The Scholarship Personal Essay

Scholarship Application

The Personal Essay one of the most important parts of your scholarship application. This is your chance to let the Scholarship Committee or Donor know your educational and career goals, why you have selected your stated major and career goal, your life experiences which have influenced this decision, and your anticipated role in society after your career goal has been achieved.

 

Scholarship program
Scholarship program

 

It is as if you had ten minutes to sit face-to-face with the Committee or Donor and let them know why you feel you should be a recipient of a scholarship from Riverside Community College District.

However, to put all this on paper can be difficult and even intimidating.

The Scholarship Personal Essay

1. First, let’s begin with the basic format of your essay:

  •  Your essay must be in electronic format (in other words, typed on your computer in Microsoft word or PDF and less than 5MB).
  • Save your essay to your desktop or a memory device (such as a memory stick, flash drive, thumb drive, etc.). You will be asked to upload it as part of your online scholarship application.
  • Be sure to include your name and student ID# in the heading.
  •  It is best if your essay is no more than 2 pages.
  • Make your essay easy to read. Remember, the reviewing committees will be reading many essays, and although you want your essay to stand out you do not want it to be hard on the eyes while reading. It is better to use your words to show your uniqueness, rather than complicated lettering. Use an easy to read font and size.
  • If possible, double space your essay.

2. Now, regarding the content: You may be asking, “Where do I begin?” There are endless ideas and suggestions as to how to write a personal essay for scholarship However the following suggestions may help to organize your thoughts and personal information into a concise and easy to read essay.

Create an Outline: Just getting started is often the hardest part. To begin, make an outline of the things you would like to say in your essay such as:

  • Your educational and career goals,
  • Why you have selected your stated major and career goal,
  • Your life experiences which have influenced this decision,
  • Your anticipated role in society after your career goal has been achieved,
  • Why you need the scholarship or any unusual circumstances which may affect your current financial situation,
  • Anything else you feel the Scholarship Committee or Donor needs to know about you in order to present yourself as the best candidate for the scholarship.

Write your essay: Next, you need to organize the outline into an essay. The following is an easy guide to help you arrange your ideas and thoughts into a well thought out essay.

1. First Paragraph: The first paragraph is considered your introduction.

  • The introduction is often the most difficult to write. It may be a good idea to start on the body of the essay and come back to write the introduction later.
  • The introduction is where you want to catch the reader’s attention and make them want to continue reading.
  • Be creative, try not to start your essay with, “My name is John Doe and I am applying for this scholarship.”
  • Explain why you chose your major and/or career goal.
  • You may also want to begin with a personal story, a favorite or inspirational quote, etc. Remember, your purpose is to grab the reader’s attention and entice them to continue reading.

2. Body of Essay: The body of your essay should be 2-3 paragraphs and is the main part of your essay. This is where you tell about you, your story, your life, accomplishments and plans for the future, and the reason you need the scholarship fund Be sincere and speak from your heart. Just try not to be too wordy or make it too long.

  1. One of the easiest ways to write this part of your essay is to think in terms of Past, Present and Future: Where have you been? Where are you now? Where are you going? This will cover just about everything you need to say: Life experiences and circumstances that have led you to choose your educational and career goals; Reasons for choosing these goals or experiences which have influenced your decisions; What have you done and what are you doing now in your life to achieve your goals; What are your plans for the future and what will you do once you have achieved your educational goal and how you will contribute to society.
  2. b. If you have had negative circumstances or difficulties in your life, they can be mentioned briefly, but state how you have positively overcome them. Avoid dwelling on how tragic or sad your life has been. The scholarship Committee is looking for individuals who have prevailed over difficult circumstances and have a commitment to succeed despite a hard or unstable life.
  3. If you mention any of your personal qualities, give an example of how you have used or demonstrated that quality. For example, if you state that you are a responsible person, give an example of how you have shown responsibility.
  4. d. Explain any circumstances regarding your financial situation (especially if it has changed since you completed the financial aid application, such as job loss, etc.) and why you need the scholarship fund
  5. Talk about your academic history, what classes you have taken to further your educational goal, your scholastic successes, what your plans are at RCCD and/or your future University and how they will translate into your career and life goals.

3. Conclusion: The conclusion of your essay may contain the following:

  • Express gratitude to the Donor or reviewing committee for taking the time to read and review your application and for providing financial assistance to students.
  • Explain how the scholarship funds will help you if you are awarded the scholarship.
  • Mention how you will give back to society or the community.
  • Complete the circle by re-stating something from your introducti
Scholarship Personal Essay-sample
Scholarship Personal Essay-sample

Finally, the following suggestions will help to perfect your essay:

  1. After you have written a first draft, put it away and don’t think about it for a few days.
  2. Then, re-read it. This will help you have fresh thoughts and ideas to make necessary changes.
  3. Re-write and re-vise several times. If it is too long, shorten it by taking out unnecessary sentences.
  4. Read your essay out loud to yourself to see if it flows well.
  5. Have other people read it for content and ask for feedback.
  6. The most important of all: have someone read it to check for correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. Remember, there are faculty members on the Scholarship Committee.
  7. They will not score your essay well if there are misspelled words, or incorrect grammar
  8. and punctuation.
  9. Do not plagiarize! Remember, some members of the reviewing committee are faculty members who have access to check for plagiarism online and you may be subject to disciplinary action if your essay is not your original work.
  10. Be sure to save the final copy of your essay in an electronic format (on your computer desktop, or other memory device such as a memory stick, flash drive, thumb drive, etc).

There are also many websites that give excellent information on writing a scholarship essay (of course, always be careful not to pay for access to any sites offering help on writing a scholarship essay). You may want to visit some of the following sites for additional ideas and suggestions regarding scholarships. Each has a section about writing a scholarship essay. You can use their suggestions on how to write your essay, but do not copy information in any of the essay examples. That is considered plagiarism!

www.essayinfo.com  –    www.scholarshiphelp.org  – www.financialaidtips.org

63 list of Scholarships From Various Universities 

List of Scholarships From Various Universities

Here are 63 list of scholarships from various leading universities in the world, which you can follow. Various programs with scholarship sizes vary from various levels of education.

 

Scholarships From Various Universities
Scholarships From Various Universities

The $2,000 No Essay Scholarship

The $2,000 No Essay Scholarship is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 12 months. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced in Niche’s e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page. One entry per person, but you can come back each month to try again.             Deadline – December 31st

http://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/

 

10 Words or Less Scholarship

A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2019.

B) This scholarship is provided by StudentScholarshiporg. In order to apply for our scholarship follow these instructions:

1. Go to www.facebook.com/myscholarships and place a comment on the first post entitled “New Scholarship Deadline for the 10 Words or Less Scholarship”. In the comment section answer the following:

 

In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $500 scholarship.

Before or after writing your answer you will also need to “Like” our Facebook pag Note we will only read the answers provided from people that have. “Liked” our page.

http://bit.ly/2wlEnSh

 

 A  GPA i s n’t  Ev ery thi ng Sc hol ar s hi p

To help you pay for college, Cappex provides an easy scholarship every month. Because a GPA isn’t everything, there is no GPA requirement and no essay to write! All you have to do is create a Cappex profile and tell us what you do in your free time. Click ‘apply’ and you may be the next winner of $1000!

How to Apply

Step 1: Create a Cappex profile, if you don’t already have one. One profile makes you eligible to apply for many different scholarships.

Step 2: Tell us about your extracurricular, leadership, and volunteer activities.

Step 3: Click on the scholarships tab, then click on “Cappex Scholarships”, find the scholarship in the list and click apply.  http://bit.ly/2xPPi4i

 

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a sophomore in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.   https://www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/

Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.

Email: [email protected]

How to Apply – Write an essay. Between 500-1000 words. The topic is:

Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

Application Form Website: www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php

 

Account Control Technology Foundation Scholarship

The Account Control Technology Foundation has established scholarship programs to assist current high school seniors and first-year undergraduate students who plan to continue their education in college. Opens in April

http://www.scholarsapply.org/foundation/

 

ACF (American College Foundation) Visionary Scholarship Program

The ACF Annual Visionary Scholarship Program offers multiple awards, with a top prize of $5,000. High school Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who are US citizens or eligible non-citizens are invited to apply. Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels may apply.

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 each; with multiple winners to be selected. Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing within the United States. In the event an underclassman is an award recipient, the monies will be held by the American College Foundation until the student completes high school and begins their higher education; at which time the awarded amount will be distributed.

http://americancollegefoundation.org/college_planning/Register.aspx

 

ADA Foundation Allied Dental Scholarship

ADA Foundation Allied Dental Scholarships are offered annually to help dental assisting, dental hygiene, and dental laboratory technology students defray a part of their professional educational expenses. The goal of this program is to facilitate the education of academically gifted students, which in turn helps to foster the public’s oral health.

http://www.adafoundation.org/en/how-to-apply/education#Allied

 

Advanced Energy Service Center Scholarship Program

The purpose of AE’s Service Center Scholarship Program is to generate a pipeline of talent and offer opportunities to individuals looking to begin careers in the technical field of electronics manufacturing and repair. Paid Internship + Degree Reimbursement Bonus

Please email [email protected] with the subject line of the email as “AE Service Center Scholarship Program”. Provide your name, location, current year in school (if applicable) and current or prospective technical school. You will then receive further instructions for completing the application. As part of the application, be prepared to submit transcripts and current GPA, letter of recommendation, resume and a short essay response.

 

AES Engineering Scholarship

Our belief is that achieving a high GPA shouldn’t be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. We offer a scholarship awarded on the basis of character, determined by an evaluation of the essays. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Submit essay to [email protected] There is no application packet. Please do not include your resume. Include your full name and the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Email to [email protected]

 

Ag Day Essay Contest

Students across the country are invited to enter the National Ag Day essay and video contest. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life”. The ACA

encourages students to describe how agriculture impacts their daily life and how it will feed the world with the growing population. Section I – General Rules

The 2018 Ag Day Essay Contest is divided into two categories of competition: written essay and video essay. Both are national competitions.

Contestants must compose an original written essay and/or video essay with limited guidance from adults, teachers or agricultural industry professionals. Interviews with industry professionals are acceptable research; input beyond research is unacceptable.

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/video-contest-scholarships/national-ag-day-essay-contest/

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Aims Foundation Scholarships

View a list o f the scho larship o pp o rtunities and their descriptio ns. After y o u subm it yo ur Aims Fo undatio n Scho larship applicatio n, y o u will be autom atically m atched to the o ppo rtunities yo u are eligible fo r.

https://www.aims.edu/foundation/scholarships/index.php

 

 Al’s  Formal  Wear  Scholarship

5 scholarships awarded, $1500-3000 each, based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need and volunteer service in their community.

Apply For a Scholarship

 

Alan Rieder Agricultural Memorial Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship available to an RHS student who is a member of FFA, planning to attend college and is an active member of our community. More information available in the RHS counseling office.

 

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a one-time $2,500 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall.

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.

http://apply.ncld.org/

 

American Chemical Society Scholars

ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.

www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars/apply.html

 

The Anne Ford Scholarship

The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall.

Articulates challenges and clearly demonstrates the importance of self-advocacy. Is committed to completing a four-year college degree and has set realistic career goals. Participates in school and community activities. Has demonstrated academic achievements. Plans to contribute to society in ways that increase opportunities for individuals with learning and attention issues. Excels as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with learning and attention issues.

Graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor’s degree program. Overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale. 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. Be a United States citizen.

http://apply.ncld.org/

 

Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship

Arborjet has established its Taking Root Scholarship to encourage and enable bright and promising young students to fulfill their dreams of entering careers in the arboriculture industry. Scholarships are offered for students looking to pursue full-time studies in Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Entomology, Environmental Science or a related major at an accredited two or four-year college or university of the student’s choice.

http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/arborjet/

 

Aspirations in Computing

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award for AiC recipients are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post-secondary education.   http://www.aspirations.org/user/register

 

Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers

The AAPT Executive Board offers scholarships for future high school physics teachers. These scholarships, supported by an endowment funded by Barbara Lotze, are available only to U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools.

Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000 and a complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years.     http://www.aapt.org/programs/grants/blotze_application.cfm

 

BBG Communications Scholarship

The BBG Communications scholarship is designed for students between the ages of 16 and 21 who are currently in or will be attending an institution of higher education in the Fall      http://www.breylancommunications.com/apply.php

Our merit-based scholarships for Colorado high school seniors provide what is essentially a full-ride to any four-year institution in Colorado.

The Boettcher Scholarship is a Colorado scholarship for high school seniors. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious merit-based scholarships in the state. The Boettcher Scholarship covers the cost of a scholar’s tuition, fees and books for eight semesters/12 quarters at approved Colorado four-year universities or colleges. Additionally, Boettcher Scholars also receive a living stipend.

If you are a Colorado high school senior and interested, you should talk to your high school counselor. Your counselor will get detailed information about how to create accounts for top seniors and invite them to apply. Once your counselor invites you to apply, you will complete the official application on the Boettcher Scholarship application website (only accessible through an invitation from your counselor. However, any student can request an invitation from their counselor).

 

Brown Family $1,500 Scholarship

Applicants must attend a college or a trade school with a plan to enter into a field related to agriculture (Ag Business, Animal Husbandry, Diesel Repair, Welding, etc.)       More information available in the RHS counseling office.

 

CABE Scholar

$10,000 four year award to a Bilingual Colorado high school senior who is planning to become a Bilingual teacher in Colorado. The CABE Scholar Award Description explains the award and expectations. Applicants must be Bilingual. Applicants who receive the Seal of Biliteracy from their district will be given competitive priority. Finalists will be required to provide proof of bilingualism.  [email protected]  http://www.cocabe.org/index.php/scholarships/

 

Cannon Hadfield Stieben, LLC Academic Excellence Scholarship

Cannon Hadfield Stieben, LLC is committed to promoting justice, equal rights, and opportunities for all. To that end, they seek to provide the highest quality legal work available in Colorado. That requires academic excellence. To support to next crop of talented lawyers, Cannon Hadfield Stieben, LLC is proud to offer to Cannon Hadfield Stieben, LLC Academic Excellence Scholarship.

As we make an investment in outstanding youth, we know that our nation will reap the benefits for years to come. Cannon Hadfield Stieben, LLC is proud to offer this $500 scholarship to students pursuing college or an advanced degree of any type.   http://cannonlaw.com/scholarships.html [email protected]

 

Cannon Hadfield Stieben, LLC Civil Justice Scholarship

We are determined to spread the message of equal access to the civil justice system to all. To that end, our law firm is creating a scholarship to students either currently enrolled, or who plan to enroll, in a program consistent with our vision.

As we make an investment in outstanding youth, we know that our nation will reap the benefits for years to come. Cannon Hadfield Stieben, LLC is proud to offer this $500 scholarship to students pursuing college or an advanced degree of any type.  http://cannonlaw.com/scholarships.html

 

Carl Luther Memorial Scholarship

Two $1000.00 Carl Luther Memorial Vo-Tech Scholarships will be awarded to individuals pursuing a degree in an Agricultural Vo-Tech related field. The Carl

Luther Memorial Vo-Tech Scholarship was initiated in 2011 to honor the late Carl Luther, a long-time exhibitor and supporter of the Colorado Farm Show.

http://www.coloradofarmshow.com/scholarship    [email protected]

 

CARiD Scholarship

CARiD is giving away $1,000 to offset your educational expenses for whatever you need to get ready for school! CARiD believes in higher education and wants to help you achieve your goals!

Create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry and email it. Photos can be cropped, spliced, or edited however you see fit

Photos must be relevant to the automotive industry

Two scholarships will be awarded each year.       http://www.carid.com/scholarships.html             [email protected]

 

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

A one-time $2,500 award is given to three students who are in financial need and who have been accepted or is currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. A letter of acceptance into a nursing program or a transcript stating the applicant is in a nursing program must be included.

http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/nursing-medical-scholarships

 

CESDA Scholarship

Colorado Educational Services and Development Association (CESDA) is pleased to announce its Scholarship Program for the 2019 graduating class. We are giving six $1000 (contingent on the availability of funds) awards. Each scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award. Please read the instructions carefully and be

sure the information submitted is complete.  https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/minority/asian-scholarships/cesda-diversity-scholarship-application/1004100

 

Cibrowski Family Foundation Scholarship

The Cibrowski Family Foundation is proud to announce the availability of two non-discriminatory scholarships for high school seniors who intend to pursue careers in engineering or chemistry at the Colorado School of Mines or the University of Denver in the fall of 2019. The application is available on Naviance and the deadline is April 30, 2019.

Taylor's-Universities Scholarship
Taylor’s-Universities Scholarship

College Fairs of Greater Denver Opportunity Scholarship

We will be awarding 3, $1500 scholarships. Eligible applicant must be a current Colorado high school graduating senior with a minimum 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA and an 18 ACT score, 920 SAT score.

In addition to the completed scholarship application form (attached), please send the following items to be considered for the scholarship:

  • Official transcript
  • Test scores (can be included on official transcript)
  • One letter of recommendation from high school administrator, teacher or counselor
  • Essay response to one of the prompts below:

o How do you hope to improve your community after college graduation?

o What aspects of college are you most looking forward to?

o What does the opportunity to attend college mean to you? Completed applications (including supplemental materials) are due by December 15, 2017. Recipients will be notified by March 1, 2018.  http://www.cvent.com/events/college-fairs-of-greater-denver-2018/custom-19- c879082bb35d40aaaaa328f488581cb2.aspx?dvce=1

 

College JumpStart Scholarship

The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition — financial need is not considered — that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first-place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States.     http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/application-us

 

Colorado Council Volunteerism/Community Service Scholarship

To encourage and reward college-bound youth who likewise are committed to volunteerism and community service, the Council awards $1,500 one-time scholarships to 16 deserving Colorado high school seniors or continuing college student each year to assist with defraying the cost of tuition and fees at one of the Member Institutions.            http://www.coloradocouncil.org/scholarship

 

Colorado County Clerks Association Scholarship

The Colorado County Clerks Association has established a scholarship fund to aid outstanding high school seniors who are residents of Colorado in furthering their education at any university, college, junior college, or technical institution. Regional one-time scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 to seniors. Selection is based on a minimum 3.25 grade point average (GPA), participation in extracurricular, community and service activities and demonstrated financial need.                  http://www.clerkandrecorder.org/scholarship

 

Colorado Farm Show Scholarships

Colorado Farm Show Friend of the Show Scholarship – The Colorado Farm Show also offers a $1000.00 Friend of the Show Scholarship to individuals who have volunteered or have a family member who has volunteered their time to the Colorado Farm Show.

Colorado Farm Show Rolling Scholarship – The Rolling Scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship that will be offered to two graduating High School Seniors planning on pursuing a degree in an Agriculture field of study at a four-year College or University. Once awarded a Colorado Farm Show Rolling Scholarship, applicants may re-apply yearly by July 1 and show a continued involvement and commitment to Agriculture along with academic success.

Colorado Farm Show Secondary Scholarship – Also continuing this year, are two $1500.00 Colorado Farm Show Secondary Scholarships. Two secondary scholarships will be awarded to applicants who are past winners of a Colorado Farm Show Scholarship and are currently pursuing their secondary education in an Agricultural or Vo-Tech Field of study at an accredited College, University, or Vo-Tech School.

http://www.coloradofarmshow.com/scholarship

 

Colorado Garden Foundation Full-Ride Scholarship

This scholarship includes tuition, fees, room & board, and all required books for the four years. In addition, the student will be given a laptop computer and printer at the start of their freshman year. Only Colorado residents can apply. Must be an incoming freshman at a Colorado public college or university. This scholarship offered by Colorado Garden Foundation is a four-year scholarship available to an incoming freshman at a Colorado public college or university planning to major in Agriculture Business, Agriculture Education, Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Architecture, Botany, Plant Biology, Plant Pathology/Science, Nursery & Landscape Management, Environmental Horticulture, Agronomy. https://www.coloradogardenfoundation.org/about/scholarships

 

Coolidge Scholarship

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of

undergraduate study.     http://coolidgescholars.org/apply/

 

Daniels Fund Scholarship

The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities.   http://www.danielsfund.org/Apply.asp

 

Dare to Dream Scholarship

Four times a year, once each quarter, the BrainstormUSA Dare to Dream…Expect to Succeed National Scholarship Program awards the following prizes: One

$4,000 college scholarships each quarter. Seven students quarterly will receive our K-9 complete library or our 6-12 library, the same programs that have produced great results in thousands of schools across the country.           http://www.brainstormusa.com/en/enter-online/

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.

The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.

http://www.dar.org/sites/default/files/members/darnet/forms/SCH-1001.pdf

 

Elevations Foundation Scholarships

Elevations Foundation is proud to support six named scholarship initiatives. Since 2010, Elevations Foundation has provided over $204,000 in scholarships to support graduating high school seniors in their pursuit of higher education. In addition to the Foundation’s scholarship initiative, Elevations Credit Union provides over $130,000 annually in scholarship resources. All of the Foundation’s scholarship recipients have a proven track record in academics and community engagement, but most importantly they have a financial need.

The annual scholarship application cycle opens on January 1st and runs through March 15th. Awards are granted at the Annual Celebration of Community in

May. Each year, the Foundation has increased the dollars available and the amounts awarded to scholars.

https://www.elevationscu.com/community/elevations-foundation/scholarships

 

EMAC Scholarship

The Ethnic Minority Advisory Council of the Colorado Education Association is offering four $1,000 scholarships to ethnic minority high school seniors whose parents, guardians or grandparents are CEA members. The scholarships will assist students in attending college in the 2017-18 academic year. https://bvea.coloradoea.org/content/emac-scholarships

 

First FarmBank Scholarship

First FarmBank will be awarding 15 $500 scholarships that students may use at the school of their choice. To be eligible, high school seniors must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, be graduating this spring and demonstrate involvement in school and/or community leadership activities. Complete selection criteria, eligibility requirements and award details are on the application. You can access the application through Naviance or go to www.firstfarmbank.com. Deadline to submit your application is March 29th.

 

From Failure to Promise Scholarship

http://www.fromfailuretopromise.com/essay-scholarship-contest–html

 

Greeley Stampede Foundation Scholarship

Weld County High School seniors who meet general qualifications and are scheduled to graduate in the spring are encouraged to apply. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on their outstanding academic results, leadership in the community and plans to further their education. Recipients of the scholarship may use the scholarship at any accredited trade school, college or university.

https://www.greeleystampede.org/p/get-involved/scholarships

 

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship

The establishment of the Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund occurred in October 2001. This scholarship fund is named in honor of Janice Marie Scott. Why was this scholarship fund established? To recognize her involvement with various youth programs and community service activities within the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC. Janice was one of 125 individuals that perished in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 when terrorists hijacked and crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the building of the Pentagon. She was the daughter of Geraldine Holmes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Welcome to the fund

 

Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship

A one-time $2,000 scholarship awarded to two graduating high school seniors that have demonstrated advance interest in history and are planning to major in or pursue the study of history in a full-time accredited college or university in the United States. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.25.

http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info

 

MCA Denver Failure Scholarship

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver awards annually over $10,000 in college scholarships to the next generation of creative graduating seniors who have risked failure in pursuit of something new. The Failure Awards are based on documentation of a project the student created or produced that demonstrates originality and creativity. Opens Dec. 1                 http://mcadenver.org/scholarships

 

Mikkelson Foundation Scholarship

To aid Colorado high school seniors who are planning to pursue higher education in mathematics, science, or engineering. http://mikkelsonfoundation.org/students.html

 

National CCAA Scholarship

The National CCAA Scholarship is a one-time, $1,000 award. The deadline to apply is March 1 and award recipients will be selected in mid to late March. To learn more about the many educational opportunities our member colleges and universities have to offer, please visit catholiccollegesonline.org. http://www.catholiccollegesonline.org/students-parents/financial-aid/nccaa-scholarship.html

 

National Council of Jewish Women Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that again this year, the National Council of Jewish Women, Colorado Section, will award a five (5) or more scholarships to Jewish women who are Colorado residents and are accepted or enrolled in an accredited post-secondary education institution for the 2017-18 school year. Each scholarship will be granted for a minimum of $2,000. Each student must have applied and been accepted to an accredited college or university (undergraduate or graduate level studies), junior college, community college, vocational or technical school.     https://www.ncjw.org/washingtoninstitute/scholarships/

 

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship

The National Eagle Scout Association offers two types of Eagle Scout scholarships:

Academic Scholarships and Merit Scholarships. Academic scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need. Merit scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, and community service.             http://nesa.academicworks.com/

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Scholarship

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognizes young people for outstanding volunteer service.    https://spirit.prudential.com/

 

RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship

The RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for post-secondary education to outstanding Colorado high school seniors. This highly competitive scholarship rewards students for exceptional achievement, above and beyond their peers. This program aims to support students who have displayed academic excellence, a passion for their intended field of study, leadership ability, engagement in their school and community, and a strong aptitude for science, mathematics, or engineering.            http://denverfoundation.academicworks.com/opportunities/301

 

Richard & Elizabeth Dean Scholarship

The Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship awards two scholarships in the preferred amount of $5,000 each year for up to four consecutive years to graduating high school students. The selection process shall be based on academic merit with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25. http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info

 

Ronald McDonald Foundation Scholarships

This program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals.

https://www.rmhcghg.org/services/ronald-mcdonald-scholarship-program

 

Scholastic Art Scholarship

The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. http://www.artandwriting.org/login

 

Scholastic Writing Scholarship

The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. After you have created your work, uploaded it to your Scholastic Awards Account! Visit our online galleries to see examples of works from past National Medalists. http://www.artandwriting.org/affiliate/WRALW/

 

Standout Student College Scholarship

There is more to getting into college than good grades and test scores!

College Peas Student Standout College Scholarship is for the student who has something special that makes them different from their peers. We recommend engaging in a special kind of activity – a Non-Teenager Activity or NTA. An NTA is, quite simply, any activity that other teenagers don’t typically do. By choosing an NTA you will differentiate yourself in a way that will have a very positive impact on your chances of getting into college. We are always looking for good examples of NTA’s and if you have one, you have a shot at this scholarship.          http://collegepeas.com/money/

 

The BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute. http://www.bigsunathletics.com/index.html

 

United States JCI Foundation Scholarship

Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the

Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient’s choice.

https://www.usjcisenate.org/programs/scholarship

 

Vallejo Family Passion Scholarship

What are you passionate about? How did you develop that passion? Was there a specific person or event that triggered it? More information available in the RHS counseling office.

 Wendy ’s  HS Hei s man

Wendy’s wants you to apply for “the most visible award in high school sports” which gives you a chance to win up to a $10,000* scholarship for college. If you’re

a high school senior-athlete and have the brains, passion, dedication and mad-skills on the field, you’re already Heisman-worthy. 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.             http://www.whshapplication.com/default.aspx?comp_id=50E8A2E1-F6F7-4F4A-92BF-B67CD9B57EA1

 

William & Betty Markham Memorial Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship must be planning to attend a college or trade school with a plan to enter into a field related to agriculture. The award is $3,000. You will need to submit an essay, your high school transcript and one recent letter of recommendation. The application is available on Naviance and due to the RHS counseling office by 3:00pm on April 5, 2019.

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Top Twelve Tips on Winning a Scholarship

  • Start searching for scholarships as soon as possible. Don’t wait until the spring of your senior year in high school to start searching, or you’ll miss half the deadlines. There are many scholarships available to students in grades K-11, not just high school seniors. Continue searching for scholarships even after you are enrolled in college.
  • Use a free scholarship matching service like Fastweb.com. The Fastweb database is updated daily and the site will email you notifications of new scholarships that match your personal background profile.
  • Answer all of the optional questions on a scholarship matching web site for about twice as many matches.
  • Look for local scholarships on bulletin boards near the guidance counselor or financial aid offices, or the library’s jobs and careers section. Also look in the coupon section of the Sunday newspaper. Improve grades for more matches.
  • To win more scholarships, apply to every scholarship for which you are eligible. It’s a numbers game. Even among talented students, winning involves a bit of luck, not just skill. Pursue less competitive scholarships, such as small awards and essay contests. They are easier to win and help you win bigger scholarships. You can’t win if you don’t apply. It gets easier after your first 6 applications. Essays can be reused and tailored to each new application.
  • Don’t miss deadlines. Use checklists to get organized.
  • Tailor your application to the sponsor’s goals. Read and follow the instructions carefully.
  • If you have difficulty writing essays, record yourself as you answer the question out loud and transcribe the recording. Most people think and speak faster than they can write or type. Write an outline afterward to organize your thoughts.
  • Personalize your essay and be passionate. Write about something of interest to you. Make your application stand out from the crowd. Talk about your impact on other people. Give examples and be specific.
  • Google your name to ensure that you have a professional online presence. Use a clean email address, such as [email protected] Review your Facebook account, removing inappropriate and immature material.
  • Proofread a printed copy of your essay and the application for spelling and grammar errors.
  • Make a photocopy of your application before mailing it. Send the application by certified mail, return receipt requested or with delivery confirmation.
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Common Scholarship Application Mistakes

  • Missing deadlines
  • Failing to proofread the application
  • Failing to follow directions, especially regarding essay length and the number of recommendations
  • Omitting required information
  • Applying for an award when you don’t qualify
  • Failing to apply for an award for which you are eligible
  • Failing to tailor the application to the sponsor
  • Writing a boring essay
  • Writing an essay that may offend the reviewer
  • Including exaggerations or lies on your application

Beware of Scholarship Scams

  • If you have to pay money to get money, it’s probably a scam.
  • Never invest more than a postage stamp to get information about scholarships or to apply for a scholarship.
  • Nobody can guarantee that you’ll win a scholarship.
  • Do not give out personal information like bank account, credit card or Social Security numbers.
  • Beware of the unclaimed aid myth. The only money that goes unclaimed is money that can’t be claimed.

Top Ten Most Unusual Scholarships

  1. Scholarship for Left-Handed Students
  2. Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck at Prom Contest
  3. David Letterman Telecommunications Scholarships
  4. Zolp Scholarships
  5. Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarships
  6. Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Award
  7. National Marbles Tournament Scholarships
  8. Klingon Language Institute Scholarships
  9. National Beef Ambassador Program
  10. Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships

Top Ten Most Prestigious Scholarships

  1. Marshall Scholarships
  2. Rhodes Scholarships
  3. Winston Churchill Scholarship Program
  4. Harry S. Truman Scholarships
  5. Henry Luce Foundation Scholarships
  6. Morris K. Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
  7. Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program
  8. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships
  9. Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 10. National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Top Ten Most Generous Scholarships

  1. Intel Science Talent Search
  2. Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology
  3. NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
  4. Elks Nat’l Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition 5. Davidson Fellows 6. Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
  5. Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
  6. Collegiate Inventors Competition
  7. Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarships
  8. Gates Millennium Scholars

Top Ten Scholarships for Age 13 and Under

  1. National Spelling Bee
  2. National Geography Bee
  3. National History Day Contest
  4. Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest
  5. Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
  6. Christopher Columbus Community Service Awards
  7. Dick Blick Linoleum Block Print Contest
  8. Gloria Barron Prize for Your Heroes
  9. Patriot’s Pen
  10. Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Top Ten Scholarships for Community Service

  1. Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards
  2. The Do Something Awards
  3. Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarships
  4. Discover Card Tribute Awards
  5. Echoing Green Fellowships
  6. The Heart of America Christopher Reeve Awards
  7. Kohl’s Kids Who Care Program
  8. Samuel Huntington Public Service Awards
  9. National Caring Awards 10. Youth Action Net

Top Ten Scholarships that Don’t Need an A

  1. US Department of Education (Federal Student Aid)
  2. AXA Achievement Scholarship Program
  3. Horatio Alger Association Scholarships
  4. Ayn Rand Institute
  5. Girls Going Places Scholarships
  6. Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest
  7. Americanism Essay Contest
  8. AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest
  9. Red Vines Drawing Contest
  10. Community Foundation Scholarships

 

Key Scholarship Resources

  • Fastweb Free Scholarship Matching Service www.fastweb.com
  • FinAid’s Scholarships Section www.finaid.org/scholarships
  • Search for Scholarships on the Web www.finaid.org/websearch
  • Beware of Scholarship Scams www.finaid.org/scholarshipscams ftc.gov/scholarshipscams
  • Education Tax Benefits www.finaid.org/taxbenefits www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf
  • Federal Student Financial Aid www.fafsa.ed.gov

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Guide to Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities

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Guide to Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities

 

“Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

We at DFW International community Alliance recognize the significant role education has played in our nation’s growth and success as well as in the ability of its inhabitants to pursue their right to happiness.

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For several years we have offered this Scholarship Guide as a downloadable database for minority students and for children of “New Americans” who may not be aware of the many opportunities for scholarships available to them. Over 44% of North Texas residents are immigrants and their children. Their impact in our cultural, economic and political well-being must be recognized and supported. As they continue to assimilate, their hopes and dreams become the story of our country to the rest of the world. This Guide is a small symbol of our gratitude to them and to the dedicated educators who wish to assist them to reach their personal and economic goals.

We are grateful for the continued support of Ernst & Young and to the many local colleges, organizations and individuals that provided essential materials.

ANNE MARIE WEISS ARMUSH – President And Founder DFW International Community Alliance

 

Our MISSION is to build mutual understanding and respect by linking diverse international cultural communities.  Nuestra MISION es construir lazos que creen un mutuo respeto y entendimiento entre las diversas comunidades internacionales que viven en el norte de Texas.

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DFW International Community Alliance

12830 Hillcrest Rd., Suite D 218

Dallas, TX  75230

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Part 1: Preparing for College

  • College prep timeline for high school students
  • College prep curriculum
  • Tests for College Admission

Part 2: How to Enroll in College

  • Selecting a school
  • Types of colleges
  • College applications

Part 3: Financial Aid

  • FAFSA
  • Scholarships
  • Loans
  • Other Informational Resources

Part 4: Directory of Scholarships

  • Scholarships for International Sutudy

Part 5: Para los padres

  • Alistandose para la universidad
  • Como matricularse en la universidad
  • La ayuda financiera

 

We are grateful for the continued support of Ernst & Young and to the many local colleges, organizations and individuals that provided essential materials.

The 2011 Scholarship Guide was updated and produced by DFW  International Community Alliance’s Director of Educational Programs Yamilec Calvario and interns Kayla Currie, Sohye Yang and volunteer Eva Calvario. Photographs were provided by the University of North Texas Dallas Campus, DFW International interns, Ronald Scott of Beholding Eyes Photography, Rabia Khan, Luis Lara and Jay Torres

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PART I: PREPARING FOR COLLEGE

COLLEGE PREP TIMELINE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Excerpted from: The Sallie Mae Fund Mission: Possible! www.thesalliemaefund.org/smfnew/sections/download.html

Freshman Year

  •  Meet with the guidance counselor and select courses that meet college admissions requirements
  •   Take challenging classes that build skills
  •   Get involved in extracurricular activities
  •   Research career possibilities
  •   During the summer read books, take courses or volunteer

Sophomore Year

  •   Some schools offer an optional PSAT and/or PLAN test to discover your strengths and weaknesses
  •   Talk to your counselor about your PSAT and/or PLAN scores and next steps
  •   Continue to research college and career options
  •   During the summer read books, take courses, or volunteer

Junior year

  •   Take the PSAT. A good score may qualify you for scholarship programs.
  •   Talk to your counselor about your PSAT scores, learn how to improve them
  •   Start researching your options for grants, scholarships, and work-study
  •   Research, and visit colleges that you are interested in (and disuss them with your counselor).
  •  Register for the ACT, SAT, and/or SAT Subject Tests as required by your selected colleges. Or if you haven’t selected colleges, discuss with your counselor which test(s) you should take. If you can not cover the cost of the exams, speak to your counselor.

Senior Year

  •   Obtain and complete admissions and financial aid applications
  •   Ask your teachers for recommendations, if the colleges require them
  •   Visit colleges and attend college fairs
  •   Send your transcript and test scores to your selected colleges
  •   Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st
  •   Review your Student Aid Report (SAR), acceptances, and financial aid offers.
  •   By May 1st, make final decisions and notify schools
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COLLEGE PREP CURRICULUM

Excerpted from: ACE American Council of Education

www.collegeispossible.org

College admission officers see your course schedule as the outline of your high school education. Take at least five solid academic classes every semester, including the following:

  •   English – Four or more years (grammar, composition, literature, etc.
  •   Mathematics – Three or more years (Algebra I and higher does not include general math, business math, or consumer math)
  •   Natural Sciences – Three or more years (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.)
  •   Social Sciences – Three or more years (history, economics, geography, civics, psychology, etc.)
  •   Additional Courses – Some colleges and universities require other classes such as a foreign language, theater, music, computer science, etc.

 

OTHER ELEMENTS THAT HELP YOU SUCCEED

Excerpted from: College Board Connect to College Success http://www.collegeboard.com

Advanced Placement Program (AP) – These exams offer the credit or ad- vanced standing at most of the nation’s colleges and universities. If you do well, you can save time and money while learning.

Extra-curricular activities – One can join different clubs in schools to get in- volved in various activities, and also become a volunteer.

Work experience – Year-round or summer internship (paid or unpaid) can help you identify career interests and goals, and gain real work experience. Be sure to list these on your application.

Be aware of your class ranking. More and more colleges and universities are considering class rank when admitting students. Some Texas universities auto- matically admit top 10 percent students of the class.

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TESTS For COLLEGE ADMISSION

  •   PSAT – Most students take the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test) in the fall of their junior year in high school.
  •   SAT – A 3-hour exam that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning. The maximum possible score is 1600 (800 verbal and 800 mathematics). The ad- missions office in the college or university you plan to attend can tell you which portions of the SAT you might need to take.
  •   ACT Assessment – A 3-hour exam covering four skill areas: English, math- ematics, reading and science reasoning. Max possible score is 36.
  •   Should you take the SAT or the ACT? The SAT & ACT are the two most widely used college entrance exams. Students take it in their junior or senior year in high school. Most colleges and universities will accept scores from either for admissions purposes. However, some schools prefer one over the other. Check your school’s requirements, to make sure.
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PART 2: HOW TO ENROLL IN COLLEGE

Choosing which college or university you want to attend is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. Remember, your goal is to find the school that is right for your needs, not those of your friends and family. Consider these things:

  •   Does the school offer a good program in the field you wish to study?
  •   What are the admission requirements and can you meet them?
  •   How much does it cost (tution plus housing and meals) and can you afford it?
  •   How big is the college or university?

You can find the answers to these questions on the internet, at college fairs, by visiting the schools, and by contacting the admissions offices of the universities/ colleges.

 

TYPES Of COLLEGES

Excerpted from: AIE Adventures in Education

www.adventuresineducation.org/HighSchool

Community and junior colleges generally offer two-year associate degree pro- grams. For students who decide to continue their studies in a four-year program, the course credits usually transfer to four-year colleges.

Four-year colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degrees in many fields of study. Many also offer graduate programs.

Public colleges and universities are generally less expensive than private colleges. However, the low rates are normally available only to residents of the state. One can be eligible for in-state(resident) fee after 1 year.

Private colleges are usually more expensive than a public university. But they often offer financial aid options that make their cost feasible.

Vocational training schools are privately owned and operated schools that offer a wide variety of vocational courses that take from five months to three years to complete.

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COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

Remember, your application makes your first impression for you. Keep a few things in mind when filling out your application:

  •   Always apply to more than one school.
  •   It is always good to apply long before deadline.
  •   Check for early admission dates to save money – sometimes it can be free.
  •   Answer all questions. Don’t leave anything blank.
  •   Type or print your answers. Be neat. Presentation is important.
  •   Include supporting materials (letters of recommendation, examples of your work or interests).
  •   Keep a copy of the application documents for future requirements.
  •   Include any required processing fees with your application.
  •   Fine tune your essay. Don’t ramble. Have someone else review your draft.
  •   Proofread your application. Have a parent or a friend proofread it, too.
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PART 3: FINANCIAL AID

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that most schools use to determine financial aid. Money is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Complete it immediately after January 1st of your senior year. Forms are available in your high school or at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

After you submit your FAFSA, you will be sent a Student Aid Report (SAR), which tells how much money your family is expected to contribute to your college education for one year. This helps schools and scholarship organizations know how much money you will need in financial aid.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Excerpted from: Latino College Dollars

www.latinocollegedollars.org/index.html

Scholarships are free money that is available to offset the cost of school. Stu- dents have to apply for scholarships, which are awarded on a case-by-case basis, often based on merit, and it does not have to be paid back.

Every scholarship has varying requirements – including its own application, which you will need to get and complete – but it is a good idea to pull together a folder of the following information (or as much of it as you can), as almost all scholar- ships will ask for some combination of these things:

  •   One or two essays
  •   Letter(s) of recommendation
  •   Writing sample
  •   Resume
  •   Transcripts
  •   Copy of Student Aid Report (SAR)
  •   Parent and Student Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  •   GPA Certification Form
  •   Enrollment Verification Form
  •   Copy of Financial Aid Award Letter

 

Some scholarships require proof of citizenship in order to qualify for a scholarship, but others do not. According to Senate Bill 1528, if you are a foreign student or non-citizen, you may be eligible to be classified as a Texas resident for tuition purposes. If so, you may also be eligible to receive state financial aid.

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STUDENT LOANS

Excerpted from: FinAid! The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

www.finaid.org/loans/studentloan.phtml

Student loans assist in paying for college, and have a lower interest rate than other loans.  Student loans must be repaid, but not until you are out of school. Federal loans consist of the unsubstitized and substitized Stafford Loans and the Perkins loans.  Each of these loans have different requirements, your SAR will determine which loan(s) you best qualify for.

After you have filled out the FAFSA form, talk to your selected colleges’ financial aid offices and apply early.

 

OTHER RESOURCES

  1. www.colleges.com
  2. www.educationplanner.com
  3. www.latinocollegedollars.org
  4. www.knowhow2go.org
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PART 4: DIRECTORY OF SCHOLARSHIPS

A GPA ISN’T EVERYTHING SCHOLARSHIP

For students with a strong record of extracurricular, leadership and/or volunteer activities to be eligible for this award.

www.cappex.com/scholarships/

 

ACTUARIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

For minority students in the pursuit of actuarial careers. The Casualty Actuarial Society/Society of Actuaries scholarship program is available to African North Americans, Hispanics, and Native North Americans. An applicant must be a U.S. citizen, Canadian citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, Canadian Permanent Resident, U.S. student on an F1 Visa, or Canadian student on student authorization.

847-706-3535   [email protected] www.beanactuary.org/college/scholarships.cfm

 

ADA FOUNDATION UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITY DENTAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships are awarded to defray school expenses, which include tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses. Scholarship disbursements are made twice yearly in equal payments and sent directly to the student’s financial aid office. The second disbursement is made contingent upon the student’s maintenance of the required grade point average.

312-594-7617 www.ada.org/2904.aspx

 

ADELANTE! US EDUCATION LEADERSHIP FUND

For Hispanic students who have a minimum of 3.0 GPA, who are eligible for financial aid or state-funded programs, and enrolled full-time. Must provide two letters of recommendation, complete a student survey, participate in ADELANTE’s leadership institute and email a resume.

877-692-1971 [email protected]    www.adelantefund.org

 

ADHA INSTITUTE FOR ORAL HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For full-time, minority (African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and Males) undergraduate/graduate students currently under represented in the Dental Hygiene profession.

800-735-4916 www.adha.org/institute

 

ADVANCING HISPANIC EXCELLENCE IN TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH AND SCIENCE (AHETEMS) SCHOLARSHIP

Designed to enhance and achieve the potential of Latino students pursuing bachelor and advanced degrees in engineering, math and science. Award: $1,000 – $3,000

www.ahetems.org/scholarships/

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP DATABASE For African Americans in many disciplines. www.littleafrica.com/resources/scholarships.htm

 

AGI MINORITY GEOSCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS For students enrolled in an accredited institution as an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in geo-science, or a sub discipline of geo-science, and demonstrate financial need.    Award: $4,000

703-379-2480 ext. 245 [email protected]      www.aie.org/scholarships/detail.cfm?id=2852

 

AICPA SCHOLARSHIP FOR MINORITY ACCOUNTING STUDENTS

For undergraduates studying accounting at a U.S. college. Must have at least 30 credits completed. Award: up to $5,000.

[email protected] – www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/mini/smas.htm

 

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSOCIATION, INC.

For full-time undergraduate or graduate students in aeronautics, aviation or related field.

703-299-2430    www.atca.org/index.asp?bid=50

 

ALICE YURIKO ENDO SCHOLARSHIP

For students of Japanese American descent. Every applicant must be an active National JACL member at either an Individual or Student/Youth Level.

415-921-5225    [email protected]     www.jacl.org/edu/scholar.htm

 

AMBI SCHOLARSHIP IN SCIENCE & MEDICINE

Designed to recognize, reward and support African American and Hispanic women who have a genuine desire to make a difference in science and medicine.  Award: $10,000

866-524-7303 www.ambiskincare.com/scholarship

 

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY-SCHOLARS PROGRAM

For African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in chemical science or chemical technology.   Award: $5,000

202-872-6250   [email protected] – portal.acs.org

 

AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Funding for deserving students at all levels of study.   Award: $500 – $10,000

800-877-1600    [email protected] – www.eatright.org/foundation/scholarships

 

AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION

For minority graduate or undergraduate students studying earth, space or marine science, or related field.

800-966-2481 – www.agu.org/education/grants

 

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

For students pursuing an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. Award: $1,000

212-591-7338 – www.aiche.org/Students/Awards/MinorityScholarshipAwardsStudent.aspx

 

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ALA) SPECTRUM INITIATIVE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For American Indian/Alaska, Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander individuals attending ALA- accredited library schools. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada.   Award: $5,000    [email protected]

800-545-2433 ext. 5048 www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/diversity/spectrum/spectrum.cfm

 

AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY INCOMING FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP

For graduating high-school seniors who have enrolled, full-time, in college courses and are pursuing a degree in nuclear engineering or have the intent to pursue a degree in nuclear engineering.   Award: $1,000    708-352-6611 www.ans.org

 

APS SCHOLARSHIP FOR MINORITY UNDERGRADUATE PHYSICS MAJORS

Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply. Award: $2,000 – $3,000

[email protected] www.aps.org/programs/minorities/honors/scholarship/index.cfm

 

ART MAJORS SCHOLARSHIP – GRAPHIC ART MAJOR SCHOLARSHIPS

For freshman and undergraduate students majoring in Graphic Design and have a 3.0 GPA. National Scholarship Trust Fund of the Graphic Arts. Award: $500 – $1,500.    www.apacs.org/scholarships.html

 

ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS

For outstanding high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students. Selected based on commitment to the field of journalism, sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues as demonstrated by community involvement, journalistic ability, and financial need.   Award: $1,000 – $7,500

www.aaja.org/programs/scholarships/

 

ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Recipients must have a minimum 2.7 GPA. Awards are made on the basis of academic record, future plans, community service, financial need, and leadership.    202-986-6892   [email protected]    www.apiasf.org

 

ASOCIACION BORICUA DE DALLAS, INC. SCHOLARSHIP

For Hispanic students in Denton, Dallas, Tarrant or Collin counties planning on pursuing an academic, technical or vocational degree. Must be a permanent US resident or citizen.  972-488-2990 www.boricuadallas.org/english/ScholarshipCriteria.htm

 

ASPIRA ASSOCIATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP DATABASE

For Hispanic youth in various disciplines.

www.aspira.org/manuals/scholarships

 

AYN RAND ESSAY SCHOLARSHIPS

For both high school and college students.   Award: $50 – $10,000

www.aynrand.org

 

BELIEF FOUNDATION

For high school and undergraduate students living in Irving, TX, in certain zip codes, beginning with “75,” & ending in: 203, 204, 210, 211, 215, 216, 217, 219, 223, 226, 241. Applicants must be between 17 & 30 years of age. These scholarships are renewable. They can be used for all types of schools giving post-high school education.   Award: $5,000

972-999-4560 www.thebelieffoundation.org

 

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates and must be receiving a Federal

Pell Grant, applying or have been accepted into a study abroad program, and studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country.

[email protected] – 713-621-6300 ext. 25    www.iie.org/gilman

 

BLACK ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS SCHOLARSHIPS

A wide range of local and national organizations provide preschool – 12th grade students with scholarships to attend private schools. www.baeo.org/programs?program_id=2

 

BLACK COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

For students attending a Historically Black College or University that is a member of the IES consortium.   Award: $2,000

800-995-2300 – hbcuconnect.com

 

BLACK EXCEL FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Database of information on state financial aid www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm

 

BOEING SCHOLARSHIPS

For students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

www.boeing.com/educationrelations/index.html

 

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Helps working women develop their career skills.

www.bpwfoundation.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4553

 

CARMEN TRUJILLO NUNEZ PRE-MED SCHOLARSHIP AT UT ARLINGTON

For a pre-med student.   Award: $1,125    817-272-3561   [email protected]

wweb.uta.edu/ses/fao/content/scholarships/departmental_scholarships.aspx

 

CHICANA/LATINA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM

For women of Chicana/Latina heritage enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college in one the Northern California counties listed. Award: $1,500    www.chicanalatina.org/scholarship.html

 

CHI RHO ASSOCIATIONS, INC. SCHOLARSHIPS

Coed Service Fraternity at Texas Tech, has two scholarships available to

seniors.   Award: $1,000    www.chirho.org

 

CLARE BOOTH LUCE SCHOLARSHIPS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

For women studying biology, engineering, chemistry, computer science,

mathematics, and physics. Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. 212-489-7700

www.hluce.org

 

COCA COLA SCHOLARSHIPS

For high school students and students currently enrolled in a two year

college.  Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

www.coca-colascholars.org/

 

COLGATE “BRIGHT SMILE, BRIGHT FUTURES” MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS

For male undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited program in Dental

Hygiene in the U.S.   Award: $1,250

800-735-4916 – www.adha.org/institute/Scholarship

 

COLLEGE ASSISTANCE MIGRANT PROGRAM (CAMP)

An educational opportunity to the sons and daughters of migrant and seasonal farm workers entering St. Edwards. 512-448-8625 www.stedwards.edu/camp

 

COLLEGENET’S SCHOLARSHIP DATABASE

www.collegenet.com/mach25/app

 

COLLIN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP DATABASE

Provides a list of a wide variety of free scholarship searches.

www.collin.edu/gettingstarted/financialaid/scholarships.html

 

COLUMBIA CREW MEMORIAL UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

To recognize high-quality students and encourage their consideration of graduate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields which will ultimately lead to careers in space related fields. [email protected]

512- 471-3583    www.tsgc.utexas.edu

 

COMMITTEE ON MINORITIES IN PHYSICS

For historically under-represented minorities, notably African-Americans,Hispanic, and Native Americans, who are pursuing degrees in physics and plan to work in the same field in the United States. www.aps.org/programs/honors

 

COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION OF TEXAS

Provides a list of scholarships available in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas,

Arkansas, Oklahoma and nationwide for students graduating from a particular geographical area or high school, attending a specific school or university, or pursuing a particular course of study.    [email protected]

214-750-4222    www.cftexas.org/Page.aspx?pid=291

 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

For students transferring to SMU from a community college with at least 50 transferable credit hours, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and who are enrolled full-time.

214-768-3417     [email protected] – www.smu.edu/admission/apply_transfer_scholars.asp

 

COMPLETE THE DREAM SCHOLARSHIP

A scholarship awarded to students accepted to UNT Dallas who receivedthe Rising Star Scholarship at any of the Dallas County Community College

District’s campuses, and who have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher.

972-780-3630     www.unt.edu/unt-dallas/dreamscholar.htm

 

CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE

For Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future.

Award: $1,000 – $5,000     www.chci.org

 

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION AGREEMENT

For women and minority candidates in fish and wildlife biology fields.

Cooperative Research Units Center    www.coopunits.org

 

COUNCIL ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR MINORITIES

For students from underrepresented backgrounds entering the legal profession.

214-631-3677    www.cleoscholars.com

 

DALLAS BAR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

For minority leaders.    214-220-7400   [email protected]

www.dallasbar.org/dbf

 

DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGES FOUNDATION

More than 1,500 scholarship awards that provide access to a quality college education – whether a student wants to build toward a baccalaureate degree or learn new job skills.

[email protected] www.dcccd.edu/fdn/scholarships/scholarships.html

 

DALLAS FOUNDATION

A growing number of scholarship funds, each with a different purpose and eligibility requirements.

214-741-9898 – www.dallasfoundation.org/ScholarshipLinks.aspx

 

DALLAS HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

For residents of Texas who are currently enrolled in a Texas law school and have high academic performance and demonstrated leadership.   Award: $1,000 – $5,000    www.dallashispanicbar.com/scholarship_foundation.php

 

DATATEL SCHOLARS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

For students currently attending a Datatel Client college or university, or work at a Datatel non-education Client site and will attend any college or university during the upcoming academic year.    www.datatelscholars.org

 

DAVIS-PUTTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

For graduate or undergraduate students actively working for peace and justive.    www.davisputter.org

 

DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY INC. SCHOLARSHIPS

For minority students attending a school in Dallas County.

Award: $500 – $2,000    214-428-0601    www.mdadst.org/index.html

 

DENNY’S SINGLE PARENT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

For Hispanic single parent students. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and accepted into a college, university or technical school. Award: $500 – $1,500

scholarships.hispanicfund.org/dennys

 

DEVELOPMENTAL FUND FOR BLACK STUDENTS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS

For African American undergraduate students majoring in a technical field and is enrolled in one of the predominantly Black colleges or universities listed. Award: $2,000

dfbsst.dlhjr.com

 

DOLLAR-A-DAY (D.A.D)

For Muslim students majoring in various fields.  Award: $1000

www.muslimscholarship.org/scholar.htm

 

JUAN ANDRADE, JR. SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUNG HISPANIC LEADERS

For students in a four-year or two-year institution with financial need. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.   Award: $1,000    312-427-8683

www.ofas.uci.edu/content/OutsideScholarships.aspx?nav=0&id=798

 

EASLEY NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For American high school seniors who exhibit scholastic excellence, leadership, merit, integrity, and outstanding character. Award: $3,000 – $15,000    www.naas.org/#Page_1

 

EDUCATION IS FREEDOM NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Provides several scholarships for noncitizens, African Americans, Hispanics, and need based students.    877-642-6343

www.educationisfreedom.com

 

EDWARD D. STONE JR. AND ASSOCIATES MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP

For minority students pursuing a career in landscape architecture who are in the final 2 years of undergraduate study. Sponsorship provided by the Landscape Architecture Foundation.

Award: $1,000

202-898-2444 or 202-216-2356    [email protected]    www.scholarships4school.com

 

THE EMMA L. BOWEN FOUNDATION FOR MINORITY INTERESTS

Any minority student (African American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American) who is a rising high school senior, graduation high school senior or college freshman, has a GPA of at least a 3.0 and is interested in pursuing a career in the media industry.

www.emmabowenfoundation.com/

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PUBLICATIONS

For minority students in engineering.   Award: $500    631-421-9421

www.eop.com

 

EVELYN ANITA SAWYER RAY ENDOWED SHOLARSHIP IN ENGLISH

at UT ARLINTON

For any English majors.    wweb.uta.edu/ses/fao/

 

EVOLVING PERCEPTIONS SCHOLARSHIP

For Iranian or Iranian-American artists between the ages of 18-30 who are studying Fine Arts.    [email protected]   202-607-0754

www.evolvingperceptions.com/scholarship.html

 

FAST WEB

www.fastweb.com

 

FEDERALLY FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & INTERNSHIPS

www.usajobs.gov/StudentJobs/AdditionalOpportunitiesForStudents.asp

 

FLORENCE TERRY GRISWOLD SCHOLARSHIP

For female students who are native citizens of one of the Pan American countries (except United States) with a bachelor degree who wishes to work on a master’s or equivalent at a Texas state college. www.partt.org/scholarships_details.html

 

FOUNDATION EXCELLENCE AWARDS

For minority freshmen in Texas A&M University in College Station.    Award: $2000

979-845-8161   [email protected]

giving.tamu.edu/student/Undergraduate/default.aspx

 

THE FOUNDATION OF THE NATIONAL STUDENT NURSES’ ASSOCIATION

U.S. citizens and students with an Alien Registration number currently enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing in associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate, and generic master’s programs. Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing. RN to BSN/MSN and LPN/LVN to RN students are also eligible.

Award: $1,000 – $2,500    www.nsna.org

 

FREE FOR YOU

National data base for over $10 billion in scholarships.   www.free-4u.com

 

FRESHMAN ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

For freshmen entering at University of Texas Arlington.

Award: $500

817-272-2197    [email protected]    www.uta.edu

 

THE FUND FOR LATINO SCHOLARSHIP

Grants may be awarded to any programs and/or individuals involved in the successful recruitment of promising Latinos into the discipline of political science or who are participating in discipline-related programs and activities. Award: $500 – $1,000

www.apsanet.org/content_6327.cfm

 

THE GATES MILLENNIUM UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

For low-income minority students either graduating from high school or a college student continuing college courses with at least a 3.3 GPA and community involvement   [email protected]    www.gmsp.org

 

GENERAL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

For continuing undergraduate students who are in good academic standing at UNT Dallas who have completed more than 40 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

972-780-3630   www.unt.edu/unt-dallas/genscholar.htm

 

THE GEORGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Provides scholarships to many Texas universities of various majoring fields.

409-857-4853    www.thegeorgefoundation.org

 

GLORIA AND JOSEPH MATTERA NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN

For migrant youth who have the potential and the desire to further their education.   Award: $150 – $500    800-245-5681

www.migrant.net/migrant/sch-mattera.htm

 

GOOD NEIGHBOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For students who are nonresidents from an eligible country, have been born in and are current residents of a nation of the Western hemisphere (other than Cuba or U.S.).

800-242-3062 x6463    [email protected]

www.collegefortexans.com/apps/financialaid/tofa2.cfm?ID=437

 

HALLIE Q. BROWN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

For minority students who demonstrate financial need and are recommended by a member of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs.

202-667-4080    www.nacwc.org/programs/scholarships.php

 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Financial aid enhancements to ensure greater affordability for middle- and upper-middle income families.    617-495-1581    www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/

 

HISPANIC ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES SCHOLARSHIPS

All recipients must demonstrate financial need and be attending a HACU-member institution (excluding international members).

www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships_EN.asp?SnID=784134262

 

HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND

For students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who demonstrate financial need.

scholarships.hispanicfund.org/

 

HISPANIC ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

For full time Hispanic students continuing at University of Texas Arlington who have completed a minimum of 15 hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Award: $500.

817-272-2197   [email protected]     www.uta.edu/alumni/scholarships

 

HISPANIC ENGINEERS NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CONFERENCE (HENAAC) SCHOLARSHIP DATABASE

For students majoring in math, computer science, material science, or engineering. Some awards require recipient to be U.S. citizens or residents. Award: $500 – $5,000

www.henaac.org

 

HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

In 35 years, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awarded over 90,000 scholarships to students in need worth over $250M. Two-thirds of these students were the first in their families to go to college.

877-473-4636 www.hsf.net

 

HOGAR DE DALLAS SCHOLARSHIP

For a High School Senior with a Hispanic surname and/or families who will attend a higher education institution. The scholarship is based on submission of a family tree of the student’s family/ancestors, along with an essay.

214-324-3677    [email protected]

home.earthlink.net/~hogardedallas/id28.html

 

HOPE SCHOLARSHIPS & LIFETIME LEARNING CREDITS

Hope Scholarship for students in the first two years of college (or other eligible post-secondary training).   Award: $1,500

www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/PPI/HOPE/index.html

 

HORATIO ALGER NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Provides financial assistance to students from Fort Worth, Texas who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education.   Award: $5,000 www.horatioalger.org//scholarships/program_texasfw.cfm

 

THE HOUTAN SHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Seeks students from all origins, Iranian and non-Iranian, who have academic performance and proven interest in promoting Iran’s great culture, heritage, language and civilization. The scholarship will be awarded to an eligible graduate student, regardless of the student’s field of study.

[email protected] www.houtan.org

 

IMA HOGG SCHOLARSHIP IN MENTAL HEALTH

Five $5,000 scholarships for graduate social work students pursuing a MSW of MSSW through an accredited Texas graduate program.    512-475-7057 [email protected] www.hogg.utexas.edu/rfp/ima_hogg_scholarships.html

 

INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE STUDIES HAYEK FUND FOR SCHOLARS

For undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Open to students interested in the classical liberal tradition.   Award: $750

703-993-4880 or 800-697-8799   [email protected]

www.theihs.org

 

INTEL SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH

For high school seniors in the United States and territories, and American

students attending school abroad. You must present a scientific research

project.   Award: $5,000 to $100,000

www.societyforscience.org/STS

 

IOTA SIGMA PI

For women studying chemistry.   Award: $100 – $300

540-831-5413 – www.iotasigmapi.info

 

IRANIAN- AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

For undergraduate and graduate students of Iranian heritage with financial need and a GPA of 3.5 or above.    858-653-0336

www.iasfund.org/applications.htm

 

IRANIAN FEDERATED WOMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FUND

For Iranian Americans studying Iranian culture and arts who enrich the lives of Iranian Americans through Iranian Cultural Events, promote a positive image of Iranians  www.payvand.org/IFWC.html

 

IRANIAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

One of the most remunerative scholarships available to Iranian-American students in America.

650-331-0508 – www.iranianscholarships.com/scholarships.html

 

ISLAMIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

For Muslim students at any level in humanities, social sciences, liberal arts and law.   Award: $1000 – $10,000    www.islamicscholarshipfund.org

 

JACK G. SHAHEEN MASS COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP

To recognize Arab-American students who excel in media studies. Available to juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in mass communications, journalism, radio, television, and/or film with at least a 3.0 GPA and must be U.S. citizens of Arab heritage.    Award: $1,000

[email protected] www.adc.org/

 

JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

For all academic fields. Award is based on academic merit, leadership, and

community service.   Award: $6,000    www.JackieRobinson.org

 

JARVIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

For African Americans in the engineering programs linked with UA campus.

Historically Black College affiliated with Disciples of Christ, Hawkins, TX.

www.jarvis.edu

 

JIMMY A. YOUNG MEMORIAL EDUCATION RECOGNITION AWARD

For a minority undergraduate students who are enrolled in an AMA accredited respiratory care training program who have completed at least one semester of the program.   Award: $1,000 www.arcfoundation.org/awards/undergraduate/young.cfm

 

JOHNNYE HARVEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD

Assists students with the purchase of books. Students must be a resident of the DFW Metroplex, enrolled in an accredited college or university, and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.    [email protected]

www.eirenecf.org

 

  1. P. MORGAN LAUNCHING LEADERS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

For Black, Hispanic and Native American students interested in financial services careers.   Award: $15,000

careers.jpmorgan.com/student/jpmorgan/careers/launchingleaders/

 

JUSTICIA EN DIVERSIDAD SCHOLARSHIP FUND

For Latinos graduating from a US high school with a 2.5 GPA.

617-445-4452    [email protected]    hlsorgs.com/alianza

 

KAPPA DELTA CHI HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

For female high school seniors that are planning to attend a four-year college/ university in the fall semester after high school graduation. Award: $500 – $1,000    972-841-6094   [email protected] www.kappadeltachi.org/index.php/Foundation/Scholarships.html

 

KNOXVILLE COLLEGE

A Historically Black College in Tennessee offers heavily discounted rates for first generation African American students.

800-743-5669- www.knoxvillecollege.edu

 

KOREAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

For students currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program. Recipients selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, school activities, and community services. Each applicant must submit an application to the respective KASF region, in which each region is designated by the state where school is located.    www.kasf.org

 

LAMBDA THETA NU SORORITY INC. LATINA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

To ensure and support the development of the next generation of Latino community leaders, educators and professionals. [email protected]    www.lambdathetanu.org

 

LÁNZATE: PREMIO UNIVERSITARIO DE SOUTHWEST AIRLINE

Through this national education initiative, Southwest will provide roundtrip airline tickets to undergraduate and graduate students across the country with socio-economic need who travel away from home to pursue a higher education.

www.hacu.net/hacu/Lanzate_EN.asp?SnID=1822439699

 

LATIN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S FOUNDATION

This organization operates a scholarship program and uses “role models” to provide guidance to young Latinas.   Award: $500    323-227-9060

www.eastbayconsortium.org/scholarship/284

 

LATINO COLLEGE DOLLARS

Scholarships for Latino students.

www.latinocollegedollars.org

 

LATINO INITIATIVES FOR THE NEXT CENTURY

For first generation Latino college students.

773-762-8970- www.linc-usa.org

 

LA UNIDAD LATINA FOUNDATION, INC.

For Hispanic students who have completed at least one semester of high education. Academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and financial need are strongly considered. Applicants must have a 2.7 GPA.

Award: $250 – $1,000    www.lulfoundation.org/Apply/tabid/60/Default.aspx

 

LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (LULAC) NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

For high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate college students through its educational counterpart, the LULAC National Educational Service

Centers, Inc.    202-835-9646     [email protected]    www.lnesc.org/

 

LEONARD M. PERRYMAN COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP

For ethnic minority students majoring in journalism or mass communications.

Award: $2,500    [email protected]   888-278-4862

crt.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=44&mid=10270

 

LINDA LAEL MILLER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN:

Awarded annually to women who are 25 years or older, non-traditional students who have a difficult time finding scholarships for which they qualify.

800-308-3169    [email protected]

www.lindalaelmiller.com/scholarships/scholarships.asp

 

LOUIS STOKES ALLIANCE FOR MINORITY PARTICIPATION SCHOLARSHIP

For minority students majoring in math, science, or computers science.Available at many Texas universities.

817-272-2688.- grad.uta.edu/programs/lsamp/

 

MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant must be accepted to an accredited post-high school/post- undergraduate institution in addition to writing and essay about overcoming hardships.   Award: $500    www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?id=2006762

 

MALDEF SCHOLARSHIPS

To support the next generation of lawyers who will advance the civil rights of

the Latino community.    [email protected]

213-629-2512- www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/index.html

 

MARGARET MCNAMARA MEMORIAL FUND

For women 25 and older who are citizens of a developing country that is currently eligible to borrow from the World Bank. U.S. Green Card holders and Canadian landed immigrants do not quality.   [email protected]

scholarship-positions.com/

 

MCDONALD’S SCHOLARSHIPS

For students of African American, Asian, or Hispanic heritage who face limited access to educational and career opportunities. Applicants must also reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating program.

rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/

 

MERC SCHOLARSHIP

For minority high school seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher 408-920-5555

www.mercscholars.com

 

MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND

For all students regardless of residency status.    213-629-2512 www.maldef.org

 

MEXICAN TUITION WAIVERS

The State of Texas permits public universities to allow a limited number of financially-needy citizens of Mexico to pay the lower in-state tuition rate rather than the higher out-of-state tuition rate. Eligibility is based on financial need. Students must be in Texas on a valid student visa and be willing to return to Mexico after graduation. Undocumented Mexicans or long-term Mexican- American residents of Texas are NOT eligible for this program. Contact the Financial Aid office of any public university in Texas for further information.

 

MICROSOFT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For student populations currently underrepresented in the field of computer science to pursue technical degrees: African-American, Hispanic, or Native American.    www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships

 

MIGRANT FARMWORKER SCHOLARSHIPS

For students with a recent history of movement for agricultural employment. Must demonstrate scholastic achievement and financial need.

800-245-5681    www.migrant.net

 

THE MINNIE STEVENS PIPER FOUNDATION

Financial aid resource library for students in the San Antonio area.

210-525- 8494   – www.everychanceeverytexan.org/about/scholars/

 

MOMENI FOUNDATION

For students of Iranian descent anywhere in the world.

[email protected]   – www.momenifoundation.org

 

MOTIVATING UNDERGRADUATES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM (NASA MUST)

For undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Open to all students but particularly focused on students from underserved and underrepresented groups: women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and persons with disabilities.

800-644-4223 [email protected]    – www.nasa.gov/offices/education/

 

MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION/ THE M. NAZIRUDDIN ALI AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

For students who exhibit outstanding academic strength as well as exceptional service to Muslims and the American and Canadian community at large.   Award: $1,000 – $2,500

mnali.msanational.org

 

NANCY ANN & RAY L. HUNT LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS

For high school seniors in any field of study. Must be permanent resident or citizen, academically rank in top 25% of their graduating class, have an SAT score of at least 1200 or ACT of 28.

Award: $10,000

214-768-3417- [email protected] smu.edu/Financial_Aid/Scholarships.asp

 

NATIONAL ACTION COUNCIL FOR MINORITIES IN ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS

For engineering students.   Award: $1,500

www.nacmebacksme.org/NBM.aspx?pageid=29

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS SCHOLARSHIPS

For deserving foreign or American born undergraduate or graduate students

interested in pursuing a career in journalism.   Award: $1,250 – $2,500.

www.nabj.org

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC JOURNALISTS-RUBEN SALAZAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For high school seniors, college undergraduates, or first-year graduate students who are pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast, or online media.

202-662-7145   [email protected] www.nahj.org

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For minority graduate students in School Psychology.

301-657-0270- www.nasponline.org/about_nasp/minority.aspx

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION (NAWIC) FOUNDER´S SCHOLARSHIP

For minority students enrolled in a construction IT related degree program.

Award: $1,000 – $2,000

817-877-5551    www.nawic.org/nawic/NFSF.asp

 

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA) SCHOLARSHIPS

For sports-related study (such as sports journalism). Awards are given in all sports categories.   Award: $3,000 – $12,500.

www.ncaa.org/wps/portal

 

NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCEMENT IN THE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP LIST SERVICE

For high school or college students (17-18 years of age) who show talent in dance, voice, music, art, photography, jazz, visual arts, writing, or other creative areas.   305-377-1140    [email protected] www.artsawards.org/scholarship-list-service

 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIPS

For National Honor Society members in their senior year. Nominations received through chapter/school.   Award: $1,000

www.nhs.us/ScholarshipsandAwards/NHSScholarshipProgram.aspx

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical research. The program is primarily designed to provide an  incentive for exceptional scholars to pursue biomedical research careers at NIH.

ugsp.nih.gov/home.asp?m=00

 

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION GRANTS

For minority students who want to pursue a career in journalism.

202-588-8764    www.nnpa.org

 

NATIONAL REGERATION OF PARALEGAL ASSOCIATIONS SCHOLARSHIPS

www.paralegals.org

 

NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

For students of figurative, realist, or representational sculpture.

Award: $2,000

www.nationalsculpture.org/nss/index.cfm/method/main.scholarships

 

NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

For American Indians. Award is intended to help Native American students of any age, any tribe, in any state who are striving to get an education. Applicants must be in financial need, have a minimum GPA of 2.75. www.abetterchance.org

 

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIPS

Must be a registered and paid NSBE member.

Award: $500 – $7,500 national.nsbe.org/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/84/Default.aspx

 

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HISPANIC MBAs

For graduate students of Latino ethnicity who are studying management or business.  Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a minimum GPA of 3.0.   Award: $2,500 – $10,000   www.nshmba.org/page.aspx?pid=320

 

NATIONAL SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM

For graduates who are permanent US residents or citizens with M.D., Ph.D., D.O., D.V.M., or equivalent doctoral degrees in the field of science and engineering concentrating in clinical, basic science, bioengineering, biotechnology, or public health related issues.

[email protected] www.americanheart.org

 

NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATION GRANT

For Presbyterian Indian, Aleut or Eskimo at the undergraduate level.

Amount: $200 to $1,500    502-569-5760    www.abetterchance.org

 

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

For students attending the University of Texas at Arlington. The applicant must demonstrate commitment to and strong interest in the Native American community. American Indian descent is NOT necessary to be considered for the scholarship.

Award: $1,100 www.uta.edu/studentorgs/nasa_aises/scholar.html

 

NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE HISPANIC PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIPS

For Hispanic students who wish to study natural resources or a natural resources conservation-related field of study.

www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/scholarships.html

 

NAVY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP FOR HISPANIC STUDENTS

The U.S. Navy has partnered with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers to find the best and brightest Hispanic students interested in the STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) fields.

817-272-1116    [email protected] www.ahetems.org/scholarships/u-s-navy-rotc-scholarship/

 

NCR FOUNDATION MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP

For Black and other minority students who exhibit outstanding academic performance and who plan to major in accounting, finance, business, computer-science engineering, or related fields.   Amount: $5,000 to $20,000

513-445-1777

 

NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Each scholarship has its own requirements. Award: $500 to $2000 www.nctc.edu/Student_Services/FinAid/scholarships.html

 

NORTH TEXAS ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

For north Texas high school seniors of Asian American descent.

www.ntaaca.org/11.html

 

ORGANIZATION OF BLACK AEROSPACE PROFESSIONALS SCHOLARSHIPS

Must be a member of the OBAP for at least one full year.   Award: $1,000

1-800-538-6227   [email protected]    www.obap.org

 

OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP AT UT ARLINGTON

For freshmen entering University of Texas at Arlington majoring in engineering.   Award: $6,000 per year    817-272-2197 www.uta.edu/engineering/scholarships.php

 

OUTSTANDING TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP AT UT ARLINGTON

For first-time transfer students majoring in any field of study.   Award: $1,350

817-272-2197    wweb.uta.edu/ses/fao/content/scholarships

 

 

PFLAG HATCH YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender high school seniors.

202-467-8180    community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=212

 

PHI DELTA KAPPA INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Applicant must show interest in pursuing a career within the field of education.

800-766-1156    [email protected]     www.pdkintl.org/awards/index.htm

 

PRELIMANARY SAT (PSAT)/NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP (NMSQT) SCHOLARSHIP AND RECOGNITION PROGRAMS

High school students who take the PSAT/NMSQT may qualify to enter competitions for the following scholarships and recognition programs: the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the National Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program, the National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students, and The Telluride Association.

www.collegeboard.org

 

PROJECT WORKING MOM

Scholarship program to provide full-ride college funding for working moms and dads.    [email protected]

www.elearners.com/projectworkingmom/

 

PRSSA-MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For minority students of who will be juniors by the time the scholarship will be used. Membership in PRSSA and a major or minor in public relations are preferred.

212-460-1474   [email protected]   [email protected]

www.prssa.org

 

PUERTO RICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

For Latino first or second year students in a J.D. program at an American Bar Association approved school. PRBA selects recipients based on financial need and academic promise.

212-687-0659    www.prba.net

 

QUEST BRIDGE COLLEGE PREP SCHOALRSHIP

Provides more than 1000 awards that equip outstanding low-income high school juniors with the knowledge necessary to compete for admission to top- ranked colleges and universities.    www.questbridge.org/cps/info.php

 

RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS DATABASE

Several scholarship opportunities available for minority undergraduates pursuing a career in radio and television news.   Award: $10,000

202-659-6510   – www.rtdna.org/pages/media_items/scholarships-for-undergraduate-students524.php?id=524

 

RALPH BLAND EDUCATION FUND

Assists students with the purchase of books. Students must be a resident of the DFW Metroplex, enrolled in an accredited college or university, and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.   Award: $200 [email protected]

www.eirenecf.org

 

RE-ENTRY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Resource for finding financial aid to adults wanted to go a back to school.

www.back2college.com/library/finad.htm

 

REFORMED CHURCH IN AMERICA/MINORITY EDUCATION FUND

For minority student members of the Reformed Church in America who show leadership ability, demonstrate financial need, and have been accepted to a Reformed Church of America school.

212-870-3071 www.rca.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=1887

 

RELIGION BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Database for finding scholarships based on a specific religion.   www.free-4u.com

 

RICHLAND COLLEGE FREE TUITION FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Program to assist young people that want to go to college, but cannot afford it. No special qualifications, just ready to go up to the age of 21. Program offers a full scholarship that will pay for tuition, books and even lunch and a bus pass to Richland Jr. College.

972-761-6807- www.richlandcollege.edu

 

RISING STAR PROGRAM

An opportunity for two years of college tuition and books assistance at any one of the seven Dallas County Community Colleges or the Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development.   Award: $4,000    214-378-1531 [email protected] www.foundation.dcccd.edu/risingstar/risingstarintro.html

 

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES (AND THE UNITED NE- GRO COLLEGE FUND)

Students must be studying at an HBCU which is a member of the UNCF and have at least a B average. Open to sophomores. Award: $1,000 and up full tuition. Approx. 60 students are selected.  www.rmhc.com

 

RON BROWN SCHOLARSHIPS

Based on academic merit, leadership, and community service. Open to all fields.   Award: $10,000    www.RonBrown.org

 

RUTH STANTON COMMUNITY GRANT

Available to students who are active in community service. Requires an essay and letter of recommendation.   Award: $500

www.actionvolunteering.com

 

SALLIE MAE’S SCHOLARSHIPS

For high school seniors or currently enrolled college students, undergraduate or graduate. Applicant must demonstrate financial need. Academic achievement, leadership, and participation in school and community activities are important.

317-849-6510   800-428-9250

go.salliemae.com/ scholarship/default.aspx?dtd_cell=SMPLSHWBSMAL7452

 

SALVADORAN-AMERICAN LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATIONAL FUND SCHOLARSHIPS

For students of Central American and other Latino background with financial need, a minimum GPA of 2.5, and a history of community involvement who are willing to give back by mentoring a high school student. www.salef.org/salef/fulfilling.html

 

SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA DATABASE

www.scholarshipamerica.org

 

SCHOLARSHIP HUNTER DATABASE

www.scholarshiphunter.com

 

SCHOLAR SITE DATABASE

www.scholarsite.com

 

SCIENCENET SCHOLARSHIPS DATABASE

Available to students studying a science. www.cse.emory.edu/sciencenet/undergrad/scholarships.html

 

SEARS CRAFTSMAN – NATIONAL HOT ROD SCHOLARSHIP

For high school seniors with a 2.5 GPA or above.   Award: $1,000 to $25,000

626-250-2296    www.nhra.com

 

SHELL OIL COMPANIES INCENTIVE FUNDS

For minority students working towards a bachelor’s degree in Business or Technology, at participating universities. Student must be a U.S. citizen. The universities must be contacted for specific information and/or applications.

713-241-6314    www.shell.us

 

SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS EDUCATIONAL GRANTS PROGRAM

For minority students who are enrolled or plan to enroll in an engineering or science program.    www.shpe.org

 

SOCIETY OF IRANIAN AMERICAN WOMEN FOR EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

SIAWE provides scholarships to qualified college or university students to enhance their educational opportunities. Offers scholarships to nine schools.

www.siawe.org/scholarships.htm

 

SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP

For women who are majoring in engineering or computer science.

Award: $1,000 to $10,000

[email protected] societyofwomenengineers.swe.org

 

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS

For transfer students to SMU from any field of study who are permanent US residents or citizens.   Awards: $1,000 to $2,000    214-768-3417    [email protected] smu.edu

www.smu.edu/admission/apply_transfer_scholars.asp

 

SPECIAL LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION AFFIRMATIVE ACTION SCHOLARSHIP

For graduate study in librarianship at a recognized school of library or information science.

Award: $6,000

www.sla.org/content/resources/scholargrant/scholar/index.cfm

 

STANLEY E. JACKSON SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

For disabled students of an ethnic minority who plan to enroll in a full- time undergraduate program or vocational, technical, or fine arts training programs. Foundation for Exceptional Children, (800) 224-6830, ext. 450

 

STARS & STRIPES FUND

To provide financial assistance to military spouses, children of military families or soldiers who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree at the UNT Dallas.

972-780-3600    www.unt.edu/unt-dallas/StarsAndStripes.htm

 

STARS ON THE RISE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Awarded to students who are currently attending (or will be attending) a 4-year college or university, a 2-year college or university, or vocational school on a full-time basis and who reside in the Dallas metroplex. Award: $2,000

214-521-6007   [email protected]    www.gdhcc.com

 

STATE FARM PARTNER GRANTS

For Hispanic college students pursing any career field.

www.statefarm.com/aboutus/community/grants/partner/partner.asp

 

TALBOTS WOMEN’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Based on financial need and previous achievements for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago.

Award: $15,000 to

$30,000    1-507-931-1682   [email protected]

www.scholarshipamerica.org/talbotswomen

 

TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE FOUNDATION

The TCC Foundation awards over 100 scholarships each year to students across the district.   www.tccd.edu/x84.xml

 

TERRY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

For Texas college freshmen majoring in any field of study in the universities affiliated with the Foundation.

www.terryfoundation.org

 

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPING COLLEGES (TADC) URBAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

For low-income high school seniors and returning college students of any ethnicity, attending any accredited nonprofit public or independent two- or four-year college or university or technical school full-time. Must be a US citizen. Applicants must have graduated from a high school in one of 19 north Texas cities as listed on the application.   Award: $700 to $2,000   www.txadc.org

 

TEXAS COLLEGE IN TYLER, TX SCHOLARSHIPS

A limited number Texas College funded and endowed scholarships are available. To be considered, students must be accepted for admission and submit a scholarship application for the appropriate scholarship and semester. Awarding of academic scholarships is based primarily on predictors of academic success, such as high school class rank, standardized test scores and prior grades. Additional consideration will be given to leadership qualities socioeconomic background and status as a first generation college student. Historically Black, CME Affiliate.

www.texascollege.edu

 

TEXAS ENERGY COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to undergraduate or graduate student in an energy-related field including but not limited to geology, geochemistry, petrology and related sciences or in the business fields of finance or economics related to the energy industry.

www.txenergycouncil.org/scholarships.html

 

 

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS FOUNDATION MATH SCHOLARS PROGRAM

For students who will agree to serve as math teachers in schools in Dallas and the North Texas region for two years following graduation.

972-780-3630

[email protected]    www.unt.edu/unt-dallas/tischolar.htm

 

TEXAS MUSLIM SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Fpr students studying in Texas in under-represented public affairs fields such as Journalism and Law.    972-365-8214

[email protected] www.freeandjust.org/Applicants.htm

 

TEXAS PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL GRANT (TPEG)

Basedon financial need and available to Texas residents, nonresidents, and foreign students enrolled at public colleges or universities in Texas. Contact the financial aid office of the Texas public college or university you plan to attend for information on applying.

 

TEXAS SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

State funded awards for Texas residents. Apply at the financial aid office of student’s college.    www.collegefortexans.com

 

TEXAS TECH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

For students at Texas Tech with high academic achievement, activities; and to some degree financial need.

[email protected] www.dallastechsan.org/scholarships.html

 

TEXAS TENNIS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

For Texas residents studying sports with a concentration in tennis. U.S. Citizenship required.    512-443-1334 x201    [email protected]

www.texastennisfoundation.com

 

THURGOOD MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

For students enrolled in one of the 47 TMSF member schools. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Scholarships are awarded through the school.

www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org

 

UCLA SCHOLARSHIPS BASED ON ETHNICITY

310-206-2875    www.college.ucla.edu/UP/SRC/ethnic.htm

 

UNION FOUNDATION

Scholarships for Latino youths to enhance their educational and career opportunities.    www.ufoundation.org

 

UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIPS

Applicants of working families with academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor.

Award:$500 to $4,000

www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing/union-plus-scholarship

 

UNITED METHODIST LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

For active members of the United Methodist Church with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who plans to enroll at a United Methodist-related college or university.

Award:$1,000 to $2,000    www.umhef.org

 

UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND (UNCF) GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP

Offers Hispanic American, Asian/Pacific Islander American, African American and Native American college students a scholarship which includes an internship. Applications are accepted from college sophomores, juniors and graduate students.

Award:$5,000

1-866-671-7237   [email protected] uscg.mil www.uncf.org

 

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MULTICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIPS

omsa.uchicago.edu/

 

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER SCHOOL OF EDUCATION DOCTORAL FUNDING

For doctoral candidates who intend to pursue research focused on educational equity and cultural diversity, candidates from underrepresented groups, and those who are first-generation college graduates . [email protected]

www.colorado.edu/prospective/graduate/apply/application.html

 

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

www.texasscholarships.org/

 

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS SCHOLARSHIPS

Incoming freshman and transfer students are automatically considered for the UTD Academic Excellence Scholarship program. Graduate students, returning students, and current students are eligible for departmental and donor scholarships.

972-883-2270 www.utdallas.edu/enroll/financialaid/scholarships.php

 

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

For students in any field of study, undergraduate or graduate.

956-381-2935- [email protected]    www.panam.edu/scholarships

 

UNT DALLAS DAYTIME INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Undergraduate students interested in the fields of business, education, sociology and criminal justice. Award: $2,000 to $2,500

972-780-3642 [email protected]    www.unt.edu/unt-dallas/daytimecohort.htm

 

UNT DIVISION OF INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY AND DIVERISTY

edo.unt.edu/content/student-scholarships

 

UNT INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP  

Eligible undergraduate students have a minimum 3.0 GPA and graduate students have a 3.5 GPA. Extensive campus or community activity promoting understanding is also required.    www.international.unt.edu

 

UNT MULTICULTURAL SCHOLASTIC AWARD

The Multicultural Scholastic Award Program is a scholarship and student retention initiative targeting academically talented students from diverse backgrounds. All students are encouraged to apply. The MSA Program offers scholarships for incoming freshmen, current UNT students, incoming transfer students, masters and doctoral students.

Award: $1,000 to $1,500    940-

369-7391    www.coci.unt.edu/index.php/MSA_Program

 

UNT SCHOLARSHIPS

essc.unt.edu/finaid/scholarships_overview.htm

 

U.S. COAST GUARD ACADEMY/MINORITY OFFICER RECRUITING

Four-year, full tuition scholarships for outstanding minority undergraduate students, who attend selected colleges. Upon graduation, students are required to accept a commission in the US Coast Guard. Recruiting:

877-NOW-USCG (8724) Academy: 800-883-USCG (8724)     www.uscg.mil

 

XEROX SCHOLARSHIPS

For minorities pursuing a career in technology. Applicants must be US citizens or visa-holding permanent residents who are enrolled as a full time undergraduate or graduate student.   Award: $1,000 to $10,000 www.xeroxstudentcareers.com/why-xerox/scholarship.aspx

 

YMCA COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship program for graduating high school seniors living in the Dallas  area, based on academics, financial circumstances, community service, and the individual’s personal motivation.

214- 880-9622 www.ymcadallas.org/Index.cfm?FuseAction=Page&PageID=1003461

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY

DOLLAR-A-DAY (D.A.D)

For Muslim students who wish to pursue careers globally in Muslim countries.

www.muslimscholarship.org/scholar.htm

 

HBCU “PACKARD” SIT STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

For U.S. students who want to study abroad.    Award: $500 to $5,000

www.sit.edu/studyabroad/index.html

 

INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

For study abroad and internships abroad. Both need and merit based scholarships available.    www.iienetwork.org/?p=StudyAbroad

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

Database of scholarships available for US and International students wishing to study abroad.    www.iefa.org

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ABROAD

International Studies Abroad is a study abroad provider with 14 destination countries that encompass 31 distinct and exciting cities. ISA has been providing quality study abroad programs for U.S. college students since 1987. www.studiesabroad.com

 

PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIPS

For international study. Links for the Rhodes, Fulbright, Rotary, Marshall, James Madison, Harry S. Truman, and Andrew W. Mellon scholarships are available at the UNT website of the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships at   www.opgf.unt.edu

 

THE RHODES SCHOLARSHIP

For students wanting to study at Oxford University in England.

www.rhodesscholar.org

 

ROTARY AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

To further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas.    www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms/AmbassadorialScholarships/Pages/ ridefault.aspx

 

STUDY ABROAD FUNDING DIRECTORY

Database of scholarships based on country and field of study.

www.studyabroadfunding.org

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PART V: PARA LOS PADRES

Preparándose para la universidad

LA PREPARACION PRE- UNIVERSITARIA PARA ESTUDIANTES DE SECUNDARIA / PREPARATORIA

Para que su hijo cuente con mayores posibilidades de ingresar a la universidad sería recomendable que usted verifique que él realice las siguientes actividades.

Primer Año (9o)

  •   Reunirse con el consejero y seleccionar cursos que cumplan con los requisitos para admision a la universidad.
  •   Tomar clases exigentes que desarrollen sus habilidades.
  •   Participar en actividades extracurriculares.
  •   Investigar posibles profesiones.
  •   Durante el verano, leer libros, tomar clases o ser voluntario/a.

Segundo Año (10o)

  •   Continuar con la investigación de opciones de profesiones.
  •   Durante el verano, leer libros, tomar clases o ser voluntario/a.

Tercer Año (11o)

  •   Tomar el PSAT. Un buen puntaje podría calificarlo/a para becas.
  •   Hablar con su consejero/a acerca de su puntaje de PSAT y como mejorar.
  •   Comenzar la búsqueda de becas, prestamos, y programas de work-study.
  •   Investigar y visitar universidades/colegios.
  •  Registrarse para el ACT, SAT, y/o SAT Subject Test dependiendo de los requisitos de las universidades/colegios elegidos. Si no ha seleccionado universidades o sus recursos financieros son limitados, consulte con su consejero/a.

Cuarto Año (12o)

  •   Obtener y llenar solicitudes de admisión y ayuda financiera.
  •   Pedir a sus profesores cartas de recomendaciones.
  •   Visitar y asistir a ferias de universidades.
  •   Enviar su certificado académico y los puntajes de los exámenes a las universi- dades seleccionadas.
  •   Entregar el FAFSA lo más pronto posible.
  •   Revisar su Student Aid Report (SAR), ofertas de admisión y de ayuda financiera.
  •   Para el 1ro de mayo, escoger la universidad.
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CURRICULUM PRE UNIVERSITARIO

Por lo menos, se deben tomar cinco clases académicas básicas cada semestre.

Se recomienda tomar:

  •   Inglés – Cuatro o más años (gramática, composición, literatura, etc.)
  •   Matemáticas – Tres o más años (algebra I , geometría, algebra II, etc.)
  •   Ciencias Naturales – Tres o más años (biología, química, física, etc.)
  •   Ciencias Sociales – Tres o más años (historia, economía, geografía, etc.)
  •   Cursos Adicionales – Algunas universidades requieren otras materias como

prerrequisitos para admisión como dos o más años de un mismo idioma.

 

OTROS ELEMENTOS QUE LE AYUDARÁN A TRIUNFAR

Advanced Placement Program (AP) –  A través de exámenes AP, tiene la oportunidad de recibir crédito universitario por lo que aprendió sin haber tomado una clase formal y tambien ahorrando dinero.

Las Actividades Extracurriculares – Ser un voluntario,  participar en diferentes organizaciones en la escuela,ser un miembro activo de su comunidad.

La Experiencia Laboral – Los “internships” pueden ayudar a identificar qué tipo de carrera pueda interesarle y aprender de una variedad de experiencias laborales.

El “Class Rank” –  Muchas universidades toman en cuenta su posición durante el proceso de admisión.

 

LOS EXAMENES PARA LA ADMISION UNIVERSITARIA

  •   PSAT – Muchos estudiantes toman el PSAT en el otoño de su tercer año (11o) en la secundaria/preparatoria.
  •   SAT – Un examen de 3 horas que mide el razonamiento verbal, matemático y escritura. El puntaje más alto es 1600 (800 verbal y 800 matemáticas).
  •   ACT – Un examen de 3 horas que comprende inglés, matemáticas, lectura y razonamiento científico. El mejor puntaje posible es 36.

 

Cómo matricularse en la universidad

Escoger la universidad a la cual su hijo quiere asistir es una de las decisiones más importante en la vida. Recuerdele que su meta es encontrar la escuela ideal para sus necesidades, no la de sus amigos o familiares.

Sugiérale hacerse las siguientes preguntas:

  •   ¿La universidad ofrece un buen programa en el campo que deseo estudiar?
  •   ¿Cuáles son los requisitos?, ¿los puedo cumplir?
  •   ¿Cuánto cuesta (la matrícula, vivienda y comidas)?, ¿lo puedo pagar?
  •   ¿Qué tan grande es la universidad, numero de estudiantes por clase, etc.?

 

LOS TIPOS DE UNIVERSIDADES

Community and junior colleges ofrecen generalmente programas de dos años

llamados “associate degree programs”. Para los estudiantes que deciden continuar sus estudios en un programa de cuatro años, los créditos generalmente se trans- fieren a las universidades de cuatro años.

Four-year colleges and universities ofrecen “bachelor’s degrees” en múltiples campos de estudio y también muchas ofrecen programas de post-grado. Universidades Públicas son generalmente más económicas que las universidades privadas. Sin embargo, los bajos precios normalmente solo están disponibles para residentes del estado. Uno puede calificar después de un año de vivir en ese estado. Universidades Privadas son por lo general más caras que las universidades públicas, pero frecuentemente ofrecen ayuda que hacen accesible el costo.

Escuelas Vocacionales ofrecen una amplia variedad de cursos vocacionales.

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La ayuda financiera

El Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) es un formulario que muchas universidades usan para determinar la ayuda financiera y el dinero es dado por el orden en que reciben la solicitud. Después de entregar su FAFSA, les enviarán un reporte de ayuda financiera (SAR) que le informará cuánto dinero se espera que su familia contribuya para la educación superior de su hijo en un año. Esto ayuda a la universidad y a las organizaciones de becas saber cuánta ayuda financiera necesitará.

 

LAS BECAS

Las becas son dinero donado que ayuda con el costo de los estudios. Algunas becas requieren prueba de ciudadanía para poder calificar, pero otras no. De acuerdo a la ley House Bill # 1528, si es un estudiante extranjero o no ciudadano, usted podría calificar para ser considerado un residente de Texas para la matricula. También, usted podría recibir ayuda financiera del estado.

 

LOS PRESTAMOS

Los préstamos estudiantiles ayudan en la matrícula para la universidad, y tienen un porcentaje de interés bajo en comparación de otros préstamos. Los préstamos estudiantiles deben ser pagados después de terminar su educación superior.

Los préstamos federales se llaman Stafford y Perkins. Cada uno de estos préstamos

tiene requisitos diferentes.

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The Bright Futures Scholarship Program of Student Financial Assistance Florida Department of Education

Florida Bright Futures SchlarshipProgram

The Bright Futures Scholarship Program of Student Financial Assistance Florida Department of Education. The Bright Futures Scholarship Program is governed by the following statutes and rule.

Table of Contents

  • Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA)
  • General Requirements
  • Specific Requirements for the Scholarships
  • Florida Academic Scholars (FAS)
  • Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS)
  • Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV)
  • Gold Seal CAPE Scholars (GSC)
  • Non-Traditional Students
  • Students Participating in a Home Education (HE) Program
  • General Educational Development (GED) Students
  • Out-of-State (OOS) Students
  • Mid-Year Graduates
  • Sending Electronic Transcripts
  • Notification of Eligibility
  • Deferment of the Scholarship
  • Website Addresses
  • OSFA Mailing Address
Scholarship Program of Student Financial Assistance Florida Department of Education
Scholarship Program of Student Financial Assistance Florida Department of Education

These eligibility requirements are subject to change with each legislative session.

Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA).

Students must APPLY for the scholarship by submitting the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than August 31 after high school graduation. If a student does not apply for the scholarship by the deadline, a student cannot receive the scholarship! All eligibility requirements must be met by high school graduation, but scores of ACT®/SAT®/P.E.R.T. tests taken through June 30 are accepted for evaluation purposes.

After submitting the FFAA, the student is responsible for tracking application and award status online and keeping the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) informed of any demographic or institutional changes. Students are responsible for ensuring that funding for an academic year is accurate by contacting their institution’s financial aid office.

The Bright Futures Scholarship will renew automatically each year (up to the scholarship limit) if the student maintains the required GPA and earns the required credit hours. See Chapter 3:
‘Renewing Your Award’ for more details.

General Requireme

  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, as determined by the student’s postsecondary institution.
  • Complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than August 31 after high school graduation.
  • Earn a standard Florida high school diploma or its equivalent from a Florida public high school or a registered Florida Department of Education (FDOE) private high school; or complete a home education program.
  • Not have been found guilty of, or pled nolo contendere to, a felony charge, unless the student has been granted clemency by the Governor and Cabinet sitting as the Executive Office of Clemency.
  • Be accepted by and enroll in a degree or certificate program at an eligible Florida public or independent postsecondary institution.
  • Be enrolled for at least 6 non-remedial semester credit hours (or the equivalent in quarter or clock hours) per term.
  • If not funded in the academic year immediately following high school graduation, apply within two years of high school graduation to have your award reinstated.
  • (Please refer to ‘Reinstatement Requirement’ section of Chapter 3 for more information regarding the reinstatement process.)
  • (Please refer to the ‘Deferment of the Scholarship’ section at the end of this chapter concerning students who
    enlist in the military or engage in a full-time religious or service obligation after graduation.)
    Specific Requirements for the cholarshi
Scholarship Program Florida
Scholarship Program Florida

Florid Academic Scholars (FAS) Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS)

Florida high school students who wish to qualify for the Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award or the Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) award must meet the following initial eligibility requirements:

  • Graduate high school from a Florida public high school with a standard Florida high school diploma (high school graduation requirements), graduate from a registered Florida Department of Education private high school, earn a GED, complete a home education program, or graduate from a non-Florida high school (OOS);
  • Complete the required high school coursework;
  • Achieve the required minimum high school grade point average (GPA);
  • Achieve the required minimum score on either the ACT® or SAT® college entrance exam; and
  • Complete the required number of service hours.
Specific Requirements for the Scholarships
Specific Requirements for the Scholarships

High School Course Credits

For both scholarships, the required coursework aligns with the State University System admission requirements. The world language requirement can be met by demonstrating proficiencies based on scores on Credit-By-Exam Equivalencies or other university approved means. Otherwise, the high school transcript must include a world language “completer” course to show that the world language requirement has been met. Please refer to the Bright Futures Course Table for specific information on which courses count toward FAS/FMS requirements.

High School GPA

Evaluation for Bright Futures includes an unrounded, weighted high school GPA (calculated to two decimal places) in the 16 college-preparatory credits. The following courses are weighted .25 per semester course or .50 per year course in the calculation of the GPA: Advanced Placement (AP), Pre-International Baccalaureate (Pre-IB), International Baccalaureate (IB), Honors, Pre-Advanced International Certificate of Education (Pre-AICE), Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) or academic Dual Enrollment. For example, whereas an ‘A’ equals 4 quality points for an un-weighted course, an ‘A’ would equal 4.5 quality points for a weighted course. If necessary, students may use two additional credits from courses in the above academic areas, or from AP, IB, or AICE fine arts courses to raise their GPA.

College Entrance Exams

Students must meet the scores set in statute for either the SAT® or ACT® (see chart on page 3).

  • The SAT® combined score is the sum of the best Reading (Critical Reading or Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) and Math section scores from any test sitting of the SAT®.
  • The ACT® composite score is the average of the best section scores across the four subject area sections from any test sitting: English, Math, Reading and Science. Composite scores ending in 0.50 will be rounded up to the next whole number.
  • The ACT®/SAT® exams may be taken an unlimited number of times through June 30 of the student’s graduation year (or through January 31 for mid-year graduates).
  • Students will be evaluated based on official test scores from the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) repository. To ensure OSFA obtains official test scores: o Ensure demographics on your test registration and high school transcript match; and o Request your official test scores be sent to one of Florida’s 12 state universities, Florida state colleges, or public high schools when registering for the ACT®/SAT®.

Service Hours

Students must complete service hours during high school and by high school graduation. Service hours may include, but are not limited to, a business or governmental internship, work for a nonprofit community service organization, or activities on behalf of a candidate for public office. Except for credit earned through service-learning courses, the student may not receive remuneration or academic credit for the service work performed. The hours must be documented in writing, and signed by the student, the student’s parent or guardian, and a representative of the organization.
Each district school board and the administrators of a nonpublic school must establish approved activities and the process for documentation of service hours. The student must identify a social or civic issue or professional area, develop a plan for personal involvement in addressing the issue or learning about the area, and through papers or other presentations, evaluate and reflect upon the experience.

Other ways to qualify

Students who have demonstrated academic merit through a recognition program may be eligible for Bright Futures without having to meet one or more of the requirements. Note: Both AICE and IB Diplomas must be earned prior to high school graduation. Confirmations may come from AICE and IB as late as September. Please refer to the table below for how to qualify based on one of the merit recognition programs.

 Qualify based on one of the merit recognition programs
Qualify based on one of the merit recognition programs

AICE Curriculum

Complete a minimum of 14 AICE credits* identified by the Cambridge Assessment International
Education (Cambridge International) in the Diploma Core and three academic areas as follows: AICE Diploma Core – AICE Global Perspectives & Research AS level (Two Credits required)

  • • Group 1 – Mathematics and Sciences (Two Credits required)
    • Group 2 – Languages (Two Credits required)
    • Group 3 – Arts and Humanities (Two Credits required)
    • Group 4 – Interdisciplinary Skills (Optional – four credits maximum)
  • *Six additional credits required in any combination from the above four groups.
  • *Students earn one credit by completing one AICE full credit course and another credit for taking the corresponding AICE examination.

IB Curriculum

  • Complete a minimum of 10 credits identified by the International Baccalaureate Organization:
    o Two credits each in three of the following areas and one credit each in the remaining three areas: Language Arts, World Language, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and Arts/Electives. (Each of these credits must be an IB or AP course. Pre-IB courses do not meet IB curriculum requirements.)
    o One credit in Theory of Knowledge
  • Complete the Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) requirement
  • Complete an extended essay.
Florida Student Scholarship Grant Program
Florida Student Scholarship Grant Program

Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV)

The Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV) award may be funded if enrolled in a career education or certificate program. Florida high school students who wish to qualify for the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV) award must meet the following initial eligibility requirements:

  • • Achieve the required weighted minimum 3.0 GPA in the non-elective high school courses;
    • Take at least 3 full credits in a single Career and Technical Education program;
    • Achieve the required minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA in the career education courses;
    • Achieve the required minimum score on the ACT®, SAT®, or Florida Postsecondary
    Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) exams (see table below); and
    • Complete 30 service hours.

College Entrance Exams

Exam types cannot be combined; a student must qualify based on each sub-test score for a single exam type. Sub-test scores from different test dates may be used to meet the test requirement. Scores taken through June 30 of the student’s senior year (for a regular graduate, or January 31 for a mid-year graduate) will be accepted for Bright Futures evaluation. There is no limit to the number of times a student may retake the test prior to June 30 of the student’s graduation year.
Request test scores be sent to one of Florida’s 12 state universities, Florida state colleges (public community colleges), or public high schools when the student registers for the ACT®/SAT® so that test scores will be sent to the FDOE repository.

Required test scores follow those established
Required test scores follow those established

Service Hours

Students must complete service hours during high school and by high school graduation. For additional information, refer to Service Hours under Florida Academic and Florida Medallion Scholarships.

 

Gold Seal CAPE Scholars (GSC)

The Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars award (GSC) may be funded if enrolled in a career education or certificate program. Upon completion of an associate in science degree program that articulates to a bachelor of science degree, a GSC Scholar may also receive an award for a maximum of 60 credit hours toward a bachelor of science degree program. Upon completion of an associate in applied science program, a GSC Scholar may also receive an award for a maximum of 60 credit hours toward a bachelor of applied science degree program.

Florida high school students who wish to qualify for the Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars award must meet the following initial eligibility requirements:

  • Earn a minimum of 5 postsecondary credit hours through CAPE industry certifications which articulate for college credit; and
  • Complete 30 service hours.

Service Hours

Students must complete service hours during high school and by high school graduation. For additional information, refer to Service Hours under Florida Academic and Florida Medallion Scholarships.

 

Non-Traditional Stude

Students Participating in a Home Education (HE) Program

All students participating in a home education program must be registered with the district for grades 11 and 12. If the student was not registered with the district home education office for grades
11 AND 12, but has the required transcripts and test scores, he/she may be able to apply as a Florida
GED Diploma recipient.

Florida home-educated students must meet the following initial eligibility requirements:

  • • Meet the General Requirements for Bright Futures;
  • • Submit a timely Florida Financial Aid Application;
  • • Earn required minimum test scores: and
  • • Complete the minimum number of service hours.

Required Documentation

  • Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) – Students must submit a completed FFAA online during the final year in a home education program (no later than August 31). After submitting the FFAA, the student is responsible for tracking application and award status online and keeping OSFA informed of any demographic or institutional changes.
  • Exam Scores (ACT®/SAT®) – Students may test through June 30 of the final year in a home education program (or through January 31 of the final year for a mid-year applicant). Submit scores in one of the following ways:
  • o Request test scores be sent to one of Florida’s 12 state universities or Florida state colleges (public community colleges) when the student registers for the ACT®/SAT® so the scores will be sent to the FDOE repository.
  • o Mail an official copy (no photocopies) of the test scores in the original sealed envelope to the attention of ‘Home Ed’ at the address at the end of this chapter.
  • Service Hours – Documentation of service hours must be submitted to the district home education office where the student is registered. The district will certify the hours to FDOE through an electronic process. Service hours must be performed during high school and completed by high school graduation.

The FDOE provides the following guidelines for students in a home education program:

  • o Service hours may not be hours that benefitted the student financially or materially, or be service to family members, defined as parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and spouses, including all step relations.
  • o The agencies where the service hours were earned must provide documentation on agency letterhead of the number of hours and dates of service completed.

Home-educated students do not need to provide a student transcript. The test score and service hour requirements are provided in the table.

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General Educational Development (GED) Students

Documentation outlined below is required for the initial eligibility evaluation of students who earn a Florida high school equivalency diploma (commonly known as the Florida GED diploma) and wish to be evaluated for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship.

To be determined eligible for the scholarship, GED students must meet the high school coursework and grade point average requirements before taking the GED exam. Eligibility for a scholarship will be determined in the academic year in which the GED is earned. For additional information on the GED, applicants may wish to visit DOE’s website regarding the GED.

Required Documentation

  • Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) – Students must submit a completed FFAA online during the final year prior to taking the GED (no later than August 31). After submitting the FFAA, the student is responsible for tracking application and award status online and keeping OSFA informed of any demographic or institutional changes.
  • Exam Scores (ACT®/SAT®/P.E.R.T.) – Test scores taken through the end of June of the academic year in which the student takes the GED exam will be admissible. Please note, P.E.R.T. scores are only applicable to the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship. Submit scores in one of the following ways:
  • o Request test scores be sent to one of Florida’s 12 state universities or Florida state colleges (public community colleges) when the student registers for the ACT®/SAT® so that test scores will be sent to the FDOE repository.
  • o Request a school counselor submit test scores on the high school transcript.
  • o Mail an official copy (no photocopies) of the test scores in the original sealed envelope
    to the attention of ‘GED’ at the address at the end of this chapter.
  • Transcripts – Submit (in any combination) an official transcript to the FDOE by the student’s Florida public high school, FDOE-registered private high school, Florida Virtual School and/or dual enrollment coursework from a Florida state college or university. The required coursework must be completed and the minimum grade point average earned before the Florida GED exam is taken.
  • GED – Florida GED diploma will be verified by the FDOE. Please follow the GED verification process outlined by the FDOE GED website. The GED office will email the diploma verification directly to [email protected]
  • Service Hours – Documentation of service hours must be submitted to the FDOE-OSFA.
    Service hours must be performed during high school and completed by the GED date. The hours must not have been service to family members. The agency or agencies where the service hours were earned must provide documentation of the number of hours and dates of completed service.

Mail supporting documentation to the attention of ‘GED’ to the address at the end of this chapter.

 

Out-of-State (OOS) Students

Eligibility Criteria: A Bright Futures Scholarship requires a standard Florida high school diploma, unless the student earns a high school diploma from a non-Florida school while living with a parent or guardian who is on A) military or B) public service assignment away from Florida.

Program Requirements (no substitutions):

  1. Meet the General Requirements for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
  2. Have one parent who is a Florida resident and is: A) serving active duty in the military or B) on public service assignment away from Florida during the student’s last year of high school.
  3. Submit a completed Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) online during the last year in high school (no later than August 31).
  4. Submit official high school transcript(s).
  5. Submit ACT®/SAT® test scores.
  6. Submit documentation for OOS assignment.
  7. Submit Proof of Dependency.
  8. Submit Documentation of Service Hours.

Select Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program and the Out-of-State Student for a manual with further explanation of required documentation.

 

Mid-Year Graduates

A mid-year graduate is a student who graduates September 1 through January 31 of an academic year and seeks funding for the spring academic term following graduation. Students who graduate early but do not seek funding until a subsequent academic year are not considered mid-year graduates for Bright Futures.

The student graduating early and seeking funding for the spring term must submit the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) by August 31 PRIOR TO the intended graduation date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this application deadline. The student must meet the scholarship requirements in effect for the academic year in which he/she graduates. (Example: A December
2018 graduate must meet the 2018-19 scholarship eligibility requirements as well as the general
program requirements as outlined earlier in this document.)

Service hours completed by high school graduation and test scores for test dates through January
31 will be considered in a mid-year graduate’s Final Evaluation. A student’s Final transcript evaluation MUST include a graduation date.

If determined eligible as a mid-year graduate, a student may receive funding for the spring term, if enrolled. These students will be evaluated for renewal of their scholarships at the end of the next academic year of funding.

If a student does not graduate mid-year as planned and wishes to apply as an end-of-year graduate, the student must submit a new FFAA after the new application opens on October 1.

Sending Electronic Transcripts

If the student’s high school is able to send secure electronic transcripts (or if the high school contracts with a third-party transcript service), an official transcript may be emailed to: [email protected]

We do not accept unofficial or photocopied transcripts. Only official transcripts sent to the FDOE via this secured method from the originating school or transcript service may be used in an official evaluation for the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

NOTE: Public high schools automatically send student transcripts to FDOE for BF evaluations.

 

Notification of Eligibil

Early Evaluations (7th Semester) – Postings may begin in March

All students whose transcripts are submitted electronically to the FDOE for an official early evaluation (based on academic progress in the middle of the last year of high school and test scores for tests taken by January 31) will receive an eligibility or ineligibility determination, with the award status notification posted to their online account.

Students cannot lose an award based on early evaluation unless they fail to earn a standard Florida high school diploma from a Florida public or FDOE-registered private high school.

Final Evaluations (8th Semester) – Postings may begin in July

All students whose final transcripts are submitted (following the student’s last term in high school) will receive an award status notification (eligibility or ineligibility determination) posted to their online account.

NOTE: Students awarded an IB or AICE Diploma will receive notifications of eligibility determination in early fall after a list of IB and AICE Diploma recipients has been received by these respective organizations.

The Process

The award (or ineligibility) determination will be posted to a student’s online Financial Aid Recipient
History (FARH) screen and is viewable by the student. The FARH shows the following information:

  • • Award status (eligibility determination);
    • Demographic information;
    • Postsecondary institution;
    • Amount disbursed each semester;
    • Spring renewal GPA;
    • Hours remaining for the year and for the scholarship; and
    • Correspondence posted and/or sent from the FDOE.

Deferment of the Scholarsh

Students who enlist in the military, or engage in a full-time religious or service obligation lasting at least 18 months may defer the commencement of their scholarship. The 2-year eligibility period and
5-year renewal period will commence upon separation from active duty or the religious or service obligation. Please see the Reinstatement section of Chapter 3 for more information. The religious or service obligation provision is only valid for initial funding and does NOT allow a student extension of time if they have already received a disbursement.

Website - Office of Student Financial Assistance Florida Department of Education
Website – Office of Student Financial Assistance Florida Department of Education

Ron Brown Scholarship Program – Application & Information

Ron Brown Scholarship Program Application

Ron Brown Scholarship Program, established in 1996 by the CAP Charitable Foundation, the Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown, the late Secretary of Commerce, through a selective, multi- level scholarship and leadership program which focuses on academic achievement, community service and career immersion for African American college bound high school seniors.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Ron Brown Scholar Program is to advance higher education and improve the lives of public service-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans and to accelerate their progress into impactful leadership roles and opportunities.

Our Vision

The vision of the Ron Brown Scholar Program is to cultivate the next generation of transformational leaders who positively impact their communities and blaze new paths in their chosen careers and professions.

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Ron_Brown_Scholarship

Our History

Established in 1996 by the CAP Charitable Foundation, the Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown, the late Secretary of Commerce, through a selective, multi- level scholarship and leadership program which focuses on academic achievement, community service and career immersion for African American college bound high school seniors. The RBSP is dedicated to improving the lives of young African Americans and empowering and supporting them to achieve their potential within their chosen academic disciplines and into the workforce. Out of the approximately 5,000 applications received annually, the RBSP awards 20 or more new scholarships in the amount of $40,000 each year ($10,000 per year for 4 years) to talented high school seniors.

The RBSP enjoys a 99 percent college graduation rate of its Scholars. In addition, the RBSP has produced unique patterns of career success and accomplishments for 416 African American youth, who are now leaders, creators and transformers on their college campuses and in their chosen careers and professions, all while remaining dedicated to impacting the lives of others. Graduating Scholars go on to outstanding careers in the arts, sciences and public service, and many more pursue professional degrees in law, medicine and business.

Ron Brown Scholars benefit from a safety net of high-touch mentoring and guidance from committed staff who serve as an extended family to the Scholars to support and nurture their success in college and beyond. The Program coordinates career and communityoriented internships, promotes strong links and a spirit of interconnectedness among the Scholars, and annually hosts regional initiatives, including a highly interactive summer leadership conference to promote fellowship and the exchange of ideas. In 2011, the Ron Brown Scholar Program established the Ron Brown Captains program.

Captains are selected from the top tier of scholarship applications each year. These students represent the top two to three percent of applicants in the scholarship selection process. Ron Brown Captains do not receive financial support, but are provided with resources through our Ron Brown Leaders Network. These resources include job and internship access, leadership development activities, webinars and service opportunities. All applicants to the Ron Brown Scholar Program are considered for this special opportunity in the Ron Brown Captains program. No additional application is required.

Ron Brown Scholarship Programe
Ron Brown Scholarship Programe

“ Politics, life and business are not spectator sports. You have to get involved to get ahead. Most importantly, when you reach that level of success, keep the door open and the ladder down for others to follow.” Ronald H. Brown

APPLICATION DEADLINES November 1 Applications postmarked by November 1 will be given early consideration for the Ron Brown Scholar Program. January 9 FINAL DEADLINE All applications must be postmarked by January 9 to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program.

 

Eligibility Requirements The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify students who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential and make an impact on their communities through service to others. Each year, 20 or more students are designated Ron Brown Scholars and receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000.

The recipients may use the need and meritbased scholarships to attend any four-year accredited college/ university within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Since 1996, 416 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Black/African American and current high school seniors at the time of their application. Current college students are not eligible to apply.

Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and have a demonstrated financial need. Ron Brown Scholars are selected in the spring prior to entering college. Applications are screened between November and February by Ron Brown Scholar Program staff. In March, finalists are invited to participate in a weekend selection process in Washington, DC, at the expense of the Ron Brown Scholar Fund. Finalists are interviewed by members of the Ron Brown National Selection Committee and are expected to participate in several weekend activities. Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their application materials, interviews and participation in Selection Weekend activities.

Application Deadline The Ron Brown Scholar Program currently has two deadlines for applications (students must be current high school seniors at the time of their application): November 1 (postmarked) —application will be given early consideration for the Ron Brown Scholar Program. January 9 (postmarked)—final deadline in order to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program. Application materials must be mailed in one packet.

Transcripts and letters of recommendation should not be sent under separate cover. SAT/ACT scores must be included on the application at the time it is mailed. Incomplete, emailed or faxed applications will not be considered. Only semifinalists and finalists will be notified by the Ron Brown Scholar Program office in March. Winners of the scholarship will be notified by April 1 and names will be posted on the Ron Brown Scholar Program website in May. Scholarship Conditions Ron Brown scholarships may be used to supplement financial aid offered by the college or university a student plans to attend. Students may use the scholarship to cover the costs of tuition, fees, books, room and board, computers, health insurance, study abroad and other college-related expenses. Ron Brown scholarships may not be used to displace aid awarded by a college or university and cannot cover any portion of the parental contribution.

For further information, please contact: Ron Brown Scholar Program 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 206 Charlottesville, VA 22901 Phone: 434-964-1588 Fax: 434-964-1589 Email: [email protected] Website: www.ronbrown.org

 

Due to the high volume of applications, the Ron Brown Scholar Program is only able to notify students who move on to the semifinalist and finalist rounds of the competition.

 

Frequently Asked Questions Ron Brown Scholarship Program

 

By the Numbers

  • Approximately 5,000 applications received each year
  • 416 Ron Brown Scholars named since 1996
  • 99% graduation rate
  • 58% of Ron Brown Scholars attend Ivy League universities
  • 54% of alumni complete graduate studies
  • 100% involvement in extensive community service projects
  • 2 Ron Brown Scholars were elected to be the First Marshals of their Harvard graduating class
  • 1 Ron Brown Scholar has been named a Harry S. Truman Scholar
  • 4 Ron Brown Scholars have been Rhodes Scholarship finalists

 

  1. Who funds the Ron Brown Scholarship Program? The Ron Brown Scholar Program benefits from the generous support of numerous donors and partners who provide not only financial support, but also valuable mentoring, internship opportunities and other important investments in Ron Brown Scholars.
  2. How much financial assistance do Scholar recipients receive? The Ron Brown Scholar Program awards 20 or more college scholarships annually in the amount of $40,000 to extraordinary African American high school seniors. Students must attend a four-year accredited college or university within the United States. Since 1996, the Program has awarded more than 400 scholarships.
  3. Does the Ron Brown Scholar Program provide financial assistance for undergraduate education only? Yes, financial assistance is provided only for undergraduate education. However, the Ron Brown Scholar Program strongly supports creating life-long bonds with and between the Scholars and the Program staff. Scholars do continue to receive mentorship and guidance toward personal and professional goals far beyond their undergraduate careers.
  4. When is the deadline for submitting applications? The Ron Brown Scholar Program currently has two deadlines for applications (students must be current high school seniors at the time of their application): November 1 AND January 9. If January 9 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, your application should be postmarked by the following Monday. We begin accepting applications after August 1 of your senior year in high school. Since the postmark is what matters, there is no advantage in sending your application by overnight delivery service.
  5. When are letters of recommendation and school transcripts due? Can they be sent separately from my application? Application materials must be mailed in one packet. Transcripts and letters of recommendation should not be sent under separate cover. Transcripts in a sealed envelope are acceptable to send with your application materials. Incomplete, emailed or faxed applications will not be considered.
  6. Do my letters of recommendation have to be written by teachers, or can they come from anyone? We ask for two letters of recommendation. At least one of these should be written by your high school guidance counselor, teacher or principal. The second letter may be submitted by someone who knows you well and can attest to your character, leadership ability, commitment to community service, and/or academic achievement. This may include an employer, mentor or coach. It cannot be your mother, father, guardian or a family member.
  7. What standardized test results are required? How and when do I submit my scores? We require either SAT (Verbal and Math) or ACT (composite) scores. Results of SAT II (Subject Tests) and AP exams are optional. Record the required scores on page one of your application in case they don’t appear on your high school transcript. A copy of your score report may also be included with your materials. You should take the SAT or ACT no later than the November test administration date so that the scores are available by the final application deadline of January 9.
  8. Are there minimum SAT or ACT scores? No. We do not have cutoff scores. Competition for the scholarships is intense, however, successful applicants have demonstrated a serious commitment to academics. This is reflected in their course selection, high grade point averages, rank in class and test scores.
  9. What essays are required? The application says to submit an  essay that I wrote for  my  college What  if they didn’t  require any? We require two essays, each approximately 500 words. In the first essay, we ask that you answer a specific question. The second essay can be on any topic. If you haven’t written one for a college application, you may submit an essay that you wrote for one of your classes, or write a new essay. Keep in mind that the essays are an opportunity for you to tell us something about yourself that we cannot learn from your transcript or test scores.
  10. Can I apply online? No. You must print the application from our website and mail it to us. It is not possible to apply online. If you do print the application from the website, be sure to print all pages. There are sections for you, your parent/guardian,  and high school guidance counselor to complete.
  11. Can I fax or email my application? APPLICATIONS MAY NOT BE FAXED OR EMAILED. Due to the large number of applicants, we are unable to accept faxed or emailed applications.
  12. I missed the deadline. Can I still apply? If you have a legitimate reason, that was beyond your control, for missing the deadline, you may call to request an extension. Approval must be given by the Ron Brown Scholar Program in order for the deadline to be extended.
  13. 13. Do I have to be aS. citizen or permanent resident in order to apply for a Ron Brown scholarship? Yes. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in order to apply.
  14. Is there an income limit? Financial need is a factor that  we consider in awarding scholarships. If you think that you will be eligible for financial aid at the colleges to which you are applying, you should apply for a Ron Brown scholarship.
  15. 15. Whose income should be listed if my  parents are   separated or  divorced? If  my   parents have remarried, do I include my stepparents’ income? In the first stage of the application process, you should list the income of both parents if it is available to you. This should include the non-custodial parent. If a parent’s whereabouts is unknown, you should list that on the application. If you are residing with a legal guardian, you should list their income on the application. Should you advance to the next stage, information about your non-custodial and stepparent’s income will be requested and will be taken into account in determining financial need.
  16. Do you need verification of my parents’ income? The application asks your parents for their adjusted gross income on last year’s federal income tax return, that is, the return that they filed when you were a junior in high school. By their  signatures, they also agree to provide  proof  of income, including copies of income tax returns, if required. If you advance to the next stage in the application process and become a semifinalist, verification of income will be required.
  17. Can I use the Ron  Brown scholarship  at  any college and  for any  major? The scholarship may be used at any degree-granting four-year college within the United States. Recipients may study any academic discipline of their choice. The scholarship may not be used for vocational or technical training.
  18. When are the winners notified? Are applicants who have not won also notified? Semifinalists will be contacted by early March. Finalists will be notified in mid-March and invited to Washington, DC, (we pay expenses) to be interviewed by the National Selection Committee.  Because of the large number of applicants, we are not able to notify those who have not reached the semifinalist or finalist stage. We will post the names of the scholarship winners on our website in early May. A self-addressed stamped envelope may be included with your submitted application in order for the Program to acknowledge receipt of your application.
  19. Which schools do Ron Brown Scholars attend? Scholars attend a wide range of schools and are not limited in where they may attend or the discipline they may study. To date, more than 250 Ron Brown Scholars have graduated from more than 50 different colleges and universities. Fifty-eight percent of Scholars have attended Ivy League universities.
  20. When are Ron Brown Captains notified? Students  selected as Captains  are selected based on  the materials submitted to the RBSP. Ron Brown Captains are notified in late March/early April.

 

Ron Brown Scholarship Program
Ron Brown Scholarship Program

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Ron Brown Scholar Program Application

APPLICANT: APPLICATION DEADLINES

November 1

Applications postmarked by November 1 will be given early  consideration for the Ron Brown Scholar Program.

January 9

FINAL DEADLINE

All applications must be postmarked by January 9 to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program.

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Please respond to the following questions. Attach your typed responses to this form.

  1. Please list your extracurricular, community, employment or other activities in order of their importance to you. Indicate the dates you participated in the activity, positions held and the number of hours per week you spend on each activity. We realize that the way you spend your time outside the classroom may be affected by factors beyond your control, such as the need to work.
  2. 2. List any significant awards or honors you have received during high school for academic or extracurricular achievemen
  3. Essays: You must respond to both (A) and (B). Each essay should be no longer than 500 words. (A) Choose the one activity you listed as most important in question #1 and tell us why it is significant. (B) Submit one essay that you plan to send or have sent as part of a college application. This may be on any topic. If your college application did not require an essay, please submit an essay on the topic of your choice.
  1. Please ask two individuals who know you well to submit letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a teacher or other school professional.
  2. Please submit an official transcript with most current semester course load and school profile with application materia A school profile is an information sheet about your high school. This profile would include information on the school location, student enrollment and/or types of courses offered. If the school does not offer a school profile the applicant will not be penalized if it is not included with the application materials.
  3. Application materials must be mailed in one packet. Transcripts and letters of recommendation should not be sent under separate cover. To verify receipt of your application, include a self-addressed stamped envelope. A photograph is optional. Incomplete, emailed or faxed applications will not be considered. We suggest that you keep copies of your application materials. Semifinalists will be contacted in early March and winners will be announced on our website in May. We regret that we are unable to individually notify other applicants of the decision on their applications.

The Ron Brown Scholarships are reserved for Black/African American high school seniors and may be used at accredited four-year institutions. If you have questions, please call, email or visit our website, www.ronbrown.org

Ron Brown Scholarship Programe Application
Ron Brown Scholarship Programe Application

 

 

 

The Scholarship Program Is Available Only at Canadian Universities

Specian Scholarship For Students Entering Stem

Please note that this is a projected list of scholarships for 2018-2019. While it is expected that these scholarships will be offered on a yearly basis, changes may occur within the organization offering the scholarship that may cause variability.

Canadian Universities Scholarship
Canadian Universities Scholarship

The eligibility criteria, dollar value and deadline dates may also vary from year to year. This page is updated throughout the course of the school year, with the previous year’s information highlighted in yellow until it is updated for the current year. Please visit this scholarship webpage frequently to view updates and revisions.

This list is not exhaustive; there are many other scholarships and bursaries available to students. Please check the university or college you plan to attend for awards specifically available for enrolled students. Students are encouraged to see their local high school guidance counsellor for information on in-house scholarships and bursaries.

The following websites provide additional scholarship information: www.canlearn.ca; www.studentawards.com;  www.scholarshipscanada.com;  www.studentaid.gnb.ca; https://ScholarTree.ca

Contact: [email protected]

CFIG National Scholarship Programs
CFIG National Scholarship Programs

AFOA-PotashCorp Aboriginal Youth Financial  Management Awards

October 1, 2017

Students are asked to submit a 1,500 word essay on the questions noted in the application form and submit 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education and considering a career in the areas of finance and/or management/commerce (including financial management/planning, business administration, commerce, accounting and economics). http://afoa.ca/afoaen/About_Us/Awards_Scholarships/Abo_Yth_Awards/en/01_About/08_Awards_ Scholarships/03_Abo_Yth_Fin_Mgmt_Conf_Awards.aspx?hkey=9e78c605-d6b8-456b-9d74-

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AES Engineers Scholarship

October 6, 2018

$500

This scholarship is awarded on the basis of character and an essay. Students are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

 

Loran Award Scholarship

October 18, 2017

Sponsored applicants: October 17, 2018  at 8:00PM (Eastern Time)

Direct pool applicants: October 24, 2018  at 8:00PM (Eastern Time)

$2,000 – $100,000

This scholarship is based on evidence of integrity, courage, compassion, grit and a high  level of personal autonomy. Students must have a minimum cumulative average of 85% and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Students can apply on their own (direct pool) or asked to be nominated (sponsored). Check with the school guidance department for procedure and deadline associated with sponsored applications.

http://www.loranaward.ca/sef/page/id/14.html

 

The Scholarship Program Is Available Only In Canada
The Scholarship Program Is Available Only In Canada

 

Morehead-Cain Award

October 31, 2018

$13,000 + annually US$

Canadian applicants must show moral force of character, scholarship, physical vigor, and leadership. This award is only tenable at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. It includes full tuition and out-of-state fees for up to four years of undergraduate study, plus a laptop computer. There is also an opportunity for four summer internships in the areas of outdoor leadership, public service, international research and private sector.

http://www.moreheadcain.org/

 

Blyth Cambridge Scholarship Program

Blyth  Academy will not  be providing awards for the  2018-19  entry year. For interested Canadians, please check back in 2019 for more information on the  2019-20  entry year.

$100,000+

Candidates must show academic excellence, intellectual depth, personal integrity and success beyond their studies. These key requirements should be reflected in grades and letters of recommendation. Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) and a full time student in their graduating year at an accredited Canadian secondary school. http://www.blythscholars.ca/

 

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Please check with your institution (if they are included in the list of eligible schools here) to find out about the application process.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their last year of high school with financial need (net family income under $65,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record. Applications open August 1 at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/about-our-scholarships-programs/provincial-programs/

 

Thelma Sewell Memorial Scholarship

October –submit before the last working day in October

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have been admitted in a Home Economics / Family Studies program at a Canadian university.

http://nbhea-anbef.com/thelma-sewell-memorial-scholarships

 

House of Commons Page Program Scholarship

Continue checking website for updated deadline. Students are selected to work as Pages in the House of Commons. Pages work on a part-time basis during their first year of study at one of the universities in the National Capital Region. http://www.parl.gc.ca/Employment/House/PageProgram/PP_ApplyProcess-e.htm

 

Indspire Scholarship: Apprenticeships, Skilled Trades, and Technology Programs

Application Deadline: August 1, November 1, February 1 @ 11:59 pm ET Indspire is a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the tools necessary for Indigenous peoples, especially youth to achieve their potential. Applicants must be applying for Post-Secondary Education Programs that are part-time or full-time certificate or diploma programs (1 month to 4 year programs)

http://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/

 

Indspire Scholarship: Post-Secondary Education (PSE)

Application Deadline: August 1, November 1, February 1 @ 11:59 pm ET

It is awarded to studies in business, science, law, engineering, computer studies, education, social work, social sciences, and technical studies. Fine Arts: in fields such as visual, performing, media, theatre, production, graphic and literary arts. Applicants must be attending full-time one-year certificate or diploma programs, undergraduate and graduate degree programs from an accredited postsecondary institution. Study outside of Canada is considered only at the graduate level http://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/

 

University of Toronto National Book Award

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The University of Toronto National Book Award Program is intended to recognize and reward the very best Canadian secondary school students, regardless of which university those students choose to attend. These are students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. They excel in academic pursuits, demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and have a strong involvement in the lives of their schools and communities. Eligible students must be nominated by their school officials so see your school counsellor about this award.

http://www.future.utoronto.ca/content/national-book-award

 

University of Toronto National Scholarship Program

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Students who have been nominated by their schools as National Book Award recipients may submit applications to the National Scholarship Program. In addition, students who identify themselves as meeting the scholarship criteria are invited to apply directly for the National Scholarship, without having been nominated for the Book Award.

https://future.utoronto.ca/content/national-scholarship-program

 

Hesburgh-Yusko Scholarship

November 1

$25,000/year

The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholarship Program is a comprehensive, merit-based scholarship Program that seeks to attract, encourage, and equip extraordinary students who will have a transformational effect on the Notre Dame community, the Church, and the world. All candidates are evaluated according to four criteria: demonstrated leadership ability, distinguished academic accomplishment, sincere commitment to service and exemplary moral character. All Hesburgh-Yusko scholars are required to participate in four self-designed Summer Enrichment Experiences.

http://hesburgh-yusko.nd.edu/selection/

 

Gillis Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship for Indigenous  Peoples

November 1

$4000

Encourages Indigenous peoples to pursue a career in journalism through a combination of studies at a Canadian post-secondary institution and experience in a newsroom. http://www.thecanadianpress.com/about/careers/gil-purcell-memorial-journalism-scholarship/

 

TD Canada Trust Scholarship

November 16, 2017

$70,000

Scholarships are open to Canadian students who are in their final year of high school, have demonstrated outstanding community leadership and have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year.

www.tdcanadatrust.com/scholarship

 

Arthur Paulin Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship

Nov 30, annually

(5) $700

Applicants must be enrolled in an automotive aftermarket industry related program or curriculum at a Canadian college or university. This includes students pursuing their studies as an automotive apprentice. It also includes studies in any of the following automotive sectors: auto body, hard parts, heavy duty, or motive power (machinists).

https://www.aiacanada.com/career-resources/grants-and-scholarships/arthur-paulin-automotive- aftermarket-scholarship-award/

 

The Dalton Camp Award

December 1, 2018

The Dalton Camp Award will go to the winner or winners of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada.

https://www.friends.ca/DCA/rules

 

D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship

December 1, 2018

80,000

The D & R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship is awarded to residents of Atlantic Canada entering the first year of the undergraduate Commerce program at Queen’s School of Business. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence, proven leadership and involvement in school or community activities.

http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/financial-assistance/admission-scholarships-bursaries-and- awards/major-admission-awards

 

10 Words or Less Scholarship

January 31, 2019

This scholarship is open to anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the fall of 2018. http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10257/10_words_or_less_scholarship_scholarship. php

 

Job-Applications.ca Working Parent Scholarship

December 8, 2018

$1000

This award is designed to benefit working parents in Canada who are pursuing post-secondary education. Applicants must submit a 600 to 1000 word essay.

Scholarships

 

Burger King Scholarship

Applications open October 15, 2018. Deadline- December 15, 2018 however only the first 50, 000

applicants will be evaluated.

$1,000-50,000

Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service. https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/information.php

 

Rubincam Youth Award: National Genealogical Society

December 15, annually

$500

This scholarship is open to high school students in grades 10–12 or between the ages of 16–18. http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/rubincam_youth_award/nomination_form

 

French for the Future’s National Essay Contest

Applications open in October 2018. Waiting on deadline. (Last year’s was December 22, 2017)

$1,000 to $12,000

This contest is open to students in grade 10, 11 and 12. Students must submit a 750 word essay in French on a chosen theme. Scholarships may be applied to entrance at the University of Ottawa, Université Sainte-Anne, Université de Moncton, Université Saint-Boniface, University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean, University of Lethbridge, Laurentian University or Glendon College of York University.

https://aesdscholarships.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/french-for-the-futures-national-essay-contest/

 

Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award

December 30th, 2018

$500

Applicants must have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within his/her community over the last 12 months and meet eligibility criteria. http://www.odenzamarketinggroupvolunteeraward.com/awards/8/eligibility_odenza_marketing_gro up_volunteer_award.php

 

UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Scholarships 2015

December 31, 2018

(20) $500

Persons who entered Canada to work under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program such as a live-in caregiver, a seasonal agriculture worker, or a temporary foreign worker in any industry (“the Applicant”) are eligible to apply. An Applicant can nominate his/ her children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews. The Nominee Child may be living in any country, can be of any nationality, must be between 4-25 years of age, and must be attending or hoping to attend an educational institution. http://www.ufcw.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3892&Itemid=277&lang=en

 

Tema Center Memorial Trust Scholarship

December 31, annually

$2500

Applicants for The Tema Conter Memorial Trust Scholarship Award must be enrolled in any correctional, emergency services, emergency communications (dispatcher) or military program offered at a post-secondary educational institution. The student must be enrolled on a full-time/part- time basis (as defined by the institution.)

 

The Scholarship Program Is Available Only In Canada

http://www.tema.ca/scholarship

 

STEAM Horizon Awards

January 16, 2019

Applicants for this award must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,16-18 years of age, who have been recognized for accomplishments, either formal or informal in a STEAM related capacity, and who are enrolled or preparing to enroll in first year post-secondary education in a STEAM related field at a Canadian university or college with an academic average of 85% or higher. steamhorizonawards.ca.

 

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

January 15, 2019

$100 – $25,000

Applicants must submit an 800-1600 word essay. https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#atlasshrugged-1

 

Canadian Engineering Ambassador Awards

$5,000

All award applications, forms and related documentation must  be emailed directly to [email protected] on or before  midnight,  February 25, 2018.

Applicants must be female undergraduate engineering students enrolled full-time in an accredited engineering program at a Canadian university and must be leaders, volunteers and an active person in their community and elsewhere.

http://www.cemf.ca/en/ambassador-awards

 

Mensa Canada Scholarship

January 31, 2019.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants enrolled in a full-time program at a Canadian post-secondary institution, accredited by the applicable provincial Ministry of Education. http://www.mensacanada.ca/rules.html

 

Canadian Women in Municipal  Government Scholarship

Applications  will open in the fall. Keep checking for deadline (last year’s deadline was January

31, 2017)

This scholarship is open to young women students enrolled in any year of study in a Canadian post- secondary school who are making a contribution to their school’s leadership teams or student councils.

https://www.fcm.ca/home/awards/canadian-women-in-municipal-government-scholarship.htm

 

The Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence

Keep checking for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- January 31, 2018

$1000

This scholarship is awarded annually to an Atlantic Canadian high school music student as chosen by a member of the alumni.  The award recognizes talented youth who are committed to the serious study of music.

Award for Musical Excellence

 

Union Plus Scholarship

Application deadline:  12:00pm (noon,  Eastern Time), Thursday, January 31, 2019

$500 – $4,000

This scholarship is open to members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children. The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.  Awards must be used for the 2016-2017 school year. Students may reapply each year https://1unionplusscholars.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx#4371597136646D517975544F

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McEuen Undergraduate Scholarship

January 31, annually

(Tuition, residence and stipend)

For study at the university of St. Andrews, Scotland. Student must not be over 21 years of age and must be qualified to gain admission to a Canadian university. Academic and leadership potential are considered. Tenable for a 3-4 year course of studies towards an undergraduate degree. It is renewable on the basis of satisfactory performance. Covers all tuition fees, residence costs and a stipend for basic expenses.

Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- February 4, 2018

Applicants must be active Senior National team athletes.

http://athletescan.com/en/athlete-zone/programs/team-investors-group-amateur-athletes-fund

 

Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation Scholarship

Our 2019 Scholarship and  Citizenship Award will be available for graduating secondary/CEGEP students in December 2018.  Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- Feb. 4, 2018

$1,000

Applicants must have Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status, landed immigrant or refugee status and demonstrate exemplary citizenship through community service, volunteerism and humanitarian causes.

Scholarships

 

ExploraVision Awards

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- February 8, 2018

Up to $10,000

All entrants must be US or Canadian citizens or legal residents living within the US, US Territories or Canada and enrolled full-time in a public, private or home school. Students enter projects as a team of 2-4 students with a teacher/coach and optional mentor. http://www.exploravision.org/project-format

 

Kinette and Kinsmen Clubs Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- February 1, 2018

$1,000 (number of bursaries varies)

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Students are evaluated on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need. http://www.kincanada.ca/apply

 

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

February 1, annually

Up to $7000/year up to 4 years

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award recipients are selected for their dedication to the humanitarian ideals of Terry Fox, their courage in overcoming obstacles, and definite marks of distinction and persistence in the pursuit of excellence in academic, athletic, and civic life. http://www.terryfoxawards.ca

 

ArtsNB Scholarship

Feb. 1, annually

Up to $2,500/year

The arts scholarship program recognizes and encourages NB students who have demonstrated exceptional artistic talent and potential, and who are pursuing a career in the arts. http://artsnb.ca/site/en/programs/arts-scholarships/

 

Canadian Right of Way Education Foundation Scholarship

February 1, annually

Up to $2,500

This scholarship is open to a graduating high school students who is entering a full time course of study in any of the various fields impacting the right of way profession. Areas of study may include (but are not limited to) law, surveying, engineering, planning, real property appraisal, public administration or environmental studies. https://www.irwaonline.org/eweb/upload/Forms/Canadian_Scholarship

 

Schulich Leader Scholarships

January 30, 2019 (Due to nomination process, schools will need to set a deadline before this date.

Check with guidance for the school deadline) Up to $100,000

Schulich Leader Scholarships are for students enrolling in one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) areas of study at the 20 participating Canadian universities. Each high school in Canada selects one student  to represent their school as a Schulich Leader Nominee. From this pool of nominees, 20 participating universities across Canada will each choose one outstanding student to be their Schulich Leader, each of whom will receive a four-year scholarship. http://www.schulichleaders.com/about-scholarship

 

Indspire Scholarship: Apprenticeships, Skilled Trades, and Technology Programs

Application Deadline: August 1, November 1, February 1 @ 11:59 pm ET

Indspire is a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the tools necessary for Indigenous peoples, especially youth to achieve their potential. Applicants must be applying for Post-Secondary Education Programs that are part-time or full-time certificate or diploma programs (1 month to 4 year programs)

http://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/

 

Indspire Scholarship: Post-Secondary Education (PSE)

Application Deadline: August 1, November 1, February 1 @ 11:59 pm ET

It is awarded to studies in business, science, law, engineering, computer studies, education, social work, social sciences, and technical studies. Fine Arts: in fields such as visual, performing, media, theatre, production, graphic and literary arts. Applicants must be attending full-time one-year certificate or diploma programs, undergraduate and graduate degree programs from an accredited postsecondary institution. Study outside of Canada is considered only at the graduate level http://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/

 

CWA Foundation Secondary School Award

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- February 16, 2018

$2000-$2500

This award was founded in 2014 for the purposes of promoting and encouraging the pursuit of post- secondary education in welding. The awards are for students who show an aptitude and passion for the welding industry and/or financial need, and are applying to a certified welding program offered by a publically funded Canadian College or University. https://www.cwbweldingfoundation.org/awards/secondary-school-award

 

Joseph G. Doria Exemplary Student  Award.

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- February 16, 2018

$3000

This is a National award established for the purposes of promoting and encouraging the pursuit of a career in Welding Engineering. This award will be given to a Canadian secondary student who shows exemplary academic excellence, a demonstrated passion for the welding industry, and community involvement, that is entering a full-time technician or technologist program in welding with a desire to pursue a career in the industry. https://www.cwbweldingfoundation.org/awards/joseph-g-doria-exemplary-student-award

 

Colonel Douglas H. Gunter Award

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- February 23, 2018

(5) $1,000

Open to all graduating students. Students must submit an original work using one of the following media: text; visual art; or audio or video production. http://www.warmuseum.ca/education/programs/the-colonel-douglas-h-gunter-award/

 

RBC Aboriginal Student  Awards Program

February 28, annually

(10) Up to $4000/year for 2-4 years

This program assists Aboriginal students to complete a post-secondary education. http://www.rbc.com/careers/aboriginal_student_awards.html

 

Canadian Assoc. of Principals Award

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- March 1, 2017 (Schools will set an earlier deadline to select the school nominee)

(12) $250

Schools may nominate 1 student in the top 20% of the class. The selected student must demonstrate outstanding leadership.

 

Atlantic Co-Op Scholarship: McEwen Scholarship

March 1, annually

(2)$4,000

For students whose parents are Co-op members or a student employed at Co-op planning to pursue a post-secondary education.  An essay must accompany the application. Selection is based on academic performance, leadership, and interest in co-operation and co-operatives. http://www.coopatlantic.ca/e/images/scholarships/McEwen_application_English.pdf

 

Future Health Research & Innovation Scholarship

March 1, 2019

3 awards, $2500

To be considered for one of three Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarships, grade 12 students in the Maritimes must intend on continuing their education at a Maritime post-secondary institution (college or university) in a field that will enhance research and/or innovation in health care.

http://iwk.nshealth.ca/research/scholarship

 

J.D. Irving Ltd. NB Scholarship

March 1, annually

This scholarship is open to NB residents attending UNB in an undergraduate degree in the fields of Business, Computer Science, Engineering or Forestry. Applicants must self-motivated, contribute to their community, be involved in extracurricular activities and be in need of financial assistance. http://www.unb.ca/scholarships/highschool/jdi-nb-scholarship.html

 

Stacey Levitt Memorial Award

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- March 2, 2018

$2500

The award is open to anyone currently attending a Canadian secondary school. An essay is required. http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C413

 

Beaverbrook Vimy Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- March 4, 2018

The Beaverbrook Vimy scholarship is awarded on the basis of essay submissions, reference letters and motivation letters. Participants must be 15-17 years old with a 70% grade average at school and proven leadership skills. Winners take part in an intensive scholarship program in Europe, participating in educational seminars and museum events, including visits to the iconic Vimy War Memorial and other historic battlefields and gravesites, in England, Belgium and France. https://www.vimyfoundation.ca/programs/beaverbrook-vimy-prize/

 

Fred Ross Award

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- March 1, 2018

$8,000

The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation, Inc., offers an award to a student graduating from a high school in New Brunswick who plans to study fine art or craft at a recognized institution. http://sheilahughmackay.ca/shmf/2017/11/15/2018-fred-ross-scholarship-application-guidelines/

 

Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- March 5, 2018

$2500 renewable award

Awarded to an Indigenous high school students entering their first year in full time studies in a two- year college diploma program or a four-year undergraduate program at a Canadian accredited college or university in fall 2018.

Applicants must have strong leadership and commitment in their school and home community. Students will be asked to provide their personal contact information, post-secondary information for the fall and proof of Indigenous status along with completing two short essay questions. Selected students will be asked to complete a second application and provideone letter of reference. They will be required to submit a proof of enrollment prior to receiving an award.

https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/49469-Indspire.

 

Leonard Foundation Scholarship

March 15, annually

$1,000-1,500

Preference will be given to sons and daughters of ordained clergy, licensed elementary or secondary school teachers, Canadian military personnel, graduates of a Canadian Military College, members of the Engineering Institute of Canada and members of the Mining and Mettallurical Institute of Canada and those who have previously received an award from the Leonard Foundation.

Students must be enrolling in their first undergraduate program as a full-time student and demonstrate financial need. Applications must be submitted through a nominator. http://www.leonardfnd.org/english/apply.html ‘

 

RBC Students  Leading Change Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- March 29, 2018-3:00pm, EST

(15) $10,000

This scholarship recognizes Canadian students that show a passion to lead and inspire positive change in their community.

http://scholarships.rbc.com/StudentsLeadingChange.aspx

 

Agropur Agriculture and Food Science Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- March 30, 2018

(2) $2500

Open to all New Brunswick students, attending a post-secondary institution, the coming scholastic year (2018/2019), in a field relating to Agriculture or Food Science. Submission must include the following: name, current institution of study (if applicable), institution you are attending in the fall, program of study, 2 completed essays, official transcript and two letters of reference. http://dairytown.com/scholarships/

 

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarships

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- March 31, 2018-3:00pm

To be eligible for these scholarships applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent resident/landed immigrant, convention refugee or a protected person living in Canada, as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act who have support documentation indicating hearing loss with the terms deafened, oral deaf, or hard of hearing. Field of study may be a factor for some scholarships

http://www.chha.ca/forms/en/

 

ARMA Clair Duclos Education Fund

March 31, annually

$250-$500

This award is for NB student pursuing an education in records and information management. http://www.nbarma.org/claire-duclos-scholarship.html

 

Thomas Washburn Memorial Scholarship

March 31, annually

$12,000

This scholarship is for a graduating student (from one of the high schools within the city of Fredericton) pursuing engineering at a Canadian University who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of the school and community while demonstrating a sound academic achievement. www.washburn.ca/thom

 

Bell Aliant Pioneers of N.B. Scholarship

Applications will be accepted after November 1 each year but before April 30 of the following year.

$2,000

The Bell Aliant Pioneers of New Brunswick Chapter 51 Scholarship is designed to help young New Brunswickers with physical or mental disabilities who wish to advance their education beyond high school.

Applications may be picked up in guidance.

http://www.aliantpioneers.com

 

Jim Sterling Memorial Scholarship (Hockey NB)

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- March March 30, 2018

Applicants must have been a HNB member playing in the current season pursuing post-secondary studies in the next school year. Academic, athletic performance, community involvement and need are taken into consideration. Applicant may be male or female. http://www.hnb.ca/en/hnb/events/awards-and-scholarships

 

Delta Fortis Properties Scholarship (Hockey NB)

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- March March 30, 2018

This scholarship recognizes a grade 12 student who is a member of HNB and is pursuing post- secondary studies whose life has been impacted in a positive way by their hockey experience. Applicant may be male or female.

http://www.hnb.ca/en/hnb/events/awards-and-scholarships

 

Ron Bradbury Memorial Scholarship (Hockey NB)

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- March March 30, 2018

Applicant must be a HNB member pursuing post-secondary studies and must have demonstrated a high academic standing with an emphasis on English and school or community involvement. Applicant may be male or female.

http://www.hnb.ca/en/hnb/events/awards-and-scholarships

 

Mary Majka  Scholarship Fund

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- March 31, 2018

$250-$1000

This fund was established with the intent to further youth engagement with nature and our natural heritage.  This scholarship is open to New Brunswick students from middle school to those attending an undergraduate program in the field of natural sciences with an interest in nature and the environment.

http://www.naturenb.ca/mary-majka-scholarship/

 

New Brunswick Women’s Institute Scholarships

March 31, annually

These scholarships are awarded to residents of NB who meet the entrance requirements of the school to which they are applying. Scholastic standing, community involvement and need will be considered.

http://www.nbwi.ca/html/regulations.html

 

Lutz/Lutes Family Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- April 1, 2018

$1,000

The Lutz/Lutes Family Scholarship, is to be awarded annually to a deserving high school student, who will use said award toward the costs of the first year of his/her education at an accredited college, university or other educational institution in Atlantic Canada. The recipient will have demonstrated high academic achievement and financial need.

Applications  in guidance office.

 

Retail as a Career Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- April 3. 2018 (20) $1000-$3000

This scholarship is for students entering or currently enrolled in a business, marketing or retail-related program at a Canadian post-secondary institution. Students currently working part-time or full-time within the retail industry may also apply.

http://www.retailcouncil.org/memberservices/retail-education/retail-as-a-career-scholarship-program

 

Harry M. Daley Memorial Bursary Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- April 6, 2018 (8) $2750

Open to students pursuing their first year of post-secondary education at an accredited university or college in Canada. Students must have lived in NB for at least one year as of the application deadline.

http://www.nbtacu.nb.ca/education-centre/scholarship-applications/

 

N.B.T.A. Credit Union Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- April 6, 2018 (5) $1,000

These awards are available to students whose parents are member-owners of the NBTA Credit Union as well as to any member-owner of the NBTA Credit Union. The awards are based on academic achievement, volunteer work, financial need and success in spite of extraordinary circumstances.

http://www.nbtacu.nb.ca/education-centre/scholarship-applications/

 

Joyce Foundation Access Bursaries Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- April 7, 2017

$5000 (renewable for up to 4 years)

Bursaries are awarded to students enrolled full-time in undergraduate studies on a UNB campus based on financial need and personal circumstances who commit to work with at least one mentor in an extracurricular activity throughout their program of study.

Application forms are available on this site or in your guidance office.

 

Girl Guides of Canada Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- April 9, 2018

This scholarship is awarded to a well-rounded person who is an active member of the Girl Guides of Canada. The recipient must agree to have their name and picture publicized and submit a written report to the scholarship committee at the end of the year.

http://www.girlguides.ca/scholarships

 

Building Supply Dealers Association Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- June 30, 2018

$1,500-$2500

Open to son/daughter of an employee of an ABSDA Dealer Member. http://www.bsiabc.ca/bursary-application.html

 

Credit Counselling Services of Canada Scholarship

Applications start January 2019. Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s

deadline- April 13, 2018

$1,000

Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada, Inc. (CCSAC) is holding a scholarship competition open to residents of Atlantic Canada (regardless of age) who will be enrolled in an accredited post- secondary program for the 2015-2016 academic year. The winning essay applicant will be required to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment. Applicants must complete a case study. https://www.solveyourdebts.com/english/scholarships/

 

Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- April 27, 2018

The 2017 Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship will offer annual post-secondary grant(s) to former or present IWK patients. Applicants may be entering any year of post-secondary studies to be eligible. https://iwkfoundation.org/scholarship

 

Progressive Credit Union Bursary Program Scholarship

April 30, annually

(8) $500 – $1,000

Applicants must have lived in New Brunswick for at least one year prior to application; be a member of

Progressive Credit Union Limited or a dependent of a member with whom they reside and plan to attend an accredited educational institution within Canada.

https://www.progressivecu.nb.ca/SharedContent/documents/aProgressive_Credit_Union_Bursary_Application.pdf

 

TIANB Tourism Scholarships

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- April 28, 2017

$1,000

Successful candidates must be pursuing a recognized post-secondary undergraduate program of study in New Brunswick relevant to the Tourism Industry. Proof of acceptance is required. https://www.tianb.com/en/17-content-in-english/membership/48-tourism-awards

Assumption  Scholarship

The application form for these bursaries must be submitted electronically between January 1st and April 30th of the

current year for scholarships for the next fall semester.

$1 500

For students who attain certain academic standards and who have financial needs. To qualify for one of these bursaries, the applicant needs to be enrolled as a full-time student in a CEGEP or a post-secondary institution, such as college or university. The applicant must also show an average of 70%. These scholarships are offered to Canadian citizens. https://www.assumption.ca/en/Individuals/About-Us/Scholarships

 

Fredericton Women’s Executive

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- April 30, 2018

$500-$3000

This scholarship is open to female who have a minimum grade 12 or equivalent diploma and entering their first or second year of full time post-secondary degree or diploma program recognized by the Canada Student Loan Program at an institution in Fredericton or surrounding area. The criteria is based on academic achievement, financial need (without assistance would be unable to pursue post-secondary education, due to such things as single parenting, disability, undue hardship, etc.) and extra-curricular involvement.

http://www.frederictonwomenexecutive.com/

 

IWSH Essay Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- April 30. 2018

(3) 1000

Applicants must be a current high school senior; or enrolled or accepted as a full-time (12 credit hours) student in an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university, or an apprentice program. http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10553/iapmo_essay_scholarship_contest_scholarsh ip.php

 

Scouts Canada Scholarship

May 1, annually

17 awards

Candidates will be selected based on demonstrated Scouting history, involvement and achievement; leadership contributions to Scouting; community leadership and contributions outside of Scouting; scholastic achievements up to the time of application; and attitude and aptitude. http://www.scouts.ca/program/scholarships/

 

CINUP Scholarship Program

$1000(5)

May 1, 2017

Graduating Indigineous Canadian student going on to study full-time at a post secondary institution.

75% average required.

1.877.786.3889 [email protected]

 

ONB #NB Proud Bursary Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- May 1, 2018

$1000 (12)

Opportunities NB is offering support to students choosing to continue their studies and build careers in NB through bursaries for students entering their first year of post-secondary studies in NB. Both Canadian citizens and newcomers to Canada are eligible to apply.

https://onbcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/NBProud-Bursary-Application.pdf

 

Frank Fraser Joslin and Blanche I. (Hood) Joslin Scholarship

May 1, annually

Minimum value: $4000

Student must be graduating from a York County, NB high school; be between the ages of 17 and 30 at the time of application; have been a resident of York County for at least three years prior to his or her application. Student must show proof of application to an accredited agricultural college/university program or veterinary college/university program.

http://www.fredfdn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Joslin-Scholarship-Application-Package.pdf

*Application is current despite date indicated on form

 

Knights of Columbus Scholarship

May 1, annually

$1500/year for up to 4 years

This scholarship is awarded to sons/daughters of members planning to enter the first year of a university program.

http://www.kofc.org/un/en/scholarships/prodeo_canada.html

 

Hugh H. MacKay/James A. MacMurray Scholarship

May 1, annually

$3,500 renewable (3yrs)

This scholarship is awarded to an exceptional NB high school student preparing for a career in business and attending a university in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia. The winner cannot hold another major award at the same time. Applications should be checked by a Guidance Counsellor. http://macmurrayfoundation.ca/#!/application/scholarship/

 

Eugene Burpee Licensed Practical Nurse (Horizon Health) Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- May 1, 2017

$1,000

This scholarship is awarded to a student entering or presently enrolled in a program for licensed practical nursing. Applicants must be a resident of the Fredericton and Upper River Valley Zone. Application forms in Guidance and in Scholarship News on the ASD-W Scholarship Page

 

Eugene Burpee for Registered Nurse Programs (Horizon Health) Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- May 1, 2017

$1,000

This scholarship is awarded to a civic minded student entering or presently enrolled in a recognized program for registered nurses. Applicants must be a resident of the Fredericton and Upper River Valley Zone. Volunteer hours are considered an asset.

Application forms in Guidance and in Scholarship News on the ASD-W Scholarship Page

 

William R. Duffie (Horizon Health) Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- May 1, 2017

$1000

Applicants must volunteer 50 hours/year to support community activities, be a resident of The Fredericton and Upper River Valley Zone and plan to study health care.

Application forms in Guidance and in Scholarship News on the ASD-W Scholarship Page

 

CUPE Local 2745 Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline-May 1, 2018

(7) $1000

For union members and/or sons, daughters, or legal wards of a member in good standing of a CUPE Local 2745. This scholarship is available to students attending any post-secondary institution. Consideration will be given to reflection paper, marks, financial need and aptitude. https://www.cupe2745.net/scholarships-and-recipients.html

 

OMISTA Credit Union Bursary Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline-May 4, 2018

$500

Applicants must be an OMISTA Credit Union owner child, or grandchild and display financial need.

https://www.omista.com

 

Ken Dryden Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline-May 11,

2018

$3000/year renewable

Applicants must be a Canadian under 30 years of age, attending college or university and have been in the Canadian child welfare system.

https://youthincare.ca/ken-dryden-scholarship/

St. Vincent’s Alumnae Entrance Scholarships

May 15, annually

Two scholarships are awarded to female students graduation from high school who are direct descendants of a member of St. Vincent’s Alumnae and who are enrolling in a recognized post- secondary institution on a full-time basis.

Scholarships

 

Indspire Scholarship: Legal Studies for Aboriginal People Pre-Law (LSAP) Bursary

May 15, 2018 11:59pm

$1000-$2500

The LSAP bursary is available to Non Status First Nation and Métis students only who are enrolled in a pre-law program at an accredited Canadian postsecondary institution-pre-law summer programs only.

 

Capital  Area Minor Football Association Scholarship

May 15, annually

(4) $1,000

For graduates from the Capital area who have participated in an organized tackle football program for a minimum of three years.

http://www.capitalareafootball.nb.ca/camfabursary.html

 

Carol Thompson  Memorial Scholarship

May 15, annually

$1000

Applicants must submit with their application: a letter of acceptance from the university or college; three letters of reference; and a letter containing the following information: a description of the applicant’s learning disability, an outline of those coping skills and strategies which have been developed to compensate for the learning disability, the individual’s involvement in the community as a volunteer and the applicant’s future goals.

http://www.neads.ca/en/norc/funding/page24.php

 

Gertrude Aarela Memorial Scholarship for Students  with Cerebral Palsy

May 15, annually

$1000

This $1,000 scholarship will be presented annually to one individual with Cerebral Palsy graduating from a New Brunswick High School and attending a college, university, or private vocational

school on a full or part-time basis in the coming year. The student may be enrolled in any field of study.

http://www.cpfsj.ca/images/Gertrude%20Aarela%20scholarship%20application.pdf

 

PotashCorp Aboriginal Youth Financial  Management Awards

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline-May 18, 2018 9:00 pm

$15000

Open to Canadian indigenous youth in grade 11 and 12 interested in pursuing an education after high school in the field of financial management.

www.afoa.ca

 

Education Awards for Brain Tumor Survivors

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline-May 18, 2018

$5,000

Brain tumour survivors between the ages of 16 and 30 who are pursuing post-secondary education are invited to apply for BrainTumour Foundation of Canada’s new Education Award opportunities open to students who will be enrolled full-time in a publicly funded Canadian university, college or CEGEP.

https://www.braintumour.ca/4472/education-awards

Dairy Farmers of N.B. Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- May 25, 2018

(3) $1,000

For students pursuing studies in agriculture or dairy industry at a university or college.  An essay and a letter of recommendation must accompany this application.  A 300 – 500 word essay is required.

https://www.nbmilk.org/en/

 

Zeiger Firm Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline-  May 25, 2018

$1000

In order to participate, prospective applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university or planning to attend one in the upcoming fall semester. Applicants should submit a 500-word essay answering the question on the website. http://brianzeiger.com/scholarship/

 

Spina Bifida Association Scholarship

Third Wednesday in May, annually

$1,000

Open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who have spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and must be a registered member in good standing of SBHAC. Membership must be in good standing for a minimum of one year prior to applying.

http://www.sbhac.ca/beta/pdf_files/2014-Bursary-Guidelines-Application.pdf

 

Rob Robichaud Memorial Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- May 26, 2017

$2000 (2)

To qualify, you must have a minimum of a grade 12 diploma or be completing your grade 12 diploma by June 2017 and accepted to be enrolled in a post-secondary program at a recognized institution, such as a university or community college in a transportation related course.

See Scholarship News on the ASD-W Scholarship Webpage or your school guidance counselor for application form.

 

NBCC Scholarship (NB Public Colleges Entrance Scholarship)

May 27, annually (SEE GUIDANCE for school date as candidate must be nominated)

$1,000

For a graduating student pursuing post-secondary studies at NBCC, CCNB or NBCCD. A candidate is selected by each NB high school on the basis of academics, extracurricular activities and financial need.

http://www.nbcc.ca/docs/default-source/Scholarships-Bursaries-Awards-Documents/nbpce- scholarship-form.pdf?sfvrsn=0

 

Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Last Friday of May, annually

$1,000

Recognize a deserving student who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of their school and/or community and at the same time has demonstrated sound academic achievement. This scholarship is restricted to employees of members in good standing of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce; or the child, spouse or partner of a member; or the child, spouse or partner of the member’s

employee.

http://www.fredfdn.ca/

 

Learning Matters Bursary Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- May 31, 2018

(6) $2500

Learning Matters scholarships are granted to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are entering or enrolled in a full-time post-secondary undergraduate education program at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, community involvement, academic excellence, and have a career objective that will make a positive contribution in Canadian society.

http://www.cst.org/en/about-cst/bursaries

 

C.S.T. Consultants Scholarships

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- May 31, 2018

(2) $6,000

These scholarships are available annually to two Canadian citizens who are academically gifted, well- rounded, and will be pursuing their first undergraduate commerce/finance/business degree/diploma at a recognized post-secondary institution. This program is aimed at those students whose parents/guardians do not have a post-secondary education or received their post-secondary education outside of Canada.

http://www.cst.org/en/about-cst/scholarships

 

Timmy Munn Memorial Scholarships

May 31, annually

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of athletic ability, academic performance, and financial need. Recipients will have graduated from a Fredericton local high school and attend a local college or university.

http://www.fredfdn.ca/for-grant-seekers/scholarships-and-bursaries/

 

Marianne Limpert Scholarship

$500

This scholarship is for a Fredericton High School, Leo Hayes High School, Oromocto High School or Ecole Sainte-Anne graduate pursuing post-secondary studies and continuing to swim competitively.

http://www.fredfdn.ca/for-grant-seekers/scholarships-and-bursaries/

 

MADD Canada Bursary Application Scholarship

May 31, annually

$2000

Applicants must be a Canadian student who have had an immediate family member (mother, father, legal guardian, or sibling) killed in an impaired‐driving related crash; pursuing any full‐time, post‐ secondary educational program.

https://madd.ca/pages/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/MADD-Canada-Bursary-Program- Application.pdf

 

Provincial Artisan Bursary Scholarship

May 31, annually 4:00 pm

Provincial Artisans’ bursaries are awarded to successful resident of New Brunswick with disabilities entering or already attending a university, college or other educational institute. Other criteria include extent of disability; academic performance; academic dedication; financial need and community involvement.

https://www.fredfdn.ca/scholarships-bursaries/

 

LM Scholarship Program

May 31, 2019

$500

The Leavitt Machinery Scholarship is awarded to students from the US or Canada who are enrolled in a 2 year or greater degree program with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. http://www.forklifttrainingcalgary.com/training.php

 

Monsanto  Fund Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- May 31, 2018

$1,500

The Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program is available to Canadian high school students from family farms who are in their final year of high school. Those eligible for a scholarship must

be planning to enroll at a Canadian post-secondary institution in a first-year agriculture program. http://www.monsanto.ca/ourcommitments/Pages/OpportunityScholarship.aspx

 

Inspire-Petro-Canada Award for Indeigenous  Students

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- June 1, 2017

$500

For an Indigenous person enrolled in an accredited Education program. Email [email protected]

1.855.463.7747

 

Odenza Vacations College Scholarship

June 1, 2019

$500

Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 24, be a resident of the United States or Canada and submit an essay. http://www.odenzavacationsscholarships.com/vacations/208/eligibility_odenza_vacations_college_ scholarship.php

 

Scholarship and Work Placement  Program for Students  with Disabilities and Indigenous

Students

Applications and supporting documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September

23rd (for students with disabilities) and August 1st (for Indigenous students) of each year.

$4000

Open to an indigenous full-time undergraduate or post-graduate student who is currently enrolled at a Canadian academic institution with degree-granting powers who is pursuing studies in a field that is related to the work of the Bank.

https://www.bankofcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/scholarship-work-placement- program.pdf

 

AbbVie IBD Scholarship: Crohn’s & Colitis

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline -June 1, 2018 5:00 pm

These scholarships are available to students of any age, living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who are enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary educational institution. http://www.crohnsandcolitis.ca/Support-for-You/IBD-Scholarships

 

Got a Spine Scholarship

June 2, 2019

Scholarships are available to Canadian or US residents who will be attending school in the fall of

2017 and have a 2.5 GPA. https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10634/got_a_spine_scholarship_scholarship.php

 

Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia Scholarships

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- June 8, 2018

(2) $500

Applicants must be under the care of a physician for the treatment of epilepsy; accepted for study at a recognized post-secondary school worldwide (proof required); residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island and Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. References are required by the due date.

http://epilepsyns.org/how-we-can-help/scholarships-and-bursaries/

 

Sweet Caroline Foundation Scholarship

Last year’s deadline- June 8, 2018

$1000

This scholarship is open to residents of New Brunswick (regardless of age) who will be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Application forms are available in guidance office

 

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

June 14, 2019

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site. http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

 

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- June 15, 2018

Applicants must be Canadian residents studying in Canada. Applicants must also be working for a current CFIG member (retail, associate, affiliate) or be a family member of an employee of a current CFIG member.

National Scholarship

 

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- June 15, 2017

Applicants must be Canadian or US citizens attending school in the fall and have a GPA of no less than 2.5.

http://www.usedforklifttexas.com/forklifts/2882/yale_forklifts_texas.php

 

AIA GAAS program

June 15, annually

$1,000

Qualified applicants must either be a graduating high school senior or have graduated from high school within the past two years. Priority will be given to those pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket. To receive a scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in a college-level program, university or an accredited automotive technical program through either a CAMPE (Canadian Association of Motive Power Educators) college or a CARS approved institute.

Applicant must submit an essay (at least 250 words in length, no longer than one page, double-spaced), indicating why you believe you deserve to be chosen to receive a scholarship. https://www.aiacanada.com/career-resources/grants-and-scholarships/aia-and-the-university-of-the- aftermarket-foundation-uofaf-scholarship-program/

 

BigSun Scholarship

June 19, 2019

$500

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution.

http://www.bigsunathletics.com

 

Holiday Inn Vancouver Indigenous  Scholarship

June 21 annually

$2000

The scholarship will be awarded to an indigenous student enrolled or accepted into an accredited post-secondary program.

http://www.holidayinnvancouverdowntown.com/

 

Gender Equality  Scholarship

June 30, annually for Fall Sessions November 30, annually for Winter Sessions Up to $2000

The Scholarship Program is intended to encourage women and men, entering their first year at a New Brunswick college, to seek a non-traditional career where participation to date by women and men in these fields has been limited. http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.201243.Gender_Equality_Scholarshi p.html

 

Conoco Indigenous  Awards Program

June 30th annually

$3000

The Indigenous Awards Program provides financial assistance to Indigenous students pursuing high school upgrading and post-secondary education. Additional information listed on the website. http://awards.conocophillips.ca/

 

BBG Communications Scholarship

June 30, 2017 11:59 pm

$500

Designed for students between the ages of 16 and 21 who are currently in or will be attending an institution of higher education in the fall of 2015. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States or Canada and submit an essay. http://www.breylancommunications.com/bbgcommunications/132/scholarships.php

 

N.B. Growers Maurice Daigle Scholarship

Last year’s deadline- June 30, 2018

For students pursuing agricultural studies whose parent(s) are or have been registered with Potatoes

NB.

See guidance for application or ASD-W Scholarship page

 

NB. Federation of Labour- Solidarity Award

June 30, annually

$500

Available to any graduating student pursuing post-secondary education.  Student must submit a 1000 word essay or a visual arts work depicting “the value of unions to workers and society”. http://www.nbfl-fttnb.ca/scholarships/nbfl-solidarity-bursaries/

 

Tim McCarthy Environment Prize Scholarship

June 30, annually

$500

For sons/daughters of members of local unions affiliated with N. B. Federation of Labour and entering a field related to environmental protection and education.  An essay must accompany this application.

http://www.nbfl-fttnb.ca/scholarships/tim-mccarthy-environment-prize/

 

James A. Whitebone  Memorial Scholarship

June 30, annually

$500

For sons/daughters of member or deceased members of a local union affiliated with the N. B. Federation of Labour, pursuing post-secondary education.

http://www.nbfl-fttnb.ca/scholarships/james-a-whitebone-memorial-scholarships/

 

June Callwood Harmony Scholarships

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- June 30,

2018

$1,000

Open to graduating high school students attending post-secondary in the fall. Scholarships are awarded to students who are highly active in combating racism and discrimination in their schools and communities by building on the values of harmony and equity.

www.harmony.ca/scholarships

 

Lift Parts Express Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- June 30, 2018

Open to male or female residents of the US or Canada attending school in the fall and have a GPA of 3.0. http://www.forkliftpartsindiana.com/forkliftparts.php

 

Dialogue New Brunswick Scholarship

June 30, 2017

(2) $1,000

The candidate must complete the application form and describe the nature of his/her extracurricular activities and/or community involvement and explain how this involvement promotes the values of mutual understanding, respect and appreciation between New Brunswick’s two official language communities (250 to 400 words maximum).

http://www.dialoguenb.org/English/What-We-Do/scholarships/

 

Leader of the Pack Scholarship

June 30, 2018

$2000

This scholarship is open to NB. NS or Nfld. students entering a Canadian College or University. The successful applicant will demonstrate leadership and a strong commitment to his/her community through initiating innovative community projects and/or volunteerism. www.gotoinsure.ca

 

Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- July 6, 2018

$1500

This scholarship is open to students who are enrolled as a full-time students in a printing management or technical program (not art or design) and in the first year in a Canadian post- secondary school.

http://printscholarships.ca/en/scholarships/

 

National Union’s Scholarship Program

The Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship

The Tommy Douglas Scholarship

The Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship

The Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians

The Scholarship for Visible Minorities

July 6, 2018

$1,500 each

Five major scholarships. A 750-1000 word essay required. http://www.nupge.ca/content/national-unions-scholarship-program-2017

 

Jim Bourque Scholarship

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- July 13, 2018

$1000

Candidates must be enrolled in post-secondary training in Education, Environmental Studies, Traditional Knowledge or Telecommunications; and be a Canadian Aboriginal student. https://arctic.ucalgary.ca/webform/jim-bourque-scholarship

 

Ladies Auxiliary Command of New Brunswick Scholarship

July 15, annually

Special consideration given to veteran’s children accepted at a technical school or university. Awarded on the basis of financial need and scholastic record. http://nb.legion.ca/youth/bursaries/

 

B. Royal Canadian Legion: New Brunswick Command Scholarship

July 15, annually

(25) $500

Bursaries are awarded on a point system that is based on financial need, with special consideration given to children and grandchildren of veterans.

http://nb.legion.ca/youth/bursaries

 

MAWIW Student  Award

(2) 500

July 21, annually

This award is for those community members from; Tobique, Elsipogtog and Esgenoopetitj http://www.arcgroup.ca/scholarships.html

 

UNBI Pipeline Scholarship

(2) 500

July 10 annually

This is awarded to qualifying high school students from the Maliseet and Mi’kmaq members of the Madawaska, Woodstock, Kingsclear, St. Marys, Oromocto, Fort Folly, Buctouche, Indian Island, Eel Ground, Metepenagiag, Pabineau and Eel River Bar community http://www.arcgroup.ca/scholarships.html

 

Don Cain Memorial Scholarship

July 31st, annually

$1500

This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in first year studies at a university, college or school of higher learning. Applicants must be Cain Insurance customers, employees or their children. Other qualifications and considerations are flexible including scholastic achievement, financial need, scholastic attitude and scholastic or athletic promise. http://www.caininsurance.ca/Don%20Cain%20Memorial%20Scholarship.pdf

 

Navy League Maritime Affair Scholarship

July 31, annually

$1000-$1500

This scholarship is for currently serving Sea Cadets entering an accredited post-secondary program with a maritime focus.

http://www.navyleague.ca/en/maritime-affairs/awards/maritime-affairs-scholarships/

 

Indspire Scholarship: Post-Secondary Education (PSE)

November 1, February 1 & August 1

It is awarded to studies in business, science, law, engineering, computer studies, education, social work, social sciences, and technical studies. Fine Arts: in fields such as visual, performing, media, theatre, production, graphic and literary arts.

Applicants must be attending full-time one-year certificate or diploma programs, undergraduate and graduate degree programs from an accredited postsecondary institution. Study outside of Canada is considered only at the graduate level http://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/

 

NB Golf Association Scholarships

August 15, annually

$1,000-$5,000

Competitive golf experience and planning to attend post- secondary. Various scholarships available. http://golfnb.ca/educational-opportunities/scholarships/nbga-awards

 

Sun Life Financial  Peer Support Scholarship

August 15, 2015

2 x $1,000

Applicants must have a spinal cord injury or other physical disability and be a volunteer or a staff member of the Canadian Paraplegic Association http://www.disabilityawards.ca/details.php?lang=EN&ID=66

 

Council of the Arts Fredericton Scholarship

August 31, annually

$5,000

The annual scholarship is intended for students planning to pursue studies in a recognized program in the performing arts, and who live in the greater Fredericton area. The course of study can take place at any location and involve performance or production. Students at secondary, post-secondary and graduate levels are eligible.

http://www.fredfdn.ca/for-grant-seekers/scholarships-and-bursaries/council-of-the-arts-fredericton/

 

Johnson Scholarship Program

Keep checking website for an updated deadline. Last year’s deadline- August 31, 2018

$1000

Applicants must be Canadian residents graduating from high school in 2016 and commencing post- secondary studies in the fall. Further requirements around affinity with Johnson are detailed on the webpage.

https://www1.johnson.ca/scholarship

 

Graydon Nicholas Aboriginal Scholarship in Engineering

$3000/ year up to 5 years

September 1

Available to New Brunswick residents of aboriginal ancestry who have been accepted into an engineering program at either the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton or Saint John) or Université de Moncton. The scholarship may be used to help offset tuition, textbooks, transportation and/or living expenses. http://www.apegnb.com/site/media/APEGNB/Graydon_Nicholas_Aboriginal_Scholarship_Applicat ion_Form_KL.pdf

 

Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarships (ACES)

September 15

Up to $3000

Applicants must be a member of an Aboriginal community (band or settlement), including First Nations, Métis and Inuit; a resident of Canada; and pursuing full-time studies at an accredited Canadian trades or technical school, college or university. http://www.bluearthrenewables.com/community-investment/aboriginal-clean-energy-scholarship/

 

TransAlta Aboriginal Bursary Program Scholarship

September 15

Up to $3000

Bursaries encourage and assist Aboriginal people in obtaining post-secondary or trades education with preference to studies that are relevant to the electrical utility industry. http://www.transalta.com/sites/default/files/Bursary_Application_2016.pdf

 

Atlantic University and College Scholarship Information: AARAO

Acadia University Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: check website http://financialaid.acadiau.ca/separate-applications-for-entrance-scholarships.html

 

Bishop’s University Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: check website https://www.gobishops.ca/bishops/mmatters/index.ezc?pageID=1110

 

Canadian Coast Guard College Scholarship

The Canadian Coast Guard College provides free tuition, textbooks, uniforms, training courses and

room and board; a monthly allowance for personal expenses, medical and dental plans. www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca

 

Cape Breton University Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: check website http://www.cbu.ca/scholarships

 

College Acadie Scholarship

http://www.collegeacadieipe.ca/index.php/en/

 

College of the North Atlantic Scholarship

http://www.cna.nl.ca/awards/

 

Crandall University Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: check website http://www.crandallu.ca/crandall-services/financial-aid/#Content1

 

Dalhousie University

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 15

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: check website http://www.dal.ca/admissions/money_matters.html

 

Holland College Scholarship

http://www.hollandcollege.com/future-students/financial-assitance/

 

Institute for Human  Services Education Scholarship

http://www.inst-hse.ca/

 

Maritime College of Forest Technology Scholarship

www.mcft.ca

 

Memorial University of Newfoundland Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: check website www.mun.ca/scholarships

 

Memorial University – Grenfell Campus Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: check website

www.mun.ca/scholarships

 

Memorial University – Marine Institute Scholarship

http://www.mi.mun.ca/futurestudents/tuitionandfinances/

 

Moncton Flight College Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: N/A

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: N/A

 

Mount Allison University Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

http://www.mta.ca/scholarships/

 

Mount St. Vincent University Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/studentservices/registrarsoffice/scholarshipbursaries/default.aspx

 

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design Scholarship

www.nbccd.ca/en/home/prospectivestudents/scholarshipsfinancialaid/default.aspx

 

New Brunswick Community College Scholarship

http://www.nbcc.ca/en/home/admissions/studentaidandscholarships/default.aspx

 

Nova Scotia Agricultural College Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 15

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: check website http://www.dal.ca/admissions/money_matters/funding_sources/scholarships/faculty-of-agriculture- scholarships/agriculture_entrance_scholarships.html

 

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: check website https://my.nscad.ca/scholarship/entrance-scholarship.ezc

 

Nova Scotia Community College Scholarship

www.nscc.ca/awards

 

NS College of Early Childhood  Education Scholarship

www.nscece.ca/future-students/financial-aid/

 

Saint Mary’s University Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 15

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: check website http://www.smu.ca/future-students/cs-scholarships-and-awards.html

 

St. Francis Xavier University Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: check website http://www.stfx.ca/apply/scholarship/

 

St. Stephen’s University Scholarship

Funding Your Education

 

St. Thomas University Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: check website https://www.stu.ca/scholarships/

Université de Moncton

http://www.umoncton.ca/futurs/bourses

 

Université Sainte-Anne Scholarship 

https://www.usainteanne.ca/bourses https://www.usainteanne.ca/apply-now#tuition-and-scholarships

 

University of Kings College Scholarship

http://www.ukings.ca/scholarships-applicants-high-school

 

University of New Brunswick – Fredericton Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: check website http://www.unb.ca/scholarships/highschool/index.html

 

University of New Brunswick – Saint John Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: check website http://www.unb.ca/moneymatters/scholarships/

 

University of Prince Edward Island Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

Scholarships with Separate Deadlines: check website www.upei.ca/scholarships