Scholarships and Financial Aid

Watch this short video to learn more about the financial aid process.  Other helpful videos can be found here. You can begin your application process after October 1st.  Check with your colleges of choice for deadlines to have your FAFSA completed.  

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Scholarship Information


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

Earn Scholarships for your Achievements

Start earning micro scholarships as early as the 9th grade! Visit RaiseMe to create a free account. Then add your achievements, earn scholarships for your achievements and discover colleges. 

Scholarship Search Pages

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. 

Scholarship Awards Application Information Due Date

Mesquite ISD Local/MEA/MEPA Scholarship



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January 30, 2019

​Rising Star Scholarship Program

Multiple Eligible Applicants: Any student that plans to attend a DCCCC after graduation (e.g. Eastfield)
Additional Information 
February 8, 2018

NLPOA Dallas County Chapter Scholarship

4 Awards - $1,200 Criteria
November 10, 2018

NCWIT Award For Aspirations in Computing Scholarship

391 Awards - $500 Application November 12, 2018

Jax Food Critic Scholarship

1 Award - $3,000 Application December 1, 2018

My Happiface Scholarship

1 Award - $3,000 Application December 10, 2018

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship

5 Awards - $1,000 Application December 15, 2018

Fieldbloom Scholarship

1 Award - $1,500 Application December 18, 2018

Artistic31mama Scholarship

1 Award - $2,500 Application December 25, 2018

Proud Texan Scholarship

1 Award - $2,500 Application December 30, 2018

SBO Essay Scholarship

10 Awards - $1,000 Application December 31, 2018

Parenting Scholarship

1 Award - $1,000 Application December 31, 2018

SMU Hunt Leadership Scholars

$42,000 a year Information January, 15, 2019

Dallas County Mustang Scholarship

10 Awards - FULL ride to SMU Application January 15, 2019


Financial Aid Information

Questions about Financial Aid and the Process? 

Take a look at this short brochure created by the Office of the U.S. Department of Education to answer many of your financial aid questions. 

Federal Student Loan Programs

Checkout this easy fact sheet created by the Federal Student Aid program for more information about federal and private student loans. 

Have you applied for Financial Aid?  

What is FAFSA? 
To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, loans, and work-study, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school. In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid. You can start the application process after OCTOBER 1st. 

What do I need to apply for FAFSA? 
What do I need to apply for TAFSA?

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