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450 S Williams Road, San Benito, TX 78586 Phone: (956) 361-6500 Fax: (956) 361-6473


About Scholarships
Scholarships are a great source of funding for higher education. You are encouraged to apply with many organizations and scholarship providers. Begin searching and applying for scholarships NOW. There are many scholarships out there that could help you pay for college.

The San Benito High School College and Career Center has developed a list of scholarship opportunities to make the scholarship search easier. It is recommended that students use scholarship search engines (some are listed below) to find additional opportunities. Visit the scholarship site of the specific colleges you are applying to for those colleges’ scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Application Tips
*Do not be afraid to apply for scholarships. Donors select recipients based upon many different criteria.
*Invest time in preparing your application and essays. Remember, you want the scholarship donor to invest in you.
*Make certain that your application is accurate, complete, and error-free.
*Follow instructions closely and provide all information that is requested.
*Be aware of deadlines. Complete your application with plenty of time to submit your application.
·        BAFTX Graduate Award
·        BAFTX Undergraduate Award
·        Family Fellowship Program
·        Mike Lozano Scholarship
·        Texas - UK Award
·        Texas Grant Program
·        Tommy Tranchin Award
Three easy ways to apply:
o   Online application: Go to
o   Download PDF from our website
o   or request a printout at any of our eight convenient branches
Easy to submit:
o   Online application (Must be done in one sitting, as there is no option to save or finish later. Applicant must ensure required documents and essays are ready for this process).
o   By mail (must be postmarked no later than March 5, 2020)
o   Drop-off at any SFCU branch by March 5, 2020.
o   Email PDF application along with the required documentation to by March 5, 2020.
Ever feel like you need a translator to understand what your students are saying?
We spoke to a Gen Z expert and got his take on 12 ways Gen Zers talk about money. We decoded the slang and dug deeper to understand how these sayings reflect financial attitudes.
Share our guide with your community by adding it to any resource listings your school maintains.
And, don’t forget to share our scholarship with your students, too. We are accepting applications now for our December 31 deadline. Encourage your students to apply by adding our application portal to any scholarship listings your school maintains.
About Our Scholarship
Scholarship NameOppU Achievers Scholarship
Award Amount: $2,500
Eligibility: High school seniors, college students, graduate students; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; U.S. citizen or resident
Deadline: December 31, March 31, June 30, and September 30
To Apply: Students submit a short response to the question "What makes you an achiever?"

BostonApply for Boston University's merit-based scholarships.
  • Trustee Scholarship – Boston University's most prestigious full-tuition scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic performance and leadership ability. Students must submit one additional essay with their application for admission.
  • Presidential Scholarship – This four-year, $25,000 scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. No additional application materials are required—all students need to do to be considered is apply for admission by the scholarship deadline.
It’s payday. But why does my paycheck seem a little off?
For many students, this is a common question -- and often a mystery.
To help, we put together a guide that explains the different parts of a pay stub. It demystifies all those confusing numbers and is perfect for students new to employment.
Make sure your students know how to read their pay stub. Share our guide with them by adding it to any resource listings or helpful links pages that your school maintains.
Scholarship NameOppU Achievers Scholarship
Award Amount: $2,500
Eligibility: High school seniors, college students, graduate students; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; U.S. citizen or resident
Deadline: December 31, March 31, June 30, and September 30
To Apply: Students submit a short response to the question "What makes you an achiever?"
Here are the scholarship details:
  • Deadline: December 13, 2019
  • Amount: $1,000 scholarship to use toward education expenses
  • How to apply: Write or produce/film a well-crafted elevator pitch explaining why you would be an ideal hire for the job of your dreams. 
  • Criteria: Entrants must be graduating 2020 high school seniors or enrolled undergraduate students actively pursuing a business-related degree at a university, community college, or technical college located in Texas.
  • Application and more information:
  • Why we are offering this scholarship: As a provider of customized high-speed business internet and phone solutions, Frontier Business genuinely cares about the success of students and the business community. We want to do all that we can to help offset costs and serve as a resource for the business leaders of tomorrow. 
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley College of Education and P-16 Integration is thrilled to be part of the Raising Texas Teachers initiative and to offer the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers!
If selected, students could receive up to $8,000 in scholarship funding per year for up to four years! 
The UTRGV Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers application deadline is on February 21, 2020.  
Learn more and apply now!
We’re pleased to make three time-sensitive announcements, as we here at Going Merry close out 2019:

1. Foot Locker has partnered with us, to host their $20,000 scholarships for student-athletes on Going Merry. (Deadline January 3!)
This is one of the top 5 scholarship programs in the country, with twenty students winning $20,000 each to go towards tuition at any accredited four-year college. Successful applicants must demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, school, and their communities. We’ve been told that the scholarship program hasn’t received many applications yet, so we encourage your students to apply here! The deadline is very soon, on January 3.

2. Seniors can secure college application fee waivers through Going Merry!
By indicating interest in Franklin & Marshall’s financial aid through Going Merry, we can secure students an application waiver--making the previously $60 application now totally free.
We’re working on similar setups with our other partner schools, which are:
So if your students are interested in (or applying to) any of these colleges, ask your students to indicate their interest via Going Merry using the links above. Then they will be the first to know if/when we secure a fee waiver!
Students can also indicate their interest by signing up for Going Merry and then navigating to the College Financial Aid section here.

3. We’re offering students 1:1 financial aid help!
We are offering one-on-one phone calls to students and their parents over the winter break, before the January deadlines. These calls will be focused on financial aid on offer at any of our partner schools (listed above).
They will be hosted by me or my colleague Jacob (a Stanford alum and financial aid expert featured on Forbes, ABC, and the Financial Times) and will run through the financial aid on offer at any of the above colleges.
If your students or their families have questions, they may sign up for a 1:1 session here.


For the second consecutive year, H-E-B will award 15 high school seniors who participated in UIL competitions with a $2,000 scholarship in recognition of their community service and involvement in their communities. Please have any applicants who meet the criteria below submit their application to by no later than Feb. 14, 2020:


  • Minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Number of Community Service Hours completed in the last 12 months
  • Community Service Verification Letters to document the number of hours submitted
  • A Letter of Recommendation
  • A Short Essay (500 words or less) on the topic: “What does Community mean to you?”


There will be 15 total winners – 5 each in music, academics and athletics – and each will be awarded $2,000 from H-E-B. An announcement of the winners will be March 14, 2020.


More information on the scholarship can be found here:


VAMOS Scholarship

This scholarship was made for high school seniors from Hidalgo, Starr and Cameron County. To qualify, students must:
  • Be a high school senior in Hidalgo, Starr or Cameron County graduating in the spring
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident with a Social Security Number. Permanent residents must have lived in Hidalgo, Starr or Cameron County for five consecutive years
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student for four academic years at a U.S. accredited college or university
  • Have a GPA of at least 80/100 or 2.5/4.0 and/or rank in the top 30% of their graduating high school class
  • Have met the minimum SAT or ACT score requirements for the student’s college or university of choice
  • Students must be eligible for Pell Grant
DEADLINE TO APPLY - April 1st, 2020 (Online Applications Will No Longer be Accepted by 5 PM Center Time on April 1st)