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9th to 12th Opportunities

9-12 Opportunities 

Miss Texas USA - Held in Houston, Texas, on November 23-25, 2012.  Go to , email or call 281-493-4100 for rules and application.



Texas A & M College of Architecture offers Camp Arch - 50 participants will be selected on a competitive basis - those interested in a career in Architecture, Video Game Design, 3D animation, visual computer programming should apply  -

US Military Academy Summer Leaders Seminar - Outstanding juniors can experience cadet life at the academy.   Learn more about this opportunity and apply online at - 

Washington University Summer Institutes - Earn College Credits or choose from 3 other programs - - email - call (866) 209-0691


Other Programs

American Legion - High School Oratorical Scholarship Program  -

Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program - Provides tuition and fee assistance to students who graduate from high school having completed grades 9-12 in no more than 36 or 41 months.  It also provides funds for students graduating in 36, 41, or 45 months with a significant number of college credit hours.

Lamar County Rotary Four-Way Speech Contest - High school students must write a speech  no shorter than five minutes or longer than seven - see Pam Stotts for more information - 

Lamar Electric Cooperative - High School students can "Shoot a Video and Win $1500".  Students are encouraged to make their own video - high school students must reside with a parent or guardian in a home served by an electric cooperative in Texas - see more details at for full contest rules and entry forms.

Lamar Electric Cooperative - sponsoring two students from the Lamar Electric service area for an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC - must be a junior or senior in high school and reside in a home supplied by Lamar Electric Coop - for more info go to

Sam Houston State University - Criminal Justice Summer Camp - Cost $600 - ages 15-17 - 

Texas A&M SLOT Student Leaders of Tomorrow -

Texas A & M High School Service Conference - -

Texas A & M Aggie Shadows - A

Texas A & M Spend the Day with the Corps - an official visit to TAMU offered during July and August for rising juniors and seniors - for more information contact William B. Burne, Lt. Col, USAF (Ret) - (979) 845-9232 -www.aggiecorps,org

Texas A&M Society of Women Engineers invites you to attend a conference "Transformers: Knowledge can never be destroyed.  It can only transform." - for more information go to or call 979-862-2314 

Texas Co-op Power - Lamar Electric Cooperative - Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors whose parents/guardians reside full-time in Lamar Electric Coop's service territory are eligible to enter a contest for an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC.

Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) - Students may complete their last two years of high school concurrently with the first two years of college at UNT in Denton.  Admission criteria includes a competitive sophomore SAT, teacher evaluations and 7th - 10th grade transcripts.  For further information go to or call 1-800-241-8267.

2009 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - Students in grades 9-12 who are involved in community service can apply with the counselor to compete at the state level for $1,000 and possibly go on to compete at the national level for $5,000.  For more information go to .  The deadline to submit your information to your counselor is October 15.  Only one student can be chosen to represent Chisum at the state level.


Texas Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards - Students in grades 9-12 who run their own business can apply online for scholarships to any university.  Students who attend TCU will have their awards doubled.  

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