MARCH

2014-2015

March 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!

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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

________________________________________________________
Tom Ogletree Memorial Scholarship
Varying Amount Awarded
March 1, 2015


Contact:
hannahamlin@bellsouth.net or SHS Guidance Office

Description:
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving senior from Talladega or Coosa Counties in Alabama. Applicants must attend one of the qualifying institutions in Alabama and must demonstrate financial need.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund

Sons of Norway Foundation


Purpose: To promote educational exchange between Norway and North America.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Americans, 18 years or older, who would like to further their interest in Norwegian heritage or in modern Norway at an institution of higher learning. The fund also welcomes applications from Norwegians who desire to further their studies in North America. Selection is based on grade point average, participation in school and community activities, work experience, education and career goals and personal and school references.

Amount: $1,000-$1,500.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Sons of Norway Foundation
1455 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Phone: 800-945-8851

Fax: 612-827-0658

Email: foundation@sofn.com

http://www.sofn.com

http://www.sofn.com/foundation/showPage.jsp?document=foundation_scholarships.html

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship

Simon Youth Foundation


Purpose: To assist promising students who live in communities with Simon properties.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university or technical/vocational school full-time. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability or national origin, and recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, academic record, potential to succeed, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and an outside appraisal. Awards are given at every Simon mall in the U.S.

Amount: $1,400-$28,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Only the first 3,000 applications that the organization received are considered.


Contact Information:

Simon Youth Foundation
225 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 800-509-3676

Fax: 317-263-2371

Email: syf@simon.com

http://www.syf.org

http://www.syf.org/our-initiatives/scholarships/community-application/

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity

National Press Club


Purpose: To support promising future journalists.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and plan to enter college the year after graduation.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Amount: $2,000 plus $500 book stipend.

Number of awards: 1.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, essay, transcript, copy of FAFSA, letter of acceptance or proof of college application, three letters of recommendation and up to five work samples are required.


Contact Information:

National Press Club
529 14th Street
13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

Phone: 202-662-7500

http://www.press.org

http://www.press.org/about/scholarships

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Young Naturalist Awards

American Museum of Natural History


Purpose: The Young Naturalist Awards is an inquiry-based research competition that challenges students in grades 7 to 12 to complete an investigation of the natural world. It encourages students to explore an area of science that interests them, typically in life science, Earth science, ecology or astronomy.

Eligibility: Applicants must be students in grade 7 through 12 who are currently enrolled in a public, private, parochial or home school in the United States, Canada, U.S. territories or in a U.S.-sponsored school abroad. Each essay is judged primarily on its scientific merits.

Amount: Up to $2,500.

Number of awards: 12.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024

Phone: 212-769-5100

Email: yna@amnh.org

http://www.amnh.org

http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/young-naturalist-awards

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, International Brotherhood of (IBB) Scholarship Awards

Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, (IBB)


Purpose: To provide scholarships to the children of members of the International Brotherhood.

Eligibility: Applicants must be the children or dependents of members of the IBB and high school seniors who will be entering their first year of college as full-time students within one year of graduation from high school. U.S. applicants are required to take the SAT or ACT. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, career goals, extracurricular activities, outside school activities and essay.

Amount: Up to $5,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available by written request.


Contact Information:

Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, (IBB)
753 State Avenue
Suite 570
Kansas City, KS 66101

Phone: 913-371-2640

http://www.boilermakers.org

http://www.boilermakers.org/programs/scholarships

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Military Family Support Trust Scholarships

Military Family Support Trust


Purpose: To provide financial assistance to children and grandchildren of military members and others who have served their country.

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or grandchildren of current or former military members, federal employees of GS-7 or higher equivalent officer grade, foreign services officers (FSO-8 and below) and honorably discharged or retired foreign military officers of Allied Nations living in the U.S. The applicant must be a high school senior who has been recommended by his or her principal and have a minimum score of 21 on the ACT, 900 on the two-part SAT or 1500 on the three-part SAT. The minimum GPA required is 3.0. The award is renewable for four years.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Amount: $500-$3,000.

Number of awards: 16.

Scholarship may be renewable./p>

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Military Family Support Trust
1010 American Eagle Boulevard
Box 301
Sun City Center, FL 33573

Phone: 813-634-4675

Fax: 813-633-2412

Email: president@mobc-online.org

http://www.mobc-online.org

http://www.mobc-online.org/scholarships.html

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Edith M. Allen Scholarship

United Methodist Church


Purpose: To support African American students who are attending United Methodist colleges.

Eligibility: Applicants must have been active members of the United Methodist Church for at least three years. They must be majoring in education, social work, medicine or other health fields. Students may be pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. They must have at least a B+ average.

Minimum GPA: 3.3

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

United Methodist Church
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. BOX 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

Phone: 615-340-7344

Fax: 615-340-7367

Email: umscholar@gbhem.org

http://www.gbhem.org/loans-scholarships

http://www.gbhem.org/site/c.lsKSL3POLvF/b.3538791/k.18E6/Scholarships_for_Undergraduate_andor_Graduate_Students.htm

__________________________________________________________________________________________

AWSEF Scholarship

American Water Ski Educational Foundation (AWSEF)


Purpose: To support those involved in USA WATER SKI.

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at a two- or four-year college as incoming sophomores to incoming seniors. Applicants must also be active members of USA WATER SKI all divisions: AWSA-ABC-AKA-WSDA-NSSA-NCWSA-NCWSRA-USAWB-HYD. Students should submit an application, two reference letters, an essay and a transcript.

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Scholarship may be renewable./p>

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

American Water Ski Educational Foundation (AWSEF)
1251 Holy Cow Road
Polk City, FL 33868-8200

Phone: 863-324-2472

Email: info@waterskihalloffame.com

http://www.waterskihalloffame.com

http://www.waterskihalloffame.com/scholarship.html

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Visine Students with Vision Scholarship Program

Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products


Purpose: To assist students who have a vision and communicate their vision through an essay or video.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a high school senior or a college freshman, sophomore or junior and demonstrate involvement in school activities and/or community service. Students must also demonstrate financial need and have a clear vision and be able to communicate their vision through a well-written essay or video presentation. A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required.

Minimum GPA: 2.8

Amount: $5,000.

Number of awards: Up to 10.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products
c/o International Scholarship and Tuition Services Inc.
1321 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 800
Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: 855-670-ISTS

Email: contactus@applyists.com

http://www.visine.com/scholarship

_________________________________________________________________________________________

CAPT Ernest G. "Scotty" Campbell, USN (Ret) and Renee Campbell Scholarship

Navy League Foundation


Purpose: To support students who are either dependents or direct descendants of a member of the U.S. Marine Corp, U.S. Navy or U.S.-Flag Merchant Marines or who are active members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corp.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S citizens who are current high school seniors and who will be entering an accredited institution of higher learning after graduating. Only dependents or direct descendants of a member of the U.S. Marine Corp, U.S. Navy or U.S.-Flag Merchant Marines or who are active members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corp are eligible to apply. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Financial need must also be demonstrated. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Amount: '$10,000.

Number of awards: 1.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Navy League Foundation
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22201

Phone: 800-356-5760

Fax: 703-528-2333

Email: smcfarland@navyleague.org

http://www.navyleague.org

https://navyleaguefoundation.starsscholarshipsonline.com/stars/default.aspx

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

FFTA Scholarship Competition

Flexographic Technical Association


Purpose: To advance the state of the flexographic industry.

Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate interest in a career in flexography and must be high school seniors with plans to attend a post-secondary institution or be presently enrolled at a post-secondary institution offering a course of study in flexography. Applicants must exhibit exemplary performance in their studies, particularly in the area of graphic communications and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Amount: $3,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Flexographic Technical Association
900 Marconi Avenue
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Phone: 631-737-6020

Fax: 631-737-6813

Email: education@flexography.org

http://www.flexography.org

http://www.flexography.org/04Education/scholar_fta.html

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mary Rhein Memorial Scholarship

Mu Alpha Theta


Purpose: To aid graduating high school seniors who are active Mu Alpha Theta members.

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who are outstanding mathematics students. They must be active Mu Alpha Theta members who have been of service in the area of mathematics and who have participated in local, regional or national mathematics competitions. Applicants must have plans to pursue a mathematics-related career. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $5,000.

Number of awards: 1.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, student essay, official transcript and three recommendation letters are required.


Contact Information:

Mu Alpha Theta
c/o University of Oklahoma
601 Elm Avenue
Room 1102
Norman, OK 73019

Phone: 405-325-4489

Fax: 405-325-7184

Email: matheta@ou.edu

http://www.mualphatheta.org

http://www.mualphatheta.org/Scholarships/Scholarships.aspx

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Scholarship

Society of Exploration Geophysicists


Purpose: To fund individuals who are involved or interested in the field of geophysics.

Eligibility: Applicants must intend to pursue a career in exploration geophysics. Applicants must also be one of the following: A high school student with above average grades planning to enter college the next fall term, an undergraduate whose grades are above average or a graduate student pursuing a career in exploration geophysics in operations, teaching or research.

Amount: $500-$14,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Scholarship may be renewable./p>

Deadline: March 1.

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


Contact Information:

Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Scholarship Committee
SEG Foundation
P.O. Box 702740
Tulsa, OK 74170-2740

Phone: 918-497-5500

Fax: 918-497-5560

Email: scholarships@seg.org

http://www.seg.org

http://seg.org/web/foundation/programs/scholarship

__________________________________________________________________________________________
ISIA Education Foundation Scholarship

Ice Skating Institute of America (ISIA) Education Foundation


Purpose: To encourage skaters to make athletic and educational achievements.

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed at least three years of high school with a minimum 3.0 GPA during the last two years and enroll as full-time undergraduate students. Applicants must also have been members of the Ice Skating Institute (ISI) and have participated in the ISI Recreational Skater Program for at least four years, have participated in ISI competitions or classes within the last two years, and have completed 240 hours of verified service, with 120 hours volunteered. Applicants must also submit two evaluation forms and an essay of 500 words or less explaining why they should receive the award.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Amount: $4,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Ice Skating Institute of America (ISIA) Education Foundation
17120 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 140
Dallas, TX 75248

Phone: 972-735-8800

Fax: 972-735-8815

http://www.skateisi.com

http://www.skateisi.com/site/sub.cfm?content=isia_education_foundation

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year

American Legion


Purpose: To provide scholarships for Eagle Scouts.

Eligibility: Applicants must have received the Eagle Scout Award, be active members of their religious institutions, have received the appropriate Boy Scouts religious emblem, demonstrate citizenship, be at least 15 years old and be high school students. Nominations are due March 1.

Amount: $2,500-$10,000.

Number of awards: 4.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

American Legion
Attn.: Americanism and Children and Youth Division
P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Phone: 317-630-1249

Fax: 317-630-1369

Email: acy@legion.org

http://www.legion.org

http://www.legion.org/scholarships

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

National President's Scholarship

American Legion Auxiliary


Purpose: To award scholarships to children of veterans who served in the Armed Forces.

Eligibility: Applicants must be the daughters or sons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces for membership in The American Legion, be high school seniors and complete 50 hours of community service. Selection is based on character, application/essay, scholastic achievement, leadership and financial need.

Amount: $2,500-$3,500.

Number of awards: 15.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Applicants should submit applications, four recommendation letters, essays, proof of volunteering, transcripts, ACT or SAT scores and parent's military service description.


Contact Information:

American Legion Auxiliary
8945 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Phone: 317-569-4500

Fax: 317-569-4502

Email: alahq@legion-aux.org

http://www.legion-aux.org

http://www.legion-aux.org/Scholarships/NationalPresident/index.aspx

__________________________________________________________________


Alabama Association of School Office Personnel Scholarship
March 2, 2015
$1000

Contact:

SHS Guidance Office

Description:

Alabama Association of School Office Personnel will award up to four scholarships to students pursuing a degree from the college of business of K-12 education.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Kymanox's James J. Davis Memorial Scholarship for Students Studying Abroad

Kymanox


Purpose: To assist students who are interested in studying abroad.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents planning to attend an accredited program abroad for at least eight weeks. Strong preference is given to students with financial need, and preference is given to applicants studying in a non-English speaking country and to applicants who are majoring in engineering, math or science.

Amount: $1,000.

Number of awards: 1.

Deadline: March 2.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, an acceptance letter to a study abroad program, a financial needs verification form and an essay are required.


Contact Information:

Kymanox
Attn.: Scholarship Administrator
2220 Sedwick Road, Suite 201
Durham, NC 27713

Phone: 847-433-2200

Fax: 610-471-5101

http://www.kymanox.com/scholarship

http://www.kymanox.com/scholarship.html

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Life Lessons Scholarship Program

Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education


Purpose: To support students who have been affected financially and emotionally by the death of a parent.

Eligibility: Applicants must submit either a 500-word essay or a three-minute video describing the impact of losing a parent at a young age. The grand prize winner of the video contest is selected by an online public vote.

Amount: Up to $15,000.

Number of awards: 24.

Deadline: March 3.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education
1655 N. Fort Myer Drive
Suite 610
Arlington, VA 22209

Phone: 202-464-5000

Fax: 202-464-5011

Email: info@lifehappens.org

http://www.lifehappens.org

http://www.lifehappens.org/life-lessons/

__________________________________________________________________________________________
Frame My Future Scholarship Contest

Church Hill Classics


Purpose: To help success-driven students attain their higher education goals.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or otherwise eligible for graduation in the school year of application or current college students. They must plan to enroll in college full-time the following academic year. Applicants must be residents of the United States, including APO/FPO addresses but excluding Puerto Rico. Employees of Church Hill Classics and affiliated companies, their family members and individuals living in the same household are not eligible. A photograph, collage, poem, drawing, painting, graphic design piece, short typed explanation or other creative entry is required to demonstrate what the applicants want to achieve in their personal and professional life after college.

Amount: $1,000.

Number of awards: 5.

Deadline: March 5.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An entry form and original piece of artwork are required.


Contact Information:

Church Hill Classics
594 Pepper Street
Monroe, CT 06468

Phone: 800-477-9005

Fax: 203-268-2468

Email: info@diplomaframe.com

http://www.framemyfuture.com

http://www.framemyfuture.com

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Ethnic Minority Scholarship

United Methodist Church


Purpose: To support minority students who belong to the United Methodist Church.

Eligibility: Applicants must belong to one of the following minority groups: Native American, Asian, African American, Hispanic or Pacific Islander. They must have been members of the United Methodist Church for at least one year. Students must be currently pursuing their first undergraduate degree at an accredited school in the United States, and they must be attending school full-time with a GPA of at least 2.5.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 5.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

United Methodist Church
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. BOX 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

Phone: 615-340-7344

Fax: 615-340-7367

Email: umscholar@gbhem.org

http://www.gbhem.org/loans-scholarships

http://www.gbhem.org/site/c.lsKSL3POLvF/b.3538793/k.1C4F/Scholarships_for_Undergraduate_Students.htm

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest

Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty


Purpose: To reward students who have written outstanding essays on religious liberty.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors. They must submit an 800- to 1,200-word essay on a sponsor-determined topic relating to religious freedom. Selection is based on the overall strength of the essay.

Amount: $250-$2,000.

Number of awards: 3.

Deadline: March 6.

How to apply: Application instructions are available online. A registration form and an essay are required.


Contact Information:

Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
Essay Contest
200 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: 202-544-4226

Fax: 202-544-2094

Email: cwatson@bjconline.org

http://www.bjconline.org

http://www.bjconline.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44&Itemid=146

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

UDT-SEAL Scholarship

Naval Special Warfare Foundation


Purpose: To assist the dependents of UDT-SEAL Association members.

Eligibility: Students must be single dependents of a UDT-SEAL Association member who has served in or is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and the Naval Special Warfare community. Members must have have paid UDT-SEAL Association dues for last 4 consecutive years. Selection is based on academic achievement, a written essay and extracurricular involvement.

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 10.

How to apply: Applications are available by contacting the NWSF.


Contact Information:

Naval Special Warfare Foundation
P.O. Box 5965
Virginia Beach, VA 23471

Phone: 757-363-7490

Email: info@nswfoundation.org

http://www.nswfoundation.org

http://www.nswfoundation.org/education.htm

______________________________________________________
College Counts Scholarship
Alabama State Treasurer's Office
March 13, 2015


Contact Information:
http://collegecountsalabama.com/

Description:
You’re going to love college, but paying for it can be tough. That’s why the CollegeCounts Board of Directors and Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer introduced the CollegeCounts Scholarship: to provide funding assistance to Alabama high school students with demonstrated financial need to attend college for the betterment of the student and the state. If you’re thinking about enrolling at an Alabama college or university, the CollegeCounts scholarship might be for you. Just keep scrolling to find out if you’re eligible to apply for the scholarship. Because if it helps you, it helps Alabama.
______________________________________________________________
Alabama Home Builders Association Scholarship
March 15, 2015
$1000


Contact Information:
www.ahbfoundation.org or SHS Guidance Office

Description:
AHBF awards scholarships to deserving seniors who are planning to pursue careers in the core trades of home building, including carpentry, masonry, HVAC/HVACR, plumbing, drafting, electrical engineering, and electrical work.
__________________________________________________________________________________________
AOD Federal Credit Union Scholarship
March 15, 2015
$1000


Contact Information:
SHS Guidance Office

Description:
Applicants must be a graduating senior who has been a member of AOD Federal Credit Union for a minimum of one year.

__________________________________________________________________________________________
Bruce Lee Scholarship

U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce


Purpose: To support the higher education goals of students of all ethnic backgrounds.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be high school seniors who will pursue post-secondary educations at an accredited institution in the U.S. Students do not need to be Asian Americans. Selection is based on character, the ability to persevere over adversity, academic excellence with at least a 3.3 GPA, community service involvement and financial need. Applicants must be able to attend the Excellence Awards and Scholarships Dinner during the CelebrAsian Annual Conference (in May).

Minimum GPA: 3.3

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
1329 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 800-696-7818

Fax: 202-296-5225

Email: info@uspaacc.com

http://uspaacc.com/scholarships/overview/

http://celebrasianconference.com/about-celebrasian/scholarships/2011-scholarships/

__________________________________________________________________________________________
Hanscom Air Force Base Spouses' Club Scholarship

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club


Purpose: To aid dependents of past and present members of the military.

Eligibility: Applicants must be children or spouses of retired, deceased or current active duty members of any branch of the military. They must hold a valid military ID card. Children of military members must be high school seniors.

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and copy of military ID are required.


Contact Information:

Hanscom Officers' Spouses' Club
P.O. Box 557
Bedford, MA 01730

Phone: 781-538-5361

Email: scholarship@hanscomsc.org

http://www.hanscomsc.org

http://www.hanscomsc.org/Scholarships.html

__________________________________________________________________________________________
High School Scholarship

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation


Purpose: To support high school students entering the strength and conditioning field.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors planning to graduate with a degree related to strength and conditioning with a current 3.0 GPA. Students must be NSCA members, although applicants may enroll at the time of application, and pursuing a career in strength and conditioning. Applications are evaluated based on grades, courses, experience, honors, recommendations and involvement in the community and with NSCA.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Amount: $1,500.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 15.

How to apply: Applications are available by contacting the organization.


Contact Information:

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
1885 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Phone: 800-815-6826

Fax: 719-632-6367

Email: nsca@nsca-lift.org

http://www.nsca-lift.org

http://www.nsca-lift.org/NSCAFoundation/grants.shtml

__________________________________________________________________________________________
Jon C. Ladda Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Jon C. Ladda Memorial Foundation


Purpose: To provide financial assistance to children of Naval Academy graduates and Navy members who have died or become disabled while on active duty.

Eligibility: Applicants must be children of United States Naval Academy graduates or Navy members who served in the submarine service. The Navy member or Academy graduate must have died on active duty or have 100 percent disability and be medically retired. Applicants must also be accepted and enroll in an accredited institution of higher learning.

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Scholarship may be renewable./p>

Deadline: March 15.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail.


Contact Information:

Jon C. Ladda Memorial Foundation
P.O. Box 55
Unionville, CT 06085

Email: info@jonladda.org

http://www.jonladda.org

http://www.jonladda.org/scholarship.htm

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship

Kohls Corporation


Purpose: To recognize young people who volunteer in their communities.

Eligibility: Applicants must be nominated by parents, educators or community members. There are two categories: one for kids ages 6-12 and another for ages 13-18. Nominees must be legal U.S. residents who have not graduated from high school.

Amount: Up to $10,000.

Number of awards: 2,300.

Deadline: March 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online and at Kohl's stores.


Contact Information:

Kohls Corporation
N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Phone: 262-703-7000

Fax: 262-703-7115

Email: community.relations@kohls.com

http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/index.asp

http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/program-information.asp

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Tailhook Educational Foundation Scholarship

Tailhook Association


Purpose: To assist the members of and the children of the members of the United States Navy carrier aviation.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school graduates who are accepted at an undergraduate institution and are the natural or adopted children of current or former Naval Aviators, Naval Flight Officers or Naval Aircrewmen. Applicants may also be individuals or children of individuals who are serving or have served on board a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in the ship's company or the air wing. Educational and extracurricular achievements, merit and citizenship will be considered.

Amount: $1,500-$22,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Tailhook Association
The Tailhook Educational Foundation
9696 Businesspark Avenue
San Diego, CA 92131-1643

Phone: 800-269-8267

Email: thookassn@aol.com

http://www.tailhook.org

http://www.tailhook.org/Foundation%20Scholarship%20Info.html

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Retiree's Association of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATFAR) Scholarship

Explorers Learning for Life


Purpose: To support students who are pursuing careers in law enforcement.

Eligibility: Students must be at least in their senior year of high school, and they must be active members of a Law Enforcement Explorer post. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation and an essay.

Amount: $1,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Explorers Learning for Life
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015

Phone: 972-580-2433

Fax: 972-580-2137

Email: pchestnu@lflmail.org

http://www.learningforlife.org/exploring

http://explorenow.org/YouthMembers/ScholarshipsandAwards.aspx

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

National Oratorical Contest

American Legion


Purpose: To reward students for their knowledge of government and oral presentation skills.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.

Amount: Up to $18,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: Local American Legion department must select winners by March 25.

How to apply: Applications are available from your local American Legion post or state headquarters. Deadlines for local competitions are set by the local Posts.


Contact Information:

American Legion
Attn.: Americanism and Children and Youth Division
P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Phone: 317-630-1249

Fax: 317-630-1369

Email: acy@legion.org

http://www.legion.org

http://www.legion.org/oratorical

__________________________________________________________________________________________
College Prep Scholarship for High School Juniors

QuestBridge


Purpose: To equip outstanding low-income high school juniors with the knowledge necessary to compete for admission to leading colleges.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school juniors who have a strong academic record and an annual household income of less than $60,000. Many past award recipients have also been part of the first generation in their family to attend college. Scholarships are open to all qualified students, regardless of race or ethnicity.

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 27.

How to apply: Applications are available on the QuestBridge website in February. An application form, transcript and one teacher recommendation are required.


Contact Information:

QuestBridge
120 Hawthorne Avenue
Suite 103
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Phone: 888-275-2054

Fax: 650-653-2516

Email: questions@questbridge.org

http://www.questbridge.org

http://www.questbridge.org/for-students/cps-college-prep-scholarship

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Odenza Marketing Scholarship

Odenza Vacations


Purpose: To aid current and future college students who are between the ages of 16 and 25.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens who have at least one full year of college study remaining. They must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the essays submitted.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Amount: $500.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 30.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and two essays are required.


Contact Information:

Odenza Vacations
4664 Lougheed Highway
Suite 230
Burnaby, BC V5C5T5

Phone: 877-297-2661

http://www.odenzascholarships.com

http://www.odenzascholarships.com/marketingscholarship.php

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Scholarship Drawing for $1,000

Edsouth


Purpose: To assist students in paying for college.

Eligibility: Eligible students include U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and permanent residents or students enrolled in a U.S. institution of higher education. Winners must be enrolled in an eligible institution of higher education, as stipulated in the eligibility requirements, within one year of winning the award. Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the college.

Amount: $1,000.

Number of awards: 2.

Deadline: March 31.

How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail. Registration with eCampusTours is required.


Contact Information:

Edsouth
eCampusTours
P.O. Box 36014
Knoxville, TN 37930

Phone: 865-342-0670

Email: info@ecampustours.com

http://www.ecampustours.com

http://www.ecampustours.com/payingforcollege/scholarshipsandgrants/winscholarship.htm

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Scholarships

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


Purpose: To assist students connected with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in obtaining higher education.

Eligibility: Male applicants must be members or associates of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Female applicants must be daughters or granddaughters of members or associates and must be current members of the Women's Relief Corps, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 or Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. All applicants must rank in the upper quarter of their graduating class, have a record of school and community service and provide three letters of recommendation.

Amount: $1,000.

Number of awards: 2.

Deadline: March 31.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
John R. Ertell, Chair
654 Grace Avenue
Spring City, PA 19475

Phone: 610-948-1278

Email: jertell@verizon.net

http://www.suvcw.org

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

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

SuperCollege Scholarship

SuperCollege.com


Purpose: SuperCollege donates a percentage of the proceeds from the sales of its books to award scholarships to high school, college, graduate and adult students.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school students, college undergraduates, graduate students or adult students residing in the U.S. and attending or planning to attend any accredited college or university within the next 12 months. The scholarship may be used to pay for tuition, books, room and board, computers or any education-related expenses.

Amount: $1,500.

Number of awards: 1.

Deadline: March 31.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

SuperCollege.com
Scholarship Dept. 673
2713 Newlands Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002

Email: supercollege@supercollege.com

http://www.supercollege.com/scholarship/

http://www.supercollege.com/about/about.cfm?area=7

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship

Women’s Western Golf Foundation


Purpose: To support female students who are involved in golf.

Eligibility: Applicants must be in their senior year of high school. Students must demonstrate academic excellence, good character and financial need. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA for award renewal.

Amount: $2,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail.


Contact Information:

Women’s Western Golf Foundation
393 Ramsay Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

Phone: 608-274-0173

Email: cocomc2000@comcast.net

http://www.wwga.org

http://www.wwga.org/WWGA.org/Scholarship_Information.html

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Christianson Grant

InterExchange Inc.


Purpose: To further international understanding and promote cultural awareness by supporting young Americans in working abroad.

Eligibility: Applicants must have arranged their own work abroad programs and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents aged 18 to 28.

Amount: $2,500-$10,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 15, July 15, and October 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

InterExchange Inc.
161 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10013

Phone: 212-924-0446

Fax: 212-924-0575

Email: grants@interexchange.org

http://www.interexchange.org/content/1/en/Home.html

http://www.interexchange.org/foundation/grant-funding/christianson-grant

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program and Scholarship Competition

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Purpose: To encourage students to paint waterfowl and learn about the importance of habitat and wildlife conservation.

Eligibility: Applicants must be in kindergarten to 12th grade and submit their artwork to their state or local department. Students must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens or nationals. The first place national winner has their art made into the next Federal Junior Duck Stamp, wins $5,000 and travels with a parent to the next First Day of Sale event for their stamp. The second place winner receives $3,000, and the third place winner receives $2,000. A $500 prize is also awarded to the best conservation message.

Amount: $500-$5,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Junior Duck Stamp Program
4401 N. Fairfax Drive
MBSP-4070
Arlington, VA 22203

Phone: 703-358-2073

Email: duckstamps@fws.gov

http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck

http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/Participate.htm

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Anthem Essay Contest

Ayn Rand Institute Anthem Essay Contest


Purpose: To honor high school students who distinguish themselves in their understanding of Ayn Rand's novel Anthem.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school freshmen or sophomores who submit a 600-1200 word essay that will be judged on both style and content, with an emphasis on writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Anthem.

Amount: $30-$2,000.

Number of awards: 236.

Deadline: March 20.

How to apply: Application request information is available online.


Contact Information:

Ayn Rand Institute Anthem Essay Contest
Department W
P.O. Box 57044
Irvine, CA 92619-7044

Phone: 949-222-6550

Fax: 949-222-6558

Email: essay@aynrand.org

http://www.aynrand.org

http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=education_contests_anthem

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Doodle 4 Google

Google


Purpose: To encourage creativity in United States school students through a logo contest.

Eligibility: Participants must be elementary or secondary school students in the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia that have registered for the contest. They must be U.S. residents who have obtained parental consent to enter. Employees, interns, contractors, and office-holders of Google Inc. and their immediate families are not eligible.

Amount: Up to $30,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 22.

How to apply: Applications are available from participating schools.


Contact Information:

Google
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

Phone: 650-253-0000

Fax: 650-253-0001

Email: doodle4google-team@google.com

http://www.google.com/doodle4google

http://www.google.com/doodle4google/rules.html

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Color Solutions International Textile and Apparel Design Scholarship

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists


Purpose: To support undergraduate students studying the design of textiles and apparel.

Eligibility: Applicants must be upcoming or current undergraduate college students working toward a degree in the textile arena who are American citizens born in the United States and eligible for in-state tuition. Selection is based on the applicant's focus on fashion and design, school and community leadership experience, SAT scores, financial need and work history/experience.

Amount: $2,500.

Number of awards: 1.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: March 31.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
1 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2215

Phone: 919-549-3544

Fax: 919-549-8933

http://www.aatcc.org

http://www.aatcc.org/foundation/grants/

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition

Glenn Miller Birthplace Society


Purpose: To honor Glenn Miller by recognizing future musical leaders.

Eligibility: Applicants may apply as instrumentalists or vocalists. They must be high school seniors or college freshmen who plan to focus on music in their future lives. Applicants must submit an audition CD or tape in addition to an application form. High school seniors may reapply as college freshmen as long as they weren't first-place winners the previous year.

Amount: $1,000-$4,000.

Number of awards: 6.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Glenn Miller Birthplace Society
107 East Main Street
P.O. Box 61
Clarinda, IA 51632

Phone: 712-542-2461

Fax: 712-542-2461

Email: gmbs@heartland.net

http://www.glennmiller.org

http://www.glennmiller.org/scholarships.html

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Illustrators of the Future

L. Ron Hubbard


Purpose: To discover deserving amateur aspiring illustrators.

Eligibility: Applicants must not have published more than three black-and-white story illustrations or more than one color painting in national media. Applicants must also submit three original illustrations done in a black-and-white medium in three different themes.

Amount: $1,500-$5,000.

Number of awards: 3 each quarter and a grand prize awarded annually.

Deadline: December 31, March 31, June 30, September 30.

How to apply: There is no application form.


Contact Information:

L. Ron Hubbard
P.O. Box 3190
Los Angeles, CA 90078

Phone: 323-466-3310

Email: contests@authorservicesinc.com

http://www.writersofthefuture.com

http://www.writersofthefuture.com/contest

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

National High School Poetry Contest/Easterday Poetry Award

Live Poets Society


Purpose: To provide a venue for young poets to be recognized.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. high school students. Submitted poems must be 20 lines or less, in English, unpublished and not simultaneously submitted to any other competition. Applicants may only submit one poem during any 90-day span and must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with each mailed entry, or applicants may submit their poems online. Submissions are accepted year-round.

Amount: Up to $2,500.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31.

How to apply: There is no application form.


Contact Information:

Live Poets Society
P.O. Box 8841
Turnersville, NJ 08012

Email: lpsnj@comcast.net

http://www.highschoolpoetrycontest.com

http://www.highschoolpoetrycontest.com/to_enter

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

National Italian American Foundation Scholarship

National Italian American Foundation


Purpose: To support Italian American students and students of any ethnic background studying Italian language or studies.

Eligibility: Applicants must either be Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement or be students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Applicants must also plan to be or currently be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education, have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Minimum GPA: 3.5

Amount: $2,000-$12,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

National Italian American Foundation
1860 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Phone: 202-387-0600

Fax: 202-387-0800

Email: scholarships@niaf.org

http://www.niaf.org

https://www.niaf.org/scholarships/about.asp

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

NFMC Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Awards

National Federation of Music Clubs Olson Awards


Purpose: To support student composers.

Eligibility: Applicants must be at least in grade 7 and no older than age 25. Three awards are given, one for each category: intermediate (grades 7 to 9), high school (grades 10 to 12) and advanced (high school graduates through age 25). Applicants must be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs and must submit an original piano composition to be judged. This biennial award is given in odd numbered years.

Amount: $500-$1,500.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

National Federation of Music Clubs Olson Awards
James Schnars
6550 Shoreline Drive
Suite 7505
St. Petersburg, FL 33708

Phone: 317-638-4003

Fax: 317-638-0503

Email: info@nfmc-music.org

http://www.nfmc-music.org

http://nfmc-music.org/cms/nfmc-competitions-and-awards/

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Worldstudio Foundation Scholarship Program

Worldstudio Foundation


Purpose: To support art and design students who need financial assistance.

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students of fine or commercial art, design or architecture. They must have a GPA of at least 2.0 and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Minority students will be given special consideration.

Minimum GPA: 2.0

Amount: Up to $5,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 29.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Worldstudio Foundation
200 Varick Street
Suite 507
New York, NY 10014

Phone: 212-807-1990

Fax: 212-807-1799

Email: scholarshipcoordinator@worldstudio.org

http://www.worldstudio.org

http://scholarships.worldstudioinc.com/

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

AGA Scholarships

Association of Government Accountants (AGA)


Purpose: To support public financial management students.

Eligibility: Applicants for full-time or part-time scholarships must be an AGA member or family member (spouse, child or grandchild), and scholarships must be used for full-time or part-time undergraduate study in a financial management academic area such as accounting, auditing, budgeting, economics, finance, electronic data processing, information resources management or public administration. Essays and transcripts are required. There are two categories for high school students/graduates and undergraduates/graduates. The Academic Scholarships are based on academic achievement and the student's potential for making a contribution to public financial management. A reference letter from an AGA member and from another professional such as a professor, guidance counselor or employer is required. Applicants to the Community Service Scholarships do not have to be AGA members, must be pursuing a degree in a financial management academic discipline and must be actively involved in community service projects. The awards are based on community service and accomplishments. A letter of recommendation from a community service organization and from another professional are required.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

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

Number of awards: 6.

Deadline: March 30.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
2208 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301-1314

Phone: 800-242-7211

Email: rortiz@agacgfm.org

http://www.agacgfm.org

http://www.agacgfm.org/membership/awards/

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

APF/TOPSS Scholars Essay Competition

American Psychological Association Foundation


Purpose: To assist students who are studying psychology.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school students who have been or are presently enrolled in a psychology course and must write an essay answering a question from the APA. A Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) member must sponsor all candidates, and each school may submit no more than five papers.

Amount: $250.

Number of awards: 4.

Deadline: March 5.

How to apply: Submission information is available online.


Contact Information:

American Psychological Association Foundation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: 800-374-2721

http://www.apa.org/apf

http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/topss/essay-competition.aspx

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Naomi Berber Memorial Scholarship

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation


Purpose: To support students interested in careers in printing and graphic communication.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors, graduates or students at two- or four-year colleges. They must be full-time students and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The application deadline for high school students is March 1, and the deadline for college students is April 1.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 1 and April 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, two letters of recommendation, course of study and self-addressed stamped envelope are required.


Contact Information:

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation
Attn.: Bernie Eckert
200 Deer Run Road
Sewickley, PA 15143-2600

http://www.gain.net

http://www.printing.org/pgsfapplication

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

National D-Day Museum Online Essay Contest

National D-Day Museum Foundation


Purpose: To increase awareness of World War II by giving students the opportunity to compete in an essay contest.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school students in the United States, its territories or its military bases. They must prepare an essay of up to 1,000 words based on a topic specified by the sponsor and related to World War II. Only the first 500 valid essays will be accepted.

Amount: $250-$1,000.

Number of awards: 6.

Deadline: March 28.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An essay and contact information are required.


Contact Information:

National D-Day Museum Foundation
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: 504-527-6012

Fax: 504-527-6088

Email: info@nationalww2museum.org

http://www.ddaymuseum.org

http://www.nationalww2museum.org/education/for-students/essay-contest/studentessays.html

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

National Defense Transportation Association, St. Louis Area Chapter Scholarship

National Defense Transportation Association-Scott St. Louis Chapter


Purpose: To promote careers in business, transportation logistics and physical distribution.

Eligibility: Preference is given to students majoring in business, transportation logistics and physical distribution or a related field. High school students must live in Illinois or Missouri. College students must attend school in Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin or Wyoming.

Amount: $1,500-$4,000.

Number of awards: 8.

Deadline: March 1.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

National Defense Transportation Association-Scott St. Louis Chapter
Attention: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 25486
Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225-0486

http://www.ndtascottstlouis.org

http://www.ndtascottstlouis.org/

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Optimist International


Purpose: To reward students based on their oratorical performance.

Eligibility: Applicants must be students in the U.S., Canada or Caribbean under the age of 16 as of December 31st of the entry year. Selection is based on an oratorical contest.

Amount: $1,000-$2,500.

Number of awards: 2-3.

Deadline: Late March and June 15.

How to apply: Contact your local Optimist Club.


Contact Information:

Optimist International
4494 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone: 314-371-6000

Fax: 314-371-6006

Email: programs@optimist.org

http://www.optimist.org

http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships4.cfm

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

AIA/AAF Minority / Disadvantaged Scholarship

American Architectural Foundation


Purpose: To provide scholarships for students who intend to study architecture and who could not otherwise afford to enter a degree-seeking program.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen who intend to study architecture in an NAAB-accredited program. Transfer students from technical schools or community colleges who wish to attend an NAAB-accredited program are also eligible.

Amount: $3,000-$4,000.

Number of awards: Up to 5.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: March 16.

How to apply: Applications are available by email. An application form and a recommendation letter are required.


Contact Information:

American Architectural Foundation
1799 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-626-7318

Fax: 202-626-7420

Email: info@archfoundation.org

http://www.aia.org

http://www.aia.org/education/AIAB081881

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Battery Division Student Research Award

Electrochemical Society


Purpose: To recognize young engineers and scientists in the field of electrochemical power sources.

Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in a college or university and must submit transcripts, an outline of the proposed research project, a description of how the project is related to the field of electrochemical power sources, a record of achievements in industrial work and a letter of recommendation from the research supervisor. Awards are based on academic performance, past research, proposed research and the recommendation.

Amount: $1,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 15.

How to apply: Application materials are described online.


Contact Information:

Electrochemical Society
65 South Main Street, Building D
Pennington, NJ 08534-2839

Phone: 609-737-1902

Fax: 609-737-2743

Email: awards@electrochem.org

http://www.electrochem.org

http://www.electrochem.org/awards/student/student_awards.htm

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts Scholarship

Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts


Purpose: To support students who want to pursue church music and/or worship arts as a career.

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time music students pursuing a career in sacred music who are either entering freshmen or already enrolled in an accredited college, university or school of theology or pursuing an academic education in worship; be members of the United Methodist Church or be employed in the United Methodist Church for at least a year before applying and show Christian character and participation in Christian activities. Students must also demonstrate musical or other artistic talent and leadership potential. Applicants must submit applications, transcripts, personal statements and three reference letters.

Amount: $1,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts
Robert A. Schilling
4702 Graceland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3504

Phone: 800-952-8977

Fax: 615-749-6874

Email: info@fummwa.org

http://www.fummwa.org

http://fummwa.affiniscape.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=16

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Jack Horkheimer Service Award/Smith Award

Astronomical League


Purpose: To assist young Astronomical League members.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Astronomical League members under the age of 19 on the date of the application. The award is based on astronomical service and service to the league.

Amount: $1,000 plus travel expenses.

Number of awards: 3.

Deadline: March 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/horkhmr/horkhmrs.html

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

National Aviation Explorer Scholarships

Explorers Learning for Life


Purpose: To support students who are pursuing careers in the aviation industry.

Eligibility: Students must be active members of an Aviation Explorer post. Applicants must submit an essay and three letters of recommendation.

Amount: $3,000-$10,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: April 30.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Explorers Learning for Life
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015

Phone: 972-580-2433

Fax: 972-580-2137

Email: pchestnu@lflmail.org

http://www.learningforlife.org/exploring

http://exploring.learningforlife.org/services/resources/scholarships/

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

RMEL Foundation Scholarships

Rocky Mountain Electrical League


Purpose: To support students pursuing certificate or degree-seeking programs related to the electric energy industry.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and full-time students pursuing either a certificate, associate or baccalaureate degree in the electric energy arena including: power plant technology, electric line working, power line technology, electrical power technology, electrical line worker technology, electrical distribution systems, utility line technician and traditional or alternative power generation technology. Selection is based on future goals in the electric energy arena, motivation, service and academic performance.

Amount: Up to $2,500.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 8.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and transcripts are required.


Contact Information:

Rocky Mountain Electrical League
6855 South Havana Street
Suite 430
Centennial , CO 80112

Phone: 303-865-5544

Fax: 303-865-5548

Email: natalieandersen@rmel.org

http://www.rmel.org

https://www.rmel.org/RMEL/RMEL_Foundation/Scholarships/RMEL/RMEL_Foundation/Scholarships.aspx?hkey=56b4baf8-9ffe-4096-a7f7-26f5bdc20bd9

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

ARA Scholarship

ARA Scholarship Foundation Inc.


Purpose: To support the children of Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) members.

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors and/or planning to attend college full-time and have earned a minimum 3.0 GPA in their last educational program. Applicants must also be the children of employees of a Direct Member of ARA who were hired at least one year prior to March 15 of the application year. Scholarships are based on academic merit, not financial need.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: March 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online and by email request.


Contact Information:

ARA Scholarship Foundation Inc.
ARA Scholarship Advisor
109 Defiant Way
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Phone: 703-385-1001

Email: arascholar@sbcglobal.net

http://www.a-r-a.org

http://www.a-r-a.org/content.asp?contentid=443

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

FEEA Scholarship

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund


Purpose: The FEEA scholarship program aids postal employees and their family members.

Eligibility: Applicants must be current civilian federal and postal employees with three years of service or their children or spouses. Applicants must also be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited post secondary school, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and may be high school seniors, college students or graduate students.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Amount: Up to $5,000.

Number of awards: At least 400.

Deadline: March 29.

How to apply: Applications are available online or by sending a self-addressed and stamped envelope.


Contact Information:

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund
8441 W. Bowles Avenue
Suite 200
Littleton, CO 80123

Phone: 303-933-7580

Fax: 303-933-7587

http://www.feea.org

http://www.feea.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=46

__________________________________________________________________________________________
.ME Scholarships

GoDaddy.com


Purpose: To support current high school seniors or undergraduate college students interested in the internet and internet technology.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 16 years of age and current full-time high school students entering an undergraduate college program the upcoming fall semester or currently in an accredited undergraduate college or university program. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required as well as a minimum ACT score of 21 and SAT score of 1000. An essay of no more than 500 words on the topic of the future of the internet or internet technology is required along with a transcript, copy of the applicant's ACT/SAT score and two references. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Amount: $10,000.

Number of awards: 10.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: March 30.

How to apply: Applications are available online


Contact Information:

GoDaddy.com
14455 North Hayden Road
Suite 219
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Phone: 480-505-8877

Fax: 480-247-4084

Email: support@godaddy.com

http://godaddy.com/MEscholarship?isc=smtwmar

http://godaddy.com/MEscholarship?isc=smtwmar

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Airmen Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program

Air Force Sergeants Association


Purpose: To assist dependents of Air Force enlisted personnel in obtaining higher education.

Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of Air Force enlisted personnel who are attending high school or college. They must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be accepted to the college of their choice.

Minimum GPA: 3.5

Amount: Up to $2,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 31.

How to apply: Applications are available online


Contact Information:

Air Force Sergeants Association
5211 Auth Road
Suitland, MD 20746

Phone: 301-899-3500

Fax: 301-899-8136

Email: ygreen@hqafsa.org

http://www.hqafsa.org

http://www.hqafsa.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Scholarships1&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=6875

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Family District 1 Scholarships

American Hellenic Education Progressive Association


Purpose: To provide financial assistance for those pursuing higher education.

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors, high school graduates or current undergraduate or graduate students who plan to attend a college or university full-time during the calendar year of application. They must be residents of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee or Florida.

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: varies.

Deadline: March 31.

How to apply: Applications are available online. The current application must be used and must be sent by certified mail and return receipt requested.


Contact Information:

American Hellenic Education Progressive Association
1909 Q Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009

Phone: 202-232-6300

Fax: 202-232-2140

Email: ahepa@ahepa.org

http://www.ahepa.org

http://www.ahepadistrict1.org/

__________________________________________________________________________________________
Capt. James J. Regan Scholarship

Explorers Learning for Life


Purpose: To support students who are Law Enforcement Explorers.

Eligibility: Students must be at least in their senior year of high school. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation and an essay.

Amount: $500.

Number of awards: 2.

Deadline: March 31.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Explorers Learning for Life
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015

Phone: 972-580-2433

Fax: 972-580-2137

Email: pchestnu@lflmail.org

http://www.learningforlife.org/exploring

http://exploring.learningforlife.org/services/resources/scholarships/

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

SanDisk Foundation Scholarship Program

SanDisk Foundation Scholarship Program


Purpose: To assist students who have demonstrated leadership or entrepreneurial interests.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior and must attend or plan to attend a full-time undergraduate program. Students must also demonstrate financial need. Up to 27 $2,500 renewable awards will given to students from the general public, up to three $2,500 renewable awards will be given to dependents of SanDisk employees and two students will be chosen as SanDisk Scholars and awarded full tuition scholarships for up to four years.

Amount: $2,500.

Number of awards: Varies.

Scholarship may be renewable./p>

Deadline: Varies.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and an essay are required.


Contact Information:

SanDisk Foundation Scholarship Program
c/o International Scholarship and Tuition Services Inc. (ISTS)
1321 Murfreesboro Road
Suite 800
Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: 855-670-ISTS

Email: contactus@applyists.com

http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/corporate-responsibility/community/scholars-program/

http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/corporate-responsibility/community/scholars-program/

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Clauder Competition Prize

Portland Stage Company


Purpose: To support playwrights.

Eligibility: Applicants must live or attend school in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont. This requirement may be waived for playwrights who have previously lived in New England and produce material relevant to the area. They must submit a full-length play that is an original work and has not been produced or published.

Amount: Up to $2,500.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: Varies.

How to apply: No application form is required.


Contact Information:

Portland Stage Company
P.O. Box 1458
Portland, ME 04104

Email: dburson@portlandstage.com

http://www.portlandstage.com

http://www.portlandstage.org/Page.45.Clauder+Competition

__________________________________________________________________________________________
Armed Services YMCA Annual Essay Contest

Armed Services YMCA

Purpose: To promote reading among children of service members and civilian Department of Defense employees.

Eligibility: Applicants must be K-12 students who are children of active duty or Reserve/Guard military personnel. Entrants up to eighth grade should write an essay of 300 words or less. High school entrants should write an essay of 500 words or less.

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: Varies.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Armed Services YMCA
6359 Walker Lane
Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22310

Phone: 703-313-9600

Fax: 703-313-9668

Email: essaycontest@asymca.org

http://www.asymca.org

http://www.asymca.org/programs/art-and-essay-contest/