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Scholarships for Fresh/Soph/Juniors

QuestBridge

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.

 

College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.  

 

If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply. QuestBridge's college partners are committed to making college affordable for all students — regardless of financial background — and offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need.

 

Application and more information: https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/college-prep-scholars

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 22, 2017

Who Should Apply

  • Academically outstanding high school juniors
  • From families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four
Academic Criteria

Grades and rigor of high school curriculum

Primarily A's in the most challenging courses available (usually including Honors, AP, and/or IB level courses.)

Class rank

Top 5-10% of your graduating class.

Standardized test scores

SAT or PSAT scores > 1270
ACT composite score > 26

We also recommend submitting any AP, IB, or SAT Subject Test scores.  Review the standardized testing requirements for each college.

Additional Criteria

We also look for evidence of strong writing ability, intellectual spark, and determination through essays and teacher/counselor recommendations.

Full-ride Scholarship for Juniors!

The Coolidge Scholarship offers a full-ride scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.

 

It can be used by recipients at any accredited US college or university. The main criterion for the Coolidge is academic merit.

 

Application is available at Coolidgescholars.org

 

Deadline: February 22, 2017 by 7PM EST

 

If you have a question email Rob Hammer at rhammer@coolidgefoundation.org or by phone 802-672-3389

Scholarships for Juniors!

Juniors! You can begin applying for scholarships (FREE MONEY)!

 

Check out the link below for many scholarship opportunities that Juniors are eligible

 

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-juniors/

 

Why apply now?

It'll give you experience with applying for a scholarship! Once you complete your first one, the others are similar. It becomes easier and easier.

 

You might need to make some changes to the essay, but most of the time the same essay can be used.

Writing these essays will help prepare you for your college personal essays!

The letter of recommendations that you asked for can also be used for other scholarships!

Lastly, time is money, you can earn FREE money now!

 

If you need assistance, come to the College Center!

Scholarship for children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel

The 2015 CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program offers $25,000 in funds to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel in the State of California who are graduating from high school in 2015. There are 11 regional awards, one statewide award, and four national awards. The awards are made possible with the support of the CAA Members and Regional Chapters.

This program rewards students who have excelled academically and are active in community service and extracurricular activities at their school. The members of the California Alarm Association (CAA) provide products and services that enhance public safety in every community in the state. We share a common mission with public safety officials to improve the quality of life for every citizen in California.

 

http://www.caaonline.org/2014-information-and-application/

Nordstrom Scholarship

How To Apply

https://nordstrom.scholarsapply.org/

You are advised to read through all of the information in each step below, before registering and creating your account.

Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m., central time, May 1, 2015.

Recommendations for semifinalist will need to be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. between May 16 and June 1, 2015.


Step 1

Program Information

Before you register, print and review the Application Guidelines 
 


Step 2  

 

Register Online

DO NOT REGISTER MORE THAN ONCE!

It is strongly recommended that you use a current version of Google Chrome as your web browser when completing your application.  It is also recommended you use a computer, as the application is currently not supported on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet.  Google Chrome may be downloaded for free at
www.google.com/chrome/browser/.

You must enter your registration information accurately and completely. Be sure to use the correct combination of uppercase and lowercase letters. After you enter your registration information, you will be sent an email to validate your account from
no-reply@scholarshipamerica.org.  You must wait for this email before you can begin the application.  Be sure to check your Junk email box as the validation email may be blocked by your spam filter.  If you do not receive your validation email within an hour of registering or you need assistance creating an account, you will need to use the Contact Us tab above and notify our Customer Service staff.  Customer Service hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. central time, Monday - Friday, except holidays. You may Contact Us online.

You will need to retain your Username and password, once created.


Register Now!
 


Step 3

Take the Eligibility Quiz

After you've registered and validate your account, log in and take the eligibility quiz. If you pass the eligibility quiz, the remainder of the application will launch automatically. If you do NOT pass the eligibility quiz, you will receive a notification and the application will not be available to you. 
 


Step 4  

Complete the Application
After validating your account, the application Start button will appear on your My Portal page.  To begin click the Start button.  You will be able to return to the application to update and edit as frequently as desired. However, after you have submitted the application, or after the deadline, the application will no longer be available.

Hamilton Award

What is the Hamilton Award?

The Hamilton Award recognizes outstanding high school juniors for their academic, personal, and service achievements and selects students for the Hamilton Leaders Academy – a three-year, no student cost program that helps students get into college, transition to college, succeed while in college and transition to the post college world. 

 

http://www.hamiltonfriends.org/apply.php

Who is eligible?

A Hamilton Award Winner…

• Is a Junior in high school.

• Is college bound.

• Has a strong record of community service.

• Shows a strong commitment to their academic studies.

• Is a self-starter and has proven this through activities such as: organizing a fundraiser, starting a business, creating a club or organization or working to help support their family.

• Shows passion and commitment to their interests. This is often manifested in athletic, artistic or academic achievements.

• Has financial and/or personal need. Hamilton Friends serves students from low-income households. When choosing our winners we take the applicant's financial, family and community situation into consideration.

• Is committed to participating in the Hamilton Leaders Academy.

Winners are enrolled in the Hamilton Leaders Academy and receive:

• A $500 cash scholarship

• Leadership training in Seattle (2016) and Central America (2017)

• College application assistance 

• Scholarship and financial aid search assistance

• Internship and mentorship opportunities

 

Deadline is March 4, 2015

 

Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

Enter your artwork and win!

9th -12th graders can participate, and winners in each category can win a cash prize!

Award categories:

Web Design, Graphic Media, Film, 3D Animation, Interactive Media, and Photo Imaging

 

Deadline: March 17, 2015

For more details: www.rit.edu/NTID/DAFAC

Questions? Email: artscompetition@ntid.rit.edu

Bezos Scholars Program for JUNIORS!

The Bezos Scholars Program @ the Aspen Institute is a year-long leadership development program for public high school juniors and educators. It begins with a scholarship to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival and continues through the following school year when Bezos Scholar teams return home to launch sustainable, Local Ideas Festivals that transform their schools and communities.

Every year we select 30 top high school juniors and leading educators from across the US and Africa. Successful candidates are ambitious students and educators who bring energy, excellence and a desire to create positive change in their community. 

Applications for 2015 are due February 17. Information is provided below. 

Criteria

Applicants must be attending a school that meets the following criteria: 

  • Public High School (including Charter and Magnet schools)
  • At least 25 percent of students are eligible for free/reduced lunch program (this is a firm cutoff)
  • Offers Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or college credit courses

Student Scholar applicants must meet the following criteria:  

  • Enrolled in a public high school that meets the above criteria
  • Public high school junior during the 2014-15 academic year
  • Legal U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Demonstrates leadership in school and community
  • Scored exceptionally well on PSAT / SAT / ACT / or practice ACT
  • Taking Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate classes or college/community courses
  • GPA of 3.5, or higher
  • Availability to participate on all dates

http://bezosfamilyfoundation.org/application

Become a Bezos Scholar  

Every year we select 30 top high school juniors and leading educators from across the US and Africa. Successful candidates are ambitious students and educators who bring energy, excellence and a desire to create positive change in their community. 

Applications for 2015 are due February 17. Information is provided below. 

Criteria

Applicants must be attending a school that meets the following criteria: 

  • Public High School (including Charter and Magnet schools)
  • At least 25 percent of students are eligible for free/reduced lunch program (this is a firm cutoff)
  • Offers Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or college credit courses

Student Scholar applicants must meet the following criteria:  

  • Enrolled in a public high school that meets the above criteria
  • Public high school junior during the 2014-15 academic year
  • Legal U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Demonstrates leadership in school and community
  • Scored exceptionally well on PSAT / SAT / ACT / or practice ACT
  • Taking Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate classes or college/community courses
  • GPA of 3.5, or higher
  • Availability to participate on all dates
- See more at: http://bezosfamilyfoundation.org/application#sthash.Y0gtvb9M.dpuf
The Bezos Scholars Program @ the Aspen Institute is a year-long leadership development program for public high school juniors and educators. It begins with a scholarship to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival and continues through the following school year when Bezos Scholar teams return home to launch sustainable, Local Ideas Festivals that transform their schools and communities. - See more at: http://bezosfamilyfoundation.org/scholars#sthash.nKECyUeg.dpuf
The Bezos Scholars Program @ the Aspen Institute is a year-long leadership development program for public high school juniors and educators. It begins with a scholarship to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival and continues through the following school year when Bezos Scholar teams return home to launch sustainable, Local Ideas Festivals that transform their schools and communities. - See more at: http://bezosfamilyfoundation.org/scholars#sthash.nKECyUeg.dpuf

Take advantage of these opportunities!

1) UC Davis Young Scholar Program is now accepting applications. It is for 10th and 11th students! It's a summer program for students who is interested in doing research in biology and the natural sciences at UC Davis. There is financial aid to cover 90% of the cost!

http://ysp.ucdavis.edu

2) UC Santa Barbara will be in the College & Career Center, room 114, to discuss about their summer program! Come learn about how you can get accepted and have the cost waived with scholarships!

3) Wishbone is accepting students! Early enrollment deadline is December 1. Final deadline is February 1st!

What is Wishbone? It's a foundation based in San Francisco that help support students attend summer programs. Browse their website, pick summer programs you are interested in, and they will pay the full cost! Summer programs range from athletic camps, dance programs, visual arts, and pre-college programs!

To apply visit www.wishbone.org/students!

The Martin Luther King Scholar Program

MLK scholars are catalysts for social change-=critical thinkers who challenge preconceived notions with dignity, honor, and respect. They identify not only as persons of color but also as global citizens who carry out their commitment to social change by engaging in public service, building bridges to other communities, and educating others with their international perspective. Are you ready to join this community of compassionate leaders? Apply now.

 

Learn more about the MLK scholars online at ithaca.edu/mlk

 

Deadline is January 2, 2015

Scholarship for Freshmen!!

United Negro College Fund

https://scholarships.uncf.org/

 

 UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get in-depth information on federal student aid programs and applying for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Seniors start applying for FAFSA in January 2015.

 

 

 

Highlighted Scholarships

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Did You Know?

  • HSF Awards over 150 types of scholarships
  • HSF Has administered over $470 million in scholarships
  • HSF Was founded in 1975
  • HSF Provides access to internships & mentoring opportunities
  • HSF Connects scholars with other organizations

 

Website: http://hsf.net/

1000s of Scholarships at www.fastweb.com!

Refine your scholarship search and apply for scholarships that fit your interests, race, religion, educational goals, and athletic pursuits!

Fast Web is a massive database of scholarships for all students 9th-12th grade.

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