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Christi Nookester
972-923-4761 Ext. 216
cnoonkester@wisd.org

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
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2017-2018 Scholarships
All Scholarship applications are available online. Students must download information about individual scholarships.

Once you have printed the scholarship application please check for the deadline date and where to turn in or mail the completed application.

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

All deadline dates must be met as stated on the application forms. There will be no exceptions.

Many scholarships are going to an online process. If you have a problem accessing the links to any of the above scholarships, please contact the webmaster so that we may correct the problem.

Scholarships 2017-2018


   
Name Deadline  Eligibility
A Sustainable Future Through Solar Energy Scholarship  2/15/18  High school senior or college student with at least one parent or grandparent who is an immigrant to the U.S. 

AFA Teens Awareness College Scholarship  2/15/18  Elig: High school senior; US citizen or permanent resident; plan to enter a 4 year college/university in 2018;
 
The Levin Firm Scholarship  2/15/18  Applicants must be currently attending or planning to attend an accredited US college or graduate school in the near future.
 
The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship  2/20/18  Applicants must be a high school senior graduating in the Spring of 2018 who has promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or community.
 
Waxahachie Symphony Association Young Artist Award  2/23/18  Applicant must be a graduating Senior at an Ellis County High School and a participant in a high school music program or a private music student in organ, voice, piano or other instruments.
 
We the Students Scholarship  2/25/18  Elig: U.S. Citizen; grade 8-12 

Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program  2/28/18   Applicants must be high school senior; Pell-eligible (FAFSA); US citizen, national, or permanent resident; Min GPA of 3.5 on 4.0 scale; submit SAT or ACT scores.

Victor Peter Memorial Scholarship  2/28/18   Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with interest in the Czech Culture.

Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships
(3 different scholarships) 

3/1/18  Requirements: click here


Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship  3/1/18   Applicants must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.

Project Yellow Light Scholarships (Billboard) 3/1/18  Applicants for the high school category must be a junior or senior between the ages of 14 and 20 who is a legal residents of the U.S.; must plan to enroll in college in the fall following graduation from high school.
 
Society of Exploration Geophysicists Scholarship  3/1/18  Applicants must be a high school senior planning to attend college next year or an undergraduate or graduate student. Must intend to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics.
 
Oklahoma City University Meinders Business Leadership Fellows Program (Full Tuition)  3/1/18   Applicants must be first-time freshman majoring in Business; complete FAFSA; ACT of 28 or higher (or equivalent); GPA of 3.5 or higher (on 4.0 scale);

Creative Quilters Guild of Ellis County Textile Scholarship  3/2/18  Elig: Applicant must be a senior graduating from high school in Ellis County, Texas, who plans on attending college in Fall 2018. Must be pursuing a degree involving Textiles such as Interior Design, Costume Design, Fashion Design, or Marketing field related to Textiles, and must submit completed scholarship application, essay, and all requested supporting documents by scholarship deadline.
 
Inez Lewis Scholarship Information
and Application 
  *Information             *Application
3/9/18  Elig: Applicants must be a 2018 graduate of an Ellis County ISD high School and in the top 25% of their class. Applicants must either take the SAT or ACT and include the that exam score with this scholarship application, and applicant must submit the completed scholarship application and autobiography as described in the Information Link for this scholarship.
 
DKG Scholarship  3/9/18  Elig: High School Senior; Female; Ellis County Resident; Pursuing a degree in education.
 
Rotary Club of Waxahachie Scholarship  3/9/18  Any student graduating from a Waxahachie High School with an active Interact program is eligible for consideration.
 
Moral Courage Foundation Scholarship  3/9/18  In order to be eligible to apply for the Moral Courage Scholarship, the following two eligibility requirements must be met: *The applicant must be enrolled in the 12th grade in a public school, charter school, private school, or home school during the current school year. * In addition to meeting the school grade requirement, applicant must meet ONE of the following two Local Residence Requirements. EITHER the applicant's school must be located in Waxahachie, TX OR the applicant must live in Ellis County, TX and must have maintained an active membership in (or regularly attended) a church located in Waxahachie, TX for the two year period prior to the beginning of the current school year.
 
Scarborough Renaissance Festival Scholarship  3/15/18   Elig: Applicant must be a High School Senior, resident of Ellis County, Texas and must have participated in band, orchestra, choir, art and/or drama/theater for a minimum of one (1) year during their High School education.

Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship  3/15/18  Applicants must be a current high school senior living with a disability (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disability; Declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business or related field; GPA of 3.0 or higher; passion for technology; demonstrate leadership in the school and/or community; requires financial assistance to attend college.

Informational website
 
Intertech Foundation STEM Scholarship  3/15/18   College Bound High School Senior or current college student with intent to study computer science; 3.3+ GPA; Enrolled or accepted to an accredited college/university within the US (not required at time of application)

Richard Holland Memorial Scholarship  3/15/18  Applicant must have a 3.5+ High School GPA (on 4.0 scale) or a 3.0+College GPA, plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at an accredited 4-year college/university for the entire academic year.
 
Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship  3/15/18  Applicants must be accepted to an accredited 4-year college, university or equivalent; low income household; GPA of 2.5+; involved in extra-curricular activity or work; completed FAFSA.
 
Ellis County Master Gardeners Scholarship 
See Mrs. Cox for more qualifying information.
3/16/18   Elig: Must be a current resident of Ellis County, a senior student currently enrolled in an Ellis County high school, or Ellis County Home School Program. In addition, former ECMGA College Scholarship Awardees currently enrolled in horticulture/life sciences degree plans may also apply for a 2018 ECMGA scholarship to continue their college/university studies.

PIF Pearls of Knowledge Scholarship  3/16/18 Applicant must have verifiable proof of permanent residence status in the Best Southwest Cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Lancaster, Glenn Heights, Red Oak, Oak Leaf, Ovilla, Midlothian or Waxahachie, Texas or attend high school in one of the aforementioned Independent School Districts. Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and must be accepted as full-time college student in the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or a Legal Resident of the United States. Preference will be given to applicants who have participated in PIF or Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc- Upsilon Lambda Omega Chapter programs.
 
PIF Angela L. Davis Henry Educational Enrichment Scholarship  3/16/18   Applicant must have verifiable proof of permanent residence status in the Best Southwest Cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Lancaster, Glenn Heights, Red Oak, Oak Leaf, Ovilla, Midlothian or Waxahachie, Texas or attend high school in one of the aforementioned Independent School Districts. Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and must be accepted as full-time college student in the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or a Legal Resident of the United States.

PIF Veronica F. Williams Scholastic Achievement Scholarship  3/16/18   Applicant must have verifiable proof of permanent residence status in the Dallas / Fort Worth area or DFW Independent School Districts. Applicants must be completing high school successfully and have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be accepted as a full-time student at Baylor University for the upcoming 2018-2019 School Year. Preference will be given to applicants who have participated in PIF or Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc- Upsilon Lambda Omega Chapter programs. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States.

PIF Yasmin M. Barnes Excellence in Public Service Award Scholarship  3/16/18   Applicant must have verifiable proof of permanent residence status in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Applicants must be completing high school successfully and have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and and must be accepted as full-time college student in the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or a Legal Resident of the United States.

Ellis County A&M Club 2018 Scholarship
Information          Application
 3/16/18 Applicant must graduate from a high school on provided list and must plan on attending Texas A&M University in College Station.

Common Ground Ministries Danny Hill Scholarship Application  3/16/18  Please return the completed application with a 500 word essay of how Common Ground Ministries has influenced your life, a letter of recommendation from 3 of the following people: a teacher, your minister / pastor, a coach or boss. You must also include a copy of your Official Transcript and, if possible, a copy of your SAT and/or ACT score report by the 03/16/18.
 
Felty Elementary Alumni Scholarship  3/23/18  Elig: Graduating WISD senior, pursuing college or vocational school degree, must have attended Felty Elementary min. of two years. See scholarship app. for complete listing of eligibility requirements. 
 
West Ellis County Retired School Personnel Scholarship  3/23/18   Applicant must be a senior who plans to enter the field of education.

Waxahachie Junior Service League Scholarship (Local)  3/26/18   Applicants must be a graduating senior from Ellis County who demonstrates leadership through service.

Sue Stroope Memorial Art Scholarship  3/26/18   Applicant must be a graduating senior from WHS or WGHS who is majoring or minoring in Visual Arts.

UT Tyler Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) Scholarship  3/29/18  Elig: 2018 Graduate of a Texas ECHS; Texas Resident; minimum of 50 college hours; Admitted to UT Tyler for Fall 2018; Intend to earn a baccalaureate degree from UT Tyler; College GPA of 2.5 or higher; Apply for FAFSA by 3/15/18.
 
Dunaway Elementary Alumni Scholarship for 2018  3/29/18   Applicant must have attended Dunaway Elementary for a minimum of one year, must be in pursuit of a college education or a vocational degree, must write a two-page essay describing why they need the scholarship to help them pursue their academic goals and how Dunaway helped them to achieve these goals, and must attend an interview with the designated scholarship committee during the week of April 2 - April 5, 2018.

TTA Foundation Scholarship  3/30/18  Elig: U.S. Citizen; Texas high school senior; GPA of 3.0 or higher (out of a possible 4.0); Student planning to attend a Texas college or university by the Fall of 2018 

Shackelford Elementary School's $750 "Stay in School" Scholarship  3/30/18  Click HERE to see important information regarding this scholarship guidelines and eligibility requirements.
 
AFSA Scholarship  4/1/18  Elig: High School Senior; U.S. Citizen or aliens legally residing in USA; must enroll in classes Fall 2018
 
Project Yellow Light Scholarship
(Video and Radio)
4/1/18  Applicants for the high school category must be a junior or senior between the ages of 14 and 20 who is a legal residents of the U.S.; must plan to enroll in college in the fall following graduation from high school.
 
John Hicks Memorial Scholarship  4/2/18  Local; Applicant must be enrolled in WISD for his/her junior and senior year; must plan to pursue a degree in journalism.
 
Frankilou Jett Scholarships
(Multiple scholarship with varying amounts) 
4/2/18   Local; Applicants must be a current WISD senior that must plan to pursue some form of postsecondary education after graduation; Must be available during the week of April 9, 2018 for an interview with the scholarship committee.

M.E. Singelton Scholarship  4/6/18  Elig: High School Senior; Desire to attend a college or university; reside in Ellis County, Venus, Burleson, Stephenville or Weatherford.
 
2018 Ted and Nancy Paup Texas A&M Legacy Scholarship 
Application Document
Application PDF
4/6/18  Local; Applicants must be a senior graduating in 2018 who is in good academic standing, demonstrates moral character, active in community service, and must have been accepted to Texas A&M University in College Station. Preference is given to first generation Aggies, but not required.
 
Lillian Custom Homes CAD/Design Achievement Scholarship
 
4/6/18  Applicants must be specializing in CAD/Design.

 
Lillian Custom Homes Building Trades Scholarship  4/6/18   Applicants must be specializing in Building Trades.

Northside Elementary School's Jameson Conner's Memorial "Stay in School" $1000 Scholarship  4/13/18  Applicant must have attended Northside Elementary School as a 5th grader in the 2010-2011 School Year and promoted to the 6th grade from Northside Elementary. Please see additional important eligibility requirements detailed in this scholarship application.
 
Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship  4/15/18   Applicants must be a senior in high school or already a college student.

Fred N. Stones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship  4/16/18  Elig: Ellis or Hill County graduating senior; plan to major in business or real estate related business career 

The Christophers Poster Contest  4/30/18  Applicants must be in grades 9-12 and living in the U.S.

ACF Visionary Scholarship  5/1/18  Elig: U.S. Citizen; grades 9-12 

ECLAT Foundation Scholarship  5/1/18  Eligible applicants must be current graduating seniors or college students either currently residing in or who are past graduate of a high school in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Johnson, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant or Wise Counties, that intend to pursue or are currently pursuing a baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university in the State of Texas. College Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors are welcome to apply. Applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or a college GPA of 3.0, plus a minimum SAT score of 1300 (if taken January 2016 and earlier), minimum SAT score of 960 (if taken March 2016 and after), or ACT score of 18.
 
B. Davis Scholarship  5/22/18  Elig: High School Juniors and Seniors or post-secondary institution 

Quit Smoking Scholarship 5/31/18  Elig: Applicants must be 14 or older and accepted or enrolled in a high school, college or university in the United States;
 
Western Union Foundation Family Scholarship  6/1/18   Applicants must be accepted to an accredited post-secondary institution; pursuing a degree/field of study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or business/entrepreneurship; between the ages of 18-26 on June 1, 2018;

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship  6/14/18   
BigSun Scholarship  6/19/18  Elig: High school senior; involved in some sport in school or community (player, coach, official) 

Providian Medical Scholarship  6/21/18  Elig: U.S. High School Senior or College Student; 3.0+ GPA
 
Educator.com $2400 Scholarship 

8/31/18   
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship  8/31/18   Applicants must be high school seniors in good academic standing. Students must plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.

AES Engineering Scholarship  10/6/18  Elig: High School Seniors, Post-Secondary students (Engineering major not required). 

Drive Smart Digital Short Contest  12/18/18  Elig: U.S. Legal Resident; 13-18 years old.
 
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Community Foundation of Texas Scholarship 

VARIES 


See website for details. 


American Indian College Fund 5/31 (annually)  Elig: See website for eligibility details

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