Deadline and Eligibility
DEADLINE: May 22, 2017
AWARD VALUE: $1,000
This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
There is no age restriction. Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next. This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are. Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:
Your submissions must be sent to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.
1. Prudential Spirit of Community Award – must have demonstrated
exemplary community service. Go to http://spirit.prudential.com or
www.nassp.org/spirit to learn more or apply.
2. SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes – One winner chosen every two weeks from Oct. 28, 2016 - May 12, 2017 . Can begin registering September 12! https://www.suntrusteducation.com/ScholarshipSweepstakes/I index.html
3. The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The application will be available in September. Go to www.axa-achievement.com
4. Coca-Cola – minimum 3.0 GPA, www.coca-colascholars.org for more. Application opens August 12, 2016. Deadline Oct. 31
5. Gates Millennium Scholars Program - The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential. Must have a 3.3 GPA and meet criteria for a federal Pell Grant. You also must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities. www.gmsp.org
6. Great Clips - Current students, high school students and anyone interested in cosmetology or barbering as a career can apply for a scholarship through the Alice Madden Barton Scholarship program. These scholarships can be used at any cosmetology or barbering school. The scholarships are given out twice a year in January and July to applicants who can demonstrate a passion for the craft and dedication to developing their skills. The deadlines for applications are June 30 and December 31. www.greatclips.com/stylists/scholarship-program
7. Horatio Alger Scholarship – Must have a GPA of 2.0 and have a family income of less than 50K. Must also be involved in co-curricular and community activities. Open until October 25.
8 . JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest - Students are asked to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews to address the following topic:
Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a United States elected official that took place during or after 1956. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.
9. Next Step – This is really more of a site you can go to get lots of info about different things. It’s also a magazine! Go to www.nextstepu.com
10. Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship - Competition open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. Entrants receiving full four-year scholarships shall be eligible only for one-year special awards. Awards for those entering Armed Forces Colleges are eligible for one-year special awards. Go to www.gwcf.org for more.
11. United Negro College Fund – Again, LOTS here! www.uncf.org
12. Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest (No, really!) - 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). I’m not kidding… http://www.stuttgartarkansas.org/duck-festival/scholarship_contest.aspx
13. The National Rifle Association Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship Awards Program - Named for the late Columbus, Ohio, police officer, shooting champion, and NRA Director, this program offers college scholarships of up to $1,000 per semester (up to $2,000 per year for a maximum of four years) to dependent children of any public law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty who was an NRA member at the time of death, and to dependent children of any current or retired law enforcement officers who are living and have current NRA membership. Deadline for applications is November 15th annually. Complete and submit
the application via the web link by clicking on applications. http://le.nra.org/law-enforcement-benefits.aspx
15. AES Engineers - The Consulting Firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing g its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our website at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Amount of award is $500.00; deadline is October 6, 2016
The state of Georgia offers forty-two scholarships per year to Georgia high school seniors who attend the University of North Georgia and commission as officers in the Georgia Army National Guard after graduating with bachelor's degrees. The scholarship pays for your room, meals, tuition, books, uniforms, and fees. In addition, you receive National Guard weekend drill pay, GI Bill, pay for attending Army basic and advanced training, and Army ROTC contract pay (beginning of sophomore or junior year, if offered a contract to commission as a lieutenant). You may also be eligible for an enlistment bonus and monthly GI Bill kicker.
Effective 15 August 2005, GMS Scholarship recipients are non-deployable as long as they are enrolled and remain in good standing with the University of North Georgia and the Georgia Army National Guard.
1.Be a legal resident of Georgia.
2.Receive a nomination from a Georgia general assemblyman.
3.Meet the academic requirements for, and gain regular admission, to UNG.
4.Meet Army National Guard medical and physical standards which include height and weight; good medical and emotional health; and physical fitness.
5.Agree to serve as an enlisted member in the Georgia Army National Guard while a Cadet at UNG.
If offered, and upon direction of the professor of military science, agree to accept a commission upon graduation from UNG and serve four years as an officer in the Georgia Army National Guard. See FAQs for more details