Here are some websites to look for scholarship opportunities:
Scholarship 101 Workshop
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American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships Deadlines Vary
QuestbridgeScholars Deadline: September 26, 2019
Amount: Full Tuition
Description: Program is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States. Applicant must have primarily A's in the most challenging courses available, be in the top 5-10% of their graduating class, have a 1310 on the SAT or PSAT or 28 on the ACT. Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. The program is only open for students considering one or more of Questbridge's college partners (see website for details).
Don't Text and Drive Scholarship Deadline: September 30, 2019
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12 and current college or graduate school students. Applicant must complete a short form and share a 140-character statement explaining why they will not text and drive
Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Deadline: September 30, 2019
Who should apply?
Classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers (ages 8–18) who have not yet entered college
Applicants must demonstrate:
- Exceptional musical achievement
Applicants must have strong musical ability and a willingness to perform on our NPR show.
- Unmet financial need
Applicants must provide evidence of a family income insufficient to meet the costs of his/her musical pursuits (new instruments, music lessons, summer festival tuition, and travel, etc.). 90% of our past recipients come from families with an annual household Adjusted Gross Income of under $60,000. Other factors may apply (cost of living, medical expenses, dependents).
- Academic achievement
Applicants must possess strong scholastic achievement indicated by good grades, academic awards, and strong test scores.
- Strength of character
Applicants must demonstrate drive, initiative, maturity, leadership, and a commitment to giving back to one’s community.
- $10,000 to apply toward instrument purchases, summer camp tuition, college audition travel expenses, private lessons, or other music-related needs
- Appearance on NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley Participation in From the Top’s Arts Leadership Program
AES Engineering Solutions Deadline: October 6, 2019
Amount Awarded: $500.00
Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship
Step 1) an application to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by October 15th, 2019; and,
Step 2) an application to the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15th, 2019. Students must apply to both the University and the Scholarship to be considered. Preliminary screening will be completed in January, 2020, with final screening concluding in early March, 2020. Three outstanding candidates will be brought to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus for interviews, and a final decision will be made in early April, 2020.
More complete information on The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, including the application form, is available on the University's website at https://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative-writing/scholarships-and-awards/
outlining the features, procedures, documents, and specific requirements for application. If you have any questions, please email TWS@unc.edu. Thank you for passing along word of this unique scholarship to your best writers, our potential applicants.
Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program Deadline: October 25, 2019
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: up to $10,000
Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition Deadline: October 31, 2018
Ages: High School Freshman through High School Seniors (Maximum Age 19 Years)
Sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States , the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition is open to high school students.
To enter, you must write and record a three to five-minute broadcast script on the following theme: “What Makes America Great”
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Coca-Cola Scholars Program Deadline: October 31, 2019
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshman
Award Amount: $20,000
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is open to high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution in the U.S.
- Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2019-2020 academic school year
- U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
- Will receive high school diploma during current academic year
- Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
OSU McKnight Scholars Leadership Program Deadline: November 1, 2018
Be part of an elite group of approximately 50 incoming OSU students who demonstrate a commitment to service and have a proven record of leadership.
Students who exhibit these characteristics have been successful in the program. Out-of-state students who apply will be considered for a scholarship that waives the out-of-state portion of tuition for four years, plus $5,000 during each of their first two years! Selected scholars will take part in the McKnight Scholars Leadership Program, which includes a leadership course.
Students should apply to OSU, if they haven't already. Your students who have been admitted to OSU should complete the application for the scholarship, submit their essays and have one or more mentor(s) submit recommendation letters on their behalf.
The first round application deadline is Nov. 1. Students who apply will be notified in December. The second round application deadline is Feb. 1. Students who meet this deadline will be notified of the decision in March.
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest
Deadline: November 5, 2019
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:
- You must be a current high school senior. High school graduates are not eligible.
- You must be a citizen of the United States on the date your application is submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
- You must have taken either the ACT or SAT on or before October 27, 2018.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Deadline: November 5, 2019
Herman & Herman Innovation Scholarship Essay Contest Deadline: December 1, 2019
To enter, students should write a 600+ word essay on the following topic:
What safety measures can schools implement, nationwide, to reduce the number of shootings that occur within schools?
FINANCIAL AID can be awarded by the government and by the institution of higher learning that you attend. The amount of financial aid offered is based on need and can come in the form of grants or loans. The FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) needs to be filled out in October of the senior year.