November Scholarship Newsletter
sponsored by the RCPS Counseling Program
November is GA Apply to College Month
In November seniors will have the opportunity to focus on completing at least one application for admission while receiving the encouragement and assistance of specially trained college and community volunteers.
GA Apply to College Month is co-sponsored by the GA Student Finance Commission, the University System of GA, Technical College of GA System and Private Colleges. During this month colleges and universities waive their application fee. To see a list of schools waiving their application fee click this link Application Fee Waivers | Georgia Student Finance Commission (gafutures.org)
See your School Counselor for additional information on how to complete your application.
Are you thinking of continuing your education at one of Georgia's four-year, two-year or technical colleges? It is now easier than ever to figure out your perfect MATCH. The image below will provide instructions on your GA MATCH schools. Should you need additional resources click the link
Seniors are you aware that you can complete the Common Black College Application (CBCA) via the website www.commonblackcollegeapplication.com, apply to 67 HBCU, without the worry of an application fee?
If you are considering attending an HBCU complete the Common Black College Application to increase your chances of acceptances and scholarships. Receive the fee waiver code from your School Counselor.
Elks Foundation Scholarship - November 13th DEADLINE
- Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
- Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
- High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
Scholarships range between $1,000 -$7,500 per year.
Don't miss out! Apply for this scholarship TODAY!
Greenhouse Scholars - November 21st Deadline
Eligible Students Must:
- Be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a legal resident of California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, New York, or North Carolina.
- Have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
- Demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $80,000)
- Possess excellent leadership skills, an ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, and a strong interest in and commitment to your community
DODs Dellum Scholarship
The Dellums SMART Scholarship expands the SMART Scholarship opportunity to rising freshman pursuing a bachelor’s degree by the program start date. Applicants should intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of the 24 SMART STEM disciplines. Students seeking to attend a Historically Black College and University, Minority Institution, or Minority Serving Institution are particularly encouraged to apply. The Dellums SMART Scholarship expands the SMART Scholarship opportunity to rising freshman pursuing a bachelor’s degree by the program start date. Applicants should intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of the 24 SMART STEM disciplines. Students seeking to attend a Historically Black College and University, Minority Institution, or Minority Serving Institution are particularly encouraged to apply.
HS Students should apply for the DELLUMS Scholarship Program Application Registration - SMART Scholarship
STEM Scholarship for Female and Non-binary Students
Science Ambassador Scholarship
Sponsor: Cards Against Humanity
This scholarship is open to women seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, technology, or math.
Must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply. There is no citizenship requirement, but students must be or planning to attend a college in the United States.
Students must submit a video (3-minutes or less) about any STEM topic they are passionate about, not necessarily their field of study.
Applications close December 13th, 2023 at 11:59PM CST.
Dell Scholarship - Deadline Date is December 1st
Did you or do you participate in AVID? Here is a scholarship specifically for you.
Dell Scholarship - Deadline Date is December 1st
Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in first year of college
Plan to enroll full time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in the fall directly following high school graduation
Earn a minimum of a 2.4 GPA
Corey Hambrick Foundation Scholarship - Deadline December 15th
Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
Letters of recommendation are needed and students must write an essay.
Scholarship Amount: 1st Place - $2,500; 2nd Place - $1,500; 3rd Place -$1,000
You can download the application from this document.
5 Strong Scholarship
NOTE: Students if you complete this scholarship application you should also complete the Common Black College Application. For the fee waiver code for the Common Black College Application see your school counselor.
5 Strong partners with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to provide promising student leaders with full-tuition scholarships and ongoing mentorship and support from matriculation to graduation.
Link to apply
Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship
Amazon Future Engineer students can boost their future for themselves and their community with the support of college funding, paid internships, and industry mentors.
Deadline is December 15th Scholarship and Internship (amazonfutureengineer.com)
Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. Open to high school seniors or Burger King employees, spouse/domestic partner of an employee, or child of an employee. Students must have a G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher (3.5 and above for the Whopper Scholarship) Employees of Burger King and their families ARE eligible to apply. The Deadline is December 15, 2023
Rondald Reagan Scholarship - Deadline JANUARY 4th
The Ronald Reagan Foundation is now accepting scholarships for high school seniors who showcase leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. To apply visit the website.
2023 National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholar Application
DEADLINE: December 4th
Conditions of Eligibility
- The applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
- The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students.
- The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests.
- The applicant can only use the $15,000.00 scholarship towards tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year.
- The applicant must not have previously spoken at the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner.
- Completed application and video must be uploaded to the National Space Club and Foundation website by December 4, 2023 at 11:59:59 PM EST.
- The unofficial transcript and letters of recommendation must be combined into a single PDF; this can be done using a scanner or by going to a print shop like Kinkos. Please note, the National Space Club reserves the right to request original stamped/signed copies of the transcript at any point during the application process.
- If chosen to continue, the recipient must be available to speak with the NSCF executive committee for a live audition via video conference the week of January 22, 2024.
Applicants to the Frito-Lay Community Builder Scholarship must meet all of the following criteria:
- Live in the United States (U.S.)
- Be a high school senior or graduate or current college undergraduate who plans to enroll in full-time undergraduate study in the U.S. at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
- Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
PepsiCo employees and children of PepsiCo employees are ineligible.
Disabled Scholar Award
The Disabled Scholar Award is just a part of their efforts to be good members of the community and to give back. With the Disabled Scholar Award, this Law Firm hopes to both raise awareness about the challenges disabled young people face while also helping one special young person to achieve his/her goals and dreams.
Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the application and essay they provide. The link to apply is below
National Hispanic Scholar
- Every year, HSF selects ~10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants
- HSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training
- Career services include access to select internship and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners
- HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, and Healthcare Summit
- Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in Scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which range from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students
The application opens in January - visit the site now to prepare for the application process.
Must be of Hispanic heritage
U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA
Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2023-2024 academic year
Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
To learn more about this organization and apply to become a Hispanic Scholar visit: Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Scholarship Main (hsf.net)