Scholarship Newsletter

January 2015

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Earn money for college by applying to scholarships! Here are some scholarships with upcoming deadlines. Click on the title of the scholarship to go the online application.


Bring all Scholarship Award Letters to Ms. Waugh!

Applicants for the scholarship must be members of the NWTF and are judged on their scholastic achievements, leadership abilities, community involvement and commitment to conservation and the preservation of our hunting heritage.


Must provide a copy of current hunting license. Must hold a current NWTF membership.


Due January 1

Award Amount: $10,000

The Dream Keeper Award recognizes exemplary displays of committed service to the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The ideals of social responsibility, political empowerment, diversity, racial harmony, nonviolence, and unselfish service must be demonstrated voluntarily by the nominee in support of his or her community and fellow citizens. Student must be under age of 18, resident of Columbia, SC, and have at least a 2.0 GPA.


Paper Applications are available in the College Center.


Due January 2

Award Amount: $1,000

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a United States elected official that took place during or after 1956. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.


Any grade level can apply.


Due January 5

Award Amount: $5,000

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

• demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship

• demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent)

• demonstrate financial need

• be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2014 or spring 2015.

• plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2015-2016 academic year.



Due January 8

Award Amount: $10,000

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.


Paper Applications are available in the College Center.


Due January 9

Award Amount: $40,000 over four years

Must be of Asian or Pacific Islander Descent, maintain a 2.7 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Submit the FAFSA by February 15. High School seniors only.



Due January 19

Award Amount: $15,000

Answer the essay question: In our everyday life we come across products and small inventions we use every day and take for granted. Like the doorbell, what's an invention that has made our lives significantly better that we end up taking for granted? Must be a senior in high school.



Due January 10

Award Amount: $1,000

The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need. Minimum GPA is 3.3 (unweighted). Must be a high school senior.



Due January 14

Award Amount: FULL tuition

Unlike many other college scholarships, the Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance. Must be a current member of AVID. Must have at least a 2.4 GPA and demonstrate financial need.



Due January 15

Award Amount: $20,000

Must be a junior or a senior to apply

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need. Applicants must write an essay of not more than 550 words explaining their career, academic and/or vocational goals and how they plan to achieve those goals.



Due January 15

Award Amount: $1,000

Must be a senior to apply

RMHC offers scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.



Due January 20

Award Amount: $1,000

Must be a senior to apply

Your article must address the theme: “Expect. Employ. Empower.” "Your article should reflect the diverse contributions of people with disabilities in the workplace and the need to foster an environment in which people with disabilities can expect to have equal opportunities to succeed in employment and be empowered to utilize their skills and talents." Juniors and Seniors only (must be at least 16 years old).


Due January 31

Award Amount: Full Tuition and Fees

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: “We want to know…what do you dream about? Whether it’s some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college.” The I Have a Dream Scholarship winner will be notified on or around April 30th.


Due January 31

Award Amount: $1,500

The recipient must have a major in the natural resources discipline such as: wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, marine science or environmental science to qualify. Must attend a college in South Carolina.



Due January 31

Award Amount: $10,000

Must be a senior to apply.