Harlingen

There are many scholarships for Harlingen students. If you are searching for scholarships for a particular high school located in Harlingen, please select the appropriate school from the list below. The scholarship database contains scholarships for Harlingen students in the following categories:

Harlingen High School Scholarships
Harlingen College Scholarships
Harlingen University Scholarships

Scholarships

Be Bold Scholarship

Deadline: Dec 01, 2022
$25,210
The "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply.To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most accomplished". Being bold means being:A) EarnestB) DeterminedC) MovingThe scholarship will be awarded to the student whose profile is most bold, according to these characteristics.Furthermore, the...

Big Future Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 30, 2022
$40,000
The Scholarship Program is open to seniors in high school who meet the eligibility requirements. If you are an eligible student, by completing a college planning step using your College Board account, you will automatically earn a chance to win a $500 scholarship and an additional chance to win a $40,000 scholarship.There are no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or...

"No Essay" Nitro Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 30, 2022
$2,000
To be eligible for the "No Essay" Nitro Scholarship you must be:A) A student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior or in an accredited college or university located within the United States;B) A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited college or university located within the United States;C) A parent who currently has a...

"No Essay" Smart Owl Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 29, 2022
$2,222
To be eligible for the No Essay Smart Owl Scholarship:A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US TerritoriesB) You must be 16 years of age or olderC) You must either be enrolled in a college/university or registered in a qualified high schoolD) You must be located within the United StatesNote...

CollegeXpress Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 30, 2022
$10,000
Since 1995, our mission has been to help connect students with the right schools for them. Carnegie Dartlet, the organization that houses CollegeXpress, is an educational publisher and higher education marketing agency. Every year, thousands of students across the United States and around the world discover their colleges using our websites, magazines, and services.  This scholarship has an intake period...

Points Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 30, 2022
$2,500
*Note that this scholarship has been updated as of September 16, 2022.  The scholarship will now be $2500 and given out 12 times a year.The Points College Scholarship program was created to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays.To be eligible for the Scholarship you must be:A) At least 13...

For School Specific Scholarships, select one of the schools below:
Cameron County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program
Coakley Middle
Early College High School
Gutierrez Middle
Harlingen High School
Harlingen High School - South
Memorial Middle
Moises Vela Middle School
Vernon Middle

The city of Harlingen, Texas is situated in the middle of the Rio Grande Valley about 30 miles from the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Harlingen covers over 34 square miles in Cameron County, that makes it the second largest city within the county. The population is approximately 64,849. The city is a principle city of the Borwnsville-Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Roughly four miles east of the city of Harlingen lies the Port of Harlingen. The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is about 25 miles east of the port and stretches all the way from the Mexican border at Brownsville to St. Marks, Florida. More than 1,300 miles of protected waterway, 12 feet deep and 125 feet wide, are provided by the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

Originally, Harlingen was established in 1904 by Lon C. Hill. He named the city to honor Harlingen in the Netherlands. He made use of a large acreage of fertile land and created irrigation canals to draw farmers to help cultivate the land. The economy in the start was mainly dependent on agriculture, like for instance cotton and vegetables.

Harlingen over the years has built itself into a center for transportation and commerce. The populations increased significantly during the second World War, when military facilities were built in the city. The economy in the late 1980's was centered around citrus fruit, tourism, cotton production and grain.

There are several exciting attractions for everyone in the city of Harlingen. There are beautiful beaches situated on South Padre Island, the National Shrine of Our Lady of San Juan del Valley, and greyhound dog racing within Valley Race Park. There are some unique shops to be found in the Jackson Street Historic District, that is also the site of outdoor movie nights and various community events hosted by the city. Plazas from the Hispanic custom could be located at La Placita Diaz/Guiterrez Park, and concerts and theatrical performances are provided by the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium.

Because the city of Harlingen is situated at the convergence of two major flyways it makes an ideal location for tropical bird watching. Harlingen is home to some of the Great Texas Birding Trail locations, like the Harlingen Thicket Bird Sanctuary. Situated next to the amazing Laguna Madre is the Laguna Atascosa NWR. Santa Ana NWR also provides tram tours during the winter.

The Los Ebanos Preserve is amongst the most gorgeous places situated near Harlingen. The preserve includes many butterflies and birds in a great setting that includes several gardens and natural trails. The largest nature festival in the region, the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, is situated here too. Other entertainment which can be found nearby consists of the Arroyo Queen tour and the Extravaganza Folklorica, that consists of dancing and music in addition to ethnic costumes.