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

Grinnell Diversity Preview Program-Free All-Expenses Paid visit to Grinnell College Class of 2015; first generation and or African American, Hispanic; official high school transcript; official SAT or ACT scores; US citizen or permanent resident. Learn more about Grinnell at http://www.collegexpress.com/college/grinnell-college/1100749/details/. Apply at: https://admission.grinnell.edu/register/GDPP2014. N/A free all-expenses paid trip to visit Grinnell College in Iowa! September 1

Johns Hopkins University "HOME" Overnight Multicultural Experience

Senior; African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American or Multiracial; An on-campus overnight program September 25th - 27th connecting students from underrepresented backgrounds to the clubs, organizations and resources of Johns Hopkins University. Travel Grants available. Apply at http://apply.jhu.edu/homewood.

N/A

 

free trip to visit Johns Hopkins University

all materials must be
RECEIVED BY
September 5

The National Assoc for Education Homeless Children & Youth LeTendre

Senior; homeless or been homeless during school attendance, academics average or above. essay about homelessness about 1,000 words; official transcript; Letters of recommendation from teacher, counselor. http://www.naehcy.org/letendre_ab.html

N/A

 

$2,000

 

September 10

 

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Class of 2015; at least on parent of Hispanic descent; minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA; apply under any of the following categories: Business & Entrepreneurship, Education, Engineering & Mathematics, Healthcare/Science and Innovation and Technology; transcript. http://hhfawards.hispanicheritage.org/2014/forms/login.php N/A $1,000 and a laptop September 15

National Young
Arts
Foundation

Class of 2015. US citizen or permanent resident. May 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

 

$1,000 & laptop

 

September 15

 

QuestBridge National College Match Program and Scholarship

Seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite facing economic challenges. Application serves as an application for admission and full scholarship to partner colleges, such as Columbia, Emory, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, etc. Students should review the website for complete details, materials needed, and submission instructions: http://www.questbridge.org

N/A

 

Full tuition up to $40,000, room and board up to $15000, more

 

September 28

Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

Individual or team research projects from high school students. Students submitting individual projects must complete all high school courses required for college admissions no later than Sept. 1, 2011. Team projects may have two or three members and do not need a senior. Students should review the website and related links for complete eligibility requirements, details, and instructions on registering online: http://www.siemens-foundation. org/en/competition.htm. Students must register online with CollegeBoard: http: //www.collegeboard.com/siemens/eligibility.html

 

N/A

 

$1000-
$6000
regional
award
$10000-
$100000
national
award

October 1

 

Wendy's HS
Heisman
Scholarship

Seniors participating in a wide range of sports, school and community activities. Apply online at http://www. wendyshighschoolheisman.com

 

N/A

 

Varies

 

October 3

 

AES Engineering
Solutions
Scholarship

Seniors. Students are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Submit Essay of no more than 1000 words to answer one of two questions. Students should review website for complete details, essay questions and guidelines, and submission instructions: http: //www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

 

N/A

 

$500

 

October 6

 

TheDream.US Scholarship

Senior; DACA status or TPS approval; financial need; intend to enroll in and attend one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges (listed at http://www.thedream.us/colleges); minimum 2.5 unweighted GPA; academic potential; motivation to succeed in college and life; extracurricular activities; essays; letter of recommendation. Apply beginning on Sepember 1st at http://www.thedream.us/scholars

 

N/A

tuition, books and fees at participating two- and four-year colleges and universities

October 12

 

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

 

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. Students should should review the application and website for complete details, essay guidelines, and submission instructions: www.ussenateyouth.org

N/A

 

$5, 000 and
Trip to
Washington DC

 

October 17

 

National Young Arts
Foundation
Senior. US citizen or permanent resident. May 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

 

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. Application opens in September at: www.jkcf.org/scholarships

N/A

 

up to $30,000 per year

 

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

     

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

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.

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

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

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

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