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SCHOLARSHIPS

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STUDENTS

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

HERE

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 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.

HT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 application.

ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE APPLICATION, submit it to mmarshall@htu.edu. 
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 FALL 2016 submissions is May 20, 2016

Should any funds remain, the final deadline is 5th class day – August 29, 2016.

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: mmarshall@htu.edu        Phone: 512.505.3084

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We have made the UNCF scholarship application process easy.  

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Use the UNCF.org online system to apply.

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CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

 

 

 Well-Being Secrets Scholarship
One $5,000 scholarship awarded annually to one lucky and extremely passionate student. The main criteria being how passionate you are about your field.
http://www.well-beingsecrets.com/scholarship/
The deadline for submission is December 1st.

My Accounting Course Annual Scholarship
A $750 scholarship awarded to one undergraduate student from a qualified institution to be used for educational purposes only. Applicants must submit two essays. See website for essay requirements and official rules.

http://www.myaccountingcourse.com/scholarships
Applications must be submitted before September 1, 2016. The award recipient will be chosen on October 1, 2016, and will be contacted directly by My Accounting Course with the good news!

Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer Scholarship 2016
A $1000 scholarship to one deserving student with a strong personal connection to the immigrant community.
http://immigrationlawyerslosangeles.com/los-angeles-immigration-lawyer-scholarship-2016/
All applications must be filled out and completed by August 1, 2016

VeteranAid.org Veterans Benefits Scholarship
VeteranAid.org Veterans Benefits Scholarship: Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student will submit a 500-750 word essay on the following essay topic:
http://www.veteranaid.org/apply.php#scholarship
Deadline is December 31, 2016. Scholarship award recipients will be announced January 31, 2017.

WallStreetMojo $750 College Scholarship
One $750 scholarship for college students (currently enrolled or headed there in 2016-17).
Answer two essay questions found on the website
http://www.wallstreetmojo.com/scholarship/
Deadline: 5 p.m. PDT 15th February, 2017

Barbara Odom-Wesley Spirit of Achievement Scholarship
One $3,000 scholarship (maximum) awarded to an African American female high school senior attending school in Tarrant County. This scholarship may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university. Trade, technical and cosmetology schools are ineligible. Scholarship applicants will be evaluated heavily on the basis of financial need. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must provide a copy of a completed FAFSA or relative income documentation.
http://www.arlingtoneducation.org/scholarships.htm
Application Deadline: June 8, 2017

eduCBA $500 College Scholarship 2016-17
One $500 need based scholarship to a student currently enrolled in college or a high school senior. To apply you need to answer three (3) open ended questions. For more information go to:
https://www.educba.com/scholarship/
Submission Deadline: 15th January, 2017
Winner will be selected on 22nd of January, 2017

OroCRM “Customer Experience’’ Scholarship
One $1,000 Scholarship awarded to a high school senior and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by January 1, 2016 at any accredited U.S. college, university or institute. Each student must submit a 500 word or less essay. For more information go to:
https://www.orocrm.com/scholarship
Submission deadline: August 31, 2016
Winner will be selected on September 15, 2016

 

 

 

The Maus Law Firm Personal Injury Scholarship
One $1,000 scholarship to any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by January 1, 2016 at any accredited U.S. college, university or institute. ESSAY QUESTION: Explain how you think self-driving cars will affect personal injury law.
http://www.mauslawfirm.com/maus-law-firm-personal-injury-scholarship/
Application Submission Deadline: August 31, 2016

Flosum Salesforce Developers Scholarship
One $750 scholarship for a student in college pursuing computer science, computer engineering or any other discipline that is technical such as electrical engineering. 
Apply-scholarship@flosum.com
The deadline for submission is December 15, 2016

The Arthur M. Sauls Scholarships
Two $500 scholarships will be offered annually to Austin Metropolitan area, African American high school graduates who plans to attend a four-year accredited college or University.  The scholarships will be paid directly to the student and thus will not interfere with any other forms of financial aid for which the student might qualify.
PAPER APPLICATION – STOP BY FINANCIAL AID  FOR APPLICATION
Scholarship applicants must submit the completed application, with narrative, letter and transcript Monday, August 1, 2016

Whitley Law Firm Distracted Driving Prevention Scholarship
One $1,500 scholarship to the student that best answers the prompt: What have you done in your own car or in your family’s car to combat distracted driving? or What policy measures would you put into place or what practical things can we do in order to reduce the amount of distracted driving accidents?http://whitleylawfirm.com/2016-scholarship/
The deadline to apply is December 31, 2016, and the winner will be announced early in 2017.

Hispanic Scholarship Consortium Scholarship Program
Fifty $2,000 scholarships to highly motivated student leaders with a clear vision for their future. Must be of Hispanic origin and is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students. Must reside in Texas. 
http://www.hispanicscholar.org/#!scholars/c16w8
Application deadline: Varies by scholarship

USAttorneys.com Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest
One $2,500 scholarship to any US resident or citizen that has been accepted to, or is currently attending, an accredited American university or college (checks will be made payable to the college)Student must submit an 800 to 1000 word legal essay on ANY of the following topics:
Immigration Reform
How to Apply for a Work Visa
The Importance of Having an Immigration Lawyer
How to Apply for Asylum
http://immigration.usattorneys.com/usattorneyscom-immigration-scholarship-essay-contest/
The essay submission deadline is 12:00 midnight EST February 1, 2017

 Axon Optics “Migraine Story” Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship to assist students in their pursuit to further their education.  Any current, full-time student of an accredited two-year or four-year American university or college is welcome to apply. There is no age or specific major requirement. To enter, applicants must submit an essay (maximum of 300 words) or video (Less than 1 minute) on one of the following topics:
What is your migraine story?
What is your light sensitivity story?https://www.axonoptics.com/axon-optics-scholarship/
The essay submission deadline is 12:00 a.m. PST October 1st.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP OFFERINGS

Greater Board of Higher Education and Ministry

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.

 

PBK-Key

Phi Beta Kappa
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.

 

 

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STUDENT LOANS

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:  www.studentloans.gov

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 – www.lifeskills.org
  • 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
Freshman:
0 – 29 credit hours
$5,500
(no more than $3,500 subsidized)
 $5,500
(no more than $3,500 subsidized)
Sophomore:
30 – 59 credit hours
$6,500
(no more than $4,500 subsidized)
$10,500
(no more than $4,500 subsidized)
Junior/Senior:
60+ credit hours
$7,500
(no more than $5,500 subsidized)
$12,500
(no more than $5,500 subsidized)
Graduate level N/A $20,500
(all unsubsidized beginning fall 2012)

Aggregate Maximum Loan Limits 

  Amount
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.