Be sure you have your seniors check in with Mrs. Essary for any other scholarships she may get. She has an area in the cafetorium with several scholarship application already printed out.
Wilson N. Jones Scholarship (see Mrs. Essary)
Grayson County College Scholarship (see Mrs. Essary)
Texas Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Scholarship Program (see Mrs. Essary)
Don't Mess with Texas Scholarship (see Mrs. Essary)
ACT High School Poster Concept Contest - 1,000, 2,500, 5,000 in scholarship money to anyone who likes to draw and are a junior or senior. See Mrs. Essary for more details.
Most colleges are now requiring students to complete the FASFA as a part of their scholarship application.
Ruiz 4 Kids scholarship program, http://www.ruiz4kids.org/programs-scholarships.aspx. All applications must be postmarked by a date in February 15, 2019. Check with Mrs. Essary for the day it is due in case of a change from previous years.
The RMHC Scholarship Program announces its annual 4 scholarship opportunities:
RMHC/African American Future Achievers
RMHC/HACER (Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources)
Go to www.rmhc.org to download an application. There is no minimum GPA, but you must supply:
a personal statement about your community involvement and career goals
one letter of recommendation from a teacher or school official
a copy of a parent's current '17 or ‘18 filed IRS Form 1040 to document income The deadline is Jan. 2019. Be sure to check with Mrs. Essary in case they have made changes.
The Slough Foundation Scholarship - availability-TBA. This scholarship is for all seniors who currently hold a 3.0 GPA and can demonstrate financial need. A list of required documents follows:
completed, signed, & dated application
one page essay about wy you have chosen your selected major and your need or this scholarship
official high school transcript
copy of ACT/SAT scores
a copy of your FAFSA results
Mrs. Essary will have applications and will let you know when they are available. This could be worth $3,000 or $1,000 - certainly worth your time! The deadline should be in March 2019.
Sam Rayburn Library and Museum Essay Contest:
Students interested in applying for this scholarship should write a letter outlining their achievements, not only in school but in church and civic activities. In addition, applicants will also need to write an essay on "Sam Rayburn's Contributions to WWII" that uses the resources of the Sam Rayburn Library and Museum. The essay should be 3-5 double spaced pages in length and include a bibliography of sources used for the paper. The student must also visit the Sam Rayburn Library before the deadline and may receive guidance from the library director. Five scholarships will be awarded: one $2,000 first place scholarship and four $1,000 scholarships. The deadline for this scholarship contest is in May 2019. See Mrs. Essary for an outline to help guide you through this essay.