LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES PROJECT OPPORTUNITY:
The Project Opportunity Foundation give financially disadvantaged students from Weatherford ISD an opportunity to receive financial support for post-secondary education. Project Opportunity will provide financial aid necessary to allow a student who qualifies to attend college, university. Or an approved technical school up to a maximum of $4,000. However those students who attend Weatherford College will be eligible for a full two year scholarship of tuition, books and fees.
The goal of this project is to recognize and encourage the academic and citizenship achievement of students who enter the Opportunity program.
· In order to earn and retain the scholarship a student must: be resident of WISD and a student in the Weatherford Public Schools for a minimum of two years and be the child of a parent(s) or guardian(s) who has likewise resided in the WISD for a minimum of two years.
· Never been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude
· Abstain from the use of illegal drugs and the excessive use or the abuse of alcohol.
· Attend tutoring sessions, meetings and other activities provided and required by the district for the enrichment of the student’s education.
· Enroll by the date established for eligibility. Each student must have been in the Project Opportunity Program for at least 1 ½ years.
· Graduate from high school within four years of entry in the ninth grade unless otherwise extended by the scholarship committee.
· Meet academic and attendance requirements as follows:
1. GPA of 709 (2.0)
2. ACT score of 18 or SAT combined sore of 700
3. Complete course requirements for WISD graduation
4. Meet state attendance requirements
Additional requirements may be found on the application form available in the counseling offices at WHS
THE EDDLEMAN MCFARLAND FUND:
The goal of the Eddleman-McFarland Fund is to aid students who are residents of Parker or Tarrant counties to secure a college or vocational training.
The Eddleman-McFarland Fund specifies that scholarship grants of varying amounts up to $3,000 be awarded to deserving students of good character, regardless of race or religion, who are in a financial need and have demonstrated ability sufficient to complete the proposed course of study or training.
Students may be defined as high school senior or college students up to thirty years of age. A recipient must be a citizen of the United States at the time of application and must be a resident of Parker or Tarrant county for at least a year. Establishment of residence in the county for the purpose of attending school does not meet the residence requirement. Applicants must show evidence of seriousness of purpose and willingness to work, and shall be enrolled on a full-time basis, i.e., shall register for and remain registered for at least 12 semester hours or their equivalent.
The course of study or training must be pursed in Texas, unless the education or training sought cannot be obtained in Texas. An applicant desiring to attend a school outside the State of Texas must clearly demonstrate the necessity thereof.
A scholarship recipient who has successfully completed an academic year or a portion of a student’s chosen course of study may reapply to renew the scholarship for an additional year of study.
The application for a scholarship will be considered only after the receipt of:
· The completed application form
· A 250 word personal essay
· Copies of the student Official high school transcripts
· ACT and / or SAT scores. If the school a student plans to attend does not require the ACT or SAT the Eddleman-McFarland Committee accepts scores from the entrance examination given by the school.
· Three letters of recommendation
· Copies of the student’s parent’s signed Federal Income Tax Form.
Applications are available in the counseling Office second semester.
BECKY NEWSOME LANGFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
The Weatherford Lions Club #3 offers a $500 scholarship in memory of Becky Newsome Langford. Beck attended WHS where she was cheerleader for three years and served as Head Cheerleader her senior year. She was a charter member of the Weatherford Blue Belles and also was the Posse Club Sweetheart for 1980.
After graduation Becky continued to show her leadership abilities in the Lioness Club (now the Weatherford Lions Club #3) where she served as an office prior to her death in 1986.
Applicants for the scholarship must be female and a senior at Weatherford High School. Applications are available during the second semester.
WEATHERFORD / PARKER COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORER PEOPLE:
The Weatherford / Parker County Branch of the NAACP will offer two $250 scholarships to graduation seniors from Weatherford High School who will attend Weatherford College. Applicants must:
· A graduating senior
· Be a Parker County resident
· Posses a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or higher of 4.0 scale(C+)
· Attend Weatherford College and take a minimum of 12 college hours
· Two letters of recommendations
· Submit their high school transcript
The scholarship is available second semester and will be awarded to students regardless of race.
ROTARY CLUB OF WEATHERFORD SCHOLARSHIP:
The Rotary Club of Weatherford will award a $1,000 to a deserving student from Weatherford High School to the college or his/her choice. Applicants must submit an application and essay. Applications will be available late in the second semester.
Parker county Aggie Mon’s Club: Seniors planning to attend Texas A&M in the fall may apply for this scholarship.One scholarship varying from $250 to $500 will be awarded.
Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation: this $1000 merit-scholarship is available to all graduating seniors. The application can be obtained in Admin B on at www.fortworthscottishrite.org.
Weatherford Educational Support Association Scholarship: This scholarship is for students with a financial need and a 3.0 GPA or higher. This $250 scholarship may be used at any university, college, or trade school-not limited to Weatherford College.
BigSun Organization Scholarship: This 4500 scholarship is to assist athletes in their desire to pursue higher education. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they played. For more information, visit www.bigsunathletics.com
Carr Academic Scholarship Program: Individual awards for incoming freshmen planning to attend Angelo State University with high academic ability. Applications available online at www.angelo.edu
The McFarland fund Scholarship: scholarship grants of varying amounts up to $3,000 are awarded to students demonstrating financial need and the ability sufficient to complete the proposed course of student or training. This scholarship is renewable.
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship: Up to 12 $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and the ability to succeed in college. Applications available at www.axa-achievement.com
Burger Kind Scholars Program: Students who work at least 15 hours per week and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher can apply for this $1,000 scholarship. Apply at www.bk.com/scholars ~ Access Key: BKS
Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship: There are 4 individual scholarship programs including: RMHC/ASI; RMHC/African American Future Achievers; FMHC/HACER (Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources; and RMGC Scholars. Scholarships will range up to $1,000. More information is available at www.rmhc.org.
The 2008-2009 Virtual Business Scholarship: Student enrolled in business, marketing and personal finance are eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship amount is $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place. Applications can be found at www.KnowlegeMatters.com/scholarships.
PCI Health Training Center Scholarship: Students pursuing a career in the medical field and wanting to attend PCI Health Training Center can apply for this scholarship. Go to www.imagine-america.org, mouse-over “High School Students” and click on “Apply”.
Weatherford College Tech Prep Scholarships: Twenty-six (26) scholarships will be awarded to students who have taken at least tow Tech Prep articulated courses and achieved a grade of 80 or higher. The scholarships range from $500-$2,000.
Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Award Program: Scholarships of $7,500 will be awarded to 25 outstanding scholar athletes. Go to www.bodybymilk.com for more information.
Best Buy@15 Scholarship Program: Students involved in volunteer community service or work experience with solid grades should apply for 1,000 scholarships of $1,500 each. Visit the Best Buy website to apply on-line. www.bestbuyinc.com/community_relations/scholarship.htm.
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships: These $1,500 scholarships target students with financial need. In addition, up to 50% of the scholarships will assist members of an ethnic minority group or students with physical disabilities. Apply online at www.usafunds.org/scholarship.
Fort Worth Texas Exes Chapter Scholarship: If you are planning on attending The University of Texas at Austin, take a look at these scholarships. These scholarships will range from $750 to $1,500 for need and /or merit bases students.
Navy ROTC Scholarships: NROTC is a four year scholarship worth up to $180,000. Over 150 major colleges and universities have the NROTC program. Students choose their college and major. There is also a nursing option available. Complete your application online at www.navy.com/benefits/education/nrotc.
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund: Students planning on attending a four-year college or university and have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services, extra curricular or other activities should apply for this scholarship. There will be six (6) $2,500 scholarships awarded.
Brazos Valley Scottish Club Scholarship: The $1,000 scholarship will be reviewed and graded on a merit/student achievement basis. This scholarship is for students living in Palo Pinto and Parker Counties. Deadline:
CTAT Scholarship Program: Career and Technology students should apply for cash scholarships names in honor of Myra Hasty and Dr. Pat McLeod. Information and applications available at www.ctat.org/scholarships/index.html
Best of Texas Awards and scholarship Program: The Texas Career and Technology Council will recognize outstanding student achievement and contributions of excellence to career and technical education programs. For more information, go to www.ctat.org/scholarships/index.html.
SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH AND FINANCIAL AID TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITES:
Texas Financial Aid Information Center
877-782-7322 (toll free)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
U.S. Department of Education
Federal Student Aid Information Center
Fastweb Scholarship Search
College Board – provides valuable information for students on the SAT, college search, financial aid and scholarship search.
ACT – provides valuable information for students on the ACT, college search, financial air and scholarship search.
College for Texans
FAFSA – information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FinAid – a student guide to financial aid
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for Hispanics
100 Minority Scholarship Gateway List
Military Child Education Coalition