Many scholarships are available locally. I recommend you stop by your schools counseling office and ask for any scholarships they are aware of. In addition, most schools have a shared scholarship application that can be used to apply for many local scholarships at once. In addition to the resources offered by your school, I hope you will find these resources helpful. At IMAGINE COLLEGE COACHING, we are always eager to help our local students. 


Don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us questions.


You can also find additional scholarships on our scholarship page 


Helpful resources on our blog


Texas Financial Aid / Grants and Scholarships



Consider this : If you spend 20 hours working on scholarships and get $5,000.00 worth of scholarship money, you have ultimately made 250.00 per hour


Local Scholarships

Pedernales Electric Company Scholarship-Opens February and Due March 21st


TRAVIS/Williamson Counties Czech Heritage Society

Scholarship Application-$500 Scholarship

Professional Women of Williamson County Annual Scholarship-Due March 23rd  Professional Women of Williamson County annually awards at least 1 - $500 - $1,000 traditional scholarship and at least 1 - $500 - $1,000 non-traditional scholarship. The traditional scholarship is awarded to a Williamson County female high school student entering her first year of college or a state certification program. The non-traditional scholarship is awarded to a female resident of Williamson County pursuing a professional degree program or a state certification program. Click here for Application

Williamson County Association of Realtors-Due March 23rd, click here for application

Young Women's Alliance Each year, they award the Young Leaders Scholarship to women who show commitment to community service and leadership by dedicating their personal time.  This year’s award amount is $5,000 per recipient.  YWA looks to support women who demonstrate exceptional leadership, academic achievement, and strong commitment to their community.

The requirements are: (1) be a female, (2) attending a high school within Central Texas (Travis, Caldwell, Hays, Bastrop, and Williamson counties), (3) show a strong commitment to leadership and community service, and (4) not be a prior recipient of a YWAF scholarship.

You can find more information here:

and Apply Here


Texas Telephone Association Foundation Scholarship, Due March 30th. Click here for application

Prairie View A&M University, Austin Alumni Chapter Scholarship- Click here for application

United Heritage Charity Foundation-Due February 15th, click here

Capital City A&M Club ScholarshipClick here

Cherry Gray P.E.O. Scholarship-Due January 31st, 2018

The criteria for the Cherry Gray P.E.O. Scholarship are:

• A High School female graduate or in her final academic year of high school, age 20 or under, and attending one of the following High Schools:  Lake Travis, Dripping Springs, Westwood, Bowie, Vandergrift, and Hendrickson.

•    A United States citizen.

•      Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

•      Must exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, and community service.

•    Has applied to an accredited post-secondary education institution in the U.S. 

•   Willing to attend personal interview held in the Lakeway area.

Click here to download application and instructions



·      Did you attend the last two years of high school at a Williamson County, Texas school?

·      Are you in the top 25% of your class?

·      Did you reside in Williamson County, Texas during your last two years of high school?

·      If you answered “yes” to all three questions, you are a candidate for the Hugg Trust Scholarship!

·      WWW.HUGGTRUST.ORG to fill out application

Texas Engineering Foundation Scholarship-Due January 19th-Click here to download application

The Austin Alpha Foundation (AAF) was formed in 1983 as a non-profit 501C(3) organization, which takes advantage of the opportunity to address many of the prevailing and emerging issues faced by the African American and minority residents of the Austin area. The non-profit status of the foundation provides the community with opportunities to mitigate these disadvantages while making tax-deductible contributions toward the development, expansion, and evaluation of the Foundation’s public service efforts. With the organizational goal of promoting scholarship and education for youth of the Austin and surrounding areas, AAF has awarded scholarships to college-bound high school seniors for over thirty years. In addition, AAF provides support for community-based organizations, contributions to the arts and promotion of educational programs. These endeavors are supported by member volunteer fundraising and solicitation of individual and corporate contributions. Attached is the 2017-2018 Scholarship Application for the Austin Alpha Foundation. For the 2017-2018 academic school calendar, we are proud to announce we will award at least three (3) academic scholarships up to $1,000, each. All completed application packets must be received by the Scholarship Committee no later than MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017. Click here to print applications

Are you a member of the PTSA? Then you are eligible to apply for the Texas PTA scholarships due December 1, 2017. Click here for guidelines and application

Austin Board of Realtors Scholarship-Due March 3rd, click here for application

Attending college in Texas and want to be a teacher? Here is a scholarship for you, due March 21st. Instructions and application here.

ACET - Eligible applicants must submit a completed application that is post-marked by Wednesday, February 10, 2018.

Students: ACET offers twenty scholarships annually to graduating high school students. The tuition scholarships are for $1,000 and are payable directly to the college, university, or other post-secondary institution of the student's choice.  Student applicants must provide documented proof of participation in a compensatory education program sometime during their school career.  The definition of compensatory programs is a program that provides remedial assistance and support for students who have failed EOC or at-risk of dropping out of school.  Additional programs include programs for migrant, Title I, Bilingual/ESL, pregnant or parenting students and homeless students.

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation is excited to announce that applications for The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers are now open. The scholarship consists of $8,000 in annual funding for up to four years, as well as ongoing training and professional development opportunities, mentorship from sitting public school educators, and participation in a statewide aspiring teachers network facilitated by the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation. Approximately 100 scholarships will be granted across 11 partner university programs (indicated below) for the 2018-19 school year. Over time, the scholarship program will grow to include 500 teacher candidates annually.

Do you know someone who would be an amazing teacher? Tell them to apply.

Kids’ Chance of Texas Scholarship Deadline: One month before tuition deadline of the school year for which you are applying

Kids' Chance of Texas' mission is to create and support scholarship programs that provide educational opportunities for kids in Texas who have had a parent severely or fatally injured while in the course and scope of their job. More information and a scholarship application form is available on our website:

Kids Chance Of Texas

If you are interested in working the wine business, here is a local scholarship offered by the Texas Hill Country Wineries. Click here to download application, due in November.

Texas Student Housing Scholarship: If you are planning to go to college in Austin, College Station or Denton, and plan to live off campus, then click here for a scholarship application.

TxDot Grant: The Conditional Grant Program is available to eligible students pursuing a degree in civil engineering or in a TxDOT-approved operational business discipline. The Conditional Grant Program considers students at public and private four-year institutions in Texas. Students accepted into the program receive up to $3,000 per semester or $6,000 per academic year for tuition, based on fi­nancial need.

Application Deadline is March  1

Download the application and program rules 

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The CTAT Area 4 Scholarship applicant shall be a student who is enrolled in a recognized high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, leadership and success in completing a CTE pathway leading to college and career readiness. Click here for more information and for the application

TILF (Texas Interscholastic League Foundation) Scholarship

Basic requirement is that students must have completed at the state level in a  UIL academics contest AND must plan to attend a Texas college or university. Seniors you can apply at from March1, 2018 to May 11, 2018.

Catholic Life Insurance Scholarship-Due March 1, click here has just launched its fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018.

We will award this scholarship to the applicant who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on August 31, 2018.

Interested students may visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

Eagle Scouts scholarships, click here

The Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Scholarship Foundation will award $10,000 scholarships with paid summer internship opportunities to achieving high school seniors who are members of a racial/ethnic group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession (Black/African American, Asian (including South Asian), Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and/or identify as a member of the LGBT community in the greater Austin, Dallas and Houston areas. These seniors must be interested in a career in law, be in the top 20% standing in their class with a minimum combined SAT score of 1100 or ACT score of 22, and demonstrate a financial need to attend college.

Students can apply by filling out the application (attached) and sending it to The application can also be accessed by clicking here. Additionally, please find our scholarship flyer attached for distribution.

We would like to receive qualified scholarship applications from your school by April 1, 2018. It is mandatory that all candidates meet the listed criteria, and that all documentation is attached to the application. Only qualified students will be considered. The scholarship recipients will be selected by the end of May 2018.

Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program

The Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. I've listed some information below (including criteria) and you can learn more by going to the website:

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

• Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school

• Ability to pursue any area of study

• Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid

• Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience

At a minimum, applicants must:

• Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2018

• Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university beginning in fall 2018

• Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above

• SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above

• Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant (last year's median family income was $33,168).


Fresh n’ Lean is a company that promotes healthy eating, we believe this scholarship opportunity would be a simple and fun way to create incentives for living a healthy lifestyle while getting the chance to receive help paying for education. This scholarship would be for high school seniors looking to be enrolled in college for Fall 2018. As part of the application process, we require that the student submit a short video or photo essay that shows how their personal eating habits have helped them achieve specific goals. The award amount for this scholarship is $1,500 and the application must be submitted by May 1st, 2018.

More information on the video or photo essay, as well as submitting the scholarship application, can be found here: 

A few other specifics of the scholarship are as follows:

·  Must be a legal resident and currently living in the United States

·  Fresh n’ Lean staff’s members are not eligible to enter

·  Home-schooled students may apply (must be equivalent to high school senior)

·  Must submit a video or photos with a short essay

In 2011, SACAC initiated Extend the Dream Scholarships to recognize and reward deserving students.  This scholarship is awarded based on financial need, academic achievement and community service.  Awards are in the amount of $1,000 and are not renewable.   The Extend the Dream Student Scholarship is provided through funds from the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling.  

Scholarship Criteria:

·         Applicant must be a current high school senior graduating from a public, private, parochial high school or home school located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or the Caribbean. 

·         Applicant must be accepted by and plan to attend an accredited, non-proprietary, technical, community or four-year college in the fall following his/her graduation. 

·         Applicant must have at least a 2.75 grade point average for grades 9-12.

·         Applicant must have financial need. 

·         Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to community service, social justice issues and/or leadership qualities. 

·         Applicant must submit ACT and/or SAT scores. 

In order to be considered for this scholarship, a student must submit the application along with the following supplemental information: 

·         A high school transcript which includes coursework and grades for 9-12 as well as cumulative GPA; 

·         ACT/SAT score(s) – scores will be accepted from high school transcript or copy of student score report; 

·         Essay typed and double spaced (2 pages maximum) that includes the following: A brief biographical sketch; your desire to attend college; future career aspirations; recent community service, social justice work and/or demonstrated leadership ability; why you deserve to be a recipient of the SACAC Extend the Dream Scholarship;

·         One letter of recommendation (teacher/principal, employment supervisor, community service organization leader, pastor); 

·         A copy of page 1 of Student Aid Report (SAR). This SAR is the report received from the U.S. Department of Education after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); 


Click APPLY for the 2018 Extend the Dream application.


Parentinn's Scholarship 2016 has achieved a major impact on raising awareness of Cyberbullying to all students, we decided to increase the prize pool up $2500 this year.


In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, we have created the “Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship” for High School students.


Award: $1250 for High School students.


Deadline: Feb 28th, 18 - We run this scholarship annually.


Please check our scholarship page for more information.

Link to our Scholarship page







Bartlett Electric Cooperative, Inc. will be offering five $1,500 Lawrence Karl Memorial Scholarships Funds for the 2018 school year.  Scholarship application forms are now available.


• Be a dependent of an active BEC member

• Be a graduating senior

• Reside full-time in the home of a parent who is a full-time resident in BEC’s service area

• Have a high school GPA of 90 or higher

• Have applied for admission as a full-time student at a state university, junior college or technical school

    Deadline to submit your application is Friday, April 2, 2018

The Cooperative’s intent is to provide a long term, on going scholarship program that will assist applicants who meet the eligibility requirements listed above.

Please click on the “2018 LAWRENCE KARL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION” link below to view and download the application form.


A+ Federal Credit Union

Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation

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