Scholarships and Grants


Backed by a supportive community and generous alumni and friends, Navarro College is able to offer students a variety of scholarships (See listing). Due to differing requirements, expectations, and award amounts, please contact the Navarro College Foundation for more specific information with regard to a particular scholarship. By signing and accepting a scholarship, you are entering into a contract. Make sure you understand your responsibilities before you sign your scholarship.

Are You A First-Generation College Student?
If you are the first in your family to attend college, be sure to read about the First Generation Program at Navarro College.

Scholarship Applications
Have you been awarded a scholarship through a source other than Navarro College or the Navarro College Foundation?

  • You will need to inform the financial aid office of your award.
  • Scholarship checks should be made out to Navarro College and mailed or delivered to the Navarro College Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • Questions about the process of reporting and receiving your scholarship can be directed to Mary Glasco.

The M.C. and Matie Caston Scholarship
Caston Scholarship Application - The first M.C. and Mattie Caston Scholarships were awarded in 1983 to deserving high school seniors who met specific academic and leadership criteria. Since 1983, more than 700 seniors have received these scholarships and have furthered their education at Navarro College.

Graduate Caston Scholarship Application - Awarded to outstanding Navarro College graduates who present definite plans for continuing his/her study at a four-year college or university.

Brilliance Scholarships
Brilliance Dual Credit Scholarship - is awarded to Ellis County residents currently in high school who plan to take courses at Navarro College during Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

Brilliance General Academic Scholarship - is awarded to an outstanding Ellis County student who will be attending Navarro College Ellis County campuses (Midlothian or Waxahachie).

Brillance Graduate Scholarship - is awarded to an outstanding Navarro College Ellis County graduate who provides evidence of definite plans for continuing his/her study at a four-year college or university.

Health Profession Scholarships – Health Professions Scholarship Application
Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship – is awarded to students who are sophomores, second semester in the Associate Degree Nursing Program, have maintained a 2.00 grade point average or higher, and enrolled in a minimum of six (6) hours.

Bessie I. Hofstetter Trust – is awarded to students who are accepted into the Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) Program.  The student must demonstrate financial need, be a U.S. citizen, and maintain an overall grade point average of 2.00 or higher.

Duncan Health Scholarship – is awarded to a student who is majoring in a Health Profession.  They should be a resident of Navarro County and enrolled as a full-time student.

General Academic Scholarships – Scholarship Application
Drew Gillen Scholarship Fund – was created for students who demonstrate financial need and may be awarded to a student seeking any degree.

Gaston T. Gooch Scholarship – is awarded to a student who graduated from a Texas high school and maintains a 2.00 grade point average or higher.

Ivan and Adele Rosenberg – is awarded to a student who graduated from a Texas high school and maintains a 2.00 grade point average or higher.  They must be registered in at least six (6) hours and preference will be given to senior citizens.

Jeld-Wen Scholarship – is awarded to a first time freshman from Navarro County.  They must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled as a full-time student.  The students High school transcript and any placement exam scores will be used to determine student potential to achieve satisfactory academic accomplishments.

Blanche Tarrer Scholarship – is awarded to a deserving and qualified student who qualify under the First Generation Program at Navarro College.

Music Scholarships
Jay and Daisey Silverberg Music Scholarship – is awarded to a student who is majoring in music.

Agriculture Mechanic Scholarships
Tom Waldrop Agriculture Scholarship – is awarded to students who are seeking a degree in agriculture mechanics.

John Deere/Houston Scholarship – is awarded to students who are seeking a degree in agriculture mechanics.  The student should complete the ACT or equivalent exam.  The high school grade point average will be considered during the selection process.

Basketball Scholarships
R. E. Joe York Memorial Basketball Scholarship – is awarded to a college basketball player.

Counselor Preparation Scholarship
Geneva Duncan Davis Scholarship – is awarded to a student seeking a degree in counseling.

Teacher Preparation Scholarship
Gelene Duncan Simpson Scholarship – is awarded to a student seeking a degree in teaching.

Dr. Larry Weaver, Faculty, and Navarro College Employees Scholarship Application
Calame Scholarship Application
Stackhouse Scholarship Application


Grants, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid.

Click the links below to learn more about grant programs available for eligible students pursuing a postsecondary education.

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH)

What will my grant pay for?
It depends on the grant. Typically, the grant may cover educational expenses, such as tuition, fees, on-campus room and board. Books and supplies may also be covered (again, depending on the grant), with your written authorization. Be sure to contact us if you do not understand what your grant will pay for.

Do I have to be a full-time student to receive my Pell Grant?
You are not required to be a full-time student (12 hours) to receive your Pell Grant. However, if you are enrolled in less than full-time, your Pell Grant will be prorated to match your enrollment status. Please see below to determine what percentage of your total award you will be eligible for based on your enrollment status.

Part-time (<6 hrs) =25% award
Half-Time (6-8 hrs) = 50% award
Three-Quarter (9-11 hrs) = 75% award
Full-Time (12+hrs) = 100% award

Please note, WebAdvisor balances are not adjusted for current student enrollment status. This means that the amount listed is not necessarily the refund amount the student is owed. If you are less than full time (12 hours) please stop by a financial aid office to see your current remaining balance – refund amounts cannot be given over the phone.

What if I need to drop a class?
The amount of Pell Grant that you receive is based on the number of hours you are currently taking. If you drop a class before the census date, your award eligibility will be reduced if it changes your attendance status (full-time, three-quarter time, half-time). Please contact us before you drop any classes so we can determine if there will be a change in your award.

What if I need to drop all of my classes?
If you are receiving Federal Student Aid and completely withdraw from the college, you may be required to pay back the unearned portion of the money. To avoid any penalty, you must complete at least 60% of the semester. If you are considering withdrawing, please contact us so that we can determine if there will be any necessary repayment.

Summer Pell
Pell for summer will be paid from any unused funds during the school year. Pell-eligible students who were enrolled full-time for both the fall and spring semesters will not be eligible for additional pell during the summer semester. To apply for this additional aid, a student will need to register for at least six hours during the summer semester and then contact the financial aid office. Actual pell award amounts will be based on enrollment status.


Important Application Instructions

Online Scholarship Application - Click the link to Apply!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our first-ever, completely online scholarship application process!

If you are a new, incoming student who has not yet applied to college, please go to our admissions page to complete an application now.

What Do I Need for My Application?
Before you begin, please note the following:

  • You will need to be prepared to type an essay, summarizing your reasons for attending college, your educational goals, intended major area of study and career objectives.
  • You will need to upload a copy of your most recent, complete TRANSCRIPT from all high schools or colleges previously attended.
  • You will need two letters of recommendation.  Ask two people to complete them for you, taking careful note that letters from teachers, counselors, or employers strengthen your application.  Please be prepared to upload documents electronically.
  • You will need to upload a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) with an “estimated family contribution” (EFC) indicated on the report. To get a SAR document, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA).
  • Other documents may be required.

Other Items of Note
Please note that, once uploaded, all documents become the property of Navarro College, and will not be returned.

Microsoft 2010 files (.docx or .xlsx) cannot be uploaded. We recommend saving your document as PDF before uploading.  Other acceptable file types:  .doc, .gif, .jgep, .jpg, and .png.