Scholarships & Financial Aid

Are you applying for scholarships?  There are many out there; you can't receive them if you don't apply!
Local and State Scholarships
  • Past Due Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships- Due by March 1, 2019.  Must be a member of a Texas Farm Bureau family.  Three different scholarships available.  Visit to apply. 
  • Past Due West Texas AGC Scholarship- Due by March 31, 2019.  Must be seeking a two or four-year degree in a construction related field.  Application is found here:
  • Past Due Nolan County Foundation Scholarship- Due by April 1, 2019.  Go to to apply. 
  • Past Due Taylor Telecom Scholarship- Due by April 1, 2019.  Please submit your application to Mrs. Coalson by Monday, March 25 to be mailed. Parent or guardian must have active service with Taylor Telecom. 
  • Past Due Big Country Iris & Daylily Society Scholarship- Due by April 2, 2019.  Must be majoring in Horticulture or Agriculture.  See Mrs. Coalson for an application. 
  • Past Due CJ Macon Scholarship Fund- A scholarship honoring Carrissa Joy Macon (CJ). Must turn in the application and the essay by Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to Mrs. Coalson. 
  • Past Due Taylor Electric Scholarship- Must mail application, essay and other supporting documents before April 5, 2019.  To apply, your home must be powered by Taylor Electric Company.
  • Past Due Texas Six Man Association Scholarship- Must be submitted by April 16, 2019. Application was sent by email.  See Mrs. Coalson for more information. 
  • Past Due Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship- Application due by Tuesday, April 23, 2019. 
  • Past Due Blackwell Athletic Booster Club Scholarship- Application and essay should be turned in to Mrs. Coalson or Mrs. Ragland by Wednesday, April 24th. 
  • Blackwell PTO Scholarship- Applications are due by Thursday, May 2, 2019.  
** For an updated list of local scholarships in the Abilene area which you may be eligible for, please visit  Fill out the General Application and apply to scholarship opportunities for which you are eligible.  You will need to answer specific questions for each scholarship opportunity to apply for that scholarship. 
** For an updated list of Texas scholarships, see
** For an updated list of state scholarships which you may be eligible for, you can also visit

National Scholarships

  • National Beta Scholarship Program- Applications are due by January 24, 2019.  Visit for more information.
  • America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship- due by February 1, 2019.  Got to to apply. 
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund- due by March 31, 2019.  Go to for more information. 
Scholarship Help and Advice
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Financial Aid and Loans
Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
Personal Finance 101 Video Course: The course was designed for incoming college students, by current college students. This video can be used to help students better understand personal finance, budgeting, banking, and financial aid.

 Financial Aid Hotline:  Free text-in service designed to quickly answer any question related to financial aid, grants, scholarships, and student loans. Simply text-in your financial aid questions  to (302) 278-4037. For more information, visit
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