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Students, would you believe me if I told you there is free money to help you pay for college? I strongly encourage you to take the time to complete scholarship applications as they become available. Look for scholarships that are specific to the college that you plan to attend. Below you will find links for local scholarships, college-specific scholarships, and national scholarships. 
There are 3 types of scholarships:
Local Scholarships: These scholarships are opportunities for students in the area (some even specific to La Vega High School).
Name Deadline Eligibility
Tip-Off Sports Scholarship 9/11/2019 Basketball Player or Manager - See App for additional requirements
Mister & Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pagent 1/31/2020 See Application for details
National Honor Society Scholarship 12/6/2019
  • Senior members of an active NHS chapter who are in good standing are eligible to apply for an NHS Scholarship.
  • NHS Members must create a student account before they can access the NHS Scholarship application.
  • The NHS adviser must verify the student’s membership before the student can begin the application.
  • Verified NHS members may start the NHS Scholarship application beginning on October 1.
  • All applications require two recommendations, and certification by the NHS adviser in order to be considered complete. Incomplete applications are not evaluated.
William C. Doherty and John T. Donelon Scholarship Fund  12/31/2019
  • Applicant must be the son, daughter or legally adopted child of a letter carrier NALC member in good standing—active, retired or deceased. Stepchildren and grandchildren are eligible if they live with the letter carrier in a regular parent-child relationship.
  • Applicant’s parent must be a member in good standing of NALC for at least one year prior to making application.
  • Applicant must be a high school senior when making application and must submit the application form, signed by the NALC member and an officer of the member’s NALC branch. This form must be returned to NALC headquarters by December 31.
2020 NAFEPA Scholarship  1/10/2020

High school students who are on track to graduate in the spring of 2020 are eligible to apply for the NAFEPA scholarship. Candidates will be nominated by the NAFEPA affiliate state organization or representative. Each state may select one candidate to nominate for the national scholarship program. States with more than 100 members may nominate two candidates.

*Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen.

Architects Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship  1/17/2020
  • a high school student planning to enroll in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree
  • a rising second-year college student in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program; or,
  • a technical school or community college student who has completed high school or its equivalent and intends to transfer to a NAAB-accredited architecture program
Annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Award 1/15/2020

Competition open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. All awards are for one year.

Gertrude Robertson Scholarship

  • Must be interested in entering the field of education
*Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen

National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Waco , TX Chapter

  • Must be interested in entering the field of education
*Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen

H.O.T. Sweetheart & Mascot

*You must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in
high school for the 2020-2021 school year.
*You must have an 85 or above cumulative grade
*You must be a female, living with a parent or
guardian, unmarried and without children.
*You must be a resident of Bell, Bosque, Coryell,
Falls, Hill, Limestone or McLennan Counties.
*You must be willing and physically able to serve
as a volunteer for a minimum of 100 hours
throughout the year of which 30 hours will be
served during the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo
October 8-18, 2020.
*You must sell a minimum of $500 in tickets
and/or sponsorship packages during the Heart
O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo Pre-Sale Campaign.
2020 ACET Scholarship Application 2/14/2020

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.

*Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen. 

MCC Music Audition/Scholarship 2/17/2020
  • Audition for a Scholarship 
  • Perform 2 songs (one must be in a foreign language)
  • Vocalize and sight-read
  • *Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen. 
HOTCA Scholarship 3/1/2020
Eligibility requirements:
∙ Student must be entering a college or university in the Fall following graduation;
∙ Student must be planning a career in an education or mental health-related field;
∙ Student’s counselor or parent must be a member of the Heart of Texas Counseling Association
  • *Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen. 
2020 Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship 3/31/20
  • Must be a Female
  • Must be a graduating senior of McLennan County
  • *Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen. 
H.O.T. Fair & Rodeo Scholarship 3/13/2020
  • Must be a graduating senior of McLennan County
Links Scholarship 4/13/2020
  • 2020 Graduating Senior 
Bellmead Chamber Scholarship Application 2020 3/27/2020
  • Must be a LVHS 2020 Graduating Senior 
  • *Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen.
Brazos Education Foundation  4/17/2020

To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Have graduated from one of the (12) participating high schools: Connally, Gholson, Harmony Science Academy, LaVega, Mart, McGregor, Meyer (Rapoport Academy), Moody, University, Valley Mills, Waco High and West.
  • Be accepted or enrolled at an accredited college or university in Texas.
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • *Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen.
Kiwanis Club Scholarships 3/31/2020
  • Top 20 % of graduating class
  • Demonstrate leadership during high school
  • Participate as a community volunteer during high school years
  • Proof of acceptance to an accredited college of choice
  • *Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen.


Waco NAACP Scholarship Application  07/01/2020
  1.     Currently be a high school senior or continuing college student (rising sophomore, junior, or senior)
  2.     Plan to attend or currently attending a community college or four-year college/university
  3.      Have a 2.5 or higher GPA for graduating seniors
  4.      Have a 3.0 or higher GPA for continuing college students
  5.       *Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen.
LaVega Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship  4/3/2020
This scholarship is available to graduating seniors from La Vega High School who plan to
major in education and become a teacher
  • *Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen.
Waco-McLennan County Retired Teachers Association 4/5/2020
1. Parent/Grandparent must be (or have been) a public school employee. If
retired, the relative must be a member of TRTA (Texas Retired Teachers Association) and the Waco-McLennan (WMRTA) unit and attend some of the local meetings.
2. Recipient must be a high school graduating senior of a McLennan County
public high school.
3. Class rank should be in the upper half of the class.
4. Financial need/special circumstances will be considered.
5. Application will not be considered if postmarked past the announced deadline.
  • *Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen.
Housing Authority of the City of Waco
Scholarship 20-2021
Eligibility Requirements
1. Maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or greater.
2. Be a high school senior, high school graduate or GED recipient.
3. Must reside in public housing, participate in WHA Section 8 program or reside in one
of our affordable housing properties (Raintree, Cimmaron, Huntington, Piccadilly or
Misty Rd.)
4. Applicants must be an undergraduate student attending full time.
2020 NSPDK, Inc. Scholarship Application ---the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated, Gamma Upsilon Chapter-- Waco, Texas 4/15/2020
  • Must be interested in entering the field of education
*Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen
Kick Off Scholarship  4/21/2020

·     a 2020 graduate of a McLennan County high school

·     have an overall high school grade average of B

·     enrolled in college in the fall of 2020

·     an active member of the football team, trainer/manager for the football team, a cheerleader, member of the drill team, school mascot, color guard, or band


Bellmead Freemason Scholarships 4/25/2020

Students are required to write at least a 3 page essay on Freemason.

2020 EOAC Former Student Scholarship  5/1/2020

Any former Head Start/Early Head Start or Waco Charter School Student is eligible to apply for this scholarship.

*Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen. 


Texas Farm Bureau Scholarship 5/1/2020

This application contains 3 different scholarships. Open the link to learn more about the eligibility requirements

*Scholarship Application PDF document is to the right of the screen.  

McLennan Community College Foundation Scholarship  5/1 - 5/15 

Greater Waco Aviation Alliance Scholarship Application 5/1/2020

A Student Must:

  • Be enrolled in his/her final year of high school

  • Be enrolled in a Region 12 high school (public or private)

  • Region 12 is defined as Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill,

    Lampasas, Limestone, Mills, McLennan and Navarro counties

  • Pursue an aviation/aerospace or engineering related degree at TSTC-Waco,

    Baylor University, MCC, TTU-Waco or TSU-Waco

  • Enroll in college for the fall of 2020 semester

  • Complete the attached scholarship application form

  • Attach an official copy of his/her most recent high school transcript, which

    displays current high school GPA, class rank and SAT/ACT/STAAR scores.

  • Provide a recent photo (within 6 months) in a sealed envelope

  • Provide 2 (two) letters of recommendation from high school faculty members

    and/or members of the community. Letters must be written by someone other than a relative and must be sealed in an envelope bearing the return address of the individual writing the recommendation.


MASBA Scholarship 5/1/2020
  • Must be a graduating senior
College Specific Scholarships: Colleges offer numerous opportunities available specific to that college.  You will want to search out their website, but I post the ones that I come across. 
Nationwide Scholarships & Resources: The scholarships are available to anyone in the U.S.  They are offered through various corporations and organizations and are competitive since they are available to all students.
Here is a good "letter of recommendation request" form you can give to anyone that you are requesting recommendation letters from so they can write the most effective letter on your behalf.
Scholarship Application Checklist
Students these are the items/info you may need when applying for scholarships:
Academic Information 
  • Current School Info - name of high school or college, class rank, expected graduation date 
  • School Transcript 
  • Recommendation Letter(s)
  • College Choice(s)
  • Intended Academic Major(s)/Area(s) of Study
  • Academic Information - GPA, AP, Honors Courses
  • Six-digit school code (447288)
Personal Background Information 
  • Personal Information - name, full, address, phone number, date of birth, parents' names & employment
  • Email Address (one that you check regularly) 
  • Personal Statement/Essay - list of goals (education, career, personal) 
  • Resume or Curriculum  Vitae
Financial Information 
  • Parent's Income - most recent federal tax return if you are a depended 
  • FAFSA - completed free application for federal student aid at
  • Completed Student Aid Report (SAR) from your completed FAFSA
Miscellaneous Information 
  • School Activities - list of extracurricular activities, clubs, organizations, sports 
  • Community Activities - volunteer, community or public service activities (# of hours)
  • Employment - list of internships, assistantships, summer jobs
  • List of any awards or honors you have received 
  • Scholarship essay 
  • Portfolio