Annapolis HS Scholarship Newsletter

November 17, 2014

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Women of Color-WOC Future Leader Scholarship November 24, 2014

Award: 500-5000 dollars

Must be mailed by November 25th, nomination form should be in package

Young woman or man who is graduating senior enrolled in Anne Arundel County high schools with a minimum 2.0 GPA planning on completing a two or four year college degree. Involved in community service, extra-curricular activities, or other endeavors for personal growth. See your counselor for application.

11th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest November 29, 2014

Do Something Anti-Bullying Scholarship November 30, 2014

Award: 10000 dollars

Must be US citizen or residency.

Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow December 1st

Award: $6000


Be a current USBC Youth member in senior year of high school

Be a USBC Youth member in good standing

GPA 3.0 or better

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ELKs Scholarship December 5, 2014


Must be a US citizen, are judged on Scholarship, Leadership, and Financial Need. Top 3 male and 3 female students become eligible to compete in District and National Scholarship Programs.

We the Students Scholarship Contest December 5, 2014

Sophia L. Gokey Scholarship Award December

Awards: $1000

Eligibility: Graduating senior who plan to enroll in college or university. Must have been challenged with a significant roadblock or setback, such as a disability, that could stifle their dream of higher education. Must have GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Stephen J Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship December

Awards: Regional winners grant of $1000 to hunger related charity of their choice. National winners $5000 scholarship

Eligibility: Must be US citizen or permanent resident. Have performed volunteer services impacting hunger within the past 12 months to an organization in the community.

AXA Achievement Scholarship December 15, 2014

Award 10,000 dollars

Must be a US citizen or legal resident and demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship December 2014

Must be US citizen or legal resident and have demonstrated ambition and self=drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in a school, community, or workplace.

Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship December 15, 2014

Award: Varies

Must be applying to Vanderbilt University

See Ms. Richburg if interested.

Crosslites Scholarship Contest December 15, 2014

Award: $2000

Open to all high school seniors

GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship December 15, 2014

Award: $15,000


* Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship
* Demonstrate strong academic performance (3.0 or greater GPA or equivalent)
* Demonstrate financial need
* Be a citizen of the United States of America
* Be a high school senior attending high school in the United States and graduating in the winter or spring closet to the application deadline
* 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 academic year starting in the fall

HSF Scholarship December 15, 2014

Award: $15000 dollars

Graduating high school seniors, be a US citizen, legal permanent resident. Have plans to enroll full-time at a two or four year US accredited institution in the US

SMART Scholarship December 15

Award: Full tuition and education fees +$25,000 to $38,000 stipend depending on degree +

Paid summer internships, health insurance allowance, Book allowance, mentoring and employment placement after graduation at Office of Defense.

Eligibility: Minimum GPA 3.0, must be 18 by August 1, 2015

MUST BE PLANNING on a STEM related field of study.

Foot Locker Scholar Athlete December 18, 2014

Award: $20,000

Eligibility: Need nomination if interested see Ms. Richburg

GPA of 3.0 or better

Be entering a 4 year college in the fall of 2015

Currently involved in high school sports, intramural, or community sports

Be a US citizen or permanent legal resident

AFCEA Captain John Skinner Scholarship December 19, 2014

Award: $2500 a year for 4 years

Eligibility: Must be an outstanding, well rounded, graduating senior.

Must plan to enter a science or engineering field of study supportive of national defense

GPA at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

Carson Scholars December 19, 2014

Award: $1000 Must be NOMINATED

Students must be enrolled in grades 4-11

Students must exemplify academic excellence (minimum 3.75 GPA) Must display strong humanitarian qualities. If you think you exemplify these qualities please see Ms. Richburg in the Counseling Office.

American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens Scholarship Deadline Not specified

Award: $1000

Eligibility: must be son or daughter of a law enforcement officer killed in line of duty.

Compass Mortgage Group Scholarship December 30, 2014

Award: $500

Eligibility: Between ages of 17 & 24 on December 30th, 2014

GPA of 2.75 or higher

Be a resident of Canada or the United States

Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award December 30, 2014

Award: $500


Between the ages of 16 and 22

GPA 2.5 or higher

Student must have contributed 50 hours of community service in the last 12 months

Be a resident of Canada or the US

Fred M. Young Sr. Engineering Scholarship January 15, 2014

Award: $4000


US resident

GPA 3.75 or better

Rank 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT 1 or composite ACT scores

Pursuing an engineering degree through ABET accredited program.

Burger King Scholars Program January

Award: $25,000 for King Award; $5000 for regional award; and $1000 for all other.

Eligibility: Must have GPA of 2.5 or higher

American Society of Military Comptrollers February 6, 2015

Award: $1000

Eligibility: Must be graduating senior

Must be entering a field of study related to numbers eg. finance, accounting, economics, business administration, etc.

Must attend school in Virginia, Maryland or Washington DC

See Counseling Office for Application

A-OK Student Reward Program Deadline Not Specified

Award: Savings Bonds between 500 to 2500 dollars

Eligibility: Dependent children of active duty Military members, Reservists, and Military Retirees in grades 1-12 with GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Asian Pacific Fund February 20

Award: $5000

Eligibility: 14 different scholarship programs

Check website for different scholarship program requirements

Bank of America: Joe Martin Scholarship February 26th

Award: $1000-$5000


  • Be 23 years of age or younger and a dependent of a Bank of America employee
  • Be a high school senior or graduate
  • Plan to be enrolled or currently be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university, or vocational/technical school located in the United States
  • Enroll in the college, university, or vocational/technical school of their choice in the United States no later than the fall of the year in which the award is given


B. Davis Scholarship May 25th, 2015

Award: $1000

Eligibility: Open to all juniors and seniors

Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) Scholarship May 23, 2015

Award: $2000


  • Be a current high school (or home-schooled) senior attending school in the United States
  • Neither parent has earned a four-year college degree
  • Must be attending a CSO partner college or university
  • Be seeking financial aid and scholarship support for college
  • Be involved in extracurricular and leadership programs in school or in the community
  • Charles C. Blanton AFBA Family Survivor College Scholarship Deadline Not Specified

    Award: $10,000

    Eligibility: Open to surviving children of deceased members of AFBA (Armed Forces Benefit Association) and emergency service providers. Must be in line of duty.

    Chin:Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarships March

    Award: $1000


    • Grade level: Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate at a four-year college or university in 2013-14
    • Self or parent currently or formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant
    • Community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0
    • Financial need
    • No citizenship status requirement

    Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship for Women in Science & Math February 1, 2015

    Award: Full tuition at one of 13 different institutions

    Eligibility: Strong academic performance

    Admission for full-time study in one of the following degree programs Biology, Computer Science, or Mathematics

    Interest in a career working in teaching, or doing research in mathematics or sciences

    US citizenship

    Gates Millennium Scholarship January 14, 2015

    Award: varies

    Eligibility: Must have 3.3 GPA

    Must be African American/Black, American Indian - Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American

    Must be a US Citizen, US National, or permanent resident See Ms. Richburg for more information

    CWIT Scholars must apply to UMBC by Nov. 1st January 15, 2015

    Awards range 5000-15000 to cove full tuition, and other expenses.

    Center for Women in Technology for women interested in careers in the technology or engineering and information technology fields.

    Davidson Fellows Award Screening form due January

    Award: Varies between $10,000 to $50,000

    Eligibility: Open US citizens, permanent residents, and students stationed overseas who are under 18 years of age. Applicants must have completed a significant piece of work in one of the following categories: 1)philosophy, 2) music, 3) literature, 4) science, 5) mathematics. See website for instructions.

    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship January 30, 2014

    Award: up to $40,000

    Eligibility: High school senior, planning to enroll in a 4 year college in fall full-time, GPA of 3.5 or higher unweighted, test scores SAT reading/math 1200+; ACT composite 26+; Demonstrate financial need

    Edward T. Conroy Memorial Must turn in FAFSA

    Award: varies

    Eligibility: Provides assistance to 100% disabled public service employees children; children of POW's, children of deceased or 100% disabled military; children of victims of Sept. 11th terrorist attack.

    See Counseling Office for details

    ELKs Emergency Educational Grant

    Provides financial assistance to children of a totally disabled or deceased Elks member.

    Amounts range up to $4000.

    Must be submitted to Lodge parent or stepparent was a member.

    ELKS Legacy Awards January 30, 2015

    Provides scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues paying Elks members.

    Judged on Knowledge, charity, community service.

    ELKS Vocational Grant Program March 1, 2015

    Eligibility to high school seniors, US citizens, living in MD, DE, DC, planning to pursue an eligible federal vocational/technical program culminating in an associate degree, diploma, or certificate. Students attending Center of Applied Technology South and Annapolis High School may pick up applications in the Counseling Office or Phil Greenfield College and Career Center. Must be returned to office by February 28th.

    Esperanza Education Fund Spring 2015

    Award: $5000-$10,000


    • Must be born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S.
    • Must be a graduating senior at a high school in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia.
    • Must enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university in the 2014-2015 academic year.

    The Fountainhead Essay Contest April 26th, 2015

    Award: $10,000

    Eligibility: Must be in 11th or 12th grade

    Pick one of 3 essay topics.

    Grosswirth-SALNY Scholarships January

    Award: $500

    Eligibility: Any student who will enroll in a degree program at an American Institution of postsecondary education. Must be US Citizen or permanent residents.

    Howard P. Rawlings March 1, 2015

    Award: varies

    Eligibility: GPA must be 2.5 or higher

    Must be Maryland resident

    Must enroll in 2 or 4 year college

    Must be attending a Maryland college

    Must demonstrate financial need

    See Counseling Office for details

    Humane Education Network: A Voice for Animals May 2015

    Award: $250-$1000

    Eligibility: the contest is open to all students currently attending high school anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality, citizenship or residency status. Read the rules carefully at our website. Only entries submitted via the form on the web site will be considered.

    Immigrant Youth Achievement Award April 11

    Award: $1000

    Eligibility: The honoree must be between the ages of 14 and 25 years of age on April 11, 2015

    • The honoree must be an immigrant to the United States, including those who have become naturalized citizens;

    Jerry SALNY Memorial Scholarship January

    Award: $600

    Eligibility: Must be US Citizen or permanent resident

    Selection based on 550 word essay

    J.F. Schirmer Scholarship January

    Award: $1000

    Eligibility: Will enroll in an Accredited American institution. Must be US citizen or permanent resident.

    Selection based on 550-word essay.

    Joe Francomano Scholarship February 1st

    Award: $5000

    Eligibility: A high school senior graduating before June 30. The committee requires a personal essay form each applicant. Applicants will need to respond in 250 words or less to a question concerning current issues. The question for is: How does free enterprise create prosperity? The essay should be typed and double spaced.

    Demonstrated leadership and excellent extracurricular and community activities. Financial need.

    Joe Zanca Scholarship January

    Award: $600

    Eligibility: Will enroll in an Accredited American Institution. Must be US citizen or permanent resident.

    Selection based on 550-word essay.

    Kid's Chance Scholarship

    Award: up to $5000 per semester


    The Kids' Chance of Maryland scholarship is intended to assist in obtaining a high school, vocational, college, or post-graduate education for financially needy, qualified, worthy, and deserving students. Students may not be older than 25 years of age. Students must have had a parent or guardian who has suffered a catastrophic or fatal accidental injury or occupational disease while working for a Maryland employer.

    Applications in Counseling Office or

    KUHNEL Scholarships January

    Awards: $500

    Eligibility: Will enroll in an Accredited American Institution. Must be US citizen or permanent resident.

    Selection based on 550-word essay.

    Martin Luther King Scholar Program January 15

    Award: minimum $25,000 and some cases full tuition

    Eligibility: Academically exceptional students from traditionally underrepresented populations how have demonstrated strong character and leadership through service and community involvement.


    US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship January 9, 2015

    Award: $1000

    Eligibility: Must be high school senior planning to attend an accredited post-secondary college, university or vocational school.

    MENSA Foundation Trustees Award January

    Award: $500

    Eligibility: Enrolling in an American institution of postsecondary education. Must be US citizen or permanent residents.

    Selection based on 550 word essay.

    Michael Jackson Scholarship

    Award: $4000 annually

    Eligibility: Undergraduate students attending a UNCF member college or university. Students must be majoring in communications, English, or performing arts. Must have a 3.0 GPA and be eligible for financial aid.

    After filling out a UNCF college application look on scholarship page for this scholarship.

    Military Child of the Year Awards December

    Awards: $5000

    Eligibility: Available to children of military personnel in each branch of the armed forces. Nominees must have demonstrated resilience, strength of character, leadership within their families and communities, and ability to thrive in the face of the challenges of military life. Must be between 8 and 18 years of age and enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

    National Peace Essay Contest February 10th

    Award: $1000-$10,000

    Eligibility: Student must be in 9th-12th grade and attend a public, private, or parochial school in the US. Essay prompt: The Impact of New Media on Peacebuilding and Conflict Management.

    Navy Counselors Association Scholarships Deadline Not Specified

    Awards: $1500

    Eligibility: Open to dependence of active-duty or retired members of the association who are accepted or enrolled in an undergraduate education program.

    500 word essay

    Ohio State- Eminence Program & Scholarships February 1, 2015

    Award: Full cost of attendance & stipend

    Eligibility: Academic distinction in high school is assumed. The typical profile of a student admitted to the Eminence Fellows has an ACT composite score of 34 and higher or an SAT Critical Reading and Math score of 1520 and higher. Eminence Fellows generally graduate in the top three percent of their high school classes. Many become class Valedictorians

    Park Scholar Awards January 15

    Award: Varies



    SEE Counseling Office

    PFLAG-HATCH Youth Scholarship Program Opens February due March

    Award: $1000-$5000

    Eligibility: Graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or straight-ally who is a high school senior.

    Point Foundation: College Scholarships for LGBT Students January 21st

    Awards: up to $10,000 a year

    Eligibility: Open to high school senior or college students who have come out.

    Princeton Prize in Race Relations January 31

    Award Amount: $1000

    Eligibility: Candidate must be in 9th-12th grade

    applicant should complete a two part application; Part II is to be completed by candidate supporter.

    Student must have created harmony and understanding among people of different races, thereby having a positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities.

    Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship February 22nd

    Award Amount: $500

    Eligibility: Must be of Chicano/Latino descent

    Must be an undocumented student. We define an undocumented student as someone who was born outside of the U.S. but lives here without legal permission of the federal government..

    Must be or will be a high school/GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the 2014-15 academic year. Due to limited funds, current college students who have already graduated high school or received their GED will not be considered.

    Thurgood Marshall College Fund

    Award: varies


    GPA of 3.0 or better

    Must apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    Attend one of the 47 TMCF Member schools

    Be a US citizen or permanent resident

    Demonstrate leadership qualities and service experience

    Be recommended by current faculty

    Leadership in Service Scholarship January 31, 2015

    Award: $2,500 a year for 4 years



    WACE CO-OP Scholarship Program February 15, 2015

    Early Applications HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Must apply to Institution to be eligible for scholarship

    Check University deadlines.

    Clarkson University - renewable merit scholarships up to $24,000

    State University of New York, OSWEGO - renewable merit scholarships up to $24,000

    Drexel University - renewable merit scholarship up to $30,000

    Univerisity of Cincinatti - merit scholarships $6,000

    Johnson & Wales - renewable merit scholarships up to $24,000

    University of Massachusetts, LOWELL - renewable merit scholarships up to $26,000

    RIT - renewable merit scholarship up to $24,000

    The University of Toledo - renewable merit up to $24,000

    Wentworth Institute of Technology - renewable merit scholarship for up to $24,000 to $30,000.

    Merrimack College - renewable merit scholarship up to $24,000

    Kettering University - renewable merit scholarship for up to $24,000

    William "Bill" Reid Music Scholarship February 15, 2015

    Award: varies

    Eligibility: Must be graduating senior attending an AACP school.

    Must have applied to and been accepted by a four-college or university.

    Must be actively participating in a school band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, etc.

    Must plan to major in Music (instrumental) or Music Education

    Minimum grade point average 2.5

    Please see Counseling Office for application.

    Information on some other scholarships

    Arts Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition exclusive to students majoring in design and applied arts or graphic design.

    Colleges that offer Graphic Arts Scholarships -Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Colorado State University, and Auburn University.j

    Economics Scholarships are offered at University of South Dakota and Boise State University.

    ROTC Scholarships - Army, Navy and Marine ROTC programs. - expected to serve in the military after graduation. For ARMY apply to Army ROTC and for Marine or Navy, NAVY ROTC.

    If interested in Coast Guard should look into Coast Guard Student Reserve must spend eight weeks in training during two summers and work two weekends a month during school year. After graduation students begin reserve service.

    FAFSA Completion Challenge January 7, 2015

    All Seniors will fill out a FAFSA with a Financial Aid Counselor from AACC

    From 5 to 8PM Financial Aid Counselor will be available for Parents