Nova High School Scholarship and Free Summer Program Bulletin

The descriptions of the scholarships on this page are brief. Always read the actual scholarship application completely in order to understand specific eligibility requirements.
 
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See your BRACE Advisor for application materials. Your BRACE Advisor's deadline may be earlier. This is not a complete listing of all scholarship opportunities.
Check other sources such as the Internet, employers and the college or technical school you plan to attend!
When you are awarded scholarships, please contact Mrs. Kirtman.
You must provide proof of your award so that it can be acknowledged at Senior Awards Night in May.

PAY ATTENTION TO DEADLINES!!! They may be "postmarked by" or "received by" dates.

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Scholarship Name

Eligibility Criteria

Major

Award Amount

Deadline

Check out these FREE
Internet
Scholarship Databases

www.fastweb.com, www.scholarship-monkey.com, www.meritaid.com, www.scholarshipexperts.com, www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm,   www.scholarships.com, www.collegeboard.com,  http://www.meritaid.com, http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm.

 

 

 

College Tuition Exemption Children who are adopted through the Department of Children and Families after May 5, 1997, may be eligible to receive up to four years of college tuition waiver at Florida public universities, colleges
and vocational training schools. For more, go to:
http://adoptflorida.com/assistance-program.htm
N/A full-tuition ongoing
Hospital Scholarship
Opportunity
Students who plan to attend BROWARD COLLEGE and have careers in the Health Field. Once graduated, scholarship recipients work for a two-year employment commitment at one of the sponsoring hospitals. Visit each hospital online. Memorial Healthcare System, Broward Health, Kindred Hospital of SFL, & Hospital Corp of America. health field up to $6,000 ongoing
College Tuition
Exemption
Children who are adopted through the Department of Children and Families after May 5, 1997, may be eligible to receive up to four years of college tuition waiver at Florida public universities, colleges
and vocational training schools. http://adoptflorida.com/assistance-program.htm
N/A full-tuition ongoing
Venture Scholar Program-
A free resource for minority, first-generation students interested in STEM careers.
9th-12th grade; "Ventures Scholars Program is a FREE national resource developed to link underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
career pathways to information, resources, and opportunities nationwide. As part of the services, Ventures Scholars are connected to a partnership of selective higher education institutions nationwide and are also provided with a variety of e-communication tools to access information about scholarships, summer programs, STEM career pathway information and more! African American/Black, American Indian/Native American or Hispanic; minimum 3.0 weighted GPA; expressed interest in a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics-related field; minimum 10th-grade PSAT scores: 47 Math and Critical Reasoning; minimum 11th-grade PSAT scores: 50 in Math and Critical Reasoning; minimum SAT: 550 on Math and Critical Reasoning or ACT: 19 Math, Science, English and reading.
STEM mentorship and possible scholarships ongoing

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation

Open to all high school students. Tournament style academic quiz competition that turns High School subjects into scholarship opportunities. Quizzes offered Sept through May. Go to: http://www.cksf.org

N/A

varies

ongoing

United Negro College Fund

Awarding 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board. http://www.uncf.org

N/A

 Varies

Ongoing

Scholarship
Points.com
Monthly Scholarship Drawings

http://www.scholarshippoints.com/10K/

N/A

$10,000

varies/
monthly

Automotive Womens' Alliance Foundation Scholarship

Senior; minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA; interested in an automotive related career; US Citizen or permanent resident; one-page cover letter explaining your automotive relative career aspirations; official transcript; proof of acceptance into an college or university; resume with education, work experience, extracurricular and volunteer activities; letters of recommendation. www.awafoundation.org

automotive field

$2,500

open

Cooperative Living Organization

Low Cost Housing for incoming University of Florida and Santa Fe Community College students.
http://www.cloliving.org

N/A

Low-cost
housing

Ongoing

Southern Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Rent Free Housing for students admitted to FSU, UF, FAMU, or FGCU. Motivation, demonstrated through the awards and activities list submitted. Financial Need. Min. 3.0 GPA. Essay. Community Involvement. Letters of recommendation. Information and application at: http://www.southernscholarship.org

N/A

low cost housing

ongoing

NSU Trustee Florida Academic Scholarship

Senior; Nova Southeastern University offers a full-tuition scholarship for eligible students. The award is given to students on a first-come, first-served basis, and additional funds are available for students who live on campus. The award is open to graduating seniors who have a 3.5 GPA, 1290 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) or 29 Composite ACT, 100 community-service hours and 15 credits of college prep courses and who are enrolling full-time in an undergraduate program at NSU's main campus in Davie. Applicants must apply for and receive the Florida Residency Access Grant (FRAG) and must apply for all other eligible grants. To apply, students need to complete the Trustee Florida Academic Scholarship application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and NSU State Aid application forms. Visit www.nova.edu/financialaid/ or call 800-338-4723 or 954.262.8000. Deadline: First come, first served.

N/A

full-tuition, after Bright Futures and financial aid pays

Space-
available
basis

Roanoke College Scholars Program

Senior; plan to apply to Roanoke College; minimum 3.0 weighted GPA; SAT/ACT scores; transcript; interview/competition. www.roanoke.edu/scholars

N/A

varies

October 13 for November competition

Tufts University Voice of Tufts Diversity Experience

Senior; A campus visit experience! Financial Aid available! African American, Hispanic, Asian, LGBTQ; first-generation, 100-word essay explaining reasons for attending the program; transcript; counselor recommendation. http://admissions.tufts.edu/voices

N/A

N/A

October 14
at 5:00 PM

Washington University in St Louis (WASU) Danforth Scholars Program

Senior; Planning to apply to WASU, see Ms. Kirtman to be nominated and then apply for the scholarship. Students must exhibit academic excellence, service, leadership.

N/A

 

full or partial tuition

 

October 15

 

UNC Charlotte, The Levine Scholars Program
NOMINATION REQUIRED!!

Senior; must apply for admission to UNC Charlotte by November 1st; must demonstrate evidence of experience, motivation and commitment to the ideals of the Levine Scholars Program; US Citizen or permanent resident; commitment to community service; high academic achievement; ethical leadership; averages: 3.8-4.00 unweighted; 1900-2400 SAT or 29-36 ACT. http://levinescholars.uncc.edu. MUST BE NOMINATED!!!

 

N/A

 

full-tuition and costs of attendance, laptop, 4 summers of experiences; service grants; lectures; honors courses and access; housing in honors hall; mentoring and more

October 15

 

United States Senate Youth Program

Junior or Senior student. Currently serving in an elected capacity in a student government, civic, or educational organizations (see application for list). Permanent residency in the US and enrollment in a Florida public or private school is required. Letters of recommendation. Essay. Transcript. www.ussenateyouth.org

N/A

 

$5,000 and
Trip to
Washington DC

 

October 17

 

National Young Arts
Foundation

Senior. US citizen or permanent resident. Register in one or more categories in up to nine disciplines, including Cinematic Arts, Music, Dance, Writing, Visual Arts, etc. Registration and program http://www.youngarts.org/applynow

Arts varies October 17

Veteran's Day Essay Contest

 

Grades 9 - 12; Find a military veteran that you do not already know. Immerse yourself in that person’s life. This is NOT simply an interview. Then write a 1,500-word essay about your experience. Entries must be submitted electronically either through the website or emailed directly to them read the complete guidelines. http://www.JoeFoss.com

N/A

 

$5,000

 

October 19

 

Joe Foss Institute
Video Scholarship Contest

Juniors and Seniors. US Citizens. Create a video that inspires viewers using the theme: Keepers of the Constitution
For more, go to: http://www.joefossinstitute.org

N/A

 

$5,000

 

October 19

 

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway!

Senior; minimum 18 yrs old; US citizen or permanent resident; must have Facebook page, internet and email account; If you’re a student between the ages of 18-24, you can tell us your one of a kind goal to enter for the chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition. You’ll be eligible to submit a video once you reach 50 votes. Dr Pepper will select finalists for a chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition at a college football championship game. In addition, if you reach the top 5 of the $5,000 Leaderboard when voting ends, you could win $5,000 in tuition. http://www.drpeppertuition.com/program-details

N/A

 

up to $100,000 in tuition

October 20

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Senior; essay contest about Ayn Rand's Nove, Atlas Shrugged. http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/AtlasShrugged.aspx?theme=blue

N/A

 

$50 - $10,000

October 24

Jack Kent Cook Foundation Scholarship

Senior; financial need; plan to enroll full-time at an accredited 4-year college or university; minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA; minimum SAT (R & M) 1200 or ACT composite 26. www.jkcf.org/scholarships

N/A

 

up to $30,000 per year

 

October 25

 

Horatio Alger National Scholarship

Seniors with strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelors degree. US Citizen. Integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Financial Need ($55,000 or lower family income). Involved in extra-curricular and community service. Minimum 2.0 GPA. For more info and to apply, go to: https://www.horatioalger.org

N/A

 

$22,000

 

October 25

 

Horation Alger Florida Scholarship

Seniors with strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelors degree. Florida Resident. US Citizen. Integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Financial Need ($55,000 or lower family income). Minimum 2.0 GPA. For more info and to apply, go to: https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/program_florida.cfm

N/A

 

$22,000

 

October 25

 

Discover: The Diversity Experience at WPI

Free college visit: Seniors, African American, Latino, Native American, as well as students interested in diversity, to attend WPI for a special overnight visit. Discover: The Diversity Experience is designed to allow prospective students to discover the vast opportunities WPI has to offer in the form of academics, social life, and most of all the unique multicultural experience at WPI. TRAVEL GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE!! http://www.wpi.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit/discover.html

N/A

 

free trip to visit WPI

 

October 25

 

Coca Cola Scholars Program

Senior . Minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of Junior year. U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization program); Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees. Plan to pursue a degree at an accredited US post secondary institution. http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation. org/applicants/#programs

N/A

 

$10,000-$20,000

 

October 31

South Florida Fair General
College Scholarship

Seniors in Broward County, Florida. 200 word essay on topic: "How I would benefit from receiving this scholarship". Two Letters of Recommendation. Transcript. Information and application at: http://www.southfloridafair.com/ApplyScholarships

N/A

$1,500 to
$6,000

October 31

South Florida Fair Arts &
Entertainment Scholarship

Seniors in Broward County, Florida. 200 word essay on topic: "How I would benefit from receiving this scholarship". Two Letters of Recommendation. Transcript. Information and application at: http://www.southfloridafair.com/ApplyScholarships

performing arts, entertainment or related field

 

$1,000

 

October 31

South Florida Fair
Agriculture Scholarship

Seniors in Broward County, Florida. 200 word essay on topic: "How I would benefit from receiving this scholarship". Two Letters of Recommendation. Transcript. Information and application at: http://www.southfloridafair.com/ApplyScholarships

 

$2,000

 

October 31

Davidson College John Montgomery Belk Scholarship

Senior; demonstrated superior intellectural and personal achievement and significant leadership ability; must be nominated by counselor or BRACE Advisor--only 2 students can be nominated--nomination submission deadline is November 7th; Must apply to Davidson for admission no later than December 1st; Learn more at: www.davison.edu/belk

N/A

 

tuition, books, fees, housing, special study stipends

request nomination by November 1

Voice of Democracy Competition

Grades 9-12. Patriotic Audio Essay Competition. Original work of 3-5 minutes on theme: "Does My Generation Have a Role in America’s
Future?".http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm? fa=cmty.leveld&did=150

N/A

up to $30,000

received by
November 1

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Senior; U.S. citizens/permanent residents, Black or African American. Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. http://www.ronbrown.org/Apply.aspx

N/A

$40,000

November 1
to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program AND forwarded to a select and limited number of additional scholarship providers.

NCWIT Award for
Aspirations in Computing

Women in high school who can demonstrate their computing-related achievements and interests. http://www.aspirations.org/participate/high-school

N/A

$500 and laptop

November 2

Prudential Spirit of
Community Awards

Grades 5-12. US Resident. Demonstrate Exemplary Community Service and have participated at least in part after September 1, 2013. Applicants must submit completed application for required certification. http://spirit.prudential.com

N/A

 

$1000 &
Trip to
Washington
DC

November 4

 

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program

Senior; plan to apply to UNC-Chapel Hill by 1/10/15 and or Duke University by 1/1/2015; high academic achievement; demonstration of purposeful leadership, intellectual curiosity, strength of character, collaborative spirit; transcript; test scores; letters of recommendation; http://robertsonscholars.org

N/A

 

4-year scholarship covering total cost of attendance; access to extracurricular offerings at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill, 3 summers of domestic and international opportunities, networking

November 15

Florida Gulf Coast University Scholarships

Seniors who plan to attend Florida Gulf Coast University. Complete admissions application by deadline date to be considered. http://www.fgcu.edu/Admissions/Admitted/admittuition.html

N/A

varies

November 15

Jan La Belle Scholarship Program

Senior; must have a disability; Florida resident; must plan attend a college or technical school after graduation; community service; 2 letters of recommendation; verification of disability; high school transcript; proof of accomplishments. http://fndusa.org/programs/the-jan-La-Belle-scholarship-program.aspx

N/A

up to $15,000

November 15

Joe Foss Institute "Adopt
A Veteran" Essay
Scholarship Contest

High School Students. US citizens and plan to attend an accredited US college or university. Get to know a military veteran, then write a 1500 word essay about your experience. http://www.joefossinstitute.org

N/A

$1,000,
$2,500 &
$5,000

November 16

First Freedom Student
Competition

Grades 9-12; national essay and video contest; examine religious freedome, its history, current importance, and relevance in their lives. www.firstfreedom.org/for-the.../first-freedom-student-competition

N/A

$2,500

November 17

Youth Volunteer
Scholarship Award

Students under 21. Over the past two years, have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work. Minimum 3.5 GPA. Essay. http://www.bbgcommunicationssolutions.com/solutions/article/2.php

N/A

$500

November 29

Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars Program

high achieving senior; must apply for admission at Rice and to the Rice/Baylor program by December 1st, transcript; school counselor ecommendation; teacher evaluation; must take SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT plus Writing by 10/15 (ED) or 12/13 (RD); ttp://futureowls.rice.edu/Medical_Scholars_Program.asp

Medicine

 

no scholarships, but Rice guarantees to meet 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students and also offers a small number of merit scholarships.

must apply by December 1

Michael B Brehne
Scholarship for Florida
Football Players

Florida Seniors who play Football. Plan to attend a 4-year college or university. 3.5 Grade Point Average. 400-500 word essay response to "How has your schools football program influenced you to pursue higher education?" http://www.brehnelaw.com/scholarship

N/A

$1,000

December 1

Boston University Trustee Scholarship

Senior; must apply to Boston University; must be nominated by principal; intellecturally and creatively adventurous; demonstrate viewpoint, experiences or achievements beyond the usual; top high 5-10% of school class/high academic achievement; Essays; SAT/ACT scores (must be taken no later than November); http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/costs-aid-scholarships/scholarships/trustee

N/A

full-ride

must apply for admission by December 1

University of Miami George W. Jenkins Scholarship

Senior, US Citizen; must be nominated by counselor or BRACE Advisor; must apply to UM; essay; must have overcome adversity; financial need. www.miami.edu/jenkins

N/A

tuition, fees, on-campus room and board, books, personal expenses
$250,000 total value

December 1

Scholars Helping Collars
P.L.A.Y. Scholarship

Juniors or Seniors; submit an essay with 2-3 photos of your volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare. http://www.petplay.com/scholarship

N/A

$1,000

December 2

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

Grades 9-12; US Citizen or permanent resident; have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger; must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States at least within the last 12 months. Added consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger. Letters of recommendation. http://www.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/scholarships.asp

N/A

$5,000

December 5

Nova Southeastern University Razor's Edge Scholarship/Leadership Program

Senior; Must apply to NSU and for the Razor's Edge Scholarship/Leadership Program; for students committed to leadership and have made a positive impact in their schools and or communities and want to continue during college; only 25 students are accepted into this program! Students in this program must live on campus. Apply early at www.nova.edu/studentleadership

N/A

 

$10,000

 

early deadline:
December 5 to get your choice of interview date

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange in Germany Scholarship

Grades 9-12; US Citizen or permanent resident; miniumum 3.0 weighted GPA; ages 15-18.5. This is a FREE student exchange program between the US and Germany. 250 American high school students will live, travel and study in Germany for approximately 10.5 months.You do NOT need speak German to attend!! www.usagermanyscholarship.org

N/A

All expenses paid, full-year exchange program in Germany

December 5

We the Students Scholarship Contest

Grades 9-12; US Citizen or legal resident between 14-19 years old; essay contest; judges on adherence to the Submission Guidelines, originality, organization, writing style, and depth of analysis. http://billofrightsinstitute.org/programs-events/students-programs-events/scholarship

N/A

$1,500-$5,000

December 5

Elk's Most Valuable Student Competition

Senior; US Citizen; must submit application to the closest Elk's chapter to your home (search at http://www.elks.org/lodges/); essay contest; test scores; transcript. http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfm

N/A

 

$4,000-$50,000

December 5

 

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

Senior; entering college in the fall of 2015 at a four-year college or university; minimum 3.0 weighted GPA; US citizen or legal resident; currently involved in high school, intramural, community or club sports; good sportsmanship; community service; leadership; academic excellence; MUST BE NOMINATED BY A TEACHER, COACH, COUNSELOR. https://footlockerscholarathletes.com

N/A

 

$20,000

 

December 11th for nomination
December 18th for application

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Scholarship

Senior who owns and operates their own business; must plan to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school after graduation; students are judged on academic record, extracurricular activities, leadership and character, evidence of entrepreneurial spirit and intiative. Application opens on October 1st at www.NFIB.com/YEA.

N/A

 

$1,000

December 18

 

University of Central Florida Top 10 Knights Program

Senior; apply for admission to UCF; top 10% of senior class at the end of junior year; minimum SAT of 1010 (R and M) or 1500 (R, M and W) or 21 ACT with Writing; must have sucessfully completed at least 4 units of approved academic core math by end of senior year. http://admissions.ucf.edu/toptenknights

 

N/A

 

guaranteed admission to UCF

submit completed application to UCF by December 31

University of Miami
Ronald A. Hammond
Scholarship

Senior who plans to attend University of Miami. Underrepresented background. US Citizen or permanent Resident. Minimum B + Average. Minimum 1250 SAT (R+M) or 28 ACT. Essay. Letter of Recommendation. Transcripts. http://www.miami.edu/hammond

N/A

full-tuition

January 1

Roanoke College Scholars Program

Senior; plan to apply to Roanoke College; minimum 3.0 weighted GPA; SAT/ACT scores; transcript; multiple scholarships; interview/competition. www.roanoke.edu/scholars

N/A

varies

January 5 for February competition

Nova Southeastern University Razor's Edge Scholarship/Leadership Program

Senior; Must apply to NSU and for the Razor's Edge Scholarship/Leadership Program; for students committed to leadership and have made a positive impact in their schools and or communities and want to continue during college; only 25 students are accepted into this program! Students in this program must live on campus. Apply early at www.nova.edu/studentleadership

N/A

 

$10,000

 

late deadline
January 9th

 

GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Senior; minimum 3.0 GPA; plan to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university in the US; financial need; US citizen. Application available beginning on 10/13 at http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx

N/A

$10,000

January 9

Asian & Pacific Islander
American Scholarship Fund

Seniors of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity. Plan to attend an accredited US college or university. Minimum 2.7 Unweighted GPA.
Financial Need (FAFSA). Letter of Recommendation. http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html

N/A

$2,500-$5,000

January 9

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Senior; U.S. citizens/permanent residents, Black or African American. Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. http://www.ronbrown.org/Apply.aspx

N/A

$40,000

January 9th
to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway!

Senior; minimum 18 yrs old; US citizen or permanent resident; must have Facebook page, internet and email account; If you’re a student between the ages of 18-24, you can tell us your one of a kind goal to enter for the chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition. You’ll be eligible to submit a video once you reach 50 votes. Dr Pepper will select finalists for a chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition at a college football championship game. In addition, if you reach the top 5 of the $5,000 Leaderboard when voting ends, you could win $5,000 in tuition. http://www.drpeppertuition.com/program-details

N/A

 

up to $5,000 in tuition

January 12

Gates Millenium Scholars Program 2015

Senior; financial need; African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American; US citizen or legal resident; minimum 3.3 unweighted GPA; plan to enroll in a US college or university after high school graduation; demonstrated leadership through participation in community service, excurricular or other activities; financial need/Pell Grant eligible; essays; letters of recommendation. http://www.gmsp.org

N/A

 

Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid, including graduate school funding for continuing Scholars in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science

January 14

 

FSU CARE Summer Bridge Program

Senior; financial need; first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor's degree); must apply to FSU as well to the CARE program; Must complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA; high school and dual-enrollment transcript and FSU SSAR; minimum 3.0 weighted GPA; minimum 19 ACT w/Writing or 1330 total SAT score; essays. http://care.fsu.edu

N/A

 

free summer term at FSU, preparation, orientation and academic support programming throughout college

January 14

Florida Elks HOPE
Scholarship

Florida High School Seniors who are NOT in the top 10% of their graduating class but have maintained a minimum 3.3 unweighted grade point average. Demonstrated leadership through employment, participation in school activities, community service and citizenship. http://floridaelks.org/hope-scholarships

N/A

varies

January 15

NROTC Scholarship

Senior; The NROTC scholarship does much more than cover most or all tuition costs at dozens of top schools around the country. It also provides: All additional educational and lab fees A stipend for text books A subsistence allowance each academic month to spend as you wish, which varies according your current year in school. http://www.navy.com/joining/education-opportunities/nrotc.html

N/A

 

$180,000

 

January 20

RMHC US Scholars Award

Senior; finacial need; minimum 2.7 GPA; community involvement; All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin; eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study; legal U.S. resident ; Live in a participating RMHC Chapter's geographic area; Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline of the application; Meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program; Provide verification of enrollment each year at respective accredited post-secondary institution. Available on October 1st at http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships

N/A

 

$1,000

 

January 20

RMHC/African-American Future Achievers Scholarship

Senior; financial need; minimum 2.7 GPA; community involvement; must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage; eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study; legal U.S. resident; Live in a participating RMHC Chapter's geographic area; Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline of the application; Meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program; Provide verification of enrollment each year at respective accredited post-secondary institution. Available on October 1st at http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships

N/A

 

$$$$ great renewable scholarship that makes up the difference between financial aid and the cost of attendance

 

January 20

 

RHMC/Hacer Scholarship

 

Senior; financial need; minimum 2.7 GPA; community involvement; must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage; eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study; legal U.S. resident; Live in a participating RMHC Chapter's geographic area; Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline of the application; Meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program; Provide verification of enrollment each year at respective accredited post-secondary institution. Available on October 1st at http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships

N/A

 

$1,000

 

January 20

 

Elk's Legacy Awards Competition

Senior; child or grandchild of Elks member; apply through parent or grandparent's Elks Lodge; must take SAT or ACT no later than 12/31/2014; judged on: knowledge; charity; community; integrity. http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/legacy.cfm#WhoIsEligible

N/A

 

$4,000

 

January 30

 

Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Grades 9-12; actively involved in a volunteer activity in the last 12 months that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations—broadly defined—in his or her school or community; recommendations. http://www.princeton.edu/pprize

N/A

$1,000
trip to to Princeton University to participate in the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race in the spring

January31

Auburn University Freshman Scholarships

Senior; must apply to Auburn University; multiple scholarships with varying eligibility requirements. Learn more at www.auburn.edu/scholarship (Freshman scholarship applications open in October.)

N/A

varies

February

Greehey Scholars Program at St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX

Senior; must apply to St. Mary's College; highly motivated students with a willingness and ability to manage time effectively, strong commitment to ethics, and a desire to serve others, be challenged, and develop personally and professionally; minimum SAT 1220 (CR & M) or 27 ACT; ranked in top 10% of senior class; minimum 3.0 weighted GPA; 3 letters of recommendation; resume; interview. https://www.stmarytx.edu/academics/business/greehey-scholars-program

  full cost of attendance scholarship, stipends for study abroad;

February 1

The New School Competition

Grades 9-12; Seniors must apply to The New School (Parsons, Mannes, Eugene Lang, etc.); official transcripts and test scores; Take the New School Quiz; make a video about why you are a new school, share your video and collect recommendations from friends; judged on quiz results and creativity of the video. http://www.thenewschoolcompetition.com

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full-tuition & fees scholarship for graduating seniors

Apple iPad Mini for non-seniors

February 1

SportQuest Playing With Purpose

Grades 10-12; athletes who excel athletically, academically and have committed their life to following Christ. Through scholarships, college exposure, community and national recognition, and more, we want to see them succeed and make a difference in this world. GPA C"+, currently a varsity level athlete in one or more sports, committed follower of Jesus Christ. www.playingwithpurpose.org

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varies

February 1

Arts for Life Scholarship

Senior; excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual art; essay about how the arts have influenced your life; portfolio of work. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

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$2,000

February 2

ESA Foundation Scholarship

Senior; minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA; OR minimum 22 ACT OR 1030 SAT (CR & M); transcript; SAT/ACT scores; recommendation; essay. Available soon at: http://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants

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varies

February 2

Courageous Persuaders Competition

Grades 9-12; Create a TV commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking. Win scholarship money and trophies, have fun, and gain valuable experience. http://courageouspersuaders.com/contest.htm

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$1,000-$2,000

February 12

National Association of Black Journalists Scholarship

Senior; all races welcome to apply; must join the NABJ ($35); plan to enroll as a full time student; must major in journalism or a communications-related field with an interest in pursing a career in journalism; resume; cover letter; essay; 3 work samples; 3 references. http://www.nabj.org/?page=SEEDScholarships

journalism

 

$2,500

 

February 13

 

Thirteenth Annual National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Senior; minimum weighted 3.5 GPA; Essay; apply to one or more of the following partner institutions: Clarkson, Drexel, Johnson & Wales, Kettering, Merrimack, RIT, SUNY Oswego, U of Cincinnati; U Mass Lowell, University of Toledo, Wentworth Institute of Technology. http://waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html

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$6,000

 

February 15

 

The Christopher's 25th Annual Poster Contest

Grades 9-12; Essay contest. http://www.christophers.org/document.doc?id=469

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$500-$1,000

 

February 18

The Sunflower Initiative
Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

Senior; female; minimum unweighted 3.5 GPA; minimum SAT-1800 or ACT-25; interested in attending a women's college; transcript; copies of SAT/ACT scores; 3 letters of recommendation. http://www.thesunflowerinitiative.com/scholarship

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$10,000

March 2

10th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest

Grades 9-12; The contest aims to challenge students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay question. Essays are read and evaluated by several independent judges through three rounds of scoring. A teacher or administrator must submit the essay and authenticate that the submission is the original work of the student. http://www.ashg.org/education/dnaday.shtml

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$100-$1,000

 

March 6

Miami Heat Scholarship

Senior; financial need; accepted to a 4-year college or university; minimum 3.2 unweighted GPA by end of first semester; official transcript; copy of SAT/ACT scores (print out from SAT and ACT websites); copy of household W-2 forms and last tax return for all household members; letters of recommendation; writing sample; community service; academic achievement. http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/media/2.0/teamsites/heat/media/pdf/2015_heat_scholarship_application_140728.pdf

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$5,000

 

April 4

 

Miami Heat Jack Ramsay Scholarship

Senior; financial need; accepted to a 4-year college or university; minimum 3.2 unweighted GPA by end of first semester; official transcript; copy of SAT/ACT scores (print out from SAT and ACT websites); copy of household W-2 forms and last tax return for all household members; letters of recommendation; writing sample; community service; academic achievement. http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/media/2.0/teamsites/heat/media/pdf/2015_heat_scholarship_application_140728.pdf

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$5,000

 

April 4

 

Miami Heat Alec Kessler Student-Atllete Scholarship

Senior; student athlete; financial need;accepted to a 4-year college or university; minimum 3.2 unweighted GPA by end of first semester; official transcript; copy of SAT/ACT scores (print out from SAT and ACT websites); copy of household W-2 forms and last tax return for all household members; letters of recommendation; writing sample; community service; academic achievement. http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/media/2.0/teamsites/heat/media/pdf/2015_heat_scholarship_application_140728.pdf

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$5,000

 

April 4

 

Hopkins Team Home Scholarship Program

Senior; must live in Plantation or Davie; submit leadership resume detailing your experience as a leader; essay. Email all materials to Dondi.Hopkins@FloridaMoves.com.

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$1,000

May 1