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

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Sallie Mae "No Essay" Scholarship

Deadline: Dec 31, 2023
The $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and any US Territory age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the four (4) following eligibility requirements at the time of entry:A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited...

Be Bold Scholarship

Deadline: Jan 01, 2024
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...

Niche $50,000 Scholarship

Deadline: Dec 14, 2023
Covering the cost of college expenses for four years without writing a single essay? Sounds too good to be true.It isn't with Niche. We are giving one student $50,000 (our biggest scholarship yet) to help pay for tuition, living expenses, books, and other educational expenses.Who Can ApplyAll high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college...

Big Future Scholarship

Deadline: Dec 31, 2023
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...

CollegeXpress Scholarship

Deadline: Dec 31, 2023
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...

Appily Easy Money Scholarship

Deadline: Dec 31, 2023
The Appily scholarship application is fast and easy.Scholarship Eligibility: This scholarship is open to high school sophomores, juniors, and first semester senior students for all majors and schools. We will judge this scholarship based on other criteria such as volunteer work, extracurricular activities, special circumstances, etc.About the sponsors of the scholarship (EAB and Appily):EAB is the market leader in helping colleges...

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The city of McAllen, Texas is situated almost 5 miles from the Mexican border within the Rio Grande Valley. West Texas and the Valley have been connected through Route 83. Other main highways which serve the area are the Texas State Highway 107 and US Route 281. The nearest airport to McAllen City is the Miller International Airport, which provides flights to Houston City and Dallas, and several other places within the region.

The city was initially established by John McAllen as West McAllen during 1904. Another group of developers established East McAllen shortly after and they joined together during 1911 when McAllen City was incorporated. The Free Trade Zone that was implicated in the 1970's led to the quick growth of industrial manufacturing and trade. More jobs were created in the 1990's when the North American Free Trade Agreement passed. The city of McAllen has become home to a few national businesses throughout the last three decades and is considered the regional leader in government and commerce.

The International Museum of Art and Science within the city of McAllen is among the most fascinating facilities within the city. There are many different exhibits which are held annually in the city of McAllen, including in the North Gallery, a Mexican arts and crafts exhibit, and a long term exhibit of dinosaur tracts at the Earth Science Gallery, which likewise has a working meteorological display. Located at the Museum of South Texas History are numerous artifacts and exhibits cataloging the complete history of Southern Texas, including Spanish colonization and exploration, the Mexican War, Rio Grande steamboat era, and early ranching and farming. The Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center, caters to individuals who love nature. Their only objective is to maintain the 1930's adobe estate as well as the native plants and animals from the area. The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge houses numerous birds, animals, and waterfowl from around the Rio Grande Valley. The Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park provides over 500 acres of woodlands for ambitious campers, picnickers and hikers.

Within the Rio Grande Valley, there are three regional sports teams located here. The Edinburg Coyotes are an independent minor league baseball team based out of Edinburg. From Hidalgo comes a professional ice hockey team, the Rio Grande Killer Bees. Likewise from Hidalgo are the Rio Grande Valley Dorados, that is a professional football team.