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Glen A. Wilson 2022 - 2023 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!

 

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. https://www.dosomething.org/us/about/easy-scholarships

 

College JumpStart Scholarship: October 17th

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 30th

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

 

Coca Cola Scholars Program: October 31st    

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/

 

Big Future Scholarships: October 31st

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Be a senior in high school.  B) Be attending college or university no later than Fall 2023.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/20669/big-future-scholarship

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship: October 31st

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Currently be in high school between the grades 9-12.  B) Be enrolled in a public, private, or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9228/voice_of_democracy_scholarship

 

CollegeXpress Scholarship: October 31st

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Be 13 years of age or older and a legal resident of the United States.   B) Be currently attending high school, college, vocational, or any other accredited institution.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/20670/collegexpress-scholarship

 

Regeneron Science Talent Search: November 9th

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Be in their final year of high school.  B) Submit original research in a critically important scientific field of study.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/20481/regeneron-science-talent-search

 

The Elks Most Valuable Student scholarship: November 15th

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: November 15th

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

 

10 Words or Less Scholarship: November 15th   

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Be between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2023.  B) Submit a response to the sponsor’s essay prompt.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10258/10_words_or_less_scholarship

 

National Space Club Scholarship: November 15th

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Be a senior in high school.  B) Have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12191/national_space_club_scholarship

 

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship: November 15th

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Be between the ages of 16 and 25.  B) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9919/odenza-marketing-group-scholarship   

 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Program: Nov. 17th

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Be a high-achieving high school senior.  B) Have financial need and plan to attend a four-year college.  C) Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/11973/jack_kent_cooke_foundation_college_scholarship_program    

 

SP Scholarship: November 30th

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2023.  B) Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/17749/sp-scholarship    

 

Dell Scholars Program: December 1st

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12 and demonstrate financial need.  B) Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9745/dell_scholars_program

 

Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers: December 1st

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Be a high school senior accepted for enrollment in 2023 who plans to pursue a course of study leading toward a career in teaching physics in high school.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9561/barbara_lotze_scholarships_for_future_teachers    

 

Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Scholarship: December 1st  

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Be a current USBC Youth member in their senior year of high school or enrolled in college.  B) Have a current GPA of 3.0 or better, based on a 4.0 scale.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9993/chuck_hall_star_of_tomorrow_scholarship    

 

American Rocketry Challenge: December 1st

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Be part of a team of three to ten students in Grade 6-12.  B) Build a model rocket that carries one large hen egg to an altitude of 850 feet, stays airborne for between 42 and 45 seconds, and returns the rocket to the ground safely.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/17735/american-rocketry-challenge    

 

Mindscape Big Picture Scholarship: December 15th

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Have a deep curiosity in studying the universe for its own sake, whether that be pursuing studies in philosophy, biology, math, literature, or any other field that seeks a better understanding of our existence.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/20662/mindscape-big-picture-scholarship

 

McDonald’s® HACER® National Scholarship: Fall

In order to apply you must:

  • Be a high school senior
  • Be a legal U.S. resident
  • Be younger than 21 years old
  • Have a minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study
  • Disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for
  • Enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after your selection (verification needed, as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools)
  • Have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage

https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer/eligibility-and-requirements.html

 

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program: December

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 not open yet…

 

Overachievers Student Grant: December 15th

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Be in middle school or high school.  B) Be a person who is making a difference in others' lives outside of the classroom.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14651/overachievers_student_grant   

 

Common App Scholarship: December 31st

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Be in Grade 11 or Grade 12.  B) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/20665/common-app-scholarship    

 

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship: Dec. 31st

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  A) Be an Eagle Scout between the ages of 13-18.  B) Compete at the local Chapter level prior to competing at the National level.  Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12050/arthur-m-berdena-king-eagle-scout-scholarship

 

Hispanic Scholarship Federation/ 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 January 1st https://www.hsf.net/   

 

Alert1 Scholarship: January 10

Alert1 scholarship is offered to any student who has dedicated time to helping a senior citizen or who has an interest in a career related to senior citizen care. The winning student will not only receive $500 for tuition and/or books, but they will also win an award of $500 for their school! Students must answer three essay questions and complete the application.

https://link.edgepilot.com/s/e3800b25/QpueASltjk2AYkDzhU8TTw?u=http://www.alert-1.com/scholarship

 

JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest: January 13th

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 30th

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

 

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

Sign up for an account with www.fastweb.com, www.scholarships.com, or www.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!

 

Look for general scholarship resource?  Check out the options below from the website GoingMerry; it's a site that is kind of like the common app of scholarships! 

Search Engines and Scholarship programs

  • Scholar Snapp - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
  • Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
  • Peerlift - Proven scholarships, internships, summer programs, and more gathered by fellow students like you. (Founded by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars!) Learn more about the creation of Peerlift.
  • Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
  • CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
  • Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
  • Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
  • Scholarships.com– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
  • Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
  • KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
  • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
  • American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
  • Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
  • UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
  • Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.
  • Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.
  • Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.
  • American Indian Graduate Center & AIGCS - The largest scholarship providers to Native students in the United States, awarding $15 million in scholarships annually and more than $200 million since inception. For almost 50 years, AIGC has funded students pursing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in any field of study at any accredited institution of choice, working with over 500 tribes in all 50 states.
  • The NSHSS Foundation - The NSHSS Foundation fosters the growth of students pursuing the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), business, economics, public policy, and environmental science and sustainability fields. Through special programs, including the NSHSS Honor Society, the NSHSS Foundation connects young scholars with additional opportunities to advance their education, personal growth and career interests.

Local Scholarships

Throughout the year, various scholarships will be posted that our local to Wilson HS or HLPUSD.  Most of these scholarships will have a Wilson winner guaranteed!  Be sure to check often and don't forget to check you Class of Google Classroom to be notified when an update is posted!  Here are some names to watch for:

Wildcat to Wildcat Scholarship

HLP Scholarship

National Charity League Scholarship

Rudy Chavarria Scholarship

Gino Kwok Scholarship

Dr. Joseph Chang Scholarship Math & Sciences or Technology & Engineering

Kiwanis Club Scholarship

Kiwanis SLP Scholarship

Miss 4th of July Scholarship

Rotary Club Scholarship

Grandma Chu Memorial Scholarship 

Dr. Cookie Scholarship

State of the District Scholarship

Kathryn Millan Scholarship

Isaac Leung Scholarship

and more!!!

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