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1 Science Academy of South Texas I.S.D. Scholarship Bulletin September 2015 Transcripts Non-School Specific Scholarships Transcripts must be ordered in the Counseling Department with Ms. Saenz three days prior. Official transcripts are $1.00 each. Unofficial transcripts are free. Counselors Eugenia Moreno A - Gomez Roldan Castro Gonzales - O Sylvia Gamboa P - Z 2015 Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is conduction a nation- wise search for the best and brightest Hispanic/Latino Leaders. The Youth Awards program offers educational grants in several categories to qualified Hispanic/Latino high school seniors. Application available online at Amount: $1,000 - $3,000 Deadline: October 15, 2015 AES Engineering Scholarship AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? Apply online at Amount: $ Deadline: October 7, 2015 Coca- Cola Scholars Program The Coca- Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement- based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Apply online at colascholars.org Amount: 1 5 $ 2 0, Deadline: October 31, 2015 Dr. Pepper Tuition Scholarship Create a sixty second video telling us how you will make an impact on society for your chance to win college tuition from Dr. Pepper. Apply online at Amount: $100,000 Deadline: January 11, 2016

2 Letters of Recommendation It is the student s responsibility to ask teachers, counselors, administrators, and/or people in the community for a letter of recommendation. Give your references no less than 5 days to write a quality letter. Provide your resume and Senior Questionnaire. Essays Take time to devise a strong essay. Run a spellcheck. Check for grammatical errors. Have someone proofread your work. Gates Millennium Scholars The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) provides low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Applicants must also be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States, have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3+ on an unweighted 4.0 scale, have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service and extracurricular activities, and will enroll in an accredited college or university upon completion of high school. Applicants must also meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. Applications are available online at Amount: Cost of tuition, books, and living expenses Deadline: January 13, 2016 Horatio Alger Scholarship Senior who demonstrates integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, and strength of character, financial need, a good academic record (2.0 GPA), commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society. Apply online at: Amount: $5,000 - $22,000 Deadline: October 25, 2015 Intel Science Talent Search The is a pre- college science project competition open to high school seniors. Research projects include the areas of animal sciences, behavioral and social sciences, biochemistry, bioengineering, mathematics, medicine and health, and several areas of biology and physics. Students are judged on research, ability, originality and creativity. Apply online at Amount: $1,000 $100,000 Deadline: November 11, 2015 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. Criteria include a 3.5 GPA, SAT combined critical reading and math scores of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above, and demonstrated financial need. Amount: $30,000 Deadline: November 3, 2015

3 Deadlines Studnets are responsible for mailing applications by required deadlines unless otherwise noted in the application. Keep all documents together to be mailed or submitted. In a large manila envelope, place the application, official transcript, essay(s), resume, and letters of recommendation. Prudential Spirit of Community Award The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Open to student enrolled in grades Online application available at Complete application and submit to Counseling Department secretary, Ms. Saenz, by October 30, Amount: $1,000 Deadline: October 30, 2015 Vamos Scholarship VAMOS sponsors four- year scholarships to deserving high school graduates from various backgrouds for enrollment at a university of their choice. In addition, VAMOS not only supports student by paying for tuition and books, but helps with motivation and encouragement through it Mentoring Program. GPA requirement: 2.5 Apply online at Amount: $20,000/4 year program Deadline: April 1, 2016 University Scholarships The Science Academy of South Texas Art Institutes Scholarships Enter one of The Art Institutes scholarship competitions and you could earn the opportunity to attend one of their schools. Every year, talented people compete for full and parial tuition scholarships to pursue a creative degree at one of over 45 Art Institutes schools across North America. For scholarship opportunitites, go online at Boston College The Boston College Presidential Scholars Program awards 15 full- tuition, renewable scholarships to outstanding students who apply to the college by the Early Action deadline of November 1, Gauranteed to meet full need for four years, the Honors Program provides an integrated liberal arts education in small seminar style classes. Fully- funded summer interships, travel, and service programs. To apply to be a Boston College Presidential Scholar, apply through BC s Early Action application process and meet the early action deadline of November 1 st. For more information, go to Darthmouth College All students from families with incomes of $75,000 or less will receive free tuition. In addition, many will also receive scholarships for associated costs of attendance (i.e. room, board, books, and miscellaneous expenses). For more information, go to science.academy.stisd

4 Forty Acres Scholars Program The Forty Acres Scholars Program is the premier full- ride, merit- based scholarship for the University of Texas at Austin. Administered by the Texas, Exes, this scholarship program offers a rich college experience that provides academic, leadership, and cultural opportunities within an intimate cohort of fellow scholars. You are eligible to be considered for this scholarship by applying to the university via the ApplyTexas. Visit the following website for more information: acres- scholars/ Harvard University Financial Aid Initiative Announced in December of 2007, Harvard has dramatically reduced the amount expected by families to contribute to the cost of their student s Harvard education. Harvard no longer requires students to take loans, and parents of financial aid recipients are asked to contribute on average from zero to ten percent of their annual income, with no contribution expected for families with incomes under $60,000. Those with parents with annual incomes of between $120,000 and $180,000 are asked to contribute an average ten percent of their annual income, with a declining percentage from ten to zero, also, for parents with annual incomes between $120,000 and $60,000. For more information go to https://college.harvard.edu/financial- aid Massachusetts Intitute of Technology (MIT) MIT makes all undergraduate admission decisions without regard to family financial circumstances. All aid is awarded based on financial need; and MIT will meet the full need of each student. For more information, go to Stanford University For parents with total annual income below $1000,000 and typical assets for this income range, the expected parent contribution will be low enough to ensure that all tuition charges are covered with need- based scholarship, federal and state grants, and/or outside scholarship funds. For more information, go to The Science Academy of South Texas science.academy.stisd Terry Foundation Scholarship The Terry Foundation Scholarship selection is based on leadership potential and character, scholastic record and ability, and financial need. To be considered, apply to the university and complete the Terry Foundation application. The following universities offer a Terry Foundation Scholarship: o Texas State University o Texas A&M University o The University of Texas at Austin o The University of Houston o The University of North Texas at Denton o The University of Texas at San Antonio

5 o The University of Texas at Dallas o Texas Tech University Deadline: December 1, 2015 Amount: Full tuition, books, and living expenses The Science Academy of South Texas Texas A&M University A variety of scholarships are available. The scholarship application and essay topics are available via the ApplyTexas application. Deadline to apply is December 1 st. Go to https://scholarships.tamu.edu/scholarship- Programs Texas A&M University- Kingsville Music scholarships are based upon musical talent and potential displayed through a music scholarship audition. Audition at A&M- Kinsville campus by contacting the Music Department. For more information, go to Texas A&M University Regent s Scholarship The Regent s Scholarship is designed to assist first- generation college students in achieving their educational goals at Texas A&M University. Six hundred recipients will receive up to $5,000 per year for up to four years with the ability to add other scholarships. For more information, go to https://scholarships.tamu.edu/scholarship- Programs/Regents- Scholars University of Houston The University of Houston offers a variety of scholarship opportunities via the ApplyTexas application. Students must meet the December 1 st deadline to qualify. University of Texas at Austin Students who are interested in attending UT must apply for admissions and submit a scholarship application. The scholarship application and essay topics are available via the ApplyTexas application. To view scholarships, go to Deadline to apply is December 1, University of Texas at Dallas McDermott Scholarship Students who are interested in attending UT- Dallas must apply for admissions and submit a scholarship application. SAT of 2100 or 32 ACT, top 5% of graduating class and students must be campus leaders, community volunteers. Apply online at Deadline is November 1, 2015 (Priority applicants); January 5, 2016 (Regular applicants). science.academy.stisd

6 Important Information High School Code: Principal's Name: Mrs. Irma Castillo Assistant Principal: Mr. Julian Garcia Assistant Principal: Mr. David Gamboa Counselors Names and E- mails: A - Gomez (Mrs. Eugenia Moreno) Gonzales - O (Mr. Roldan Castro) P- Z (Mrs. Sylvia Gamboa) School's Name and Address: Science Academy 900 Med High Mercedes, TX School Phone #: School Fax #:

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