Longtime WV Garden Club member, Esther J. Hinchman, has given a generous donation for an annual $500 scholarship to be awarded to a high school senior planning to major in some form of Horticulture or Environmental Studies at a institution of higher education. Applicants must be sponsored by a WV Garden Club. The District Director for our area is Dr. Carol Ruckman. The application deadline is February 1, 2018. Students should see the counseling office for applications and contact information for Dr. Ruckman.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is now available at www.jackierobinson.org. The JRF application is the vehicle through which more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is February 1, 2018 by 5:00 pm ET.
To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
Letters About Literature, a project of the West Virginia Center for the Book, is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters About Literature awards prizes on both the state and national levels. A panel of West Virginia judges will select the top essayists in our state. State winners will receive a cash award and advance to the national level judging. A panel of national judges for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select one national winner per competition level. The deadline for entry is January 12. Click here for more information.
The US Senate Foundation awards $1,000 grants to incoming college freshmen. The grants are awarded on the basis of scholarship, a personal statement outlining the applicant's college goals, demonstrated leadership ability, financial need and other criteria. The applications are judged on a point system. Each point can make a difference in winning. It is important that students maximize each of their points in section VI, References. Completed application forms must be postmarked no later than January 5, 2017. Winners will be notified on or about April 15, 2015. See the guidance office for an application.
All graduating seniors with a 2.5 or higher are eligible for this $50,000 scholarship. Students must apply online by December 15, 2017. Consideration will be given to each applicant's academic record (50%) and participation in school and community activities (50%). The application window opens on October 15. Only the first 50,000 applications will be processed so APPLY NOW!
It’s often said that “Diamonds are our best friends”. However, the true beauty of a diamond is based on it’s clarity. As the Diamond Advisors, we believe this old saying goes beyond diamonds and related to life itself. Without “clarify” we often find ourselves lost and running in circles chasing after our goals.That’s why we feels is so important for young adults to have a clear understanding of what they want to do in life so they can have a clear focus and are able to work towards their goals. Because of those deep seeded believes, we are pleased to announce our “Clarity Scholarship” to young adults attending school!
In order to be considered for the Clarity Scholarship, applicants must submit a 750 word essay on the topic “What I Want To Achieve In The Next 5 Years of Life”. The essay should be clear, conscience, and lead down the path to achieving whatever goal the student is working towards.
Visit http://www.thediamondadvisors.com/clarity-scholarship/ to apply. Application Deadline is November 30th, 2017. The scholarship will be awarded by December 31, 2017.
The West Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce this year's statewide High School Business Plan competition. To be eligible for the competition, juniors and seniors only, must write a three page maximum executive summary of their business concept. The executive summary must be submitted on the Department of Education's website by noon on November 28th. Ten finalists wlll be selected to compete for a $10,000 scholarship at WVU on March 18th, 2016. Detailed guidelines can be found on the Department of Education website at https://wvde.state.wv.us/hsbpc/. See the guidance office for more information.
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2015 competition. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The Most Valuable Student scholarship deadline is November 27,2017. Applications must be submitted to the Lewisburg Elks Lodge. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree. For more information visit the Elks National Foundation website.
This travel grant provides funds for students in grades 10-12 or a recent graduate toward a four to six week cultural exchange to Finland, Japan, Italy, Peru or Australia during the summer of 2015. Three travel grants of $1500 will be awarded and perhaps more if funds are available. The contest entry deadline is November 15, 2017. The rules explain everything in further detail. We especially encourage students who enter to pay particular attention to the essay. Please click here for rules and an application form. You can also visit www.wvlions.org/youth.html for more information.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered for this scholarship. Students can receive up to $20,000. The deadline for this application is October 31st. Click here to apply.