Scholarships

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 email 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

Dallas Scottish Rite Scholarships

 

Feb. 28, 2020

This scholarship has a $1000 value.

Dunaway Elementary Alumni Scholarship Application

(Cover Letter)

Feb. 28, 2020

The scholarship contest is open to WISD seniors that attended Dunaway Elementary for at least one year.  Applicants will be in pursuit of a college education or a vocational school degree.

Farm to Table Dinner on the Square Scholarship Application

(Cover Letter)

Feb. 28, 2020

Open to WHS seniors

enrolled in the Culinary Arts Department who are planning to continue their culinary studies at a college, university, community or technical institute.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater North Texas Scholarship

Feb. 28, 2020

This scholarship is awarded to seniors who face limited access to educational opportunities.  Students are selected and awards are distributed based on academic achievement, community involvement, leadership, and financial need.  RMHS Scholars Scholarship seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals.

Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship March 1, 2020

This scholarship was established for graduating seniors of Waxahachie ISD that excel at athletics, academics, leadership, and sportsmanship.  Applicants must be enrolled in a community college, 4-year college/university, or trade school for the fall semester of 2020.

Chairman Tommy Taylor Memorial Scholarship

March 1, 2020

This scholarship is for WISD seniors pursuing ay field of study pertaining to Energy.  The scholarship has a $2,500 value.

Communities Foundation of Texas Scholarships

March 1,

April 1,

May 1, 2020

CFT supports local and statewide education initiatives.  CFT is committed to increasing postsecondary access and success with a portfolio of over 65 scholarship funds supporting deserving North Texas students.

Creative Quilters Guild of Ellis County Scholarship

March 1, 2020

This scholarship is open to seniors planning to attend college to pursue a degree in a course of study to involve textiles such as Interior Design, Costume Design, Fashion Design, Marketing related to textiles or Education related to textiles.

Dorsey Memorial Music Scholarship WHS Ex-Students' Association

March 1, 2020

This scholarship was established for graduating seniors of Waxahachie ISD pursuing further education and/or training in the field of Music.  Applicants must be enrolled in a community college, 4-year college/university, or trade school for the fall semester of 2020.

Steve & Rebecca Wright Scholarship Honoring Brett Winn WHS Ex-Students' Association

March 1, 2020

This scholarship was established for graduating seniors of Waxahachie ISD pursuing further education and/or training in the field of Fine Arts.  Applicants must be enrolled in a community college, 4-year college/university, or trade school for the fall semester of 2020.

WHS Class of '79 Ex-Students' Association Scholarship

March 1, 2020

The scholarship contest is open to Waxahachie ISD seniors with an immediate family member that is an Alumni graduate of WISD.  Applicants will be in the top 25% of their class at the end of their junior year, enrolled in a community college, 4-year college/university, or trade school for the fall of 2020.

WHS Ex-Students' Association Scholarship

March 1, 2020

The scholarship contest is open to Waxahachie ISD seniors with an immediate family member that is an Alumni graduate of WHS.  Applicants will be in the top 25% of their class at the end of their junior year, enrolled in a community college, 4-year college/university, or trade school for the fall of 2020.

Oliver E. Clift Elementary "Stay in School" Scholarship

March 4, 2020

3:40 pm

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.    

Ellis County Republican Women Scholarship

(Application)

March 6, 2020

Graduates of 2020 in the top 25% of their class are eligible for this $1000 scholarship is for college expenses

Morgan Family Scholarship Application

(Cover Letter)

March 6, 2020

Open to WHS seniors,

in the top 20% of their class, and enrolled in a community college, 4-year college/university, technical school, or trade school for the fall 2020 semester.

Morgan Orthodontics Scholarship

 

March 6, 2020

5 pm

The scholarship is open to 2020 graduates of Ellis County high schools, that will be enrolled in a community college, 4-year college/university, technical school, or trade school for the fall 2020 semester with a GPA of 3.25 or greater.

Waxahachie Band Booster Essay Scholarship 2020

March 6, 2020

Open to WHS band members

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

Open to WHS band members

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. 

 

Shackelford Elementary "Stay in School" Scholarship


 

March 6, 2020

The scholarship is available to seniors that were 2013 graduates of Shackelford Elementary with a signed "Stay in School" contract.

 

Edna Pearl Carder Memorial Scholarship for Financial Aid


 

March 6, 2020

2:30 pm

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.

 

McCormick Law Firm Scholarship


 

March 10, 2020

Open to WHS seniors

that will be attending the University of Texas at Austin next fall.

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

March 12, 2020

This opportunity is open to seniors planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate studies for the upcoming year.  Lockheed Martin is awarding up to 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each.  Awards are open to individuals studying eligible engineering or computer science majors, who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities.

Rotary Club of Waxahachie Scholarship

March 13, 2020

This scholarship is available to students graduating from WISD with an active Interact program demonstrating academic performance, strong community service & leadership skills.  

Common Ground Ministries Danny Hill Scholarship

March 13, 2020

The contest is to include an essay on how Common Ground Ministries has influenced the applicant's life.

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

March 16, 2020

2:30 pm

The scholarship contest is open to WISD 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 their education after high school.    

Ellis County Master Gardener Association Scholarship

March 16, 2020

4 pm

The scholarship opportunity is open to high school seniors in Ellis County pursuing studies in horticulture, life sciences, or related disciplines. Up to $3,000 shall be awarded.

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

Open to WHS seniors

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.  

Felty Elementary Alumni Scholarship

March 18, 2020

This annual $500 scholarship is for WISD seniors that attended Felty Elementary at least 3 years and are in pursuit of a college education or vocational school degree.

Arlington Board of Realtors Ellis Hill Chapter Scholarship

March 20, 2020, 5 pm

The essay contest is open to seniors graduating in 2020.  Five $1,000 scholarships are to be awarded.

Ellis A&M Club Scholarship

March 20, 2020

This scholarship is open to seniors planning to attend Texas A&M in College Station next fall.

Historic Waxahachie, Inc. Scholarship

March 20, 2020

This essay contest shall award two scholarships to seniors of WISD who plan to be attending an accredited university, college, or technical school in the 2020-2021 school year.  

IOOF #80 Waxahachie Odd Fellows Scholarship

March 20, 2020 2:30 pm

Open to WHS seniors

that embody the spirit of Odd Fellowship and plan to attend school in the fall. 

Moral Courage Scholarship

March 20, 2020

The essay contest is open to Waxahachie ISD 2020 seniors or students that regularly attended church within the WISD geographical boundaries.  

The Nay Company Scholarship

March 20, 2020 2:30 pm

Open to WHS seniors

in good standing and preferably a current member of 4H or FFA with plans to pursue a field of study in the Ag Industry in college.  

Waxahachie Lions Club Scholarship

March 20, 2020

Application to include a brief autobiography

Education Foundation | Frankilou Jett Scholarship

March 23, 2020

This scholarship is open to Waxahachie ISD seniors planning to pursue some form of postsecondary education after graduation.

Education Foundation | John Hicks Memorial Scholarship

March 23, 2020

Applicants will have been enrolled in  Waxahachie ISD for their entire junior and senior years and plan to pursue a degree in Journalism.

Mike O'Daniel Scholarship

March 27, 2020

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.   This scholarship is for a one-time $2,000 award.

Waxahachie Junior Service League Scholarship

March 27, 2020

This $1,500 scholarship recognizes students that have demonstrated leadership through service to the community. 

 

WHS Volleyball Booster Club Scholarship Program

 

WHS Volleyball Booster Club Scholarship Application

 

March 27, 2020

Open to WHS volleyball athletes

pursuing higher education that demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship, accountability, integrity, a strong work ethic, responsibility, and perseverance.

Cherokee Charmer Booster Club Scholarship

March 29, 2020

This essay contest is for WHS senior Charmers. 

West Ellis County Retired School Personnel Scholarship

March 29, 2020

This $1,000 scholarship is for a senior planning to enter the field of education. 

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.

OppU Achievers Scholarship

 

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.

 

Community Foundation of Texas Scholarship 

 

VARIES 

Visit the website for details.   

 

 

April 1, 2020

Two $500 scholarships shall be awarded to students that have played WYBA Baseball or Softball.  

 

 

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

Open to WHS Golfers.

Two $500 scholarships shall be awarded, one male, and one female.  

Ted and Nancy Paup Texas A&M Legacy Scholarship

April 3, 2020

This $1000 scholarship is awarded to a first-generation Aggie to attend Texas A&M University in College Station.  

 

 

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.

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.

Clever Dean Lewis Scholarship

April 10, 2020

This $1000 scholarship is for seniors that been accepted to Prairie View A&M.

ATPE Scholarship

April 13, 2020

Three scholarships are available for children of WISD employees or students planning to pursue a career in education.  

Ft. Worth Society of Petroleum Engineers Scholarship

April 15, 2020

 

This scholarship opportunity is to encourage the pursuit of careers in the Oil & Gas Industry.

Student View Scholarship

April 22, 2020

 

This program will offer $12,000 worth of scholarships via random drawing to seniors planning to attend a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school.

American College Foundation Scholarship

May 1, 2020

 

This scholarship is to offset the costs related to the first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution.

M.E. Singleton Scholarship

May 8, 2020

 

The purpose of this scholarship is to enable outstanding Ellis County high school seniors the opportunity to receive higher education.  Some applicants will be invited for personal interviews on May 19 & 20, 2020.

Cobell Scholarships

 

 

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.

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.

AES Engineering Scholarship

Oct. 5, 2020

This essay contest is open to high school seniors to help in furthering their education.  $500 shall be awarded on the basis of character.

 
 
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