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The Lone Star State of Texas is the 2nd largest and the 2nd most populous in these United States. There are nearly 27 million people living in Texas. The leading industries in the state are agriculture and mining, energy, technology and banking and insurance. Everything is bigger down here, even higher education. 

There are nearly 270 colleges, universities and trade schools in Texas. These include nationally-ranked state schools such as the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University. Other large research universities include Texas Tech University and the University of Houston. However, smaller schools do exist. Colleges such as Austin College (in Sherman, TX) and Southwestern University (in Georgetown, TX) offer a different type of educational experience with smaller class sized and more contact time with faculty. 

Potential degree candidates looking for college scholarships in Texas should find many options. Both public and private funding opportunities are available. The state administers funds based on ethnicity, gender, financial need and academic achievement. Private funds are available in fields such as engineering, nursing, education, information science, accounting, aeronautics, architecture and many more.

Follow the links below to learn more about the full range of college scholarship opportunities in the sate of Texas. 

Jake Jones Memorial Scholarship for the Learning Disabled

This scholarship was established in 1995 by the family of Jake Jones and the community of Claude for learning disabled graduating seniors in the Texas Panhandle. 
Eligibility
 • Graduating seniors from the 26 northernmost counties of the Texas Panhandle who have a documented learning disability 
• Exhibit integrity, ambition, good moral character and a strong desire to achieve a higher level of education
 • Demonstrate the ability to overcome obstacles caused by the learning disability 
• Demonstrate a high standard of values, such as loyalty to friends, family, and faith
 • Major in field of choice at a Texas college/university of choice
 
Application
 • AAF General Scholarship Application
 • Applications must be accompanied by a detailed letter from your special education teacher/coordinator, counselor, or doctor that clearly identifies your documented learning disability and how your integrity, ambition, and good character have enabled you to overcome the obstacles associates with your documented learning disability. You will also have to submit a personal letter or essay that tells the scholarship selection committee the struggles you have faced with having a learning disability, how you have worked to overcome obstacles caused by the learning disability, and how family, friends, and faith have aided you in the process. You must also address your commitment to achieve a higher level of education
 
 Award Selection
 • AAF Scholarship Screening Committee and local community members
 
 Scholarship Amount
 • $500 
• One time award

Marsh Minority Scholarship

Established by Wendy and Stanley Marsh 3 in 1997 to benefit Hispanic and African American students enrolled at West Texas A&M University majoring in the field of Education, Nursing, Allied Health, Sociology, or General Studies Eligibility
 • Restricted to African American and Hispanic students 
• Junior or Senior college students or masters level students
 • Maintain a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA while in college
 • Major in field of Education, Nursing, Alllied Health, Sociology, or General Studies at West Texas A&M University Application
• AAF General Scholarship Application Award Selection
 • AAF Scholarship Selection Committee Scholarship Amount 
• $1,000
 • Renewable award

The B. J. Dean Scholarship Fund

The B. J. Dean Scholarship Fund is for women preparing for full-time Christian ministry, but not limited to those seeking ordination or serving any particular denomination. Applicants must be residents of the State of Tennessee or the State of Texas. Applicants may also be students who are preparing to attend Yale Divinity School.

Nolan Moore Memorial Education Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation’s main purpose is to support industry education, as well as offering scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in printing technology/management. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $180,000 in scholarships to students in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Scholarship amounts range from $500 (freshman) to $2,500 (seniors) per year and are based on the student's academic and non-academic accomplishments. Eligible students must attend an accredited printing management or technology program and have permanent residence in one of the four states (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri) served by PIA MidAmerica. Students must be pursuing a management or technology degree. Those who are interested in design, photography, or web-based careers will not be considered for the scholarship. The application deadline is March 1st of every year for the school year beginning in the fall.

Clampitt Paper/Henry Phillips Memorial Scholarship

Must be a Texas resident currently enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year print technology or management program. Annual award of up to $1,000 to one student from each of the following areas: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.

AOTF Texas Scholarship

Two scholarships to be awarded annually: one at the post baccalaureate degree level and one at the associate degree level to Texas residents attending any curriculum in the state of Texas and members of the Texas Occupational Therapy Association. Scholarship amount TBD. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST: Meet all eligibility requirements; For Post-baccalaureate scholarships, this must be the first degree in Occupational Therapy; Have a sustained record of outstanding scholastic achievement; Supply application data including: (1) Two references and (2) Program Director's statement; Applicants for post-baccalaureate scholarships must be enrolled at the professional level (Master's or OTD) in an accredited or developing Occupational Therapy educational program and have completed 1 full year of Occupational Therapy coursework. Please check the website for any changes in deadline application.

John W. Puckett Memorial Accounting Scholarship

The firm of Gerhardt and Puckett, as well as family and friends, established the John W. Puckett Memorial Accounting Scholarship in October 1987, after the unexpected death of Puckett. Eligibility
 • University junior or senior Accounting student at West Texas A&M University
 • Demonstrate financial need and academic excellence
 • Maintain a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA while in college Application
 • AAF General Scholarship Application

 Award Selection 
• Amarillo Area Foundation Scholarship Screening Committee Scholarship Amount
 • $500 
• One year award, may re-apply

Makios Technology Fund

If you are currently enrolled in University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Community College, or New Mexico State University, please contact the scholarship office on campus for more information on scholarships provided by the El Paso Community Foundation. Graduating high school seniors may apply at their school. Will award tuition and educational related expenses to El Paso County students pursuing careers in Information Technology. Please check the website for deadline of application.

First National Bank Scholarship Fund

Granting scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are Children of El Paso County/Ft. Bliss soldiers Killed in Action. Graduating high school seniors may apply at their school. The selection process is often handled through the scholarship offices at the University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Community College, and New Mexico State University. Please check the website for deadline of application.

E. Eugene Waide, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of Dr. Waide in his memory. Eligibility: 
• Graduating senior from Ochiltree, Hansford, Lipscomb, Hutchinson, Roberts or Hemphill counties 
• Pursue a career as LVN, BSN (junior or senior), MSN, or medical school
 • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA while in college
 • Major in field of Nursing or medical related field at college/university of choice Application
 • AAF General Scholarship Application Award Selection 
• Local Scholarship Screening Committee Scholarship Amount
 • $1,000
 • One time award

Abilene Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Scholarship

Upper level/ Business Administration students/Nontraditional This scholarship rotates annually among the three local universities and is awarded to an upper level college student (junior or senior) majoring in business administration. 2014 Scholarship will be awarded to an ACU student, 2015 HSU and 2016 MCM.

Bob Alvis Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established in 1999 by the Wagstaff, Alvis, Stubbeman, Seamster and Longacre legal firm to honor the memory of Bob Alvis, one of their founding partners. An annual scholarship award will be made to an area student attending Hardin-Simmons University and a member of the Cowboy Band.

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