Scholarships in Texas

TANF Exemption

Award: -, Deadline: None

Applicant must be the child of TANF recipients who received benefits of a minimum of six months in the year of the applicant's high school graduation. Applicant must be a Texas resident, a graduate of a Texas high school, enroll in a public Texas college or university, and be under age 22. Award must be used within 24 months of high school graduation.

Professional Nursing Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a resident of Texas and be enrolled at least part-time in a program leading to licensing as a professional nurse at a Texas public college or university. Selection is based upon financial need.

Texas National Guard Tuition Assistance Program

Award: $551, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a Texas resident who is an active, drilling member of the Texas National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, or the State Guard, and must be attending a Texas college or university.

  • Texas
  • No Restrictions
  • All Majors Eligible

Vocational Nursing Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a resident of Texas, enrolled at least half time at a Texas college or university in a program leading to licensure as an LVN. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Concurrent Enrollment Waiver

Award: -, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be concurrently enrolled in more than one Texas public college or university.

David C. Lizarraga Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: March 17

Applicant must be a first-generation college student who is in need of financial support and is a permanent resident of one of the specified communities in California, Illinois, New York, or Texas. Applicant must be enrolled in a full time graduate program and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. A pool of applicants will be invited to an interview, where the recipient of the fellowship will be selected based upon leadership, professional/extracurricular achievement, commitment to development of communities, and financial need.

President's Grant

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be the child or stepchild of a Kent State University graduate and be an out-of-state resident.

Global Tiger Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: August 1

Applicant must be a non-resident International undergraduate student, with high GPA and ACT scores, 575 or above for TOEFL score. Selection is based upon leadership potentials, two letters of recommendation from a teacher of school master requested.

National Scholars Award

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 1 (Priority)

Applicant must be a non-resident or international student with a minimum admissions index score of 129.

Blue & Gold Level 2 Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman who is a not a resident of West Virginia.

Honors College National Scholarship

Award: $15,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must have out-of-state residency status and be eligible for admission to the Honors College.

Honors College Tuition Grant

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must have out-of-state residency status and be a member of the Honors College receiving a Professional Assistantship.

Red Cedar Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must have out-of-state residency status and be the dependent or grandchild of an alumni/ae.

Merit Recognition Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must have out-of-state residency status who is a National Merit Scholar and has listed Michigan State University as a first choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

University Scholars Award

Award: $8,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a domestic non-resident student who is not invited to the Honors College. Minimum 3.5 GPA and minimum composite ACT test score of 24 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 1100) required.

Exemption for Highest Ranking High School Graduate

Award: -, Deadline: Varies

Applicant must graduate from an accredited Texas high school as the highest ranked member of his or her class. Award may be used at Texas public colleges or universities only. This is an optional exemption and colleges are not required to participate in this program.

Exemption for Peace Officers Disabled in the Line of Duty

Award: -, Deadline: Varies

Applicant must be a Texas resident who is a peace officer who has been disabled in the line of duty. Award may be used at Texas public colleges and universities only.

Exemption for the Surviving Spouse and Dependent Children of Certain Deceased Public Servants

Award: -, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a Texas resident who is the dependent spouse or child of a deceased public servant, and must be attending a Texas public college or university.

  • Texas
  • No Restrictions
  • All Majors Eligible

Exemption for Texas Veterans (Hazelwood Exemption)

Award: -, Deadline: Varies

Applicant must be a Texas resident who was a Texas resident when he or she entered the U.S. Armed Forces and who is attending a Texas public college or university. Applicant must have served a minimum of 181 days of active military duty excluding training and have received an honorable discharge or separation, or a general discharge under honorable conditions.

Fire Fighter Exemption

Award: -, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a Texas resident who is employed as a fire fighter in Texas. Award may be used at Texas public colleges and universities only. Applicant must be enrolled in courses offered as part of a fire science curriculum.

Hinson-Hazelwood College Access Loan

Award: $10,000, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a Texas resident enrolled at least half time at a Texas college or university. Applicant must have cosigner with good credit standing.

Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 20

Applicant must be a Texas resident attending a Texas public or private non-profit college or university, and nominated by his or her college dean. Applicant must intend to work in Texas after graduation, and must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Orphans of Texas Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard Exemption

Award: -, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a Texas resident who is the child of a parent who has died as the result of an injury or illness related to service in the U.S. Armed Forces. Applicant must have exhausted all federal educational benefits for which he or she is eligible. Award may be used at Texas public colleges or universities only.

Physician Education Loan Repayment Parts I and II (For Post-Residency Practicing Physicians)

Award: $9,000, Deadline: August 1

Applicant must be a physician practicing in an approved specialty, in an approved practice site.

Professional Nurses' Student Loan Repayment

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a Texas resident currently practicing in Texas as a professional nurse. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Students in Foster or Other Residential Care Exemption

Award: -, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a Texas resident who was in the care or conservatorship of the State of Texas on the day before his or her 18th birthday, or on he day of his or her 14th birthday if eligible for adoption on or after that day, or on the day of his or her high school graduation or receipt of GED. Applicant must enroll in a Texas public college or university within three years of the relevant date, but no later than his or her 21st birthday. Once eligibility is established, the benefit continues indefinitely.

  • Texas
  • No Restrictions
  • All Majors Eligible

Toward Excellence, Access, & Success (TEXAS) Grant II

Award: -, Deadline: October 1

Applicant must be a Texas resident with financial need who is enrolled at least half-time in an associates degree or certificate program at Texas public community, technical, or state college, and who has never been convicted of a felony or of a crime involving a controlled substance. To qualify, applicant's EFC cannot exceed $2,000.

Toward Excellence, Access, & Success (TEXAS) Grant

Award: $2,640, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a Texas resident who has not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance, has financial need, has an EFC less than or equal to 4000, and registers for the Selective Service or is exempt from this requirement. Applicant must enroll in a non-profit public college or university in Texas within 16 months of graduation from a public or accredited private high school in Texas and have accumulated no more than 30 semester hours excluding those earned for dual or concurrent courses or awarded for credit by examination (AP, IB or CLEP). In order to apply, applicant must submit FAFSA.

Pat Coker Endowment Scholarship

Award: $250, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, or Texas resident residing in the TAMU-T service area and must have a minimum 3.25 GPA.

Patricia Lee Palmer, MD Memorial Resident Loan

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a single female Texas resident who is a medical doctor in a Texas residency program.