Financial Aid

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for all kinds of students all over the country.  Seek and you shall find.

Don’t miss the GeoFORCE Graduate Scholars Partnership:  A scholarship for GeoFORCE students who are pursuing STEM degrees at several Texas universities.  Click here:  http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/geoforce/geoforce-grads/financial-aid/geoforce-grad-scholars

CLASS OF 2013 ONLY: Our longtime sponsor, BP, is offering a one-year scholarship award in recognition of the class of 2013′s outstanding academic credentials and participation in our program. For eligibility, the student must be enrolled full-time at a four-year university, all majors accepted. For further information please see the following announcement letter: Class of 2013 BP Scholarship Award Additional BP scholarship funds will be available in the fall of 2014 for students studying in BP’s target majors. Details about how to qualify will be posted in the fall.

During your Junior Year
Look into QuestBridge, which is a wonderful program for low income, high achieving students. Their College Prep Scholarship gives you scholarships to summer programs between your Junior and Senior year.  It also provides college application counseling, mentoring, all expenses paid college visits, plus opportunities for college scholarships. Applications open in February and close in March each year.

During your Senior Year
The Questbridge National College Match program provides 4-year scholarships at one of 31 partner colleges. The application for this program opens in August and is due September 30 of your Senior year.

College for All Texans has a comprehensive guide to financial aid.

The Terry Foundation offers scholarships to cover the entire unmet need of students at UT Austin, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech, UT San Antonio, U Houston, UT Dallas, U. North Texas.  They are currently funding 700 students.  You cannot apply directly to them.  If you apply to attend any of these schools, when you fill out your financial aid information, be sure to click the box that says “consider me for a Terry Scholarship.” The best strategy–apply to several Terry schools, and ask them ALL to consider you for a Terry Scholarship.

The Hamman Foundation has been a GeoFORCE sponsor since 2011. They offer $16,000 scholarships to Houston area high school graduates that can be used at ANY college in the US.

College Scholarships.org has a nice search engine that can narrow down the searches by a number of categories.

Also try The College Board, and Fastweb.

In Texas, the TG Foundation has a website focused on the financial needs of students. Click in to AIE here, you can use their on-line tools and tutorials (highly recommended) and you can sign up for an e-newsletter full of information about paying for college, and managing finances in general.

If your parent is or was in the military, try Military Scholar.org.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund lists hundreds of scholarships for hispanic students.

The Gates Millennium Scholarships are for very high achieving students

African American students should check out the Black Excel site for over 200 scholarship links.

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