“Going after scholarships is living a few years of your life like most students won’t, so that you can live the rest of your life like most students can’t…with no or very few student loans.” — Gabrielle McCormick
Gabrielle McCormick, from small town Greenville, Texas, earned over $150,000 in scholarships paying for both her bachelor's and master's degrees in totalilty. She continues her debt-free education today at West Texas A & M where she is pursuing her PhD - also without having to use any school loans. How did she do it? Can you do it, too? Check out the following articles to learn more about McCormick's journey, and then visit her website ScholarshipInformer.com to learn more about how you, too, can earn a debt free education.
USA Today Article "Need Money for College? Here's how to make a grab for $150,000 in scholarships."
NBC Nightly News "How this Student Won $150,000 in Scholarships"
Gabrielle's Site ScholarshipInformer.com
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Please check out www.cb.org/opportunity. It’s really neat. The new College Board Opportunity Scholarships lay out six simple steps that all students can take to get to college. Completing each step will earn a chance for a scholarship; completing all six will earn a chance to win $40K for their college education. We hear from students and families that getting into college is complicated and overwhelming. They are hungry for a simple guide that tells them what to do and when to do it. The six steps in this scholarship program help students plan by making a good starter list of schools, help them prepare so they can take their best shot, and help them pay for college. All students can earn one of these scholarships, even students who never dreamt they could get a scholarship.
Here are the steps:
- Build Your College List
Get started by exploring colleges you’re interested in.
(600 scholarships each worth $500)
- Practice for the SAT
Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to get ready for test day.
(1,500 scholarships each worth $1,000)
- Improve Your Score
Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score.
(150 scholarships each worth $2,000)
- Strengthen Your College List
Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools.
(400 scholarships each worth $500)
- Complete the FAFSA
Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.
(800 scholarships each worth $1,000)
- Apply to Colleges
Apply to the schools you want to attend.
(500 scholarships each worth $1,000)
- Complete Your Journey
Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship.
(25 scholarships each worth $40,000)
- Build Your College List
Howard Payne University Heart of Texas ScholarshipSponsor: Howard Payne UniversityDeadline: N/A (Students must meet university application for admission deadlines)Description: The HPU Heart of Texas Scholarship is available to students who are graduates of high schools in the Heart of Texas area, meet unconditional admissions requirements and enroll full-time in the fall and spring semesters. The scholarship award is $15,000 per year ($7,500 per semester) annually with a potential of $60,000 over four years. This scholarship is funded through a variety of sources. For more information click here!
Ranger College Presidential Scholarship
Sponsor: Ranger College
Deadline: Open-Ended Until 30 Qualified Applicants are Selected
Description: The RC Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious academic merit award given by the College and is based on exceptional academic performance, proven leadership, and demonstrated service. The award amount will cover full tuition, fees, and dorm room for one academic year (excluding summer)and is valued at $5230. Please CLICK HERE to see the application for more details and requirements. Applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work Ethic Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Mike Rowe Works Foundation
Deadline: Create an account to check the date
Description: Calling all skilled workers! Plumbers, electricians, welders, and all skilled workers who make civilized life possible: The time has come to announce another modest pile of money available through our Work Ethic Scholarship Program for people willing to learn a trade that’s in demand. The 2019 Work Ethic Scholarship Program officially opens on Monday, January 28, 2020, and the deadline to submit applications is Thursday, March 28, 2020 (check date on account). We’re looking for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard. This program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar. It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude. Click the link below to apply:
Mike Rowe Works Foundation Scholarship Website
Unigo All about Education Scholarship
Description: It's often been said that "education is the key to success." What doors could your educational "key" open? It's not cheap to get a college degree, and many college-bound students see a shut door for education. We're here to help open it again. Education can truly change a person's life - and this scholarship just might be that first step. Let us know why winning a scholarship for education matters to you. Applicants must:
* Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
* Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
* Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
* Submit an online written response to the question: "How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?" (250 words or less)
Go to https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/all-about-education-scholarship to apply today!
Sports Unlimited Scholarship
Sponsor: Sports Unlimited, Inc
Deadline: April 30, 2020
Description: Sports Unlimited is dedicated to reaching further than the field, court, or diamond that you play on. To help students who share that goal, scholarships will be provided to those who share an inspiring story of overcoming adversity to achieve athletic success. This scholarship is open to U.S. high school senior, college freshman or college sophomore students. For more information and application requirements, go to https://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/scholarship.html
BCCGA GOLF SCHOLARSHIP
Brownwood Country Club Golf Association
Amount: $1,000 - 2 each
Deadline: April 30, 2020
Description: Students who apply must be a senior in a Brown County High School planning to attend a two or four year institution of higher education. The candidates must also be a current member of a high school varsity team or a competitive junior golf program. Application consists of a brief form, copy of high school transcript, letter of recommendation, and essay response. Click here for a printable information sheet and application. All applications must be turned in to the Brownwood Country Club Golf Pro Shop in a folder or envelope labeled Attention: BCCGA/ Sally Brown.
J.C. Landon Scholarship Fund (For Students planning to attend Texas A & M University)Sponsor: J.C. Landon Scholarhip TrustDeadline: April 30, 2020Description: This scholarship is open to students planning to pursue a degree at Texas A & M University at College Station. First time applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a college 4.0 scale (see your BHS counselor to get your GPA on a 4.0 scale). Monetary awards based on number of qualified applicants. This scholarship can continue yearly if maintaining a 2.5 GPA on college coursework. Click here for more information. Apply at csascholars.org/landon
Mid-Tex FCU Scholarship ProgramSponsor: Mid-Tex Federal Credit UnionDeadline: May 1, 2020Description: Mid-Tex Federal Credit Uniot is excited to announce two scholarships, one $1,000 and one $500 scholarship, to two graduating seniors for the college of their choice. Applicants must be a member (or their parents must be a member) of Mid-Tex FCU. Application packets are availalbe in the counselors' offices or download and print one here. Applications must be submitted by mail or dropped off in person to the addresses listed on the application.
TILF UIL Scholarship
Sponsor: University Interscholastic League
Deadline: May 20, 2020
Description: The TILF Scholarship are open to Students who meet the following criteria:
- Must have competed at the UIL Academic State Meet, Congressional Debate State Meet, One-Act Play State Meet, or Theatrical Design State Meet OR must have advanced to the second day of the Cross Examination Debate State Meet OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition, the Latino History Essay Competition, or the Young Filmmakers Festival OR must have been a member of one of the top 10 teams per competition group at the BEST or FIRST state robotics contests
- 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 college GPA (some scholarships require higher GPAs)
- Must have taken either the SAT or the ACT
- Must be graduating from high school during the current academic year
For more information, and to apply, please click here.
Text Free For Tita Bi-Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: Patterson Law Group
Deadline: May 31, 2020 (and December 15, 2020)
Description: Patterson Law Group is looking for students to use their creativity to create & share ways to reduce the number of accidents due to distracted driving in Texas. Students can send in submissions in the following forms:
· Video or other multimedia
· Written (like a poem)
· Photo or Graphic (including a viral Facebook post or mock-up of a billboard)
· Then post your submission on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #TextFreeForTitaand #scholarship (must be public) and tag @pattersonlawgroup
Eligibility & Requirements
In addition to the social media post, applicants MUST email a completed application to email@example.com by May 31 for the Spring Semester Winner and December 15 for the Fall Semester Winner. The scholarship is to be used only for university or law school tuition and related educational expenses. By submitting a scholarship application, the applicant agrees to allow Patterson Law Group touse the content of the submission, the applicant’s name, the name of the university or lawschool,and/or picture(s) of any of the above on the firm’s websites and other marketing materials. For additional information, requirements, and application, please visit https://pattersonpersonalinjury.com/distracted-driving-scholarship/
Bryce Kennedy Memorial, Inc Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2020
Description: The Bryce Kennedy Memorial, Inc Scholarship is available to graduating seniors who have participated in or witnessed the Shattered Dreams Program sponsored by Bryce Kennedy Memorial, Inc. Students wishing to apply must maintain a GPA of 2.5 and provide proof each semester of GPA to receive scholarship funds. Additionally, they must be enrolled as a full time (12 hours) student in an accredited college and have no alcohol violations while receiving this scholarship.
Click here for more information and to apply.
Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2020
Amount: $10,000 each
Description: Hyundai is offering five scholarships for women in STEM in the amount of $10,000 each. Applications are due June 30, 2020. See details and apply: https://www.tun.com/blog/hyundai-women-in-stem-scholarship/
BEFORE YOU GO -
-Completed your RaiseME profile?
-Clicked on Unigo in the sidebar to check the amazing scholarhips there?
-Created a Going Merry Profile?
-Checked out Gaby McCormick's AMAZING Scholarship Informer page?
IF NOT - YOU A MISSING OUT! KEEP WORKING! LOTS OF SCHOLARSHIPS OUT THERE TO BE HAD!!! CLICK ON THE LINKS TO THE RIGHT TO GET STARTED TODAY!!