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Scholarships, Grants, Loans




For a complete list of HT Endowed Scholarships available for 2016-2017 click



 Scholarships offer students a great way to maximize your financial aid. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. A good rule of thumb for students is “apply early and apply often”. For those that are “first in family” search for scholarship opportunities created specifically for “first in family” students.

The HT Scholarship Application is a form that satisfies the criteria of our institutional scholarships and several external denominational scholarships. We encourage all HT students who meet the minimum requirements to complete the application along with the essay and submit it electronically.



  • Cumulative HT GPA 2.5
  • 300 word essay – A well written essay appropriate to the topic that is well organized and utilizes accurate mechanics (grammar, punctuation, and spelling)
  • Save your essay (either Word or PDF and attach it to the email that pops up when you click the link below).  If you email directly from the PDF, your data will not be included so your application will not be considered.
  • Completed application – include your saved Word or PDF essay when you submit your completed HT scholarship application – spring 1617.

Application Must Be Submitted Electronically.

Should you receive an award, you must submit acknowledgement letter(s) to Financial Aid to receive the award(s) which will be pending until the letter is accepted by Financial Aid.

DEADLINE FOR SPRING 2016 submissions is October 28, 2016.

DEADLINE FOR FALL 2017 submissions is May 19, 2017.

Financial Aid will identify which students are eligible for which scholarships:

  • That information will be provided to the Scholarship Committee
  • The Committee will make the award decisions
  • Financial Aid will inform the recipients
    • Students are not to contact the Scholarship Committee directly
  • Financial Aid will monitor participation and follow up as needed (for example, ensure acknowledgement letters are submitted appropriately and timely)
  • You may address questions to the Scholarship Coordinator, Dr. M. Lavon Marshall 

Email:        Phone: 512.923.2385



We have made the UNCF scholarship application process easy.  

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Use the online system to apply.








United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Program
The United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs are a church-wide educational service providing scholarships and loans to help supplement the financial needs of today’s students. Funding for these scholarships and loans are provided through offerings, wills, annuities, and other designated gifts.
2017 Scholarship Application opens Tuesday, January 3rd – March 1, 2017. 

Texas Association of Developing Colleges (TADC) Urban Scholarship Fund
The Urban Scholarship Fund is for graduating high school seniors, new and/or returning college students attending any accredited nonprofit public or independent two or four-year college/university or technical school. ANNUAL awards are $700 for community college, junior college and technical college; $1,000 for public four-year college/university; and $2,000 for independent (private) four-year college/university.
See link for a complete list of eligibility requirements. EFC cannot exceed 00050.
Check back early 2017 for application for 2017-18

Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin
The Association currently offers High School scholarships to graduating AISD high school seniors and Adult Baccalaureate scholarships to adult students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts or sciences.
The Spring 2017 deadlines and application forms will be posted in fall 2016.

Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund
Two $500 scholarships for students who have a mobility disability, the entry would require submitting an essay or poem, the current theme for the next deadline is to create a presentation of how disability laws can be improved in the US.

The next scholarship deadline is September 1st, 2016




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If you apply for financial aid your award package may contain federal loans to help you meet the cost of attendance. A loan contains a promise to repay with interest (i.e. a promissory note). Be sure that you understand the terms and conditions associated with the loan. Federal loans offer lower interest rates and the most flexibility for students including in-school deferments as well as several repayment plans that meet a wide range of financial situations.

For more information visit and to apply visit:

Below are the steps to follow when applying for a federal loan:

  • Complete  Entrance Counseling
  • Complete  Direct Subsidized / Unsubsidized Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
  • Complete Financial Aid Literacy Counseling –
  • Complete Exit Counseling (upon graduation, less than half-time, or withdrawal)

 Federal Stafford Loans – Loan Limits

Federal regulations place limits on the amount that students can borrow under the Federal Stafford Loan program. These limits are subject to the following:

  • Annual Maximum Loan Limit: Determines the maximum amount that may be borrowed through the Stafford Loan program during the academic year (fall, spring, and/or summer).
    • The combined total (Federal Stafford Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loans) cannot exceed your Cost of Attendance (COA) minus other financial aid or the maximum academic year amount allowable by law, whichever is less.
  • Aggregate Maximum Loan Limit: Determines the maximum amount that may be borrowed through the Stafford Loan program over a student’s college career.

Please note: First-time undergraduate borrowers on or after July 1, 2013, have a limit on the period of time they may receive Subsidized Stafford loans. The time period is measured in academic years.

The maximum annual amount you can borrow in the form of a Federal Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loan(s) is determined by your class level and dependency status.

Annual Maximum Loan Limits 

  Dependent Student Independent Student
0 – 29 credit hours
(no more than $3,500 subsidized)
(no more than $3,500 subsidized)
30 – 59 credit hours
(no more than $4,500 subsidized)
(no more than $4,500 subsidized)
60+ credit hours
(no more than $5,500 subsidized)
(no more than $5,500 subsidized)
Graduate level N/A $20,500
(all unsubsidized beginning fall 2012)

Aggregate Maximum Loan Limits 

Dependent $31,000 (No more than $23,000 subsidized)
Independent $57,000 (No more than $23,000 subsidized)
Graduate $138,000 (No more than $65,500 subsidized)

The higher maximum loan loan for independent students reflects a combination of Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans.

First-time Undergraduate Borrowers on or after July 1, 2013
You may receive subsidized Stafford loans only up to 150% of the published length of your program. For example, students who are enrolled in program designed to take four years may receive subsidized Stafford loans for a period of six years (150 percent of 4 years = six years). For more information, please visit the Federal Student Aid website.