O’Donnell High School Scholarship Listing 
Contact Nicole White, Counselor
nwhite@esc17.net or 806/428-3247

SCHOLARSHIPS – Last updated on November 27, 2017

  •  If a scholarship has a line through it, that means it has not been updated/activated yet for the current year.
  • Note:  THIS IS ALWAYS A WORK IN PROGRESS.  Please check other resources for additional scholarship opportunities.  Thank you, Mrs. White

(Sorted by Month of Due Date)  


Horatio Alger Scholarship… Must be a graduating senior planning to complete a bachelor’s degree, have $55,000 or lower adjusted gross income, have a minimum GA of 2.0.  Visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/  Deadline: October 25, 2017

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Inc… The Coca-Cola Scholars Program annually awards 150 scholarship of $20,000 each to current or home school seniors. Applications available online at http://www.coca-colascholars.org/. Deadline: October 31, 2017



Prudential Spirit of Community Award… Apply for a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., in May.  Go to http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit to access the applicationDeadline: November 7, 2017

Hagan Scholarship Foundation... This scholarship is for high achieving, self-driven students with high goals; each scholarship is worth up to $40,000.  Additional benefits include a study abroad program with up to $8,000, a $10,000 Schwab brokerage account, and free workshops.  350 new scholarships will be awarded in April.  Click HERE for more information, or go to www.hsfmo.org.  Deadline:  November 15, 2017.



West Texas A&M University Scholarship Opportunities...WTAMU has several levels of scholarship opportunities ranging from $6000-$1000 per year.  Click HERE to view their letter highlighting opportunities and deadline, or go to www.wtamu.edu/scholarships. Deadline: December 1 for Early Action and February 1 for Priority

Burger King Scholars Program…
 Created in memory of BURGER KING co-founder James W. McLamore, the BURGER KING Scholars program has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships to high school students, BURGER KING® employees and their children across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. These scholarships are for $1,000 each.  For details on how to apply, click http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgramDeadline: December 15, 2017

University of Texas at Austin Texas Advance Scholarship...
Awards are up to $20,000 over four years.  In order to qualify, submit an application for admission to UT-Austin and submit the FAFSA.  Click HERE for more information. Deadline: December 1, 2017


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program…  This scholarship program annually awards roughly 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenships with $10,000 renewable scholarships. Go to www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarshipsDeadline: January 8, 2017

Texas Engineering Foundation Scholarship… The Texas Society of Professional Engineers and the Texas Engineering Foundation will award approximately $75,000 in scholarships to students attending an ABET-accredited university. Applications are available HERE. Deadline: January 9, 2017

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) U.S. Scholarship Program… Graduating high school seniors should visit http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships for more information or apply at https://aim.applyists.net/RMHC.  There are four different types of scholarships for: Asian Students Increasing Achievement, African American Future Achievers, and HACER for students of Hispanic heritage. Apply by January 15, 2017

Texas Student Housing… This $2,500 per year scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton, who have NOT signed off-campus housing leases. Scholarships are awarded for the full or partial cost of an off-campus room for one academic year at the Ballpark in Austin, Town Lake in Austin, the Ridge at North Texas, and the Cambridge in College Station, or at an alternate comparable facility if designated by TSH. Applications available at your counselor’s office or Transitions classroom. Click HERE for copy of application. Deadline: January 31, 2018

Baylor University
annually awards scholarships through the Carr P. Collins Scholars Program, at least $5,050 their freshman year, renewable for three additional years.  It requires a combined CR and Math score of 1250 on SAT or 28 on the ACT and be in the top quarter of their class.  Click HERE for more information.  Deadline: January 31, 2018

RISE Scholarship Foundation, Inc…
 RISE is a non-profit foundation that serves as a resource for high school students with learning disabilities.  In addition, each year RISE gives high school students across the country the opportunity to be selected for a national scholarship.  The mission of RISE and its annual scholarships is to reward students with learning disabilities, who have shown determination, self-advocacy and success in overcoming their difficulties and are pursuing post-secondary education. Click HERE for the application.  Deadline: January 31, 2017


America's Farmers... America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is giving $1500 scholarships to students in an ag-related field of study.  Go to www.ffa.org/scholarships.  Deadline: February 1, 2017

Elks Grand Lodge Legacy Awards… Applications available online only at www.elks.org/enf/scholarsDeadline: February 3, 2017

South Plains College...  
This academic year, South Plains College will award more than $825,000 in scholarships to new and returning students. 
You must have applied to SPC before applying, but no worry.  You should all be accepted after we met with the recruiter here on campus. 100% of O’Donnell graduates will be accepted to SPC before graduation.  Click HERE for the application letter.  Go to https://myspc.southplainscollege.edu/ics to login for the application.   Deadline: February 8, 2017

Playing With Purpose Award [for Christian Student Athletes]… 
This is available to current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are currently a varsity level athlete in one or more sports and a committed follower of Jesus Christ.  Apply at www.playingwithpurpose.org if you would like to participate in one of their programs. Deadline: TBA

AXA Achievement Scholarship… The AXA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AXA Equitable, directing the company’s philanthropic and volunteer activities and working to improve the quality of life in communities across the country where AXA has a presence. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.  Go to www.axa-achievement.com. Deadline: Until 10,000 applications are received

KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program… Applicants must be high school seniors who are enrolling in a public college or university within their state of residence and pursuing a bachelor's degree. They must also have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and demonstrate financial need. The award is up to $5,000 per year and renewable for up to four years. To renew the scholarship, recipients must maintain a 2.75 minimum GPA, take a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and during the second year of funding work an average of 10 hours per week. Complete your online application at http://kfcfoundation.org/. Deadline:  February 2017

State Fair of Texas Scholarships…
Established in 1992, the State Fair of Texas Scholarship Program has awarded approximately $8.7 million in new and renewed scholarships. The fund is open to eligible high school seniors from around the state who participate in State Fair livestock shows:  http://bigtex.com/about/scholarship/
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Junior League of Lubbock, Inc... is offering a $2500 Volunteer Service Award Scholarship to a female high school senior who demonstrates an exemplary commitment to volunteerism in her community.  Must be a resident of Lubbock, Lamb, Hale, Floyd, Crosby, Garza, Lynn, Terry, or Hockley counties. Click HERE for the link to the application.  Deadline: Must be RECEIVED by February 17, 2017

Zero-Interest Student Loans from Frost Bank... Frost Bank manages these loans for the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation.  The maximum loan is $8000/year.  If you are concerned that you will not receive any or enough financial aid, these are an option.  There is no stipulation on how the money is to be spent, but only 800 will be awarded.  Click HERE for more information, or call 409/770-5665 to request an application.   Deadline: February 28, 2018


NTS Communications... This scholarship will provide up to five $1,000 scholarships to applicants who legally reside within one of the following cities: Abernathy, Brownfield, Burkburnett, Colorado City, Hale Center, Idalou, Iowa Park, Lamesa, Levelland, Littlefield, Meadow, Morton, New Deal, O'Donnell, Olton, Pampa, Ropesville, Slaton, Smyer, Tahoka, Whitharral, and Wilson.  Click HERE for the application or go to  their website at www.ntscom.com/scholarshipDeadline: March 1, 2018

Lyntegar Electric Co-Op...
Lyntegar Electric is awarding scholarships to graduating seniors who reside in the home of a Lyntegar Electric Cooperative,Inc.member.  This local scholarship is due MARCH 31.  The are also offering access to the Golden Spread Memorial Scholarship, a $2000 scholarship for entering freshman.  This deadline is MARCH 1. Click HERE for letter and application. You can also access the application and guidelines at www.lyntegar.coop.  Deadline:  March 1 and March 31, 2017

Poka Lambro Telephone Cooperative... Poka Lambro
 usually award about eight local $2500 scholarships, and there are usually only about thirty applicants, so you have a great chance to receive one of these if you apply!  Click HERE  for applications.

Eligibility Requirements for Poka Lambro:

  • Parents or legal guardians must be customers of Poka Lambro.
  • You will need a letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal, or counselor, so be sure to request those early.

Eligibility Requirements for Foundation for Rural Service:

  • This is the second application that is attached.
  • Must be sponsored by a current NTCA member, which we can get through Poka Lambro.
  • Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation

Texas Farm Bureau...
 Our district of the Texas Farm Bureau is offering three scholarships of $1000 each, as well as a $1200 scholarships awarded to the top student from the district.  This is awarded based on academic achievement and the completion of a project that promotes agriculture, probably through 4H or FFA, such as judging, stock shows, or speaking contests.  There is also a Young Farmer and Rancher Scholarship valued at $1000 for a student pursuing a career in agriculture.  Must be a member of the Farm Bureau Family.  Click HERE for the application and guidelines. Texas Farm Bureau also offers three other scholarships at http://texasfarmbureau.org/youth/youth-opportunities.   Deadline:  March 1, 2017

TxDOT Conditional Grant Program… The Conditional Grant Program is available to eligible students pursuing a degree in civil engineering. Students accepted into the program receive up to $3,000 per semester or $6,000 per academic year, based on financial need.To qualify for the Conditional Grant Program, you must be economically disadvantaged, and you must also:be a Texas resident eligible to work in the U.S., have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.00 on a four-point scale, or a minimum score of 900 on the SAT or a minimum score of 21 on the ACT, plan to attend an accredited four-year Texas public college or university as a full-time student (minimum 12 semester hours), declare an intent to seek a four-year degree in civil engineering, and agree to work for TxDOT for two years immediately following graduation. Go to http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/careers/recruitment/conditional.html Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Texas Lyceum Leadership Scholarship… One of the missions of the Texas Lyceum is to identify and develop the next generation of top leadership in the State of Texas and to do this, they invest in our Texas schools, communities, and future leaders by offering seven $5,000 scholarship awards to qualified individuals. Their purpose in offering this scholarship is to assist motivated Texas students, exhibiting leadership qualities, to attain their goals through higher education. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applications are available at http://www.texaslyceum.org/scholarships.  UPDATE:  The Texas Lyceum is not offering scholarships this year.  Check in again next year for 2017.  Deadline: March 2018

The San Angelo Area Foundation…
manages over 80 scholarship funds from a variety of different donors and organizations. These scholarships are awarded by a variety of selection criteria, unique to each fund. Independent review committees review each application which is then matched to the scholarship criteria selected by the donor or the organization which established the scholarship. In general, scholarships are limited to students from the San Angelo Area, including several counties surrounding San Angelo in West Texas.  One scholarship application can be completed by a student who desires to be considered for any of the scholarships of the San Angelo Area Foundation. Amounts and number of scholarship awards vary and depend upon the value and performance of each fund, number of recipients selected and an amount available for distribution from the fund. Some scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors while others are limited to current college students. Go to http://www.saafound.org/scholarship-applications-2016  for applications. Deadline: March 15, 2017

Angelo State University...
 offers several gift aid programs which do not require repayment.

1. Blue and Gold Guarantee: Provides full tuition and mandatory fees for freshmen coming from Texas families with a combined adjusted gross income of $40,000 or less and an ACT score of 21-24 or an SAT score of 980-1120. This is not a guaranteed program.

2. Carr Academic Scholarship Program: Awards up to $18,000 to high school seniors, depending on SAT, ACT scores and GPA. No application is required other than applying for general financial aid.  Your transcripts and ACT or SAT scores submitted to the Office of Admissions will be used to determine your scholarship eligibility. Once ASU establishes that you are eligible for the Carr Distinguished Scholarship, you will be sent a personal invitation to complete the online Carr Academic Scholarship Application.  Priority Deadline: March 15, 2018

Texas Tech University...
 offers full tuition and fees for first-time freshmen with a family income of $40,000 or less. To qualify for the Red Raider Guarantee program, students must: meet the income requirement, be admitted to Texas Tech, and apply for FAFSA by March 15, 2017. For more information, visit https://www.depts.ttu.edu/financialaid/redRaiderGuarantee.php.   Deadline: March 15, 2018

Texas Telephone Association Foundation…
 TTA will award six four-year scholarships in the amount of $2000 per year. Students must have a gpa of at least 3.0. Applications are due to Mrs. White by March 9 for submission (due to Spring Break). Do not mail in scholarships yourself. Click HERE for the application. You may also access them www.tta.org. Deadline to Mrs. White: March 9, 2017 

Great Clips Scholarships for Cosmetology… Great Clips Salons is offering scholarships from $250-$1500 each for high school students who are interested in pursuing a cosmetology career.  This is also available to current cosmetology school students.  Go to www.greatclipscareers.com/scholarships to apply.  Deadline: March 31,  2017


Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship… The Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship was established to help needy Texas students attend college.The Slough Scholarship awards up to $5,000 per year ($2,500 per Fall and Spring semesters) for a total of 5 years or the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree, or a total accumulation of 136 semester hours or 36 credits, whichever comes first. Smaller amounts may be awarded on a one-time basis with no guarantee of future awards. You will need to have completed your FAFSA before applying. The application is available ONLINE and MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE at www.midland.edu/slough. Deadline: April 1,  2017

TREA Member Schools Scholarship...  (O’Donnell ISD is a member.)  Senior students who are graduating from a TREA member school district and will be enrolled in a post-secondary institution for the 2018-19 school year are eligible to apply for one of the twenty-five (25) scholarships of $1,500.00 that will be available this school year. Applications for the scholarships open on November 1st at the TREA website and must be submitted electronically. Go to www.txrea.com. Deadline:  April 2, 2018

Capital Farm Credit--Lubbock Office... Capital Farm Credit--Lubbock is offering two $1,000 scholarships to two deserving high school seniors from a Lubbock, Lynn, Garza or Crosby County High School. 2) Must have a "B" average 3) Parents and/or grandparents are current members of Capital Farm Credit.  Click HERE for a copy of the application.  Deadline:  Applications must be RECEIVED BY April 14, 2017.

Brooke Parker Foundation Scholarship...  The Brooke Parker Foundation is meant to be a lasting tribute to Brooke who was killed in a head on collision by a wrong way drunk driver on 11/7/2016.  She lived a vibrant life and was a strong influence on those that knew and loved her.  God was a daily part of her life and she lived her days with passion and joy.  Brooke was an over achiever and worked hard at athletics and scholastics and showed determination and grit often surpassing her natural given talents.  She served proudly as athletic trainer at Lubbock Cooper Schools.

This scholarship is intended to be given to a deserving individual who will go forward in the community, make in difference in the world around them, and ease the financial burden of a college education.  Click HERE for application.

The scholarship will be for $2500.00 and will be paid according to the following:

  1. The scholarship will be paid in the Fall and Spring semesters directly to the college or university in the amount of $625.00 up to 4 semesters.
  2. Maintain an average of 2.0 per semester while taking a minimum of 12 hours per semester

Applicant Criteria

  1. Must be a graduating senior in the West Texas or Panhandle area and planning to attend a college or university.
  2. Demonstrate a record of good spirit and works
  3. Pursuing a degree in athletic training, sports medicine, or a like-minded field.
  4. Submit a complete application to the high school counselor by the announced deadline of April 14, 2017.

Capital Farm Credit--Lamesa Office... Capital Farm Credit--Lamesa is offering one $1000 scholarship to a deserving high school senior.  Eligibility requirements are as follows: 1) Must be a resident of Andrews, Borden, Crane, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Martin, Midland, Upton or Winkler County 2) Must have a "B" average 3) Parents and/or grandparents are current members of Capital Farm Credit.  Clik HERE for a copy of the application.  Deadline:  Applications must be RECEIVED BY April 15, 2017

Lynn County Abstract and Title, Inc...  The scholarship recipient will receive a one-time scholarship award in the amount of $500.  Click HERE for a copy of the application.  Deadline:  Turn in to Mrs. White by April 19, 2017

Masonic Lodge #1187 in O'Donnell... This is a local scholarship open to all O'Donnell High School seniors.  Click HERE for a copy of the application.  Deadline: April 26, 2017

Austin Gass Memorial Scholarship... This is a local scholarship open to all O'Donnell High School seniors.  Click HERE for a copy of the application.  Deadline:  Turn in to Mrs. White by April 19, 2017.

Wells Farmer's COOP... This is a local scholarship open to all O'Donnell High School seniors.  Click HERE  for a copy of the application.  Deadline:  Turn in to Mrs. White by April 27, 2017.

Texas Builders Foundation... The Texas Builders Foundation is offering scholarships with the following eligibility guidelines: Must pursue a building trade certification; construction science, management, engineering or related degree; and plan to enter the construction workforce upon graduation for college.  Click HERE for information and the application.  Deadline:  Applications due by April 28, 2017.


Robyn Williams Memorial Scholarship...  This is a local scholarship open to all O'Donnell High School seniors.  Click HERE for a copy of the application.  Deadline:  Turn in to Mrs. White by May 3, 2017.

O'Donnell Volunteer Fire Department... The O’Donnell Volunteer Fire Department has decided to offer a much-appreciated, new scholarship to O’Donnell seniors who plan to enter a field related to firefighting, EMS/EMT, or medicine.  Click HERE for a copy of the application.  Deadline:  Turn in to Mrs. White by May 3, 2017.

Texas Hospitality Association...  
Any artists out there?  The Texas Hospitality Association is offering $10,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors who: design a poster to be used in the fight against underage drinking that will be used for a billboard!  You can go to www.texashospitalityassociation.com for more information or click HERE for the information sheet.  Deadline: May 5, 2017

Hopkins "Spirit" Scholarship... 

$1000 Hopkins “Spirit” Scholarship available only to O’Donnell students... 

Glenn Hopkins devoted thirty-one years of his life to the students of O’Donnell ISD and the community of O’Donnell.  The Hopkins “Spirit” Scholarship is awarded by Donna Hopkins to perpetuate the “spirit” Mr. Hopkins inspired and treasured in students who exemplified a dedication to scholarship, loyalty, and pride in both academics and extracurricular activities.  Click HERE for a copy of the application.  Deadline: Turn in to Mrs. White by May 9, 2017

TILF State UIL Scholarship... This scholarship is open to students who compete in academic UIL at the state level.  This does not apply to athletics.  CX debaters must qualify to compete the 2nd day.  The application opens March 1, 2018.  Click HERE for more information or go to www.tilfoundation.org for their website.  Deadline:  May 11, 2018

Angelo State University UIL Scholarship... ASU has recently established this scholarship for student from UIL Region 2, Conference 1A, which INCLUDES O'Donnell.  If you plan to attend ASU, don't miss out on this opportunity!  How to apply?  Click HERE for exact directions on how to apply.  Deadline:  May 30, 2017.
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