Scholarships List

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Scholarships/Awards Listing: 2013-2014 School Year

Students,

The following pages are for you to reference as you begin applying for college scholarships. Here are some helpful hints when using this listing:

1. Please read each description carefully to be sure you qualify for the scholarship before applying. Pay close attention to GPA and test score requirements, application deadlines, etc. Some scholarships are university or gender specific. As you read through the list, delete any scholarships you do not qualify for or are interested in applying to. This will make it easier to keep track of potential scholarship opportunities.

2. Any letters of recommendations should be requested weeks in advance. Do not ask someone to write you a letter on short notice!

3. Dollar amounts of awards, while important at first glance, should not be the final factor when you are applying. Smaller amounts will add up quickly.

4. Links are provided for most awards if you have questions. If it doesn’t have a link, please Google the award title. If that doesn’t work, contact the GHS Counseling Office.

5. Links to University-specific listings of scholarships

a. Middle Tennessee State University: http://www.mtsu.edu/scholarships/incomingfreshman_scholarships.php#a

b. University of Memphis: http://www.memphis.edu/scholarships/listscholarships.php

c. University of Tennessee at Knoxville: http://onestop.utk.edu/your-money/covering-costs/

d. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: http://www.utc.edu/scholarships/

e. University of Tennessee at Martin: http://utm.edu/departments/finaid/utm_scholarships.php

f. Ole Miss: http://utm.edu/departments/finaid/utm_scholarships.php

g. Mississippi State University: http://www.admissions.msstate.edu/scholarships/

h. For any other schools, search the school’s name and “scholarships.” School specific ones will be listed on the school’s website (i.e. it should not state an outside organization as the main web address).

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Scholarship: Shelby County Council PTA Senior Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 5, 2014

Award Amount: $500

Number of Awards Given: 4

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed scholarship application

· Official high school transcript of grades 9-12 in a separate sealed envelope)

· SAT and/or ACT scores

· Essay (see application for requirements)

Submit Materials To: Kathy Price

c/o Rivercrest Elementary School

6459 Richfield Drive

Bartlett, TN 38134

Additional Notes & Information: Student must demonstrate financial need and plan to attend an accredited college, university, or voc/tech school on a full-time basis.

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Scholarship: The Violet, William, David, and Ernest Hampton Memorial Scholarship Foundation

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014

Award Amount: $1500/per for a max of four years

Number of Awards Given: 6

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified (but ideally from top 10% of class)

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Five copies of the student’s transcript including grades for past 7 semesters and senior year spring semester courses

· Copy of ACT or SAT results

· Five copies of the detailed Student Aid Report from FAFSA

· Five copies of the completed application form

· Essay (see last page of application)

Submit Materials To: Regions Trust

Hampton Scholarship Foundation

150 4th Avenue North, 3rd Floor TNNA10309N

Nashville, TN 37238

Additional Notes & Information: Student must be nominated by a school counselor. Only one nominee per school and student must be of financial aid status (less than $18,000 family contribution according to SAR). DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS ONE ON YOUR OWN. YOU MUST GET A SCHOOL COUNSELOR INVOLVED BEFORE COMPLETING ANYTHING. IF YOU APPLY ON YOUR OWN, ALL GHS SENIORS ARE DISQUALIFIED.

While in college, student must: maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA; pass a minimum of 24 total semester hours or equivalent thereof satisfactorily each year; submit semester transcripts to Hampton Foundation; and sending the Application for Scholarship Renewal form (emailed to student). Scholarship award checks are mailed by August 1.

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Scholarship: Promising Leaders Undergraduate Scholarship (PLUS)

Application Deadline: March 30, 2014

Award Amount: $1,000

Number of Awards Given: 2

Cut-Offs: GPA: 3.2

ACT: 21

SAT: 990

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application packet (signed by academic school official or guidance counselor certifying GPA and test scores)

· Two letters of recommendation (one from an academic official and one from an individual representing a community organization in which you have participated)

· Essay addressing specific questions from application packet (two page limit)

· Interview

Submit Materials To: Susan Volmer, PLUS Scholarship

c/o Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce

2195 Germantown Road South

Germantown, TN 38138-3803

Additional Notes & Information: Student must be a Germantown resident (not Memphis) and should demonstrate leadership in high school and extracurricular activities.

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Scholarship: The Heritage Woman’s Club Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 28, 2014

Award Amount: $1,000

Number of Awards Given: 1

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application

· Copy of school transcript

· Resume copy

· Picture

Submit Materials To: Return all materials in one envelope to the Germantown High School Guidance Office

Additional Notes & Information: Scholarship is open to both males and females.

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Scholarship: Chris Hess Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014

Award Amount: Not specified

Number of Awards Given: 1

Cut-Offs: GPA: 2.0

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Cover letter

· 300 word minimum essay on one of the following topics:

o What does friendship mean to me?; How has high school prepared me for the future?

o Why I should consider the impact of social media to my future?

· Official transcript

· Copy of acceptance letter from a college/trade school of choice

· Two reference letters (from a teacher or community member not related to applicant)

· Interview (if selected to be a finalist)

Submit Materials To: Chris Hess Memorial Scholarship

P.O. Box 38526

Germantown, TN 38138

Additional Notes & Information: Student must be a member of GHS C/O 2014 and may use scholarship towards any school of their choice. A recipient will be chosen around April 25, 2014.

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Scholarship: Germantown Exchange Club Youth of the Year Award

Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

Award Amount: $500 at city level; $1000 at district level; $10,000 at national level

Number of Awards Given: 1 at each level (must win lower level to advance to higher)

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application (with appropriate signatures by school officials)

· Essay (information in application)

Submit Materials To: Bill McWatters

Bedson Reps

3930 Vantech Drive, Suite 5

Memphis, TN 38115

Additional Notes & Information: One male and one female student from each school. Must be nominated by college/career counselor at GHS.

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Scholarship: Student Insights Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: April 20, 2014

Award Amount: 11

Number of Awards Given: (1) $4,000; (2) $1,000; (8) $500

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Log on to www.student-view.com

· Complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area

Submit Materials To: N/A

Additional Notes & Information: Scholarships will be awarded based on random drawing of all complete applications. Winners will be announced May 2014.

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Scholarship: Tennessee Congress of Parents and Teachers: Teachers/Child-Related Services Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

Award Amount: $2,000

Number of Awards Given: Varies; based on award funds each year

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Four copies of the complete application packet

· Principal/Guidance Counselor form

· Essay (500 words or less, typed, and double spaced)

· Two letters of recommendation

· Official transcript

· Photograph (will not be returned)

Submit Materials To: Tennessee PTA Office

1905 Acklen Avenue

Nashville, TN 37212

Additional Notes & Information: Applicant or a family member of the applicant must be an active member of the PTA/PTSA in good standing. Applicant must enroll in an accredited school working towards a bachelor’s degree in teaching/education or a child-related field such as medicine, law, or any new field of child-related studies.

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Scholarship: Bettye Coe Donahue Scholarship Fund via the Shelby County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

Award Amount: $10,000 (split among winners)

Number of Awards Given: Not yet determined

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed, signed, and dated application (typed or printed in blue or black ink)

· Type-written essay on one of the topics listed on Essay Instruction sheet

· Three letters of recommendation (two from a Core academic teacher and one from a community service leader)

· Copy of an official high school transcript with grades and class rank (must be in an official sealed enveloped or it is considered invalid)

· Interview (finalists only)

Submit Materials To: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter

ATTN: Scholarship Committee Chair

P.O. Box 383396

Germantown, TN 38138

Additional Notes & Information: Applicants must be African-American and attending a public high school in Shelby County, Tennessee.

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Scholarship: The Princeton Prize in Race Relations Award

Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

Award Amount: $1,000 (solo or split among winners)

Number of Awards Given: 1 at each district level

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application (completed by applicant and a sponsor)

· Included essays (see application)

Submit Materials To: The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Alumni Association of Princeton University

P.O. Box 291

Princeton, NJ 08542-0291

Additional Notes & Information: Students eligible must be in 9th-12th grade. Student must have a sponsor-mentor to co-apply with them for the award. Additional Information may be found at: www.princeton.edu/princetonprize

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Scholarship: Kiwanis Club of Germantown Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 15, 2015

Award Amount: Up to $2,000 per winner

Number of Awards Given: 1 GHS student/year

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

Submit Materials To: Give all application materials, in one folder, to the Key Club sponsor at Germantown High School.

Additional Notes & Information:

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Scholarship: First Annual Alexander Russell Webb College Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 12, 2014

Award Amount: $500

Number of Awards Given: 1

Cut-Offs: GPA: 2.8

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· One teacher recommendation from high school teacher

· 250 word essay response to: How do you plan to use social sciences to improve your community?

· A cover with sheet: Student name, address, and contact telephone number

· Have engaged in 20 hours of community service

Submit Materials To: Memphis Islamic Center

c/o Malik Shaw

10225 Humphreys Blvd

Cordova, TN 38018

Additional Notes & Information: Student must plan to attend any technical school or a 2- to 4- year institution of higher learning AND major in social sciences.

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Scholarship: First Annual El-Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcom X) College Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

Award Amount: $500

Number of Awards Given: 1

Cut-Offs: GPA: 2.8

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· One teacher recommendation from high school teacher

· 250 word essay response to one of these Malcolm X quotes:

o “People don’t realize a man’s whole life can be changed by one book.”

o “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”

o “My alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life reading just satisfying my curiosity.”

· A cover sheet with: Student name, address, and contact telephone number

Submit Materials To: Memphis Islamic Center

c/o Malik Shaw

10225 Humphreys Blvd

Cordova, TN 38018

Additional Notes & Information: For students planning to attend any technical school or 2- or 4-year institution of higher learning.

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Scholarship: A Better Community Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014

Award Amount: $500

Number of Awards Given: 2

Cut-Offs: GPA: 2.5

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application

· Submit proof of 75 documented hours over a 4-year period. 10 of those hours must be severed at one or two of the Alzheimer’s locations in the city.

· Essay (1000-1500 words) explaining how community service has impacted your outlook on life and future endeavors. Also include why community service is significant to the total makeup of the person.

Submit Materials To: Charlotte Bush, Adjunct

LeMoyne–Owen College

Fine Arts Department

804 Walker Ave.

Memphis, TN 38126

Additional Notes & Information:

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Scholarship: Pat Gill Performing Arts Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

Award Amount: 1st: $2,500; 2nd: $2,000; 3rd: $1,500; 4th: $1,000

Number of Awards Given: 4-5

Cut-Offs: GPA: 2.5

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application

· Submit an official school transcript

· Perform a 3 to 7 minutes talent during the showcase

· Three letters of recommendation from: principal, guidance counselor, and teacher

· Submit a recent photograph

· Essay (250-400 words)

· $25 application fee

Submit Materials To: Pat Gill Performing Arts Scholarship

ATTN: Gloria S. Jenkins

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Phi Lambda Omega Chapter

P.O. Box 752282

Memphis, TN 38175-2282

Additional Notes & Information: Contestants must sell a minimum of 25 tickets to the showcase (tickets are $5 each). Each contestant that sells $200 via tickets or sponsorships by February will be eligible to compete for an additional prize. The showcase will be March 1, 2014.

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Scholarship: Military Retirees Tri-State Area Scholars Award

Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

Award Amount: Not specified

Number of Awards Given: Not specified

Cut-Offs: GPA: 2.5

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application (do not leave any line blank; put NA if it doesn’t apply to you)

· Personal narrative including: involvement and participation in school and or local community service activities (including leadership role, accomplishments, educational objectives, and future aspirations). Limit two pages.

· Submit an official transcript

· Letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, community leader, employer, or minister.

· Provide a copy of an acceptance letter from a college or tech school.

Submit Materials To: Military Retiree Tri-State Area

ATTN: Scholars Program

280 Cynthia Place

Memphis, TN 38126

Additional Notes & Information:

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Scholarship: Sigma Nu Fraternity’s Freshman Leadership Scholarship (Mississippi State)

Application Deadline: April 11, 2014

Award Amount: Not specified

Number of Awards Given: 1

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application

· Resume (two page limit and see application for requirements)

· Essay (1000 words or less and answering one of the questions from the application)

Submit Materials To: Sigma Nu Fraternity’s Freshman Leadership Scholarship

Iota Gamma Chapter

P.O. Box 6236

Mississippi State, MS 39762

Additional Notes & Information: For male Mississippi State University students/applicants only!

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Scholarship: Don Poier Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 3, 2014

Award Amount: $1,500 (past years); recognition as scholarship winner at spring Memphis Grizzlies game in April 2014; tour of Don Poier Media Suite and FedEx Forum with Poier Family

Number of Awards Given: 1

Cut-Offs: GPA: 3.0

ACT: 17

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application form

· Most recent high school or college transcript

· Copy of your ACT and/or SAT scores

· Two current letters of recommendations from teachers, coaches, clergy or persons other than family members who are familiar with your skills and abilities

· Personal statement which highlights the student’s character, detailing important academic and community contributions and leadership roles (500 words or less)

Submit Materials To: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

ATTN: Scholarships

1900 Union Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

Additional Notes & Information: For students pursuing degrees in journalism or broadcasting. Well-rounded Shelby County Schools students who demonstrate strong character and are actively involved in school and the community. Applications are at: http://www.cfgm.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Scholarships%202014/Poier.pdf

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Scholarship: Kylen C. Bares Memorial Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Award Amount: $1,200-$1,500 (past years)

Number of Awards Given: 1

Cut-Offs: GPA: 3.0

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information, which you will receive when you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Note: The FAFSA is available at libraries, colleges, universities and online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You should fill out the FAFSA and submit your information after January 1, but before mid-February. You will receive the SAR approximately four weeks after you file your FAFSA.

· Copy of most recent high school/college transcript, which must indicate one of the following: cumulative grade point average or class rank

· Copy of SAT and ACT scores

· Two (2) current letters of recommendation from teacher, clergy or persons other than family members who are familiar with the applicant’s skills and abilities, attesting to good conduct and character, and includes information about student’s interest in math, science, or engineering.

· Typed essay telling about your life goals, specifically detailing their reasons for majoring in Math, Science or Engineering in college and plans post graduation. Requirements: At least one page in length, single-spaced in 12 pt. type with 1 inch margins

Submit Materials To: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

ATTN: Scholarships

1900 Union Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

Additional Notes & Information: For students planning to major at a university full-time in math, science, or engineering. No staples, folders, or bound copies of applications and materials. Applications are at: http://www.cfgm.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Scholarships%202014/Bares.pdf

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Scholarship: Abell Family String Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Award Amount: $1,000 in past years

Number of Awards Given: 1

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application form

· Two letters of recommendation, including one letter of recommendation from a music teacher or orchestra leader familiar with the applicant

· Short performance sample on CD

· Copy of your ACT and/or SAT scores

· Most recent high school or college transcript with either GPA or class rank on it

· Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information, which you will receive when you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit Materials To: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis ATTN: Scholarships

1900 Union Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

Additional Notes & Information: For high school seniors or current college student pursing a music degree in string performance; information at: http://www.cfgm.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Scholarships%202014/Abell.pdf

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Scholarship: James A. Hyter Vocal Music Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Award Amount: $1,000-$2,000 in past years

Number of Awards Given: 1

Cut-Offs: GPA: 3.0

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Vocal audition (finalists only). Applicants chosen for the audition should be prepared to perform a musical selection from each of the following categories: Classical - traditional concert repertoire; Gospel or Spiritual - music of diverse culture; and Show Tunes - such as selections from Broadway musicals.

· Completed application

· Name of the songs you plan to perform

· Two current letters of recommendation from teachers, clergy or persons other than family members who are familiar with your skills and abilities

· Most recent high school or college transcript with either GPA or class rank on it

· Copy of your ACT and/or SAT scores

· Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information, which you will receive when you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit Materials To: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis ATTN: Scholarships

1900 Union Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

Additional Notes & Information: For students pursuing a degree in vocal music and either be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two or four year universities. Applications may be found at: http://www.cfgm.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Scholarships%202014/Hyter.pdf

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Scholarship: Mildred Galloway Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Award Amount: $1,500 in past years

Number of Awards Given: 1

Cut-Offs: GPA: 3.0

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application form

· Two current letters of recommendation – one (1) from persons other than family members who are familiar with you and one (1) letter of recommendation from teacher, employer or person other than family members who has knowledge of the your related skills in either Culinary Arts or Fashion and Design.

· Most recent high school or college transcript indicating GPA or class rank

· Essay describing why applicant is applying for a scholarship and applicant’s educational plans as they relate to career goals (please limit to one page)

· Copy of your ACT and/or SAT scores

· Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information, which you will receive when you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit Materials To: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis ATTN: Scholarships

1900 Union Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

Additional Notes & Information: For students studying family or consumer sciences and must have taken any family and consumer sciences class during their senior year. Student must be accepted and plan to attend vocational school, technical school, or either a two- or four-year accredited university. Applications and more information may be found at: http://www.cfgm.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Scholarships%202014/Galloway.pdf

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Scholarship: Community Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Award Amount: $1,000-$2000 in past years

Number of Awards Given: 1

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application form

· Two current letters of recommendation, including one from a nonprofit or community group where the student has a history of volunteer work.

· Most recent high school transcript indicating either class rank or GPA

· Copy of your ACT and/or SAT scores

· Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information, which you will receive when you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit Materials To: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

ATTN: Scholarships

1900 Union Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

Additional Notes & Information: Applicant must be involved in community service activities (volunteer work). Applicant must have a “B” average, planning to attend an accredited college or university, show economic need, and live in the Memphis metro area. Applications are at: http://www.cfgm.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Scholarships%202014/CFGM.pdf

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Scholarship: Maxine A. Smith Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Award Amount: $1,000 in past years

Number of Awards Given: >1

Cut-Offs: GPA: 2.5

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed Maxine A. Smith Scholarship Fund application form – please contact Vanessa Langston at (901) 722-0032 or vlangston@cfgm.org for a copy

· Typed essay telling about your experiences in ACT-SO. Requirements: At least one page in length, double-spaced, in 12 pt. type with 1 inch margins.

· Typed essay telling about your life goals. Requirements: At least one page in length, double-spaced in 12 pt. type with 1 inch margins.

· Two current letters of recommendation from teachers, clergy or persons other than family members who are familiar with your skills and abilities

· Most recent high school transcript

· Copy of your ACT and/or SAT scores

· Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information, which you will receive when you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit Materials To: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

ATTN: Scholarships

1900 Union Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

Additional Notes & Information: Applicants must have participated in the NAACP’s ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) program. Winners are expected to attend a reception in their honor in late May or early June. Preference is given to NAACP members. Information at: http://www.cfgm.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Scholarships%202014/Smith.pdf

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Scholarship: Ruby Holmes Hefley Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Award Amount: $500-$1,200 in past years

Number of Awards Given:

Cut-Offs: GPA: “C” average or better

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application form

· Documentation that a parent or legal guardian is receiving SSDI or SSI via Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), tax return or other form of legal documentation

· 500-word essay describing a situation or experience that has helped shape the your life

· Two current letters of recommendation from teachers, clergy or persons other than family members who are familiar with your skills and abilities

· Most recent high school or college transcript indicating GPA or class rank

· Copy of your ACT and/or SAT scores

· Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information, which you will receive when you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit Materials To: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

ATTN: Scholarships

1900 Union Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

Additional Notes & Information: Students with a parent or legal guardian with disabilities, as defined by receipt of Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. Applicants can be graduating senior, college students, or high school graduates under age 21. Students must plan to attend an accredited vocational, technical, two- or four-year college or university. Information and application at: http://www.cfgm.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Scholarships%202014/Hefley.pdf

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Scholarship: Allen Jones/Marjorie Barringer/BarKays Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Award Amount: $1,500-$2,600 in past years

Number of Awards Given:

Cut-Offs: GPA: “C” average or better

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application form

· Two current letters of recommendation from teachers, clergy or persons other than family members who are familiar with your skills and abilities

· Most recent high school or college transcript

· Copy of your ACT and/or SAT scores

· Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information, which you will receive when you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit Materials To: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

ATTN: Scholarships

1900 Union Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

Additional Notes & Information: For students planning to attend LeMoyne-Owen College. Funds will aid students for two years. Student must demonstrate economic need. Student records must reflect good conduct and attendance. Student must be accepted and attend LeMoyne-Owen College. Applications and information located at: http://www.cfgm.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Scholarships%202014/BarKays.pdf

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Scholarship: Harold & Ida Jamison Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Award Amount: $1,000 in past years

Number of Awards Given: 1

Cut-Offs: GPA: 3.0

ACT:

SAT:

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application form

· Two current letters of recommendations from either teachers, counselors, clergy or a persons other than family members who are familiar with your skills and abilities

· Most recent high school transcript

· Copy of your ACT and/or SAT scores

· Copy of letter verifying acceptance to an accredited four-year not-for-profit college or university as a full-time student

· Copy of applicant’s student aid report (SAR) and expected Family Contribution (FFC) information, which will be received when the Free Application for Federal Student AID (FFSA) is completed.

Submit Materials To: Harold & Ida Jamison Scholarship

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

1900 Union Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

Additional Notes & Information: Student must be a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church. Applications at: http://www.cfgm.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Scholarships%202014/Jamison.pdf

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Scholarship: Stephen Lowe Memorial Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Award Amount: $1,100-$1,600 in past years

Number of Awards Given:

Cut-Offs: GPA: 3.0

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application

· Two current letters of recommendation from teachers, clergy or persons other than family members who are familiar with your skills and abilities

· Most recent high school or college transcript

· Copy of your ACT and/or SAT scores

· Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information, which you will receive when you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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Submit Materials To: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

ATTN: Scholarships

1900 Union Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

Additional Notes & Information: Student must be a member of Faith Baptist Church, participates in extracurricular high school activities, and has been accepted and plans to attend any college in the United States as a full time student. Applications at: http://www.cfgm.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Scholarships%202014/Lowe.pdf

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Scholarship: Mississippi Excellence in Teaching

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014 (Priority) but applications will be accepted through March

Award Amount: Approximately $85,000 (covers room & board, a full four year scholarship, and a technology stipend)

Number of Awards Given: Not specified

Cut-Offs: GPA: 3.5

ACT: 28

SAT: 1250

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application

· Resume (includes recognition and awards earned, leadership positions, services activities or volunteer history, and employment history)

· Two essay responses

· Two SEALED recommendation letters

· Copy of ACT or SAT scores

· High school transcripts

· Personal Statement

· Finalist Interview

Submit Materials To: METP Application Review Committee

Mailstop 9705, 310 Allen Hall

Mississippi State, MS 39762

Additional Notes & Information: Applicants must be admitted to Mississippi State University to apply and must declare a major in secondary education with a concentration in either English or mathematics. Students may double major or add a minor but their primary major MUST be secondary education. If the primary major changes, all award money will convert to student loans and must be repaid. Students will also be required to participate in specific activities on and off campus during college. Students must also commit to teaching in any Mississippi public school for five years after graduation. They must either teach or can defer to graduate school. However, if they attend graduate school, they must complete the five year teaching requirement upon graduation. Failure to complete the teaching requirement will convert the award money to student loans that must be repaid with interest. Additional information can be found at: http://metp.msstate.edu/

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Scholarship: College Prep Scholarship (Class of 2015 and after only)

Application Deadline: March 26, 2014

Award Amount: Not monetary in nature. Awards vary but include: full scholarships to college summer programs, invitations to the National College Admissions Conference, one-on-one college admissions counseling with a trained counselor, an all-expense paid trip to a college visit of their choice, and telementoring with Amherst College students trained in providing admissions advice to low-income students.

Number of Awards Given: Varies

Cut-Offs: GPA: 3.5 unweighted with a recorded of challenging courses and strong writing ability

ACT: >29 (on average, the typical scores for past winners)

SAT: >1300 (on average, the typical scores for past winners)

Materials to Submit:

· Submit a free application at www.questbridge.org

· Letter of recommendation from a teacher

· Test scores from ACT and/or SAT

· Transcripts

· Detailed academic and financial information

Submit Materials To:

Additional Notes & Information: Student must have a household income of less than $60,000 per year for a typical family of four. This is a program designed to help low-income students with the college admissions and search processes. For more information, please visit: www.questbridge.org

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Scholarship: Marjorie Watson Mathematics Scholarship (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)

Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

Award Amount: $2,000 freshman year and $1,000 per year for sophomore, junior, and senior years

Number of Awards Given: Not specified

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Letter of application affirming an interest in a mathematics degree

· Two letters of recommendation affirming applicant ability in math (one letter must be from a recent math teacher)

· Copies of ACT and/or SAT scores

· Copy of most current academic transcript

Submit Materials To: Watson Mathematics Scholarship Committee

Mathematics Department 6956

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

615 McCallie Avenue

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Additional Notes & Information: Student must major in mathematics while attending UT-Chattanooga. Awards are renewed for sophomore, junior, and senior years as long as student maintains a 3.5 GPA in math classes, 3.0 overall GPA, and is progressing normally towards a math degree. For more information: http://www.utc.edu/mathematics/pdfs/watson.pdf

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Scholarship: Dorothy Dean Shelton Memorial Scholarship (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)

Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

Award Amount: All tuition, fees, books, room and board for an in-state student are fully paid for four years

Number of Awards Given: Not specified

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Letter of application affirming an interest in a mathematics degree

· Two letters of recommendation affirming the applicant’s mathematics ability, at least one of which must be from a recent mathematics teacher

· ACT/SAT scores

· High school transcripts

· Four years of college preparatory mathematics with at least a B average

Submit Materials To: Shelton Mathematics Scholarship Committee

Mathematics Department 6956

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

615 McCallie Avenue

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Additional Notes & Information: Renewal of the scholarship for the sophomore, junior, and senior years is subject to the recipient remaining a mathematics major, maintaining a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.5 mathematics GPA (both computed at the end of the academic year), and normal progress towards a mathematics degree. For more information, please visit: http://www.utc.edu/mathematics/pdfs/shelton.pdf

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Scholarship: Ned McWherter Scholars Program

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

Award Amount: $6,000

Number of Awards Given: Not specified

Cut-Offs: GPA: 3.5 unweighted

ACT: 29

SAT: 1280

Materials to Submit:

· Completed application at: http://www.tn.gov/collegepays/mon_college/ned_mc_shcolar.htm

· Official high school transcript

· Official ACT and/or SAT scores

Submit Materials To:

Additional Notes & Information: Applicants must attend an eligible Tennessee college or university full-time and maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA to renew award. Scholarship may be renewed three times for a total of four years. Priority is given to renewal awards. Full rules available at: http://www.tn.gov/sos/rules/1640/1640-01-09.pdf

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Scholarship: The Alexander Hamilton Family Award (Juniors)

Application Deadline: March 5, 2014

Award Amount:

· Hamilton Award Winners: $500 cash award and enrollment in the Hamilton Leaders Academy (which includes: leadership training in Seattle 2015 and Central America 2016, college application assistance, scholarship and financial aid search assistance, and internship and mentorship opportunities)

· Finalists: Certificate and letter or recognition

· Merit Awards: Merit certificate and letter of congratulations

Number of Awards Given: 35 will win Hamilton Award, 25 will win Finalist, and 40 will win Merit Awards

Cut-Offs: GPA: 3.8 (average GPA of last years scholars)

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Record of community or work service

· Completed application (can be submitted online)

Submit Materials To:

Additional Notes & Information: See http://www.hamiltonfriends.org/apply.php and http://www.hamiltonfriends.org/awards.php for more information. Student must commit to participating in the Hamilton Leaders Academy. Student must show financial need of award.

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Scholarship: Dependent Children Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: July 15, 2014

Award Amount: Not specified

Number of Awards Given: Not specified

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

· Complete an online application and any requested additional materials on the TSAC Student Financial Aid Portal: http://www.tn.gov/collegepays/mon_college/depend_child_scholar.htm

· Submit documentation detailing that a that the parent who was a law enforcement officer, fireman, or emergency medical service technician was killed or is now totally and permanently disabled while performing duties within the scope of such employment

Submit Materials To: Online application website

Additional Notes & Information: Applicant must be a dependent child of a Tennessee law enforcement officer, fireman, or an emergency medical service technician killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty and be enrolled as a full-time student at an eligible Tennessee college or university. Student must maintain institutional satisfactory academic progress.

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Scholarship: American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

Award Amount: $3,000-$5,000

Number of Awards Given:

Cut-Offs: GPA: 3.0 (or “B” unweighted)

ACT:

SAT:

Materials to Submit (COVER ALL SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS FROM ANY DOCUMENTS):

· Completed application packet (GHS Counseling Office or Google it)

· Official high school transcript

· Official proof of ACT or SAT scores

· Two letters of reference/recommendation

· Completed checklist (see application)

· Essay

· List of school and community extracurricular activities

Submit Materials To: American Association of Blacks in Energy

ATTN: Scholarship Committee

AABE TN Chapter

P.O. Box 3656

Memphis, TN 38173

Additional Notes & Information: Student must be admitted to one or more accredited colleges/universities to apply. You must plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics and are planning a career in the energy field. You must be a member of a class or group who has “been historically underrepresented in the sciences, technology, engineering, and math related disciplines.”

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Application Deadline:

Award Amount: Not specified

Number of Awards Given: Not specified

Cut-Offs: GPA: Not specified

ACT: Not specified

SAT: Not specified

Materials to Submit:

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