General Scholarships

2018 United States Senate Youth Program Scholarship (Juniors and Seniors)

The United States Senate Youth Program is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 56th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 3 – 10, 2018. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. For additional information and eligibility, please review the USSYP brochure on the William Randolph Hearst Foundation website at
IMPORTANT: Only one student is selected for nomination from A-TECH. This scholarship has a very specific set of criteria and an extensive application process. If you are interested in being considered for nomination, please submit a copy of your resume along with a written statement no more than one page long as to why you would make a good nominee for the Senate Youth Scholarship Program. Please submit resume and statement to Ms. Romero in the counseling office no later than September 20, 2017. Please see Ms. Romero if you have any questions.

The 2017 Questbridge College Prep Scholars Program application is now open!

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions.

College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge. The majority are also selected as Finalists for the National College Match.  Being selected as a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that celebrates your achievements and gives you an early start in applying to college. 

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Public Education Foundation Scholarships

The Public Education Foundation scholarships will open on Nov 1, 2017. Please make sure that you have all necessary documents ready. Log on to to begin your application. For more information, please visit the college and career center.

University Tutor Essay Contest

Eligibilty: This contest is open to students 16 years of age or older.
University Tutor offers a monthly $1,000 scholarship essay contest. Each essay must be at least 300 words and in response to a monthly essay prompt made available on the website. Interested students can enter the contest at
Deadline: All essay submissions must be submitted through the website by 11:59 P.M. CST by the last day of the contest period.