(The following is a summary of a bulletin published by The College Board.)
Hundreds of scholarship services are on the market, but many are scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns students to beware if the scholarship service:
- Guarantees that a student has won a scholarship
- Pledges that this scholarship is not available anywhere else
- Requests a credit card or bank account number so that they can hold the scholarship for the student
- Promises that the service will do all the application work
- Requests payment before they give the scholarship
- Claims “a national foundation has selected you to receive a scholarship” or “you are a finalist” in a contest the student never entered
- Offers membership in a “club” that guarantees funds for college
Scholarship scams usually have a particular set of characteristics. Watch out for these warning signs:
- Application fees
- Other fees
- Guaranteed winnings
- Everybody is eligible
- Unsolicited opportunities
- Typing and spelling errors
- No telephone number
- Mail drop for a return address
- Operating out of a residence
- Masquerading as a federal agency
- Time pressure
- Unusual requests for personal information
- Notification by phone
- High success rates
- Disguised advertising
- A newly-formed company
Steps for Getting a Scholarship
1. START EARLY
- The more time you give yourself, the more successful your search will be.
- If possible, start the process at least two years before you need the aid.
- Always remember that you should apply for scholarships about a year before you will actually receive the aid.
2. GET INVOLVED
- Often scholarships are awarded to students who are involved in activities both in school and out of school. A well–rounded student has a great opportunity of receiving scholarships.
- Many clubs and organizations have scholarships associated with them. Doing your research in the beginning may help you obtain more scholarships.
3. DO RESEARCH
- Figure out what makes you a special individual. This could include such things as academics, community service, athletics or your family background.
- Consider unique circumstances or conditions that might make you eligible for aid such as being a foster child, having asthma, being a single parent or having a disability.
- Scholarship opportunities can be found in many places including financial aid offices, libraries, local civic organizations, your (or your parents’) employers, local businesses, your high school guidance counselor’s office, the Internet and/or Student Outreach Services (call 1-888-2-outreach).
4. SEND AWAY FOR APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION
- After you collect all of the information about the scholarships for which you are interested in applying, you will need to contact the organization.
- Most organizations will require that you contact them via regular mail or internet to request applications and other pertinent information. Some organizations will give potential applicants their phone numbers and email addresses to expedite the request information.
- Give the organization ample time to send you the necessary paperwork. Be aware of all deadlines associated with applying.
- Once you receive the application and understand all of the information that you are expected to send to the organization, apply for the scholarship.
- Information required from most organizations will include a completed application, an essay, recommendations, and/or a resume. Make sure you have given yourself plenty of time to gather all of the required information.
- Most scholarships have deadlines for applying. You may want to keep a calendar with all of the deadlines listed so that you do not let any expire.
- Before you send in your completed application, make sure to double check for spelling and grammar errors. Put your best effort forward, be neat and organized –First impressions count!
- Remember that the application process takes time and it could be months before you are notified of any awards. It’s not uncommon for there to be no follow-up correspondence from the organization, as they receive numerous applications.
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Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Full details are available on our site. We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. Deadline - June 12, 2017
Academic Achiever Scholarship http://www.absolutely-not-guilty.com/#academic-achiever-scholarship
This scholarship is reserved for high school students nationwide and also current college students that plan on or are currently attending a 4-year college or university and also has a minimum 3.75 GPA and above.
- Funds will be sent directly to the college/university of the winning applicant
- Scholarship is a one-time award worth $1,000
Deadline is May 31, 2017
• A current transcript MUST be submitted for consideration.
• A 500-word minimum essay explaining your academic achievements and how those achievements will help you reach your career goals.
• Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters to substantiate their application for consideration.
• ANY INCOMPLETE OR LATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
*Special consideration for people who have families with low income.
B. Davis Scholarship http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
This $1,000 Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.There is no age restriction. Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next. This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time. Deadline May 22, 2017
BestMattressReviews.com Sleep Scholarship
At BestMattressReviews.com, we value education highly and want to give back to our community at large. We are also passionate about promoting sleep awareness and created this scholarship to both help further that cause and to help students pay for the increasing costs of higher education. This scholarship is intended to be used for tuition during the 2017-18 school year.
- Amount Awarded – $1,000
- Deadline – May 19th, 2017
- However, BestMattressReviews.com will run a new scholarship every year.
Eligibility And Application Requirements
- Applicants must be current high school seniors attending school in the United States OR current college students already studying at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens
- Applicants must be anticipating completion of high school diploma at time of application or already in possession of high school diploma / GED
- Applicants must be planning to or already currently pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
- Applicants must be carrying a minimum 3.0 GPA currently or at the end of their senior year
BigSun Scholarship http://www.bigsunathletics.com
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. It's a $500 scholarship. Deadline June 19, 2017
Bryan Scholarship-Alpha Iota Delta of Chi Psi
One $1,000 scholarship is available to any senior male student who will be a 2017 high school graduate and who will be attending the Georgia Institute of Technology. Applications can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the SCHS guidance office.
Deadline is April 30, 2016.
Kenneth L. Christensen and D. Russell Hymas understand the importance of education. As a result the Christensen & Hymas law firm has decided to offer a $1,000.00 Scholarship to a student of their choosing.
THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA MUST BE MET:
- You must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a University or College in the United States
- You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Cumulative GPA of the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended
- You are required to submit a transcript verifying your GPA
The deadline to apply is August 1, 2017
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Distinguished Young Women Scholarship www.distinguishedyw.org
Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments. Distinguished Young Women is proud to have awarded more than $100 million in cash scholarships to participants at the local, state, and national levels over the past 57 years. During the 2011 program year, participants received more than $2 million in cash scholarships at programs across the nation.
DYW contestants compete in 5 different areas: Interview, Scholastic, Talent, Fitness and Self Expression.
College Granted Scholarships for the Class of 2017
Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, Minnesota
Four year renewable scholarships:
• $7,000 - $20,000 annually recognizing any local/state participant who shows significant academic
achievement, service or leadership in their high school, churches and communities
Contact: Doug Minter, Associate Vice President Enrollment and Dean of Financial Aid, 507-933-7530,
$6,000 - $20,000 four year renewable scholarship with maintenance of 3.0 GPA to:
• Any Distinguished Young Woman Participant
Contact: Mike Quinn, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Mquinn@randolphcollege.edu
If a student receives a scholarship of higher value from the Randolph College, that scholarship will replace the scholarship
associated with Distinguished Young Women.
Millennium Scholars Award: for any local/state participant with 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale and 32 ACT, 1420 SAT
(verbal & math only)
• For high school seniors: Four year, renewable full tuition scholarship plus room and board and out-ofstate
• For community college transfers: Two year, renewable full tuition scholarship plus room and board and
out-of-state fee waiver
Chancellor’s Award: for any local/state participant with 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and 28 ACT, 1260 SAT (verbal &
• For high school seniors: Four year renewable scholarship, full tuition and out-of-state fee waiver
• For community college transfers: Two year renewable scholarship, full tuition and out-of-state fee waiver
Contact: Tiffani Stephens Schmidt, Director of Enrollment Services, email@example.com, 334-670-3398
University of Idaho
Four year, renewable Discover Idaho scholarship program guarantees these levels of funding from a combination of
scholarships to all participants at the local/state level who are non-residents:
• $8,000 with a 3.9-4.0 high school GPA
• $6,000 with a 3.75-3.899 high school GPA
• $5,000 with a 3.4-3.749 high school GPA
• $2,000 with a 3.0-3.399 high school GPA
Contact: Dan Davenport, Director of Financial Aid, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of West Alabama
$2,000 four year renewable scholarship (with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA) to:
• Any local or state contestant (with at least a 19 ACT)
Academic scholarships at UWA start at a 21 composite ACT and would be awarded in addition to any of the awards listed
Contact: Libba McClendon, Assistant Director of Admissions, 205-652-3878
Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
$10,000 per year, four year renewable scholarship with maintenance of a 3.3 GPA to:
• Any local/state participant with 23 ACT and 3.3 high school GPA
Contact: Winston Brown, Dean of Admissions, 504-520-7388
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Four year, renewable scholarship to all participants at the local/state level who are non-residents (must be
admitted to UAB by May 1):
• $15,000 with a 3.5 GPA and 30 ACT
• $12,000 with a 3.5 GPA and 26 ACT
• $10,000 with a 3.5 GPA and 24 ACT or 3.0 GPA and 26 ACT
• $7,500 with a 3.5 GPA and 20 ACT or 3.0 GPA and 24 ACT
All students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and enroll in UAB coursework during the fall semester immediately
following their high school graduation in order to receive the awards listed above.
**Note: do not contact a college regarding a scholarship until you are ready to apply to the school in your senior year. If you
have questions about a scholarship before then, please contact the Distinguished Young Women National Office
Drexel University - Undergraduate Scholarships http://drexel.edu/drexelcentral/finaid/grants/undergraduate-scholarships/
Drexel offers many scholarships based on merit and from many associations. Most scholarships are awarded when a student begins at Drexel with full-time enrollment. They are applied to all class terms and do not pay to your account while you are on co-op as long as you maintain full-time status and continue to achieve a 2.75 GPA.
Extend the Dream Scholarships This scholarship is awarded based on financial need, academic achievement and community service. Awards are in the amount of $1,000 and are not renewable. The Extend the Dream Student Scholarship is provided through funds from the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling. https://www.cvent.com/events/extend-the-dream-scholarship-application/registration-10911cd8c750441ca640a45c5e5efbc5.aspx
- Applicant must be a current high school senior graduating from a public, private, parochial high school or home school located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or the Caribbean.
- Applicant must be accepted by and plan to attend an accredited, non-proprietary, technical, community or four-year college in the fall following his/her graduation.
- Applicant must have at least a 2.75 grade point average for grades 9-12.
- Applicant must have financial need.
- Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to community service, social justice issues and/or leadership qualities.
- Applicant must submit ACT and/or SAT scores.
Family First Scholarship http://athenscriminallawyer.com/#scholarship-application
This scholarship is reserved for high school students nationwide and also current college students that plan on or are currently attending a 4-year college/university and are the first in their family to pursue a college education and degree. Here are some brief notes about this scholarship:
- Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s college or university
- Scholarship is a one-time award totaling $1,000
- Scholarship applications MUST be submitted by May 31, 2017
- A winner will be announced in July 2017
Georgia Tech Incoming Freshman Scholarship Opportunity GTDU.org/scholarship
Georgia Tech is offering several scholarships to incoming freshmen males, and considering the incoming freshman class statistics, there must be some great young men coming out of your high school who would be very deserving of these scholarships. The possible awards are one $1500 scholarship and two $500 awards. They are based on achievements which exemplify my fraternity's four founding principles: The Promotion of Friendship, Development of Character, Advancement of Justice, and Diffusion of Liberal Culture. If a student is selected from their resume and application, then they are invited to an interview which takes place during their freshmen seminar (FASET) or at their convenience. Award recipients will be announced the first week of school in August.
Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors entering a Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) institution in a field of study that leads to a skilled-trade career. These $1,000 scholarships are made available by a collaborative partnership between Go Build Georgia, the GBG Foundation and TCSG. Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships can be used to cover tuition, requisite fees and materials. www.gobuildgeorgia.com
GBG High Demand Career Scholarship Deadlines:
Fall- June 15, 2016
Spring- November 15, 2016
Summer- March 15, 2017
GBG Grant Application Deadlines:
Fiscal Year 2016- May 15, 2016
Google Summer Camp- Generation Google Scholarship
The Generation Google Scholarship helps aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2017-2018 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2017-2018 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2017.
Please visit www.google.com/students/generationgoogle for more information and to apply!
Hispanic Heritage Foundation https://app.reviewr.com/hispanicheritage/site//hispanicheritage
We are awarding over 200 scholarships in cities across the country, including but not limited to Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and New York! (Click here to view the full list of cities)
Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program www.application.horatioalger.org
Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree
- Have completed high school or plan to complete high school by Spring 2016 with plans to enroll at a community college for the first time by fall 2016
- Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit community college in the United States (eligible schools must be affiliated with AACC – a list can be found here – http://www.aacc.nche.edu/pages/ccfinder.aspx)
- Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
- Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
- Be involved in community service activities
- Be younger than 30 years old
- Be a United States citizen Deadline June 1, 2017
James Weldon Johnson High School Scholarship http://www.sigmayouthleadership.org/scholarship-applications/
It is worth $1,000, and it will go towards assisting one high school senior during the 2016-2017 academic year at their post-secondary institution. All high school applications must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA at the time of the application deadline. This application is open to both male and female students and all races and ethnicities.
Pets in the City- Veterinarian Science Scholarship
Criteria: Applicants must be attending college by the Fall 2017 semester. The Scholarship will be judged on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in to account. Award Amount: $500 Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found toward the bottom of the page at: http://petsinthecitystpete.com/#scholarship-application Deadline: July 31, 2017
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 STEM teachers.
The program invites creative and innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting and preparing
highly effective K-12 STEM teachers, especially in high-need local educational agencies.
This grant will pay the entire cost of attendance for students that are intending to become science and mathematics teachers in Middle and Secondary schools. There will be a small amount of money for freshman and sophomores to work with faculty on research topics early in the career.
The grant requires the student to teach in a high needs school for two years for every year they accept the scholarship.
Roddy White's KEEP THE FAITH FOUNDATION-RODDY'S ROCKSTARS SCHOLARSHIP https://www.rwktf.org/roddy-s-rockstars-scholarship
The Foundation provides scholarships in a variety of areas. We provide scholarships for 4 year colleges, 2 year colleges, trade/technical schools, schools of the arts, and those that may need to attend prep school out of high school. The main concern of the foundation is to help enhance the experience of those who have a desire to continue their education or training in whatever field they desire. They are awarding scholarships to 10 students to be used toward tuition at the post-secondary institution of their choice. To receive the $500 award, applicants must be a high school senior with a 2.5 or higher GPA.
Applicants must supply a current academic transcript and an acceptance letter to attend their post-secondary institution, along with one letter of recommendation from a counselor, community leader, teacher, manager or coach.
In an “I Am a Roddy Rockstar” essay, students must describe in at least 300 words their character, academic performance, future goals and community involvement.
The deadline to submit the application is April 30. Five students from Georgia and five students from South Carolina will be awarded the scholarship.
Sleep-Related Scholarships - Multiple scholarships.............
Name: I Have a Dream Scholarship
- You must be 13 years of age or older at the time of application.
- You must be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia.
- You must currently be enrolled (or enroll no later than Fall 2024) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education.
- In 250 words or fewer, answer the following prompt: “What do you dream about? Whether it’s some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college”.
Enrollment Level: Undergraduate students and higher
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
Name: The Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship
Sponsor: Project Sleep
- You must be a high-school senior diagnosed with narcolepsy who will attend a four-year university starting in Fall 2018.
- You must “exemplify courage and hope while living with narcolepsy”.
- You must include a note from a sleep doctor or a neurologist that includes a narcolepsy diagnosis.
- A written essay (500 to 1,000 words) is also required. Past prompts include this one from the 2017 application: “If you could go “back in time” and speak to yourself on the day you were diagnosed with narcolepsy, what would you say? What advice or perspective would you share with your younger self? Please write a letter to yourself on your diagnosis day.”
Enrollment Level: Incoming college freshmen
Application Deadline: April 1, 2018
Name: BestMattressReviews.Com Sleep Scholarship
- You must be either a high school senior currently attending school in the U.S. OR a current college student currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. postsecondary institution.
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must be anticipating completion of your high school diploma at time of application or already in possession of your high school diploma or GED.
- You must be planning to or are already pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. postsecondary institution.
- You must carry a minimum 3.0 GPA currently or at the end of your senior year.
- You must shoot a video (four minutes in length or less) that addresses both of the following prompts, and then upload the clip to YouTube with the heading ‘Best Mattress Reviews — Sleep Scholarship Application’.
- “How important is sleep as a public health issue? Sleep has gotten a lot of coverage in the last few years and we’d like to know how you think it stacks up and why you feel that way. Please use research and statistics to back up your opinions”.
- “Describe your current relationship with sleep and assess the quality of that relationship. Research and cover at least two to three ways you think you should change your lifestyle/sleep hygiene habits to improve your sleep health and how you plan to implement them over the next year of your life”.
- Compose a single page document in Google Drive that addresses the following questions:
- What time do you usually wake up during the weekdays (on a typical week of school)?
- What time do you usually wake up during the weekends?
- Do you ever feel like you could fall asleep in class? If so, what time(s) of day do you get sleepy?
- On average, how many hours a night did you sleep during finals week? Do you feel like it was enough, too much or too little?
- Where do you keep your phone while you sleep? Is the ringer on or is it set to silent or vibrate?
- Do you usually go to bed at the same time every night? If so, what time is that on the weekdays and what time is that on the weekends?
- What’s typically the last activity you participate in before you go to bed each night?
- Have you been diagnosed with a sleep disorder?
- Do you feel like you have trouble sleeping? If yes, how has that affected you?
- Email a link to the video, an attachment of the completed questionnaire, your personal contact information and the name of the college/university you are attending (with proof of enrollment) to email@example.com.
Enrollment level: High school seniors or undergraduate students
Application Deadline: May 19, 2017
Name: Sleep Ridiculously Well Scholarship
- You must be enrolled or planning to be enrolled in a college, university, or trade school.
- Your essay must address both of the following topics:
- “The importance of sleep on our health. How does sleep affect our lives from a health perspective? What happens when people neglect a proper night’s sleep?”
- “Assess your current sleep habits. Research 5 ways you can improve your sleep habits moving forward (even if you believe you have perfect sleep habits, there are numerous to improve). Describe the sleep improvement and why it aides in sleep quality. Describe how you can implement each method in your life.”
- You must also submit contact information, the name of the college or university you are attending (proof of enrollment), and your major field of study. You may also link to your Facebook profile.
- Send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org with your essay document attached.
Enrollment Level: Undergraduate students
Application Deadline: April 21, 2017
Name: Repshop Scholarship
Amount: $1,500 for first place; $500 for four additional recipients
- You must be currently enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student, or attending high school as a senior and planning to attend a college or university within the next seven months.
- You must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
- Your 500- to 750-word essay must discuss the way “sleep disorders, sleep apnea, or CPAP therapy affect your life or the lives of those around you”. According to the scholarship’s website, your essay should “succinctly demonstrate the pervasiveness of sleep disorders or the benefits of CPAP therapy”.
Enrollment Level: Full-time undergraduate or graduate students, or high school seniors
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
One thing to note: since the study of sleep disorders is mostly done in specialized fields, people who study it tend to be professional researchers. For example, the American Thoracic Society offers a wide selection of sleep-focused grants and scholarships. These include awards sponsored by organizations like the National Institutes of Health and The National Center on Sleep Disorder Research, and foundations such as The Francis Family Foundation and the American Sleep Medicine Foundation. However, the scholarships and grants listed by the ATS are for career scientists, doctors and other professionals who are asked to submit research proposals. In our effort to provide scholarships for the broadest pool of student candidates, we have only included awards that are reserved for people who are currently attending or planning to attend a postsecondary institution.
The next three sections will feature scholarships for students pursuing an education in fields like psychology, mental health, and health and wellness. Although these awards are not specifically reserved for students in sleep-related degree programs, the scholarships may be used toward coursework and research involving sleep science, disorders and other related subjects.
Name: AAC’s 2017 Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Addiction Centers
Amount: $5000 for first place; $2,500 for second and third place
- You must be a student who will have graduated high school by the summer of 2017 and enrolled part-time or full-time in an undergraduate or a graduate program.
- Your area of academic study must be in one of the following fields: “nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other curriculum that focuses on treating mental health and substance use disorders”.
- You must submit a 500-word essay that addresses the following prompt: “In your chosen area of Behavioral Science study, what do you see as current challenges for getting individuals into addiction treatment? What are your suggestions for how to fix this problem?”
Enrollment Level: High school seniors or part-/full-time undergraduate or graduate students
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Name: Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program
Sponsor: Fontana Transport Inc.
Amount: Up to $5000
- You must be pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree at any four-year university beginning in Fall 2018 (proof of enrollment is required).
- Your area of academic study must be one of the following: transportation, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, pre-med, psychology, or Spanish language/literature.
- U.S. citizenship is not required.
- You must have a weighted G.P.A. of at least 3.5.
- You must register with the linked website and wait for the application package.
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty member is strongly encouraged.
Enrollment Level: Full-time undergraduate students
Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
Name: Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Amount: Up to $20,000 per year
- You must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited, four-year undergraduate institution.
- You must plan to go into a career related to “biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research”.
- You must demonstrate exceptional financial need.
- You should be a U.S. citizen or a qualified non-citizen.
- You must have a G.P.A. of at least 3.5 or within the top 5% of your class.
- You must commit to two NIH service obligations:
- A 10-week ‘Summer Laboratory Experience’ at an NIH research lab.
- Employment for at least one year after graduation as a full-time employee for the NIH.
Enrollment Level: Full-time undergraduate students
Application Deadline: March 2018
MORE SCHOLSRSHIPS FOUND ON THEIR WEBSITE
WACE Natinal Co-op Scholarship Program http://www.waceinc.org/
INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete the National Co-op Scholarship Program Application including a (200 word) essay describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program.
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 2017-2018 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions listed.
WACE encourages minority and female students as well as students interested in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET) to apply for this merit co-op scholarship. We do not require transcripts or recommendations. (Please do not send.)
The application deadlines are different for each institution
Wells Fargo www.tuitionfundingsources.com
Over 7 million scholarships totaling more than $41 billion
Youth Financial Literacy Scholarship - YFL http://yflfoundation.org/
Each year, the Youth Financial Literacy Foundation donates scholarships to college students to aid in the advancement of their education. These scholarships are awarded based on a series of questions or an essay submitted by the student regarding a distributed financial topic. Our hope is that the research and development to produce the answers or essay will open up the conversation and mindset towards their enhancement of financial knowledge.
The YFL Scholarship Program is available for current high school seniors and first year college freshman.
Applicants with the highest exam scores and strongest essays will receive the following scholarships:
1st place - $25,000
2nd place - $20,000
3rd place - $17,500
4th place - $10,000
5th place - $7,500
6th - 10th place - $5,000 each
11th - 40th place - $2,500 each