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2017-2018 Scholarship Information




Updated 11/15/2018


Finding Scholarships on the Net        ***Also check out the National Scholasrship Page***

Scholarship searches on the internet should be free of charge. It is not recommended to pay anyone to locate a scholarship. 


 Students may apply for grants by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This may be completed online at  The FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible after October 1 of a student's senior year.

There is an East Texas Educational Opportunity Center office in Longview located across from LeTourneau University where you may receive free assistance with completing the FAFSA.

                                               SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

These additional scholarship applications are now available in the Counselor's Office at Tatum High School: These Scholarships are competitive scholarship with specific requirements to be completed and submitted by individual deadlines. Once submitted, a committee from the Sponsor of the scholarship will award the recipients. These committees do not always notify the High School Counselor. If you win one of these, please make sure you let the counselor know so that you can be recognized at the Senior Scholarship Ceremony held at the end of the year.

Rusk County Youth Project Show : For students that have participated in the Project Show.                                                                                                         Deadline Dec 15 

Texas Farm Credit: This is an opportunity to apply for Ag Student of the Month from Jan to April. This is also the application for the Marsha Martin Ag Leaders Scholarship where students must be a member of FFA or      4-H.                                                                                                                     Deadline Dec 1           

Texas Engineering Foundation: For students that will pursue a degree in engineering.    Deadline Jan 13   

Texas Student Housing:   This scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton Texas. This scholarship will pay the partial or full cost of OFF-CAMPUS room for one academic year at Town Lake in Austin, The Ridge at North Texas, and the Cambridge in College Station.Deadline Jan 31       

TENASKA: This is a $1000 competitive scholarship for any student that is Planning to attend a 2 or 4 year post secondary education program at an accredited institution.                                              Deadline Feb 12

East Texas Professional Credit Union: East Texas Professional Credit Union McLaughlin Scholarship for Education Majors.                                                                                                      Deadline March 1

Ramsey Realty: $5000 in scholarships wanting to help those who typically do not qualify for other grants.                                                                                                                     Deadline Feb 28

 Tatum Education Foundation: This is for any student that applies and goes to a post secondary educational institution. Students must have been enrolled in Tatum High School for the full year their entire Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years. If you are unsure of your enrollment status and want to know if you qualify, please see Mrs Yanas inthe front office.                                                                                Deadline : April 1

Tatum Athletic Booster Club This scholarship is for students whose parents have been a member of Tatum Athletic Boosters Club. You must complete the application and writre an essay. You can pick up an application in the Counselor's Office.                                                                                                                       Deadline: April 15

Texas Interscholastic League Foundation -­ Students who have competed at the UIL Academic Meet OR the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest at least once in their high school career are eligible for scholarships. Must be planning to attend a Texas college or university. Apply at between March 1 and May 12                                                                                                                   Deadline: May 12




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American College Foundation
Champion Energy Services
Slough Foundation Scholarship
12 Keys
Fantasy Sports Daily
ACF Visionary Scholarship
AFSA "No Essay"
Negative Population Growth
Varsity Tutors
College JumpStart
Michigan Injury Lawyers
poetry slam
Junk Car Medics
Spangenberg Law Firm
Independence Foundation
Sports Unlimited
Negative Population Growth
Red Head Scholarship
Smith Publicity
Shawn Carter Foundation
Atlas Shrugged competition
Create Real Impact
The Fountain Head competition
Get Up! Get Active
Hazing Prevention
Hazing Prevention
Courage to Grow
Barbara Mandigo Kelly Poetry
Williamette Writers
Varsity Tutors
Choose your own adventure
Rent Hop
Little Rock Nine Text
David Zeno
It's really all about education

Scholarship Link
Conditional Grant Program
Scholastic All Stars
Horatio Alger Association
Wendy's High School Heisman Class of 2018
Lexus Eco Challenge
The Foundation Fellowship and Ramsey Honors Univ. or Georgia
Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest
University of Georgia Foundation Fellowship and Ramsey Honors Scholarship
University of Georgia Foundation Fellowship and Ramsey Honors Scholarship
Burger King Scholarship
Lexus Eco Challenge
Texas Farm Credit Scholarship
Midwestern State University-Please check website for deadline
John F. Kennedy Scholarship
East Texas Communities Foundation Scholarships
AAMI Foundation Scholarship
Patriot Promise Grant
The GREAT scholarship program
ACT Student Champions
Kelly Community Scholarship
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Triple-Impact Scholarship
Texas Student Housing
East Texas Communities Foundation Scholarships
Communities Foundation of Texas
Communities Foundation of Texas
East Texas Professional Credit Union
Area Go Texan
Norwhich University- $2,000 Take the Lead Scholarship
The Coolidge Scholarship- a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship
 Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
University of Texas at Tyler
ACF Visionary Scholarship Program
Rove Pest Control Scholarship   - $500
Lexus Eco Challenge
Financial Aid for Minority Students
Univerisity of Oklahoma
Boston Univeristy
LeTourneau University
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, full ride scholarship opportunities
Texas Interscholastic League Foundation
East Texas Professional Credit Union
Collins Scholars Application
2018 Profile in Courage Essay Contest
University of Oklahoma
AMDA 2017 National Audtion Scholarships
Texas Tech National Merit Scholarship program
Lexus Eco Challenge
Tyler Junior College - opens November 6, 2017
Univeristy of Houston
Austin Bank Scholarship
Stephen F. Austin : Smith Hutson Scholarhips
Texas State University- Assured Scholarships
Hendrix College: