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January 2015 Scholarships for High School Students

January 5, 2015
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Weingartner Digital Citizenship Challenge 2000 The application asks you to answer the following three sets of questions (each with a maximum of 500 words): What is your proposal for helping make the internet an even better tool of democratic citizenship? What opportunity does your solution create/expand or, alternatively, what problem does it help solve? How would your solution be implemented and what hurdles might it have to overcome (aside from technological ones)? 1/5/15 http://www.dotdemocracy.org/guidelines-for-applicants.html
The Roothbert Fund Scholarships varies The Fund seeks candidates who are “motivated by spiritual values,” and works to foster fellowship among them. January 31 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/the-roothbert-fund-scholarships/
The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship varies — plus paid summer internship must be majoring or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field, including but not limited to advertising, broadcasting, communications, English, film, journalism, marketing, new media, or public relations. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better (or the high school equivalent). 1/30/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/judy-corman-memorial-scholarship-and-internship-from-scholastic/
The CMU Leader Advancement Scholarship $1500/year – $6000 total To qualify for the Leader Advancement Scholarship, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrate their leadership potential in the high school or community by submitting a three- to four- page leadership application highlighting your activities. 1/30/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/the-cmu-leader-advancement-scholarship/
Surety Industry Scholarship up to $5,000 declared insurance/risk management, accounting or business/finance major with an overall and major grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a four-point scale.
– A minority student who has satisfactorily completed at least 30 semester hours, equivalent college work including at least 6 semester hours in his/her declared major.
– Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (a minimum of 12 semester hours or equivalent) at an accredited four-year institution
1/15/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/suretyandfidelity-industry-intern-and-scholarship-program/
Ronald McDonald House Charities HACER Scholarship Program varies Currently enrolled high school seniors who have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage and who are eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school with a complete course of study.
– Applicants must be legal U.S. residents, be less than 21 years of age and reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating Chapter that offers a scholarship under the HACER program.
– Applicants may apply for only 1 RMHC scholarship program
1/20/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/ronald-mcdonald-house-charities-hacer-scholarship-program/
Ronald McDonald House Charities Asia Scholarship varies a high school senior
– Be younger than 21 years old
– Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full course of study
– Be a legal U.S. resident
– Live in a participating local RMHC Chapter’s geographic area
– Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline
– RMHC/ASIA: Applicant must have at least one parent of Asian/Pacific-Islander heritage
1/20/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/ronald-mcdonald-house-charities-asia-scholarship/
Ronald McDonald House Charities African American Future Achievers varies Currently enrolled high school seniors who have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage and who are eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school with a complete course of study.
– Applicants must be legal U.S. residents, be less than 21 years of age and reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating Chapter that offers a scholarship under the Future Achievers Scholarship program.
– Applicants may apply for only one (1) RMHC scholarship program.
January 20th https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/ronald-mcdonald-house-charities-african-american-future-achievers/
Princeton Prize in Race Relations 1000 This award is for students currently enrolled in grades 9 to 12 in participating regions, who have been actively involved in a volunteer activity that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations in their school or community. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit a complete application form and have a supporter complete and submit a form. The supporter must be a teacher, adviser, community or religious leader, or other responsible individual (not related to the candidate) who knows about the applicant’s participation in the activity described in the application. 1/31/15 http://www.princeton.edu/pprize/
Pasta Tales Essay Contest 2500 To enter, you must answer the following question in 50 to 250 words: “If you were given $5,000 to support education in your local community, how would you use it, and why?” 1/31/15 http://www.olivegarden.com/About-Us/Community/Pasta-Tales/
OneChild Africa Essay Contest 500 The OneChild Africa Essay Contest is available to high school and homeschool students who are under the age of 19. To be considered, you must submit a 1400 – to 1500 – word essay that examines, and reflects on, the plight of children in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly children who have been orphaned due to AIDS. In your essay, you must consider the ways in which you, and other young people like you, can improve the lives of children in Sub-Saharan Africa. 1/31/15 http://www.onechildafrica.org/essaycontest/index.html
McDonald’s National Employee Scholarship Program 2500 The following eligibility requirements apply for this program:
– Must be currently employed at a U.S. McDonald’s restaurant and have at least four months continuous employment at the time of application
– Must work a minimum of 15 hours per week
– Must be a high school senior planning to attend an accredited institution offering post-secondary education and/or career training and instruction or a current or returning student at such an institution
– Must be employed by McDonald’s or a U.S. McDonald’s owner/operator at the time the scholarship awards are announced
1/20/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/mcdonalds-usa-national-employee-scholarship-program/
LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Scholarship flight instruction scholarship wish to pursue aviation careers, as professional pilots. January 31 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/leroy-w-homer-jr-scholarship/
GWCF National Scholarship full four-year tuition scholarships Three (3) copies of a letter of recommenation from the applicant’s high school principal or guidance counselor containing an evaluation of the applicant’s accomplishments both academic or otherwise, particularly any preparation relevant to his/her career choice.

Three (3) copies of the applicant’s high school transcript plus scores from a national testing program such as SAT, ACT, etc. Transcripts and scores may be photocopies.

Three (3) copies of any other documentation the entrant, the principal, or the guidance counselor may wish to submit, e.g., other recommendations, class rank, or G.P.A. Please take note that a concise résumé of biography, honors, awards and activities is preferable to excessive documentation. Do not send photocopies of awards.

1/15/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/gwcf-national-scholarship-competition/
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program 10000 demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent); demonstrate financial need; be citizens of the United States of America; be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2014 or spring 2015. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible. Home-schooled students who are graduating in winter 2014 or spring 2015 are also eligible; plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2015-2016 academic year. 1/8/15 http://www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships
Gates Millennium Scholars Program varies to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education, in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science. 1/14/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/gates-millennium-scholars-program/
FACT Trade/Technical School Scholarship varies This program is primarily designed for the so-called “average” student: It is for the individual who may never have made the honor roll or who didn’t excel on the athletic field but who sincerely wants to obtain a higher education and is too often overlooked by other scholarship sources. 1/15/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/fact-trade-technical-school-scholarship/
Empower Orphans Annual Scholarship 1000 This scholarship is for students between the ages of 15 and 19 who have been involved in community service. To apply, students must submit a photo of themselves participating in a community service activity, small or large. Once the photo is uploaded, the applicant and their friends can vote for their favorite entries. 1/30/15 http://www.empowerorphans.org/scholarship
Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway Promotion and Contest up to $100,000 student between the ages of 18-24 1/12/15 http://www.drpeppertuition.com/
Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway Promotion and Contest 5000 tell us your one of a kind goal 1/12/15 http://www.drpeppertuition.com/
C-SPAN’s StudentCam Documentary Competition 5000 The competition is open to all students in grades 6-12. Students may compete individually or in teams of either two or three members. To apply, applicants must create a short video documentary between five and eight minutes on a topic related to a given theme. 1/20/15 http://www.studentcam.org/
Burger King Scholarship $1,000-$50,000 open to graduating high school seniors in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. To be eligible, you must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to enroll in a two – or four – year college, university, or vocational school. 1/10/15 http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram
$1,000 Let’s Care for Animals Scholarship 1000 9 out of 10 dogs in shelters do not find a permanent home. You can help change this! DoSomething.org and Randall (of Honey Badger fame) have partnered up to help you spread awareness for animal welfare. Go to http://www.dosomething.org/calloffame/honey-badger, enter in your friends phone number, and we’ll send a call recorded by the Honey Badger to the number you entered. Send the call to 5 of your friends and you’ll be automatically entered to win a $1,000 scholarship. No minimum GPA. No essay. You must under the age of 25 and a U.S or Canadian citizen to be considered for this award 1/23/15 http://www.dosomething.org/calloffame/honey-badger
#YOWO: You Only Write Once 1000 Write about anything in your life, school, community, country or the world that matters to you. This is about being heard for the chance to win $1,000 for your education. You must be no more than 25 years of age and be a current or former high school student who will be attending college within the U.S. in order to qualify for this award. 1/31/15 http://www.powerpoetry.org/poetry-slams/you-only-write-once
Dell Scholars Program 20000 – Graduating from an accredited high school this academic year
– Earning a minimum of a 2.4 GPA
– Demonstrated need for financial assistance
– Participating in a MSDF approved college readiness program for a minimum of two years
– Planning to enter a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school.
– U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
1/15/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/dell-scholars-program/

Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards

four-year, $4,000 scholarships Any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2009, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2009, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31st of the award year. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
– The applicant must be a high school senior.
– The applicant must apply through the related member’s Elks Lodge, regardless of where the applicant resides.
– If the applicant’s parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent’s Elks Lodge.
– Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student qualifies for more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value.
– Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities.
1/30/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/enf-legacy-awards-for-the-children-of-elks/

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Priten is a student at Harvard College in the Class of 2019.

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