Scholarship Update for May/June, 2010
*Added Since Last Edition
Scholarship Information updated monthly also at:
Scholarship Advice available at: http://www.a2community.org/counseling/Resources/scholarship-advice
*2010 Graduation Banner Design IPad Contest, Deadline to apply: 5/24/10 www.signazon.com
*Samsung Techwin Scholarship Program, Deadline: 5/28/10, $1000 www.samsungscholarship.com
*CSO Opportunity, Deadline: 5/28/10, $1000 www.csopportunity.org
B. Davis Scholarship Deadline to apply: 5/28/10 www.scholarshipsquesthelper.com
*National Opera Scholarly Paper, Deadline: 5/30/10, $5000 www.noa.org
*Hayek Essay Contest, Deadline 5/31/10, $2500 5000 word essay www.montpelerin.org
East Villagers Essay Contest Deadline to apply: 5/31/10 $500 community service www.eastvillagers.org
*Our Voice Our Country Scholarship, Deadline: 5/31/10, $1000 seniors, http://ourvoiceourcountry.org
*Zinch Easy as Pi Scholarship, Deadline 5/31/10, $3142 www.zinch.com/scholarship
*Prowler No Essay Scholarship, Deadline 5/31/10, $2000 http://collegeprowler.com/scholarship
*SHPE-TBAC Scholarship, Deadline: 6/1/10, $1000 hispanic science seniors, www.shpa-thac.org
*SET Educ. Fund Scholarships, Deadline: 6/1/10 $4000 Senior underprivileged students, www.setfund.org
*Thumb Wars Bumper Sticker Scholarship, Deadline: 6/1/10 $1000 texting bumber sticker design www.dosomething.org
Insuring America's Future Scholarship Deadline to apply: 6/1/10 $1000 African American seniors interested in career in law enforcement/criminal justice www.nobienational.org
*M. Naziruddin Award, Deadline: 6/15/10 $2500 Muslim student www.mnali.msanational.org
*BIC 4 Good Grant, Deadline: 6/15/10 $5000 Community Action www.dosomething.org
*Fastweb 15th Anniversary, Deadline: 6/21/10 $15,000 www.fastweb.com
BigSun Scholarship Deadline to apply: 6/24/10 Senior athlete www.bigsunathletics.com
*Youth for Understanding Video Contest, Deadline: 7/1/10 $1500, Current and Former YFU participants www.yfuusa.org
*Bridgestone Safety Scholars Video, Deadline: 7/1/10 $5000 auto safety video www.safetyscholarshipvideo.com
*Westminster Mint Tea Party Coin Design, Deadline: 7/4/10 www.coin-rare.com
Wendy's Heisman Scholarship Deadline to apply: 10/3/10 current junior, athlete www.wendysheisman.com
AES Engineering Scholarship Deadline to apply: 10/8/10 $500 www.aesengineers.com
Veterans for Peace
Deadline to apply: Varies essay http://www.veteransforpeace.org
Deadline to apply: varies
$2500 collegebound student or non-traditional student
National Caring Award
Deadline to apply: Varies
Community service and social responsibility
Inroads Internship Program
Deadline to apply: Varies
Underrepresented minorities internship opportunities
Youth for Understanding Exchange Scholarships
Deadline to apply: Varies
Summer and academic year scholarships
Heart of America Christopher Reeve Award
Deadline to apply: Varies
Seniors, demonstration of courage and community service
Stuart Phillips Memorial Scholarship
Deadline to apply: Varies
Financial need, 3.0+,, balance bet. academic and service $3000-10,000
Truman Picard Scholarship
Deadline to apply: Varies
Native or Alaskan Student Scholarship
Scholastic Art and Writing Award
Deadline to apply: Varies
middle or high school art or writing program
Educaid Gimme Five Sweepstakes
Deadline to apply: Varies
Illustrators of the Future Contest
Deadline to apply: Varies
science fiction and/or fantasy artwork $500-4000
Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service
Deadline to apply: Varies
Outstanding community service and leadership, (Hitachi Foundation)
Rotary Youth Exchanges
Deadline to apply: Varies
experiences in many countries Rotary Foundation
President’s Student Service Challenge Scholarship
Junior or Senior Community Service $1,000 Deadline to apply: none
Linda Riddle/Women’s Sports Foundation Int’l Scholarships Deadline to apply: varies
Learning for Life/BSA Scholarships
Deadline to apply: varies
College and community-based community service $varies
Contact Boy Scouts of America 1325 W.
Walnut Hill Lane, Box 152079, Irving, TX 75-015-2079
Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarships
African American, Financial need
Deadline to apply: None
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
Deadline to apply: None
Financial Need at Historically Black Public Colleges
To begin your personal Fastweb Scholarship Search, Click: http://www.fastweb.com
Other Scholarship Resources to Know About
⊕ The Junior Achievement/ Deloitte & Touche Essay Contest Scholarship
Award: $5,000 scholarship
Requirements/Eligibility: visit the website below, read the ethical dilemma, and compose an original 500-word essay in response. Essay must be submitted online. For more information, visit http://www.ja.org/ethics
⊕ Monsanto Company and the National Association of Farm Broadcaster’s Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship Program
Awards: 100 $1,500 (non-renewable) scholarships
Requirements/Eligibility: applicants must be seniors with families actively engaged in production agriculture and should have an average to above average academic record. Applications available at http://www.monsanto.com or http://www.nafb.com.
⊕ The HARVEST Education Foundation is a non-profit
education foundation whose purpose is to establish educational programs and opportunities for those wishing to make a career in the RV and campground industry or in the manufactured housing industry. In some cases, HARVEST will make grants or scholarships to students even though their career goals may not lead them back to either industry. In cases like these, awards will be made to outstanding scholars or students with compelling needs. Applications for grants or scholarships are available at http://www.michhome.org and at http://www.marvac.org. For more details, you can also call (586) 752-6066.
⊕ AAA Michigan’s School Safety Patrol Scholarship Program
Requirements/Eligibility: student must be a graduating senior with documented AAA Michigan School Safety Patrol participation, good academic standing and a strong record of involvement in community and/or extra- curricular activities. An introductory personal letter, 2 letters of recommendation, a high school transcript with evidence of having taken the ACT or SAT, and documented proof of participation in AAA’s School Safety Program are required. Please see your counselor for an application; each high school may only submit one applicant.
⊕ The American Legion offers an array of scholarship opportunities that are accessible via two CDs available for checkout in the Counseling Office, or at http://www.michiganlegion.org (click on “Programs�? on the left of the homepage, and then “Scholarships,�? “Oratorical Contest,�? or “Eagle Scout of the Year�? on the left of the next screen).
⊕ Discover Colleges, Inc. is a free informational website that offers a $2500 private college scholarship drawing. Students must log onto http://www.discovercolleges.com to request information and will automatically be entered into the drawing. For more information, visit the site or contact (877) 667-0600.
⊕ Citi® Essay Scholarship
Requirements/Eligibility: Students must be juniors or seniors and be U.S. residents to apply. Essay topic is: Describe an event or experience that had a positive influence on the way that you approach financial management. Outline the most helpful thing you learned and describe how it led to the development of specific skills. Essays will be judged on creativity, clear content, logical thought process, and proper use of language.
*Applications available in Counseling Office or by visiting http://www.scholastic.com/collegesuccess
⊕ Michigan Education Association Scholarship
Awards: Yet to be determined – last year 19 scholarships awarded for total of $20,200
Requirements/Eligibility: criteria for selection include academic achievement, school/community service, extra-curricular activities; all other criteria being equal, first consideration will be given to children of MEA members and students from lower income households. Student must graduate from a Michigan public high school, plan to attend a Michigan public community/junior college, a four-year degree-granting institution, or a vocational training institution that grants a degree, certification, or a license (some private institutions also included); will need to submit a personal resume, transcript with an ACT or SAT score (or an explanation of why that is not included), and two letters of recommendation. Applications available in Counseling Office; visit http://www.mea.org for more information or call (800) 292-1934, ext. 5487
⊕ Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS® Program Scholarship Sweepstakes
Awards: 100 $1,000 scholarships
Deadline: Drawings begin in October and end in May
Requirements/Eligibility: students must register with the CollegeSteps Scholarship Program and be U.S. citizens; winners are selected their senior year through random drawings; this service is free of charge, and names will not be sold to other organizations; Wells Fargo will send you emails with advice on how to plan for college.
*To sign up for this program, go to http://www.wellsfargo.com/collegesteps.
⊕ Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition
Awards: 500 scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $60,000
Deadline: 1/13/06 – must be taken to local Elks Lodge at 4420 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor
Requirements/Eligibility: applicants must be high school seniors; qualifiers progress through regional, state, and national screenings, and judging includes financial need, scholarship, and leadership. Application, essay, parental financial statement, official transcript, counselor report, two letters of recommendation, a school report, and copies of exhibits of achievement are requested. More information and applications also available at http://www.Elks.org.
The National High School Oratorical Contest is sponsored by the American Legion. Eligible to participate are those students who are U.S. citizens or lawful residents who will be under 20 years old and attending high school at the time of competition. Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $18,000. For more information on dates, sites, and deadlines, contact your local American Legion Post or (317) 630-1249. More information is also available at http://www.legion.org.
The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors its annual essay contest for 9th and 10th graders on Ayn Rand’s novelette Anthem and its 21st annual essay contest for 11th and 12th graders on Rand’s novel The Fountainhead. Anthem prizes range from $30-$2,000, and The Fountainhead prizes range from $50-$10,000. Students choose from a variety of essay topics. For more information, visit the Counseling Office, or go to http://www.aynrand.org/contests.
(all Armed Forces information courtesy of http://www.finaid.org)
General Scholarship Information:
Montgomery G.I. Bill
Under the Montgomery GI Bill, the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard (and their Reserves and the National Guard) provide a cash education incentive to encourage you to join and serve a tour of duty. The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans for college, business, technical or vocational courses, correspondence courses, apprenticeship/job training and flight training. MGIB benefits may be used while on active duty or after a fully honorable discharge from active duty.
The Montgomery GI Bill benefit amounts are adjusted each year according to changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Current education benefit rates are $985/month for periods of active duty of three years or more and $800/month for periods of active duty of two years. Rates for those serving part-time in the Reserve or National Guard are $282/month. Thus you can receive up to $10,152 for serving part-time in the Reserve or National Guard and up to $35,460 for a tour of active duty in the military services.
To qualify for the Montgomery GI Bill, recruits must agree to have $100 deducted from their pay each month. Currently, only 57% of soldiers making these payments eventually use their GI Bill benefits.
In addition to the MGIB, there may be additional funds available from the College Fund and Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) "kicker". If you are receiving Tuition Assistance (TA) from your branch of service, you may be eligible to use MGIB to supplement or "top up" your tuition assistance. Benefits end 10 years from the date of your last discharge or release from active duty. You may be able to transfer your MGIB entitlement to basic educational assistance to one or more of your dependents, including your spouse and/or children. To apply, file VA Form 22-1990, Application for Education Benefits. For more information, call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or visit the GI Bill Education Benefits web site.
The Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Program allows enlisted servicemembers and offers to enroll in courses at accredited colleges, universities, junior colleges, high schools, and vocational-technical schools. TA will pay up to 100% of the cost of the course and up to 100% of the cost of obtaining a high school degree, with a limit of $250 per credit hour and an aggregate annual limit of $4,500. MGIB benefits may be used to "top up" TA benefits, paying the difference between tuition and the TA benefits. Military.com provides a good overview of the tuition assistance program.
Army/Navy/Air Force/Marine Corps College Funds
The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps each provide tuition assistance (a "kicker") in addition to what you earn through the Montgomery GI Bill. Each service controls the amount of extra money it provides. The Army fund increases the amount of support to as much as $70,000, the Navy fund increases the amount of support to as much as $50,000 and the Marine Corps fund increases the amount of support to as much as $30,000. College Funds are awarded on a competitive basis according to academic merit (i.e., scoring in the top half of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). To qualify one must also agree to serve six years.
Community College of the Air Force
The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) is a two-year college open only to enlisted men and women. It offers a variety of programs leading to an Associate's Degree, in more than 70 scientific and technical fields. The Air Force pays for up to 100% of the cost of the college courses through its Tuition Assistance Program.
Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)
Under the Student Loan Repayment Program, when you enlist the Army will pay back up to $65,000 in qualified education loans (up to $20,000 for reservists), the Navy up to $65,000 and the Air Force up to $10,000. Each year 15% of the loan balance or $500, whichever is greater, will be repaid by SLRP. There may also be annual and cumulative caps on the amount repaid. Participants must score 50 or higher on the Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT). SLRP must be requested at the time of enlistment or reenlistment. Qualified education loans include federal education loans such as the Perkins, Stafford, PLUS, or Consolidation loans, but not private alternative loans. Defaulted loans are not eligible. Payments made under the SLRP are considered taxable income.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
SOC is a consortium of more than 1550 colleges and universities that provide educational opportunities for servicemembers and their families. It is co-sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and managed for the DoD by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Course work can be done on campus, at military installations and armories, and at a distance by computer or correspondence. Associate, bachelor, and graduate-level degree programs are available. Special curriculum areas include SOCAD (Army), SOCNAV (Navy), SOCMAR (Marines), and SOCGuard (Army National Guard). In addition, SOC operates ConAP (Concurrent Admissions Program) to increase college enrollment of Army enlistees (Army and Army Reserves). ConAP allows you to enlist in the Army at the same time as you apply for college. DANTES also operates its own Distance Learning Program. For more information, contact:
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
1307 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005-4701
Phone: 1-202-667-0079 or 1-800-368-5622
In exchange for a service commitment, the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program provides you with money for college while you're in school. You must take one military science course along with your other college courses and, upon graduation, enter the service as a commissioned officer. (There is no military commitment for the first year in ROTC, allowing you to pursue ROTC on a trial basis to see if ROTC is for you.) Full ROTC scholarships pay for almost all tuition, fees and books charges for four years of college. ROTC scholarships also come in one, two and three-year lengths. For more information, call 1-800-USA-ROTC (Army), 1-800-USA-NAVY (Navy), 1-866-423-7682 (Air Force) and 1-800-MARINES (Marines).
The Coast Guard has a similar program called College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI). For more information, call 1-877-NOW-USCG.
US Service Academies
Each branch of the service operates its own Service Academy as a four-year institution of higher education. All students receive a full scholarship with a small monthly stipend. Upon graduation, you're commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps or as an ensign in the Navy or Coast Guard. Appointment to a service academy is extremely competitive. For more information, call 1-800-822-8762 (US Military Academy in West Point, New York), 1-800-638-9156 (US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland), 1-800-443-9266 (US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado), 1-800-883-8724 (US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut), and 1-866-546-4778 (United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York).
Other Sources of Information
• "Army":http://www.goarmy.com (1-800-USA-ARMY)
• "Navy":http://www.navy.com (1-800-USA-NAVY)
• "Air Force":http:// www.airforce.com (1-800-423-USAF)
• "Marines":http:// www.marines.com (1-800-MARINES)
• "Coast Guard":http:// www.gocoastguard.com (1-877-NOW-USCG)
• "US Merchant Marine":http:// www.usmma.edu (1-866-546-4778)
• "Air National Guard":http:// www.ang.af.mil (1-800-TO-GO-ANG)
• "Army National Guard":http:// www.1800goguard.com or www.arng.army.mil (1-800-GO-GUARD)
• "Army Reserve":http:// www.goarmyreserve.com or www.army.mil/usar
• "Air Force Reserve":http:// www.afreserve.com
• "Marine Forces Reserve":http:// www.marforres.usmc.mil
• "Naval Reserve Force":http:// www.navres.navy.mil/navresfor
• "Coast Guard Reserve":http:// www.uscg.mil/hq/reserve/reshmpg.html
Incentive and Retention Program (RIRP). RIRP is a New York State program that offers tuition assistance for members of State military forces, such as the Army and Air National Guard and the Naval Militia. New York also offers a Veterans TAP Grant, which is received in addition to the regular TAP Grant.
• Local Service Recruiters (listed in the phone book)
• Military.com (largest military community site for education, career, discounts and benefits information)
• www.myfuture.com, a US military career guide site. (See the Money for College section.)
RECOMMENDED SITES FOR SCHOLARSHIP/COLLEGE/CAREER OPPORTUNITY SEARCHES
http://DiscoverColleges.com (private college information only)
http://www.TuitionFundingSources.com (click on Login and “First Time User?�? link, then use your email address as username and create a password)
http://Michigan.gov/mistudentaid - this site links with “Fastweb�? and “Wiredscholar�? to allow students to access both national and Michigan-specific scholarship listings
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm - the official site for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
http://www.mihott.com - provides information about 32 different health occupation categories and over 150 career specialties, with a direct interactive pathway to health career programs at state colleges and universities.
http://www.science.education.nih.gov/LifeWorks - explore over 100 careers in health and medical science; the information is up-to-date and relevant!
http://www.BlackExcel.org (not race specific) – click on “Nursing Scholarships – 26 Gateways�?
http://www.swe.org/SWE/RegionH/Detroit/students.htm - lists opportunities and scholarship information for females interested in engineering
Students interested in *taking a year off* between high school and college/training might visit the following sites:
*ACT and SAT Test Prep*
Free practice tests and test tips available at:
The Rittners Flora School in Boston, Massachusetts offers courses to prepare people for careers in floral designing. Contact (617) 267-3824 for more information, or visit http://www.floralschool.com.
The Robert Ross International University of Nursing has a state-of-the-art campus located on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and offers a two-year traditional nursing school program leading to an associate’s degree in nursing. Graduates are fully prepared and qualified for licensure in the U.S. For more information, contact (866) 868-4720, or visit http://www.iuon.org.
Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre in Waverly, West Virginia, offers preparation for those who would like to work professionally in the equine industry in areas such as training, teaching, massage therapy, business management, and breeding. For more information, visit http://www.meredithmanor.com, or call (800) 679-2603.
Michigan Women’s Foundation Young Women for Change® is a group of 20 girls, ages 14-17, from high schools around Washtenaw County, who distributes $20,000 each year to projects for girls. Each young lady serves on the committee for a two-year term. If you would like to learn more about the issues facing girls, gain leadership skills, and participate in philanthropy, think about applying to this organization. For more information, please contact Glory Summer Scarbough at ScarboughG@miwf.org.
The American Red Cross of Washtenaw County is offering leadership roles for students ages 12-21, providing an environment for learning, practicing, and exemplifying humanitarian values. In particular, the Red Cross is looking to fill positions on their First Aid Support Team (FAST). FAST provides immediate and temporary care for injuries and sudden illnesses until more advanced care can be obtained; FAST serves at all home U of M football, men’s and women’s basketball, and hockey games (FAST members receive free admission when working an event). The team also provides assistance at additional community events such as fairs, parades, and extracurricular events. Please contact Jennifer Kapla, Youth Services Coordinator, at 971-5300, ext. 212, or Jennifer.Kapla@wc-redcross.org.
Websites for Financial Aid and Scholarships
College Funding Comp
FAFSA College Codes
Fed Fin Aid Info
Financial Aid Resources
Funding Your Education
Intern stud FA
Loans for Students
Nat. Assn FA Adm.
Nerd World- FA Info
Schol. Res. Network
SW Student Services
Student FA Guide
TERI FA Info
The All-Ink.com College Scholarship Program is available to students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university with a minimum 2.5 GPA. essay http://www.all-ink.com/scholarship.html
The First Data Western Union Foundation Scholarship is available to non-traditional students. You must have overcome personal challenges, exemplify initiative, exhibit a commitment to learning and working hard, and demonstrate financial need to be considered for this award. http://www.firstdatawesternunion.org/scholarships/
The TMC / SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship is open to students pursuing an engineering degree at an ABET accredited institution. http://www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm
The Ronald Reagan Future Leaders Program is open to students who demonstrate leadership on behalf of the cause of freedom http://www.thephillipsfoundation.org/
The Principles of War Essay Contest is open to individuals of any
age. You must prepare an essay (3,500 words maximum) $1,000. http://www.usni.org/contests/contests.html#list
The Calgon Take Me Away to College Scholarship competition is open to females, 18-years of age or older . minimum 3.0 GPA
The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program is open to full-time students who come from a disadvantaged background.
Many scholarships reward students for their service to others. Scholarship selection committees are often looking for students with character, leadership, and a commitment to service. Volunteers can demonstrate these traits through their community service experience. Check out these scholarships that recognize young volunteers:
Volunteers in high school can apply for the Presidential Freedom Scholarships. http://www.nationalservice.org/scholarships
The Coca-Cola Scholarship looks at character, leadership, and service to others—all things you can demonstrate as a volunteer. http://coca-colascholars.org
Prudential Financial offers youth the Spirit of Community Awards. http://www.prudential.com/overview/0,1468,intPageID%253D4141%2526blnPrinterFriendly%253D0,00.html
If you earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, an award that goes to scouts who provide community service, you become eligible for Girl Scout scholarships. Girl Scouts (jfg.girlscouts.org/how/college/gsscholar.htm) gives hundreds of $10,000 scholarships to college-bound teens. Boy Scout Eagle Scouts are also eligible for a variety of scholarships (http://www.scouting.org/nav/enter.jsp?c=xds&terms=scholarships). Eagle Scouts are the highest rank in Boy Scouting, and all Eagle Scouts must take a leadership role in volunteer service projects.
The Carpe Diem Foundation of Illinois offers $2,500-$5,000 scholarships to high school seniors and college undergrads who have demonstrated a commitment to community service. http://www.carpediemfoundation.org/pages/742053/index.htm
The Humane Society of the United States offers a scholarship to students who have made a meaningful contribution to animal protection. http://www.hsus.org/ace/14158
For the complete list of more than 50 links, go to http://www.counseling.org/resources/index.htm and click on Scholarship Opportunities for College-Bound Students
Scholarships On The Net (1,500)
THE HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP SITE
MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIPS
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS ARE NOT APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS:
Though there are a number of companies and organizations that
have donated money for scholarships to African Americans, a great deal of the money is being returned because of a lack of interest or awareness. No one is going to knock on our doors and ask if we can use a scholarship. Take the initiative to get your children involved. Money shouldn't be returned to donating companies because we fail to apply for it.
1) BELL LABS FELLOWSHIPS FOR UNDER REPRESENTED MINORITIES
2) Student Inventors Scholarships <http://www.invent.org/collegiate>http://www.invent.org/collegiate
3) Student Video Scholarships <http://www.christophers.org/vidcon2k.html>http://www.christophers.org/vidcon2k.html
4) Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships
5) Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships <http://holocaust.hklaw.com/>http://holocaust.hklaw.com/
6) Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships http:/ /<http://www.aynrand.org/contests/>www.aynrand.org/contests/
7) Brand Essay Competition
8) Gates Millennlum Scholarships (major)
9) Xerox Scholarships for Students
10) Sports Scholarships and Internships
11) National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ) <
12) Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)
13) Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
14) FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships)
15) Presidential Freedom Scholarships
16) Microsoft Scholarship Program
17) WiredScholar Free Scholarship
18) Hope Scholarships &Lifetime Credits <http://www.ed.gov/inits/hope/>http://www.ed.gov/inits/hope/
19) William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority
20) Multiple List of Minority Scholarships
21) Guaranteed Scholarships <http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/>http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/
22) BOEING scholarships (some HBCU connects)
23) Easley National Scholarship Program <http://www.naas.org/senior.htm>http://www.naas.org/senior.htm
24) Maryland Artists Scholarships <http://www.maef.org/>http://www.maef.org/
26) Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA
students in South Florida )<http://www.jackituckfield.org/>http://www.jackituckfield.org/
27) Historically Black College & University Scholarships
28) Actuarial Scholarships for Minority
29) International Students Scholarships &Aid Help <http://www.iefa.org/>http://www.iefa.org/
30) College Board Scholarship
31) Burger King Scholarship Program <http://www.bkscholars.csfa.org/>http://www.bkscholars.csfa.org/
32) Siemens Westinghouse Competition <http://www.siemens-foundationorg/>http://www.siemens-foundationorg/
33) GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds
34) CollegeNet's Scholarship Database
35) Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid
36) Federal Scholarships &Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from
37) Scholarship & Financial Aid Help <http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm>http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm
38) Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group)
39) FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info) <http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/>http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
40) Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students <http://www.back2college.com/>http://www.back2college.com/
41) Scholarships and Fellowships <http://www.osc.cuny.edu/sep/links.h>http://www.osc.cuny.edu/sep/links.h tml
42) Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies
43) HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the
44) Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
45) INROADS internships <http://www.inroads.org/>http://www.inroads.org/
46) ACT-SO bEURoeOlympics of the Mind 'A
47) Black Alliance for Educational Options
48) ScienceNet Scholarship
49) Graduate Fellowships For Minorities
50) RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AT OXFORD 'ttp://<http://www.rhodesscholar.org>www.rhodesscholar.org /info.html
51) The Roothbert Scholarship Fund 'ttp://<http://www.roothbertfund.org/schol>www.roothbertfund.org/schol
Other possibilities include:
Ron Brown Scholarships
Jackie Robinson FoundationScholarship-
Project Excellence Scholarships
United College Fund Scholarships-
Intel Science Talent Search
NACME Scholarships---(National Action Council For Minoritiesin Engineering) http://www.nacme.org/sch_index.html
NSBE Scholarships---(National Society of Black Engineers). http://www.nsbe.org/scholarships
ARMY ROTC Scholarships---(for Historically Black Colleges)
American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships (AICPA)--- http://www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/mini/smas.htm
Bonner Scholar Scholarships
Developmental Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships---
National Honor Society--(sponsored by the NationalAssociation of Secondary School Principals)
Ronald McDonald House Charities and the United Negro College Fund http://www.rmhc.com
Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships
NCAA Scholarships--(National Collegiate Athletic Association) http://www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html
National Alliance for Excellence Scholarships
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
National Association of Black Journalists
Hispanic College Fund Scholarships
Arts Recognition And Talent Search Awards
Society of Women Engineer Scholarships http://www.swe.org/SWE/StudentServices/Scholarship/brochure.htm
American Institute of Architects Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship
OTHER BLACK/HISPANIC EXCEL SCHOLARSHIPS
100-Plus Summer Enrichment Programs http://www.blackexcel.org/summer-progs.htm
Financial Aid & Scholarship Help http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm
Unusual Scholarships from Finaid.Org
To find other scholarships for students with specific interests or abilities, see the profile-based aid section of FinAid or search the FastWeb scholarship database.
*Scholarship for Left-Handed Students*
The only scholarship for left-handed students is the Frederick and Mary F. Beckley Scholarship of up to $1,000. This scholarship is awarded to left-handed students who will be attending Juniata College. This scholarship is only available to students who are enrolled at Juniata College. For more information, write to Office of Student Financial Planning, Juniata College, 1700 Moore Street, Huntington, PA 16652.
*Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck at Prom Contest*
The Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck on Prom Contest is open to students age 14 years or older who are attending a high school prom in the spring. US citizenship is required. Entrants must enter as a couple (two individuals) and attend a high school prom wearing complete attire or accessories made from duct tape. The submission must include a color photograph of the couple together in prom attire. The first place prize consists of a $3,000 scholarship for each member of the winning couple and a $3,000 cash prize to the school that hosted the prom. Other prizes include $2,000 for second place, $1,000 for third, and Duck Tape sportswear for honorable mentions. The winning couple will be selected based on a variety of criteria, including originality, workmanship, quantity of Duck Tape used, use of colors, and creative use of accessories. The Duck Tape contest web site includes photographs of the winning costumes.
*Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award*
The Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award is open to graduating high school senior scholar athletes. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in academics, athletic performance, leadership and community service. Candidates must also be a resident of one of the 48 contiguous states or the District of Columbia. There will be one scholarship of $7,500 awarded to each of 25 regional winners. The deadline is in early March. The whymilk.com web site includes photographs of previous winners with their milk mustaches.
The Society of Performers, Artists, Athletes and Celebrities for Space Exploration, Inc. (SPAACSE) offers two $1,000 scholarships.
The SPAACSE Galaxy Music Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who are pursuing an interest in space music as a means of expressing the beauty and inspiration of the universe. The music submission must be recorded on either a cassette or CD and should be 4-6 minutes in length.
The SPAACSE Liliane Webb Art Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have an interest in space art. Candidates must provide an original two-dimensional space artwork to be considered for this award. Candidates must also include a 1-2 page description of prior artistic and other school activities and awards.
Students for Organ Donation Youth Leadership Award
The Students for Organ Donation Youth Leadership Award is available to full-time high school or undergraduate college students. One or two $500 to $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Candidates must have made a commitment to raising awareness of organ donation and transplantation. Selection is based on effectiveness, leadership, creativity and sustainability of efforts. Applications may be based either on a report of previous events that have successfully raised organ donation awareness, or a detailed and realistic plan to raise donor awareness. (Receipt of the award is contingent upon confirmed execution of the plan.) The deadline is May 31.
*LaFontaine Aquatic Entomology Award*
The LaFontaine Aquatic Entomology Award is available to graduate students conducting a research project in aquatic entomology. The award amount is $500.
*AACT National Candy Technologists Scholarship*
The American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT) sponsors an annual $5,000 scholarship for college freshmen, sophomores and juniors (for use in the next academic year) who have demonstrated an interest in confectionary technology. Candidates should be attending an accredited, four-year college or university in North America, be majoring in food science, chemical science, biological science or related area, and have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The deadline is March 31.
*Collegiate Inventors Competition*
Sponsored by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the Collegiate Inventors Competition (previously known as the BFGoodrich Collegiate Inventors Program) seeks to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to pursue new ideas, processes and technological innovations. The invention must have been reduced to practice and patentable. It may not have been made available to the public as a commercial product or process or been patented or published more than one year prior to the date of submission to the competition. Submissions are judged on originality and inventiveness, as well as on their potential value to society (socially, environmentally, and economically), and on the range or scope of use. Up to four students may work together as a team, but only one prize will be awarded per entry. The grand prize winner receives $25,000. There is also one Graduate Collegiate Inventors Competition prize of $15,000 and one Undergraduate Collegiate Inventors Competition prize of $10,000. The deadline is June 1. For more information, write to The Collegiate Inventors Competition, c/o The National Inventors Hall of Fame, 221 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio 44308-1505.
*Illustrators of the Future Contest*
The Illustrators of the Future Contest is open to artists from all nations. An entry consists of three black and white works illustrating a science fiction or fantasy story with no recurring theme. Entries may not have been previously published. The award is up to $4,000. Additional information can be found on the web site.
*Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contests*
The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors several essay contests.
The Anthem Essay Contest is open to high school freshmen and sophomores. It provides annual cash awards for short, original, unpublished essays on the philosophic themes in Ayn Rand's novel, Anthem. The first prize is $2,000. There are three 2nd prizes of $500 and five 3rd prizes of $200. There are a total of 229 awards. The deadline is in mid-March.
The Fountainhead Essay Contest is open to high school juniors and seniors. It provides annual cash awards for short, original, unpublished essays on the philosophic themes in Ayn Rand's novel, The Fountainhead. The first prize is $10,000. There are five 2nd place prizes of $2,000 and ten 3rd place prizes of $1,000. There are a total of 244 awards. The deadline is in mid-April.
The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to all college students. It provides annual cash awards for short, original, unpublished essays on the philosophic themes in Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged. The first prize is $5,000. There are three 2nd prizes of $1,000 and five 3rd prizes of $400. There are a total of 49 awards. The deadline is in mid-September.
Essay topics and other information about these contests can be found at www.aynrand.org/contests. For more information, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Little People of America Scholarship*
The Little People of America (LPA) association offers the LPA Scholarship for members of its organization. LPA is a nonprofit organization that provides information and support to people of short stature and their families. Membership is offered to people who are 4'10" or less in height. The deadline for the LPA Scholarship is April 1.
LPA was founded by Billy Barty, the 3'9" actor who starred in Rumplestiltskin and Willow. The Billy Barty Foundation also sponsors a scholarship for college students who have a medical form of dwarfism.
*Tall Clubs International (TCI) Scholarship*
Tall Clubs International (TCI) offers a $1,000 scholarship for tall people, the Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarship. Individual chapters may also offer local awards. Women who are at least 5'10" and men who are at least 6'2" are eligible for the award. Candidates must be under 21 years old and plan to attend college in the fall.
*New England Chapter of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance*
The New England Chapter of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance offers a $500 scholarship for high school seniors who are obese. For more information, write to NEC-NAAFA, PO Box 51820, Boston, MA 02205-1820 or call 1-781-98-NAAFA.
*National Make It Yourself with Wool Competition*
The National Make It Yourself with Wool (NMIYWW) competition awards $2,000 and $1,000 scholarships for knitting wool garments. Winners are selected based on the appropriateness to the contestant's lifestyle, coordination of fabric/yarn with garment style and design, contestant's presentation, and creativity. For more information send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
National Make It Yourself with Wool Competition
Lavina, MT 59046
*David Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship*
The David Letterman Scholarship was established by David Letterman in 1985 to provide scholarships for telecommunications students at Ball State University. The awards are intended for average students who nevertheless have a creative mind. Winners are selected primarily based on creativity. Projects may involve a variety of media, including written work, research, audio, video, graphics and film. The winner receives a $10,000 scholarship. The first runner-up receives $5,000. The second runner-up receives $3,333.
*Klingon Language Institute Scholarship*
The Kor Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the Klingon Language Institute to recognize and encourage scholarship in the field of language study. Familiarity with Klingon or other constructed languages is not required, but creativity is preferred. The $500 award is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Nominations must be submitted by academic department chairs and/or deans. Only one undergraduate student and one graduate student may be nominated by each department chair or dean. The deadline is June 1. For more information, write to:
Klingon Language Institute
Kor Memorial Scholarship
PO Box 634
Flourtown, PA 19031
*Gertrude J. Deppen Scholarship*
The Gertrude J. Deppen scholarship at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania is restricted to Bucknell University students who have resided in Mount Carmel for 10 years, graduated from Mount Carmel Public High School, who are not habitual users of tobacco, intoxicating liquor, and narcotics, and who do not participate in strenuous athletic contests.
The Zolp Scholarship is restricted to students at Loyola University in Chicago who are Catholic and whose last name is Zolp. The student's last name must appear on their birth certificate and confirmation certificate. The scholarship provides full tuition for four years.
Other scholarships for students with particular last names include:
*Scarpinato* at Texas A&M University. Scholarship pays full cost of attendance at Texas A&M University for anyone whose last name is Scarpinato by birth or marriage.
*Gatling* at North Carolina State University. The John Gatling Grant provides scholarships for students who were born with a surname of Gatling or Gatlin to attend NC State University. The scholarship provides up to $9,000 for in-state students and $18,000 for out-of-state students. (There is no known relationship between John Gatling and Richard Jordan Gatling, the inventor of the Gatling machine gun. John Gatling made his fortune as a real estate developer in Raleigh, NC.)
Harvard University has several scholarships based on the student's last name, including *Baxendale, Hudson, Thayer, Downer, Bright*.
*Van Valkenburg*. The Van Valkenburg Memorial Scholarship awards $1,000 to a descendant (by birth or legal adoption) of Lambert and Annetje Van Valkenburg, who emigrated in 1643. Variations in the surname Van Valkenburg are acceptable, including Van Valkenburg, Van Valkenburgh, Van Volkinburg, Van Falkenburg, Valkenburg, Vollick, and Van Velkinburgh.
*Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship*
The Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship awards one $5,000 and three $1,000 scholarships to skateboarders who are high school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Recipients must enroll as a full-time undergraduate at an accredited college or university the fall after high school graduation. US citizenship is required. The award is given to skateboard activists. The deadline is in late April. For more information visit the web site.
Tupperware Home Parties Scholarship
Tupperware offers a scholarship to independent Tupperware dealers, managers, franchised distributors and their dependent children. The amount of the award varies. The deadline is January 15. For more information, write to:
Tupperware Home Parties
PO Box 2353
Orlando, FL 32802
*American Welding Society Scholarships*
The American Welding Society Foundation offers several scholarships, fellowships and loans for students enrolled in a welding-related educational or training program. The deadline is March 1. For more information, write to:
550 NW Lejeune Road
Miami, FL 33126
*Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship*
The Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship is restricted to students attending an accredited college or university who are studying the science of parapsychology. The award amount is $3,000. The deadline is July 15. To request an application form send email to email@example.com. Application forms are also available on the web site. The Parapsychology Foundation also offers the Frances P. Bolton Fellowship and the D. Scott Rogo Award.
*University of North Carolina at Greensboro*
The Alice McArver Ratchford Scholarship is restricted to University of North Carolina at Greensboro students who are female, live on campus, don't own a car, have no other scholarships, have never been married and who demonstrate financial need.
The Icy Frost Bridge Scholarship at DePauw University is restricted to female music students who can sing or play the national anthem with sincerity. Icy's brother, Jack Frost Bridge, is an alumnus of DePauw University.
*American Society for Enology and Viticulture*
The American Society for Enology and Viticulture awards several scholarships to students studying grapes or winemaking. Candidates must be pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture or other curricula emphasizing a science relevant to the wine and grape industry. The deadline is March 1. Amounts vary. Applications are available on the ASEV web site. For more information, contact:
ASEV Scholarship Committee
PO Box 1855
Davis, CA 95617-1855
*Mycological Society of America*
The Mycological Society of America offers several graduate fellowships for students who are studying mycology (spores, mold and fungus). Awards include the $500 Backus Award and two $2,000 MSA Graduate Fellowships.
*Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest*
The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest awards a $1,500 scholarship to the winner. The first runner-up receives a $500 scholarship, the second runner-up receives a $300 scholarship and the third runner-up receives a $200 scholarship. The contest is open to any high school senior in the United States who can call ducks. Contestants have 90 seconds to use four calls (hail, feed, comeback and mating).
*National Rifle Association Scholarships*
The National Rifle Association (NRA) sponsors several scholarships for NRA Junior Members. NRA Junior Members can qualify for the Outstanding Achievement Youth Award for such activities as participating in shooting or hunting clinics, participating in an NRA Postal Match, entering a submissions in the NRA Wildlife Art Contest, and visiting the National Firearms Museum. Recipients of the NRA Youth Award Certificate are eligible for the NRA National Prizes. First place receives $3,500, second place receives $2,500, and third place receives $1,500. Participants in the NRA Youth Education Summit (YES) are also able to compete for the YES Grand Scholarship. The NRA also offers the Jeanne Bray Memorial Scholarship for children of law enforcement officers who are NRA members. For more information, call the NRA Youth Programs Department at 1-703-267-1505, write to NRA Youth Programs Department, Outstanding Achievement Youth Award, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Mule Deer Foundation Scholarships*
The Dannie Jasmine Scholarship is sponsored by the Mule Deer Foundation, a conservation foundation established to conserve mule and blacktail deer. The Dannie Jasmine Scholarship consists of a $500 award to a student at the Department of Environmental and Resource Sciences at the University of Nevada at Reno. The deadline is June 15. For more information, fax 1-775-322-3421 or write to Mule Deer Foundation, Attn: Dannie Jasmine Scholarship Fund, 1005 Terminal Way, Suite 170, Reno, NV 89502.
*National Beef Ambassador Program*
The National Beef Ambassador Program is a national public speaking competition for students aged 16 to 19. Winners are selected to represent the beef industry and win college scholarships and cash prizes. The cash prizes include $2,500 (1st place), $1,200 (2nd place) and $800 (3rd place). The scholarships, which are sponsored by the American National Cattlewomen Foundation, include $1,000 (1st place), $750 (2nd place), and $500 (3rd place). For more information, write to American National Cattlewomen, P.O. Box 3881, Englewood, CO 80155.
*Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship*
The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) offers two $5,000 scholarships each year to graduating US high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and communities. The application requires an essay about how the applicant promoted vegetarianism in their high school or community. The deadline is February 20. Applications are available on the VRG web site. For more information, call 1-410-366-8343, write to The Vegetarian Resource Group, PO Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203, or send email to email@example.com.
*Coven of the Sacred Waters*
The Coven of the Sacred Waters offers two scholarships for Pagan and Wicca students. The Karma Award is a $500 scholarship for Pagans. The Community Service Award is a $400 scholarship. The application deadline is November 30.
*Evans Scholars Foundation*
The Western Golf Association sponsors the Charles "Chick" Evans Jr. Scholarship for golf caddies. Caddies must be nominated by their club, rank among the top 25 percent of their high school class, have a superior caddie record for two or more years, demonstrate financial need, and have outstanding personal character. More than 200 new Evans Scholars are chosen each year. Another scholarship for golf caddies is the Francis Ouimet Caddie Scholarship.
*US Bowling Congress Scholarships*
US Bowling Congress sponsors several scholarships for bowlers. The scholarships include:
USBC Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow. US/Canadian female high school senior or college student, under age 22, with bowling average of 175 or better. $1,500/year. Deadline October 1.
USBC Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow. Male high school or college student. $1,250/year. Deadline November 15.
USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship. Junior or senior in high school. $1,000. Deadline April 1.
USBC Male and Female Youth Leaders of the Year. 18 years old or older. $1,500. Deadline January 15.
USBC Gift for Life Scholarships. Twelve $1,000 scholarships for grades 9-12, based on financial need. Two are reserved for children of fire/police/EMT personnel. Deadline April 1.
USBC Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarships. Five $5,000 scholarships for high school seniors and college students. Deadline June 1.
Billy Welu Scholarship. College students. $1,000. Deadline May 31.
In addition, the SMART Program & Scholarships Web site lists more than $6 million in scholarships offered by bowling associations and councils, tournaments and proprietors.
National Marbles Tournament Scholarships
The annual National Marbles Tournament awards $5,000 in scholarships to mibsters (marble shooters) aged 8 to 14. The tournament is held in June each year. The children crowned King and Queen of Marbles each receive a $2,000 scholarship. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to the boy and girl who win the spontsmanship award. For more information, write to National Marbles Tournament, 811 Roeth Avenue, Cumberland, MD 21502.
*Surfrider Foundation Thomas Pratte Memorial Scholarship*
The Thomas Pratte Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation for for students with an interest in coastal environmental science, such as oceanography, marine affairs, environmental sciences, public policy, community planning and natural resources. The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of the world's waves, oceans and beaches. A total of $10,000 is awarded each year: one $2,000 scholarship for an undergraduate student, one $3,000 fellowship for a master's student, and one $5,000 fellowship for a PhD student. The deadline is March 15. For more information, write to Surfrider Foundation, Attn: Pratte Application, PO Box #6010, San Clemente, CA 92674-6010, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other scholarships with a connection to surfing include:
TJ Stockdale Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Jersey Shore Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. $1,000 scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students based on commitment to New Jersey beaches and waves.
East Coast Surfing Scholarship by the Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation.
National Scholastic Surfing Association.
Joshua Dean Hall Scholarship. Three $500 scholarships for high school seniors at Huntington Beach High School who are members of the HBHS Surfing Team.
Eastern Surfing Association Marsh Scholarship. $8,000 scholarship. May 15 deadline.
All-American Apple Pie Recipe Contest
The Culinary Institute of America sponsors an annual All-American Apple Pie Recipe Contest. First prize is a $25,000 scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America. Second and third prizes are $15,000 and $10,000 scholarships. For more information, call 1-800-CULINARY. Other Culinary Institute of America scholarships can be found on their tuition and financial aid web page.
*Hood College's Grandma Scholarship*
Hood College offers a heritage scholarship in which selected incoming freshmen pay the same first-year tuition as their alumnus parent or grandparent.
*Miles "Thank a Professor" Scholarship*
The $10,000 Norman A. Miles Scholarship is awarded annually at Rochester Institute of Technology to the junior with the highest GPA. The student, in turn, gets to pick a professor to receive the same amount for professional development.
*Hiram College Hal Reichle Memorial Scholarship*
Hal Reichle took great pleasure in helping others and would do so secretly and serendipitously. In his memory, family and friends funded a scholarship at Hiram College to reward students for their random acts of kindness. Recipients are chosen on the basis of their humanitarian efforts, community involvement, and volunteerism. There is no application for this scholarship. Instead, the selection committee relies on an army of stealthy observers, the Secret Society of Serendipitous Service to Hal (SSSSH!), to identify students of strong moral character with a spirit of giving and dedication to others.
*J.D. Salinger Award*
The J.D. Salinger Award at Ursinus College is intended to recognize and support "oddball geniuses" in the field of creative writing. The unconventional award is named after the renowned author of The Catcher in the Rye, who attended Ursinus College in 1938. Besides a four-year scholarship of $25,000 per year, the winner will also get to live in the same dorm room previously occupied by Mr. Salinger. The competition is open to high school seniors. Candidates must be nominated by a high school teacher or guidance counselor for their "quirky brilliance". Recipients are selected on the basis of a portfolio of 10 to 15 pages of creative work in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction or hybrid genres. Although grades are not weighted as heavily, candidates should be able to achieve admission to Ursinus College (i.e., class rank in the top 25%, GPA of B or better, and SAT score of 1,210 or better). The deadline is November 1.
TAPPI awards several scholarships relating to the pulp and papermaking industries. The William L. Cullison Scholarship is open to college sophomores who are interested in pursuing a career in the pulp, paper and converting industry. The scholarship provides $4,000 per year for the last two years of the winner's undergraduate program. The award is tenable at two dozen colleges that have pulp and paper programs or which have TAPPI Student Chapters. The deadline is May 1. The TAPPI web site also lists a variety of other scholarships, ranging from the best paper award to scholarships for corrugated packaging. Most of these awards have a January 31 deadline. For more information, call 1-800-291-3145.
Scholarships for Twins
Colleges that currently offer special scholarships or discounts for twins and triplets include:
Carl Albert State College in Oklahoma (Paula Nieto Twin Scholarship)
George Washington University in Washington, DC (50% discount for second sibling)
Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio (each twin gets the scholarship in alternate years)
Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
Randolph-Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, VA (15% discount)
Sterling College in Kansas (50% discount for each twin)
West Chester University of Pennsylvania (Bonnie Evans Feinberg Scholarship)
Valparaiso University in Indiana previously had a scholarship for twins, where each twin would get a full ride in alternate years and the other was dependent on whatever aid they otherwise qualified for. This program was funded by an alumni set of twins. However, the alumni stopped funding it in the late 1990s.
The Illinois Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. sponsors a scholarship for four parents of multiples in Illinois who are continuing their education.
Scholarships for Disabilities & Hardships
Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program:
Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services – Transition Services:
Chair Scholars Foundation
“Additionally, up to 50 percent of the scholarship awards will be targeted to applicants who are members of an ethnic-minority group or have a documented physical disability.”
Venture Student Aid Award
Louise Nacca Memorial Trust
“We had a student last year who has brittle bone syndrome. She applied for the Horatio Alger Scholarship and got it. She also did one of those free scholarship searches and applied for EVERYTHING she could. We had several regional scholarships (the Urban League and others) that sponsored small scholarships for kids who have faced challenges. She did have an A average and a 28 or 29 on the ACT. She’s now going to Loyola New Orleans practically free. In short, your student should apply for any and every scholarship that has as a criterion overcoming adversity.”
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