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                                                                   

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EOC Scholarship Packet
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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 


National EOC Association Scholarship

The EOC program at ORS is a member of The National Educational Opportunity Centers Association (NEOCA).

 

NEOCA will award scholarships to help cover recipients' educational expenses during the 2019-2020 academic year. Eligible participants in EOC will be able to apply for this scholarship opportunity. 

 

Six scholarships will be awarded, $1000 each.

 

HS Equivalency Diploma to Postsecondary Enrollment Scholarships (3)

EOC participants seeking a high school equivalency diploma during the 2018-19 or 2019-2020 program year can compete for a one-time award of $1000 if they have successfully completed a high school equivalency diploma and will enroll in college during the 2019-2020 academic year.

 

Postsecondary Enrollment Scholarships (3)

 

EOC participants seeking postsecondary enrollment during the 2019-2020 academic year can compete for a one-time award of $1000.

Required: 

  • Scholarship application form. Contact us for this application.
  • Applicant Essay: Explain how EOC has assisted you in your education journey. Include information about your community involvement and extracurricular activities. Attach any related documentation.
  • The Activities List Information Form (use more than one page if necessary).
  • College transcript or HS equivalency diploma verification and enrollment verification, if available.
  • Letters of recommendation as indicated in the accompanying general and specific program qualifications.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

DEADLINE is March 30, 2019! Contact EOC today for more information and for assistance with applying for this scholarship opportunity. 


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.

 

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.

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

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.

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