Looking for financial aid that won't add to your debt? Don't dismiss scholarships.
Scholarships are usually awarded on various criteria reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award, and requirements to win scholarships vary as widely as the purposes of the award -- whether it honors your ancestry or your desired career.
Aside from state-provided grants and merit scholarships from the schools themselves, millions of dollars worth of private scholarships in Houston can be found on Fastweb.com. Simply register for Fastweb, complete your profile, and be matched instantly with scholarships (or occasional internships) unique to your situation.
Here's just a sample of the awards pertinent to Houston students and accessible from Fastweb:
Jesse H. Jones and Mary Gibbs Jones Scholarship
The Jesse H. Jones and Mary Gibbs Jones Scholarship is open to graduating seniors who attend a high school in the greater Houston area (Harris County). You must plan on attending a four-year accredited college or university immediately following graduation and continue your studies for four consecutive years. In addition, you must enroll as a full-time student and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.
E.G. Spencer Scholarship
The E.G. Spencer Scholarship is available to fifth-year students enrolled in the architecture departments at Texas A&M University, Rice University, University of Texas at Austin or the University of Houston.
Houston Association for Communication Disorders Scholarship
The Houston Association for Communication Disorders Scholarship is open to graduate students who have been accepted to a speech-language pathology and audiology graduate program at the University of Houston or Lamar University.
Terry Foundation Scholarship
The Terry Foundation Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors in Texas. You must have been admitted to The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University at College Station, The University of Houston, Texas State University- San Marcos, The University of Texas at San Antonio, The University of North Texas in Denton or The University of Texas at Dallas to be eligible for this award.
To find more scholarships that are a fit for your interests and experience, visit Fastweb.com.