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AXA Achievement Scholarship
- Are you active in your community?
- Have you led a project that benefits others?
- Have you overcome personal challenges?
You may qualify for an AXA Achievement Scholarship of $10,000 or $25,000. Learn more and apply online at: www.axa-achievement.com.
Apply byDecember 15, 2014
Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. APPLY EARLY!
Other scholarships of $2500 also available
Apply by February 1, 2015
Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. APPLY EARLY!
Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition
Earn a four-year, full tuition scholarship to BU
Deadline: December 1, 2014
For more infomation: bu.edu/admissions/trustee
JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest
It takes courage to stand up for your beliefs. Some elected officials risk their careers to do right by their community and country. In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy described eight U.S. elected officials who demonstrated political courage.
Here's your chance to write a new profile in courage.
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to write an essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956. For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at www.jfklibrary.org.
Win scholarship money:
1st place winner receives $10,000
2nd place winner receives $1,000
Up to 5 finalists receive $500 each
Deadline for submission is January 6, 2014.
Lawrence Tech Scholarship Competition
Apply to Lawrence Tech: www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/apply.asp
Write a 500 word response to the following topic and email your essay, name, phone number, and intended major to email@example.com by February 2, 2015:
Innovation is a hallmark of a Lawrence Technological University education. Choose a person whose innovations have inspired you. Explain why that person was successful and how his or her innovation is helpful to society. What characteristics of the innovator would you like to incorporate into your own life?
The writers of the best essays will be invited to attend the Scholarship Competition on Saturday, February 21, 2015.
Other scholarship information is available in the counseling office.
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award
Deadline is December 18, 2014
Are you a young entrepreneur?
Graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2015 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award
For more information and to apply online visit: www.NFIB.com/YEA
Oakland University Scholarships and Grants
To be considered for scholarships, your application, transcript and ACT score must be received by March 1, 2015
If you meet this deadline, you will automatically be considered for OU scholarships.
PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS
This is a unique opportunity to recognize young people for volunteer service in their communities.
Application deadline: November 4, 2014
More information is available in the counseling office
ROTC is offered at many colleges. The program offers full tuition, books, and a monthly stipend in the freshman year. If you accept the scholarship, you have a commitment for active or reserve duty when you graduate. Currently that commitment is three to four years. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines all have ROTC programs.
Saginaw Valley State University
Over 350 private scholarships available from $500 to $4,000
Eligibility: High school participation, leadership, character and/or academic achievement
Application available at svsu.edu/scholarships beginning February 1, 2015
Skidmore College Filene Music Scholarships
Deadline for submission of a CD to enter the preliminary round is January 15, 2015. The competition is open to any student who has applied to Skidmore by that date. You do not have to major in music but you must participate.
More information is available in the counseling office.
Register online at www.skidmore.edu/filenescholarship
Skidmore College Porter Presidential Scholarships In Mathematices and Science
$15,000 annually ($60,000 over four years)
University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit
The University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit is sponsoring twelve unique scholarship opportunities for quality citizen-students.
By completing the Scholarship Application, students will be considered for the Lloyd & Laurie Carr Scholarship, the Harold duCharme Scholarship, the David J. Hallissey Memorial Scholarships, the Jerry & Anne Hanlon Scholarship, the James H. LoPrete Scholarship, the Frederick C. Matthaei Scholarships, the Gary & Ann Moeller Scholarship, and the Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship Awards.
Mail Application To: Scholarship Fund
UM Club of Greater Detroit
23230 Industrial Park Drive
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015
University of Michigan - Dearborn
Scholarship offers will range from $8,000 to full-tuition, estimated at $47,000. Offers will be based on a student's academic achievement, using GPA and ACT or SAT scores.
Apply online by December 15, 2014, for priority scholarship consideration.
Visit the counseling office or www.umd.umich.edu/scholarships for information.
Merit scholarships websiteThis site, www.meritaid.com , is a compilation of what every university has to offer for merit scholarships and what the criteria is to get the scholarships.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Websites
- www.collegeanswer.com ( good source of financial aid information and a scholarship search)
- www.fafsa.ed.gov (excellent site and a must see for most college financial aid)
- www.fastaid.com (free scholarship search)
- www.fastweb.com (scholarship search)
- www.freschinfo.com (scholarship search)
- www.scholarships.com (scholarship search)
University of Notre Dame: Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program
Application is available online at www.hesburgh-yusko.org and is due November 15th.
Students interested in the program should apply via Early Action to the University of Notre Dame by November 1st.
More information can be found in the counseling office.
Virginia Military Institute Scholarships
Full and partial scholarships available
Information and application available in the counseling office
Application deadline: February 1, 2015
MI Oil & Gas Producers Education Foundation Scholarship
Qualified applicants must have been accepted for enrollment at a Michigan university or community college, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need. They must also be pursuing a degree in a field of study which will allow them to obtain full time employment in the crude oil and natural gas industry.
Application is available in the counseling office
Deadline: April 2, 2015
WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program
195 merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of 11 WACE Partner Institutions:
Clarkson University / State University of New York Oswego / Drexel University / University of Cincinnati / Johnson & Wales University / University of Massachusetts Lowell / Rochester Institute of Technology / University of Toledo / Wentworth Institute of Technology / Merrimack College / Kettering University
Information and deadlines in the Counseling Office and at: www.waceinc.org
EARLY APPLICATIONS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED
WOW Writing Workshop Scholarship List
Scholarship Opportunities (wowwritingworkshop.com/resources) The following scholarship list is updated through early May, 2013.t $79.
Courage to Grow Scholarship http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/ The "Courage to Grow Scholarship" was created to help students realize their college dreams. Requirements: High school junior, senior, college student GPA: 2.5 + End of each month. One award per month. Why do you deserve this scholarship? (Up to 250 words) $500
Giving Soul Scholarships http://givingsoulscholarships.com/ Giving Soul Scholarships was founded to help students find their passion for making a difference in the world and act on it. Requirements: High school or college student Member of Giving Soul (free) End of each month (One award per month. Applications resubmitted each month.) “Short essay” What are you inspired to change in the world and how could you make that change? Describe your experience and how it made a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE for yourself and others. $350 Zinch http://www.zinch.com/weekly Zinch, a scholarship matching website, is awarding a $1,000 scholarship every week to one super student who writes the best 2-3 sentence essay on that week’s topic. Requirements: All high school and college students; required to sign up. (Free) Each week 1-28-13: Chance meetings can make for very interesting experiences. Describe a time when you bumped into someone, and it led to a memorable conversation or event. Sign up or “Like” on Facebook for weekly updates. (Two to three sentences; up to 280 characters) $1,000
National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Detroit Section, Jewish Youth Awards http://www.ncjwgds.org/Jewish-Youth-Award-Application.pdf NCJW/Greater Detroit is proud to continue the tradition of honoring exceptional high school students who exercise strong leadership within the community Requirements: High school senior with documentation of formal Jewish education 2-15-13 What experience or person has had the greatest impact on your Jewish identity? (600-800 words) $2,500 each (up to 10)
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship http://www.afateens.org/about_new.html To provide an outlet for teenagers to express their thoughts about Alzheimer’s disease and to engage the younger generation in this cause, AFA is pleased to offer the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship. Requirements: U.S. high school seniors 2-15-13 Brief autobiography. How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life? What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease? (1,200-1,500 words) $5,000, $500, $250
Daughters of the American Revolution http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. Requirements: U.S. student planning to attend U.S. college.DAR membership not required. See website for requirements for each scholarship 2-15-13 Your career objectives. (Up to 1,000 words) 25 awards See website for awards for individual scholarships
American 1 Credit Union Community Involvement Scholarship https://www.american1cu.org/Community_18.html Our scholarships are funded through our loan Skip-a-Pay program, where American 1 members can choose to skip one month’s loan payment for $25. Requirements: Michigan high school seniors. Credit union membership not required. 2-22-13 Essay on the benefits of altruism and how you have made an impact in your community through community involvement. (Up to 1,500 words) $1,000 each (15)
CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship http://cbcfinc.org/cbcs-cheerios Presented by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation for students pursuing majors related to health. Requirements: High school senior or undergraduate planning to pursue a degree in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, or other health-related studies. GPA: 2.75 + 2-25-13 Make a brief statement or summary of your plans as they relate to your educational and career objectives and long-term goals. Please describe how and when any unusual family or personal circumstances have affected your achievement in school, work experience or your participation in school and community activities. $2,500 each (Up to 43)
Kroger’s “I Can Make History” scholarship Celebrating Black History Month http://www.icanmakehistory.com/index.php Thank you for helping Kroger celebrate Black History month and the many African Americans who have significantly contributed to our country in the past and the countless others who are working to better our communities today. Requirements: Michigan students, grades 4-12 2-28-13 Enter essay, poetry, art or music Essay: How are you and/or your community making history? Or, What does Black History Month mean to me? (500 words) $2,000 each (Several awards, more than $67,000 total for 4 categories)
Money Smart Kids Contest http://www.moneysmartweek.org/ms_kids_contest For the last several years, a committee of Money Smart Week® partners have sponsored competitions for students to see if they are "Money Smart.” Money Smart Week will occur April, 2013. See website for updates. High school students, middle school students High School: The price tag of a 4-year college degree has grown dramatically, making it much harder for many students to envision how they or their families could afford it. Please choose a university or college you would like to attend if money wasn't a major concern. Research and describe what an average student actually pays "out of pocket" and how much of the cost is covered by loans, grants, and scholarships. What do you plan on doing to help pay for college and how has this information changed your thinking? See website for updates
Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards http://www.allstatefoundation.org/HSJ The Allstate Foundation sponsors the annual Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards to encourage teens to educate their peers teen safe driving. Requirements: High school students ages 13-18 3-1-13 PRINT CATEGORY: Articles must have been written by the Participant(s) and published in a high school newspaper. If a high school does not have a printed version of the high school newspaper and is only available in an official online version for the high school, that article would then be considered eligible. BROADCAST CATEGORY: Segment must be written and produced by the Participant(s), have been broadcasted within the high school setting and aired for the entire student body to view. Segment shall not be longer than 10 minutes in length. Broadcast entry must be a journalistic-styled news story and cannot be a Public Service Announcement. $2,000, $750, $500 for each category
Chris Armstrong Scholarship http://www.finaid.umich.edu/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=Ao1R4b9gYJo%3D&tabid=101 This scholarship was established in 2011 by the parents of Chris Armstrong, the first openly gay student elected president of the Michigan Student Assembly. Requirements: U of M undergraduate student; documented leadership or support for the LGBT community 3-1-13 An essay describing your demonstrated leadership for, support of, or involvement in organizations, activities, or issues that benefit the lesbian, gay male, bisexual and transgender communities. Varies, “depending on the annual income from the endowment fund”
National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation (NIADA) http://www.niadafoundation.org/Scholarships/SCHOLARSHIPS.html The NIADA Foundation promotes academic growth of youth throughout the United State through its scholarships. Requirements: Michigan high school senior, “demonstrates aptitude for college work as measured by SAT or ACT test scores.” 3-1-13 Discuss the impact of our global economy on the automobile industry. Explain how this can affect the used car market and its consumers. Indicate your interest in the automotive industry and the role it has played in your family’s life. (At least 1,200 words) $3,500 each (One for each of 4 regions)
H.T. Ewald Foundation http://www.ewaldfoundation.org/scholarship/ We encourage our scholarship recipients to become catalysts themselves, keeping the tradition of "giving back" toward a better future in our communities tomorrow. Requirements: Metro Detroit area high school seniors in top half of class. Award also based on financial need. 3-1-13 An autobiography (typed) of at least 500 words concerning you and your life and aspirations to date. This is important and originality is encouraged. $500-$3,500 each (2-18 awards)
Community Choice Foundation 2012 Scholarship Program Community Choice Credit Union https://www.communitychoicecu.com/index.php/community-services/scholarships We decided it was time to step in and offer aid to students who shared our passion for hard work and dedication to our communities. Requirements: Michigan high school senior Attending Michigan college GPA: 3.0 + 3-5-13 Please discuss in your essay why you have decided to remain a Michigan resident and how your course work and intended degree will allow you to enrich Michigan, its communities, or a Michigan industry. (500 words) Minimum of $100,000 total
National Association of Black Suppliers (NABS) http://www.nabssf.org/Guide.html The intent of the NABS scholarship is to provide financial and academic support to high achieving African American students who intend to pursue a career in or related to the automotive and healthcare industry. Requirements: High school senior; field of study: engineering, technology, business, or related 3-9-13 Choose one: (one page) 1. Describe “A Current Event and how it has impacted your life.” 2. Describe“What obstacles have you overcome. What did you learn from it and what life changes have you made because of it?” 3. What does it mean to you to have an African American for President? 4. Please explain or profile “An African American Entrepreneur.” 5. What is the value of individual involvement in community development? Up to $5,000 per year, up to 5 years
Hays Kirby Memorial Scholarship Contest http://www.joefossinstitute.org/joe-foss-institute-programs/educational-scholarships/ The Joe Foss Institute has developed video and essay scholarship contests that ask students to take time to consider what the Founding documents mean, as well as the sacrifices made by those brave Americans defending our freedoms. Requirements: High school student 3-10-13 What is an American Patriot? (At least 1,500 words) $5,000
Detroit News Outstanding High School Graduate Scholarship Program http://www.detroitnews.com/article/99999999/SCHOOLS/120120003/ The Detroit News, in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Education and professional educational organizations, is searching for the best high school seniors in the state. Requirements: Michigan high school senior. The most important criterion will be a demonstrated ability in athletics, health, journalism, language arts, performing arts, science, mathematics, visual arts, vocational-technical, world studies or extraordinary achievement in the face of extreme adversity. (One award per category.) 3-11-13 1 Summarize your leadership positions in school or community activity. 2. Summarize your community or volunteer activity. 3. List your non-academic honors, performances, exhibitions or activities that reflect your high achievement at a regional or state level. 4. List academic honors or scholarships received. 5. List any special training, advance courses or unique experiences which may be remarkable in your development. 6. What are your plans for further development in your chosen field? (Answer the above 6 in up to 200 words each.) $1,000 for each category
Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation http://www.louiefamilyfoundation.org/ Ms. Louie is passionate about education, and she is especially committed to the promotion of youth and underserved and underprivileged groups. Requirements: High school senior GPA: 3.2 + SAT: 1800 + or ACT: 25 + Special considerations for students: with a demonstrated financial need; with parents who did not attend college; with a documented disability; who have overcome significant adversity; or who have parents that are United States veterans or are currently in the U.S. military. 3-16-13 1.Describe the characteristics of a good parent. Give specific details to explain your views. Use your personal observations, experience and knowledge. 2.How do you define success? Describe what it means to be successful. Give specific details to explain your views. Use your personal observations, experience and knowledge. (Up to 500 words each) 25 awards, totaling $100,000
Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program https://www.joyceivyfoundation.org/index.php?page=apply We provide scholarship for talented high school students to attend summer academic programs on college campuses. We believe in the transformative power of educational experiences that stretch comfort zones and raise aspirations. Requirements: Female students grades 9-11f rom MI, MO, OH, NE (typically top 10% of class) planning to attend summer program at participating university: Barnard, Brown, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, NYU, Smith, and Stanford 3-19-13 1.Describe your leadership qualities and experience. (200 words) 2.Answer one essay question from the Common Application: https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/Docs/DownloadForms/2012/2012-13FY-FinalHighlightedPreview.pdf (Up to 500 words) Cost of eligible summer program
Michigan Association of College Admission Counseling Maggie Miller Scholarship http://www.macac.org/scholarships Maggie Miller was a school counselor at both DeWitt High School and Okemos High School. Maggie was known for her passion for life and the profession. The Maggie Miller Scholarship was established through MACAC to honor Maggie's contributions to our field. Requirements: Michigan senior attending MACAC member high school, Planning to attend MACAC member college (see website for complete list). Community service; financial need considered. GPA: 3.0 + 3-22-13 One-page essay telling about an obstacle you have overcome and how this motivated you to achieve personal goals. $500
Olive Garden’s Pasta Tales Essay Contest http://www.olivegarden.com/About-Us/News-and-Media/Pasta-Tales/ Hunger is a reality for one in six people in the United States. To bring awareness to the issue and help find solutions, Olive Garden is asking students for their help. Requirements: Open to all students, grades 1-12 3-22-13 How would you help end hunger in your community? (50-250 words) $2,500 savings bond and a family trip to New York City, $500 savings bond for winner in each grade
Cancer Survivor’s Fund http://www.cancersurvivorsfund.org/index.html We envision to each every young cancer survivor who is actively seeking for a scholarship and/or financial assistance to obtain prosthetics needing our help to continue their education for personal growth and better, brighter future. Requirements: High school senior or college student diagnosed with cancer, or cancer survivor. Agree to do volunteer work to help other patients or survivors. 3-22-13 Essay: How has my experience with cancer impacted my life values and career goals? (500-1,200 words) ?
The Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship http://www.detroitdeltas.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26&Itemid=40 The Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is committed to helping young people succeed academically. This includes ensuring that students have access to the financial resources they need to obtain a college education. Requirements: High school senior attending school in the sorority’s service area: Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Macomb County and the Grosse Pointes GPA: Varies. See website for each scholarship’s requirements 3-25-13 Essay highlighting your community service, leadership activities, and college and career goals (one page, computer generated, size 12 Times Roman font, double-spaced, one-inch margins) Arts scholarship application requires photos of art work; journalism scholarship application requires writing samples; other scholarships require essay only. $1,000-$4,000 (8 scholarships offered, student may apply for one only.)
All About Pink Breast Cancer Foundation Education Scholarship http://www.allaboutpink.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=72 The purpose of our scholarship program is to provide support to families with college age students whose parent is suffering from Breast Cancer or who have succumbed to the disease. Requirements: High School senior, college student, child of breast cancer survivor or parent who has died from breast cancer. GPA: 2.0 + 3-25-13 Why I should receive an All About Pink Breast Cancer Foundation Education Scholarship. (500 words) $1,000 Number of awards TBD
American Public Health Association’s Get Ready Scholarship http://www.getreadyforflu.org/new_pg_scholarship.htm The scholarship is a component of APHA’s Get Ready campaign, which works to help Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies. Requirements: High school senior (Other contests for undergrads and grads) 3-25-13 High school student essay: How would you convince your classmates to prepare for emergencies? Choose a specific emergency (hurricane, flu outbreak, flood or earthquake). Then write a plan for increasing student preparedness for that emergency that you would present to your school administrator. (350-500 words) $500 each for high school students (2)
Michigan State University Alumni Club of Oakland County http://msuoakland.com/scholarship We are very proud of the quality of the students that have received our scholarship and expect that future recipients will also show the excellence that makes Michigan State University one of this country’s great universities. Requirements: Oakland County student accepted to MSU, financial need not required. GPA: 3.5 + 3-29-13 Why did you select MSU? What are your career goals? Why? $1,500
Foundation for Ashley’s Dream Ashley Marie Easterbrook Internet Scholarship In memory of a Troy High School student who was killed by a drunk driver http://www.ashleysdream.org/index.html Ashley’s Dream awards scholarships to high school seniors who join the fight against drunk driving. Requirements: High school seniors who join the fight against drunk driving. 3-29-13 The fight against drinking and driving begins with awareness and we want you to spread the word. Take a stand by becoming a voice in your community and helping your friends, family, and neighbors stay safe on the road. Be creative! Then make a video (or take pictures) about what you did, how it worked, and submit it to our site for the contest. $2,000
The National World War II Museum Essay Contest http://www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/education/for-students/essay-contests/ The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Requirements: High school students, middle school students. 3-29-13 How can people who disagree still work together to solve a problem? Use WWII as a starting point and base your essay in part on America’s involvement in WWII. But don’t stop in the past. Use specific examples from your own experiences that support your ideas. This is NOT a research paper. Max. 1,000 words $1,000, $750, $500 for high school, $250 for middle school.
Odenza Vacations Marketing Scholarship http://www.odenzascholarships.com/ Odenza provides quality incentive marketing solutions that give our select clients a competitive edge in their market. Each school year we are proud to offer opportunities for students to win scholarships to help ease the financial burden of a post secondary education. Requirements: Age 16-25 GPA: 2.5 + 3-30-13 Two essays required: Choose a city located anywhere in the world that you believe would, from a future employment prospective, benefit your career. Explain in under 500 words how spending time in this city would help you become more marketable to a potential employer(s). Clearly identify how it will benefit you. Explain in why you think you should be granted the Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship. (Up to 500 words) $500
KarMel Scholarship http://www.karenandmelody.com/ The KarMel Scholarship is a scholarship created to encourage students to write/create something that will express their views on the gay/lesbian/bi/transgender topic. Requirements: High school or college student. You do not have to identify as LGBT to apply. 2013 information will be posted March 2013 2012 application: Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender theme—any kind of written or artistic work $300, $400
Ashley’s Dream Scholarship http://www.ashleysdream.org/ Ashley's Dream awards scholarships to high school seniors who join the fight against drunk driving and teenage binge drinking. Requirements: High school senior 3-31-13 Project: The fight against drinking and driving begins with awareness. Take a stand by becoming a voice in your community. Be creative! Your job is to come up with the idea and DO IT! Then make a video (or take pictures) about what you did, how it worked, and submit it to our site. Essay: “About Me” If there are important things we should know about you, like involvement in other organizations or services, please let us know. (Hint – demonstrating qualities consistent with Ashley’s character will help your score). (1,000 words) $2,000
.ME Scholarship http://www.godaddy.com/scholarship/default.aspx Go Daddy offers everything you need to make a name for yourself on the Web, from domain names and website builders to complete eCommerce solutions. Go Daddy’s .ME Scholarship: It’s all about the ride! Requirements: GPA: 3.0 + ACT: 21 + or SAT: 1,000 + 3-31-13 Do you have what it takes to be a Go Daddy Scholar? We want to know how the Internet or Internet technology (e.g., websites, blogs, forums, social media, etc.) has helped you during the course of your studies. Have you used the Internet to advance your athletic, artistic or intellectual pursuits? How do you envision benefitting from it through college and beyond? (Up to 500 words) $10,000 scholarship fund (10)
Incight Education: Connecting disabled students to education and employment http://www.incight.org/ Each year Incight awards up to one hundred scholarships to students with disabilities, who have demonstrated outstanding merit in giving back to the community and overcoming obstacles in order to pursue higher education. Requirements: Students with documented disability 4-1-13 250 words each: 1. A. Describe a handicrap™ (or limitation) which has held you back. B. What have you done to conquer it? 2. As an Incight scholar, it is expected that you participate in giving back to your community. How have you been involved in your community in the past? What will you continue to do in the future? 3. This essay is open ended. Take this opportunity to share any additional information about yourself, such as a personal statement. fyi: Only 18% of people with disabilities receive a college education $500-$2,500
Davis Putter Scholarship http://www.davisputter.org/ The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Requirements: Undergraduates and graduate students enrolled in an accredited school. Active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues. Financial need, academic ability. 4-1-13 Your personal statement must describe your activism, including the activities and organizations with which you are or have been involved. We are also interested in learning about your perspective on social change. As long as you have covered these topics, you can add anything else that you feel would help the trustees in their decisions. (Up to 1,000 words) $1,000-$10,000, renewable
Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship Fund http://www.beyondtheboroughs.org/ Founded by NFL veteran Tutan Reyes, Beyond the Boroughs has been bringing bright futures to those deserving young men and women who have been accepted into college, but have unmet financial need, by helping pay the exorbitant cost of a higher education. Requirements: High school senior, college student. Financial need. Primary focus on first-year collegians 4-1-13 Select one of the following: 1) Describe a community of which you are a part (your school, your neighborhood, your family, your church, an organization, etc.) and tell us why it is important to you. 2) If you had the power to change two things about the world and make sure two things never changed, what would you change and what would you keep from ever changing? Required: Tell us about yourself. Use your creativity. You can write poetry, math equations, a song, or whatever else shows us a little more about who you are! (No word limits specified) Up to $20,000 each, over 4 years (4)
Detroit Economic Club Scholarship http://www.econclub.org/Educational/Scholarship.aspx The Detroit Economic Club Scholarship Program's purpose is to assist students from the city of Detroit and four surrounding area metropolitan counties in the pursuit of an undergraduate education. Requirements: Oakland, Macomb or Wayne County Michigan high school senior. Demonstrated financial need; special consideration to students who have overcome hardships. GPA: 3.2 + 4-1-13 Personal statement describing your educational plans as they relate to you personally and to your career goals. Include motivating factors or important experiences which have helped to shape your personal philosophy and/or your educational plans/career goals. You must also describe the hardship(s) or obstacles that you have faced and overcome. (Up to two double-spaced pages) $2,000 renewable
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program http://cbcfinc.org/louis-stokes-health-scholars-program.html The Louis Stokes Health Scholars, sponsored by the UnitedHealth Foundation, program seeks to increase the number of qualified, yet underrepresented, college students entering the health workforce. Requirements: High school senior or undergraduate. The anticipated degree must lead to a career in the health workforce. Preference will be given to students from underserved communities who demonstrate an interest to work in their own communities. GPA: 3.0 + 4-5-13 Personal statement that responds to all of the following topics in one cohesive essay: Future goals: What field of study (major) do you plan to pursue? Why have you chosen that field? How will this field of study help you to achieve your future career goals? Involvement in school activities, community and public service, hobbies and sports: What are your special talents and other areas of interest? Deserving of scholarship: How will receiving this award affect your current and future plans? Other experiences, skills or qualifications: What else do you feel should be considered in reviewing your application? (500-1,000 words) Up to $8,000 each (10)
Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education http://www.evaleeschwarztrust.org/index.html The Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education was created to provide interest-free loans to students. Through the repayment of these loans, the students have the opportunity to perpetuate her benevolence by reaching down and helping others, as they have been helped. Requirements: High school senior, college student. Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $4,995 or less, as it appears on FAFSA. Enrolled in a school in which the student resides. Standard test scores in top 10% of U.S. Not seeking a law degree. 4-9-13 An original essay, the purpose of which is to provide information about the student’s background, accomplishments, personal and career goals and other relevant information. Students should consider this essay as the equivalent of a personal interview. (Up to two pages, single or double spaced) Interest-free loans of $5,000 to $15,000, with lifetime cap of $50,000, repayment structured over 10 years
American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest http://www.afsa.org/essay_contest.aspx The AFSA High School Essay Contest is an outreach initiative of the American Foreign Service Association. The annual contest encourages students to think critically about a topic of global significance and the key role diplomacy plays in connecting people and ideas. In an era of rapid change, today’s youth are essential to shaping the future of foreign relations and to promoting a culture of peace and sustainability. Requirements: High school student 4-15-13 Imagine that you are serving as the U.S. Ambassador to one of the following nations. (Myanmar, Greece, Haiti, India, Kenya, Libya) Explain what you as a diplomat would do, using the resources available to you as Ambassador, to improve the relations between the U.S. and your country of choice, and how the major foreign policy differences between that nation and the United States might best be handled in our national interest. (1,000-1,250 words) $2,500, a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet the Secretary of State, tuition for a “Semester at Sea” to one of the nations described in the essay
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http://www.fisca.org/Content/NavigationMenu/CommunityOutreach/FiSCANationalScholarshipProgram/default.htm The FiSCA National Scholarship Program is available to benefit deserving college-bound high school seniors from families in areas served by its members. Requirements: High school senior, academic achievement, leadership, perseverance in the face of obstacles 4-15-13 Profile a person or event that has influenced you and has made an impact on your life (Up to 200 words) At least $2,000 to two students selected from each of five geographic regions across the nation. http://www.farweb.org/
Foundation for Amateur Radio Scholarship The Foundation for Amateur Radio, Inc. (FAR) provides support to the amateur radio community for education. Various scholarships are sponsored by individuals and Amateur Radio clubs Requirements: Students who are amateur radio enthusiasts. See website for details for individual scholarship requirements. 4-15-13 For all scholarships: Why have you selected this field of study? What would you like most to do for your life’s work? Why do you feel the need for a scholarship? (Short answers) 21 scholarships available(one application for all) $500-$5,000
Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/services-academic/essayhome.html We are proud to host our seventeenth annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest. Requirements: High school juniors and seniors 4-15-13 Subject: George Orwell’s 1984 See website to select one of six essay topics. (Two to three double-spaced pages) $1,000 (5) and a Signet Classics Library for the winner’s high school or public library
Elaine Chapin Memorial Fund http://www.elainememorial.com/ Named in honor of Elaine Chapin, this scholarship will provide funds to support the post-secondary education of students impacted by multiple sclerosis, either directly or as a family member. Requirements: High school seniors and undergraduates impacted by Multiple Sclerosis, either directly or as a family member. Financial need, academic standing 4-30-13 Personal essay on the impact that Multiple Sclerosis has had on your life. (Up to 500 words) $1,000 (Minimum of 8)
Upakar Foundation: Indian-American Scholarship http://www.upakarfoundation.org/index.php Upakar Foundation gives up to 20 four-year renewable scholarships (totaling $40,000) to Indian-American students to help them realize their college dreams. These scholarships acknowledge academic excellence and consider financial need. Requirements: Senior, born in India or parent(s) born in India, family income of less than $75,000 GPA: 3.6 + 4-30-13 A. Define and outline your career goals and how a college education can help you achieve them.( 500-750 words) B. Choose one: (up to 500 words) a. Briefly describe a character from one of your favorite books or movies, describe if you would want them as a family member and explain why. b. In your autobiography written 50 years from now, what would be on page 37? 2,000 4-year renewable scholarships (20)
The League Foundation scholarships: • Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship (1) • Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship (1) • The LEAGUE Foundation Scholarship (up to 5) http://www.leaguefoundation.org/index.cfm The LEAGUE Foundation provides financial resources for America's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender youth to attend institutions of higher learning to meet this mission. Requirements: High school senior Who self-identifies as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender GPA: 3.0 + 4-30-13 1. Please discuss your academic, career, and personal goals and plans for service to the community. In particular, how do you plan to increase respect for the individual and aid inclusion of human differences? Be sure to include how being a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender person has affected your personal life. (About 250 words) 2. Choose one: (250 words) • The debate on “Civil Union vs. Marriage” • “Bullying” and its affect on the GLBT community. What should be done? • Name 3 people you would invite to dinner (Living or deceased). What would serve? What would be the topics of conversation? • What do you see as the most important GLBT community issue five years from now? Applications are considered for all three scholarships. $1,500 to $2,500 each
DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship http://www.dutchcrafters.com/heritage-scholarship This scholarship recognizes students who draw upon their cultural heritage to shape their vocational aspirations, add creative value to their future employers, and serve their communities. High school senior, demonstrated financial need GPA: 3.0 + 5-1-13 How will you draw upon your cultural heritage to shape your vocational aspirations, offer creative value to your future employer, and serve your community? (750 words) $500 each (5)
Sertoma Scholarship http://www.sertoma.org/page.aspx?pid=344 Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing, is the leading funder of the scholarships for deaf and hard of hearing students since the program’s inception in 1994. Requirements: High school senior or undergraduate with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss GPA: 3.2 + 5-1-13 Explain how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals. (No word limit specified.) $1,000
CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship http://cbcfinc.org/cbcs-pa Provided by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Requirements: High school senior or undergraduate planning to pursue a degree in a field that will lead to a career in the performing arts. GPA: 2.5 + 5-2-13 Please provide a personal statement that responds to all of the following topics in one cohesive essay. (500-1,000 words) Future goals: What field of study (major) do you plan to pursue? Why have you chosen that field? How will this field of study help you to achieve your future career goals? Involvement in school activities, community and public service, hobbies and sports: What are your special talents and other areas of interest? Deserving of scholarship: How will receiving this award affect your current and future plans? Other experiences, skills or qualifications: What else do you feel should be considered in reviewing your application? Sample of your creative work: Please upload a 2 minute visual recording sample. Up to $3,000 each (10)
Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarships http://www.diabetesscholars.org/index.html This scholarship recognizes students who are actively involved in the diabetes community, who have high academic performance, who participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Requirements: High school senior with type 1 diabetes 5-15-13 You are in a car traveling from Maine to California. You are allowed to bring only one person. This person can be dead or alive, famous or not, a relative, friend or someone you don’t personally know at all. Who would you select to bring on the car ride and why? (Up to 1,000 words) Award: One application for 15 scholarships, with different requirements (field of study, etc.) up to $5,000 each
Arab American and Chaldean Council http://www.myacc.org/ The annual golf outing raises funds for the ACC Scholarship Awards Program. Each year, for the past three years ACC has been given the opportunity to increase the number of scholarships provided. Requirements: Michigan senior of Arab/Chaldean descent Demonstrated leadership skill, extracurricular/ volunteer activities. May 2013 See website for updates. 2012: As an Arab/Chaldean American growing up in Southeastern Michigan, how specifically have you furthered awareness and understanding of the Arab/Chaldean culture, traditions and people? In addition, how specifically might you continue to build awareness and understanding of your culture during your college years? (up to 1,000 words)
Proceeds of golf fundraiser LPGA Foundation Dinah Shore Scholarship http://www.lpga.com/girls-golf/scholarships.aspx The LPGA Foundation currently administers three scholarships for young women who enjoy the game of golf, and plan to attend college in the fall. Requirements: Female high school senior golfers who will not be playing competitive golf at collegiate level GPA: 3.2 + 5-15-13 An autobiographical essay including the applicant’s background and career objectives and describing how golf has been an integral part of her life. This letter should also include the applicant’s personal, academic, and professional goals; chosen discipline of study; and how this scholarship will be of assistance. (Up to two pages) $5,000
Get This Party Started! Scholarship http://www.graduationparty.com/graduation-party-scholarship.htm If you are graduating this spring and love to party then this is the scholarship for you! Requirements: High school senior Min. 2.0 GPA May 2013 See website for updates 2012: Submit a creative new graduation party idea or tell us something that would make your party memorable. (100 words) $500 (one male, one female)
Samsung Scholarship http://www.samsungscholarship.com/ Samsung Digital Presenters wants to know what high school students think about technology advancements and how it will change the way we learn in the future. Requirements: High school student 5-15-13 An essay on what you think about technology advancements and how it will change the way we learn in the future. Is it for the better? (Up to 300 words) $1,000 each (5)
Jane Austen Society of North America http://www.jasna.org/essaycontest/index.html?utm_source=12%2F17%2F12+NL%3A+Tell+Your+Story+in+College+Essay&utm_campaign=Newsletter+12%2F17%2F12&utm_medium=email To foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen, JASNA conducts an annual student Essay Contest, with support generously provided by the Sonia Raiziss Giop Charitable Foundation. Requirements: High school student (Scholarships for college students also offered) 5-31-13 Though Pride and Prejudice may be regarded as timeless, nevertheless within the novel Austen plots her time very carefully. Timing is everything for important relationships and events. And the characters are deeply connected to the time in which they live, which is both like and unlike our times. What do we discover about time, times, or timeliness from reading Pride and Prejudice? $1,000, $500, $250
Motor City Pride http://citypridedetroit.org/index.html Together, in conjunction with the Motor City Ragers, City Pride Detroit is offering scholarships to encourage graduating high school seniors to pursue higher education in the City of Detroit. Requirements: High school senior to attend eligible institution: Wayne State University, the University of Detroit Mercy, and the College for Creative Studies. GPA: 3.25 + 6-28-13 Personal statement: 1. Why you should be considered for this scholarship. 2. How you will benefit from this scholarship. 3. What you love most about the City of Detroit. 4. How you will benefit from pursuing higher education in Detroit. 5. What you can do to help in the revitalization of Detroit. (One page) Cost of books for first semester of college
Trine University Academic Tuition Scholarships
For information on the available scholarships, visit the counseling office or www.trine.edu
Oral Roberts University Whole Person Scholarship
Recognizes students committed to achieving excellence academically, physically and spiritually
Awards range from $5,000 to $20,000 per year
See your counselor for a nomination
GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home.
We're looking for students with:
Leadership Drive Integrity Citizenship
Recipients receive $10,000 renewable scholarships--up to $40,000 per student
Deadline: January 8, 2015