Scholarship Opportunities

The CISD College, Career, and Military Readiness and Counseling  Department provide a list of scholarship opportunities for high school seniors looking to enter college after their senior year. The following are possible scholarship links for you to pursue. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive of possible scholarship resources.

Please visit your high school counselor for the most up-to-date scholarship information. There are internal and external scholarship opportunities. For a list of external scholarships visit our external scholarship page.

Ten Tips for Scholarship Applications

  1. Apply only if you are eligible - read ALL requirements and directions carefully.
  2. Complete application in full – if questions do not apply to you, then note that on application.
  3. Follow directions - be sure to supply ALL requested materials, including transcripts, recommendation letters, and essays.
  4. Neatness counts - type your application OR make sure your handwriting is neat and legible.
  5. Write an essay that makes a strong impression - be personal and specific.
  6. Watch for deadlines – extensions are rarely given.
  7. Make sure your application gets where it needs to go – allow enough time for it to get there.
  8. Give it a final review - proof read the entire application carefully. Look for misspelled words or grammatical errors. Ask a friend, teacher, or parent to proof read it as well.
  9. Ask for help if you need it - do not hesitate to contact the scholarship/funding organization or your counselor.
  10. Keep a back-up file - before sending in the application make a copy of the entire packet for your records and make a note of when you turned it in.
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             Raise Me Site
Informational Video 


CISD Local Senior Scholarship Application
Community Scholarship Application
Internal Scholarships