College Scholarships for Texas Students

Texas Scholarships

There are college scholarships for pretty much everything, from specific majors to quirky hobbies. Scholarships for students in certain states are no exception. If you’re going to college in the Lone Star State, we’ve got a great list for you! Check out these scholarships for Texas students:

1. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarships

Award: Varies ($4,000 - $20,000)

Available to: Graduated high school seniors who went to an eligible school and plan to attend an accredited, not-for-profit Texas university. Must be U.S. citizens and Texas residents and complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

2. State Fair of Texas® Scholarship Program

Award: More than 2,000 awards of $6,000 total (renewable in $1,500 annual increments)

Available to: Graduating high school seniors in Texas who have competed in youth livestock events at the State Fair, and graduating high school seniors from high schools from five Dallas Independent School Districts in the Fair Park area. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA at a Texas college or university.

3. St. David's Neal Kocurek Scholarship

Award: Multiple awards up to $7,500

Available to: High school seniors within Travis, Hays, Williamson, Bastrop, or Caldwell counties who have been accepted to an accredited college or university in Texas and intend on studying a healthcare-related field as a full-time student. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, able to pass a background check, and able to attend an in-person interview.

Related: How to Answer the Most Common Scholarship Interview Questions

4. Top 10 Percent Scholarship Program

Award: Varies

Available to: Students who graduate in the top 10% of their high school class and are attending a Texas public college or university. Must have financial need and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the state priority deadline of March 15.

5. Texas Department of Transportation Conditional Grant Program

Award: Up to $3,000 per semester or $6,000 per academic year

Available to: Texas residents who are eligible to work in the U.S., have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (or a qualifying SAT/ACT score) or minimum college GPA of 2.5, and plan to attend or are attending an accredited four-year Texas school as a full-time student. Must intend to pursue or be pursuing a four-year degree in civil engineering (or department-approved operational business field) and agree to work for the Texas Department of Transportation for two years immediately following graduation.

6. Average to Extraordinary Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Available to: High school students from Texas

7. Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (TEOG)

Award: Varies ($753/semester - $5,666/year)

Available to: Texas residents enrolled with Selective Service (or be exempt) who have a 9-month EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of no more than $5,430, have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance, are not concurrently receiving a TEXAS grant, and are enrolled at least half-time and are in the first 30 credit hours of an associate degree or certificate program at a public community college, public technical college, or public state college in Texas.

8. Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP)

Award: Varies

Available to: Students who have been appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor, state senator, or state representative and agree to complete four years of ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) and graduate no later than six years after the date first enrolled. After graduation, students must enter into a four-year commitment to be a member of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States merchant Marine, or contract to serve as a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the U.S. Must meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements set by the institution and repay the scholarship if requirements are not met.

There are plenty of scholarships for Texas students. And there are tons of scholarship resources out there (like our site StudentScholarshipSearch); you just have to do your research. Check out our article 3 Ways to Use Your School as a Resource for Scholarships for tips on using your college in the search for college scholarships.


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