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Kilgore College Scholarship Program

Kilgore College encourages you to apply for financial assistance through our scholarship program. A limited number of Kilgore College scholarship funds and grants are available to students who have fulfilled the scholarship criteria. Listed below are the various scholarships and the process to apply for each scholarship.


Institutional and Academic Scholarships


The Presidential Scholarship is KC’s most prestigious academic scholarship and is designed to attract academically superior students to Kilgore College. To apply the student may contact their high school counselor for an application or Beverly Davis at (903) 983-8210 or send an e-mail to:

  • Incoming high school Freshman Only.
  • Enhanced ACT composite score of 25 or SAT composite score of 1600 or above.
  • High school grade average of 92 or higher.
  • High school class rank in upper 10% of graduation class.
  • Scholarship covers tuition, fees, and use of books.
  • Must maintain 3.3 Cumulative GPA with a minimum of 15 hours per each long semester.
  • They must exhibit personal conduct in keeping with the Code of Conduct in the KC Student Handbook.
  • Recipients of this award may accept other KC institutional scholarships to cover the cost of room and board in college Housing only. They may accept scholarships from outside sources.
  • KC Presidential Scholarship Application (pdf)
  • Application deadline is March 1.


Click here for an application form (pdf)

Dependent children of full time employees may be eligible to receive an institutional scholarship in an amount equivalent to the in-district tuition and general education fee costs.  Application for this scholarship and eligibility determination must occur annually.

Basic requirements for scholarship eligibility include:

  • Prospective scholarship recipients must file the annual FAFSA application and receive their SAR before scholarship eligibility can be determined.
  • NOTE: Students claiming independent status when filing their FAFSA have waived their dependency rights and are not eligible for this scholarship.  Dual credit/early admission students need not file the FAFSA.
  • “Dependent children” of full-time employees who have a minimum of one year of service at Kilgore College will be considered eligible for this scholarship.

This scholarship will have the following limitations:

  • A maximum of 62 attempted semester credit hours (or equivalent continuing education certificate hours) will be covered.
  • Typically, participants will be limited to one degree or certificate.
  • Only in-district tuition and general education fees will be paid; out-of-district fees, course specific fees, books, uniforms, supplies, etc. will not be covered.
  • This will be a non-liquidated scholarship; thus, no cash will accrue to the student.
  • Students will be required to maintain a 2.5 grade point average each semester to retain the scholarship.
    In order to maintain consistency between financial aid programs, dependency must be documented through one of the following means:

    1. The student is claimed as a dependent on the employee’s most recent IRS tax return; or
    2. The student is covered by the employee’s Kilgore College sponsored insurance plan; or
    3. The employee is currently paying child support to/on behalf of the student; or
    4. The student lists dependency to the employee on his/her FAFSA application.

Employees who do not meet the eligibility requirements but who have extenuating circumstances may request a review of their eligibility status by completing a review request form.
For more information on this employee benefit, please contact the Financial Aid Office.


The KC General Institutional Scholarship is based upon academic performance, and will require that the student meet the minimum grade point average and enrollment requirements as stated in an agreement letter. To apply the student may contact the Kilgore College Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at (903) 983-8210 or (903) 983-8211 or send an e-mail at or download the general scholarship.

  • Available to incoming freshman or returning students.
  • ACT or SAT scores a plus in determining the scholarship recipient.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA with a minimum of twelve (12) hours per each long semester.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals other than relatives.
  • An application for admission to KC on file in the Admissions Office.
  • A copy of the high school or most recent college transcript in the Registrar’s Office (or submitted with the application).
  • The current FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid Office for the appropriate academic year.
  • The monetary value varies depending on the scholarship awarded.
  • Application deadline is April 1st.

A Superintendent’s Scholarship is given to each Kilgore College in-district high school. This scholarship is awarded at the Superintendent’s discretion. $600 or more yearly.

The Principal’s Scholarship is also given to each Kilgore College in-district high school. This scholarship is awarded at the high school principal’s discretion. $600 or more yearly.

The Kilgore College Service Area Scholarships are given to each area high school otherwise known as Out-of-District high schools. Check with your high school counselor to determine if your school receives a KC Service Area Scholarship. $600 or more yearly.

The Counselor’s Scholarship is awarded by high school counselors in selected service area high schools.

The Orientation Scholarship is awarded via a drawing to a lucky student who attends an orientation session at Kilgore College. You must check with the Student Success Director, Jimmy Rieves at (903) 988-7536 to sign up for this program.

  • The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA with a minimum of 12 hours per each long semester.
  • An application for admissions must be on file at Kilgore College.
  • Students must have a signed agreement letter returned to the scholarship office with the Student Success Director’s signature.
  • The monetary value will be no less than $600 per academic year or $300 per semester.


Click here for the Non-Traditional Scholarship Application
(For anyone other than a brand new high school graduate - Due April 1)

Community/Agency Scholarships

Outside scholarships or “agency scholarships” are funds that are awarded to students from sources outside of Kilgore College. Examples of outside sources are the Elks Lodge, the Lions Club, School organizations, and Banks, etc. Most agencies do not send the scholarship funds to the school until the student’s proof of enrollment is provided to the scholarship donor. Proof of enrollment is the fee schedule that the student receives during class registration. A student may print a copy of their fee schedule from our on-line web site ( Agencies usually prefer to send the student’s scholarship funds directly to the school to be credited to the students account. Academic Scholarships available

For more information, visit:

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Application

available online at

Requirements for applicants:

  • Current high school JUNIOR (not seniors) 
  • Plan to attend college in the 2012 Fall Semester
  • US Citizenship or US permanent residency 
  • Of Hispanic/Latino descent (at least one parent) 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA ( on a 4.0 scale)  or 7.5 (on a 10.0 scale)
  • Willing to travel at own cost to the awards ceremony in your selected region

TG's Charley Wootan Grant Program

Since 2000, TG has been proud to support a grant program designed to provide help to students pursuing a higher education and who have financial need. For the 2012-13 academic year, TG's Charley Wootan Grant program will award grants totaling $5 million. TG will award $4 million in grants to students who are Texas residents. TG will distribute $1 million in grants to students residing outside Texas. Grants within Texas will be split between students going to 2-year colleges or vocational schools and students enrolled at 4-year universities.

American Muscle Scholarship for automotive students

American Muscle is currently in the process of selecting Spring 2014 scholarship recipients, and will continue to award two $2,000 scholarships each semester.

  • We are offering 4 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education during the 2013-2014 school year an opportunity to be awarded $2,000 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester!

  • Those students who have exceptional drive and automotive ambitions should submit a 700-1500 word essay to telling us who you are and how you plan on using your automotive education to change the custom car industry for the better. All entries must be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to be eligible for consideration and also must include proof of current college enrollment.

  • Please submit your essays by 12:00PM EST on October 15th, 2013 for all spring semester applicants and by June 15th, 2014 for all fall applicants. Winning scholarships will be paid directly to the school as a tuition payment.

  • Winners will be selected by November 15th, 2013 for all spring contestants and by July 15, 2014 for fall applicants. scholarship opportunities

Surety Bonds, through its Small Business Success Student Scholarship program, hopes to hear all about the small business experiences young entrepreneurs across the nation have gained, whether personally or from observing family members working to make a way for themselves. Three deserving individuals will win a $1,500 scholarship to use toward furthering their education at the college or university of their choice.

The Small Business Success Student Scholarship Program is open to students in every state. All entries must be received no later than March 31, 2014, to be eligible for the contest. Applications may only be submitted online. Each student must submit a 500 to 1,000-word essay about "How small business ownership (personal, parent, grandparent, or legal guardian) has shaped you into the person you are today."

If you have any questions about or our scholarship program, you may contact me via email at or via phone at 1 (800) 308-4358 ext. 210.

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Performance Scholarships for Performing Arts:

Performance scholarships are given to students involved in a fine/performing arts program at KC that include: Visual Art, KC Band, Cheerleader, Communications, KC Choral/Vocal, Strings, Dance, Piano, Rangerettes, Theatre, and KC Twirlers.

  • Visual Arts

    The Kilgore College Art Scholarship is designed to attract students who possess outstanding talent and ability to Kilgore College. To apply the student may contact the Kilgore College Visual Arts Chairman, Larry Kitchen,(903) 983-8166 or John Hillier, (903) 983-8127 or Carolyn Fox-Hearne at (903) 983-8128 or send an e-mail to, or

    High school seniors must meet the following criteria.
    • Enhanced ACT composite score of 21 or SAT composite of 820 or higher.
    • High school average of 85 or higher.
    • Class rank of top 50 percent.
    Students currently enrolled at KC must meet the following criteria:
    • Maintain a 2.5 GPA on at least 12 hours per semester.
    • Be enrolled in at least one art class.
    • Maintain a “B” average in all art classes.
    • Application deadline is March 15th.

    Cheerleader scholarships:

    Interested students should directly contact Melissa Haden at (903) 983-8134 or e-mail her at

    Must be graduating senior in spring semester of application or…

    Must maintain a 2.5 GPA with a minimum of twelve (12) hours.

    Submit a transcript for proof of eligibility in order to tryout.

    Attend workshop the day before tryouts or…

    Compete in tryouts.

    Communications scholarships:

    The contact person for Journalism/Yearbook scholarships is Bettye Craddock, Flare and Ranger advisor. Contact her at or call her at (903) 983-8194 to apply. A download version of the scholarship application is available on-line on the Journalism page .

    High School Seniors must meet the following criteria:

    Enhanced ACT composite score of 21 or higher or SAT composite of 900 or higher.

    High school average of 90 or higher.

    Deadline to apply is March 15th.

    Currently enrolled students at KC must meet the following criteria:

    Maintain at least a 2.75 GPA on at least 12 hours a semester.

    Be an active member of The Flare or Ranger staff.

    Maintain at least a 3.25 GPA in all communications courses.

    Dance scholarships:

    The Dance Department at Kilgore College offers an intensive program in ballet, modern dance, tap and jazz. Interested parties should contact Cathy Beckman, Lead Dance Instructor, at (903) 983-8633 or e-mail her at

    Dance students are required to take all the dance courses offered each semester.

    Students are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA with a minimum of 12 hours.

    Students must audition in mid April.

    The scholarship is renewable for four semesters.

    Music Scholarships:

    Kilgore College offers Band, Choral/Vocal, Strings, and Piano scholarships. All of the music programs require the following criteria:

    Each requires participation in at least one ensemble relating to the area offering the scholarship.

    Scholarships are contingent upon the individual students’ musical accomplishments, (all region/all area/all state).

    An audition will be set up by the respective department staff.

    Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA with at least 12 hours.

    Students’ schedule must include at least two non-music academic classes.

    Band scholarships:

    The Band Director is Glenn Wells. Interested students should directly contact him at (903) 983-8272 or e-mail him at Band scholarships are available to incoming students with the additional criteria.

    Any student graduating in good standing from their high school bands.

    A letter of recommendation from the high school band director is required.

    Choral/Vocal scholarships:

    The contact person for the choral/vocal scholarship is Jim Taylor. His telephone number is (903) 983-8122 or you may e-mail him at

    Piano scholarships:

    The contact person for the piano program is Sandra Siler. Her telephone number is (903) 983-8120 or you may e-mail her at

    Rangerette scholarships:

    The Rangerette Director is Dana Blair. The Assistant Director is Shelley Wayne. You may contact them at (903) 983-8273 or e-mail them at and respectively. You may download a Rangerette tryout packet from

    All Rangerette Hopefuls are required to complete Pre-Training prior to tryouts.

    Tryouts are held in a closed session at the end of July.

    Room and board for pre-training is $135.00 (cash only.) This payment is non-refundable.

    Scholarships are awarded after pre-training to those who are selected.

    Rangerettes must maintain a 2.5 GPA with a minimum of 12 hours.

    KC Twirler scholarships:

    The KC Twirlers perform at athletic events and special performances with the KC Ranger Band. KC Twirler applications can be downloaded from the web site. The KC Twirler instructor is Melanie G. McMahon. Interested students may contact her at

    Agricultural scholarships:

    Agricultural scholarships are available. All interested students should call (903) 834-6255.

    Athletic Scholarships:

    Students who are interested in participating in any of the athletic teams should contact each respective department. The contacts are as follows


    The contact person for the strings ensemble is Kevin Kelley. You may contact him directly at (903) 983-8123 or e-mail him at

    Kilgore College seeks to provide equal educational and employment opportunities
    Without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.

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