• SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES 
     
    Information is updated regularly, please review the scholarships listed below and speak with your counselor or the organization offering the scholarship for additional information. Please pay attention to the application DEADLINE, scholarships are time sensitive. You may also sign-out the scholarship book located with the Guidance Receptionist, Mrs. Orr for more information. SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES WEEKLY!!!
     

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    ROTC Scholarship Types and Benefits!

    University of North Georgia: The Military College of Georgia 

    Did you know there are different types of Army ROTC Scholarships available to your seniors at UNG? Recipients become Army Liueutenants upon graduation from UNG with a Bachelor's degree. If selected for Active Duty Army,, starting salary is $55,000 per year!

    • General Army ROTC Scholarships (4-year and 3-year Advance Designee)
    • Arabic and Chinese Language Majors
    • STEM Majors
    • Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty (Army National Guard or Army Reserve)
    • What does the Scholarship pay for?
    • Tuition and Fees - or - Room and Board
    • Monthly Stipend ($300/month freshman; $350/month sophomore; $450/month junior; $500/month senior)
    • $1,200 per year book allowance
    • Total Value at UNG
    • $59,000 for a 4-year scholarship, or $45,000 for a 3-year advance designee scholarship

    If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our Army ROTC Scholarship expert, Mr. Greg Killeen at greg.killeen@ung.edu or 706-867-2918.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    When searching and applying for scholarships, please pay close attention to deadlines and application requirements.  In most cases, applications will not be considered if late, incomplete or incorrect.  
     
    Here are some helpful tips from an in-depth scholarship guide designed specifically to help you explore what's available, how the application process works and how to avoid scholarship scams.
     
     
    Here are a few sections within the full guide that should be extremely helpful:
     
     
    A Student Resource Guide is provided by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard's District Office, http://roybal-allard.house.gov
     
    Under this link there are various scholarship and internship opportunities. 
     
     
     Lenoir-Rhyne University Teaching Scholars Scholarship Program
     
    Fall 2018 applications are being accepted now.  Priority consideration will be given to students applying by January 31, 2018.  High School seniors should apply at https://www.lr.edu.academics/opportunities-for-exceptional-students/teaching-scholars. 
     
     
     NCHSAA ENDOWED FUND SCHOLARSHIPS
     
    Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the NCHSAA Endowed Fund offers several scholarships to eligible student-athletes of NCHSAA member schools.
     
    Contact
    Mary Vrnak
    Director of Fundraising & Scholarships
    (919) 240-7371
    mary@nchsaa.org
     
    Online scholarships will open September 15, 2017
    Go to the link below to see the various scholarships offered.
     
    http://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund-scholarship 
     
    NOTICE: To facilitate the NCHSAA's access to applicants' educational information needed for the scholarship process, applicants and their parent(s) or legal custodian(s) will need to download and complete the Family Educational Rights and privacy Act (FERPA) form. (https://www.nchsaa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/NCHSAA_FERPAConsent/docx) This form must be submitted to your School Counselor.
     
     
     
     NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION
     
    ATTENTION: VISUAL, LITERARY, DESIGN OR PERFORMING ARTISTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15 AND 18 IN GRADES 10 THROUGH 12...
    APPLY TO YOUNGARTS.ORG/COMPETITION
    Awards up to $10,000; Master Classes With Accomplished Artists; Become a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts; Receive a lifetime of Professional Support
    Must be a US citizen or permanent resident to apply 
     
     
     
     SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes
     
    Enter for a chance to win a $500 scholarship to help cover education expenses. High school seniors or college undergraduates are eligible.  Starting September 12, 2017, students can enter online once during each entry period.  Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018.
    30 winners will be chosen at random.
    Enter now at:  www.suntrust.com/offtocollege 
     
     
     
     CHEATHAM-WHITE SCHOLARSHIP
     
    This scholarship will provide an outstanding experience for students with a broad range of interests, proficiencies in both the arts and sciences, and who demonstrate leadership potential and a strong commitment to service.  Each scholarship covers tuition, student fees, housing, meals, textbook, a laptop computer, supplies, travel and personal expenses, as well as provides four summers of fully funded enrichment and networking opportunities that may include international travel and study. 
     
    WHO SHOULD BE NOMINATED?
    To be eligible for selection as a Cheatham-White Scholar, North Carolina high school seniors must satisfy the following criteria:
    *Be a competitive applicant for admission as a freshman in the fall semester into a baccalaureate program at NC A&T
    *Be a US citizen or permanent resident
    *Be on course to graduate from high school in the spring semester prior to college admission
    *Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 4.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and a minimum score of 1280 (new) or 1200 (old) on the SAT or 28 on the ACT
    *Show exceptional qualities of character and leadership, be significantly involved in extracurricular activities and demonstrate a strong commitment to service
    CANDIDATES SHALL BE SELECTED ON THE BASIS OF MERIT. FINANCIAL NEED SHALL NOT BE A CONSIDERATION.
     
    HOW TO NOMINATE
    Interested students and schools should visit www.ncat.edu/academic/honors/cheatham-white for complete information on the scholarship and links to nominating forms. For more information, contact the NC A&T university Honors Program at 336-285-2030. 
     
     
     
     
      16TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 
     
    WACE SCHOLARSHIP PARTNER INSTITUTIONS ARE OFFERING $6000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up $24000 - $30000 depending on the University criteria. To be eligible for the scholarship you must apply to one of the nine WACE Partner Institutions listed.
     
    1. Clarkson University Deadline: December 1, 2017 for Early Decision applicants; January 15, 2018 for all other applicants 
    2. Drexel University Deadline: November 15, 2017 for Early Decision applicants; February 1, 2018 for Early Action and Regular Decision applicants
    3. Merrimack College Deadline: November 15, 2017 for Early Action and Early Decision applicants; January 15, 2018 for Early Action 2 applicants; February 15, 2018 for all Regular Decision applicants
    4. Rochester Institute Deadline: February 15, 2018 
    5. S.U.N.Y. Oswego Deadline: March 1, 2018
    6. The University of Toledo Deadline: February 15, 2018
    7. University of Cincinnati Deadline: February 15, 2018
    8. University of Massachusetts Lowell Deadline: November 1, 2017 for Early Action applicants; February 1, 2018 for all other applicants
    9. Wentworth Institute of Technology Deadline: February 15, 2018
     
    WACE GUIDELINES & CRITERIA
    Application Deadline: February 15, 2018* (postmarked)  unless otherwise indicated 
    Qualifications: To qualify for this scholarship, students must:
    * Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
    *Apply for the 2018-2019 academic year at one of the WACE partner Institutions listed.
    APPLICANTS MUST BE CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OR TRANSFER STUDENTS. 
    To apply:  Complete the National Co-op Scholarship Program application including a typed one-page essay (200 words) describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program and mail it to:
    WACE
    600 Suffolk Street, Suite 503
    Lowell, MA 01854 
     
    For general questions, please contact:  Marty Ford at marty_ford@uml.edu 
    for a scholarship application or to complete your application online, please visit  www.waceinc.org
    Please do not send transcripts or recommendations. 
     
    EARLY APPLICATIONS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.
    WACE encourages minority and female students as well as students interested in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) to apply for this merit co-op scholarship.
    The selection of scholarship recipients is decided by each partner institution.
    ALL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE. RECIPIENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BETWEEN MARCH AND MAY OF 2018. 
     
     
    AES SCHOLARSHIP
     
    This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.  Engineering courses are not required for eligibility.
     
    To apply, submit an essay 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? 
     
    Amount of award: $500
    Deadline for entry: October 6, 2017
    Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com
     - There is no application packet for this award.  Please do not include your resume at this time.
     - Be sure to include your full name as well as the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.
     
     Visit http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm for more details.
     
     
     
    Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae
     
    How it works:
    * Register for free and create your profile
    * Get matched to scholarships that are just right for you
    * Get detailed information on each matched scholarship: deadlines, requirements, award amounts
    * Receive email account alerts when new matches are posted
    * Share scholarships with friends over social media
    Learn more at SallieMae.com/ScholarshipSearch 
     
     
     
    SHC YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
     
    What is the Program?
    * 10 scholarships of $2,000 each ($1k year one/$1k year two)
    Where to apply?
    http://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/scholarship-program/
    Who should apply?
    Students who have not reached their 20th birthday by November 8, 2017 and are entering college for the first time in 2018 (students who have taken college classes as a high school student ARE eligible to apply).
    Applicants may be high school seniors, students enrolled in a GED or other alternative education programs, or recent graduates/GED recipients.
    Undocumented students who meet these criteria are eligible.
    Questions?
    Contact Amy Bradley, Director of youth Leadership and Scholarships at amy@schoolhouseconnection.org.
     
     
     
    THE HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP
     
    In keeping with the mission of the Horation Alger Association, the scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $6,000 to $25,000.
     
    Eligibility criteria include: high school graduation in spring/summer, demonstrated critical financial need ($55,00 or lower adjusted gross family income), and United States citizenship.
     
    Students may apply online August 1 - October 25 at scholars.horatioalger.org. 
     
    IMPORTANT: In order for an application to be considered complete the applicant's counselor must complete a Certifications Form online.  
     
     
     Post-Secondary Scholarship Opportunities
     
     
    As we head into a new school year and a season of college preparation for high school seniors, NCHE wishes to share the following links to information about scholarship opportunities for college-bound youth. Some of these opportunities are specific to homeless or formerly homeless youth, while others are open to other student groups but may be of particular interest to youth experiencing homelessness. We also are including a listing of scholarships for youth interested in pursuing a skilled trade, such as HVAC, plumbing, and electrical work. 

     

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Scholarships for Skilled Trade Studies

     
     
    The Danforth Scholarship at Washington University
     
    To be considered for this prestigious award, individuals who have substantive knowledge of the student's accomplishments and goals must nominate the student November 15, 2017.  Your nomination for each student should include the nomination form and letter of nomination.
    To be considered for a scholarship, student must first submit the application for undergraduate admission to the Class of 2022, including essay, recommendations, transcript, and SAT of ACT scores by January 2, 2018.  the student must also submit the application, short answers, and essay to the committee by 5:00 pm Central time on January 5, 2018.
    Students whose primary language is not English must submit TOEFL/IELTS by the same date as the application for admission. 
     
     
    Wendy's High School HEISMAN
    TOP SENIOR ATHLETES HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN
    $10,000 WENDY'S HEISMAN SCHOLARSHIP
    DEADLINE: OCTOBER 2, 2017 
     
    The Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship recognizes 2 winners -one male athlete and one female athlete-from each state.
     *90 State Winners receive a $1,000 scholarship
     *10 State Winners move on as National Finalists with a chance to attend the Wendy's High School Heisman weekend in New        York City
     *8 National Finalists receive a $5,000 scholarship
     *12 National Winners receive  a $10,000 scholarship along with nation honor and recognition during ESPN's telecast of the    college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation
     *Plus, the first 1,000 applicants get a $10 Wendy's gift card! 
    Winning the Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0 or better,  participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community.
    Go to wendysheisman.com to apply 
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Useful Websites

    FAFSA

    WCPSS Scholarship Directory

    CFNC Scholarship Search

    FASTWEB Scholarship Search Engine

    Scholarships.com

    Cappex Scholarship Search Engine

    College-Scholarships.com

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund (Scholarships and Grants)

    Zinch

    School Soup (Search guide sortable by major, athletics, religion, etc.
                                    

           Avoid Scholarship Scams!

    While navigating the scholarship process you may come across organizations that promise scholarships in exchange for a fee.  The goal of scholarship scams is to deceive like asking for money in advance or promising a scholarship with a "money back guarantee." Information that these companies provide to you is available free of charge through contacting school counselors, colleges, and many legitimate websites such as CFNC.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides information to the public about ways to avoid scholarships scams. To learn more about scholarships scams, visit FTC's Website to learn more.