Geographically Based Outside Scholarships
Jewel Davis Scarborough Scholarship for Graduate Study – Funded through the American Association of University Women's Abilene branch, applicants for the Jewel Davis Scarborough Scholarship must be women of a mature age who are returning to education and who have a B (3.0) average or above on all college work.
Maude King and Celina-Torres Fennell Scholarship for Undergraduate Study at Local Colleges – Funded through the American Association of University Women’s Abilene branch, applicants for this scholarship must be women of a mature age who have returned to education and are working toward their first degree. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a local college and have a B (3.0) average or above on all college work.
The Sybil B. Harrington Scholarship – Funded through the Amarillo College Foundation to seniors graduating from any accredited high school in the northern 26 counties of the Panhandle of Texas. Must be U.S. Citizens, be a full-time college student and maintain a B (3.0) average. For more information, visit the Welcome Center.
Urban Scholarship Fund – Established by the Texas State Legislature in cooperation with SBC, Verizon, and Sprint and administered by the Texas Association of Developing Colleges (TADC). Must be Texas resident and graduate of a high school in one of the following cities: Abilene, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Garland, Houston, Irving, Laredo, Lubbock, Mesquite, Pasadena, Plano, San Antonio, and Waco. EFC must be $200 or less. For more information, visit www.txadc.org.
Charley Wootan Grant - Since 2000, TG has been proud to support a grant program designed to provide help to students pursuing a higher education and who have financial need. For the 2013-14 academic year, TG's Charley Wootan Grant program will award grants totaling $5 million to students who are Texas residents. Grants will be split between students going to 2-year colleges or vocational schools and students enrolled at 4-year universities. For more information visit http://www.aie.org/Charley-Wootan-Grant/
STARS Scholarship Fund - Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551. Have earned/completed at least 12 undergraduate credit hours at a U.S. accredited college or university before applying for the scholarship. Must be a permanent resident of the qualifying counties listed on the website
Have a minimum college cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. For more information on the scholarship criteria or to apply please visit the website.
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