The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, use of a laptop, printer, and software while on scholarship and room and board each year for 4 years to scholarship winners. Students must be seeking a 4-year degree in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related fields. The application deadline is January 31. Please visit USDA National Scholars Program for more information.
The State of West Virginia is participating in the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center's (MS-ISAC] national K-12 Computer Safety Contest. This contest helps encourage young people to use the Internet safely and securely by crafting messages and images that will best resonate with their peers across the country.
The contest is open to all public, private or home-schooled students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Artwork should illustrate any original concept that depicts the safe use of the Internet or mobile devices. The top three winners from the state in each grade group (K-5,6-8,9-12) will be submitted to MS-ISAC for entry into the MS-ISAC National Poster Contest. Prizes are awarded to all state finalists. Please send the submission form [on back), with the corresponding poster by January 20, 2017. For a submission form and more information, click here.
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 20,2017. Winners will be notified on or about April 15, 2015. Visit http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/programs/scholarship for more information.
Students the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation scholarship application is now available online. The deadline for this scholarship application is January 15th. There are 90 different scholarship opportunities through this foundation. Last year 400 scholarships were awarded totaling over $400,000. To apply online visit tgkvf.org.
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
$300 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, 2017.
The State Fair of West Virginia, in association with corporate, civic and individual contributors, will offer five, four year scholarships up to $1,000 in 2017. The State Fair Scholarship Program recognizes youth who have participated in the State Fair, excel academically and have a proven financial need. Applicants must be pursuing a vocational trade, associate or bachelor degree. All applicants must have participated in the junior livestock show, equine show or 4-H and FFA Youth exhibit program within the previous five years. All applications must be submitted online by January 13th. For more information visit http://statefairofwv.com/scholarships-awards.
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 5 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 between 700 and 1,000 words that describes an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level.. Students should use at least five varied sources. Winners can receive up to $10,000. The deadline for submission is January 4th. For more information, click here.
The National Wild Turkey Federation scholarship is now available. Students who are current members of the NWTF with a GPA at or above a 3.0 should apply for the scholarship. Students must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting sports. Click here for an application. The application must be on file with your local NWTF chapter by January 1, 2017 to be considered.