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.
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
Blanche Tarrer Scholarship
Jay and Daisey Silverberg Music Scholarship
Agriculture Mechanic Scholarships
Tom Waldrop Agriculture Scholarship
John Deere/Houston Scholarship
R. E. Joe York Memorial Basketball Scholarship
Counselor Preparation Scholarship
Geneva Duncan Davis Scholarship
Teacher Preparation Scholarship
Gelene Duncan 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.
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.
Brilliance General Academic Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding Ellis County student who will be attending Navarro College Ellis County campuses (Midlothian or Waxahachie).
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.
The Alvis and Ruth Calame Scholarship is only eligible to graduates of Freestone County High School.
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.
Gene and Dama Stackhouse Scholarship
The Gene and Dama Scholarship is only eligible to graduates of Mexia High School.
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.
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.
Howell Group International Foundation Scholarship
The Howell Group International Scholarship is for a military veteran that is enrolled in the Petroleum Technology program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
External scholarships are outside agencies which are sought independently by the student. For a listing of free scholarship search web sites try: