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.
- February 1, 2019 East Texas Communities Foundation Scholarships
- March 1, 2019 John & Reba Myers Scholarship of Communities Foundation of Texas
- March 1, 2019 Texas Farm Bureau
- March 1, 2019 East Texas Professional Credit Union
- March 1, 2019 Foundation for Rural Service
- March 14, 2019 Wood County Retired School Personnel Association Scholarship
- March 19, 2019 Maxine Nash Scholarship
- March 29, 2019 Peoples Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Education Scholarship
- March 29, 2019 Peoples Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Telecommunications Scholarship
- March 29, 2019 Flora Masonic Lodge No. 119 Scholarship
- April 1, 2019 Wood County Aggie Mom's Club Scholarship
- April 6th, 2019 Wood/Rains A&M Club Scholarship
- April 5, 2019 Wood County Electric Power My World 2019 Scholarship
- April 15, 2019 Candy and Carrie Harris Memorial Scholarship
- April 15, 2019 Joe and Evelyn Waddleton Memorial Scholarship
- April 15.2019 Matthew Smith Memorial Ag Scholarship
- April 15, 2019 Quitman Rotary Club Scholarship
- April 15, 2019 Quitman Anchor Club Scholarship
- April 15, 2019 Quitman Garden Club Scholarship
- April 15, 2019 Hochheim Prairie Insurance Scholarship
- April 15, 2019 John Hogg, Sr. Chapter NSDAR Holly Lake Ranch, Texas
- April 15, 2019 Sue Barber Fine Arts Scholarship
- April 15, 2019 UT Health Quitman Auxillary Scholarship
- April 15, 2019 Woodman Life Chapter 882 Scholarship
- April 15, 2019 Wood County Old Settlers Reunion Scholarship
- April 15, 2019 American Legion Scholarship
- April 19, 2019 Pilot Club of Quitman Scholarship
- April 26, 2019 City National Bank Tom Brady Scholarship
- June 14, 2019 Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program
- August 15, 2019 John Trott Memorial Scholarship
- 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.
- TSTC, located in Marshall, offers the following programs:
- If welding is your thing, you might want to look into Tulsa Welding School, which has a campus in Houston.