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Scholarships

Glen A. Wilson 2017 - 2018 Scholarship Listing

** Fall Semester **

 

REMEMBER: Check the financial aid pages for the schools that you are applying to for any scholarships specifically for students applying to that college or university.  These may be FULL RIDE scholarships!

 

HSF/ General College Scholarships: Varies

Designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.  Several scholarships are offered throughout the year.  GREAT resource!!!  First Deadline is typically December 15th

www.hsf.net

 

Do Something Campaigns: Varies

DoSomething.org is the country’s largest not-for-profit for young people and social change. We spearhead national campaigns so 13- to 25-year-olds can make an impact.  Participate in a campaign to do something good and be entering in a scholarship drawing too.

http://www.dosomething.org/campaigns

 

College JumpStart Scholarship: October 17

Available to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors; and current college students. To be considered for this award, you must be committed to going to school and be able express your goals for getting a higher education.

http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/application-us/

 

US Bank Financial Genius Scholarship: October 27

Students must complete the scholarship application as well as an eight module online course regarding financial information.

https://www.usbank.com/community/financial-education/scholarship.html

 

County Office Scholarship: October 31

Available to US citizens either in their senior year of high school or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. You must submit a 500-1500 word essay on the following prompt: "Describe how one of the local government offices (or type of office) listed on our website has improved your own life and/or the lives of people around you..."

http://www.countyoffice.org/

 

Coca Cola Scholars Program: October 31 ($$$$$!!!)

Achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Must have 3.0 GPA or higher. 

http://www.coca-colascholars.org/

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: November 7

This is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.  The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.  Open to grades 9-12.  Application must be submitted to Mrs. Jara and one will be selected to advance to the competition.

http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc/301

 

The Elks Most Valuable Student scholarship: November 27

500 four-year scholarships awarded; must be a HS senior, citizen of the United States, and you will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging.

http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm

 

The Keynote Scholarship: December 1

Available to high school senior with definite plans to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award.  In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000.

http://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html

 

Doodle 4 Google Contest: December 2

Open to students in grades K through 12. To enter, you must create a Google doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.” With the Google homepage as their canvas, young artists are invited to reach into their imagination and share what they see for the future. Each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship.

https://doodles.google.com/d4g/ - This year’s entry window is not open yet…

 

AXA Achievement Scholarship: December 15 (but will close earlier if their limit is met)

The AXA Achievement Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report   provides $670,000 in annual scholarships to young people throughout the nation.  Winners are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: Ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and ability to succeed in college.

http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

 

Burger King Scholarship: December 15

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school.  Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service.

http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram

 

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program: December 16

The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student athletes who demonstrate excellence in school, on their sports teams, and in their communities. This is an award that celebrates YOU--not necessarily because you scored the winning touchdown or goal--but because sports have helped you grow into a strong leader in your community. 

https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/ - This year’s entry window is open yet…

 

Poetry Card Contest: December 31

Open to all students. You must submit an original poem on a topic of your choice in order to be considered for this $300 award. Poems are judged on the basis of originality and uniqueness.

http://www.sps.com/poetry/

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities:  January TBA

There are several scholarships available form RMHC depending on your heritage (options include Asian Pacific American, African American and Hispanic American) as well as a Scholars application (open to all).  Students must be legal residents.  Application consists of a personal statement, letter of recommendation and official transcript. 

http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/ - Applications available in October!

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JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest: January 4

The Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites United States high school students to consider the concept of political courage by describing and analyzing an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born.  Serious essay writing skills encouraged; research a must.

http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

 

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship: January 30

You must be a high school student of any level and a U.S. citizen or legal resident.  Complete a 140-character message about technology addiction. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction to win the $1000 scholarship.

http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship

 

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest: May 15   ($20,000!!)

Open to high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1600 words on a topic related to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. The three topic choices are listed on the sponsor's website and essays will be judged on style and content.

https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#atlasshrugged-1

 

 

Want to keep track of any scholarships you may be eligible for? 

Sign up for an account with www.fastweb.com, scholarships.com, or scholarshipamerica.com.  It takes awhile to complete the information, but then possible scholarships are sent directly to your inbox - this can also continue through college and include internships too!

Local Scholarships

VFW Voice of Democracy Speech Contest

Due: October 13, 2017 to Dr. Kenfield

Theme: American History: Our Hope for the Future

Open to ALL High School students; three winners at the Post Level will get a US Bond of $100, $75, and $50 and a chance to continue to the district, state and national level.  See brochure for more details.

Scholarship Search Sites

Looking for as many scholarships as possible?  There are several great sites to use!  

californiacolleges.edu has a great search feature and you can save any upcoming scholarships to your portfolio.

Signing up for an account on www.fastweb.com hooks you up with one of the largest and easiest to use scholarship search engines!  It will ask you a ton of questions in order to be sure you find out about every scholarship that you may be qualified for!

Want something you don't need ot log into or create an account for? Discover has a pretty good scholarship search where you don't have to enter in your information, although you can.  There are also good resources on here about financial aid and understanding loans.


 

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