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 application process for the NHS Scholarship Program is administered online by International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS). The deadline to complete and submit the student portion of the application form is January 30, 2018. Click here to apply now.
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, 2018.
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 15th. For more information visit http://statefairofwv.com/scholarships-awards.
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.
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 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 4 or until 25,000 applications have been submitted. To apply online visit http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx
All students enrolled at a West Virginia college or high school are invited to apply for the Pearl S. Buck Writing Competition. Awards of $1,000 each will be given to an undergraduate and graduate student winner, and a high school winner will receive $250 and a scholarship to the WVU English Department's Summer Scholars program ($600 value). Winning pieces will be those that best reflect the life and values of Pearl Buck. The Selection Committee will base its decision on the extent to which the writing reflects one or all of the following: expression of appreciation for difference and different cultures, including but no limited to Appalachia and China, social justice and women's perspectives. Applicants must submit an original writing in any literary genre (e.g., fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essay, children's literature, play writing, blog, etc) no later than March 2, 2018. Word maximum is 10,000. All applicants will be notified by May 15 of status.
Winners and runners-up will be published in online format and housed, for historical purposes, with the Pearl S. buck collection at WVU. Winners and runners-up retain copyrights to their works, while granting a nonexclusive license to WVU to publish. Questions should be addressed to Dr. Melanie Page at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-290-3250.
The ROTC National Scholarship Program (http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html) provides high-achieving students with both four- and three-year scholarships that pay for full university tuition and fees OR room and board valued at $10,000/year. Contracted scholarship students also receive $600/semester for books and a monthly ROTC tax-free stipend that ranges from $350 (sophomore year) to $450 (junior year) and $500 (senior year). The application portal is open from June through early January for high school seniors to start an application. Minuteman Scholarships are also available that will allow students to complete their service obligation in the Army Reserve or National Guard while receiving full tuition assistance and living stipends.
Army ROTC is a leadership development class taken in conjunction with general education and major specific classes for both undergraduate and also graduate students. Upon completion of the program, required training events, and graduation, all contracted students are commissioned as second lieutenants in the active Army, Army National Guard, or Army Reserve.