BHS Scholarship Newsletter

December 2014

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Here are scholarships with deadlines during the month of December. Read the descriptions to see if you are eligible, and click the scholarship name to apply!

Remember to bring all scholarship award letters to Ms. Waugh :)

Teaching Fellows participate in advanced enrichment programs at Teaching Fellows Institutions, have additional professional development opportunities, and are involved with communities and businesses throughout the state. They receive up to $24,000, in yearly scholarships (up to $6000 a year for four years) while they complete a degree leading to teacher certification. The scholarship provides up to $5700 for tuition and board and $300 for specific enrichment programs administered by CERRA (contingent on funding from the S.C. General Assembly). A Fellow agrees to teach in South Carolina one year for every year he or she receives the Fellowship.

Amount: $6000 per year

Deadline: December 1

Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging. The weekend of April 25 to 27, 2014, the 20 top finalists will participate in a Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.

Amount: Up to $50,000

Deadline: December 5

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship is named for the Sodexo Foundation's founder and former president, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to Steve's efforts, which made these scholarships possible, an emerging generation of leaders will be cultivated in the fight against hunger.

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: December 5

Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: Ambition and drive, Determination to set and reach goals, Respect for self, family and community, Ability to succeed in college.

Amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline: December 15

The SCAD Challenge competition series gives you the opportunity to showcase your talents. Entries must demonstrate creativity, innovation and a strong understanding of aesthetics. Let your design speak to your skill level and ability to handle university-level design assignments. Scholarships available for Film and Animation, Photography, Comic Book, 2-D Art, 3-D Art, Poster, and Fashion. Scholarships go toward tuition at SCAD only. Must complete an application for admisson to SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design).

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: December 15

The Kittie Moss Fairey Scholarship is providing scholarships for deserving students. The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. (CSA), a non-profit, independent organization is the Facilitator of the scholarship fund. Must attend college in South Carolina. This local scholarship is based on academic merit and financial need.

Amount: Varies by year

Deadline: December 17

Here are the requirements for the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship.

1. Applicants must be high school seniors at a South Carolina high school OR undergraduates already attending college in South Carolina.

2. Applicants must be a resident of South Carolina.

3. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

4. Applicants must have a competitive or recreational interest in golf.

5. Must attend school in South Carolina.

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: December 17

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute. Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 18

Open to students, 18 years and older enrolled in or accepted to an undergraduate, or graduate program at an accredited American university, college, or trade school within the 2013 calendar year. You must be a citizen of the U.S.

Essay topics are:

1.) Describe how non-profit organizations, (including church groups, civic groups, youth sports organizations) can best derive benefit for their fundraising effort by holding a raffle fundraiser. Offer proposals for a) maximizing the sales of their raffle tickets b) prizes that would encourage and stimulate ticket sales c) suggested ways to motivate volunteers to sell more tickets.

2.) Describe how a business (including retail and service) can derive promotional and customer loyalty/retention benefit by utilizing a raffle in their marketing efforts.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 31

Inspired by David Letterman and his top ten lists, we created the Top Ten List Scholarship. With so many awards based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to show us what’s truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at our heart strings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count. Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: “Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship.” The 2014 Top Ten List Scholarship winner will be notified on or around March 31, 2015.

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: December31