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Student Scholarship Search Engines

Going Merry is an excellent and free scholarship search and application platform. https://www.goingmerry.com/

Visit studentscholarships.org. This site lists a variety of scholarship programs, check it out to see if you are eligible!

Altra Foundation Scholarships

Altra Federal Credit Union believes being a good community member means giving something back. That’s why we’ve established a foundation that offers scholarships to reward young members with a demonstrated history of community involvement. The Altra Foundation has been granting scholarships since 2004. More Information

Austin Bank Scholarship

As a community bank, Austin Bank is dedicated to providing opportunities for local students to continue their education at a university, college, trade school, or vocational school. Applications are delivered to the high school counselors at the schools in the beginning of November. Community applicants must pick up applications from their high school counselors. Applications are not posted online. Customer applicants may request an application from their local banking office. All applications are due in the last part of February (specific date may be found on the application). Winners will be notified at their school's award presentation in May. More Information

Cherokee County Electric Cooperative Scholarship

CCECA will award 20 eligible graduating Texas high school seniors, current college and technical school attendees with a Scholarship of Excellence for academics. Each scholarship is worth $1,000 and is intended for Texas students who will pursue a bachelor’s degree at a university, college, community college, junior college, or trade school. Your parent must be an active member and currently receiving electric service from Cherokee County Electric Cooperative. More Information

East Texas Communities Foundation Scholarship

The East Texas Communities Foundation administers a variety of scholarships that have been established by generous individuals to assist students with their educational pursuits. Each scholarship expresses a deep belief in the power of education to help young people achieve their dreams.

Horatio Alger Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher education. More Information

Men's College Scholarship Program

This scholarship is designed to identify and reward outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement. The scholarship is available to any male, graduating senior from an accredited high school who is enrolling in a four-year undergraduate college program that commences in the fall. The scholarship is awarded through the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence, a registered 501(c)3 organization. Current or future membership in a fraternity is not required. More Information

Peltier Teacher's Scholarship

Each year, Robert Peltier awards fifty (50) individuals with the Peltier Teacher’s Scholarship Program to outstanding students across East Texas. The scholarship is available to any East Texas student that is graduating high school or currently enrolled in college as an undergraduate. Additionally, the student must have a parent that is an educator (teachers, administrators, or paraprofessional). These fifty (50) scholarships will be given out annually to help families offset the cost of tuition, fees, books, room, and board. Our community is so important to us, this scholarship is our way of saying “thank you” to all the hard work our teachers put into educating our children of the future. To those of you applying, good luck! More Information

Quest Bridge

QuestBridge is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that connects academically outstanding students from low-income backgrounds with opportunities at top colleges.

The QuestBridge path to college begins with the College Prep Scholars Program, which helps high school juniors become strong applicants to top colleges. In their senior year, students can apply to the National College Match, an admissions process that connects students with admission and full four-year scholarships or generous financial aid at QuestBridge’s college partners.

Students admitted to a college partner through the National College Match join the QuestBridge Scholars Network, which provides them with engagement opportunities and a supportive community on campus and nationwide. After graduation, the QuestBridge Alumni Association provides additional opportunities to support students to achieve success in their careers and communities. More Information

Right to Life of East Texas Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors. Application is available from Dr. Stewart.

TJC Promise

The TJC Promise Program is a six-year, comprehensive program that spans from 9th grade through the first two years of college. The TJC Promise encourages students within the TJC tax district to perform well academically in high school and college, while limiting the number of missed school days and promoting community service. 

Students who fulfill the Promise requirements receive support and encouragement to obtain a college degree or certificate from TJC. The TJC Promise Program covers tuition and fees for up to two years through a combination of federal grants, TJC Scholarships, and the TJC Promise. More Information

Texas Bank and Trust

The Texas Bank and Trust “Excellence in Education” Scholarship is an annual program that awards 10 high school seniors across our service area with a $1,000 scholarship that can be used at the institution of their choice. The scholarship opportunity is open to students in public, private, and home-school programs. More Information

Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation Scholarship

One of the best investments a community can make is in education. Each spring, Upshur Rural Electric awards scholarships to graduating seniors living at the residence of their parents or legal guardians who are active member-owners of URECC. More Information