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The Jan La Belle Scholarship Program

The Jan La Belle Scholarship Program was established in 2009 to provide a financial resource to individuals with disabilities who desire to pursue their personal and career goals through attendance at a post-secondary institution.

The 2014 application period begins
September 15, and continues until November 15, 2013.

One or more Jan La Belle Scholarship winners are selected annually for a total possible non-renewable award of up to $15,000. Award amounts are based on several factors, including available funds and number of eligible applicants. The Jan La Belle Scholarship offers the following two application options for individuals with disabilities.

Option A – Academic (Standard Diploma)

· Meeting of all Florida FCAT standards or approved Disability Portfolio;**

· Community service leadership or involvement; and

· Receipt of any other scholarship awards.

Option B – Career or Trade Skill Development

· Accomplishments in field of interest;

· Community service leadership or involvement; and

· Receipt of any other scholarship awards.

Award Restrictions

· A 2.5 GPA must be maintained at a post-secondary institution during the period of the scholarship award.

· No criminal activity, arrests or convictions may occur.

· Acceptable attendance must be maintained.

**In lieu of Florida FCAT scores, applicants may submit an alternative method (disability portfolio) that provides evidence of meeting state academic standards. This portfolio includes a sampling of artifacts or materials (i.e., personal achievements, work samples, other assessment results, letters by school or district officials, report cards, progress reports, Individualized Education Plans (IEP), etc.) that represent the applicant’s successful advancement through grade levels.

Eligible applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

· Applicant must be an individual with a disability.

· Applicant must be a Florida resident.

· Applicant must be an individual 16 to 24 years of age who is entering as a first time student at any institution of higher learning, whether academic or vocational.

Eligible applicants must also provide the following documents:

· Two letters of reference from someone other than a family member, relative, or personal friend. Suggestions include: a current or former teacher, employer, etc. The content of the letters should address your commitment to learning, personal or professional advancement, and service;

· Verification of Disability Form (form is attached as part of this application);

· High School Transcript; and

· Proof of accomplishments, including in field of interest, such as certificates, awards, letters of commendation, post-secondary acceptance letters, etc.

If applying for Option A, applicants must also provide:

· Standardized Test Scores or approved Disability Portfolio

Notification Procedures for 2014:

Applicants will be notified of their award status no later than March 30, 2014. Award winners must complete and return an acceptance form no later than 60 days after notification of award. Failure to return the acceptance form by this date will result in forfeiture of the award.

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The Bryan Scholarship

The Lowell Bryan Scholarship program awards, each valued at $30,000 annually, are offered to two scholar-athletes (one woman and one man) in each entering class.

Candidates are chosen on the basis of:

  • academic and personal excellence,
  • strong promise of significant impact in their classes and in their lives on campus,
  • proven potential for significant success in Davidson’s NCAA Division I athletic program.

Each school may nominate up to three candidates for the Bryan Scholarship. The nomination deadline is September 20. Students may also be nominated by Davidson coaches of the 18 eligible sports (men’s and women’s basketball and football are not eligible). (Visit for details and nomination materials.)

Nominees’ admission applications must be completed and received in our office no later than 5:00 p.m., October 15, 2013.

Finalists will participate in selection interviews on campus on November 2-3, 2013.

For additional information on these and other merit opportunities at Davidson, contact Ms. Gardner Roller Ligo, Director of Merit Programs, at 704.894.2970 or

Wings Over America Scholarship

Attention Navy Dependents!!!

If your parent is currently serving or as served in the Navy in an Aviation Command (squadron, naval air station, carrier, etc…), you could be eligible to apply for a Wings Over America Scholarship.

· October 1st: 2013-2014 Scholarship season opens; online pre-qualification available

· March 1st: Submission deadline for online pre-qualification

· April 1st: Submission deadline for completed online application and postmark date for application supporting documentation

Complete information and eligibility requirements are available online at:

Scholarships Offered By The American Legion

Eagle Scout of the Year

1st- $2,500 2nd- $1,500 3rd- $1,000 4th- $500

Eligibility: Must have earned Eagle Award and religious emblem, must be a high school student and Florida resident, must be in a troop chartered to an American Legion Post or the son or grandson of a Legion Member or parent eligible to join the American Legion Department of Florida.

Application: Dempartment Headquarters, PO Box 547859, Orlando, FL 32854-7859; Email:; Phone: 407-295-2631 ext. 222.

Deadline March 1, 2014

General Scholarship

1st- $ 2,500 2nd- $2,000 3rd- $1,000 4th- 7th $500

Eligibility: Student must be direct descendent, i.e. child, grandchild, great-grandchild or a legally adopted child of a member in good standing of The American Legion; or a deceased U.S. veteran who would have been eligible for membership in the American Legion, student must be in his or her senior year and attending a Florida high school, parents must be Florida residents.

Application: Dempartment Headquarters, PO Box 547859, Orlando, FL 32854-7859; Email:; Phone: 407-295-2631 ext. 222.

Deadline: March 1, 2014

JROTC Cadet of the Year:

1st- $2,500 2nd- $1,500 3rd- $1,000 4th- $500

Eligibility: Student must be enrolled in Florida high school and member of Air Force, Army, Marine, Navy or Coast Guard JROTC, parents must be Florida residents, must be in senior year of school, and must be chosen by JROTC commanding officer. Only one application per JROTC unit will be accepted.

Application: By request of JROTC Commanding officer only to Department Headquarters, PO Box 547859, Orlando, FL 32854-7859; Email:; Phone: 407-295-2631 ext. 222.

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Junior Shooting Sports

Sporter & Precision Individual State Winners- $500 plus an additional $500 if they advance to the qualification Round. Sporter & Precision Team State Winners- $500

Eligibility: Must be a member of JROTC shooting team who is registered with the Junior Shooting Program at the American Legion National Headquarters.

Deadline: January 1, 2014

High School Oratorical Contest:

1st- $2,500 2nd- $1,500 3rd- $1,000 4th- 6th- $500

Eligibility: Student must be enrolled in state accredited high school program in grades 9-12. Parents must be Florida residents. This is a speech contest.

Application: No application necessary. Contact local American Legion Post to enter or Department Headquarters, PO Box 547859, Orlando, FL 32854-7859; Email:; Phone: 407-295-2631 ext. 222.

Deadline: December 1, 2013

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RMHC®/HACER® Scholarship Program Opportunities

Deadline: January 21, 2014

As part of its mission of providing the highest quality educational opportunities to high-need Latino youth, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) is partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) to help promote the RMHC/HACER scholarship program to qualifying high school seniors across the U.S.

RMHC/HACER is one of the largest scholarships in the country assisting Hispanic high school students pursuing a college education. Since its inception in 1985, more than $24 million has been awarded in scholarships to Hispanic students to support their college education dreams. The program expanded in 2008 to include four RMHC/HACER National Scholarships of $100,000 to be awarded annually to deserving high school graduates. Scholarships are awarded on a national and regional level. Applications for the 2013-2014 RMHC/HACER National Scholarship will be accepted from October 1st through January 21st, 2014. For more details, please visit or

General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a high school senior
  • Be younger than 21 years old
  • Have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage
  • Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study
  • Be a legal U.S. resident
Live in a participating RMHC Chapter's geographic area

Financial Literacy Challenge

Scholarship Opportunity!

No Essay Required!

Who: Must be a High School Student

What: To take part in the Financial Literacy Challenge you will read various articles centered on raising financial literacy awareness. Topics of the articles focus on stocks, credit cards, savings and financing college. After reading these pages, you must then proceed to taking three quizzes (a total of 60 questions.) The applicant with the best score will earn the scholarship. In the case there is a tie, we will then select the individual with the lowest time. Please be sure to fill out contact information at the end of the quizzes so we can contact you if you are selected. This information will not be given out or sold.

Amount: $500.00

Deadline: November 26th, 2013

Scholarship Website:

Contact: Alex Mazur @