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Scholarships

The key resource for both scholarships and financial aid is the college (or university or technical school) you hope to attend. Contact a college admissions counselor or financial aid counselor at your school(s) of interest for the most accurate, up-to-date information.
 
Each Bryan ISD high school has a Go Center or College & Career Center that will have additional information on scholarships. 
 
While it is never too early to start exploring scholarship opportunities or financial aid options, keep in mind that the vast majority of scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors only. All financial aid will be awarded based on need as determined by a FAFSA form filed in the spring of a student's senior year.
Scholarship Portfolio
To meet deadlines and ensure that applications are complete, it is a good idea to create a portfolio. Building a portfolio will allow students to have all of the commonly needed documents in one place and will make applying easier. Some of the documents to consider placing in a student portfolio include the following:  
 
  • Resume’
    • Extracurricular Activities
    • Volunteer Services / Community Service Hours
    • Honors / Awards
    • Leadership Positions
    • Academics
    • Employment
  • Official Transcripts - Merit-Based Scholarships
  • Financial Aid Information - Need-Based Scholarships
    • Tax Return (2018)
    • FAFSA Student Aid Report- Senior Year (Application opens October 1st)
  • Citizenship
    • Official Photo Identification
  • Photo
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • Teacher 
    • Community Member
    • Family Friend
    • School Administrator
  • SAT &/or ACT Scores
  • Personal Statement or Essay
Local Scholarships
Local Scholarships, as the name suggests, are scholarships provided by local businesses or organizations. Seniors who will graduate in May 2020 will begin the local scholarship process in December 2019. All paperwork (applications will be posted below as they become available) must be completed by the individual scholarship deadlines. The application, as well as additional documents required, will be attached below as they become available. Local scholarship database: http://bit.ly/2nuIVUo *scholarship info may be subject to change until the actual process begins in December please note: if you plan to use the fillable application that allows you to type on the document, be sure you have a version of Adobe that will allow you to save your progress unless you plan to complete the application in one sitting!
The Hispanic Forum of Bryan-College Station has become an important community-awareness and scholarship producing organization. In recent years the forum has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships every July to local high school graduating seniors. 
Non-Local Scholarships
Non-Local Scholarships come from a variety of places and people; they are available to seniors and to underclassmen.
Terry Scholars are distinguished by a deep-rooted desire to enrich the general welfare of the community and an established record of leadership. In order to select Scholars with the greatest potential for success, the Foundation’s selection committees focus on candidates with a demonstrated history of involvement in activities, outstanding scholastic achievement and a well-rounded personality marked by a desire to succeed.
RaiseMe is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first-generation students. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to earn scholarships, which is often too late to impact a student's college ambitions or choices, RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular.
Big Future is a College Board service to help parents and students understand the road to college. 
HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.