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 15, 2016. Winners will be notified on or about April 15, 2015. See the guidance office for an application.
The Mensa scholarship program is open to applicants who will be enrolled next academic year in a degree program in an accredited U.S. college or university, and who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The applicant need not be a member of Mensa nor qualified for Mensa. The Mensa Foundation scholarships are awarded solely on the merits of the essay written by the applicant. The awards are not affected by age, race, gender, level of post-secondary education, or financial need.
Awards will be made on the basis of an essay of no more than 550 words. The essay is to describe the applicant's career, vocational, or academic goal. We encourage students to carefully proofread their essay. The essays will be judged and scholarships will be awarded at three levels: local, regional, and national. Awards are made in amounts ranging from
$200 to $1000. More information and the online application can be found at:
http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships/. All entries must be submitted online by January 15, 2016
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation scholarship information is available online. The application will open on November 1, and the application deadline is January 15. Last year there were 401 scholarships awarded for a total of $699,675.00. There are over 90 different scholarships from which students can choose through this foundation. When beginning the application process, it is important for applicants to save their work or it will be lost. Visit www.tgkvf.org for more information and to apply!
Kids’ Chance of West Virginia is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to the sons and daughters of West Virginia residents who have been seriously, catastrophically or fatally injured in a work-related accident. The scholarship may be used to pursue a degree, diploma or certificate from an accredited vocational or trade school, college or university in any field of study. Scholarship recipients are selected based upon their academic performance, evaluation of need for financial assistance, personal leadership and their demonstrated and potential contributions to their schools and communities. Each scholarship provides a minimum of $1,000 which may be used for tuition, room and board, books or other expenses.
Kids’ Chance of West Virginia scholarships are administered by the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. Scholarships are for one year only; a renewal application must be filed for subsequent years. To apply, complete the foundation’s online scholarship application at www.tgkvf.org/scholar.htm. The application deadline is January 15. The foundation processes the applications for review and approval by the scholarship selection committee. Recipients will be notified by May 15. For more information about the application and selection process, contact Susan Hoover, the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, at 1(800)467-5909 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program offers $10,000 renewable scholarships to students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. The deadline to apply is January 7 or until 25,000 applications have been submitted. To apply online visit http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx.
Students are asked to write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Students should use at least five varied sources. Winners can receive up to $10,000. The deadline for submission is January 6th. For more information, click here.
he National High School Oratorical Scholarship Program is a constitutional speech contest. Students will prepare an oration on the Constitution of the United States. Winners of the contest win anywhere from $100 to $18,000. If you are interested in participating, please see the guidance office for more information. Also, you can explore the contest at http://www.legion.org/oratorical/contests.
The State Farm Companies Foundation believes all children deserve an education that helps them reach their potential and prepares them for life. The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program was established to provide financial assistance to students who plan to attend college, technical, or vocational school, but may not be able to meet the expenses of a higher education without such aid and often do not qualify for other scholarships.
Fifty scholarships in the amount of $5,000 ($2,500 per year – two year renewable) are awarded to graduating high school seniors to attend an accredited U.S. two- or four-year college or university, technical, or vocational school. Applications are available in January each year to high school seniors. Only the first 700 applications received will be accepted.
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