Scholarship Opportunities

To request that a scholarship be added to this page, complete the following online form. This scholarship page is updated weekly, if you requested to have a scholarship please check back to see if it has been posted.

Scholarship Posting Request Form

Scholarships
 

All MISD Seniors: make sure you complete the LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP application to be eligible for several different scholarships. This is the first scholarship listed. Return to the counseling center at your school.

There are also other potential scholarship opportunities listed below. When applying for a school you should also check out what scholarships they offer to incoming freshmen through the university web page. New scholarships are added as they arrive.


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Visit the Collegeboard BigFuture Scholarship Search page to find scholarships, financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling more than $6 billion. You can also view the Collegeboard Scholarship Partners and Programs page for more specific scholarship opportunities. 

Going Merry is a scholarship website that makes it simple to find and apply for scholarships. Once you set up your account, GoingMerry matches you with the scholarships that you are most eligible for, apply directly for multiple scholarships, it autofills your information into each application and helps prioritize according to deadline. 

The following scholarships have been received in the counseling centers. Please check in the counseling center at your high school for additional scholarships. NOTE: This page is best viewed on a full-size computer screen; it may not display properly on a mobile device.

Name

Requirements/Qualifications

Amount

Deadline

MISD Education Foundation Scholarship
Provided by Southern Mechanical Plumbers Inc.
  • Must be a graduating senior of a Mesquite ISD high school.
  • Applicant must have a minimum B average during high school (2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale).
  • Applicant must have a clean discipline record.
  • Applicant must be planning to enroll in a college or university to pursue a career in the construction industry.
  • Academic factors may be considered (SAT/ACT scores, GPA or class rank), as well as attendance.
  • Applicant's involvement in school or community extracurricular activities may be considered.
Multiple Scholarships 1/30/2019

MEA Scholarship

Word Format Application

MEA Para Scholarship

MEA Intern/Resident Scholarship

All MISD seniors

You must be a resident, student, or paraprofessional of the Mesquite ISD.

Preference is given to members of MEA children and Education Majors

Varies

Yearly

Affordable Colleges online African American students who are concerned about how to pay for their college education will need to know how to find scholarship opportunities to assist them. This guide includes information on specific scholarships, places where students can find grants and how to apply for federal and state financial aid. Varies Varies
American Psychological Association Scholarships, Grants and Awards APA and its affiliate organizations provide a wide range of grants, scholarships and awards with the aim of advancing the science and practice of psychology as a means of understanding behavior and promoting health, education, and human welfare Varies Varies
NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarships NSHSS Foundation scholarships have been created to help reduce financial barriers for high school students as they prepare for upcoming careers in STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), business, economics, public policy, and environmental science and sustainability. The Foundation seeks to engage these future leaders in order to help fuel the global economy, stimulate innovation and creativity, and yield a strong ethical foundation for decision-making. We seek to support higher education to enable our future leaders to achieve their dreams.

The scholarships are targeted towards high school seniors, or rising college freshmen, who belong to groups generally under-represented in these careers.
Varies Various Scholarships Ongoing
Scholarship Guidance Offer various scholarships. Please clink on link to see all the opportunities available.   Varies
AMBUCS Mesquite (American Business Clubs Scholarship)

This scholarship is offered to Mesquite ISD seniors who are planning on pursuing an undergraduate degree in a medical-health related field. The degrees cannot be on the administrative side of healthcare, but on the side of direct patient care. (Pre-med, Pre- dentistry, physical therapy and speech therapy/pathology, audiology, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, and nursing, to name most of them) This scholarship will be granted annually to three graduating seniors.

Interested seniors should complete a local scholarship application and return it to their guidance counselors.

$4,000 Yearly
Weird Scholarships Various Scholarship Opportunities Varies Varies
Sleep Scholarships Click on link for eligibility for each scholarship Varies Varies
Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship

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$1000 Varies
PhD Scholarships
  • Eligible for doctoral study
  • Meet specific undergraduate GPA or other academic requirements
  • Pursuing a field of study related to the scholarship
  • Considering employment with the scholarship's provider
  • Alumnus of the relevant college or university
  • Legal U.S. resident status
  • Agree to work for the scholarship provider for a specific period of time
Various Various
Best Drone For Kids 
  1. GPA should be at least 2.5
  2. Applies to any student enrolled in higher education
  3. Students from all countries can benefit from this scholarship
$1,000 11/30/2018
Jax Food Critic Scholarship To be eligible, applicant must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and submit a 750-1000 word essay on "Your favorite food". $3,000 12/1/2018
My happiface Scholarship Any current, full-time,part time student of an accredited institute, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to become eligible. There is no requirement of minimum age. $3,000 12/10/2018
North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship To be eligible for the North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship:

1) U.S. Citizen (or permanent resident).

2) Enrolled (or enrolling) as a full time student of an accredited college/university within the United States for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.

3) Limit of one (1) entry per contestant.

4) Employees, professional affiliates, and agents of North American Van Lines (and their immediate families) are not eligible
5 awards - $1,000 12/15/2018
TEC Scholarship
  • An existing college student or incoming freshman (to be enrolled in the Fall of 2018 in good academic standing)
  • Attending any school, college or university as a full-time student
  • Complete and submit the application form.
  • Judging will be based on the submission quality of the application, which will include a short, 1000 word or less essay on – How will the growth of Amazon Web services & other cloud hosting providers impact the technology reseller industry?
$1,500 12/15/2018
Fieldbloom Scholarship Both current students and rising freshmen are eligible for this scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to one student and the money will be transferred to their University to go towards the tuition fee. $1,500 12/18/2018
Fairestprincess Scholarship

All the students who are enrolled in any educational institute can apply for this scholarship program.

GPA should be minimum of 2.5

$3750 12/20/2018
Artistic31mama Scholarship

All students who have attained age of 16 years are eligible to apply for our scholarship essay contest. Applicants must be pursuing their education presently in any educational institute.

GPA should be at least 2.5

$2500 12/25/2018
Proud Texan Scholarship

For students who have a love for Texas and a passion for helping others. Complete the application, video and essay by the deadline. 

To be eligible for the Proud Texan Scholarship, you must be a legal U.S. resident who currently lives in Texas, and you must be currently enrolled in 2018 as a:

  • Senior at a Texas high school
  • Undergraduate student at a Texas college (two-year to five-year institution)
  • Graduate student at a Texas college.
$2,500 12/30/2018
SBO Essay Scholarship Students you can win your share of $20,000 including matching music products for your school music program!

Ten $1,000 scholarships awarded in two categories:

A) Five $1,000 scholarships grades four to eight

B) Five $1,000 scholarships grades nine to twelve

Answer this essay question (in 250 words or less):

What role has your music program played in bringing you closer to your school mates, friends and the community at large?
$1,000 12/31/2018
Parenting Scholarship If you are a high school, college, or university graduate/undergraduate, you are eligible to be a part of the scholarship program. Child bearing moms, even parents of preschoolers can also participate in the program as well. $1,000 12/31/2018
10unbiased Scholarship
  • The applicant must be a student of a Collage/ University (proof will be needed).
  • The applicant must attain 18 years of age.
  • Students who studying in area of Technology, Marketing, Finance, Business or communication.
$500 12/31/2018
Fish Finder Scholarship All the undergraduate and postgraduate students can apply for this scholarship. To participate in this scholarship program, you must have the excellent writing skills. You have to write the content out of the box so that readers can engage with the content and can also impress our experts. $1,000 1/2/2019
SMU Hunt Leadership Scholars

The Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt Leadership Scholars Program allows students to combine learning and leadership. It enables outstanding student leaders from all walks of life to come to SMU—students whose leadership gifts will have a significant impact on our SMU community and, eventually, on the quality of our society.

Hunt Leadership Scholars have unique opportunities to learn from leaders. The Scholars have wide access to the Tate Lectures Series, one of the premiere public lecture series in the country. The Hunt Scholars attend a number of forums and discussions with leaders from many arenas, and first year Hunt Scholars take a leadership development course together during their first semester on campus. Finally, Hunt Scholars are expected to become leaders and change agents within the SMU community.

$42,000 a year 1/15/2019
Dallas County Mustang Scholarship

The scholarship awards up to ten (10) four-year scholarships available exclusively to students who meet the criteria below and will graduate from a high school located in Dallas County (Texas). This scholarship is for applicants entering SMU as first-year students.

  • Graduation from a public, private or charter high school located in Dallas County (Texas)
  • Texas residency
  • Verified Pell Grant eligibility as defined by the FAFSA or the equivalent demonstrated need as defined by the TASFA
  • Additional eligibility requirements for the Mustang Promise Scholarship
  • Priority given to students with a cumulative “A” average (3.500 GPA) in grades 9-12
Full tuition to SMU 1/15/2019
Orlando Hair Salon Scholarship

All students who have attained age of 16 years are eligible to apply for our scholarship essay contest. Applicants must be pursuing their education presently in any educational institute.

GPA should be at least 2.5

$4,000

1/25/2019
Drifted Scholarship Both current students and rising freshmen are eligible for this scholarship. $500 2/1/2019
Rising Star Scholarship Program Eligible Applicants: Any student that plans to attend a DCCCC after graduation (e.g. Eastfield) Varies 2/8/2019
TopTech Giant Scholarship

You must have the following qualities to be qualified for this scholarship:

  • Currently enrolled as a student in colleges or universities
  • Passion for writing
  • The piece of content must be unique and creative
  • The language must be English
  • The words of your content must be able to convince anyone that you are correct
$1,000 3/26/2019

Brainy Consumer Scholarship

This opportunity is open to any student who is currently studying any reputable university/school or college.

$1,000 4/10/2019
Annual Scholarship for Working Students Guidelines for Our Annual Scholarship for Working Students
• All essays must be written in English
• We don’t tolerate plagiarism, so we will only accept original papers
• Submit your essay in a Microsoft Word document
• Keep your submission within 2000 Words. All essays that don’t meet this requirement will not be considered
• Don’t change the topics.
$250-$1,000 4/15/2019
Manning & Zimmerman Distracted Driving Scholarship Record a video of up to two minutes addressing:

1. How significant is distracted driving in your peer group? Use specific examples of distracted driving you have witnessed.
2. How can distracted driving be reduced or eliminated to make our roadways safe?

-Publish the video on your YouTube channel.
-Title the video Manning and Zimmerman Scholarship Entry and include this link in the description.
-Share your video on Manning & Zimmerman’s Facebook page and on your own Facebook page.
-Send an email to this email address with your contact information, including name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, and include the name of your high school.
-If posting to social media, our handle is @MZAttorneys and our hashtag is #nhinjurylaw.
$1000 05/01/2019
Apartment List Scholarship

Any legal U.S. resident at lease eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria:

Currently attending high school and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year

Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

$2,500

Given out quarterly

September 1

December 1

March 1

June 1

Overcoming Injuries Scholarship To apply for this scholarship, interested candidates should provide the following:
A current resume with contact and education information,
An official or unofficial academic transcript, and
An essay of 750-1,000 words discussing how you or a loved one has overcome a personal injury. Explain the challenges you or a loved one faced, and the personal growth that came from such an experience. 
$1,000 06/30/2019
Solano Law Scholarship Every year, our firm grants a $1,000 scholarship to the U.S. college student who creates the best video essay on overcoming obstacles in the immigrant community or why they want to be a lawyer.

How To Enter:
-Record a one- to two-minute video explaining obstacles that immigrant communities face or why they want to be a lawyer. Applicants should use plain English and speak honestly.
-Publish the video to your YouTube channel
-Title the video The Solano Law Firm Scholarship Contest and include this link https://solanofirm.com/scholarship-college-students/ in the description.
-Share your video on our Facebook page and on your own Facebook page.
-OR submit an 1,000 – 1,500 word essay explaining obstacles that immigrant communities face or why they want to be a lawyer to scholarship@solanofirm.com.
$1,000 08/01/2019
Lozano Law Scholarship Every year, our firm grants a $1,000 scholarship to the U.S. college student who creates the best video essay that elaborates on why they want to be a lawyer or pursue a career that reflects or highlights the positive impact of immigration in the community.

How To Enter:
-Record a one- to two-minute video explaining why they want to be a lawyer or how their career path reflects or highlights the positive impact of immigration in the community. Applicants should use plain English and speak honestly.
-Publish the video to your YouTube channel
-Title the video The Lozano Law Firm Scholarship Contest and include this link https://www.abogadolozano.com/scholarship-for-college-students/ in the description.
-Share your video on our Facebook page and on your own Facebook page.
-OR submit an 1,000 – 1,500 word essay explaining why you want to be a lawyer or pursue a career that positively reflects or highlights the positive impact of immigration in the community to scholarship@abogadolozano.com.
$1,000 08/01/2019
Sodowsky Law Scholarship Every year this firm offers a $1,000 scholarship to a U.S. college student who creates the best video essay. The video will discuss one of the following: the importance of consulting a business attorney before starting one’s own business, or how tax attorneys improve modern society.

How To Enter:
-Record a video, no longer than 3 minutes, discussing one of the topics defined above.
-Applicant must appear at least once in the video.
-Voice over must be in the voice of the applicant.
-Title the video Sodowsky Law Firm Scholarship | applicant’s full name.
-Include this link http://www.sodowskylaw.com/safety-scholarship-for-law-students/ in the description.
-Share your video on our Facebook page and on your own YouTube channel or on your publicly-shared, Facebook page.
$1,000 08/15/2019
Russell & Lazarus Safety Scholarship Every year, our firm grants a $1,000 scholarship to the U.S. college student who creates the best video essay that elaborates on how lawyers make the world a safer place.

How To Enter:
-Record a one- to two-minute video explaining how lawyers make the world a safer place. Applicants should use plain English and speak honestly.
-Publish the video to your YouTube channel
-Title the video Russell and Lazarus Safety Scholarship Contest and Include this link https://www.russellandlazarus.com/our-firm/safety-scholarship-for-law-students in the description.
-Share your video on our Facebook page and on your own Facebook page.
-OR submit an 1,000 – 1,500 word essay explaining how lawyers make the world a safer place to rlscholarship@gmail.com.
$1,000 08/15/2019
Elite Entrepreneurs Scholarship Every year, Elite Entrepreneurs grants a $1,000 scholarship to the U.S. college student who creates the best video essay that discusses what the greatest challenges are for entrepreneurs today and their plans for overcoming these to become successful.

How To Enter:
-Record a one- to two-minute video explaining the greatest challenges for entrepreneurs and their plans for overcoming these challenges. Applicants should use plain English and speak honestly.
-Publish the video to your YouTube channel
-Title the video Elite Entrepreneurs Scholarship Contest and Include this link https://growwithelite.com/college-scholarship-for-entrepreneurs in the description.
-Share your video on our Facebook page and on your own Facebook page.
-OR submit an 1,000 – 1,500 word essay explaining why they want to be an entrepreneur to eliteentrepreneurscholarship@gmail.com.
$1,000 08/15/2019
Fielding Law Scholarship Every year, our firm grants a $1,000 scholarship to the U.S. college student who creates the best video essay that elaborates on why they want to be a lawyer.

How To Enter:
-Record a one- to two-minute video explaining why they want to be a lawyer. Applicants should use plain English and speak honestly.
-Publish the video to your YouTube channel
-Title the video Fielding Law Group Scholarship Contest and include this link https://www.fieldinglawgroup.com/scholarship-for-college-students.html in the description.
-Share your video on our Facebook page and on your own Facebook page.
-OR submit an 1,000 – 1,500 word essay explaining why they want to be a lawyer to scholarship@fieldinglawgroup.com.
$1,000 08/15/2019
Brylak Law Safety Scholarship Every year, our firm grants a $1,000 scholarship to the U.S. college student who creates the best video essay that elaborates on how lawyers make the world a safer place.

How To Enter:
-Record a one- to two-minute video explaining how lawyers make the world a safer place. Applicants should use plain English and speak honestly.
-Publish the video to your YouTube channel
-Title the video Brylak Law Safety Scholarship Contest and Include this link https://www.brylaklaw.com/safety-scholarship-for-law-students in the description.
-Share your video on our Facebook page and on your own Facebook page.
-OR submit an 1,000 – 1,500 word essay explaining how lawyers make the world a safer place to brylakscholarship@gmail.com.
$1,000 08/15/2019
Benson Law Scholarship Every year, our firm grants a $1,000 scholarship to the American college student who creates the best video essay. This year’s topic is how bankruptcy helps small businesses.

How to Enter:
-Record a one- to two-minute video explaining how bankruptcy laws help small businesses and promote economic growth. Applicants should use plain English and speak honestly.
-Publish the video to your YouTube channel.
-Title the video Benson Law Firm Scholarship Contest and include this link https://www.bensonbankruptcyattorney.com/scholarship-for-college-students/ in the description.
-Share your video on our Facebook page and on your own Facebook page.
-OR submit an 1,000 – 1,500 word essay explaining how bankruptcy laws help small businesses to BensonScholarship@gmail.com.
$1,000 08/15/2019
Boston Disability Scholarship Beginning with the fall of each school year Jonathan M. Feigenbaum, a leading ERISA and disability insurance attorney helping individuals with their insurance disability claims will award up to three (3) $1,000.00 scholarships to college students who submit the best video essay explaining what they have learned from a family member or loved one suffering with a disability.

Who is Eligible:
Current college students who: (1) are attending a part-time, or full-time degree granting program; (2) have a family member that has a occupationally impairing disability; and (3) work in the public sector or have a family member who works in the public sector.
$1000 08/15/2019
DeVries Law Scholarship -Record a one- to two-minute video explaining how lawyers help businesses thrive. Applicants should use plain English and speak honestly.
-Publish the video to your YouTube channel.
-Title the video DeVries Law Scholarship Contest and include this link https://devriespc.com/scholarship-for-college-students/ in the description.
-Share your video on our Facebook page and on your own Facebook page.
-OR submit an 1,000 – 1,500 word essay explaining how lawyers help businesses thrive to DeVriesScholarship@gmail.com.
$1000 08/15/2019
Boyd Law Scholarship -Record a one- to two-minute video explaining why they want to be a lawyer. Applicants should use plain English and speak honestly.
-Publish the video to your YouTube channel
-Title the video Mila Boyd Law Offices Scholarship Contest and Include this link https://www.milaboydlaw.com/scholarship-for-college-students in the description.
-Share your video on our Facebook page and on your own Facebook page.
-OR submit an 1,000 – 1,500 word essay explaining why they want to be a lawyer to milaboydscholarship@gmail.com.
$1000 08/15/2019