• FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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    Financial Aid Options:

    1. Scholarships: Awards that students must apply for that are based on need, merit, or achievement - does not have to be repaid - apply through individual scholarship application
    2. Grants: Awards that students qualify for based on need - does not have to be repaid - apply through FAFSA/TASFA
    3. Work Study: On and sometimes off-campus jobs for students who demonstrate financial need - apply through FAFSA/TASFA
    4. Loans: Money that is borrowed and must be repaid with interest - Apply through FAFSA/TASFA, and private loans through banks
    5. For more information on types of financial aid Click Here

    Financial Aid Exemptions:

    Exemptions are a type of financial assistance allowing some Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition or, in some cases, tuition and fees.
     
    To learn more or see if you qualify for an Exemption click here
     

     Do I complete the FAFSA or TASFA?

    • If the student has a social security number, then the student will complete the FAFSA. - Steps for Completing FAFSA
    • If the students does not have a social security number, or the student has a social security number through DACA, the student will complete the TASFA.

    The FAFSA and TASFA applications open October 1, 2021

     

    The Priority funding deadline for applications is January 15, 2022

     

     

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    2021 - 2022 Local Scholarships

    BISD BASTROP AREA CRUISERS AUTOMOTIVE TECH SCHOLARSHIP

    Description:

    * An unofficial high school transcript showing the most recent semseter completed
    * At least two letters of recommendation from people who know first hand of your achievements and qualifications
    * A resume following the specified format
    * Your personal statement no more than one page typed and double spaced
    * Complete of at least Auto Tech I or other technicial career classes such as Contruction Technology

    Deadline:

    2/18

     

    Award Amount:

    varies

     

    Application:

    2021-2022 BISD Bastrop Area Cruisers Automotive Tech Scholarship Application
     
     
    BASTROP COUNTY CHARACTER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

    Description:

    * Character-merit scholarship (rather than Academics, Athletics, or Field of Study)
    * Volunteerisn, community engagement, helping others, leadership
    * Exemplifies good character in daily life
    * References
    * 1 page essay

    Deadline:

    2/28

     

    Award Amount:

    $400

     

    Application:

    Bastrop County Character Education Scholarship

     

     

    BASTROP COUNTY YOUNG REPUBLICAN SCHOLARSHIP

    Description:

    * The applicant must be a graduating senior of a Bastrop County high school.
    * The applicant must attach a resume.
    * 1 letter of recommendation
    * The essay should be between 1-2 pages, in 12 pt. font single spaced.
    * BCYR is offering a $500 scholarship, a $350 scholarship and a $150 scholarship.
    * Deadline is March 11, 2022
    * Applications must be turned into the college and career center or emailed to the scholarship committee chairman.

    Deadline:

     

    Award Amount:

    1st place - $500; 2nd place - $350; 3rd place $150

     

    Application:

    Bastrop County Young Republican Scholarship

     

    B.E.S.T. SCHOLARSHIP

    Description:

    * Bastrop High School, Cedar Creek High School, Elgin High School, Smithville High School and Colorado River Collegiate Academy Seniors who will be graduating in December 2021 or May 2022.

    *One scholarship will be given to a senior from each of the 5 schools and be presented during the spring at an on-campus visit.

    *The scholarship funds will be presented directly to the college, university, or trade school after a copy of college registration is submitted or other documentation is provided, depending on the school.

    *The documentation is to be submitted to Greater Texas employee Rachel Bond at rachel.bond@gtfcu.org.

     

    Deadline:

    10/31

     

    Award Amount:

    $500

     

    Application:

    B.E.S.T. Scholarship

     

    COUGAR MOATS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Description:

    * High school seniors graduating from a high school in Bastrop County, Texas
    *Intends to seek a career in a trade industry or college educational program
    * There are added points in winning this scholarship if you have helped and/or participated in the prior year(s) Memorial Fishing Tournament. You must check in with a committee member at the time of the tournament so they know that you have participated and are interested in the scholarship in the future.

    * Turn the completed scholarship in to Mrs. Harper in the college and career center.

     

    Deadline:

     

    Award Amount:

    Varies

     

    Application:

     

    Cougar Moats Memorial Scholarship

     

    ELGIN WILDCAT ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

    Description:

    * Parent/guardian must be a current member in the EHS Wildcat Booster Club by January 1 of the current school year.
    * Athlete and/or family member must have completed 5 hours of participation for the Wildcat Booster Club before the application due date.
    * Must have participated in at least three (3) complete season on any EHS athletic team; with completion of at least one sport during your senior year.
    * Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    * Must have applied and plan to attend a public/private college or vocational school within one year of graduating.
    * Can NOT have a full scholarship to a school.
    * Must have been in good standing in citizenship and character during participation in EHS athletics.
    * Must honestly and thoroughly complete the application process, including answering the essay question. Must submit a completed application by the first Friday of April.
     

    Deadline:

    04/01  (Applications must be POSTMARKED by Friday, April 1, 2022 to be considered.)

     

    Award Amount:

    Varies

     

    Application:

     

    Elgin Wildcat Athletic Booster Club Scholarship

     

    ELGIN WILDCAT ATHLETIC TRAINER BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

    Description:

    * Parent/guardian must be a current member in the EHS Wildcat Booster Club by January 1 of the current school year.
    * Athlete and/or family member must have completed 5 hours of participation for the Wildcat Booster Club before the application due date.
    * Must have served as a trainer in at least two (2) sports on any EHS athletic team for two complete seasons or served as a trainer for one sport and participated in one sport on any EHS athletic team for two complete seasons; with completion of at least one sport during your senior year.
    * Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    * Must have applied and plan to attend a public/private college or vocational school within one year of graduating.
    * Can NOT have a full scholarship to a school.
    * Must have been in good standing in citizenship and character during participation in EHS athletics.
    * Must honestly and thoroughly complete the application process, including answering the essay question. Must submit a completed application by the first Friday of April.
     

    Deadline:

    04/01  (Applications must be POSTMARKED by Friday, April 1, 2022 to be considered.)

     

    Award Amount:

    Varies

     

    Application:

     Elgin Wildcat Athletic Trainer Booster Club Scholarship

     

    ST. DAVID'S NEAL KOCUREK SCHOLARSHIP

    Description:

    • Scholarships are for Healthcare Studies at Texas Universities and Colleges.
    • Applicants must be a high school senior within Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, or Williamson counties.
    • Applicants are accepted at an accredited college or university in Texas to pursue a degree in a healthcare related discipline. Note: students pursuing veterinary and other non-human healthcare careers will not be considered.
    • Psychology or social work applications accepted for students planning to work in a medical environment.
    • Applicants must attend an accredited college or university in Texas as a full-time student (12+ units/semester.)
    • Finalists must be able to attend an in-person interview.
    • Applicants must be a United States Citizen or a legal non-citizen resident.
    • Applicants must pass a background check. There can be no conviction for violating any federal or state laws for alcohol or drugs.
    • Financial need is considered in the application process. Proof of family income is required.


     

    Deadline:

    January 7th, 2022

     

    Award Amount:

    Varies

     

    Application:

     Application must be completed online at scholarships.stdavidsfoundation.org

     

     

     

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