• Scholarships

    High School STEM scholarship for aspiring commercial drone pilots -- must be 16 years or older to apply
    Info & Application

    WCJC help for students impacted by Hurricane Harvey:
    Wharton County Junior College was awarded the 2018 Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education Program Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is designated to help institutions located in an area affected by a disaster or emergency.  The grant period is from 10/31/2018- 12/31/2020. The funds from this grant will be utilized for three activities: outreach, enrollment recovery efforts, and direct financial assistance for impacted students. Please forward this information to your staff and High School campus administrators. We need their help to identify impacted students that may qualify for this aid. We will reach out to them to work with these students to provide them financial assistance. The students that apply and qualify will be eligible to receive the following:

    1. Assistance with enrollment
    2. Assistance Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    3. Career Exploration Tools
    4. Degree Plan / Transfer plan
    5. Enrollment and registration assistance
    6. Financial assistance for unmet need

    We are excited about this opportunity to meet the financial needs of the students impacted by the disaster to complete their coursework and graduate. Please follow the links below for more information regarding the grant and the application process.


    Texas Student Housing 

    Texas Student Housing is offering Texas high school and Texas community college graduates off-campus housing scholarships.  These scholarships are open to students accepted to or attending college in Austin, College Station and Denton, Texas that have NOT signed off campus housing leases with a TSH facility managed by Asset Campus Housing.  University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University normally do not permit first year students to live off campus. 
    Visit http://www.texasstudenthousing.net/ for more information. 
    Deadline: Jan 31st
    ACET Scholarship
    The Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas (ACET) is an association of school administrators and teachers who work in programs across the state designed to support students who historically have a more difficult time in school due to language, economic and other barriers.  Our Association offers twenty $1000 scholarships across the state to students who have, at some time in their school career, been enrolled in a compensatory education program. Compensatory Education includes programs such as Title I, Bilingual/ESL, State Compensatory Education (SCE), Migrant and Homeless.  The top scoring applicant in the state will also receive the Wade and Sandy Burroughs Scholarship in the amount of $500.
    Deadline: Feb. 8, 2019
    The Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship
    Scholarship awards up to $5,000 per year for a total of 5 years or the completion of a Bachelor's Degree or a total accumulation of 136 semester hours or 36 credits, whichever comes first. Smaller amounts may be awarded on a one-time basis with no guarantee of future awards.
    Charles Gordon Slough established the Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation with the expressed purpose of helping needy Texas students attend college. In an agreement with Bank of America, Midland College reviews & recommends the scholarships for Texas residents entering or enrolled in any college of university in the United States.
    More info & application
    Applications accepted January 1st through April 1st


    Educate 7 Foundation

    Each year, Educate7 provides $1,000 in need-based aid to a minimum of seven high school graduating seniors to ensure that students of all backgrounds can access transformative education. Following “Shirley’s Vision”*, families applying for need-based financial aid pay no application fee and are awarded financial assistance based on a required online essay and personal circumstances and does not include loans. Low-income and first-generation students receive additional mentorship, funding, and career support. Students are presented checks in person at an annual gala in the Brazoria County area of Texas. Matagorda County students are also eligible.

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    Texas Rural Education Association
    Application Link
    Deadline: April 1, 2019

    American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship info
    For high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
    Link to American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship
    Deadline: May 1, 2019

    Matagorda County A&M Club Scholarship info
    Deadline: May 1, 2019

    Shop with a Cop College & Dual Credit Scholarship info, download
    Deadline: May 1, 2019

    CattleWomen's Scholarship Application
    Deadline: May 1, 2019

    Tres Palacios Gas Storage
    Deadline: May 1, 2019

    John Reinke Music Scholarship
    Deadline: May 2, 2019

    Tyler Farrar Memorial Scholarship, download here
    Deadline: May 1, 2019

    BCISD All Sports Booster Club Scholarships, download here
    Deadline: May 3, 2019

    Ray & Inez Garcia Memorial Scholarship, download here
    Deadline: May 3, 2019

    First State Bank scholarship, download here
    Deadline: May 10, 2019

    C.A.S.T. Scholarship, download here
    Deadline: May 11, 2019

    Matagorda Regional Medical Center Auxilary Scholarship for high school seniors & college students application download link
    Deadline: July 1 for Fall semester

    Jan Egerton & Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship
    Deadline: July 20, 2019

    Texas State University

    We are receiving scholarship applications through the B.O.S.S. (Bobcat Online Scholarship System).  Freshman scholarships have opened and will close on April 6, 2018.
    Use the link below to apply & upload all documents. Tthis will also pull these students into the system to automatically submit their applications for any additional scholarships they might qualify for.  Any student that has applied to Texas State should have been provided a Net ID, whether they have been accepted or not.  They will need this to apply through the B.O.S.S.  
    Deadlines vary
    AXA Achievement
    AXA Achievement provides resources that help make college possible.  AXA is a comprehensive resource for information to help students and parents plan for college.  If you have accomplished something special, we encourage you to apply for an AXA Achievement scholarship. 
    Visit www.axa-achievement.com and see how we can help in navigating the complex process of college selection, application and financing.

    The American Legion
    The American Legion offers a guide filled with scholarships, grants, fee waivers, student loans, military assistance, tax incentives, checklists, and a wealth of resources and information to help you further your education.  Everyone can benefit from this publication featuring valuable assistance to veterans (and children and spouses of disabled veterans) to pursue higher education.  For more information visit: www.legion.org/needalift.

    The Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship is designed for students who are between the ages of 16 and 25 who have maintained a 2.5 GPA or greater in the most recent year completed.

    Interscholastic League Foundation Scholarship (TILF)
    The Texas Interscholastic League Foundation (TILF) is a non-profit organization that solicits and disburses scholarships to deserving UIL Academic and Music participants. To apply for this scholarship, you must have competed at the UIL Academic State Meet any year of your high school career (CX debaters must have advanced to the second day of competition) OR must be a TSSEC Outstanding Soloist OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition or the Latino History Essay Competition, must plan to attend an accredited college or university in the state of Texas, must enroll full-time in college and maintain a 2.5 GPA (some scholarships require a higher GPA), must have taken either the SAT or the ACT and must be graduating from high school during the current year.  Applications will be accepted via the TILF website https://www.tilfoundation.org/scholarships/apply/
    Deadline: Complete the online application between March 1 and May 10, 2019.

    Wilshire Law Firm
    Deadline: June 28, 2019

    Rosen & Ohr Law Firm Scholarship
    The scholarship offers a cash award to the student who writes the best response to the following prompt: "Write an essay explaining in detail how a serious accident involving you, a family member, or a close friend has impacted your life. This could have been a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, a work-related injury, or any other serious accident."

    Deadline: July 20, 2019

    TenarisBayCity Scholarship to WCJC for Manufacturing Technology Program, download here
    Deadline: July 31, 2019

    Herrman & Herrman scholarship link
    For high school juniors, seniors, and students currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year undergraduate program at a college, university or technical school in the United States only. Students are to enter the contest with an array of options- an essay, song, poem, or infographic. Alongside this, they are to nominate a teacher who inspired their creativity. The winning Texas applicant will receive a $2,500 scholarship, and their teacher will receive $1,000 as well.Three Texas winners will be selected, totaling $5,000 in scholarships! 
    Deadline: Dec. 1st, 2019


    Texas Builders Foundation Scholarship
    Applicant must enroll for the fall semester in a Texas school and pursue a building trade certification, construction science, management, engineering or related degree, and plan to enter the construction workforce upon graduation.  If the applicant is in high school and enrolled in a dual credit program with a Texas technical/trade school or community college/university, they must be working toward a construction related trade certification or degree.  If the applicant is a high school senior, they must attend a high school in Texas.  For more information, please refer to the “Texas Builders Foundation Scholarship Guidebook” and the scholarship instructions and auto-fill application at TexasBuildersFoundation.org. 
    Texas Builders Foundation Scholarship link

    Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program
    Link to application & info

    Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship Program

    Link to application & info

    Nursing Schools Almanac: third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship.

    Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse 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 is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.
    More info & application at link

    Terry Foundation Scholarships -- for high school seniors and college student transfers
    The Terry Freshman Scholarship, known as the Terry Traditional Scholarship, is awarded to Texas high school seniors who have been accepted for admission to one of the 13 Terry-affiliated public universities in Texas.
    Applications for the Terry Transfer Scholarship are available only from the universities and are not available from the Foundation or from high schools.

    Deadlines vary per university

    HRSA - Health Resources & Services Administration
    School-based scholarships and loans: Through our scholarship and loan repayment programs, we fund schools to help students pursue degrees in the health professions. We encourage them to deliver health care in communities where people lack access to basic health care needs.
    Link for info on HRSA

    Student Loan Repayment program:  The purpose of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is to recruit and retain medical, nursing, dental, and behavioral/mental health clinicians in eligible communities of need designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
    Link for info on HRSA loan repayment program

    Various deadlines

    Interested in going into medicine?

    JAMP -Joint Admission Medical Program
    The Joint Admission Medical Program is a special program created by the Texas Legislature to support & encourage highly-qualified economically disadvantaged students pursuing a medical education. Funded through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, JAMP is a unique partnership between nine Texas medical schools and sixty-six public and private four-year undergraduate institutions.

    PPC @ Texas A&M
    Many exceptional students contemplate a career in medicine.  If you currently work with such students, allow me to introduce you to a very exciting program at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine (TAMHSC-COM). The Partnership for Primary Care (PPC) program can help aspiring students make the most of their scholastic achievements. The program is designed to recruit and educate primary care physicians for rural and underserved areas of Texas.
    Through this innovative program, honors-caliber students from rural regions, medically underserved communities or areas with health professional shortages have the opportunity to gain automatic acceptance into medical school upon completion of their undergraduate degree.  In order to be eligible for this program, a student must attend one of the eight Texas A&M University System universities and/or South Texas College in McAllen as well as maintain a 3.25 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) through the end of their freshman year of college.  Additionally, they must maintain a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA each year thereafter and complete the required medical school prerequisite course work with no grade below a “C”.
    If one of your students is admitted to the PPC program, he or she will be assured a place in the College of Medicine from their first day of undergraduate study, therefore minimizing the stress and anxiety of the medical school application process. Students accepted in to the PPC program must meet certain benchmark requirements during their undergraduate work and maintain an excellent academic record, but we trust these students will be up to the task.
    If they currently are high school seniors or first year college students at a TAMUS school, they can then apply for the Partnership for Primary Care Program.  In order for a student to be eligible for the PPC program, they must meet the following criteria: possess a GPA of 3.50 or equivalent; prefer that the student be in the top 10% of their graduating class; have achieved a minimum 1200 SAT (Critical Reading plus Math) or 26 ACT equivalent; and reside in a rural, medically underserved or health professional shortage area in Texas.
    For more information about the PPC program, please visit our website at http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/admissions/ppc/index.html and select “Qualifications” and the click on the HRSA website to determine your student’s eligibility based on their home address.  If eligible, the student(s) can then select “PPC Admissions” to start the application process and to submit their application.