Paradise High School Counselor


Scholarships with Deadlines

Free Speech Scholarship – Top Prize is $10,000. For juniors and seniors. Students must submit an essay on the provided topic. Details online. Deadline December 31, 2017.

Profile in Courage Essay Contest – First prize $10,000. Enter online. Deadline January 4, 2018.

Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarship - Information and application online. Deadline January 19, 2018.

The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship - One $1,000 scholarship. Offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Apply online. Deadline January 29, 2018.

Texas Student Housing Scholarship – More than $403,600 awarded last year. For the full or partial cost of an off-campus room. Open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station or Denton. Application form. Deadline January 31, 2018.

Parentinn's Scholarship - $1,250.00 The "Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship". Application form and instructions. Deadline February 28, 2018.

Texas Farm Bureau District Scholarships Thirty-nine (39) $1,000 district scholarships awarded, thirteen (13) $1,500 memorial/honorary scholarships awarded. Deadline March 1, 2018. Apply online.

Texas Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Scholarship for High School Students Thirteen $1,000 scholarships awarded. Deadline March 1, 2018. Apply online.

Texas Farm Bureau Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship - One $1,000 scholarship awarded. Deadline March 1, 2018. Apply online.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund - $500 to $5,000. Deadline April 26, 2018. Apply online.

The Texas Interscholastic League Foundation scholarship - More than $1 million in scholarships each year. For students who compete at the state level in a UIL academic contest and plan to attend a Texas college. Apply online. Deadline May 11, 2018.

Central Intelligence Agency Undergraduate Scholarship Program – If selected, you will be given an annual salary; a benefits package, and up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, books and supplies. Students participating in this program complete work sessions during each summer break, increasing your knowledge and job responsibilities while assisting intelligence professionals and applying your academic skills. Deadline: October 15, 2018. Apply online.

Scholarships with No Deadlines

The American Legion – Several scholarships. Baseball, Scouting, Junior Shooting Sports, Oratorical, and more. Details on their website.

The Christian Connector-Source for $150 million in scholarships to Christian Colleges. Automatic entry for $2,500 scholarship drawing.

College Board Scholarship Partners and Programs

College Bound Network-College and University Search

Fastweb-Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Colleges

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - Honoring the legacy of President Ronald Reagan, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Links to several other scholarship programs are also available on this page. Apply online.

Hazlewood Act (Texas Veterans Commission) - The Hazlewood Act provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition and fee exemptions at state supported colleges or universities.

"Just Poetry" scholarships - The Easterday Poetry Award of a $500.00 college scholarship will be awarded to the American High School Poets "Poet of the Year". In addition there will be 4 "Best of Issue" Winners ($500 scholarship prize, 1 selected each quarter) and 4 Editor's Choice Selections ($100 scholarship prize, 1 selected each quarter). There will also be hundreds of "JUST POETRY" and Topical Winners. Four deadlines per year. Apply online.

McKnight Scholarship at Oklahoma State University – A full tuition waiver for all four years, plus $5000 for each of the first two years at OSU. FFA, 4-H, and American Quarter Horse Youth Assoc. Involvement, along with other activities are used to help identify students for this award. For more information contact Cassi Rash at (806) 323-9917 or email

Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program - Information online. Apply here... for Scholarships-Find Money for College.

Society of Petroleum Engineers Scholarships – Several scholarships for Petroleum Engineering students are listed at their website.

Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program – Up to $10,000. Requires that student be enrolled in an ROTC program at college. Purpose: To encourage students to become members of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, U.S. Coast Guard or U.S. Merchant Marine. Fact sheet in Counselor's office. Additional information online. No deadline given.

Texas Department of Transportation Conditional Grant Program. The Conditional Grant Program is available to eligible students pursuing a degree in civil engineering or a department approved operational business discipline.

Texas Interscholastic League Foundation Scholarships – Applicants must be participants in the UIL Academic State Meet, or an Outstanding TSSEC Soloist. Application online. Deadlines vary and may be found on the website

Tuition Funding Sources – Posts a new scholarship every day.

Universal Technical Institute – Check out this page to find a long list of scholarships available for students who want to prepare for a career in one of these fields: automotive, collision repair, diesel, marine, motorcycle, NASCAR, CNC machining, and welding. Application online. Deadlines vary for each scholarship.

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest - $1,000 awarded every month. Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.

Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter online.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund - has links to several scholarships for graduating high school seniors. Once you begin filling out the online application, the site automatically tells you which scholarship programs you qualify for. A list of HSF scholarships is also available in the scholarship drawer in the Counselor's Office.

Don't forget that universities and colleges offer many on-site scholarships for their students. Access specific university web-sites to find out what they have to offer.