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College Trips:

Don't forget Juniors and Seniors you can take up to 2 excused college days during the year.  Just don't forget to bring back a college letter and turn it into the attendance office as soon as you return to school.

Sam Houston State University - Saturdays@Sam - Register Here: www.shsu.edu/dept/visitors/saturday.html

University of Texas - Be a Longhorn - Register here: www.bealonghorn.utexas.edu/meetus/visit

Texas A & M - Aggie Land Information Day - Register here: www.admissions.tamu.edu/events

Texas A & M Corpus Christi - Island Day - Register here: www.islandday.tamucc.edu/

Texas A & M Kingsville - Javelina Preview Days - Register here: www.tamuk.edu/admission/visit/index.html

University of Houston - Cougar Preview Days - Register here: www.uh.edu/admissions/connect/schedule-visit/cougar-preview/

University of Houston Victoria - Jag Days - Register here: www.uhv.edu/underclassmen/UHVJagDay.aspx




Gates Millenium Scholars Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.  http://gmsp.org/

 The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year.  http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#.VA9oq8t0xMs

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway
Tell us your one of a kind story and how you plan to make an impact on the world for your chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition.
Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
To be considered eligible for the Global Lift Equipment Scholarship you must: Be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in Canada or the US in September of 2013 or September of 2014. Submit a short story. Detailed instructions can be found on the application page. Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.   http://www.usedforklifttexas.com

Horatio Alger Scholarship
To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, applicants must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2014 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation.  Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)                  https://www.horatioalger.org

Coca-Cola Scholars
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.
The 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. Over the past 18 years, more than 345,000 young Americans have participated in the program, and more than 100,000 of them have been officially recognized for their volunteer efforts.
Wells Fargo - CollegeSTEPS
Whether you're planning for college or already there, sign up for the CollegeSTEPS Program today and get tools, tips, and a chance to win $1,000.

Intel Science Talent Search
Since 1998, Intel has sponsored the Intel Science Talent Search, a national competition designed to recognize student achievement and research and inspire innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math. Intel STS alumni have achieved some of the world’s most prestigious honors: Eleven have won MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grants, six have won the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology, and seven have won the Nobel Prize.

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award
To be eligible for the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work over the past 2 years, and have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater.   http://www.studentscholarships.org/volunteer.php

 Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Scholarship
A student must have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within his/her community over the last 12 months. Please ensure that you have completed this amount of hours and that a person within the organization(s) is willing to confirm that you have volunteered this amount of time.   http://www.studentscholarships.org/college.php  

 Texas Match the Promise Foundation
In a state where opportunities and possibilities fuel ambitions and big dreams, the Texas Match the Promise FoundationSM encourages families to save for college by offering matching scholarships and tuition grants to participants in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® — the state’s prepaid college tuition plan.  http://www.matchthepromise.org/apply.php

Dell Scholars Program
This is a program that looks beyond academic performance and grades. You don’t need the highest grades to apply. It rewards your determination to achieve great things through higher education. Unlike many other college scholarships, the Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.  http://www.dellscholars.org/

Gates Millennium Scholars
The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.  http://www.gmsp.org/

Colgate-Palmolive and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
“MAKE THE U” (HAZ LA U) Scholarship Program.  Student will submit 3 short essays of 500 words or less.     www.colgate.com/HazLaU

Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship
Students must answer the essay question on the website online application form.  http://www.mortgagebrokerscoquitlam.com
Find A Law Scholarship
Complete the Online Form and Short Question.  http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_find_a_law_scholarship_8929.php

TILF—Texas Interscholastic League Foundation – Scholarship Opportunities
For participants in the UIL Academic State Meet & Outstanding TSSEC Soloists.  Must have competed at the UIL Academic State Meet any year of their high school career (CX debaters must have advanced to the second day of competition) OR must be a TSSEC Outstanding Soloist OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition or the Latino History Essay Competition.  www.tilf.uiltexas.org

Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship
To be eligible a student must be attending school at the undergraduate level in the fall of 2014 and can be enrolled in any year of their undergraduate program. High School seniors who will graduate in 2014 are considered eligible. If you are attending a trades and/or technical school, the program must be at least 2 years in length or longer.  http://peterboroughdentists.com  
Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program
This will be $1,000 scholarship awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. If possible, please include a reference to our scholarship program on your scholarship page.  http://www.animationcareerreview.com/animationcareerreviewcom-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-program

Scholarships for Texas Residents
There are 100s of scholarships to view.  http://www.cappex.com/scholarships/ByState/Texas/-s-s-TX/


For any questions, please contact your Pre-College Advisor:

Sharon Vaclavik
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 The Victoria Independent School District and its career and technology education program does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, age or national origin in its education programs, activities, or employment as required by Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI.

Este distrito escolar y su Programa Educacional de Carerra y Technologia no discriminan en base a sexo, disabilidad, raza, color, edad u origen nacional en sus programas educativos, actividades, o empleo como lo requiere el Titulo IX, Seccion 504 y Titulo VI.


The Victoria Independent School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age for admission, treatment, or participation in its educational programs, services and activities, or employment.
El distrito escolar de Victoria no discrimina contra ninguna persona por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad o edad de admisión, tratamiento, o la participación en los programas educativos, servicios y actividades, o empleo.