YES Prep Public Schools
Samantha Ramirez

During the month of November, our high school seniors are submitting many of their applications to colleges and universities. This is also the time universities have their early admission, early decision and priority admission deadlines. It is no surprise that for this reason November would also be National Scholarship Month.

Scholarships are awards of financial aid for students to further their education at an academic institution. While students must meet basic eligibility requirements, they must also fill out applications, write essays and ensure they meet all requirements to qualify for the scholarship. These opportunities are almost always free so it’s important that students take advantage of these free dollars that can help them further their education.

During National Scholarship Month, we are sharing scholarship opportunities specifically for high school and college students. We invite you to share this blog with family and friends. You can also follow us on social media and tag students in the comment section who could benefit from that specific scholarship.

C. Jackson Grayson Scholarship

Award: $25,000
Deadline: November 30, 2021
 
The American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC) has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors from Houston area counties who are planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $25,000 award. Up to four awards will be granted. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

For more information and eligibility requirements, click here.

Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest

Award: $500
Deadline: November 30, 2021
 
The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about different legal issues. Applicants must create a public service advertisement (PSA) video about how to share the road with pedestrians and bicyclists. The winner of this contest will win $500 to put towards higher education. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

For more information and eligibity requirements, click here.

Dell Scholars Program

Award: $20,000
Deadline: December 1, 2021
 
Dell Scholars program targets low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. Each year, 500 Dell Scholars are selected to receive a scholarship in the amount of $20,000, plus other gifts such as a laptop & Chegg credits for textbook purchases and rentals! Applicants must be high school seniors and have at least a 2.4 GPA. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

For more information and eligibility requirements, click here.

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

Award: $10,000
Deadline: December 5, 2021
 
Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship urges students to apply to help end hunger in their communities. Students from kindergarten through graduate school are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with a matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice. Applicants must fill out the application and submit a community service recommendation. The deadline to apply is Sunday, December 5, 2021.

For more information and eligibility requirements, click here.

Inspection Support Network Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships

Award: $2,000
Deadline: January 15, 2022
 
The Inspection Support Network (INS) Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarship is awarding a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to a student that is a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program, or planning to enroll in a high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program during the 2021-2022 school year. The deadline to apply is Saturday, January 15, 2022.

For more information and eligibility requirements, click here.

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

Award: $5,000
Deadline: April 10, 2022
 
The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship awarded over two years ($2,500 each year) to a graduating high school senior who will enroll in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall. Students must have a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD. The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 10, 2022.

For more information and eligibity requirements, click here.

Our College Initiatives team has prepared information on how to afford college through financial aid and scholarships. To learn more, visit their Affording College webpage.