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College Scholarships

College Scholarship Application Information

Local/Regional Scholarships

  • The Hugh Shrader Memorial Scholarship is an award given to one senior each year in memory of Hugh Shrader, a 1947 graduate of Baird High School.

    Applicants will be considered in the following areas:

    • Character,
    • Academics,
    • Athletic Participation, and
    • Financial Need.



    Due: April 12, 2024 at 2:30 pm

  • All Baird High School seniors are eligible to apply for this scholarship award. Applicants will be considered in the following areas:

    • Character,
    • Academics, and
    • Financial Need



    Due: April 15, 2024

  • Open to all students who competed in athletics in high school.


    Due: April 15, 2024

  • Due: April 15, 2024

  • This scholarship will be awarded to someone whose parent or grandparent attended Baird Schools.

    Due: April 15, 2024

  • Taylor Telecom Scholarship Information 

    Award recipients are selected based on several criteria, including GPA, test scores, leadership and community involvement, and letters of recommendation. 

    Due: April 1, 2024

  • Masonic Children & Family Services of Texas Info


    • Career goals that will be enabled by higher education
    • Demonstrated community service/involvement
    • Academic achievements
    • School activities
    • Financial need
    • Employment experience
    • Masonic affiliations
    • Services previously received from MCFS
    • Letters of Recommendation



    Due: April 30, 2024

  • Foundation for Rural Service Information


    • Be a graduating high school senior.
    • Be a United States citizen.
    • Be sponsored by a current member of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association.
    • Express interest in returning to a rural community following graduation.



    Due: February 16, 2024


  • Texas Telephone Association Foundation Information

    If students are unable to provide their SAR due to issues with the FASFA website, if they can please provide email confirmation with their estimated Student Aid Index. 


    Due: March 31, 2024

  • Association of Compensatory Educators of Texas Information 

    Our Association offers twenty $1,000 scholarships across the state to students who have, at some time in their school career, been enrolled in a compensatory education program. Compensatory Education includes programs such as Title I, Bilingual/ESL, State Compensatory Education (SCE), Migrant, and Homeless.


    Due: February 16, 2024

  • Samsung American Legion Scholarship Information

    Scholarship applications are limited to students between their junior and senior years of high school who attend the current session of either an American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great-grandchild, etc. Stepchildren and legally adopted children are considered direct descendants of a wartime U.S. military veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.



    • 6/9/24 (Boys)
    • 6/16/24 (Girls)
  • Due: February 28, 2024

  • Capital Farm Credit Youth Scholarship Information

    Applicant must demonstrate that they have a tentative educational plan and goals, related to fields in agriculture or natural resources (may include Ag Communications, Ag Economics/Business, Ag Education, Wildlife or Ranch Management, etc.).


    Due: March 29, 2024

  • Horatio Alger Scholarship Information

    This scholarship can award you up to $2,500 to pursue a career certification or technical education, of your choice, at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

    Horatio Alger Association also administers over 70 scholarship programs, offering opportunities for students in various stages of their academic careers to achieve their educational goals and realize their potential.


  • For current sophomores only.


    Due: March 8, 2024