September

2015-2016

September 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!

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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 schedule an appointment and submit all required documents to Coach Stevens or Ms. Pruitt 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

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Air Force ROTC ASCP

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps


Target applicant:
High school students


Purpose: To allow active duty Air Force personnel to earn a commission while completing their bachelor's degree.

Eligibility: Applicants must be active-duty Air Force personnel who are U.S. citizens under the age of 31, with the exception of nurses, who must be under the age of 42. They must also meet all testing and waiver requirements and be recommended by their commanding officer.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Amount: Up to $18,000 plus textbook allowance and stipend.

Number of awards: Varies.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: September 1 and October 15.

How to apply: Application details are available online.


Contact Information:

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
AFROTC Admissions
551 E. Maxwell Boulevard
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-5917

Phone: 866-423-7682

Fax: 334-953-6167

http://www.afrotc.com

http://www.afoats.af.mil/AFROTC/EnlistedComm/ASCP.asp

___________________________________________________________________________________Chick Evans Caddie Scholarships

Western Golf Association


Target applicant:
High school students


Purpose: To support golf caddies.

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed their junior year of high school and be nominated by their clubs. They must have caddied regularly for at least two years. A B average or higher in college preparatory courses is required, and applicants must have taken the ACT. Financial need and outstanding character, integrity and leadership are required. Applicants must apply to eligible universities in their home state. Scholarship finalists must participate in an interview with the scholarship committee.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: September.

How to apply: Applications are available from your sponsoring club. An application form, high school evaluation, transcript, caddy evaluation, letters of recommendation, copy of parents' latest federal tax return and financial aid profile are required.


Contact Information:

Western Golf Association
1 Briar Road
Golf, IL 60029

Phone: 847-724-4600

Fax: 847-724-7133

Email: evansscholars@wgaesf.com

http://www.evansscholarsfoundation.com

http://www.wgaesf.org/site/c.dwJTKiO0JgI8G/b.6021411/k.8F77/Scholarships.htm

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Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

Digital Responsibility


Target applicant:
High school students

Purpose: To help students understand the risks of texting while driving.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. Students must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

Amount: $500-$1,500.

Number of awards: 2.

Deadline: September 30.

How to apply: Applications are available online. A 140-character message is required of all applicants. The top 10 finalists must write a full length essay.


Contact Information:

Digital Responsibility
3561 Homestead Road #113
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Email: scholarship@digitalresponsibility.org

http://www.digitalresponsibility.org

http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/dont-text-and-drive-scholarship/

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Hit the Books Scholarship

CoffeeForLess.com


Target applicant:
High school students

Purpose: To support college students between 18 and 25 years of age with college expenses through an essay contest that includes their passion for coffee in the content.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited institution if higher learning and must be 18-25 years of age. An essay of up to 500 words must be submitted on how education is important in their lives and how the scholarship money will impact their educational goals. Awards are given twice a year. Selection is based on the overall strength of the essay, a creative way to include the applicant's passion for coffee in the content of his/her essay and financial need.

Amount: $500.

Number of awards: 2.

Deadline: September 30 and January 31.

How to apply: Applications are submitted via e-mail. An application form, essay and proof of enrollment are required.


Contact Information:

CoffeeForLess.com
250 South 18th Street
Suite 802
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 800-261-2859

Email: info@coffeeforless.com

http://www.coffeeforless.com/scholarship/

http://www.coffeeforless.com/scholarship#

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Letters About Literature Contest

Letters About Literature


Target applicant:
Junior high students or younger
High school students

Purpose: To encourage young people to read.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. legal residents. They must be students in grades 4 through 12 and must be at least nine years old by the September 1 that precedes the contest deadline. They must submit a personal letter to an author about how that author's book or work has impacted them. Selection is based on letter originality, grammar and organization.

Amount: $200-$1,000.

Number of awards: 4.

Deadline: December 10 and January 10.

How to apply: Entry instructions are available online. An entry coupon and letter are required.


Contact Information:

Letters About Literature
P.O. Box 5308
Woodbridge, VA 22194

Email: programdirector@lettersaboutliterature.org

http://www.lettersaboutliterature.org

http://www.lettersaboutliterature.org/

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Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship Program

Mensa Education and Research Foundation


Target applicant:
High school students

Purpose: To support students seeking higher education.

Eligibility: Applicants do not need to be members of Mensa but must be residents of a participating American Mensa Local Group's area. They must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university in the academic year after application. They must write an essay explaining career, academic or vocational goals.

Amount: Varies.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: January 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online in September. Please do NOT write to the organization to request an application. An application form and essay are required.


Contact Information:

Mensa Education and Research Foundation
1229 Corporate Drive West
Arlington, TX 76006

Phone: 817-607-5577

Fax: 817-649-5232

Email: info@mensafoundation.org

http://www.mensafoundation.org

http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

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National College Match Program

QuestBridge


Target applicant:
High school students

Purpose: To connect outstanding low-income high school seniors with admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's most selective colleges.

Eligibility: Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence in the face of economic obstacles. Students of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply. Many past award recipients have been among the first generation in their families to attend college.

Amount: Full tuition plus room and board.

Number of awards: Varies.

Scholarship may be renewable.

Deadline: September 26.

How to apply: Applications are available on the QuestBridge website in August of each year. An application form, two teacher recommendations, one counselor recommendation (Secondary School Report), a transcript and SAT and/or ACT score reports 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/ncm-national-college-match

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Return 2 College Scholarship

R2C Scholarship Program


Target applicant:
High school students

Purpose: To provide financial assistance for college and adult students with college or graduate school expenses.

Eligibility: Applicants must be college or adult students currently attending or planning to attend a two-year or four-year college or graduate school within the next 12 months. Students must be 17 years or older and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The award may be used for full- or part-time study at either on-campus or online schools.

Amount: $1,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: September 30.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

R2C Scholarship Program

http://www.return2college.com/awardprogram.cfm

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USA Roller Sports Scholarship Fund

USA Roller Sports


Target applicant:
High school students

Purpose: To support U.S. Roller Sports athletes in paying for educational costs in preparation for accomplishment of career goals.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents as well as current USARS members who have held a membership for a minimum of three years. Applicants must also have participated in USARS Sanctioned National Championships. Students must be at least 17 years of age and in their final year of high school or must be high school graduates. A minimum GPA in the final year of high school of 3.0 is required. Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled or plan to enroll in a college or trade school seeking a degree or certificate and be of good academic standing. Selection is based on membership status, eligibility to compete, academic achievement and financial need.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

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

Number of awards: 3.

Deadline: September 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

USA Roller Sports
4730 South Street
Lincoln, NE 68506

Phone: 402-483-7551

Fax: 402-483-1465

Email: lrose@usarollersports.org

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Roller-Sports/Resources/For-Athletes/USA-Roller-Sports-Scholarship-Fund

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Roller-Sports/Resources/For-Athletes/USA-Roller-Sports-Scholarship-Fund

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Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Ayn Rand Institute Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest


Target applicant:
High school students

Purpose: To honor college students who distinguish themselves in their understanding of Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged.

Eligibility: Applicants must be college students and high school students entering college in the fall who submit an 800-1,600 word essay which 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 Atlas Shrugged.

Amount: Up to $10,000.

Number of awards: 84.

Deadline: October 24.

How to apply: Application request information is available online.


Contact Information:

Ayn Rand Institute Atlas Shrugged 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://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/AtlasShrugged.aspx?theme=blue

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Illustrators of the Future

L. Ron Hubbard


Target applicant:
High school students

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

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National High School Poetry Contest/Easterday Poetry Award

Live Poets Society


Target applicant:
High school students

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

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Industrial Electrolysis and Electrochemical Engineering Division Student Achievement Awards

Electrochemical Society


Target applicant:
High school students

Purpose: To recognize young engineers and scientists in electrochemical engineering and to encourage the recipients to enter careers in the field.

Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted by or enrolled in a college or university and propose a research project. The application must include transcripts, research outline, statement describing how the project relates to electrochemical engineering, record of industrial work and letter of recommendation from the research supervisor. The award is based on academic performance, research and the recommendation.

Amount: $1,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: September 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

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Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology

Siemens Foundation


Target applicant:
High school students

Purpose: To provide high school students with an opportunity to meet other students interested in math, science and technology and to provide monetary assistance with college expenses.

Eligibility: Students must submit research reports either individually or in teams of two or three members. Individual applicants must be high school seniors. Team project applicants must be high school students but do not need to be seniors. Projects may be scientific research, technological inventions or mathematical theories.

Amount: $1,000-$100,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: September 30.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Siemens Foundation
170 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08330

Phone: 877-822-5233

Fax: 732-603-5890

Email: foundation.us@siemens.com

http://www.siemens-foundation.org

http://www.collegeboard.com/siemens/index.html

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Walmart Associate Scholarship

Wal-Mart Foundation


Target applicant:
High school students

Purpose: To assist Walmart associates with higher education.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be employed part-time or full-time with Walmart for at least six months prior to applying and have graduated from high school, obtained a GED or be a graduating high school senior. Students must also demonstrate financial need.

Amount: Up to $3,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: September 3, December 2, March 3, June 3.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Wal-Mart Foundation
c/o ACT Scholarship and Recognition Services

Email: https://www.act.org/walmart/contact.html

http://www.walmartfoundation.org

http://www.act.org/walmart/associate/

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MESBEC Program

Catching the Dream


Target applicant:
High school students

Purpose: To provide scholarships to high-achieving American Indians in the fields of math, engineering, science, business, education and computers.

Eligibility: Applicants must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, enrolled in a tribe and attend or plan to attend college full-time. Students must apply to all other sources of funding at the same time they apply for this scholarship. Selection is based on grades, SAT or ACT scores, work experience, leadership, clear goals, commitment to the American Indian community and the potential to improve the lives of American Indian people.

Amount: $500-$5,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 15, April 15 and September 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Catching the Dream
Attn.: Scholarship Affairs Office
8200 Mountain Road NE
Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone: 505-262-2351

Email: nscholarsh@aol.com

http://www.catchingthedream.org

http://www.catchingthedream.org/Scholarship.htm

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Tribal Business Management Program

Catching the Dream


Target applicant:
High school students


Purpose: To support American Indian students majoring in business, finance, management, economics, banking, hotel management and related fields who plan to work in economic development for tribes.

Eligibility: Applicants must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, enrolled in a U.S. tribe and attending or planning to attend college full-time. Candidates are required to apply for all other forms of funding in addition to applying for this scholarship. Scholarships are based on grades, SAT or ACT scores, work experience, leadership, commitment to the tribe, personal goals and potential to improve the lives of American Indian people.

Amount: $500-$5,000.

Number of awards: Varies.

Deadline: March 15, April 15 and September 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online.


Contact Information:

Catching the Dream
Attn.: Scholarship Affairs Office
8200 Mountain Road NE
Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone: 505-262-2351

Email: nscholarsh@aol.com

http://www.catchingthedream.org

http://www.catchingthedream.org/Scholarship.htm

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Boomer Esiason Foundation Scholarship Program

Boomer Esiason Foundation



Target applicant:
High school students


Purpose: To provide assistance to students with cystic fibrosis.

Eligibility: Applicants may be pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. They must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, character, leadership, community service and financial need. Scholarships are awarded in March, June, September and December of each year.

Amount: $500-$2,500.

Number of awards: 10-15.

Deadline: March 15, June 15, September 15, December 15.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, recent photo, letter from doctor, essay, transcript, tuition breakdown and W2 from both parents are required.


Contact Information:

Boomer Esiason Foundation
c/o Jerry Cahill
52 Vanderbilt Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 646-292-7930

Fax: 646-292-7945

Email: jcahillbef@aol.com

http://www.esiason.org

http://www.esiason.org/thriving-with-cf/scholarships/bef-general-academic-scholarships.php

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