FAFSA is the Free Application For Student Aid. This online form can be submitted October 1st of your student's senior year. Even if you do not qualify for federal aid for college, many scholarships require this form to be submitted in order to verify the parents income. You and your student will be required to open an account in order to complete this form. It is highly recommended that you consider taking the time to submit this form.

Midland College provides a free workshop to help with the FAFSA form regardless of where your student wants to attend college. Email: for more information.



Scholarship Search Platforms has compiled a comprehensive guide of the best scholarship search websites.

As local scholarship applications open they will be updated below. Other outside scholarship sites include:

I highly encourage you to create an account with Much like the CommonApp or Apply Texas, Going Merry only has you fill out essential information one time and populates that information onto scholarship applications. The website also tells you how long it will take to fill out the scholarship applications and which ones best match your profile.

Permian Basin Area Foundation

Online applications are open to seniors starting January of their senior year, and the deadline is usually the last day of March of their senior year. For a complete detailed listing of scholarships, please refer to their website.

Midland College Legacy Scholarship

Students planning on attending Midland College should apply early for this scholarship. Students will be required to meet the listed requirements on their website as well as complete 40 hours of community service from these organizations.

Midland County Republican Women

Available to female seniors only with a B average or better. Link to application.

Texas Tech Alumni

The online application will be available in March 2022. Last year Texas Tech Alumni Association awarded over $287,000 in scholarships to incoming freshmen.

The Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship

The Charles, Lela, and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship awards students up to $5000 per year for a total of 5 years or upon the completion of a Bachelor's degree. The application opens on January 1st and is due by April 1st.