Friday, December 16, 2016

Everything you need to get money and go to college!


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Friday, December 9, 2016

Law Day 2017

The Dallas Bar Association is accepting enters for the photography contest. Winners will receive prizes and awards.  To learn more about this contest and how to enter click here .  The deadline to enter is March 10, 2017.

UIL Essay Contest

UIL Academics are currently accepting essays for their two contest.  You can enter one or both essay contest.  Click here to learn more and submit your essay.  The winners will receive an award and recognition on the state level.  Show your great writing skills.  The essay submission deadline if February 22, 2017.

Harvey Martin Dream Foundation Scholarship

The Harvey Martin Dream Foundation are currently accepting applications for their scholarship. To view the application and learn about this opportunity click here.  The scholarship deadline is Saturday, January 21, 2017.  Visit for additional information.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Engineering Scholarship

Seniors the American Council of Engineering Companies of Dallas are accepting applications for their $2,000 scholarship.  If you have scored at least 600 in math and 550 in critical reading on the SAT, or a 29 in math and 25 English on the ACT.  Have a minimum overall high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Please apply for the wonderful opportunity.  To learn more and view the application click here.  Please bring your complete application with all required documentation to the Samuell Counselor's Office by Thursday February 2, 2017. All completed applications given to the Samuell Counselor's by the deadline will be submitted to DISD Counseling Services.

Friday, November 18, 2016

North Texas Relocation Professionals Scholarship

Samuell Seniors if you relocated between 9th and 12th grade (summer between 8th and 9th grade acceptable) more than 50 miles and changed schools due to family relocation, have a GPA of 3.0 this scholarship is for you.  Click here to view the application and more information.  Completed applications must be emailed to the  email address on the application on or before January 31, 2017.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tom Joyner Foundation - Full Ride Scholarship Program

Attention Samuell Seniors!

Seniors attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the fall of 2017 must apply for this scholarship.  Seniors must have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.00 grade scale, excluding home school studies) and Minimum SAT score of 1400 [based on the New SAT score format combined math essay and verbal score] or ACT score of 30.  Applicants must demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.  To apply online click here.  Students must have their school mail their transcripts and recommendations to the address listed on the online application.  Applications and all scholarship documentation must be postmarked no later than January 20, 2017.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Savvy Saver Scholarship

Savvy Saver

·       US Citizen or Permanent Resident
·       At least 18 years old
·       Attending college at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the United States or participating in a study abroad program at an accredited international university
·       Submit a short essay (400-600 words) on the following topic: Why is saving money important to you?
·       Must also submit a tweet


Due Date:
December 13

Application information:

Shirt Space Scholarship

Shirt Space

·       Must be a high school senior applying to college or be currently enrolled in college.
·       To enter, take a blank t-shirt and tap into your creative side by fashioning it to how it represents you. All applicants must be the original designers! Once you’re satisfied with your DIY T-shirt, post a picture of yourself or a friend in the tee on Instagram along with a 200-300 word essay explaining your design. Show off your designs with pride: hashtag #ShirtSpaceDesign and tag us @ShirtSpace! The designer of our favorite t-shirt will win the scholarship! We need to be able to see your post, so please make your Instagram account public!
·       Must submit online application form


Due Date:

December 15

Application information:

Diet Spotlight Scholarship

Diet Spotlight

·       Write a 900-1500 word essay on the following topic: According to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), it is perfectly legal for employers to assess their employees as much as 30% of the cost of provided health benefit (insurance) coverage, if the employee doesn’t meet certain wellness goals (established by the Department of Health and Human Services) which include weight and/or body mass index (BMI). Critics say that this amounts to a thinly veiled form of ‘fat discrimination’. Supporters feel this a very good thing as it establishes a financial incentive for people to work toward long-term health goals. Discuss which view of the situation you think is more fair.
·       health goals. Discuss which view of the situation you think is more fair.
·       Be at least 13 years of age

Due Date:
December 31

Application information:

Unigo Scholarship


·       Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
·       Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
·       Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
·       Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
·       "Weighing the expected investment and return, is college worth it for you? Why?"


Due Date:
December 31

Application information:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Scholarships for minority students

Click here for a list of college scholarship opportunities for minority students.  Scholarship deadlines are available in each individual scholarship application link.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open!

New for 2016 the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open.  To learn about completing and submitting your FAFSA click here.  Remember the FAFSA is your opportunity to apply for financial aid, grants, work study and student loans.  It is also used by colleges and universities to determine scholarship eligibility. Money is provided to students on a first come first serve basis.  Be the first in line and not the last. Complete your FAFSA today.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Education is Freedom Scholarships Update

Are you looking for scholarships?  Education is Freedom has posted their Scholarship Update.  Click here to view the scholarship opportunities.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fairway to Success Scholarship

Fairway to Success is a golf and Scholarship Program open to Samuell Seniors.  At least one senior from W.W. Samuel that completes the program will earn at least $20,000 in scholarship awards!!  To be eligible for the program seniors must complete once a week golf and college readiness programming for five weeks. In November there will be a golf tournament and seniors that complete the Fairway to Success Program can then apply for the scholarship in March.  Free pizza and drinks will be provided.

Click here to view the program flyer.

The Fairway to Success Program starts Thursday, September 22, 2016 directly after school in the field area next to the ReConnect building on the east side of the Samuell High School campus.  

Monday, September 19, 2016


Click on the links below for scholarship opportunities.

Upcoming scholarships


Scholarship: Create Real Impact Contest
Due Date: September 30


Scholarship: Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship
Due Date: September 30


Scholarship: Scholarship
Due Date: September 30


Scholarship: Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Due Date: October 31


Scholarship: Bluetooth Breakthrough Award
Due Date: December 13

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Start Preparing for your College Entrance Exams

It's never to early or too late to get ready for those college entrance exams.  Click on the links below will provide information and free practice test to help you increase your scores.

Accuplacer - TSI Test Prep

PSAT - Practice Test Prep

SAT - Practice Test Prep

ACT - Practice Test Prep

Friday, September 9, 2016

Samuell Senior Checklist

Attention Seniors!

To help you successfully complete all the necessary steps in the college application and financial aid process and transition smoothly to college.  Click here to view our Senior Checklist.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SAT & ACT Test Calendar for 2016 - 2017

Seniors and Juniors don't forget to take the SAT or ACT test.  Click the links below for more information about testing dates and locations.

SAT Calendar 2016 - 2016 

ACT Calendar 2016 - 2017