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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
  • 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


The scholarships below are accepting applications between September 26th, 2022 and November 14th, 2022.  For more details about each scholarship and the eligibility requirements, read the details below carefully. 



$50,000 (500 Awards)

Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

Deadline: November 14, 2022

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,000 (6 Awards)

Maryknoll Scholarships

Deadline: November 14, 2022

For Eligibility: Click Here


$1,000 (1 Award)

Accountability and Morality Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2022

For Eligibility: Click Here


Scholarships for the Month of October



due in October



Texas Women Empowerment Scholarship Provider: Pruett Family /
Amount: $2,000
# of winners: 2


Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) Provider: Texas Armed Services
Amount: $10,000
# of winners: 2


GSF Scholarship for Nursing (Fall) Provider: Good Samaritan Foundation (TX)
Amount: $1,000
# of winners: Varies


Heisman High School Scholarship Provider: Acceptance Insurance
Amount: $10,000
# of winners: 100


Golden Door Scholarship Provider: Golden Door Scholars
Amount: Varies
# of winners: Varies


NSHSS Foundation Business & Public Policy Scholarship Provider: National Society of High School Scholars
Amount: $1,000
# of winners: 1


Expand Your Horizons Scholarship Provider: Ben Schneider /
Amount: $2,000
# of winners: 1


"$$$ Isn't Everything" Scholarship Provider: Ben Schneider /
Amount: $500
# of winners: 1


The Easiest Scholarship Ever Provider: Going Merry
Amount: $1,000
# of winners: 1


Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway Provider: Dr. Pepper / Scholarship America
Amount: $100,000
# of winners: Varies

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