Raise Me Scholarships

For students in 9th - 12th grade

RaiseMe is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first generation students. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to earn scholarships, which is often too late to impact a student's college ambitions or choices, RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular.
Some of Raise Me 250+ College Partners
Local Scholarship Application
Please type all information and attach your essay. Handwritten applications are not accepted
You must email your application to Ms. Garcia at


Download the application to your desktop (not your internet browser) and open it from the Adobe program. This application is designed so you can type on the form.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Garcia.




College Board Opportunity Scholarships

For the class of 2020 (current 11th grade students)

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are open to all class of 2020 students who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories. Students in the class of 2021 will be eligible beginning in late 2019. There is no citizenship requirement. Students who attend Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools outside of the United States are unable to participate in the program at this time.



The following scholarship applications are available:


  • Due in the CTE Office February 22nd, 
  • Due in the CTE Office April 5th
For More Information, Stop by the CTE Office 212B
Applications are available through links, as well as from Rowe CTE Office in 212B

Stars Scholarship Fund

About Stars Scholarship Fund

The Stars Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to qualified students from the community annually. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholarship, academic achievement and financial need through a general application process. Academic achievement is determined using applicant's official academic records. Financial need is determined in evaluating the applicant's submitted FAFSA documentation. The goal of our organization is to assist students who do not receive enough or any federal aid to cover the Cost of Attendance at their institution. Stars Scholarship Fund strives to ensure that deserving individuals are not denied the opportunities for learning and discovery that are available in a university setting
Scholarship Requirements
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.
  • Be a permanent resident (5 or more consecutive years) of and have a permanent South or West Texas address in one of our 30 counties.
  • Have earned/completed at least 12 undergraduate credit hours at a U.S. accredited college or university before applying for the scholarship.
  • Have a minimum college cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have completed a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to the Fall of the new academic year.
  • Are enrolled in a U.S. accredited 2 yr. community college (enrolled part-time or full-time) in a degree-seeking program, or a 4yr. university undergraduate program (enrolled full-time) seeking a Bachelor's Degree, or a university graduate program (enrolled full-time) seeking a Master's, Law or Doctorate degree
Due date of March 31, 2020
Begin your STARS Scholarship Application (click here)
Instructions after you have submitted application (click here)
Vamos Scholarship
This scholarship was made for high school seniors from Hidalgo, Starr and Cameron County.
To qualify, a Student must:
  • Be a high school senior in Hidalgo, Starr or Cameron County graduating in the spring
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident with a Social Security Number. Permanent residents must have lived in Hidalgo, Starr or Cameron County for five consecutive years
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student for four academic years at a U.S. accredited college or university
  • Have a GPA of at least 80/100 or 2.5/4.0 and/or rank in the top 30% of their graduating high school class
  • Have met the minimum SAT or ACT score requirements for the student’s college or university of choice
  • Students must be eligible for Pell Grant
Deadline to Apply - April 1st by 5 p.m. central time
Begin your application process here
Annually, Security First Credit Union awards scholarships to students in the Rio Grande Valley. We encourage our young members who are graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate college student to apply. The application and evaluation process by the Security First Credit Union Scholarship committee takes place within the first quarter of the year..

Application Deadline: March 5, 2020

Click Here to apply
  • Be the primary or joint owner of an active account (Share Savings, Checking, etc.) in good standing at Security First Credit Union as of 8/1/2018.
  • Graduate students, previous applicants/recipients, Security First Credit Union employees, their children, and children of the primary and joint account holder are eligible to apply.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited high school in the Rio Grande Valley (Hidalgo, Willacy, Starr, and Cameron County) and be classified as a 2019 high school senior and be accepted into an accredited college, university, or other post-secondary institution at time of award.
  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled or accepted into an accredited college, university, or other post-secondary institution at time of award.
  • References are not required, however, strongly encouraged. References must be submitted from your choice of teachers, counselors, employers or community leaders.
In the 64 years since its inception, the primary objective of the Algodón Club has been to support and promote the cotton industry of the Rio Grande Valley. Over the years, one of the leading ways the Algodón Club has shown its encouragement is by awarding scholarships to outstanding Valley students who demonstrate academic achievement, are involved in extra-curricular activities, and who plan to pursue an agriculture related career. Through the giving of these scholarships, the Algodón Club provides for the cotton industry's most valuable resource - tomorrow’s agribusiness leaders

Potential Applicants must meet the following requirements for scholarship consideration:

  • A GPA of 3.00 of above
  • Planned pursuit of a career in agricultural related field
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities
For more information click here.
Application Postmark Due Date: March 5, 2020


IBC Scholarship: Antonio R. Sanchez Sr. Memorial Scholarship 2019 Scholarship Application 

Application Due Date: March 22nd

The Roman David Delgado Scholarship

The Roman David Delgado Charitable Trust was created ten years ago by Diana and Rudy Delgado after the tragic passing of their youngest son, Roman.  Roman was a Junior at Nikki Rowe High school. To date, over 200 scholarships have been awarded to students from all over Hidalgo County. At least 30 scholarships, which will range from $500 to $1000, will be awarded to qualifying seniors from Hidalgo County.

(1) Original school transcript with school seal in sealed envelope (order from home school)


(2) Personal Essay (essay topic is in application)


(3) Two (2) letters of recommendation – one

recommendation must be from a current or former teacher or counselor


(4) Completed application (Application Below)


(5) Resume



Application Deadline: April 5th
The Associated General Contractors of America RGV Scholarship 
About AGC Education & Research:
The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET(link is external) or ACCE(link is external)-accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs. Over $10 million in scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students attending colleges and universities across the country. The criteria to apply for undergraduate scholarships outlines the eligibility to apply. 
Application is below.
Application Deadline: April 2nd
Texas Farm Credit Youth Scholarship
AFT Scholarship Opportunities
2020 RGV Sports Hall of Fame
***This webpage is updated continuously. Scholarships with deadlines that have passed will be removed immediately. Make sure you check this page frequently for the most up-to-date scholarships.***





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