preserving the past to
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Website includes historical information about the former Gillespie County rural schools. Community neighbors and former students are preserving the rich history and places of learning established by the early German settlers. Open houses are held at the former schools throughout the year. All properties are available for special events and tours by request.
Cofran's Texas . . .
Hill Country Portal
A Powerful Information Database & Gateway Service for the Texas Hill Country
Focus Topic Profile For:
IN THE HILL COUNTRY (& NEARBY)
More campuses and expanding programs are evident.
Below is our list of these institutions of higher learning the Texas Hill Country (and just beyond in Austin and San Antonio).
Full-time student enrollment is shown in parentheses, the total of undergraduate and graduate students.
We welcome inquiries, comments and submission of updates, additions, corrections & digital photos,
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ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU) IN THE HILL COUNTRY: 800-946-8627; Campuses in Boerne, Fredericksburg & Marble Falls. www.angelo.edu/dept/grad_school/hillcountry
AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE: 512-223-4222; 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752-4390. (12,819); www.austincc.edu
- AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE-KYLE CAMPUS: 512-262-6500; 1200 Kohlers Crossing, Kyle, TX 78640. http://www.austincc.edu/locations/campuses/hays-campus
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY: 512-313-3000; 11400 Concordia University Dr, Austin, TX 78726. www.concordia.edu
HILL COUNTRY UNIVERSITY CENTER: 830-990-4948; 2818 US 290 E, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. www.hcucenter.org
HOWARD PAYNE UNIVERSITY: 830-629-2366; 1423 N Walnut Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78131. www.hputx.edu/newbraunfels. Branch of Brownwood-based HPU.
OUR LADY OF THE LAKE UNIVERSITY-SAN ANTONIO: 210-434-6711; 411 SW 24th St, San Antonio, TX 78207. (2,312); www.ollusa.edu
PALO ALTO COLLEGE: 210-486-3000; 1400 W Villaret, San Antonio, TX 78224. (3,623); www.alamo.edu/pac
SAINT EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY: 512-448-8400; 3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704. (2,870); www.stedwards.edu
SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY: 210-436-3011; 800-367-7868; One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228. (3,780, in year 2013); www.stmarytx.edu. Founded 1852, Catholic, Liberal Arts
SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE: 210-486-0000; 1300 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-4299. (11,226); www.alamo.edu/sac
SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE NURSING SCHOOL: 830-257-8289; 721 Thompson Dr, Kerrville, TX 78028. www.accd.edu/sac/nursing
SCHREINER UNIVERSITY: 830-896-5411, 800-343-4919; 2100 Memorial Blvd, Kerrville, TX 78028. www.schreiner.edu
SOUTH UNIVERSITY: 877-659-5706; 512-516-8800; 7700 W Parmer Ln, Building A, Ste A100, Austin, TX 78729. www.southuniversity.edu
SOUTHWEST TEXAS JUNIOR COLLEGE: 830-278-4401; 2401 Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.swtjc.edu. Located next to Garner Field
SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY: 512-863-6511; 1001 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626-6107. www.southwestern.edu
TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY: 512-245-2111; 601 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666. (18,822); Founded in 1899, opened in 1903 as Southwest Texas Normal School. On the hill North and East of the square on the 11 acres. www.txstate.edu
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY AT FREDERICKSBURG: 102 E San Antonio St, Ste D, Fredericksburg, TX 78624; 830-990-2717; www.depts.ttu.edu/hillcountry/fredericksburg.php
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY AT HIGHLAND LAKES: 830-798-9548;
806 Steve Hawkins Pkwy, Marble Falls, TX 78654. www.depts.ttu.edu/hillcountry/highlandlakes.php
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY CENTER AT JUNCTION, a branch of Texas Tech University: 325-446-2301; 254 Red Raider Ln, Junction, TX 76849. www.junction.ttu.edu
TRINITY UNIVERSITY: 210-999-7011; One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212-7200. (2,474); www.trinity.edu
(THE) UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN: 512-475-7348; Austin, TX. (46,503); www.utexas.edu
(THE) UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO: 210-458-4011; One UTSA Cr, San Antonio, TX 78249-1644. (14,495); www.utsa.edu
(THE) UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE-SAN ANTONIO: 210-567-7000; 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229. (2,303); www.uthscsa.edu
UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD: 210-829-6000; 1-800-749-WORD; 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209. (2,734); www.uiw.edu
WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY-BOERNE CAMPUS: 210-618-7093; 1221 S Main St, Boerne, TX 78006. www.sa.wbu.edu
WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY-NEW BRAUNFELS CAMPUS: 210-618-7093; 1672 Independence Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78130. www.sa.wbu.edu
(TEXAS) EDUCATION AGENCY: 800-463-9734; 512-463-9734; 1701 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701. www.tea.state.tx.us
(HIGHER) EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD: 512-427-6101; 1200 E Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78752. http://www.thecb.state.tx.us
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, CENTER FOR: 940-565-4433; Denton, TX. http://www.tcet.unt.edu/home
EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION, STATE BOARD FOR: 512-936-8400; 1701 N Congress Ave, 5th floor, Austin, TX 78701. www.sbec.state.tx.us
EDUCATION, US DEPARTMENT OF: www.ed.gov
WESTERN GOVENORS UNIVERSITY: 866-225-5948; www.wgu.edu. An online university driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs. While not physically located in the Texas Hill Country, this state funded (Texas included) university provides accredited and affordable on-line opportunities to earn a degree.
AFFORDABLE COLLEGES ONLINE: 650-209-8505; www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/texas. Dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Texas that offer online college programs.
ASSOCIATE DEGREE ONLINE: www.associatedegreeonline.com. Provides potential students with an extensive listing of schools currently offering online Associate Degree programs.
GUIDE TO ON-LINE SCHOOLS: http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/states/texas
THE COMPLETE ENGINEERING RESOURCE GUIDE: http://engineeringmastersonline.ohio.edu/articles-and-resources/the-complete-engineering-resource-guide
CAREER CORNERSTONE CENTER: CAREERS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH AND MEDICINE: www.careercornerstone.org/eleceng/eleceng.htm
101 CAREER-BUILDING RESOURCES FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS: www.pannam.com/blog/best-resources-for-electrical-engineers
CAREERS IN SCIENCE: www.sciencebuddies.org/science-engineering-careers
MATHEMATICS-RELATED PROFESSIONS: www.math.ucdavis.edu/~kouba/MathJobs.html
Locally available scholarship opportunities are posted here. Check out the links shown to determine the qualifications, dollar amount and nature of each. Good luck!
We have no further information on these opportunities, so please do not contact us with questions about them. Please directly contact these generous scholarship sponsors.
BLANCO COUNTY A&M CLUB: The local A&M Club offers scholarships to students who will attend Texas A&M University. Contact: Greg Wessels, 830-833-1308, email@example.com
BLANCO RODEO ASSOCIATION: www.blancorodeo.com. Scholarships to students pursuing higher education in related fields. Eli Guzman, President, 281-468-5107, firstname.lastname@example.org
BURCH LAW FIRM: Application. Deadline: late-April. Contact: Matt Rhoney, email@example.com
CAPITAL FARM CREDIT: Hill Country Regional Scholarship. www.capitalfarmcredit.com. Ten $1,000 one-time scholarships awarded to graduating seniors who are seeking an agriculture-related degree, to students from any of the following counties: Blanco, Burnet, Coleman, Gillespie, Kimble, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, Menard, McCulloch, Mills, San Saba. Scholarships will be awarded using eligibility requirements listed below. Deadline: March. Contact the Capital Farm Credit office (Office Map) closest to you to request an application. All applications must be submitted to the student's local branch office.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY: www.communityfoundation.net/scholarships. Mike Cayce Memorial Scholarship Fund. Offers scholarship opportunities for local students. Link has listings for scholarships for many high schools in Hill Country (Bandera, Boerne, Boerne Champion, Center Point, Comfort, Fredericksburg, Harper, Heritage, Hill Country, Ingram, Medina, Nueces, Our Lady of the Hills, Tivy, and some beyond). Deadline: January. Contact: Ingrid Cunyus, Grants & Scholarships Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
CTEC: Rural Scholarship Program. 830-997-2126. Fredericksburg. www.ctec.coop. Provides electrical service. . Non-profit electric cooperatives can use unclaimed capital credit funds, previously collected by the Comptroller Office for the State General Fund, for student scholarships for secondary education. Application & Infomation. Available: 25 $1,000 scholarships for member families in the Co-op's service territory. Deadline: February
FINANCIAL WOMEN IN TEXAS, HILL COUNTRY GROUP: Offers a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from any of the Hill Country area high schools represented by our members, to provide funds for advancing educational goals of any interested student and is open to any senior who meets the eligibility criteria. Application. Contact: Stormy Boyd, Kerrville, email@example.com
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Harriet Wheatley Scholarship. Johnson City. Open to members of the . Application Form available from the Church Office, 105 N LBJ Dr, Johnson City. Application due: mid-April. Contact: Angela Bacon, 830-868-7414, firstname.lastname@example.org
GILLESPIE COUNTY A&M CLUB: The local A&M Club offers scholarships to students who will attend Texas A&M University. Info & Application. Scholarships awarded following the Muster Ceremonies on April. Deadline: March
GILLESPIE COUNTY FAIR & FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION: Fredericksburg. Annual scholarship Fest in September. Has awarded over $358,000 for 647 scholarships! www.gillespiefair.com. Provide completed application to Taylor Osbourn at the Extension Office or your FFA Instructor. Application 2017-2018 (Word). Contact: 830-997-2359. email@example.com
HILL COUNTRY CATTLE WOMEN CHAPTER OF TEXAS CATTLE WOMEN: http://hillcountrycattlewomen.com. Promotes and supports the production of the beef industry, and supports private property rights by encouraging state and federal legislation to maintain those rights. Non-profit, non-political. Offers a college scholarship to college juniors and above who are residents of one of the 14 counties HCCW covers. HCCW hopes to promote the education of agricultural majors or those with agricultural interest. Application due early June. Details at: Application & Infomation. Contact: Beverly Lacy, 830-229-5604
(THE) HILL COUNTRY SHEEP AND GOAT ORGANIZATION: Application Form: www.txsheepandgoats.org/scholarships. Application due: mid-April. Contact: Chris Summers: 830-624-6558; firstname.lastname@example.org
HILL COUNTRY STUDENT HELP, INC: POB 1092, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Contact: Helen Birk, 830-997-1013. Loans available to use toward college costs.
JASON KRUEGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Deadline: April. Must have exhibited a steer in Texas Steer Shows. Application Requirements, Application
JOHNSON CITY COMMUNITY EDUCATION FOUNDATION: Johnson City. http://jccefonline.org. A non-profit resource for continuing education for students by providing scholarships and for teachers by awarding grants that encourage new and expanded approaches to educations. Donated funds are used for student scholarships and teacher grants for JCISD. Donations to: JCCEF, POB 1248, Johnson City, TX 78636. Applications due mid-april, see Application. Joe Stewart, 830-868-0873, email@example.com
KERR COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION: Queen’s Court Scholarship Pageant & Scholarship. Fair held each year at the Hill Country Youth Event Center at 3785 TX-27 in Kerrville, TX 78028. , 830-257-6833, firstname.lastname@example.org
KERRVILLE STOCK SHOW: www.hcdjls.org. High school graduates, ag mechanics, and collegiate scholarships available. Awards between $20,000 & $30,000 in scholarships each year. See Application & Infomation for requirements and application. Deadline: March
PASS IT ON RESALE SHOP: 830-995-3912; 716 Front St, TX-27 at High St, Comfort, TX 78013. FB. Charity providing College scholarships to local youth. Accept donations of all household goods and clothing in good condition.
PEDERNALES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (PEC): Johnson City. www.pec.coop. A Texas non-profit corporation owned by its members, the largest electric cooperative in the country, covers 8,100 square miles, 214,000 members, with assets over $1 billion. Offers $100,000 in annual scholarships to eligible high school and home-schooled seniors in our service area. Scholarships from $2,500 to $10,000 that be used to pay expenses at any accredited university, college, junior college, technical school or trade school. Recipient must be at the 12th grade level through public, private or home-schooled education, and the parent or legal guardian must be a PEC member. Available in early 2019. Application & Infomation
STONEWALL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Peach Jamboree Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded in addition to those awarded to the Peach Queen and Duchesses. Applications: 830-644-2735, or http://stonewalltexas.com
SCIENCE MILL: 830-992-9549; Johnson City. www.sciencemill.org. A family destination offering a fun, interactive learning environment for all ages. Through cutting-edge technology-based exhibits, games and programs, the Science Mill expands students' understanding and appreciation of science in their everyday lives. By igniting their curiosity and inspiring them to pursue post-secondary education, the Science Mill experience starts students on the path to a lifelong career in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Student employee scholarship opportunities are availableto be used towards their post-secondary education as a reward for their outstanding work at the museum. Contact Holly Barton, Director of Operations, 844-263-6405 x1002, email@example.com
TEXAS ARMED SERVICES: The Office of State Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) accepts applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP that awards schlarships up to $4,000 to postsecondary students planning to serve in the United States armed forces or Texas State Guard. Each Texas state senator and state representative can nominate one student for the scholarship. Students seeking nomination from Rep. Isaac’s office must meet the following criteria: Reside in Hays or Blanco County; Meet all eligibility requirements detailed at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s website at www.thecb.state.tx.us; Include a resume, two recommendation letters, and a brief cover letter explaining why and in what branch the applicant plans to serve; Submit the above materials to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 20. The nominee will be selected and by July 31.
TEXAS FARM BUREAU INSURANCE: 830-997-4396; Fredericksburg. www.txfb-ins.com. Scholarship information and application: http://texasfarmbureau.org/youth/youth-opportunities. 25 $1,000 scholarships for member families in the Co-op's service territory.Available: Dick Mitchell Memorial, Young Farmer & Rancher Scholarships, and District Scholarships. Deadline: March
TEXAS FFA ASSOCIATION: Awards more than 140 scholarships to outstanding graduating seniors through its academic scholarship program. Awarded based on academic and FFA achievements as well as the member's performance in an interview process. 512-480-2894, www.texasffa.org/ffa-scholarships
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WINE INDUSTRY: http://texaswinetrail.com. Scholarship program is in conjunction with Texas Hill Country Wineries, a non-profit trade association. Scholarships awarded to Texas residents enrolled in a school or college program related to the wine industry who are graduating high school seniors and/or a college student in a related industry program. Requires enrollment confirmation in approved program from the school or college. Awards made in November. 872-216-9463, Application: Application Packet
BASIC LOAN CALCULATOR FOR STUDENTS: www.mortgagecalculator.org/calcs/loan.php
CALCULATORS & INTEREST RATES: www.direct.ed.gov/calc.html
DIY HOME REPAIR SCHOLARSHIP: www.improvenet.com/scholarships/home-repair
FAFSA: FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID: https://fafsa.ed.gov
FEDERAL STUDENT AID: https://studentaid.ed.gov
FIND TEXAS SCHOLARSHIPS: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships
GREEN HOME IMPROVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP: www.homeadvisor.com/scholarships
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS - UNCF MERCK SCIENCE INITIATIVE: http://umsi.uncf.org/sif
SCHOLARSHIPS - THE ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA: www.agc.org/cs/career_development/foundation/scholarships
SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIPS: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/scholarships#activePanels_
TEXAS SCHOLARSHIPS: www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-state/texas-scholarships
TEXAS SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS: www.collegescholarships.org/states/texas.htm
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