid information, including scholarship search engines.

Student Financial Assistance Information, U.S. Department of Education

This page takes you to some of the major publications on student aid.

Websites for General Information

College for Texans

College Board


College is Possible

Texas Mentor



College Net

Free Scholarship Search

SRN Express

USA Funds

Wired Scholar

Scholarship Search

Free College Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

Scholarship Websites

Accounting Scholarship


American Council for the Blind

American Geological Institute Geoscience Scholarship

American Institute of Architects

American Psychological Association

American Society for Microbiology


Angelo State University


Association Graduate Funding

Brand Essay Competition

Coca-Cola Two Year College

College Fund

Discover Card Tribute Award


East Texas Baptist University Scholarships


Elks National Foundation

Federal Scholarship & Aid Gateway


Gateway to 10 free Scholarships

Gateways to US Government Grants

Holocaust Remembrance

Hendrix College


International Students Scholarships And Aid Help

International Students

Lucent Technology

Microsoft Scholarship Program

NACMA Scholarship Program

National Alliance for Excellence

Presidential Freedom

Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Sallie Mae Free Online

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies

Siemens Westinghouse Competition

Student Inventors

Target Scholarship

Harry S Truman Scholarship

Tylenol Scholarships

United States Institute of Peace

William Randolph Hearst Endowed

TTA Baseball or Softball or contact the state office at 877-913-8822.


Texas Retired Teachers Foundation Student Scholarship at


Texas State Technical College .


Vocational Scholarships are also available to Texarkana College


Texarkana College Bulldog Scholarship


Texas A&M University-Texarkana Scholarships




Scholarships for Women


Zonta International


Scholarships for Minorities

Gates Millennium Scholarship

GE and LuLac

Hispanic College Fund

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Hispanic Scholarship Guide

Jackie Robinson Foundation

Minority Health Program

Ron Brown Scholarship

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

United Negro College Fund

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma


Scholarships for Children of Military Personnel

AFCEA International

Air Force Aid Society

Army Emergency Relief


Marine Corps Scholarships

Military Page

Navy Marine Corps Relief

ROTC Scholarship

Other Military Information at www.goarmy,,, and .


Scholarships by School:


Collins Scholarship- Baylor University

To be eligible for the Collins Scholarship students must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average, satisfactory progress toward a degree, and continued dedication to leadership and service. The scholars are awarded at least $4,500 their freshman year, renewable for three additional years. Applicants must have a minimum ACT score of 28 and meet other qualifications. Applications are available online at

Deadline: Check website

President’s Gold, Provost’s Gold, and Dean’s Gold- Baylor University

These scholarships range from $12,000-$68,000 divided evenly over 4 years. Students are awarded these by virtue of their admission to Baylor. Go to to determine eligibility for a merit scholarship.

Deadline: Check website



See Mrs. Dooley for a complete list of scholarships and deadlines.




Visit for scholarship information. Also see Mrs. Dooley.

Deadline: Check website



Full-Ride Scholarships Terry Foundation Scholarship. Students must have a record of leadership and service, strong academic abilities, financial need, and be unmarried or childless. Visit for complete scholarship information.

Deadline: Check website.