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Gresham, Gina
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The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce has canceled the NOBLE Scholar banquet scheduled for March 30.  The NOBLE Scholarship application is posted on the Cushing ISD webpage under the Counselor's page and is also available to download at Nacogdoches.org.  The scholarships will be awarded for the 2020-2021 year.

Applications may be scanned and emailed to chamber@nactx.com or sent by mail to the address below.

Barbara Holl

Operations Vice President

Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce

2516 North St.

Nacogdoches, TX 75965


Concerned Black Men of Nacogdoches - Deadline EXTENDED to April 3, 2020

Nacogdoches County Republican Women - Deadline EXTENDED to May 15, 2020. Applications may now be emailed to ncrw2014@gmail.comAlso, an unofficial transcript is acceptable.

Nacogdoches County Board of Realtors - Deadline EXTENDED to April 30, 2020

Nacogdoches Junior Forum - Deadline EXTENDED to April 11, 2020

Nacogdoches County Board of REALTORS® - Deadline EXTENDED to April 30, 2020

East Texas Sportsman's Club - May now be mailed or emailed.  See information below.

East Texas Sportsman's Club

ATTN: High School Scholarship
P.O. Box 631045
Nacogdoches, Texas 75963

Students may also email the application and essay to us at the following address:

Please indicate "ETSC Scholarship Submission" in the subject line.


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Local Scholarship Opportunities
SFA Scholarships

SFASU Scholarships

Hundreds of opportunities for SFA Scholarships in various departments are listed here.
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East Texas Professional Credit Union Scholarships

East Texas Professional Credit Union - APPLICATIONS DUE March 1, 2020

2 scholarships are offered - a $2000 McLaughlin and $1000 Presidential

Texas Student Housing Scholarship
Texas Student Housing scholarship    DUE January 31, 2020

Learn More & Apply
Nacogdoches Junior Forum Scholarship

Nacogdoches Junior Forum    DUE MARCH 21

Nacogdoches Junior Forum awards scholarships to Nacogdoches County High School Seniors each year on the basis of one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Attending Stephen F. Austin State University
  2. Community Service
  3. Special Circumstances/Financial Need
To apply for a Nacogdoches Junior Forum Scholarship for the 2020-21 year, please fill out an application.
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College Board Scholarship Partners & Programs


National Merit Scholarship Program

The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for entry to the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. The PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 are not considered for entry.

For more information, visit the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) website, see the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide, or see the Guide to the National Merit Scholarship Program (for educators). NMSC is a cosponsor of the PSAT/NMSQT.


Student Search Service

When you take the PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 10 and say "yes" to our free Student Search Service®, you can help scholarship providers find you. We'll also connect you to our scholarship partners, who offer over $300 million annually in scholarships to qualified underserved students with financial need.

If you opt in to Student Search Service and you qualify, you'll be invited to apply for scholarships in the fall of your junior year.



Additional Scholarship Partners

American Indian

American Indian Graduate Center
Offers merit and need-based scholarships to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students.

When to apply: January 1–June 1

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APIA Scholars

APIA Scholars
Offers awards to qualified students of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage.
When to apply:

  • APIA Scholarship: September 4–January 22
  • AANAPISI Scholarship: September 4–November 6
Learn more 
Boettcher Foundation

Boettcher Foundation
Scholarships for Colorado high school seniors attending four-year institutions in Colorado.
When to apply: September 1–November 1

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Children of Fallen Patriots

Children of Fallen Patriots
This is a rolling application deadline open year-round. Families can enroll with Children of Fallen Patriots to get started.

When to apply: Anytime

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Cobell Scholarship

Cobell Scholarship (awarded by Indigenous Education, Inc.)

Offers merit- and need-based scholarships to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students.
When to apply: December 15–March 31

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Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Provides national, merit-based scholarships.
When to apply: August 1–October 31

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Daniel's Fund
Daniels Fund
Offers need-based scholarships to residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
When to apply: October 1–November 15

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Gates Scholarship
The Gates Scholarship
Offers last-dollar scholarships for Pell-eligible, minority high school seniors.
When to apply: July 15–September 15

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George Snow Scholarship Fund
George Snow Scholarship Fund
Offers need-based scholarships to residents of Palm Beach County, Florida.
When to apply: November 1–February 1

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Greenhouse Scholars

Greenhouse Scholars
Provides scholarships for students with financial need who are residents of Colorado, Georgia, Illinois or North Carolina.
When to apply: August 15-December 2

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Offers merit- and need-based scholarships to qualified Hispanic American students.
When to apply: January 1–February 15

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Horatio Alger Association
Horatio Alger Association
Offers scholarships to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives and have demonstrated financial need.
When to apply: August 1–October 25

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Offers scholarships to qualified students with demonstrated financial need.
When to apply: August 1–November 13

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Jackie Robinson Foundation
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Offers scholarships and leadership development to minority students.
When to apply: November 1–February 1

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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Provides scholarships to children of veteran, active duty, and reserve Marines. Children of U.S. Navy corpsmen, Navy chaplains, and religious program specialists who have been attached to a Marine Corps unit are also eligible.
When to apply: January 1–March 1

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Ron Brown Scholarship Program

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Offered to African American high school seniors, this scholarship focuses on leadership and civic engagement.
When to apply:

  • Early timeline: August 1–November 1
  • Regular timeline: August 1–January 9
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The Dream US Scholarship Program
Provides scholarships for DREAMers.
When to apply: November 1–February 28

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United Negro College Fund
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
Offers scholarships to qualified African American students with demonstrated financial need.
When to apply: Anytime

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Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Provides scholarships to low- and middle-income Washington state residents planning to earn an associate degree, certificate, apprenticeship, or bachelor's degree in STEM or healthcare at a Washington state institution.
When to apply:

  • For bachelor's degrees: January 6–February 12
  • For other opportunities: May–July
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Other Scholarship Opportunities

Telluride Seminar Scholarships

The Telluride Association offers scholarships to gifted 11th-grade students for their six-week summer program in the humanities and social sciences.

How to Opt Out

Write to PSAT/NMSQT by October 31 at the address below if you don’t want to share your scores with the Telluride Seminar Scholarships program or the National Scholarship Service:

P.O. Box 6720
Princeton, NJ 08541-6720
These programs use PSAT/NMSQT scores to find eligible juniors.

National Scholarship Service

The National Scholarship Service offers a free college advisory and referral service for 11th-grade African American students. For more information, write to:

National Scholarship Service
980 Martin Luther King Drive SW, P.O. Box 11409
Atlanta, GA 30310