College is expensive, but there are definitely ways to offset the financial burden and not accrue that dreaded college debt! Your first step is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or (FAFSA). Then, spend some time perusing the following sites:

This site is divided into three parts.

  • Scholarships by date due.
  • Institutional Sponsored Scholarships.
  • Trade and Technical Schools

Here are some links to websites with scholarship opportunities:

The Pilot Club of Quitman is sponsoring their annual Community Scholarship Night Monday, January 14, 2019 at 6:30 @ Lake Fork Baptist Church.

Institutional Sponsored:

  • If you are planning on applying to Tyler Junior College, their scholarship application is now available. TJC is also known for its' prestigious Presidential Honors Program which gives you a competitive edge upon graduation.
  • Northeast Texas Community College is just up the road and is another affordable alternative if you're looking to commute. Check out their Financial Aid and Scholarships page here.
  • Texas A&M Commerce is a good fit for many of our students, and is located a little over an hour from Quitman. Find out more.
  • Stephen F. Austin State University is located 2 hours away and has one of the most beautiful campuses in the state! Check out their scholarship page here.
  • Smith-Hutson Scholarship (SFA University) - Will award approximately 20 scholarships valued at $70,000 ($17,500 per year). Please click here to apply. Deadline is February 28, 2018.
  • Information for scholarships for Texas State University, located in San Marcos, is available on their Scholarship site.
  • If you are looking to stay close to home, an often overlooked 4 year university, Texas College, located in North Tyler, is an NAIA private school which may be an affordable option.
  • Many of our students opt for the scholarship opportunities afforded at Texas A&M University. The TAMU University System has a network of 11 universities throughout the state.
  • The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Exes organization has scholarships available.
  • For information on costs and scholarships for East Texas Baptist University, see this link. ETBU is located approximately an hour east of Quitman and we've had several QHS alumni as graduates.
  • LeTourneau University, located in Longview, is surprisingly affordable and comparable to public schools with NEW scholarship opportunities. Check out their scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
  • Baylor University offers the Carr P. Collins Scholars Program. Collins Scholars are awarded a minimum of $5,200 their freshman year, renewable for three additional years. Deadline to apply is January 31st.
  • UT Tyler offers academic scholarships for Incoming Freshman. They offer other scholars for talent, alumni, future teachers, etc. Find more on their scholarship webpage.
  • University of Houston Cougar Promise - Free tuition to low-income families (students) who meet the income requirements.

Trade and Technical Schools:

If a traditional college or JuCo is not for you, think about trying a Vocational or Trade School. Begin by checking out this site, which lists the top ranked Vocational & Trade Institutions in Texas. These afford many opportunities - both cost and time-wise.