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.

ORS Board Scholarship

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


**Our scholarship deadline has been extended until Friday, May 25!**


General Guidelines & Priorities: 

  • Must be an EOC participant from September 1, 2017 to May 1, 2018
  • 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 25, 2018, 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                                                                                     

EOC Scholarship Packet
EOC Scholarship Packet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.4 MB

All complete applications will be reviewed for eligibility, and recipients will be selected by a lottery. 

Please submit any questions to: 

Local Scholarships

Local scholarships are the easiest type of scholarships to obtain. Because they are local, the number of applicants are generally fewer. 


Marti Foundation

  • You must be a graduate of a Johnson County school. 
  • You must attend an accredited, nonprofit institution. These can be college or technical schools.
  • Once awarded a scholarship, you must take a minimum of fourteen (14) academic hours towards your degree and maintain at least a 2.75 GPA. 

Frost Bank Scholarship

  • You must be a resident of Texas for 12 consecutive months prior to completing the scholarship application
  • Demonstrate academic potential ability
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance


National Scholarships

Dell Scholarship Program

  • Participating in a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12
  • Graduating from an accredited high school this academic year
  • Earning a minimum of a 2.4 GPA
  • Demonstrated need for financial assistance
  • Eligible to receive a federal Pell grant in first year of college
  • Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school

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  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies
  • A high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college