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March 2015 Scholarships for High School Students

March 1, 2015
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NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS AMOUNT DEADLINE URL
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Civil Rights Scholarship Any high school senior who is an active member in a United Methodist Church inside the boundaries of the East Ohio Conference is eligible to apply $500 3/29/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-civil-rights-scholarship/
American Council of the Blind Scholarship All legally blind, full-time students admitted to academic and vocational training programs at the post-secondary level for the upcoming school year are encouraged to apply for one of these scholarships. Part-time students who are working full-time are also invited to apply for the John Hebner Memorial Scholarship. A cumulative grade point average of 3.3 is generally required, but extenuating circumstances may be considered for certain scholarships. Applicants must be legally blind in both eyes. To be determined 3/1/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/american-council-of-the-blind-scholarship/
Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship Applicant for the Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship must be daughters of career commissioned officer in the regular U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or Marine Corps. Daughters of reserve officers and enlisted personnel are not eligible. Applicants must be in their senior year of high school and submit an application by March 15. $1000 – $3000 Annually 3/15/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/daughters-of-the-cincinnati-scholarship/
Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund Be a graduating senior from a public high school in the county of King, Pierce or Snohomish in the state of Washington in the year of appointment.   Be a US citizen. Plan to attend a college in the state of Washing on a full time basis. $2,000 3/1/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/nellie-martin-carman-scholarship-fund/
Fourth Marine Division Association of WWII Scholarship (High School Grads) – An active duty or reserve U.S. Marine
– A U.S. Marine who has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
– An active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with the U.S. Marine Corps
– A U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with the U.S. Marine Corps and has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. NavyA U.S. Marine who served with the 4th Marine Division during World War II and is/was a member of their association
A U.S. Marine who served with the 6th Marine Division during World War II and is/was a member of their association
A U.S. Marine who served in the 531 Gray Ghost Squadron and is/was a member of their association                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 All applicants should be high school graduates, or registered as undergraduate students at accredited colleges or post high school vocational/technical institutions. The eligible applicant’s GPA is at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and has a maximum family adjusted gross income of $86,000 or less
$10,000 limit 3/3/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/fourth-marine-division-association-of-wwii-scholarship-high-school-grads/
Christa McAuliffe Teacher Incentive Program – Legal residents of Delaware
– U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens
– Full-time students enrolled at a Delaware college in an undergraduate program leading to teacher certification
– High school seniors must rank in upper half of class and have a combined score of 1570 on the SAT
– Undergraduates must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA
– Awards may be provided for programs of study not available in Delaware or prorated for part-time students
– Preference is given to applicants planning to teach in a critical need area as defined by the Delaware Department of Education
To be determined 3/20/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/christa-mcauliffe-teacher-incentive-program/
VIP Women In Technology Scholarship Qualified candidates who will seek a career in information technology or a related field and meet the program requirements as defined in the application.Submissions are evaluated based on candidate essays, which define and offer meaningful solutions to local or statewide IT problems. Consideration will also be given to academic performance, community involvement, leadership qualities and extracurricular activities $2,500 3/10/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/vip-women-in-technology-scholarship/
Twin Tiers Youth for Christ Scholarship Candidates for the Twin Tiers Youth for Christ Scholarship must be a Christian and live in Chemung County or an adjacent county for at least six months. The student must be enrolled or will be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university and must obtain a recommendation from a pastor of a Christian church. Candidates must complete the Twin Tiers Youth for Christ Scholarship application, available from their guidance office or online. Applicants will be asked to complete essays about their development as Christians. Membership in Youth for Christ is not a requirement of this scholarship. To be determined 3/28/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/twin-tiers-youth-for-christ-scholarship/
Roma Lodge Merit Scholarships – The student selected must have taken a high school college preparatory course of study.
– Demonstrated a commendable academic record which will qualify for admission to the college university of their choice.
– Demonstrated positive citizenship and leadership qualities through participation in school and community activities.
– Show potential for higher academic success by achieving ACT or SAT scores acceptable to the college or university of their choice.
– High school academic performance – 50%; extra – curricular activities – 25%; community activities (employments, church activities, volunteer activities) – 25%
$4,000 3/28/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/roma-lodge-merit-scholarships/
The Ability Center of Greater Toledo Scholarships Applicants must have a disability and have a permanent address in Lucas, Wood, Fulton, Henry, Ottawa, Defiance or Williams counties in Ohio or Monroe or Lenawee counties in Michigan. $2,000 3/29/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/the-ability-center-of-greater-toledo-scholarships/
Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Awards are earned by college students and graduating high school seniors who exhibit academic excellence, leadership potential, civic engagement and a strong sense of personal commitment to continuing education. Recipients study a broad range of academic studies, which are reflected with awards in agriculture, animal science, arts, business, culinary, education, enology, event planning, fair industry, international studies, teaching credential programs, viticulture and past exhibitors of the California State Fair. $500 – $5,000 3/7/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/friends-of-the-california-state-fair-scholarship/
Marion Huber Learning through Listening Awards – Have a specific learning disability
– Have been registered with RFB&D for at least one year prior to the closing date (individually or through a school)
– Be a member of the current award year graduating class of a public or private school or home school in the United States or its territories
– Have an overall grade average 3.0 or above, based on grades 10 through 12 (or equivalent if an alternative grading system is used)
– Plan to continue formal education beyond high school at either a two- or four-year college or vocational school
$2000 – $6000 3/15/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/marion-huber-learning-through-listening-awards/
Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship To be eligible, high school seniors must have proven their ability to put the spirit of competition above winning while participating in a varsity sport. These students must have also earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and performed volunteer work in the community. Applicants will be asked to write an essay explaining how they display sportsmanship and integrity on and off the field. $5,000 3/6/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/hood-sportsmanship-scholarship/
KSCPA High School Merit Scholarships These scholarships are offered without regard to financial need to high school seniors who rank high in one of the two college qualifying examinations (ACT or SAT), who will attend a Kansas university or college, and who plan to major in accounting. $500 – $1300 3/6/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/kscpa-high-school-merit-scholarships/
Hanover College Academic Merit Scholarships Hanover Academic Merit Scholarships serve to recognize the overall academic achievement of students. The scholarship review committee examines GPA, SAT/ACT scores, class rank, course load and academic rigor for all applicants to Hanover College. To be determined 3/1/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/hanover-college-academic-merit-scholarships/
Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest Each year, the contest engages high school students in church-state issues by directing them to express a point of view on a religious liberty topic. $500 – $2000 3/6/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/religious-liberty-essay-scholarship-contest/
Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program Must plan to become preschool, elementary or secondary school teacher and are of African American/Black, Hispanich American, Asian American or Znative American origion. $5,000 3/1/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/minority-teachers-of-illinois-scholarship-program/
Mainely Character Scholarship To be eligible for this award, applicant must be a Maine resident. High school seniors, or anyone who has received a high school diploma and is entering the first year of post-secondary education at a Title IV eligible institution, are eligible. Scholarships are awarded based on character through an assessment process including a written essay, which demonstrates the four principles of courage, integrity, responsibility and concern. A personal interview is also required. The scholarship is not renewable. $5,000 3/1/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/mainely-character-scholarship/
Italian Catholic Federation Scholarships Offered by the Italian Catholic Federation to further the education of students who are Roman Catholic and of Italian descent (or whose non-Italian Roman Catholic parents, guardians or grandparents are members of the Federation), who maintain a GPA of at least 3.2 and who live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of California, Nevada, Illinois and Arizona. $500 – $1000 3/15/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/italian-catholic-federation-scholarships/
Protect American River Canyons Essay Contest Students may enter the PARC 2013 Essay Scholarship Contest by submitting an original essay of 500 words or less describing their response to the following question about the North and Middle Fork American River canyons located upstream of Folsom Reservoir, in the Auburn State Recreation Area:What do the American River and its canyons mean to me and my community, and what should be done to protect them for future generations? $750 3/15/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/protect-american-river-canyons-essay-contest/
Albuquerque Community Foundation (ACF) Notah Begay III Scholarship Program – applicants must be Native American scholar-athletes
– minimum GPA 3.0
– attend a college or university full time
– include in your personal statement how you plan to give back to your community after college
Additional required attachments:
– proof of tribal enrollment or Certificate of Indian Blood (minimum 25%)
– one reference from a current academic teacher or counselor
– one reference from an athletic coach
$1,400 3/14/15 https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/albuquerque-community-foundation-acf-notah-begay-iii-scholarship-program/

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