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WISD Post Secondary Advisors

 

Krissi Mechelay

Post-Secondary Student Advisor

(972) 923-4600 x21067

 

Holly Moore

Post-Secondary Student Advisor & NCAA Eligibility

(972) 923-4600 x21167

Global High School

 

Christie Noonkester

Counselor

(972) 923-4761 x23216

Office Hours: 8 am-4 pm

 

Misty Cox

Post-Secondary Transition Specialist

(972) 923-4761 x23315

All Scholarship applications are available online. Students must download information about individual scholarships. Students who do not have access to a computer or printer at home may use computers and printers in the library.

Once the scholarship application is printed, take note of the deadline and where to submit the completed application.

Due to confidential information, all completed applications MUST BE sealed in an envelope with the student name and the name of the scholarship on the outside. Students, it is your responsibility to supply the envelopes.

All deadline dates must be met as stated in the application forms without exception.
 
Many scholarships are moving to an online process. If you have a problem accessing the links to any of the above scholarships, please contact the webmaster or report it to the post-secondary advisors above so that we may correct the issue.
 
Thank you and good luck with your hunt for scholarships!

Name

Deadline

 Eligibility

Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities

Dec. 6, 2019 

 

* or when 700 applications are received (whichever comes first)

Applicants must: Have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major life activity); Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent; Be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll or who is already enrolled in full-time or half-time (at least 6 credits per term) undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.

Cobell Scholarships

Dec. 15, 2019

Jan. 10, 2020

May 31, 2020

 

Both merit-based and need-based, the competitive Cobell Scholarships are annual, non-renewable, and available to any post-secondary student that is; an enrolled member of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe, enrolled in full-time study and is degree-seeking.  Applicants must plan to attend or be attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution.

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Dec. 31

March 31

June 30

Eligibility: High school seniors, college students, graduate students; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; U.S. citizen or resident.

2020 Coolidge Scholarship 

Jan. 16, 2020

2020 Coolidge Scholarship applicants must intend to enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in fall 2021. That is to say, students in their junior year of high school, or the equivalent if homeschooled, are eligible to apply. (Students who are currently high school juniors but take some courses at a local college are indeed eligible to apply for the Coolidge Scholarship.)  Visit the website for details.

Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Jan. 17, 2020

The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; US students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program; and US citizens attending schools overseas. 

Sons of the Republic of Texas Essay Contest

Jan. 31, 2020 

Graduating seniors in History, English, and Government classes are encouraged to participate.  Visit the website for details. 

Texas Student Housing Authority Scholarship

Jan. 31, 2020 

This scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton, Texas, that have not signed off-campus housing leases.  Visit the website for details. 

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar

Feb. 1, 2020, 5pm

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with plans to attend an accredited/approved four-year institution.  Applicants will have leadership potential,  dedication to community service, have financial need, be a citizen of the US, have a minimum SAT combined score of 1000 or a composite ACT score of 21, and not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival Scholarship

Feb. 7, 2020

Applicant must be a high school senior, resident of Ellis County, Texas and must have participated in band, orchestra, art and/or drama/theater for a minimum of one (1) year during their high school education.

Navarro County Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Feb. 17, 2020

This scholarship is for students who are attending or will attend a college or vocational school.  Applicants or their parents must be members of the Cooperative in order to qualify for the program.  Six scholarships in the amount of $6,000 each will be awarded that are to be used for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 semesters.  

2020 WHS Spirit Cheer Club Scholarship

Feb. 21, 2020

The essay contest is open to 2019-2020 senior cheerleaders at WHS with at least a 2.7 GPA on the regular scale or 4.2 on the AP/honor/dual-credit scale.

Oliver E. Clift Elementary "Stay in School" Scholarship

March 4, 2020

The scholarship contest is open to WHS seniors that attended Clift Elementary as a 5th grader in 2012-2013 and were promoted from Clift Elementary.  Applicants will have a signed Stay in School contract on file, have been involved in the community, involved in at least one extra-curricular activity, show good citizenship and leadership skills, and must be continuing education after high school.  Applicants will submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher and counselor.   

Waxahachie Band Booster Essay Scholarship 2020

March 6, 2020

Applicant must be a band member in good standing, currently meeting eligibility requirements, deserving of award consideration as determined by directors, and have been enrolled in the WISD band program for his/her entire junior and senior years.  Applicant must be in the top 50% of the 2020 graduating class and provide official high school transcript with essay.  The applicant must plan to attend college during the 2020-2021 academic school year and provide enrollment verification.  Three $500 scholarships are to be awarded.

Waxahachie Band Booster Music Scholarship 2020

March 6, 2020

Applicant must be a band member in good standing, currently meeting eligibility requirements, deserving of award consideration as determined by directors, and have been enrolled in the WISD band program for his/her entire junior and senior years.  Applicant must be in the top 50% of the 2020 graduating class and provide official high school transcript with essay.  The applicant must plan to attend college during the 2020-2021 academic school year with plans to major in Music, and provide enrollment verification and proof of a music major declared.  Auditions will be held on April 28, 2020, at 6:30 pm.  Award amount is flexible, may vary from year to year, and may be split among participants. 

Edna Pearl Carder Memorial Scholarship Trust for Financial Aid

 

March 6, 2020

The essay contest awards a one-time $5,000 scholarship to a WISD senior in the top 25% of the class to be used toward a college education.  Interviews are scheduled for March 25, 2020.

Rotary Club of Waxahachie Scholarship

March 13, 2020

Eligibility: Students graduating from a Waxahachie high school with an active Interact program demonstrating academic performance, strong community service & leadership skills.  Include a description of service and dual-credit, advanced placement, or early college credit hours in application. 

Common Ground Ministries Danny Hill Scholarship

March 13, 2020

Application is to include a 500-word essay on how Common Ground Ministries has influenced the applicant's life, three recommendations from a teacher, minister/pastor, counselor, coach, and/or employer, plus a copy of an official transcript and copy of SAT or ACT score report.

Northside Elementary Jameson Conner's Memorial "Stay in School" Scholarship

March 16, 2020

The scholarship contest is open to WHS/WGHS seniors that attended Northside Elementary as a 5th grader in 2012-2013 and were promoted from Northside Elementary.  Applicants will have a signed Stay in School contract on file, have been involved in the community, involved in at least one extra-curricular activity, show good citizenship and leadership skills, and must be continuing education after high school.  Applicants will submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher and counselor.   

Distracted Driving Family Plan Scholarship

March 17, 2020

The scholarship contest is open to high school, college or university students nationwide that are residents of the United States.  $5,000 in prizes awarded to the top 3 applicants. 

Janet Roux Memorial Scholarship

March 17, 2020

The scholarship contest is open to a 2020 WHS graduate wanting to further their education in the teaching profession.  Applicants must have been enrolled at WHS both their Junior and Senior year with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or better and applying to a community or 4-year college/university to pursue a degree in Education.  The application process includes an essay, letters of recommendation, transcript, SAT/ACT test scores, a list of community service, followed by an interview.

The Nay Company Scholarship

March 20, 2020, 2:30 pm

Applicant must be a senior in good standing at WHS and preferably a current member of 4H or FFA with plans to pursue a field of study in the Ag Industry in college.  The application is to include an essay discussing how 4H, FFA and/or the Ag Industry has shaped your life and how it may enhance your career after college, plus a copy of high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores.  

Mike O'Daniel Scholarship

March 27, 2020

This one-time $2,000 scholarship is open to WHS students looking to pursue a field of study in Music or Communications in college with demonstrated academic and leadership skills.  Senior members of Indian Baseball are also eligible to apply.  Proof of college registration required.

Zane Walker Memorial Optimist Club Scholarship

March 31, 2020

Applicants shall submit GPA, SAT or ACT scores, high school transcript, a list of community service, and extracurricular activities.  Financial need is considered for this one-time $1,000 scholarship.

 

Community Foundation of Texas Scholarship 

 

VARIES 

Visit the website for details.   

 

 

April 1-13, 2020

The essay contest is open seniors that receive electric service from HILCO Electric Cooperative to encourage and assist students in their education.

Lofland/Siebert Scholarship

April 3, 2020

 This scholarship is open to WHS Golfers.  Applicants shall submit GPA, class ranking, SAT or ACT scores, anticipated graduation date, a list of community service, extracurricular activities, name of college/university planning to attend, and 3 references. Two $500 scholarships shall be awarded to one male and one female.

 

 

April 6, 2020, by 2:00 pm

The scholarship is awarded to a graduating WISD senior who most embodies the tenants of the Rebekahs.  Candidates must plan to attend college/university in the fall;  submit an application, official transcript, include two letters of recommendation, and a current picture.

The Alpha Alpha Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma Society International: Advancing Key Women Educators for Life

April 9, 2020

This essay contest is offered to Ellis County high school senior females planning to pursue a career in education.  The scholarship has a value of $500.

American Indian College Fund

May 31

(annually)

Visit the website for details.

The Huggable Supermom Scholarship

June 30, 2020

Applicants must be a graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to the university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational or technical institution in the US; must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident; must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother.

 
 
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