Texas A&M University-Kingsville

External Scholarships

External scholarships are privately funded scholarships that are usually sponsored by companies, high schools, professional organizations, private donors etc. These scholarships are not directly affiliated with Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the recipients may or may not be TAMUK students. The eligibility criteria  for external scholarships varies widely but generally include academic performance, community affiliations, financial need, or other unique criteria determined by the sponsoring individual or organization. Please note that Texas A&M University-Kingsville does not endose or certify legitimacy of any scholarship or search engine listed on this page.

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Make sure you are aware of financial scams when applying for external scholarships. Avoid scholarship organizations that charge a fee to help you find scholarships. Most legitimate scholarship search engines and applications are free and should not ask for personal information such as a Social Security number, credit card number, or banking information.

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External Scholarship Opportunities

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American Chemical Society Scholarships
If you are an African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school senior or college freshman, sophomore, or junior pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology, you may be eligible.
American Graphic Institute Design Thinking Scholarship

 Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited two or four year college or university located in the United States. This can be any accredited college or university, and it is not limited to students of American Graphics Institute. The scholarship winner must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa.

American Indian College Fund
Offers scholarships to American Indian students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in either a tribal college or a selected mainstream university. Follow "Scholarships & Students" link or go to the Mainstream College Scholarships page.
American Indian Graduate Center
Offers scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate American Indian students who will be attending accredited U.S. colleges or universities.
Anthony Catelli Attorney's Veteran's College Scholarship
This is an annual scholarship awarded to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran. All applications for the scholarship must include the military veteran's, associated with the request for scholarship, DD-214 or if not available, a sworn affidavit attesting to the name, branch of service, years served and honorable discharge or current military enlistment of the veteran.
Artistic Excellence in Print Design and Marketing Scholarship
Printaholic.com is pleased to offer the Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship, a $1,000 scholastic award granted annually to the most qualified and deserving U.S. undergraduate or graduate that meets the scholarship criteria.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Offers scholarships to Asian and/or Pacific Islander Americans attending college for the first time.
Asian Women In Business Scholarship Fund
Offers six $2,500 scholarships to Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/or entrepreneurship, are enrolled full-time, and carry a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. from an accredited four year undergraduate program in the U.S.
AXA Achievement Scholarship
AXA scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities, ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and the ability to succeed in college.
AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarship
Enrolled in an earth science education or geoscience degree program.
Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
The purpose of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and Society of Actuaries (SOA) scholarship program is to provide scholarships for certain minority students who are interested in pursuing actuarial careers.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)-Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students
The AICPA Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students provide competitive awards to outstanding full-time undergraduate minority students and full-time graduate students (who are not CPAs) seeking a Master's degree in accounting or taxation and students pursuing a Master's in business administration, if their undergraduate degree is in accounting, are also eligible.
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Bookoo Scholarship
To qualify students must attend an accredited college or university or be a graduating high school senior.
Business Management Scholarships
Directory of scholarships for business majors.
Brown Foundation
Offers scholarships of $1,000 per year for two academic years to minority students entering their junior year of college in teacher education programs.
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Charles Moo Scholarship
This scholarship is open to students of Asian decent. Applicants must submit a 450-700 word essay.
Cottonwood Financial Scholarship
Applicants must be a high school gradudate, reside in the United States, be 25 years of age or older, be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited college or university and have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
CSI Executive Search STEM Scholarship
Awardee will be selected based on the strength of their written essay as determined by the scholarship committee at CSI Executive Search and a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher.
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David and Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund
This site lists several different scholarships.
DaimlerChrysler Scholarship Award
$1,000 Full-time undergraduate students attending 2 or 4-year institutions.
DIY Repair Scholarship
Applicants must write an essay on DIY home repair to apply.
Dolman Law Group Scholarship
To qualify for this scholarship, applications must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2015-2016 academic year, must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution and applicants under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or legal gaurdian. Applicants must apply to the contest via email and provide your name, address, and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend and must provide your video essay by June 22, 2015.
Dry Defender Scholarship
To qualify for this scholarship students must be a legal US resident. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.
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Elks National Foundation Scholarships
All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office. Contact your high school counselor for more information or your local Elks Lodge.
Elder and Leemaur Publishers University Writing Scholarship
The University Writing Scholarship (UWS) is a program available to both undergraduate university/college students and high school seniors and juniors across North America. The UWS is designed to continue the development of young authors, and bring awareness of the employment opportunities in the field of writing.
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Financial Success for Single Mothers
Applicants for this scholarship must be a single mother enrolled in at least 6 units at a two year college, trade school, four year college, or graduate school; a minimum 2.3 college G.P.A; at least 18 years of age.
Free Speech Scholarship

To apply, write a 500+ word essay on “Freedom of Speech makes America Great”. Defend & explain your answer. The Miller Law Offices will award 2 applicants a $1,000 scholarship each. The scholarship can be used for any school related expenses, such as tuition and books.

Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities
Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens who can demonstrate superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Future Leaders of Washington Scholarship
This scholarship is open to any high school or college student enrolled at an accredited college or university for the upcoming school year. o apply, create a short (30-120 second) video about why you are interested in law, what your dreams and goals are, and how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals. Upload your video to YouTube, then share it.
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Gates Millennium Scholarships
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.
Goedekers College Scholarship
The Goedeker’s Book Scholarship is available to all students (Undergraduate and Graduate) and available to all fields of study, while the Goedeker’s Public Service Scholarship is available to government and non-profit employees and their families.
GreenPal Business Scholarship
This is a $2000 award which is paid equally over four semesters. Applicants must be graduating High School Senior's or a currently enrolled business students with 3.0 or higher GPA.
Green Home Improvement Scholarship
Applicants must write an essay about sustainability to apply.
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Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs
To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2015 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation. 2. Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution) 3. Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required) 4. Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities 5. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity 6. Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 7. Be a United States citizen.
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
Follow "Student Resources" link or go to the Scholarship Program page.
Hispanic College Fund
Offers scholarships to Hispanic students that demonstrate both academic merit and financial need. Follow "Scholarships/Becas"
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In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship
This annual scholarship is awarded to three students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program. An essay is required to apply.
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Kurt Arbuckle, P.C. Future Leaders of Houston Scholarship
This scholarship is open to any high school or college student in the Houston area. He or she simply must be enrolled at a two-year or four-year institute for the upcoming school year. A minimum GPA is not required.
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La Unidad Latina Foundation
Offers scholarships ranging from $250 to $1000 to Hispanic students currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor's or master's degree program at an accredited four-year college or university.
Levin Firm Scholarship
This is a $1000 scholarship which will be offered to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school.
LULAC National Educational Service Centers
Offers scholarships to qualified Hispanic students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in accredited colleges or universities. Under "Our Programs", follow "Scholarships" link.
Look Twice, Save a Life
Awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education. Student must have a valid driver's license. 
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Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to college students in their pursuit of higher education. To apply, students must be emnrolled full-tome at an accredited two-year or four-year university and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be United States Citizens.
Morris K. Udall Foundation
Students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.
Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST) Scholarship Program
This program is open to all U.S. citizens, who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) discipline at a college or university that is accredited in the United States are eligible for the MUST funding opportunity. Students of all underrepresented groups (Women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and persons with disabilities) are encouraged to apply.
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National Organization of Professional Hispanic Natural Resources Conservation Service Employees (NOPHNRCSE)
The National Organization of Professional Hispanic Natural Resources Conservation Service Employees (NOPHNRCSE) provides scholarships to deserving Hispanic students that wish to pursue or are pursuing a Bachelors degree in a natural resources or a natural resources conservation-related field of study at an accredited four-year institution.
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Olshan Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is eligible to US students who are 16 years of age or older. Students enrolled (or committed to attend) an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.75 are encouraged to apply. 
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Pan American Round Table of Corpus Christi Scholarship

The recipient shall be a person with an interest in fostering mutual understanding among the countries of the Western Hemisphere in the areas of history, culture, language, government, business and/or the arts & sciences. The recipient must demonstrate financial need, be a citizen of the United States or of a country of the Western Hemisphere who intends to return to his or her native country, enroll in a minimum of twelve college credit hours and maintain a 2.5 grade point average or better on a four-point scale.   A graduate school recipient must enroll in a minimum of nine graduate college credit hours and maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

Peter Leeds Stock Trading Scholarship
The Peter Leeds Stock Trading Scholarship provides financial assistance to one student each year who demonstrates knowledge, passion, and a promising future in stock trading or the financial sectors.
POSGuys
This scholarship is available for high school students over the age of 16, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners. Students currently enrolled in a two year, four year, or a graduate program are eligible.
ProofreadingServices.Com High School and University Writing Scholarship
To qualify, you must be enrolled in a US university or high school, you must meet the GPA minimum of 3.2, and you must write an essay.
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Ron Brown Scholar Program
Offers 10 four-year scholarships to outstanding African-American high school seniors.
Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship
In order to apply for this scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled in a college or university or planning to enroll as a freshman for the 2015-2016 academic year and be in good academic standing.
Roosevelt Lovett Memorial Scholarship
To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be African American students enrolled in at least 6 units at a community college, trade school, public or private university, or graduate school; a minimum 2.3 GPA if already enrolled in college; at least 18 years of age.
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Society of Women Engineers
Directory of scholarships for women pursuing an engineering degree.
Siemens Foundation Competition
Encourage minority students to consider careers teaching math and science.
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
SACNAS encourages minority high school, community college undergraduate and graduate students to advance within the fields of science, mathematics and engineering.
Student Fitness Scholarship
This award is meant for college students of all majors. You must be currently enrolled in a 4-year accredited college or university to apply.
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Tad Nelson Law Firm Scholarship
This scholarship is available to high school seniors, high school graduates, undergraduate students and graduate students in the state of Texas. To be considered for this scholarship applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and seeking a future career in law.
Texas Vegetation Management Association Scholarship
The scholarship is intended to promote education and leadership and recognize outstanding students studying to become a “vegetation manager” at a college or university in Texas, and to promote careers that are related to vegetation management. Additionally eligible are members or a student of a member of the Texas Vegetation Management Association studying at any college or university.
Tylenol Scholarships
Scholarships awarded to students pursuing healthcare-related education at an accredited institution.
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Undesignated Scholarships (Engineering)
To qualify, the applicant must enroll in an engineering program accredited by ABET at a university of the applicant's choice.
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Webucation Scholarship for Computer Science Students
Webucator's Scholarships aim to support students who are studying Computer Science. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students who show the greatest potential for leadership in the field of computer science. Leadership can be shown in a variety of ways - through education, innovation, communication, and more
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Xerox Corporation-Technical Minority Scholarship Fund
The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program in the U.S.A. at the bachelor level or above.
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Zumper Apartments Scholarship
To apply you must submit a short essay on how you have impacted your fellow student body or community. Applicants must be US residents in high school or college or are planning to attend or currently attending an accredited university or college.
Zip Conferencing Scholarship
The Zip Conferencing Scholarship was created to foster a new generation of effective communicators and promote industry innovation through the application of new technologies by emerging scholars.

This page was last updated on: March 30, 2015