Scholarships

College can be expensive. Whether you are in high school, currently enrolled in college, or enrolling for the first time, scholarships are available for you. Scholarships are a great way to pay for college and living expenses so that you can focus on your education.

 

Below are just a few scholarships you may be eligible for. For a larger list, please feel free to contact us.


The following are unique scholarship opportunities that only current EOC participants will be eligible to apply for. If you are not a current participant in the EOC program, contact us today for help to get started!

ORS Board Scholarship

ORS is now offering a scholarship to eligible EOC participants. Two scholarships in the amount of $250 will be awarded. 

 

General Guidelines & Priorities: 

  • Must be an EOC participant from September 1, 2018 to May 1, 2019
  • Must have completed at least one (1) college application
  • Must have completed at least one (1) FAFSA or scholarship application
  • Graduating seniors must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Eligible adults must have completed either GED or high school and be enrolling in a career or technical program.
  • Scholarship funds will be paid in September directly to the college and not to the student. It will be the student’s responsibility to submit to the EOC at that time an invoice for first semester tuition and fees, student ID number and college information.
  • Application should be postmarked or brought into EOC office no later than May 31, 2019, by 12:00 p.m. Late applications are not accepted. 

Application packages should include:

  1. Completed EOC Scholarship Packet, including a signed household income statement form for dependent students
  2. Copy of Official HS transcript (Graduating senior)
  3. Copy of GED or HS Diploma (Eligible Adult)    

Mail one copy of a completed application package to:                             

Educational Opportunity Center

218 S. Ridgeway Drive

Cleburne, TX 76033                                                      

Download
EOC Scholarship Packet
EOC Scholarship Application Packet 2019.
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All complete applications will be reviewed for eligibility, and recipients will be selected by a lottery. 

Please submit any questions to: ikisha.cross@orstx.org 


Local Scholarships

Local scholarships are the easiest type of scholarships to obtain. Because they are local, the number of applicants are generally fewer. For these scholarship opportunities, participation in the EOC program is not a factor.

 

M.E. Singleton Scholarship Trust

  • Scholarship opportunity for high school seniors in Texas. 
  • Complete applications will include a copy of your high school transcript, head shot, copy of parent/guardian's tax return, a 500 word essay, and two letters of recommendation. Scholarships should be submitted by May 2, 2019 for consideration.
  • The top applicants will be invited for a personal interview. 

Communities Foundation of Texas

  • Scholarships in varying amounts available.

The ECLAT Foundation Scholarship

  • Applicants must be a current graduating senior or a college student either currently residing in or a past graduate from a North Texas county high school.
  • If you are a current college student, you must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior. College seniors are not eligible for consideration.
  • Selection criteria includes academic excellence, school and community participation, and demonstrated leadership potential, with a focus in financial need.

National Scholarships

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship

Eligibility criteria:

  • Completed HS diploma or GED
  • Will be enrolling in a career or technical program at an accredited, not-for-profit institution by Fall 2019
  • Demonstrated need for financial assistance
  • Eligible to receive a federal Pell grant 
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Deadline will be June 15, 2019

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

  • Merit-based scholarship for students in 9th-12th grades, current college, or graduate students.
  • Attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies within the next 12 months.
  • Winners are chosen by a selection committee; first prize is a $1000 award.

Fastweb

  • Free scholarship search engine. 
  • Create your account to be matched to various national scholarships.
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