Paying for College - FAFSA & Scholarships

Attention! Most of the scholarships are posted to E-Scholarships(#1 on the list below.) This is a different way of looking at the scholarship drawer than in years past.

FAFSA Information


The college financial aid process is starting early. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) can now be submitted as early as October 1.  

FAFSA is Federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.

FAFSA Website

FAFSA Presentation 2018

 7 Steps to the FAFSA

FASFA Information Page 

Financial Aid Checklist Click Here

Financial Aid 101 Click Here


Attention! Most of the scholarships are posted to E-Scholarships(#1 on the list below.) This is a different way of looking at the scholarship drawer than in years past.

First things first--have you applied for the general scholarship at the college to which you are headed? Statistically, you will get the most money from your selected schools. To see how to apply for those, go to the individual college's website and look for the key words of financial aid and/or scholarships.

Check back frequently - We will continue to add scholarships as we get them throughout the year.

Some other databases for scholarships are listed below. Most of these will have you fill out a profile and then it will send you emails with scholarships that match your profile. You might want to open a new email account specifically for these scholarship data bases. That way your personal email is not flooded with these scholarship emails and when you are done with the search you can delete that email account. Also remember you should not pay for any scholarships or scholarship searches.

E-Scholarships USA (scholarship search) Click Here Please see a counselor for username and password

College Net Click Here 

Fastweb Click Here

High Five Scholarship  Click Here

Tuition Funding Sources Click Here

Wired Scholar Click Here

Scholarship Search Click Here

Free College Scholarships and

Financial Aid Information Click here

The American Legion Click Here

College Board Opportunity Scholarship Click Here

There's an app for that:  
Scholly (Download through your app store)

Raise.Me -

What is it? is a platform that helps 9-12 grade students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school. Over 150 colleges and universities have partnered with, and award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities. Click here for more information

Click here for an informational video

Below are individual scholarships by area businesses and organizations that have been shared with the counseling department.  They are in no particular order.  This page is updated frequently.


Tri-County Electric Co-op Scholarship

We will award Eight (8) $4,000 scholarships and Eight (8) $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors this year! Additional details and eligibility requirements are available here.

Application DEADLINE: Friday, March 6, 2020

Find the Application here!

National Society of Professional Engineers - Fort Worth Chapter Scholarship

Scholarship deadline 2/28/20
Click here for the application.

Republican Women of Greater North Texas Scholarships

The Republican Women of Greater North Texas organization is proud to award four different scholarships each year to qualified senior girls in the North Texas area.  They are:

  1. The Shirley Melton Johnson Scholarship ($2000) (Must live in US Congressional District 3)

  2. The Senator Florence Shapiro Scholarship ($2000) (Must live in Texas Senate District 8)

  3. The Senator Jane Nelson Scholarship ($2000) (Must live in Texas Senate District 12)

  4. The Maus Collin College Scholarship ($1500) (Must plan to attend or currently enrolled in Collin College)

Detailed information and qualifying requirements for each scholarship can be found on the RWGNT website:

The applications are also on this site and will become active for the 2020 scholarships on or before October 1, 2019. The deadline to apply for each is February 1, 2020. A student may apply for more than one scholarship but can only receive one award.

Thank you in advance for helping us get the word out to deserving qualified senior girls. Please contact me with any questions you may have at


Denton County Aggies Scholarship

For:  class of 2020 seniors who have been accepted to A&M for the Fall of 2020

Denton County Aggies Scholarship Link (website)

Denton County Aggie Scholarship Application (Google Form)


Sendera Ranch Elementary School PTA Scholarship 

Applicant must have completed 5th grade from Sendera Ranch Elementary School and be a graduating senior from a
NISD High School

Click here to see Scholarship Guidelines and Application Form


Martin Realty Group Scholarship

Visit or for more information! 


AES Engineers Scholarship

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.

We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.

Amount of award:   $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 5, 2020

Click here for application and information


NISD Education Foundation (NEF) Scholarships

The Northwest ISD Education Foundation opens its student scholarship application on Wednesday, January 8, providing graduating seniors from the district with the opportunity to apply for dozens of scholarships. 

The application is open to any full-time NISD senior who has been enrolled at a district high school since at least the first day of the 2019-20 school year. Impending graduates may use NEF scholarship funds toward continued education at an accredited institution, including college, university, military academy or trade school.

The 2020 online application, which will remain open through Wednesday, March 4, is available at the foundation’s website, Applicants should review the foundation’s scholarship policy and information guide prior to starting the application. To date, NEF has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships; this year, it will award more than $50,000 in scholarships.

Questions about the scholarship process should be directed to Alyssa Edstrom, community relations specialist, via email at or by phone at 817-215-0166.

Click here to learn more about NEF Scholarships


Lakeview Elementary PTA, Northwest ISD, Scholarship

Lakeview PTA Scholarship Opportunity. 2019-2020 Scholarship Opportunity. If you have a student that attended Lakeview and is now a senior at Byron Nelson, Eaton, Northwest or Steele High School in NISD, please consider applying for our scholarship.

Click here for more information

Click here for application


Texas Student Housing Scholarship

Housing scholarship open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton, TX that have NOT signed off-campus housing leases.

Click here for information and application


Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Program

Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc. annually awards scholarships to graduating seniors in its thirty--three county service area. This program has been in existence for over forty years and has cumulatively awarded over 1.6 million dollars to deserving high school seniors.

Fifty (50) scholarships for $1,500 each are being offered in 2020.  Five (5) of these scholarships will be set aside for students who will be attending community college.  Only one scholarship may be awarded per year to a high school.

Click here for information and application


Metroport Rotary Club Scholarship 2020

This scholarship will be based on academic achievement (30%), financial need (30%), extra curricular activities (20%), community service/other activities (20%). Extra points are available for students who have participated in Rotary related activities.

Click here for information and application