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Matching Scholarships Available Through the Texas Match The Promise Foundation

Students in grades five through nine whose families have an annual income of $100,000.00 or less can apply now for Match the Promise college scholarships.

The Texas Match the Promise Foundation encourages families to save for college by supplementing their contributions to the Texas Tuition Promise Fund (TTPF) - the state's prepaid college tuition plan.

Approved recipients can receive matching scholarships of tuition units worth up to $1,000.00 at today's prices.  Top-scoring recipients can also receive a one-time grant of tuition units worth $2,000.00 at today's prices.  These scholarship tuition unites can be used at Texas public colleges and universities, excluding medical and dental institutions, for undergraduate resident tuition and school wide required fees.

Apply Now for Help with College Costs

Eligible applicants who have a TTPF account may apply for Match the Promise scholarships between Sept. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020. Families may enroll in TTPF during this time if they haven't already done so.

Find applications materials and more information, including how to donate to the foundation, online at https://comptroller.texas.gov/programs/education/match/ or you can also contact us via mail or at 800-531-5441 ext. 3-7570, for additional information.

 

Letter of Recommendation Personal Fact Sheet

In order for your counselor to consider writing a letter of recommendation for you, a personal fact sheet must be filled out.  Letters of recommendation are needed to complete college or scholarship applications in most cases.  A personal fact sheet will ensure the most accurate and comprehensive information will be used in the letter.  Click here to access the Personal Fact Sheet.

www.collegecovered.com a FREE resource on planning and paying for college. 

www.Best-Trade-Schools.net

Available Scholarships 2020-2021

https://www.badcredit.org/news/scholarships-com-helps-student-save-on-college/

College Fairs Online is now offering a $300.00

 Every Chance Every Texan - hundreds of scholarship web sites and applications. 
Go to http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/funding/aid/faidalpha.php to see a complete list.

Affordable Colleges Online -  Free resources on topics such as financial aid, college saving strategies, affordability and scorecard rankings, opportunities for Veterans and people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources.

Go to http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/

University Tutors Scholarship Contest -

University Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the University Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by University Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest

   National Society of High School Scholars Foundation Scholarships - http://nshssfoundation.org/scholarships 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest Scholarship Program - The scholarship is awarded to applicants who have either: (1) Had a serious childhood illness or injury OR (2) had a sibling who had a serious childhood illness or injury which impacted the family.

Applicants must submit the following: 

(1) RMHC Scholars application www.RMHCsouthwest.com

(2) A narrative which includes information about the illness and how it impacted the applicant and his/her family (include information about use of Ronald McDonald House or Ronald McDonald Family Room if applicable) For additional information, contact Linda Limon at 806-744-8877

The Community Foundation of West Texas Funding Information Library - students can search the database of over 100,000 foundations.  Many of these foundations offer scholarships.  Visit www.communityfoundationofwesttexas.org for more information and a list of all scholarships available through The Community Foundation of West Texas

West Texas A&M University Scholarship Opportunities - www.wtamu.edu/scholarships

The Community Foundation of West Texas - A complete list of available scholarships including applications are available on our website at: https://www.cfwtx.org/current-scholarship

Open to eligible Lubbock County High School graduating seniors:
1. The Lubbock Manufacturing Scholarship is for those going into metal trades or industrial technologies. (DEADLINE: July 1)
2. The George Scott Jr. award is for an African American student from a Lubbock County high school who will be attending Texas Tech. (DEADLINE: May 15)
3. Fallen Heroes Scholarship is to assist with educational expenses of dependent survivors of service men and women and first responders who have died on active duty since September 11, 2001. (DEADLINE: Open)
4. **NEW** Honey Bear Scholar was launched in 2019 to honor the many contributions of Mary E. Massingill who retired from Lubbock ISD at the age of 85 after a 44-year career as a Kindergarten Teaching Assistant. Student must have attended Honey Elementary to be eligible to apply. (DEADLINE: April 15)
Specific or open to Frenship High School:

1. Danny Gunn Memorial Scholarship (Texas Area 1 FFA Schools)
This scholarship was established by Melinda Gunn in memory of Danny Gunn, a dedicated agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. Danny Gunn was proud of his students’ accomplishments and throughout his life impacted innumerable lives throughout his teaching career. Eligible students must be a graduating senior at a Texas Area 1 FFA High School with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, member of FFA in High School, and attending Texas Tech University or Texas A&M University.
Deadline to apply: April 30
2. Girl Scouts Gold Award Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Frances Winn for a graduating senior who has achieved the level of Gold Award with the Girl Scouts organization. Preference will be given to Lubbock Co. High School seniors then open to graduating seniors from Texas-Oklahoma Plains schools.
Deadline to apply: May 1
3. McMahan Family Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship fund was established through contributions to the 2017 Hero’s Luncheon honoring Linda and George McMahan. The scholarship will be presented to the graduating senior at Frenship High School who is number 3 in the graduating class or the first one after the Valedictorian or Salutatorian who will be attending Texas Tech.
No application to complete

4. Frenship High School Academic Award
This fund was established by Mr. Robert Snell to benefit outstanding graduating seniors of Frenship High School. Awards will be given to the Salutatorian and Valedictorian of FHS.
No application to complete

Students in the top 50% who have a corresponding ACT/SAT score may be guaranteed scholarships from Texas Tech University starting at $4000.00 per year. Review the new scholarship program here:   www.depts.ttu.edu/admissions/cost-and-aid/FRScholarships1819.pdf

FROM THIS POINT DOWN, SCHOLARSHIPS ARE LISTED BY DATE OF APPLICATION DEADLINE

Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2020, at 5 p.m. Eastern.

We want your school to have a Coke Scholar this year!

To promote the application for this $20,000 scholarship for high school seniors in your area, access the School Marketing Toolkit, which includes:

  • a printable PDF flyer
  • a selection timeline
  • a press release template
  • sample social media posts
  • corresponding digital assets

If any other materials would be helpful, let us know.

The 2020-21 application is open to high school seniors until 5 p.m. Eastern on October 31, 2020.

Find details at Cokeurl.com/scholarships.

 

The Navel Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship Program - offers students the opportunity to earn their degree and receive valuable leadership and management  skills while enjoying the benefits of an exciting career.  For more information go to http://www.nrotc.navy.mil.

 
  • Amount: Tuition and other financial  benefits worth up to $200,000.00.  NROTC Units are located at more than 160 of the nation's leading colleges and universities.
  • Eligibility: Be a U.S. Citizen, be 17 years old by Sept.1, Not older than 23 years old by Dec. 31 of the year you start college, completed high school/equivalent certificate and finally have taken the ACT or SAT test prior to deadline and receive at least the minimum scores listed: ACT: Combined Math and English 47 with no less than 21-Math and 22-English. SAT: Combined Math + Verbal/Critical Reading 1200 with no less than 540 - Math and 550 Verbal/Critical Reading.
  • Scholarship opens April 1, 2020 and ends December 31, 2020.
 
 
 

Complete Oratorical Program Information:  https://www.legion.org/oratorical/about 


A Constitutional Speech Contest

Participants in the American Legion Oratorical Contest develop leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and are better prepared for the acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, for the rights and privileges of American citizenship.

A single prepared speech topic related the United States Constitution will be required with a length of 8 to 10 minutes, as well as an “Assigned Topic” that must consume 3 to 5 minutes of presenter’s delivery.  2021 Assigned topics are located at: https://www.legion.org/oratorical/topics

OBJECTIVES

Develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Constitution of the United States on the part of Texas high school students;

Give each participating student an opportunity to utilize this knowledge in an atmosphere of competitive public speaking; and

Offer students an avenue to obtain scholarship awards to assist them in pursuing a college education.

ELIGIBILITY

The American Legion State Oratorical Contest is open to any student who is enrolled in classes equivalent to the regular 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades. All students must be under twenty (20) years of age. All contestants must be a citizen of or lawful permanent resident of the United States. The student must compete in the District in which his/her sponsoring Post is located. Locate your nearest American Legion Post at www.legion.org/posts.

DATES

Local contests – must begin after October 24, 2020 and must be completed by December 11, 2020. Winners must be certified by the local American Legion Oratorical Chair or Post Commander, who will then notify the District Oratorical Chair. Contests should be conducted using National rules.

District Contests – will begin December 12, 2020 and conclude on January 15, 2021 The District winner must be certified to the Division Oratorical Chair by the District Oratorical chair or District Commander. Contests should be conducted using National rules.

Division Contests – will begin on January 16, 2021 and conclude on February 7, 2021.  The Division winner must be certified by the Division Oratorical Chair or Division Commander to Department of Texas, P.O. Box 140527, Austin TX 78714 or by email to: michaels@txlegion.org. All Division Winners must submit one copy of their prepared oration to the Department Chair or their designated representative before competing in the State Final Contest. This copy is to be forwarded by the Department Chairman to Department Headquarters for record purposes along with the Chairman’s written report.

Should the winner decline to participate in the Department Finals the first runner-up should then be certified as the participant by the Division Chairman. Contests should be conducted using National rules.

All Division Winners must submit one copy of their prepared oration to the Department Chair or their designated representative before competing in the State Final Contest. This copy is to be forwarded by the Department Chairman to Department Headquarters for record purposes along with the Chairman’s written report.

State Contest – The American Legion, Department of Texas, Oratorical Program Finals, will be held Monday, February 15, 2021 (February 22 Alternate). The state contest will be conducted using National rules. Department Headquarters will certify the winner to the National Americanism Commission.

SUPERVISION OF CONTEST

The Oratorical Chairman in charge of each Contest shall have full control and supervision of each Contest and his/her decisions shall be final. The Department Oratorical Chair will direct the Department Contest. Official judging cards, tabulation forms, and timekeeper forms can be found in the Oratorical Chairman’s Guide or in the links below.

AWARDS

The American Legion Post may present a scholarship or such awards to the winner of the High School Contest as it chooses so long as such awards has no cash value. The scholarship must be paid to the college or university of the student’s choice in the student’s name to be credited in the student’ name once proof of enrollment has been received. A deadline for the payment should be established by the awarding organization.

The American Legion, Department of Texas, will award each Division winner a certificate for participation in the Department Finals and a medal designating their standing in the contest.  Additionally, scholarships to the college of his/her choice will be awarded as follows: First place $2,000, 2nd place – $1,500, 3rd place $1,000 and 4th place $500.  Scholarships are contingent on the winner entering college within 1 year after graduation from high school.

The Department Champion will receive an additional $2,000 scholarship from National provided he/she participates in the Quarter Finals Contest and an additional $2,000 scholarship from National if the participant advances to the Semi Finals Contest and does not advance to the National Finals. Contestants in the National Finals are awarded scholarships as follows; 1st – $25,000; 2nd – $22,500; 3rd – $20,000.

EXPENSES

The Department assumes no liability for the expenses of any individual contestant in connection with any High School, District or Division Contest.

For traveling to the State Contest, the following expenses for contestants and one adult will be paid: two meals at $6.00 per meal, hotel expenses, and .25¢ per mile round trip.  Airline travel is not authorized.  Such expenses will be paid to the adult chaperon or to the Post. No monies will be paid directly to the contestant to protect his/her University Interscholastic League eligibility. Contestant’s actual expenses will not be reimbursed.

The winner of the Department Contest will represent the State of Texas in the National Contests and expenses for such contestant will be provided in accordance with the National Rules.

 

 

 

Brockman Scholars Program

The Brockman Scholarship is a merit-based full scholarship that covers five years of study on the College Station campus of Texas A&M University.

The scholarship supports four years of undergraduate studies in an approved program of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), as well as the one-year MS Business graduate degree program at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School.

Aside from academic merit, we are seeking to attract students who can demonstrate high levels of constructive community engagement, and who exhibit the qualities of a good citizen. Click here to learn more about our Brockman Scholars.

It is imperative that applicants understand that they are applying for a scholarship that provides for both an undergraduate and graduate degree. It is a condition of being awarded the scholarship that the recipient will enroll in, and successfully complete, both the four-year undergraduate STEM degree and the MS Business graduate degree program.

The Brockman Scholars Program is now preparing for its fourth intake of Scholars. For more information about the Brockman Scholars Program, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.

The Brockman Scholars Program application portal will be open from September 1 through December 1, 2020.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brockman Scholars Program has this year moved to a test-optional application policy.

All applications will be reviewed holistically, and candidates will not be required to submit SAT and/or ACT scores where they have been unable to sit for these exams.

Past selection cycles have held the minimum eligibility requirement at 1400 for the SAT, and 32 for the ACT. Although we will accept applications without standardized test scores, we will continue to hold these scores as ‘benchmarks’. This is an academically rigorous program. Students interested in applying to the BSP should understand that the performance standards are exacting and the degree plans demanding.

Candidates who have taken the PSAT/NMSQT will be asked to provide their scores. Where candidates have SAT and/or ACT scores to report, they should do so. Students will also be requested to share information on test cancellations experienced to date. If candidates have plans to sit the SAT/ACT after the application deadline, they should indicate dates. Score reports for early December test sittings will be accepted up until December 23, 2020.

Once a completed application is submitted, a candidate may be invited for an interview. Please note that not all candidates will be invited to interview. Due to COVID-19 precautions, all interviews will be conducted via teleconference.

Scholarship offers may be made on an early acceptance, rolling admissions basis following an applicant’s interview. The earlier the completed application is received, the sooner a candidate may be considered for an interview. Therefore, early applications are strongly encouraged. A candidate may receive an invitation to interview at any time after the completed application has been processed. All interviews will have been conducted by the end of February 2021.

Applicants who are offered scholarships will receive an email ‘Notification of Award’ at any time after their interviews. Accepted candidates will have a maximum of seven calendar days in which to accept or decline their offers. Candidates who decline their offers of acceptance may be placed on a waiting list, with no guarantee of a second and final offer.

Offers will be extended until all scholarship places are filled. All offers will be made by May 1, 2021.

To begin a NEW application, click here.

To access your SAVED, IN-PROGRESS or SUBMITTED applications, click here

Click here for a link to a downloadable and printable notice for bulletin boards.

 

 

 

Free Speech Essay Contest:

First Prize $10,000.00 Scholarship 9 winners total

Contest ends: December 31, 2020

For more details, visit www.thefire.org/contest

 

 

 

South Plains Electric is proud to make scholarships available including The Operation Round Up Scholarship, Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Directors Memorial Scholarship and Texas Rural Electric Women's Association Scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Matching Scholarships Available Through the Texas Match The Promise Foundation

Students in grades five through nine whose families have an annual income of $100,000.00 or less can apply now for Match the Promise college scholarships.

The Texas Match the Promise Foundation encourages families to save for college by supplementing their contributions to the Texas Tuition Promise Fund (TTPF) - the state's prepaid college tuition plan.

Approved recipients can receive matching scholarships of tuition units worth up to $1,000.00 at today's prices.  Top-scoring recipients can also receive a one-time grant of tuition units worth $2,000.00 at today's prices.  These scholarship tuition unites can be used at Texas public colleges and universities, excluding medical and dental institutions, for undergraduate resident tuition and school wide required fees.

Apply Now for Help with College Costs

Eligible applicants who have a TTPF account may apply for Match the Promise scholarships between Sept. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020. Families may enroll in TTPF during this time if they haven't already done so.

Find applications materials and more information, including how to donate to the foundation, online at https://comptroller.texas.gov/programs/education/match/ or you can also contact us via mail or at 800-531-5441 ext. 3-7570, for additional information.

 

Letter of Recommendation Personal Fact Sheet

In order for your counselor to consider writing a letter of recommendation for you, a personal fact sheet must be filled out.  Letters of recommendation are needed to complete college or scholarship applications in most cases.  A personal fact sheet will ensure the most accurate and comprehensive information will be used in the letter.  Click here to access the Personal Fact Sheet.

www.collegecovered.com a FREE resource on planning and paying for college. 

www.Best-Trade-Schools.net

Available Scholarships 2020-2021

https://www.badcredit.org/news/scholarships-com-helps-student-save-on-college/

College Fairs Online is now offering a $300.00

 Every Chance Every Texan - hundreds of scholarship web sites and applications. 
Go to http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/funding/aid/faidalpha.php to see a complete list.

Affordable Colleges Online -  Free resources on topics such as financial aid, college saving strategies, affordability and scorecard rankings, opportunities for Veterans and people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources.

Go to http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/

University Tutors Scholarship Contest -

University Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the University Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by University Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest

   National Society of High School Scholars Foundation Scholarships - http://nshssfoundation.org/scholarships 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest Scholarship Program - The scholarship is awarded to applicants who have either: (1) Had a serious childhood illness or injury OR (2) had a sibling who had a serious childhood illness or injury which impacted the family.

Applicants must submit the following: 

(1) RMHC Scholars application www.RMHCsouthwest.com

(2) A narrative which includes information about the illness and how it impacted the applicant and his/her family (include information about use of Ronald McDonald House or Ronald McDonald Family Room if applicable) For additional information, contact Linda Limon at 806-744-8877

The Community Foundation of West Texas Funding Information Library - students can search the database of over 100,000 foundations.  Many of these foundations offer scholarships.  Visit www.communityfoundationofwesttexas.org for more information and a list of all scholarships available through The Community Foundation of West Texas

West Texas A&M University Scholarship Opportunities - www.wtamu.edu/scholarships

The Community Foundation of West Texas - A complete list of available scholarships including applications are available on our website at: https://www.cfwtx.org/current-scholarship

Open to eligible Lubbock County High School graduating seniors:
1. The Lubbock Manufacturing Scholarship is for those going into metal trades or industrial technologies. (DEADLINE: July 1)
2. The George Scott Jr. award is for an African American student from a Lubbock County high school who will be attending Texas Tech. (DEADLINE: May 15)
3. Fallen Heroes Scholarship is to assist with educational expenses of dependent survivors of service men and women and first responders who have died on active duty since September 11, 2001. (DEADLINE: Open)
4. **NEW** Honey Bear Scholar was launched in 2019 to honor the many contributions of Mary E. Massingill who retired from Lubbock ISD at the age of 85 after a 44-year career as a Kindergarten Teaching Assistant. Student must have attended Honey Elementary to be eligible to apply. (DEADLINE: April 15)
Specific or open to Frenship High School:

1. Danny Gunn Memorial Scholarship (Texas Area 1 FFA Schools)
This scholarship was established by Melinda Gunn in memory of Danny Gunn, a dedicated agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. Danny Gunn was proud of his students’ accomplishments and throughout his life impacted innumerable lives throughout his teaching career. Eligible students must be a graduating senior at a Texas Area 1 FFA High School with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, member of FFA in High School, and attending Texas Tech University or Texas A&M University.
Deadline to apply: April 30
2. Girl Scouts Gold Award Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Frances Winn for a graduating senior who has achieved the level of Gold Award with the Girl Scouts organization. Preference will be given to Lubbock Co. High School seniors then open to graduating seniors from Texas-Oklahoma Plains schools.
Deadline to apply: May 1
3. McMahan Family Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship fund was established through contributions to the 2017 Hero’s Luncheon honoring Linda and George McMahan. The scholarship will be presented to the graduating senior at Frenship High School who is number 3 in the graduating class or the first one after the Valedictorian or Salutatorian who will be attending Texas Tech.
No application to complete

4. Frenship High School Academic Award
This fund was established by Mr. Robert Snell to benefit outstanding graduating seniors of Frenship High School. Awards will be given to the Salutatorian and Valedictorian of FHS.
No application to complete

Students in the top 50% who have a corresponding ACT/SAT score may be guaranteed scholarships from Texas Tech University starting at $4000.00 per year. Review the new scholarship program here:   www.depts.ttu.edu/admissions/cost-and-aid/FRScholarships1819.pdf

FROM THIS POINT DOWN, SCHOLARSHIPS ARE LISTED BY DATE OF APPLICATION DEADLINE

Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2020, at 5 p.m. Eastern.

We want your school to have a Coke Scholar this year!

To promote the application for this $20,000 scholarship for high school seniors in your area, access the School Marketing Toolkit, which includes:

  • a printable PDF flyer
  • a selection timeline
  • a press release template
  • sample social media posts
  • corresponding digital assets

If any other materials would be helpful, let us know.

The 2020-21 application is open to high school seniors until 5 p.m. Eastern on October 31, 2020.

Find details at Cokeurl.com/scholarships.

 

The Navel Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship Program - offers students the opportunity to earn their degree and receive valuable leadership and management  skills while enjoying the benefits of an exciting career.  For more information go to http://www.nrotc.navy.mil.

 
  • Amount: Tuition and other financial  benefits worth up to $200,000.00.  NROTC Units are located at more than 160 of the nation's leading colleges and universities.
  • Eligibility: Be a U.S. Citizen, be 17 years old by Sept.1, Not older than 23 years old by Dec. 31 of the year you start college, completed high school/equivalent certificate and finally have taken the ACT or SAT test prior to deadline and receive at least the minimum scores listed: ACT: Combined Math and English 47 with no less than 21-Math and 22-English. SAT: Combined Math + Verbal/Critical Reading 1200 with no less than 540 - Math and 550 Verbal/Critical Reading.
  • Scholarship opens April 1, 2020 and ends December 31, 2020.
 
 
 

Complete Oratorical Program Information:  https://www.legion.org/oratorical/about 


A Constitutional Speech Contest

Participants in the American Legion Oratorical Contest develop leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and are better prepared for the acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, for the rights and privileges of American citizenship.

A single prepared speech topic related the United States Constitution will be required with a length of 8 to 10 minutes, as well as an “Assigned Topic” that must consume 3 to 5 minutes of presenter’s delivery.  2021 Assigned topics are located at: https://www.legion.org/oratorical/topics

OBJECTIVES

Develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Constitution of the United States on the part of Texas high school students;

Give each participating student an opportunity to utilize this knowledge in an atmosphere of competitive public speaking; and

Offer students an avenue to obtain scholarship awards to assist them in pursuing a college education.

ELIGIBILITY

The American Legion State Oratorical Contest is open to any student who is enrolled in classes equivalent to the regular 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades. All students must be under twenty (20) years of age. All contestants must be a citizen of or lawful permanent resident of the United States. The student must compete in the District in which his/her sponsoring Post is located. Locate your nearest American Legion Post at www.legion.org/posts.

DATES

Local contests – must begin after October 24, 2020 and must be completed by December 11, 2020. Winners must be certified by the local American Legion Oratorical Chair or Post Commander, who will then notify the District Oratorical Chair. Contests should be conducted using National rules.

District Contests – will begin December 12, 2020 and conclude on January 15, 2021 The District winner must be certified to the Division Oratorical Chair by the District Oratorical chair or District Commander. Contests should be conducted using National rules.

Division Contests – will begin on January 16, 2021 and conclude on February 7, 2021.  The Division winner must be certified by the Division Oratorical Chair or Division Commander to Department of Texas, P.O. Box 140527, Austin TX 78714 or by email to: michaels@txlegion.org. All Division Winners must submit one copy of their prepared oration to the Department Chair or their designated representative before competing in the State Final Contest. This copy is to be forwarded by the Department Chairman to Department Headquarters for record purposes along with the Chairman’s written report.

Should the winner decline to participate in the Department Finals the first runner-up should then be certified as the participant by the Division Chairman. Contests should be conducted using National rules.

All Division Winners must submit one copy of their prepared oration to the Department Chair or their designated representative before competing in the State Final Contest. This copy is to be forwarded by the Department Chairman to Department Headquarters for record purposes along with the Chairman’s written report.

State Contest – The American Legion, Department of Texas, Oratorical Program Finals, will be held Monday, February 15, 2021 (February 22 Alternate). The state contest will be conducted using National rules. Department Headquarters will certify the winner to the National Americanism Commission.

SUPERVISION OF CONTEST

The Oratorical Chairman in charge of each Contest shall have full control and supervision of each Contest and his/her decisions shall be final. The Department Oratorical Chair will direct the Department Contest. Official judging cards, tabulation forms, and timekeeper forms can be found in the Oratorical Chairman’s Guide or in the links below.

AWARDS

The American Legion Post may present a scholarship or such awards to the winner of the High School Contest as it chooses so long as such awards has no cash value. The scholarship must be paid to the college or university of the student’s choice in the student’s name to be credited in the student’ name once proof of enrollment has been received. A deadline for the payment should be established by the awarding organization.

The American Legion, Department of Texas, will award each Division winner a certificate for participation in the Department Finals and a medal designating their standing in the contest.  Additionally, scholarships to the college of his/her choice will be awarded as follows: First place $2,000, 2nd place – $1,500, 3rd place $1,000 and 4th place $500.  Scholarships are contingent on the winner entering college within 1 year after graduation from high school.

The Department Champion will receive an additional $2,000 scholarship from National provided he/she participates in the Quarter Finals Contest and an additional $2,000 scholarship from National if the participant advances to the Semi Finals Contest and does not advance to the National Finals. Contestants in the National Finals are awarded scholarships as follows; 1st – $25,000; 2nd – $22,500; 3rd – $20,000.

EXPENSES

The Department assumes no liability for the expenses of any individual contestant in connection with any High School, District or Division Contest.

For traveling to the State Contest, the following expenses for contestants and one adult will be paid: two meals at $6.00 per meal, hotel expenses, and .25¢ per mile round trip.  Airline travel is not authorized.  Such expenses will be paid to the adult chaperon or to the Post. No monies will be paid directly to the contestant to protect his/her University Interscholastic League eligibility. Contestant’s actual expenses will not be reimbursed.

The winner of the Department Contest will represent the State of Texas in the National Contests and expenses for such contestant will be provided in accordance with the National Rules.

 

 

 

Brockman Scholars Program

The Brockman Scholarship is a merit-based full scholarship that covers five years of study on the College Station campus of Texas A&M University.

The scholarship supports four years of undergraduate studies in an approved program of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), as well as the one-year MS Business graduate degree program at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School.

Aside from academic merit, we are seeking to attract students who can demonstrate high levels of constructive community engagement, and who exhibit the qualities of a good citizen. Click here to learn more about our Brockman Scholars.

It is imperative that applicants understand that they are applying for a scholarship that provides for both an undergraduate and graduate degree. It is a condition of being awarded the scholarship that the recipient will enroll in, and successfully complete, both the four-year undergraduate STEM degree and the MS Business graduate degree program.

The Brockman Scholars Program is now preparing for its fourth intake of Scholars. For more information about the Brockman Scholars Program, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.

The Brockman Scholars Program application portal will be open from September 1 through December 1, 2020.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brockman Scholars Program has this year moved to a test-optional application policy.

All applications will be reviewed holistically, and candidates will not be required to submit SAT and/or ACT scores where they have been unable to sit for these exams.

Past selection cycles have held the minimum eligibility requirement at 1400 for the SAT, and 32 for the ACT. Although we will accept applications without standardized test scores, we will continue to hold these scores as ‘benchmarks’. This is an academically rigorous program. Students interested in applying to the BSP should understand that the performance standards are exacting and the degree plans demanding.

Candidates who have taken the PSAT/NMSQT will be asked to provide their scores. Where candidates have SAT and/or ACT scores to report, they should do so. Students will also be requested to share information on test cancellations experienced to date. If candidates have plans to sit the SAT/ACT after the application deadline, they should indicate dates. Score reports for early December test sittings will be accepted up until December 23, 2020.

Once a completed application is submitted, a candidate may be invited for an interview. Please note that not all candidates will be invited to interview. Due to COVID-19 precautions, all interviews will be conducted via teleconference.

Scholarship offers may be made on an early acceptance, rolling admissions basis following an applicant’s interview. The earlier the completed application is received, the sooner a candidate may be considered for an interview. Therefore, early applications are strongly encouraged. A candidate may receive an invitation to interview at any time after the completed application has been processed. All interviews will have been conducted by the end of February 2021.

Applicants who are offered scholarships will receive an email ‘Notification of Award’ at any time after their interviews. Accepted candidates will have a maximum of seven calendar days in which to accept or decline their offers. Candidates who decline their offers of acceptance may be placed on a waiting list, with no guarantee of a second and final offer.

Offers will be extended until all scholarship places are filled. All offers will be made by May 1, 2021.

To begin a NEW application, click here.

To access your SAVED, IN-PROGRESS or SUBMITTED applications, click here

Click here for a link to a downloadable and printable notice for bulletin boards.

 

 

 

Free Speech Essay Contest:

First Prize $10,000.00 Scholarship 9 winners total

Contest ends: December 31, 2020

For more details, visit www.thefire.org/contest

 

 

 

 

South Plains Electric is proud to make scholarships available including The Operation Round Up Scholarship, Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Directors Memorial Scholarship and Texas Rural Electric Women's Association Scholarship.

Operation Round Up Scholarship

The scholarship is available to an entering college freshman who is a:

  • member, or 
  • is a spouse, child or stepchild of a member, or
  • child whose guardian is a member of the Cooperative; or
  • person living in a home where the landlord is a member.

Applicants must reside in the Cooperative service area; participate in Operation Round Up; and attend a qualifying school. If you are not currently participating in Operation Round Up, we’ll automatically enroll you when you submit the scholarship application.

The qualifying schools are: Abernathy, Anton, Aspermont, Childress, Chillicothe, Coronado, Cotton Center, Crosbyton, Crowell, Estacado, Floydada, Frenship, Guthrie, Hale Center, Idalou, Jayton-Girard, Lorenzo, Lubbock-Cooper, Lubbock, Monterey, Motley Co., New Deal, New Home, Olton, Paducah, Patton Springs, Petersburg, Plainview, Post, Quanah, Ralls, Roosevelt, Ropesville, Rotan, Shallowater, Slaton, Southland, Smyer, Spur and Wilson. If you are attending a private school or are home-schooled, your application will be subject to eligibility verification.

A minimum of 20 scholarships are available, each for $1,000, payable $500 for each of two semesters through the freshman year. Satisfactory scholastic performance and appropriate personal standards must be maintained for continuing eligibility.

Students must possess the qualities of honor, integrity, thrift and good moral character. The Selection Committee evaluates each student on financial need, community and school activities, awards and honors and educational goals. The information provided in the essay questions is very valuable to the Selection Committee.

Accepting applications October 1, 2020 - February 1, 2021.

 

Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Directors Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is $2,000, payable $500 for each of four semesters through the sophomore year. The scholarship is available to an entering freshman college or university student who is a member, or spouse or child of a member, or child whose guardian is a member of South Plains Electric Cooperative.

The scholarship was established by James T. Hull, Dwight Hutchison and Connie Gupton. The Scholarship also honors the memory of Guy F. Kelley, Larry M. Lockwood, J.C. (Jim) Roberts, Weldon Gray, P.E., Robert "Bobby" Green, Kenneth Mathews, Richard "Dick" Montgomery, Louis Lloyd, Clark Andrews, Jim Payne, Lyle Robinson, Duane Lloyd, Stephen Louder, John Norman and Jimmy Stokes. The goal is to provide financial assistance for qualified individuals who seek a college or university education.

The deadline is March 1.

 

Texas Rural Electric Women's Association

Texas Rural Electric Women’s Association (TREWA) is offering 20 scholarships, at $1,500 each, to current TREWA members and their children. You can join TREWA at the same time you submit a scholarship application. Dues are only $10. Applicants must also be a current member of South Plains Electric Cooperative.

The objective of TREWA is to educate and create interest and understanding of rural electric systems and issues among the members and general public, and to present a unified front for the member-owned systems as they improve the quality of life in rural Texas.

The deadline is March 12, 2021.