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Scholarship Information


As the MHS Counseling Office receives information about specific scholarships via mail or email, they will be posted here. This list will be updated throughout the school year. 

Information on this page is for guidance – please confirm ALL deadlines and requirements for scholarships through the scholarship link.

Students should inform the Counseling Office of ANY scholarship offers they receive.


LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS – Deadline: Mid-March
Application forms will be distributed to seniors mid-February during their economics or government class periods.

How to Apply for a Scholarship

Find more tips, tools, and advice from U.S. News and World Report about locating and applying for scholarships.

The Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Student Loans 101 Course includes 12 videos and 22 lectures to help understand these topics.

 For more information please contact your guidance counselor.


Specific scholarships listed at bottom of page organized in this order:
By College 
General Scholarships by deadline


Scholarships in Texas


Scholarships by Deadlines - Some of these are for high school students; some are for currently enrolled college students. Keep applying for scholarships to help pay for college expenses.

Scholarships by Major – Accounting, Agriculture, Aviation, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, Math, Medical, Nursing, Performing Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Visual Arts, Other Majors

Scholarships/Search Engines:
Families who wish to perform more extensive/exhaustive searches for scholarship opportunities may wish to access these search options:




  • Baylor University – Scholarships page  -  Baylor’s Freshman Scholarship Calculator 
    • Carr P Collins Scholarship – Opens October 18 – Deadline January 31
      Collins Scholars are awarded a minimum of $5,350 their freshman year, renewable for three additional years. Recipients must be residents of Texas who have been admitted to Baylor, be in the top 25% of their graduating class, have a minimum 1310 SAT or 28 ACT, and have completed a balanced college prep high school curriculum. More information is available here.
  • Blinn College – Scholarships page
  • East Texas Baptist University (ETBU) – Scholarships page
  • Lamar Institute of Technology – Scholarships page
  • Lamar State College-Orange – Scholarships page
    • High School Scholarship
      Deadline: April 2020
      Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA/4.0 scale and submit a one-page essay of your education goals and a transcript,. Application available in Counselors Office.
    • Ambassador Scholarship
      Deadline: February 2020
      High school seniors who are in the top 25% can earn full tuition and fees for two semesters (one year) up to 15 hours per semester. Ambassadors will network on campus and in the community as well as develop leadership and career skills. Applicants must enroll as a full-time student at LSCO and maintain a 3.0 college GAP, attend training sessions and required monthly meetings, serve about 4 hours a week, and assist with campus tours, community events, recruiting, and special assignments. Information and the application form can be found here.
  • Lamar State College-Port Arthur – Scholarships page
    Scholarship Deadline for graduating high school seniors is April 1.
  • Lamar University – Scholarships page  
    (Submit an application at Once admitted, you will receive a username and password by email.)
    Scholarship Opportunities – You will be automatically considered based on your completed General Application.
  • McNeese State University – Scholarships Page
    • McNeese State University Honors College
      Honors College normally requires a 3.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale) and a 27 ACT or a 1210 on SAT. Application should include current HS transcript, three letters of recommendation (two from teachers/counselor or principal), essay. For more info or scholarship application, see counselor. Honors College Scholarship applications will be reviewed starting beginning of December. Early submission is suggested.
    • McNeese Access Award
      Approximately $2,500 per semester (amount of non-resident/out-of-state fee). First-time freshmen may receive a non-resident fee waiver if they meet the following criteria: Minimum ACT of 21 or SAT of 1060, a GPA of 2.25 on a 4.0 scale, and have no need for developmental coursework. This means they will not pay out-of-state fees. Students in band, dance, cheerleaders, choir, rodeo, debate, and art can also receive out-of-state fees waived. More info here.

  • Stephen F. Austin State University – Scholarships Page     Scholarship Opportunities/Search
    • Academic Excellence Scholarship Program
      Must be admitted by June 30
      The Academic Excellence Scholarship awards $3,000 scholarships to entering freshmen for the upcoming fall semester who meet the eligibility requirements. If specific criteria are met, the scholarship may be renewed for three additional years after the initial award while pursuing the first baccalaureate degree. 
      Requirements: (1) Meet scholarship requirements and receive the offer of admission by June 30 for upcoming fall semester (2) Rank in the top 10% of graduating class OR Rank in the 25% of graduating class and earn 1170 on the newly formatted SAT Test (Math and Evidenced based reading and writing) or 24 on the ACT (not including writing sample score). A formal application for the scholarship is not required as students are considered and evaluated when officially admitted to the university. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students who are admitted to the university by June 30 for the upcoming fall semester and meet all scholarship requirements by that date.


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