Ways to Look for Scholarships:

    1.  On the internet
    2.  College/university website/financial aid department
    3.   Parent's/student's employers
    4.  From the local community and church organizations
    5.  Student's middle/elementary schools
    6.  FAFSA
    7.  Restaurants, cooperate offices
    8.  Think Outside the Box!
    When you are looking for scholarships, it is your responsibility to  read the fine print and requirements/application details in its entirety to see if you are eligible, for exact and precise details, and for due dates. 
     Available Scholarships:
     Local Scholarships from WISD!  
    The local scholarship application for the Pirate Class of 2019 will open in February 2019!  YOU MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO APPLY WHICH MEANS YOU MUST CREATE A LOG-IN AND PASSWORD.  The application will close on March 1, 2019.
     Birmingham Scholars Timeline:  please view the attachment for details:

    "2019’s six awards of $1500 each are open to all Murphy resident students who are graduating at the end of the 2018-19 school year, including CTE (Career and Technical Education) students, home-school and private school students, along with our PISD and WISD college bound Murphy resident seniors. The application link below will close on April 1st, 2019. " 

    2019 MCOC Scholarship Application





    "The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has considered education its number one priority since it was established in 1929.
    As part of LULAC’s education efforts, the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) was established in 1975 to provide scholarships to
    Hispanic students attending colleges and universities."  Due March 31!  Please see the attached PDF for exact details:
    We are pleased to announce the 2019 C.C. Miao & Rosalind Miao Scholarship of Communities Foundation of Texas.  Eligible students must be from the DFW area and must be of Chinese ethnic heritage – either born in China or Taiwan, or born in the United States and have parents or grandparents who were born in China or Taiwan. Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.The application is available starting January 15, 2019 the deadline is April 1, 2019.  Please see the attached flyer.  
    The 2019 Father of the Year and Sylvan Landau Scholarship Applications are available for graduating Seniors at high schools in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin or Denton counties in Texas.  Both scholarships will award a one-year scholarship of up to $5,000 to support tuition, fees and books at any accredited college or university in the United States or its possessions, including community colleges. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2019. Additional details can be found on the attached flyer.
    The Northwood Woman’s Club will be awarding multiple one-year scholarships through their Northwood Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund. The scholarship provides multiple one-year scholarships of between $2,500 and $5,000 to female students who have overcome great difficulty to pursue advanced education. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books and fees to attend any accredited post-secondary educational institution, including 4-year colleges, junior college and vocational schools in the United States or its possessions.  Applicants are required to complete the FAFSA, provide two letters of recommendation and complete an essay. The deadline is March 1, 2019.  Please see attached flyer.
    The Collin County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites African American high school seniors to apply for our academic scholarships!  Our chapter scholarships have been established to support the education of students who exemplify Delta’s traits of excellence, leadership, commitment to public service and a desire to make a difference within the community.  CCAC was chartered on March 30, 2008 and serves the following cities in Collin County:  Allen, Anna, Fairview, Frisco, Lucas, McKinney, Melissa, Murphy, Parker, Prosper, Sachse, and Wylie.  Please see attached flyer with important information for applicants. The application deadline is March 22, 2019.



    The Texas Telephone Association Foundation (TTAF), a non-profit, philanthropic organization founded to help further the understanding of telephony and advance telecommunications as a career choice, will award six, four-year scholarships, in the amount of $2,000 per year to students entering college for the 2019-2020 school year. Through March 29, 2019, the TTA Foundation will accept applications for scholarships to be granted beginning Fall 2019. It is our intention to fully review every application submitted. Therefore, TTA Foundation will accept a maximum of two qualified applications per high school.  Please see attached for complete details:

    TX Telephone Association

    Please visit the website for more details:




    The Collin County Master Gardeners Association is pleased to announce that TWO individual $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to two eligible Collin County, Texas, high school seniors for the 2019-2020 college academic year.  The scholarships are available to all graduating high school seniors (Class of 2019) who are verifiable residents of Collin County, plan to attend a Texas college or university, and have declared a major specified on the scholarship application.  DEADLINE:  April 12, 2019.

     The scholarship information letter and application are available on the Collin County Master Gardeners website at the following link:


    2019 CCMGA Scholarship









    2018 September Newsletter from Studentscholarships.org-fifteen scholarship programs that will give out more than 900 individual scholarship awards during the 2018-19 school year!  Please review the newsletter below for eligibility and deadlines and website info:







    Scholarships will be available approximately November 15, 2018.  Please visit the website for details:



    The Collin County Chapter of TAAO is offering its annual Gerald Kendrick Scholarship to graduating high school seniors.  This year we are offering two $1,500 scholarships.  Our organization consists of members active in the fields of property appraisal and taxation.  Scholarships are awarded in memory of Gerald Kendrick, a charter member of our chapter and former Tax Assessor Collector for the City of McKinney.

    Scholarship recipients will be selected based on grade average, career goals and evaluation of their personal statement.  A minimum grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 point scale is required.  Attendance at a University or Junior College in Texas is also required.

    Applications must be received by March 15th in order to be considered.  Please see attached for application:



     Grant opportunity: 

    The Conditional Grant Program is available to eligible students pursuing a degree in civil engineering or a department approved operational business discipline. The Conditional Grant Program will consider both Texas public and private four-year institutions.

    Students accepted into the program receive up to $3,000 per semester or $6,000 per academic year, based on financial need.


    Please read below for eligibility requirements. If you are eligible, we encourage you to contact the CGP Coordinator at (866) 554-4330.  Please visit the website for eligibility:

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