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.

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 High School Scholarship
Institutional scholarship for select Texas residents that have a minimum of 800 SAT or 18 ACT for General Caston Scholarship; a minimum of 1100 SAT or 25 ACT for Distinguished Caston Scholarship.
Learn more about the Caston High School Scholarship
Graduate Caston Application
Awarded to outstanding Navarro College graduates who present definite plans for continuing his/her study at a four-year college or university.
Learn more about the Graduate Caston Scholarship

General Academic Scholarships

Drew Gillen Scholarship Fund
Gaston T. Gooch Scholarship
Ivan and Adele Rosenberg
Jeld-Wen Scholarship
Blanche Tarrer Scholarship 
Learn more about the General Academic Scholarships

Music Scholarships

Jay and Daisy Silverberg Music Scholarship
Learn more about the Silverberg Scholarship

Agriculture Mechanic Scholarships

Tom Waldrop Agriculture Scholarship
John Deere/Houston Scholarship
Learn more about the Agriculture Mechanic Scholarships

Basketball Scholarships

R. E. Joe York Memorial Basketball Scholarship
Learn more about the York Memorial Scholarship

Counselor Preparation Scholarship

Geneva Duncan Davis Scholarship
Learn more about the Davis Scholarship

Teacher Preparation Scholarship

Gelene Duncan Simpson Scholarship
Learn more about the Simpson Scholarship

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarship

Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Scholarship
Awarded to a student seeking a degree in a T-STEM instructional program.
Learn more about the T-STEM Scholarship


Brilliance Scholarship

Brilliance Dual Credit Scholarship
Awarded to Ellis County residents currently in high school who plan to take courses at Navarro College during Fall and Spring semesters.
Learn more about the Brilliance Dual Credit Scholarship 
Brilliance General Academic Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding Ellis County student who will be attending Navarro College Ellis County campuses (Midlothian or Waxahachie). 
Learn more about the Brilliance General Academic Scholarship 
Brilliance Graduate Scholarship
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. 
Learn more about the Brilliance Graduate Scholarship

Calame Scholarship

The Alvis and Ruth Calame Scholarship is only eligible to graduates of Freestone County High School.
Learn more about the Calame Scholarship

Dr. Larry Weaver, Faculty, and Navarro College Employees Scholarship

The Weaver Scholarship is endowed by the Navarro College faculty and staff and friends of Dr. Larry Weaver. The scholarship is eligible to all Navarro College students. 
Learn more about the Weaver Scholarship

Gene and Dama Stackhouse Scholarship

The Gene and Dama Scholarship is only eligible to graduates of Mexia High School.
Learn more about the Stackhouse Scholarship

Gloria La’Shawn Gee Scholarship

The Gee Scholarship is in memory of Gloria who tragically passed away on August 9, 1995 at the tender age of twelve. The scholarship is funded by the family and friends of Gloria La’Shawn Gee. 
Learn more about the Gee Scholarship

Health Professions Scholarship

Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to students who are sophomores, second semester in the Associate Degree Nursing Program, have maintained a 2.0 GPA or higher, and enrolled in a minimum of six hours. 
Bessie I. Hofstetter Trust
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 GPA of 2.0 or higher. 
Duncan Health Scholarship
Awarded to a student who is majoring in Health Profession. They should be a resident of Navarro County and enrolled as a full-time student.
Learn more about the Health Professions Scholarships

Howell Group International Foundation Scholarship

The Howell Group International Scholarship is for a military veteran that is enrolled in the Petroleum Technology program. 
Learn more about the Howell Group International Scholarship

Navarro College Foundation Scholarship

The Navarro College Foundation Scholarship is eligible to all Navarro College students. These scholarships are endowed by the generiosity of our donors throughout the year. Award amounts vary depending of available of funds.
Learn more about the Navarro College Foundation Scholarship

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.

Other Sources

External scholarships are outside agencies which are sought independently by the student. Navarro College has no connection with or control over these websites:

College Board 


College Toolkit


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation