Nolan County Board of Realtors Scholarship

Nolan County Board of Realtors

-Follow directions carefully
-handwritten, mail or deliver, ....
-application in Mrs. Kiker's office

Deadline: on or before May 2

New TSTC Texan Success Scholarship

TSTC has a new scholarship this year, for new students enrolling beginning fall 2016. This unique program is to provide cost of attendance assistance to qualified students during their first two consecutive semesters of enrollment at TSTC. The total award will be up to $1,000 per full-time student.
The Texan Success Scholarship has been provided by Texas companies and communities to help grow the workforce with skilled people like your students. I've included an information sheet (click here), which describes the evaluation criteria and hope that you will refer your seniors to Ian Robertson

 TSTC is in the business of powering the Texas economy with skilled technicians - companies and communities are investing in your students. As superintendent, you have the most influence for those leaving high school and preparing for their future careers. We appreciate you spreading the word among your staff and encouraging students to remember technical careers that will lead to their success in the new economy:

Horatio Alger Scholarship Opportunity for CTE Students

Horatio Alger Scholarship Opportunity for CTE Students

The Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program, offers 510 scholarships up to $2,500 each to students pursuing a career or technical certificate and or degree at a community college. The scholarships are made possible through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund.

The application is open March 15-June 1.


Virginia Kiker Hughes Memorial Scholarship

For Taylor County, adjoining counties and area known as Big Country:

We are looking for applicants for this fine scholarship which pays between $1,000 to $3,000 per year for two years depending on the applicant’s chosen college and requires the student to furnish a cost estimate. This is not a scholarship that is meant to jump start someone to their four year college studies, but rather a two year award meant to help a student obtain a certificate or degree to help the student obtain employment.  This is not offered to nursing students since we have other scholarships directed at that area.  This would be more on the line of  business and industry including such training as offered by TSTC or Cisco:

1.     Agriculture Technology

2.     Air Conditioning Technology

3.     Applied Engineering Technology

4.     Associate Degree Nursing

5.     Auto Collision Repair

6.     Automotive Technology

7.     Aviation Maintenance Technology

8.     Chemical Dependency Counseling

9.     Computer Aided Drafting and Design

10.  Computer Network Systems & Administration

11.  Computer Science Database& Web Programming

12.  Construction Management Technology

13.  Culinary Arts

14.  Diesel Technology

15.  Digital Arts

16.  Digital Signage Technology

17.  Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedic

18.  Energy Management Technology

19.  Environmental Science Technology

20.  Food Service Technology

21.  Health Information Technology

22.  Software and Business Accounting

23.  Software and Business Publishing

24.  Solar Technology

25.  Vocational Nursing

26.  Welding Technology

27.  Wind Energy Technology

High School Senior.  Eligible applicants must be from Taylor County or adjoining counties (known as the Big Country). This scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors interested in pursuing a trade or vocational/technical career who would appreciate financial support and have demonstrated strong motivation for success in college. The applicant's selected U.S. school/college must be an accredited institute qualified/certified to provide a certificate or degree in a particular vocational/technical field. Two reference letters must be provided; these may come from your pastor, youth counselor, high school counselor, teacher (past/current)  applicant's employer, or a family friend (no relatives).

Application Process

Part 1 - Complete the online application form by going to our website, clicking on the tab ‘Scholarships’ – then ‘Scholarship Opportunities’, read the guidelines and click on the link under: Set up your Student Account to be able to establish an account by entering your email address and creating a password.  Then you will be able to begin the online application. 

Part 2 - Once the basic application is completed, you will be able to answer the opportunity specific questions. 

Your application packet is not finished until you complete each of the two phases, request two reference letters as noted above and upload an essay and transcript.   Due Date for Application is April 1


West Texas Hereford Award Scholarship

The deadline is April 1st. 

High School Senior. This scholarship is designated for Big Country High School Seniors. Preference is given to a student who is a member of the Junior Hereford Association. If no member of Jr. Hereford Assoc. applies, this award may be given to an area student who has been an exhibitor at livestock shows, particularly cattle.Two reference letters must be provided; Both of these must come from your *high school teachers (past/current).*

Hazel Nunn TSTC-Sweetwater Scholarship

The Hazel Nunn Scholarship is available to TSTC Sweetwater students.  The amount has been increased to $2,000 per year and there can be two students selected this year. 

The Criteria is:

This scholarship is designated for a graduate (recent or current year) from a Nolan County High School (Sweetwater ISD, Blackwell CISD, Roscoe ISD and Highland ISD) who plans to attend TSTC Sweetwater. The renewable scholarship can be used for tuition, books, room and board (college dormitory) and fees only at TSTC Sweetwater.

Play Maker Scholarship

 I wanted to reach out to you regarding the 2016 PlayMaker scholarship.  The application is found on our website at .  PlayMaker began as an idea from a group of boys in the Hamlin Boys Club to strengthen and encourage positive character in youth and has turned into an opportunity to award $5,000 in scholarships to Big Country seniors.

                Three $1,000 general scholarships will be awarded to those youth that are difference makers in their school, community, church, and family.  One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded specifically to a youth that meets the above criteria and plans to pursue a degree in coaching.

                I was hoping I could encourage you to share this with your area counselors and remind them that our scholarship deadline is April 15th.  Thank you and have a blessed day!!

Dan Byerly

Vice President—Branch Manager/Relationship Manager

Capital Farm Credit, Stamford Office

P. O. Box 950, 122 W McHarg

Stamford, Texas 79553

325/773-3644 Fax 325/773-3445

NMLS ID 810053

J.C. Landon Scholarship Trust Scholarship

J.C. Landon Scholarship Trust

J.C. Landon resided in Tom Green County, Texas and created a scholarship fund in his name for students residing in West Texas.  The scholarhsip is open to students pursuing a bachelor's degree at Texas A&M University at College Station.

Deadline:  April 1st
See Mrs. Kiker for application

Nolan County Foundation Scholarship

Nolan County Foundation Scholarship

- high school transcript with ACT/SAT and GPA
- list extra curricular activities
- two letters of recommendation
- a 300 to 500 word essay on your perspective of Nolan County

** Due to Mrs. Kiker by April 22, 2016

Don't Mess With Texas Scholarship

Sponsored by Forestar, the Don't mess with Texas Scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken a leadership role to prevent litter in their school and/or community and promote awareness of the Don't mess with Texas initiative.

Any high school senior currently attending public, private, or home school in Texas and planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at an accredited Texas college or university next year may apply.

Don’t mess with Texas is a statewide litter prevention program that encourages Texans to keep their roadways clean. More than half a billion pieces of visible trash accumulate on Texas roadways each year, and Texans ages 16 to 34 are the most likely to litter.

Scholarship applications will be judged based on student essays that describe how their efforts raise awareness and motivate a new generation of Texans to prevent litter.

Visit to learn about the scholarship and how to apply. Need help? Contact or call 1-800-CLEAN-TX.

Junior Achievement Scholarships

Junior Achievement Scholarships


For simple access, here is a link to access all of the information, requirements, and the application from our website:


Available scholarships we provide:

·         Abilene Christian University (all students planning to attend ACU can apply):

o    $10,000 paid over four years

o    Three available

·         Hardin Simmons University (all students planning to attend HSU can apply):

o    $6,000 paid over four years

o    Four available

·         McMurry University (all students planning to attend McM can apply):

o    $6,000 paid over four years

o    Two available

·         The JA / Martin Trust Fund Scholarship (at-large – all students planning to attend ANY four-year university can apply:

o    $4,000 paid over four years

o    Eleven available


Lone Star Ag Credit Scholarship

Lone Star Ag Credit

-Graduating May 2016

-Postmarked by April 15, 2016


-Must include 3 copies of each of the following:

     Application Form


     Official High School Transcript

     One Page Essay

     **Essay topic: "How has agriculture impacted your past and how will it affect your future?"


Mail application packets to:

   Lone Star Ag Credit Scholarship Coordinator

   1612 Summit Avenue, Suite 300

   Ft Worth, TX  76102

Texas Builders Foundation Scholarship

Texas Builders Foundation

Pursuing a building trade certification; construction science, management, engineering or related degree; and plan to enter the construction workforce upon graduation.

If the applicant is in high school and enrolled in a dual credit program with a Texas technical/trade school or community college/university they must be working toward a construction related trade certification or degree.

The Abilene Geological Society Scholarship

The Abilene Geological Society Scholarship  

This deadline is April 1st


High School Senior or Alumni. The Abilene Geological Society offers a scholarship opportunity for students wanting to pursue college studies in geology, earth science, hydrology or environmental science. Applicants must be Big Country Region 14 area high school graduating senior (or alumni now in college). Applicants may be from charter schools, private schools or home-schooled. The applicant must plan to attend an accredited four year college in the U.S. Must be ranked in top 50 percent of graduating class (or have gpa that would be representative of a strong academic achiever.)  Financial need will be a consideration for this award. ONEreference is required - it may be from your high schoolscience teacher, college geology professor OR from a member of the Abilene Geological Society 


Ena MacQueen Scholarship

The Ena MacQueen Scholarship was created in honor of the late Ena MacQueen to recognize worthy students attending high school in Sweetwater.  Student need, attitude toward education, and citizenship will be taken into consideration.  Applicants must fill out the common application located on the SISD website at and return to Mrs. Kiker in the Counseling Center no later than Tuesday, March 29th, by 3 p.m. 

Sororsis Club Scholarship

Sororsis Club Scholarship

     SHS Common Application


     Due: April 4th to Counseling Center

Kiwanis Scholarship

Kiwanis Scholarship
     SHS Common Application
     2 awarded at $1,000 each
     Due: May 2nd in the Counseling Center