Links to the websites for more information are in bold.
Helpful Scholarship Websites:
2017-2018 SCHOLARSHIPS and STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
Deadline 08/19/17 AKA Sorority - The Academic and Enrichment Program Information and Enrollment Session- 10am- 12pm.
Deadline 10/02/17 - Wendy's Heisman for Class of 2018 - Applying for the Wendy’s High School Heisman is your chance to gain local, state, and even national recognition for all that you’ve put into your high school career. If you’ve maintained at least a B average, participate in at least one school-sponsored sport, are a leader in your community and role model at your school, then you’ve got what it takes to be a Wendy’s High School Heisman.
Deadline 10/27/17- Applications are now being accepted from junior and senior high school students to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program. Two Tennessee delegates, selected through a rigorous application and interview process, will participate in an annual March Washington Week which includes a variety of events that promote a unique understanding of the structure of our national government. The Hearst Foundation also offers selected state finalists a $10,000 undergraduate scholarship.
Deadline 12/15/17 - HomeAdvisor will award a $5,000 scholarship to three students who can devise a creative solution to America’s skilled labor crisis — further detailed in HomeAdvisor’s 2016 Skilled Labor Shortage Report — by answering two questions.
Deadline 12/15/17 - Hexter and Baines - $1250 - essay
Deadline - varies - Please see the following website if you are wanted to do Skills/Trades after high school. Various scholarship opportunities. Visit Nexstarscholars website for more information.
Deadline 04/01/18 - BeArt Presets Academic Scholarship Program - $5000, 1500 word essay
2016-2017 Scholarships and Student Opportunities
Deadline 11/22/2016 - TN Governor's Schools 2017 - Tennessee Governor's Schools provide 12 challenging and high-intensity programs for students currently in the tenth and eleventh grades. Students interested in participating in a Governor's Schools program should obtain the application(s) from the school counselor.
Deadline 01/27/17 - Bank of America Student Leaders - Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, we want to support you.As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.
To become a Student Leader, you must: Currently be a junior or senior in high school; Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week; Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2017; Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 9 - July 14, 2017) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.); Be a student in good standing at your school; Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.
Deadline 03/22/17 - QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program - for academically outstanding, low-income high school juniors. (Will open mid-February) Deadline 04/01/17 - Karma for Cara Foundation - Service Project Grant We are encouraging kids 18 and under to apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities. Whether it is turning a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground or helping senior citizens get their homes ready for winter, we want to hear what project you’re passionate about. Deadline 04/13/17 -Reagan Foundation Student Leadership Program - Please let your counselor know if you are interested in this program.
SPECIFIC COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS (These are just a few college scholarships - please look on the actual college website for more).
Deadline 09/12/16 - Davidson College - Davidson College Bryan Scholarship - If you are interested in going to Davidson and are a top scholar athlete, please see Mrs. Henry in the counseling office for an application to be nominated.
Deadline 09/23/16 - University of Virginia - Jefferson Scholars Program. Please see Mrs. Henry in the counseling office for an application to be nominated for this program.
Deadline 09/23/16 - Washington University in St. Louis - Danforth Scholars Program. Please see Mrs. Henry in the counseling office for an application to be nominated for this program.
Deadline 10/21/16 - Davidson College - John M. Belk Scholarship. Please see Mrs. Henry in the counseling office for an application to be nominated for this program.
Deadline 12/01/16 - Boston University - A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus the University orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.
Deadline 1/21/17 - Art Institute - Creative Warrior $15000 Scholarship - 2.0 GPA or 2.5 GPA for Audio Production. Students will need to work with an Assistant Director of Admissions for further guidelines on how to submit this scholarship entry.
ETSU - Honors College Scholarship Program - 3.9 GPA, 30+ on ACT. Prospective students will apply for admission to ETSU, and then write an essay detailing their philosophy of service and its meaning to them, and provide contact information for two references who can speak to the student’s potential as a service scholar.
ETSU - Adobe Scholars Program - $3000 - First-time freshman with 2.9 high school GPA and 19 ACT; Maintain a 2.5 GPA while at ETSU; Commit to 75 hours per semester of Adobe Scholars Program engagement
Opens 09/15/16 - Closes 12/15/16 Scarlett Family Foundation - Qualified applicants must meet all the following criteria: 1. Graduated high school (or GED) from one of the eligible counties. 2. Demonstrate financial need via 1040 tax return. 3. GPA of 2.5 or higher. 4. Pursuing a business or STEM approved degree at a 4 year, non-profit college or university. 5. Planning to enroll full-time in the fall of 2017. $2,500+
Deadline 11/30/16 Nashville Sertoma Club - 300 word essay on the following topic: "Should the First Amendment be changed to address speech in the Internet Age? If so, how should it be changed and why? If not, please explain." Please see the website for more information or look in the scholarship binder in the guidance office.
Deadline 12/2/16 - Tennessee Concrete Association High School Essay Contest - Please see the scholarship binder in the guidance office and/or Mrs. Henry for more information
Deadline 12/15/16 - Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - Middle Tennessee Art Region & Southeast Writing Region at Large - Please read all the directions. Submission fees do apply.
Deadline 01/09/17 - The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program - "A Constitutional Speech Contest". The main purpose of the National High School Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.
Deadline 1/11/17 - Nashville Athena Scholarship Program - Must have a 3.0 GPA, and be a female.
Deadline 2/10/17 - Nashville Panhellenic Alumnae Association - Must be female. $1000.
Deadline 02/13/17 - Nashville Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - $1500. Must be an African American Student, 3.0 GPA, transcript, ACT Scores, 300 word essay, 2 letters of recommendation, and evidence of participation in extracurricular activities. Please come to the guidance office for an application.
Deadline 02/17/17 - Nashville Sounds Foundation Scholarship - $2500 Scholarship - Please see Mrs. Henry in HHS Guidance for an Application.
Deadline 02/22/17 - Nashville Central High Alumni Association - Any student scheduled to graduate from high school this year can be sponsored as a scholarship applicant if he/she is a natural or adopted descendant (child,grandchild, great-grandchild) of a Nashville Central High School graduate or of someone who attended Nashville Central for at least two years but did not transfer to or graduate from another school. Please see Mrs. Henry in the counseling office for an application.
Deadline 02/28/17 Hendersonville Masonic Lodge #359 - $1000 scholarship. Please apply online at https://goo.gl/forms/ZeOYEuVPWRrqBnyC2.
Deadline 02/28/17 Regions - Riding Forward Scholarships - $5000- High School Seniors - Write a 500 word or less essay about an African-American who has inspired and motivated you. Please visit their website and/or pick up a flyer in guidance.
Deadline 03/01/17 - Cornerstone Financial Scholarship - Apply online.
Deadline 03/01/17 GFWC of Tennessee Scholarship - $1000 - Male or female planning to attend a Tennessee college or university. Pick up an application in guidance.
Deadline 03/04/2017 Stan and Thelma Plumlee Scholarship Scholarship applicants MUST be associated with the manufactured or modular housing industry, to be considered. For example, living in a manufactured or modular home; or working in the manufactured or modular industry; or by having a close relative who works in the manufactured or modular industry [such as mother/father, brother/sister, aunt/uncle or grandparents].
Deadline 03/15/17 - Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee - Many different scholarships - take a look!
Deadline 03/18/17 East Nashville High Alumni Association William Henry Oliver Scholarship Program - Applicant must be a direct descendant or his/her legal guardian must have graduated from East Nashville High School and be a dues paying member in good standing of the East Nashville High Alumni Association or applicant must be a graduating senior of East Nashville Magnet School. The student shall have exemplified good citizenship in the community and school life experience during the student's high school tenure. The student shall indicate evidence of financial need to the committee.
Deadline 03/20/17 D.Y.M.O.N Scholarships - "Shine Bright Like A Diamond" - $1500 Minority male or female, 2.8 GPA, community service, college acceptance letter. OR "The Brittany Bowers Beauty & Brains Scholarship" - $1500. Minority female, community service, college acceptance letter.
Deadline 03/24/17 - Association of Government Accountants - William R. Snodgrass Scholarship: Two (2) $1,000 scholarships awarded to a Middle or West Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, or Northern Alabama high school senior or college student with a business-related major such as accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, or marketing. Fawn W. Ellis Scholarship: Two (2) $1,000 scholarships awarded to an AGA Nashville area chapter member, member’s spouse, or member’s child or grandchild (any college or university and any major may apply.) Please see Mrs. Henry for an application.
Deadline 03/28/17 - Rotary Club of Hendersonville - Please pick up an application in the guidance office or go to the link. Watch the deadlines.
Deadline 03/29/17 - AKA Alpha Delta Omega Chapter Scholarship - Senior minority who is planning to attend a four year college of university; 2.5 GPA. Please see Mrs. Henry for an application.
Deadline 03/31/17- First Baptist Church - FBWCDC - Must reside in Sumner County, 2.0 GPA, $500 per semester. Pick up an application in guidance.
Deadline 04/01/17 Union High School Class of 1966 Alumni Scholarship - $1000. 2.5 GPA, active involvement in school or community, exemplify exceptional character. Please pick up an application in the guidance office.
Deadline 04/03/17 - Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award - Do you want to be recognized for your leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship? Please see Mrs. Henry in HHS Guidance if you think you stand out among the rest.
Deadline 04/04/17 - The Honorable C.L. "Buck" Rogers Memorial Scholarship - $1000; Plans to major in nursing, secondary education, or political science/pre-law. Please pick up an application in the guidance office.
Deadline 04/09/17 - Sumner County School Nutrition Association - SCSNA Scholarship - Please pick up an application from the guidance office. $500, 2.5 GPA.
Deadline 04/13/2017 GFWC Woman's Club of Hendersonville Scholarship - Senior girls based on need, scholarship, community service. Must have a Hendersonville address or attend HHS. Pick up an application in guidance.
Deadline 04/13/17 GFWC Woman's Club Scholarship - Male and female seniors focusing on the Arts as their field of study. Pick up an application in guidance. Deadline 04/15/17 - Vol State Foundation Scholarships - Requirements - 2.0 GPA, accepted to Vol State, completed FAFSA. The General Application applies you for over one hundred Foundation scholarships. A select few scholarships may require additional questions. You may apply for all additional scholarships for which you meet criteria requirements. Keep in mind that scholarship funds are limited and the awarding process is competitive. Meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee a student will receive a scholarship. *Deadline 04/18/17 - Sumner County Retired Teachers Scholarship - pick up an application in guidance *Deadline 04/28/17 - Vietnam Veterans of Sumner County Chapter 240 Scholarship. Please pick up an application in the counseling office.
Monthly Varsity Tutors Scholarship - Monthly Chance to win a scholarship - $1,000
Opens 09/07/16 The American Fire Sprinkler Association -$2,000
Opens 9/12/16 - 05/12/17 SunTrust Scholarships Sweepstakes - Students can enter to win 30 separate drawings for a $500 scholarship for education expenses. Two winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks throughout the sweepstakes period.
Deadline 09/20/16 Siemens Competition - Please find more eligibility information on the website.
Deadline 09/27/16 Quest Bridge - National College Match - Quest Bridge 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.
Deadline 09/29/16 You Deserve It Scholarship - A one-time, $1,000 scholarship and one (1) month of free access to scholarshipowl.com. Eligibility Requirements: Territory: You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories. Age: You must be 16 years of age or older. Enrollment: You must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled within three months of registration in the Scholarship Sweepstakes, in a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.
Deadline 09/30/16 Review It Scholarship - To be eligible for the Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu “Review It” Scholarship a student must: 1) Be attending college or university no later than September of 2017. 2) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year. 3) Be attending or planning to attend a school in the US. 4) Submit answers to the essay questions no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline.
Deadline 09/30/16 Don't Text and Drive Scholarship - How to apply: Complete the application including a 140-character message about texting while driving. - $1,000
Deadline 10/3/2016 Phase 1 : 10/24/16 Phase 2 Wendy's Heisman - Applying for the Wendy’s High School Heisman is your chance to gain local, state, and even national recognition for all that you’ve put into your high school career. If you’ve maintained at least a B average, participate in at least one school-sponsored sport, are a leader in your community and role model at your school, then you’ve got what it takes to be a Wendy’s High School Heisman.
Deadline 10/14/16 National Young Arts Foundation - Make sure you read the website to ensure you are eligible before you apply. Up to $10000
Opens 10/15/16 - Closes 12/15/16 Burger King Scholars Program - Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
Deadline 10/17/16 Dr. Pepper Tuition - ONLINE ENTRY: Go to the Website. Connect with your Facebook account and authorize the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway application. Ensure your full profile is completed by updating your profile with your most current city, major and university on your personal Facebook page. Create your goal (“Goal”) by answering “Tell us how you’ll change the world in 350 characters or less.” Participants can change or modify his/her goal up until the point he/she receive 50 votes, after which point the goal is locked.
Deadline 10/17/16(updated deadine) Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award - 1. After reading this page and our Scholarship FAQs, visit the link at the bottom of the page to proceed to the online application. 2. Applicants will be asked to upload at least two unedited, un-enhanced video or audio samples of their music. 3. We require two recommendations – one from an academic teacher and one from a music teacher. You will be asked to provide contact information for them, and they will receive recommendation forms via the online application. 4. After completing your online application, you must mail us a copy of your most recent tax forms, academic transcript, and standardized test scores (if applicable). Directions will be provided at the end of the online application. 5. The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award is given in conjunction with a performance on NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley. In order to apply for the Young Artist Award, indicate that you are applying for either “NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley” or “Both” the radio show and Center for the Development of Arts Leaders. On the following page, you will select your application type as one of the following: soloist, composer, or small ensemble. You will then be asked if you are applying for the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. Select “yes.”
Deadline 10/21/16 Innovation Scholarship - To enter, students should write a 600+ word essay on the following topic:How has social media affected the safety of driving? Describe the ways that social media has become a distraction for drivers and impacted the safety of our roads and highways.The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors, and students currently enrolled in 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities in the United States. We believe that getting an education is the best hope for young people to attain a rewarding career in the 21st century. We are proud to offer assistance with scholarship prizes to help further your education. $1000-$2500
Deadline 10/25/16 Horatio Alger Scholarship - Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2017 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation. Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution). Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required). Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and be a United States citizen.
Deadline 10/31/16 Coca-Cola Scholarship - Applicants must be: Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools) U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees. Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application. Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.
Deadline 11/08/16 The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. $1,000
Deadline 11/13/16 Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship - Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a two-year community college, a vocational/technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall. Submit current financial information. Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD (e.g., psycho-educational report, neuropsychological evaluation, IEP or 504 plan) and has utilized services, supports and/or accommodations. Please note: LD and ADHD can co-occur with other issues such as speech/language, hearing and vision, and autism spectrum disorders; to be eligible candidates must provide documentation of a specific LD and/or ADHD. Be a United States citizen. $2,500
Deadline 11/13/16 Anne Ford Scholarship - Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor’s degree program in the fall. Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent). Submit current financial information. Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD (e.g., psycho-educational report, neuropsychological evaluation, IEP or 504 plan) and has utilized services, supports, and/or accommodations. Please note: LD and ADHD can co-occur with other issues such as speech/language, hearing and vision, and autism spectrum disorders; to be eligible candidates must provide documentation of a specific LD and/or ADHD. Be a United States citizen. $10,000 ($2,500/year 4 years)
Deadline 11/29/16 Youth Volunteer Scholarship - Over the past 2 years a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work. Over the past 2 years a student must have maintained a 3.5 GPA or greater. $500
Deadline 11/30/16 Jack Kent Cook College Scholarship Program - At a minimum, applicants must: Plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2017. Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2017. Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above. SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 (based on the old SAT scores) or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above. Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant. This highly competitive scholarship includes: Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school. Ability to pursue any area of study. Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid. Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience.
Deadline 11/30/16 Elks Most Valuable Scholarship - Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. College students are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
Deadline 11/30/16 Sixt Scholars - The Sixt Scholars Program is available to high school seniors graduating in the academic year of 2016/2017. The scholarship will also take into consideration other factors such as financial need and extracurricular activities. Award winners must show valid proof of a full-time enrollment in an accredited undergraduate college or university for the academic year of 2017/2018. Please complete the entire application in order to be considered for the scholarship. To find out more information and to apply for the Sixt rent a car scholarship program click the 'Apply Now' button! $5000
Deadline 11/30/16 Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which raises addresses the severity of the problem. $500
Deadline 12/1/16 Barbara Lotze Scholarship - Applicants must declare their intent to prepare for, and engage in, a career in physics teaching at the high school level and must, at the time the scholarship funds are received by the student, be: an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment. Pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools. Showing promise of success in their studies, and a citizen of the United States of America. Applications will be accepted at any time and will be considered for recommendation to the Executive Board at each AAPT Winter Meeting. All applications in which all materials, including letters of recommendation, are received by December 1 will be considered for recommendation at the winter meeting of the AAPT Executive Board.
Deadline 12/01/16 American Quarter Horse Association Scholarship - The Foundation provides financial assistance to members of the American Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Youth Association through general, career path and state or regional scholarships. Eligibility of applicants is based on the individual criteria and requirements provided for each scholarship offered. Students must submit a current application for evaluation. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need and Quarter Horse involvement, as well as an applicant’s outstanding leadership and communication skills. Recipients are chosen by a selection subcommittee or taskforce as determined by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. All recipient recommendations made by the taskforce are ultimately approved by the Board of Trustees. And all scholarship disbursements are subject to the Foundation’s Scholarship Program Policies & Procedures. For more information about the Foundation’s grant and scholarship programs, please contact us at (806) 378-5040.
Deadline 12/01/16 Americanism Essay Contest - Essay on "What Memorial Day Means to Me" up to $5000
Deadline 12/01/16 10 Words or Less Scholarship - Scholarship Eligibility: A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2017. B) This scholarship is provided by StudentScholarships.org. In order to apply for our scholarship follow these instructions: 1. Go to www.facebook.com/myscholarships. On the left hand side of the page you will find an area entitled "10 Words or Less Scholarship". In the comment section underneath the "10 Words or Less Scholarship" answer the following: In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $500 scholarship. 2. Before or After writing your Answer you will also need to "Like" our Facebook page. Note we will only read the answers provided from people that have "Liked" our page.
Deadline 12/2/16 National Space Club Scholarship - Conditions of Eligibility: The applicant must be a U.S. citizen. The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students. The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests. The applicant can only use the $10,000.00 scholarship towards tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year. The applicant must not have previously spoken at the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner. The applicant may apply for any of the scholarships offered by the National Space Club and Foundation (Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship, Olin E Teague Scholarship, Keynote Scholarship) in the same year, but may only win one in the same year.
Deadline 12/2/16 National WWII Museum Essay Contest - Your essay must be 1,000 words or less. Only one essay per student may be submitted. All essays should: be double spaced, have 1 inch margins, include page numbers, include an essay title, be typed in 12 point font, be in Microsoft Word-compatible format only. No zip files or Google documents are permitted.
Deadline 12/31/16 Crosslites Scholarship - Write a reflective essay (400-600 words) based on one of Dr. Parker’s quotes. up to $4000
Deadline 12/31/16 American Backflow Prevention Association - The ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Essay Competition was established to reward students that seek to increase their knowledge and understanding of how Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention help ensure safe drinking water. $1,000
Deadline 01/04/17 2017 JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest - Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count. Essays must be the original work of the student. John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays. JFK Centennial Year Contest Topic: Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. See Contest Information and Topic Guidelines and Helpful Tips for Writing Your Essay for more information. Essays about past recipients of the Profile in Courage Award will be disqualified unless they describe an act of political courage other than the act for which the award was given. Essays must have a minimum of five sources. Potential winnings up to $20,000.
Deadline 01/05/2017 - 2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - To be eligible - 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); be citizens of the United States of America; be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and 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 upcoming academic year. $10000 +.
Deadline 01/15/17 1800 WheelChair
Deadline 01/17/17 Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship - How to apply: Complete the application including a 140-character message about technology addiction. $1,000
Deadline 01/26/17 Beta Club 12th grade Senior Beta members, duly registered with the national headquarters as of June 30, 2016, are eligible to apply for a National Beta Scholarship. Selection of National Beta Scholarship winners is based on a number of factors, with an emphasis on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, commendable character, school and community service, as well as participation in National Beta Club activities.
Deadline 02/03/17 - Elks National Foundation Scholarship - Legacy Awards - $4000. For the 2017 contest, 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, 2014, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2014, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2017. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
Deadline 02/10/17 DAR - Daughters of the American Revolution - Many different scholarships listed on this website. Read directions carefully.
Deadline 02/15/16 WACE - Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Apply for the 2017-2018 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions listed. Please note that to be eligible for the scholarship you must apply to one of our ten WACE Partner Institutions.
Deadline 02/15/17 Young Leaders of AFA - 1. Complete and submitted online application. 2. A 1,200 to 1,500 word essay that answers the following questions: How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life? What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease? 3. Current high school transcript (reflecting high school senior status). 4. Brief 200 word autobiography (CV’s and resumes will not be accepted).
Deadline 02/20/17 Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship - 1. Applicants must be dependent children of full-time employees in the financial services industry (commercial banks, investment banks, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, fund and asset management companies, credit card and finance companies and similar businesses as determined by the Foundation). Employees must be presently employed with five years of experience OR no longer employed in this field but had ten years of experience which ended no longer than five years prior to the GAR Scholarship application closing date (which is located on the top of the application). 2. Students must be graduating high school seniors who are enrolling as full time first year students in pursuit of a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States. 3. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 20% of their class. 4. Students must demonstrate financial need. 5. Students must be a US citizen or legal resident. up to $12,500
Deadline 02/23/17 Team Drive 365 Video Challenge - All grade levels. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving and you could win $15,000, or one of 14 other cash prizes.
Deadline 02/28/17 Black Note Scholarship - $2000. Black Note is looking to award a $2,000 scholarship to each student that shares innovative, ingenious or just plain good ideas on ways to help smokers put down cigarettes and join the world’s smoke-free movement.
Deadline 03/01/17 Engebretson Foundation - Plan to attend a four year college. Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend a four year college. Have achieved a score of 28 composite or higher on the ACT exam (or at least 1240 on the SAT). Have achieved at least a 3.75 GPA or above and/or top 5% of graduating class. Have applied for federal financial aid and have already received back the Student Aid Report that contains your Expected Family Contribution (EFC); see Filing for FAFSA. $5,000
Deadline 03/01/17 Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. This year, BAM will award two US$5,000 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology.
Deadline 03/01/17 Frame My Future Scholarship You must fill out the online entry form located online and upload an original entry piece that is your own work. Be thoughtful in your accompanying description, but don’t exceed 500 characters. Your entry piece MUST be in a JPG/JPEG format or PNG file format. Any other format will not be accepted. Keep your file sizes small; the maximum file size allowed is 2MB.
Deadline 03/01/17 - Ascend Federal Credit Union Scholarship - $1000 - To be eligible to apply, you must be a member of Ascend Federal Credit Union, you must be at least a graduating high school senior and you must plan to enroll or prove enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, technical or trade school in the next academic year.
Deadline 03/01/17 - Richard Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship - $5000, 3.0 GPA, pursue journalism as a career.
Deadline 3/10/17 Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest - Open to students in the classes of 2017 and 2018.Each year, the Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest engages high school students in church-state issues by directing them to express a point of view on a religious liberty topic. Essays are judged on the depth of their content, the mastery of the topic, and the skill with which they are written. Students should develop a point of view on the issue and demonstrate critical thinking, using appropriate examples, reasons and other evidence to support their position. The annual contest is sponsored by the Religious Liberty Council of the Baptist Joint Committee. The grand prize is $2,000 and a trip for two to Washington, D.C. Second prize is $1,000, and third prize is $500.
Deadline 03/17/17 NIADA - The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship sponsored by Manheim to the college or university of their choice. The awards are presented each June of every year at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention.