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Student Resources

Financial Aid

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)- Money awarded to students to help pay for college

College for Texans Grant
- The Texas Legislature established the TEXAS (Towards EXcellence, Access and Success) Grant to make sure that well-prepared high school graduates with financial need could go to college.

College Scholarship Guide - Higher education costs are at an all-time high, and landing the right scholarship could be the difference between graduating debt-free or paying off loans for years and years.Unlike a loan, a scholarship does not need to be repaid. It is a gift. Scholarships are granted by a variety of entities, like schools, private endowments, businesses, religious organizations, nonprofits, the government, and professional associations. There are thousands of scholarships available to undergrad and graduate students throughout the country

Financial Aid for Minority Students - In an effort to make higher education more accessible to these groups, hundreds of public and private organizations offer specialized minority student scholarships and aid programs. If you are a student with minority status, it’s worth your while to see what’s available.

Homework Help/Study Guide

WT Virtual Math Lab - Provides help in College Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, or in preparing for the math part of the THEA, ACCUPLACER, or general GRE tests.
KHAN Academy -
Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more
American Mathematical Society - Students at all levels can benefit from AMS programs and services. In addition to offering an array of programs and opportunities for students, the AMS collects information about opportunities of interest to students in the mathematical sciences

Career Information

STEM Career - Information about the need and deman of STEM related jobs.
STEM Careers and Skills - Did you know that science, technology, engineering, or math graduates can find work as health care practitioners, teachers, farmers, top-level managers in the private or government sector, and even writers or artists?
Women and STEM Careers -
The need for women in STEM fields has dramatically increased over the past years.
InTech - Why STEM education is important?
Pathways to Science - Use this website to find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring.

Internship and Research Opportunities

Science and Engineering Apprentice Program - Provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.
NIH Summer Internship Program - Provides internships to outstanding high school, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical/biological sciences to work on a research project that entails exposure to the latest biochemical, molecular, and analytical techniques in a given field.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Internships - The purpose of the Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill and in Federal Agencies.
NASA Internship - Imagine being a member of an exclusive NASA community of students in the ninth to 12th grade from throughout the U.S. and world who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and careers.

Baylor University Science Research Internship - The purpose of the High School Summer Science Research Program (HSSSRP), is to give superior high school students hands-on research experience by working on research projects with Baylor University science professors in many disciplines.
UT San Antonio Health Science Center Internship in the Medical Field - The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio offers a variety of summer programs for undergraduate students seeking research experiences in the Biological Sciences.
Internship and Fellowship Opportunities in Science -   For students who are looking for internships or fellowships in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The lists have been compiled by members of FICE, the Federal Interagency Committee on Education.
Sandia National Laboratories Internships - Each year, Sandia welcomes students from around the country. Some are year-round interns who attend local schools, many come during the summer, and others co-op during the academic year. We offer a wide range of technical and business-related opportunities for students ranging from high school (ages 16+) to those working on their Ph.D degrees.
Texas High School Aerospace Scholars- NASA wants you to become the engineers, scientists, researchers and innovators of tomorrow. The HAS project offers a one-of-a-kind experience for Texas high school students like you to jump start your future and explore the possibilities of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related major or career.


American Chemical Society - Renewable scholarship for underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields.
SAE Engineering Scholarship Program - SAE scholarships assist in developing the future engineering workforce by helping students achieve their dreams of becoming an engineer.
Texas Society of Professional Engineers
- Scholarships for aspiring engineering students and graduate engineering students
SMART Scholarship
- Scholarship to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program - Scholarship to provide opportunities to attract highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to aeronautics and related fields.

NOAA Scholarship Program - OEd Student Scholarship Programs provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain "hands-on" experience, pursue research, and educational training in NOAA-mission sciences.
TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship - Over the past 20 years, the makers of TYLENOL® have awarded more than $8.7 million in scholarships to students pursuing an education in healthcare. We are proud to support those dedicated to a lifetime of caring for others.
National Student Nurses Association Scholarships - Scholarships and grants for students pursuing a degree in a health profession.
National Institutes of Health Scholarship - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - The mission of CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Our mission is to increase the number of Hispanic college graduates by providing scholarships and assistance to students and their families.
Microsoft Scholarship - We support your pursuit of higher education in computer science and related technical disciplines. We know you’ll do great things in the industry so why not get started today?
The Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship - Opening doors to higher education. Scholarship Database!
TG's Milton G. Wright Scholarship DrawingTG allows students to enter for a chance to receive one of our monthly $500 scholarship awards.
Top 10% Scholarship Program - The 80th Texas Legislature created the Top 10 Percent Scholarship to encourage students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class to attend a Texas public institution of higher education.
Samsung Scholarship - Samsung Digital Presenters wants to know what high school students think about technology advancements and how it will change the way we learn in the future. Is it for the better?
The Walter O. Mason and Matthew W. Taylor Scholarships- Scholarships for current TRIO studets.
LULAC National Scholarship Fund - LULAC offers a variety of scholarships for high school seniors, undergraduate & graduate college students through our educational arm, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC).
Just Home Medical Health Care Leaders Scholarship - Just Medical is proud to announce our first ever JustHomeMedical.com Health Care Leaders Scholarship! As part of our ongoing commitment to helping families maintain healthy lifestyles, we will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to one health care student. 
Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation - Since 1989, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has helped dreams come true for more than 5,000 outstanding students. In high school, these students began their journey of academic excellence, positive leadership and dedication to service.
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.
NAACP Scholarships - Each year the NAACP, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. It is the duty of our dedicated Scholarship Committee to determine the most outstanding individuals to receive these awards.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program - The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.
One Medical Group Scholarship - One Medical will award a $10,000 scholarship to an exceptional third-year medical student with a passion for primary care.
TASSSP Scholarships - Scholarships available to students who have participated in a TRIO Program during their high school years.
SWASAP Scholarship - Scholarships available to students who have participated in a TRIO Program during their high school years.
INTERTECH Foundation Scholarship - This opportunity is aimed at college-bound high school students, who have excelled in the areas of Math and Science, to move on to college studies in the area of computer science.