December 2015

Out-Of-The-Box-Thinking Scholarship
- $1500 - 3 Awards      Deadline: December 20,2015
Applicants must be a current student at any high school, accredited university, graduate school or equivalent within the U.S. and  submit a copy of their school verification (courses with your name, acceptance, transcript, or equivalent).

Unigo Scholarship  $10,000                                                         Deadline:  December 31, 2015  
Eligible to students 13 years old or older. Applicants must submit an essay addressing the following: "What's the biggest challenges facing college students today and how can it be addressed?"
Find the application and additional information at the following website:

Knight Essay Scholarship - $5,000 - 3 Awards

Deadline: December 31, 2015
Student Eligibility:
This scholarship is open to all students who are United States citizens or legal resident aliens. Contestants shall be in the freshman, sophomore, junior or senior grade of high school study during the contest year and attending school, including accredited home schools.

Applications can be found by going to:

2. Points December Scholarship - $10,000 - 10 Awards

Deadline: December 31, 2015
Student Eligibility:
A) Be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.
B) Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Applications can be found by going to:

January 2016

UTEP BUILDing Scholars Scholarship –value up to $75,000  
Deadline: January 1,2016      
 This research intensive training program, funded by the National Institutes of Health is reserved for students with a strong motivation to become researchers in biomedical, social, behavioral or health sciences or biomedical engineering. Areas of emphasis include: addiction, cancer, environmental health, health disparities, infectious diseases, neurodegenerative and chronic diseases and translational biomedicine. Complete the application at:


Profiles in Courage Scholarship - $500 to $10,000 Awards      
Deadline: January 6, 2016   
The contest is open to United States high school students in grades 9 through 12 attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of 20, enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas.. Essay submissions for the 2016 contest will be accepted starting September 1, 2015. Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count. Essays must be the original work of the student.  John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays.  Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official that occurred during or after 1956, the publication date of
Profiles in Courage.  The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. See Contest Information and Topic Guidelines at :                                                                        

MIT Think Scholarship - $1,000 - 3 Awards

Deadline: January 1, 2016
Student Eligibility:

The Scholarship Program is run by undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and sponsored by technology companies and educational organizations.

Applications can be found by going to:

 February 2016

DREAMers Scholarship                                        
Deadline:  February 15, 2016
This scholarship is open to high school seniors or high school graduates with demonstrated financial need who are first time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges. Scholars are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants. To be eligible to apply, you must:       

  • Either graduate from high school or earn your GED diploma by the end of the 2015-2016 academic year                                                                                                                                 
  • Have earned a high school un-weighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or an equivalent GED score);
  • Not have enrolled in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program or have earned college credits (excluding credits earned while in a high school);                                                     
  • Intend to enroll full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of
  • TheDream.US Partner Colleges within one year of receiving the Scholarship;    
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition if seeking to attend a Partner College that is a public institution;
  • Have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.                                                                   Find the application and additional information at the following website:

4. ExploraVision Awards - $10,000 - 40 Awards

Deadline: February 1, 2016
Student Eligibility:
All entrants must be United States or Canadian citizens or legal residents, living within the United States, U.S. Territories or Canada and enrolled full-time in a public, private or home school. Students enter as a team of 2-4 students with a teacher/coach and optional mentor.

Applications can be found by going to:

5. You Deserve It Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award

Deadline: February 15, 2016
Student Eligibility:
A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories
B) You must be 16 years of age or older
C) You must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled iin a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.
Applications can be found by going to:

March 2016

EPISD Foundation Scholarship $1000            Deadline March 18, 2016

Required submissions

  • Complete application packet
  • Upload two letters of recommendation. Dated and signed one-page letter of recommendation from a person in authority, such as high school administrators, faculty, staff, community members, employer or civic leaders who are familiar with your abilities, work habits, integrity and potential. Letters may not be from family members. Recommendation letters will be awarded up to 20 points out of possible score of 100.

To be eligible for an EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship, a student must:

  • Have been enrolled the final two years of his/her education at an EPISD high school.
  • Meet all graduation requirements as specified by EPISD policy and set forth by the State of Texas by June of their graduation year (i.e. credits, EOC, etc.).
  • Have been accepted for enrollment by an accredited college or university.
  • Must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours the first semester.
  • Scholarships cannot be deferred.

Copies are located on the Scholarship wall by the cafeteria or see your counselor

May 2016

Nordstrom Rack Scholarship $2500(80 Awards)                     Deadline May 1, 2016 
To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have at least a 2.7 GPA throughout high school and volunteer or participate in community services or extracurricular activities. Applicants must plan on attending an accredited college or university in the United States during the four years over which the scholarship is distributed, and plan to apply for financial assistance to attend college. Applicants also must have not been convicted of any crime.