Founded in 2011 by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at UT-Austin, the Latino History Essay Competition has found a new home with UIL Academics beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. In its initial year the competition was open to students in South Texas; beginning with 2012-2013 entries will be accepted from students statewide. The theme of the competition is "historical and cultural legacies of Latinos in Texas history."
helps Texas students who participate in University Interscholastic League meets. The organization disburses over one million state scholarship dollars annually, to outstanding academic achievers and stand-out musical artists.
Most scholarship awards are merit-based, so qualifying for state-specific aid may require outstanding performance in academics or athletics. Each student’s level of financial need is significantly considered by scholarship granting agencies, so you may be eligible even if you are not a stand-out student. Individual state governments put forth unique approaches to financial aid administration, so eligible state students may be required to submit state-specific financial aid applications, essays and transcripts. Professional organizations, colleges, advocacy groups and prominent in-state companies each initiate student scholarships with unique eligibility requirements attached. These public and private scholarships share a common focus on in-state schools and state resident college students.
is a free scholarship search engine. To celebrate our launch we are awarding two $1,000 college scholarships. To enter just complete this application including a 140 character or less statement on how you plan to use the scholarship money. We will be awarding one scholarship for the best reason. Deadline for entry is December 31, 2017.
Our inaugural scholarship essay contest ran in the fall of 2017 and asked students to tackle the issue of privacy and police body cameras. We were thrilled to award the $1,000 to Mike Riley of the University of Alabama.