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The 20 Best Scholarships in Texas 2020 High School Seniors Updates

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The 20 Best Scholarships in Texas 2020 High School Seniors Updates.

20 Best Scholarships in Texas 2020: Do you wish to study in Texas but never have the opportunity? Are you discouraged in the high cost of tuition in Texas? Do you wish you could school abroad?

The 20 Best Scholarships in Texas 2020 High School Seniors Updates

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1. Jake Jones Memorial Scholarship for the Learning Disabled

The scholarship is available to physically challenged high school seniors in the Texas Panhandle.

The winner must have integrity, ambition, motivation, and good moral character and be enrolled in Texas higher education.

Applicants are required to offer a letter from their special education teacher, counselor, or doctor, as well as a personal essay about how they have overcome struggles and obstacles. The foundation awards $500 scholarship yearly.


2. University of Texas Presidential Scholars Program

This scholarship is for students at the University of Texas at Austin, who have the need for finance and outstanding academic achievement in high school.

$5,000 per year for four years is given to presidential scholars

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required from applicants and complete 30 hours of coursework each year to maintain their scholarship.


3. Austin Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to a college junior or senior majoring in media, marketing, communications, or a related field at a university in the Austin or San Marcos area. $5,000 is awarded to these students.

Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and must have completed at least 75 hours of coursework to receive the scholarship.

Transcripts are to be submitted by applicants, two letters of reference and also a personal statement.


4. Forth worth Scottish Rite Foundation

The Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation is a Texas association that awards 50 academic scholarships, worth $1,500 each, to graduating seniors of high schools yearly.

For five of these scholarships, the Foundation has a preference for students who will be attending a community college.

Applicants have to submit a high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores, two personal letters of reference, and two academic letters of reference.


5. Barbara Odom-Wesley Spirit of Achievement Scholarship

The Barbara Odom-Wesley Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to a female African American student who attends school in Tarrant County.

The female student must be a graduating senior, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and submit a transcript, SAT or ACT score, three letters of recommendation, and a 1,000-word essay.

The scholarship is worth $3,000.


6. City of Houston Scholarship Essay Contest

The City of Houston Scholarship Contest is available to high school seniors in the Houston area.

Applicants must write a 500-word essay explaining how they would make an impact if they are to work for the city of Houston.

The judges award the first prize scholarship of $2,000, a second prize scholarship of $1,200, a third prize scholarship of $800, and two honorable mention scholarships of $500 each.


7. The Children of Disabled or Deceased Firemen, Peace officers, Game Wardens and Employees of Correctional Institutions Scholarship

This scholarship is for students whose parent sustained an injury, resulting in disability or death, in their job as an eligible public servant.

The scholarship can be used at any public Texas college or university and covers all tuition and fees for the student’s first 120 credit hours or all tuition and fees until the student turns 26.


8. Diamonds in the Rough Ministry International Scholarship

The Diamonds in theRough Scholarship is awarded to a female high school senior who is involved in community service and other extracurricular activities.

Applicants have to reside in Texas. He/she must  have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be enrolled in a college or university, and provide their high school transcript and a letter of recommendation. The scholarship foundation usually determines the scholarship amount yearly.


9. Dr. Dan J. and Patricia S. Pickard Scholarship

The Dallas Foundation awards the Dr. Dan J and Patricia S. Pickard Scholarship to all-male African American students in Dallas County.

Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be enrolled in a college or university. Preference is given to applicants who have financial need.

One or two scholarships of $1,000 are usually awarded yearly.


10. Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program

The Fifth-Year Accounting Scholarship, worth $5,000, is awarded to any Texas resident who is enrolled at least half-time in a college or university, has completed 120 hours of coursework, has financial need, and plans to take the CPA exam to become a Certified Public Accountant.

Applicants are required to have submitted an Application of Intent to take the CPA exam in order to be awarded the scholarship.


11. Aimee Melissa Davis Memorial Scholarship

The Aimee Melissa Davis Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Travis, Williamson, or Hays County, who has Type one diabetes and financial need.

Applicants are required to provide the date of their diagnosis, a letter from their physician confirming that they have diabetes, and two letters of recommendation. This scholarship is worth $5,000.


12. George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Scholarships

This Scholarship is awarded to 70 graduating high school seniors in the Houston area who have the plan to attend any college or University in US. The award is $4,500 per year for four years.

The scholarships are awarded based both on academics and financial need of students. Finalists for the awards are invited for an interview with the foundation.


13. Irma Gesche Scholarship

The Irma Gesche Scholarship worth $1,000 and is awarded to a Texas resident who attends or plans to attend a college or university.

This scholarship is based on academic history, financial need as well as community service. Applicants are expected to submit their high school transcript, three letters of reference, and a personal statement explaining their goals and educational plans.


14. The TSJCL Lourania Miller and Gareth Morgan Scholarships

The Lourania Miller & Gareth Morgan Scholarships, worth $1,000 each, and are awarded yearly to two graduating high school seniors who studied Latin and the classics in high school and will continue their studies in college.

Students must be nominated by their Texas Junior Classical League Chapter and must take either Greek or Latin in their freshman year of college to receive the scholarship.


15. Hellenic Professional Society of Texas Scholarship

Applicants are qualified for this scholarship if they are presently attending or have been accepted by a college or university in Texas, have portrayed excellent scholastic performance in their corresponding field of study, and are of Hellenic heritage.

The Society also welcomes applications from students of non-Greek descent that have demonstrated clear, strong and sustained excellence in academic studies related to Greek letters or affairs.


16. Josie Washington Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to only high school seniors who are considered “Unsung Heroes”. This is for students who have overcome usual circumstances, rendered humanitarian services or brave deeds in their community, their school or through their public or religious associations.


17. Jack’s Ride Cancer Scholarship

Jack Ride is currently offering scholarship money every spring to seniors in Houston areas that are cancer diagnosed and are interested in furthering a secondary education through College or a Trade school.


18. Texas Urban Scholarship.

This Urban Scholarship Fund is meant for graduating high school seniors, who are new or returning college students attending any accredited nonprofit public or independent two or four-year college/university or technical school.

Yearly awards are $700 for community college, junior college and technical college; $1,000 for public four-year college/university; and $2,000 for independent (private) four-year college/university.

Funds are paid half each semester.


19. Don’t Mess With Texas Scholarship

This “Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship” recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have obtained leadership roles to avoid litter in their schools or communities and create awareness of the Don’t mess with Texas initiative.

Presented in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, the Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship contest will award one $6,000 scholarship and two $2,000 scholarships in June.


20. Mary E. Bivins Foundation Scholarship

The aim of the Mary E. Bivins Religious Scholarship Program is to educate ministers to preach the Christian religion. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States of America and must be a permanent resident of the northernmost twenty-six counties of the Texas Panhandle.


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