Mason ISD

Skip to main content
Main Menu Toggle
High School Counseling » State & National Scholarships

State & National Scholarships

The Christian Connector
The Christian Connector allows students to search for different types of scholarships that are of interest, free Christian college info and a chance to be entered in a $2,500 scholarship drawing. The participating Christian colleges provide around $150 million in scholarships and grants to students annually. Go to
TILF Scholarship
Students who have competed at state in UIL academics or One Act Play at least once during their high school career are eligible. Also, students who who qualify as an Outstanding Soloist at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest are eligible. Must plan to attend a Texas college or university. 
Howard Payne University $48,000 Scholarship
Scholarship for eligible students from central Texas.
Best Buy
$1.2 million for students in grades 9-12. Need solid grades + community service or work experience.  
BK Scholars
Win scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $50,000! November 15 - January 10.
Buick Achievers
Must major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business with an interest in the automotive industry.  
Burger King

This is a $1,000 scholarship. the deadline is February 2, 2009. Go to the website to see the eligibility criteria.

Burger King Scholars
High school seniors are eligible. Deadline is January 10, 2013  
Carr Scholarship at Angelo State

This is only for students attending ASU. Individual awards range from $2,000 to $6,000 annually. Click the link below for more information and to apply on-line. Deadline is February 1st.

Carr Scholarship at Angelo State University

You must rank in the top 45% of your class with a 22 on the ACT and a 1020 on the SAT (math and reading combined) to be eligible. However, you are close, you should apply. The priority deadline is December 1st. You must also have finished and submitted your Apply Texas, as well. Deadline for the FAFSA is April 1st.

Central Texas Electric Co-op Rural Scholarship Program

CTEC awards 25 $1,000 scholarships to students whose primary residence is served by CTEC. Applicants must have two letters of recommendation from school personnel. Application must be received by 5:00 pm on February 27th. Applications are not on-line. You must get an application from Mrs. Canfield's office.

Mason ISD Home Page

Character Counts Video Contes
Make a video 30 seconds to 2 minutes long about the importance of one of the Six Pillars of Character - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, or citizenship.
Coca-Cola Scholars
Click on the link below for the on-line application for Coca-Cola Scholars. After you enter the website, click on: Coca-Cola Four Year Award for Seniors. The deadline is October 31st!
Colgate-Palmolive & the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
One $15,000 scholarship plus ten $2,500 scholarships. There are three 500 word essays on the application. Deadline is December 31st.
Dr. Robert & Jean Ann LeGrand Scholarship
This scholarship is for seniors who will attend ASU. Must graduate in top half of your class. You must have a recommendation from a teacher, principal or counselor. Deadline is March 1st.
Farm Bureau
Texas Farm Bureau Scholarship Opportunities are available through an online process.  See website:
First Freedom
The Council for America's First Freedom announces the 16th annual First Freedom Student Competition. This national essay contest offers 9th - 12th grade students an opportunity to compete for a $3,000, $1,500 and $750 award, as they examine the First Amendment and the history and relevance of religious freedom in America and the world today.

This year's topic introduces students to George Washington's famous statement about "mere" toleration in his 1790 letter to the Jewish congregation of Newport, Rhode Island. Students will identify the basic principles of religious liberty espoused in this primary document and will further research and assess how well the United States has lived up to Washington's ideal. In addition to the monetary award, the first-place winner and his or her teacher (or other adult chaperone) will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Newport, Rhode Island in mid-August 2009 for the annual VIP reading of President Washington's historic letter.

Online registration by participating students is required by November 24, 2008, and the postmark entry deadline is November 29. For more details on the competition and for a classroom poster and student flyer, visit, and then click on the red button under Council News.

If you have not signed up for your complimentary copy of The Constitution and Religion in the Classroom, click on the blue button (under the competition button) to preview and order your copy today. The free 16-page teacher's manual and DVD contain answers and guidance to the most-frequently-asked questions about religion in the classroom.
Foundation Excellence Award at Texas A&M
Postmark deadline is January 5, 2012. Ranges from $2,000-$2,500/year, renewable. The application cannot be submitted on-line. It must be mailed. You can download the application by going to the follwoing web address.
Gates Millenium Scholarship
Must be a minority student, a school leader, meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements. Must have community service. Must have all three nomination forms submitted by the deadline. Highly recommended to use the online submission.
George Washington Crossing Foundation
For history buffs, people who enjoy politics or those going into the military service. $500-$7500. Deadline is January 15th!
Guaranteed Trustees Scholar Award at St. Edward's
$40,000 Scholarship! Postmark deadline is February 1st. Must rank in top 20% with 1200 on SAT or 27 on ACT.
Helen DeVitt Jones Mass Communications Scholarship for West Texas Students
This is for students in the college of mass communications at Texas Tech. (Majors include Advertising, Electronic Media & Communications, Journalism and Public Relations.) There are 15 $3,000 scholarships available. Apply on-line. Deadline is Feb. 1st.
Hispanic College Fund
This website has links to many different scholarship applications.
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
Must be of Hispanic or Latino descent, US citizen or permanent resident, 3.0 GPA. Deadline is March 6th!
Horatio Alger
Houston Frontier Fiesta Assocation

Thisi s student organization at the University of Houston that raises money for scholarships to students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in academics or service to the community. $500 or $1000 scholarships are available to students who attend U of H in the fall 2010. Deadline is 2-8-09.  
HSC Scholarship

This scholarship is for students applying to the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M. See Mrs. Canfield for the application. Deadline is January 10th.

James Bader Scholarship
The South Central Branch of the Texas Publis Works Administration awards 3 $1500 scholarships to students who will study engineering, business, public administration or any other field of study that lends itself toward public service. Deadline is March 31st. Applications are in Mrs. Canfield's office in a file on the counter. Applications are not on-line.
John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Essay Contest

Write an essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of politial courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage to win an all-expense paid trip to Boston and up to $5000 in scholarship money. See the website for more information. 

KFC Colonel's Scholars

$20,000 Scholarship! Must have 2.75 GPA and be able to demonstrate financial need. Also, you must go to a state school in Texas. The online application will be available from Decemer 1st through February 9th.

Koh Family Scholarships at Texas Tech

Scholarships of $10,000/year for four years of undergraduate study and up to five ears for dual degree programs. This scholarship is for students majoring in engineering at Texas Tech. (Minimum ACT: 32 or SAT 1400) Deadline is January 15th.

Lowe's Scholarship
Available to students who plan to attend college anywhere in the US. Winners are selected based on leadership qualities, community involvement and academic performance. Application is available on-line beginning Jauary 1st!
McKelvey Foundation

For students who own and operate a genuine business and pay at least one employee. The award is up to $10,000 a year for four years. Deadline is January 25th. Go to this website and click on the Entreprenuerial Scholarship section.  
Merit Aid

This webiste will give you access to its database of over $11 billion in merit based scholarships!  
Navy ROTC Scholarship

Worth approximately $180,000 over four years and covers cost of tuition, books, and fees. Students also receive $250/month allowance. Deadline is January 15th. Minimum ACT scores of 22 in math and English or SAT scores of 520 math and 530 verbal. E-mail Chief West at [email protected] for more information.

Neeley School of Business at TCU

TCU Youth Entrepreneur Awards - Up to $20,000 in scholarships! Deadline is November 1, 2010. You do not have to be going to TCU to be eligible.  
Nestle Very Best in Youth

Complete the application at the website below by November 1st!  
New Merit Scholarship at Texas Tech
Under the new system, students in the top 10% with SAT 1250 or ACT 28 are eligible for scholarships ranging from $2500-$6,000 per year, renewable. Students in the top 15% with SAT 1200 or ACT 27 are elgibile for scholarships ranging from $2,000-$5,000.  
Ozarka Every Drop Counts Earth Science Scholarship

Two $10,000 scholarships. Must plan to pursue higher education in the Earth or Environmental Sciences at a four-year university or college. To access the documents, click on the link below, then under the "Doing our Part" section at the bottom of the page. 
San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Scholarship

Applicants must have particpated in the San Angelo Stock Show. Scholarships are $1,000, and they are renewable if you apply yearly. Must attend a college or junior college or technical school in Texas. The three page application is only available in Mrs. Canfield's office. Deadline is May 1st! 
Slough Foundation Scholarship
Award of up to $5,000 per year for four years. Online application is due April 1st.  
Southern Texas PGA Foundation

Deadline is April 1st.  
State Farm Scholar Athlete Program

You must have a 3.0 GPA and play at least one varsity sport to qualify for this award. See Mrs. Canfield to apply. The application is on-line and both you and Mrs. Canfield must fill it out together.  
Tarleton University

Apply for scholarships specifically for Tarleton students.

Tarleton University
You will need to write a 500 word personal essay. The 2012 deadline is February 15th.  Terry Foundation

This foundation provides scholarships to Texas high school seniors who will attend one of the following universities: The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A & M, Texas State, UT Dallas, and UTSA.
Texas A&M Foundation Excellence Award

This is a renewable scholarship of up to $2500. Takes into consideration financial need, leadership, grades, etc. Application cannot be submitted on-line. Download and print the application at the following site. Deadline is February 12, 2010.  
Texas Association for Bilingual Education

For students planning to become bilingual educators.  
Texas Engineering Foundation

Approximately $100,000 will be awarded. Application is extensive and requires two letters of recommendation.  SAT: 600 in math, 550 in critical reading, and 500 in writing or ACT: 29 in math and 25 in English.(Visit a complete listing.) Postmarked eadline is Janurary 15th.
Texas Engineering Foundation
The Texas Engineering Foundation will award $100,000 in scholarships. Applications must be submitted to the Permian Basin chapter of TSPE, and the contact information is on the website. Submissions must be postmarked by January 13th.
Texas Farm Bureau

The Texas Farm Bureau has several different scholarship opportunities available. Click here to go to the scholarship section of the Texas Farm Bureau website.  
Texas Lions District 2-A1 Diabetes Awareness Essay Scholarship Contest

Must be a junior or senior and have a diabetes diagnosis. Competition is based on written essay and verbal presentation of research on the subject of diabetes. All materials are due to the district office on March 1, 2010. You must attend the judging on April 3rd in San Angelo. For more complete information, see Mrs. Canfield.

Texas Lions District 2-A1 Outstanding Youth Award

Must be a junior or senior. Evaluated on GPA, personal biography, community service and leadership worksheet, three letters of recommendation and personal interview to be held on April 3rd in San Angelo. Application is due March 1st. See Mrs. Canfield for more information.  
Texas Lyceum

Award recipients are selected on the basis of leadership, academic record, honors, personal essays, letters of recommendation, potential to succeed, and participation in school and community activities. due Marh 1st.  
Texas Medical Association

A $1,000 award given to a Texas high school senior from a rural area who will continue his or her education in the field of science. Applications must be postmarked by January 16th. Winner will be notified in March. Applications are not on-line but are available in Mrs. Canfield's office.

Texas Tech

This is a link to the general scholarship help page on the Texas Tech website. This site features a list of links to tons of different scholarships.  
TX DOT Conditional Grant Program

Provides tuition assistance ($3,000/semester) to students who major in civil engineering, computer science, management information or computer information systems. Must be considered economically disadvantaged. March 1st deadline. Applications are on-line or in Mrs. Canfield's office.  
USA Funds Access to Education

Scholarship amount is $1500 to students who demonstrate financial need. Deadline is February 15th.

VFW Voice of Democracy Competition

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has several scholarship programs available to students, and we have had great luck with the Voice of Democracy Scholarship. Write and record a speech ont he following topic: Does my generation have a role in America's future? Click here or see Mrs. Canfield for more information.

Wendy's Heisman

Seniors who participate in at least one sport and are school leaders are eligible to apply. Be one of the first 25,000 applicants and get a free $10 Wendy's gift card! Deadline is October 3rd!

Women's Auxiliary to the TX Sheep & Goat Raiser's Association

Essay is required and must emphasize student's interest and experience in agriculture. Must send transcript. Only students from 12 counties are elgible. Deadline is April 1st. Applications are in Mrs. Canfield's office.

Mason ISD Home Page  
Young Entrepreneur Award

For high school seniors who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit.