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Finding Other Scholarships

If you are unable to find a CFT scholarship that fits your needs, there are many other scholarship opportunities available.

Before using any of these search engines, please be aware of scams and read "How to Avoid Scholarship Scams."

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Adventures in Education (AIE) is a nonprofit, public service program developed by the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation that helps students plan and complete their journey through higher education. It also includes a scholarship search database.

The Army Scholarship Foundation awards one-year financial scholarships (not grants or loans) on an annual basis to qualified and deserving students who are children of current or former Army service members or spouses of current Army service members. The amount of award ranges from $500 to $2,000 for undergraduate studies at accredited educational/technical institutions. Scholarship recipients may apply to renew their scholarships annually for a total of four years of higher education. Renewal is not automatic, but depends on academic performance and continued academic eligibility. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record and participation in school and community activities.


 

Database for information about financial aid. This site also provides a free scholarship search service.

Multiple scholarships from this program are available to immigrants who have DACA or TPS status and are either high school seniors or high school graduates. Applicants must be first-time college students or have completed a community college degree and wish to finish a bachelor's degree, and show significant financial need, academic promise and determination and perseverance. Additional details regarding requirements, a list of participating colleges, and the application process can be found on the website.


 

FastWeb's enhanced college search is the only place where one can research and compare colleges based on the relevant scholarship matches at each school. The jobs and internships service lists part-time job opportunities close to home, along with career-launching internships around the country. Contains over 1.3 million scholarships worth more than $3 billion.


 

A comprehensive step-by-step guide on the financial aid and college enrollment process for Hispanic high school students and their families, produced by the White House initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. In 2010, President Obama reestablished the initiative to increase educational opportunities, improve educational outcomes and deliver a complete and competitive education for all Hispanics.


 

A scholarship program for graduates of Texas Early College High Schools wishing to continue their education at a four-year institution. Participating college institutions include Texas A&M University, The University of Houston, The University of North Texas and The University of Texas at Brownsville.


 

Scholarship resources for students of Hispanic heritage who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited not-for-profit, four-year university or graduate school in fall semesters. This organization also provides a free external scholarship search through its Latino College Dollars Search Tool.

The Horatio Alger Association offers four scholarships for students who are residents of Texas.


 

Large database with both undergraduate and graduate scholarships for full-time and part-time students, with a variety of filters to help you find the perfect scholarship.


 

Sallie Mae's Scholarship Search offers free access to a database that contains more than 3 million scholarships worth over $16 billion, and it is expanded and updated daily.


 

Provides a time-saving, customized list of free scholarships that match student's hobbies, interests and academic backgrounds from a database of over 2.4 million scholarships worth more than $14 billion.


 

UNCF manages various scholarships, programs, internships and fellowships for students attending UNCF member schools. The site has an easy search engine that allows you to provide information about yourself and matches you to available opportunities.


 

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Online degrees are becoming increasingly popular across the United States, however, the process of finding the right online institution to enroll in can be an incredibly daunting process. Affordable Colleges Online seeks to make that process a little easier by offering tips and tricks to keep in mind when selecting an online institution.


 

Good overall site for information about financial aid. Also provides free scholarship search service.


 

Information about colleges, including location, size, cost, entrance difficulty, demographics, sports and majors, as well as assistance with preparation, application and funding options.


 

An online resource created by the United States Department of Education to help students find, organize and keep track of schools of interest using the following tools: cost calculator, financial aid, graduation rates, student loan default and comparisons between programs and schools.


 

CollegePoint connects high performing students from low-income households in their junior or senior year of high school with expert college advisors who can help guide them through the college application process.


 

An online resource created by the United States Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency Center to assist students in determining affordability and value of schools. Scorecards for colleges are based on factors such as programs or majors offered, location and enrollment size.

Site offering information about financial aid programs available to Texas residents, especially the new Texas Grant program. A project of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a form that provides the data on which financial aid decisions are based. Students may complete the FAFSA starting on October 1, prior to the fall when they will enroll.

The National Immigration Law Center provides an Access to Postsecondary Education Toolkit, which provides a wealth of information regarding resources on financial aid, scholarships and the college application process for students regardless of immigration status, as well as links to advocacy groups and programs focused on immigrant needs.


 

College planning experts at Open Education Database developed a list of scholarships and grants that are available to a wide variety of students. They also provide context for how students can best take advantage of available resources.


 

Preparation programs for college entrance exams, including online and in-person classes.


 

Turbo Tax offers tutorials to help students navigate the financial aspects of attending college, including understanding the College Tax Credit, reporting your student loan interest on your taxes and other tax tips for recent graduates.


 

The Student Guide to Financial Aid is a comprehensive source of information to explain the financial aid and how to apply for it.

Questions about scholarships?

Through the generosity of our donors, Communities Foundation of Texas offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to deserving students across Texas and the U.S. While most are for graduating high school seniors attending institutions of higher education, others enable individuals to pursue vocational training and professional development opportunities.

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