January

2014-2015

January Scholarship Opportunities


Navigating through the incredible number of scholarships available can be overwhelming and intimidating--however, it is the mission of the College/Career Center to provide all students at Sylacauga High School with the most accurate scholarship information possible. This site is updated frequently--be sure to bookmark this page!

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Important information regarding materials to be included with scholarship applications:

If your scholarship application requires a recommendation letter/nomination/verification from school counselors or school administration, please submit all required documents to Coach Stevens or Mrs. Morris at least one week prior to the deadline.

All requests for official or unofficial transcripts must be made in writing and must be accompanied with associated transcript fee. Official transcript-$3, Unofficial transcript-$1

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Alabama School Public Relations Association
January 1, 2015
$500

Contact:

SHS Guidance Office

Description:
ASPRA is a statewide coalition of professional school communicators. ALSPRA offers scholarships to students who plan to enroll in an Alabama college or university after high school graduation and who plan to seek a degree in communication, public relations or a related field.

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Arthur Anderson Scholarship Program for Minorities
January 1, 2015
$2,500-$4,000

Contact:
(312) 507-3402 Fax: (312) 507 6748
http://www.education- leadership.org/main/index.php?option=com_content&vi ew=category&id=37:list-of- scholarships&Itemid=59&layout=default

Description:
African-American, Hispanic or Native-American accounting major.
Applicant must display: excellence in academics, leadership, work experience, participation in community activities

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American Institute of Architects Foundation
January 1, 2015
Five scholarships anywhere from $3,000-$4,000

Contact:
www.archfoundation.org
Jamie Yeung at The American Institute of Architects:
jyeung@aia.org

Description:
The AIA/AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship provides assistance to high school graduates, college freshmen, and community college students from a minority and/or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue a NAAB-accredited professional degree (5-year BA or BA + MA) in architecture.
The application requires a letter of recommendation from a high school guidance counselor, architect, or other individual who is aware of the student's interest and aptitude for architecture, and an application prepared by the student, including an essay, statement of disadvantaged circumstances, letters of recommendations, transcripts and a drawing

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Alabama Housing Authority Education & Enrichment Fund, Inc. Public Housing Scholarship

January 1, 2015
$2,250

Contact:
Public Housing Manager

Description:
Essay, transcript, proof of residence, accepted at an institute of higher learning.

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Imagine America Scholarships
January 1, 2015
$1,000
http://www.imagine-america.org/highschoolscholarships


Description:

The Imagine America Foundation created its Imagine America High School Scholarship Program in 1998 to help provide scholarships for high school students. This annual scholarship program has helped thousands of high school seniors afford a career education at hundreds of career schools across the United States. Applicants must be a graduating senior, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and be involved in community service activities.

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International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association Scholarships

International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association


Purpose: To support IDDBA-member company employees who are graduating high school seniors or current college students.

Eligibility: Applicants must be current employees of an IDDBA-member company working at least 13 hours per week during the school year. Applicants must also be studying in a food-related field, marketing or business. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Amount: $100-$1,000 per semester.

Number of awards: Varies.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: January 1, April 1, July 1, October 2.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Application form and letter of reference are required.

Contact Information:

International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association
636 Science Drive
P.O. Box 5528
Madison, WI 53711

Phone: 608-310-5000

Fax: 608-238-6330

Email: scholarships@iddba.org

http://www.iddba.org/scholarships.aspx

http://www.iddba.org/scholarships.aspx

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Masonic-Range Science Scholarship

Society for Range Management (SRM)


Purpose:
To help a high school senior, college freshman or college sophomore majoring in range science or a closely related field.

Eligibility: Applicants must be sponsored by a member of the Society for Range Management (SRM), the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) or the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS). Applicants must also submit an application form, transcript, SAT or ACT scores and two letters of reference.

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: January 4.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Society for Range Management (SRM)
10030 W. 27th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80215-6601

Phone: 303-986-3309

Fax: 303-986-3892

Email: vtrujillo@rangelands.org

http://www.rangelands.org

http://www.rangelands.org/education_masonicscholarship.shtml

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John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Purpose: To encourage students to research and write about politics and John F. Kennedy.

Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 9 through 12 in public or private schools or be home-schooled and write an essay about the political courage of a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956. Essays must have source citations. Applicants must register online before sending essays and have a nominating teacher review the essay. The winner and teacher will be invited to the Kennedy Library to accept the award, and the winner's teacher will receive a grant. Essays are judged on content (55 percent) and presentation (45 percent).

Amount: $500-$10,000.

Number of awards: Up to 7.

Deadline: January 6.

How to apply: Applications are available online. A registration form and essay are required.


Contact Information:

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

Phone: 617-514-1649

Email: profiles@nara.gov

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

http://www.jfkcontest.org/

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Linly Heflin Scholarship
January 9, 2015
$3000

Contact:
Scholarship instructions and applications can be downloaded at www.linlyheflin.org.


Description:

Linly Heflin Scholarship Committee grants four year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 per year to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and a sound academic record.

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Ron Brown Scholar Program

CAP Charitable Foundation


Purpose: To award scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African American high school seniors.

Eligibility: Applicants must be African American collegebound high school seniors. Selection is based on academic promise, leadership, communication skills, school and community involvement and financial need.

Amount: $10,000.

Number of awards: 10-20.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: January 9.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

CAP Charitable Foundation
Ron Brown Scholar Program
1160 Pepsi Place
Suite 206
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: 434-964-1588

Fax: 434-964-1589

Email: franh@ronbrown.org

http://www.ronbrown.org

http://www.ronbrown.org

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Carson Scholars

Carson Scholars Fund


Purpose: To recognize students who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to the community.

Eligibility: Applicants must be nominated by their school. They must be in grades 4 through 11 and have a GPA of 3.75 or higher in English, reading, language arts, math, science, social studies and foreign language. They must have participated in some form of voluntary community service beyond what is required by their school. Scholarship recipients must attend a four-year college or university upon graduation to receive funds.

Minimum GPA: 3.75

Amount: $1,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: January 10.

How to apply: Applications are available from the schools of those nominated. Only one student per school may be nominated.


Contact Information:

Carson Scholars Fund
305 W Chesapeake Avenue
Suite L-020
Towson, MD 21204

Phone: 877-773-7236

Email: caitlin@carsonscholars.org

http://www.carsonscholars.org

http://carsonscholars.org/programs/scholarships/about-our-scholarships

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GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation


Purpose: To reward students who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors and pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. college or university the following fall. Students must demonstrate strong academic performance (3.0 or greater GPA or equivalent), demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. citizen. Funds may be used for student tuition and room and board.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Amount: $10,000.

Number of awards: Up to 20.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: January 10.

How to apply: Applications are available online. The competition will close earlier than the deadline once 25,000 applications are received.


Contact Information:

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
40 Presidential Drive, Suite 200
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Phone: 507-931-1682

Email: ge-reagan@scholarshipamerica.org

http://www.scholarshipamerica.org/ge-reagan

https://aim.applyists.net/RonaldReagan

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Letters About Literature Contest

Letters About Literature


Purpose: To encourage young people to read.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. legal residents. They must be students in grades 4 through 12 and must be at least nine years old by the September 1 that precedes the contest deadline. They must submit a personal letter to an author about how that author's book or work has impacted them. Selection is based on letter originality, grammar and organization.

Amount: $200-$1,000.

Number of awards: 4.

Deadline: December 10 and January 10.

How to apply: Entry instructions are available online. An entry coupon and letter are required.


Contact Information:

Letters About Literature
P.O. Box 5308
Woodbridge, VA 22194

Email: programdirector@lettersaboutliterature.org

http://www.lettersaboutliterature.org

http://www.lettersaboutliterature.org/

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Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarships

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund


Purpose: To provide financial assistance to Asian and Pacific Island Americans.

Eligibility: Applicants must be of Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census, and they must be legal citizens, nationals or permanent residents of the United States. Citizens of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau are also eligible. Applicants must be enrolling full-time as a first-year degree-seeking student in an accredited college or university in the U.S. They must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher or have earned a GED, and they must apply for federal financial aid.

Minimum GPA: 2.7

Amount: $2,500-$15,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: January 10.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
1900 L Street NW
Suite 210
Washington, DC 20036-5002

Phone: 202-986-6892

Fax: 202-530-0643

Email: info@apiasf.org

http://www.apiasf.org

http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html

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U.S. JCI Senate Scholarship Grants

U.S. JCI Senate


Purpose: To support high school students who wish to further their education.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors and U.S. citizens who are graduating from a U.S. accredited high school or state approved home school or GED program. Winners must attend college full-time to receive funds. Applications are judged at the state level.

Amount: $1,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: January 11.

How to apply: Applications are available from the website link below.

Contact Information:

U.S. JCI Senate
106 Wedgewood Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117

Email: tom@smipc.net

http://www.usjcisenate.org

http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/scholarship-program

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Pratt & Whitney Golden Eagle Award

Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation


Purpose: To aid students who intend to pursue careers in aviation, aerospace engineering, aerospace research or engineering technology.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. They must have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in aerospace research, aerospace engineering, aviation or engineering technology. Selection is based on academic merit, extracurricular activities, character and financial need.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Amount: $5,000.

Number of awards: 1.

Scholarship may be renewable

Deadline: January 12.

How to apply: Applications are available by request from the student's local Tuskegee Airmen chapter. An application form, two essays and family income verification are required.


Contact Information:

Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation
P.O. Box 83395
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: 310-215-3985

Email: arnoldwarrior@msn.com

http://www.taisf.org/scholar.htm

http://www.taisf.org/pratt-whitney.html

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Smith Scholarship Foundation Program

Smith Scholarship Foundation
January 15, 2015
$60,000


Contact:
SHS Guidance Office
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/17421-Smith-Scholarship-Foundation

Description:

The Smith Scholarship Foundation is designed to fund college scholarships for deserving students throughout Alabama. The foundation was created by Mignon C. Smith in honor of her parents. Her father, J. Craig Smith, was President and CEO of Avondale Mills, that was a hallmark of the textile industry. Mr. Smith was an innovative leader who put employee scholarships in place and privately funded the education of several employees' children. Now, by having established The J. Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship Foundation, his daughter is continuing the family tradition of encouraging and inspiring others to learn.

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National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

Washington Crossing Foundation


Purpose: To support students who are planning careers in government service.

Eligibility: Students must be in their senior year of high school. Applicants must submit an essay and a letter of recommendation.

Amount: $500-$5,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: January 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Washington Crossing Foundation
P.O. Box 503
Levittown, PA 19058

Phone: 215-949-8841

Fax: 215-949-8843

Email: info@gwcf.org

http://www.gwcf.org

http://www.gwcf.org/AppDownload.html

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Tau Beta Pi/Society of Automotive Engineers Engineering Scholarship

Society of Automotive Engineers International


Purpose: To aid future college students who are planning to major in engineering.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be graduating high school seniors and have plans to major in engineering at an ABET-accredited institution. They must have a GPA of 3.75 or higher and must have SAT or ACT scores that rank in the 90th percentile. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Minimum GPA: 3.75

Amount: $1,000.

Number of awards: 6.

Deadline: January 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript and standardized test scores are required.


Contact Information:

Society of Automotive Engineers International
400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096

Phone: 724-776-4841

Fax: 724-776-0790

Email: scholarships@sae.org

http://www.sae.org

http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/taubetapi/

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Create-a-Greeting-Card Scholarship

The Gallery Collection


Purpose: To award high school, college students and members of the United States armed forces who enter a contest to create a Christmas card, holiday card, birthday card or all-occasion greeting card.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents who are at least 14 years old. The submission must include original artwork or photographs. Those members of the United States armed forces must not be older than 34. Selection is based on the overall quality of the submission including creativity, uniqueness and suitability.

Amount: $1,000-$10,000.

Number of awards: 2.

Deadline: January 15.

How to apply: Applications and submissions may be made online or mailed directly to the scholarship administrator at the Gallery Collection. Entry form and greeting card submission are required. Online submissions are preferred.


Contact Information:

The Gallery Collection
Prudent Publishing
65 Challenger Road
P.O. Box 150
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

Phone: 800-950-7064

Fax: 800-772-1144

Email: service@gallerycollection.com

http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

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Fred M. Young, Sr./SAE Engineering Scholarship

Society of Automotive Engineers International


Purpose: To support high school seniors who are planning to study engineering at the undergraduate level.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be high school seniors. They must have SAT or ACT scores that rank in the 90th percentile and must have a GPA of 3.75 or higher on a four-point scale. They must plan to enroll in an ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering program. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Minimum GPA: 3.75

Amount: $1,000.

Number of awards: 1.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: January 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript and standardized test scores are required.


Contact Information:

Society of Automotive Engineers International
400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096

Phone: 724-776-4841

Fax: 724-776-0790

Email: scholarships@sae.org

http://www.sae.org

http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/young/

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National MS Society Scholarship Program

National Multiple Sclerosis Society


Purpose: To provide educational opportunities for students affected by multiple sclerosis.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who have MS, or who have a parent with MS and will be attending college for the first time. They must be U.S. citizens or legal residents who plan to enroll in an undergraduate program at an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants must take at least six credit hours per semester, and the courses taken must lead to a degree, license or certificate.

Amount: $1,000-$3,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: January 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
733 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 800-344-4867

http://www.nationalmssociety.org

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/living-with-multiple-sclerosis/society-programs-and-services/scholarship/index.aspx

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TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship

Society of Automotive Engineers International


Purpose: To aid current and future engineering students.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be high school seniors or current undergraduate students and be enrolled in or planning to enroll in an ABET-accredited engineering degree program. They must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher and an SAT I math score of 600 or higher and a critical reading score of 550 or higher or must have an ACT composite score of 27 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Minimum GPA: 3.2

Amount: $1,500.

Number of awards: Varies.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: January 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal essay, official transcript and standardized test scores are required.


Contact Information:

Society of Automotive Engineers International
400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096

Phone: 724-776-4841

Fax: 724-776-0790

Email: scholarships@sae.org

http://www.sae.org

http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/dawson/

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Mensa Education & Research Foundation Scholarship

Mensa Education & Research Foundation


Purpose: To support students seeking higher education.

Eligibility: Applicants do not need to be members of Mensa but must be residents of a participating American Mensa Local Group's area. They must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university in the academic year after application. They must write an essay explaining career, academic or vocational goals.

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: January 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online in September. Please do NOT write to the organization to request an application. An application form and essay are required.


Contact Information:

Mensa Education and Research Foundation
1229 Corporate Drive West
Arlington, TX 76006

Phone: 817-607-5577

Fax: 817-649-5232

Email: info@mensafoundation.org

http://www.mensafoundation.org

http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

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National Foliage Foundation General Scholarships

National Foliage Foundation


Purpose: To aid horticulture students who are interested in pursuing careers in foliage growing and marketing.

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or full-time undergraduate or graduate students. They must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in a horticulture or related degree program and must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. They must be interested in pursuing a career in foliage marketing or growing. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: January 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, two recommendation letters and a personal essay are required.


Contact Information:

National Foliage Foundation
1533 Park Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32835

Phone: 800-375-3642

Fax: 407-295-1619

Email: info@nationalfoliagefoundation.org

http://www.nationalfoliagefoundation.org

http://www.nationalfoliagefoundation.com/scholarship

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NPCA Educational Foundation Scholarships

National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA)


Purpose: To aid students who are preparing for careers in the precast concrete industry.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or undergraduate students who are enrolled in or planning to enroll in a program of study that is related to the building, construction or precast concrete industries. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Up to $2,200.

Number of awards: Varies.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: January 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.


Contact Information:

National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA)
1320 City Center Drive
Suite 200
Carmel, IN 46032

Phone: 800-366-7731

Fax: 317-571-0041

http://www.precast.org

http://precast.org/foundation/#apply

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Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Gates Foundation


Purpose: To provide outstanding minority students with opportunities to complete their undergraduate college educations.

Eligibility: Applicants must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American students with a minimum 3.3 GPA, enter an accredited college or university and have significant financial need. Applicants must also be eligible for federal Pell Grants.

Minimum GPA: 3.3

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: 1000.

Deadline: January 15.

How to apply: Students are nominated by teachers, principals or other education professionals. Nomination materials are available online.


Contact Information:

Gates Foundation
P.O. Box 10500
Fairfax, VA 22031

Phone: 877-690-4677

http://www.gmsp.org

http://www.gmsp.org/

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Len Assante Scholarship Fund

National Ground Water Association


Purpose: To support students in fields related to the ground water industry.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school graduates or college students with a minimum 2.5 GPA who are studying fields related to the ground water industry including geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, environmental sciences or microbiology or well drilling two-year associate degree programs.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Amount: Up to $5,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: January 15.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail or e-mail.


Contact Information:

National Ground Water Association
601 Dempsey Road
Westerville, OH 43081-8978

Phone: 800-551-7379

Fax: 614-898-7786

Email: ngwa@ngwa.org

http://www.ngwa.org

http://www.ngwa.org/Foundation/assante/Pages/default.aspx

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HSF/Haz La U Scholarship

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)


Purpose: To aid college-bound Hispanic students.

Eligibility: Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage, be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and be high school seniors who are planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year postsecondary institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam. They must have plans to enroll full-time and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Amount: $2,500-$15,000.

Number of awards: 21.

Deadline: January 20.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, submission of the FAFSA and supporting materials are required.


Contact Information:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
1411 W. 190th Street
Suite 325
Los Angeles, CA 90248

Phone: 877-473-4636

Fax: 415-808-2302

Email: scholar1@hsf.net

http://www.hsf.net

http://www.hsf.net/Haz_La_U_Scholarship.aspx

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Angus Foundation Scholarship

American Angus Foundation


Purpose: To provide scholarships to youth active in the Angus breed.

Eligibility: Applicants must have been members of the National Junior Angus Association and must be junior, regular or life members of the American Angus Association at the time of application. Applicants must be high school seniors or enrolled in a junior college, four-year college, or other accredited institution of post-secondary education in an undergraduate program and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Students may not have reached their 25th birthday by January 1 of the year of application.

Minimum GPA: 2.0

Amount: $1,000-$5,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: May 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.


Contact Information:

American Angus Foundation
3201 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64506

Phone: 816-383-5100

Fax: 816-233-9703

Email: angus@angus.org

http://www.angusfoundation.org

http://www.angusfoundation.org/Foundation/ScholarshipsAwards/FdnUndergraduate.aspx

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Telluride Association Summer Programs

Telluride Association


Purpose: Summer program to provide high school students with a college-level, intellectually enriching experience.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school juniors. The association seeks applicants from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and provides for their tuition and room and board during summer programs in New York, Texas and Michigan. Students are invited to apply either by receiving a score on the PSAT/NMSQT that is usually in the top 1 percent or by nomination by a teacher or counselor.

Amount: Summer program tuition and fees.

Number of awards: 64.

Deadline: January 20.

How to apply: Applications are sent to nominated students.


Contact Information:

Telluride Association
217 West Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: 607-273-5011

Fax: 607-272-2667

Email: telluride@cornell.edu

http://www.tellurideassociation.org

http://www.tellurideassociation.org/programs/high_school_students/tasp/tasp_general_info.html

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Andre Sobel Award

Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation


Purpose: To provide financial assistance for young survivors of catastrophic illness.

Eligibility: Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 21 as of June 30 of the year of application. They must be survivors of cancer or some other critical or life-threatening illness. Friends, family members and caregivers of those who meet these qualifications may also participate. All applicants must be United States residents. An essay is required.

Amount: Up to $5,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: January 25.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation
8899 Beverly Boulevard
Suite 11
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Phone: 310-276-7111

Fax: 310-276-0244

Email: info@andreriveroflife.org

http://www.andreriveroflife.org

http://andreriveroflife.org/participate/award/

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National Honor Society Scholarship

National Honor Society


Purpose: To recognize NHS members.

Eligibility: Each high school chapter may nominate two senior members. Nominees must demonstrate character, scholarship, service and leadership.

Amount: $1,000-$13,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: January 27.

How to apply: Nomination forms are available from your local NHS chapter adviser.


Contact Information:

National Honor Society
c/o National Association of Secondary School Principals
1904 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191

Phone: 703-860-0200

Fax: 703-476-5432

Email: nhs@nhs.us

http://www.nhs.us

http://www.nhs.us/scholarships-awards/nhs-scholarship-program.aspx

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Young Soloists Awards

VSA Arts


Purpose: To award promising young musicians with disabilities with scholarship funds and a chance to perform in Washington, DC, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Eligibility: Applicants must be instrumentalists or vocalists no older than 25 years of age and have physical or mental disabilities that limit one or more of their major life activities. Applicants need to include audio or videocassette recordings of three musical selections along with a one-page biography explaining why they feel they should be selected for the award. Awards are based on technique, tone, intonation, rhythm and interpretation from the taped performances.

Amount: $5,000.

Number of awards: 4.

Deadline: January 29.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

VSA Arts
818 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 800-933-8721

Fax: 202-429-0868

Email: info@vsarts.org

http://www.vsarts.org

http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/programs/young_soloists.cfm

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Shropshire Scholarship

Civitan


Purpose: The Shropshire Scholarship assists deserving Civitan members who will pursue careers that further the ideals of Civitan International, such as working toward world peace and unity, fighting for justice and building better citizenship.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Civitans or a Civitan’s immediate family member, have been Civitan or Junior Civitan members for at least two years, be enrolled in a college or university and pursue careers which help further the ideals of Civitan International.

Amount: $1,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: January 31.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Civitan
Civitan International Foundation
P.O. Box 130744
Birmingham, AL 35213-0744

Phone: 205-591-8910

Fax: 205-592-6307

Email: civitan@civitan.org

http://www.civitan.org

http://www.civitan.com/template.php?t=sr&id=14

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National Young Astronomer Award

Astronomical League


Purpose: To support young astronomers.

Eligibility: Applicants must be 14 to 19 years old, not yet enrolled in college at the award deadline and do not have to be members of an astronomy club or of the Astronomical League. International students of the same age are eligible if they are enrolled in a U.S. secondary school on the application deadline. The application consists of the application form, summary of astronomy related activities and optional exhibits.

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: 3.

Deadline: January 31.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Astronomical League
9201 Ward Parkway
Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64114

Phone: 816-333-7759

Email: horkheimerservice@astroleague.org

http://www.astroleague.org

http://www.astroleague.org/al/awards/nyaa/noya.html

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Naval Helicopter Association Scholarship

Naval Helicopter Association


Purpose: To assist those who wish to pursue educational goals.

Eligibility: Applicants must be members of or dependents of members of the association or have an affiliation with naval aviation. Students may pursue undergraduate degrees in any field.

Amount: $2,000-$3,000.

Number of awards: 10.

Deadline: January 31.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail.


Contact Information:

Naval Helicopter Association
P.O. Box 180578
Coronado, CA 92178-0578

Phone: 619-435-7139

Fax: 619-435-7354

Email: nhascholars@hotmail.com

http://www.nhascholarshipfund.org

http://www.nhascholarshipfund.org

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Hit the Books Scholarship

CoffeeForLess.com


Purpose: To support college students between 18 and 25 years of age with college expenses through an essay contest that includes their passion for coffee in the content.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited institution if higher learning and must be 18-25 years of age. An essay of up to 500 words must be submitted on how education is important in their lives and how the scholarship money will impact their educational goals. Awards are given twice a year. Selection is based on the overall strength of the essay, a creative way to include the applicant's passion for coffee in the content of his/her essay and financial need.

Amount: $500.

Number of awards: 2.

Deadline: September 30 and January 31.

How to apply: Applications are submitted via e-mail. An application form, essay and proof of enrollment are required.


Contact Information:

CoffeeForLess.com
250 South 18th Street
Suite 802
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 800-261-2859

Email: info@coffeeforless.com

http://www.coffeeforless.com/scholarship#

http://www.coffeeforless.com/scholarship#

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Lotte Lenya Competition for Singers

Kurt Weill Foundation for Music


Purpose: To recognize excellence in music theater performance.

Eligibility: Applicants must be between 19 and 32 years old and attend a regional competition, performing four selections. If contestants are unable to participate in any of the scheduled regional auditions, they may instead submit a videotape or DVD, which must contain all four of the required repertoire selections. Finalists will be chosen, based on vocal beauty and technique, interpretation, acting, repertoire variety and presence.

Amount: $10,000-$15,000 plus travel stipend.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: January 31.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
7 East 20th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Phone: 212-505-5240

Fax: 212-353-9663

Email: kwfinfo@dwf.org

http://www.kwf.org

http://www.kwf.org/kwf/lotte-lenya/lotte-lenya-competition

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SNMTS Paul Cole Scholarship

Society of Nuclear Medicine


Purpose: To promote excellence in healthcare through the support of education and research in nuclear medicine technology.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be high school seniors or college undergraduates enrolled in or accepted by accredited institutions and be in the nuclear medicine technology field. Applicant must prove financial need.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Amount: $500-$1,000.

Number of awards: 18.

Deadline: January 31.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Society of Nuclear Medicine
Development Office
1850 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Phone: 703-708-9000

Fax: 703-708-9020

Email: grantinfo@snm.org

http://www.snm.org

http://interactive.snm.org/index.cfm?PageID=1083

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David S. Barr Awards

Newspaper Guild - CWA


Purpose: To support student journalists.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school or post-secondary students at any type of institution and have published or broadcast a work in the previous year that helped to correct an injustice or promote justice and fairness. No more than one entry per applicant may be submitted.

Amount: $500-$1,500.

Number of awards: 2.

Deadline: January 31.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, five copies of submitted work and brief summary of work are required.


Contact Information:

Newspaper Guild - CWA
501 3rd Street NW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20001-2797

Phone: 202-434-7177

Fax: 202-434-1472

Email: guild@cwa-union.org

http://www.newsguild.org

http://www.newsguild.org/index.php?ID=912

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Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics Essay Contest

Association for Women in Mathematics


Purpose: To increase awareness of women's contributions to the mathematical sciences.

Eligibility: Applicants must interview a woman working in a mathematical career and write an essay based on the interview. Applicants may be from the sixth grade to graduate students.

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: At least 3.

Deadline: January 31.

How to apply: Applications are available online and must be submitted online.


Contact Information:

Association for Women in Mathematics
4114 Computer and Space Sciences Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: 301-405-7892

Fax: 301-314-9074

Email: awm@math.umd.edu

http://www.awm-math.org

http://www.awm-math.org/biographies/contest.html

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Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Digital Responsibility


Purpose: To help students understand the negative effects of too much screen time.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. Students must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

Amount: $500-$1,500.

Number of awards: 2.

Deadline: January 31.

How to apply: Applications are available online. A 140-character message is required of all applicants. The top 10 finalists must write a full length essay.


Contact Information:

Digital Responsibility
3561 Homestead Road #113
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Email: scholarship@digitalresponsibility.org

http://www.digitalresponsibility.org

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

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DuPont Challenge Science Essay Award


Purpose: To promote interest in scientific studies.

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students between grades 7 and 12 in a U.S. or Canadian school and write a 700- to 1,000-word essay about a scientific or technological development that interests them.

Amount: $200-$5,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: January 31.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

DuPont
The DuPont Challenge
Science Essay Awards Program, c/o General Learning Communications
900 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062

Phone: 847-205-3000

http://thechallenge.dupont.com

http://thechallenge.dupont.com/