Scholarships

Scholarships

The AISD Department of Guidance and Counseling is constantly updating this website with new deadline information.

As we receive updated information and forms from scholarship providers, we will update these listings.

We have left all of the previous years listings intact for your reference. Deadline will show TBD if updated info is not available.

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Essay Scholarship

Deadline: June 14, 2019
Award Value: $1000
Description: Scholarship available to high school juniors and seniors.  See website for more information.  Scholarship based on essay.

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ALTRUSA International Inc.

Deadline: March 9, 2019
Award Value: $2,000
Description: Altrusa International, Inc. of Arlington, Texas is a volunteer service organization of professional and business leaders who develop and fund specific service projects to meet community needs. Members unite their various talents in service to others, achieving as a group what individuals cannot accomplish alone. A scholarship of $2000 is presented to a graduating student from a public high school in Arlington. This $2000 award is sent to the college of the student’s choice.

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Arlington Board of Realtors

Deadline: February 27, 2019
Award Value: Five $1,000 scholarships
Description: The Community Service Foundation has helped local area high school seniors by providing financial assistance to offset college expenses.

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Arlington Classics Academy Ken Simon Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Award Value: $250, $500, and $750
Description: To provide two scholarships each to assist former Arlington Classics Academy (“ACA”) students with college expenses.

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Arlington Masonic Lodge College Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2019
Award Value: $1,500
Description: The purpose of this scholarship is to assist qualified students with their first year of tuition to a college or university to help them reach their career goals. The scholarships will be in the amount of $1500, and if the student attends Tarrant County College (TCC), completes at least 12hrs/semester, and maintains a 2.5 GPA for the first year, TCC will match the $1500 covering tuition expenses for the second year. Students do not have to attend TCC, but they are that is the only school providing matching funds. One scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior at each public high school in Arlington. Additional scholarships may also be awarded to those with Masonic affiliation, but the scholarships to the AISD high schools require no such affiliation. They are from the Masons to our community.

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ARSEA Scholarship

Deadline: March 28, 2019
Award Value: $2000
Description: AISD graduate, who expresses interest in a teaching profession has a B or greater grade point average and has been accepted to an accredited college or university for the 2019 semester.

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Barbara Odom-Wesley Spirit of Achievement

Deadline:  February 17, 2019
Award Value: $2000
Description: This scholarship is named in honor of Barbara Odom-Wesley, the chartering president of the Xi Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. This scholarship may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university. Trade, technical, and cosmetology schools are ineligible. Scholarship applicants will be evaluated heavily on the basis of financial need. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must provide a copy of a completed FAFSA or relative income documentation.

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Belton Foundation

Deadline: January 31, 2019
Award Value: Two (2) $1,500 | Two (2) $1,000 | Ten (10) $500
Description: The Joyce F. Burke Academic Excellence Scholarship was established for students interested in attending an accredited four-year university. Funds can be used to supplement the cost for school tuition, books, or room and board fees. The application can be downloaded from the Belton Foundation website under Community Outreach.

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Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 12, 2019
Award Value: Four $5,000 Scholarships
Description: The Council of the Great City Schools and The Harris Institute are awarding four scholarships, with a value of $5,000 each, to two African American and two Hispanic students currently completing their senior year of high school in a member district of the Council of the Great City Schools. Applicants must be accepted for full‐time enrollment at a four-year college or university in the next academic year, and pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM).

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B. Davis Scholarship

Deadline: May 24, 2019
Award Value: $1,000
Description: To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the specified topic.  This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

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BigSun Athletics Essay

Deadline: June 19, 2019
Award Value: $500
Description: All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. 

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C.C. Miao & Rosalind Miao Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019
Award Value: Varies
Description: 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.

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Chamber Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2019
Award Value: Seven (7) $2500 scholarships
Description: To be eligible for these scholarships are required to attend the University of Texas at Arlington Tarrant County College by the academic year 2019-2020.

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Comedy Defensive Driving

Deadline:

  • Fall - December 31st
  • Spring - May 31st

Award Value: $1000
Description: Design an advertisement against distracted driving; you will be judged based on the quality of the content, it's usability as an ad (billboard, commercial, PSA, banner, etc) and how it effectively convinces drivers to stay focused on the road  We are looking for creative, and helpful ads with maybe a bit of humor or irony.

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Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT)

Deadline: Varies
Award Value: Varies
Description: Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) is privileged to partner with our generous donors on scholarship opportunities. The majority of our scholarships providing support for the 2019-2020 school year will launch on January 15, 2019.

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The Council of the Great City Schools and College Board

Deadline: TBD
Award Value: $500-$2,000
Description: The Council of the Great City Schools and College Board invite you to join the College Board Opportunity Scholarships Challenge – a campaign to mobilize 50,000 students to begin taking important actions in the college planning process while earning opportunities for scholarships. Districts that are most successful at enrolling students and mobilizing them to take these actions between now and June 1, 2019 will earn public recognition from the Council and the College Board this fall at the annual Great City School Conference in Louisville.

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Arlington Alumnae Chapter

Deadline: March 22, 2019
Award Value: $1000
Description: High school graduating senior with official residency in the cities of Arlington, Grand Prairie, or Mansfield. Must have good moral character and a record of service to the school or community. Must apply scholarship to a 2 or 4-year institution of higher learning during the fall semester immediately after high school graduation, and enroll as a full-time student.

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ECLAT Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2019
Award Value: $2000
Description: The ECLAT Foundation Scholarship for graduating seniors and current college students residing in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Johnson, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant or Wise counties that intend to pursue or are currently pursuing a 4-year degree at an accredited college or university in the State of Texas.

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EECU

Deadline: January 31, 2019
Award Value: $5,000
Description: EECU is accepting applications for their annual $5,000 scholarship program for high school seniors. Applications are available online at www.EECU.org.

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Elks Legacy Award

Deadline: February 1, 2019
Award Value: $1000 locally, $4000 at national level
Description: Local scholarship for children and grandchildren of members of Arlington Elks Lodge #2114.  Submit paper copy of national application to Arlington Elks Lodge #2114. For more information, vist www.elks.org/ENF/scholars or contact the Arlington Elks Lodge Scholarships@ArlingtonElks.org 817 277-2114 or 817 422-9831.

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Ethel Ransom Humanitarian & Cultural Club

Deadline:  May 4, 2019
Award Value:  $500
Description:  For Graduating High School Seniors: It is with great pleasure that the Ethel Ransom Humanitarian & Cultural Club supports the educational goals of the youth in our community. As an expression of our commitment to the youth, we offer a ($500) scholarship to an African American (male or female) high school senior who plans to continue their post-secondary education by attending a vocational/training institute, Junior College or College/University of their choice. 

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Father of the Year and Sylvan Landau Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019
Award Value: $5,000
Description: 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.

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Flip Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 14, 2019
Award Value: TBD
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled at any college university or trade school. Scholarship monies will be paid directly to the educational institution in the students name.

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Financial Aid Guide for Students at Online Colleges

Provides free student guides and college search information, along with expert advice from an experienced online instructor and thought leader.

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Greater Arlington Innovation Scholarship

Deadline:  February 15, 2019
Award Value: Two $5000 Scholarships
Description: Innovation Scholarship being offered to 2018-2019 Graduating seniors of the Arlington Independent School District to attend the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Happy Meals Association

Deadline:  June 15th of the graduating year
Award Value: $1000
Description:Give back to the community that raised us and remain a grassroots community organization. Criteria is based upon student being at any Arlington Texas High School from their freshman to their senior year consecutively, have a GPA of at least 3.0 and a parent or guardian is a member of HMA. 

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Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship

Deadline: December 15th of each year
Award Value: $1000
Description: The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school an college students interested in sales & marketing. The scholarship is awarded on December 20th of each year.

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Lucretia Council Cochran Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Deadline: February 9, 2019
Description: All Arlington ISD Seniors who will attend UTA; funds may only be used at UTA. Students will be judged on their graduating GPA, their national test scores, their record of service to their school and community, and a short essay.

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The Michael Wilkinson Foundation

Deadline: April 15, 2019
Award Value: 8 ($2,500 Scholarships)
Description: For AISD Graduating Seniors - The Michael Wilkinson Foundation Scholarship will be based on school and community involvement, academic record, financial need, grammatical structure, essay content, and completeness of the application. The Scholarship Committee has established these guidelines in authorizing this scholarship. Only complete applications with accompanying essay, postmarked by the deadline will be considered. All information on this application shall be considered confidential.

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Men and Women Of Influence Leadership Teams

Deadline: May 15th
Award Value: $275
Description: If you are a graduating senior, who is a member of Destiny Pointe or a AISD student, you are eligible to apply for our scholarship. Write your essay based on the subject matter listed on the application. Please fill in completely and return the application, official transcript copy, recommendation letters and essay on or before the deadline. We will make our selection, notify the recipients and award the scholarship at our annual graduation celebration service in June or at our Back to School Bash in August. Your GPA, community service, extracurricular activities and essay will be used to determine who we award the scholarships to. Four scholarships will be awarded. Awardees are to present proof of college/trade school registration prior to receiving award.

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Newana Counts Youth

Deadline: April 1st of each year
Award Value: $1000
Description: This scholarship is for the outstanding student who plans to enter the field of nursing or a related field.

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North Texas ICRI Scholarship

Deadline: April 12, 2019
Award Value: $1,000
Description: High school seniors and college undergraduate students that are pursuing a certificate or degree from a college, university, or trade school. Scholarship funding is provided by ICRI NTX.

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North Texas Relocation Professionals (NTRP)

Deadline: February 1, 2019
Award Value: $1,000-$3,000
Description: North Texas Relocation Professionals is a non-profit organization that brings together corporations and relocation service providers in Dallas/Fort Worth for the primary purpose of providing educational information and current industry updates to its members. As part of our commitment to Relocation, NTRP has developed a scholarship program for current high school seniors who have relocated into the Dallas/Fort Worth area sometime between grades 9 (after 8th grade graduation) and 12. Scholarship awards of $1,000-$3,000 will be presented to a minimum of two Dallas/Fort Worth area high school seniors this year (Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties). The award will be sent to the college that the student will be attending to assist with tuition, etc. The exact amount and division of the awards will be determined by the judges.

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Professional School Librarians of Arlington 

Deadline: March 29, 2019
Award Value: $500.00
Description: The PSLA scholarship is awarded to Arlington ISD graduating seniors who will be pursuing a college education in the fall. The scholarship committee considers academic success, extracurricular activities, recommendations by high school teachers, and the ability to creatively express in an essay how the student's life has been impacted by the AISD library program or an AISD librarian. Applications without the required signatures, essay, and two reference letters will not be considered.

The application is available at https://tinyurl.com/psla2019

Students must log in with their AISD Google account username and password in order to access the application.

All directions in the application must be followed, and the application submitted by 9:00 pm, Friday, March 29th. Additionally, two reference letters must be scanned and shared via Google to Suzanne Severns or emailed to sseverns@aisd.net All items must be received by 9:00 pm on Friday, March 29th to be considered.

Transcripts are not required, but the PSLA reserves the right to ask for one.

Publicity.ai SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship

Deadline: December 15th of each year
Award Value: $1000
Description: The Publicity.ai SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship is a highly competitive award for school and college students interested in SEO and content marketing. This is a $1,000 scholarship, and is awarded on December 20th of each year.

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The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2019
Award Value: $1000

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Redfin Scholarship

Deadline: Fall- January 31, 2019 | Spring- July 31, 2019
Award Value: $2500 biannual
Description: Redfin is very passionate about helping students achieve higher education. Our team in Seattle takes great care to read every single essay and application we receive.

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Richard Greene Scholar Program

Description: Please see school Counselor for more information.

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The Ruth Cheatham Foundation

Deadline: March 15th, 2019
Award Value: (10) $2,000.
Description: Our target beneficiary is between the ages of 17 and 26 who are cancer patients or cancer survivors. I've included a promo flyer with a link to our website/scholarship application. Our deadline is March 15, 2019. I've also included a flyer for another program we are offering for a professional senior photo shoot (completely free of charge).

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Scholarship Guidance

Deadline: Various
Award Value: Various
Description: Numerous scholarships for students interested in attending college.

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Scovell Scholars

Deadline: March 1
Award Value: $4,000
Description: A local foundation that gives out scholarships to North Texas seniors each year. Must be a Senior at a North Texas HS, attend a Texas College or University, demonstrate leadership, connected to sports, have a financial need and be a US citizen.

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Student Scholarships

Deadline: Various
Award Value: Various
Description: Registered users will be matched with scholarships that fit their profile.

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Tarrant County College Foundation

Deadline: Various
Award Value: Various
Description: Community and Industry Education scholarships are available for students attending Tarrant County College that are in the Community and Industry Education Program, pursuing vocational courses by taking quarterly CIE courses, and working toward a certificate of completion in a vocational CIE program. For consideration students should complete the General Scholarship Application.

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TCU Nordan Young Artist Award

Deadline: February 4, 2019
Award Value: TBA
Description: The Nordan Young Artist/Studio Art & Art Education Award is open to entering freshman of superior talent in art with 12 or fewer semester hours of college level credit upon entry to the university. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must major in Art Education or Studio Art (Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Printmaking or Sculpture).

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Texas A&M University Scholarships

Deadline: Varies
Award Value: $1000
Description: The Fort Worth/Tarrant County Aggie Moms’ Club is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to students who will be enrolled as full-time students at Texas A&M University during the 2016-2017 school year and reside in Tarrant County or an adjacent county that is not represented by an A&M Mothers’ Club.

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Texas Association for Pupil Transportation 

Deadline: January 25, 2019
Award Value: Total of $5200
Description: 2018-2019 School Bus Safety Speech Contest " Red lights mean STOP!" Students in grades 9, 10, 11 & 12 in Texas public schools are eligible to participate.

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Texas SAR - JROTC Recognition Enhanced Program

Deadline: January 20th (annually)
Award Value:

  • Texas SAR: $2,500 plus limited trip expenses to national congress;
  • National SAR: $2,000

Description: This SAR scholarship is awarded to outstanding JROTC cadets as an opportunity to foster the principle of the "Citizen-Soldier" exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days. It is eligible to all (male and female) area JROTC members in their junior year of high school.

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Texas SAR - George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest & Scholarship

Deadline: Mid December (annually)
Award Value:

  • Texas SAR: 1st-$2,500 plus limited trip expenses to the national congress, 2nd-$750, 3rd-$500;
  • National SAR: 1st-$5,000, 2nd-$2,500, 3rd-$1,000

Description: This scholarship is awarded to students as an opportunity to explore events that shaped American history.  It is eligible to all (male and female) Texas public, private and home-schooled freshmen through senior high school students.

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Texas SAR - Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest & Scholarship

Deadline: Mid December (annually)
Award Value:

  • Texas SAR: 1st-$2,500 plus limited trip expenses to the national congress, 2nd-$750, 3rd-$500; 4th-$300
  • National SAR: 1st-$5,000, 2nd-$3,000, 3rd-$2,000, All Finalist-$400

Description: This scholarship is awarded to students as an opportunity to support historical research and emphasizing American History in our high schools by promoting oratorical presentations related to our Revolutionary War period 1750-1800.  It is eligible to all (male and female) Texas public, private and home-schooled freshmen through Senior High School students.

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Texas SAR - Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest & Scholarship

Deadline: Mid December (annually)
Award Value:

  • Texas SAR: 1st-$2,500 plus limited trip expenses to the national congress, 2nd-$750, 3rd-$500;
  • National SAR: 1st-$10,000, 2nd-$6,000, 3rd-$4,000

Description: This scholarship is awarded to BSA Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application.

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Tzu Chi Scholar Program

Deadline:  March 1, 2019
Award Value: $1000
Description:  Buddist Tzu Chi Scholars is a scholarship program funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation USA to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates. Tzu Chi Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement.

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UTSA Alumni

Deadline: Various
Award Value: Range $2500 - $5000
Description: Scholarships are only possible with funds generated from Alumni Association membership dues and donations. Through the generosity and support of alumni, the doors of higher education are opened to deserving UTSA students so they may all achieve their life's dreams.

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UTA - Numerous Scholarships

Deadline: Various
Award Value: Various

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University of North Texas

Deadline: Various
Award Value: Various
Description: A range of scholarships that are funded by the university and donors who support UNT. In order to be considered for these scholarships, students must complete the general scholarship application annually. When completing the annual application, please review specific scholarship opportunity criteria and related deadlines.

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Vietnamese American Community of Greater Dallas & Vicinities

Deadline: April 1, 2019
Award Value: TBD
Description: The VACD Scholarship was established in 2010. The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals enrolled for undergraduate study in community colleges, and universities. The Scholarship principally targets two and four year academic programs.

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Deadline: February 15, 2019
Award Value: TBD
Description: The Omicron Gamma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated will award scholarships to eligible high school seniors from the greater Houston area.Consistent with the founding principles of Finer Womanhood, Scholarship, Service, and Sisterhood, the Omicron Gamma Zeta Chapter will award scholarships to college-bound, high school seniors who meet the below requirements:

  • Aundria Brown STEM Scholarship Award requires a GPA of 3.5 or above 
  • Omicron Gamma Zeta General Scholarship Awards requires a GPA of 3.3 or above 
  • 18 ShadeZ of Finer Scholarship Award requires a GPA of 3.0 or above 
  • Batson Ballard Memorial Athletic Scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0 or above o Participated in at least one athletic sport through their senior year and o Good Standing with their school 
  • Foster Care to Success Scholarship Award requires a GPA of 2.7 or above

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